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  1. MattyP

    Nintendo Switch

    Just subbed to Nintendo Online for 3 months to see what its like... Tetris 99 was the hook although like the idea of playing some classic NES titles too....
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    XBOX gamepass and Xbox app coming to switch?

    Ah true. Almost like remote desktopping to a VM to play a game....
  3. MattyP

    Nintendo Switch

    Ah OK. Guessing that will be down to engine optimisation... I think the days are pretty much gone where third party developers write specific engines for consoles and rely on 3rd party engines and tooling. Of course most of the tooling available will be geared towards PC/PS4/XBox One. Unless the developer takes care in the conversion and does write Switch specific tools to get the best out of the hardware. Probably explains why Ninty first party content is buttery smooth and some third party content not so good. Think there are exceptions though... wasn't Doom pretty impressive on the Switch? So it can be done with the will and investment...
  4. MattyP

    XBOX gamepass and Xbox app coming to switch?

    Think a hybrid system would be better. Engine downloaded and each game area cached in advance. Although not sure how well this would work for say multi GB Xbox games. Don't think we'll ever see Mario running on Xbox hardware though...although never say never. Sonic appeared on Nintendo hardware and Mario is available on phones....
  5. MattyP

    Nintendo Switch

    I think this is the thing with the switch- just buy games that play to its strengths.If you do buy a game that is available on other formats don't compare it. Treat it as a separate entity... Or just don't buy it on the Switch and play elsewhere where it meets expectation. The fact that many games appear on the Switch amazes me that it is even possible to get them running given the fairly limited hardware (in comparison to a PC or MS/Sony boxes).
  6. MattyP

    Nintendo Switch

    Think the combination of PC and Switch is ultimately the way forward for me and how I consume games TBH. Loving the Switch because it feels like a pure console and the games are fun on it especially the Nintendo content (Can't wait for Yoshi's Crafted World!). The PC can do the more technical games I enjoy and with Steam link I can play on the big lounge TV if I want to. I think I am starting to realise the true merits of the Switch over the past few months... I don't have to dedicate an evening to gaming I can just fit it in around my busy life. So I can actually get a bit more gaming done between gaps. I still have an Xbox One -X and a vanilla PS4 but since I got Game Pass I've probably used the PC more to play games on. (FH4 and now Crackdown 3). Although TBH not sure how much use either will get now... I've even been spending more time on my Wii* than these consoles. Nintendo just seem to tick the right boxes for me - played the demo of Yoshi the other day and I was completely captivated didn't know where the time went and thoroughly enjoyed myself which is what gaming should be about in the end. Needless to say I have just put a pre-order in for Yoshi. In the end I went physical and bought from Nintendo's official online shop. Oh I get a Yoshi keyring with it! Did consider digital for convenience but alas think I just wanted a physical cart in the end. Wasn't even cheaper to me its worth the asking price. I will get a lot of fun out of this.... * Wii Fit+ (Yoga), New Super Mario Bros - love it....
  7. MattyP

    Fils-Aime to retire, Bowser new president

    Just what I was about to say.... Bowser laugh hoo hoo hoo
  8. MattyP

    Fils-Aime to retire, Bowser new president

    Thought this was a joke or something... Bowser for real....
  9. MattyP

    Yoshi's Crafted World - demo out now

    Just played this last night... loving it. Instabuy just pondering over digital or physical purchase... Digital More environmentally friendly Convenient Physical Can re-sell and re-coup some costs although this will deprive Nintendo of potential revenue and allow others to profit. Selling things on and people reusing them is environmentally good too Ethically digital makes more sense.. but its no cheaper than buying a physical thing.... However slowly leaning towards digital... just wondering (going on past experiences with Nintendo) whether I will be denied access to my content in future when I migrate to another Ninty machine. Don't want to have to keep re-buying content. Or keep old hardware to play old content for that matter either.... Really I should forget all this ... live in the moment. Buy the content and enjoy it. Not worry about the future... Hmmmmm.... You physical or digital with respect to Ninty?
  10. MattyP

    What type of retro fan are you?

    Don't know TBH just love gaming. I think gaming goes in cycles anyway and old concepts keep coming back over again just with sometimes prettier graphics. Recently picked up New Super Mario Bros Wii and it feels as fresh now as it did 10 years ago when it was released. So I just want to play and experience content irrespective of how old it is I just see it all as works of art that you can appreciate anytime...
  11. Great to know! I'l have a look at doing some modding at some point then... just mainly doing it so I can store all my games on a HDD rather than play about with emulators. Have another project for that!
  12. So modding... Will this effect the ability to play any of my existing games and hardware from experience? Ie: WiiFit, GameCube BC or GC accessories? Tempted to get a USB drive and rip all my games to HDD - should make loading quicker and stop un-necessary wear on the HDD....
  13. MattyP

    The Wii Appreciation Thread

    Picking up a copy of New Super Mario Bros for the Wii tonight... excited! I think this is the one that was multiplayer (up to 4 people) on the screen simultaneously?
  14. I was pondering the same thing about my Wii recently.. Then fired up Wii Fit and did some Yoga... Just bought New Super Mario Brothers for it too.... After a few years of not using it at all... I actually really value it now... love the Mario Galaxies and Zeldas on it. Not having internet stuff on there is actually a bonus too... just switch on play a game for a bit and switch off again! No patching not notifications no ads... it actually feels liberating and refreshing. Not even bothered about the lo-def graphics... in fact its adding to the charm. The orchestral music in the Mario Galaxy games is a amazing forgot how good these games are... Oh an it also plays my GameCube collection of games to... and I can use my WaveBird controller on it. Think the Wii (and U) were far underrated as gamers machines... in fact they are epitome of what a games playing console experience should be IMHO*. Not some PC type mulitmedia thing we have now courtesy of MS/Sony. * This of course includes the Switch.

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