Switch - Day 1 update info

- update will provide access to network features including the eShop, online gameplay, ability to share images via social media
- link Nintendo Accounts
- update lets you “connect online using hotspots that require authentication, such as at a hotel or café. A web applet will open up so the user can sign-in or accept terms of use.”
- update will launch “just prior” to Switch’s release
- the update “downloads in the background, is designed to install quickly and doesn’t disrupt gameplay.”
- in order to to buy digital games for Switch from Nintendo’s website, you’ll have to access the eShop one time
- if you don’t have a Nintendo Account when you are asked about it, you can ask the system to send an email with a guidance manual about how to create an account

Best Buy location puts up huge Switch display for passers-by

Holy hell, now that's a massive display! Pretty damn cool to see that. Makes me want to check out my local Best Buy and see if the same thing is going on!

Hamster talks about Arcade Archive details, teases other Switch projects

The following comes from a Famitsu interview with Satoshi Hamada from Hamster, as translated by NE...

- Hamster received requests from fans to bring the Arcade Archive series to portable devices
- they thought Switch would fulfill these wishes
- Arcade Archive series has a feature to rotate the screen to play vertically-displayed arcade games
- it’s easier to port on Switch than expected
- Hamda thought that coding around the Joy-Con might be peculiar, but doing so isn’t actually that difficult
- finds the hardware specs on Switch are sufficient and has a good impression of the device as a result
- Hamada thought about implementing the Joy-Con steering wheel for arcade racing games
- he decided an actual steering controller is better
- currently Hamster is collaborating with HORI to make their arcade stick capable to play the Arcade Archive series
- they are discussing releasing unique arcade sticks with control panels such as twin levers, track ball, and a loop leve
- the arcade stick is not announced for Switch
- Hamster is now trying to release new titles for Arcade Archive every week
- Hamada thinks it would be nice for fans if they can find new titles when they visit the eShop on a weekly basis
- this isn't guaranteed, but the dev team is trying hard to achieve thi
- they are only announcing five Neo Geo titles from the Arcade Archives
- they haven’t announced the (standard) Arcade Archives series
- they are currently focusing on keeping the series on track with continuous releases of Neo Geo Arcade Archives
- they will definitely bring (standard) Arcade Archives in the future.
- as far as file size, it was originally 600 MB in average, but the Switch version is planned to be reduced to 200 MB
- Hamster also wants to bring over the Nikoli puzzles series, including Sudoku
- they are already talking about it with Nikoli, so they probably will be able to announce something soon
- there are actually some projects planned aside from Arcade Archives and Nikoli, but Hamster can’t announce them yet

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - another 20 mins of footage (spoilers)

I'd consider this video to have some spoilers, so please don't watch if you're trying to keep the experience untainted for yourself.