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#241 Evrae  

Posted 04 March 2017 - 12:14 AM

anyone having issues with the left joycon connectivity? just curious to how widespread it is.



#242 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2017 - 01:07 AM

For all you new Switch owners thinking about skinning your system, don't. 

https://www.reddit.c...ntendo_switch/ 

Wow Nintendo stepping up their game on their copyright shit, hardware skin style. That sucks.



#243 fatez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   733 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2017 - 09:05 AM

Does anyone know if we can play multiplayer on two tablets and if so do both Switch consoles need their own game cartridge or digital copy?



#244 bsesb2003   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1264 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 05:15 PM

anyone having issues with the left joycon connectivity? just curious to how widespread it is.

 

Yes -- left Jon Con de-synchs even when attached to the Switch tablet. Ugh. THis is what happens when you're an early adopter. 



#245 6er   Hoping "The Wall" has Gold doors CAGiversary!   2793 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2017 - 08:07 PM

anyone having issues with the left joycon connectivity? just curious to how widespread it is.

One worrying thing is giant Beastcast discussed it, and last week Dan said it was fine. This week he said the more he has played the worse it has been. That sounds like bad hardware getting worse. So glad I cancelled....But hope whatever it is gets fixed, I'm sure my kids would love to play the upcoming Mario game.
But then again if a bad switch pushed Nintendo into software only, everyone wins?

#246 Richard Kain   The Kaiser CAGiversary!   2545 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 08:41 PM

For all you new Switch owners thinking about skinning your system, don't.

Good to know. I personally never do this anyway. But it's still informative for those who might. Personally, I forsee a cottage industry springing up for custom Switch shells, and Joycon shells. Companies like Rose Colored Gaming have been doing this sort of thing for Nintendo portables for years. The design of the Switch is simple enough that a replacement plastic external plate for the system and controllers wouldn't be that difficult to manufacture. That would allow for custom colors and designs for the exterior of the console.



#247 Titan X   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   35 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2017 - 09:20 PM

Are there any Switch game demos available for download on the system?  Which ones?  Thanks!



#248 clonesniper666   Final Fantasy Fanatic CAGiversary!   2663 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 12:31 AM

Are there any Switch game demos available for download on the system? Which ones? Thanks!


I think Snipperclips is the only demo right now

#249 IronChariot   In My Country There Is Problem CAGiversary!   3022 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 10:09 AM

I didn't have time to test my system the first day, but I downloaded the update in the early morning hours of the 4th and it took 70 minutes. Longest ever for a console system update. I looked up my speed and turns out I was getting a little over 2mbps on my n router. I decided to try on an ac router as well and only got 50mbps when my galaxy s7 got 230mbps. Is there any solution to this or did I get a defective system? Even my 3DS would download much faster wireless on the same N router.



#250 IronChariot   In My Country There Is Problem CAGiversary!   3022 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

IronChariot

Posted 05 March 2017 - 10:10 AM

Yes -- left Jon Con de-synchs even when attached to the Switch tablet. Ugh. THis is what happens when you're an early adopter. 

They really blew this launch. Joy con issues, wi-fi issues, and a crappy dock that scratches screens (no, I haven't put mine in yet since I need to send my system back due to horrible download speeds and I'll make sure to get a screen protector if I'm able to get a replacement.



#251 Titan X   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   35 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 March 2017 - 02:50 PM

I think Snipperclips is the only demo right now

Ok, that's disappointing.  Thanks for the response.



#252 token2k6   LG FUAD CAGiversary!   4507 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 05 March 2017 - 03:15 PM

So does this not really charge well when docked and playing? My son took it off at 100% from overnight, played Zelda for 2 hours, down to 48% which was adequate we thought. We docked it for 30 mins to eat, he started playing on TV and after 10 mins of that, the battery is 47%..

 

Yesterday he played with it docked for like 4 hours (I know, I know..) and I Switched it to play some Shovel Knight in the other room and the tablet was only at 77% from being docked all that time...

 

Also, does anyone know if there is an article that explains what all the lights mean on the Joycon? What does the green light on the dock mean? I don't think it's a charging indicator, rather maybe green when you're in TV mode...



#253 The Green Giant   Leader of the Veggies CAGiversary!   9223 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 04:29 PM

I think CAG's traffic is down so much, they probably don't think fragmenting the community any more than it already is would be helpful. If you have this forum sorted by "last updated" (the default), the bottom thread on page 1 was last updated 1/26/16...over a year ago. So, it's not like people are having a hard time keeping their threads from being bumped off the first page. I guess "current" and "retro" could work once nobody is posting about those old systems anymore, and you're just moving them for archival purposes.

 

That said, as a happy Wii U owner, but a Switch skeptic, did you guys see the Kotaku review? There was a good portion that mentioned the system performing noticeably worse when docked and displayed on a TV...with framerate dips in the 20-25 fps range (playing BOTW). I gotta think if Nintendo can't clear that up, that's really going to push people away from using it in that way. I'd imagine people would rather play a smooth game on a small screen than play a choppy game on a big screen.

 

I'm curious, were is all the traffic going?



#254 R. Kasahara   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4183 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 05 March 2017 - 06:26 PM

I'm curious, were is all the traffic going?

Forums in general are just less popular these days than social networking sites. What's happened to CAG's traffic is happening to that at other small and mid-size forums all over the internet.

#255 TheN8torious   Shhh...I'm Invisible CAGiversary!   16902 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 10:08 PM

I'm curious, were is all the traffic going?

What Kasahara said. And maybe Reddit too. When CAG did their redesign a couple years back and ran into a lot of problems, it seemed like the site was never the same.

If you go to the forum list and look at the user list at the bottom, it's like 75-80% guests now. And the numbers are probably about a third of what they were 2-3 years ago. Much less of a community than it used to be...which is sad.

There is definitely a trend away from forums and toward bite-sized media (seems like anything over a paragraph is tl:dr for some people). But I believe changes drove people away from CAG as well.



#256 skubish   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   908 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 March 2017 - 10:18 PM

Are there any Switch game demos available for download on the system? Which ones? Thanks!

If you create a Japanese account, you can download demos of puyo puyo Tetris and DQ heroes

#257 Titan X   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   35 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2017 - 12:58 AM

If you create a Japanese account, you can download demos of puyo puyo Tetris and DQ heroes

Ok, cool.  Thanks!



#258 soonersfan60   Longing for retro CAG... CAGiversary!   4353 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 02:47 AM

What Kasahara said. And maybe Reddit too. When CAG did their redesign a couple years back and ran into a lot of problems, it seemed like the site was never the same.

If you go to the forum list and look at the user list at the bottom, it's like 75-80% guests now. And the numbers are probably about a third of what they were 2-3 years ago. Much less of a community than it used to be...which is sad.

There is definitely a trend away from forums and toward bite-sized media (seems like anything over a paragraph is tl:dr for some people). But I believe changes drove people away from CAG as well.

I think the reseller talk has worn on the long time members who enjoyed the old community feel and actual sharing/helping that went on. With so many people looking to profit today, I'm sure many don't feel the need to have real dialogue, nor do you need to login to use CAG as SlickDeals Lite (hence so many guests, I think).



#259 chrislisting   CAGiversary! Banned   1557 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

chrislisting

Posted 06 March 2017 - 03:02 AM

I was disappointed with PS4 after coming from Sonys start with psx but this thread definitely peaked my interest

I was worried mostly graphically it would be limited but it isn't

When will the switch be in stock regularly , as in no waiting for a ticket for hours ?

My Best Buy sold my switch to someone and because I waited 5 hours and left empty handed (oh on my birthday no less), they offered 10% off when it's in stock.... but he didn't know when it would be again ...disaponting bday lol

#260 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   19859 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2017 - 04:00 AM

Forums in general are just less popular these days than social networking sites. What's happened to CAG's traffic is happening to that at other small and mid-size forums all over the internet.

I mean you got someone like Wario64 who used to be a form member now making money off on twitter.



#261 Woltaire   2NE1 CAGiversary!   2285 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2017 - 11:54 PM

Anyone think the $50 2-year warranty for the Switch at Best Buy is worth it?  I just bought it for the hell of it and I've got 30 days to cancel if I change my mind.  I figured I'd mostly be using it in portable mode, but I've never bought a warranty for Nintendo products.  Last video game related warranty I bought was for the 360 and that actually worked out quite well given the RRoD. 



#262 miyamotorola   I have mild to moderate eczema CAGiversary!   3519 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 02:00 AM

:/ there's this black side panel that pops up on screen with options like sleep and brightness. Once this appears,suddenly the right joycon stops functioning until I take the controller off and snap it back on. Is this happening to anyone else?

Edit: :/ I was playing upstairs and the Wi-Fi signal was weaker. I went back down and the right sync issue stopped happening. Does weak Wi-Fi screw up the controllers? That menu isn't randomly popping up anymore either. :/ Just comes up as normal when I hold home down .

#263 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2017 - 02:21 AM

Anyone think the $50 2-year warranty for the Switch at Best Buy is worth it?  I just bought it for the hell of it and I've got 30 days to cancel if I change my mind.  I figured I'd mostly be using it in portable mode, but I've never bought a warranty for Nintendo products.  Last video game related warranty I bought was for the 360 and that actually worked out quite well given the RRoD. 

I'd say that was a good idea. There are a lot of people not posting problems but the problems of the system has hit the internet, some pretty serious - esp when you put into account for a Nintendo product.

https://www.forbes.c...h/#53a28e516183



#264 Woltaire   2NE1 CAGiversary!   2285 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2017 - 03:29 AM

I'd say that was a good idea. There are a lot of people not posting problems but the problems of the system has hit the internet, some pretty serious - esp when you put into account for a Nintendo product.
https://www.forbes.c...h/#53a28e516183

Yeah, I actually think I'm going to keep it.  Especially after seeing this video too:
 


#265 KeeperOfWind  

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 04:08 AM

Anyone think the $50 2-year warranty for the Switch at Best Buy is worth it?  I just bought it for the hell of it and I've got 30 days to cancel if I change my mind.  I figured I'd mostly be using it in portable mode, but I've never bought a warranty for Nintendo products.  Last video game related warranty I bought was for the 360 and that actually worked out quite well given the RRoD. 

Worth it, I had many times where best buy warranty help me on game consoles.

I would had got BB over gamestops warranty if I could.

 

While on that topic anyone knows if you can extend the gamestop warranty after one year?



#266 Condor80   Let's Go Mets!!! CAGiversary!   4407 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 08 March 2017 - 12:52 AM

Umm wtf... I'm just going to leave this here:

https://motherboard....it-in-your-butt

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#267 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 08 March 2017 - 07:07 AM

Umm wtf... I'm just going to leave this here:

https://motherboard....it-in-your-butt

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artworks-000094484733-c4y262-t500x500.jp



#268 chrislisting   CAGiversary! Banned   1557 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

chrislisting

Posted 08 March 2017 - 01:41 PM

The Nintendo proprietary hardware(+[/-])software , and the nVIDIA ofc, make this little thing a pitbull, and let me tell you Xbox has/will have nothing besides 4K to offer, so only competition now is Sony.... but I don't see it that way in the "console wars"

As I may have mentioned this was a totally blind buy, I knew nothing of the switch existence until 3/3/17 (meaning I accidentally found out about the console because I was coincidentally discussing my growing distaste for PS4 and Sony; [mind you I was the biggest proponent for the greatest console IMHO ever made: the PS3 far], and how MS is outta the game biz so whatever Nintendo released next would be my console an she keeps the PS4) so.... I bought it for my bday on 3/7 and. BBYA BDay coupon + trading in BF1 for $30 ....I Got one in REGO PARK with Zelda for $300-
Pure luck as theyre sold out and pre ordered in NYC till April

I'm very impressed to say the least and you can see my last post in the deal thread re:the console wars
I say that to say this:It's no longer a war

It's more like dining out, you prefer Chinese and your girl like Japanese ... both excellent, some things might've been similar and in the end both great food... in their own way

and where one is stronger in power (PS4) Nintendo makes up for with, well everything else

But moreover it's games : PS4 has become more hardcore competitive online gaming where in the past(I can't speak on Nintendo online as this one is my first since n64 when there was none) Nintendo is much more creative and original with games and the style/method or whichever way they choose to offer playing

I'll always hop on PS4 for a little COD or batman or Ps exclusives which are unbelievably amazing (naughty dog and SEA ofc to name 2) and it shows graphically what SONY proprietary can produce but there aren't many , but Nintendo really set the bar on a different level this time , and I'm 33 and tired of the PS3 era FPS overkill which imho ruined the exclusive adventure and platform for PS4) but I look forward to now-retro classics like Mario and Zelda rather than playing online for XP ...double xp weekinds :rolls eyes)

Again I'm speaking only as a new blind tester /buyer and only play Zelda but after the slight time trying the versatility one can't forget the physical enjoyment you get with the options and the future possibilities to me look excitingly unpredictable to me, a layman

ONE GRIPE: I saw they will soon be charging for the network??! How much ? And also why is the store completely empty, like does this play apps or Netflix in future ? Or video at least lol ?

PS is there a switch sub or just post under Wii U?

#269 Condor80   Let's Go Mets!!! CAGiversary!   4407 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 08 March 2017 - 03:45 PM

How good is the case that comes with the SE and ME versions of BotW?  I see it's selling for $80 on ebay by itself so I'm tempted to sell it and just get the generic Mario or Zelda one for $20.  



#270 XeRoFuN   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   157 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2017 - 12:13 AM

How good is the case that comes with the SE and ME versions of BotW? I see it's selling for $80 on ebay by itself so I'm tempted to sell it and just get the generic Mario or Zelda one for $20.


For me, it's pretty good. I mean it's not the hardest case out there for protection but it holds a good number of games and holds the console with joy cons attached comfortably. I guess the only thing is aesthetics. Some may think it looks gawdy, and I thought the same initially. But because the Sheikah Slate is used constantly in BotW, it had grown on me. Definitely a keeper for me.