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On Episode … of Nintendo Switch Craft,

Is Bethesda Doomed? Fire Emblem’s voice, The Last Day is coming soon! Those stories and more on this episode…

Intro

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Vacation

Story Links for this Episode

Fire Emblem Voice Actor to be replaced

Voucher Program is going away!

Joy Con Repair!

Feedback

Email from Corbin

Hey bill I am a fan of the show and have been listening for a while and I recently got back in to the game legend of Zelda botw and because of this I have come close to 100% but there is one thing in the game that I just can’t buy and that is the amiibo exclusivitie items but I can’t go out and spend 600 dollars on 22 amiibo to just mostly use in this game so I went on amazon and looked up botw NFC cards and I bought a pack of 22 for 40 dollars. What do you think of People like me buying this love the show and thanks for reading  ]

Email from Montey

Mr. Bill (Oh noooo),

In light of all this controversy regarding the Nintendo Switch and Joy-Con drifting, I wanted to put in my two cents as well as reveal a larger part of the issue. So, my Joy-Cons began experiencing the drift several months ago, but was of little consequence because I primarily use the Xenoblade 2 Pro Controller. Well, as of last week, my Pro Controller has begun to experience the drift issue as well now. In my, albeit foolish, attempt to repair it, I managed to strip one of the screws. With that being said, I sympathize with Nintendo’s plight and honestly would have been okay paying the four or five dollars they were originally charging for the repairs. Being free is obviously preferable, but even a few dollars would have been better than dishing out eighty dollars for another pair of Joy-Cons. Since it seems my Pro Controller is dead in the water, I was curious if you had seen this new Pro Controller by 8bitdo, which seems promising. I have never experienced their products personally, but know their name is unanimous with quality.

The 8bitdo Pro Controller:

The condensed version of all of this is Pro Controller are beginning to experience drifting to, but from everything I have read, if you can take it apart, spray some condensed air around the base of the joysticks, and everything should be kosher.

Thank you for your great work! Long time listener and deeply appreciate your content!

I remain a humble and loyal listener,
Montague.

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StadiaCast Show Notes Episode 2

Intro

Before we get started – We record this show live! Sunday mornings at 10am Eastern on our YouTube channel

Main Discussion

Game ownership and preservation

How do you preserve a game that you never had the files of?

How do you preserve a game that was never designed to be run outside a data center

NEWS

Story 1

Story 2

Venture Beat Interview with Phil Harrison

Biggest takeaways from the article –

-Release is closer to the end of 2019 than the middle of 2019.

-Upstream needed is minimal (literally a few hundred kilobytes per second)

Story 3

Best possible environment, but damn this looked really convincing in the realm of latency.
Summary – latency was close to an Xbox One X locally.

Story 4

In an interview with Variety, Phil Harrison said there is another Stadia event coming geared toward YouTube creators sometime before summer. The YouTubers event will tackle, among other things, how those video creators will make money through the service.

Feedback

If you want to be a part of the show, send an email to stadiacast@gmail.com just like Scott did!

As a representative of the 29 million Americans living on the 96.5% of
the USA which is not “urban”, I’d like to chime in regarding Stadia and 
provide a bit of a reality check.  While it is interesting technology, 
it is rather tone-deaf to the state of the American internet 
infrastructure. Most of the people I know have “broadband” clocking in 
under 10Mbit/s, which a considerable number (such as my parents) stuck 
at a 5Mbit/s tier that often doesn’t even hit that consistently. Many of 
these people have DSL as their only option, with the cable companies (as 
horrendous as they are) not considering their area to be worth running 
cable to. I even have a fair number of clients who are stuck at 1MBit/s 
DSL. Combine those speeds with latency, and then factor in the 
ubiquitous data caps most ISPs hit you with, and there is a serious 
disconnect between the utopian views of streaming-only, cloud-only lives 
like Stadia and the reality to American internet. The people coming up 
with Stadia, self-driving cars, and so on really seem to live in an 
Urban reality-distortion bubble which is really out of touch with the 
world beyond the suburbs.

Not only that, but just like digital-only gaming and the decline of 
physical media, I fear what a streaming-only gaming world will lead to. 
Digital-only and streaming-only advocates are shooting themselves in the 
foot and ruining so many core aspects of the gaming world. Game trading 
and borrowing, reselling old games, and guaranteed longevity  are being 
sacrificed for the sake of impatience. Can you imagine if you no longer 
could play Super Mario Bros 3 after 1995 when the NES was discontinued? 
(Yes, Nintendo has been kind enough to keep it alive via “virtual 
console” and emulation on later consoles, but we are at their whim and 
viability. And for a wihle, it almost seemed we weren’t going to get 
retro games on the Switch)

-Scott

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