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I probably will one day, I've wanted one for ages but then they announced Switch so I just got that instead. 

 

I think the problem is that beyond touch screen menus and maps etc. there's not a lot they could do gameplay wise, because it would then interfere with handheld (off TV) play. 

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15 minutes ago, Stanley said:

I probably will one day, I've wanted one for ages but then they announced Switch so I just got that instead. 

 

I think the problem is that beyond touch screen menus and maps etc. there's not a lot they could do gameplay wise, because it would then interfere with handheld (off TV) play. 

 

Yeah, I think wanting to put the off TV option in was certainly a factor holding back the use of the two screens by developers, but there were one or two that didn't have off TV at all and there were games that used the gamepad in ways that made off TV a significantly downgraded experience.

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My favorite use of the gamepad was rummaging in my backpack in Zombi U while anxiously glancing up at the TV screen to see where the zombies were.

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9 minutes ago, Orko said:

 

Video has been taken down - what was it?

 

Possibly related to this :_

 

 

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44 minutes ago, Orko said:

 

Video has been taken down - what was it?

 

 

 

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Looks like a few decent (if basics) additions there if true. Though still no Bluetooth headphone support. They’re really stringing that one out. 

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3 minutes ago, the_debaser said:

I don’t think it’s real. It mentions a microphone at one point about 40 seconds in which the switch doesn’t have. 

 

It also says "microphone not connected".

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20 minutes ago, Yiggy said:

Looks like a few decent (if basics) additions there if true. Though still no Bluetooth headphone support. 

 

How can you tell?

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I'm about two hours into Stardew, on day 8. I've built the scarecrow and have been told I need to clear out the community centre and get to level 5 of the mine. I've spoken to everyone in the town except for some blonde bloke with glasses and the wizard. I've tried chatting up the teacher and gave her a daffodil. On the home front, I'm spending all of my money on different sorts of seeds, cutting down trees to get sap for fertilizer and wood for my chicken coop. I've got my eye on the backpack in the shop, and I'm really hoping there's the option to buy some roller skates at some point because the movement speed seems horribly slow, especially when you're up against the clock.

 

Am I doing it right?

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51 minutes ago, deKay said:

 

How can you tell?

 

Purely based on it not being shown in the video. I’m open to a surprise. 

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Anyone have an issue with one joycon losing charge whilst attached to the switch whilst not in use? I’ve only noticed this since I bought a case and leave both joycons attached.

 

I leave the switch with joycons attached in the dock beforehand, everything’s fully charged, put it away in the case still with joycons attached. Then I go to use it a few days later, and the right joycon (tried it a few times and it’s always the right one), and it’s on red battery level. The left one is fine. It’s really annoying since means I then can’t use it on tv mode until it’s charged up again. I don’t really want to have to shell out more money for a charge controller when the console wasn’t cheap.

 

Is this another known fault like the joycons losing sync?

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Mine largely lives in the Hori case, and I haven’t had that happen. Any chance one of the buttons was being held down by something in the case?

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35 minutes ago, Stanshall said:

Never heard of that but I also never heard of anyone not leaving it in the dock when not in use. 

 

I’ve always thought if I do that it’d deplete the battery life if it’s always on charge?

 

13 minutes ago, Alexlotl said:

Mine largely lives in the Hori case, and I haven’t had that happen. Any chance one of the buttons was being held down by something in the case?

 

I don’t think so- it’s got in indentations for the triggers so it sits flush but it’s the same for the other controller, and it’s done that three times now. I’ll try it outside of the case and see what happens.

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Occam's Razor says it's the case. 

 

 

Any recommendations for decent, cheap joycon grips? Multiplayer Mario Kart is the least ergonomic experience I think I've ever had on a console.

 

 

Alternatively, I might try one of those adapters that lets you use an Xbox pad with the Switch - that way one person can use the pack-in dual joycon grip and one use an Xbox pad.

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2 hours ago, Jamie John said:

I'm about two hours into Stardew, on day 8. I've built the scarecrow and have been told I need to clear out the community centre and get to level 5 of the mine. I've spoken to everyone in the town except for some blonde bloke with glasses and the wizard. I've tried chatting up the teacher and gave her a daffodil. On the home front, I'm spending all of my money on different sorts of seeds, cutting down trees to get sap for fertilizer and wood for my chicken coop. I've got my eye on the backpack in the shop, and I'm really hoping there's the option to buy some roller skates at some point because the movement speed seems horribly slow, especially when you're up against the clock.

 

Am I doing it right?

Yep - that all sounds pretty standard. No roller skates though I'm afraid.

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19 hours ago, Mr Tony said:

We don't have multiple pads yet, so long sessions of multiplayer MK or BomberMan leave you with crab fingers.

 

£5 off eBay solves that!

 

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I got a set of AmazonBasics grips and they're fab!

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5 hours ago, Yiggy said:

 

Purely based on it not being shown in the video. I’m open to a surprise. 

 

There were millions of things also not shown in the video though.

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6 hours ago, Jamie John said:

I'm about two hours into Stardew, on day 8. I've built the scarecrow and have been told I need to clear out the community centre and get to level 5 of the mine. I've spoken to everyone in the town except for some blonde bloke with glasses and the wizard. I've tried chatting up the teacher and gave her a daffodil. On the home front, I'm spending all of my money on different sorts of seeds, cutting down trees to get sap for fertilizer and wood for my chicken coop. I've got my eye on the backpack in the shop, and I'm really hoping there's the option to buy some roller skates at some point because the movement speed seems horribly slow, especially when you're up against the clock.

 

Am I doing it right?

 

You don't appear to be running rather than walking, but aside from that, yeah.

 

Fertiliser is a waste of time/money/resources though I found. Barely ever used any.

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5 minutes ago, deKay said:

 

You don't appear to be running rather than walking, but aside from that, yeah.

 

Fertiliser is a waste of time/money/resources though I found. Barely ever used any.

 

What do you mean - is there a run button?

 

And thanks for the tip re. the fertiliser. What about scarecrows; do I need to place one every eight tiles? I've got two at the moment.

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27 minutes ago, Jamie John said:

 

What do you mean - is there a run button?

 

And thanks for the tip re. the fertiliser. What about scarecrows; do I need to place one every eight tiles? I've got two at the moment.

 

I think there’s an option to always run in the settings. Are you using the analogue stick or d-pad

 

Fertilizer improves the quality of crops (better chance of silver/gold star crops), which sell for more. Or when used to make jams/preserves are higher quality. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Jamie John said:

 

What do you mean - is there a run button?

 

And thanks for the tip re. the fertiliser. What about scarecrows; do I need to place one every eight tiles? I've got two at the moment.

 

There's an option in the settings to "always run", but otherwise if you use the stick not the d-pad you'll run by default. Later, you can brew coffee which will let you walk faster for a time.

 

I didn't really bother with Scarecrows, only Rarecrows - they cover a massive area.

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53 minutes ago, spanx said:

Fertilizer improves the quality of crops (better chance of silver/gold star crops), which sell for more. Or when used to make jams/preserves are higher quality. 

 

It's really not worth the effort though. Money is so easy to come by anyway, and as your farming level rises you get gold/platinum crops as a matter of course. Seems it only gives slightly better odds too - if it guaranteed platinum then I'd agree it's worth it, but it doesn't.

 

I didn't even bother with most of the fertiliser I was given as gifts in the end, let alone make my own!

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eShop sale is even better in South Africa :)

If you want Arms digitally it works out at £32 and I've just paid 130Rand (£6.95) for NBA Playgrounds Enhanced. I used to love me some NBA Jam back in the day. Couldn't resist at that price. Sale is on until the 11th. 

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