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John Wick of Dogs
Mar 4, 2017

The plan here is to reinvent Rin Tin Tin as a modern action star, the John Wick of dogs.


NINTENGOONS DISCORD SERVER
https://discord.gg/nnH4wXF

Great place for questions and stuff



Released March 3rd, 2017, Nintendo Switch is the latest console from your friends at the house of Mario. This thread is intended primarily for discussion on the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch news, however, large corporate news about Nintendo in general is welcome here. New and information about 3DS and mobile games should primarily go in other Nintendo threads. Fan created memes that aren't directly from a game should go directly into PYF or something.

What is a Switch?
Nintendo Switch is a hybrid console, a tablet running on an NVidia processor, which can be played as a handheld or placed in a dock hooked to your TV or monitor. When hooked to a dock, the Switch runs in a higher power mode due to not being concerned with battery life.


What is this crazy controller?
Nintendo Switch has a few controller options. Number one, included with the system, are the Joycon(Joycon is singular and plural). Taken together they act as one controller, or they can be used seperately as two controllers for simpler games.

Each controller has "HD rumble" (uses a linear actuator, similar to a speaker, rather than a simple rotating motor, to generate more subtle vibration) and gyro motion control. The right contoller has an IR camera and an NFC reader. + and - are your start and select equivalents. There is a screenshot button on the left joycon and a home button on the right. The rails allow you to slide each controller onto the Switch itself or into a Joycon Strap, which makes each controller's sR and sL button easier to access. Additional pair of Joycon cost $80 but can be found for less. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Nintendo...590130/55449978



The Pro controller has all of these features as well, except for the IR camera. It retails at $70 but can often be found on sale. It has an extremely long battery life.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Nintendo...590161/55485228

Details

-Nintendo Switch costs $300
-Comes with a USB Type-C charger, HDMI cable, left and right Joycon, Joycon grip, two Joycon straps, and Switch dock. Battery off dock runs from 3 hours(low end, graphics intensive game) to 7 or 8 hours(2d game like Shovel Knight) depending on wifi and brightness settings. Joycon batteries last about 20 hours, and charge by being attached to the Switch, or another (not included) charger. The Pro controller lasts about 50 hours and can plug into any USB port.
-Up to 8 Switches can connect to each other for multi-player, either wirelessly or by LAN(LAN adapter required)
-A paid on-line subscription service launched in September 2018. $20, detailed below
-NO REGION LOCKING. You can create an account for other region eShops and play games you buy there with whichever account on your system you want. Adding currency to your account may be tricky.
-Has a capacitive touch screen, meaning it registers more than one touch
-Uses micro SD cards; Switch has only 32GB on-board memory, so if you plan on downloading many titles, you'll need one.
-Nintendo Switch uses cartridges
-Switch is more powerful than the WiiU, but won't really measure up strength-wise to other consoles. It can run ports of modern games like Doom and Wolfenstein 2 decently enough
- You can log into any Nintendo Switch with your account and play your own digital titles, but if you are not on your primary Nintendo Switch you must be online to do so. The game will kick you out after 3 hours of not being online. On your primary Nintendo switch, there are no online checks for any of your games.

Nintendo Switch Online
-$20 for a year membership for one, $35 for a family plan for up to 8. You can add whoever you want to a family plan. As admin you can see whatever they buy, however.
- Includes online play(free to play games like Fortnite do not require)
- Includes voice chat service on a companion app. While the companion app is no ideal, it actually works quite well. Most people would prefer a system based solution, but the app actually works quite well, give it a shot
- Includes NES Online, an ever expanding library of NES games, available regardless of when you subscribed. So far this includes 20 games, with 3 being added each month. These have Nintendo's best NES emulation so far, as well as online multiplayer. For single player games you can control a hand and point out places of interest or applaud your friend
- Includes Cloud Saves. Cloud Saves are kept for at least 6 months after subscription lapses so you can re-up. Some games like Splatoon 2 or Pokemon Let's Go are incompatible. Hopefully because they were not designed with that in mind. The official reason is Nintendo worries about savescummming and item duping. Cloud Saves are unlimited
- Special offers, this is nebulous so far. Special offers to date include exclusive Splatoon 2 gear and the ability to buy special NES controller joycons.

Games
Below post

Accessories

There's a lot of great Nintendo Switch accessories you will be interested in. Here are some popular ones
Hori Compact Playstand - Great portale stand that leaves room to run your chargin cable
Hard Case for system and Dock - Easily carry system and dock
AmFilm Glass Screen Protector Nintendo Switch Screen is plastic and could be prone to scratches, never hurts to get a protector
Anker Power Bank - This is an officially licensed power bank by Anker for Nintendo Switch, the only one officially licensed by Nintendo as far as I know
200 gb MicroSDXC SanDisk - If you want to go digital you'll need a big SD card. 200gb is the best value usually
8bitdo SN30 Pro - a great Pro controller alternative a lot of people love, compatible with just about anything, works on Switch with no adapter needed
8bitdo Magic Adapter - Got more controllers? This lets you use basically anything. Wiimote. PS4 controller, Xbone controller, this adapter makes all of them work with the Switch.
Orzly Carrying case - When you just want to carry the Switch and some games and small accessories, and don't need the dock
Joycon Comfort Grips - 2 pack of grips that make it much more comfortable to play games using a single joycon. Great for multiplayer games where you will be passing around single Joycon controllers
USB Ethernet adapter - The switch dock doesn't have an Ethernet outlet, so if you prefer a wired connection you'll need one of these. If something says it is compatible with Wii/WiiU it should be compatible with Switch
On the Go cable - Want to use 8Bitdo NSMagic, or an Ethernet adapter, or a wired controller, or GameCube adapter, or USB headphones, but you aren't docked? You need an on the go cable, a usb-c to A/B converter. Then you can plug whatever accessory in even when you aren't docked.


Special Editions
Holiday Bundles to add later

Recommended Social Media Follows
GameXplain GameXplain covers all Nintendo news. If there is any new trailer, news, or credible rumors, they will quickly have a video up on it, as well as comprehensive analysis, previews, and reviews. Yes the one guy has a voice that's a little hard to understand sometimes. He had partial hearing loss, cut him some slack
Nintendo World Report more Nintendo news and reviews, their guys tend to be older, more jaded, and more rambling. The main reason I link them is they do more reviews.
Nintendo Voice Chat Weekly IGN podcast on Nintendo, a fairly good news round up with quick review summaries, eShop summary for the week, and interviews
Cornshaq This guy's main gimmick is he reviews about five games a week. These are mostly PS4 versions of games, and usually the cheapo indie games you would never think of playing. But most of these games also have Switch versions, and no one else reviews them, so if you have a spare $5 and are wondering if that game from someone you never heard of but looks kind of interesting is worth your time, his reviews are quite nice.
Wario64 Any time any game goes on sale, or something that's limited in quantity goes up on Amazon, this guy is on it. Keep him in your Twitter feed and you'll see all the latest sales and deals.
Mat Piscatella expert on NPD can tell you exactly how things are selling and has great analysis, knows which way the industry is moving
Supper Mario Broth funny Mario trivia
Zhuge Like Mat Piscatella except for the southeast Asian market. Knows a ton about emerging markets and mobile games
David Gibson Expert on Japan gaming market, often covers Nintendo investors meetings live
Dr Serkan Toto Another expert analyst in the Japanese gaming market, well worth a follow
Nintendo A small hanafuda company. Invented the ultra hand toy for grabbing things from a distance

Latest Nintendo Power Podcast:
Fall Games Guide

OP v1. 5

John Wick of Dogs fucked around with this message at 20:32 on Feb 4, 2019

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John Wick of Dogs
Mar 4, 2017

The plan here is to reinvent Rin Tin Tin as a modern action star, the John Wick of dogs.


John Wick of Dogs fucked around with this message at 00:18 on Mar 4, 2019

LODGE NORTH
Jul 30, 2007




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Is it safe to post here? Also, Crash is only $20 today at Best Buy.

MarcusSA
Sep 23, 2007



Grimey Drawer

LODGE NORTH posted:

Is it safe to post here? Also, Crash is only $20 today at Best Buy.

This needs to be a safe space.

Seriously canít wait for Diablo 3 and Dark Souls.

Over There
Jun 28, 2013


The Nintendo Switch is good.

Knuc U Kinte
Aug 17, 2004
stay out of yospos, bithc

Looking forward to this thread becoming an unreadable swamp too. Nintendo fans have brain damage.

Regy Rusty
Apr 26, 2010



Grimey Drawer

So this is what we do now, people are lovely to each other and we make new threads and pray it won't happen again

Fitzy Fitz
May 14, 2005




me irl

Real hurthling!
Sep 11, 2001






Octopath sucked
Whens twewy?

Inzombiac
Mar 19, 2007

PARTY ALL NIGHT, EAT BRAINS ALL DAY



I am very excited for Smash.

I wanna smash a bro.

Improbable Lobster
Jan 6, 2012

What is the Matrix? We just don't know.



Buglord

I love to Goku on the Go with Dragon Ball FighterZ

SeANMcBAY
Jun 28, 2006

Look on the bright side.




Regy Rusty posted:

So this is what we do now, people are lovely to each other and we make new threads and pray it won't happen again

I remember when it happened in the last Wii U thread and then no one even bothered to make a new one.

Iím traveling across the country and regret not bringing my Switch with me. I brought my 3DS instead so I could force myself through my backlog on there but itís not the same.

Shammypants
May 25, 2004

Let me tell you about true luxury.



Hey you know what would be great on the Switch? Zelda BoTW

Modus Pwnens
Dec 29, 2004

by Nyc_Tattoo


Real hurthling! posted:

Octopath sucked

Well time to close this one and try again.

Looper
Mar 1, 2012




hello switch friends, i think bowsette pictures are nice on the whole

CharlestheHammer
Jun 26, 2011

YOU SAY MY POSTS ARE THE RAVINGS OF THE DUMBEST PERSON ON GOD'S GREEN EARTH BUT YOU YOURSELF ARE READING THEM. CURIOUS!

Regy Rusty posted:

So this is what we do now, people are lovely to each other and we make new threads and pray it won't happen again

Running from your problems the Nintendo way

MarcusSA
Sep 23, 2007



Grimey Drawer

Real hurthling! posted:

Octopath sucked
Whens twewy?

Soon friend.

KICK BAMA KICK
Mar 2, 2009



I was just gonna ask about TWEWY, is this a big deal? Never played but been into JRPGs lately so had that on my shortlist.

quote:

The World Ends With You: The Final Remix comes out on October 12 and apparently only allows touch controls while in handheld mode. According to the game’s Nintendo webpage, the game offers Joy-Con controls or touch controls, but seemingly not a combination of the two.. When the original released on the DS in 2007, a combination of face-button and touch controls were used so that players could direct the game’s two main characters simultaneously. The new version of the game apparently offloads this hybrid approach entirely, with users in Japan—where the game is already out—noting that the Joy-Con controls stop registering once they’re attached to the Switch. Unless the North American version is drastically different in some way, which based on reports from when the game was shown at PAX West it doesn’t, this means that in handheld mode it plays similar to the iOS port but with additional story content and a few other extra features.
Similar concerns about Mario Party in that link too.

Snowmankilla
Dec 6, 2000

True, true



Cool. Weíre open again?

Overcooked worth it for single player?

Fitzy Fitz
May 14, 2005




In 500 words or more (or less), what's the best Disgaea 5 class and why

Macaluso
Sep 23, 2005

I HATE THAT HEDGEHOG, BROTHER!


When can I play Megamens

AlphaKeny1
Feb 17, 2006



i am playing the perfect console right now, the Nintendo Switch

Cojawfee
May 31, 2006
I think the US is dumb for not using Celsius

Hopefully this thread moves a little slower so I can keep up with it.

Evil Fluffy
Jul 13, 2009

Scholars are some of the most pompous and pedantic people I've ever had the joy of meeting.

SE needs to hurry up and announce the next game from the Octopath team.

THE FUCKING MOON
Jan 19, 2008


AlphaKeny1 posted:

i am playing the perfect console right now, the Nintendo Switch

I will when I get home, imma beat minecraft this time, 'fore god

Inzombiac
Mar 19, 2007

PARTY ALL NIGHT, EAT BRAINS ALL DAY



EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 5
WHEN

Deceitful Penguin
Feb 16, 2011


Any good games out? Have Octopath, Dragon Quest Heroes and Celeste, as well as all the mainline games

Shart Carbuncle
Aug 4, 2004

Star Trek:
The Motion Picture


Fitzy Fitz posted:

In 500 words or more (or less), what's the best Disgaea 5 class and why

Speaking of Disgaea, should I play 5 or 1 Complete? I've only played the Prinny PSP games.

JawnV6
Jul 4, 2004

So hot ...

Yo this is the thread for Bowsette porn?


And a switch USB-ethernet adapter. I need one of those too. I got the SD card y'all recommended, it's working fine and I can play the piece of poo poo port Paladins to my heart's content.

Tayter Swift
Nov 18, 2002



Pillbug

Snowmankilla posted:

Cool. Weíre open again?

Overcooked worth it for single player?

Absolutely not

kirbysuperstar
Nov 11, 2012





Fitzy Fitz posted:

In 500 words or more (or less), what's the best Disgaea 5 class and why

Sage, though I never got any of the DLC characters. Land Decimator is absolutely ridiculous for both Item World and power-levelling by most methods (like the Asagi map).

Waffleman_
Jan 20, 2011

I'm just goin' with the FLOW, baby.




I'm a big fan of Nintendo's Witch

SatansBestBuddy
Sep 26, 2010

by FactsAreUseless


Cojawfee posted:

Hopefully this thread moves a little slower so I can keep up with it.

give up and treat it like the chat thread it is

Mega64
May 23, 2008

~ it's our ~

~ final fantasy ~


(just don't ask them about "the after years")



Grimey Drawer

The Nintendo Bitch Thread

Blackbelt Bobman
Jul 17, 2004

I don't need friends! I've been
manipulatin' you since the start!
All so I can something,
something X-Blade!




I love my Switch. I play it on my lunch breaks, I play it at home. My wife and I play Splatoon 2 together online because we each have our own Switch. We have parties where our friends bring their Switches over and we play eight-player Mario Kart. Itís good.

DLC Inc
Jun 1, 2011

Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the Direct of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame the joy of Sakurai?

Deceitful Penguin posted:

Any good games out? Have Octopath, Dragon Quest Heroes and Celeste, as well as all the mainline games

in a week or two you'll have Mark of the Ninja and The World Ends With You, two of the best games ever created


KICK BAMA KICK posted:

I was just gonna ask about TWEWY, is this a big deal? Never played but been into JRPGs lately so had that on my shortlist.

Similar concerns about Mario Party in that link too.

Makes sense I guess, I can't imagine how the game would work otherwise. I probably will never use the touch method though so if I play mobile I'm gonna set the system on a table and use Joy-Con pointy controls.

Your Computer
Oct 3, 2008






Grimey Drawer

when will I be able to play Donkey Kong 64 on my Nintendo Switch

Cojawfee
May 31, 2006
I think the US is dumb for not using Celsius

Your Computer posted:

when will I be able to play Donkey Kong 64 on my Nintendo Switch

It's Dunkey Kong now and you have to play as that youtube guy.

Reality Protester
Aug 10, 2016


she tried to warn us



Mega64 posted:

The Nintendo Bitch Thread

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Deceitful Penguin
Feb 16, 2011


DLC Inc posted:

in a week or two you'll have Mark of the Ninja and The World Ends With You, two of the best games ever created
I already have the first on teh PC but the latter sounds pretty baller

They add anything to it? I roughly remember the LP

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