Nintendo Switch Catch-All 2.0

Must play Zelda. It’s some people’s #1 game of all time and very different from every prior Zelda. It will hit you in the ARPG.

I've never been a huge 3D Zelda fan, but BotW is a masterpiece with warts. It's such an amazing, cohesive open world game.

Great suggestions all. Looking forward to September!

Blah I was planning to pick up one of those $99 vouchers to use on Fire Emblem and Pokemon today before going out of town this weekend, but it looks like the offer ended yesterday. That's what I get for procrastinating.

Do people have recs for SD cards? Running out of space.

bigred wrote:

Do people have recs for SD cards? Running out of space.

Pretty sure I just got a SanDisk whatever was on sale at Amazon. Class 10 or whatever the good speed is now

Edit here's the one I bought in 2017, still working great.

I think that's the one I bought too. I still find 128 GB to be more than enough.

Dyni wrote:

Blah I was planning to pick up one of those $99 vouchers to use on Fire Emblem and Pokemon today before going out of town this weekend, but it looks like the offer ended yesterday. That's what I get for procrastinating.

Ah crud, did it? I was going to use it for Astral Chain and Link's Awakening or Luigi's Mansion 3. Finally had enough funds to put towards the two.

Dyni wrote:

Blah I was planning to pick up one of those $99 vouchers to use on Fire Emblem and Pokemon today before going out of town this weekend, but it looks like the offer ended yesterday. That's what I get for procrastinating.

FWIW, the boyfriend and I both were able to pick up the vouchers again last night with no issue.

Aeazel wrote:
Dyni wrote:

Blah I was planning to pick up one of those $99 vouchers to use on Fire Emblem and Pokemon today before going out of town this weekend, but it looks like the offer ended yesterday. That's what I get for procrastinating.

FWIW, the boyfriend and I both were able to pick up the vouchers again last night with no issue.

Well, last night was still July. Today is August and the deal expired at the end of July.

Now that the voucher program expired (like, why? let it run all the time, Nintendo), your best bet at getting money off digitally is to use Raise. (Yes, that link is a referral link for me, I'm not sure what it gets me, probably a few bucks.)

Raise is all the time putting up $5 or $10 off codes for new folks, so if you're new try these:

NEW5RAISEAF ($5 off)
40RAISEAF ($10 off $50+ purchase, may be expired after yesterday)

Anyway, Raise usually has eShop cards for 8 or 10% off, depending on what's listed at a given moment. When used with the $5 or $10 first time user you can get stuff quite cheap.

Folks were using Raise to get vouchers for less than $80. Twas nice! Damn you, Nintendo, bring the vouchers back!

garion333 wrote:

Now that the voucher program expired (like, why? let it run all the time, Nintendo), your best bet at getting money off digitally is to use Raise. (Yes, that link is a referral link for me, I'm not sure what it gets me, probably a few bucks.)

Raise is all the time putting up $5 or $10 off codes for new folks, so if you're new try these:

NEW5RAISEAF ($5 off)
40RAISEAF ($10 off $50+ purchase, may be expired after yesterday)

Anyway, Raise usually has eShop cards for 8 or 10% off, depending on what's listed at a given moment. When used with the $5 or $10 first time user you can get stuff quite cheap.

Folks were using Raise to get vouchers for less than $80. Twas nice! Damn you, Nintendo, bring the vouchers back!

Yup. +1 to this! I just did it a few days ago. Got 2 $50 cards for $77, then grabbed a couple vouchers.

Now just deciding what to use them on.

And yeah, I have no idea why the vouchers were temporary in NOA.

garion333 wrote:

Well, last night was still July. Today is August and the deal expired at the end of July.

Makes total sense. I had it in my head that it ended the 30th for some reason.

I hope they bring that deal back at some point? Wonder what inspired it in the first place.

Aeazel wrote:
garion333 wrote:

Well, last night was still July. Today is August and the deal expired at the end of July.

Makes total sense. I had it in my head that it ended the 30th for some reason.

I hope they bring that deal back at some point? Wonder what inspired it in the first place.

I dunno, but it got me to spend $99 where I probably would have only spent $60, so.. kudos to them!

I suspect that both the vouchers and the Amazon/Twitch Prime free-Switch-Online package are Nintendo’s way of enticing more than two owners of the millions of Switches sold in North America that Switch Online is worth using and isn’t just a terrible, terrible attempt at connectivity. Sure, selling Switches and game cards is fine, but they sure would prefer to also make Steam/XBL/PSN money.

The voucher offer was clearly marked as going to expire at the end of July so I got a few packs. I must use them within a year: Dragon Quest XI yes, Octopath Traveler maybe....

Keithustus wrote:

The voucher offer was clearly marked as going to expire at the end of July so I got a few packs. I must use them within a year: Dragon Quest XI yes, Octopath Traveler maybe....

I know you're looking at digital, but I've got a copy of Octopath for sale in the trading thread, if you're interested.

Sorry, little kids so I don’t want any little cards for them to lose.

As for physical, preorder DQ XI for $50 rather than $60. https://smile.amazon.com/Dragon-Ques...

Keithustus wrote:

The voucher offer was clearly marked as going to expire at the end of July so I got a few packs.

Oh, dang. I thought it was a limit-one sort of deal... otherwise, I'd have gotten at least 2. Ah well. I did sign up for Raise with garion's link, so I'm going to look there for now.

Brothers is on sale on Switch for 20% off the eshop price, so $12 instead of $15. I’ve never played it but remember the conference call crew being very satisfied with it and continually referring back to it. I’m surprised that the Steam price is also $15 though there it has been discounted at times down to $1.50. Am I the problem not wanting to cave to Nintendo’s sad discount and expecting the entire industry to follow Steam-sale practices? Would anyone recommend Brothers strongly be played or not on PC or Switch?

Played it on PS4 originally and it was great. See no reason why it wouldn't work on Switch. If you got it on PC you have to play with a controller.

Brothers has gone down that low on PC because it's been out much longer. It isn't Nintendo discounting it $3, but the devs/publisher.

There's plenty of games on the eShop that have been discounted down to $1 or whatever, though most of them are junk.

Keithustus wrote:

Would anyone recommend Brothers strongly be played or not on PC or Switch?

It needs to be played with a controller since it's fundamental to the mechanics. Considering it's a game that I played many years ago and still think about occasionally to this day, I'd say $12 is a nearly criminally low price for the experience.

This Unassuming Charger Will Power a Switch, Connect It to a TV, and Charge Other Stuff Too
I may have to pick one up but then I see it is a Kickstarter....I will wait until it actually comes out.

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So what’s the catch? Like the Genki Bluetooth dongle, Human Things has chosen to bring this product to consumers through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign that’s looking to raise a modest $50,000 in funding. There’s always a risk that a product launched this way may never see the light of day, or be subjected to lengthy delays, but the company’s previous Kickstarter campaign was a success, it fulfilled all the orders to those who had backed it, and presumably it learned something about the process along the way. Early-bird backers can pre-order the Genki Covert Dock for $49, with delivery expected to come as early as December of this year. You can always hold off on pre-ordering until reviews of the hardware are published, but you can expect the price to be considerably more after the Kickstarter campaign closes.

I'd wait to see if it magically connects a Switch Lite and if it does I'll buy a couple of those things!

Yeah, that looks cool, but Kickstarter has really ruined Kickstarter for me. When it's available to the general public I'll check it out.

Keithustus wrote:

Am I the problem not wanting to cave to Nintendo’s sad discount

For the record, the publishers set the prices, not Nintendo.

Yes, absolutely. My point is that the Switch eshop isn’t the kind of place where they often offer Steam-level discounts on good games. It’s pretty ridiculous that my preference to buy only digital Switch games and not cards in boxes reliably costs me more, especially for Nintendo’s games. The only rationale I can offer for this is that Nintendo is still very reliant on physical retailers and so doesn’t want to undermine those channels by price matching even the most prominent sales such as the $10-off preorders often done by places like Walmart.

That’s pretty much across the board. Physical copies will end up on sale quicker and cheaper than digital. We are still paying for convenience on the console side whereas on PC physical at all has long stopped being a thing.

Btw blame gamers especially after that near epic level meltdown when Microsoft initially announced their Xbox One digital “first” strategy.

I wouldn't mind it for the next round of consoles. Time to put GameStop out of business

Doubt it's going to happen. A lot of people who buy new games regularly rely on being able to buy a physical disc, play the game through and sell or trade in for a decent price. While a lot of us have converted to digital games almost exclusively, I'm pretty sure cutting off the ability to sell or trade used games might make a decent hit in new game sales.