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Old 09-17-19, 10:09 AM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by RichC2
And the SNES Switch Controllers are already sold out
There's a weird eccentricity in their system, but once you log into your Nintendo account, it'll let you order. It's not in-stock, but they'll start shipping in the next week.
Old 09-17-19, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by RichC2
Man, I really hope that third party travel dock ends up doing what they claim without bricking. The more I see of it, the more convenient it looks.


And the SNES Switch Controllers are already sold out
I dunno, relying on some kind of magic yellow gem seems dubious at best.

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

I wish there was an option to buy either the Super Nintendo or Super Famicom version of the controller. Id prefer the Famicom
colors personally, but might even consider one of each.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by fujishig
I dunno, relying on some kind of magic yellow gem seems dubious at best.
I vehemently disagree.
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Originally Posted by RichC2
I vehemently disagree.
It runs on fear, so I guess as long as you're always afraid it'll brick the switch, you'll be fine.

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

Originally Posted by Mike86
I wish there was an option to buy either the Super Nintendo or Super Famicom version of the controller. Id prefer the Famicom
colors personally, but might even consider one of each.

There's the option of the 8bitdo Super Famicom-style wireless controller that was released some time ago.


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

Originally Posted by clappj
There's the option of the 8bitdo Super Famicom-style wireless controller that was released some time ago.

I think they discontinued this version of the controller, specifically because of the super famicom colors. I'm not sure why Nintendo would come after them for that, but apparently they did?
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by fujishig
I think they discontinued this version of the controller, specifically because of the super famicom colors. I'm not sure why Nintendo would come after them for that, but apparently they did?
Interesting! I hadn't heard about any of that.
Amazon currently has several sellers offering new controllers, and there's a "barely used" one for sale for $35. In case Mike86 is interested in picking one up.
I've picked up a couple of different 8bitdo controllers in the past, and they are very high quality.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I had an 8bitdo controller but was having a hard time figuring out how to get it synced with the Switch so I returned it and got a Pro Controller. The Super Nintendo/Famicom controller isnt something I desperately need, but I was thinking about one since theyre only $30.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

IIRC I had to get a BT dongle and use it with the dock to get the 8bitdo SNES controller to work.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

For the one that clappj listed above and for the version prior, at least, you have to put it in "switch" mode by pressing the Y button and start to turn it on, then you can pair it with your switch. It's in the instructions but it's easy to miss/forget (you might also have to update your firmware but that's trivial if you have a computer). You don't need a dongle or anything.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Reviews are now out for Zelda : Link's Awakening and they are very positive except for Framerate issues. Looks to be a very good, very charming and completely faithful remake. Currently at 88 on Metacritic with many, many reviews in.
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This is going to be basically a whole new game for me. I only played it once way back when it first came out. I remember little/nothing about it. Can't wait for tomorrow!
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I still feel like the game is overpriced considering it's a GBA game with a fresh coat of pain.t Almost nothing new is added except the dungeon maker which every reviewer states is worthless. Not what we are used to getting for a $60 remaster, but considering I still have three Vouchers and they only ended up costing me about $42 each between the Costco eShop funds and the Gold coins with purchase, I can live with the purchase I guess.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I have no issue paying full price for a completely remade Zelda game. But I was also fine with paying basically full price for Wind Waker HD. IMO, a good Zelda game is always worth full price, remake or not.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by Noonan
I have no issue paying full price for a completely remade Zelda game. But I was also fine with paying basically full price for Wind Waker HD. IMO, a good Zelda game is always worth full price, remake or not.
To me, it's more the GBA source than anything. Like Wind Waker I can understand, if they remade like Twilight Princess I could understand, but a GBA game?

I mean, I'm still getting it, but I can understand the initial reactions when it was first announced.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Kotaku has a review of the Nintendo Switch Lite.

https://kotaku.com/nintendo-switch-l...iew-1838237417
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Reviews coming in are saying the d-pad doesn't do diagonals well (like it sucks for fighting games, for instandce). That might be a dealbreaker for me.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I’ve never played Link’s Awakening so this will be a new experience for me.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I used a voucher on it.

Speaking of Vouchers, if you pre-order Luigi's Mansion 3 with a voucher, apparently you get 300 coins ($3 back). This is a preorder bonus and the first one offered for a voucher-eligible game pre-order. If you pre-order the game without a voucher, you get 600 coins instead of the usual 300.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Best Buy’s deal of the day has a bunch of Switch games on sale.

Wheel of Fortune & Jeopardy - $8.99
Sports Party - $19.99
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle - $19.99
Just Dance 2019 - $19.99
Hasbro Game Night - $15.99
Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 - $17.99
Lego Harry Potter Collection $17.99
Lego Worlds - $17.99
Trials Rising Gold Edition - $17.99
Lego City Undercover - $17.99
The Lego Movie 2 Videogame - $17.99
Lego The Incredibles - $17.99
Cars 3 Driven to Win - $17.99
Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game - $17.99
Scribblenauts Mega Pack - $17.99
Scribblenauts Showdown - $17.99
Minecraft - $19.99
Civilization VI - $19.99
Sonic Mania Plus - $19.99
America Ninja Warrior Challenge - $19.99
Undertale - $24.99
Assassin's Creed 3 - $24.99
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - $24.99
Fifa 19 - $24.99
Hollow Knight - $29.99
Captain Toad - $29.99
Dark Souls - $29.99
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Torna the Golden Country - $29.99
Spyro Trilogy - $34.99
Crash Trilogy - $34.99
Skyrim - $44.99
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - $44.99
Bayonetta 2 - $44.99
Hyrule Warriors Definitive - $44.99
Wolfenstein II - $44.99

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

Anyone playing the new Zelda today?
How is it?
I'm hearing mixed stuff, like the game is good, but gets in it's own way by being clunky with bad frame-rate/visual issues.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Links Awakening definitely seems overpriced. The D-pad controls don't work even though the game's movement is in 2D.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Nintendo over-prices it's games and they never drop - basically because they can, I guess.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by slop101
Nintendo over-prices it's games and they never drop - basically because they can, I guess.
Say what you will, but it's smart. As a consumer I feel better dropping coin on a Nintendo new release knowing it's not going to drop 20 bucks in less than a month or won't show up on a subscription service.

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