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Old 08-06-19, 09:47 AM
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This was long before they had their online pay option. I bought a Switch at launch, sold it after maybe 4-5 months and repurchased one about a year later. They didn't have my old console and at no point during the phone call did they say the save was gone. Maybe it had more to do with allowing my memory card to work on the new console, since I still had it with all the data from the first system?
I'm pretty sure the saves by default are put in the "onboard" storage with no way to move them off (at least until they put in the transfer feature a few months or more after launch).

That's interesting. I wonder if they were just blowing smoke or if there really was a way for them to pull the saves from your old console while it was in the possession of someone else. That seems unlikely, though, so my guess is they were just following some script.
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Old 08-06-19, 09:54 AM
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Yeah, could be. Either way, the setup is trash and because of it I won't be able to trade in my current until I have the Lite in hand. Hell, people can't even trade in their current to go towards the Lite on launch day unless places like GS let you do the transfer process in store?
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Old 08-06-19, 09:59 AM
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I'm pretty sure Gamestops will let you transfer saves right there, the main question is whether the trade in value for the older consoles will drop now that the newer versions with better battery life are out.

I'm still hoping they come up with a streamlined, easier transfer system before the Lite comes out, because if not I'll probably cancel my preorder.
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Old 08-06-19, 05:11 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Had no idea this was coming out. It's only going to be available digitally, however. Also available for Steam:




https://gematsu.com/2019/08/grandia-...ches-august-16
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Old 08-06-19, 05:27 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

What's the difference in battery life on the new consoles?
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

It went from 2.5-6.5 to 4.5-9.0.
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I think if anything Iíll keep my current Switch and might consider a Lite at some point. More battery life would be nice, but I want to keep my original because itís the first console/handheld I bought that I waited in line opening night for so Iím kinda sentimental towards it.

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Old 08-12-19, 03:01 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I may have to get a Switch this Fall if there are any good Black Friday deals. I'm really interested in playing Fire Emblem: Three Houses after hearing all the great reviews. I would also like to play Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey.
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Old 08-12-19, 11:45 PM
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So if I'm reading this correctly, we can get the newer model of the Switch for about $75 at your Gamestop. Remember to transfer your saves.

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

The new model is up at Amazon

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Old 08-13-19, 09:11 AM
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So if I'm reading this correctly, we can get the newer model of the Switch for about $75 at your Gamestop. Remember to transfer your saves.
Has anyone confirmed that GS will let you do all the save transfers while in store during the transaction?
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Old 08-13-19, 11:07 AM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Has anyone confirmed that GS will let you do all the save transfers while in store during the transaction?
I can't imagine they wouldn't. I might jump on this. Would be nice to have a fresh battery for my Hawaii trip coming up in a few months.
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Old 08-13-19, 11:21 AM
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Has anyone confirmed that GS will let you do all the save transfers while in store during the transaction?
I think the main caveat is that they need to be connected to the internet, not sure if they'll spend the time to configure that for you there and doing it through a hotspot may not be ideal.
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Old 08-16-19, 01:23 PM
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Doing trade in on Switch at GameStop now. Guy is cool and letting me do data transfer in store. Pretty painless.
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Taking a Hawaii trip in a few months with family so that is why I did Switch swap. Amy suggestions on 2 player games that would be fun/easy for the flight? Was thinking the side scrolling Mario game or maybe Mario party?
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Ori & The Blind Forest is coming to Switch on 9/27.
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Old 08-19-19, 11:51 AM
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Taking a Hawaii trip in a few months with family so that is why I did Switch swap. Amy suggestions on 2 player games that would be fun/easy for the flight? Was thinking the side scrolling Mario game or maybe Mario party?
Depending on genre, the ones you mentioned, Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart, Cuphead, Puyopuyo (either tetris or champions), snipperclips, if you like retro the Genesis or SNK collections, etc.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Ori & The Blind Forest is coming to Switch on 9/27.
Yes!

One of my former students recommended this game to me a bit ago. Bought it on Steam. Loved it.

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

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Yes!

One of my former students recommended this game to me a bit ago. Bought it on Steam. Loved it.
FWIW the sequel is coming soon to PC and Xbox One.


That might be a better use of funds unless you really want to play the original on the Switch
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Old 08-21-19, 10:58 AM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I couldn't find a thread on it, but here's a look at Gameplay from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening for the Switch.

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/wa...GSS-05-10aaa0b
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