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Madao
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(04-27-2017, 05:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by PizzaFace

So how much did it set you back in all?

i spent around $63 to have enough to buy the eshop version. i did pay part of it with my debit card but i used play-asia because i wanted to spend paypal money first. you might save a bit if you use a debit card directly.
at play-asia they have a promo currently with a 5000+3000 yen cards for ~$74 which is very close to the current exchange rate. i wish i had waited for this heh. you end up with some extra cash for something.
FunkyDealer
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(04-27-2017, 05:10 PM)
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Does the version on the japanese eshop support english?
AdanVC
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(04-27-2017, 05:11 PM)
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Damn :'( It sucks being poor and not being able to afford the Switch with this game to play with y'all! Please enjoy the game on for me hahah sighhhh

Amazing OT, hermano!
KevinG
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(04-27-2017, 05:11 PM)
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So stoked for this tomorrow.

I can't wait to jump back into MK8.
Vic
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(04-27-2017, 05:11 PM)

Originally Posted by Jamie OD

For those of you playing MK8 for the first time you are in for something wonderful.

So I've heard. Can't wait!

First MK game I'll ever purchase.
jorgejjvr
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(04-27-2017, 05:12 PM)
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Add me everyone


SW-6188-0130-1440
Diddy Kong
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(04-27-2017, 05:13 PM)
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Nice OT! Can't wait to start racing again tomorrow :)

Is Gamestop doing a midnight launch?
enewtabie
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(04-27-2017, 05:13 PM)
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Debating on buying this. I had it on Wii U.
Madao
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(04-27-2017, 05:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by FunkyDealer

Does the version on the japanese eshop support english?

the game is the same across every region. language is set by the language you set on your switch.
Ithil
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(04-27-2017, 05:14 PM)
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That's a lot of tracks.
Jo Shishido's Cheeks
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(04-27-2017, 05:14 PM)
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You cut Green Mario out of the banner!
Foshy
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(04-27-2017, 05:14 PM)
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just bought it. played mk8 a lot in the first couple weeks when it came it but dropped it before the dlc came in.

EXCITED AF
ElzarTheBam
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(04-27-2017, 05:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vic

So I've heard. Can't wait!

First MK game I'll ever purchase.

Oh shit

First?

You're gonna love it!
ASIS
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(04-27-2017, 05:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Forkball

I don't want to alarm anyone, but I'm using tilt controls.

Speaking of which, didn't they say they improved the tilt controls in this one? Does it control any better?
nikos
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(04-27-2017, 05:16 PM)
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My favorite Wii U game. I'm ready!
Syinn
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(04-27-2017, 05:16 PM)
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Managed to get a few games in the gaf room. Why no CPU to fill up space anyway?
Gala
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(04-27-2017, 05:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by NOLA_Gaffer

Well I mean...the game is released tomorrow, so I dunno if that's so much thirst as it is just stores not wanting to get penalized for breaking the release date.

I meant my thirst for the game :D
Dandy Crocodile
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(04-27-2017, 05:18 PM)
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So exited for this! I skipped MK8 and have only played maybe four courses here and there on it since it's been out so this will really be my first time digging into the game.
FunkyDealer
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(04-27-2017, 05:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Madao

the game is the same across every region. language is set by the language you set on your switch.

Awesome! I've already "imported" a couple games, but I have this feeling that one day I'll get stuck with a game in a language I can't read. Or that favour certain server regions.
Kureransu
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(04-27-2017, 05:19 PM)

Originally Posted by Lurk

amazon decides to deliver it on Saturday... when I'm a prime user.

Looks like I'll buy tomorrow from store, return amazon copy to store on Saturday.

I may have to do the same, especially since i'm having it shipped to work, and well i don't work on saturday.

Originally Posted by phanphare

prepare yourself, GAF rooms are fucking bonkers

QFT.

So wait, just to make sure Roo is a different Gaffer than Alistar Roo right?
PizzaFace
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(04-27-2017, 05:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Madao

i spent around $63 to have enough to buy the eshop version. i did pay part of it with my debit card but i used play-asia because i wanted to spend paypal money first. you might save a bit if you use a debit card directly.
at play-asia they have a promo currently with a 5000+3000 yen cards for ~$74 which is very close to the current exchange rate. i wish i had waited for this heh. you end up with some extra cash for something.

Ah! I'm UK so that works out pretty expensive for me.

Checked a reddit thread and everyone had passed amazon.jp verification. Why always me
:(((
murgo
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(04-27-2017, 05:20 PM)
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I have a spare German eShop code for the game if anyone's interested. Posted it here in the BST thread.
Skyfireblaze
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(04-27-2017, 05:22 PM)
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So I just got my copy and did my first 150cc Grand Prix, yeah this game feels amazing and great and fun and still fresh and I said that as someone who played the Wii U version since launch! :D

The bad news though, it looks like I can't play it in handheld-mode :( While I had no issues playing BotW , Splatoon 2 or Puyo Puyo Tetris in handheld-mode, MK8 makes my right hand hurt and cramp after just two races :/
DarkConfidant
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(04-27-2017, 05:22 PM)
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I just want this to be out already. Maybe an accidentally eshop upload or amazon giving out the codes early.

I haven't owned a new Mario Kart games since SNES. I'm HYPED.

Teach me your ways KartGAF!
Effect
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(04-27-2017, 05:22 PM)
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Sucks that the YouTube uploading was removed. I really liked that. Here's hoping they add that back in if and ever the video capture ability that is suppose to be added to the picture button is added.
NOLA_Gaffer
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(04-27-2017, 05:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gala

I meant my thirst for the game :D

I gotcha, I thought you were implying that all stores were sold out.
Wowfunhappy
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(04-27-2017, 05:23 PM)
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Switched my region to Japan and used a code from amazon.co.jp to buy the game early, it's downloading now! :D

Let's see if I can convince any coworkers to play with me during lunch.
PizzaFace
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(04-27-2017, 05:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by murgo

I have a spare German eShop code for the game if anyone's interested. Posted it here in the BST thread.

I really hope someone does this for a Japanese code...
effingvic
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(04-27-2017, 05:24 PM)
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Cant wait to go home so I can play. The box is just staring at me at work.
brinstar
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(04-27-2017, 05:26 PM)
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GiantBreadbug
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(04-27-2017, 05:26 PM)
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I'll be snagging a physical copy tomorrow, and I can get online on Sunday, so I'll see y'all then >B)

Hopefully I have all my favorite parts unlocked by then
Turrican3
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(04-27-2017, 05:27 PM)
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What's up with that "engine class randomly selected" in online races?

Not sure I get this. :-\
theangrypirate
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(04-27-2017, 05:27 PM)
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Whats with the OT title? People are salty about MK8?
Hellshingu
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(04-27-2017, 05:27 PM)
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This does not fill me with confidence....
Vic
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(04-27-2017, 05:27 PM)

Originally Posted by ElzarTheBam

Oh shit

First?

You're gonna love it!

Played most of the MK games but never bought one, until tomorrow that is. I think the only MK that I've haven't played at least a couple a mins is MK8!
PreyingShark
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(04-27-2017, 05:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by brinstar

He's not top tier anymore though, that honor belongs to Wario and Dry Bowser.
Theswweet
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(04-27-2017, 05:29 PM)
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I had the download code pre-ordered from Amazon.co.jp, I ended up getting an email about a failed transaction yesterday morning but then the next email I got was the code itself which I just redeemed about an hour ago. So I don't know what to say? Weird situation, but I've got my copy.
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brinstar
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(04-27-2017, 05:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by PreyingShark

He's not top tier anymore though, that honor belongs to Wario and Dry Bowser.

Oh did they tweak the character stats? That makes me happy because I really like Morton but I don't wanna upset folks haha
ghibli99
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(04-27-2017, 05:30 PM)
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Just ordered this and BOTW... even though I've put tons of time into both on Wii U. Time to sell and put the past behind me.
Piscus
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(04-27-2017, 05:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Theswweet

I had the download code pre-ordered from Amazon.co.jp, I ended up getting an email about a failed transaction yesterdday morning but then the next email I got was the code itself which I just redeemed about an hour ago. So I don't know what to say? Weird situation, but I've got my copy.

I believe Amazon's system is set up to try 3 times before cancelling outright (unless you go in and update the payment info between tries).
Acerac
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(04-27-2017, 05:31 PM)
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When trying to set up an amazon.jp account it won't let me change my country to Japan. Lists dozens of other countries, but with that one left out I'm not sure how to proceed.

Any tips?
ryushe
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(04-27-2017, 05:33 PM)
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Man, I'm still on the fence about going digital or physical.

I don't ever sell my systems or games, so I don't care about losing the opportunity to resell, but I do love me my physical games, especially Nintendo titles, not only that, it's cheaper. BUT if I do go physical, I know I'm not going to play it as much as I would if it were digital (looking at you Binding of Isaac).

What a first world problem to have -_-;
Confused Cheeseburger
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(04-27-2017, 05:33 PM)
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Super Mario Kart 8 Turbo.
PreyingShark
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(04-27-2017, 05:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by brinstar

Oh did they tweak the character stats? That makes me happy because I really like Morton but I don't wanna upset folks haha

Yeah

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...h4Q/edit#gid=0

Still max speed but he has worse handling and traction than DB and Wario in exchange for .25 weight. Not... really a fair trade bth
thatJohann
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(04-27-2017, 05:35 PM)
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first time mario kart player, here getting my copy delivered tomorrow.

am i in for something special, GAF? will i get bored? lol
Kinsei
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(04-27-2017, 05:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by thatJohann

first time mario kart player, here getting my copy delivered tomorrow.

am i in for something special, GAF? will i get bored? lol

Something very special. I recommend starting on 100cc to avoid getting bored. 50cc is clearly intended for small children.
schaft0620
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(04-27-2017, 05:37 PM)
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Huge shout-out to everyone who blabbed about getting Horizon and Persona a day early so now Best Buy waits until today to send it out overnight.
Ninja Dom
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(04-27-2017, 05:37 PM)
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Okay so now we have:

Baby Mario
Mario
Metal Mario
Tanooki Mario
Gold Mario?

Any difference between these in the way they handle?
Leona Lewis
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(04-27-2017, 05:39 PM)
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RandomExpletive
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(04-27-2017, 05:40 PM)
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Well, pretty sure Amazon's gonna mess up my pre-order release-date delivery for MK8D like they did with my Switch & Zelda.

Y'all have fun tomorrow, gonna whine to some CS rep for some amazon $$$ :D

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