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Old 05-18-2017, 05:38 AM
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Anyone got a good recommendation for a hard case that I could throw in my bag and not worry about the thing being banged up a little?
I got the one in the Zelda SE, and while that probably won't be available, I would probably trust anything that comes with the official Nintendo markings. The ones on Amazon look pretty similar with semi-rubber shells. Be sure to get one with a screen flap.

Be aware that those game sleeves totally cover the name of the games, so if you want to carry a lot of games, maybe get a separate clear case (some come with one).
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Old 05-18-2017, 05:54 AM
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The superior Squid Sister has turned evil! Most uncool.
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Maybe she's just sympathetic to the plight of the Octarians, still suffering from prejudice even after their liberation from the tyrant DJ Octavio. Ever think of that? Huh?
Yeah, Callie was always the nicer, peppier, and more cheerful of the two Squid Sisters, so I'd assume her working for the Octarians would be less a "Surprise! I was secretly evil all along!" thing and more of a learning to sympathize with the enemy's POV thing. The Inklings and Octarians weren't always enemies after all, they just came into conflict with one another over land.

As for the break-up, I'd bet on it having a lot to do with Marie getting a lot more egotistical and snarky after her popularity contest win. She tends to be the cold one of the duo, and being the winner of the final Splatfest's popularity contest likely went to her head big time.
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Old 05-18-2017, 05:54 AM
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I tried one of the PDP cases first and hated it. There was extra space on the sides so it rattled back and forth.

Currently I use the HORI Tough Pouch. I like it a lot, though I need to put wrist straps in the strap on the inside flap to keep the system snug.
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:02 AM
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arrggg I live in Mexico and here the switch is very expensive (at least more than double price) and one friend went to denver and I asked if he could bring me one, sold out averywhere and gamestop only have those 480 bundles with freaking games I don't want (because I already have them on wii u) and extra stuff I don't care about
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:11 AM
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Have they said anything about if Arms will have local multiplayer?
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:16 AM
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Have they said anything about if Arms will have local multiplayer?
Yes they did and yes it will. It'll require one Switch for each player.
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:43 AM
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Egh. I guess I should have expected that.
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:56 AM
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Though (AND SOMEBODY CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG) it does sound like you can have two players with just one Switch as long as you're playing co-op in any of the modes where that's a thing, including Grand Prix and the non-ranked online stuff. Definitely not a substitute for a single-Switch versus mode, but figure it's worth pointing out.
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:10 AM
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I thought it had split-screen VS? Did they remove that?

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Old 05-18-2017, 09:29 AM
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I thought it had split-screen VS? Did they remove that?
No, Bongo Bill is just wrong.

It's still listed on the homepage.

(The US ARMS page is pretty feature light at this point, that's why the link is to the JPN version. But you can see a screenshot of split-screen versus, next to text explaining both split-screen and one-switch-each versus modes.)
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:53 AM
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My mistake. They didn't show it in the Direct, so naturally, that means it doesn't exist!!
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:45 PM
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Let me play as an Octarian, damn it!
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:45 PM
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Let me play as an Octarian, damn it!
Right?!?
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:53 PM
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As far as playable Octarians goes, they need to save something for Splatoon 3. Nintendo's playing the long game with this franchise.

(Alternately, the reward for beating Story Mode in this one is that the mending of fences between the Squid Sisters also leads to/symbolizes the mending of fences between squid-based lifeforms and octopus-based lifeforms and Octarians are playable afterwards)

(Splatoon 3's story mode pits you against a new, third cuttlefish faction)
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:57 PM
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I've never even played a Splatoon and I'm already upset I can't play a cuttlefish in this imaginary third game.
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:05 PM
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No, Bongo Bill is just wrong.

It's still listed on the homepage.

(The US ARMS page is pretty feature light at this point, that's why the link is to the JPN version. But you can see a screenshot of split-screen versus, next to text explaining both split-screen and one-switch-each versus modes.)
Oh! This improves my chances of enjoying this game.
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Old 05-18-2017, 02:47 PM
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So far I'm a fan of the Switch, but they really don't warn you that the Joy-Con wrist straps lock themselves into place with several megatons of force unless you flick that tiny white switch on the bottom.

It feels so nice to be able to recline while smacking turtles and babies in the face with banana peels.
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Old 05-19-2017, 02:51 AM
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Nintendo JP's youtube page put up a video of current and upcoming.... erm... 'Nyandies'.



I actually didn't know Owl Boy was coming to Switch. Still haven't played that, maybe I will now!
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Old 05-19-2017, 06:21 AM
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That also revealed what Inticreates is working on:

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Old 05-19-2017, 06:29 AM
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That was my favorite entry in both series so those three seconds fill me with hope for the future!
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Old 05-19-2017, 06:38 AM
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I really did not like those cat puppets or their voices!!!
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Old 05-19-2017, 06:43 AM
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That was my favorite entry in both series so those three seconds fill me with hope for the future!
Yeah, I feel sort of bad that the cute little (sort of) freebie side-project cross-over game was something I enjoyed more than both the real Gunvolt and the real MN9, but that is nonetheless how things panned out. It was fun! This will probably also be fun!
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:24 AM
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I actually didn't know Owl Boy was coming to Switch. Still haven't played that, maybe I will now!
Hell, same
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:07 PM
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I actually didn't know Owl Boy was coming to Switch. Still haven't played that, maybe I will now!
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Hell, same
Hope that's not the only console it'll be hitting. Still great news, though.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:08 PM
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There's something uncanny about seeing Cave Story and The Dragon's Trap advertised in Japan as ケイブ ストーリー and ザ ドラゴンズ トラップ instead of 洞窟物語 and ドラゴンの罠.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:49 PM
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Did anybody pick up an extra dock? I was going to get it off of Amazon and all I see are scaplers trying to get an extra $30 for it. Too bad - I have a gift card there. Guess I'll have to go to Gamestop.
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Old 05-20-2017, 01:32 PM
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That also revealed what Inticreates is working on:

Looks like it's coming out here on the 15th (and the 29th on 3DS).

That's much sooner than I expected, and I hope Owlboy has a similarly zippy release frame.
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Old 05-20-2017, 02:23 PM
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There's something uncanny about seeing Cave Story and The Dragon's Trap advertised in Japan as ケイブ ストーリー and ザ ドラゴンズ トラップ instead of 洞窟物語 and ドラゴンの罠.
Yeah, that's strange. Especially so for CS since there's dialogue in the original Japanese text that references the original title ("Doukutsu Monogatari").
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Old 05-20-2017, 02:40 PM
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Maybe I live in some kind of bubble but both the dock set and the Pro controller I've seen in abundance at Best Buy, and the Switch is in stock fairly regularly at the Gamestops here.

Come to Louisiana for all your Switch needs.
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Old 05-20-2017, 03:35 PM
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That also revealed what Inticreates is working on:

Sucks Ekoro won't be in it. I liked playing as her in the original game. Considering she'll be in Blaster Master you'd think she would be in this one.
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