Nintendo Switch Online’s Cloud Save Debacle (The Jimquisition)

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Nintendo is a ridiculous company that cannot simply do something simple. There’s always a complication, a caveat, a catch. Even cloud saving, which every other platform has nailed, must be subject to Nintendo’s arcane rulings.

So, cloud saves will only work for SOME Nintendo Switch games, not ALL of them. The ones excluded are pretty heavy hitters too. Looks like another Nintendo Move to me!

Christoph Brinkmann
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Apparently the ultra hardcore Nintendo fanboys have figured out (finally, only took, what, 6 or 8 years?) that Jim will criticize Nintendo’s BS no matter how fervantly they smash their fingers on their keyboards defending their holy god Nintendo, their lord and savior, Mario or their holy spirit – whoever the hell Nintendo’s lead designer is, not gonna Google it because I don’t care. Sigh of relief.

The Worst Elephant
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The Worst Elephant

I used to think Nintendo fans were a bunch of weird zealots, but the dude who’s been hanging around in the comments section and tearfully downvoting everyone has really forced me to view them in a new light! I now agree that Nintendo botching cloud saves is awesome, and Jim is a big meany for saying anything.

Hrvoje Grahovac
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No wonder their stocks are plummeting. The fact that they are still functioning is baffling to me.

alextulu
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alextulu

“revert to a higher online multiplayer ranking that had been lost”

So, multiplayer progression is saved locally instead of on the server.

Nintendo doesn’t know how to do online multiplayer.

Polishfury5000
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I have nothing constructive to add, just that surprise “Adventure Zone” reference made me very happy.

So well done on that particular pull.

Oliver Mendes
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If you’re wondering how a Nintendo fanboy might justify it then the obvious answer is that they’d repeat Nintendo’s statement about it being used to stop cheating.

kordan11
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kordan11

Nintendo making baffling decisions that seem to indicate they don’t understand 21st century technology is never surprising, yet always sad. 🙁

P.S. Cheeky TAZ reference there, long live the tres horny boys!!

La Chica Incognita
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La Chica Incognita

WINDMILLS DO NOT WORK THAT WAY. GOOD NIGHT.

Arella Jardin
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Arella Jardin

Not having Cloud Saves for Splatoon doesn’t make sense, even by their excuse. There’s no trading items, and everything is already saved on the server side. Is this one of those things where the account is tied to the specific Switch, and they just don’t want you to be able to transfer accounts to a different device? I haven’t played Splatoon 2 in a while. I enjoyed the game a lot, and I love the whole style of the Inklings’ world. But I’ve been holding onto the game, trying to decide if I wanted to sell it back to Gamestop… Read more »

IntronEx
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IntronEx

I don’t… why? Why would Nintendo behave this way? I truly don’t understand. It can’t be the money, they practically print money and could probably survive just on Wii money and portables in Japan for years. It can’t really be that they believe their own press, can it? Is it just that the corporate structure prevents any kind of internal feedback, checks and balances against high level executives who stopped taking their meds? What is it?!?! Tell me! Nintendo fans have to be some of the most loyal and ardent defenders of everything Nintendo does, but even this is going… Read more »

R.M.Renfield
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R.M.Renfield

SHAKEY! Yes, he’s back! I don’t know why (I’m English) but I think those Southern accents sound pretty cool.

Look to the sters, motherfucker.