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    • A gamer called Luis Fernando Mendoza Arias has apparently got his hands on a copy of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate two weeks before its official release date.

      To back up his claims, Luis took photos of the game running on Nintendo Switch, as well as his physical copy, and uploaded it all to social media. The photos seem legit but you will probably want to take a look at it yourself to verify its authenticity:




      We’d also like to take this opportunity to remind all users to be very careful for spoilers since the game has leaked.

      What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

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    • I know, I know, It's really popular right now to shit all over Nintendo's new online program. But that's not what I'm here for. In fact, I think it's pretty good. I'm here to set the record straight.

      Nintendo Switch Online is only $20 USD for an individual membership, and way less if you split the cost of a family membership. For a third of the price of its competitors (at the most), I don't really care what else NS Online has to offer. I can play my games online, and I can do it for cheaper than PS4 or XB1 users can.

      It gave us designated servers for MK Deluxe and, later on, Smash Bros, and while, for some reason, Splatoon 2 didn't, I never really noticed connection issues while playing. Peer-to-peer isn't really bad at all, unless your friends have really bad connections. And most of the third party games we play don't have designated servers anyways.

      You also get a pretty cool ever - expanding library of NES games, which is an added bonus. Now, I get that this is a shitty replacement for virtual console, and that many people have bought these games many times and might not want to buy them again, the library comes at no additional cost with an online service that is already affordable.

      Some people seem to think that charging customers for online is a crummy thing to do, but these companies want to make money. It sucks, but when you have an additional service for a product, it's a bad business strategy not to charge.

      The only legitimate problem I have with NS Online is the voice chat. Only Fortnite supports it without the use of your phone, and even then you need a wired mic. For me, this is a big let-down because I think it's something that can easily be fixed. All Nintendo have to do is release a wired-to-Bluetooth audio port adapter, which I've found on Amazon for $16, and release a software update. If you're someone who really wants voice chat to communicate with teammates, the price is more than justifiable. Using your phone is really clunky and definitely not an option.

      That being said, as the title of this topic indicates, I really do believe you get what you pay for. When you're paying $2-20 a year for online, I can move past these things. I think the real reason we're all complaining is the Osborne effect. I think Nintendo advertised the fact that we would have to pay for online service way too early. I was ready to pay for this a year ago. I was ready to pay for this in January. But the truth is, we all got comfortable with playing online for free and how well it worked. We all took it for granted as something that shouldn't be monetized and when the time came to pony up, it took us by surprise. 

      I'm really interested in knowing what the general consensus is with this, who bought it and who won't. Feel free to leave us your opinions, and who knows? Maybe this'll help some people that are on the fence to go either way. 
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    • Sony announced its Playstation Classic today and somewhat surprisingly I have been reading some threads of people who are not at all excited by this. Now, I am a Playstation man, through and through, so my opinion may be somewhat biased, but overall I really like the idea of the retro mini console and having it stocked with games. Older consoles, controllers, and especially game carts and discs become worn and useless as time goes on. Experiencing older games on a crisp new screen with responsive brand new controllers sounds great to most of us, but to many it will never live up to the original experience of untangling the controller cords, blowing the dust from your cartridge and switching the TV input over to RGB. I totally see both sides of the argument and I think that these retro consoles are not for everyone. I had serious plans to purchase the SNES Classic but never got around to it and now it seems as though many of those games I would've bought it for will end up on the Switch at some point anyways. Even the PS Classic is kind of lost on me now considering Final Fantasy 7, 8, 9, 10, 10-2, and 12 will all be out on the Switch soon. So what do you all think?
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    • Hello fellow Radarians! It has been a while since I have posted anything new so I figured.... I would do exactly that! This post concerns my newest obsession: Hollow Knight. Man, oh man. What a game this is! I am a major metroidvania fan, so games like Axiom Verge and Owlboy already appeal to me, and Hollow Knight is no different. There isn't a ton to mention as far as what makes this game special to me or stand out in a major way, but it is special and it does stand out. I like everything about this game. The art style is simple and unique. The gameplay is very simple and easy to handle, however, the enemies and bosses are anything but. This game challenges me in the same way I am challenged by a Dark Souls title. You fight, you die. You fight again, you die again. You try and level up, return to fight, die again. It's really a smashing good time. Something about the lore of the story has me drawn in as well. This underground kingdom of bugs, that has this tragic and mysterious past, is tons of fun to explore and master, searching every nook and cranny for new things. The other bugs you meet all have distinct and engaging personalities and voice acting, although they are speaking "bugish" and we cannot understand them without reading the text on screen, that somehow just fits perfectly and sounds right 100% of the time. My favorite bug voice is of the cartographers wife, Iselda, and her bored sounding sigh of "bafanada..." This game is hard as hell and super engaging. I highly recommend it for its playability and the way it translates from big screen to handheld. Some metroidvania games are best viewed on a smaller screen(Axiom Verge is a great example of this; on my 66" screen the game looks silly), but that does not apply to Hollow Knight. I love the way it looks on my TV and it is perfect and cozy in handheld mode. I bought this game while it was on sale for around $8 and I had a few hundred points, too. It cost me maybe $5 in the end and I have enjoyed it far more than Octopath Traveler(which I was SUPER excited for) that I paid $59.99 for. 
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    • So now that Smash Ultimate has been announced and EVERY SINGLE Smash fighter ever (and some extras) are a part of the roster, I'm curious to find out who everyone's main might be.

      Personally, I'm excited to try out Little Mac now that air dodges improve recovery. I hope that might help to balance out his attacks without occasionally falling off the map with no control whatsoever. I also want to try out the Ice Climbers and how their two-in-one combo fares against some of the newer fighters. 

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Why hello there, as per the title I guess I wanted to discuss about what  controllers are best for the switch, or rather which controllers you personally prefer to use whether its down to the layout, build quality, button feedback, analog sticks ect.

I would love to know as having gone into alot of hassle finding multiple controllers over different systems and brands for emulation purposes I still have yet to find a perfect well rounded controller to this day. Of course this is regarding the switch but other controllers are welcome as well if people want to really push their favourite controller here.

For me in general I love the ps4 controller but less so the dpad and it's analog stick layout. I love the xbox one controller but find the build quality lacking and it's Bluetooth support, abysmal at best. 

With all that said I know there's a decent choice between Switch and that Nintendo licensing encourages great quality so much so I have taken interest along side the pro controller to that of the Nintendo PowerA controllers i.e. the mario and zelda editions as seen below.

Anyone have any experience with these controllers? Any other hidden gems people constantly use on the system I'd love to know!

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36 minutes ago, MrSandMan17 said:

I love the xbox one controller but find the build quality lacking

this latest generation of consoles controllers have abysmal build quality across the board. I've went through at least 4 XB1 Controllers, all with the same issue with the left stick breaking resulting in the stick getting stuck or snagging on a loose/broken bit of plastic inside. I've also been through about 4 or so Dualshock 4's with the rubber coating on the sticks peeling/tearing off and on my latest one the creaky plastic triggers. Have never broken a past generations controllers before; all the way back to Megadrive, PS1, PS2 etc... all whos controllers I still have and work just fine.

As for the Switch, I see no need to buy a 'pro' controller or any external one purely because I never play my Switch in docked mode... I have my gaming PC/consoles for that sort of gaming but boy if I did those two controllers you shared would be the first I'd pounce at - would probably buy the both of them :x:x may very well still buy the pair even though I have no use for them.

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@Buzz Absolutely agree with you there Buzz they dont make them like they used to really does apply alot of the time.

From what I've read regarding these controllers the build quality is actually pretty high however they are very light controllers that lack rumble and for some that might be a deal breaker, not me though I went to order one the other night and come morning they were sold out , backlogged and had an increase price on amazon! 

So I guess someone likes them xD 

I'll probably order one soon and let you know what I think of it, also the analog sticks are interchangeable for different analog sticks/ grips. An interesting addition not something I want but the more features the better even if you dont use them I say.

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Normally, I would sing the praises of the Pro Controller. However, Hyrule Warriors truly exposes the flaws of the D-pad. It really is unacceptable.

 If i were to send it in for repairs, would they just send it back to me? I believe the newest Pro Controllers do not have this issue. 

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8 hours ago, JNASTY said:

Normally, I would sing the praises of the Pro Controller. However, Hyrule Warriors truly exposes the flaws of the D-pad. It really is unacceptable.

 If i were to send it in for repairs, would they just send it back to me? I believe the newest Pro Controllers do not have this issue. 

@JNASTY  Your right most things I hear regarding the Pro controller is how great it is overall including the dpad however some have mentioned that the dpad on the pro controller is mushy and lets you press all inputs down at once, unlike controllers using a pivot to prevent that. Perhaps that's the issue your facing and therefore its just a poor design for certain games?

Otherwise It's difficult if I were you I'd want to send it in just in case but it would be extremely annoying if they just sent it back stating there wasn't a problem

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On 6/10/2018 at 7:31 AM, MrSandMan17 said:

@JNASTY  Your right most things I hear regarding the Pro controller is how great it is overall including the dpad however some have mentioned that the dpad on the pro controller is mushy and lets you press all inputs down at once, unlike controllers using a pivot to prevent that. Perhaps that's the issue your facing and therefore its just a poor design for certain games?

Otherwise It's difficult if I were you I'd want to send it in just in case but it would be extremely annoying if they just sent it back stating there wasn't a problem

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Yes, that is the same issue I am facing. In BotW, it was a bit annoying, but pressing the wrong direction in Hyrule Warriors has a big impact on the gameplay. 

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I have only ever used a set of JoyCon and the grip, and truthfully have no complaints. I never have been too picky on controllers though.  On a somewhat related note, I just bought a brand new PS3 controller from eBay only to be notified within minutes that the Dualshock 4 works on the PS3... What a noob...

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