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Old 06-18-17, 11:14 AM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I'm pretty happy with the Switch announcements at E3. Super Mario Odyssey looks fantastic. Seems like it might be the most fun Mario game in a long time (I never got very into the Super Mario Galaxy games for whatever reason). Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle also looks like it could be a fun time as do the new Kirby and Yoshi games. Metroid Prime 4 is welcome too. As for games currently out I am thinking about getting Arms but might wait on it. I'll probably pick up Splatoon 2 next month though.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I never got in to Mario Galaxy either. Agree about Odyssey
Old 06-19-17, 01:09 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Still not available in stores? What's Nintendo's game?
Old 06-19-17, 01:16 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by milo bloom
Still not available in stores? What's Nintendo's game?
They're in stores pretty regularly.
Old 06-19-17, 01:18 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I never see them.
Old 06-19-17, 01:21 PM
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Our Best Buys and Targets get them with some regularity as of late, I'm sure Walmart does too but I can't tell because they hide theirs.
Old 06-19-17, 01:31 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by milo bloom
Still not available in stores? What's Nintendo's game?
No game, other then they're popular.
Old 06-19-17, 03:29 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Best Buy yesterday told me they had some in stock (I didn't ask and we weren't talking video games, weird). I asked if it was part of the ARMS release or just regular Sunday stock.

The response?

"No, this is stock from last Sunday we held back for some reason."

So, don't put all the blame on Nintendo. Just ask somebody.
Old 06-19-17, 07:49 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

System update 3.0.0 out.

http://en-americas-support.nintendo....id/22525/p/897

Improvements Included in Version 3.0.0
Added the following system functionality

Register a channel to receive News for specific games
To register, head to News > Find Channels

Add friends from your Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Friend Lists
To add friends, head to your My Page on the top left of the Home Menu > Friend Suggestions

Receive notifications when your Friends go online
To turn this ON/OFF, head to System Settings > Notifications > Friend Notifications

Find paired controllers within communication range by activating the vibration feature
To search, head to Controllers > Find Controllers

Change the user icon order on the Home Menu
To change order, head to System Settings > Users > Change Order

Select from 6 new Splatoon 2 characters for user icon
To edit your user icon, head to your My Page on the top left of the Home Menu > Profile

Change the system volume from the Quick Settings
To access Quick Settings, hold down the HOME Button

Lower the maximum volume for headphone or speakers connected to the audio jack
To lower the max headphone volume, head to System Settings > System > Lower Max Headphone Volume
* This settings will be ON when Parental Controls are enabled

Change display colors to Invert Colors or Grayscale
To use this feature, head to System Settings > System > Change Display Colors

Connect a USB keyboard to the dock to type whenever the keyboard is on the screen

Use the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller via wired communication by connecting the USB charging cable
To enable, head to System Settings > Controllers and Sensors > Pro Controller Wired Communication
* The NFC touchpoint on the Pro Controller will be disabled while the controller is using wired communication.

Update connected controllers
To update, head to System Settings > Controllers and Sensors > Update Controllers

Added a feature that suggests deletion of software data if there is insufficient space when downloading other software
To use this feature, head to System Settings > Data Management > Quick Archive
* User save data is not deleted


General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience, including:

Resolved an issue that caused game software updates to fail and prevented the software from starting
Improvements to prevent unintended HDMI input change with certain TVs while the console is docked in Sleep Mode
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Pokémon and Metroid Prime are coming in 2018!

GamesBeat: For the rest of the year, what’s the big message? Obviously Mario, but is there anything else?

Charlie Scibetta: Games. If you want to be able to play games and not have a dry spell between any of the big launches, we think Nintendo Switch is a good place to be. We have a nice drumbeat of first and third party. You’ll never have to wait long.

Just as you get through a game and you’re starting to put your head up, put the periscope out to see what else is out there, hopefully we’ll have something right there for you. We’ve announced a nice lineup through this year, and next year we have some big games coming with Metroid 4. 2018 will be around Metroid, Kirby, Yoshi, new Pokemon game has been announced. We feel good about the lineup for this year and beyond.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Scored an open-box extra dock from Best Buy for $70. Good way to save $20!
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by Goldberg74
Scored an open-box extra dock from Best Buy for $70. Good way to save $20!
Cool, I've been wanting another dock so I can have one at work. I really don't want to pay $90, I saw that Nyko is making one for release in a few months though.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Is that the dock that comes with the proprietary cords? Maybe it's one of those docks that scratches your screens though, returned by someone who's unscrupulous.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by fujishig
Is that the dock that comes with the proprietary cords? Maybe it's one of those docks that scratches your screens though, returned by someone who's unscrupulous.
I didn't know about that happening... I'll be sure to check that out. (It's supposed to come with the proprietary cords.)
Old 06-22-17, 03:09 PM
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Yeah there were lots of early reports of screen scratches, apparently because some of the docks were a little warped. If you have a screen protector, no worries, though.

What stinks is that you can't just plug in a regular HDMI cable and make a dock work, you need their cord.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by fujishig
What stinks is that you can't just plug in a regular HDMI cable and make a dock work, you need their cord.
Um, I'm not using their cable, just a standard HDMI cable from Amazon that I already had on my TV... works fine.
Old 06-22-17, 07:32 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

...yeah, what? It's a standard HDMI cable, standard USB -> USB C, and Power Cord plug.
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Ah, apologies, I meant the charger, without which you can't output video to the TV.
Old 06-27-17, 11:00 AM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by fujishig
Is that the dock that comes with the proprietary cords? Maybe it's one of those docks that scratches your screens though, returned by someone who's unscrupulous.
The dock is a good one. No scratching! It came with the power cord and an HDMI cable. I did get a screen protector (the $7 one) and it went on smooth.

After getting the Switch, TLoZ:BotW, ARMs, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the carrying case, the yellow joy-cons, the screen protector and the extra dock... I'm done for awhile.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I'd love to hear what you think about ARMS when you've had time to give it a shot! I think I might be the only other person here with a copy, although I haven't sunk all that much time into it yet.
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Snake Pass is $11.99 in the eShop right now thru the 4th of July.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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I'd love to hear what you think about ARMS when you've had time to give it a shot! I think I might be the only other person here with a copy, although I haven't sunk all that much time into it yet.
Oh boy, we love it!

I have a 13yo son, 11yo daughter, and 8yo son that play it constantly and believe or not, my daughter hands us our rear ends when she plays.

The controls are very intuitive (the double joy-con "thumbs up" way is the best) but we've been playing 4 player games with the single joy-con.

I played it at PAXsouth in january and fell in love with it.

Once I get the hang of adding friends, I'll shoot you a message.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by Goldberg74
Once I get the hang of adding friends, I'll shoot you a message.
It's sad that this is true.
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Snake Pass is $11.99 in the eShop right now thru the 4th of July.
Worth it? I understand the patch they released fixed some of the problems.
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Originally Posted by pinata242
It's sad that this is true.

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