Nintendo Switch Launch/Hype



  • @EvilMonk3y i actually think the Guardian is probably one of the best Amiibo's out there. i love how large and detailed the model is and then finding out a few days ago from GameXplain that they've even actually made all the legs of it adjustable to different positions which they haven't done with Amiibos before at all. love how much detail and thought has gone into it's design :D



  • @Yoshi Yes, the Guardian was the one I was tempted to keep however I simply don't have the space for them any more, won't be taking them with me if I plan to play Zelda out & about and finally with having a 6 month old who wants to eat everything at the moment....I think it may be best to give it a miss for now haha.



  • @matt said:

    this the first Nintendo console with no Dpad? 4 buttons is not a Dpad

    In the box sure, but you can just buy a Pro Controller and you should buy a Pro Controller for Tabletop Mode anyways. I know people are upset about cost, but the system already practically comes with 2 controllers, both with built in motion controls, HD Rumble, etc. in the box.

    @Yoshi They announced back at E3 they wanted to make the Guardian legs adjustable. Nice to know it made it into the final product though since back then they called the one they showed off a "prototype".

    I'm worried about the battery life of the actual base game system but not the joycons so much, because it's pretty simple to just click them into the main Switch unit while it's in the dock and charge them that way. No need to fish for double A batteries. If you're the kinda person who drains a controller charge and wants to keep playing more, grab either a pro controller or a second set of joycons to alternate with. This will also double as a second, full controller for a friend should you ever need one.

    Since I missed out on preorders, I probably will be hunting for a Switch at launch. Already preordered Zelda and Bomberman R to arrive launch day, so I just need to get my hands on the system itself. Pro Controller will probably be the most annoying thing to find, but I'm fine as long as I get it before Splatoon 2. Gritting my teeth and believing Nintendo's lies for now about how they won't have stock issues even though no preorders going on past the initial wave seems to indicate otherwise.



  • Apparently a 200 gb micro sd card is around $70, which seems like the best price point of the bunch. The price basically doubles for 50 more gb of storage, so it makes more sense to me to just buy two 200s at that point. Plus Switch gbs are going to be worth a bit more than PS4 gbs, cause each game is basically going to be under 25 gb in total.



  • Youtube Video

    Super cool that the guys had their own Switch this way. That Damiani had his Switch now! I'm not even a big Nintendo guy, but I like what I'm sensing in the air now around this release, and watching this video was just really fun and even heart-warming. There's that passion in Damiani's speech even if he isn't exactly jumping around. Really nice to see that. :)

    And was that some new EZA music we get to hear for the first time here? Almost dreamlike. <3
    Next week two group streams? Oh fellas, you're spoiling us! <3



  • Looks like the desync issue may just be weak bluetooth radios in the Joycons. You may have to sit closer than 10 feet from the console and not obstruct the line of sight to use them reliably with the docked console.
    Nintendo might also be able to address this with upping the broadcast strength or something in a firmware update.

    Youtube Video



  • For comparison's sake, the Dualshock 4 lags when you hold it behind your knees and try to move the camera in a dual analogue stick-controlled game. Holding the controller in line of sight from the system is a pretty universal rule, desync or no.



  • @Haru17 I fairly frequently use my DS4 from 20ish feet away in another room while I'm cooking. So, i'm not really sure a comparable situation. DS4 radio seems plenty juiced to me.





  • It will be really interesting to see Nintendo's official explanation of this. They will make it right one way or another. If Microsoft can come back from the red ring of death then this can pass too.



  • @TokyoSlim Yeah, not sure about walls and such. However, if you hold the controller directly behind folded knees and try to adjust the camera in dual analogue stick control games, the camera will keep drifting after you release the stick. It's annoying until you figure it out and clear the line of sight.



  • @TokyoSlim I sit 5 feet from my PS4 and I can confirm knees make the controls go absolutely wonky in the worst ways possible.



  • Hey the Wii U Gamepad has the same range or better. Oh the irony.



  • So much about this system and launch has me ticked. Accessories are way overpriced, launch lineup is meager outside of Zelda, and after the smash success of the NES Classic, they couldn't be bothered to have the VC up and running on day one. Don't even get me started on 32GB of internal memory, that was bad even when the Wii U launched.

    The worst part is that I'm actually gonna try buying this thing at launch without a preorder. I'm seriously looking at trading in my Wii U (collecting dust, poor fella) along with all my Wii/Wii U games and accessories so that I can get the Switch. I'll probably take it all in to Gamestop tomorrow so I can at least use their 50% trade in credit bonus towards Switch games and accessories.

    Goodbye Wind Walker HD, I hope Breath of the Wild is an adequate replacement. I think the worst casualty is gonna be Metroid Prime Trilogy, I never got around to playing it.



  • @benoit489 If you are unsure about the Switch at launch and want to play Zelda, just get the Wii U version instead.



  • @benoit489 Hmm it really sounds like you'll end up regretting selling your Wii U, I would reconsider if I were you ;)



  • @Haru17 said in Nintendo Switch Launch/Hype:

    @TokyoSlim Yeah, not sure about walls and such. However, if you hold the controller directly behind folded knees and try to adjust the camera in dual analogue stick control games, the camera will keep drifting after you release the stick. It's annoying until you figure it out and clear the line of sight.

    @benoit489 said in Nintendo Switch Launch/Hype:

    @TokyoSlim I sit 5 feet from my PS4 and I can confirm knees make the controls go absolutely wonky in the worst ways possible.

    Weird. I have never noticed this being an issue. Do you have to like press it up against your legs or something?
    I generally sit with the controller in my lap and feet up on my ottoman, with a blanket over my legs. So the line of sight on my controller is blocked to my ps4 by my legs. Is that what you're describing causing the problems? I have 2 launch era black Ds4s, though one is the replacement I got for peeling analog sticks.



  • I was quite hyped to have my first Nintendo console since the N64, but having my Legend of Zelda BotW Master Edition preorder cancelled due to fulfillment issues took all the wind out of my sails. I may just resale my Switch out to eBay for a profit in the first week since I won't have anything really to play on it. It all depends on whether I can snag another Master Edition preorder till then. (I do realize I could buy a regular or Special maybe, but I really wanted the statue to enjoy next to my console.)





  • @benoit489 said in Nintendo Switch Launch/Hype:

    Don't even get me started on 32GB of internal memory, that was bad even when the Wii U

    ummm you do realise that microSD card memory only currently exists at retail up to 256gb's right don't you? and those 256 gb microSD cards aren't exactly cheap...