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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 17:37 
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You'll be able to buy the games separately on a single game card/cartridge and the templates for the cardboard will be made available as free downloads for you to make up the parts yourself. You will though also need to provide your own string and rubber bands. :) I can just imagine this being covered on Blue Peter ........


I've just read that this is apparently, not true. They won't be offering the templates to download.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 17:41 
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You'll be able to buy the games separately on a single game card/cartridge and the templates for the cardboard will be made available as free downloads for you to make up the parts yourself. You will though also need to provide your own string and rubber bands. :) I can just imagine this being covered on Blue Peter ........


I've just read that this is apparently, not true. They won't be offering the templates to download.


Really? I must check on that.

Edit: you're right. What a bummer:

https://www.reddit.com/r/NintendoSwitch ... terns_for/


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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Edit: you're right. What a bummer:

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And if one person scans the prints they're available, aren't they? (and won't they make it available in the shop then?)

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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.


This is madness. Just think of it as the most comfortable portable ever made that also happens to have TV out.

The Switch is DS levels of good.

I'm really starting to think it may become my favourite console ever made. It's at the very least, the best first year of any console ever.

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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.


This is madness. Just think of it as the most comfortable portable ever made that also happens to have TV out.

Its still monstrously uncomfortable.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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The games will still be as good when they make a version of it that is just a home console that comes with a proper controller. I played Zelda on the Wii U anyway. I will obviously eventually get one, but for Nintendo's last three handhelds I have always bought the initial revision, then ended up getting the much nicer revisions. I'm happy to wait this time.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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That's a fair shout. It's what I used to do. This is the first Nintendo home console I've ever bought in the year of release and I'm very happy.

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There were 4 games that I was interested in when I bought it. I've got (and completed) mario, rabbis meet Mario is soon to be got.

Can I remember what the other two were?

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

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


This is madness. Just think of it as the most comfortable portable ever made that also happens to have TV out.

The Switch is DS levels of good.

I'm really starting to think it may become my favourite console ever made. It's at the very least, the best first year of any console ever.


So it's slightly less unconfortable than the DS lite?

Not that it means much...i could hardly play more than 30 min...


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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I’d love to know what people are playing on the Switch to make them gush about how brilliant it is and it’s the best console eva.

Mario, sure.
Zelda, well I played that on the WiiU.
Splatoon 2, is Splatoon on the WiiU again.
Mario Kart, is Mario Kart on the WiiU again.
Lots of the indie games are available on other systems.

So what exactly should I be playing on the Switch that I can’t experience elsewhere to make me gurn over it too?


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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Golf Story, Arms, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 & Mario + Rabbids would be the main other games on my list.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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Satsuma wrote:
I’d love to know what people are playing on the Switch to make them gush about how brilliant it is and it’s the best console eva.

Mario, sure.
Zelda, well I played that on the WiiU.
Splatoon 2, is Splatoon on the WiiU again.
Mario Kart, is Mario Kart on the WiiU again.
Lots of the indie games are available on other systems.

So what exactly should I be playing on the Switch that I can’t experience elsewhere to make me gurn over it too?


I think the big thing is the portability aspect, like playing those indie games that exist on other systems on the go. Because if not, I don't see the big deal about it.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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I preferred the PS4 version

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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Satsuma wrote:
Lots of the indie games are available on other systems.


Don't forget the portability of the Switch - many people are re-buying ports of older games simply because they prefer to play the game on the go (or on the toilet!) even though they may often already own the same game on the PC, PS4, etc. I see many people state that they already have Dark Souls (for example) but really want to buy it on the Switch because they can then play it on the go. Stardew Valley is another - many say that it's a perfect match for the Switch because the "in game" days are about 14 or 15 minutes long so they can play a couple of days while on a break, sitting in the car waiting for someone, before going to bed, and so on.

The portability is a huge selling point for the Switch, even people who thought they would only play it docked are finding that they want to play it as a handheld because of the flexibility that it offers.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 13:16 
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My Switch is docked 99% of the time. Although some of the games are available on other console formats, I don't own any of those, so although I own games like Rocket League and Binding of Isaac on the PC, it's nice to put my feet up and play them on a console on a big TV. I think the appeal of the Switch for me is that there's more potential to have different games from the usual FPS and driving games that you get on the Xbox and PS4 (generalising, I know).

If they decide to add Netflix to it too eventually, then it'd probably get a lot of use as a handheld here too, as it'd be handy for watching stuff in bed.

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LewieP wrote:
Golf Story, Arms, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 & Mario + Rabbids would be the main other games on my list.


yeah, basically that.. the flexibility, and the super fast interface.... How it brings the advantages of a handheld to a console... the continue where you were immediately really changed my gaming.... otherwise i would never have spent so much time on mario

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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And yet, the price of the games puts me off completely. It's a great concept, but until Nintendo starts pricing their games more reasonably (or at least making them cheaper, faster), there's no way i'm going to buy one.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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I have to agree with RuySan. Given the price of PC games, I'd pitch Mario and Zelda at around £40 max. 1-2-Switch being the price it is is offensive considering the difference in quality.

I think there's also a Tetris game of some description that's £32!

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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I completely agree regarding the prices, the problem is that as long as so many people are prepared to pay over the top prices for ports of old games (and that's despite them moaning about it) those prices will unfortunately remain high. Cost of game cards is also part of the problem. On the whole though i think that many publishers of Switch ports are simply being greedy.

Not all though - Stardew Valley for example (digital only) is a mere £10.99 and it's worth every penny (and more).


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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Comparing Mario and Zelda to PC game prices is apples and oranges. They're comparable to FIFA, COD and Battlefield prices on the PS4/XBO. The main difference is that they don't seem to come down in price quickly (or much at all), mainly due to the fact people don't tend to sell them on as fast due to there not being an annual 3D Mario game. From what I've heard there is enough content in Zelda to keep you going for months. If any game is worth £50 then it's that.

Splatoon 2 and Mario Kart 8 again and I could possibly get on board with those being at a cheaper price point. 1-2 Switch for £40 is ridiculous, agreed. The prices on the eShop are silly.

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The pricing is certainly a bit erratic - the sale prices have been pretty good, so I don't know if the RRPs have been set high to allow for discounting later on or it's just a case of gouging newcomers to the Switch looking for other titles to buy once they're done with Mario and Zelda. £35.99 for a download version of Binding Of Isaac is steep though, given that the Steam equivalent is £25.97 and the Switch version has no new features at all.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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Best of getting the physical copy of Isaac which is £28. So not far off the Steam version.

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I'm not even comparing to PC prices. Just checking on Spanish Amazon, new Zelda is 60€ and new Horizon: Zero Dawn is 32€. Those are similar games, released more or less at the same time, and console exclusives.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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If your okay with Digital and 'shopping around' there are some bargains to be had by simply creating a regional account to buy certain titles

https://eshop-prices.com/

Is a spreadsheet that has all the games available in every currency - you can either look for the green square (cheapest) or hit the 'best deals' tab at the top

Its often just a few quid but for some games its a bit more - not quite as easy to do as some other systems but it is do-able
If your not worried with Digital stuff then generally buying the carts is cheaper
(quick example UK Zelda is £60 / US is £44)

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If your okay with Digital and 'shopping around' there are some bargains to be had by simply creating a regional account to buy certain titles

https://eshop-prices.com/

Is a spreadsheet that has all the games available in every currency - you can either look for the green square (cheapest) or hit the 'best deals' tab at the top

Its often just a few quid but for some games its a bit more - not quite as easy to do as some other systems but it is do-able
If your not worried with Digital stuff then generally buying the carts is cheaper


I did something like that for Mario Kart 8. Unfortunately, the site I was buying it from didn't explain that I had to have another Nintendo account as part of the process, so I just have to leave the account on my Switch now to continue to have access to the game. In hindsight, I probably wouldn't have bother going down that route.

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Best of getting the physical copy of Isaac which is £28. So not far off the Steam version.


That's what I did, although I paid £32 at the time. Still a good idea though as it's not taking up valuable storage space.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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Nintendo do every trick in the book to maintain high prices. They're pretty smart about it. Print runs never higher than they need to be, games that are appealing not because they're the latest hot tech but because they are beloved series with well maintained heritage, very modest digital discounts. They can get away with it because their ip/software doesn't really have any direct substitutes, and people buy Nintendo platforms primarily for their games, whereas Horizon could more easily be substituted by a variety of third party alternatives, and people buy PS4s for COD, FIFA, Assassin's Creed etc.

I do think ultimately it is somewhat harmful to their platforms, but the harm is offset by the big bags of money they make selling expensive games/accessories.

They are the Apple of video games.

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Best of getting the physical copy of Isaac which is £28. So not far off the Steam version.

Except on PC you have the option of not buying all of the DLC.


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I did something like that for Mario Kart 8. Unfortunately, the site I was buying it from didn't explain that I had to have another Nintendo account as part of the process, so I just have to leave the account on my Switch now to continue to have access to the game. In hindsight, I probably wouldn't have bother going down that route.


Its one of the things you would just have to put up with - also if your buying credit in the other regions you want a card that does zero (or next to zero) non sterling charges (something like Revolut)

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Just took delivery of one of these: https://www.sfbags.com/products/nintendo-switch-pouch (in waxed canvas) and it's really lovely.


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Just took delivery of one of these: https://www.sfbags.com/products/nintendo-switch-pouch (in waxed canvas) and it's really lovely.


Looks really nice - i have one of these

https://www.amazon.co.uk/RDS-Industries ... B01N357OCG

That I bought at the start just to have something to protect it.

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