>> The NBA Playgrounds thread is closed, but the patch that adds online play is finally
>> out now.
> Why is that thread closed?
> this is awesome news, cannot wait to update tonight.
I guess it went enough time without any new posts so it auto closed. It looks like to play online you and the other person have to each enter some kind of code. And the update file is 2.1GB. There's a couple other fixes included in the patch too image
So lame... Nintendo better get their crap together on online play. The Switch is garnering solid third party support now with their solid sales. All for nothing if they don't have a good online strategy this time around..
I do really want to get a Switch, but there's really nothing I don't already have on Wii U that I want on Switch until (possibly) the Rabbids game, definitely Mario Odyssey. I'd rebuy Zelda and MK8, but I'd need at least a B2G1 sale ($40 ea).
Is there any store you can get your hands on one? I still think it looks uncomfortable, possibly more so than the 3ds xl, and with controller prices I'd probably have to go 3rd party.
If I get a neon system, I'd be interested in swapping the blue joy con for an equivalent yellow if anyone I'd interested.
I play mine almost exclusively handheld, and that's the exact opposite of how I intended to play it when I pre-ordered. Not uncomfortable for me whatsoever (big hands) and helps when someone else wants to use the TV.
> |>> I do really want to get a Switch, but there's really nothing I don't already
> |>> on Wii U that I want on Switch until (possibly) the Rabbids game, definitely
> |>> Odyssey. I'd rebuy Zelda and MK8, but I'd need at least a B2G1 sale ($40 ea).
> |>> Is there any store you can get your hands on one? I still think it looks uncomfortable,
> |>> possibly more so than the 3ds xl, and with controller prices I'd probably have
> |>> go 3rd party.
> |>> If I get a neon system, I'd be interested in swapping the blue joy con for an
> |>> yellow if anyone I'd interested.
>> I can't stand it in handheld mode, it's very awkward to hold, imo. Mine is always
>> played docked, with the awesome Pro controller.
> Question; how tall are you? I ask because it seems like the bigger guys here play
> with it in hand held mode.
6'2" 255 Lbs. It just feels too big. I thought the VITA was pretty big, but it still felt good in my hands. The Switch just feels really uncomfortable to hold and try to play a game. The Pro controller is so damn comfortable. That and the DS4, are the only thing that don't seem to make my hands cramp.
huh, strange. I'm not much taller than you are and handheld mode is the only way I play. My younger brother (who's about 6'2" 275lbs) and I even played MK8:D with those little joycon controller things and even that was fine for us.
Yeah, I'm 6'2/6'3 and 300ish, and it feels just right. It did take a bit of getting used to though. I admit I prefered the pro controller at first. Sometimes, aiming while holding down the left trigger can feel a little awkward, but that's about my only complaint.
Having now played with it in a few configurations, I think how I prefer to play depends on how long I'm playing. For a couple of hours or less, portable works for me. I can go past this, but it starts to feel more cumbersome after too long.
If I'm going long-term, give me the joy-cons on a grip. After 7 hours with Blaster Master Zero, I was still hitting the wrong button for the menu and cursing the d-pad on a classic controller. This classic controller has, in my experience, the worst d-pad I've ever used.
BM Zero definitely highlights some failures of modern D-pad developments, and this game in particular where direction is absolutely key, I definitely had several mis-steps that I wasn't seeing in, say, Cave Story+... That said, the 360 D-pad that everyone screeches is the worst thing invented ever, I rarely have any issues with. I can roll Shoryukens and jam in Ninja Gaiden, Stage 3 in Battletoads, no problems whatsoever. For hours.
The Wii Classic controller, on the other hand, I have issues similar to what you're describing, but only with NES games on the NES Classic so that may be an NES Classic thing. No problems whatsoever with the D-pad on the SNES controller.
> Maybe it's just that i've never played handhelds a ton, even though i've owned a
> few. Maybe i'm holding it wrong or something.
I haven't owned a hand held before this since the original Gameboy. I just pick it up and play with it how you'd think and it totally feels fine, and not weird. I played Zelda 95% handheld, and ARMs handheld on single player or online matches etc.
I love the switch in handheld. It's finally a handheld that felt close to using a controller to me. The vita was terrible with their stick placement. With that said, I find myself playing the most with the pro controller because with long term gaming on any handheld my neck starts to hurt.
I leave tomorrow for Italy and this will be my first time with the switch in handheld for a long period of time. I have disgaea 5 and has been heroes to consume my time. I hope to play some zelda too to clean up remaining pieces.
>> I love the switch in handheld. It's finally a handheld that felt close to using
>> a controller to me. The vita was terrible with their stick placement. With that
>> said, I find myself playing the most with the pro controller because with long
>> gaming on any handheld my neck starts to hurt.
> Besides my hands and fingers getting numb this is my other issue with handhelds..the
> neck pain.
I have moderate carpal tunnel, you might too. I finally got around to getting surgery on my left hand which was worse, no more numbness and tingling when playing switch! Getting my right hand done in September. Surgery is a last option unless it comes to playing video games.
>> Besides my hands and fingers getting numb this is my other issue with handhelds..the
>> neck pain.
> I have moderate carpal tunnel, you might too. I finally got around to getting surgery
> on my left hand which was worse, no more numbness and tingling when playing switch!
> Getting my right hand done in September. Surgery is a last option unless it comes
> to playing video games.
Possibly. .it never bothers me with a controller,, if I'm alone on the weekend it's not unusual to play for 8 or 10 hours at a time and it's not a problem. .but maybe just way you have to hold a handheld look down at it. I agree surgery is awful but not playing games if thats your passion which it is would be worse.
> So what did y'all think of the Splatoon 2 demo today? I liked it enough that I went
> out and bought some eShop cards so I will be ready at midnight next week.
It was ok. It's basically what I've expected all along, Splatoon 1 with new maps/weapons/etc. I really like the strafing ability, but it only comes with that 1 weapon. I wish that ability was across the board, and they had added in some other new movements like that. That would make the game feel fresher. I'm REALLY let down by the music so far. Splatoon 1 had an awesome soundtrack, but everything I've heard in Splatoon 2 so far is pretty meh. I really got my fill of Turf Wars in Splatoon 1, so I don't see myself playing it that much this time around. I'm excited to get back into ranked modes though.
The interesting thing about the Switch is that they could make some really high quality 3rd party controllers. Typically, most of them are crap due to the low cost, but they could make a standard price $40-50 controller that would still be way cheaper than the official ones.
I'm still going to want official because Nintendo though. I paid extra to pre-order the pink/green ones a while back. They're supposed to ship this week, I think.
> |>> Anyone have the 8Bitdo's controllers? They are half the price and look decent.
> |>> I went ahead and bought a Switch since my Walmart finally got some in (two).
> |>> not sure what game to get to hold me over until Mario.
>> Definitely Zelda BOTW.
> I already beat it once on Wii U, but I'm still looking to pick it up. lol
Oh. I've only played that and Mario Kart so far. Kinda got bored with Mario Kart and quit playing. I currently have Cave Story +, Bomberman, and I Am Setsuna, still sitting here, unplayed. I also need to go back to playing Zelda sometime. I needed a break from it, and haven't been back to it yet.
What's the best cheap, discrete carrying case? Any other accessaries a must? Obviously a screen protector and sd card. Anything else really nice to have? Holding off on a pro controller for now. Too pricey.
> Anyone have the 8Bitdo's controllers? They are half the price and look decent.
I bought the NES one with the four buttons and two analog sticks. Felt cheap (the sticks in particular are junky), buttons didn't have good feedback. Want to get my hands on the Super Famicom controller, that one looks proper to me.
The Switch's online app is out now for iOS and Android.
Do I need to use the Nintendo Switch Online app to play games online?
The Nintendo Switch Online app provides additional features, such as voice chat and the ability to send user invites over social media, but it is not required to play Splatoon 2 online.
Can I invite anyone or just friends to play online and chat?
When creating rooms and inviting users, you can invite friends you have from Nintendo Switch, friends you communicate with over social media or messaging apps, and other users you have recently played with through the Nintendo Switch Online app.
In addition to this, users must be age 13 years of age of older to use the Nintendo Switch Online app.
Can I use the app to voice chat with other players when not playing a game?
No. Players are not able to start voice chat communication until they have joined the Online Lounge within Splatoon 2.
Can I use the Nintendo Switch Online app on multiple smart devices?
If you would like to change devices, you can sign into a new device using your Nintendo Account. However; it is not possible to use voice chat on two or more smart devices at the same time if they use the same Nintendo Account. Each user would need to use his or her own Nintendo Account in order to voice chat with each other.
Can I use a headset or headphones for voice chat?
Yes. You are able to use headsets or headphones connected to your smart device. If using a wireless Bluetooth headphone or headset with your smart device, ensure it supports the HSP or HFP Bluetooth profile.
Please note that game sounds normally output from the TV or Nintendo Switch console will not be heard from your smart device.
If I use my smart device's other features (texts, social media, etc.) will I be disconnected?
The voice chat will disconnect while you're talking on the phone or using another application, but your voice chat will restart in the same room once you open the Nintendo Switch Online application again as long as the game session is still ongoing.
How do I set Parental Control restrictions?
The service can be used by Nintendo Account holders who are age 13 and older. Because the app runs on your smart device, it cannot be controlled by the parental controls offered in Nintendo's ecosystem. To set restrictions for use of the Nintendo Switch Online app, please refer to your smart device settings.
Downloading it now. Seems pretty specific to Splatoon at this point.
One thing I hope is that they have a Party feature, similar to Xbox Live. It says in the FAQ that you can't chat outside of the Platoon game lobby. I like having a party chat outside of the game servers so if you get disconnected, switch games, decide what to play, etc. then you are still in the chat.