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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6660 on: September 07, 2019, 08:30:44 PM »
Beat Super Ghouls n Ghosts without throwing your Switch against the wall
I used the rewind function. No Ragrets.

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« Reply #6661 on: September 07, 2019, 08:41:31 PM »
Considering finally beating Zelda II after Demon’s Crest. No save states of course. 8)

it's not hard at all when you're grown and understand leveling up, save for a couple of parts. restarting at the beginning of the game is still annoying af tho.

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« Reply #6662 on: September 08, 2019, 12:00:00 AM »
lol the first few pages of this thread are embarrassing
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Cindi Mayweather

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« Reply #6663 on: September 08, 2019, 12:16:52 AM »
lol the first few pages of this thread are embarrassing

I always believed :rejoice

Get rekt “Nintendo is going to die” people. If you are over 30, and have lived through their multiple eras you’d have to be nuts to say that. They always bounce back. 8)
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« Reply #6664 on: September 08, 2019, 01:59:06 AM »
lol the first few pages of this thread are embarrassing

dufus said hillary was gonna win 50 states so

HardcoreRetro

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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6665 on: September 08, 2019, 04:38:35 AM »
Beat Super Ghouls n Ghosts without throwing your Switch against the wall

Instead of getting angry, you should just take a key for coming in!

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« Reply #6666 on: September 08, 2019, 05:51:29 AM »
lol the first few pages of this thread are embarrassing
Bork called it being the Vita 2, and I and several others declared it'd be $300. I say somewhere that 250 would be nice and that's about how much I got one for in a deal around E3 this year. :tophat
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« Reply #6667 on: September 08, 2019, 08:15:22 AM »
The Switch would've had a far different reception if it wasn't for Zelda BOTW which had close to a 1:1 attachment ratio in the early days of the system.

The lesson I finally learned with the Wii U and 3DS is that you never buy Nintendo hardware at launch.
With Switch I waited until Splatoon 2 was out so I had some more things to play and other stuff was rolling out fast afterwards.

The Wii U was literally 8 months of nothing after launch until they finally started rolling out launch window games like Pikmin 3.
If Nintendo had something like Splatoon or Mario Maker at Wii U launch and the Zelda HD game they teased, that console could've also worked out very differently.

In hindsight Nintendo should've cancelled it like Iwata originally planned.  :doge
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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6668 on: September 08, 2019, 09:18:04 AM »
lol the first few pages of this thread are embarrassing
Bork called it being the Vita 2, and I and several others declared it'd be $300. I say somewhere that 250 would be nice and that's about how much I got one for in a deal around E3 this year. :tophat

...I still call it the Vita 2.0.  I mean that in a good way.  ;)

Looks pretty cool.  Way slicker than the Wii U.

But also looks visually like the Wii U, so I wonder what will happen with third party support.  Hoping that if anything, all the third parties making Vita games jump to this thing instead.

Got what I wanted
:rejoice

:bow Vita lives on :bow2
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Occam

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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6669 on: September 08, 2019, 11:33:50 AM »
Yes, it's basically a less ergonomic, less portable Vita successor. While I bought mine in early 2018, I didn't really start using it until 2019, when many games that previously would have been released on Vita started appearing on Switch instead.
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Olivia Wilde Homo

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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6670 on: September 08, 2019, 11:44:07 AM »
Nintendo’s new management handled this much better than the Iwata era. Props to Nintendo for actually learning from their mistakes.
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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6671 on: September 08, 2019, 01:36:49 PM »
lol the first few pages of this thread are embarrassing

I always believed :rejoice

Get rekt “Nintendo is going to die” people. If you are over 30, and have lived through their multiple eras you’d have to be nuts to say that. They always bounce back. 8)

Naaaaaaaaah, quality wise Nintendo had actually been on a steady downwards trajectory forever as far as hardware and big picture choices. The Wii throws it off because it was dirt cheap and trendy so casuals bought the shit out of it to play wii bowling and tennis and shit, but other than the two Galaxy games there's not a lot of quality software on that thing, and history has born me out on this: waggle was a gimmick, and a shitty one at that.

The single best thing IMO Nintendo did was launch this with a kick ass Zelda game, and then a kick ass Mario game like 7 months later. Having those two games going into the first holiday season was smart AF. It helps that while obviously underpowered relative to the PS4 and Xbone, it's still *KINDA* powerful enough to play ports of games, and enough people are stupid enough to want to play shit on the go instead of on a couch like god intended that the portability is for whatever reason a selling point. (Seriously, you people are unclean)

The dirty secret is that other than BotW and Odyssey, there's not a lot of MUST HAVE games you can only get on Switch. It's you sick in the head portability people that are driving sales, plus assholes like Tasty and Brandnew who can only get erections or whatever when they give Nintendo money, so they overpay for shit they can get cheaper elsewhere because "lol it's on the Switch"

System is still worth it for BotW and Odyssey, or if you're a huge FE fan. Getting all the dregs from the WiiU years re-released is nice. I'm sure this is the point where people are going to come in and tell me that I'm discounting the appeal of Smash, Pokemon, and Animal Crossing, and yes- I am. Because those games are all trash, and you are trash if you like them.
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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6672 on: September 08, 2019, 01:58:03 PM »
Having a portable system is invaluable for people who don't sit around at home all day. It's also amazing for travelling.
Switch is fantastic in that regard; I bought a small USB C to HDMI adapter to use in hotels so I don't need to take the bulky dock.
Looks like this: https://slickdeals.net/f/11653799-usb-c-to-hdmi-adapter-for-samsung-dex-station-desktop-experience-for-galaxy-note8-s8-s8-s9-s9-nintendo-switch-macbook-pro-2016-2017-18-59-ac-free-prime-shipping
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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6673 on: September 08, 2019, 02:42:38 PM »
lol the first few pages of this thread are embarrassing

I always believed :rejoice

Get rekt “Nintendo is going to die” people. If you are over 30, and have lived through their multiple eras you’d have to be nuts to say that. They always bounce back. 8)

Naaaaaaaaah, quality wise Nintendo had actually been on a steady downwards trajectory forever as far as hardware and big picture choices. The Wii throws it off because it was dirt cheap and trendy so casuals bought the shit out of it to play wii bowling and tennis and shit, but other than the two Galaxy games there's not a lot of quality software on that thing, and history has born me out on this: waggle was a gimmick, and a shitty one at that.

The single best thing IMO Nintendo did was launch this with a kick ass Zelda game, and then a kick ass Mario game like 7 months later. Having those two games going into the first holiday season was smart AF. It helps that while obviously underpowered relative to the PS4 and Xbone, it's still *KINDA* powerful enough to play ports of games, and enough people are stupid enough to want to play shit on the go instead of on a couch like god intended that the portability is for whatever reason a selling point. (Seriously, you people are unclean)

The dirty secret is that other than BotW and Odyssey, there's not a lot of MUST HAVE games you can only get on Switch. It's you sick in the head portability people that are driving sales, plus assholes like Tasty and Brandnew who can only get erections or whatever when they give Nintendo money, so they overpay for shit they can get cheaper elsewhere because "lol it's on the Switch"

System is still worth it for BotW and Odyssey, or if you're a huge FE fan. Getting all the dregs from the WiiU years re-released is nice. I'm sure this is the point where people are going to come in and tell me that I'm discounting the appeal of Smash, Pokemon, and Animal Crossing, and yes- I am. Because those games are all trash, and you are trash if you like them.

Your bias is showing. You only mention consoles.

Nintendo DS and 3DS were fantastic systems but you wouldn't know because you don't like handhelds. I didn't even mention Wii once in my post but you naturally assumed I was talking about consoles because that's your bias.

I've heard "nintendo is going to die" on at least three separate occasions.

Nintendo reveals DS: Nintendo is going to die, PSP is going to kill it. What is this dual screen thing?

What actually happens: sells 150 million units

Nintendo reveals Wii: Nintendo is going to die, 360 and PS3 make it irrelevant.

What actually happens: Sells 100 million units.

Nintendo reveals Switch: Nintendo is going to die, this is just another Wii U

What actually happens: sells a shit load.

You have a massive blind spot when talking about Nintendo. Anyone who thought a Nintendo handheld was doomed for failure is living in a console bubble. Sad to say. That is also why you thought Switch was doomed to fail: you compared them to Xbone and PS4 when Nintendo was merging their libraries. Wii U did not have an Animal Crossing. Wii U also did not have a flagship Pokemon title. FYI, Pokemon Sun and Moon for 3ds sold 16 million copies. That's at least 16 million guaranteed sales for Switch.

The current library is pretty standard stuff as far as a Nintendo handheld goes. It's not really surprising for anyone who has been paying attention.
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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6674 on: September 08, 2019, 02:43:33 PM »
lol the first few pages of this thread are embarrassing

can it run normal android?

if you cant surf, netflix, youtube its worthless

You can do this on Wii U so of course you'd be able to on this

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Chooky

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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6675 on: September 08, 2019, 03:01:25 PM »
I still don't understand why there aren't more streaming apps. is it something on nintendos end?

Occam

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« Reply #6676 on: September 08, 2019, 03:09:00 PM »
The lack of features is pretty staggering.
I read that if you install Android, Switch performs like a good modern tablet except for issues caused by the read/write speed of the microSD. Android games supposedly run very well.

Here's a video showing the very first release, I presume it has been improved since:
« Last Edit: September 08, 2019, 03:18:02 PM by Occam »
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Cindi Mayweather

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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6677 on: September 08, 2019, 03:17:33 PM »
What's more mind boggling was, beyond the vale of "Nintendo is dying!" there was so much fuel wishing *for* Nintendo to die. Basically, fuck gamers.

I still don't understand why there aren't more streaming apps. is it something on nintendos end?

:yeshrug

Even 3DS has Netflix. No idea.
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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6678 on: September 08, 2019, 03:59:52 PM »
First Zelda I played was the OG NES one. Y'all are a bunch of noobs  :ufup

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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6679 on: September 08, 2019, 04:57:36 PM »
Why the hell would you play Android garbage when you can play Nintendo games?  ???

It's like going to a 5 star restaurant with your McDonalds order lmao
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« Reply #6680 on: September 08, 2019, 05:00:42 PM »
Divinity with cross save support is pretty nifty. I mean, I’d rather play it in my pc where it’s not running at sub 720p, but the option to play on the switch a little before going to bed is much appreciated.

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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6681 on: September 08, 2019, 05:05:12 PM »
Divinity is on Switch? Switch version it is.

How is it with controller?
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« Reply #6682 on: September 08, 2019, 05:09:57 PM »
You can tell that it wasn’t designed with a controller in mind but it works well enough. They’ve taken enough cracks at it that they’ve figured it out about as good as it’s going to get for a top down CRPG.

Cindi Mayweather

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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6683 on: September 08, 2019, 05:15:07 PM »
No touch controls? It’d be fine with a stylus.
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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6684 on: September 08, 2019, 05:27:45 PM »
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BisMarckie

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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6685 on: September 08, 2019, 06:19:32 PM »
Imagine fighting over the Switch library while I play Plumbers don‘t wear ties on my 3DO and fondle myself. :smug

Bebpo

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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6686 on: September 08, 2019, 07:22:33 PM »
So I've never heard of this Demon's Crest thing and so I'm trying it and wtf world map exploration out of nowhere?? Is this game good?

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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6687 on: September 08, 2019, 07:24:20 PM »
So I've never heard of this Demon's Crest thing and so I'm trying it and wtf world map exploration out of nowhere?? Is this game good?

My exact reaction
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Chooky

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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6688 on: September 08, 2019, 08:09:41 PM »
red arremer had a whole trilogy. they're pretty fun games. the original on gb was structured like an rpg, but with side scroller levels instead of dungeons. never played the nes one and i've heard very little about it but it looked cool. the last one is pretty cool altho it's extremely hard in parts. as far as i know they all bombed. demon's crest came out really late in the snes's life, iirc around the same time as donkey kong country, and faded into oblivion. er wait... i think it did get a rerelease on wii.

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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6689 on: September 08, 2019, 08:10:27 PM »
also this song rules


Olivia Wilde Homo

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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6690 on: September 08, 2019, 08:14:01 PM »
lol the first few pages of this thread are embarrassing

I always believed :rejoice

Get rekt “Nintendo is going to die” people. If you are over 30, and have lived through their multiple eras you’d have to be nuts to say that. They always bounce back. 8)

Naaaaaaaaah, quality wise Nintendo had actually been on a steady downwards trajectory forever as far as hardware and big picture choices. The Wii throws it off because it was dirt cheap and trendy so casuals bought the shit out of it to play wii bowling and tennis and shit, but other than the two Galaxy games there's not a lot of quality software on that thing, and history has born me out on this: waggle was a gimmick, and a shitty one at that.

The single best thing IMO Nintendo did was launch this with a kick ass Zelda game, and then a kick ass Mario game like 7 months later. Having those two games going into the first holiday season was smart AF. It helps that while obviously underpowered relative to the PS4 and Xbone, it's still *KINDA* powerful enough to play ports of games, and enough people are stupid enough to want to play shit on the go instead of on a couch like god intended that the portability is for whatever reason a selling point. (Seriously, you people are unclean)

The dirty secret is that other than BotW and Odyssey, there's not a lot of MUST HAVE games you can only get on Switch. It's you sick in the head portability people that are driving sales, plus assholes like Tasty and Brandnew who can only get erections or whatever when they give Nintendo money, so they overpay for shit they can get cheaper elsewhere because "lol it's on the Switch"

System is still worth it for BotW and Odyssey, or if you're a huge FE fan. Getting all the dregs from the WiiU years re-released is nice. I'm sure this is the point where people are going to come in and tell me that I'm discounting the appeal of Smash, Pokemon, and Animal Crossing, and yes- I am. Because those games are all trash, and you are trash if you like them.

Your bias is showing. You only mention consoles.

Nintendo DS and 3DS were fantastic systems but you wouldn't know because you don't like handhelds. I didn't even mention Wii once in my post but you naturally assumed I was talking about consoles because that's your bias.

I've heard "nintendo is going to die" on at least three separate occasions.

Nintendo reveals DS: Nintendo is going to die, PSP is going to kill it. What is this dual screen thing?

What actually happens: sells 150 million units

Nintendo reveals Wii: Nintendo is going to die, 360 and PS3 make it irrelevant.

What actually happens: Sells 100 million units.

Nintendo reveals Switch: Nintendo is going to die, this is just another Wii U

What actually happens: sells a shit load.

You have a massive blind spot when talking about Nintendo. Anyone who thought a Nintendo handheld was doomed for failure is living in a console bubble. Sad to say. That is also why you thought Switch was doomed to fail: you compared them to Xbone and PS4 when Nintendo was merging their libraries. Wii U did not have an Animal Crossing. Wii U also did not have a flagship Pokemon title. FYI, Pokemon Sun and Moon for 3ds sold 16 million copies. That's at least 16 million guaranteed sales for Switch.

The current library is pretty standard stuff as far as a Nintendo handheld goes. It's not really surprising for anyone who has been paying attention.

This generation is proving a lot of people wrong. 5 years ago it seemed like the writing was on the wall that mobile gaming was going to kill off console gaming. In 2019, console gaming is the strongest its been for at least a decade. It’s pointless to speculate how things are going to go - we’re all going to get it wrong anyways. Might as well just play what’s fun and leave it at that.
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Cindi Mayweather

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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6691 on: September 08, 2019, 08:35:21 PM »
Yeah we did think console gaming was in the grave. Turns out last gen was just THAT BAD.
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nachobro

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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6692 on: September 08, 2019, 08:39:20 PM »
last gen was so bad people were somehow convinced that last of us was a worthwhile game :lol

curly

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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6693 on: September 08, 2019, 08:44:06 PM »
last gen was so bad people were somehow convinced that last of us was a worthwhile game :lol

gens where white people games dominate are bound to suck

TakingBackSunday

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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6694 on: September 08, 2019, 08:47:55 PM »
lol the first few pages of this thread are embarrassing

I always believed :rejoice

Get rekt “Nintendo is going to die” people. If you are over 30, and have lived through their multiple eras you’d have to be nuts to say that. They always bounce back. 8)

Naaaaaaaaah, quality wise Nintendo had actually been on a steady downwards trajectory forever as far as hardware and big picture choices. The Wii throws it off because it was dirt cheap and trendy so casuals bought the shit out of it to play wii bowling and tennis and shit, but other than the two Galaxy games there's not a lot of quality software on that thing, and history has born me out on this: waggle was a gimmick, and a shitty one at that.

The single best thing IMO Nintendo did was launch this with a kick ass Zelda game, and then a kick ass Mario game like 7 months later. Having those two games going into the first holiday season was smart AF. It helps that while obviously underpowered relative to the PS4 and Xbone, it's still *KINDA* powerful enough to play ports of games, and enough people are stupid enough to want to play shit on the go instead of on a couch like god intended that the portability is for whatever reason a selling point. (Seriously, you people are unclean)

The dirty secret is that other than BotW and Odyssey, there's not a lot of MUST HAVE games you can only get on Switch. It's you sick in the head portability people that are driving sales, plus assholes like Tasty and Brandnew who can only get erections or whatever when they give Nintendo money, so they overpay for shit they can get cheaper elsewhere because "lol it's on the Switch"

System is still worth it for BotW and Odyssey, or if you're a huge FE fan. Getting all the dregs from the WiiU years re-released is nice. I'm sure this is the point where people are going to come in and tell me that I'm discounting the appeal of Smash, Pokemon, and Animal Crossing, and yes- I am. Because those games are all trash, and you are trash if you like them.

Damn man I didn’t fuck your mom or anything
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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6695 on: September 08, 2019, 08:59:31 PM »
No touch controls? It’d be fine with a stylus.

No touch screen controls. Like I said though it’s surprisingly well handled. I sometimes use the controller option on PC if I’m playing on the TV. But if I’m sitting at my desk I’m sticking to keyboard and mouse. 

Human Snorenado

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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6696 on: September 08, 2019, 09:10:25 PM »
lol the first few pages of this thread are embarrassing

I always believed :rejoice

Get rekt “Nintendo is going to die” people. If you are over 30, and have lived through their multiple eras you’d have to be nuts to say that. They always bounce back. 8)

Naaaaaaaaah, quality wise Nintendo had actually been on a steady downwards trajectory forever as far as hardware and big picture choices. The Wii throws it off because it was dirt cheap and trendy so casuals bought the shit out of it to play wii bowling and tennis and shit, but other than the two Galaxy games there's not a lot of quality software on that thing, and history has born me out on this: waggle was a gimmick, and a shitty one at that.

The single best thing IMO Nintendo did was launch this with a kick ass Zelda game, and then a kick ass Mario game like 7 months later. Having those two games going into the first holiday season was smart AF. It helps that while obviously underpowered relative to the PS4 and Xbone, it's still *KINDA* powerful enough to play ports of games, and enough people are stupid enough to want to play shit on the go instead of on a couch like god intended that the portability is for whatever reason a selling point. (Seriously, you people are unclean)

The dirty secret is that other than BotW and Odyssey, there's not a lot of MUST HAVE games you can only get on Switch. It's you sick in the head portability people that are driving sales, plus assholes like Tasty and Brandnew who can only get erections or whatever when they give Nintendo money, so they overpay for shit they can get cheaper elsewhere because "lol it's on the Switch"

System is still worth it for BotW and Odyssey, or if you're a huge FE fan. Getting all the dregs from the WiiU years re-released is nice. I'm sure this is the point where people are going to come in and tell me that I'm discounting the appeal of Smash, Pokemon, and Animal Crossing, and yes- I am. Because those games are all trash, and you are trash if you like them.

Damn man I didn’t fuck your mom or anything

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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6697 on: September 08, 2019, 09:43:30 PM »
last gen was so bad people were somehow convinced that last of us was a worthwhile game :lol

:lol
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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6698 on: September 08, 2019, 09:58:51 PM »
Having a portable system is invaluable for people who don't sit around at home all day. It's also amazing for travelling.
Switch is fantastic in that regard; I bought a small USB C to HDMI adapter to use in hotels so I don't need to take the bulky dock.
Looks like this: https://slickdeals.net/f/11653799-usb-c-to-hdmi-adapter-for-samsung-dex-station-desktop-experience-for-galaxy-note8-s8-s8-s9-s9-nintendo-switch-macbook-pro-2016-2017-18-59-ac-free-prime-shipping

Hope it's not that particular model, based on the comments.
:yikes

Haven't kept up with things, but last time I checked, it was still recommended to avoid all docks not made by Nintendo.
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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6699 on: September 08, 2019, 10:33:00 PM »
last gen was so bad people were somehow convinced that last of us was a worthwhile game :lol
Um it was....

Last gen was hardly terrible. Terrible if you like Nintendo I guess...

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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6700 on: September 08, 2019, 10:39:31 PM »
last gen was fine (it lasted like 50 years so of course there will be good and bad) but devs deciding to pursue cinematic garbage in games was certainly a detriment, aka most of sony 1st party was complete shit. don't @ me about how much you enjoyed uncharted or last of us or whatever trash cause i don't care about your terrible taste.


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« Reply #6701 on: September 08, 2019, 10:45:07 PM »
also last gen gave us the best street fighter, red dead redemption, tokyo jungle, and the best final fantasy so it's not all bad

and the best metal gears :thinking i guess it wasn't so bad after all

and dq9 ok i'm reversing course here
« Last Edit: September 08, 2019, 10:51:11 PM by nachobro »

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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6702 on: September 08, 2019, 10:57:02 PM »
Having a portable system is invaluable for people who don't sit around at home all day. It's also amazing for travelling.
Switch is fantastic in that regard; I bought a small USB C to HDMI adapter to use in hotels so I don't need to take the bulky dock.
Looks like this: https://slickdeals.net/f/11653799-usb-c-to-hdmi-adapter-for-samsung-dex-station-desktop-experience-for-galaxy-note8-s8-s8-s9-s9-nintendo-switch-macbook-pro-2016-2017-18-59-ac-free-prime-shipping

Hope it's not that particular model, based on the comments.
:yikes

Haven't kept up with things, but last time I checked, it was still recommended to avoid all docks not made by Nintendo.

No, it's not that exact same model, but looks similar (I just used image search). Since you use Nintendo's PSU, it shouldn't be able to damage the system. The infamous Nyko dock that killed the USB-C port had its own power supply. Additionally, from what I read there was something wrong with Switch firmware 5.0.0 that made non-Nintendo docks not work; it seems to have been fixed in later firmwares.
I got it only recently and haven't used it for more than a few hours, so no idea about its longevity.

Edit:
This should be a completely safe solution because it's just a case:
https://www.amazon.com/BASSTOP-Portable-Nintendo-Replacement-original/dp/B071YVC3NJ/
« Last Edit: September 09, 2019, 12:01:31 AM by Occam »
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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6703 on: September 08, 2019, 11:11:15 PM »
I've been using this third-party dock [for TV playing in a different room from what I keep the official dock] for a couple of months now:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PY85MJC

The dock can be a little finicky, but it's worked alright so far and I haven't had any problems with the Switch.
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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6704 on: September 08, 2019, 11:17:03 PM »
I've been using this third-party dock [for TV playing in a different room from what I keep the official dock] for a couple of months now:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PY85MJC

The dock can be a little finicky, but it's worked alright so far and I haven't had any problems with the Switch.

I see at least one review from last month saying it bricked their Switch.  Stuff like that is enough to keep me away.

The DIY replacement that Occam posted seems safer.
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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6705 on: September 09, 2019, 12:04:34 AM »
Found a shell that's probably better (you retain the LED and spring loading mechanism): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0759CH5Q3/

These shells may actually be better than the original dock by Nintendo because they allow for better ventilation. People are saying their Switch remains much cooler when using one of them.
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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6706 on: September 09, 2019, 12:29:15 AM »
last gen was fine (it lasted like 50 years so of course there will be good and bad) but devs deciding to pursue cinematic garbage in games was certainly a detriment, aka most of sony 1st party was complete shit. don't @ me about how much you enjoyed uncharted or last of us or whatever trash cause i don't care about your terrible taste.

Fighting games and re-releases of classics were the best part of last gen imo

Gen started great the  went down the toilet
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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6707 on: September 09, 2019, 12:58:55 AM »
Anyone have a screen protector? Not sure if I should get one. I'm paranoid, but careful with my things.

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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6708 on: September 09, 2019, 01:31:20 AM »
Yes, a tempered glass screen protector. Feels great, much better than the actual screen. Switch has a relatively soft plastic screen and it can even get scratched by the dock. If you don't use a protector, you are going to get micro scratches (or worse) sooner or later.
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« Reply #6709 on: September 09, 2019, 02:59:20 AM »
I heard that if you sneeze on the Switch screen, the system becomes contaminated and the screen WILL fall off after six months.

Stay safe, stay clean.
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« Reply #6710 on: September 09, 2019, 03:30:28 AM »
There are two kinds of Switch owners. Those with screen protectors and those who don't mind scratches.
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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6711 on: September 09, 2019, 06:46:22 AM »
If you even think about putting the Switch in the dock it's guaranteed to at least scratch up the back of it, and probably the front.
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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6712 on: September 09, 2019, 07:09:00 AM »
I really hope we get that Ninja-kun compilation in the states... and while we're at it, gimme some Super Chinese...
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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6713 on: September 09, 2019, 07:37:55 AM »
Anyone have a screen protector? Not sure if I should get one. I'm paranoid, but careful with my things.

Ya ur paranoid
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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6714 on: September 09, 2019, 08:42:57 AM »
I just have one of the plastic screen protectors. It seems to work.

I have a tempered glass protector on my phone, and now my screen protector is scratched and I’m not sure how to get it off 🤷‍♂️

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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6715 on: September 09, 2019, 11:25:21 AM »
Yes, a tempered glass screen protector. Feels great, much better than the actual screen. Switch has a relatively soft plastic screen and it can even get scratched by the dock. If you don't use a protector, you are going to get micro scratches (or worse) sooner or later.

Oh yeah, the first thing I did was the mod where you put little felt pads on the inside of the dock. Hell of a design oversight.

How did you manage to install the screen protector without getting air bubbles? The bane of my existence.

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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6716 on: September 09, 2019, 11:26:54 AM »
paranoid as well, I got an amfilm protector on mine. tbh it's not scratched or anything.  :doge

Yes, a tempered glass screen protector. Feels great, much better than the actual screen. Switch has a relatively soft plastic screen and it can even get scratched by the dock. If you don't use a protector, you are going to get micro scratches (or worse) sooner or later.

Oh yeah, the first thing I did was the mod where you put little felt pads on the inside of the dock. Hell of a design oversight.

How did you manage to install the screen protector without getting air bubbles? The bane of my existence.

I think with the pads you're probably fine.

RE: bubbles i don't think glass ones give as much issue with this as thicker plastic but it's not something I do a lot of? use a credit card lol
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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6717 on: September 09, 2019, 11:44:21 AM »
Post good screen protector plz
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Re: Nintendo Switch Thread
« Reply #6718 on: September 09, 2019, 11:49:46 AM »
Also got Castlevania collection. Dracula III on the go, baby.

About time Konami gave the superior Castlevania (classic CV) some love. Only thing missing is Rebirth. And Rondo I guess.
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