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  1. 15 hours ago, JPickford said:

    I have the original version,  bought on Steam.  I don't think the new one is free though.


    EDIT:  Apparently if I buy all the DLC I get the new one.

    I think this deal was only valid until last Friday. That may have changed though.

  2. 3 hours ago, Oh Danny Boy said:


    its not difficult to map waggle inputs onto a control pad. 

    I disagree with that.


    And I don't see why Nintendo would want to distance themselves from the most successful console of all time*. Sales of retro titles is their trump card.


    (*Oops. One of. :))

  3. Ok, I'm properly hooked in now. I've found the master blacksmith and can build iron tools. I read somewhere though that your town gets wiped and the end of each chapter. Is that right? I don't fancy seeing hours of hard work disappearing down the pan.

  4. 12 hours ago, Oh Danny Boy said:

    Nintendo lost me during the Wii/DS and WiiU/3DS years, the software but primarily the hardware just did not do it for me. This looks however great, non gimmicky and solid idea. But portable skyrim and a new 3D Mario (no sign of the dreadful New Mario bros series) has me interested. I hope there is no Wii mote controls, the trailer showed a solid idea which does not need to be muddied by extra control schemes.  As someone who has no interest in the current gen or VR this I'm excited by the prospect of the Switch, the first time a console has done this since  the 360.  If it's £250 or under it's a day one for me. 

    But surely one of the main points of this machine, with it's multitude of control inputs, is to tie all of Nintendos past controllers (traditional, Wiimotes & WiiU touch screen) together. Now players will be able to pick any title from the e-shop, from any era, without having to acquire a bespoke controller. I'm all for that.

  5. I think I'm enjoying this. I've been following the dripfeed quests and my town is nearly level 3. The town building aspect is nice despite the controls being well fiddly (I'm opening up menus or using items unexpectedly less often now!) but I'm hoping the quests get a bit more exciting than 'go find a new resource'.

  6. I reckon a touch screen is nailed on (not literally yo). It would allow for a ton of mobile games to be ported across giving it a huge boost over PS4/XB1. I know, I know, mobile games, schmobile games, but that's a massive back catalogue of titles, not all free-to-play bobbins, many written in Unity, that will appeal to many who wouldn't typically buy a console.

  7. 3 hours ago, cavalcade said:

    I don't think this is ever going to be Wii Tennis levels of success, but it's a game changer. Especially for people who haven't kept step with console tech - what looks slightly ropy to us, is shockingly real to someone who last experienced a Nintendo 64 or exclusively plays phone games. It just needs a killer app - it needs a Wii Tennis, but I ca't think what that would be. Some sort of high fidelity driving experience maybe, open world? Dunno. 

    I'm surprised Sony haven't done a Wii Sports clone. Bowling, tennis, golf, boxing and baseball could all work beautifully with the move controllers and VR would take it to another level. Unfortunately you lose the social/multiplayer aspects which is what made Wii Sports so successful, and swapping the headset for every bowl would be too much hassle.

  8. 1 hour ago, Harrisown said:

    I'm going to continue using the headset, maybe buy a couple of games over the next week but I'm beginning to ask myself if I was to sell it could I do without it?



    Probably. And then some incredible game comes along.

  9. 23 minutes ago, Halo said:

    Sales of the 3DS XL crush those of the small 3DS, so it seems like the audience wanting a pocket-sized console are in the minority.

    But £300+ for your handheld gaming needs? Won't someone think of the children?!

  10. 15 minutes ago, _Pow_ said:

    what kind of a cunt takes a handheld out when walking their dog anyway?

    Oh, my friends are having a roof party. I'll pop down with the Switch - that'll liven things up!

  11. 10 minutes ago, jiroczech said:

    I wonder if you can use the handheld as a 2nd screen, WiiU style? Didn't look like it.

    I wonder if you can use the play-cons like Wii motes? Waggle! Waggle!!!

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