Nintendo Switch Catch-All 2.0

ccesarano wrote:

I have a feeling performance won't be so hot without a USB Ethernet adapter.

Not necessarily. I've done plenty of game streaming over WiFi with solid performance. I've also done plenty of game streaming with wired connections that sucked. A lot of it depends on the technologies involved, but so much of it is connection dependent that it can be hard to predict.

Maybe I won't play Control anytime soon

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That got out of control quickly

Ridiculous. Isn't it a single player game?

LeapingGnome wrote:

Ridiculous. Isn't it a single player game?

It is, but the Switch version is streamed. It's not running locally, so it's dependent on server capacity.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
LeapingGnome wrote:

Ridiculous. Isn't it a single player game?

It is, but the Switch version is streamed. It's not running locally, so it's dependent on server capacity.

So my retail purchase can limited by other people playing their copies? No thanks.

Yikes.

DSGamer wrote:

So my retail purchase can limited by other people playing their copies? No thanks.

Frankly, I would assume that most of the capacity issue is caused by people flocking to try out the 5 minute demo just to see what it's like. I doubt other streaming releases will have the same problem. It's a newness issue.

That said, I understand the hesitation about paying full price for streaming games. I use Stadia and Game Pass Streaming regularly, but I don't want to pay for games a la carte on those services. I'm excited to see game streaming come to Switch, but I'm not interested in buying Control.

At least they let you try it before you buy to see if your connection gets good performance.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

I use Stadia

If someone had asked me "guess who is keeping Stadia afloat", Clocky would not have been my guess.

I know I'll probably grab Bravely Default 2 at some point thanks to the JRPG club introducing me to the series, but the writing/voice acting/graphics from that trailer were all kind of rough. They got away with it on the 3DS, but I was hoping for a bit more for a game on the Switch. Hopefully the game will get another round of polish before it ships.

I also grabbed the Zelda: Age of Calamity demo, since I haven't played a musou game before and don't want to shell out for a new game if I'm not going to gel with what the franchise is throwing down. If this is going to be Nintendo's big game for the holidays, I'll at least keep my eye on it, although I'm probably try the demo and wait for reviews before jumping.

Sundown wrote:

I know I'll probably grab Bravely Default 2 at some point thanks to the JRPG club introducing me to the series, but the writing/voice acting/graphics from that trailer were all kind of rough.

It's weird. I loved the voice acting in the demo, but in that trailer it was all over the road.

Or not weird at all, now that I think about it. That demo was recorded in the Before Time...

I hope that come out with a sequel, Bravely Default 2 Second.

*Legion* wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

I use Stadia

If someone had asked me "guess who is keeping Stadia afloat", Clocky would not have been my guess.

Same! If someone had asked me a few years ago to predict which platforms would interest me in 2020, I sure as hell wouldn't have put Xbox at the top and Switch near the bottom.

But you're wrong in one respect: the only thing keeping Stadia afloat is that Google just hasn't yet gotten around to canning it and replacing it with similar product with fewer features, a confusingly similar name, and no carryover from their abandoned product.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
*Legion* wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

I use Stadia

If someone had asked me "guess who is keeping Stadia afloat", Clocky would not have been my guess.

Same! If someone had asked me a few years ago to predict which platforms would interest me in 2020, I sure as hell wouldn't have put Xbox at the top and Switch near the bottom.

But you're wrong in one respect: the only thing keeping Stadia afloat is that Google just hasn't yet gotten around to canning it and replacing it with similar product with fewer features, a confusingly similar name, and no carryover from their abandoned product.

I listen to a Nintendo news focused podcaster who also does a Stadia podcast. I've never even thought of listening to the Stadia podcast, though. I signed up for an account to play the IFR demo, but that's it. Game Pass is the most surprising new thing in the last few years for me. It dominated my gaming time since it launched.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

But you're wrong in one respect: the only thing keeping Stadia afloat is that Google just hasn't yet gotten around to canning it and replacing it with similar product with fewer features, a confusingly similar name, and no carryover from their abandoned product.

Oh you don't have to tell me. I'm a Google Play Music refugee.

I bought both the HORI ones and the KOVINCA ones. they are both great replacements if you find the default joy cons to be too small or don't like them.

After testing both I would say you can't go wrong with either. In the end I returned the HORI ones and kept the others. They are a bit smaller and fit better in my hands. However I don't think I woudl have been uphappy with either of them.

Here are my side by side images

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HORI Split Pad Pro for Nintendo Switch REVIEW

Baron Of Hell wrote:

Got this off of Amazon and like it.

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big boy joy cons

I don't have the hori ones but most people say it feels better than this but this one has more features.

Thank you for the review, farley3k.

I am somewhat limited in handheld mode because of ancient thumbs.

I got the Satisfye ZenGrip awhile ago but it eventually proved to be too big for me.

I use a (less expensive) pro-style controller and a monitor most of the time, but both of those look like great options to get me back to handheld.

I probably would have been ok with the cheaper grip option that spikeout posted and just using one of the 2 pro controllers I already had but oh well. I'm not going to buy that now unless the Hori breaks or I really need to play a game with motion aiming in handheld.

Do any of these work with the Switch's system-level controller remapping? I have the original Hori Split Pad Pro, and love the feel of it. But as soon as Nintendo offered the remapping option, I switched my joy-cons and pro controller to swap X<>Y and A<>B to match the Xbox layout, and now the Hori is breaking my muscle memory because it's unsupported.

Damn this discussion is making me really want the Hori Split Pad Pro...

Ok probably missed this earlier but the Hori Split Pad Pro doesn’t support rumble...is there anything like it that does have rumble?

charlemagne wrote:

Ok probably missed this earlier but the Hori Split Pad Pro doesn’t support rumble...is there anything like it that does have rumble?

The Kinvoca ones above on Amazon.

They're not as big as the Hori but they do have better d-pad and control sticks than the joycons.

Thanks Stele!

Costco, in-store only, not online. Grabbing two. IMAGE( https://i.imgur.com/aZeSZy2_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium)

4 x $25.... limit 3... they need to work on their signage.

Stele wrote:

4 x $25.... limit 3... they need to work on their signage.

It's a pack of four $25 cards. You can buy three packs.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
Stele wrote:

4 x $25.... limit 3... they need to work on their signage.

It's a pack of four $25 cards. You can buy three packs.

I'll knock the next two posts out here:

"Why is it four cards in one bundle?"

"I have one nephew, two nieces, and my own Nintendo Switch."

Nintendo only makes low-denomination gift cards since accounts are limited to $100 or so credit at once. You literally can’t add more value beyond that.

The credit limit is $200. The largest denomination they sell is $99.