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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat thread | APRIL - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Puyo Puyo Tetris out 28.04 (PAL)
by Atreyu » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:14 pm

Hello, GR. Long time no post.

I'm in the market for a Switch – specifically for Mario Kart later this month.

I've bagged a couple of Pro controllers, as they appear to be essential to a comfortable gaming experience.

I see that I can purchase the game itself either in physical form or via Nintendo's download store. Which should I choose? In addition to setting lap records with my own l33t skillz the whole set-up will be used by an exuberant four-year-old and his irrepressible two-year-old younger brother. Am I better off getting the game digitally so that it can't be sabotaged by my offspring? Or is the disk (?) setup sufficiently robust, in the sense that curious fingers won't easily be able to dislodge it, that I might as well get the physical version?

I used to be so much better at this stuff.

Many thanks in advance.
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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat thread | APRIL - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Puyo Puyo Tetris out 28.04 (PAL)
by Karl » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:25 pm

Hi Atreyu. I don't have any advice for you, but it's good to see you around & doing well.
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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat thread | APRIL - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Puyo Puyo Tetris out 28.04 (PAL)
by Harry Bizzle » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:35 pm

Given the game cards are covered in a bitterant to put off children from putting them in their mouths and they seem about the right size to be a choking hazard, you may want to go digital.

As an aside, MK8 (physical) is £42 at Amazon or £40 if you've got Prime if you choose to go physical.
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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat thread | APRIL - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Puyo Puyo Tetris out 28.04 (PAL)
by Green Gecko » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:38 pm

Do you have a gas fire? The last tenants here had kids who "posted" game cartridges into that and burnt them to death, and years later almost choked us to death.

I've never thought about this before but seems to be a genuine problem. You probably could eat those cartridges if you wanted to, but they're not disks, so they should probably survive compared to the obvious issues with that.

And yeah they have anti nail biting chemicals on them. Try putting some of that on a thing, jam it in the child's mouth and take notes.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat thread | APRIL - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Puyo Puyo Tetris out 28.04 (PAL)
by OrangeRakoon » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:45 pm

Atreyu wrote:I've bagged a couple of Pro controllers, as they appear to be essential to a comfortable gaming experience.


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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat thread | APRIL - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Puyo Puyo Tetris out 28.04 (PAL)
by Harry Bizzle » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:52 pm



This game looks good. Out tomorrow. £13.49.


Shame it's only 30fps on Switch but I think I'd have the option to go portable than play it on my PC.
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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat thread | APRIL - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Puyo Puyo Tetris out 28.04 (PAL)
by Qikz » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:14 pm

Brought Metal Slug 3 to play co-op at lunch. So good.
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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat thread | APRIL - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Puyo Puyo Tetris out 28.04 (PAL)
by The Watching Artist » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:35 pm

Watched a bit of a steam of Mr. Shifty and it looks pretty cool.
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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat thread | APRIL - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Puyo Puyo Tetris out 28.04 (PAL)
by mic » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:01 pm

Atreyu wrote:Hello, GR. Long time no post.

I'm in the market for a Switch – specifically for Mario Kart later this month.

I've bagged a couple of Pro controllers, as they appear to be essential to a comfortable gaming experience.

I see that I can purchase the game itself either in physical form or via Nintendo's download store. Which should I choose? In addition to setting lap records with my own l33t skillz the whole set-up will be used by an exuberant four-year-old and his irrepressible two-year-old younger brother. Am I better off getting the game digitally so that it can't be sabotaged by my offspring? Or is the disk (?) setup sufficiently robust, in the sense that curious fingers won't easily be able to dislodge it, that I might as well get the physical version?

I used to be so much better at this stuff.

Many thanks in advance.



Welcome back :-)

I'm going digital for exactly the same reason. My wiiU MK disk lasted about a month and I refused to buy it again. Although the switch cartridges are made of sterner stuff, I'm not thrilled about the swapping mechanism, so Zelda will stay in there and everything else will be digital.
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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat thread | APRIL - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Puyo Puyo Tetris out 28.04 (PAL)
by Atreyu » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:20 am

Karl wrote:Hi Atreyu. I don't have any advice for you, but it's good to see you around & doing well.

Hi Karl. Very good to see you too. I hope all's well at your end.

mic wrote:Welcome back :-)

I'm going digital for exactly the same reason. My wiiU MK disk lasted about a month and I refused to buy it again. Although the switch cartridges are made of sterner stuff, I'm not thrilled about the swapping mechanism, so Zelda will stay in there and everything else will be digital.

mic! It's, what, 14 years since that summer on the porch? Time flies. Good to see you too.

And thanks very much, Mr Gecko and Harry, and everyone else.

Looks like digital is the way forward. Sensible policy for a happier Britain, and all that.
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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat thread | APRIL - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Puyo Puyo Tetris out 28.04 (PAL)
by Hime » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:31 am

You might want to look up Nintendo's digital policy, it was archaic with previous consoles.
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by jawafour » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:33 am

Hime wrote:You might want to look up Nintendo's digital policy, it was archaic with previous consoles.

It's not as bad as portrayed, to be fair. The 3DS and Wii U both allow you to make a system transfer i.e. if you want to change to a different machine then you can transfer your games and data over. You can't download the games to more than one machine at a time, though.
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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat thread | APRIL - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Puyo Puyo Tetris out 28.04 (PAL)
by Errkal » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:04 am

The 3DS/2DS does, but if you dont ahve the original device it is a strawberry floating nightmare! It took 2 weeks to get my 3DS I didn't have any more unlinked from my account so I could use it on a 2DS!
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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat thread | APRIL - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Puyo Puyo Tetris out 28.04 (PAL)
by degoose » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:36 am

Qikz wrote:Brought Metal Slug 3 to play co-op at lunch. So good.

yes indeed, i picked this up as well. I love a bit of metal slug co - op
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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat thread | APRIL - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Puyo Puyo Tetris out 28.04 (PAL)
by Lotus » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:11 pm

Loving the yellow joycons.

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Will probably get those when I get around to buying a Switch. I also saw some light green ones in the Direct which I hadn't seen before.
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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat thread | APRIL - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Puyo Puyo Tetris out 28.04 (PAL)
by Winckle » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:03 pm

There's a new NBA Jam style game coming to the switch, and a handsome chap made a thread for it right here that you can click on: t:nba-playgrounds-winps4xb1switch?f=2
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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat thread | APRIL - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Puyo Puyo Tetris out 28.04 (PAL)
by Jazzem » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:21 pm

For fellow fans of FAST RMX, the update set to add time attack mode and friends lobbies is due on the 19th

So happy we're finally getting this :D Just hope the friend lobby system is up to snuff and the time attack mode has leaderboards.
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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat thread | APRIL - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Puyo Puyo Tetris out 28.04 (PAL)
by DML » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:35 pm

Lotus wrote:
Will probably get those when I get around to buying a Switch. I also saw some light green ones in the Direct which I hadn't seen before.


Where?

Love the yellow joycons! However I would like two different colours to go with my red and blue one.

Also, I am genuinelly finding the Switch comfortable to play without the Pro controller, I cant be the only one?
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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat thread | APRIL - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Puyo Puyo Tetris out 28.04 (PAL)
by Jam-Master Jay » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:55 pm

I also find the Switch Joycons comfortable in handheld mode or in the grip, although maybe the years of using the 3DS has made it easy to adapt to the slim controllers.
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