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    Nintendo Switch

    Thats awesome! Now it just needs save game backups and/or cloud saves In my case the console stopped booting to the home screen, getting stuck at the Switch logo. So by that point I was unable to do anything that involved using the Switch itself to transfer data anywhere else. It would have been great if I’d been able to activate my account on a new or repaired machine and get my save data on there too without needing the original machine. But if you have a console that boots - and another console to transfer to - transfering would at least be a way of keeping your data.
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    Nintendo Switch

    I had my Switch repaired last August. I lost all my save data. I haven’t played the Zelda DLC or gone back to Splatoon 2 etc You can transfer a profile to another console - deactivate on the first console, activate on the new one - but that doesn’t include your saved games. AFAIK there is no way for you to move them from the internal storage on your Switch. Nintendo apparently have tools to move saved games but, unfortunately, they didn’t (or couldn’t) do that when I sent my Switch in for repair.
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    Nintendo Switch

    I'd been enjoying my Switch from launch until, a couple of weeks ago, it refused to come out of sleep mode. Lots of hard resets, and a couple of futile "I'll completely drain the battery just in case that helps", failed to ever get it past the Nintendo Switch logo screen again. I sent it off to Nintendo with no promises regarding when a repaired or replaced machine would be sent back or if I'll get to keep my saved games. The whole episode has kind of soured me on the console despite being a borderline Nintendo fanboy. It was absurd to think that even buying a new Switch to replace the faulty console wouldn't have fixed the problem. The saved games would be lost and (as far as I know) I wouldn't even be able to transfer my accounts - and all of those digital games that I bought - across to the new console without deactivating them on the old one first. The old one which no longer even gets to the home screen. I'd hope that Nintendo could ultimately do something about that problem and get the accounts onto a new machine but, you know, none of this should really be a problem in the first place. The 3DS isn't perfect but at least saved games are on the cartridges; that feature alone makes it a lot easier to deal with a broken machine. Or to justify the unnecessary purchase of a Samus edition console; at least I could actually use it with my games and their saves, even if I can still only have all of my digital games on one 3DS console at a time. And you can back up saved games for digital games as well, IIRC. If you got this far, apologies for what basically amounts to just stating the obvious. The guy I spoke to when I called to arrange the console repair immediately went into a spiel about saved games and how they might (or might not) be able to avoid losing them so, at some level, they're obviously aware that this is an issue which people care about. I assume that things will get better at some point but for the moment it's a shame that Nintendo are currently so backward in this area. And that the only thing you can do to avoid losing all of your saved games is just hope that your console doesn't break
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    Yakuza 0

    I got it in the arcade in Sotenbori. The lady who works there eventually unlocks it if you befriend her.
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    Gaming Podcasts

    Yeah, I used to like TIOAT when Gary was on it all the time because his presence seemed to keep some of that in check. But when Gary stopped being on it Will was given free reign to pontificate and it became unbearable. Half of the podcast seemed to be quoting stories from other websites - so, free material involving no original research - with Will either getting the wrong end of the stick and launching into a rant or just extemporising with nobody to challenge the nonsense. They have a website where they get to go and visit nuclear reactors and yet they'd fill the podcast with misunderstood, factually-incorrect opinions about Office 365 licensing.
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    Dark Souls II - Release: March 2014

    It's 25% off at greenmangaming via the code on their front page and you should get the key immediately. I preloaded the game yesterday with a key from them.
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    Steam

    The top scores on the leaderboard are crazy! i7-3770K and a GTX 680: Back on topic, I've already bought a few games that I'm not convinced that I'll actually play. And yet I'm still refreshing the app every few hours...
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    Dark Souls - Prepare To Die... You Died.

    Yeah, a week ago I was 40 hours into the PC version when I met Ornstein and Smough. After half an hour of dying I was ready to give up on the game. After doing some levelling up followed by another half-hour of dying I beat them and loved the game again. As always, it was a combination of getting better at the game while working out how to exploit their patterns and the environment. That boss fight crystallized the experience of the game so far for me - over the course of a few hours I went from being overwhelmed and almost giving up to feeling like a badass. Being stuck in that part of Anor Londo for 2 hours forced me to experiment with my equipment and fighting style; I'm now much better at taking on tough enemies up close thanks to a better mix of armour and finally working out that the Eagle shield that I've had for ages is actually totally awesome.
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    Dark Souls - Prepare To Die... You Died.

    I recently got back into PC gaming and was pleasantly surprised how slick everything was compared to even 5 years ago. Until today... Rather than bore you with the details, if you're running Windows 8 RTM and the game just crashes immediately after launch, check out the "Dark Souls crashes and has a reference to XLive.dll, what do?" question on the Steam forum FAQ thread: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?p=32501436. That, plus running the game in Windows 7 compatibility mode, got it working for me. This is the first GfWL game I've ever played so I'm finally getting an insight into why it receives so much hate.
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    Steam

    No, although I did lurk there a long time ago when they were assembling decent-quality versions of the Chris Morris R1 music show and the like The final deals aren't very exciting (for me, anyway). Then again, I've definitely spent more than I intended to over the course of the sale so maybe that's not such a bad thing...
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    Steam

    I think it runs until tomorrow so there should be another set of "Today's Deals" deals up at 6pm.
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    Dead Island

    I'm in Moresby too (chapter 6). I think I have three open missions which require going to the jungle - including the one from the Russian guy that I think you're talking about - which I haven't got to yet. I think the jungle comes later on.
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    Gaming Podcasts

    Whatever you thought of the Gamespy Debriefings, I guess the funding approach that their new podcast is taking is kind of interesting. Specific dollar amounts to get your name read out, be a guest on the show or even visit a theme park with the cast(!) makes a change from a generic "donate" button on a site. With 29 days to go they already have "$14,920 pledged of $6,000 goal" so I guess that means that it's going ahead...
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    Gaming Podcasts

    Anthony and Ryan are on the final Gamespy Debriefings episode and, apparently, will be on the new podcast that they talked about. Ryan said that he wouldn't be on every episode of the new podcast. Scott Bromley mentioned a few times that Ryan and Anthony were the heart of the podcast etc; I think he realises that they're vital to keep things somewhat on track.
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    Gaming Podcasts

    So, did Bromley record the second boozocalypse before getting fired? I am ashamed to say that I was looking forward to that.
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