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Old 01-12-19, 07:06 AM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

We played Super Mario Party last night and had a blast! The joy cons took a bit to get used to be we all had the best time.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by fujishig
This may be a dumb question, but did you try recalibrating the controller in settings? It will also show you if you have drift.
I forgot to reply to this, but yes, I had tried calibration and it pretty much just highlighted the problem - a non-consistent drift to the left. Sometimes you can click in every direction and it'll snap right back to center, and then suddenly it'll just start moving to the left on its own. I just tried taking the controller apart and cleaning it, but I won't be able to test it until later. There was a surprising amount of cat hair inside the controller.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Picked up New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. About what I expected as I’ve played games from the series before but still pretty fun. Nice having another new-ish (new to me) Mario game on Switch.
Old 01-17-19, 01:22 PM
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Picked up New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. About what I expected as I’ve played games from the series before but still pretty fun. Nice having another new-ish (new to me) Mario game on Switch.
I feel the same way. Never owned the WiiU so these repeat games are a blast.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I'm enjoying it too as someone who never had a Wii U. I've always liked the side scrolling Mario games quite a bit over the 3D ones.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I'm waiting for a sale on this one. It might be a while but I don't feel the need to rush out and buy a 5 year old game at full price. Got enough to play for the time being. I'll get it sometime in 2019 though.
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As much as I enjoyed the base game on the Wii U, the real gem of this package is the Luigi DLC which is probably my favorite of all the New Super Mario Bros. games.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Nintendo rumored to launch a new cheaper Switch Console this year.

https://bgr.com/2019/01/24/cheap-nin...9-report-says/

I don't think I would be interested in just a handheld Switch.
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My daughter might want one of those for college, I guess.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by Sonny Corinthos
Nintendo rumored to launch a new cheaper Switch Console this year.

https://bgr.com/2019/01/24/cheap-nin...9-report-says/

I don't think I would be interested in just a handheld Switch.
Man, I wish they'd swing the other way. Sell me a premium Switch, with a larger, better screen, larger joycons, and bluetooth. I'd jump on something like that in a heartbeat.
Old 01-24-19, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Sonny Corinthos
Nintendo rumored to launch a new cheaper Switch Console this year.

https://bgr.com/2019/01/24/cheap-nin...9-report-says/

I don't think I would be interested in just a handheld Switch.
Both this and the upgraded model have been rumored for some time, with some people saying the upgraded model is real but not due out this year.

I can't see it working like that article guesses, though.

If I were to guess, they could save some money by not including a dock, and making the joycons permanently attached (and removing a lot of the technology that is in them) for a portable starter set. If they could do this to keep the price down, they could probably phase out the 3ds even faster.

I can't see them completely removing the option to dock it, or compatibility with separate joycons, because that would severely limit a lot of what makes the switch go. This isn't just removing a rarely used key feature (like 3D on the 3DS), this removes compatibility with games like Arms and Mario Party, and you'd never be able to sell people the expensive peripherals. But if you keep it as an entry level model and let people pick up pieces as they go, that makes more sense.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

A handheld only Switch wouldn't be a Switch.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

The real question is...would it still be considered a console??
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Yup, complete with Pokeball controller.
Of course my 7 y.o. NOW wants this game after all the sales and clearance are gone. Anyways I have a couple questions. Is the pokeball controller useful at all? or even worth it? It's pretty expensive. Also is the game easy enough for a 7 y.o. to play without much help from me?
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Of course my 7 y.o. NOW wants this game after all the sales and clearance are gone. Anyways I have a couple questions. Is the pokeball controller useful at all? or even worth it? It's pretty expensive. Also is the game easy enough for a 7 y.o. to play without much help from me?
This is someone who has a nine year old. She wanted the game bundled with the pokeball which is still $100 bucks btw. She has only used it once and only played the game twice since Christmas Day. The pokeball gets old fast and there's not a lot going on to keep her interested in playing it so take this for what it's worth.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by Sonny Corinthos
This is someone who has a nine year old. She wanted the game bundled with the pokeball which is still $100 bucks btw. She has only used it once and only played the game twice since Christmas Day. The pokeball gets old fast and there's not a lot going on to keep her interested in playing it so take this for what it's worth.
Bought it for our 7yr old; game only no ball controller. Similar story as Sonny, played it for a few days and he hasn't touched it since. Note, there seems to be a lot of reading in it so keep that in mind based on your child's reading ability.
Old 01-25-19, 08:39 AM
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The only sale/clearance the game had was Target clearancing things out and that was YMMV. If you don't have GCU, it's still on a slight sale at amazon for the Let's Go Eevee version (around 50)

If you can't get it cheap, I wouldn't get the pokeball controller. In fact, if you don't play "Go" on your phone, I think this game loses a lot of it's appeal and you're better off with the 3ds ones.

In my household, this game was barely touched but that's mostly because of Smash.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

The Pokeball is for the novelty of catching pokemon with a pokeball, it controls just fine with the Joy-con. The pokeball comes with Mew inside of it though, and it is the only way to unlock the character in the game. Also if a single Pokeball can only unlock Mew once, so if you have both games, and you want Mew in both of them, you need two Pokeballs.

I bought my 9 year old daughter both games for Christmas and no Pokeballs, but I found the Pokeball on clearance at Target a couple weeks ago, and I decided to get one at that price.

Oh and my daughter says she likes it, but has only played it a few times
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So Nintendo came out with news that they’re restarting development on Metroid Prime 4 and so it’s obviously being delayed. I’m not the biggest Metroid fan, but I know it’s a release a lot of people were awaiting.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by Sonny Corinthos
This is someone who has a nine year old. She wanted the game bundled with the pokeball which is still $100 bucks btw. She has only used it once and only played the game twice since Christmas Day. The pokeball gets old fast and there's not a lot going on to keep her interested in playing it so take this for what it's worth.
Originally Posted by fujishig
The only sale/clearance the game had was Target clearancing things out and that was YMMV. If you don't have GCU, it's still on a slight sale at amazon for the Let's Go Eevee version (around 50)

If you can't get it cheap, I wouldn't get the pokeball controller. In fact, if you don't play "Go" on your phone, I think this game loses a lot of it's appeal and you're better off with the 3ds ones.

In my household, this game was barely touched but that's mostly because of Smash.
How does Pokemon Go interact with it? Is it just transferring pokemon?

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The Pokeball is for the novelty of catching pokemon with a pokeball, it controls just fine with the Joy-con. The pokeball comes with Mew inside of it though, and it is the only way to unlock the character in the game. Also if a single Pokeball can only unlock Mew once, so if you have both games, and you want Mew in both of them, you need two Pokeballs.

I bought my 9 year old daughter both games for Christmas and no Pokeballs, but I found the Pokeball on clearance at Target a couple weeks ago, and I decided to get one at that price.

Oh and my daughter says she likes it, but has only played it a few times
Originally Posted by Gooter
Bought it for our 7yr old; game only no ball controller. Similar story as Sonny, played it for a few days and he hasn't touched it since. Note, there seems to be a lot of reading in it so keep that in mind based on your child's reading ability.
Thanks for the info. Especially about the reading. Maybe it will encourage her to read more lol.
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How does Pokemon Go interact with it? Is it just transferring pokemon?
It connects to your phone via Bluetooth and will buzz when it detects Pokémon or Poke stops in the real world. *You can then press the button to catch Pokémon or spin Poké stops. *Doesn’t always catch them but has a pretty good rate.*
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As a reminder, if you bought a physical copy of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, be sure to redeem the gold coins sometime in the next couple weeks. They'll email you a code within a few days to redeem the Piranha Plant DLC for free as soon as it's available. It's not a part of the Fighter Pass.

This is live now (along with an update). It's a pretty fun character to use. Kinda slow but has a damn good vertical attack.
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That's a pleasant surprise : A sequel instead of a remaster.

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