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On Episode … of Nintendo Switch Craft,

Nintendo and Microsoft are coming for your lootboxes! Is that Dock sale as good as you thought? Gotta collect ’em all! NES!

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

Intro

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First Impressions of the SN30 Pro +

Feedback

Email from Scott the Geek

Hey Bill… I’ve been camping and off the grid, so I’m still catching up 
on podcasts. This is in regards to you saying that the excessive game 
sizes we are seeing in some games is due to the amount of recorded dialog.

I think you’re giving the game developers too much slack here. 1 GB can 
store about 16 straight HOURS of music at typical quality, and dialog 
could endure even higher compression. I suppose there might be games out 
there with dozens and dozens of continuous hours of spoken dialog, but 
my gut feeling is this is not typically the case since most dialog 
snippets only last a few seconds. I do not feel it is the dialog 
bloating these games, but simply lazy developers not using efficient 
methods for all the other aspects of their games.

My response

I was pointing out one way that they could reduce the storage footprint of their game.

Compression (Some devs don’t do high compression in order to keep a steady framerate)

No one really cares how big the game is when they are making it. (especially a port on PC) They find out at the end during crunch and there isn’t time to fix it.

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Nintendo Download, April 25, 2019: Think Outside the BOXBOY!

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! – As Qbby or Qucy, you’ll create boxes and use them to surmount more than 270 puzzling stages – the most in the series to date. The box planet is plagued with obstacles, so jump, climb, drift, ride and warp your way past them in three modes, complete with their own stories, stages, challenges and techniques. You can even team up for a two-player adventure starring both star-crossed boxes. The BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! game is available April 26. A free demo for the game is now available in Nintendo eShop.
    • FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE –The high-definition remaster of FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE introduces several modern advancements, including reconstructed battle design and a revamped job system. The FINAL FANTASTY XII THE ZODIAC AGE game is available April 30.
    • SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech – SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech is the role-playing card game you’ve been waiting for! Lead a party of aspiring heroes through a beautifully hand-drawn world and intense battles using only your wits and a handful of cards. Take on whatever threat comes your way by crafting your own deck, choosing from over 100 unique punch-cards.

Activities:

  • Mario Tennis Aces: Special Online Demo – Get ready to swing into action with the Mario Tennis Aces: Special Online Demo. Hop online* and fight your way to the top of the in-game bracket before the event is over. Test your skills in frenetic singles tournament matches, and gain points based on your victories. Players who participate can unlock Mario’s classic overalls outfit and use it in the full version of the game (sold separately). This demo event is active only from noon PT on April 26 to 9 p.m. PT on April 28.

Nintendo eShop sales:

Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:

Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS:

*Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online play. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online
 In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to Nintendo eShop, which offers a variety of options for the Nintendo Switch console, the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
 Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in any Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Account.
 Customers in the U.S. and Canada ages 18 and older can also link a PayPal account to their Nintendo Account to purchase digital games and content for the Nintendo Switch system both on-device and from the Nintendo website. Once the accounts are linked, users may also use PayPal as a payment option when buying digital content for the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems from the Nintendo website.
 My Nintendo members can earn Gold Points on eligible digital purchases. Already have Gold Points? Redeem them toward your next digital purchase of Nintendo Switch games and DLC on Nintendo eShop, or on discount rewards for select Nintendo 3DS and Wii U software. Visit https://my.nintendo.com/reward_categories for more details.

Remember that Nintendo Switch, Wii U, Wii, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 2DS XL and Nintendo 2DS feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. Nintendo 3DS players who register a Nintendo Network ID gain access to free-to-start games and free game demos from Nintendo eShop, and also get the latest news and information direct from Nintendo. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/switchhttp://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

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SteamWorld Quest has a release date!

If you have been listening to my content for any length of time you’ve probably heard me extol the virtues of the SteamWorld games. Each time they put out a new Steamworld game they reinvent something or tackle a new genre, and its made Image & Form Games one of my favorite developers.

In a recent Nintendo Direct, we had the first look at Steam World Quest, a turn based RPG with card mechanics. Yes Please! Anyway, we now have a release date, and its sooner than you think. April 25th. SWQ is exclusive to the Switch for the time being, and will cost $25.

Will you be picking up SteamWorld Quest? Let me know in the comments below.

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