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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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Your nickname - what's behind it?

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So, a general question to the community, just to our entertainment.

Why did you choose your nickname here in Radar? Is there a reason behind it? Is it recent, or an MSN/mIRC's veteran?

 

Mine - "Jprivady" - is basically this:

J - the initial of my first name.

privad - from 'privado', or private. I'm kinda reserved :-P The 'y' in the end was just to make it different. Sometimes, in other websites, I just end it with 'o', or even nothing else.

Started using it in the last months of 2016 (never had any internet presence before that).

 

So, what about you?

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Mine is my business name Fenrir's Lair Painting. I do commission painting of model miniatures and other asosiated items. I am also planning a youtube channel under that name for model reviews as well as the review of gaming hardwear if I can get that far.

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Years ago on a forum before, I just went by Link. The double last letter thing is because I did that to my friends' nicknames to be different, so a Sky would be "Skyy". Then someone was like "then imma call you Linkk." It just kinda stuck.

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I got the name Dusty from an old Norse name. It means: tough like the stone of Thors Hammer. Hence, DustyHammer. I'm also really into Desert/Stoner Rock which was part of the reason I chose Dusty. Here's some of my favourite albums I've found over the years. Enjoy! They are all start to finish, epic albums in my opinion.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjZXmJJc2Gs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiUkIyyUwww

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mXg9Vkd3OE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0Db0J0iSYU

 

 

I also go by "Dusty The Cosmic Wolf Wizard" sometimes ^^

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Shout out to my main man Chuck Berry. My name is Jon and I love that 50's Rock n' Roll. RIP to one of the most talented and influential men in music. There would be no Rolling Stones without him. No Jack White. Music would be very different.

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Mines really simple, i've loved monkeys since i was little, been one of those childhood favourite animals, and i tend to lean towards gothic style dress and culture

 

And in my head i thought it'd be funny to have a gothic looking monkey (which i now have a tattoo of!) and just rolled with it!

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Mines really simple, i've loved monkeys since i was little, been one of those childhood favourite animals, and i tend to lean towards gothic style dress and culture

 

And in my head i thought it'd be funny to have a gothic looking monkey (which i now have a tattoo of!) and just rolled with it!

You can't tell this story without a photo of the tattoo

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Mine's simply the latest iteration of my gamertag. I tend to get tired of them and replace them every few years, usually with a character name I've created for some game or another. This particular one was a favorite character I made for a tabletop gaming campaign. A tiefling if I remember right. Don't remember where I got the name back then.

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You can't tell this story without a photo of the tattoo

 

:P Well here it is! This was when it was freshly done so it's still a little red in the picture

 

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:P Well here it is! This was when it was freshly done so it's still a little red in the picture

 

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o.O..... Are you secretly Tim Burton?

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I have a very unhealthy obsession with the word "potato". Why? I'm not entirely sure. But I thought this name would be good.

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Mines was created by AOL back in the day when the username I was trying to create was already used & it stuck since I liked it. The W represents my name and could also represent the nickname of my city. And I like chillinman because I like to relax when I can and also where I live the weather can be cold/windy at times. So, it fit and I've been using it ever since.

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My wife was thanking me for making her breakfast. She called me her hero. I had always knew the force was strong with her but when she uttered those words, I felt empowered. I then looked at her... Staring into those brown eyes and I said, always and forever. Since then, and also because we game together I have been going by the nick name Hero4ever. Well its 7am here. Good morning people, and have a great day!

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I played a lot of League of Legends and were looking for a new name. One day i looked at the summoner spell "Ignite" and thought that Ignoty sounds pretty good. My teammates then called me more Madnoty than Ignoty because i get mad way to often :P

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Fiscus means moneybags in latin

 

Fiscus means moneybags in latin

lololololololololol

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I am simply Lonz, as that is a nickname my friends give me. The 9804 are my favorite numbers as I could not decide on one.

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Mine is a character from Fire Emblem Awakening/ Fire Emblem Fates. My friends and I were just comparing ourselves to the characters, someone said I was like Odin (tending to be flashy and dramatic at times).

 

Then I started using it for everything, and they regretted it forever.

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Mine is a character from Fire Emblem Awakening/ Fire Emblem Fates. My friends and I were just comparing ourselves to the characters, someone said I was like Odin (tending to be flashy and dramatic at times).

 

Then I started using it for everything, and they regretted it forever.

Please tell me you own super over-the-top gold-glittery parachute pants. It's what I'm picturing you in now that you've said your flashy and dramatic sometimes.

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Please tell me you own super over-the-top gold-glittery parachute pants. It's what I'm picturing you in now that you've said your flashy and dramatic sometimes.

 

Oh dear God, no. It's mostly just my words and actions.

 

Then again... hm. Something to consider...

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Oh dear God, no. It's mostly just my words and actions.

 

Then again... hm. Something to consider...

You don't need to wear them all the time. Just whip them out for that moment when you need to make a really dramatic, over-the-top speech. The expressions on the faces around you will be worth every bit of gold and glitter.

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