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    Originally posted by SirBaron View Post
    You need the online plan eventually to play online
    Aside from when at home using your net connection, what details about this are available for mobile? Or is this still just all speculation??

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      http://www.nintendo.com/switch/online-service/

      Who knows if that timetable will hold, they have not even launched the service yet.

      It's going to be less than $30 per year.

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        Originally posted by Mangler View Post
        http://www.nintendo.com/switch/online-service/

        Who knows if that timetable will hold, they have not even launched the service yet.

        It's going to be less than $30 per year.
        This service lets Nintendo Switch owners enjoy online multiplayer gaming as well as a dedicated smartphone app that connects to your Nintendo Switch system and helps you connect with friends for online play sessions.

        Our new dedicated smart device app will connect to Nintendo Switch and let you invite friends to play online, set play appointments, and chat with friends during online matches in compatible games─all from your smart device.
        Yeah this is what I was talking about before when I said looks like you'll need to use your phone for online play when away from Wifi.

        So there's going to be a phone app for voice chat and connecting to online gaming when outside. My guess is the voice chat and online connectivity will be tied together into the same app which explains a lot, but we'll see.

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          ZThat quote doesn't mention online gaming for outside just that it can be used for match making.

          Its basically match making and friends system,and a way to use voice app that should have been just installed on the switch it self.

          You can use any console or any device via mobile Hotspot but unless you have a unlimited plan, which most don't you'd be pretty likely not to. Hell most plans in Europe are for 2-4GB, which even without online gaming sucks.
          Fantards the scourge of the universe:

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            If we are to assume Nintendo views the Switch as a mobile handheld device then why not assume they're talking about gaming outside?

            I think the fact they are going to use an app from your mobile phone says a lot in itself. They are trying to give a solution to gaming outside away from home internet. Seems pretty clear to me. They must have decided using people's smartphones would be a necessity.

            Also, I do agree it would seem to make more sense if the Switch handled the voice chat, but maybe since they're going to have an app for online gaming why not tie all the facets of online play together into the one app? We didn't design the thing, maybe Nintendo's engineers saw that it would be most efficient to do it that way. Anyways I am very interested it seeing how this will work and I hope we get full details soon.

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              Theyre making problems not solutions, in some ways I can see the benefits of the app, if the switch also had the same features. Kinda like steam app, ps app on android etc

              But this alone? Eh? We shall see but should have been on the switch.

              All it does is voice chat, text chat to friends and private match making.

              You don't need the app to play outside, you can do that anyway via normal in game match making.

              You need the app to talk to friends if you're at home or outside. That's it

              You can play the switch outside online without the app. So what's the point of the app? Besides being able to talk to friends
              Fantards the scourge of the universe:

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                Maybe the Switch will be getting the same features as the app when the paid service launches in the Fall?

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                  For Nintendo's sake of damage control I hope it does , I mean you can already plan online without the phone, if it's just for talking to friends and that's it, I'll be fine.


                  Cos I ain't got any
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                    OK then I misunderstood. So the app is going to be strictly for connecting with friends to send online gaming invites, and voice chat. I was under the assumption you would need the app for online gaming connectivity when away from home.

                    I can see how it would make sense to have the voice chat and friend invites together as features within the app. But then the question is will the app be necessary. Like you said hopefully the Switch itself will get all the same features, so you won't have to have it.

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                      Finally you get it

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                        Originally posted by logical View Post
                        Finally you get it
                        Yeah its been a rough week, I feel like I'm drunk posting.

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                          I hope. The switch gets the app too. But on the phone would be neat, see when friends are online.
                          And maybe even small companion games, stats, etc.
                          But still, why all the wires? Cuz it looks like a squid?
                          Come on.
                          Edit : just saw the above posts, OK.
                          Originally posted by SirBaron View Post
                          It's for voice chat, you don't need the phone to play online games. You need the online plan eventually to play online, but the phone isn't needed for online gaming,only for private matchmaking and voice chat.

                          But yeah why they didn't just do it all on the switch is beyond me.
                          How do you play when not on wifi then? You have to have a phone for wifi tethering. Or a separate accessory that allows for cell tower connection.

                          And is anyone on the free trial now? Am I and just not aware?

                          And what about a dang browser, or some. Netflix pleeeeeze. Make this my one accessory.
                          Throw in an email, or heck, since it runs Linux, give me some Google apps.
                          But Nintendo needs to grow up when it comes to apps, online stuff, etc, so I'm sure this won't happen. Japan just isn't as mobile o line dependant I suppose. But why so backwards?

                          I get it, Nintendo is the iPhone of consoles, but would be nice if they listened to the people who buy their stuff for a change.
                          /rant
                          Last edited by mynakedrat2; Jun 1, 2017, 04:25 PM.
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                            How many years have people been complaining about online functionality and still Nintendo doesn't seem to care.

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                              Seems like the launch of the paid service got delayed to 2018.

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                                they listened!!

                                well, almost.
                                sweet!

                                http://kotaku.com/switchs-netflix-li...exa-1795766912

                                "Answers will arrive soon enough. For now, it’s worth taking a second to zoom out and marvel at what happened over the past five months. Nintendo announced a policy, realized that people wouldn’t like it, and swiftly changed course. Could anything be less Nintendo?"

                                Is Unfriendo being less, ... unfriendo-like?
                                Last edited by mynakedrat2; Jun 2, 2017, 01:52 PM.
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                                  FFS how is the eShop still so slow? It's 2017. Steam has been doing a better job for at least a decade.

                                  I don't get it. It's not like there are so many users that there should be a big load on the server on a Thursday.

                                  I'm supposed to have faith in Nintendo getting with the times?
                                  Originally posted by Mangler
                                  Good work guys, we can't have too many positive posts in a row on this forum.

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                                    Works fine for me, downloaded 600MB in about 5 mins when I downloaded Thumper.

                                    What was your wifi signal strength?
                                    Fantards the scourge of the universe:

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                                      Leaked E3 show

                                      – Super Mario Odyssey, November 24th

                                      – Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Trailer, game delayed to Spring 2018

                                      – New IP from Next Level Games: “Mystery of the Clocktower” (Working Title), 2018

                                      – Fire Emblem Warriors Trailer, features 2 player splitscreen, October 13th

                                      – Short Teaser for Fire Emblem Switch (still no official title), 2018

                                      – Shin Megami Tensei V Trailer, 2018

                                      – Nintendo Party revealed, party game with Miis, probably developed by Nd Cube (?), October 27th

                                      – Mario & Sonic at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games revealed, November 10th

                                      – Third Party reel includes Mario + rabbids, Skyrim, Steep and more,

                                      – Super Mario Maker 2 revealed, 2018

                                      – Reminder that ARMS launches on Friday

                                      – Splatoon 2 Direct announced, late June

                                      – New Retro Studios Project revealed (no title yet), about Pirates, 2018
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                                      my cpu is a quad toaster

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                                        That rabbit game looks like it could actually be good.

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                                          xcom rabbids is ok with me
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                                          my cpu is a quad toaster

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                                            The characters sure are something in that new xenoblade.

                                            One can only hope that the music is better than it was in the wii u xenoblade.

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                                              METROID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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                                                Nice, a metroid.

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                                                  Mario Odyssey, Zelda DLC, and the Rabid + Mario game Im getting for sure. Im definitely more interested in the Mario Xcom game more than anything else.

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                                                    the mario rabbids looks the best. the new xcom game ive almost finished, i like the complexity, and with mario they have added the world aspect, not just a base camp, then battle.
                                                    kirby would be one i would rent, unless my sun really likes it. its def a throwback to the kirby on gameboy.
                                                    funny, i forgot about kirby as an IP.
                                                    i already got the pass for zelda dlc, nice content they are giving us for the 20$, and so soon!
                                                    not sure about the voice acting in Xeboblah- looks too generic jrpg for me.
                                                    my graphics card is now a physx card ;
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                                                      Good to see Nintendo embrace cross play. Rocket league and Minecraft will both cross play with pc\xbox\stream.

                                                      Sony still stuck in it's ways, hurting players base like Tekken 7..

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                                                        FWIW: metroid 2 was stunning, and i have finished it maybe five times in 20 years.
                                                        alas, wish it were also on switch they want me to buy a 3ds now dang nofrendo!!!!
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                                                        my cpu is a quad toaster

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                                                          Nice to see a new Metroid announced.

                                                          Would have been more excited to see a 2D Metroid, but I'll take what I can get.

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                                                            Mainline pokemon game coming next year
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                                                              Odyssey looks great. I'm really excited for that one. Pretty stoked for Pokemon. I haven't played a pokemon game since blue. I did enjoy that and I'm sure that it'll be a blast. The yoshi trailer looked cool too.

                                                              Any news on the virtual console? Or is the switch still in beta for the foreseeable future?
                                                              Originally posted by Mangler
                                                              Good work guys, we can't have too many positive posts in a row on this forum.

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                                                                Originally posted by lazyx View Post
                                                                Good to see Nintendo embrace cross play. Rocket league and Minecraft will both cross play with pc\xbox\stream.

                                                                Sony still stuck in it's ways, hurting players base like Tekken 7..
                                                                Being more stubborn than Nintendo. Thats saying something.....
                                                                Originally posted by Mangler
                                                                Good work guys, we can't have too many positive posts in a row on this forum.

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                                                                  Mario Odyssey looks weird. Lots of different graphic styles, with realistic humans and dinosaurs. Will wait and see how it turns out, but I'm a little worried about this one.
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                                                                    as in, youll shoot it into your veins good?
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                                                                      Originally posted by SubCog View Post
                                                                      Mario Odyssey looks weird. Lots of different graphic styles, with realistic humans and dinosaurs. Will wait and see how it turns out, but I'm a little worried about this one.
                                                                      Yeah the art consistency isnt in line with Nintendos usually stuff. But they have some time to polish it up and make it right so I trust Nintendo will do whats needed.

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                                                                        look at trhis!! ermagerdddd

                                                                        http://kotaku.com/watch-us-clear-two...rio-1796065194


                                                                        but really, looks fun, and co-op!!
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                                                                          Yeah looks great. Doesn't seem to be procedural like XCOM though but Mario style is enough. Hopefully it's not Too easy being a Nintendo game.

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                                                                            https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media...fkj5c8brwk.jpg



                                                                            so i noticed that there was an old japanese famicom(?) that already used the controllers docked on side idea!!
                                                                            way to go nintendo
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                                                                            my cpu is a quad toaster

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                                                                              Originally posted by mynakedrat2 View Post
                                                                              https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media...fkj5c8brwk.jpg



                                                                              so i noticed that there was an old japanese famicom(?) that already used the controllers docked on side idea!!
                                                                              way to go nintendo
                                                                              That's because the controllers were hard wired to the console (and the wires almost impossibly short).
                                                                              Originally posted by IamHere
                                                                              You guys are closet communists.

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                                                                                Originally posted by mynakedrat2 View Post
                                                                                Leaked E3 show

                                                                                – Super Mario Odyssey, November 24th

                                                                                – Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Trailer, game delayed to Spring 2018

                                                                                – New IP from Next Level Games: “Mystery of the Clocktower” (Working Title), 2018

                                                                                – Fire Emblem Warriors Trailer, features 2 player splitscreen, October 13th

                                                                                – Short Teaser for Fire Emblem Switch (still no official title), 2018

                                                                                – Shin Megami Tensei V Trailer, 2018

                                                                                – Nintendo Party revealed, party game with Miis, probably developed by Nd Cube (?), October 27th

                                                                                – Mario & Sonic at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games revealed, November 10th

                                                                                – Third Party reel includes Mario + rabbids, Skyrim, Steep and more,

                                                                                – Super Mario Maker 2 revealed, 2018

                                                                                – Reminder that ARMS launches on Friday

                                                                                – Splatoon 2 Direct announced, late June

                                                                                – New Retro Studios Project revealed (no title yet), about Pirates, 2018

                                                                                I didn't watch too closely but a light observation would say this was wildly inaccurate.
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                                                                                Echo Chamber - "an environment in which a person encounters only beliefs or opinions that coincide with their own, so that their existing views are reinforced and alternative ideas are not considered."

                                                                                This is considered trolling and a personal attack according to Curio. FYI in case you decide to step in there. I wonder if the definition of irony is known...

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                                                                                  so far, theres another day

                                                                                  there are 13 predictions, of which 7 are right.

                                                                                  not incredibly accurate , hardly wildy innaccurate.
                                                                                  maybe the rest will be tomorrow? hehe
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