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#14371 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   3651 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2019 - 06:37 PM

What’s all this about losing features? I think the D pad looks way better. I already own a switch but I’ll probably pick up a couple of these lites for road trips with the kids and for when I want the TV and they can play something too.

What are you losing? Rumble in the controllers? What else? I know it can’t hook to the TV but that’s what the original one does.

#14372 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13866 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 10 July 2019 - 06:49 PM

What’s all this about losing features? I think the D pad looks way better. I already own a switch but I’ll probably pick up a couple of these lites for road trips with the kids and for when I want the TV and they can play something too.

What are you losing? Rumble in the controllers? What else? I know it can’t hook to the TV but that’s what the original one does.

Can't remove the controllers from the console as well so any game that doesn't have a handheld mode requires separate controllers. Which isn't really too much of a loss considering vast majority of the games support handheld. For me I prefer gaming at home most of the time and I still rather wait for high powered hotness.



#14373 ChrisD0811   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   184 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2019 - 06:57 PM

One nice thing I will say about the Switch Lite is I like Nintendo not relying on the traditional black, gray and white console color schemes and the Pokemon version looks stupid nice. $200 to lose so many features though makes me feel I'd buy a refurbished collectors edition design one down the line at best.

Also I'm about three months away from my trip to Japan, my biggest downside in all this is I will lose my XBox Rewards Weekly streak.


But on the positive side it may save your marriage and keep your kids from disowning you!

#14374 krishna_malladi   You seem familiar, did I annoy you before? CAGiversary!   4133 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

krishna_malladi

Posted 10 July 2019 - 07:21 PM

But on the positive side it may save your marriage and keep your kids from disowning you!

Only as long as you buy the next Mario wat-chu-call-it on release day.

#14375 RiPPn  

Posted 10 July 2019 - 07:32 PM

What’s all this about losing features? I think the D pad looks way better. I already own a switch but I’ll probably pick up a couple of these lites for road trips with the kids and for when I want the TV and they can play something too.

What are you losing? Rumble in the controllers? What else? I know it can’t hook to the TV but that’s what the original one does.

Smaller screen and will only run the low res 720p "portable mode" version of games, battery life barely improved, can't connect to a TV, all joycon features like motion cameras and hd rumble as well as kickstand are missing.



#14376 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   10502 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 10 July 2019 - 07:35 PM

BOO!!!! Give me my HD'er stronger Switch you cowards! I Even bought my first game for last night it for a console I don't even officially own yet.

Don't be surprised if a Nintendo Switch XL is announced for some soon holiday season.

 

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Would it blow your mind to know that sometimes GameStop sells new games as used???



#14377 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13866 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 10 July 2019 - 07:47 PM

But on the positive side it may save your marriage and keep your kids from disowning you!

I'd trade each one of my metaphorical kids and wife it they were worth about as much as an Ultimate Game Pass code each...

 

Don't be surprised if a Nintendo Switch XL is announced for some soon holiday season.

 

Would it blow your mind to know that sometimes GameStop sells new games as used???

If I were a betting man I'd say March next year the earliest, because when their new fancy revisioned consoles seem to come out. Also because Nintendo loves St. Patricks Day,

 

And they put a round sticker on it that leaves a ton of residue when peeled. That's obviously as good as new.



#14378 jsivley   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1060 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2019 - 08:56 PM

Also I'm about three months away from my trip to Japan, my biggest downside in all this is I will lose my XBox Rewards Weekly streak.


You can do the missions on your phone no problem. I’m sure there will be plenty of WiFi spots for you to hook up to so you don’t have to use international data. Then you can do your mobile searches, then switch to desktop site and get your pc searches

#14379 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13866 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 10 July 2019 - 09:17 PM

You can do the missions on your phone no problem. I’m sure there will be plenty of WiFi spots for you to hook up to so you don’t have to use international data. Then you can do your mobile searches, then switch to desktop site and get your pc searches

The weekly challenges are only available on the Microsoft Rewards app on XBox One and are different and vary from challenges like logging on to getting achievements or whatever.



#14380 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2494 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 10 July 2019 - 09:20 PM

Smaller screen and will only run the low res 720p "portable mode" version of games, battery life barely improved, can't connect to a TV, all joycon features like motion cameras and hd rumble as well as kickstand are missing.

I think on a 5" screen, 720p will look just fine. That's the same resolution movies download onto iOS devices and they look great on a small screen that way. I think the ONLY game I'd want on the TV and wouldn't be 100% happy with portable is Smash Brothers.



#14381 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   10502 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 10 July 2019 - 09:31 PM

I'd trade each one of my metaphorical kids and wife it they were worth about as much as an Ultimate Game Pass code each...

 

If I were a betting man I'd say March next year the earliest, because when their new fancy revisioned consoles seem to come out. Also because Nintendo loves St. Patricks Day,

 

And they put a round sticker on it that leaves a ton of residue when peeled. That's obviously as good as new.

Right, but that's still a new game being "used."  I'm talking the other way around.  Like you buy a sealed brand new game and their POS sees it as a used game.



#14382 digital wedgies  

digital wedgies

Posted 10 July 2019 - 09:52 PM

The weekly challenges are only available on the Microsoft Rewards app on XBox One and are different and vary from challenges like logging on to getting achievements or whatever.

But missing xbox gamepass quests / rewards won't make your rewards streak restart.



#14383 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5830 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2019 - 10:10 PM

But missing xbox gamepass quests / rewards won't make your rewards streak restart.

The console Rewards app has a weekly quest now that grants bonus points the longer a streak lasts.



#14384 defgufman   Carl Stucky...pleased to meet you! CAGiversary!   1200 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2019 - 10:59 PM

where you already a member?


I was...I had 30 months prior to the code, 33 after

#14385 Mr_hockey66   Lets go pens! CAGiversary!   7858 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 12:03 AM

Does anyone have any experience with rasbery pi? I want to do one but could use some tips.

#14386 mrclutch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4291 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 11 July 2019 - 12:55 AM

I was...I had 30 months prior to the code, 33 after

thx!

#14387 tribalnoise   Official Threadkiller CAGiversary!   2023 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

tribalnoise

Posted 11 July 2019 - 01:33 AM

Smaller screen and will only run the low res 720p "portable mode" version of games, battery life barely improved, can't connect to a TV, all joycon features like motion cameras and hd rumble as well as kickstand are missing.

 

 

I think on a 5" screen, 720p will look just fine. That's the same resolution movies download onto iOS devices and they look great on a small screen that way. I think the ONLY game I'd want on the TV and wouldn't be 100% happy with portable is Smash Brothers.

if the screen is smaller and still 720p, that's a higher pixel density which makes the image clearer. plus games played at lower resolution (720 portable vs 1080 docked) typically run smoother.



#14388 JammerFi   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   131 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 11 July 2019 - 01:38 AM

FYI - Timespinners and Lego City Undercover are live on XBox Game Pass. Timespinners is a surprise, it was announced as PC Game Pass only.



#14389 David Hibiki   You must be tired... CAGiversary!   11567 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

David Hibiki

Posted 11 July 2019 - 02:05 AM

Timespinners is supposedly rather good. Can't wait to play it after finishing bloodstained

#14390 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10721 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

cancerman1120

Posted 11 July 2019 - 03:45 AM

Does anyone have any experience with rasbery pi? I want to do one but could use some tips.

I would say whip cream and a side of vanilla ice cream is the way to go.



#14391 Sielanas  

Posted 11 July 2019 - 04:26 AM

https://playdauntles.../fortune-glory/
Dauntless starting new season, pirate-themed first half. Challenge mode coming, solo and group.

Also new Twitch Prime loot is available.

#14392 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   69018 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago   Now streaming Driveclub live on Twitch

FriskyTanuki

Posted 11 July 2019 - 04:29 AM

Timespinners is supposedly rather good. Can't wait to play it after finishing bloodstained

It is a good spin on the Symphony of the Night style of Metroid-like.



#14393 jsivley   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1060 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 July 2019 - 04:45 AM

Does anyone have any experience with rasbery pi? I want to do one but could use some tips.


I set up a pi 3b+ About a year ago. Your first stop should be https://retropie.org.uk/ They have all the instructions on how to do an install from a pre made image which makes things super easy. Retropie/retroarch I highly recommend using an ftp program such as filezilla to transfer roms to the pi’s as card. If you don’t, you have to load your files on a usb stick and plug it in to the pi and wait. The only indicator of progress is if your usb stick stops blinking then it’s done. And if you want to delete something then you have to dive in to the pi’s menus and manually delete. If you use FileZilla or other ftp, you can just open up windows and drag and drop like windows explorer. It was very intimidating for me at first but YouTube and github.com got me through everything just fine.

#14394 CheapAssPizza  

CheapAssPizza

Posted 11 July 2019 - 09:33 AM

edit: Wrong thread  8-[



#14395 even13flow   Founder of GamerNation CAGiversary!   562 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 July 2019 - 09:44 AM

Does anyone have any experience with rasbery pi? I want to do one but could use some tips.


What are you wanting to do with it? I bought one to tinker around with RetroPie and bought a preloaded image on eBay that had it installed with all the roms.

However I didn't like the controls I found it very clunky and not enjoyable to navigate from game to game

#14396 M-10  

Posted 11 July 2019 - 11:23 AM

edit: Wrong thread  8-[

This is the thread for all things, so I find it hard to believe whatever you posted was wrong.



#14397 captbrannigan  

captbrannigan

Posted 11 July 2019 - 01:10 PM

Spoiler



I've really been getting back into R6 Siege. I already have the Year 1 & 2 passes and would like to get Year 3 & 4, but I can't find a Year 3 pass anywhere. The only option I seem to have is the Ultimate Ed, which goes on sale for $55 and would only save $5 over just buying the passes individually. I checked Amazon, Wallymart, Ebay, g2a (which I don't like to buy from), cdkeys, and the trade thread. Does anyone know another place I might check? Is there a trustworthy place to get discount R6 credits to buy the operators piecemeal*? I've pretty much resigned to wait for Year 5 and hope the Ult Ed is still $55.

*This option doesn't really appeal to me as you generally can't game share currency dlcs so my brother still wouldn't have the newer operators.

#14398 M-10  

Posted 11 July 2019 - 01:17 PM

I see that captbrannigan doesn't get obvious jokes.



#14399 Mr_hockey66   Lets go pens! CAGiversary!   7858 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Mr_hockey66

Posted 11 July 2019 - 01:20 PM

What are you wanting to do with it? I bought one to tinker around with RetroPie and bought a preloaded image on eBay that had it installed with all the roms.
However I didn't like the controls I found it very clunky and not enjoyable to navigate from game to game


Mostly I was going to get it play some old school games with the kids.
I was mostly looking for something quick and easy but seams like it takes some work. I tried to get an snes classic but they have been discontinued and pulled from shelves.i was thinking the raspberry pi would be a cheaper solution instead of trying to pay over 100 for an snes classic.

I was eyeing the ps classic but heard it's pretty horrible.

#14400 gogomo  

Posted 11 July 2019 - 01:27 PM

I've really been getting back into R6 Siege. I already have the Year 1 & 2 passes and would like to get Year 3 & 4, but I can't find a Year 3 pass anywhere. The only option I seem to have is the Ultimate Ed, which goes on sale for $55 and would only save $5 over just buying the passes individually. I checked Amazon, Wallymart, Ebay, g2a (which I don't like to buy from), cdkeys, and the trade thread. Does anyone know another place I might check? Is there a trustworthy place to get discount R6 credits to buy the operators piecemeal*? I've pretty much resigned to wait for Year 5 and hope the Ult Ed is still $55.

Maybe you have enough in-game currency to buy the year 3 operators?  If you got the Y1 and Y2 passes, and if you've been playing, you could have enough currency to buy the Y3 operators over time.  (Or would those operators be tied to your account and not game-shareable?  That part I'm not too familiar with....)