Nintendo's secret tribute to Satoru Iwata hidden in Switch firmware

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  1. Ryccardo

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  2. mikey420

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    Bad Ass I wondered when they would figure out how to trigger it.
     
  3. Raverrevolution

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    He could have been one of the few people who bought a new Switch and never just bothered connecting it to the internet. Maybe he had just set the date and mistook that he set it for then.
     
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    Finally!!! Video proof!!
     
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  6. SirNapkin1334

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    DAMNIT! I wonder why...maybe if you've just set up your switch you might make the Direct Gesture while watching it or somthing...
     
  7. kingraa777

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    i dont understand why it would be an Easter egg that only works if you haven't connected to the internet ??what would be the point of Nintendo doing an Easter egg that means so much respect that the majority of switch users wouldn't be able to access?? i mean common how forceful is the switch when it comes to connecting online ? VERY!!!! for updates and even to play online etc its really bad for it ,the switch deliberately makes it difficult not to press update, so i dont see even how this egg would even be releasable for Nintendo to the average user ??.
     
  8. osaka35

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    What firmware does the new splatoon bundle come with? Surely not 1.0

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    ...you'll be able to play it once a year, on the day he died. It's to remember the man who died and pay respect. That's the point.
     
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  10. kingraa777

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    i think you missread my post i meant if it was exposed to wifi not if your online or not.....................
     
  11. MadMageKefka

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    More importantly, confirmation on the exact joycon motion! The switchbrew description isn't very good....
     
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    Wait, was this actually real?
     
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    Yes. Yes it is.
     
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    Wtf
     
  15. Arras

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    He probably just forgot the exact date. It's close enough to the 11th.
     
  16. fedehda

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    At your current screen. And in heaven
    It was really funny this easter egg. I can assume everyone just swinged their arms randomly waiting for see something.

    It is a nice touch from Nintendo paying respects to Iwata this way. I can't wait to next July 11th. I've already set it on my Google calendar and told my friends to get home that day.

    By the way, Nintendo devs should already known that you can't hide too much on the code of any program, so why keeping it up on secret? No idea. Maybe they only wanted us to find out instead of any direct in a couple of years. Maybe we were too slow to find out in our search of homebrew. Who knows.
     
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    How many times are we going to hear about this? This was discovered months ago, they didn't "recently" discover it.
     
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    They only recently discovered that you were able to enter golf. Flog, the emulator, is what was discovered.
     
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  20. jupitteer

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    what?