The Nintendo Switch

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  1. Leeroy Jenkins!

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    Pretty sure mine gave me eye cancer but Mario Tennis and Red Alert were the shiiiiit
     
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  2. Sub-Zero

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    Oh you want to know what it's like staring into a barcode scanner but have Mario in it? Well so we have the product for you!

    Mario tennis and the baseball game were both a lot of fun tho
     
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  3. Sub-Zero

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    Maybe it depends on the game. NHL 99 holds up surprisingly well. NFL blitz too.
     
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  4. bigpig

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    Might also be that I'm running the composite red-white-yellow cable through an HDMI adapter.
     
  5. tylerdolphin

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    I think the old school sports arcade style games like Blitz or Slugfest hold up really well but the more "realistic" ones just don't have much replay value with newer and better versions of the same thing out.
     
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  6. Mr Bulldops

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    Pretty sure that’s how you get eye AIDS
     
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  7. Sub-Zero

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    Ah. My projector has an a/v input so it's.plugged directly in
     
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  8. Sub-Zero

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    N64 is that perfect balance of graphics that are retro yet not too good so you don't feel like it's a worse version of a new game (like maybe a PS2 game would be). N64 is that sweet spot of advancedish gameplay and retro feel.
     
  9. Eric The Viking

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    This was going to be my question. Most modern TVs have no way to hook up an N64, so I had no idea how you pulled this off.
     
  10. MORBO!

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    I tried to play Goldeneye a couple years ago. It was rough
     
  11. Sub-Zero

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    yeah but it doesn't look like it should play any better than it looks. The single player I thought was still fun on certain levels.

    Yeah I have a receiver in one of the other outputs for literally everything else plugged in but the N64 needs its own. I even had a av-hdmi converter but it wasn't working
     
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  12. The Blackfish

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    Any recs for additional joycon / pro controller charging stations? Lots of options at wildly varying price points.
     
  13. TC

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    Let's hear your argument for this. In my mind it was kinda weak after NES and SNES and Wii and Switch have prob passed it at this point. (Not that the graphics/specs were weak, but just amount of awesome games)
     
  14. Sub-Zero

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    May be hard to explain in some ways but it was such a massive jump from SNES to N64 3D. It was the biggest mind-blowing jump I think between generations especially if you don't remember Sega CD because it flopped. Maybe PS3/360 era over PS2/XBOX is in there...but the jump from SNES graphically and the controller with the joystick and rear trigger was really the first modern jump prior to going disc-based with PS1.

    Mario 64, Ocarina, Goldeneye, Smash Bros, 3D platformers, 3D sports games, Mario Kart, all made their generational jump for N64 and a lot of them surprisingly hold up. I would venture to say these games are way more 'fun' to go back and play than PS1 and PS2 games (other than NCAA Football). There is a ton of modern influence baked into N64 games. A lot of these key games still sell for their retail value too.

    Also the first mainstream console to successfully go with 4 controllers introducing 4-player gaming. I just think it introduces so much AND it's a hell of a lot of fun to go back and play.
     
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  15. TC

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    I played mostly 1P games so multiplayer didn't influence me too much.

    I bet I am a little older than you, because I remember that crazy jump from NES to SNES graphics. N64 graphics were much better, but I think I maybe started aging out of it a little bit. It wasn't long after I got N64 that beer and weed became the cool activities instead of video games.

    What were the best N64 games besides Mario, Zelda and Goldeneye?
     
  16. Sub-Zero

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    I'm 37 if that helps. I do remember the jump from NES to SNES but 2D to 3D I just thought was more brain-busting. I also waited for N64 on launch day outside a Best Buy with my dad.

    Those games are the top 3 single player games sure but you have to include sports games plus wrestling games that was the golden age and still replayable. Wave Race felt like a revolution. Even Pilotwings (launch title) was just such a leap forward.

    The one wrinkle to it is PC games back then were 3D but this was the first mainstream console that was as successful getting 3D games on TVs.
     
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  17. TC

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    Same age :respek:
     
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  18. TC

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    I've always been a Nintendo guy but that one particular era Playstation seemed to have the goods. Final Fantasy 7 killed me, I was like where is that type of game?? RPGs, Gran Turismo, Twisted Metal, NCAA Football, everything people were playing was on PS
     
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  19. bigpig

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    How you rank Nintendo systems is dependent on what era you played as a child. I was a late-80s through mid-90s child gamer, so...


    SNES - the best games with the most variety of genres represented.

    Gamecube - overshadowed by the PS2 but it had a killer library of titles and an almost perfect controller.

    NES - I'm dating myself here as this was the system I first played as a child. A lot of games were crap as this was the era that transitioned us to the modern home gaming scene, but there are too many classics to ignore

    N64 - Held back because the variety of games offered was really limited. What it did well was revolutionary but it had just as many games that were incredible at the time and really dated today

    Switch - The best of the Wii, Wii U, and 3DS. Quite frankly it's amazing how much it's able to do in such a small design and with outdated tech.

    Wii - Similar to the N64; when it worked it was amazing. Unlike the N64 it had ten thousand games for it and 999,000 of them are shovelware garbage.

    WiiU - Some phenomenal games...all of which can be played on the Switch. Nintendo's biggest misfire from a marketing and design standpoint.
     
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  20. TC

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    What's this mean
     
  21. bigpig

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    cheap crap games released/ported because the system is so popular with casual gamers, they will buy anything (like Farmville or Candy Crush, etc)
     
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  22. PeterGriffin

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    I will say, the Switch store always fails to impress me.
     
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  23. Randy Dangus

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    It’s garbage.

    one downside to switch is the lack of quality games IMO

    I’m stoked for Mario golf tho
     
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  24. kezarmyaj

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    the n64 mario golf is legit one of my favorite nintendo games ever. pumped for the new one.
     
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  25. Eric The Viking

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    Will definitely get Mario Golf in day one.
     
  26. tylerdolphin

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    Mentioned earlier ITT that I wasn't really feeling BoTW at first. Almost gave up on it. Very glad I didn't. I'm really enjoying it right now.
     
  27. Eric The Viking

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    Very interested to see what Nintendo announces at E3 next week. It’s about time that we get some more Zelda 35th Anniversary news.
     
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  28. DirtBall

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    As you should
     
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  29. tylerdolphin

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    I think I just immediately ran into a stone talus upon leaving the first area with like 3 or 4 hearts and was like fuck this shit if this is what it is.
     
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  30. Andy Reocho

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    So one of my switch units won’t charge when I put it in the dock. Just get one green flash and nothing

    :ohdear:
     
  31. DirtBall

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    We had that happen. The console repair shop here said it was the charging port and it would be like $100 to fix it, they replaced it then called and said it was the chip that controlled the port and it’s be another $100. Lol no thank you. Not spending $200 for an old console when I could get a new one with new joycons for $250. Sold the broken one for $50 to my hygienist’s son because he wanted to dissect it and harvest parts.
     
  32. audrew

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    New Mario Golf looks awesome. Also, Smash + Tekken should be great
     
  33. bigpig

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    my favorite part of every Nintendo Direct is the 10 minutes they spend hyping up some obscure niche japanese game that they talk about as though everyone has heard of it:

    "The next entry in the beloved Ooshi Smooshi Kalamazoo Dungeon Knights of Darkness and Light series is coming to Nintendo Switch. Get ready for Ooshi Smooshi Kalamazoo Dungeon Knights of Darkness and Light VI: Lost Realms of Surrender and Sorrow!"
     
  34. bigpig

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    Anyway, Metroid Dread looks great and BOTW2 will be great. Not really interested in the rest, but that Zelda Game and Watch is mighty tempting. I love my SMB one.
     
  35. prerecordedlive

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    To be fair, Shin Megami Tensei is Persona’s parent series so I don’t know where I’m going with this and I’ll just agree with you. Give me more of the Ooshi Smooshi Kalamazoo game.
     
  36. TC

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    Still not into it over here.

    Playing the hell out of Mario Odyssey, Kart, 3D World. Luigi's manision aight. Excited for Golf dropping next week
     
  37. The Blackfish

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    Hades was on sale so I finally kopped it.

    At the beach and didn’t bring the Switch so I’ll have to wait to actually play it
     
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  38. prerecordedlive

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    :laugh: That was the perfect getaway game for 30 minutes at a time when I was on a beach trip.
     
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  39. DUCKMOUTH

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    Mario and rabids 2 next year. Highly recommend playing the first one. Fun ass strategy game
     
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  40. prerecordedlive

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    Addicting game. My wife hijacked it and played it to absolute completion.
     
  41. Andy Reocho

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    Took out the SD card to put it back into the original switch we shared, and it turned on
     
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  42. Mr Bulldops

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    Wife got me the first one. Didn’t think a Mario and XCOM type mashup game would work out but it does, it really does.
     
  43. Trip McNeely

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    Picked up Mario + Rabbids for $9.99 in the digital store tonight. Also got NBA 2k21 for like $4. Some good deals going now.
     
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