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27 September 2018

I fixed my Nintendo Switch Joycon drifting Issue

Remember my last few post that my One year old Nintendo Switch Joycon is drifting by itself? Well I tried numerous fix without removing the hardware but it is proven useless.

Cleaning Joycon Analogue Joystick DO NOT WORK!!

Here is the faulty analogue stick which I removed during replacement.

You may notice the dust is on the cover, if dust is the cause, cleaning would work right? Apparently even if you clean the dust, you notice it is on the outside. How would that stop the joycon from drifting.

There I was without remove the hardware believing it could work (after all it is the most easy way).

The two choices I have is the following

BUY a NEW JOYCON or Get the component and fix it yourself!

Weighting the cost that a pair of Joycon cost around $100 SGD, it would be way cheaper to D.I.Y to get that analogue component to replace. After all, there are a couple of video of people showing how to remove part of controller (most just skip some steps) to get it fix.

I did google and order the OEM analogue stick and am adventurous to replace the part. After all what would be the worst case? Replace the whole joycon since it is faulty and out of warranty.

Now if you really intend to do that, you need to some research to get the right tools. Google "Joycon tool" and you can easy get what you need.

The replacement took just 30 minutes max and after the replacement, you have to do a calibration of the joycon in Nintendo Switch to get it done.

The result, no more drifting!!

On the side note, I think this is more of design and quality issue of the Joycon. With my experience of Sony PSP and PS4, never have I seen controller having such issue.

Some may say because it is a portable console but I hardly bring it out. It is more like a home console.

I foresee that this is a common issue that sooner or later Nintendo switch owner will experience that. When the time come to them, it is really do they want to get another pair of Joycon or get it fixed.

When that time come, you make the choice.

PS: This is just a sharing of my experience and in no way recommend any product or source to get the part as this is not a paid post. So you have to google and find your own way. :)

26 September 2018

Ghostbusters World Day 1 Review

I downloaded the new Ghostbusters World on my Android device and being playing it for 1 whole day. So here is my Day 1 experience and review.

Ghostbusters world is like Pokemon Go?
When I first read about the game description and the screenshot of the game, I am given an impression this is very similar like PokemonGo but it turn out to be rather different.
Is different a good thing?

Well I guess it depend if you l Ghostbusters World is not really for a game on the Go.
Compare to PokemonGo where Pokemon appear and when you tab on the Pokemon, you will go in to catch mode almost instantly without much loading time. All you need to do is to feed berry or just aim and throw your Pokeball. Within 15 seconds or less you would have caught a Pokemon.

While there are numerous encounter of Ghost in Ghostbusters World, getting one would take up close to 1 minutes to 4 minutes of your time.
  1. There is a time limit during your catch mode.
  2. You must move your phone to aim to blast your beam to weaken the Ghost while it do the peek-a-boo with you. You will certainly give the people around you the impression that you are taking photo with your handphone when you play the game. (There is no other option I know for now how to play without moving the phone around).
  3. Some Ghost are more difficult that you have to upgrade your weapons to cut short the time to catch them to reach the timer.
  4. The Ghost will attack you and you have to be fast in avoiding it's attack. Every hit will minus your HP and when your HP is done, you are out of the catching mode.
  5. Every catch would need a trap and although you can make your trap (take time and used of free game coins) or spin on the dimension door (like Pokestop), it is very likely if you catch regularly you still would be lack of traps.
Ghost or Monsters?
In the game, there are quite a variety of Ghosts in the game. Some are from different culture which is interesting.

Here is an example of the catch mode which I am catching a Chinese Ghost (actually more to be Zombie in Chinese History) which is quite good.

While the variety of Ghosts is good, some of them are more like Monsters than classic Ghosts.

PVP and Story Mission
The reason you catch ghost is to train them to take on other ghost. That give you reason to power up your Ghost but it is not for free. Any rise in Ranking would require some items which you get by giving up some Ghosts or getting reward from.

You can also choose not to play those mode as you can go about catching

There are also Raid like PokemonGo for Ghostbusters World but I have not encounter one for my day 1 as I am hardly near one. Will give my thoughts on that when I tried that.

That's my review for now. Will update more when more interesting happen.

Read my Beginner tips for Ghostbusters World

19 September 2018

GameStart 2018 Coming

GameStart 2018 (#GameStart2018), Southeast Asia’s Premier Game Convention is happening on  13th to 14th October 2018 at Suntec Convention Centre,

Celebrating the 5th year of this event,  it will be showcases and previews, tabletop gaming, esports, indie games, retro gaming, and cosplay.

Esports fans can gear up for exciting competition as SEA Major (SEAM) 2018 plays host to more international tournaments. Mobile esports also takes center stage as SEA Mobile Major (SEAMM) plays host to the very first Shadowverse Contenders Cup for the Southeast Asia & Oceania region.

Key highlights of the release include:
  • Top esports tournament, SEA Major, will add two major gaming events to its high-level tournament action
  • Returning fan favorites such as the GameStart TableTop, GameStart Cosplay Runway and Doujin Market, Singapore’s largest community curated youth arts and illustration fair
  • The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia who will be exhibiting at GameStart for the first time
  • Guest appearance by voice actress Elise Zhang, best known as the voice of Mei from Overwatch
The ticket is currently on sale online here. Each day is at SGD $12. You may also go down to the venue on the actual day to get your ticket.

For those who want to be artist in the gaming industry can go for the GameStart Masterclasses by internationally-acclaimed game artists for local budding and professional game artists and GameStart Workshops that focus on a range of general gaming-related topics

GameStart 2018 MasterClasses
Dates: 10 & 12 October 2018
Venue: *SCAPE

16 September 2018

A few day away from Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online will start on 19th September 2018 and there are some mixed feeling for players regarding this value-added service.

If you purchased a game that has online playing mode, then it is very likely you need to have the subscription of this Nintendo Switch Online service.

If you subscribe to this service it would be around USD $20 a year.

To make the service worth it, Nintendo had throw in 20 classic NES titles for subscribers which they can play locally and online. There is a requirement however and that is you need to login every 7 days to keep playing on your console. That is fair to me as you subscribed Nintendo Switch Online service, it would be normal for you to access it when you are connected to internet.

Another value-added service would be Cloud Saved online that come with the subscription. That mean you can now put your saved game online. However not all game support this cloud saving and
Nintendo will delete all your cloud saves once your subscription ends.

One thing that still bug me as a gamer is that Nintendo only provide a way to backup your data on cloud and not on any physical media. You can however transfer your saved game between Nintendo switch physically. However if the hardware failed, you are likely to lost your save data.

The question remain, is it still worth getting Nintendo Switch Online service?

This would very much depend on the players. Do you play online often? If you do like more than 10 times a week, then it could be something you want to look into.

If you are not into online or multiplayer mode, then this may not appeal to you.

End of the day, even if you stop playing Nintendo Switch, your saved game should not matter much by then right?

PS: Do note that Nintendo Switch Online Subscription will not be required for Free-To-Play games such as Fortnite. For Minecraft users, you need Nintendo Switch online to play online.