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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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I chose my nickname as a shortened version of a previous alias, which I changed because I thought it was silly and too long.

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For me, it was back in 07, where my friends who were twins, decided on making this lil nickname, fuzzykdog and fuzzyhdog. The letter being the first letter of their names. And so they invited me and the trio was born! And it worked out because fuzzy, I'm on the fuzzy side... My head hair for all you people who enjoy misinterpreting things, G for my name and dog, well Mah motha always calls me her lil big dog. Lil cuz I'll always be her baby, and big cuz I'm big. So fuzzygdog is my everything when it comes to user names

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For me, it was back in 07, where my friends who were twins, decided on making this lil nickname, fuzzykdog and fuzzyhdog. The letter being the first letter of their names. And so they invited me and the trio was born! And it worked out because fuzzy, I'm on the fuzzy side... My head hair for all you people who enjoy misinterpreting things, G for my name and dog, well Mah motha always calls me her lil big dog. Lil cuz I'll always be her baby, and big cuz I'm big. So fuzzygdog is my everything when it comes to user names

There are so many things here I could totally poke fun at. But the mother thing would make me feel like an ass if I did.

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Its totally fine xD since you clarified it it wont be taken personal. I could use a laugh. Its been 84 years...

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Well, I have always been the ultimate nerd among my friends, having read the Harry Potter books at least fifteen times and every single book in each of the school libraries which I attended in my younger years (except for the sports section. Couldn't do it.) 713, on the other hand, is Voldemort's vault number, the vault which held the Philosopher's stone.

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My name is Jim, and back in 1984, Van Halen released the song "Top Jimmy". That became a nickname of mine. My first ever email address was a Hotmail address and I incorporated a variation of Top Jimmy into it. The Hotmail account is long gone, but I stuck with the name and the random number Hotmail assigned me.

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I don't even know how I came up with this. I was trying to make a new account for something and none of the names I wanted were available. So I was like "whatever" and typed in any name that was in my head. Boingshi just seemed to work lol.

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I don't even know how I came up with this. I was trying to make a new account for something and none of the names I wanted were available. So I was like "whatever" and typed in any name that was in my head. Boingshi just seemed to work lol.

lul

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Hullop

I made a noise once and my group of friends found it hilarious so they found the best suited onomatopoeia.

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Hullop

I made a noise once and my group of friends found it hilarious so they found the best suited onomatopoeia.

Care to explain more? My brain refuses to comprehend.

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Care to explain more? My brain refuses to comprehend.

I was bored and started making noises with my mouth, like flicking my tongue down towards my bottom lip. One of them was found funny, and they started saying "How are you making that hul-lop noise?" ;D

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I was bored and started making noises with my mouth, like flicking my tongue down towards my bottom lip. One of them was found funny, and they started saying "How are you making that hul-lop noise?" ;D

Oh ok I get it now.

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An interesting one I know ;D

Yes it is.

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!

Pics or it didn't happen.

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I got this nickname from some friends at summer camp when I was 13. We were talking about video games and other nerdy things before we even knew each other's names. When I told them my name, they misheard me and called me Tetrix. Even after I corrected them, they still called me that and the nickname stuck. Then later we joined up again in high school and still called me Tetrix. It got so bad, three of teachers called me that because they kept hearing my friends use the nickname constantly. At first, I was somewhat embarrassed by my nickname. But eventually, I got used to it.

 

(Also, the numbers are my birthday!)

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I got my name because it sounded edgy and cool. This was also during that cringey time period when I was really into neopets and fan fiction. I don't know WHAT correlation there is between those two, I just know that there is one in there somewhere...

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SB is who I am, what I represent, what God put me down here for, & my philosophy... I'm young so I just added that into it and removed the O because the O didn't look right.

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My nickname here is my nickname about everywhere! First started years ago where I decided I needed a solid nickname that might not be taken as much. I also, at the time, roleplayed as a dragon at places in forums and SL thus I needed a dragon name. Did some searching and voila: Qelrinn was created! Ever since I use that nickname everywhere :)

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Been using dukeofbeningham for a few years now and it's my Twitter handle.

 

All stems from me speaking very fast when I was young and would introduce myself as beningham (rather than Ben Ingham). Someone pointed out it sounds like Nottingham/Birmingham/Buckingham (places in the UK) and so I'm now the Duke of Beningham

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Mine is Compos An Mentis. "Compos Mentis" means, according to the dictionary, 'of sound mind' meaning that I am not insane and am mentally healthy. This is what I wish that I could verify for myself with a hundred percent truth. I always imagine that something in my mind is loose, is part crazy and that I am somewhat insane already. So by making that my nickname, I wish to remind myself that I am sane and most of all, a normal person...well aside from the gaming haha.

 

An is actually my nickname in real life.

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My name starts with a J, and JNASTY was the stupidest thing I could imagine the inhabitants of Hyrule having to say.

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