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#31 soonersfan60   Longing for retro CAG... CAGiversary!   4386 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:06 AM

I haven't seen any recent "complaints" about scratched screens when docking and warped systems. Are these no longer issues?

 

Also, I want to get this for Christmas to play with my son. Is it enough to get a pro controller along with what's already in the box? Are a 2nd set of joy cons required? (Any controllers from Wii or Wii U workable?)

 

Any idea what I can get for the Mario Odyssey game code on CAG? I'd rather not take the chance on eBay, but am thinking I would buy that bundle and get physical copy of the game.

 

Thanks.



#32 DarthPwner  

Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:31 AM

I haven't seen any recent "complaints" about scratched screens when docking and warped systems. Are these no longer issues?

Also, I want to get this for Christmas to play with my son. Is it enough to get a pro controller along with what's already in the box? Are a 2nd set of joy cons required? (Any controllers from Wii or Wii U workable?)

Any idea what I can get for the Mario Odyssey game code on CAG? I'd rather not take the chance on eBay, but am thinking I would buy that bundle and get physical copy of the game.

Thanks.


It is enough to get a pro controller. If you're playing a game like ARMS though, if you want the full emersion, you'll want a second set. I didn't care for all that as I just stuck it out with the pro controller and did really well in online matches.

You can probably get close to retail for the Odyssey code. The game just came out, but I bet if you want to sell it quickly, if you knocked a few bucks off retail, and no one has to worry about taxes, you'd sell it quickly.

#33 io   ... Super Moderators   24698 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 November 2017 - 12:07 AM

 

Any idea what I can get for the Mario Odyssey game code on CAG? I'd rather not take the chance on eBay, but am thinking I would buy that bundle and get physical copy of the game.

 

Thanks.

If you did end up getting that and haven't sold it yet I'll pay the GCU price for it.  That's one game I'd just rather have on the system at all times than on a cart.  I ordered a copy from Best Buy and I'm still hoping a B2G1 happens before Christmas so I can also get Zelda and maybe Splatoon.

 

So, yeah, I was a day 1 adopter of both the Wii and Wii U but I held off on this system after not using either of those systems all that much.  Plus I thought the whole tablet/dock thing was pretty stupid and didn't like the degraded performance on the TV issue.  BUT... With Mario Odyssey being out and my son's birthday coming up and not knowing what stock would be like for the holidays I bought one a few weeks ago.

 

I recently picked up a Pro Controller for $10 off using a coupon (at Fred Meyer).  From what I've seen, that's about the best you can do for one of those.  I feel really weird buying a console for straight up full price (though I did order from Target with my Red Card so I got 5% off - whoo-hoo!) and a controller for nearly full price.  But my trade-in game has really dropped off in recent years so I don't have much Gamestop credit (and none at Best Buy or Amazon either).  Buying games for full price (even $48 with GCU) is also something I've never really done before but Mario Odyssey is an exception.  Like I said I'm still holding out hope for a B2G1 at Best Buy or TRU to use on a few more games.

 

I read the previous post about not really needing another set of Joy-cons and that was going to be one of my questions.  What about those joy-con grip things they sell?  The ones that put them together into a pseudo-controller.  Is one of those included in the box?  Is it worth getting?  Just want to make sure I have everything I need for my son's birthday in about a week.

 

Oh yeah, and I ordered a 128GB and 200GB microSD from Amazon from their Deal of the Day yesterday.  I figured I could use one of them in a camera or maybe even a 3DS if they can go that high.  This is still active by the way: $28.49 for the 128GB and $49.99 for the 200GB. https://www.amazon.c...k micro sd card



#34 io   ... Super Moderators   24698 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 November 2017 - 12:15 AM

I wanted to follow-up. Thanks to one of those eBay giveaway things I got $10 in gift cards, so I picked up one of these wired controllers for like $17. I have to say I'm impressed. Definitely kind of clunky and would defeat the purpose of a portable console, but if you need a spare and play docked it's not a bad $30 investment. 

I thought the controller felt pretty good. Maybe not quite as nice as the Pro controller, but for less than half the price I didn't really expect it to be exactly as good or better. 

 

Not a bad accessory purchase, actually!

I have a question about this.  When you say "play docked" do you mean the controller has to plug into the dock? Or can the controller be plugged into the tablet part when it is separated?  If it is the latter, I could see getting a wired controller because then my son could use it in his room or whatever.  But the dock itself will be in our downstairs entertainment center and a wired controller there is impractical (because the couch is like 10 feet from the TV/entertainment center).



#35 soonersfan60   Longing for retro CAG... CAGiversary!   4386 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 01:30 PM

IO I sent you a PM about the Mario Odyssey code. The system that I bought has the grip in the box. It works great. After having the system open for a bit, the only extra thing I'm going to buy is another set of Joy-cons for 4 player games like Bomberman. The thing to consider with wired controllers is no rumble and no amiibo support, if that matters to you. But overall the system and games are great.

 

P.S. My understanding is that the wired controllers need to plug into the dock because that's where the USB ports are that accept the controller plugs. I haven't found another way to do it, but someone else might know a work around.



#36 Physio2  

Posted 25 November 2017 - 10:04 PM

I have a question about this.  When you say "play docked" do you mean the controller has to plug into the dock? Or can the controller be plugged into the tablet part when it is separated?  If it is the latter, I could see getting a wired controller because then my son could use it in his room or whatever.  But the dock itself will be in our downstairs entertainment center and a wired controller there is impractical (because the couch is like 10 feet from the TV/entertainment center).

It plugs into a USB port, so while you *might* be able to get USB-C to USB converter to work, it would require plugging into the dock. 

I haven't tried any USB-C to USB adapters to see if I can get it running directly on the console. I would guess that if it was possible it would be on YouTube? I haven't looked, but now I'm intrigued...



#37 io   ... Super Moderators   24698 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 November 2017 - 06:36 AM

Thanks for the info guys.  The wireless one works on the tablet away from the dock, though, I assume, right?  I'll just stick with that and pass on the wired one.  Having to plug it into the dock kind of makes it useless.  It would only be useful if it could "travel" with the tablet part.

 

In other news I got my 200GB micro SD card from Amazon already.  I ordered it after midnight Thanksgiving day and got it in the mail on Friday.  I'm not even sure how they did that.



#38 RoytheRobot   El Piraguero. CAGiversary!   2551 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 08:12 PM

Got a Switch yesterday. So far I'm loving it. I'm switching back and forth between Steamworld Dig 2 and Mario odyssey. Both are great.

One thing the console needs is some apps. It would be great to watch Netflix and stuff on here.

#39 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Minor Case Rye Whiskey - Sherry Cask Finished CAGiversary!   2385 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 10:54 PM

Got a Switch yesterday. So far I'm loving it. I'm switching back and forth between Steamworld Dig 2 and Mario odyssey. Both are great.

One thing the console needs is some apps. It would be great to watch Netflix and stuff on here.

 

The switch would make a great device to watch videos on... Netflix and video from a sd card.. But pretty sure that won't happen. (streaming maybe...)



#40 Síocháin Zum Subete   Banned Banned   1929 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 02:43 PM

Any of you know the cheapest price the Switch has been? Or any good sites that will send an email when it drops below a certain amount? I can't bring myself to pay $300+ just to play Breath of the Wild (Even though it looks amazing). It would be different if they had a mainline Pokemon game better than US/UM already out.



#41 edny20  

Posted 30 January 2018 - 01:11 AM

I'm sure this has been answered before.. I currently own a Wii U.  I bought a bunch of virtual console games.  Does Nintendo plan on letting you transfer the license for virtual console games over to switch (when they get their virtual console up and running)?  Ideally they would, so I can sell my Wii U console and buy a switch.  



#42 Tell Em Steve-Dave   This guy partys harder than Spudds McKenzie! CAGiversary!   3559 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 06:10 AM

I just got my Switch a couple weeks ago and I'm genuinely impressed. I'm starting to build up a bit of a backlog already but they're all gonna have to wait until I finish Zelda!

Not counting the SNES Classic this is pretty much my 1st Nintendo console since the original nes. Is there any plans for any of the previous generation games to be released thru the eshop? Would love to find out what I missed.

#43 ChiefBrody1027   40th Anniversary CAG CAGiversary!   1226 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 03:04 PM

Has anyone dealt with loose joycons coming off the stitch without using the release button? My son's he got on Christmas has started doing it with both left and right. I've read on the N's forums that it seems pretty common.

I'm curious if anyone who has had the same thing happen has any experience they could lend on how the process went that would be awesome.

Not sure why plastic would be used on a part like but gotta cut those costs lol.

#44 io   ... Super Moderators   24698 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2018 - 09:59 PM

Hah, so I'm not sure why I ordered that 200GB micro SD card.  So far there's been no need for it.  Otherwise, though, we have really enjoyed the system.

 

My son has played Mario Odyssey to death, and has returned to it now for the new Luigi balloon world stuff.  He's a pro at jumping and getting to hard places so it is right up his alley.  He has already gotten all the moons/stars in the game prior.  I could never master that hat-throw-jump that you need to get to a lot of them so I stopped playing after beating Bowser.

 

I've been slowly playing through Zelda and that game is even better than I thought it would be despite all the game of the year and perfect score hype.  So that's saying something.

 

We cracked open Mario Kart, too, and my son enjoys playing that online.  The shine is off Mario Kart for me though.  I really enjoyed it on the Gamecube, but each iteration after that has held my interest for less and less time.

 

I still have Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Disgaea 5 on the backlog.  And I regret not getting that cheap copy of Mario + Rabbids around Black Friday.  Will look for one now I suppose.

 

One thing I don't like about it are the need for the expensive controllers.  We still break out the Wii U for Smash Bros. and while I'd like a Switch version what I will not like is that fact that I can't use old Wii remotes with the wired gamepads on them.  Those are perfect to use so our family can get into 4 (and sometimes 6) player Smash sessions.  Right now I only have 2 controllers for the Switch (the original Joycons and a single Pro controller).  I'd be hard pressed to spend $140 for 2 more Pro controllers just for occasional Smash Bros play.  I could maybe try a wired controller but I see the Switch getting yanked off the entertainment center with my kids using that.  Plus our couch is a good 10-12 feet from where the Switch is.



#45 soonersfan60   Longing for retro CAG... CAGiversary!   4386 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 01:55 PM

I'm hoping that Nintendo allows the Switch to use the GameCube controller adaptor from the WiiU. They did it with the Pokken controller, so we can hope...or start a whiny online shaming campaign to get them to do it. Nah, let's just hope.



#46 Z-Saber   moon2S CAGiversary!   6136 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2018 - 03:20 PM

Could be wrong, but I think it does work, or maybe it works with an adapter. Either way, I thought I saw that somewhere. Apologies if that's completely fake news.

#47 Vampire_Zio   Death Lord CAGiversary!   606 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 01 March 2018 - 08:18 PM

I still use my 3ds and all but wish Nintendo would just drop it so the games can go on the switch instead. 



#48 edny20  

Posted 11 March 2018 - 03:36 PM

Ok.. I just bought a switch.  I also bought Super Mario Od... and Breath of the Wild.  Do I need to buy a memory card yet?  If so , is it ok to buy 3rd party?  Lastly, are there any Nintendo exclusive games that you would suggest (no reports from Wii U)?  thanks!



#49 squishface   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2100 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 05:08 AM

Ok.. I just bought a switch. I also bought Super Mario Od... and Breath of the Wild. Do I need to buy a memory card yet? If so , is it ok to buy 3rd party? Lastly, are there any Nintendo exclusive games that you would suggest (no reports from Wii U)? thanks!


Depends on the type of games you like. I would recommend getting a SanDisk card when you can.
Arms, splatoon2 starter edition gets released on the 16th, xenonblade 2 are some exclusive I can think of right now.
Best buy currently has Lego switch games for 19.99 (cheaper with gcu)

#50 D_Icon   'D'_ott_Elitist CAGiversary!   1593 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 13 March 2018 - 02:25 PM

Hello.

I just bought a Nintendo Switch along with a few games. I don't plan on downloading digital games. That being said will the switches 32gb internal memory be enough for my 4 gamr saves? Or will my game cartridge of zelda need to install the 13gb size onto the system?

#51 Z-Saber   moon2S CAGiversary!   6136 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 13 March 2018 - 03:39 PM



Hello.

I just bought a Nintendo Switch along with a few games. I don't plan on downloading digital games. That being said will the switches 32gb internal memory be enough for my 4 gamr saves? Or will my game cartridge of zelda need to install the 13gb size onto the system?


I'll try.

The internal memory should be more than enough for just game saves. The cartridges can have some installation or updates, but I don't think it's usually all that big. I think Zelda with all the DLC adds about 1 GB or so to the memory. Either way, they don't install the whole game to the storage in the way that Xbox does it.

#52 edny20  

Posted 14 March 2018 - 03:09 PM

I just got 60 gold points for registering my copy of Mario Odyssey!  Now I can get 60 cents off my next eshop purchase!  Unfortunately I couldn't get the 60 points for Breathe of the Wild :(.  While I am happy with my switch purchase (loving Super Mario Odyssey) , the old point system for nintendo purchases was so much better.    I bought several virtual console games with points from my wii u purchases.  This new point system is rather lame in my humble opinion!



#53 chrislisting   CAGiversary! Banned   1557 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 07:19 PM

Awww...Splatoon 2 is much better if you learn the motion controls. There is a break-in period, but once it clicks, it's excellent.
Very few top level players turn off motion controls. You can be way more accurate and way faster with them on.

Do you use the joy con with th straps in free hand held for rhe motions, or do you keep it in standard hand (pro controller style) mode?

#54 Rig   Rig = Lunar CAGiversary!   14050 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 April 2018 - 01:24 PM

Do you use the joy con with th straps in free hand held for rhe motions, or do you keep it in standard hand (pro controller style) mode?

I have a Pro Controller.  Absolutely love it.



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Posted 14 April 2018 - 12:46 AM

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#56 D_Icon   'D'_ott_Elitist CAGiversary!   1593 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 December 2018 - 12:54 PM

Hello?

In regards to game sharing on the switch. Looks like I can add my account to a second switch. Log in to my account on that switch to play my downloaded games. However, it also looks like I'll need to stay logged in to my account on 2nd switch to play the game.

How does that affect game saves? Are game saves saved under my account?

#57 XeRoFuN   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   159 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 27 December 2018 - 03:36 PM

Hello?

In regards to game sharing on the switch. Looks like I can add my account to a second switch. Log in to my account on that switch to play my downloaded games. However, it also looks like I'll need to stay logged in to my account on 2nd switch to play the game.

How does that affect game saves? Are game saves saved under my account?


Yes, they are. I'm doing the exact thing. If I play my kid's Switch on my account, I can backup the save to the cloud and on my Switch, I can download the latest save from the cloud. Same account and profile

#58 D_Icon   'D'_ott_Elitist CAGiversary!   1593 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 December 2018 - 03:25 PM

I found a reddit thread on this. And I think their method works perfect. I am not paying for Nintendo's online service.

-I have 2 nintendo switches. One for my brother and one that I use.
-The account I started with we kept as the one for all digital purchases.
-On my switch I created a 2nd account that I log in and can play all the games from my primary account. I dont use the primary account to play.
-i added my primary account to my bros switch. That's the account he plays on.

With this method, we both can play the same digital game at the same time. Compared to the method where if we both played using the primary account only 1 switch would run the game.

#59 XeRoFuN   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   159 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 31 December 2018 - 03:37 PM

I found a reddit thread on this. And I think their method works perfect. I am not paying for Nintendo's online service.

-I have 2 nintendo switches. One for my brother and one that I use.
-The account I started with we kept as the one for all digital purchases.
-On my switch I created a 2nd account that I log in and can play all the games from my primary account. I dont use the primary account to play.
-i added my primary account to my bros switch. That's the account he plays on.

With this method, we both can play the same digital game at the same time. Compared to the method where if we both played using the primary account only 1 switch would run the game.

Yup. That's how it normally works and you don't need Nintendo online service for that. But if you want cloud saving, you do. Otherwise, the games are saved locally. Also, even with online service, both Switches can't play the same digital game on the primary account (edit: I believe technically you can if the primary Switch is offline, the second switch needs to be online at all times to play digital games). The main draw of the service is cloud saving and playing MP online with others.

#60 io   ... Super Moderators   24698 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2019 - 03:21 AM

I splurged for the family account because my son wanted to play Smash Bros. online.  I probably could have just gotten him his own account for $20 instead of $35 since I don't see myself playing online any time soon - except maybe for Animal Crossing.  But having the cloud saves is nice I suppose.  And if my other son even shows any interest in playing then he can get online too.   All he plays is Fortnight on the Xbox One...

 

Also, I had bought a 128GB or 256GB card when I first got my Switch.  I think I'm using like 1GB of it, if that.  Oh well...