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Everything posted by Ike

  1. Dragon Quest Builders 1 & 2 (Switch)

    I'd say Builders 2 is the better game, there's a lot of QoL improvements and I prefer not having to build walls around the town all the time as I felt like that's all you do in the first one. I'll post more impressions later.
  2. I don't think Nintendo ever commented on it, but it could have been to deter making third party docks. Or they just screwed up, I think the final USB-C spec was still fairly newish around that time. I'm probably wrong about that. Quick Google showed that it's using a different charger on the dock that can cause issues.
  3. Ah, OK. As long as your using a reputable brand it should be fine. The original Switch evaluated to cost $257 to manufacture though according to a strip down by a Japanese company. Source: https://tech.nikkeibp.co.jp/dm/atcl/column/15/363874/032700069/?rt=nocnt (it's pay wall'd though). Component prices may have dropped since then, but if the new chip is custom then it'll keep the cost high.
  4. Nintendo didn't follow the USB-C spec correctly, so it is potentially dangorous to use third party cables. Third party docks where bricking consoles. If it affects charging I'm not sure, but I think some power banks don't work? If you 2 want to bicker then take it to PMs please, I think it's time to stop the current discussion here if you're going to start getting personal.
  5. Yeah, been reading that the new CPU has a higher maximum clock rate, but it's hard to tell if Nintendo will make use of it at this point, they didn't even mention it themselves, but it would be nice for games like BoTW2, and even the first one if it helps the framerate to stay smooth. Makes it hard to decide if it's worth the upgrade.
  6. They managed that just from improving the CPU, or is the battery actually larger? Is this also to patch the security flaws with the original hardware?
  7. Splatoon 2

    I'm up for playing. It starts tomorrow, right?
  8. Languages

    Saw this interesting article on how an interview or tweet gets mistranslated and it spreads like wildfire without anyone actually checking the original source themselves. https://legendsoflocalization.com/viral-and-memorable-mistranslations-of-japanese-game-news/
  9. General Retro Discussion

    The PC Engine mini is up for preorder. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B07SLM7N9J
  10. General Retro Discussion

    Found a decent condition copy of Phantasy Star II! Also picked up Japanese versions o DQI&II, DQIII, Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Tara's Journey and Pokemon Green. Should make some good Japanese practice. Someday. They also had a Japanese copy of PSO Ep 1 & 2 Plus but it was £45, if it was cheaper I would have picked it up.
  11. Honestly, the school setting kinda killed my hype somewhat but I'm still looking forward to a new "home console" Fire Emblem. I'm a little surprised about the positive previews.
  12. Tetris 99 -- Available Today

    It's a great theme, the music fits really well as well.
  13. https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/nintendo-to-launch-two-new-switch-models-11553494773 The article is pay wall'd.
  14. That's a lot more clearer explaination.
  15. Glad that wasn't just me then. Sounds far too convoluted for no reason. Dynamaxing doesn't sound that great if it replaces your moves with generic ones, gonna make the gym battles pretty boring.
  16. Questions

    The backup codes are per site to give you access in case you lose access, so it would only give you login access to your Google account so you can disable and re-enable the 2 step. The method @Ashley is probably refering to requires you have access to your old phone with the authenticator app on with root access and using the command line on a PC to dump the SQLite database. There's no other way to restore existing linked sites, apart from using Titanium backup which just cuts out the command line, it still requires having root and access to your old authenticator. I'm assuming you''re on an Android phone so it might be different on iPhone.
  17. Questions

    The Lastpass authenticator app allows you to backup to your Google account so if you lose the app you can restore it easily. Authy does something similar I believe, which is fairly popular. Other authenticator apps are available. Not sure why the Google one doesn't allow to backup. Probably "security". The app method is more secure than via text.
  18. General Retro Discussion

    Anyone replaces a GBC speaker before? Wondering where to get a replacement from, preferably OEM but anything reliable would do as well. My GBC badly needs cleaning, sometimes it doesn't turn on so was thinking about doing a backlight mod at the same time but it requires cutting the shell so that's a nope.
  19. Shantae 5 Announced!

    Looks great.
  20. The GBC version is based of the SNES version, same with DWI&II, with some concessions to work on a GameBoy but has more content (the Monster Models and a new dungeon). You lose some stuff graphically, like the battle backgrounds, but it's still a really good version. Certainly no where near "not perfect", but depends on personal preference, I guess. The mobile version cut some content like the Pachisi and doesn't have some of the post game dungeons I believe. I've never actually beat DQIII it's my secret shame but I got a bit motivated to play after beating DQXI and if people are playing here then now might be a good time to jump in. The mobile ports are mostly fairly solid though, the mobile version of DQI is probably the definitive version I would say. Updated graphics, music and translation, but the weird squished sprites are pretty horrible which they kept in the 3D and PS4 ports for some reason. I thought SE would release them over here after DQXI, the localisation is already done after all, but apparently not. I can't play anything after DQI due to touch controls. DQI is short enough I can just about stand them.
  21. DWI&II, it should have the black cart and that it says "GAME" in the indent instead of Nintendo Gameboy. DWIII looks fine from what I can see.
  22. This took far too long, it was announced last year. Missed the 3DS version so will pick up this one.
  23. New Layton game featuring his daughter. Will also be available on mobile.
  24. amiibo (NFC)

    They are different Links though so technically they are different characters.