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GrailUK

@SKTTR Maybe with this generation, Nintendo selects re-releases will become more collectable than the originals if they include all the patches or be able to use bigger cartridges because costs have come down etc. (Might also be a sneaky way of making folk double dip!)

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NEStalgia

@YummyHappyPills Well I dislike the whole "install to disc" system overall, but it makes sense for technical reasons with optical discs. It's not really a load of bull that you can lend someone the disc and they can install and play, and then you get the disc back and can install and play. It's the same licensing as if it were on a cartridge for SNES after all. The only annoyance is it's still eating space on your HD if you don't delete it.....of course if there aren't 100GB patches there's no harm in deleting it. At least the content is ON the disc, regardless of if you can let 300 people install it but not play it. Whoever has the actual disc gets to play it.

The REAL reason to be miffed at that video is at the start of that day their plan was identical to Microsoft's. They reacted to the backlash and changed their policy last minute. That's smart business (which was my point of bringing it up) but they tried to act so innocent when they were just as evil at the start of the day

@JaxonH Well you recall my cord cutting plans, with gaming being the only thing presenting problems? Metered connections. If I download that 23GB patch I have to be very very lean in doing absolutely anything else for the remainder of the month. My problem is born of a particular solution to a particular problem. But lots and lots of people simply have no choice, the access to internet of the spec required for the all digital ecosystem simply doesn't exist for everyone and shows now sign of existing anytime soon. We had WiMax.....Verizon and AT&T saw to it to annihilate the potential of that as fast as possible. And rolling fiber to every structure is about as backward as rejecting digital downloads. We're not there yet. And Mattrick-style assertions as though that's not the case aren't really helpful to anyone. Step outside whatever region you're in that has great internet and look at all the areas of the US that don't. Heck, a Switch in PR would suck...even whenever they get electricity back to charge the thing, internet is going to be down and patchy for a long long time. And that's part of the US!

Then we get into countries where Sony probably does more business than Nintendo where a 56k modem would be speed scarcely dreamed of. There's a lot to consider when discussing a new "utility" as mandatory. Heck it's 2017 and not everywhere has gas lines yet......and the areas that don't don't seem scheduled to any time in the next half century. And that's a 19th century utility. (No gas where I am, and it's a densely populated area! Now try internet )

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@DarkRula From my perspective that can definitely help in some cases, sure. Do you mean just downloading it on a PC elsewhere and then bringing it home? That could work in cases. In many ways the ideal would be the ability to have a store that does the downloading to a card and ships it to you retail (or doing it in-store at retail stores.) Walk into gamestop and they "burn a disc" (or SD card) of your purchase, etc. Or just online, where they ship it to you like a regular physical game, that surely would help.

@SKTTR Indeed! Heck Gamestop is selling refurbished WiiUs with 1-2 games as bundles for like $230. Your digital library would be a refurb WiiU with zero games.

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JaxonH

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That's all you had to say.

Having legit restrictions that prevent you from buying a digital game is a completely different thing than someone who has perfectly fine Wi-Fi and just says "nah... just nah, I'm boycotting all games sold on the eshop"

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I buy physical because it's a lot cheaper. A lot of digital games are €70 these days, whereas the physical copies are €60, meaning I get probably get them for €50-€54 at launch.

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NEStalgia

@JaxonH Fair enough! It's all too often that the pro-digital side of the argument always tends to just assume that everyone has to have the same access to internet and that it's just an argument of which equally accessible distribution method is preferred, without looking into all the issues and limitations associated for large numbers of people which will remain an issue with the digital method for quite some time.

Switch actually highlights that by means of being a portable console, which is more likely to be purchased by people with spotty, limited, or unreliable internet than a TV tethered box.

To Nintendo's credit, they DID consider this at least somewhat with the local downloads of patches from other consoles (doesn't work for eshop games but works for the split distribution)...something other consoles don't permit. It's a great feature....but it STILL took me almost an hour to transfer the 14GB L.A. Noire patch from one switch to another....That surprised me...no interent, just local ad-hoc wifi between Switches, and of course you have to have a Switch with the game to copy from but for family multiple-switch households it's at least a helpful (if unadvertised) feature.

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Therad

Sometimes when I hear how people talk about their internet connections in the states I get amazed how backwards some parts of the country is. We have a vacation house that is getting fibre next year. In the middle of nowhere. And it felt about time. One of my co-workers have an even more remote location, with no water, they got fibre last year.

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DarthNocturnal

And then you have Canada, where internet (and cellular) is under a monopoly (although a few other providers might help change that), and you get crap service, but at a premium!

Although, apparently we're trying to bring internet with 50 mbps download minimum and 10 mbps upload minimum to at least 90% of the households in Canada by 2020 (or 2021, not sure). I'll believe it when I see it.

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Knuckles-Fajita

Apparently the guys making Tekken want us to "Make out voices heard" about a possible Tekken 7 on Switch.

No. Let's not.

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Spoony_Tech

I like to reward the devs that are being proactive and not reactive thank you. Either bring it out or don't. Stop making people beg for something.

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KirbyTheVampire

I don't plan on buying any third party fighting games for the Switch. It's only a matter of time before Smash comes.

And besides, Tekken 7 would probably end up being full price on the Switch anyway, like basically every other non-indie third party game. I'd rather pay the 40 dollars or however much it costs for the PS4.

That's something that really frustrates me about the third party situation on the Switch. As someone who never uses it as a portable, I have no desire to pay full price for an inferior (for me. I know they're not inferior for a lot of portable gamers) version of old games.

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GrailUK

I'm too busy begging for Dragonball FighterZ. Sorry Tekken 7.

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Knuckles-Fajita

@GrailUK You're right...they already pulled this stunt with DBZ and then, hilariously, Project Cars 2, as if ANY Nintendo fan would put money anywhere near those bas*****.

I'm sure there are more too.

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iKhan

Call me when SoulCalibur VI comes out.

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GrailUK

Ye, Project cars 2 isn't welcome on my Switch.

Edited on by GrailUK

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DarkRula

@NEStalgia At first I was thinking like the system Sony had ages ago with the PSP and Media Go - where the app had a store you could download the games from then transfer them to the PSP. After I'd posted, I remembered the ideal set-up I'd have which is similar to what you stated. If super-fast transfers are possible without needing the internet, such a system would be even better by allowing many gigabytes of data to be downloaded in minutes.

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link3710

Admittedly, I'd love Tekken 7 on the Switch, considering I haven't played a Tekken game since TT2 on the Wii U, it'd satisfy my Tekken cravings for the generation. But... Soul Calibur VI would be much more my speed if it's anything like the II III or IV. If they could manage to include Link again... oh man.

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Say what you will about Capcom, at least they gauge demand by actually releasing games (even if their expectations are often unrealistic).

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Knuckles-Fajita

@IceClimbers Hey, if you read up on the BS Project Cars thing for Wii U, the salt will be well earned. Expecting us to beg for it? Shove one.

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