At this point, I am as tired about reading Nintendo NX rumours as the rest of you. But, with anticipation continuing to swirl around the company’s next “dedicated game platform,” we try to report on those that seem to hold some truth.
NeoGAF user 10k has had their credibility called into question, the result of which has seen them temporarily banned from the infamous gaming forum.
Emily Rogers was first to discredit rumours that they had sparked relating to the hardware performance and second-screen controller, writing: “Here is what multiple sources close to Nintendo are telling me about 10k’s hardware rumors: ‘The gimmick is made up. GPU is wrong. Power level is wrong. The specs on NX are good, but a lot of the information being shared in this thread is incorrect.’
“I was told that NX has good specs, but the info in this thread on the GPU and power level is just not correct. Sorry to burst everyone’s hype.”
That was swiftly followed with a more damning expose by ZhugeEX, which revealed that he had only spoken to one developer with the other rumours having been collated by journalists. Arguing that a moderator allowed him to post them as long as they were contextualised, it shows that they were drawn from the same rumour mill that has been forever turning since late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata shared the codenamed platform.
We’re back to square one, not knowing what to believe. We’ve had to wildly speculated over hoaxes that turned out to be a 3D printed controller and more, but, at least we can take comfort in knowing that Nintendo will start talking about Nintendo NX soon. (We hope).