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Old 09-13-23, 11:27 AM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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The next Nintendo Direct will be tomorrow (Sept. 14th) at 10 AM ET / 7 AM PT. It'll be about 40 minutes long.

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Shoot it's the time I'm getting the kids ready for school, I wanted to watch live because there's a rumor that the f2p launch of Disney Speedstorm is going to be talked up.
Old 09-14-23, 10:42 AM
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What a fun Direct! Heavy on remasters and indies, sure -- probably because Nintendo's A-teams are focused on games for the Switch's successor -- but super-eclectic and just packed with great stuff.

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I wanted to watch live because there's a rumor that the f2p launch of Disney Speedstorm is going to be talked up.
The rumors I saw panned out (down to F-Zero 99!), but I don't remember Speedstorm being in this one, unless it was in a sizzle reel or something. (I was working while watching it, so I might've missed some things.)
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That sucks. It's amazing the lack of advertising 2 weeks before f2p. I haven't seen one ad.
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I need that Princess Peach game right now!
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Hyped for Tomb Raider Trilogy, hope it gets a physical release.
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Excellent! I was wondering if I was going to be able to use a voucher on both Super Mario Bros Wonder and Mario RPG since I only had one Voucher left and no other games I wanted but didn't already own. Now with that wonderful looking $60 Peach game in the wings, I feel very safe grabbing another $99 2-pack while they're available.
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Paper Mario: The Thousand Year is getting a remaster. Sa-weet!

I still have the GCN version. It is in my TOP 5 BEST GAMES EVER LIST!!!!
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Nintendo will release new Nintendo Switch games until at least March 31, 2025:

Nintendoís president says it will continue to support Switch next year
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New interview with Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser:

Nintendo of America President On the Future of the Switch, Super Mario Bros. Wonder, and More
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Old 10-29-23, 09:03 PM
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My 14yo is loving this gameÖ not sure if I want to buy it yet. Itís $22 on sale with the DLC x 2.
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Three new classic Nintendo 64 games added to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack:

Harvest Moon 64
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Ok. So, if I were to get a switch, can I play all the old games I used to play on original NES and GameCube?

Are there any benefits over PS5 and XBSX, apart from games?
And I assume it just needs an HDMI cable and power outlet?
Thanks.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Ok. So, if I were to get a switch, can I play all the old games I used to play on original NES and GameCube?

And I assume it just needs an HDMI cable and power outlet?
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You have to subscribe to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack to play the NES, N64, and Gameboy games. I don't believe GameCube games are on there. It comes with a HDMI cable and power cord. The Switch is underpowered. I only play exclusives and classic Nintendo games on my Switch.
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Yeah, I was just wondering. I have a lot of Amazon credit. Enough to buy a Switch and a game, but just not sure I need another damn system.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Yeah, I was just wondering. I have a lot of Amazon credit. Enough to buy a Switch and a game, but just not sure I need another damn system.
Just get it if the money's burning a hole in your pocket.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Just get it if the money's burning a hole in your pocket. If you're interested in the games.
Sure it's underpowered but that's not what Nintendo is about. It's all about the exclusives. And there are a lot of exclusives.

Keep in mind that the successor to the Switch is imminently coming with all signs pointing to a 2024 release (although nothing confirmed).

Originally Posted by lwhy?
You have to subscribe to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack to play the NES, N64, and Gameboy games. I don't believe GameCube games are on there. It comes with a HDMI cable and power cord. The Switch is underpowered. I only play exclusives and classic Nintendo games on my Switch.
You have to subscribe to Nintendo Switch Online ($20/year, $35/year for family) to play rereleased NES, Gameboy, and SNES games. It also adds cloud saves and online multiplayer. Look online for the list but it's pretty extensive. Subscribing to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack ($80 is for family, $50/year for individual) adds on N64, GBA and Sega Genesis games. It also grants you access to a few expansion packs for Splatoon 2, Mario Kart, and Animal Crossing.

IMO, as a huge Nintendo fan, I don't think the Expansion pack is worth it. The $20/year for Nintendo Switch Online is totally worth it.


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I would just wait for the next Switch if you have managed to wait this long without getting one.
Plus by the time it releases they will have like 2 more NES games added to NSO.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

...and Nintendo's year in review thing is up now too! So with these numbers in, I can say I spent 652 hours gaming in 2023, up to whatever point these cut off. Yikes!



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30 games, 338 hours. Most played was Zelda of course, at 101 hours. 2nd was Octopath 2 with 64 hours.
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So combined with my PS5 playtime about 900 hours.
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My Switch year in review was pretty weak like my Xbox year in review. I only played 15 hours of Harvest Moon Snes.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

If there is a game Iím remotely interested in, I add it to my Wish List so that Nintendo notifies me when there is a sale.

Due to an email I got yesterday, I bought:

Shovel Knight Dig - $14.99 (40% off)
Dave the Diver - $15.99 (20% off)
Super Dungeon Maker - $8.99 (55% off)

Not bad I say. But I wish I would have gotten those eShop cards at Costco to add to my account first, but oh well.

Merry Christmas to me.
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The eshop is so slow and the sales are so full of shovelware that I'd recommend using something like dekudeals if you have an extensive wishlist of games you're interested in (and want to get alerted when they drop in price, plus see price history).
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Golden Sun and Golden Sun: The Lost Age coming to Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack January 17th
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I want a Golden Sun remake.

I can't wait until April, Jupiter is bringing all the Pricross e's to the Switch (didn't play it much because I never got into the touch screen, I'm a buttons kinda gal). It will start with just e1 for $5 and each additional one will be a DLC for $5. It will include the last one which was a Japan exclusive. No word yet on S10.

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