Soooo, I think I'm one of the few that have literally never had a problem with the joycons, ever. I still have a v1 and have had a set of cons from launch and I've had no drift issues at all.
I can't blame anybody for being aggravated with the issues that you personally have, but don't forget that those are, to an extent, just personal issues. If you use anything for too long, it'll wear out; at least the joycons are ~$50... Much better than a ~$2k TV or something that craps out on you.
I'm just reminded of the xbox's red ring of death, where you were absolutely f'ed. Things are never perfect, just chill and enjoy things :)
Zero issues. Many, many, many Switches (I think I'm personally on my sixth, roommate's on his second?) and my roommate had ONE drifting issue that I fixed with a Q-tip and some alcohol. And he plays with his Switch at least eight hours a day.
To fix it, they would have to recall every single switch. I do think that they made a mistake by not changing the piece out in the newer models, but there's nothing they can do for the ones that are already out there
So I fired up Murant Football League for the first time since last year and was surprised to see they had updated the rosters to 2019 for free, and they added the Texans and Vikings. Really cool of them to do this.
>> So I fired up Murant Football League for the first time since last year and was
>> to see they had updated the rosters to 2019 for free, and they added the Texans
>> Vikings. Really cool of them to do this.
> Is it any good? Keep hearing conflicting things.
I really like it. It's a surprisingly deep NFL Blitz/MFL crossover. It's not the most polished game out there, but dynasty mode is basically a football rpg, and it has lots of modes/options. For $30 if you like Blitz, the NFL and MLF it's a no brainer.
Biggest drawback is they don't have all the teams.
I personally think there should be a 24 hour full refund policy on all digital purchase. That means you actually get to play it, and if you hate it then get your money back. So yeah I hate Nintendo on this one.
Assuming this is pre release and they aren't offering a refund it's absurd. I glad we are realistically probably a decade away still from full digital because I will hold off as long as possible. It's fine for indie games but I just don't see a good reason to buy A+ titles digitally.
I've said it before and I'll say it again. As soon as we are digital only for $60+ games, I'm out. I don't care how good the games are. I have enough games on gog and physical backlog to last me the rest of my life.
> Steams policy is 2 hours or so of gameplay, after that you can't refund.
That seems much more consumer-friendly.
That said, despite Arlo calling the argument bullcrap, I think those who say "You know that it's not refundable, and you chose to purchase it anyway" make a great point. Lots of things are non-refundable (for instance a lapdance with a stripper or many entertainment/theme park tickets). That's just the way it is sometimes, and Nintendo's under no obligation to to refund. Sure, some companies might choose to, but Nintendo's a great company who have a lot of consumer-friendly policies (a point that Arlo makes multiple times). No company is perfect, and no refunds on digital purchases is not that bad, IMO.
On the other side, it would be much more consumer-friendly of Nintendo to implement something like Steam, and I hope they do.
They also added both LA teams. From what I understand, they want to add 2 teams or so a year since they aren't releasing the game every year. Hopefully they continue to update rosters every year for free.
Nintendo just did a bit batch of trademark renewals. Could be nothing but I'm hoping some of these are true.
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no interest in paying that much just to transfer my pokemon accross games. I did enjoy Sword a bit but I think I'm about done with Pokemon. I traded sword along with some other games for Beggar Prince on genesis. Bye bye pokemon!
> Give me some sort of Zelda Ultimate disc with all games on it and you can keep everything
> else released in 2020
There are so many Zelda games, I doubt we'll ever see a collection of all of them (as awesome as it would be). I'd at least like to see all of the 3D Zelda games (pre-BotW) in a single Switch collection. It's slightly annoying to me that the OoT/MM remakes are on 3DS while TP/TWW are on WiiU, especially since both systems are on their way to being obsolete. It would be great to have all of them on Switch, plus Skyward Sword which hasn't gotten a remake yet.
Did you guys see that Nintendo's releasing 64GB carts soon. Supposedly, that will mean the smaller ones will be cheaper (more 3rd party games and less download), and bigger games will be able to fit. According what I saw, almost every game out now for consoles will fit once optimized (i.e. once they remove the crap that the switch can't do anyway). I still suspect larger downloads, but that's at least a step in the right direction. A lot of games are still 32GB or less. I'd really like to see them release a 128GB and lower the prices to essentially what Blu-Rays cost. That would really be developer-friendly.
I understand that it's not just up to them, but still.
I'd be perfectly happy with a wind waker HD and TPHD physical release for Switch. I already have 3 zelda games on 3DS, 1 on DS, and 2 on Switch. Between those 3 systems most of the ones are available to collectors. Some day I might have to get zelda 1 and zelda 2 on GBA.
> @tonymack21, would you recommend Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales at $20? I see it
> released in the eShop today. I didn't even know it was a thing.
its the single player story compoent to the standalone Gwent game, so if you dont like the card battles then probably not. its neat, i like it but i loved gwent. i would say check out some videos of the gameplay its prob not for everyone even if you liked the other games.
I've played for an hour and enjoying it. I can see myself really getting into it once these tutorials are done. I'm just surprised that I hadn't heard of it until it got released (with no prior announcement) in the eShop.
It's been out just long enough on the other platforms it's not being talked about much ...I think I even saw something saying they were not going to keep the psn/xbl multiplayer up much longer now that I think about it..most of the crowd still playing multiplayer matches is on pc apparently so they are going to focus on other things
> Bu this seems like the type of game you could pick up for 10 minutes and do a battle
> and get out or something, or is that basically it?
Not really. It's basically an RPG, but instead of party members, you have up to 6 Pokemon at a time. There are tons to choose from, so you can pick which ones make up your team, and swap them out as you please. Types play a huge role, every pokemon has 1 or 2 types (water, grass, electric, etc), and types are strong/weak against other types. I mean, thanks to the sleep feature, I guess you could pick it up and play in small chunks, but it's probably better in longer sessions.
> I dunno might be interesting to nab. What's the difference between the two though?
> What makes Shield vs Sword? Is one better than the other?
Everyone generation of Pokemon has done this. For the most part, there are a small number of pokemon that can only be caught in one of the games, and a small number that can only be caught in the other. The vast majority of Pokemon can be caught in both. The games are nearly identical except some minor differences here and there. I heard the towns look different or something in this one, but I haven't played it yet. In Ruby/Sapphire, there were different gangs you battled throughout each game. For Sword/Shield, I would just pick whichever legendary you think looks cooler.
> What is this "pokemon home" thing.
Basically, since there are so many Pokemon in each game (and you usually can't catch EVERY single Pokemon in a single game), you can use Bank/Home to transfer Pokemon between games. It was Bank for a while, but Home is coming soon and supports the newer games.
> Which one do you think has cooler legendary ones?
I just meant the two on the cases, the one with the shield face and the one with the sword. I think those are the only legendaries in the game that are exclusive to one version or the other. I like the shield more, personally.
>> If you have never played Pokémon I would recommend let's go. Imo it's much more
>> fun than sword/shield and better captures the Pokémon spirit. Sword/shield is
>> to easy.
> Easier than Let's Go? If so, that's pretty crazy, because Let's Go was super easy.
Much much easier. They start you in safari zone and you can pretty much just grind it out for different levels of exp booster type candies. You can spend 20 min there and level up 10x. I dunno I didn't care for this iteration of Pokémon. It felt deflated in a sence that they made it super accessible to all age groups by nuking any sort of challenge and basically handing over items, power ups and exp boosters with out really having to earn or look for it.
It got too a point at least for me where I was just skipping dialogue to finish the game. I destroyed the last tournament without much effort I was so over powered by that point.
>> For people who think physical is dying, apparently, over 2/3 of first party switch
>> games sold in 2019 were physical.
> Makes sense for first party, but if first party were 20% off on the eShop I wouldn't
> get physical.
That's true. To me though, if I do buy physical (and I buy a lot of digital), the best incentive is that is I dislike it or finish it but don't have the time or the inclination to play it again, I can typically get around 2/3 of my money back (probably more if I have someone use their GCU which I almost always do). That's enough incentive in and of itself.
Finishing up Ultra Sun then moving onto Sword next but I do think this is my last go at new Pokemon unless they remake Gold/Silver again which were my faves. It's just becoming way too costly to "Catch 'em All".
> For people who think physical is dying, apparently, over 2/3 of first party switch
> games sold in 2019 were physical.
Makes ludicrous amount of sense. Why buy Odyssey digital at $60 when I can buy it physical for $50 at Walmart during a no-sale?
First party Nintendo titles buck trends across the boards, mostly because Nintendo is extremely reluctant to devalue its IPs, more fervently on Switch than any other platform before it. And why should they? Breath of the Wild is still in the Top 10. Years later. Get that $60. I'm sure if we ask the majority of Switch owners if they want to pay $30 for Namco Museum physical or $15 digital, they'll throw the cart in your face and tell you to fudge off. And considering the frequency of third party digital sales on Switch platform...
Yup. 52 million from 3 holidays and showing no signs of slowing down. I'll be honest. I always thought they'd do well, but I never thought they'd hit 100 million. I'm assuming they'll have 5-6 holiday seasons.
I just picked up Slay the Spire & Sparklite for $35 total from GameStop. These rogue-like games are what's filling my gaming time right now since I only have chunks at a time to play while raising my infant son.
I only have one 1st party game that is digital and that was because the only store around had no copies of Mario Party (they usually are a week or 2 behind) and I did not want to drive to the nearest Walmart or EB games 45min away.. Just wish they would have sales, I would buy more that's for sure.
They're also selling an insane amount of 1st party software. They released their numbers yesterday and they now have something like the top 5 best selling 1st party titles this generation, and thats with only 52m consoles on the market.
How many of yall are multi Switch console households? I never thought I would ever own two of the same consoles in the same house, but we bought my son his own Switch for Christmas. For 6 years old he is shockingly good at Donkey Kong. It also gives me time to play my Switch again haha