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Dufniall

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  1. For those who find the OLED colours a bit too bright and saturated, there is a setting in your Switch menu under system where you can change it from vivid to standard. Makes it look a lot more natural but still bright and shiny.
  2. Dumb algorithms

    One thing that always annoys me is that if I'm looking to buy something, it pops up in advertisements. Even after having bought that product, it keeps popping up in an advertisement. There should be a "I've already bought this, get it out of my feed" button.
  3. Windows 11

    Unfortunately my PC has a 6th gen processor so no update for me. My work laptop is 10th gen, but knowing ITs speed it will take a while before they will roll out W11 in the company. It's too bad, I always like trying out the new OS but don't have a chance yet.
  4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Are they all cloud versions? I thought I saw that only KHIII is a cloud version? Would love to pick up the 1.5 and 2.5 game, but not if it's in the cloud.
  5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Well, that's one character that was high in the polls debunked!
  6. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    No doubt it'll be a funky announcement, although it will make a lot of people cranky. I know I'm sitting ready with my big bowl of candy for the ride!
  7. Favourite Switch experience (so far)

    To me the Switch has been a great console so far. As I play mostly handheld (has been the case since the Game Boy), having one machine for both handheld and TV play is a godsend. I'm excited to get my hands on the OLED for the better screen as I think I will get a lot of enjoyment out of it. Plenty of highlights to talk about. Breath of the Wild obviously is one of the greatest games ever made and it is such a joy to play. But Splatoon 2 is one of my favourites. I just love the whole setting, vibe, and mechanics of the game. Another highlight has to be Astral Chain, such an impressive game. The Switch has been the machine to make me love Platinum. Never owned a WiiU, so I finally got to play Bayonetta 1 and 2, plus The Wonderful 101. Next to that there are a lot of great games available, from lovely indies such as Hollow Knight and Axiom Verge 1 and 2, to fun third parties such as Immortals Fenyx Rising and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 Remastered. There really is something for everyone and looking back I've already played so many great games on it. It's also a lovely pinball machine. But my most favourite thing about the Switch is that it has brought back community gaming. I joined the Mario Kart League again which was amazing and fun every Thursday. Dropping in random Smash Bros. nights is always good, and recently Monster Hunter Rise has been an amazing multiplayer experience. Playing random games online with N-E and Discord people like Rocket League, or the Beat 'em up Collection. Having parties and trading sessions or just random visits in Animal Crossing. And finally the Mario Maker 2 building challenges here on N-E. It's a shame a lot of that community play has dwindled a bit now, but they have been great and I would love for it to be more active again.
  8. I know there are at least some games that don't use cloud saves, such as Animal Crossing and Splatoon 2. I'm also not sure what is transferred in regards to play times, different profiles et cetera.
  9. Nintendo Direct : 23.09.21 (11pm UK time)

    Metroid Dread, Big Brain Academy, Mario Party and Advance Wars Remake already coming. Guessing the last Smash character will get revealed, and a big game for December?
  10. DAEMON X MACHINA

    If you have an NSO subscription you can give the game a go for free until 19/09. It's also 50% off on the eShop at the moment. I gave it a go for about an hour or so yesterday, and not sure yet what to think. There are some good bits in there, but so far it's been a bit repetitive. I picked up some new weapons though so that may mix it up a bit. Looks okay enough, and it has a lot of potential but I wonder if that ever comes to fruition. I do like the setting though, customizing a giant mech and taking that for a spin, what's not to love? I hope to get some more hours in before the trial ends so I can decide if I want to buy it or not. Anyone here played it? What are your thoughts?
  11. General Switch Discussion

    A new system update, 13.0.0, has been released for the Switch. Adds Bluetooth support for headphones (although microphones are not support so no voice chat over Bluetooth), and it limits the number of connected controllers to 2. It also adds the option to update the LAN port of the Switch OLED via firmware. It also adds an option to download in sleep mode over LAN. Not sure if this also works when using an adapter or only with the integrated LAN port on the OLED. Further, the system now shows if you are on a wifi 2.4 or 5.0GHz connection. Curious to test out the Bluetooth headphone option, if it's any good or lags like mad.
  12. "Touch the bottom rectangle, you might like it!" ***For a general introduction to what the N-E Game Club is about click here. If you are unable to participate this round, but want to join in the future, then go ahead and post your ideas in that thread as well.*** For the glorious return of the N-E Game Club, it's time to dust of your good old Nintendo DS Phat/Lite and start scratching that bottom screen, because the theme for this round is touch-heavy Nintendo DS games. The dawn of the Nintendo DS led to two major things. First, the trend for publishers to come up with game titles that had DS in it (Deadly Silence, Dawn of Sorrow, Dual Strike...), and second, heavy reliance of the touch screen. Plenty of games went for a touch-only, or mostly touch approach and these are the games that will star in this month's poll. The biggest problem here is that a bunch of these titles are not widely available, so I hope we can still get some participants. Anyway, here is the shortlist: Elite Beat Agents (available on Nintendo DS) 2 votes Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective (available on Nintendo DS, Apple iOS) 2 votes Kirby: Power Paintbrush (available on Nintendo DS, WiiU virtual console) 3 votes Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword (available on Nintendo DS) 0 votes The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (available on Nintendo DS, WiiU virtual console) 2 votes Get your votes up, I'll leave the poll open for a week so we can decide the winner on Monday August 9. Be sure to vote and declare yourself in or out! UPDATE: The game that rolled out as the winner is Kirby: Power Paintbrush. Let us know below if you are going to join in. Let's aim for September 1st to round this off and give your opinions if Kirby touched your heart (again).
  13. Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain (3rd Dec)

    Probably, yeah. Although, when they're playing on the TV you see the reflections of the persons in it. But you don't see that in the touchscreen bit so probably edited in. Still, looks like a missed opportunity to side-promote the OLED.
  14. I'm almost done with my first listen, it takes a while but that's not a bad thing. So far the songs that stand out are The Writing On The Wall, Days Of Future Past and Death Of The Celts. But with these new Maiden songs they definitely need to sink in a bit. Interesting to see A Matter Of Life And Death at the top of your modern Maiden list! Something you don't see very often. My list would be (leaving out Senjutsu): The Final Frontier (When The Wild Winds Blow is indeed one of the best newer Maiden songs) Dance of Death Book of Souls A Matter Of Life And Death Brave New World (I got into Maiden around the time of Dance of Death, so this album always went by me a bit and is one of the reasons I rank Dance of Death quite high)
  15. After 6 years the new Iron Maiden album is finally here! It always feels like a special day when they release a new album. First single (came out some weeks ago): And the full album can be found on Spotify/YouTube as well.
  16. Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain (3rd Dec)

    It's strange how they are not using the Switch OLED in this commercial. Sure, it's not out yet, but especially the 1vs1 touchscreen game would look better on a bigger, bezel-less screen.
  17. Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain (3rd Dec)

    Well... okay. A logical casual title to make a comeback after Worldwide Games I guess? Not doing anything for me though.
  18. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Thread

    Wasn't it time format last week as well? Anyway, may join again this week as my Thursday night plans are cancelled once more.
  19. I can imagine the final boss being a challenge with 4 hearts! It already was for me with 6. Anyway, credits rolled here as well so I'll write up a short impression here soon, and after your input I'll throw it all into the blender for a Throwback Thursday article!
  20. Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

    Get ready for a modern HD remaster of Super Monkey Ball 1, Super Monkey Ball 2, and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe releasing on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on October 5, 2021.
  21. Yes, because I haven't finished the game yet myself.
  22. Nintendo Switch OLED model

    Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) includes a vibrant 7-inch OLED screen with a slimmer bezel. The large screen's vivid colours and high contrast deliver a rich handheld and tabletop gaming experience, bringing games to life whether you're racing at top speed or squaring off against enemies.
  23. Cruis'n Blast

    The arcade hit Cruis’n Blast is speeding onto Nintendo Switch™! Blast your way through nearly 30 over-the-top tracks. Grab the wheel of 23 custom rides from licensed supercars to monster trucks and unicorns! Up to four players can race together, so pick your favorite vehicle and hit the road!
  24. WarioWare: Get It Together!

    Wario and co. return with a madcap mashup of multiplayer microgames in WarioWare: Get It Together! for Nintendo Switch. This time, two players can team up to tackle hundreds of quick and quirky microgames together.* Whether it‘s yanking armpit hairs or busting out of bin bags, you’ll need lightning fast reflexes to best these off-the-wall challenges!
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