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Old 03-28-18, 06:09 PM
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Yikes, glad I didnít use anything third party with my Switch. I thought about getting an external battery pack as well but never got around to it. I think Iíll hold off on that idea for a while.
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Old 03-30-18, 12:53 AM
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... and Clusterpuck99 hit the online store today. It’s $10.

We played a few 4 player games ‘cause we couldn’t get a 5th joycon to stay synced (I have 3 sets... one of which I won from the PHL Collective at PAX South).

It’s a fun game that is simple to play and is a great party game.

Edit to add: There is a track creator in the game. My kid built one surround by spikes with bumpers and speed pads everywhere. He's 9.

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Old 03-30-18, 02:12 AM
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The first game by Limited Run Games goes on sale for Switch later today. Thimbleweed Park goes up at 10AM Eastern time.
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To be honest, Splatoon 2 should have incorporated that DLC in the game. It is fun to play online, for awhile, but there is just not really that much to the core game, in my opinion. Also, it sucks to be matched up online as a lower level with completely uneven teams and then get wiped off the map by higher level players with much better equipment than you have. They basically get double the points while you are in leveling up purgatory. And my last complaint. Is there any way to avoid that stupid talk show each time you load the game up?
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Old 03-31-18, 11:59 AM
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Kirby Star Allies is fun but damn is it easy. I mean yeah itís a Kirby game so itís not going to be incredibly hard but itís way easy. Iíve barely died and think I could beat it in a couple play throughs. I think the replay value will be finding the puzzle pieces to complete the images but I donít think thereís a bonus for that. Nice relaxing game though.
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Old 04-01-18, 01:10 PM
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... and Clusterpuck99 hit the online store today. Itís $10.

We played a few 4 player games Ďcause we couldnít get a 5th joycon to stay synced (I have 3 sets... one of which I won from the PHL Collective at PAX South).

Itís a fun game that is simple to play and is a great party game.

Edit to add: There is a track creator in the game. My kid built one surround by spikes with bumpers and speed pads everywhere. He's 9.
Was the 5th Joy con a right handed one? If so it may be that launch bug, I had to send mine in for them to fix.
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Was the 5th Joy con a right handed one? If so it may be that launch bug, I had to send mine in for them to fix.
nope, all is well. You can only play 8 people in Party Mode, we were trying to play a different mode with a limit of 4, that's why it was disconnecting.
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Old 04-06-18, 01:31 PM
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Nyko was very good about it. Offered to replace the Switch and dock (had to send them both in) but the Nintendo warranty covered it so I went that route in hopes of keeping the save files.
Update: argh.. Nintendo replaced it with a refurb, not able to retain the save files. Even worse, the SD card with data on it could not be used in the "new" Switch and required a format.
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Sounds just like a PS4 warranty service, but without cloud save feature or the ability to back up saves manually.
That sucks.
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Old 04-06-18, 03:12 PM
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Wait, is the SD card thing true in general. Like if I buy a new switch the SD card won't work in it unless I reformat?
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Nintendo needs to do something about that. Thatís total shit that if something happens to my Switch I lose everything and no way to retrieve the data. Luckily nothing has happened to me (knock on wood) but Iíd be pissed if anything did and being left with a bricked console. Hopefully theyíll offer some sort of cloud drive or something as part of the online service.
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I assume that's so you don't download games on an SD and give them to your friends to play. I get that concern, but there has to be some way to back up your save data without having to wipe your card after you move it to a new system, right? Even the PS4 has that ability.
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The game saves absolutely should be able to be backed up to the SD card. I am disappointed as a new Switch owner to know that this is not the case.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

No Virtual Console, no problem!

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I can't even begin to count how many times I have bought Sonic the Hedgehog in my lifetime.
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Old 04-17-18, 01:25 AM
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I can't even begin to count how many times I have bought Sonic the Hedgehog in my lifetime.
Same but if this ends up being successful, Sega will also port Saturn and Dreamcast games to the Switch!!

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/201...t_games_coming

So I don't double post, anyone else catch this!?!?



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Hell yeah! Gimme 10 minutes of Ikari Warriors every decade or so and I'm happy!
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Damn, but also a win both Street Fighter and Mega Man collections are out the week it would have dropped.

https://www.polygon.com/2018/4/17/17...e-date-delayed
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Old 04-18-18, 09:41 AM
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To be honest, Splatoon 2 should have incorporated that DLC in the game. It is fun to play online, for awhile, but there is just not really that much to the core game, in my opinion.
Not a knock at you personally, dsa_shea, but this is the mentality the game makers have put us in now and I don't like it at all. Instead of saying, "Hey, why do we have to pay double for the complete game by buying it piece meal with DLC?! Just make a more robust, complete game in the first place instead of ripping us off!" we're left essentially saying, "Hey, the game is kinda small, could you please offer DLC so we can pay for more of it?"
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Not a knock at you personally, dsa_shea, but this is the mentality the game makers have put us in now and I don't like it at all. Instead of saying, "Hey, why do we have to pay double for the complete game by buying it piece meal with DLC?! Just make a more robust, complete game in the first place instead of ripping us off!" we're left essentially saying, "Hey, the game is kinda small, could you please offer DLC so we can pay for more of it?"
Or they could have just released it as-is without DLC and people still would have bought it. I understand what you're saying, and I especially have a problem when stuff is in the original code but just locked behind a paywall, but I don't see them spending resources to add to games that are already out as a bad thing. The alternative is a separate Splatoon 2.5 release in six months or so, like we get with fighters.
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Originally Posted by fujishig View Post
Wait, is the SD card thing true in general. Like if I buy a new switch the SD card won't work in it unless I reformat?
This is correct. I sold off my launch Switch and re-bought one a couple months back. My 100+ hour Zelda save is gone and Nintendo wouldn't help me without the SN off the original system, which I of course don't have. The SD card had to be formatted before it could be used in the new console.
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This is correct. I sold off my launch Switch and re-bought one a couple months back. My 100+ hour Zelda save is gone and Nintendo wouldn't help me without the SN off the original system, which I of course don't have. The SD card had to be formatted before it could be used in the new console.
They're going to make us pay to have cloud saves, aren't they? ugh.
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Originally Posted by fujishig View Post
They're going to make us pay to have cloud saves, aren't they? ugh.
The fucked up part is, they do have the saves in the cloud. We just don't have access to them. They made it seem like if I had both SN's they'd be able to help me somehow. They never said the save was gone.
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