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I wouldn't for 60...
I know dude. I had it on Wii U and loved it. But I never finished it. Like maybe less than 50%.
I want it. But damn, $60 seems high.

Nintendo games never seem to drop in price though. So I’ll probably just get it soon.
 

Dave McFly

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new member of the Switch cult got me one with Mario Odyssey today used some gift cards I got from xmas and my birthday yesterday and a check from my dad grand total 202 with tax.
 

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new member of the Switch cult got me one with Mario Odyssey today used some gift cards I got from xmas and my birthday yesterday and a check from my dad grand total 202 with tax.
Congrats. Get Breath of the Wild and DKC: Tropical Freeze and we'll see you when you emerge from your videogame cove in a few months.
 

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so this is the switch minus the dock and the HDMI and AC cord I wonder how much less it will be cause my friend would like to get one and he may go for that one if he can find a deal on a used dock.
 

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Mario Tennis Aces demo event and pre-purchase offer
A quick reminder for everyone! For a limited time, you’ll be able to try out Online Tournament mode in the Mario Tennis Aces game. The Pre-launch Online Tournament demo event will run:

Friday, 6/1 [6 p.m. PT] – Sunday, 6/3 [11:59 p.m. PT]

This free online demo event is open to anyone with a Nintendo Switch™ system and a persistent internet connection. Play as many times as you like during the event—you may be able to climb the in-game bracket, try out a variety of different characters, and receive a special outfit for Mario that can be used in the full version of the game*. To participate, please download the Mario Tennis Aces Pre-launch Online Tournament demo from the Mario Tennis Aces game page on Nintendo eShop or Nintendo.com. The demo will only be active during the scheduled event time so don’t miss out!

And for a limited time, you can earn double Gold Points when you pre-purchase Mario Tennis Aces! Receive a bonus of 300 My Nintendo Gold Points when you pre-purchase the digital version of the Mario Tennis Aces game through Nintendo eShop or Nintendo.com (where available). Offer starts 6/1 at 5:00 a.m. ET and ends 6/21 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Bonus points will be issued a few days after the release day of the game and are earned based on the original list price of the game on Nintendo eShop, and will vary by country and currency.

For more information about the Mario Tennis Aces game, please visit the official site.

*Demo save data required to unlock Mario’s classic outfit in the full version of the game, once purchased.

https://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/detail/mario-tennis-aces-demo-event-and-pre-purchase-offer
 

VaLLiancE

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so this is the switch minus the dock and the HDMI and AC cord I wonder how much less it will be cause my friend would like to get one and he may go for that one if he can find a deal on a used dock.
Not sure maybe we get a NA announcement at E3?
 

VaLLiancE

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Mario Tennis Aces demo event and pre-purchase offer
A quick reminder for everyone! For a limited time, you’ll be able to try out Online Tournament mode in the Mario Tennis Aces game. The Pre-launch Online Tournament demo event will run:

Friday, 6/1 [6 p.m. PT] – Sunday, 6/3 [11:59 p.m. PT]

This free online demo event is open to anyone with a Nintendo Switch™ system and a persistent internet connection. Play as many times as you like during the event—you may be able to climb the in-game bracket, try out a variety of different characters, and receive a special outfit for Mario that can be used in the full version of the game*. To participate, please download the Mario Tennis Aces Pre-launch Online Tournament demo from the Mario Tennis Aces game page on Nintendo eShop or Nintendo.com. The demo will only be active during the scheduled event time so don’t miss out!

And for a limited time, you can earn double Gold Points when you pre-purchase Mario Tennis Aces! Receive a bonus of 300 My Nintendo Gold Points when you pre-purchase the digital version of the Mario Tennis Aces game through Nintendo eShop or Nintendo.com (where available). Offer starts 6/1 at 5:00 a.m. ET and ends 6/21 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Bonus points will be issued a few days after the release day of the game and are earned based on the original list price of the game on Nintendo eShop, and will vary by country and currency.

For more information about the Mario Tennis Aces game, please visit the official site.

*Demo save data required to unlock Mario’s classic outfit in the full version of the game, once purchased.

https://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/detail/mario-tennis-aces-demo-event-and-pre-purchase-offer
So i missed it?
 

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So, I Finally picked up Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and although I am right at the beginning, I'm really liking it. I,d kill to see a game like this in 4k on the X, though... it's quite pretty.
 

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So, I Finally picked up Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and although I am right at the beginning, I'm really liking it. I,d kill to see a game like this in 4k on the X, though... it's quite pretty.
I've been re-playing BOTW on my PC via CEMU. Even at ultrawide or 4k, the game still looks very similar to the switch version. Sure the textures are a bit sharper but its still hard to see visual differences between versions due to the art style. The big difference is frame-rate.
 

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Picked up Yoku's Island Express and that Mario/Rabbids game was on sale.
 

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I've been re-playing BOTW on my PC via CEMU. Even at ultrawide or 4k, the game still looks very similar to the switch version. Sure the textures are a bit sharper but its still hard to see visual differences between versions due to the art style. The big difference is frame-rate.
And, I imagine the anti-aliasing? The aliasing is really the biggest issue (though I definitely noticed some occasional slowdowns at odd times.

Still, this game, as is in the assets department, at 4k with pushed out LODs and draw-in, would look incredible. Let's not forget the added color depth that comes with higher resolutions and maybe some HDR *commences dreaming.....
 
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And, I imagine the anti-aliasing? The aliasing is really the biggest issue (though I definitely noticed some occasional slowdowns at odd times.

Still, this game, as is in the assets department, at 4k with pushed out LODs and draw-in, would look incredible. Let's not forget the added color depth that comes with higher resolutions and maybe some HDR *commences dreaming.....
You're not wrong. The CEMU version seems to right the wrongs of the Wii U and Switch hardware limitations.

It is a looker on the PC. I'm playing at 3440x1440 with FXAA enabled and there's nothing like it. I can only imagine what Nintendo could do if the Switch was built like an Xbox One X.
 

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Was bored so bought Donkey Kong tropical freeze... and it's possibly the best platformer I've played the last decade, would perhaps put Rayman Legends slightly above but not by much.
The way it blends music, much like rayman, with gameplay feels so incredibly good. And the music...I could put at least 5 of them on repeat just to feel happier. Really great game, not sure why it hasn't been hyped more, cause rerelease maybe?
 

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Was bored so bought Donkey Kong tropical freeze... and it's possibly the best platformer I've played the last decade, would perhaps put Rayman Legends slightly above but not by much.
The way it blends music, much like rayman, with gameplay feels so incredibly good. And the music...I could put at least 5 of them on repeat just to feel happier. Really great game, not sure why it hasn't been hyped more, cause rerelease maybe?
I'm going to agree with you and think because it was a re-release. The Wii U had a ton of gems Nintendo pushed out. Just not an audience to play them.
 

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Was bored so bought Donkey Kong tropical freeze... and it's possibly the best platformer I've played the last decade, would perhaps put Rayman Legends slightly above but not by much.
The way it blends music, much like rayman, with gameplay feels so incredibly good. And the music...I could put at least 5 of them on repeat just to feel happier. Really great game, not sure why it hasn't been hyped more, cause rerelease maybe?
Yeah, the game is amazing. One of the best games from last generation.
 

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Was bored so bought Donkey Kong tropical freeze
I need to get that. I played Donkey Kong Country Returns on Wii and it was good. Never got around to Tropical Freeze though. Wii U had some gems for sure, glad they're coming over to the Switch.
 

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I don't know why but I'm tempted to buy a switch, I've been off of Nintendo games since the N64 but the new smash bro's looks fun, Mario kart is always a good time and Zelda looks nice as well. Is it true that if you lose a switch or it breaks you can't just transfer the games to a new console? I've read that if you can't deactivate the original console you are screwed, this seems strange considering both MS and Sony allow this to be done easily.
 

Dave McFly

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added Crash N Sane Trilogy to my collection even tho i have it for PS4 lol
 

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I don't know why but I'm tempted to buy a switch, I've been off of Nintendo games since the N64 but the new smash bro's looks fun, Mario kart is always a good time and Zelda looks nice as well. .
https://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-prime-day-gaming-deals,news-27570.html

For instance, through July 17 you can get the Nintendo Switch from Target's Google Express storefront for $224.99 via coupon code "EXTRA25". That's the best Switch deal we've ever seen. (Availability may vary based on zip code).


At that price, it’s more than worth it for Zelda, Mario, and Mario Kart alone, IMO.
 

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Zelda alone is worth the price of admission.
Yup, then you throw in Mario and it's a wrap. Two generation defining games in the first year. What's not to love? Pull the trigger JinCA, you won't be disappointed.

Is it true that if you lose a switch or it breaks you can't just transfer the games to a new console?
That was a thing with the Wii/Wii U. Not sure about the Switch though.