Nintendo Switch Online to launch in the second half of September

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    With the launch of Nintendo's first premium online service impending, it has today been confirmed it will be launching in the second half of September, adding a little more information to their previous prediction of just the month itself. The service will give users access to online play, a selection of online-enabled NES games, and a much anticipated online save data backup feature.

    Will you be buying a Nintendo Switch Online subscription when the service launches? Are you hoping Nintendo will add something more to sweeten the deal? Let us know your thoughts.

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  1. Dodain47

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    If this is all Nintendo is overing as a Service, I will gladly pass.
     
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  2. chrisrlink

    chrisrlink your friendly neighborhood serial killer

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    eh who cares I;m banned anyways won;t miss it (besides lge/lgp has local wireless too been confirmed and ik a few local friends getting the games)
     
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  3. codezer0

    codezer0 Gaming keeps me sane

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    How about a firmware update that allows people to backup their own saves offline too?

    At this point in time, cfw is just that much more appealing and useful, even with the risk of a supposed ban.
     
  4. leon315

    leon315 POWERLIFTER

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    in nutshell Big N have you pay for cloud storage, online multiplayer which are completely free on pc! and some 25-30 year old garbages IT'S SCANDAL!

    NO WAY!
     
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  5. Itzumi

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    I wouldn't really call NES games garbage.
    I'm not paying for it.
     
  6. leon315

    leon315 POWERLIFTER

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    they are not 25yo wines.
     
  7. VitaType

    VitaType GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I wonder if Nintendo has plans to add something expensive later on to justify the price. I mean something like a new MiiVerse (they have to pay tons of moderators for all kind of language areas and a huge userbase and hold it kid friendly and tag game spoilers, ... all in all much more moderation then e.g. in facebook is needed) or games with lots of user-generated content and free post-release content e.g. a Mario Maker port/succesor.
     
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  8. kikongokiller

    kikongokiller Enemy Stand

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    And nothing of value was lost with this ban.
     
  9. Lazyboss

    Lazyboss GBAtemp Regular

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    Super Mario Bros is 35yo, so you are right they ate not 25yo.
     
  10. Reploid

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    Haha, pay for online multiplayer hosted by actual developers, not nintendo.
     
  11. leon315

    leon315 POWERLIFTER

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    so where's the point? you are forced get premium sub for those stone age garbage and you can't even play them once expires the sub, GG! MEANWHILE everything on pc is free!
     
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  12. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Legend

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    Still disgusted that backing up your save data requires paying a subscription. Yes I know wii u not having a way to back up save data is even worst, but still. It's not a good solution. :blink:
     
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  13. Chary

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    Around a month to launch and they can't nail down a solid date. Pathetic.
     
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  14. matias3ds

    matias3ds GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I am ban and i ma Glad ,, never going to paid for online !!!
     
  15. sup3rgh0st

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    As someone with a Switch that isn't banned, I'm really looking forward to this. A dollar plus some change per month is a great deal for fair online play. Most people who will hack in Mario Kart and Splatoon are just children without credit cards; online play in the future will be great. If someone does cheat, it'll be one more hoop to jump through if they buy a new Switch.

    The growing library of classic games is just a bonus to me.
     
  16. SpaceFunction

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    Wow, this is just plain sad. Are they going to use NES roms, too? That would be great.
     
  17. nando

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    Dont care. Nintendo should give me more motive to not want to get banned.
     
  18. Dvdxploitr

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    People are WHINING about Nintendo charging for things....let's see here..$4/month or $20/year vs $10/month or $60/year for PS+/Xbox Gold. Retro games with enhanced online capabilities vs paying for a PlayStation Now streaming service not included with PS+ or rebuying PlayStation classics or rebuying Xbox/Xbox 360 games (unless you own the original disks)
     
  19. Justinde75

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    Atleast the price is much cheaper. I just hope they wont pocket all the money. I hope they put it in better servers instead, so if you buy it you atleast have a quality experience.