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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:26 
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it doesn't portray the sheer 3Dness of your glorious ones.

I blame Nintendo. Maybe when we all have VR...

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 21:38 
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For anyone, like me, annoyed by the Switch's button layout the most recent OS release allows remapping of all controls. I've just installed it and switched the A<->B buttons around so we'll see how that goes.

Isn't that going to mean the game shows you the wrong button to press?

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 21:41 
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For anyone, like me, annoyed by the Switch's button layout the most recent OS release allows remapping of all controls. I've just installed it and switched the A<->B buttons around so we'll see how that goes.

Isn't that going to mean the game shows you the wrong button to press?


Almost certainly, but most games have the same sort of functions on the same buttons so I'm hoping it'll still be better this way round as I'm utterly sick of having my muscle memory fucked with.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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Saying that, most game UIs have B as cancel but still B to jump/fire/whatever. I think that would be worse for me than getting muddled up in the menus occasionally.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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A friend of mine had his Nintendo account hacked last night to the tune of £160. This is a reminder to set up two factor authentication if you haven't already done so.

https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Support/Nint ... 66677.html


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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Mr Chonks wrote:
Saying that, most game UIs have B as cancel but still B to jump/fire/whatever. I think that would be worse for me than getting muddled up in the menus occasionally.


Yeah, I'm not 100% convinced it'll sort my problems but we'll see. It's definitely been an issue in-game in the past, even by the time I was at the end of Mark of the Ninja I was still getting confused by the button layout at critical times, which is something I don't remember happening with the Xbox version back in the day.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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A friend of mine had his Nintendo account hacked last night to the tune of £160. This is a reminder to set up two factor authentication if you haven't already done so.

https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Support/Nint ... 66677.html


Lol, I've just tried and it doesn't work. I scan the barcode to add it to my Google Authenticator app then enter the generated code and the website rejects it. Fucking Nintendo, they can't internet to save their fucking lives.

ETA: not really sure what to do now. I've got my Switch set to prompt for the password everytime I launch the shop so it's secure if I ever lose it, which means I can't set a complex password or I'll never be able to enter it myself. And with the 2FA stuff fucked this becomes a massive security hole.


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I've just tried and I couldn't even get the first authentication email sent! Brilliant...


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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Worked fine for me. Got the email and the code worked on the website. :shrug:

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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I installed an alternative authenticator app Authy and that worked. I now have three of the things installed (Google, Microsoft and Authy) so I should probably try and consolidate them as they're all interchangeable as I understand it.


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Bamba wrote:
they're all interchangeable as I understand it.
Yes, they are. Authy is a good choice. Note that it has cloud backup/restore, which is a mixed blessing (you don't have a potential single point of failure - your phone - but it's less secure as an attacker could get your secrets from Authy.)


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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they're all interchangeable as I understand it.
Yes, they are. Authy is a good choice. Note that it has cloud backup/restore, which is a mixed blessing (you don't have a potential single point of failure - your phone - but it's less secure as an attacker could get your secrets from Authy.)


Yeah, I specifically chose Authy because of the cloud stuff. Not for a particular security reason but more because I could easily see myself changing phone without remembering to migrate all the 2FA accounts over to the new phone and thus accidentally locking myself out of them all. Plus, I wouldn't even need to go through the hassle of deactivating and reactivating 2FA on all the accounts to actually migrate to the new phone.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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Worked fine for me. Got the email and the code worked on the website. :shrug:

Me too. Maybe it's not Nintendo who are failing to Internet.

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Worked straight away for me too. Check your junk folder, perhaps.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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I came here to post about XCOM2 after just seeing a Facebook ad about it.

About damn time.


It will mean I once again have an XCOM game on about three different formats, but will be worth it.


That could be the tipping point for me to buy one.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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so weird that the my Nintendo rewards are still on 3ds/wii u .. you can't even buy a game on the 3ds easiliy animore (no credit cards allowed) http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/0 ... ndo_europe

(can't they just put those gb games on the switch anyway)

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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mario maker 2 gets a world update http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/0 ... koopalings

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Bladdy hell. I thought the Nintendo sale just now was good (it was), but now Steam have made me feel bad. Why did I buy Olliolli and Hotline Miami when I did? :'(

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 23:56 
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So the first thing to do when you load up Flashback is to select the Modern Remix which basically has tutorials and the rewind feature. These are good.

Next thing is to go into the graphics options in the settings and turn everything off: CRT warp, “noise”, side panels, smoothing and bloom. These are bad. No idea why that’s all on as standard. Then go into the music options and select 8-bit sounds (despite it being a 16-bit game).

The game hasn’t aged particularly well and it’s all a bit fiddly. It’s perfectly playable though and isn’t all sudden deaths and WTF am I supposed to do shit like Another World.

Weirdly the brand new tutorials doesn’t specifically tell you stuff you might actually need to know. For example, when you start you can tank a couple of hits but then suddenly you die in one hit. Turns out you need to recharge your shield at charge points which gives you 4 hits. Doesn’t ever say that, and the shield hits don’t have any visual clues either so you have to open your menu and scroll over your shield icon to see how many hits you have left.

Anyway, stupid shit like that. Oh another one is how to get on a train. I couldn’t do it until I did. I’m still not sure if I press A or press A+down. So it could be even more helpful but at least it explains the awkward controls. They become second nature after a while but they’re a bit unintuitive. Press down to climb down a ledge? NO DICK, it’s press A+down. Climb up a ledge is A+up then? NO DICK, it’s just press up. A+up is small jump.

Despite these annoyances I’m really enjoying playing this classic again. The nostalgia is powerful with this one. If you’ve never played it though - I can’t imagine you’d want to spend much time with it. Mind you, the art style looks good even today and has clearly been sped by current indie devs.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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I struggled on with the controls until the second or third level (which is way further than I got back when it was first released). But I kept dying when accidentally rolling instead of shooting so gave up in the end, was way too frustrating.

Shame as it looks and sounds so good still.

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There’s one mission on level 2 where you have to clear a bunch of mutants out which is a reet bastard. You can’t activate your shield when firing and with all the fiddling around it’s taken a solid 30 minutes to mangle through it. Made it to Death Tower, mind.


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Death Tower: done. Piece of piss.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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Tetris 99 is pretty fun isn’t it... but fuck me there’s a lot going on. That single screen is anxiety inducing as people are targeting you and it’s telling you to watch out and FUCK ME I JUST NEED A COUPLE OF LONG BLUE ONES.

Closest I’ve got was 34th (mind you I only played about an hour) and I’m pretty happy with that!


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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Has someone already mentioned blazing chrome.. thnik i saw it on a DF video of ten games of the yea ryou didn't know.. very nice 16 bit style contra thing.. feeling is great, especially with my hori stick....

Got lots of mails from kickstarter surrounding the wonderful 101 release.. they sort of fucked up the codes it looks like, so i'm waiting for a def. code..

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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Gnnnnh! I've been waiting for 'What The Golf' to come to the Switch as I suspect it'll be the best place to play it and Engadget mentioned this morning that it was up for pre-order with a release date of the 21st. Yay! Except actually 'nay' because as of this morning I can't buy anything at all from the eShop. Every time I try I just get a nonsense error code; that's with both debit and credit card, both of which work fine on other sites and the debit card worked on the eShop itself as recently as a week ago. So we're now off into email support land (which is a .de email address interestingly) and waiting for them to sort it. Fuck sake.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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Can't you buy an eshop card from another site and use that?

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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Can't you buy an eshop card from another site and use that?


Indeed, and that's what I've ended up doing purely so I don't miss out on the pre-order discount for What The Golf. Of course I shouldn't have to do that and now I'll end up with random amounts of balance floating around in my account until I can find a way to use it.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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Got a response from Nintendo:

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I'm sorry to read that you're having difficulties with making purchases with your credit card. The error code you're receiving often occurs when a payment fails and becomes "trapped" in the system. In most cases this issue will become resolved when the payment expires from the system. This typically takes 30 days from the initial payment attempt.

In the meanwhile we recommend that you delete any credit card details currently saved in the system and ensure that your Switch consoles is running on the latest software.


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Thanks to a Reddit thread where some clever people make spines for Switch games, I've managed to make my wall of Switch games look lovely.

It helps that I've had a bit of free time this week too.


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The formatting on River City Girls & Wild Guns would make me itch.


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Yep. It's because they're American from Limited Run games. Night Trap was the same but I printed a new cover as it was making me itch. Windjammers has it too but for some reason, I missed that off the first picture.


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Switch users! I need advice.

I've set up a Minecraft Realm fro my kids to play with their cousins. Said kids and cousins all play on Xbawks, because they're cool, but GirlChild has a friend with a switch that wants to play. I've manged to get GirlChildFriend on the Realm no problem, but they would like to be able to talk to each other during gameplay.

Any suggestions? GirlChildFriend's mother seems set on Discord. Is that available on Switch?


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Discord is available on computers and phones and that’s about it. It’s not available on consoles.

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Any suggestions? GirlChildFriend's mother seems set on Discord. Is that available on Switch?


Basically nothings on switch - use a phone and have discord on there

The official way to communicate on the switch is use the switch app on your phone :-)

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Balls to it then, might as well just do a whatsapp voice call!


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Balls to it then, might as well just do a whatsapp voice call!

I was going to suggest something like this.

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Balls to it then, might as well just do a whatsapp voice call!


Yep. This is the best and easiest way to do it.


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