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Old 12-05-17, 10:25 AM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by mphtrilogy
I did get the switch as a Family Christmas gift, a few questions if anyone can help as I won't be setting this up until Christmas Day.

If I purchase the JoyCons, does that mean I can play 4 player Mario kart with it?

Can I download mariokart or do I need to buy a hard copy of the game?

And what game(s) does this come with? I know I want the new Mario, is that downloadable?

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Your switch comes with two joycons, so if you purchase two more you can play 4 player mario kart.

You can either download it or buy a hard copy, both options exist.

If you buy a bundle, it comes with either Mario Odyssey or Splatoon 2 (I think), in digital form. If you buy the vanilla switch for 299, it comes with no games. The new Mario is downloadable from the eshop, and is also available as a physical cart.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by fujishig
Your switch comes with two joycons, so if you purchase two more you can play 4 player mario kart.

You can either download it or buy a hard copy, both options exist.

If you buy a bundle, it comes with either Mario Odyssey or Splatoon 2 (I think), in digital form. If you buy the vanilla switch for 299, it comes with no games. The new Mario is downloadable from the eshop, and is also available as a physical cart.
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Old 12-06-17, 01:08 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

WWE 2K18 just came out. It's actually on sale at Amazon, but backordered. But apparently the game is a mess, and who knows if they can even patch it (NBA 2k18 was also a mess that was patched, but word is that this is much worse)
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by lopper
Based on what they showed tonight, I'll have to offer a polite, yet firm, "No fucking way, Nintendo."

Posted that the night they did the console reveal earlier this year.

If you'd told me then that today I'd be very seriously contemplating re-re-re-buying a six year old game, that I've already spent over $100 on, just to play on the Switch, I'd have looked you dead in the eyes and laughed right in your face.

Yet here we are, and I'm trying to talk myself out of going out and buying Skyrim...again.

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

Speaking of Skyrim, Bethesda just posted some nice printable alternative covers for the Switch and PS VR versions on their site.





https://elderscrolls.bethesda.net/en/skyrim/downloads/

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

I'm about to hook up the Switch and get things going on it before my daughter starts her Christmas break. Do you have to install games on the Switch like you do on PS4 and Xbox One? I didn't know since the games are on cartridges instead of disc like the other systems use.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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I'm about to hook up the Switch and get things going on it before my daughter starts her Christmas break. Do you have to install games on the Switch like you do on PS4 and Xbox One? I didn't know since the games are on cartridges instead of disc like the other systems use.
No it plays off the cartridge and updates are mostly under 200 MB
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by milo bloom
My wife found a deal on some Gamestop giftcards, so we pulled the trigger on this early and started playing yesterday.

We only have Super Mario Odyssey and Breath of the Wild so far ( I found that Walmart exclusive version on Black Friday in the wrong section so picked it up early).

I don't usually care for the 3D Mario games, but I had a lot of fun with Odyssey. I tried for 10 minutes to do a hat jump but couldn't pull it off, hope it's not required to advance in the game.


And the system is so tiny!!
You'll get the hat jump. I found it very awkward at first, but now it's a standard part of my move arsenal. It's one of those moves that seems complicated at first, but quickly becomes second nature.

While in the air, throw your hat, then dive at it. Diving is the stomp button, then quickly jump. Z-trigger, jump. Commit it to memory. If you hold the jump button long enough after diving, you'll bounce off the hat, and can actually do it again in the air, but not 3 times. And if you can do it 3 times, well, I guess I don't have the timing down yet.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by cleaver
No it plays off the cartridge and updates are mostly under 200 MB
It depends. Nintendo games are generally very good about keeping everything on the cartridge, third party games have been pretty bad. I was actually surprised that Fire Emblem Warriors took up so much space, though that wasn't really from Nintendo.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by cleaver
No it plays off the cartridge and updates are mostly under 200 MB
Thanks!
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by fujishig
WWE 2K18 just came out. It's actually on sale at Amazon, but backordered. But apparently the game is a mess, and who knows if they can even patch it (NBA 2k18 was also a mess that was patched, but word is that this is much worse)
IGN's Video Review shows off how bad the game is. The slowdown is ridiculous.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by slop101
It's been on PS4 for months, same price, pre-sale - Last Blade 2 is on there too, has been for a year now.
Yeah my PS4 isn't exactly portable
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Well, my daughter has a seasonal job at Target. Getting $300 in Gift Cards last Sunday for $270 and then getting her to buy a new Switch with her 10% employee discount using those gift cards made the Switch a good enough deal to pull the trigger. That will be a family present this year.
No games or accessories purchased yet though.

My son loves that Arms demo. Is the game worth picking up? Doesn't look like a ton of content for $60 to me.
Do I need a screen protector? Should I buy a second set of Joy Cons or should I get a "Pro" controller or whatever they call that other kind?

Thanks in advance for any feedback!
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Iíve had my Switch since launch and just bought a screen protector. Itís not a bad idea to have but I didnít have any problems. I just bought one just to be safe. As far as extra Joy Cons I guess it just depends if youíll have more than two players as the set can act as two controllers. I donít have a Pro Controller yet but wouldnít mind having one. I play a lot in handheld mode though so it hasnít been a major priority yet. I havenít played Arms but Iíve heard itís a decent fighter. Itís supposed to have a pretty active online community so that could be a positive. Personally Iím waiting for a lower price before grabbing it. Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers is a decent fighter thatís not full price. Of course it is a port of a game thatís been around since the SNES though.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

We borrowed Cave Story from the library and even on easy setting, I died about 6-7 times in the first minute. But then I finally got into the groove and I'm loving this.

Is this out of print? I went to Amazon to put it on my wishlist and it's only available from 3rd party sellers.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by milo bloom
We borrowed Cave Story from the library and even on easy setting, I died about 6-7 times in the first minute. But then I finally got into the groove and I'm loving this.

Is this out of print? I went to Amazon to put it on my wishlist and it's only available from 3rd party sellers.
I've seen it at my local target. Maybe its just out of stock from the holiday madness at Amazon.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I am loving being able to play Xenoblade Chronicles 2 on the big screen and on the road. The Switch really is a great little system.

Kids are still loving Mario odyssey and Mario kart as well.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by milo bloom
We borrowed Cave Story from the library and even on easy setting, I died about 6-7 times in the first minute. But then I finally got into the groove and I'm loving this.

Is this out of print? I went to Amazon to put it on my wishlist and it's only available from 3rd party sellers.
It was probably a single run since it comes with the soundtrack on a mini cd and what have you. You can still get it from Best Buy.
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I still want to get Cave Story + eventually. Seems up my alley and Nicalis puts together nice packages for their releases. Iíve seen it all over locally (Walmart, Target, and GameStop).
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I hate screen protectors, but then again that applies to all my portable devices (tablets and phones too).
Old 12-10-17, 07:11 PM
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I normally do too, I don't have one on any of my devices, except my Switch. The docking process is just asking for a chance to scratch the thing.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I know there is a thread for this already, but I am OVER THE MOON that this is coming to the Switch!

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

Man, I just bought Street Fighter II a couple of weeks ago.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Man, I just bought Street Fighter II a couple of weeks ago.
Keep it, USF2 is a pretty decent primer for playing Super Turbo. The art gallery in USF2 is different than the 30th collection.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Outlast 1 and 2 are coming to Switch in early 2018. I love survival horror games and didn't get the chance to play these on my PS4.

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/ou.../1100-6455535/

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