Nintendo finally reveals the Switch console


If I vpn to the east coast can I play smash bros?


The internet says it’s a midnight EST unlock no matter where in the US you are but I can’t confirm that.

I’m actually in the EST zone, and it wouldn’t launch for me at 12:03 am EST, so that’s when I went online and looked around for what people were saying and when I tried again at 12:09 am it worked. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Yea it worked for me eventually too. I guess the servers were melting.


I would like that dive I really don’t have the time or patience to sit in front of the TV to play the PS4 anymore.


Well it only took 3 years for FFVII on Switch to be announced after they added Cloud to Smash so don’t hold your breath.

Joker has been on a Nintendo platform before, in Persona Q2. P5 would be a nice addition to the Switch, though. Great soundtrack, impeccable style and a really intricate combination of battle system and social relationship sim. Shame about the misogyny and homophobia but idk, Japan I guess.


Picked up Smash Bros today, but will have to wait another 2 1/2 weeks before playing it. Bummer.


I picked up Diablo, which I think is the 3rd time I’ve bought this game… and have been playing it on the switch. It’s like it was made for the switch. Very good type of game for mobile mode.


Yeah, the Persona games are one of my favorite series ever, but I was really disappointed to see the same bullshit in an installment released almost a decade after the last one.

I know no one here has a crystal ball, but if I intend to get this, say, in the next year, does anyone think it’s stupid not to jump on the $40 sales right now?


Blizzard’s been very stingy with their sales on Diablo III given that it’s a 6 year old game now. It will go on sale again, but I’d be surprised if it drops much lower. Black Friday sales were the first time the Eternal Collection hit $20 on the other two consoles afaik, and those came out mid-2017.

All that to say - if there’s a chance you’ll play it sooner I’d probably buy it now. If not, there’ll be another sale at some point.


Slickdeals has Diablo III for the Switch at $30 at the moment.


Surprise! (Me, too.)

See, Tom? This is why the forum needs a Like button. Thanks!


Nine Parchments is on sale for $5 or so in the eShop. It’s a good couch coop game.


Is Nine Parchments any good single-player?


Not terribly. It’s a bit too grindy and it doesn’t play on its greatest strength, which is the interplay among multiple wizards. But it’s aces with someone else! I’d say even better than Magicka.



I ordered Let’s Go Pikachu for my kids for Xmas. I’d like to get them the Pokeball controllers so they can play cooperatively, but at $40-$50 a pop, that’s kind of crazy.

Is the game equally fun without the Pokeball controllers? Other than Mew, are they going to miss anything by playing with Joy Cons?


… how old are your kids? And… how poke-crazy are they?


They are 5 and almost 8. They’ve been interested in Pokémon and collected cards but I wouldn’t say they are Poke-crazy


I play it without the ball in handheld mode. It’s cool.


The ball is really fun to play with, and I bet at 5 or 8 it would be even more fun… like by a hell of a lot. Did you order a Let’s Go Pikachu with the ball included? That saves $10 I think?

They will not get Mew without the ball, and they can’t take the Pokémon with them in the ball without it either (obviously) which is a fun little addition. It can also be used as a Go Plus if you play the mobile game with them?

If they never see the ball, you’re probably in good shape because it’s not vital. If a friend has it then it might get a little more dicey for you.


Buying the ball seems like you’re just inviting it to go through the TV at some point.