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torgo

Member Since 13 Jun 2006
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In Topic: Splatoon 2 (Nintendo Switch) - Post-Release (Mind your spoilers for single-pl...

22 July 2017 - 07:44 PM

Sorry for the double post, but after my first major day of playing, a couple of things to share.

 

Was having a rough time with the Splat Charger, maybe my settings are off, maybe my eyes are tired, maybe I just suck tonight. So I picked up the Splattershot and tried again after a 45 minute break. It felt better.

 

Splatershot%20Rampage.jpg

 

They don't show it anymore, but no deaths on that one. And each Splashdown took out at least one enemy squid kid. I wish I had been recording.

 

Also, Salmon Run is shella fun! Got up to the "daily big bonus" level, and pulled in 32,000 coins for it, in addition to all the stuff I got getting up there. Also started getting on some really good teams here at the end. Was getting over 40 golden eggs almost every time (I'm at Go-Getter level by now).

 

Salmon%20Run%2043.jpg

 

Salmon Run is such an awesome addition, for when you're tired of playing against people, but still wanna get that Splatoon fix (especially after the single-player stuff is done).


In Topic: Splatoon 2 (Nintendo Switch) - Post-Release (Mind your spoilers for single-pl...

22 July 2017 - 06:16 PM

https://gonintendo.c...ne-app-for-excl

 

A reminder:  If you got the Switch Online App for mobile, you can use SplatNet 2 and be able to snag exclusive gear that cannot be obtained any other way.

 

 

A note about "exclusive" - it's the same gear as available in the store, but your main attribute might be different. I have a Chirpy Chirps shirt that I bought in the store, and its main is Cold Blooded. But right now there's one on the app, and its main is Ink Saver Main. But it doesn't appear that there's any certain gear that you can only get in any form on the app.

 

Also, the Inkbrush is live now.


In Topic: Call of Duty: WWII (CoD 2017 - Sledgehammer Games)

21 July 2017 - 09:33 AM

Maybe I'll get it..

 

Prepare to carry my ass through every battle. 

 

Just like in Splatoon!

 

Although, you were the master of the Kill Wail for a while there.


In Topic: Official CS Mario Kart 8 Tournament Thread

20 July 2017 - 11:43 AM

We'll see how things look when we try and connect up. We have plenty of options:

 

  • Call things off entirely.
  • Play MK 8 Wii U.
  • Play Splatoon.
  • Play Smash.
  • Draw pictures in Miiverse for an hour and a half.

Since we haven't had any interruptions in the past when maintenance was going on during the tournament, probably not much reason to spend time deciding stuff now.


In Topic: Nintendo Switch: Post-Release Thread

19 July 2017 - 08:52 PM

I'll post this here, since it's the only other place the Parental Controls app has been mentioned from what I can find.

 

There's an update that just went live (details here: http://www.nintendo....oftware-update/ ), and  finally they make it useful with this one bullet item:

 

  • Daily and monthly game time per person

 

I've had it on, because we (being responsible parents) set limits on how much time Torgina can spend vegging out in front of her various screens. Oh how I long for the days of yore, when any time before 3 PM on a weekday was a TV wasteland full of dry PBS news shows, soap operas, and ... well, that was about it on the 5 or 6 channels you got. You were forced to do something else, by virtue of there being nothing watchable on for the majority of the day. By gum, we'd ... oh sorry, I was drifting off into an Old Man spell there. Let me pull this back together.

 

Anyway, their parental controls app has been so worthless, because I look at it, and I see like "Today: 4 hours". Well, I played, and Torgina played, and then I played, and she played, and who knows how much time she's had if we've lost track. We're not the parents who sit there watching all the time exactly, nor have I ever used the "put it to sleep now" button that comes with the app. But it's helpful to look and see, when she says, "Oh, I played for like 20 minutes" and now know that it was really an hour and a half. Especially because she likes to play before we get out of bed on weekends, and if I don't check before I start playing ... well, there goes that data.

 

Anyway, had to share, even though nobody else here cares, and (AFAIK) nobody else here is even close to having to think about caring (unless Sam starts blinking a lot, and then we'll ask when his baby is due).