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NEStalgia

@FaeKnight Let me guess, Comcast with a "Data Plan" at 1TB? And this is why I believe Yves Guillemot is bat-stuff crazy with his "everyone will stream" and the entire industry is equally crazy with "digital future!"

All that said, no MK8 shouldn't consume nearly the bandwidth that most XBox One online games will consume (though online gaming tends to not consume too much data to begin with relative to streaming.) Downloading patches on XBox should be a lot worse than actually playing most games.

A DMZ as Hobbit said merely moves one single device outside the firewall so that it basically receives all inbound traffic the router isn't routing elsewhere as though it's using the same public IP the router itself is. It eliminates the need for NAT....I don't think that'll help if you're using that much data somehow. I'm still betting it isn't MK8. I was playing Splatoon 2 and MK8 on cellular with a 30GB bucket and was fine. I didn't even dare stream video on that connection!

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FaeKnight

Mediacom, and they changed my service at some point without actually informing me they would be changing it. Connection speed is the same, but they added a 400 gigabyte data limit, with an extra $10 tacked onto the bill if you use all 400 gigs, then an additional $10 for every full or partial 50 gigs over the limit. So my normal bill of $110.59 for phone and internet jumps to $120.59 if I use 400-449 gigs of data, $130.59 for 450-499 gigs of data used, and so forth. But the first I heard of this was a banner announcement at the top of my web browser (usually notifications of service going down for maintenance) telling me "you've used 85% of your 400 gb data limit"

To be fair, Mediacom are dishonest and will raise rates while reducing service at the drop of a hat, often with no warning. But they are also honest about their dishonesty. Which is the only reason I switched to Mediacom when my old ISP decided to keep charging me for top tier DSL high speed internet while claiming "almost as fast as dial-up" was the best connection speed in my area after I moved two and a half blocks.

Till I can figure things out, the only unknown factor in my data usage is the MK8 races.

EDIT: The graph for when data got used is showing the bulk of the usage was in the middle of the month. Which happens to be when I was doing the online races. My normal usage is about 80 gigs a month, with it jumping in June and July due to buying a PS Vita and a bunch of games. There's another spike within the last three days caused by having to reinstall a bunch of stuff on my desktop.

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shaneoh

FaeKnight wrote:

Mediacom, and they changed my service at some point without actually informing me they would be changing it. Connection speed is the same, but they added a 400 gigabyte data limit, with an extra $10 tacked onto the bill if you use all 400 gigs, then an additional $10 for every full or partial 50 gigs over the limit.

That sounds pretty illegal.

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puNINTENDed

I'm kind of surprised we're this close to it but they still have to announce a release date.

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FaeKnight

shaneoh wrote:

FaeKnight wrote:

Mediacom, and they changed my service at some point without actually informing me they would be changing it. Connection speed is the same, but they added a 400 gigabyte data limit, with an extra $10 tacked onto the bill if you use all 400 gigs, then an additional $10 for every full or partial 50 gigs over the limit.

That sounds pretty illegal.

From what I can tell, it's legal, but just barely. Mediacom has a long history of raising rates and changing services with no warning to customers. But hey, at least their honest about their dishonesty. The service contract strait up tells you they can raise the rates and alter service plans without any warning. And it doesn't even do so in fine print. It's in plain English, in the main body of the service contract. Not even lawyer double speak is used.

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Angelic_Lapras_King

puNINTENDed wrote:

I'm kind of surprised we're this close to it but they still have to announce a release date.

Yeah, every new week we await some kind of Subscription Devoted Direct (Though a general one would be nice too) being announced with all the details beyond the price, online play, half of the NES Line Up and cloud saves. Because right now, there's really not much to get excited for this service.

I would like to hope they surprise us with something, like maybe a handful of SNES games made available (Super Mario Kart with online play? That alone with generate more subs then say, NES games with the same feature) or even give away that New Super Mario Bros U port that was rumored as an occasional "big game" they'll add the the library. They have more than enough big games from Gamecube to Wii U (Bar the ones worth rereleasing as full releases) to give out as freebies and heck, they know we want Gamecube games.

But as we're running out of time, its feeling more and more unlikely this service will launch with a bang....

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HobbitGamer

In all honesty, since the sub will likely be required for Smash online, I don’t think they’ll have any problem with sub enrollment. Same with Splatoon in Japan.
And I don’t foresee them releasing NGC games for free when those are still recent enough to monetize (a la Luigi’s Mansion 3D).

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puNINTENDed

It would be cool if they had some features like achievements or leaderboards along with that online compenant. Seeing the classic NES games added with online components was really cool and I'm hoping we'll see more functions like these added to other classic games.

I still don't like how close we are to it yet have no clue when this service mandatory for online play relases

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FaeKnight

Second half of September, from what they've said. but no exact dates. They also haven't released the other 10 initial games for the NES service. Which I would have thought they'd have done by now.

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DannyBoi

6.0(update) should prime the Switch for theonline services. Any idea on its release?

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Grumblevolcano

I think we'll see an update late 10th/early 11th, 10 hour eshop maintenance isn't normal and that maintenance takes place 10am - 8pm pacific time on the 10th.

The main thing that makes me doubt this idea is how silent Nintendo has been about the paid online service, 10th September is only a week away.

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FaeKnight

... They plan to announce the start date via Twitter?! Why not do so via a News release on the Switch it's self? Not everyone follows Twitter religiously.

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DannyBoi

Noticed they have a fair amount of EshopMaintence going on/planned.

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Alantor28

Cannot wait for the Switch's Online service a week away. I saved up my eShop funds for this. And I simply cannot wait to enjoy it.

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HobbitGamer

Same here! Ready for some Dr Mario. Played the one in SSB4 the other day in the masterpiece menu.

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Angelic_Lapras_King

@HobbitGamer I meant GC/Wii/Maybe Wii U games as maybe an occasional thing, say 1 every 3-6 months-ish while stuff like the NES and SNES (And maybe N64 after they're done marketing the heck out of an N64 Mini) and possible the Gameboy line on a regular basis. And while yeah, we have things like Luigi's Mansion on 3DS, that'll only be something they focus on for a short period of time. Even after remakes of Starfox 64 and Ocarina, it didnt stop Nintendo bringing both to the Wii U VC.

But yeah, I mean if people are looking forward to online NES games fair enough, but the common complaint I've seen is just Nintendo bringing the same old NES games again while at this point, nearly everyone has played and owned to death. The added online will be nice but with NES, you're rather limited by what you can play online multiplayer with.

I'm sure it will grow to be better, but I think it should have launched with a selection of NES and at least some SNES games, not NES or nothing retro wise on day one.

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puNINTENDed

I also think the voice chat thing is a little silly. Why can't I just plug in a mic or headphones? Why do I need to buy an adapter? I can just use the free discord app on my phone and I won't need to use it.

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Therad

puNINTENDed wrote:

I also think the voice chat thing is a little silly. Why can't I just plug in a mic or headphones? Why do I need to buy an adapter? I can just use the free discord app on my phone and I won't need to use it.

You don't need the adapter. The voice chat works like discord except it is aware of the games you are playing.

The adapter just mixes the game sounds with the chat so you hear both. You can use it in the same way with discord.

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SuperLuigi111

Does anyone know if we will be able to download the retro games available, or are they only streaming?

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HobbitGamer

@SuperLuigi111 Nintendo’s most current information is that they are download

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