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Messages - Adrock

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That won't change anything. I rarely pay fully price for games (not counting the 20% Amazon discount). I paid full price for Breath of the Wild because come on. This isn't so much about Arms than it is my thriftiness and limited gaming time. I just got to Hateno Village like a week ago, and I haven't played since.

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Or she could show up in the third act of the fourth Avengers film and defeat Thanos.

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I didn't really know where to put this.

I don't want to pay $60 for Arms, but it looks like a lot of fun.

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I'd buy Treasure Trove on Switch if Yacht Club Games would release a physical version. I don't really know what to do with this Shovel Knight Amiibo though. It looks nice, but it's functionally useless now.

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Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Official Switch Game Announcements
« on: March 18, 2017, 08:02:17 AM »
No. 3D Sonic in particular just doesn't do it for me. I like watching 2D Sonic though that may be my nostalgia showing.

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Strange. I was mildly curious why Nintendo didn't try to knock the price down to $250 if Switch is using stock parts, but then I remembered this is the same Nintendo that is selling extra docks for $90 and couldn't be bothered to just include an Ethernet port.

If there's a silver lining, Nintendo could conceivably drop an X2 or X3 in a New/Pro model and/or successor and call it a day. Custom chips cost more and take time to develop. Still, this would only really help Nintendo because it wouldn't pass those savings to consumers.
I wouldn't go as far as to say everything is stock or that there is nothing custom. The chip itself is stock, but there may be a lot of upfront capital expense on the software side of this thing. I don't think Nvidia marketing straight up lied about the number of man-years or that this thing is custom, and software is not cheap especially hardware drivers and SDK's.
I wouldn't and didn't either. When Nvidia stated, "The development encompassed 500 man-years of effort across every facet of creating a new gaming platform: algorithms, computer architecture, system design, system software, APIs, game engines and peripherals," it probably included its own in-house development before Nintendo was in the picture.

Using stock parts isn't necessarily a negative. There are pros and cons. I find it a little disappointing that Nintendo didn't price Switch more aggressively. $300 is okay, and I, personally, found it reasonable since I paid it. However, I thought $250 was the magic number for the general consumer. That's the price I think fence-sitters would have been more likely to commit. Nintendo isn't really feeling that now as Switch just launched.

Anyway, it's entirely possible and probable that we've seen the end of traditional generations. I can see Nintendo introducing a hardware update in 2019 with Nintendo abandoning support every other hardware release. That means, you would have to upgrade at least every four years for full compatibility with the latest software releases. To compare, that's a little more generous than Apple which I think typically goes back three years (current plus previous two models) as far as updates go. The problem is most people use smartphones more than gaming devices. I wonder if Nintendo can succeed with this model. The point I'm trying to make is keeping the price down makes these kinds of hardware upgrades more palpable.

I mean, I'll probably upgrade every time because I'm an asshole when it comes to Nintendo hardware. I'm the outlier though.

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Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Official Switch Game Announcements
« on: March 17, 2017, 08:18:04 PM »
No civil engineer would ever design a city like that. What is even going on there?

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Confirmed: Switch uses a stock Tegra X1. No custom anything. That's disappointing.

http://techinsights.com/about-techinsights/overview/blog/nintendo-switch-teardown/
Strange. I was mildly curious why Nintendo didn't try to knock the price down to $250 if Switch is using stock parts, but then I remembered this is the same Nintendo that is selling extra docks for $90 and couldn't be bothered to just include an Ethernet port.

If there's a silver lining, Nintendo could conceivably drop an X2 or X3 in a New/Pro model and/or successor and call it a day. Custom chips cost more and take time to develop. Still, this would only really help Nintendo because it wouldn't pass those savings to consumers.

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Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Switch Pro Contoller
« on: March 14, 2017, 05:06:21 PM »
I lucked out. There was one Best Buy in the area that had some Pro Controllers on launch day. I'd like to get another one eventually. I hope Nintendo releases them in blue.

Sadly, there are no carrying cases.

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Is anyone else having a problem with sidequests not showing up?

Lasli in Kakariko Village wants some fireflies, but I don't get the red sidequest marker above her dialog box. I don't get it.

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Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Switch Pro Contoller
« on: March 13, 2017, 05:11:10 PM »
Huh? The controller that came bundled with my PS4 has worked perfectly for the year and a half I've had it. My beef isn't with having to buy new controllers every console generation, it's with having to buy an extra "traditional" pad because the main controller solution Nintendo offers for their machines is lacking when it comes to the way I want to game. But I already knew I was adding that cost when I purchased the Switch.
Ah, I see what you're saying now. My bad.

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Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Switch Pro Contoller
« on: March 13, 2017, 04:43:35 PM »
I hate that I keep having to spend extra $$$ on controllers because Nintendo feels the need to re-invent the wheel with every gen.
Your problem isn't really with Nintendo then because every console maker does this.

In fact, I think Wii U may be the first time a console maker expected people to regularly use its previous generation controllers on its new hardware. Nintendo Land was built around players using the Wii U Gamepad and Wii Remotes. Then, Nintendo quietly admitted most people didn't want to use either controller anymore.

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Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Switch Pro Contoller
« on: March 13, 2017, 02:53:12 PM »
Switch Pro Controller is excellent even though the price is absurd. I had a gift card from work which worked out for me even if it doesn't change how I feel about the price. I also bought an extra AC adapter that is also absurdly priced. I deemed it a necessary purchase because I change both the controller and console without unplugging the dock.

I think I still like the Wii U Pro controller's analog stick placement a little more, but I get why Nintendo changed it (the right Joy-Con wouldn't work otherwise). I'd give the edge to Switch Pro Controller because it has matte finish, larger face buttons, and HD Rumble. Missed opportunity not coloring the face buttons like New 3DS though.
There is some talks in an update they will allow the wii u pro controller to be used as well. Which is interesting, because they don't appear to be much different.
Hmm, I doubt it. Wii U Pro Controller is missing key features. More importantly, Nintendo benefits immediately from focusing on Switch as a fresh start. Better to just not bring up Wii U whenever possible.

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Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Official Switch Game Announcements
« on: March 10, 2017, 07:11:09 AM »
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is officially coming to Switch. No word on if Kickstarter backers can opt for the Switch version.

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I peaced out of that thread the second I realized what a fucking troll Miyamoto was. I have periodically popped in because I was both surprised and appalled that the thread didn't get locked. His latest post was basically, "Thanks for replying, but who has time to read words?" which is about as expected. "I'm not a hater, but [pages of being a hater]. I'm right and won't respond to counterpoints, nyah nyah!"

**** that noise. Forever.

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Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Switch Friend Code Thread
« on: March 03, 2017, 03:47:42 PM »
Nintendo Network ID: Catsylvania
Nintendo Account User ID: catsylvania (Dan)
Nintendo Switch Friend Code: SW-7271-9067-1525

I don't fucking understand how Nintendo could go back to Friend Codes after the Nintendo Network ID was like the one thing Nintendo did right at Wii U launch. Son of a whore...

EDIT: Added Caterkiller, nickmitch, and Soren.

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Oh my god, just shut up already. I don't even care that you're pessimistic about the Switch, there are valid reasons to feel that way right now, but you could do it without being a complete asshole.
"Whoa, someone was bound to say it someday. I just can't believe it was her."

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Why did I have to create a Nintendo Account User ID? What is the point of the Nintendo Network ID?

You done messed up, A-aron Nintendo.

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I'm having trouble settling on a micro sdxc card. I don't mind Nintendo being coy about system specs except for this specific instance. I don't want to buy a more expensive sdxc card with faster transfer speeds if Switch won't take advantage of it.

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...as an admittedly ignorant person to the process of a new console launch, this just feels like a big "what have you been doing with all this time?" question in my head as a gut reaction.
Nintendo was previously emulating each game individually which took roughly for-fucking-ever. If Nintendo is working on emulators that work per platform rather than per game and will work on Switch successors, I can see how that may take longer. That's one hell of an if though.
What is the left Joy Con issue?
I believe it randomly dosconnects in the middle of gameplay. I read that it doesn't happen often, but the fact that it happened enough that multiple journalists wrote about it is disconcerting.

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Virtual Console is a non-issue for me personally, but Jebus, Nintendo, get your **** together. It at least has a working NES emulator running on an ARM. I wonder what the hold up is. If Nintendo is going to launch Virtual Console late, it better have hundreds of games.

(It won't though)

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General Chat / Re: The NBA Thread: Now with only Warriors and Cavs!
« on: February 20, 2017, 07:05:32 PM »
During these uncertain times, it's reassuring that the Sacramento Kings are still a terrible organization run by people who have no idea what a basketball is.

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Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Indies for the Switch!
« on: February 20, 2017, 04:48:36 AM »
Lab Zero (creators of Skullgirls) are considering Indivisible (Metroidvania-style exploration with Valkyrie Profile combat). I really want this game on Switch.

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Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Nintendo Switch Memes
« on: February 16, 2017, 05:30:17 PM »
The best Nintendo Switch meme is absolutely Antisocial Karen. It would have been nice if she became the console's unofficial marketing mascot.

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Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Three... Weeks... 'til Switch day!!!
« on: February 10, 2017, 05:34:32 AM »
My Amazon pre-order is being delivered to work. I expect it before I leave at 4:00 PM. I may stop by Best Buy to try to get some peripherals, namely the Joy-Con Charging Grip.

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