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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 17:45 
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It's lovely, but I've had to pause playing as my hands are cramping up using the tiny controllers. Which is not good. It might just be a temporary thing, but my hands have not fully recovered even after 3 days of no playing. :(


Have you tried the 'block' thing that the controllers connect to ?

That basically is around the size of a 360 controller and I much prefer that to having them separate

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 17:47 
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Malc wrote:
It's lovely, but I've had to pause playing as my hands are cramping up using the tiny controllers. Which is not good. It might just be a temporary thing, but my hands have not fully recovered even after 3 days of no playing. :(


Have you tried the 'block' thing that the controllers connect to ?

That basically is around the size of a 360 controller and I much prefer that to having them separate


I did, but that was the day after I had bad cramp, and so not a good representation

I'm looking at https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0787SDS38/

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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Looks like the left analog stick will be too far away to be comfy using those. Get a pro controller instead?

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Or the Hori. I find that quite comfortable and they're pretty cheap.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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That looks really good for £25!

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That looks really good for £25!


I've been really pleased with it so far. The only minor downside for me is that with it being a wired controller, you can't turn the console on with it, but I can live with that.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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Malc wrote:
My Kids got a switch for Christmas, we have Mario Kart and Odyssey, and 2 extra mini cons.

It's lovely, but I've had to pause playing as my hands are cramping up using the tiny controllers. Which is not good. It might just be a temporary thing, but my hands have not fully recovered even after 3 days of no playing. :(


Unfortunately, the controllers ae frightfully unergonomic, be it attached to the screen, with the minature slidey things or the larger controller unit.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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I am very happy with my (wildly overpriced) pro controller.


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@malc, what's your friend code..

almost time for a mario kart challenge me thinks

nice new sale now,
finally bought 1-2 switch at this price http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018- ... -discounts

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Wired? I'm out


i ordered one of the 8bit do ones, will let you know how i will get on

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Or the Hori. I find that quite comfortable and they're pretty cheap.


Thanks, just ordered one. I managed to drop one of my joycons into a cup of coffee so some of the buttons keep sticking and it's slightly irritating.

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Malc wrote:
My Kids got a switch for Christmas, we have Mario Kart and Odyssey, and 2 extra mini cons.

It's lovely, but I've had to pause playing as my hands are cramping up using the tiny controllers. Which is not good. It might just be a temporary thing, but my hands have not fully recovered even after 3 days of no playing. :(


There's some solutions to that:

a) Buy a Switch Pro Controller

b) Buy a controller adapter like the Mayflash Magic-NS, this will allow you to instead use controllers from other consoles with the Switch


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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In fairness, it's kind of shit that a controller for a console is ergonomically bad in this day and age. Having to adopt Third party work arounds isn't great.


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Hell, it's arguably even worse to have to buy a first party solution because then they're benefiting from their own bad design.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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In fairness, it's kind of shit that a controller for a console is ergonomically bad in this day and age. Having to adopt Third party work arounds isn't great.

In fairness, it’s hard to imagine how the JoyCons could be much more ergonomic and still be portable. And the shell thing that turns them into a pad is fine. It’s a lot more comfortable than any classic (say, pre-Dreamcast) pad was.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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Bamba wrote:
In fairness, it's kind of shit that a controller for a console is ergonomically bad in this day and age. Having to adopt Third party work arounds isn't great.

In fairness, it’s hard to imagine how the JoyCons could be much more ergonomic and still be portable. And the shell thing that turns them into a pad is fine. It’s a lot more comfortable than any classic (say, pre-Dreamcast) pad was.


I've never touched it so I don't know either way, but if someone is pained by your controller then surely that's bad? Everything else you've said there sounds like an excuse.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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Bamba wrote:
In fairness, it's kind of shit that a controller for a console is ergonomically bad in this day and age. Having to adopt Third party work arounds isn't great.


We all have different sized hands and some have physical problems with their hands for various reasons (arthritis, injury, RSI-related problems, and so on), therefore it's not possible for one controller to suit everybody. For example, I get on just fine with the Joy-Cons cut find the Pro Controller to be uncomfortable and painful to use after a while. Other people find the complete opposite. Equally some don't get on at all well with the Xbox One controller but love the PS4 controller, and vice versa. And so on with every controller that has ever existed.

At least with the various controller adapters that are on the market we all have the option to use whatever controller suits us best.


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Bamba wrote:
Hell, it's arguably even worse to have to buy a first party solution because then they're benefiting from their own bad design.


Not so, they're offering people a choice. It's impossible to please everyone with just one type of controller.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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I have no problem with the joycons or any of the joycon attachments, but struggle with e.g. xbox controllers after a while because I find them too bulky.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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I get RSI just looking at the joycons.

I'm waiting till they make a home console version that comes with a pro controller.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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I get RSI just looking at the joycons.



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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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I just noticed now, after more thinking about buying the switch someday, that the joycon doesn't have a proper d-pad. WTF?? This makes no sense. I'm mostly into retro platformers, and now my interest in the console is almost 0. Was it really hard to have a d-pad instead of those buttons with arrows?


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RuySan wrote:
I just noticed now, after more thinking about buying the switch someday, that the joycon doesn't have a proper d-pad. WTF?? This makes no sense. I'm mostly into retro platformers, and now my interest in the console is almost 0. Was it really hard to have a d-pad instead of those buttons with arrows?


It's possible to buy third party shells that also have a proper D-pad. Such as this:

https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/D-PAD-Ve ... 36174.html

Naturally you'll void your warranty if fitting such a shell.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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I had this concern but after using it, it's not really a problem. The buttons can still be used like a D pad and it's not as cumbersome as it looks.


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I had this concern but after using it, it's not really a problem. The buttons can still be used like a D pad and it's not as cumbersome as it looks.


It also depends on how each game detects the analogue dead zones. Some 2d games with digital controls work fine with analogue sticks (e.g. hollow knight), but most don't.


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lots of cool stuff in the nintendo direct mini

some wii updates: donkey kong (never played), hyrule warriors..)
dlc rabbids


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_u7g5BlfiY

ys, dark souls


kirby...

mario dlc

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What a great story on the development of mario rabbids

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018- ... io-rabbids

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