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Old 08-29-17, 12:37 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Harmonix is releasing their first Switch game.

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Old 08-30-17, 12:40 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Looks like demand cooled just enough locally to prepare for the holiday season. Target seems to always have a couple in-stock now.
Old 08-30-17, 03:37 PM
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Finally scored a colored Switch ! Having a lot of fun with Mario Rabbids. I also bought Splatoon , Tetris vs poo poo, and some Japanese pinball breakout arcade game. I'm really surprised the Virtual Console is absent along with Netflix

Stupid question; Is there a proper way to dock the console? It takes me a few tries before it finally connects to my TV. The dock is set up in the back of my TV if that might be a problem?
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by RichC2
Looks like demand cooled just enough locally to prepare for the holiday season. Target seems to always have a couple in-stock now.
I see them regularly at Target too. Seems like they usually have about four in stock.
Old 08-30-17, 04:52 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I noticed some at Target not too long ago. Hope they're still around closer to Christmas. We've decided to make it our family gift (myself, wife and son). Nothing else for us, just the Switch and as many games as we can get.

That is, if my job situation hasn't gone from bad to worse (looking at a merger in the spring, no idea if I'll be at the new company or not).
Old 08-30-17, 06:27 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Yeah, i've also seen them at a few Targets both here in Irvine, CA as well as up in Sacramento.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I went to Best Buy the other day and they had three grey and three color ones.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

NBA 2K18 looks to be a solid port.

Folks are starting to go hands on with the game, including USgamer, and we’re hearing that it’s feature complete and will be identical to the PlayStation 4 version. NBA 2K18 players on Switch can expect the inclusion of MyGM team-management, MyLeague, MyCareer, Story mode, and everything else. It’s the same engine across all platforms.
The only element missing in the Switch version of NBA 2K18 is the ability to create a custom logo for Pro-Am teams.
You do get some level of Amiibo support, though, so maybe that makes up for that omission.

However, US Gamer's Kat Bailey does say:

Switch impressions: Looks okay. Character models obv took a hit. Animation feels a smidge rough. A little last-gen.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

That's interesting, I wonder how it will look. I think for sports games the appeal of lifelike graphics is going to win over portability.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Heard some decent reviews for Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle so took a chance on it. Haven't gotten to play it yet but hopefully it's fun.

What do people have for collections so far? I've got:

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
Sonic Mania

Might pick up Cave Story + soon too.

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

I've only got

Shovel Knight
Mario Kart 8
borrowing Zelda from my brother.

Next games will probably be Mario Odyssey and Xenoblade Chronicles 2.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

My Switch died . Error code 2162- 0002 .Didn't even have it for a week
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by Mike86
What do people have for collections so far?
Breath of the Wild
Snipperclips
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
ARMS
Splatoon 2
Mario + Rabbids (although it'll stay in the shrinkwrap until next week)

Originally Posted by mhg83
My Switch died . Error code 2162- 0002 .Didn't even have it for a week
Oh no!

Doing some quick Googling, I saw this suggested as a possible fix: https://en-americas-support.nintendo...e-fix-and-more

Have you tried that?

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

I have:
Zelda Breath of the Wild (obviously)
Mario Kart
Splatoon 2
Blaster Master
Wonder Boy: the Dragon's Trap
NBA Playgrounds (did the devs ever get the update out on the Switch?)
Puyo Puyo Tetris

Only Zelda and Splatoon are physical.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Yes i got it working again. Thanks!
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

We've got (all cards):

TLoZ:BotW
ARMs
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Puyo Puyo Tetris
Splatoon 2

... and I've got two docks: one in my room and one in the game room.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Physical copies:
1-2-Switch
ARMS
Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+
TLoZ: Breath of the Wild
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Splatoon 2

Digital:
Blaster Master Zero
Shovel Knight
Snipperclips
Sonic Mania
Old 09-01-17, 07:36 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by mewmartigan

Next games will probably be Mario Odyssey...
A reminder that Best Buy is giving out a $10 reward certificate for pre-ordering Mario Odyssey.
Old 09-01-17, 10:14 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by mhg83
Yes i got it working again. Thanks!
On a side note, I had a great experience with Nintendo support, don't be afraid to use em.

Games:

Metal Slug 2
that Snake game (it was on sale)
Zelda:BotW
Puyo Puyo Tetris
Sonic Mania
Splatoon 2
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Blaster Master Zero
Shovel Knight

Zelda, Splatoon and Kart are physical. I've played the Switch more than my PS4 or Xbox One this year.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Nintendo on how games larger than 32GB -- so won't fit on a retail cart as things stand now -- will be handled:

A microSD card will be needed for certain Nintendo Switch games that contain an especially large amount of content and require additional storage for players to enjoy the full experience.
If you purchase a physical version of a game that requires an additional microSD memory card, you will be able to play a portion of the game right out of the box (for example, specific levels or modes). To enjoy the full game, downloading additional data is required. Depending on the storage requirements for each game, it may be necessary to purchase a microSD card to expand storage space. When purchasing a digital version of the game, it may also be necessary to purchase a microSD card depending on the game’s storage requirements and the storage available on the consumer’s Nintendo Switch console.
Not exactly convenient, although I'd imagine that won't happen all that often and borderline-never for first party titles.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Spoiler:
It looks like they are putting this info on the game covers.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

This doesn't seem like a huge deal to me. Its not like a microSD card is a huge investment. I'll probably just buy one with a lot of capacity so it'll hopefully last a while. If this allows the Switch to not have gimped versions of bigger titles so they can actually stay in the game I'm for it.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Releasing a 32gb system in a 2tb world was brain numbingly stupid in the first place, especially with the big push to go digital. Just taking 5 minutes to step back to look at what third parties are putting out on other systems (potentially 50gb+ titles) should have raised a red flag in development.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
Releasing a 32gb system in a 2tb world was brain numbingly stupid in the first place
No, it's really not. The Switch can be portable. Your phone doesn't have a 2 TB hard drive (or any hard drive at all). It's the same deal. Being a hybrid requires compromises. The success of the Switch suggests that being a hybrid is a good thing. The storage issue is a solved problem anyway with SD cards in a general sense.

The issue addressed here is specifically with the physical games you buy in a store. The game cards currently cap out at 32 GB. The quoted excerpt even specifically references physical games.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I'm wondering if eventually they could just make it possible for the game cartridges to hold more. Either that or just break down and buy a microSD. You can get them pretty reasonably priced if you look and depending on how much space you want they go pretty high capacity wise.

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