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Old 07-14-19, 08:34 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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I mean I donít foresee them dying that easily. Of all the consoles/handhelds Iíve owned I donít think Iíve ever completely worn out the control sticks or any buttons actually. Even the N64 controllers which have control sticks that are prone to wear fast mine still work.
The joycons are prone to drifting. If they don't fix that design flaw on the Lite it's not going to be pretty.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Do the Pro Controllers show the same drift?
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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The joycons are prone to drifting. If they don't fix that design flaw on the Lite it's not going to be pretty.
I remember hearing that being talked about by some early on when the Switch first came out. I havenít really heard of it being an issue still. I bought my Switch at launch and both of mine of my Joy Cons still seem fine.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Yeah, they largely fixed the drifting extremely early on in the Switch life cycle. I had that issue, called, they fixed it and had it back to me the same week. It has been fine ever since.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

No, the problem with the early joycons wasn't drifting, it was connection issues (which they fixed with a piece of felt).

Many people have problems with the joycons eventually drifiting from the center. So for instance you won't be touching them but your character will still be moving in a game. This is due to the design of the joycon contacts, and also the accumulation of dust under the cap. It's also why you'll find many joycon stick replacements on amazon. You can usually "fix" the drifting at least temporarily by spraying electronic cleaner around the stick.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Okay, well I guess I remembered an issue with the Joy Cons early on but didnít remember exactly what. I donít think Iíve heard anyone before you brought it up mention the drifting issue. Not saying it doesnít exist but I havenít heard about it.

Either way Iíd imagine that since the Lite doesnít feature proper Joy Cons the drifting may be a non issue. They'll be manufactured differently.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

People complain about it all the time over on Resetera.
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https://kotaku.com/joy-con-drift-is-...ium=Socialflow

https://old.reddit.com/r/NintendoSwi..._but_nintendo/
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New slightly revised regular switch model confirmed with improved battery life:
https://gematsu.com/2019/07/updated-...life-announced
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Luigi's Mansion 3 has been given a release date of 10/31/19 (!) and has been added to the Voucher-Compatible Game list .

Reminder : The last day to purchase $99.99 Voucher 2-packs is 7/31/19. I have two ready to spend on Link's Awakening and Luigi Mansion 3. Strongly considering buying one more 2-pack. There's no promise yet, but I assume that Animal Crossing will be included in the near future and will come out within a year.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Nice. As soon as I read about the Joy-Con drifting problem here, it started on my Switch.
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They look nice.

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I really like the purple one too bad it isn't a "right" so I could pair it with my pink "left". I own two sets of joycons (red/blue & pink/green) even though I literally never play any other way than docked with my pro controller.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Joy Cons are the devil. They are the worst controllers ever made IMO. They take all the fun of playing a game like Super Mario Party by trying to do things with those tiny little buttons.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Joy Cons are the devil. They are the worst controllers ever made IMO. They take all the fun of playing a game like Super Mario Party by trying to do things with those tiny little buttons.
Which tiny buttons? SL/SR?
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I've had issues with both sets of joycons I've bought, always the right one. Drives me up a wall since on the go play is constantly interrupted by it.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Whats the word on 3rd party docks these days? I know last year there was a lot of doom and gloom on them bricking systems. The official nintendo is just too damn high.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Looks like Nintendo is going to start fixing the drifting issues

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/8...drift-for-free
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Yeah, it only takes a goddamn lawsuit.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

My son is wanting a Switch for Christmas, so just now looking into it all. Quick question that is probably answered, but don't want to go back through this whole thread. Does the basic console come with everything you need to play two player games? If not, what else is needed? And lastly, some great single and/or two player games (son will be 7). Thanks!
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If you buy the regular Switch, it comes with two "joycons" which allows you to play either as a single combined full featured controller or as two distinct controllers (with less buttons). It depends on the game whether the single joycons are usable.

If you buy the not-yet-out Switch Lite, it doesn't come with joycons, you can't dock it, you can only play portable so you cannot play two players out of the box.

Some great multiplayer games where you can play with single joycons:
Mario Kart
New Super Mario Bros. U (might be a bit hard for him)
Super Smash Bros
Super Mario Odyssey (has an easy mode and limited co-op)
Overcooked 1 or 2
SnipperClips
Mario Party
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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My son is wanting a Switch for Christmas, so just now looking into it all. Quick question that is probably answered, but don't want to go back through this whole thread. Does the basic console come with everything you need to play two player games? If not, what else is needed? And lastly, some great single and/or two player games (son will be 7). Thanks!
Kind of. It comes with two Joy Cons which you can:
1. Put on the side of the Switch to turn it into a Handheld device
2. Put it in the included adapter to make a single, wireless handheld controller
3. Be used as two individual tiny controllers (that work for most multiplayer titles, stuff like Mario Party and Mario Kart).

I'd recommend throwing in a Switch Pro Controller to go with it, but that's just because I prefer it. If you buy another 2 Joy Cons + Adapter, then they'd technically be able to pull off 4 player in some titles.
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Thanks guys! And no game comes bundled with the console (i.e. Wii Sports)? I will keep my eye open for deals on the console.
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Correct; no free game with the Switch.

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