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Old 03-22-20, 01:21 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

They said something a while ago when the factories started being impacted that supply was going to be tight around the time the AC switch was coming out. Though I'm surprised there are no lites
Old 03-22-20, 01:35 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

There’s a Zelda bundle at Urban Outfitters that they’re considering. Apparently a bunch went up at Amazon around 3 AM, but they were long gone by the time I woke up.

Oh, and Lites are everywhere, but they’d want to play on a TV.
Old 03-22-20, 01:37 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Everywhere I went in the last week had plenty of Lites. I haven't checked since I bought my console last week though.

You could go used. Do you have a GameXchange near you? LetGo always seems to have a few on it near me. Craigslist could be an option too. Same for Facebook marketplace. You might get "lucky" and find a new one via scalpers on any of these sites. Of course then you're looking at a mark up.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I know they may not want to venture outside, but Walmart and Target had some on the shelf this afternoon. Maybe they could do curbside pickup? I will mention the ones at Walmart were the new red box version, while the one at Target was the original box version.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Picked up a gray Switch Lite last night with Animal Crossing from Best Buy. Have yet to do an account/console transfer.

My wife loves the Lite and has been playing it quite a bit.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Nintendo has refurbished Switches available on their website for $260 if they want to go that route.
Old 03-24-20, 01:05 PM
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Nintendo has refurbished Switches available on their website for $260 if they want to go that route.
I would suspect that these are the older ones without the better battery, so keep that in mind (at least until people prove otherwise).
Old 03-26-20, 10:52 AM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Panzer Dragoon is out today!!!!!!!!!!!!
Old 03-26-20, 12:43 PM
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Panzer Dragoon is out today!!!!!!!!!!!!
Looks neat but maybe not $25 neat. I can wait for a price drop.
Old 03-28-20, 09:52 AM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I know I'm a year late to the party but man, Yoshi's Crafted World is simply amazing. I liked Yoshi's Wooly World, but there's something about this one that is just more charming to me. It's been awhile since a game sucked me in enough to collect everything (normally Tomb Raider does but the last one was lacking). Now I'm worried about the paperweight the Switch might become once I'm done with this one. Hopefully Nintendo has a sale on one of the other games on my wishlist.
Old 03-28-20, 10:41 AM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I liked Wooly World a lot more - I devoured WW all in one go, with Crafted World, I got a little bored with it a few levels in and stopped. I have every intention of getting back to it, it just didn't grab me the same way.
Old 03-28-20, 11:41 AM
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I don't think I ever finished Wooly World.
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I'm with slop Crafted World is great but Wooly World is amazing.
Old 03-30-20, 05:53 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

So rumor has it Nintendo is putting a bunch of Mario games on Switch for the 35th Anniversary of the character. Supposedly Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, Super Mario Galaxy, and Super Mario 3D World. Also maybe a new Paper Mario game.

The year of Mario: A ton of classic 3D games reportedly coming to Switch in 2020

According to a flurry of Monday morning reports, Super Mario is coming back in 2020 in a huge way. And it's mostly about reliving the Nintendo mascot's 3D era on Nintendo Switch.

The first rumor domino to fall came from VGC, which pushed forward with a report suggesting "most of Super Mario's 35-year back catalog" would arrive on Nintendo Switch by the end of 2020, according to "multiple sources." Nintendo had originally planned to make a physical event out of the announcement during this summer's E3, VGC reported, but E3 2020 was canceledearlier this month in the wake of organizational woes and coronavirus concerns.

VGC was able to report on one specific game coming to Nintendo Switch, but it wasn't a remaster. Instead, VGC suggested that the Paper Mario action-RPG series would receive a new entry in 2020.

Soon after, Eurogamer and Gematsu pushed their own reports and named games, also citing "multiple sources." Eurogamer came forward suggesting Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario 3D World would receive proper re-releases, while Gematsu added Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine to the list of expected re-releases. Most classic 3D Mario games have never received a retail or Virtual Console re-release treatment, with Super Mario 64 and its DS remake as exceptions, while the majority of Mario's 2D exploits are currently available on Switch's NES and SNES archives, available to paying Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.

Due to the limited nature of these rumors, we're left wondering exactly what shape these classic Mario games will arrive in. Eurogamer alleges that Super Mario 3D World will launch with "an array of new levels," but these could either be brand-new or adapted from the similar, 3DS-only entry Super Mario 3D Land (or both). Meanwhile, both Gematsu and Eurogamer mention "high-definition remasters" for older games in the list, but it's unclear whether these will simply up-res existing assets or include any wholly new content (textures, character models, visual effects).


We've already seen what Super Mario Galaxycould look like on Nintendo Switch thanks to a 2018 China-only port of the game for the Nvidia Shield platform; that system's hardware is nearly identical to Nintendo Switch. That classic game's newer version mostly looks identical to its Wii predecessor, save a resolution bump, but it also benefits from a complete controller revision—meaning, no more Wii-mote waggle. We hope Nintendo considers the same control tweak for a Switch port.

All of this news makes a certain corporate-synergy sense in 2020, as VGC points to Nintendo's interest in promoting its relationship with Universal Studios. A series of Super Mario World attractions are set to open at various Universal Studios theme parks (exactly when is unclear, however), while the Super Mario feature-length, CGI film has remained under a veil of secrecy since its 2017 reveal. (Its last release estimate was "2022.") A huge summer 2020 announcement slew of Switch games would be a great moment for Nintendo and Universal to show more of those properties off. (By then, we hope Lego's Super Mario series will have launched, as well.)

When asked to comment on Monday's reports, a Nintendo representative replied via email: "We have nothing to announce on that topic."
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/...witch-in-2020/
Old 03-31-20, 03:32 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

So... parenting help.

#1. I have my account on the Switch with a Nintendo Online sub. Do all the other accounts on the system automatically have online access? (it appears not)

#2. In order for my daughters to have their own friends lists under their avatar(or play online), I have to create them their own separate Nintendo account to link to?

Am I missing something here?
Old 03-31-20, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin View Post
So... parenting help.

#1. I have my account on the Switch with a Nintendo Online sub. Do all the other accounts on the system automatically have online access? (it appears not)

#2. In order for my daughters to have their own friends lists under their avatar(or play online), I have to create them their own separate Nintendo account to link to?

Am I missing something here?
You want a nintendo family account, which lets you have up to 8 users. Last I remember there's no way to switch so hopefully you're month to month.

https://www.nintendo.com/switch/online-service/pricing/

It's cheaper than two accounts, basically 34.99 a year compared to 19.99 for one user.

And yes they need their own separate nintendo account. I believe the family account lets you create a supervised user but honestly I'm not sure I'd bother with that, as long as they have an email account they can use they can create a nintendo account.
Old 03-31-20, 04:00 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Thanks for the quick reply. I signed up for individual, but it looks like there is an easy way to switch now.

  1. Select Nintendo eShop on the HOME Menu of your Nintendo Switch to launch the Nintendo eShop.
  2. Select the account that has the individual membership.
  3. Select Nintendo Switch Online on the left side of the screen.
  4. Select Membership Options to see the current membership pricing and plans, including the regular price of a family membership and the price you will pay after your discount is applied.
  5. Select Proceed to Purchase next to the family membership pricing.
Old 03-31-20, 04:06 PM
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That's nice. When I signed up I just had to eat the $20 I had already paid for an individual plan
Old 03-31-20, 05:42 PM
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Yep. I was happy to see that after fujishig's post. They prorate it too so it's not just a simple $15 charge of the difference. I've only been on for two weeks so my charge was actually $17.50 and my new expiration date is today.

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