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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 14:28 
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Can you use ethernet or powerlines for the Switch and see if there's any difference? I have my Wii U setup on wifi and it's fine.

Does the switch even do wired?


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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It does but you need to use an adaptor which I don't have and won't be buying... so in answer to your question Lonewolves, no. I can't test that.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:14 
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Can't you just use a little bit of mobile data if you really must use your phone while gaming on the Switch?

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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Can't you just use a little bit of mobile data if you really must use your phone while gaming on the Switch?


Yeah, I could and do but after my phone was knocked off the Wifi, I needed to reset my router to get it back on which is a bit of a pain.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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I found out this morning that games automatically update if needed when the Switch is in sleep mode. This is a good thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 22:27 
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Sir Taxalot wrote:
Can't you just use a little bit of mobile data if you really must use your phone while gaming on the Switch?


or you could do it the other way around, using your smartphone as hotspot and see what the wifi does then..

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 22:47 
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TheVision wrote:
Sir Taxalot wrote:
Can't you just use a little bit of mobile data if you really must use your phone while gaming on the Switch?


Yeah, I could and do but after my phone was knocked off the Wifi, I needed to reset my router to get it back on which is a bit of a pain.


That is a pain I agree. I suggest fucking around with the settings on the router until it either 1) works properly or 2) is broken. That's what I usually do. (I've had an issue with the router trying to use the same IP address for two devices, as Myp said. I also had an odd situation where everything went funny because I had just upgraded to a new iphone and had two devices called 'Kevins Phone' trying to connect.)

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:31 
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My colleague brought his in for me to look at today. I have to say it's a nice bit of kit, and smaller than I expected, weirdly.

I can see myself picking one up when Super Mario Odyssey comes out.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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Lonewolves wrote:
smaller than I expected, weirdly.

I think several of us have thought that so far.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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Ashens review of the Switch

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 18:03 
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Pretty fair review of the system, there.

The dock is pretty awful. Nintendo need to offer a fix for that issue, or at least acknowledge the issue, and quickly.

I really miss the MiiVerse and Mii Plaza from the Wii U. The barebones menu on the Switch doesn't feel as friendly...


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:45 
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Is it a not-very-portable portable, or an underpowered home console?


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:59 
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Yeah it's obviously compromised at both functions. I'm waiting until they make a handheld only variant and a home console only variant.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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But how are the 'early adopters'* using it? I haven't seen one in the wild yet, but, y'know Stoke.

*People with more money than sense.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:51 
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Nintendo Direct demonstrates that HD Rumble can simulate the softness of boobs.

Well that's me buying one then.



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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:23 
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So apparently there were more copies of Zelda sold than there were Switch consoles:

https://www.engadget.com/2017/04/13/nin ... top-zelda/


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:43 
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So apparently there were more copies of Zelda sold than there were Switch consoles:

https://www.engadget.com/2017/04/13/nin ... top-zelda/

Probably because it's the only game available ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 13:09 
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People eating cartridges, weirdos who like collecting sealed games, people ordering the game and the console but the console not shipping yet, people importing the game from the U.S., people who imported the console to the U.S.

Edit: it's still remarkable.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 16:28 
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I had a go on one today and I can confirm the following facts:

1) It's weeeeeeeeeee. Surprisingly tiny actually.
2) it's a nice by of kit, though.
3) The remotes aren't exactly ergonomic. I didn't like them that much.
4) I kept sliding the right remote up because it wasn't clicked in properly when I thought it was.
5) The screen is good. Nice and bright.
6) The UI is ok.
7) I didn't like playing Mario on the wee screen. I much preferred the telly. Two player was ridiculously small on the small screen (smaller than an iPad) and wasn't really much fun. 4 player Mario Kart on the move would clearly be limited fun. It's just too sodding small.
8) I barely leave the house so gaming on the move isn't really for me. If you travel and don't have to, say, control a car then I can imagine it'll be quite groovy.
9) I didn't get to play anything that used HD Rumble but the Rumble felt quite strong even just playing Mario Kart.

Overall: It's not for me. At least not until it's got more big games I can play on the big screen for a big screen experience. Cool though.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 20:38 
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I've got a switch. It's bloody great.

They are basically seeding the console space and seeding the portable space, and fighting the tablet space. Which makes sense, as a) phones are going nowhere, and b) they can't afford the arms race of Sony and Microsoft.

Playing on the big tele is great, but with my busy life it fills all the gaps of an iPad. Lazing about, going on the train.

It's fantastic. And it will do gangbusters with parents as a tablet replacement.

Zelda is superb, and I've managed to play 60hrs I would have never managed on a normal console. Mr Shifty is an underrated arcade gem (shitty atmosphere but a far better game, mechanically, than Hot Line Miami. And I love Hot Line Miami).

Puyo Puyo V Tetris is also fucking brilliant. And I never thought I would say that.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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Ooooh, excited to hear that the folk behind Ouendan and Elite Beat Agents *might* end up doing a Switch game: Rap Rabbit (kickstarter)

I loved Ouendan and EBA on my DS

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Is the Switch ever going to be anything other than a nintendo player though?

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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New Pro Evo just got announced for everything but the Switch.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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LewieP wrote:
New Pro Evo just got announced for everything but the Switch.


Ouch.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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Fucking lulz.



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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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If they announce Animal Crossing switch at E3 then I'll buy one. I have a very slim hope they'll release one to work alongside the planned phone app they touted last year.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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I think Animal Crossing is a lock. Especially since they didn't release one for ages, and as you say the mobile version is on the way.

It's the perfect kind of game to have connectivity between a mobile game and a console game.


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