Nintendo Switch - Mario Kart Tonight to the lead up to the news at 10pm (17th Jan)


#1964

I did it 3 days. It was all good. Just clean it really well first. Some recommend doing it under a cooker hood fan too.

And it is SOOOOOOOOO much better than the plastic. bubbly ones.


#1965

It took you 3 days to remove?!


#1966

I’m loving sonic but I’ve just encountered a bug. I got half way through act 2 of Press Garden and a “system error” occurred, booting me out to the Switch dashboard. 15 minutes of gametime lost (only saves at the start of zones, act 1…). I had another go later on and (without trying) ended up in exactly the same part of the level and it crashed out again.

Arrrgh! I heard it has a few bugs and that they are working on a patch. I’m tempted to leave it until they fix it.


#1967

Sorry, did it three days ago!


#1968

Got it. Now I have to wait the four and a half hours to get home before I can set it up and mooch around it.

It’s sitting on my desk, winking at me.


#1969

Play with it on ur desk, it’s portable :wink:


#1970

Or at least plug it in so it’s fully charged


#1971

Anyone seen that Rabbids game selling at a decent price?


#1972

£43 seems to be the going rate :confused:


#1973

Tesco Direct are doing voucher codes at the moment; should be able to get a fiver off whatever their price is with one of those.


#1974

Dude, great call - can get Mark Kart 8 DX for £35.50 with some Clubcard points as well. This is a good shout.

The code is TDX-HMFR btw.


#1975

So, my first night with the console and some thoughts;

  • The setup was a bit odd. I couldn’t set it up on the console as I didn’t have a Nintendo Account so had to use my phone. Then, when I had set it up on my phone I couldn’t find a place to add my payment details, so went to the shop… to find it was added on the console. Strange. Felt a bit stumbling.
  • Downloaded and started play Sonic very quickly after that… and that was me for the night mostly.
  • Also got the Puyo Puyo Testris demo, damn that’s fun, and Just Dance which was goofy and a bit insane, but I am sure my wife and I will have a bit of fun with it.
  • It plays so well on the TV it’s just brilliant. The dock is a bit cheap though innit.
  • The controller plugged into the wee holder is pretty comfortable actually.
  • The portable mode is unreal though. Actually went to go to bed and turned the console off… before remembering I could just undock it and bring it up stairs with me. My brain actually imploded, kind of like the feelin when I first used Spotify over my data and realised what it truly meant.
  • The controllers on their own are strange - I’ve had to Google a few things already; why the Home button didn’t do what I expected, but that’s apparently a bug within Sonic Mania. Also, they got stuck in landscape mode after playing Just Dance, so I managed to figure that out.
  • Not sure I like the storage on the console- four demos and one game and it’s already at 22Gb of 32Gb left. Going to need a Memory Card soon I guess. The convenience of the eShop versus the game cards is stark, but with the small memory…
  • Games are expensive man. Jings. I totally forgot.

So far very impressed! Going to see how it does today on the portable and then I’ve got a few hours of train journeys tomorrow, so we will see how it goes…


#1976

Amazon have flash sales on SD Cards all the time, I got a 128gb one from there for about £20 a while ago so hold out for a bargain while you can


#1977

Aye definitely good call


#1978

The dock is wang. Expensive to get a second one and limits the portability of the system - you can’t just plug it straight in a mate’s TV to show them what it’s all about. Would maybe feel less like a home console but be more practical if you could just plug it straight into the TV with a cable.


#1979

I was surprised when I found out you couldn’t plug it straight into a TV without the dock. There will surely be aftermarket cables soon that allow you to do that.


#1980

You’d hope so. This is the best solution I’ve seen so far, though would presumably be easy to knock it over or break the connector


#1981

You also need to put a Switch dock circuit board in it. Do you mean it’s better for portability?

I would like to keep one dock at my TV’s and one at mine ideally.


#1982

Yeah, better for portability and half the price of the Nintendo one, I believe. Still considerably less convenient than being able to plug it in with a cable though


#1983

I think theres some sort of knockoff chinese dock/cable that can do exactly this and is basically portable itself. I’ll see if I can find it for you.