Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by ianfianf » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:48 am

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Prototype wrote:Hi folks,

I'm buying a switch at the end of the month. I think theres a new one with a new battery so gonna look out for that.


The Switch recently had a hardware refresh. The 2019 model has a better battery. If you buy from a relatively high-turnover shop (like Amazon) you should get the refreshed version. There's a guide on how to tell whether you have a 2017 or a 2019 model here: https://www.cnet.com/how-to/make-sure-you-dont-buy-the-wrong-switch/ If you end up with the old model, you can apparently complain to Nintendo and they'll swap it for free---I don't know if that's official policy but I've seen people on e.g. Reddit saying they did it no hassle.



As a dad buying his son a switch for his birthday in November this is really helpful info. Thanks guys! I didn't even realise there had been a revision.


Can you buy me one please, Dad?

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by jawafour » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:42 am

Just to chip in on the new Switch model... yeah, the battery is the same as the one in the older model but the processor has been updated and it is less power-hungry, hence the longer battery life.

The updated version can now be bought from Amazon and ShopTo.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by DarkRula » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:44 am

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DarkRula wrote:If I finally get my wish of seeing Wuhu Island reappear as a main focus, and it's in this... whatever... I'm gonna riot.

Then again, it could be a good whatever, so I'll hold off rioting until I see what it actually is.


That's not the way we do things around here....


I'll just go get... I'll just go buy some pitchforks and torches then. Unless I meet another rioter on the way, then I'll just borrow some of theirs.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by jawafour » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:30 pm



Dalagonash is leaving his Nintendo community manager role!

I don't know the guy very much, but I believe he was a pretty regular poster here in GR at one time.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by Karl_ » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:01 pm

Had the pleasure of meeting Dala a year or two ago at a convention. He was very busy manning the Nintendo zone and I think he only vaguely remembered me ( :slol: ), but he was still really nice and super friendly, as he always was on here back when he posted regularly.

I know him and Qikz are very good friends, so hopefully Qikz might wish him well on behalf of GRcade!

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by Robbo-92 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:19 pm

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Robbo-92 wrote:So now I’ve beaten Bloodstained Ritual of The Night I think I’m finally going to get the Switch online subscription, that way I can enjoy playing some SNES games while I wait for the next lot of games to release that I’m interested in later in the month.

Quick question re cloud saves though, will all games that support them just automatically save a copy or do I need to load them up in turn to save a copy of the save data to the cloud?


When I subscribed, all my saves from before the subscription had to be manually uploaded to the cloud. It was pretty tedious uploading them all.


Was hoping it wouldn’t be as tedious as that, or is the process relatively easy?


Uploading a save to the cloud is easy and quick. The save files are small so an upload only takes a minute or two for one file. It just takes a while if you have alot of games.

To upload go to a game on the switch menu. press + and go to cloud back up options(or something like that I don't remember the exact option name).


Thanks, I’ll see which games allow me to save a copy when I sign up this evening.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by Rocsteady » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:22 pm

Am I the only one buying the new baby Switch? Might have to try it out beforehand just to make sure it doesn't feeling crippingly small in the hands

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by Robbo-92 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:34 pm

For myself I’m just not interested in a Switch Lite, I might have felt differently if I hadn’t got a Switch already and wasn’t fussed about the docked aspect but even then, for what you miss out on for a saving of £80 I still probably wouldn’t get it especially now the slightly upgraded Switch has a superior battery life to the Switch Lite as well as the original Switch model.

Anyway bought the online, backed up all of my games that can have cloud saves (bit of a shame Let’s Go Pikachu doesn’t support them), now going to load up the SNES app and see what takes my fancy! What that means is that A Link to The Past will more than likely be getting started again :datass:

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by Clarkman » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:57 pm

Karl_ wrote:Had the pleasure of meeting Dala a year or two ago at a convention. He was very busy manning the Nintendo zone and I think he only vaguely remembered me ( :slol: ), but he was still really nice and super friendly, as he always was on here back when he posted regularly.

I know him and Qikz are very good friends, so hopefully Qikz might wish him well on behalf of GRcade!


He's going to do the same role at Rare, I believe!

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by Karl_ » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:05 pm

Clarkman wrote:
Karl_ wrote:Had the pleasure of meeting Dala a year or two ago at a convention. He was very busy manning the Nintendo zone and I think he only vaguely remembered me ( :slol: ), but he was still really nice and super friendly, as he always was on here back when he posted regularly.

I know him and Qikz are very good friends, so hopefully Qikz might wish him well on behalf of GRcade!


He's going to do the same role at Rare, I believe!


That's absolutely awesome! He can hang out with Tiarny. (Gosh, GRcade is practically the shadow government of the games industry.)

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by Jenuall » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:27 pm

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by Winckle » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:36 pm

Karl_ wrote:
Clarkman wrote:
Karl_ wrote:Had the pleasure of meeting Dala a year or two ago at a convention. He was very busy manning the Nintendo zone and I think he only vaguely remembered me ( :slol: ), but he was still really nice and super friendly, as he always was on here back when he posted regularly.

I know him and Qikz are very good friends, so hopefully Qikz might wish him well on behalf of GRcade!


He's going to do the same role at Rare, I believe!


That's absolutely awesome! He can hang out with Tiarny. (Gosh, GRcade is practically the shadow government of the games industry.)
Karl_: I trust you've been able to find yourself a place within the organization?
Dalagonash: I'm personally overseeing the community of Rare, but it'll still take months to restore the goodwill. We'll have to arrange additional patches and bugfixes in Sea of Thieves. Maybe Battletoads as well.
Karl_: All through proper intermediaries, of course.
Dalagonash: Intermediaries?
Karl_: We have a great number of agencies, who in turn operate other agencies. Boxes stacked one in another. They'll need to be reactivated, but we never touch anything directly. We only influence. Suggest. Insinuate.
Dalagonash: The world must know by now, Karl_. What we've done.
Karl_: Know what? Only that the long night is over. The crown of games is tarnished, but that will fade in time. The bugs, a fever dream; the crashes, a horrible nightmare, and like everything else that happened, such things will only be dimly remembered upon waking to their normal lives. In the end, all sins are forgiven. Even yours.
Dalagonash: What about the next generation Perfect Dark and Banjo-Kazooie?
Karl_: Do you really think they're ready for that? After everything you've seen? Everything you've done?
Dalagonash: No. Not yet.
Karl_: But soon. We have made our own mistakes, became insulated from the world we sought to control, and whatever they may think, the night is far from over. But that will change, and you will help us change even as we teach you, this time... this time we will do it right.
Dalagonash: And who are we? Who are we really?
Karl_: We are the invisible hand. We are GRcade. We came before and after. We are forever. And eventually... eventually, we will lead them into the day.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by jawafour » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:21 pm

Winckle wrote:(...And eventually... eventually, we will lead them into the day.)

Strawberry-floatin' amazing, Winckle! :lol: .

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by Robbo-92 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:41 pm

Loving the SNES app :wub:

Already played about an hour of ALTTP and a few levels of Super Mario World. I’ll be trying a bit of Super Metroid next then probably a bit of Mario Kart. Looking at the NES games I’m actually kind of interested in trying the enhanced versions of the two Zelda games and Metroid, where you basically start the game powered up already, one question about these though, what do you get where the upgrades would be? Nothing?

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by Fisher » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:58 pm

i may get some demos this week.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by Karl_ » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:11 am

Winckle :lol:



My partner is about a quarter of the way into ALTTP now, on the free SNES app. I thought it might be a bit hard for her but actually she's been really enjoying it (with only occasional rewinding!).

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by Ad7 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:09 am

I'm realy torn now, play these games on the switch, or on my snes classic.

Hexx wrote:Ad7 is older and balder than I thought.
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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:30 am

Ad7 wrote:I'm realy torn now, play these games on the switch, or on my snes classic.


Same for me. The portability and the more accessible rewind have me leaning towards Switch, but the joy con button / analogue stick trade off makes it a more difficult decision. I have a wireless 8 bit do for the SNES Classic, which means i can reset etc from the comfort of my sofa (running Hakchi).

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by jawafour » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:49 am

System update v9 is out. Plenty of pretty minor changes although one stands out:

> Added “Online Play Invites” section to the User's page.
Invites from friends to join online play in supported software will be displayed in this section.

It seems that you can now send friends an invitation to play in "supported" games :o .

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by Pedz » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:52 am

Ad7 wrote:I'm realy torn now, play these games on the switch, or on my snes classic.


PC via Retroarch.

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