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  1. 4 points
    Remember how dbrand's switch skins flopped due to issues with the adhesive? Well, they don't anymore! And that's what this topic is about. In case you don't remember, or you've been living under a rock, here's what happened. A company by the name of dbrand, who makes skins for all sorts of devices saw a big opportunity in selling skins for the joy-con controllers on the Switch since there were only three colours (yes, I'm Canadian) available at the time. What they and others quickly found out, however, was that the adhesive that was being used on the skins permanently damaged the plastic on the controllers. They have been working hard for months now trying to perfect it, and here they are! (pic related) The company tweeted this out: Nintendo Switch skins are live: ✅ 7 new Switch-exclusive materials ✅ Tempered Glass 2-packs for $9.95 ✅ Ships immediately ✅ Won't damage your Switch¹ may damage your wallet The skins come in red, yellow, blue, pink, orange, purple, and green as well as matte white, camo black and black carbon fibre. The same colours are also available on the back of the Switch itself and the dock's accent colours and faceplate. I'll leave a link below if anyone wants to check them out for themselves: https://dbrand.com/shop/nintendo-switch-skin PostScript: Thanks to @Buzz for adding in that new sound when you like a topic!
  2. 3 points
    If I win this, It's all @Diego7000's. That man NEEDS a switch
  3. 2 points
    Opening note I’m not going to go into too much detail on what Labo is, as I feel that most users have some prior knowledge of the toy/game. The materials The cardboard is quite thin, durable, and has a quality feel to it. It folds easily on the creases. Therefore, it is unlikely that you will fold it improperly and cause structural damage to your Toy-Con. The connecting tabs also work very well. If you have ever done paper crafts before, you have probably experienced situations where pieces “kind of fit,” and you have to force them in. This situation is not the case with Labo; it just works. In fact, while constructing you get the impression that you could put the pieces together without even looking at the instructions. I would not recommend this course of action as it would lead to lead to confusion and frustration, but a simple glance at the instructions is usually more than enough. The aforementioned instructions can be found within the game software. They are easy to follow and navigate. Videos can be rotated, enlarged, and sped up. At no time was I confused about what I was expected to do. The remote-control car There is not too much more I can say about the RC car that hasn’t already been said. If you have seen any videos about it, that’s it; what you see is what you get. It's easy to make and can be snapped together in just a few minutes. It moves better than I had expected. Yes, it’s slow, but for an electric toothbrush on cardboard legs, it’s quite impressive. The way it utilizes the IR camera is also very impressive. I chased my dog around the room without even looking up from the screen. The house Expect a huge jump in complexity after the RC car; my eight-year-old took about two hours to complete the house. The house itself, which houses the console and right Joy-Con, is straightforward. What is impressive about this set is the plugs. Gameplay revolves around using said plugs to interact with a Tamagotchi-like pet. Different plug combinations yield different results. Moreover, the plugs themselves are tactility rewarding; it feels really good to press the button, turn the lock, and rotate the crank. I am a little disappointed in the reward system which consists of collecting multiple skins for the pet. These skins can be collected rather quickly, and this fact limits replayability. I feel that it could hold children’s attention much longer with just some minor tweaks. The fishing rod My biggest disappointment was the fishing rod. First, however, allow me to address the positives. The rod itself was fun to build. The three stages of the telescoping pole made it easy to segment the project. Consequently, even children with shorter attention spans could enjoy this construction. The telescoping action feels really professional; the rod never bends, and the sections cannot be pulled out accidentally. The fishing line is a nice touch and the rubber band powered spool is very innovative. The fishing line, however, is also where things started going downhill. I am not sure if it was a construction error on my part, but the tension never really feels natural. In addition, after only a few minutes of play, the line had come off the spool and spun around the rubber band, necessitating a minor reconstruct. There is a cardboard clicking mechanism that also simulates the feeling of winding a reel. While this is a cool idea, and you are given a spare, mine has already gotten stuck and is now worn out after only a few minutes of gameplay. The fishing game is very simple. Simplicity is not necessarily an issue, but it naturally limits replayability. My biggest issue with the software is that almost every fish I catch breaks the line, and it becomes very frustrating. Yes, I could research ways to play online, but instructions/gameplay tips really should have been incorporated. The motorcycle My positive attitude returned with the motorcycle. At this point, I was feeling like a cardboard folding expert (even though I wasn’t the one doing the majority of the folding), and the time spent building these Toy-Con handlebars just flew by. In spite of our newfound expertise, the process never felt tedious; instead, it was quite impressive how the ignition and throttle were put together. Even more impressive is how they felt. The rubber band resistance made for quite an immersive experience. The matching game is a simple racing game/Mario Kart clone. I do not mean to criticize this game with my use of the word simple. In fact, I would suggest that it could even be a $10 standalone game (remember this game is a small part of what you are getting for $70). You can even use the IR camera to scan in custom tracks. While I haven’t ‘built’ any of my own tracks yet, this is something I am looking forward to. The piano The added complexity of the final Toy-Con in the Variety Pack was no match for professional folders like my daughter and me. Frankly, Domino’s would be lucky to have us. Jokes aside, I will admit that this one felt a little more tedious; making some of the keys felt repetitive and there weren’t any construction surprises. The way the IR camera reads the reflective tape on the keys to input the correct sounds should be impressive enough, but (and perhaps this is my fault) I was aware of this mechanism long before I bought the Labo sets. There are plugs that can be put into the top of the piano that change the sounds produced, but they are simple and can only be manually rotated to affect pitch. The final product was also a little disappointing. On TV, the piano looks so polished. However, (and this might be because it’s the product of eight-year-old hands) mine came out quite crooked and somewhat sloppy. I am not sure what I expected, but the keys just balance on another piece of cardboard and are easily skewed when pressed. The buttons also felt cheap with only folded cardboard providing resistance. My biggest complaint was that the tiny reflective stickers didn’t stick to the plugs. I had to use white glue and now they look even sloppier. At the risk of confusing anyone who has read this far, I will say that the piano is great. Yes, great! In spite of its shortcomings, it is a working piano made of cardboard. How cool is that? You can even play songs using only the Joy-Cons’ HD rumble! The robot The Robot Kit is a standalone pack that sells for $80. It is the more expensive option, but it was also the most fun to build. In fact, I would suggest that it is the better kit. The fact that it is one project to the Variety Kit’s five should not dissuade anyone from picking up this kit. If you have a young child who is interested in robotics (like mine), I would even say this set is a must-buy. What is so good about it? The quality of the construction was unmatched. For a cardboard backpack and headpiece, this Toy-Con is solid! While some of the Variety Kit’s moving parts had a squishy feel (best way I can describe it) every moving part on the robot feels fluid and well-built. The pistons that move with your arms and legs feel like realistic machinery and give children insight into how simple machines work. Its complexity is itself a positive; it kept my daughter engaged for several hours over two days. Finally, in spite of the fact that you are looking at the TV, it really gives you that immersive VR feeling. The negatives are that the software wasn’t that engaging for my daughter, after crushing buildings for a few minutes, she had had enough. Also, where am I to keep this thing now that it is finished? The backpack is huge! Time to have a tag sale to make room for both of our Labo kits. Final thoughts It is very hard for me to give Labo a numerical rating. Would I recommend it? Absolutely – especially to parents of children between the ages of seven and twelve. However, you must remember, these sets are far more toys/construction sets than video games.
  4. 2 points
    Since all the other bomberman r versions have exclusive characters they should make Nintendo exclusive characters like Yoshi Mario peach etc. They should let you choose your first one for free and then have like a dlc pack you can buy. They would sell a lot more copies if they did this. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  5. 2 points
  6. 1 point
    Thanks @Potatogun @FamiTom and @NintendoFanJosh7000 I may have gotten in a bit over my head on this one. Any subsequent reviews will not be as ambitious. As a bonus, here is my Hyrule Warriors review: It is quite good; I’m having a lot of fun. Score: 4/5
  7. 1 point
    Wooooooo!!!! Completed review!!!!
  8. 1 point
    What's up? And where oh where have the postings gone? Far, far away lieth yonder post, and much land is between it and the others. Shall I respond to that post? Nay, for the post is silent, and none there are that listen. Oh wo unto the unposter, for he shall be thrust into the ground.
  9. 1 point
    @FamiTom Mathematics, Language Arts, History, Coding, Chemistry, other stuff.
  10. 1 point
    Whatcha studying Diego/josh? I’m gonna have to start calling you 7
  11. 1 point
    oh man the hype train is starting to move..... https://www.facebook.com/atariVCS/videos/453958355042086/
  12. 1 point
    Playing too much Death Road. Review coming tomorrow, I promise
  13. 1 point
    I agree. Where'd everyone go?
  14. 1 point

    until

    I just dont know if i will be there or not.
  15. 1 point
    $19.99 but it was on sale for $17. Not sure if it is still on sale though. I can only visit the games on sale section once a week or so or I will buy far too much stuff that I'll probably never even play!
  16. 1 point
    This. I think this makes the most sense.
  17. 1 point
    The exact quote was: “There are currently no plans to bring classic games together under the Virtual Console banner as has been done on other Nintendo systems.” ... “There are a variety of ways in which classic games from Nintendo and other publishers are made available on Nintendo Switch, such as through Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online, Nintendo eShop or as packaged collections.” To me this sounds like they may still have retro games, but they won't be under a "Virtual Console" name. Look at what Hamster is doing with Neo Geo games or Nintendo themselves with the "Arcade Archives" series. There is no technical reason that the same can't be done with other console games. By moving away from "Virtual Console" I think they remove some confusion that might exist in the market, and it gives them a leg to stand on for why they want to charge me $20 for Super Mario Bros. yet again rather than the $1 upgrade fee I was charged on the Wii U.
  18. 1 point
    I feel that they're counting on releasing the retro games as actual game titles, as remastered versions, possibly bundled with the entire series. I think that way would be more lucrative for Nintendo because then they can release them one at a time, build up some hype about how better the game looks and sounds, and then sell it for $39.99 instead of a $10 download of the original game. This is just my gut feeling. Absolutely no evidence to back this up.
  19. 1 point
    I believe that the online service will bring a sort of "Netflix" for virtual console games, and if so it's a win in my books.
  20. 1 point
    I'm confused, admittedly. Was the Switch not built for emulation? In tests with older Nintendo games, did it wig out or something? I think it's some sort of hardware issue, to be honest. Why else would Nintendo put so much off or deny it seemingly completely? If the Switch can handle it it makes more financial sense to have a Virtual Console imo. But perhaps Nintendo has deals with "Nindies" and corporations, and that's a concern. I believe Nintendo values its partnerships...and...perhaps this is a signal that they're going to put more stock into the NES Classic, SNES Classic, and yes, an N64 Classic and a GC Classic. As for Wii and Wii U? I dunno. I don't think those are as likely to get that. I really don't know what's going through Nintendo's minds. I hope they learn as they go, though.
  21. 1 point
    They confirmed a main series title though
  22. 1 point
    In last year’s E3 presentation, they confirmed it. Also, there’s pokken... now we just gotta hope for Gen 4 remakes
  23. 1 point
    If you've still got a wii, just buy it for the GC!
  24. 1 point
    I would purchase it! Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  25. 1 point
    Great review so far @JNASTY!
  26. 1 point
    Nintendo could also surprise us all by releasing a sort of super-boy for the switch that plays 3DS games, but that's not gonna happen.
  27. 1 point

    until

    Congrats to @myko prize has been sent see everyone next week!
  28. 1 point
    I'm a little rusty at Mario Kart, but I might just have to join it!
  29. 1 point
    exciting, I may have to join this one! Will set an alarm!
  30. 1 point
    I say he wins based on his profile name alone.
  31. 1 point
    Competition over people, TexanPlatypus wins.... jk.
  32. 1 point
    I could use my own, my brother technically owns ours so....
  33. 1 point
    I would like to enter. I've had big plans to get a Switch without enough wisdom and long-term planning to be able to afford one. If I manage to sell my old games, I'd have enough for a few Switch games, but still not enough for the console itself.
  34. 0 points
    I still need to buy the pinball packs before i can play any of them
  35. 0 points
    Diego, you shouldn't have made #2 multiple choice...
  36. 0 points
    I'm going to be really curious when the reviews start coming in on these. I remember them saying that they and 3M tried hard to find an adhesive that worked without causing damage. As I recall the joycons had an outer coating that would peel off with the skin and on the console itself all the markings would come off as well. At the time they said the switch would not be compatible with an adhesive of any kind. Their decision to pull the Switch skins makes me think that dbrand is a stand up company and wouldn't release a subpar product, but I wonder what has changed. I'm assuming they found an adhesive, but will it stick as well as their other products?
  37. 0 points
    I'll be on starting a little after 8:30. I hope to see you all there!
  38. 0 points
    My family grew up in the east side of the country where they were ravaged by war and famine, growing up they did the best they could to survive until they had gave birth to me and decided that the best quality of life was to send me away. Now grown up never knowing who my family really was I search for them in hopes of reuniting, that was until I heard a familiar sound from when I was just a child on the tv, "click" that is when I realised that ,y parents were coinnected to the nintendo switch project. Now i'm on a mission to find out the truth of my family and the switch only to discover that my parents were actually two handheld consoles themselves! Omg wtf you'd swear I was on drugs but I'm not and man even I nearly laughed at how stupid that was, hell I even read it with that generic movie trailer voice for dramatic effect. Also two handhelds created the pixel cute version of sif the wolf from ds1 so go figure ;P Oh and I guess the atari lynx is my dad, mom I dunno anyway this wheres my oscar!
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