Want to be among the first in South Africa to try a Nintendo Switch? We have tickets for you

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The Nintendo Switch is launching in a few short weeks, and if you’re anything like Geoff and Alessandro, you’re probably really excited. It’s poised to change the face of console gaming yet again – Nintendo seems to have a knack for that. Part tablet, part handheld, part “normal” console, the Switch is an intriguing piece of technology, and not just as a means of playing the new Zelda or Mario games.

Of course, nothing is really convincing for me until I try it for myself. The first time I held that original Wii-mote was mind-boggling, and as much as Geoff and Darryn raved about the PS4 controller after using it at E3 that first year, it was only when I held it for myself that I realized just how different it was from the DS3. Personally, I’m not yet convinced about the Nintendo Switch – it looks interesting, but it’s in the same category as a PSVR for me; it would be nice to have, but not quite worth the money for me yet. But, I have yet to hold that controller in my hands, so I might be completely converted still and decide I need one.

Of course, this is Nintendo’s hope. The dream for any console maker is that once you experience something, you need to have it. And in the same way that I really fell in love with PSVR once it was on my face (even if I still couldn’t justify the price just yet), I might fall madly in love with the Switch at the upcoming hands-on event. And you can too!

We have five double tickets to give away for some of our lucky readers who happen to live near enough to Sandton in Joburg. There is a hands-on event in Sandton on Friday from 16:30-18:00, and all you need to do to enter to win tickets is comment on our Facebook post with your most anticipated launch game, or send us a direct message on twitter. We need to close entries at the end of the day, so don’t delay!

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Last Updated: February 15, 2017

Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let's get on with it!

  • Admiral Chief

    FB, bah, Twitter, bah, a Jedi craves not these things

    • And that’s why Jedis live alone.

      • Admiral Chief

        Seriously though, some people CHOOSE not to be on social media.

        Perhaps I need to create a @glassjawgeoff handle and perhaps random.org will finally smile on me again

  • PurplePariah

    Sandton. Sadface.

  • MonsterCheddar

    MEH, travel beyond the tunnel to the Colonies up North amongst the Wildling peasants???? Perish the vile thought. Icky….

  • Original Heretic

    I got stuck on this sentence…

    “I really fell in love with PSVR once it was on my face”

    I have a dirty mind, okay?!

    • PurplePariah

      What would that even stand for? Penis Secretion Very Relaxing?

      • Lu

        Pope Spunk Vatican Remix

        • Original Heretic

          Sounds like something Daft Punk (*Spunk) would do.

          • Lu

            Or any of the spacebar pressing fist pumpers

      • Original Heretic

        It isn’t so much what those letters stand for, it’s more the general thought of “it was on my face, so I fell in love with it”.

        • Lu
          • Original Heretic

            John Hurt loved that role.

          • Lu

            i think I’d manage 3 minutes before freaking out.

          • Original Heretic

            I once had to have a cast made of my head. In order to do it, my wife (then girlfriend) had to cover my entire head with dental mold. I have mild claustrophobia. The stuff had to stay on for at least 10 minutes to dry properly.
            One of the worst experiences of my life.

          • Lu

            That sounds like a traumatizing experience. I don’t have claustrophobia but I would not willingly do that.

          • Original Heretic

            The end result looked amazing, so in the end, it was worth it.

            “The end justifies the means. That’s why it’s called the means.”

          • Lu

            Awesome.

  • Nikola

    If I commented on it and said Last of Us 2 will I still qualify for the tickets? I don’t know any Nintendo game guys help???

    • Original Heretic

      Just say Zelda.

      • Nikola

        Is Zelda that guy who is dressed like Robih Hood in green running around with a sword?

        • Original Heretic

          If you wanna piss off a bunch of gamers, then, yes, that’s Zelda.

          • Nikola

            Ah ok great thanks for clearing that up for me:)

          • Admiral Chief

            😀

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