Nintendo Switch Catch-All 2.0

Yeah but that's $10,000 from like 1984. What's the equivalent amount in 2018?

I meant in our current dollars, really. I assume we've got one person programming for a couple months. Back then they weren't making much money, so ...

I'm now interested in actually researching this!

shoptroll wrote:

Yeah but that's $10,000 from like 1984. What's the equivalent amount in 2018?

About $24,000.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
shoptroll wrote:

Yeah but that's $10,000 from like 1984. What's the equivalent amount in 2018?

About $24,000.

I see you looked up the CPI? That's the same as what the Dept. of Labor came up with when I looked, at any rate.

Funny that. I was old enough in 1984 to know that our family could barely survive with $40,000 income in an inexpensive part of the country. Got a lot of debts, never had much. I do better than that now, and I make no where near $96,000...and I live in New England. Utter bulllh**t. Reality might be $10,000 --> $18,000, or $40,000 --> $72,000. (Even that last seems high to me.)

I really don't know how the US government manages to foul this up so much. Then again, it's the US government.

I tried looking for a citation regarding the 2 million units thing because I was so certain they said that applied to their business as a whole. Unfortunately I'm awful with Google and at this stage I'm beginning to want a proper Internet library catalog that sorts through data based on relevance rather than what gets the most hits or pays Google ad money.

You'll be able to use My Nintendo Gold Points to help pay for stuff in the eShop come March. Details are forthcoming for NA, but it sounds like the exchange rate in the EU is 1 point = 1 cent.

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Hello everyone,

I AM ONE OF YOU NOW! Disco was kind enough to pick one of these up for me and I'm currently building up my small library. So far it's just been Xenoblade 2 and Pokken Tournament, but I hope to have Splatoon 2, Mario Kart, and Odyssey in the near future.

I see in the OP there is a list of friend codes, so expect to see some friend requests coming your way soon!

shoptroll wrote:

You'll be able to use My Nintendo Gold Points to help pay for stuff in the eShop come March. Details are forthcoming for NA, but it sounds like the exchange rate in the EU is 1 point = 1 cent.

My Nintendo is no longer a flaming sack of stuff.

shoptroll wrote:

You'll be able to use My Nintendo Gold Points to help pay for stuff in the eShop come March. Details are forthcoming for NA, but it sounds like the exchange rate in the EU is 1 point = 1 cent.

Wooo, my 298 gold coins are ready.

garion333 wrote:
shoptroll wrote:

You'll be able to use My Nintendo Gold Points to help pay for stuff in the eShop come March. Details are forthcoming for NA, but it sounds like the exchange rate in the EU is 1 point = 1 cent.

My Nintendo is no longer a flaming sack of stuff.

Let's rephrase this: your $60 will now entitle you to $0.60 off your next purchase.

It's no longer a flaming sack of stuff. Now it's an insulting flaming sack of stuff.

Hopefully they don't email you on your birthday with news of these incredible savings.

(For what it's worth, I'd be surprised if that's the exchange rate, as they're simultaneously halving the number of gold coins you get from a purchase to 5% from 10%.)

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Hopefully they don't email you on your birthday with news of these incredible savings.

I got one of those this week. While I appreciate the sentiment, Nintendo, I'm not exactly interested in buying anything else from the Wii U eShop...

I'll be so happy to get $4 off my next digital purchase... :/

Which might be Pokken Tournament DX so I can try and connect online to battle Domano!

Spoiler:

This is a lie I never play Switch games online with people I actually know in some fashion.

That reminds me that I need to get my friend code into the OP tonight.

So people who kickstarted Aegis Defenders and wanted the Switch version will have to wait. =\

I can't seem to edit it, so I'll put my code in my sig.

athros wrote:

I can't seem to edit it, so I'll put my code in my sig.

Delete "htmlview#" from the end of the URL

BNice wrote:
athros wrote:

I can't seem to edit it, so I'll put my code in my sig.

Delete "htmlview#" from the end of the URL

Interesting. I didn’t realize that would stop editing. Edited in. Thanks man!

Eurogamer seems pretty convinced Bamco Shanghai is handling Metroid Prime 4.

Tiny Build is announcing 6 games for Switch tomorrow. My bets are on Punch Quest, Hello Neighbor, Party Hard 1 & 2, Streets of Rogue, and Graveyard Keeper.

And Level-5 is finally on board with the Switch with a port of The Snack World: Trejarers in Japan.

The best part here is that it shows Nintendo is committed to working outside the confines of their halls for major releases and not just Warriors games. Until development heads south and Nintendo pulls a Star Wars 1313.

I honestly thought the rumors were simply that.

garion333 wrote:

The best part here is that it shows Nintendo is committed to working outside the confines of their halls for major releases and not just Warriors games. Until development heads south and Nintendo pulls a Star Wars 1313.

I honestly thought the rumors were simply that.

My google-fu is garbage this morning and I can't find any info on that studio. Have they actually released anything? And if not, does that mean that MP4 has been in development since 1313 was canned?

According to the Eurogamer article they have a number of staff from the canceled Star Wars 1313 game, hence the reference.

garion333 wrote:

The best part here is that it shows Nintendo is committed to working outside the confines of their halls for major releases and not just Warriors games.

You do remember that Bamco also handled a good chunk of Smash 4's development right? And Capcom and Sega have been trusted with Zelda and F-Zero titles in the past.

Also worth reminding people that Metroid is still a b-tier (at best) franchise in terms of sales.

If the rumor does pan out I'm really curious about what Retro is working on...

garion333 wrote:

The best part here is that it shows Nintendo is committed to working outside the confines of their halls for major releases and not just Warriors games. Until development heads south and Nintendo pulls a Star Wars 1313.

I honestly thought the rumors were simply that.

The last few Metroid games have been developed outside of Nintendo, so this wouldn't be all that surprising.

[Insert argument here over how often Nintendo uses outside devs and what qualities as "major releases".]

BNice wrote:

And if not, does that mean that MP4 has been in development since 1313 was canned?

Highly unlikely. If they had been working on this for nearly 5 years I'm pretty sure they would've announced its existence with more than a logo.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
garion333 wrote:

The best part here is that it shows Nintendo is committed to working outside the confines of their halls for major releases and not just Warriors games. Until development heads south and Nintendo pulls a Star Wars 1313.

I honestly thought the rumors were simply that.

The last few Metroid games have been developed outside of Nintendo, so this wouldn't be all that surprising.

[Insert argument here over how often Nintendo uses outside devs and what qualities as "major releases".]

Metroid Prime 4 is definitely more of a major release than Federation Force.

My point is that Metroid: Other M didn't completely scare them off from investing significant funds into the development of MP4 mostly outside of Nintendo. I'm sure Nintendo's still involved, that how they do things, but the rumors seem to indicate that Bamco is handling most of the heavy lifting here.

Then again, it does appear Metroid is Nintendo's "we don't care what you did with this property, we're not interested in making these games with any of our EPD groups" series.

shoptroll wrote:

You do remember that Bamco also handled a good chunk of Smash 4's development right?

Sure, but that's still Sakurai's baby. Even if he doesn't want to be a part of Nintendo, he'll always be a part of Nintendo/HAL. Either way, Sora doesn't exactly have a huge team, right? They can't do it all on their own and afaik they never have.

garion333 wrote:

Metroid Prime 4 is definitely more of a major release than Federation Force.

My point is that Metroid: Other M didn't completely scare them off from investing significant funds into the development of MP4 mostly outside of Nintendo. I'm sure Nintendo's still involved, that how they do things, but the rumors seem to indicate that Bamco is handling most of the heavy lifting here.

I'm not disagreeing. Nintendo just works with outside developers a hell of a lot more than they get credit for (even setting aside that regular collaborators like Intelligent Systems, Game Freak, Good-Feel, and HAL Laboratory are all independent). It's not something that even started with Hyrule Warriors but for some reason that's where people stick.

Given Fire Emblem Warriors and Pokken Tournament, I feel like Bandai Namco with Nintendo's supervision is a phenomenal combination. I don't have experience with Hyrule Warriors, but the two have collaborated enough that I don't mind if they're being overseen working on Prime 4.

Of course, these are still rumors.

I've been going back and reading some old interviews regarding the Metroid games and it's been a pretty fascinating history, including the fact that Gunpei Yokoi and Yoshio Sakamoto, despite being credited as such, aren't really the creators of the franchise. It's also never really stuck to any one team until Metroid Prime. The franchise has been a continual process of refinement and reconsideration as to what makes Metroid what it is but with modern sensibilities. While I remember the outcry of Prime originally being announced as an FPS, I forgot the lack of faith in Retro, a newbie studio that was a complete mess.

Part of me would love to see Metroid go back to the original team leads over at Armature, but the "why" of them leaving Retro is still a bit odd. Granted, I don't have much experience with leaving a game studio, but while those former leads discuss it being an amicable parting and being "the right time", I feel like if it was amicable then being escorted out of the building by security is kind of heavy duty.

Regardless, I think a new studio could be fine handling a new Prime. There's also a lot of speculation based on Tanabe's comments that Prime 4 will take place on one planet with time-travel or distortion as a core mechanic, and Sylux (was it Sylux?) will be a central character as teased by the end of Corruption.

I don't expect this to be a 2018 game, but I do expect to see our first glimpse of it some time this year.

I still maintain (and will continue to maintain) that the best thing that could happen to the Metroid series is if they took the canonical story and threw it in a bin. Just start the damn thing over every time like they (effectively) do with the Zelda games.