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    MastaRedSnappa got a reaction from Magness in Super Mario Maker 2 [Switch] - June 2019   
    I played through the first two worlds. It's extremely well-done. If I didn't know they were fan-made, I would've thought they were DLC levels released by Nintendo. The addition of the world maps really got me interested in the game again.
     
    It's amazing what people can create with SMM2. My main problem is sifting through all the fan-made levels to find quality ones like this.
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    MastaRedSnappa got a reaction from Angry the Clown in Animal Crossing: New Horizons [Switch]   
    I picked up Animal Crossing New Horizons on a whim on Wednesday. My only other experience playing an Animal Crossing game was New Leaf on the 3DS (that I couldn't get into and quit playing after 30 min).
     
    New Horizons is very relaxing to play and I love it! My only gripe with the game so far is the lack of cloud save support and/or the ability to move the save to a different Switch. I started the game on my regular Switch thinking I'd want to play it on my TV but I find I play it more in handheld mode. Going back to the regular Switch from the Switch Lite for handheld play really feels like a huge step back so I at least hope some time in the near future, Nintendo will add the ability to move your safe file like in Pokémon Sword/Shield. It's scary in this day and age that a game you can invest hundreds to thousands of hours into doesn't support cloud saving or another way to backup your save file.
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    MastaRedSnappa reacted to foogledricks in General VR Discussion Thread - Oculus, PSVR, VIVE, Index and Games, too!   
    Omg. I feel like it is 2:00 am and MastaRedSnappa is on my TV, with his shirt off, all oiled up, with amazing abs -- and he's telling me that I can have his body for just $19.95 and 20 minutes a day.
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    MastaRedSnappa got a reaction from Whooter in General VR Discussion Thread - Oculus, PSVR, VIVE, Index and Games, too!   
    I have a PSVR and Beat Saber but from my personal experiences with the PSVR (and what I've read about the Quest), I'd go for the Quest. You'll be able to sideload user-created songs in Beat Saber on the Quest, it's wireless, and you'd have access to the new 360 degree songs (PSVR can only do 90 degree songs because of the need to be facing the PS camera). The only thing the PSVR has going for it is the price, assuming you already have a PS4.
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    MastaRedSnappa got a reaction from Magness in General VR Discussion Thread - Oculus, PSVR, VIVE, Index and Games, too!   
    I have a PSVR and Beat Saber but from my personal experiences with the PSVR (and what I've read about the Quest), I'd go for the Quest. You'll be able to sideload user-created songs in Beat Saber on the Quest, it's wireless, and you'd have access to the new 360 degree songs (PSVR can only do 90 degree songs because of the need to be facing the PS camera). The only thing the PSVR has going for it is the price, assuming you already have a PS4.
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    MastaRedSnappa got a reaction from Magness in Apple Discussion Thread   
    I got a Series 5 Apple Watch as an early Christmas present from my wife. Coming from a Series 0, this thing is so blazingly fast. Scrolling is buttery smooth and all apps instantly start and are ready to use. The Walkie Talkie feature that was added in watchOS 5 (which the Series 0 doesn't support) is fun. The ECG is easy to use. I feel like I'm in the future now.
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    MastaRedSnappa got a reaction from Eldorado in Apple Discussion Thread   
    I got a Series 5 Apple Watch as an early Christmas present from my wife. Coming from a Series 0, this thing is so blazingly fast. Scrolling is buttery smooth and all apps instantly start and are ready to use. The Walkie Talkie feature that was added in watchOS 5 (which the Series 0 doesn't support) is fun. The ECG is easy to use. I feel like I'm in the future now.
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    MastaRedSnappa got a reaction from Angry the Clown in Pokemon Sword / Pokemon Shield [Switch] - 15th November 2019   
    I just picked up Shield last night and have put about 1.5 hours into it. They did a great job of streamlining the mechanics of the game that haven't changed much over 20 years. Little things like being able to see Pokemon in the tall grass and being able to avoid them, having the ability to access your Pokemon storage from pretty much anywhere, and fast travel via the map, are great additions to the game that help reduce the grind. The graphics, while not the best on the Switch, are very charming, clear and fluid (and a huge upgrade from the 3DS Pokémon games). I was absolutely thrilled that the text was easily readable on the Switch Lite's smaller screen, even for my old eyes. I look forward to sinking many hours into this game!
     
    I ended up buying a physical copy of the game because of all the problems people seemed to be having with the digital version (mostly). No problems so far.
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    MastaRedSnappa got a reaction from Romier S in Super Nintendo games coming to Switch Online September 5th   
    I got the wireless SNES controller from Nintendo yesterday. It's slightly heavier than a wired SNES controller but otherwise feels the same. While there are no physical Home/Screenshot buttons, Nintendo added support for the Home and Screenshot functions (remapped to ZR and ZL respectively). However, this only seems to work in the SNES and NES games apps. The controller can be used in any game where the d-pad/directional buttons below the left analog stick can also control the characters movement (obviously it would not work in games that require dual analog sticks, motion controls, etc.). I was able to use it fine in Super Mario Maker 2 (at least in Story Mode). The d-pad is larger and more accurate than the one on the Switch Lite (the Switch Lite d-pad seems to require you to press the diagonals harder to get them to register so fireball-like motions in SFII don't always register correctly).
     
    Some things I don't like about it:
    - The R shoulder button is noticeably louder than the L shoulder button (could be specific to my unit)
    - There is no on/off switch or button so any time the d-pad or buttons are pressed, it starts to try to connect to the Switch. This is more of an issue with the way all the Nintendo Switch controllers work but it makes it annoying to travel with them with their batteries constantly draining.
     
    Otherwise, I think it's great controller. It definitely brings back memories holding it in my hands and playing Super Mario World.
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    MastaRedSnappa got a reaction from Eldorado in Nintendo Switch discussion thread (Switch Lite, handheld only for $200 announced and launching 20th Sept 2019)   
    I like the way Apple does it with their Family Sharing (up to 5 family members). Everyone in the family has access to all the purchased music/movies/apps/games AND they can be used at the same time. Even before Apple added that, it was possible from the start to do the same thing with a family sharing an Apple ID just for iTunes/App Store purchases and having separate Apple IDs for everything else (iCould, Gamecenter, etc.). I think because Nintendo/Sony/MS didn't start out this way and much of their profit comes from software sales, it's very hard for them to bite the bullet and lose out on potential software sales to a single family.
     
    There's really no excuse for the archaic way Nintendo handles game saves though.
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    MastaRedSnappa got a reaction from Magness in Nintendo Switch discussion thread (Switch Lite, handheld only for $200 announced and launching 20th Sept 2019)   
    I like the way Apple does it with their Family Sharing (up to 5 family members). Everyone in the family has access to all the purchased music/movies/apps/games AND they can be used at the same time. Even before Apple added that, it was possible from the start to do the same thing with a family sharing an Apple ID just for iTunes/App Store purchases and having separate Apple IDs for everything else (iCould, Gamecenter, etc.). I think because Nintendo/Sony/MS didn't start out this way and much of their profit comes from software sales, it's very hard for them to bite the bullet and lose out on potential software sales to a single family.
     
    There's really no excuse for the archaic way Nintendo handles game saves though.
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    MastaRedSnappa got a reaction from Angry the Clown in Nintendo Switch discussion thread (Switch Lite, handheld only for $200 announced and launching 20th Sept 2019)   
    This is the explanation of how adding a Nintendo Switch Lite to your Nintendo account works when you already have a regular Switch on the account (https://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/22448😞

    For the non-primary console, it keeps switching (no pun intended) between the terms "downloadable content" and "downloadable software". At first I thought they were just referring to DLC that would require an active internet connection but it seems like any downloaded software that was purchased on the primary console would be affected. This seems very user-unfriendly, but I assume Nintendo used this system to avoid a Switch Lite and regular Switch from playing the same digital software at the same time.
     
    If I end up getting a Switch Lite, since all but two games I have are digital, it may make more sense to make the Switch Lite the primary console to take with me on the go and the regular Switch the non-primary console since it would always have an internet connection at home. This is making me regret going almost all digital on the Switch.
     
    The save transfer process between Switches is similarly a hassle (https://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/45047). Ugh.
  13. Bravo
    MastaRedSnappa got a reaction from JoeyN in Disney+   
    I am a totally unashamed and unabashed lover of The Rocketeer comics and movie!
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    MastaRedSnappa got a reaction from Angry the Clown in Disney+   
    I am a totally unashamed and unabashed lover of The Rocketeer comics and movie!
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    MastaRedSnappa got a reaction from Eldorado in Nintendo 3DS announced- yep 3d without glasses   
    Yes, you can transfer all your saves/digital games/settings from your old 3ds (now your wife's) to your New 2DS XL. There are a few caveats. Once you transfer to a New system, you will not be able to transfer it back to a non-New system in the future (you can go old to New or New to New but not New to old). It's a complete system transfer so it transfers everything (you cannot just transfer one digital game). Do not create a new Nintendo Network ID on the New 2DS XL before doing the system transfer (you are transferring your ID from your old system). After the system transfer is complete, you will be able to re-download any bundled software (like MK7) that came with the New 2DS XL.
     
    Since your wife is using your old 3DS, the system transfer may not be what you are looking for if she has save files and digital games on there that she plays.
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    MastaRedSnappa got a reaction from NickC in Nintendo Switch discussion thread (Switch Lite, handheld only for $200 announced and launching 20th Sept 2019)   
    Wow, look at this Pokémon Sword and Shield themed Switch Lite (from a Time article on the Switch Lite)z1

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    MastaRedSnappa got a reaction from Whooter in Nintendo Switch discussion thread (Switch Lite, handheld only for $200 announced and launching 20th Sept 2019)   
    Finally! Some larger joy-con alternatives: the Hori Split Pad Pro (works only when attached to the Switch).
     
     
  18. Bravo
    MastaRedSnappa got a reaction from Mark E in Nintendo 3DS announced- yep 3d without glasses   
    Thanks for the FE recommendation. I've added Awakening to my watch list if I see it for a good price.
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    MastaRedSnappa got a reaction from Angry the Clown in Nintendo 3DS announced- yep 3d without glasses   
    Raising this thread from the dead like the Night King...
     
    To start, I have a Switch (and I love it) but I've found that it's just not portable enough to carry with me and play on the go and I've been playing more and more retro games so...
     
    I dusted off my New 3DS XL and have been playing that mostly for the last few weeks. I have quite a few Virtual Console games (SMB, SMB3, LoZ, and SNES games you can't play on the Switch yet like SMW and LoZ: ALttP) that have kept me busy.  However, the red paint on my 3DS was chipping off and the size/weight (particularly the top-heaviness of it) was giving me hand cramps. That led me to look into a smaller/lighter replacement. I looked at a used New 3DS but I never use the 3D feature on the 3DS and I wanted something new so I wouldn't have to worry about an aged battery or the crapshoot of buying a used one online and finding out the screen has scratches on it. The 2DS was definitely cheapest but I didn't like the smaller screens and non-folding wedge design killed its portability to me. This week, there happened to be a sale at Target for a New 2DS XL w/Mario Kart 7 bundle for $129.99 so I picked one of those up. Here's my review:
     
    - The New 2DS XL is the same width and thickness as the New 3DS XL but is shorter from the front of the unit to the hinge and is noticeably lighter. Size and weight-wise, it's in between the New 3DS and New 3DS XL.
    - It plays all the games the New 3DS can play (obviously without the 3D) including New 3DS exclusive titles like Xenoblade Chronicles and also VC SNES games.
    - The build quality is definitely cheaper feeling than the New 3DS but still good. It reminds me of the build quality of something like the DSi.
    - The top screen is one sheet of glossy plastic going across. It looks a lot like an iPhone 8 Plus held sideways. I liked the less glossy screen on the New 3DS XL better. The New 2DS XL screen compared to the New 3DS XL with the 3D slider off looks better to me so I'm not sure if that has something to do with the 3D hardware being removed or not.
    - The speakers were moved from the top screen to the bottom corners where your palms would be. The unit is definitely less top-heavy now (which is great) but the placement in the bottom corners isn't the best place for projecting sound to your head.
    - The stylus is ridiculously short now. I heard someone call it an Ikea pencil which is pretty accurate. Surprisingly, it works well if you grasp it with just 3 fingers instead of trying to hold it like a regular pencil.
    - The home button is now under the d-pad. I like this change as it's easier for me to push it with my left thumb.
    - The micro SD card and game card slots are now hidden under a flap. On the New 3DS XL, you had to unscrew the backplate to access the micro SD card so this is a welcome change. It's also nice to have the game card slot covered so games can't be accidentally ejected and it also covers the slot from dust when no game card is inserted.
    - Front facing camera moved to hinge and rear facing cameras are on the bottom of the unit near the hinge. I never use the cameras so I wouldn't have minded if they were removed completely to further reduce the cost.
    - The top cover has a nice ridged line pattern across the top but on the bottom, it is just smooth matte black. I wish they had used the ridged design on the bottom too.
     
    Other than that, it's pretty much the same. The system transfer process is kind of overly convoluted with a plethora of screens you have to go through to start the transfer but once started, it was pretty seamless. After the system transfer was complete, I just had to put my 32GB micro SD card from the New 3DS XL to the New 2DS XL and all the games I downloaded from the 3DS eShop and all my saves were on my new device. I was even able to download Mario Kart 7.
     
    As I get older, I feel less and less interested in playing new games and feel more drawn back to older games... games that didn't require an Internet connection... games that I can pause by simply closing the lid... games that I can play wherever I am with whatever time I have. I think the New 2DS XL will serve me well. 
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    MastaRedSnappa got a reaction from Mark E in Nintendo 3DS announced- yep 3d without glasses   
    Raising this thread from the dead like the Night King...
     
    To start, I have a Switch (and I love it) but I've found that it's just not portable enough to carry with me and play on the go and I've been playing more and more retro games so...
     
    I dusted off my New 3DS XL and have been playing that mostly for the last few weeks. I have quite a few Virtual Console games (SMB, SMB3, LoZ, and SNES games you can't play on the Switch yet like SMW and LoZ: ALttP) that have kept me busy.  However, the red paint on my 3DS was chipping off and the size/weight (particularly the top-heaviness of it) was giving me hand cramps. That led me to look into a smaller/lighter replacement. I looked at a used New 3DS but I never use the 3D feature on the 3DS and I wanted something new so I wouldn't have to worry about an aged battery or the crapshoot of buying a used one online and finding out the screen has scratches on it. The 2DS was definitely cheapest but I didn't like the smaller screens and non-folding wedge design killed its portability to me. This week, there happened to be a sale at Target for a New 2DS XL w/Mario Kart 7 bundle for $129.99 so I picked one of those up. Here's my review:
     
    - The New 2DS XL is the same width and thickness as the New 3DS XL but is shorter from the front of the unit to the hinge and is noticeably lighter. Size and weight-wise, it's in between the New 3DS and New 3DS XL.
    - It plays all the games the New 3DS can play (obviously without the 3D) including New 3DS exclusive titles like Xenoblade Chronicles and also VC SNES games.
    - The build quality is definitely cheaper feeling than the New 3DS but still good. It reminds me of the build quality of something like the DSi.
    - The top screen is one sheet of glossy plastic going across. It looks a lot like an iPhone 8 Plus held sideways. I liked the less glossy screen on the New 3DS XL better. The New 2DS XL screen compared to the New 3DS XL with the 3D slider off looks better to me so I'm not sure if that has something to do with the 3D hardware being removed or not.
    - The speakers were moved from the top screen to the bottom corners where your palms would be. The unit is definitely less top-heavy now (which is great) but the placement in the bottom corners isn't the best place for projecting sound to your head.
    - The stylus is ridiculously short now. I heard someone call it an Ikea pencil which is pretty accurate. Surprisingly, it works well if you grasp it with just 3 fingers instead of trying to hold it like a regular pencil.
    - The home button is now under the d-pad. I like this change as it's easier for me to push it with my left thumb.
    - The micro SD card and game card slots are now hidden under a flap. On the New 3DS XL, you had to unscrew the backplate to access the micro SD card so this is a welcome change. It's also nice to have the game card slot covered so games can't be accidentally ejected and it also covers the slot from dust when no game card is inserted.
    - Front facing camera moved to hinge and rear facing cameras are on the bottom of the unit near the hinge. I never use the cameras so I wouldn't have minded if they were removed completely to further reduce the cost.
    - The top cover has a nice ridged line pattern across the top but on the bottom, it is just smooth matte black. I wish they had used the ridged design on the bottom too.
     
    Other than that, it's pretty much the same. The system transfer process is kind of overly convoluted with a plethora of screens you have to go through to start the transfer but once started, it was pretty seamless. After the system transfer was complete, I just had to put my 32GB micro SD card from the New 3DS XL to the New 2DS XL and all the games I downloaded from the 3DS eShop and all my saves were on my new device. I was even able to download Mario Kart 7.
     
    As I get older, I feel less and less interested in playing new games and feel more drawn back to older games... games that didn't require an Internet connection... games that I can pause by simply closing the lid... games that I can play wherever I am with whatever time I have. I think the New 2DS XL will serve me well. 
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    MastaRedSnappa got a reaction from JoeyN in Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4 and Beyond Discussion   
    It would be like the Samuel L. Jackson recap of Game of Thrones 😂
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    MastaRedSnappa got a reaction from Romier S in Nintendo Switch discussion thread (Switch Lite, handheld only for $200 announced and launching 20th Sept 2019)   
    The sorting on the All Software screen is nice but I wish they allowed sorting on the Home Menu like they do on the NES Online app. I really like how the game covers/icons shrink as you add more to a row in the NES Online app. 
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    MastaRedSnappa got a reaction from Magness in Anthem - Bioware's Destiny (PS4, XB1, PC)   
    I don't play Anthem but this was an interesting in-depth article on the making of the game:
     
    https://kotaku.com/how-biowares-anthem-went-wrong-1833731964
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    MastaRedSnappa got a reaction from Starhawk in Anthem - Bioware's Destiny (PS4, XB1, PC)   
    I don't play Anthem but this was an interesting in-depth article on the making of the game:
     
    https://kotaku.com/how-biowares-anthem-went-wrong-1833731964
  25. Haha
    MastaRedSnappa got a reaction from Angry the Clown in Nintendo Switch discussion thread (Switch Lite, handheld only for $200 announced and launching 20th Sept 2019)   
    I'm so excited for everything coming to Switch!
     
     
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