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*** Nintendo Switch ***

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by Boomstick777, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. Kreeeee

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    I didn't design it (life's too short and there are thousands of great designs out there already), I just got it printed and transplanted the electronics. It's really simple to do as there's just one circuit board with two parts attached (LED and USB-C port) with a ribbon cable and a pair of wires.

    All it takes it unscrewing and then re-screwing a bunch of screws.
     
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  2. Beepcake

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    Hmm, who did you use to get it printed?
     
  3. Kreeeee

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    A friend who owns one.
     
  4. Beepcake

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    Ah, thought you meant you found a company that would print one. Does your friend want to print one for me for a "donation" ? :D
     
  5. ThestigGT999

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  6. Kreeeee

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    I don't live in the UK. I believe there are many companies who offer a print and post service in the UK, and I've seen many posts from people on OcUK over the years who offer to print things for others.
     
  7. M1k3H

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    Well, finished Steamworld Dig 2 over the weekend. What a great little game it was! Kind of regretting not buying Steamworld Heist now! Need to find a couple of smaller games to keep me going till next month that Dark Souls is coming out.

    Any recommendations? So far played Odyssey, Mario Kart 8, Rayman Legends, Super Mario Bros and the two Steamworld Digs.

    I'm not looking at RPG games on purpose since I'll be picking up Dark Souls next month, just something that's not huge and easy to get into.
     
  8. Metalface Mark

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    Celeste is really good. Im also really enjoying Mario + Rabbids
     
  9. Kreeeee

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    There are a bunch of great Metroidvania games on the Switch, which is technically the genre of Steamworld Dig 1 & 2. I also really enjoy the runner games.

    Metroidvania: Axiom Verge & Cave Story+
    Runners: Slimesan, Meat boy & Super One More Jump (multiplayer on this is friendship-breakingly fun)

    I'm waiting for a discount on Celeste but I am really looking forward to playing that one.
     
  10. Plainsong

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    I'm really enjoying Axiom Verge right now which is a very decent sci-fi retro Metroid clone.

    As above Celeste is fantastic. One of the best platformers I've ever played.
     
  11. Kreeeee

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    Looking at the current UK offers on the eShop I recommend (in order):

    Shovel Knight (platformer) - Buy this now if you haven't played it!
    Cave Story+ (metroidvania)
    The End is Nigh (runner)
    VVVVVV (runner)
    Graceful Explosion Machine (bullet hell)
     
  12. Rifte

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    I purchased Shovel Knight on the estore over the weekend, and then then went and got my hands on axiom verge as well.

    In India its pretty much impossible to get your hands on physical copies of the games. They are either horribly overpriced, or simply not available.

    This means my 64gb SD card is full......its time to get another before Dark Souls and Donkey Kong hit the store.
     
  13. Kreeeee

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    I regularly use the South African eShop for big discounts on digital games.

    I need to think about upgrading my 128GB card one day but I would want a 512GB card at £100 before I do that.
     
  14. M1k3H

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    Thanks for the recommendations, I'll check them out and buy something today/tomorrow.
     
  15. kinger8938

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    Nice to see Sega megadrive games are coming! Thunder force 4 was mentioned, recently picked this up for my actual megadrive and it's an amazing shooter! I'll buy that on switch for sure
     
  16. Rifte

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    All of my transactions are on the SA store and it can save around 25% off the normal price.

    If I could buy physical copies I would, but I suppose the benefit of this is that I dont have to worry with changing the cartridge ever.

    I need another SD card ASAP.
     
  17. DagsJT

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    How many games can you play at one time that you'd need such a massive SD card?
     
  18. Plainsong

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    Some of them are quite big. The indie stuff not so much but first party games digital will fill 128GB in no time.
     
  19. Kreeeee

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    The two resident evil games alone are 50gb. Doom is similar.
     
  20. Rifte

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    Bayonetta 2 is 26gb as well, and Doom is around 22 to 23gb.

    They fill quickly.