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Thread Nintendo eShop - December 2018 | GRIS, Monster Boy, Desert Child, Madelyn,Phantasy Star,Guacamelee 2
Comes to the eShop next week -- Omensight: Definitive Edition.
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Thread Nintendo eShop - December 2018 | GRIS, Monster Boy, Desert Child, Madelyn,Phantasy Star,Guacamelee 2
I've been playing it on Switch for a bit now. Seems like a solid effort. Think embargo on coverage and impressions lifts on Dec. 11.
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Thread IGN to scrub Filip Miucin from site almost completely after even more plagiarism surfaces (READ OP)
It was basically: Dead Cells review is exposed as stolen, he then challenges the internet to find other examples and loses that battle almost immediately. He vanished for a handful of weeks and returned with an apology as if he went on a long vacation and forgot to tell his YT subscribers about it.
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Thread Metroid Prime Trilogy listed for Switch on Swedish retailer (Rumor? Wishful Thinking? A little of both?)
It is like they read the Metroid Prime 4 VGA thread and made a product listing. A retailer admitting to creating a rumored listing for a product is weird, but they will get cited by countless outlets now.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT13 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | Reawaken the Undying Hype
Discussion can be continued here:
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Thread Nintendo eShop - December 2018 | GRIS, Monster Boy, Desert Child, Madelyn,Phantasy Star,Guacamelee 2
Odd. That actually makes me concerned that a lot of outlets will have coverage up this week for the Switch version.
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Thread Nintendo eShop - December 2018 | GRIS, Monster Boy, Desert Child, Madelyn,Phantasy Star,Guacamelee 2
It has been delayed til December 13 for the Switch. I've been playing the game since last week but got an email this morning informing me that Switch embargo has been extended til Dec. 13 due to the need & arrival of a patch. Steam and Xbox One version will release on Dec. 6 like planned.
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Thread Multiple people hinting at Metroid Prime 4 being at The Game Awards?
Haha, who knows. One hoping for traffic or attention, I guess. It's a really weird listing to do and makes them look pretty silly.
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Thread Multiple people hinting at Metroid Prime 4 being at The Game Awards?
The product page says it is a prediction & they think it'll be announced at The Game Awards.
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Thread Nintendo Switch $179.99 on Facebook Marketplace (Deal is over)
My copy of Tropical Freeze arrived today. As expected, the game is PAL region rated.
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Thread Sooo um... I ordered something from Gamestop Online and the case/game doesn't look new.
Getting a "gutted" copy online shouldn't happen. The only way a "gutted" copy ends up at a GameStop warehouse under 'New' stock would be if the game was requested to be sent back & for some reason the store sent the gutted copy. More often than not the store would keep that copy in-store. As for the case of the OP, it could be that the wrap was damaged in shipping to the warehouse, got a tear in it, and that was their solution. Impossible to know what happened to the game case.
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Thread Nintendo eShop - November 2018
It is short but uses the time the best it can. You can complete it in a single setting in a bit over 2hrs. The gameplay is exploration of an area, collecting shining gems, some clunky controls/platforming, and finding dig sites that uncover additional narrative details. The story of the game hit close to home for me, but it may not be something everyone connects with, as it is rather depressing and some of the dialogue can make you cringe.
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Thread Nintendo eShop - November 2018
I posted some gameplay a week or so ago. It's okay. Nothing special. I think I prefer Raging Justice to it, but Coffee Crisis does have a pretty nice soundtrack and interesting in-game systems with the modifier concept.
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Thread Dragon Ball fighterz switch out on Friday! (Update: Out Now)
The post you quoted is almost 2 months old & you can find matches in DBFZ pretty easily. Ranked may take a minute or two depending on time of day, but casual matches don't take long at all.
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Thread Sony Interactive Entertainment developing a new kind of game cartridge (UP: Likely for Toio device)
This really doesn't need to mean anything relating to the PS line of product. SIE has a patent out for the reconstruction of a 3D human.
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Thread Nintendo eShop - November 2018
Not that I've discovered. The menu you see in the opening is literally the only options I've seen so far. If I press pause during game the options are just 'Quit' and 'Resume'. I may be missing something, but I think I've hit all the buttons during gameplay and haven't discovered any way to switch from HD to original.
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Thread Gamestop vandalized because Fallout 76 was disliked
This is how I managed my store as well a decade ago, but the practice varies store to store depending on the manager. When I started at GameStop in 2004, the manager would take a new copy home (no one else could) or even take the store copy and trade it in for credit (though they would say they traded it in so employees could borrow it). The rule for borrowing games is written in crayon & will differ in every area.
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Thread LTTP: Thumper (This game is hard!)
Stick with it. Stage 5 can be pretty brutal, but soon the challenge mostly becomes trying to maintain your multiplier. You'll fail along the way, but if you aren't looking to rank an S/A on a segment, you will be able to complete a stage.
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Thread THQ Nordic ‏ Announces The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, The Raven Remastered and Sphinx For Switch
Darksiders 3 is destined to bomb, so a Switch port in 2019 will probably happen. They should really consider bringing the first DS games to Switch.
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Thread So GameStop Reseals “New” Games Now...
None? Online orders ship from a warehouse. Unless you mean making an online order for a hold in store, then that could realistically happen. This would vary store to store and would be up to the manager. Some stores will put a clear sticker on the opening to tell you opened the game. Some won't do that and if you returned the game the next day would know it was the gutted copy and may allow a full return. Policy procedure is up to the manager and the district/regional managers. No two GameStop operate 100% the same.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate had an offensive stereotype regarding Native Americans (Update: Removed)
Who the fuck is he to dictate when someone can or cannot be offended by something? He's not offended by it because it has no direct impact on him, his culture, or heritage; but someone does feel hurt by it, spoke out on it, and Nintendo removed it. That's the right thing. To try to make an argument of "you have to be young" is ignorant. The opinion displayed in the video is one of ignorance.
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Thread New Switch model coming in second half of 2019, reports Japanese WSJ
Joycon is a big cost for them. Cost estimates at launch were in the range of $260 per Switch unit. Nintendo isn't making a huge profit margin on hardware. They make their money on software.
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Thread Diablo 3: Eternal Collection (Nintendo Switch Release) |OT| Stay a while, and listen...
Here's that handheld footage. I never played Diablo 3 before now and I've been playing it undocked prior to bed and like magic my clock changes from 11pm to 1am in an instant. This game is going to ruin my sleep schedule.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT11 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | It's A Thread About Nothing
In this case it was mostly a "I can't get into specifics, but there are inconsistencies with this banner and information I know about the roster". There wasn't teasing or dangling of a carrot.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT11 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | It's A Thread About Nothing
It happened on ERA. The original thread had plenty of unpleasantness and harassment towards people saying the banner wasn't real. Demands to know sources and other toxic behaviour.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT11 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | It's A Thread About Nothing
And people don't like being threatened, harassed or given shit over video games, so...
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT11 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | It's A Thread About Nothing
That's fine to be concerned, but after the harassment folks received over this topic saying things like 'stfu' has a bad look.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT11 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | It's A Thread About Nothing
We are less than 48hrs from the Direct. Speculate & have fun. Don't focus too much energy on rumors. Everything will be answered shortly.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT11 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | It's A Thread About Nothing
Regardless of the outcome come Thursday, people should just be happy to have a Smash Direct, have excitement to discuss the roster additions, stages, and modes. Right, wrong, or otherwise shouldn't matter. Everyone is looking forward to the game and we can unite with that as a common ground and look forward to the game's launch.
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Thread Nintendo needs to sell 14.93 million units in the six months from October 2018 to March 2019
Smash, Pokemon, Fortnite, and I'm sure some kind of Black Friday bundle will happen. Last holiday Nintendo moved more than 7m units, so I think 10-11m this holiday is well within reason. An additional 3m with NSMBU and other software in early 2019 is feasible. It's certainly not a guarantee but I think they could hit it. If not, they'll fall short by a small margin. At minimum, I think they move 18.5m.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT10 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | A Change Of The Heart
Between the tournament and the bundle launch, there is plenty reason to expect something Smash this week.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT10 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | A Change Of The Heart
It's kind of all over the place. There has been plenty of talk/expectation of a Smash Direct this week, so that's basically a given. As others have said, it could be a Mario Kart Mobile Direct. They need to discuss and show it eventually. They could have a general Direct but they certainly don't need it. Hell, they could have a Let's Go Direct before launch but they don't really need that either.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT10 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | A Change Of The Heart
They also have a tweet from earlier in the day saying they believe a Direct occurring between Nov. 5 and Nov. 12. If a Direct is to come on Nov. 1, then history favors a Wednesday announcement.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT10 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | A Change Of The Heart
Thanks. Based on the timing of the tweet, I think they assumed Direct info will come along with the earnings report.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT10 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | A Change Of The Heart
For the sake of discussion, let's say the Direct is Nov. 1 (again, because it is logical) and it is something that has been said for roughly 8hrs at this point. All they'd be waiting on is for that to be confirmation, which normally comes around 9am in the US. So in this case their "few hrs" would have been 10-11hrs.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT10 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | A Change Of The Heart
That's how I'm reading their tweets. They are just waiting for it to be confirmed & they think it'll happen in the next few hrs. If they want to leak it then why are they waiting?
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT10 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | A Change Of The Heart
A Smash Bros. themed Switch releases on Nov. 2. Comes with a DL code for the game, Smash themed Joycons, docked, etc.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT10 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | A Change Of The Heart
Hopefully it'll happen. Likely making reference to me saying it makes sense to expect a Direct on Nov. 1 due to the release of the bundle on Nov. 2, which was just speculation on my part.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT10 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | A Change Of The Heart
It'll clear. My "rant" wasn't to target anyone in the community that speculated, took a side and had fun. It was specifically for those being rude, harassing and being unpleasant or demanding they be given information. That's likely. So it would be reasonable to expect a Direct to reveal the final character roster ahead of such a possibility.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT10 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | A Change Of The Heart
It's okay. It'll be put behind us soon enough. Nov. 1 was always the most logical considering the Smash bundle on Nov. 2 and the earning report in the middle of the week.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT10 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | A Change Of The Heart
It's fine. I addressed it later in the podcast. I was calling out those that harassed & threatened friends & colleagues. If you didn't engage in that activity then I wasn't addressing you. Some felt I was targeting everyone, but it was specifically those that have acted in a toxic manner. Emotions were high. Exactly. I was angry when I said everything & wasn't perfectly clear. I generalized in my comments because I was mad.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT10 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | A Change Of The Heart
Not speaking for Steve here, he can chime in on his own, but what I believe he meant is that the banner itself is fake but that contents -- like Ken, as an example, may very well be real.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT10 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | A Change Of The Heart
I knew the lyrics would be taken as a hint or tease. The spoiler was necessary. Ganondorf is kind of new this time.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT10 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | A Change Of The Heart
No fear, no loss, no tears The time is almost here Our dreams will all come true, I promise you
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT10 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | A Change Of The Heart
The content of the Direct that was believed to be a factor in the delay was the trailer & reveal of Cities: Skylines. The main reason for the delay was because of the horrific event that transpired. Whether or not Isaac is in Smash is a completely unrelated matter.
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Thread RUMOR: Massive potential Smash Ultimate leak allegedly reveals every character (now w/ poll)
I wouldn't call this a leak. It's a rumor. For all we know they did this as a fun project and saw the 4chan character list.
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Thread RUMOR: Massive potential Smash Ultimate leak allegedly reveals every character (now w/ poll)
My opinion is that it may have some truth to it, but I don't believe the entire thing to be accurate. Seems like a wish list & could have used that 4chan rumor as a guideline.
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Thread So there are rumors going around that there is going to be 2 Nintendo Direct's in November?
A Smash-focused Direct is a given. They still have an entire mode to detail & it seems highly probable it comes in the form of a Smash Direct. A general Direct could happen, I suppose. Push some kind of Let's Go stuff, early 2019 releases like Fire Emblem or Machina a bit during the holiday hype season, and a mix of indie stuff.
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Thread so Filip Miucin is back and apologized on youtube
People keep discussing an apology, but the time for such an act is now gone. It should have been the first video he made when he chose to return and any such effort is now meaningless. He failed to apologize when it was the proper thing to do. If he made an apology video today or tomorrow it would be too late, imo.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT9 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | The Day the Music Died
Outlets can post the footage when they choose. They played the game this week but it is up to them when they post it -- if they choose to at all.
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Thread so Filip Miucin is back and apologized on youtube
The situation is more like he ran his own store built on deceit, left said store because a bigger brand liked his store layout and customer approach, got released from bigger brand store for dishonest business practices, and now has returned to his store and refuses to acknowledge his wrongdoings at bigger store and at his own. You wouldn't buy from a store that advertised 'Fresh Home Cooked' food after you discover it was reheated frozen TV dinners, would you? A content creator is only as good as their word, and the words he uses have a tendency to not originate from him.
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Thread so Filip Miucin is back and apologized on youtube
Because the community chose to create a thread about a figure from a prominent website that fell from glory due to lies & left. The community decided to discuss this matter and are doing so. He chose to return to Youtube and sweep aside his prior actions. Just because he chose to ignore them doesn't mean anyone else has to.
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Thread so Filip Miucin is back and apologized on youtube
He stole reviews, opinions, and a LinkedIn profile all for personal gain. This wasn't a single mistake. It was a series of deliberate acts over the span of years. Forgiving a person for a single mistake, fine. But that isn't what happened here.
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Thread so Filip Miucin is back and apologized on youtube
"I had time to reflect and I realized I love making videos for you" with stolen content. That's not an apology. He avoided all his previous actions and just pushed them to the side and wants everyone to do that same. You disrespected the industry, your community, your fans, insulted the gaming community, and now expect to return after a few months? No, you shouldn't be welcomed back like nothing happened. You stole content for your Youtube channel and several times on IGN. It wasn't a single mistake. It was deliberate. And your first video back sounds like an ad for the product. It wasn't a one time mistake. He has discussion videos, reviews, etc. on his YT channel that were stolen. Then he stole on IGN.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT9 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | The Day the Music Died
Not all media can attend E3 and these events also have other known Nintendo holiday titles like Diablo 3 & Let's Go. Even if the same stages/characters are shown, people still crave Smash Bros. anything.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT9 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | The Day the Music Died
I never said a Smash Direct was coming this week. Simply said that media are getting time with the game and new footage, previews, and video coverage will be coming out.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT9 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | The Day the Music Died
I'm not sure of all the specifics. Most of the footage will likely be the same as what you say at E3 but it'll be "new" in the sense it was captured in the last week or so. If nothing happens, I want to make sure I have a record of their false claims. Noted.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT9 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | The Day the Music Died
Most of the time the demos around now are the same as the E3 build but restrictions become a bit more relaxed.
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Thread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT9 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | The Day the Music Died
You'll see Smash stuff spring up this week since media are getting hands-on demo sessions with the game. Fresh footage, gameplay, and such will be happening.
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Thread 'Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption' joins Xbox Game Pass this week
Each boss requires a sacrifice -- you'll lose health, stamina, weapon damage, items, etc. The game has a certain Mega Man feel to it as figuring out the best pattern of defeating bosses could influence the way you play. Otherwise, it is a boss rush game. I've been playing it on Switch for a couple of weeks.
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Thread Possible leak of the N64 Mini?
This is my take as well. It's easy to fake a system when you know what it has to look like and can reference prior Classics for other details. The lack of controller shots also make me think it is fake because the creator isn't sure how the controllers will look -- meaning if they will be identical to an N64 controller or gets some sort of tweak.
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Thread Frozenbyte: "Switch is a powerhouse considering its size", Trine ports a possibility
Do you want a new title for the thread? I'm not sure why there is such confusion. One statement is about the power and the other is about the possibility of Trine coming to the platform.
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Thread Don't Give Homeless People Money. Here's An Alternative.
I was in NYC a few yrs ago and a homeless man was asking folks for money so he could buy lunch. Most ignored him and when he asked me for a few bucks for food, I offered to buy him lunch from a location of his choosing. He chose the nearby KFC and he ordered himself about $25 worth of food. I think he got 8 pieces of chicken, a few sides, and a drink. He chatted with me a for a bit, told me how he moved to NYC from Florida, lost his job and had been struggling for a while. He was very thankful.
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Thread Assuming Switch's 2019 revision is more powerful, should Nintendo allow exclusive games for it?
Game card remains an issue even for a Pro. 64GB cards will be very expensive. Believe it or not; but game card costs are a bigger barrier and concern for third-parties than power when it comes to Switch support. That's not to say power isn't an issue.
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Thread Assuming Switch's 2019 revision is more powerful, should Nintendo allow exclusive games for it?
Did Sony allow PS4 Pro exclusives? Did MS allow Xbox One X exclusives? No. Why would Nintendo? Could there be a rare case it happens? Anything is possible but it won't be the norm.
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Thread New Switch model coming in second half of 2019, reports Japanese WSJ
Wii and Wii U weren't compatible with many engines and tools available to the developers of the other systems. As such, the amount of software was limited since ports weren't really possible.
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Thread New Switch model coming in second half of 2019, reports Japanese WSJ
Agree. If we see Doom at a locked 720p in undocked and 900p docked at 30fps, I think that's a good enough boost for people to see the benefits of the revision.
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Thread New Switch model coming in second half of 2019, reports Japanese WSJ
Valid point. But since Doom wasn't always 720p while docked, I could still see it fall just shy of 1080p -- depending on the configuration we get from the revision.
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Thread New Switch model coming in second half of 2019, reports Japanese WSJ
Yeah, but there are people thinking this system will be a full generation leap. Right. 900p docked is a best case scenario for something like Doom. Even 720p with a locked 30fps would be a considerable improvement.
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Thread New Switch model coming in second half of 2019, reports Japanese WSJ
Right. I just fear people overselling and overhyping this revision as being something as powerful as a base Xbox One. That's not a scenario that will happen. A system that is 1.75-2.5x the current Switch is the most likely scenario we see happen. A decent enough jump for resolution boosts and general performance increases. The 3DS vs. N3DS remains the best comparison to use, but folks also need to remember that while most 3DS games didn't see considerable benefits from the N3DS, thanks to dynamic resolution of current Switch games, we'll see such benefits immediately with a Switch Pro revision. Hyrule Warriors 3DS vs N3DS is a good example of what to expect.
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Thread New Switch model coming in second half of 2019, reports Japanese WSJ
Every 3yrs for a revision and then 6 yrs to replace the oldest model will create the illusion and feel of a full gen. Obviously the refresh rate will depend on Nvidia's tech and what's available, but it's a realistic timeline. The leaps in performance will become greater as the yrs tick on, but people really need to get the vision of a PS4/Xbox One removed from their minds for this Switch revision. A Pro, at best, will be 900-950Gflops (could come in even lower), which may be enough to get some downports from PS5/Xbox Scarlet considering UE4 will remain a primary engine for devs next-gen, though things like Frostbite may remain obstacles.
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Thread My Switch is collecting dust
Doesn't sound like your issue is with the Switch as much as your taste in games and limited funds. You dismiss indie games because they are indie and don't view them as being worth their asking price because of the means in which they were created.
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Thread My Switch is collecting dust
This is a really closed-minded view of games like Celeste and other small releases. They are third-party games. Don't think they are worth less because they weren't made by a major studio. Smaller companies release quality software and deserve the price they are asking.
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Thread My Switch is collecting dust
Why are you buying games you know you won't like? Software pricing is an issue to have with the publisher and not the platform. They are free to drop the price and charge whatever they want for their games on the eShop. eShop quality may be mixed, but there are a ton of quality eShop titles on Switch from indie and other third-party companies. Try the demo of VC4 if you like that genre. Consider looking into Disgaea 1 Complete this upcoming week if you enjoy SRPG.
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Thread New Switch model coming in second half of 2019, reports Japanese WSJ
Mariko/T214 could still be a custom chip built on what the X2 would offer. For the sake of discussion, most people will recoginize the X2 over Mariko or T214.
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Thread New Switch model coming in second half of 2019, reports Japanese WSJ
Could it get a select few exclusive games akin to the New 3DS? Maybe. I suppose if Capcom wanted to release a digital/physical copy of RE7 on the new device and leave the Cloud version for the other Switch, that's a direction they could take -- though I can't imagine that actually happening.
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Thread New Switch model coming in second half of 2019, reports Japanese WSJ
The issue with the Bethesda example is that Nintendo help fund publishing costs. Skyrim and Doom sold well, don't misunderstand, but the risks involved for Bethesda were considerably lower.
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Thread New Switch model coming in second half of 2019, reports Japanese WSJ
Affordable 32GB carts would be a great help. 64GB carts becoming affordable would be even better. It'll eventually happen, but right now costs remain a roadblock. Software sales would still remain a concern, however.
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Thread New Switch model coming in second half of 2019, reports Japanese WSJ
These aren't my concerns. They are concerns I've heard from developers contacts I have. Numerous projects are not coming to Switch because cart size limitations and cost. Games that can easily run on the platform are being skipped for those reasons.
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Thread New Switch model coming in second half of 2019, reports Japanese WSJ
It can go either way; and if a Slim leads off, that doesn't mean a Pro won't or can't be far behind. People are speculating outcomes based on an article that is solely focused on the possibility of new hardware due to a new screen in a revision. Anything is possible at this point as we have literally no information.
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Thread New Switch model coming in second half of 2019, reports Japanese WSJ
My expectation is a premium Switch that plays the same games as the current Switch, but better -- exactly like a PS4/PS4 Pro type scenario. The current model becomes the base and affordable version for children, meanwhile the Pro is for the enthusiast. I suspect this may be the start of such a cycle, but Switch X1 won't be phased out from software compatibility until the third iteration is introduced in 2022 or so. And then in 2025 the Switch Pro is phased out, and so on as the cycle goes about. Same as mobile devices. Eventually software evolves beyond the capabilities of the prior hardware. At this point they have no reason to phase out the current Switch because they need an affordable Switch for next yr when Pokemon RPG 2019 releases.
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Thread New Switch model coming in second half of 2019, reports Japanese WSJ
There are no Switch revision kits out in the wild as of this moment. If there were, we would have had a report on them like we saw with the PS5 PC work stations earlier in the year.
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Thread New Switch model coming in second half of 2019, reports Japanese WSJ
Power can be a concern but still not take priority over the other two issues. A Pro is a companion to the current Switch -- a high-end/premium model. You'll get increased performance on currently available software and those that crave new tech will buy into a Pro. It can yield higher profit margins. If people think games like Anthem that cannot come to Switch will suddenly arrive on a Switch Pro is the reality ahead of us, then you are setting yourself up for disappointment. That's not going to happen, in my view. It could be a wait and see approach or the games have actually been cancelled.
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Thread New Switch model coming in second half of 2019, reports Japanese WSJ
But would still require a secondary memory solution. A 400GB MicroSD could be had for $100 last week. Nintendo isn't going to equip a Switch revision with 256GB or 512GB of internal storage. The costs would be insane. 64GB or maybe 128GB? That's more realistic, but we still end up needing a micro-SD card anyways. Nintendo either cuts costs and keeps internal storage low like current Switch, or they increase it for a small bit of peace of mind.
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Thread New Switch model coming in second half of 2019, reports Japanese WSJ
A Switch Pro/Slim or whatever the revision is also isn't going to be Nintendo's next-gen hardware. It's a companion to the current Switch. It's an Xbox One S/X to the Xbox One, the PS4 Pro to the PS4.
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Thread New Switch model coming in second half of 2019, reports Japanese WSJ
I can say it is on the lower end of concern, because cart size and software sales are bigger issues right now. Games have been cancelled for Switch due to the limitations and cost of carts. Other games have been shelved because software sales. Power isn't the issue. Nintendo isn't going to bite the bullet for every third party company that wants to use larger carts. If the costs are $15-$20 higher to use a 32GB cart over an 8GB cart, that's a lot of money. Either you buy the game at retail for $80 or you DL a portion of the game.
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Thread New Switch model coming in second half of 2019, reports Japanese WSJ
32GB carts are available now but are extremely expensive. 64GB carts next yr will help a bit but, again, are expensive. Software sales are a mixed bag.
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Thread New Switch model coming in second half of 2019, reports Japanese WSJ
Power is on the lower end of concerns from third parties. Game cart size capacity is a far bigger issue that needs to be solved for third party support, as are software sale performance.
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Thread New Switch model coming in second half of 2019, reports Japanese WSJ
Even if we entertain the Foxconn leak as accurate & that a secondary Pascal-based SoC was being tested while the Switch X1 was out on market, it would still suggest the Pro is using a proven and reliable SoC from Nvidia -- in this case the X2. The information in the ReviewTechUSA video seems too high-end to match what we'd be getting in a 2019 product that retains the Switch form factor. At best, we are looking at hardware that may be 2x the current Switch in terms of raw performance. I certainly will not say that is what happened. That would be a cop out. My contact gave me inaccurate information. If it happens to be what this revision uses then it is a happen accident.
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Thread New Switch model coming in second half of 2019, reports Japanese WSJ
Pascal specifically. I assume you are suggesting the device I heard about in 2016 may have been referring to this unit, had development been ongoing in conjunction with the Switch X1 we have now.
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Thread Nintendo eShop - October 2018
Hahaha, yeah boosting can radically alter a stage. Some stages challenge you to complete them in 20 seconds and using the boost to go over gaps I did them in 2 seconds. Finding these secret ways to complete stages or overcome obstacles adds a layer of entertainment.
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Thread New Switch model coming in second half of 2019, reports Japanese WSJ
An X2 would deliver on those, though the price could be a point of contention. X2 is more energy efficient, thus better battery life. A smaller system would be tough. Switch would need to retain the height of the Joycon, though if they remove the screen bezel they could bring length down a bit.
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Thread New Switch model coming in second half of 2019, reports Japanese WSJ
I'd assume a New 3DS to the 3DS type scenario, if they go the Pro route. If they opt for a Slim model to reduce costs and lower the price of entry, then we'll see a DS Lite type thing -- cosmetic changes.
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Thread New Switch model coming in second half of 2019, reports Japanese WSJ
This is what people need to remember. This revision -- be it a Pro/Slim or whatever -- is a companion to the current Switch. Not a replacement. Not the start of a new generation.
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Thread Raging Justice: an "extremely 90s" co-op brawler from ex-Rare/KI devs for PC/PS4/XB1/Switch
The game takes a little time to learn and adjust to. I played it as I would Final Fight and ran into issues with combat, but once I adjusted and played in a manner that better suits this game, I found myself stringing my combo multiplier in the x75 range. For best results, the player needs to use grab and the rush to knockdown opponents.
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Thread Nintendo eShop - October 2018
I don't know how this game wasn't on my radar until just now... but SINNER: Sacrifice for Redemption may be something worth watching. Comes to Switch on Oct. 16, I believe. Basically a Dark Souls inspired boss rush game. Each boss is based on one of the seven deadly sins. Prior to battle you sacrifice a part of yourself and then battle the boss for atonement.
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Thread New Switch model coming in second half of 2019, reports Japanese WSJ
Let's not get carried away. Talk of a Pro or Switch revision was taking place long before he ever mentioned it. We don't know specs or anything about this new hardware beyond intent of there being new hardware in some capacity next yr.
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Thread New Switch model coming in second half of 2019, reports Japanese WSJ
Exactly. X2 would be used no matter the direction they move -- be it smaller or a Pro. The X1 is outdated and useless. They have to move towards the X2 whether it be a Pro, Lite or both.
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Thread New Switch model coming in second half of 2019, reports Japanese WSJ
2.5yrs is hardly 6 months. A revision or upgrade doesn't make the original model worthless. I play my games on my PS4. The PS4 Pro didn't make my PS4 stop working. Don't upgrade. Or wait 2.5yrs and buy then. No one is forcing anyone to buy into a generation early. Tech advances, allows for new opportunities, and companies take advantage of it.
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Thread New Switch model coming in second half of 2019, reports Japanese WSJ
Nvidia is done with the X1 and have no interest in shrinking it. The X2 is the natural move for them. Remove the dock from the current model and price drop it. Or only drop it to $249 with a game or two and a Pro retails for $350. Getting the price down by next holiday is a challenge and something they need to solve before Pokemon 2019 releases.
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Thread New Switch model coming in second half of 2019, reports Japanese WSJ
Pretty much. The X1 kind of put them in an odd spot as they can't really maneuver around it. The X2 is the only direction to move and that would bring them to a Pro.
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Thread New Switch model coming in second half of 2019, reports Japanese WSJ
Plus, if they want to use a smaller process of an X1, then they basically get an X2 and if they are going to use the X2 for a smaller Switch, then they could use the X2 for a Pro Switch.
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Thread New Switch model coming in second half of 2019, reports Japanese WSJ
A Pro model for Switch has been the expectation since the Switch launch. If Nvidia can provide X2, make the unit more efficient/boost battery life, then Nintendo can sell it for $350 and lower the current Switch to $199 as the "affordable option".
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Thread Nintendo eShop - October 2018
There is no option to remove the ghost -- I don't think there is even an options menu in the game. It can be distracting if you fail a stage towards the goal, but I seldom noticed the ghost on screen. Oddly enough, I noticed it a lot more when rewatching the gameplay footage than actually playing. That said, I can see why it would bother some and hopefully the option to remove the ghost ship is added. I imagine it is present to allow the player to see their path of progression and to aid them in finding ways to improve upon their stage completion time.
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Thread Nintendo eShop - October 2018
oOo: Ascension for Nintendo Switch | 6 Minutes of Gameplay -- basically you have to make your way through stages that are setup like mazes. Can get pretty challenging but stages also have a fast way to completing them. If you boost, you can jump over ledges and avoid certain obstacles.
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Thread PlayStation VR |OT| Virtually A New Era
Yeah, it feels pretty close to real ping pong. Whenever I tried to slam it hard or serve with extra oomph I'd hit it off the table. Gentle taps and such work best. Took a bit to adjust to, but it works well and the computer AI is pretty challenging even early on. Captured some gameplay of it:
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Thread So, Wolfenstein II on the Switch just got stealth updated...
No, I agree that the patch compromising the clarity and resolution of the game in handheld mode was an odd choice for them to make & it is a decision that I'd love to ask the the development team about. I have not yet been able to play the game docked post-patch 1.2 to see the enhancements introduced as I had primarily played Wolf 2 in handheld mode, just as I do with Doom. Seeing the patch notes emphasize resolution & performance boosts made me curious to see how the game would perform in handheld mode with the new patch and I was surprised to see the resolution downgraded -- though performance does feel smoother.
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Thread So, Wolfenstein II on the Switch just got stealth updated...
Maybe I'll do a docked comparison, since that seems to have been the biggest benefits. I still have 1.1v of the game on one of my Switch, so it won't be too difficult to do.
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Thread So, Wolfenstein II on the Switch just got stealth updated...
I wish I had 1.1 Wolf 2 to use as the base and not 1.0 since we don't know what 1.1 introduced in terms of changes considering it's an 8GB installation. That screen posted suggests I didn't mislabel my footage, however.
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Thread So, Wolfenstein II on the Switch just got stealth updated...
I had to redo my comparison because I think I mixed up the labeling at the start. Was seeing some instances the pre-patch footage looked better than post-patch. Rather redo it and be safe than publish it and it be inaccurate.
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Thread Jeopardy contestants leave 'videogames' category for last. It goes about how you expect.
The time they left NFL questions for last and no one buzzed in was funnier than this one. At least they tried.
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Thread So, Wolfenstein II on the Switch just got stealth updated...
I think if I did that the game wouldn't get the Day 1 8GB patch. Not sure what that initial patch introduced/addressed. Edit: Let's give it a try. I don't have anything on system that can't be recovered.
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Thread I can't help but feel that YouTube played a role in tanking Telltales game sales
Youtube may have played a part, but I think a larger factor was that people knew if they waited a few months the entire season would be offered on PS+/Xbox Games with Gold or heavily discounted. If you didn't buy each episode on launch day, you could get the complete package for 50% soon after the full season released.
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Thread Dark Souls Remastered Network Test (Switch) available in eshop now
Indeed. I asked about it and was told it can be changed. Hopefully the rep that told me didn't give me poor information. Don't have the full game, yet.
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Thread Nintendo eShop - September 2018
The game has leaderboards and your ranking will update as you are playing, so you'll have a general idea of where you'll finish in the ranking before the mode ends. I posted footage on the previous page showing the three game modes: Time Attack (you try to score the highest you can in 3 minutes), Normal (play till you fail), and Power Wave (gain extra time for defeating enemies).
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Thread Fantasy Football Discussion Thread - 2018 Season
Gordon is a gamble and it doesn't sound like you have the chips available to make a move. At least not yet. It wouldn't be wise to drop either of those two for Gordon since we don't know the impact Gordon will have.
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Thread Nintendo Switch now supports digital game sharing amongst multiple consoles
It's simple: I booted up SNK Heroines on my second Switch using a secondary account linked to my primary. On my primary Switch I started the game using a different account on my primary system.
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Thread Nintendo Switch now supports digital game sharing amongst multiple consoles
It's good for people that may have multiple Switches, like one upstairs and one downstairs, and now they can just take their save data from the cloud and continue to play without sitting at the same unit. Otherwise it will need communication between the two parties of when the primary Switch is in use or not.
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Thread Nintendo Switch now supports digital game sharing amongst multiple consoles
The system checks if the account can access the game and then boots up. If the other Switch -- the one with the primary account is being used, the game on the secondary Switch will be suspended.
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Thread I'm not crazy about the Switch -- Am I broken?
You say there are games of interest on the system you want to play and haven't bought -- like Xenoblade 2. You have ignored all digital releases on the platforms, thus meaning you've missed out on many indie gems that are excellent on the system. Expand your horizons a bit and see what the system has to offer you beyond Nintendo first-party exclusives. Did you try the Octopath demo?
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Thread Unannounced Nintendo Direct
It is poor form and it is something I shouldn't have said, but it was rather annoying to see any outlet tease or report info under embargo in such a way. Numerous outlets could have reported the same information but followed the rules.
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Thread Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD - Announcement & Launch Trailer (Switch/PS4/XboxOne)
There's no reason they wouldn't offer the same launch discount on Switch as they are the other versions.
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Thread Nintendo Direct 9/6/18 Postponed in Response to 6.7 Earthquake in Hokkaido
People don't want spoilers and yet are speculating what game could be in the Direct. No one is going to leak the contents of the Direct unless they want to be blacklisted by Nintendo, are willing to break embargo/NDA, and want to deal with swift repercussions.
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Thread SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy Review Thread
The video isn't a review? Outlets request which version they want. NISA sent out code based on that request. If an outlet wanted Switch, they got Switch. If they wanted Ps4, then they got PS4. It isn't shady.
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Thread SNK HEROINES ~Tag Team Frenzy~Announced Coming to Switch/PS4, Summer 2018
I wasn't planning on it, but I'll do a docked vs undocked video for SNK Heroines showing the visual and performance differences.
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Thread SNK HEROINES ~Tag Team Frenzy~Announced Coming to Switch/PS4, Summer 2018
The only difference between the two will be frame-rate. Embargo for the game lifts tomorrow morning. So all questions will be answered then.
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Thread SNK HEROINES ~Tag Team Frenzy~Announced Coming to Switch/PS4, Summer 2018
This isn't really the most intricate fighting game. It's basically an SNK Smash game. I've put in over 12hrs with the game since getting review code last week, and frame-rate would be on the lower end on my list of concern.
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Thread Rainway block Nintendo Enthusiast journalist after calling out misleading Switch marketing
It never had a chance to release on Switch. The odds were literal 0%. They took advantage of Switch hype to gain attention for their product.
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Thread Rainway block Nintendo Enthusiast journalist after calling out misleading Switch marketing
False advertising. They intentionally pushed the Switch release and concept for months, teasing announcements and more. It was all smoke and mirrors.
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Thread Grandia and Grandia II HD Remaster coming to Switch; Grandia HD coming to Steam as well
It still has 2 more days. The lack of video/impression coverage is a bit alarming, but I'm sure something will turn up. Eventually. Maybe. Hopefully.
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Thread Spider-Man influencer kit is awesome
In NA, lavish press kits stopped around 2011 or so. I got some damn cool press kits with preview/review code between 2008-2011/2012. Now "press kits" for review is a digital copy and a reviewer's guide with a zip file for game assets. UK/EU regions still seem to get some fancy press kits from select publishers, but the practice, at least in NA, is now targeted to influencers -- which one could argue are just an external marketing/hype device of publishers.
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Thread What's the dumbest question you ever had to answer? I just got asked a doozy.
Not a question, but, while on a date, I was told that men don't have as many ribs as women because Adam gave a rib up to create Eve.
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Thread Nindies Showcase video coming out on 8/28.
It'll be a fine presentation, I think. We need to hear more about titles like Hyper Light Drifter, Travis Strikes Again, Firewatch, and more. I doubt we get a date for things like Wargroove, but, overall, it should be solid.
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Thread So Blade Strangers comes out Aug 28....Who is this game for?
It's a simple combat system. There is no need to do half circle movement on the control stick to perform a move. Each move is set to either forward, back, down, or up. Stringing together combos is simple, and activation of a special attack is done by pressing the R button and, as you'll see in the video, each special is multi-tiered. Pressing the special twice and using two gauges will do a more powerful variation.
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Thread So Blade Strangers comes out Aug 28....Who is this game for?
Training mode is the same basic training mode you will find in other games. You have Dummy options, can record/loop actions, set your gauge to a certain amount, etc... If you want to learn move combinations, the Mission mode does a better job of that because the missions literally ask you to perform a string of moves and combos.
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Thread So Blade Strangers comes out Aug 28....Who is this game for?
The embargo lifts on launch day. We only got review code last night. I captured a bunch of footage last night -- we are limited to capturing Versus/Training mode only.
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Thread Nindies Showcase video coming out on 8/28.
No. The last indies presentation focused exclusively on EU-based indie. This will highlight other indie developers and releases. There may be some overlap, but there will be new stuff. Grandia 1/2HD Remaster, for example. This month alone has seen Diablo 3 and Doom Eternal announced for Switch.
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Thread Nindies Showcase video coming out on 8/28.
I think this Indie Direct will match the EU presentation in terms of software quality. We need a date for Firewatch and some other summer indie releases still. And for those begging for "big boy" games, did you ignore everything that was announced this week for Switch at Gamescom? Does it matter if the announcements come from a Direct, a press release or at an event?
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Thread NPD July 2018: Octopath Traveler #1, Switch Best Selling Console
You'd be wrong. They are updating and improving numerous aspects of FIFA 19 for Switch release. It may lack the Journey mode, but it isn't a simple roster update. FIFA 18 sold very well on Switch.
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Thread DARK SOULS TRILOGY (PS4, XBOX ONE) is coming October 19th
Mass Effect Trilogy was cheaper than Mass Effect 3 on Wii U. Dark Souls Trilogy is $80 and contains DSR, which is $39.99, and DS2/3, two games that can be purchased used for less than $20, have been offered on PS+ and Xbox Gold services for free, and are routinely on sale. The bundle is good if you never played the trilogy, but the core Dark Souls base likely has purchased DS2/3 on these platforms by now. Dark Souls Remastered for Switch is $39.99. Had the DS Trilogy seen release for $30 then it would be damaging to Switch. It will have minimal impact on those interested solely in DSR. The big issue here is the timing. It looks bad releasing side by side.
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Thread DARK SOULS TRILOGY (PS4, XBOX ONE) is coming October 19th
With Dark Souls Remastered release on Switch that day, this could be an effort to give the PS4/X1 version of Dark Souls some attention. This bundle allows them to offload old releases (Dark Souls 2/3), move some additional Dark Souls Remaster sales on the PS4/X1 platform, and make extra money by bundling them all together. People may have missed the May release of DSR on PS4/X1 and now this bundle will get them interested.
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Thread DARK SOULS TRILOGY (PS4, XBOX ONE) is coming October 19th
That theory that they purposely delayed Dark Souls on Switch out of fear of it selling more than DSR on PS4/X1 was so true that the company decided to release the whole trilogy to counter the Switch version of Dark Souls 1 from selling for a second time. Edit: This is sarcasm mocking the theory that Switch was delayed intentionally.
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Thread Grandia and Grandia II HD Remaster coming to Switch; Grandia HD coming to Steam as well
Looking forward to hearing & seeing more. Grandia II is one of my favorite RPGs and can't wait to replay it on Switch.
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Thread Switch Rumor Archive Redux (Read posting rules in OP)
They each claim that wasn't the case, their own sources, and the ReviewTechUSA guy even got a second source hrs after Sellars tweet. With that said, your secondary statement remains sound advice.
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Thread Switch Rumor Archive Redux (Read posting rules in OP)
SMD is citing a NoA job listing that made vague mention of a SoC, partnering it up with the T214, and speculating that it means a new Switch has to be in the works. Everything said in that video sounds like two conspiracy theorists. At one point they each say "something is up at Nintendo". Well... no kiddin'. The company is always working on new hardware. The idea of a Switch Pro isn't even a radical concept -- it's an inevitability. However, that doesn't mean what they are saying has truth to it, either.
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Thread Switch Rumor Archive Redux (Read posting rules in OP)
Like Phil and I said, if it is the same thing we have heard then it'll be revealed soon & it isn't something to hype or get too excited about. Hell, it'll probably be announced and no one will even report or realize it.
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Thread Forbes leak: Diablo III coming to Switch in 2018 with exclusive content, $59.99
It's being officially announced tomorrow. Expect a few more details not found in the leaked Forbes article to be available.
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Thread BIGOT ALERT: Josh Thomas (TheBitBlock) prepares response after exposé by Andre Segers (GameXplain)
If his dog did pass away, then I sympathize for the dog. Nevertheless, it sounds like he is upset about losing his status with Nintendo and those employed by the company; not so much as showing regret for the pain his actions and words have caused. It wasn't a video showing self reflection & desire to change for the greater good; but a reflection of how he ruined relationships with a company.
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Thread MLB 2018 Season |OT| Introducing Shohei OhtAAAni
I don't know whether to blame Boone, the team, Chapman, or the entire damn organization. Boone needs to learn to pull Chapman the moment you can tell he has no control. Walking 3 batters for a closer is inexcusable. The team can't hit or field. I don't care if they win 90 games this season, they have been awful leading up to and since the All-Star break. A young team makes mistakes, but the Yankees are playing like the aliens from Space Jam have stolen their talent.
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Thread MLB 2018 Season |OT| Introducing Shohei OhtAAAni
Valid point. Still feels like Boone doesn't put any pressure on the team to make plays or perform. He keeps thinking better days are ahead & doesn't seem to want to bench or punish a player for bad performance. The Yankees won't get a winning streak like they did earlier in the season to turn things around. They can't even play .500 ball. Why was Voit played ahead of Bird tonight? A literal bird would be have been a better choice than Voit.
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Thread Nintendo eShop - August 2018
Yup, it feels like 60fps. If performance is a concern for folks, just wait until Friday. The video embargo lifts on Friday and the review embargo will lift on Monday. So you'll have your performance questions answered by the end of the week.
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Thread DOOM for Nintendo Switch |OT| Rip and Tear, Anywhere
Thanks for stopping by the stream. Will do another tomorrow and commentate during the stream. I'm looking into doing more streams in the near future and I'm in the process of testing my setup to get the best quality and such.
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Thread DOOM for Nintendo Switch |OT| Rip and Tear, Anywhere
Never played DOOM before this, and I'm loving it. I've only played the multiplayer so far, but the 1hr stream I just did flew by and felt like I had only been playing for a few minutes. Can't wait to dive into the campaign a little later tonight. The game is such a good fit on Switch. Switch desperately needed an addictive online first-person shooter and DOOM delivers. I see big sales coming for the game this holiday.
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Thread You can fix your Switch Pro Controller's Dpad with office tape
PS4 controllers are only $10 cheaper -- just because they are routinely on sale for less doesn't make them much cheaper. Plus, PS4 controllers have their own set of problems (like terrible battery life).
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Thread Whats going on with Dark Souls Remastered on Switch?
0%. Odds favor there being a network issue and some minor performance problems that needed addressing. The wait has to be nearly over. If it is much longer then a lot of interest in the release will have faded.
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Thread Nintendo eShop - July 2018
I'm typically not a big fan of Roguelike games either; however (without saying too much due to embargo), I have been enjoying my time with Dead Cells. The weapons, setting, music, and core gameplay have all resonated well with me. I was very skeptical of whether or not I would enjoy it, but it is quickly becoming a title I pick up, play in a short burst (or until I die or clear an area) and then return to it a bit later. I'll have some footage of the Switch version coming late next week. On an unrelated note, I hope to bring everyone here direct-feed undocked Switch gameplay shortly. I'm trying to gather funds to buy the mod needed to do so and will then offer docked/undocked direct-feed footage & comparisons for the more pressing games so that everyone can have a better idea of how a game performs in both modes.
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Thread Fantasy Football Discussion Thread - 2017 Season
I benched D. Thomas and started Jimmy Graham. Graham got 0 today and I'll lose my playoff match thanks to his no show. Worst performance of the season. I'm up by 3 and my opponent has Bell and Maclin still to play. I have Hogan (if he even plays tomorrow).
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Thread Fantasy Football Discussion Thread - 2017 Season
I would have been better off starting Gordon over nearly all my other WR/TE. D Thomas was awful (not that I should expect anything from Denver players at this point given the QB situation), Julio Jones had an off week, and DeSean Jackson did poorly. Cooper Kupp did fine. Woodhead wasn't a good start at RB and he had only a couple of catches, so that didn't help much. Hyde was ineffective this week. I guess Morris was the better start, but who would have expected that before Thursday night. I need Ertz and the Seattle D to tank it tonight and for Graham to go into beast mode to even have a chance at winning and securing myself a playoff berth. Even with a loss I may make it into the playoffs but it'll be either a 5/6th seed.
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Thread Fantasy Football Discussion Thread - 2017 Season
Someone in my league dropped Robert Woods today. My league playoffs start next week and he's slated for return by then. Thinking of picking him up once his waiver clears on Sunday morning.
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Thread Fantasy Football Discussion Thread - 2017 Season
PPR: Alfred Morris or Danny Woodhead? Morris, or should I say the entire Dallas offense, has been awful lately. Woodhead in Miami should get some looks and at least 5 catches. Final week before playoffs begin in my league and I need a win to make it.
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Thread Fantasy Football Discussion Thread - 2017 Season
Really wish I hadn't played D. Thomas today. I was smart enough to bench E. Sanders but stupidly left in Thomas. Should have benched him and started Taylor G. against that weakened Seattle D.
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Thread Fantasy Football Discussion Thread - 2017 Season
Dropped Trevor S. today for Dalton. Indy is terrible and I hope Dalton will have a decent enough game against them. Trevor S. was terrible last week and I see no reason why he would do well against KC this week.
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Thread Resident Evil Revelaitons Collection |OT| Revelations 2 is Digital-Only Everywhere, Please Don't Ask
Good to hear. The game gets really good from that point forward, so glad you'll be able to enjoy the rest of the game now.
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Thread Resident Evil Revelaitons Collection |OT| Revelations 2 is Digital-Only Everywhere, Please Don't Ask
You can use the flamethrower. Turn it towards the open door and you'll burn most of the enemies coming towards you. You have to turn on the gas line via the pipe near the wall.
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Thread Resident Evil Revelaitons Collection |OT| Revelations 2 is Digital-Only Everywhere, Please Don't Ask
To start Rev 2, it takes about a minute from hitting 'Normal' to the start of the opening cinematic. From the cinematic end to the start of the game itself, it takes around 1.5 minutes. Loading a save file is much shorter and the lengthy loads seem mostly tied to the start of a new episode.
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Thread Resident Evil Revelaitons Collection |OT| Revelations 2 is Digital-Only Everywhere, Please Don't Ask
Rev2 is its own thing. The physical copy is only Rev1 that comes with a voucher for Rev2. You don't need Rev1 in the system to play Rev2.
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Thread MLB 2018 Season |OT| Introducing Shohei OhtAAAni
If the Yankees don't make some moves before the trade deadline, then the team will narrowly earn a Wild Card position. They are losing to teams that should be easy wins, meanwhile the RedSox are winning series with little struggle. Dropping games to the Baltimore and Tampa is a bad sign.
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Thread [No longer active] Target $20 off $50+ coupon + 15% off (works on video games)
Yup. Was cancelled last week. It's annoying. They cancelled it last week and the pending charge is just sitting there. It's not a great deal of money, but I hate the idea it's locked up by a cancelled order.
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Thread Redditor obtains "hundreds" of pre-production PSP and PS2 games
That's a really cool thing to get. I have a bunch of pre-release preview builds of PSP games in storage. Only one I can recall from memory is a review build of Holy Invasion Of Privacy, Badman! on UMD. The game was originally released digitally and then was released on UMD when the sequel came out.
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Thread Alanah Pearce - The ACTUAL Reason EA's E3 Conferences Always "Suck"
Indeed. EA's problem in recent years is that conferences feel like they are just reading a press release and then showing a trailer. It lacks passion because it all feels so scripted.
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Thread MLB 2018 Season |OT| Introducing Shohei OhtAAAni
Where are they selling this? I must get one. And all of you asking for ketchup... get out. A hot wiener all the way must never have ketchup. It is a thing of perfection as it and can only be made better with a glass of coffee milk.
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Thread How is Ys VIII?
Yes. Even though the Switch version does have some performance drops it never reaches a point of unplayable. PS4 version may be the superior version in terms of visual fidelity and performance, but the Switch version with the convenience of handheld play, which appears to be your interest, is perfectly acceptable and highly enjoyable. Go for it.
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Thread If Death Squared sells 250k on Switch, the dev will make it FREE
Should probably give an incentive to those that purchase the game prior to the 250k mark -- something like the NBA Playgrounds folk did by giving Shaq Fu away for free to those whom purchased NBA Playgrounds ahead of a certain date.
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Thread Switch Rumor Archive Redux (Read posting rules in OP)
Not at all. Talk of Dark Souls Remaster was on this very forum for weeks before he ever made mention of it. He said it would be at a Dec. Namco event. It wasn't. He got the January Direct date wrong, got the contents of the Direct wrong. So your memory isn't only betraying you, it has created a timeline of pure fables.
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Thread Pokémon Let's Go Eevee/Pikachu (Switch) announced; coming Nov 16th 2018
I agree. Eevee being unable to evolve is weird. Eevee's entire purpose is to evolve. A non-evolved Eevee is of no use beyond being a cute creature that follows you around.
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Thread Pokémon Let's Go Eevee/Pikachu (Switch) announced; coming Nov 16th 2018
No kidding. You couldn't evolve Pikachu in Yellow, either. They are being consistent with Yellow by not allowing the starter Pokemon to evolve.
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Thread I can't have fun unless I win and it's an irritating feeling.
I'm competitive when it comes to sports -- I enjoy competition and winning. I can still have fun with social activities, be it small things like mini-golf, beer pong, or bowling with friends. If I'm not competing against them, then I compete against myself. I set a goal for myself to achieve and do that. I play to win and it is tough for me to just take it easy and not try because I feel that if I'm not trying then what is the point, so I set myself a target to reach.
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Thread Nintendo eShop - June 2018
It's definitely an interesting title. I'm still early in it, but it has kept my interest enough that I want to continue to play. It seems like a game that will overlooked -- perhaps rightfully so if it turns out to be mediocre, but Switch doesn't have many games in this genre.
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Thread Nintendo Switch |OT| Now you're playing with power; HYBRID POWER!
I've only tried gyro while playing in handheld (with Joycons attached to Switch) and it feels like BotW gyro aiming. Pretty responsive and allows for quick aiming.
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Thread Nintendo Switch |OT| Now you're playing with power; HYBRID POWER!
You can also change weapons using the touch-screen. Swiping up/down on the left/ride side of the screen will quickly swap between weapons. Not sure if that detail was known or not.
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Thread GameStop staff lied to me, what should I do?
It's the new way to push the subscription card. In prior years it would have been when people traded in games and you'd see the value of the trade-ins and say "Oh, you have $45 worth of trades, but with the card you'll get 10% extra and it won't cost you anything today" because you'd take the $15 from the $45. It was a shady sales technique then and the questionable practices continue today. Last time I was in GameStop was to pick up Zelda: BotW and they tried to put a protection plan on the cart. I told them I didn't need it and they spent a few minutes trying to convince me otherwise. They added it to my transaction and then proceeded to ask if I were okay with that being there.
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Thread Pop Culture Art/Posters/Prints |OT| Variant Edition on ResetEra Foil Paper
I wish that Eng - Shadow of the Colossus commission would have happened. The ICO print is one of my favorites and a SotC companion piece would have been perfect.
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Thread GameStop staff lied to me, what should I do?
If there is a public promo code or email code, then okay. Otherwise it sounds like they just noticed you have the amount of credit/points to get a free subscription, misled you and then got you to approve the subscription. It's shady but it's a technique they use all the time because it makes the customer think they are getting a deal.
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Thread Nintendo eShop - July 2018
So far, so good. I have Story Mode footage uploading now, so that'll give you a better idea of how the game progresses and such. It isn't like Punchout where you just move battle to battle. You actually do some exploration and there is a story to be told beyond a simple 'become champ!' type of thing. The core mechanics are like that of Punchout -- timing, figuring out the fighter and how to counter/dodge their moves. There are tells -- be it from sound or movements.
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Thread Octopath Traveler making waves on Amazon. Why?
A game's value is based on whatever the publisher feels it is worth. If they want to charge $60 for a game that cost $50 to make, then they have the right to do so. The argument of Octopath Traveler not being worth $60 is a tired one at this point. The market dictates whether or not SE/Nintendo are pricing it correctly and, thus far, the market is saying it is worth $60.
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Thread DatingEra - This isn't like one of your animes
You need to talk to each other & come to an understanding of what each wants/expects from thing. If you each decide you want to keep the relationship going once she moves, then you make plans from there. Don't commit to anything at this point without having a talk. Figure out if she wants to try a long-distance relationship or entertain the idea of you moving out with her (if not immediately, perhaps later in the summer), or if the fun ends the day she moves. You should probably attempt to be on the same page by early May.
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Thread DatingEra - This isn't like one of your animes
Let her go and don't dwell on what could have happened. Knowing she cheated on you won't change anything and could only serve as a means to either piss you off or make you want to confront her. No good will come from it.
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Thread Nintendo First-Party Thread
Even if Animal Crossing and Metroid Prime 4 miss 2018, Nintendo can still hit 20m units sold during that fiscal year by introducing new IP, having titles like Smash Bros. for the holiday season, and maybe even a $50 price drop or a new SKU to boost sales. Based on the Mini-Direct, they are clearly looking to produce a title each month moving forward (sure, some may be ports) but the constant flow of new additions to the Switch library will keep hardware moving. Third-parties are looking to have a strong presence in 2018 on Switch, and the indie train keeps on rolling. However, Nintendo needs to lead and the Wii U to Switch ports have a role to fill and they'll serve their purpose just fine. Nintendo is confident in 20m additional sales by the end of April 2019 for a reason, and we have to trust them to deliver the necessary software to make that happen. 2018 was always going to be an uphill battle to match 2017 in terms of quality - though we'll likely see more Nintendo published titles in 2018. There is a lot of uncertainty in what Nintendo has planned in 2018, but it has my interest piqued and I'm excited to see what they have planned for the year.
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Thread Lumines Remastered |OT| SHININ' SHININ' SHININ' SHININ' SHININ' SHININ' SHININ' SHININ' SHININ'
Lumines will make people into believers of HD Rumble. This game may be the best use of HD Rumble.