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Topic: Disappointed with how many games aren't completely on the card

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Agriculture

Meowpheel wrote:

@subpopz it's possible that these cartridges are designed to be read-only.

They are, Mask ROM to be specifically. When the chip is made, they mask of certain areas of the chip, which becomes the data. So Switch game cards are physical media in every sense of the word (the data is physically printed on the card).

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Hikingguy

@Grumblevolcano But if Internet speeds are an issue, then all these updates that are becoming more and necessary are still a problem for those same people.
Anyway, availability and speed of the Internet does not change my initial argument. If the trend continues, people like me who have always bought physical copies will not own a complete copy of the game. And it seems to be only get worse.
I really wish I was wrong, but unless there is a major shift, even owning the physical copy will not be much better than not owning it at all.

Hikingguy

Hikingguy

@subpopz After reading other people's comments it sounds like they are read only, but would not that have been awesome if it was read/write. Update directly to the cartridge! But I am sure Nintendo would have never done it because people would have abused the feature.

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Hikingguy

@Agriculture
It is 100% intentional. They know exactly what they are doing. Get the games out a little sooner, make money a little faster. They having been testing the limits of what their customers are willing to bend. And in my opinion people are way to generous.
Companies know that if people really want a game bad enough they will buy it even in a semi broken state. It is very sad that gamers put up with companies deliberate anti consumer actions, i.e. selling them a known broken game. Just think about any other industry putting out half broken products. Gamer's goodwill should only extend so far.
RiME is a perfect example of a game company giving gamers a big middle finger. Then, once the company issues a game fixing patch gamers are way, way to forgiving.
These companies only speak one language. Money. And if people are buying their product, they do not care.

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SwitchForce

I don't know about the rest now but I come from the days when Games where physical Cartridges Atari, Nintendo from the 80's and physical to me is what I want. And I've seen games showing up in eShop only to be found later on Amazon UK, GR the exact same physical release-I posted about this on another part of this forum. I say to this what gives...

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