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Old 01-09-18, 07:01 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Just joined the Switch party. Sure would be nice to have some DVDTalk friends .

My friend code is: SW-5142-1134-4738
Old 01-09-18, 08:54 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

What? Nintendo is still using Friend Codes? Seriously? What year is this?

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

Curious what the Nintendo Direct coming up on Thursday will bring. There’s a supposed leak of a potential firmware 5.0 floating around that looks pretty promising if it’s real. Also curious on what else Nintendo has up their sleeves as far as releases for the year or if we’ll get any big third party announcements.

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Old 01-09-18, 09:22 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Hopefully it will solve some of my mystery preorders
Old 01-09-18, 10:47 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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You all have peer-pressured me into buying a Pro Controller. Got a "Very Good" Condition one from Amazon Warehouse for $55. Looking forward to trying it out next week.
Welp, Amazon Warehouse has a pretty loose definition of "Very Good". Opened my controller today (hey, the box was pristine) and got the controller out. It was FILTHY, covered in greasy spots and the right thumbstick didn't even return to neutral - it just sagged down low. What a disgrace. I called them and told them what was up. Though I kept saying that it was no big deal for me to return it, the guy told me to throw it away and he refunded my money immediately. I said okay -- at least the charging cable looks okay; I will keep that. Noticed that they were selling a "Like New" one for about the same price. I will roll the dice and give them one more try before relenting and just paying their (nearly) full price for a new one if this one doesn't live up to its condition description.
Old 01-09-18, 11:26 PM
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I've bought hundreds of things from Amazon warehouse deals and it's hit or miss no matter the description. I've gotten just as many brand new looking items buying stuff in the "acceptable" category as I have buying "like new".
Old 01-10-18, 08:55 AM
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Ordering through Amazon Warehouse is always a thrill, because you never know what you are going to end up with . I always order in the mindset of never ordering anything too big that would be too difficult or awkward for me to send back.

But yeah, their rating scale is a joke. I've even ordered stuff that said they were factory sealed that came opened and missing content.
Old 01-10-18, 12:34 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

They really need to add wireless Bluetooth headphones support
Old 01-10-18, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by redrum
They really need to add wireless Bluetooth headphones support
Is that even in the specs, though? I mean they could redesign the dock or something to just include a receiver, but otherwise I don't think a firmware update will "enable" the feature. Heck, I'm surprised they even updated it to work with USB wireless headsets. I mean look at that whole "need a separate phone and an app to communicate" garbage they came up with.
Old 01-10-18, 12:40 PM
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Is that even in the specs, though? I mean they could redesign the dock or something to just include a receiver, but otherwise I don't think a firmware update will "enable" the feature. Heck, I'm surprised they even updated it to work with USB wireless headsets. I mean look at that whole "need a separate phone and an app to communicate" garbage they came up with.
It's not an issue for me but would one of those BT adapters that connect via headphone plug to a device work for Switch?
Old 01-10-18, 05:26 PM
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Hah, Amazon cancelled all of my mystery Switch preorders. Dang.
Old 01-11-18, 01:11 AM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by mattysemo247
Hah, Amazon cancelled all of my mystery Switch preorders. Dang.
Gamestop tweeted and deleted about a Nintendo Direct starting in 45 minutes, only making the wait harder. Nintendo knowing this tweeted the following...

Old 01-11-18, 08:02 AM
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Yeah, it looks like they have a mini direct going today. Already announced a bunch of stuff, including Dark Souls Remastered and Mario Tennis Aces.

https://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct/01-11-2018/

Dark Souls Remastered coming 5/25/18. DKC Tropical Freeze (Wii U port) coming 5/4/18. Donkey Kong also coming to Mario + Rabbids.

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

A new Mario Tennis game? Yes please!
Old 01-11-18, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by spainlinx0
A new Mario Tennis game? Yes please!
Really? Day....One....Purchase.

Give me a new Mario Golf as well, please!!
Old 01-11-18, 08:23 AM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

That's a whole bunch of stuff packed into 14 minutes!
Old 01-11-18, 08:34 AM
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So basically I'll have to buy Hyrule Warriors (for the third time), Dark Souls (for the third time), and TWEWY again. Argh, just give me a TWEWY sequel already.

It also seems like they're going to port pretty much every game that makes the WiiU worth keeping. I'm actually kind of surprised we haven't gotten a third Mario Maker for the switch yet.
Old 01-11-18, 08:35 AM
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I need another Mario Golf game more than I need oxygen.
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Hell, I’ll take any tennis game. I don’t think there’s been anything decent since Top Spin on the original Xbox.
Old 01-11-18, 08:41 AM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by Adam Tyner
That's a whole bunch of stuff packed into 14 minutes!
If by "Stuff" you mean ports and DLC, then sure.

Will get that Mario Tennis game though.
Old 01-11-18, 08:44 AM
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I never played much of Dark Souls, so a portable version would be nice I suppose.
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Wow, Tennis will have a story mode like the GBA version. I’m in.
Old 01-11-18, 08:49 AM
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I wouldn't fully bet on Mario Tennis just yet. Mario Tennis on Wii U was hot garbage and didn't even include a story mode.
Old 01-11-18, 08:51 AM
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I wouldn't fully bet on Mario Tennis just yet. Mario Tennis on Wii U was hot garbage and didn't even include a story mode.
They showed the story mode in the trailer for this one.
Old 01-11-18, 08:57 AM
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Well that's a good start

Hopefully it's just fun to play. That was the biggest issue with the last one. Even if it had a story mode, it was just bland and not much fun to play.

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