Yeah and the big problem people have with the drift (well besides it still existing after over three years on the market) is that Nintendo's 'repairs' are still using the same flawed parts that cause the drift, so it's not like you'll get them repaired and you won't ever have drift again.
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Posted 19 November 2020 - 09:35 PM
how quickly do joycons wear out/ what exacerbates the problem?
Posted 19 November 2020 - 09:43 PM
Posted 19 November 2020 - 09:47 PM
and it's really impossible to say how long it takes for them to wear out/start drifting because it can literally vary wildly. there are people where it started happening within only a couple of months and others it might not have started happening until like a year
i think the closest 'official' data is from a french consumer rights organization looking to sue nintendo over the issue where iirc they reported that like 80% of users with joycon drift (who reported it to them) started having drift within six months
(and naturally people were misinterpreting this as '80% of joycons will start drifting within six months' lol)
Posted 20 November 2020 - 07:27 AM
I know I'm probably the only person in the gaming thread to really care about this, but a hella rare piece of DS software was dumped and had its ROM released recently, which I think is really important for preservation.
Basically what the rare software was was a piece of McDonald's training software. No, seriously. back in 2010 McDonald's Japan partnered with Nintendo and they had special McDonald's-themed Nintendo DSi made (which were just black DSi with the arches on them) and a piece of software intended to train employees. The software had videos to teach you how to properly put together the burgers and other things together right, minigames to practice doing that, and quizzes.
Apparently the minigame part of the software was once (temporarily) released to the general public as part of their partnership with Nintendo where they'd offer little minigames and stuff to download to DS systems so kids could play some games while at McDonald's. (I'm assuming it was like when stores like Walmart and Target had DS systems set up to broadcast demos of games you could get via download play? You can play them as long as your system is on but it was deleted once you shut your system down)
But anyways this piece of software was HELLA RARE and, while there was 'footage' of it, the game required a password and employee ID number to actually access any of the content, so one of the few people to have gotten a copy of it literally couldn't actually do anything with it because they had neither a password nor an ID number.
But yeah someone else managed to get a copy of the software, get around the password/ID requirements, and they dumped the ROM and uploaded it to the Internet Archive (complete with a save file) so now anyone can just experience this software that was literally meant only for employees of one country's branch of one of the biggest companies in the world lmao.
Posted 20 November 2020 - 07:44 AM
Huh. That is wild and cool. = ]
Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?
Posted 20 November 2020 - 08:52 AM
Yeah it kinda reminds me of the Louvre Guide for the 3DS, except that software isn't really rare in itself (you can buy it on the eshop for $20), but the English physical copies are somewhat rare and sought-after since they were literally only sold at the Louvre.
Like if you check sold listings on eBay, the few English copies have all sold for over $300 (for some comparison, the French version sells for about $80 - $100 on eBay since IIRC that was available outside of the museum).
Does have the cool fact of being the only multi-region 3DS software tho, all the European language versions will work on American, European, and Australian systems. (It's not region-free since it won't work on Japanese or Korean systems tho)
Posted 21 November 2020 - 11:38 AM
I love it when a game wants to pander to pony fans but licensing issues means the most they can do is give a generic unicorn costume to one of the characters.
Posted 21 November 2020 - 09:02 PM
I forgot, does the Switch pro controller also have the same drift issue as the joycons?
Posted 21 November 2020 - 09:06 PM
Ours don't. Could be a matter of luck with quality roulette, though.
Posted 21 November 2020 - 09:12 PM
I've heard reports that the Pro Controller does have drift but it's not as common? I know there was a software bug that caused drift that got patched a while back though.
(Also doesn't the Pro Controller have a terrible d-pad? I'm pretty sure I see people recommending using things like the 8bitdo controllers or even PS4/Xbone controllers with the system over it)
Posted 22 November 2020 - 08:25 PM
I did my own Mario tier list and its gonna piss people off
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Posted 22 November 2020 - 11:40 PM
putting new super mario bros u in the 'don't care' category is bs because it's legit the best mainline 2d mario game since world.
and then you add in new super luigi u and it's très magnifique
Posted 22 November 2020 - 11:42 PM
why don't people like sunshine? sunshine was a good game.
Posted 22 November 2020 - 11:46 PM
the blue coins + nintendo had to rush the final stages of development due to 'overwhelming demand' and 'lack of third-party titles to fill release gaps'
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