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Old 12-11-17, 09:55 AM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by mewmartigan
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/
Both great games.
Old 12-12-17, 08:28 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

eshop cards on sale at ebay, 50 bucks for 42.50:

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Old 12-13-17, 03:56 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Mario Kart 8 steel book coming to Best Buy (and maybe other retailers?).





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

Too bad that wasnít offered when the game first released. In a way I donít mind though as I like keeping my collections uniform.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

That Steelbook is featured in next Sunday's Best Buy ad. I will probably pick it up as that's the game my daughter wants for the Switch.

Found one single copy Explorers Edition of Zelda Breath of the Wild and bought it. That guide and map is a nice free physical bonus.
Old 12-14-17, 10:43 AM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Sorry, follow-up question :
Can two different people have different game saves and profiles for the same game (Zelda, Mario) on the same Switch? I assume so, but I have a 3DS and know on those games it's one game save only.
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Yes, it's actually very easy to have multiple profiles and switch between them on a per game basis. When you choose a game, it basically asks you which profile you want to play as.

You can even enter the app store with different accounts. That's how I browse the Japanese eshop.

I think they finally added a way to transfer users and saves off the machine as well, so that's useful if down the road you get another switch.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Thanks!

Is there a way to buy games on your account in the eShop online before you own a Switch?
I'd like to grab the two new Pinball FX3 tables while they're free this week.
Old 12-14-17, 11:36 AM
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You can go to nintendo.com, create your account (or link your existing 3ds account) and buy games digitally, but I'm not sure how pinball fx works, I didn't see a way to get the tables.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Dang. I wanted to get that.
Maybe I will message the Pinball FX guys and ask them. I can't be the only one wanting to wait until Christmas morning to open their Switch.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by Decker
Dang. I wanted to get that.
Maybe I will message the Pinball FX guys and ask them. I can't be the only one wanting to wait until Christmas morning to open their Switch.
Nor should you wait. Get that all set up and ready to play out of the wrapping!
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Yeah, if it's for the kids, I'd go ahead and open it, set it up, download whatever you want and rebox it. They don't even put a sticker on the box to seal it or anything (which is another reason you should open it to make sure everything is in there). Otherwise you're going to be messing with wifi settings, setting up the users, downloading stuff at their dirt slow speeds, etc.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Oh. Good idea. That's something that never even occurred to me.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Well, I opened the box, set up my Nintendo account and bought and downloaded Pinball FX. It shows three tables in My Collection (the standard Sorcerer's Lair and the two new free ones), so I guess I already own them without having to purchase them from the store like I did for the PS4, XO and Steam?
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I downloaded one of those Pinball FX titles (the one that has the themed tables for like Star Trek and Ghostbusters) but was disappointed that the game wanted to push DLC on me to get to play those. The only playable table was a Frankenstein one. I wound up just deleting it.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

That's Stern Pinball Arcade, not Pinball FX3. Different game.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by Decker
That's Stern Pinball Arcade, not Pinball FX3. Different game.
Ah I see. I just searched pinball and saw it was a free download and figured Iíd give it a try since I saw you mention it. Maybe Iíll look for the other one.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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OH GOD PLEASE BE TRUE!!! Portable Burnout Paradise?
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Stolen from Reddit - how far gaming technology has come:



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

^ There is no reason the current Zelda/Switch carts couldnít be even smaller other than they would be too easy to lose. Or eat.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Theyíre pretty tiny as is. I donít see why youíd want them smaller. I could see them being too easy to lose. Plus if they were any smaller it would probably be hard to put labels on. As is a lot of the labels just put the title in a stylized font.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

New Switch owner here.
Hoping someone can explain to me/help me fix a issue I am having with the system. It's become so frustrating that am considering rid of the system, and I just got it.

LA Noire, my second Switch game, is apparently too large to fit on the proprietary media cartridge that Nintendo developed. It needs to download a 14 GB day one file update. When I attempt to download this to install on my microSD card it gets all the way to the the 99%-100% completed mark before the system gives me a "an error has occured" message. Frustratingly, the system decides that it doesn't have anything usable out the the 14GB of data it just downloaded, and tells me I need to start again. Repeated this process several times, taking care to try all the suggested actions I could find online. Remove microSD card; restarted system; even reformatted the memory card. Nothing worked. Same error, right as data should be completely done downloading. Final thing I tried was removing the microSD card and downloading the file to the system memory instead. That worked fine this time. However, when I went to copy the 14 GB file from the system memory to the external card I found the Switch doesn't allow this?!? If I can't move the 14 GB file to external memory, then I have almost no space left on a system I just got. Between the pre-installed Mario Odyssey game and the LA Noire mandatory update file I am nearly maxed out.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Yeah, some of those massive 3rd party titles are really poorly planned out like that. What brand microsd are you using?
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by SunMonkey
^ There is no reason the current Zelda/Switch carts couldnít be even smaller other than they would be too easy to lose. Or eat.
I mean, the microSD cards can hold a bunch of games, and they're smaller to boot, aren't they?
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Yeah, some of those massive 3rd party titles are really poorly planned out like that. What brand microsd are you using?
Samsung EVO PLUS Class 10

Specs say:
Read : up to 80MB/s with UHS-1 interface
Write : up to 20MB/s with UHS-1 interface

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