V. Amoleo

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  1. Animal Crossing Direct October 15th 15:00 BST

    The price for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion is crazy. Edit: Sorry that pricing took me for surprise. All the stuff getting added in the Version 2.0 patch is awesome!
  2. Metroid Dread

    I'm onto the final boss fight now. I've enjoyed this game so much. MercurySteam have really nailed the Metroid formula.
  3. Metroid Dread

    Eeeee it arrived today! First impressions: I loved the intro and the music. The EMMI were annoying to begin with but got used to them now. On the first boss now (or maybe second depending on how you look at it)
  4. Metroid Dread

    Amazon managed to not ship mine out. Gutted as I was looking forward more to this than the Switch OLED which is arriving today.
  5. General Switch Discussion

    I really really doubt the 'Switch Pro' ever existed now. The guys who reverse engineer the Nintendo Switch System Software have even shown that the new display driver and Dock software (though they even misinterpreted this!) were really the only new things added for ages. So while I don't doubt there is a new Nintendo console being made, of course there is, I do doubt anything this guy says. He's going "No no, I wasn't wrong... errr... Nintendo just changed their minds!". As long as he keeps saying it, he'll be right at one point. Like peeps above have said, March 2023 is when I'm expecting the new console. 2017-2023 is a good 6 years. That's roughly around how long the past couple of generations have been.
  6. Nintendo Direct : 23.09.21 (11pm UK time)

    I reckon the last 20 minutes of this will be them justifying a Nintendo Switch Online price rise. Maybe a new mini console too? Might make us a bit hardware heavy the end of this year though with the Switch OLED and Zelda Game & Watch already coming out. If there's even a sniff of Metroid Dread I'll be turning it off for a couple of mins, I want to enjoy that game properly not being shown every single thing in it before I get to experience it.
  7. There is so much room to remove the underclock on the current Tegra X1 revision, all they would have had to do is increase the battery a little to keep the battery life the same as the other models. So while I wasn't expecting new silicon or a fancy dock, I was expecting something like that. Here's a video from 2020 with DigitalFoundry using homebrew to remove the underclock on the existing model. At least it puts the Switch Pro to bed for good now.
  8. Metroid Dread

    Metroid Dread was the biggest surprise for me and I am so excited for it. Metroid is my favourite game franchise. Already got my pre-order in for the game and amiibo. I ummed and ermmed over the special edition, but I have to remind myself they just end up in the loft now. I do think it's weird that Nintendo are trying to say this is in anyway related to the original Metroid Dread from the 2000s. I'd bet that MercurySteam suggested the name. After Samus Returns, they seem to have a real love of the franchise and it's history. There is only one negative I have about this, and I think it's already been mentioned in this thread, is that it pretty much means there won't ever be a 2D sprite based one ever again This 3D on a 2D plane is nice but I miss the sprite work of Super Metroid to Metroid Fusion so much. I need to hear more of the soundtrack as that can make or break it. The music of Metroid is so ingrained into me that I will sometimes just hum it without realising.
  9. General Switch Discussion

    I don't want to start a thread about it but I need to vent: My Switch will not download or update games at the moment and it's so damn frustrating. Apparently it's a fairly widespread problem since the latest update but argh!
  10. Nintendo store login

    Be careful when spending reward points. My order failed (using PayPal and ApplePay) and it’s eaten all my platinum points! Hoping they’ll be back in the morning! Update: Took a couple of days but I eventually got them back and was able to purchase.
  11. Sony to shut down PS3, Vita, PSP stores

    I know we're out of the woods regarding the shutting down but how did either of you manage to buy something from the Japanese PSN? My revolut card can't be added as a payment method and I can't seem to find a reputable place to buy Japanese PSN cards.
  12. Sony to shut down PS3, Vita, PSP stores

    Don't forget to update your games too. Nobody is sure if updates are still going to be downloadable and Sony haven't said anything. There's already early PS3 (pre-unified updating) games which lost the ability to update when their multiplayer servers went. https://delistedgames.com/tips-tricks-and-reminders-for-the-playstation-store-shutdown/
  13. I am enjoying this, but like Nicktendo above, I think I preferred Hyrule Warriors. I do like the BotW touches they've added to it to make it feel more in line with it (e.g. the map, the cooking). The performance of the Warriors games is always a bit sketchy but this seems to be worse than the others on the Switch. It very rarely feels fluid.
  14. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    For peeps who have got a PSVR: https://camera-adaptor.support.playstation.com/en-gb I don't know if I completely missed it but I had no idea they'd launched the site to request one yet.
  15. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    Mine has been despatched from Amazon too. Though it's currently in Leicester and I'm Birmingham-way. Looks like it'll be an evening drop if it manages to come today.
  16. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    Still no despatch email from Amazon for me either. And after last week's Xbox Series X fiasco, I'm not holding much hope out for getting it tomorrow.
  17. Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros.

    It's got a very nice crisp screen on it. Much better than I expected. I wonder what the resolution is on it, I googled but can't find anything.
  18. Xbox Series S | X Console Discussion

    So Amazon never did get the Xbox Series X to me on release day. But I did have access to another so I used that instead. It's probably bad but I too have enjoyed playing original Xbox games and Xbox 360 games more than anything else on it so far. It probably doesn't help that I have a 3080 in the PC so the Xbox One and Xbox Series X games aren't anything special to me. I'm well aware that's on me though. The 3080 by itself costs 50% more than the Xbox Series X. Reading that back it sounds like I'm being really down on it, but I'm not! I can not understate how much I've enjoyed playing the Xbox and Xbox 360 games. It's even improved over the Xbox One X experience. I really hope they open up the BC to more games moving forward. I wish they'd update the Games & Apps filter so that by console type didn't group Xbox and Xbox 360 together and also split out Xbox One X enhanced from Xbox One.
  19. Xbox Series S | X Console Discussion

    Amazon are still saying mine is on track for today... but they've still not despatched it...
  20. Pikmin 3 Deluxe

    Anybody else pick this up yesterday? It’s just as good as it was on the Wii U with the added bonus that it seems to load a lot faster. Gyro pointer control works fine. Not as accurate as with the Wiimote for obvious reasons but it’s totally usable. One slight complaint would be that it’d be good if you could set Joy-Con connected controls separate to unconnected Joy-Con controls. Gyro pointer works fine when the Joy-Cons are detached but when they’re attached it’s very awkward and it totally disables the cursor movement with the right analogue stick. So basically similar to what @Londragon above found.
  21. But that's really not the best way to go about it. Surely hobbling the systems main feature of being a portable that can be played anywhere by tethering it to a good internet connection is a bad thing. We're about to get a Doom Eternal port, it's not like with hard work and some compromises it's not possible to port current games. I'd rather have some graphical compromises than a tethered streaming rental.
  22. So who is actually running the servers behind these games? Is it Nintendo or the publishers? Either way I am not cool with this trend. Yeah you could say "then just don't buy it" but they're actively stopping development of native ports by their very existence. What if Bethesda or ID had gone "Nah, let's just stream the game" for Skyrim or Doom? No more playing them outside and there are much better options than the Switch when it comes to playing docked for these games. The new Monster Hunter game is running on the newer RE engine so I was really hoping for a RE2/RE3 port, but that's gone now.
  23. Wasn't expecting this at all. I guess they chose this over the DS remake because it'd be awkward to release that version on the Switch with it's screen/button setup. Hate to say this but I really wish they'd done a 3D All Stars on this and released this Famicom port with Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance from the GameCube. The cost to pick that game up is through the roof!
  24. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (16th October)

    So I've been playing this all weekend and I can still say I'm enjoying it. Made a track across three rooms and as long as I was in the middle room I had no connection problems. This is with solid interior walls, so if you've got stud walls you could probably get even more distance out of it. The battery life is great! I've not played with an RC car for a while but I don't remember them ever lasting this long. It travelled over hard floors, carpets, a thin rug and carpet door cover strips with ease, even on 50cc. Your mileage may vary but I ended up smashing into the gates more than the cats did, so having pets is not a dead stop to getting this. I did have to stop playing before I wanted to though as the cats were getting way too hyped up from chasing it. I really like how the different cups change the environment that you race in. The gates gain a new look and different obstacles, the screen gets an overlay effect (e.g. underwater) and the handling changes. I don't know why but I wasn't even expecting to see cups like in a standard Mario Kart game. There are a few things I'd like changed (or more like three things I'd like polished and one I'd like changed): I accidentally made a track with a hairpin corner so tight I had to stop and reverse to get around it. It'd be nice to have a warning after you've done this to confirm you actually want to do that. It'd be nice to use the gates to make a point to point race. I'm guessing at the moment it's not possible because the track could end up being very short but the option to do it would be nice. You can't take screenshots or video while playing the game. I'm guessing this is a Nintendo being over cautious thing because of the camera but let it be a toggle option in the settings or something. This is why I've not included any footage in this post. The virtual racers are completely unaffected by real world obstacles. I'm not sure if this is even changeable with the hardware inside the kart, but it leads to frustration so I've got to mention it. When I said that I made a corner too tight, it wasn't too tight for the virtual racers who just glided through my sofa and chair. It also means that sometimes you'll run into things because you're following close behind a virtual racer that you fail to see they've passed through a real object.
  25. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (16th October)

    So I managed to get one from Argos. It’s so much fun to play but it will very much depend on the space you’ve got. So many gameplay elements straight from Mario Kart. One thing to watch for is drifting though. Obviously it’s different because it’s a physical kart so you have to ‘forget’ how you drift in Mario Kart to get the hang of it. Also there’s no holding items behind you, I wonder if that’s because in two player there’d be no visible clue that the person was defending? My two cats love chasing Mario as he drives around.