Nintendo Switch Catch-All 2.0

RawkGWJ wrote:

How often do the indie games go on sale? Is it just one sale after another, or three time per year?

Deku Deals will give you a complete history on prices for games you're interested in checking out.

There are indie games constantly on sale. If you don’t want to use an outside resource, I recommend using the Wish List in the eShop. I add a game I’m interested in, and check the wishlist once a week or so to see if anything on it is discounted. Nintendo also sometimes sends emails when things on my wishlist are discounted.

Blind_Evil wrote:

I add a game I’m interested in, and check the wishlist once a week or so to see if anything on it is discounted.

Horror.

Yeah deku is the way to go. Just because something is on sale now doesn't mean it hasn't been cheaper before, and likely will be again.

RawkGWJ wrote:

How often do the indie games go on sale? Is it just one sale after another, or three time per year?

Publishers run their own sales, so some games are rarely on sale, some are on sale regularly, and some are only rarely listed at full price. There's not really any kind of consistency about what goes on sale for how much or for how often except for the usual rule of thumb: Nintendo first-party games rarely go on sale and never for as much as you'd expect from looking at games from other major publishers.

Yeah. Thanks for leading me to dekudeals. I’m using their wishlist feature. Their search filters are incredibly robust, and I love it!

Keithustus wrote:
Blind_Evil wrote:

I add a game I’m interested in, and check the wishlist once a week or so to see if anything on it is discounted.

Horror.

It’s like three clicks, I really don’t see the big deal.

If you’re automating something on a computer by you doing it repeatedly yourself, you’re not using the computer correctly.

It’s not the amount of clicks, it’s the time and distraction in doing it yourself. Don’t you have too much going on in life to keep you from prioritizing checking a wishlist regularly? Let the wishlist do the work for you.

A computer isn’t involved. I check the eShop via my Switch every Thursday evening for new releases anyway, I don’t think setting up yet another account on a separate website, pulling it up on my phone, and then going to the eShop to download anyway is much of a time savings. Yes, I have a career, household, wife, and toddler. I have about three free hours per weeknight and can spare 15 seconds for this.

I don't even take that many steps. I have items on my Wishlist, and Nintendo e-mails me when they go on sale.

I'm sure there are better ways to discover new games, but given my own past history with sales and the growing pile, I've kind of stopped using sales as a way to find new games to play.

Deku links to web version of eShop. Can buy from your phone/PC, and it automatically downloads to your Switch.

Stele wrote:

Deku links to web version of eShop. Can buy from your phone, and it automatically downloads to your Switch.

Look, I’m not saying anyone shouldn’t use Deku Deals. As I stated in my original post, this is IF the reader doesn’t feel like using an outside resource.

Also, please note that my Switch and memory card are full 95% of the time so I usually can’t download remotely.

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Dekudeals also alerts you to sales on stores other than the Nintendo eshop. I’ve through it saved a lot by games being on sale from Target, Wal-Mart, etc. Digital and physical prices are tracked independently.

Blind_Evil wrote:

I check the eShop via my Switch every Thursday evening for new releases anyway

That’s far more attention than I give my Switch anyway. When I use it, I want to game.

I didn't realize that not using DekuDeals was, like, personally offensive.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

I didn't realize that not using DekuDeals was, like, personally offensive.

I just use my Switch like a dummy. Little did I know I was also wrong to do this.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

I didn't realize that not using DekuDeals was, like, personally offensive.

Horror.

Spoiler:

I check my wishlist whoever I get around to it. I'm not stressing this sh*t anymore. I miss something, oh well, get it next time.

I check dekudeals while dropping a deuce. Jonman, amirite?

DekuDeals only serves to piss me off when I see physical editions selling for cheaper than the eShop version ever has.

I had many times where I was excited to see a deal only to click through and find out that it was for a physical edition at Walmart or something.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

I had many times where I was excited to see a deal only to click through and find out that it was for a physical edition at Walmart or something.

This was me and Civ 6 for MONTHS. In fact, one look at DD and it's still the case. $60 digital price right now, while the physical editions have been on permanent sale since mid-2019. The only thing that ever changed is that the eShop edition *occasionally* goes on sale to match the everyday price of the box release.

Bowser’s Fury:

- Bowser Jr. can help you, has settings for how much
- can be player controlled
- can change camera settings

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/20...

Nintendo is preparing a big multiplayer overhaul, probably for games in development in 2020: every task currently taken by NEX is going to be switched over to NPLN. It's currently in a preview phase, and the Monster Hunter demo was a way to test how it worked under load.

From here.

Better MP from Nintendo? Who woulda thunk it?

garion333 wrote:

Better MP from Nintendo? Who woulda thunk it?

I'll sooner believe in the Switch Pro.

Better middleware or netcode or whatever won't solve the baffling design decisions that hamper so many of Nintendo's online efforts.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
garion333 wrote:

Better MP from Nintendo? Who woulda thunk it?

I'll sooner believe in the Switch Pro.

1000x this.

I know Nintendo can stick a more powerful chip into their existing device and call it "New".

I have seen zero evidence Nintendo even understands the problem set when it comes to fixing online play.

Fwiw I played Spellbreak via switch with a friend (on PC) last weekend with minimal trouble. I had some intermittent lag, but his connection dropped a few times. Not sure we can give credit to Nintendo, but it just worked.

Anyone here play Littlewood (Steam)? On Switch in a bit. https://nintendowire.com/news/2021/0...

Looks cool!

Keithustus wrote:

Anyone here play Littlewood (Steam)? On Switch in a bit. https://nintendowire.com/news/2021/0...

My wife plays it every time we're romantic.