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Old 04-14-20, 11:35 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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I don't know about drifting but I have had some lag, most notably on my new set (orange & purple). First, it's limited to the X,Y,A,B buttons on the right joy con. Second, It seems to be limited to playing a single player game like Yoshi where you are using both joy cons together. I have yet to have an issue using the same joy cons in Mario Party where you use the joy cons separately. The Animal Crossing joy cons don't seem to suffer the same issue.

I did read that moving the dock/console further from other electronics works, especially routers (which mine is in the same media rack/setup). I moved mine about a foot and half from where it was and things have seemingly improved, but completely though. I have some longer HDMI cables laying around so at some point I'm gonna move it even further to see if that completely solves it.
Is there lag even when the joycons are physically connected to the switch (ie: portable mode)?
Old 04-15-20, 06:51 AM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

That's a great question that I cannot answer. Being stuck at home means I've been using it on the TV. I'll try to have a few sessions in portable mode and see how it goes.

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

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I hadnít realized that was still an issue on the newer Joy Cons. Iím lucky and either donít have the issue on my launch Switch or it doesnít bother me. I donít think Iíve really noticed them drifting though. My issue more is sometimes the directional buttons arenít always the most responsive, but that may be from being mashed.
Most of our joycons are drifting now (the red/blue set and blue/red set I bought at launch and the yellow set I got about a year later). It's become annoying - especially when trying to navigate option and menu screens.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Most of our joycons are drifting now (the red/blue set and blue/red set I bought at launch and the yellow set I got about a year later). It's become annoying - especially when trying to navigate option and menu screens.
Very annoying. Going to try this,
Switch Pro Controller Clip Mount Switch Pro Controller Clip Mount
. I like the controller way better anyway. Just not sure my boys would like to use it and/or if it feels top heavy. Tired of shelling out money for shoddy joy cons that are super expensive!!

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

Only one of my four Joycons (a red one that I bought as a second set) ever drifted. I got it repaired in January, took about two or three weeks. All good since.
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Very annoying. Going to try this, Switch Pro Controller Clip Mount. I like the controller way better anyway. Just not sure my boys would like to use it and/or if it feels top heavy. Tired of shelling out money for shoddy joy cons that are super expensive!!
I am a massive Switch fan and think its probably the best console since the PS2. With that said, the joycons are massive pieces of shit. I've gone through three sets on my own system and my sons system also acts up. The pro controller is an amazing controller though. Since I travel alot for work, i bought that same clip on for it about 2 months ago and I will never use joycons again. It is an essential accessory for the Switch
Old 04-20-20, 03:38 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

So this has been making the rounds. If you're worried, setup up 2FA on your nintendo account

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

sorry what's 2FA?
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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sorry what's 2FA?

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2 factor authentication, like when they text you a code whenever you login from a new computer. Nintendo doesn't do text messages, though, they use an authenticator like google authenticator, still on your phone.

If you login to your account from
https://accounts.nintendo.com
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You can see sign in history and setup 2FA under 2-step verification settings. What worries me about this are all the people who say they used unique, long passwords that were still hacked somehow.

At the very least unlink your paypal account if it's linked (under shop menu)
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2 factor authentication, like when they text you a code whenever you login from a new computer. Nintendo doesn't do text messages, though, they use an authenticator like google authenticator, still on your phone.

If you login to your account from
https://accounts.nintendo.com
Go to
Sign-in and security settings

You can see sign in history and setup 2FA under 2-step verification settings. What worries me about this are all the people who say they used unique, long passwords that were still hacked somehow.

At the very least unlink your paypal account if it's linked (under shop menu)
Thanks, not used to seeing it referred to as 2FA. Do you really need to download a google authenticator app? Seems like it should be done through the Switch app.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I got hit by a couple people logging into my account. The password was one I used to use on everything. They didn't do anything to my account (as far as I can tell). I changed by password and set up the 2FA.
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Thanks, not used to seeing it referred to as 2FA. Do you really need to download a google authenticator app? Seems like it should be done through the Switch app.
You don't have to download the google one, but you do need some kind of authenticator app (Authy, for instance).

That Nintendo app is, sadly, a joke.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Sony PSN gets hacked and it's a federal case and a class-action lawsuit. Nintendo gets hacked and it's not even a news story?
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Insert joke about the size of Nintendo's user base.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Changed my password and set up the two factor authentication. I think Iím fairly safe anyways as I use PayPal for purchases and the passwords I use are way different and I donít save login information.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Sony PSN gets hacked and it's a federal case and a class-action lawsuit. Nintendo gets hacked and it's not even a news story?
Here's some news stories:
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/...g-one-of-ours/

https://lifehacker.com/you-should-se...end-1842967392
https://www.forbes.com/sites/paultas.../#7cf482214ec7
https://www.polygon.com/2020/4/21/21...ted-april-2020
https://www.hackread.com/nintendo-ac...-transactions/

There's a rumor it's a breach/flaw in the older Nintendo Network ID/password authentication which is different than the Nintendo account login, and can only be changed using a 3DS or Wii U. Turning on 2FA stops it though,

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/...&post=38828127
This is the prevailing theory on ResetEra. Old Nintendo Network IDs set up on 3DS/Wii U were linked to Nintendo Accounts for use on Switch. Once linked, the NNID is a federated account and can be used to log in to the Nintendo Account. Changing the Nintendo Account password doesn’t help as the NNID is a separate username/password combination. It explains why many people changed their Nintendo Account password and were compromised again shortly thereafter. It also explains why randomly generated Nintendo Account passwords weren’t making a difference.

Having 2FA enabled seems to protect both login methods.

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Star Wars: Episode I Racer releases on May 12th and will be $14.99 digitally. I have fond memories of playing that game as a kid. My brother and I got our N64 fairly late in its lifespan for Christmas one year and that was the pack-in game. Iíll probably download it. Curious if it may get a physical release at some point from Limited Run since they have that LucasArts deal.
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Follow-up article from Ars regarding the account hacking, emphasizing the Nintendo Network ID (NNID) connection, and using 2FA:
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/...jacking-spree/
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Why does the Switch keep wasting my time telling me to play using untherered joy-cons? I just wanted to play some Super Mario Odyssey. I turned the game off because it keeps sending me messages about this garbage and new costumes that I don't care about.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Nintendo has confirmed that up to 160,000 accounts have been breached:
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/...g-one-of-ours/
Nintendo has now issued a statement (Google Translate) confirming up to 160,000 Nintendo Accounts have been affected by the recent breach. Nicknames, date of birth, gender, country/region, and email address information may have been viewable by hackers, the company says. There's no indication that credit card information was visible to hackers, though, even as some accounts may have seen illegitimate purchases through linked payment information.

Nintendo says it has discontinued the ability to link outdated Nintendo Network IDs to Nintendo accounts, which appears to have been the main vector for the credential-stuffing attacks. Compromised Nintendo Network IDs will have their passwords reset automatically.

Nintendo continues to urge its users to activate two-factor authentication on their accounts to prevent any further breaches.
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Why does the Switch keep wasting my time telling me to play using untherered joy-cons? I just wanted to play some Super Mario Odyssey. I turned the game off because it keeps sending me messages about this garbage and new costumes that I don't care about.
Motion controls, they didn't make them 100% optional. Unfortunately you cannot shut off the controller messages, poor design choice there.

https://kotaku.com/super-mario-odyss...rol-1819877218
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I had no idea what you guys were talking about but then I remembered I played through it with a pro controller so never saw those messages.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Mario Tennis Aces is a lot of fun in doubles mode with a partner. You can still find many people willing to play it competitively online.
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I wouldn't mind grabbing Mario Tennis bit I'm waiting on a sale. I'm nearing the end of Yoshi so I need another $40 sale to pick up another new game or two.

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