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Old 05-05-23, 03:50 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Thanks for the tip that's my favorite site and I have my wishlist there Borderlands is not my kind of game but I wanted to read up on it and I always check out the eshop game page for info.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Thanks for the tip that's my favorite site and I have my wishlist there Borderlands is not my kind of game but I wanted to read up on it and I always check out the eshop game page for info.
Sure, just saying the price history is useful to see what the previous sale prices have been. It also makes me do stupid things like refuse to buy a game if it's a dollar over it's lowest price but my backlog is big enough as it is so...
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Nintendo warns players to not expect a new console until next year.

Nintendo Says Donít Expect A New Switch This Year Either
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Old 05-16-23, 11:08 AM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Does anyone know how long Nintendo will have Vouchers available to purchase? I know it's been available for awhile just haven't heard it'll they plan to pull it anytime soon.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Does anyone know how long Nintendo will have Vouchers available to purchase? I know it's been available for awhile just haven't heard it'll they plan to pull it anytime soon.
They never announced that they were pulling them last time, they just pulled them one day. If they're are two games you want on the list, I'd buy two vouchers now.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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They never announced that they were pulling them last time, they just pulled them one day. If they're are two games you want on the list, I'd buy two vouchers now.
From what I can find, last time around in 2019, there was actually an end-date for the US sales announced at the beginning; July 31, 2019.
https://www.nintendolife.com/news/20...alue_for_money
https://nintendoeverything.com/ninte...-vouchers-faq/

There wasn't an end date announced for Europe and Japan, and the vouchers never went away there. The fact that Nintendo didn't announce an end date for US this time around may indicate they won't actually "go away" in the US this time.
https://nintendoeverything.com/ninte...north-america/
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I have a $100 eshop card for $89.xx (exact change I paid) if anyone wants it (for what I paid). I was going to get Lego 2k drive for the switch but got an Asus ROG Ally instead.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

That'll be cool - A gaming PC might open up some extra games you wouldn't normally want to play because you'll be able to install mods to change games or make them easier if needed: get to the story parts without having to bang your head against the wall.
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That'll be cool - A gaming PC might open up some extra games you wouldn't normally want to play because you'll be able to install mods to change games or make them easier if needed: get to the story parts without having to bang your head against the wall.
I have a gaming PC it's my primary gaming device.
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Lol, oops! I've mostly seen you in console threads over the years! I guess the Ally will be portablier?

On the Switch front, I'm kind of tempted to try emulation, but it looks like a hassle. After trying Tears of the Kingdom on my 4K TV, I see what people were saying about the image quality - I'd love to play an even nicer-looking version.
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Lol, oops! I've mostly seen you in console threads over the years! I guess the Ally will be portablier?

On the Switch front, I'm kind of tempted to try emulation, but it looks like a hassle. After trying Tears of the Kingdom on my 4K TV, I see what people were saying about the image quality - I'd love to play an even nicer-looking version.
I bought Speedstorm on the Switch and the PC and was about to buy L2KD on the PC and switch also and said this is stupid, let's just get a PC handheld and be done with it. Now I can Diablo on the go also. For DSS I play about 40% of my total hours on the Switch. I spend a LOT of hours a week just waiting for people. Son's PT, pickup line at school, etc.
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Finished Picross S9, 31:37:23. After decades of Picross, the Picross e and s series always get it right. Got the no assist flag on, full stars. Don't know if I want to get into anything else so I'll just try to get better at Lego 2K Drive and continue my daily Speedstorm until Diablo gets here. These always take me about 30 hours so right on the money.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

A new smurfs Kart racer just got released for forty bucks and the graphics look so bad I wouldn't pay more than five bucks for it.
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A new smurfs Kart racer just got released for forty bucks and the graphics look so bad I wouldn't pay more than five bucks for it.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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A new smurfs Kart racer just got released for forty bucks and the graphics look so bad I wouldn't pay more than five bucks for it.
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A new smurfs Kart racer just got released for forty bucks and the graphics look so bad I wouldn't pay more than five bucks for it.
So... $10?
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So... $10?
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Sigh.

I would love a good Smurfs game on the console.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I got an email. Nintendo having a big live event in early September in Seattle.

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The original Harvest Moon was just added to Nintendo Switch Online. I'm going to have to renew my membership now. I've been wanting to play it for awhile.

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

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I got an email. Nintendo having a big live event in early September in Seattle.
Signed me and my son up for the lottery. Hopefully we get it, he would bug out for the character meet and seems like a cool event.
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I ended up renewing my Nintendo Switch Online last night. I had a $5 rewards certificate from Best Buy that I could use so I got it for $5 off. I opted for the expansion pass. I played through a couple days of Harvest Moon before I went to bed. Now they just need to get Harvest Moon 64.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Looks like a great event. I'm guessing it's more of a fan event then an announcement type event. I guess they'll do a Nintendo Direct to announce their next console. So is E3 totally dead now?
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Looks like a great event. I'm guessing it's more of a fan event then an announcement type event. I guess they'll do a Nintendo Direct to announce their next console. So is E3 totally dead now?
Seems similar to what they do for Comic-con... not much in the way of reveals but more publicity and fun for people.

I don't think Nintendo had announced the Switch at E3, usually don't they do it in a Japan-centric event/conference?
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Fire Emblem Game Boy Advance (The Blazing Blade) coming to the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack on June 23rd.

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My dumb project for today...! I've imported a couple of Switch games from Hong Kong, since Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher only got a digital release in the US and SD Shin Kamen Rider Rumble didn't make its way here at all. Both came with preorder DLC, but I couldn't use it with my American account. So I created an alternate Nintendo account with the region set as Hong Kong, navigated the eShop in Chinese (no English option), and punched in those codes. Then I bought a couple of Hong Kong eShop gift cards so I could grab the season pass for SD Shin Kamen Rider Rumble.



Apparently so long as one profile has access to this DLC, all profiles will, so I should be able to play using my regular ol' American account.

Will any of this be worth it? We'll see!
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