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FrictionPin
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9-Nov
Have a Happy Birthday Lunar!

Topic   Black Friday Deals 2017 Thread (Updated 11/16)

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6-Nov
cblake78 wrote:
> FrictionPin wrote:
>> cblake78 wrote:
> |>> dustin11 wrote:
>> |>> All I see is one Switch game per price category ($15, $25, $35)
>> |>>
>> |>> Wolfensetin 2 for $30 and Forza Horizon 3 for $15 look to be some pretty hot
>> buys.
>> |>>
> |>>
> |>> Can you tell what the $35 one is?
>>
>> That's Super Bomberman R
>
> Eh. Still $5 cheaper than I could get with GCU

Yeah, it's been even cheaper than that as well. I hope there are more selections but I'm not expecting much. It's hard to tell but I think the $25 game is most likely Dragonball Xenoverse 2. Boo.
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6-Nov
cblake78 wrote:
> dustin11 wrote:
>> All I see is one Switch game per price category ($15, $25, $35)
>>
>> Wolfensetin 2 for $30 and Forza Horizon 3 for $15 look to be some pretty hot buys.
>>
>
> Can you tell what the $35 one is?

That's Super Bomberman R

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* 5-Nov
Anybody looking for cart/box GBA Castlevania Harmony of Dissonance for $30 shipped. This one had a very crushed box, but I did a little surgery on it. At least it holds its form now. :)

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* 4-Nov
Gypsy wrote:
> Gross. Where did you order from?

Voultar
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4-Nov
Lunar wrote:
> Does anyone here actually have a RGB Duo-R?
>

I will as soon as the RGB board I ordered 2 months ago ships.

Topic   Anyone with Best Buy GCU can preorder something for me?

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3-Nov
These are all listed as store pickup only currently.

Topic   Nintendo Switch! (IDs and codes)

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* 1-Nov
KCPenguins wrote:
> I played it a little bit on Wii U and sold or traded it. Kind of wanted to give
> it another chance, especially for what I paid on Switch. If you get a chance, can
> you check the install if you have a physical copy?

Sure, I only do physical games. What is it you want me to check? I know there was a download for it which we did the first day we played it, I can't remember for sure but I didn't think I could get around it. Maybe there was and I just didn't notice it.
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1-Nov
KCPenguins wrote:
> No, per WB, Lego City requires no download to play. A lot of misinformation out there.
>
> @FrictionPin
> How is it on Switch? I bought it on a clearance sale, but haven't opened it yet.
> A lot of posts saying it requires a huge install prior to release (which by all
> acounts was a typo), and a few posts saying the actual patch was less than 500Mb.
> A lot of reports of "unbearable" framerate and lock ups, but they said the same
> crap about BotW which was bogus imo.
>
> I'm having a hard time researching Switch games wading through the trolling bullcrap.
> The internet is really butthurt over it for some reason

We really enjoy it. My youngest has been playing it quite a bit the last month or two. Not sure if you played the WiiU version but Switch does have faster load times. You'd think this would be obvious but it's not a night and day difference either. The load times are much faster but still take a bit for cut scenes and moving in or out of a building/area. Personally I don't notice the frame rate a whole lot but it is there. We mainly play in docked mode in front of the TV as he's too young to be wandering around with it in handheld mode.

Best thing about this version is 2 player co-op. I wrote some of this the other day in another thread but I can't remember which one now. The graphics are improved and images are clearer on the Switch. Most of the controls are the same as well. We're about half way through it or so I'd guess at this point. I'm enjoying it quite a bit myself and would certainly recommend it especially if you've not played it before on another system. We've never had it lock up on us.
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* 1-Nov
longhornsk57 wrote:
> If you don't have a 128 you're doing it wrong

That's wasn't really the point but what are we going to do when we have 10 games or 20 games like this. So on top of the money we're shelling out for physical games we are also required to have space to store the "required data" to make them work and operational servers to get provide those patches. It doesn't matter how cheap or expensive the SD cards are, the problem is that I shouldn't need one to experience a game on a physical cartridge.
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1-Nov
Maybe I'm wrong about Lego City Undercover but I thought it made me download a patch before the "Start" button was ungreyed. Regardless, I guess my real point was games on a cart that are not completely functional without additional download data. Not necessarily downloads that include online services like leaderboards, online play, etc but for the game to operate properly. Down the road these online servers and services won't be around to patch these carts to a playable form, like the WiiU service for example. If I don't have a fully functional game that runs on the cart alone, I don't have what I paid for nor do I have something I can enjoy after the system has passed it's prime, thus defeating the purpose of the cart vs digital copy.
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* 1-Nov
Sure, but how many games will those hold considering Lego City Undercover, NBA 2K18 and now LA Noire...your 32GB is about full already with just those 3 "patches" and that's when you OWN the physical media. Not to mention we're only 8 months into the life cycle of the system. It's a concern for me and a growing trend in the wrong direction.

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1-Nov
Gypsy wrote:
> Consoles gave up the one advantage they had...
>
> Like, that was the reason to play technically downgraded console versions of games
> also on PC. That it would just work on your hardware. No hardware differences among
> the consumer base to really have to worry about. Plus devs knew they couldn't patch.
> So the game GENERALLY shipped out 100% functional.

Agreed. It's the whole, everyone has internet type of thinking, we can just patch up any problems down the road in this day and age. But that is so far from the original idea it basically puts no difference between a physical release and a digital one say 20 years from now. Neither one will be usable in their current form, especially true of these "required game data" downloads.

Sure, it'll be on a virtual console somewhere or remade on a future system but that doesn't really promote anything more than the throw away world we live in these days. We'll release it on the next console and you can buy it again son, nobody plays that old Switch console anymore they're using the the new Nintendo Vapor.
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* 1-Nov
It's getting old to have all these day one patches for most every game but to sell a physical cart that will not function without a "required" download containing "required game data", that's a joke....or fraud.

Someone on another board mentioned the full game download is 16-18GB. How the heck can you sell a cart that basically is a boot disk and call it retail product that costs the same or more than the digital version of the game?

Topic   Nintendo Switch! (IDs and codes)

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1-Nov
Not sure if it's been said yet but LA Noire will "require" a 14GB download for the physical cart version coming on 11/14.

If using the physical cartridge version of L.A. Noire, the game will require a 14 GB digital download containing required gameplay data as well as general bug fixes and improvements. This file can be downloaded to either the Nintendo Switch console's internal storage or a microSD card (sold separately).


And Wonder Boy is getting physical treatment via Nicalis.

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* 1-Nov
Not sure if it's been said yet but LA Noire will "require" a 14GB download for the physical cart version coming on 11/14.

If using the physical cartridge version of L.A. Noire, the game will require a 14 GB digital download containing required gameplay data as well as general bug fixes and improvements. This file can be downloaded to either the Nintendo Switch console's internal storage or a microSD card (sold separately).
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1-Nov
DiamondDave wrote:
> Maybe. The LRG had a manual included, Nicalis may have to cool it for this one.
> Maybe another mini-CD.

They're doing keychains, maps, sticker sheets, mini-CD, manual, with the other releases and pre-orders, I'm sure we'll get a couple things in there like that.

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1-Nov
ErickRPG wrote:
> I'd ditch my asian pre-order if it meant it was actually hitting "retail" meaning
> amazon and best buy. It would likely be cheaper, and has a nice cover art. Maybe
> I'll tweet him.
>

I'm sure it will be like all the other Nicalis releases on Switch via normal retail outlets. No harm in waiting it out but I don't see a reason this one would be different than the rest.
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1-Nov
DefaultGen wrote:
> Gypsy wrote:
>> I hope no one overpaid for LRG's Wonder Boy release.
>>
>
> Hey, a multiplatform Switch game that I actually want that doesn't run worse than
> the PS4 or PC version. Maybe I'll actually get this. Even games that look like N64
> games like Overcooked generally run worse on Switch smiley:::wry smile
>

Funny, Team17 announced today they're bringing physical copy of Overcooked to the Switch in the UK along with a couple other games.

Very happy Nicalis got Wonder Boy though. I'm really looking forward to what they'll do for the Launch edition goodies. Loving that we'll almost certainly get a manual with it.
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* 31-Oct
I've been catching up on Stranger Things Season 2 but I did check the thread a few times today wondering if the posting feature was broken. laughing out loud

Topic   brand:::Retro VGS secret santa Retro Trade Thread Secret Santa

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31-Oct
Also, when you send out your packages, please update the PM you have going with myself or Lunar with the tracking information. This will help us stay on top of things with the overall list.
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31-Oct
Just a reminder to everyone who provided specific games on a list. Please try not to go out and get those for yourself between now and Christmas. It's a bummer when someone sends something from your SS wantlist just to find out you got yourself a copy already of the same thing. That's happened to me before and it's sort of a downer.

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* 31-Oct
Lunar wrote:
> Why doesn't anyone like Mighty No. 9?
>

"That's more like it"....nuff said.

Okay, I'll share a bit more. The game drives me insane with the sounds/voices. He says his little catch phrases WAY TOO MUCH. There are hard games that are fun and then there are games that are just frustrating enough to make you not want to play them. M9 is the latter for sure. The stages are long and I think quite boring. The story is told in cutscenes but also in game, so when you start a stage with story crap going on and then die....yep, you get to hear it all again while restarting the level...over....and over.....and over.....sigh. It's not completely bad but certainly is a game I just cannot play. There are other minor issues and things that work against it but those are the main reasons I won't be playing it again.

Topic   brand:::Retro VGS secret santa Retro Trade Thread Secret Santa

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30-Oct
Lunar wrote:
> Alright @FrictionPin and I have split the list. We will be starting very shortly.
>
> Also I need everyone to send addresses to me, use your Wish List PM.
>

Woohoo!

Topic   Nintendo Switch! (IDs and codes)

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30-Oct
Breath of the Wild Explorer's Bundle on 11/23?

https://www.linkshideaway.com/rumor-breath-of-the-...