Switch Craft Show Notes 388

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The last word on Gizmodo, Gamestop disappoints, Microsoft says no, and lots of feedback from you! On this episode of Nintendo Switch Craft

Those stories and more on this episode of Nintendo Switch Craft.


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Story Links for this Episode

Pax West will have more information about Pokemon Sword / Shield

You shouldn’t expect more Microsoft exclusives to come to Switch (Or should you?)

The best Wireless headset for Switch Lite?


Email from Jacob

Good Evening Bill. Yesterday I traded in my Switch for the newer version. My original Switch(which I’ve had since launch) has been bricked for well over a year. I held off simply because I play in handheld mode 90% of the time regardless. But… the upgraded chip had me at hello. GameStop gave me $175 trade credit for my Bricked Switch(which I was extremely happy with) and I switched Switches! The guy at GS said something about the screen running at a lower temp or something, but I can see a difference there as well. Not as much glare for sure. I am very happy with it, I transferred my thousands of hours of save data no problem. Just wanted to share my experience with you and show. I’ve been an every episode fan for a long time. Thanks for the Show! It’s the best Nintendo podcast out there. 

Email from Connor

Here’s a few if you’re still looking for them! For me a lot of them are great SNES games that were left of the SNES classic but I still wish were available for play somewhere. Licenses be damned.
Chrono TriggerSuper, Mario All Stars, Cool Spot, Actraiser, Final Fantasy IV (not on the snes Classic but incredible, influential, and defining RPG) Donkey Kong country 2 and 3, Super Bases Loaded 3: License to Steal, TMNT IV: Turtles in Time, Super Star Wars 1-3, Lufia 2, The Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse

Email from Scott

Hey Bill… just listened to NSC380. You mentioned that it was ok that the extra dock doesn’t include a power adapter since Nintendo is just using “standard” USB-C chargers now. That’s actually not correct. While USB-C is indeed a standard, Nintendo’s implementation of it is non-compliant and breaks the standard, which is why some third-party chargers were damaging Switches.

So it stands that Nintendo SHOULD be including a power adapter. Even it was compliant to the standard, anyone buying a spare dock likely needs a power supply as well. But really, Nintendo shouldn’t be breaking the USB-C standard to begin with.

YouTube Comment from Lee Lee Bird

I love indie games but for some reason i get indie burnout quicker than i get AAA burnout lol Many of these blended into another.. Ori looks like Hollow Knight At first glance. MY eyes are now towards a September Direct. Great job as always RJS!


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Visit a “Galar Visitors Center” to Learn More About Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 21, 2019 – Everyone’s talking about the majestic Galar region, the must-visit destination for up-and-coming Pokémon Trainers. Galar is the setting for the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games, launching exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system on Nov. 15. From picturesque grassy plains to bustling industrial towns, the Galar region offers Trainers many exciting places to explore, newly discovered Pokémon to catch and Gym Leaders to battle.
 To prepare for the launch of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, Nintendo is hosting a series of pop-up tourism centers, where fans can learn more about Galarian culture and must-do regional activities. Kicking off at PAX West next weekend in Seattle, and popping up in select cities across the U.S., fans will be able to stop by the “Galar Visitors Center” to take their Galar region passport photo, speak with “tour guides” to learn more about regional activities and characters, and receive special themed items, while supplies last.
 “Discovering a new region is part of the fun of diving into a new Pokémon adventure,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With this tourism-themed activity, we want fans of all ages to explore the region and learn about the people, places and things that make Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield so special.”
 The first Galar Visitors Center will be located at PAX West, Booth No. 1939, in the Washington State Convention Center at 705 Pike St., Seattle, WA 98101. Open to PAX attendees during the regular PAX West show hours from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2, the stop is a great place for PAX visitors and Pokémon fans to plan their visit to the Galar region this November. They can even demo the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games nearby at the PAX West Nintendo booth!
 After PAX West, the Galar tourism center will pop up in various locations across the country, leading up to the launch of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield on Nov. 15.
 The current tourism schedule is below, with additional destinations to be added in the future.
LocationAddressDates / Hours

PAX West

Washington State Convention Center 705 Pike St.Seattle, WA 98101 Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. PT

Los Angeles County FairFairplex 1101 W. McKinley Ave.Pomona, CA 91768 Sept. 11-13, 12-8 p.m. PT Sept. 14-15, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. PT

State Fair of Texas State Fair of Texas Park Dallas, TX 75223Oct. 10, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. CT Oct. 11-12, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. CT Oct. 13-14, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. CT

In addition to learning all about the Galar region and the new Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games, visitors to the tourism centers will be able to experience many fun activities. Everyone who stops by should make sure their cameras are equipped, since there will be various Galar-themed photo opportunities that are perfect for sharing on social media.
 Visitors also have the opportunity to receive a variety of special items, including Galar region postcards and a travel brochure, while supplies last. Anyone who pre-orders Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield on site or shows proof of existing pre-orders, like a digital receipt, will receive a special luggage tag inspired by the games, while supplies last.

Nintendo Heads to PAX East with New Games and to Crown the Nintendo Switch Tournament Champions

Nintendo is headed to PAX East in Boston this year from March 28 to March 31 with a large assortment of games, events and activities for fans, headlined by the finals of the Splatoon 2 North America Inkling Open 2019 and the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open 2019.


The final events for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open 2019 and Splatoon 2 North America Inkling Open 2019 both take place on March 30 at the PAX Arena. Fans with a PAX East Saturday badge are free to attend on a first-come, first-served basis. Both tournaments have hosted online qualifiers throughout the past couple of months, all leading to these epic showdowns that promise to offer a showcase of smashes and splats. The tournaments will also be livestreamed at https://events.nintendo.com/, so anyone that can’t make it to PAX East will still be able to watch and cheer on their favorite competitors.


PAX East attendees who visit Nintendo’s booths will have the opportunity to get hands-on time with upcoming Nintendo Switch games like Yoshi’s Crafted World, which launches on March 29 during PAX East weekend, DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 from SQUARE ENIX, Mortal Kombat 11 from Warner Bros. Interactive and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night from 505 Games, as well as a wide variety of anticipated indie games.


“PAX East will be really exciting this year. Not only will we have new games for fans to try, but it will also be the culmination of our Nintendo Switch tournaments across North America,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “From the thousands of competitors who began the journey, our finalists rose to the top and are ready to put the skills to the test for everyone in person and watching online.”


In addition to fun playable games, Nintendo’s booth will also feature a memorable photo opportunity inspired by Yoshi’s Crafted World and mini-challenge competitions in the Yoshi’s Crafted World and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate games for the Nintendo Switch system. Fans that participate in these challenges can receive some fun branded prizes, while supplies last.


The list of playable Nintendo Switch games scheduled to appear in Nintendo’s booths include:

• Booth 18055

• Yoshi’s Crafted World


• A selection of anticipated indie games

• Booth 20061

• Mortal Kombat 11 from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

• Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night from 505 Games

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice from Ninja Theory

Assassin’s Creed III Remastered from Ubisoft

PAX East runs from March 28 to March 31 in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center at 415 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210. The two Nintendo Switch tournament finals will take place on March 30 in the convention center’s PAX Arena. For more information about PAX East, visit http://east.paxsite.com/.