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    Is it unusual to game on multiple consoles in a gen?

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 10 February 2019

    I keep hearing statistics about how many Switch owners also owned a PS4 or an Xbox One.  And, how many Wii owners also owned a Xbox 360 or a PS3.  But, is this really unusual?  Should a "gamer" only have 1 console?  Anyone who does is guaranteed to miss out on some kind of content.  But, that's not the narrative going around.  Instead, it's that Nintendo isn't good...

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    PlayStation Classic is out & receiving "Do Not Buy" recommendations (did Sony even develop it themselves?) *updated 12/5/18

    in Sony Discussion, last active on on 05 December 2018

    Sony's PlayStation Classic is set to release on December 8th.  When it was first announced, expectations were high, and a ton of people were excited and debating abou the must-have games that would inevitably fill its library.  But, the hype train on this console started to derail when Sony announced the complete list of games at the end of last month.  Entire franchises were left...

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    Storm knocked out my power last night, but the Switch keeps on gaming

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 14 August 2018

    A very bad storm (loud thunder, violent wind, rain) came through the area where I live yesterday.  It wasn't very long, but it was so bad that a huge tree branch broke off the tree behind my garage and laid over the top of my garage and into my driveway (almost hitting my mother-in-law's jeep).  The power in my house flickered on and off at several points.  And at one point, the...

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    WHAT IF: The Wii U was compatible with DS/3DS games?

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 02 March 2018

    Okay, so something people like to think about and discuss are "What If" scenarios.  This is a means to imagine how something that has already taken place could have turned out differently if perhaps a different decision was made resulting in the alternate outcome of a historical event.  Even fictional events have their own "What If" stories and scenarios.  Marvel Comics used to...

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    HLTB: LOZ ALTTP SNES = (26 Years)

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 14 February 2018

    How Long To Beat "A Legend of Zelda:  A Link to the Past" on SNES?  https://howlongtobeat.com/game.php?id=10028 lists it as 15.5 - 18 hours between Main Story and Completionist.  For me though, it was about 26 years!   So, I finally did it.  I 100% Completed "The Legend of Zelda:  A Link to the Past" on SNES last night/this morning.  As evidenced by my post...

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    The success of the 3DS has vindicated Gunpei Yokoi and the Virtual Boy

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 17 January 2018

    I've been meaning to get around to posting this for a while now.  It has been on my mind for most of the current handheld generation.  A lot of people like to believe that the only reason the Nintendo 3DS exists is because Nintendo always looks for gimmicks to add to their future hardware iterations.  Like how the Wii U's gamepad was written off as a gimmick to latch onto the...

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    Is PS4 the 1st Console ever to have the same Top Seller as it's Predecessor?

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 12 January 2018

    I was looking at software sales by console recently and something struck me that I had never given much thought before.  Currently, the #1 selling game on PS4 is Grand Theft Auto V.  It's no secret that GTAV is a multi-platform game selling phenomenon.  But, what really caught my attention is the fact that GTAV was also the #1 selling game on Sony's previous gen console the...

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    Unnecessary audio speech in games

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 27 December 2017

    Question:  Why do developers add unnecessary speech effects in games?   Just because games can handle/hold audio dialogue bits in their memory doesn't mean they should.  Sometimes less is more.  Take Civilization on the SNES for example.  The game was on cartridge, so it wasn't feasible to cram any random bits of speech in there.  And the game was all the better for...

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    Nintendo's Evolution from Gamecube to Switch (...was pre-mediated imho)

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 13 January 2018

    I know that many like to view Nintendo as a company that chases trends and casuals and has an inconsistent hit or miss success rate with hardware.  Until the launch of the Switch, the success of the Wii was written off as a fluke or aberration sandwiched between the failures of the Gamecube and the Wii U.  I have a different take on this however.  I believe that the Nintendo Switch...

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    Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 would benefit from a Western Switch release

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 07 December 2017

    http://www.vgchartz.com/article/270543/jikkyou-powerful-pro-baseball-2018-announced-for-ps4-psv/ Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 is releasing in 2018 for PS4 and Vita in Japan.  Personally, I think Konami is missing an opportunity here.  This game would benefit from a release on Nintendo Switch in the West in my opinion.  Before, I get my head inevitably bitten off for blatant...

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    Nintendo Switch was Top Selling Online Item on Black Friday

    in Sales Discussion, last active on on 29 November 2017

    Posting this because I hadn't seen it mentioned anywhere.  According to this, the Nintendo Switch was the most purchased single item by online shoppers this Black Friday. Nintendo’s Switch is a veritable sensation on the market, having sold almost 8 million units in just six months, and having topped charts in Japan and North America, and a lot of countries in Europe, for most of...

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    Oculus Rift & Touch bundle is totally worth it imho (mind blown)

    in PC Discussion, last active on on 30 September 2017

    My first impressions when hearing about the Oculus Rift years ago was a mix of cautious excitement mixed with a bit of apprehension towards the high price point and rumors that a high end pc would be required to operate it.  With those two things in mind, I did little more than to keep tabs here and there with regards to VR as a whole.  This past Christmas, my wife had gotten a...

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    Selling more Switch's than any other retailer led to overall boost in Gamestop hardware sales

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 26 August 2017

    So much for all the announcements by Gamestop about high sales of Nintendo Switch being dismissed by some as "bullsh*t PR".  That "PR" and so-called "spin" has been backed up by Gamestop's quarterly earnings report. "Nintendo Switch remains sold out virtually everywhere, and no one has sold more than GameStop. The retailer today reported its earnings for the quarter that ended on July 29,...

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    Strikers 1945 is 42% Off on Nintendo Switch Japan eShop

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 03 August 2017

    I was just on lunch break at work and perusing the regional eShops on Nintendo Switch for new releases and sales, as I like to do on a weekly basis.  It's awesome to be able to download a game onto my Switch at work and be able to begin playing it right then and there and then continue it later on the big screen at home.  While doing so today, I discovered that...

    Write 13

    New Seasons Announced for 3 TellTale Games

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 20 July 2017

    I received this via e-mail from TellTale yesterday proclaiming: "Three New Seasons for Three Beloved Series!" Batman:  The Enemy Within will carry over your decisions from last years "Batman:  The TellTale Game" and releases on August 8th of this year. "Also coming next year is the long-awaited second season of The Wolf Among Us.  Telltale says the new season will...

    Write 12

    Switch eShop Super Bomberman R (EU) and Snake Pass 40% Off

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 04 July 2017

    2 Games are currently on sale for 40% off on Switch's eShop: Super Bomberman R is currently $29.99 {EU eShop}  ($49.99 regular)  Sale ends 7/8 Snake Pass is currently $11.99 ($19.99 regular)  Sale ends 7/4 Both are nice discounts if you were interested in either title, but have been on the fence about getting them for any reason.  I had been curious about Snake Pass, but...

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    List your Switch games by Hours Played (more than 5 hours)

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 31 May 2017

    I was looking at my Switch profile, and while Breath of the Wild has been dominating my time, a few other games are clearly receiving their fair share of attention as well.  Getting towards the 3 month mark since the launch of the Switch, I thought it might be interesting to see the play time others are putting into some of the titles in the Switch's software library on the system that...

    Write 14

    Switch local multiplayer at the bowling alley

    in Nintendo Discussion, last active on on 09 May 2017

    Last night was the last bowling night of my weekly Monday night bowling league, so my wife came along to watch me bowl.  I brought my Nintendo Switch along, so that she would have something else to occupy her time as well aside from watching/cheering me on.  So, for the first time, I decided to try out the local multiplayer mode capabilities of the Switch.  I booted up Puyo Puyo...

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    15 years later I finished Luigi's Mansion on Gamecube

    in Gaming Discussion, last active on on 04 May 2017

    So, 1:30am was a proud moment for me yesterday as I finally completed Luigi's Mansion on Gamecube which I had started probably sometime in 2002.  I enjoyed the game, but for whatever reason, my playtime on it was sporadic with several year gaps in between play sessions.  A couple of years ago, I played up to the blackout and then set it aside until making it effort to finally finish the...

    Write 22

    Anyone else having XBOne BC issues?

    in Microsoft Discussion, last active on on 04 December 2015

    When Microsoft announced a while back that they were rolling out Backwards Compatibility for XBox 360 games to become playable on XBox One, I was pretty excited.  That excitement dimmed a bit when I heard that the 360 disk would have to install to the XBox One, further eating up the already non-existant space on my hard drive.  But, the fact that I will have to purchase an external...

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