Splatoon Demo Incoming! May 8 and 9, 2015!

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  1. WiiCube_2013
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    It's really happening! Splatoon's getting a demo so now if you've been sceptical about how the game works and if it's any fun, then here's your chance. I know, what about voice-chat? Well, I'm tired of that discussion and Nintendo as stubborn as they are they won't do a thing about it either.
     
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    Just watched the twitch stream, looks cool! Shame the demo is only for 3 1 hour slots on only certain days......

    EDIT: and I'm going to miss out on 20 challenges and high end "gear" by not unboxing my amiibos..... damn it.
     
  3. sarkwalvein

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    Fuck the lack of free space on my Wii U... I should get an USB HDD or something.

    PS: Unless the download is very small...
     
  4. Osha

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    It's a shame they didn't even put some kind of singleplayer demo so we could get used to the controls. Oh well, still really hyped. And the demo is about 500MB, so it's relatively light.
     
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    The amiibos of Splatoon don't even look all that good except for the Squid.
     
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    Actually, I think it's 20 challenges per amiibo. So, you're missing out on 60.

    I was hoping that they just didn't mention a single-player portion, but I just installed it and I can verify that it only offers online and pre-purchase option and, if you try to go online, it says servers are under maintenance and it directs you to a web page with the event times.

    EDIT: Also, the first event is May 8th 8PM-9PM PST (11-12 EST), for America, not May 9th. Just to avoid some confusion among those west of the UK.
     
  7. fatsquirrel

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    Um so America is may 8th and europe is may 9th? Or am I just being dumb
     
  8. Osha

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    It's worldwide, but timezones are a thing.
     
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    Brilliant......
     
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    Nice, a demo! Count me in! Just need to check the time windows...
     
  11. WiiCube_2013
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    Sucks that we gotta wait till Saturday. Here's something:

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    Man, just hope the WiiU doesn't get an update before the 9th.
     
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    The open times to play this online demo on Saturday for UK are the following:
    I'd be pretty annoyed if I couldn't join any of the three and why only three hours? That's literally nothing!

    To be honest, it is the Wii U (not a whole lot own one in comparison to the PlayStations and Xboxes) so I assume there won't be any problems regarding online play (except for lag and such).
     
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    It's a stress test. Nintendo wants everyone to bend over backwards to play during those exact hours so they can see what the servers will being like during the highest peak hours.
    It's surprisingly forward thinking for Nintendo.
     
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    A general server crash is incoming for nintendo. Who gonna help me to destroy their infrastucture to make them getting better hardware?
     
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    Well, hopefully they will extended it or just give us a real demo.
     
  17. LightyKD

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    Are they fucking kidding?! I really hope that the US times arent the same as UK (within each zone).

    4am - 5am -Asleep
    12pm-1pm -Maybe waking up
    8pm-9pm -Taking care of my demanding 1 year old whilst catching up on my wrestling weeklies.



    Seriously, I get that it's a stress test but how about some hours in which working adults can try this game out? Looks like I'm going to have to try for the 12PM session.
     
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    Count me in.
     
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    Hell man, it is noon already... Maybe???
    The US times are the same as UK as it is simultaneous.
    So everywhere in the world in Universal Time (UTC):
    Saturday 9th:
    3am-4am
    11am-12pm
    7pm-8pm

    Translate UTC to your local time zone as the thing is simultaneous.
     
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  20. LightyKD

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    Maybe someone should hunt down some definite info and make a times list for the major time zones. Fucking Nintendo! Leave it up to them to find a way to screw up a good idea!
     
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