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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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Last one for awhile now then Ill stop flooding the pages xD 

Recently took interest and whilst I dont have the space and or tool to do this I highly encourage anyone who is able to take a  look at this ^^

Introducing the Raspberry Switch 

 Instructions, files are provided on this fans site including a custom dock for it, now I know some will say, why not get a switch instead.

Well this isn't about just owning something it's about making something and the aesthetics of a switch style handheld for retro gaming has always been a great idea for being portable and easily dock able for big screen gaming. 

 

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That is actually quite amazing, it's got me wanting a 3D printer to try and make my own!

I took a fascination into raspberry pi devices too a few months ago. As I alluded to in another thread, I have something on Kickstarter coming that should be able to play retropi! :D 

I had actually ordered this: http://www.8bcraft.com/ but then cancelled when I read that the Pi Zero has some trouble playing certain snes games.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51fXToQVzEU

 

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Yh Pi Zero is great for portability reasons but it struggles on emulation :/

As for the 3d printer, ikr I keep seeing soo many cool uses for them involving lots of different projects and its very tempting.

Hell I had a statue of a dark souls character made and it looks better than any of the offical ones at a fraction of the cost, of course I had a professional to paint it because lord knows I'd ruin it xD

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Shield K1 was awesome but ironic downside to the switch was that Nvidia are out of the tablet game so no new Shield tablet or successors as all their resources go to Nintendo now.

Shame since I really wanted a shield portable 2 but I guess gpd win covers that market now.

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6 minutes ago, SebTheDeer said:

Shield K1 was awesome but ironic downside to the switch was that Nvidia are out of the tablet game so no new Shield tablet or successors as all their resources go to Nintendo now.

Shame since I really wanted a shield portable 2 but I guess gpd win covers that market now.

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I had a GPD WIn, it was good if you don't mind navigating through Windows 10 on a small screen with the thumbsticks... and it didn't play PSP games all that well which really irked me. So I ended up returning it as it was quite expensive.

But hey @MrSandMan17 look what I splashed out on and purchased the other day :D
 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BboqB12n1Rb/?taken-by=sb.retromods

 

 

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AWwww daymmmm son looking good xD

Jelly! Hows it play, managed to enjoy some Game boy goodness yet?

 

Im looking at one of these to replace my very old dingoo a320 -  RetroGame handheld - basically a custom os version of the Revo Kplus 101 but fans ported Dingux  over to it for custom modding and emulators so its pretty neat.

Plus the D-pads good which is a deal breaker for me! ( Just ignore the stupid Chinese marketing of showing random generic modern game pics on the handheld for retro games xD Oh china you so crazy )

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That's beautiful, I've actually saw them around and watched a review on one, I was going to buy one for GBA games and the form factor/display/controls were PERFECT! But out of curiosity I looked up GBA's and found people modding them! Nostalgia kicked in and I decided to just settle on a modded gba w/ backlit ags-101 screen from a guy on etsy (the full nostalgia factor). Here's my new baby, which should be on its way from the US shortly:

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I'm planning on starting a GB collection. I wanted the backlit screen from the  *newer* GBA SP but didn't like the SP's form factor, I preferred the old form factor and what do you know - someone sells modded GBAs with SP Backlit screens. I had originally chosen a crystal clear one with red buttons and black sides/shoulders... but changed my order to the one above at the last minute. Really excited to get back into the gameboy!

As for the 1up raspberry pi 3 console I ordered, there's a guy in the UK that does them so I should have that maybe this week sometime or next week... Scotlands getting battered by the snow right now lol. I wish the 1up had a proper d-pad but if it bothers me too much I may flip it on eBay. Here's some more pics of my emulation beast (I chose to get the blue one):

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Tell me about it Im getting snowed in over here too xD

That's awesome and makes sense I liked the idea of modding the hardware for the better screen but awhile back I sold my retro collection, had it all atari 2600 till latest gen with all the obscure brands like Turbografx ect in between.

I miss it sometimes but it was such an expensive hobby and used up so much room!

Definitely  a good idea to collect for handhelds like gba though, you get best of all the early gb titles on it and in a small factor.

Glad your happy with it and that's an awesome looking system right there :D

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Oh also I guess I'm a dog now xD realised the sight supported gifs for profile and was like insta throwing my Dark souls animated pixel art in there ... I might have a slight obsession with them.... just a tad ... not like I keep 3d printed figures of the characters around or anything....

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31 minutes ago, MrSandMan17 said:

Oh also I guess I'm a dog now xD realised the sight supported gifs for profile and was like insta throwing my Dark souls animated pixel art in there ... I might have a slight obsession with them.... just a tad ... not like I keep 3d printed figures of the characters around or anything....

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I was actually admiring your new profile picture and header image :D very fancy! And ha, that figure is 3D printed!? Is it SLA printed by any chance?

Also hey, let me know if you do get that Revo Kplus 101, I'd very much like to know how it is as I may end up getting one eventually!

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1 hour ago, Buzz said:

I was actually admiring your new profile picture and header image :D very fancy! And ha, that figure is 3D printed!? Is it SLA printed by any chance?

Also hey, let me know if you do get that Revo Kplus 101, I'd very much like to know how it is as I may end up getting one eventually!

Yep the figure is 3d printed and its not sla printed its regular printed in multiple parts, put together and then painted.

I'll double check for you but yh I really like it, it's as detailed as the offical figures I have for the dark souls franchise but since its custom build you can have any character or idea from anything.

I know someone on etsy as well and he does them for really good price basically charges only as much as it costs to make nothing more so usually around 60-80 depending on how large you have it.

 

Ofc will do regarding the Custom Revo Kplus I just want to test it out with Dingux apparently the custom emulators are great on it but the snes one isnt perfect and has some drops in games so hopefully the community over on dingoonity can optimise the emulator for it.  If I decide to get it should be able to get it next day so Ill update on how it goes when I do ^^

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34 minutes ago, MrSandMan17 said:

Yep the figure is 3d printed and its not sla printed its regular printed in multiple parts, put together and then painted.

crazy detail for a 3D print, I'm accustomed to seeing the print lines on everything lol. And I look forward to hearing more about the Revo, none of my stuff is shipping damnit... the guy was supposed to ship my 1up yesterday and get back to me with the tracking but didn't, and my gameboy is taking forever to ship!!! I want my retro gaming damnit!

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18 minutes ago, Buzz said:

crazy detail for a 3D print, I'm accustomed to seeing the print lines on everything lol. And I look forward to hearing more about the Revo, none of my stuff is shipping damnit... the guy was supposed to ship my 1up yesterday and get back to me with the tracking but didn't, and my gameboy is taking forever to ship!!! I want my retro gaming damnit!

Yh it can get supper annoying it's why I strayed away over time from dealing with alot of places unless I had no other options, now I try to stick to amazon for next day delivery and the fact they are really good for honouring warranties.  Worst I had was waiting a year and a half for the gcw zero from kickstarter from when it was meant to ship only for the dpad to break after a month xD I laugh now but inside I was crying. 

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