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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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Nintendo is starting an eShop sale to commemorate their achievement of 20 MILLION Switch sales! Next time you go onto your 3DS or Switch, make sure to check out the eShop because over 70 games on both eShop's are getting slashed in prices by 50-60%! This deal goes until August 9th so make sure to stop by!

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Here is what I found in the US store that is currently on sale 

 

Title Expiration
2064: Read Only Memories … Aug 14
Aces of the Luftwaffe - S… Aug 09
AeternoBlade Aug 22
Air Mail Aug 10
Alteric Aug 15
Astro Duel Deluxe Aug 09
Binaries Aug 09
BINGO for Nintendo Switch Aug 09
Bleed Aug 17
BlobCat Aug 08
BOOST BEAST Aug 09
Brawlout Aug 09
BUTCHER Aug 09
Castle of Heart Aug 07
ChromaGun Aug 09
Cycle 28 Aug 09
Dandara Aug 09
Darts Up Aug 16
Dead Cells Aug 06
Death Road to Canada Aug 15
Detention Aug 09
Disco Dodgeball - REMIX Aug 08
Dream Alone Aug 13
forma.8 Aug 06
FRAMED Collection Aug 09
Furi Aug 16
GoNNER Aug 09
Hollow Aug 16
In Between Aug 07
Iro Hero Aug 10
Kid Tripp Aug 10
Kingdom: New Lands Aug 09
Lichtspeer: Double Speer … Aug 09
Lode Runner Legacy Aug 09
Lost Sea Aug 03
Maria The Witch Aug 16
Mecho Tales Aug 12
Millie Aug 16
Mom Hid My Game! Aug 09
Mulaka Aug 20
NBA 2K18 Aug 10
NBA 2K18 Legend Edition Aug 10
NBA 2K18 Legend Edition G… Aug 10
Never Stop Aug 08
Nine Parchments Aug 11
NORTH Aug 15
Old Man's Journey Aug 09
One Eyed Kutkh Aug 15
One More Dungeon Aug 06
Operation Hardcore Aug 09
Othello Aug 09
Oxenfree Aug 09
Party Golf Aug 10
Pirate Pop Plus Aug 09
Plague Road Aug 12
Plantera Deluxe Aug 05
Putty Pals Aug 10
Qbics Paint Aug 09
Quest of Dungeons Aug 09
Rock 'N Racing Off Road DX Aug 12
Rogue Aces Aug 13
Shift Quantum Aug 10
Shu Aug 09
Skee-Ball Aug 15
Slayaway Camp: Butcher's … Aug 16
Sparkle 2 EVO Aug 16
Spartan Aug 14
Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adv… Aug 09
Street Fighter™ 30th Anni… Aug 08
Subsurface Circular Aug 23
Super Blackjack Battle 2 … Aug 07
Super Ping Pong Trick Shot Aug 09
Swim Out Aug 09
The Adventure Pals Aug 09
The Bridge Aug 23
The Escapists 2 Aug 09
The Infectious Madness of… Aug 16
The Jackbox Party Pack Aug 09
The Long Reach Aug 09
Three Fourths Home: Exten… Aug 16
Toby: The Secret Mine Aug 07
Transcripted Aug 09
Tumblestone Aug 21
Unexplored Aug 20
Urban Trial Playground Aug 09
Uurnog Uurnlimited Aug 09
Violett Aug 16
Wanderjahr TryAgainOrWalk… Aug 22
Worms W.M.D Aug 09
Zombillie Aug 16
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When I bought Kingdom New Lands I specifically looked for a discount on Death Road to Canada. There wasn't one at the time, so I went with Kingdom instead.

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