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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #450 on: March 13, 2017, 12:22:18 am »

Probably off topic, and it's late enough I probably wouldn't engage if I was more awake, but whatever. Can take a tl;dr as being I'd disagree pretty hard, and I'm not exactly an uncritical or inexperienced gamer.
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« Reply #451 on: March 13, 2017, 01:29:29 am »

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Eh. If it's not that good, just about everything I've seen in the last two or three decades is pretty much outright shit.

Yeah... that does seem legitimately likely.
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« Reply #452 on: March 13, 2017, 01:47:51 am »

There are many things I think I would try differently on a second or third playthrough.  That said, even other zelda games that are basically on rails have some replay value if you put them on a shelf for a few months. Just play something else for awhile, then come back and revisit a golden oldie.

BotW looks like it will be a good alternative to skyrim for a quick romp through the wilderness. I just wish it had some crafting options for consumables, like arrows.
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« Reply #453 on: March 13, 2017, 05:41:05 am »

Back on topic, I'm glad to hear the Switch is doing well and receiving the praise it is. Most of the praise seems to be oriented towards its capabilities as a portable rather than a home console, so I really do think a portable-specific package might be in Nintendo's interest, even without any hardware upgrades, just removing the controller housing thing and dock from the box and selling that. Like I genuinely wouldn't be surprised if Nintendo released something like that in the coming months.
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« Reply #454 on: March 13, 2017, 09:52:18 am »

How does BotW compare to Witcher 3, which iirc got the best reviews in the history of reviews for an open-world RPG?

Or to Horizon Zero Dawn, which people keep gushing about, but which is a ps4 exclusive?
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« Reply #455 on: March 13, 2017, 11:35:04 am »

How does BotW compare to Witcher 3, which iirc got the best reviews in the history of reviews for an open-world RPG?

Or to Horizon Zero Dawn, which people keep gushing about, but which is a ps4 exclusive?
From what I've seen, Witcher 3 and BotW are kind of hard to compare. Witcher 3's strength is its story and writing with the mechanical side being kind of unremarkable. BotW's strengths seem to be more in how the player interacts with the world on a more mechanical basis with the story being mostly relegated to the background from what I've glimpsed of it.

They have their strengths in entirely different areas, Witcher 3 was clearly designed story first while BotW seems to have been designed mechanical interaction with the world first.
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« Reply #456 on: March 14, 2017, 04:04:28 pm »

Tried to buy a Switch at GameStop. Sold out, but they wanted me to put down on a $600 bundle order for one. ...Yeaaahno.
This is pretty much exactly what happened to me. I've tried looking all over the place the past couple days, but still nothing. I was hoping that by waiting until a while after the system released I'd be able to avoid most of the swarms of people trying to buy it and make it easier to get my hands on one, but I ended up achieving the exact fucking opposite. Then again, waiting just over a week was probably far too little anyway.
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« Reply #457 on: March 14, 2017, 04:12:25 pm »

Yeah, most of what I've noticed seems to suggest you're probably not going to have a good time getting at the things until at least early april.
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« Reply #458 on: March 14, 2017, 10:40:49 pm »

be that as it may-- It looks like my prerequisite for purchase is already being explored:

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/03/nintendo-switch-ships-with-unpatched-6-month-old-webkit-vulnerabilities/

It just enables arbitrary code at the context level of the browser, (BSD does a good job of preventing priv escalation)-- but as the hacker involved notes, "it's a starting point".  (It gives him/her a place to test code samples to look for a means to escalate out of the browser and into kernel space, where things get fun. Essentially a place to run execution jumps, or get payloads into memory pages to get executed by kernel mode code to perform second stage hijacks, etc.)

At this rate, I might buy one when they become available at the end of the year. :P
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« Reply #459 on: March 15, 2017, 12:02:08 am »

be that as it may-- It looks like my prerequisite for purchase is already being explored:

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/03/nintendo-switch-ships-with-unpatched-6-month-old-webkit-vulnerabilities/

It just enables arbitrary code at the context level of the browser, (BSD does a good job of preventing priv escalation)-- but as the hacker involved notes, "it's a starting point".  (It gives him/her a place to test code samples to look for a means to escalate out of the browser and into kernel space, where things get fun. Essentially a place to run execution jumps, or get payloads into memory pages to get executed by kernel mode code to perform second stage hijacks, etc.)

At this rate, I might buy one when they become available at the end of the year. :P


The 3DS had a similar exploit in older firmware versions. It was mainly used for injecting data into the RAM through some cool overflow glitch; I used it to get well trained, ready to battle Pokemon. I could probably have used it to get some of the crazier skills in FEA easily, but I updated before i thought of that.

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« Reply #460 on: March 24, 2017, 09:16:33 pm »

So Nintendo is doing a sort of open beta for Splatoon 2 ("global testfire") and it appears that they're using P2P connections. Getting some For Honor flashbacks here. If they stick with P2P servers then I am going to seriously question just what the hell they're going to be using the internet subscription fee to pay for.

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« Reply #461 on: March 24, 2017, 10:47:59 pm »

So Nintendo is doing a sort of open beta for Splatoon 2 ("global testfire") and it appears that they're using P2P connections. Getting some For Honor flashbacks here. If they stick with P2P servers then I am going to seriously question just what the hell they're going to be using the internet subscription fee to pay for.

What? Did people honestly believe they were using the subscription fee... to actually provide a better internet experience?

But maybe Splatoon 2 will be Peer to PEer... AND can be played without the subscription.

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But honestly the P2P is probably because it is a Demo... Then again it would be HILLARIOUS if you could only play this demo if you subscribed to the internet fee.
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« Reply #462 on: March 24, 2017, 10:58:42 pm »

I mean, the whole point of having astress test is to test servers, but there's no point if you have no servers.

And if they just wanted to do it as a demo then it wouldn't be only open at specific times

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« Reply #463 on: March 24, 2017, 11:06:34 pm »

Foolish humans.

The obvious answer is obvious. There *IS* a server, and it IS involved in the connection-- It just is not providing the service you think it should be providing.  More than likely, it is providing some kind of DRM or monitoring service.
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« Reply #464 on: March 27, 2017, 04:13:42 am »

If they stick with P2P servers then I am going to seriously question just what the hell they're going to be using the internet subscription fee to pay for.
1000 years from now, when they dig up Miyamoto's secret mausoleum lined with golden Wii Us and his terracotta army of Marios, you'll know what your "internet subscription fee" paid for.
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