Nintendo Switch

Owlboy Fans Complain About Ugly Switch Icon And Get A Fix From Developer

You can now pre-load Owlboy on the Nintendo Switch but players were not happy with the icon for the game which graces the console’s home screen. Users tweeted the developer to complain about it and the studio responded saying that they will have the intended new and improved icon up and running soon. You can check out the new and old icon in the video in the tweet below.

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      1. hey, we all like pretty icons…but if you openly complain about the icon…as if it were a real issue, you’re the kind of guy forrest gump will make fun of.
        well, that’s what happens when you give a person unlimited options…tuns into a millenial.

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      2. I understand icons can change a bit about of impression. But it’s a bit too overdone complain about a simple icon when the game itself is good

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      3. @NFOR What I find the most stupid is actually discussions just like these, making it seem like a far bigger problem than most think it is.

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      4. Yeah, no, I still don’t agree with you. By your argument, we could just have green sludges with pink text for all the icons. It wouldn’t matter, right?

        There’s a reason why we have lots of different icons with lots of different art. It’s pleasing to look at, and people like that.

        Now, I’m not saying this discussion isn’t stupid or blown out of proportions. But I stand by my point: I like pretty icons, and will always prefer a pretty icon over an ugly one. The people making it stupid seems to me to be the ones who 1) claims the game is ruined by ugly icons (who says that? Can’t say I’ve seen any), and 2) people who claim that the ones disliking the icon is complaining about more than a single icon.

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      5. I don’t get you. Either you’re a troll or you’re just unable to get it through your head that other people like different things than you. Some like beautiful art on covers and icons.

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      6. Don’t bother. Some people just think their opinion is above others’ and that if someone disagrees with their opinion, they are wrong and stupid for disagreeing. Or that they have horrible tastes. Or some other bullshit line. Just make one or two comments to them and walk away because you’re just wasting your time.

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      7. @apfelazo: I doubt you’ll see this but… It may not be an issue to you but it is for hundreds of others. Just because you disagree doesn’t make their issue any less real. People have a right to openly complain about something they feel is an issue without being made fun of and/or without being insulted for it (just like they have a right to like something others may hate.) But we don’t live in a perfect world so some people want to be immature and diss someone for having an opinion that’s different to their own. Like the people getting into fights and insulting each other for liking/hating Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. At the end of the day, everyone is simply expressing their very different opinion. No opinion is wrong… Unless someone is trying to pass their opinion off as fact then they are wrong.

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    1. Something like the appearance of an icon or the box art for a game is responsible for the player’s first impression of the product. Not only does it determine how aesthetically pleasing your Switch homepage is going to be, but the quality of the icon can also be interpreted as a reflection of the devs’ devotion to the project. If it’s a port with a lazy-looking icon, it can give the player the impression that the devs didn’t really care that much during production. I get that it might sound melodramatic and silly, but the player’s first impressions are important.

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    2. Generally I would agree, but did you take a look at the old icon in this case? That really wasn’t pretty and seeing that in my menu every day would’ve annoyed me as well =<

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      1. Yeah no. That doesn’t work in marketing. If your product doesn’t immediately look pleasing or interesting then you won’t get nearly as many people looking into getting the game as you could

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      2. “No I’m right” is basically what you just said. The least you could do is back up your claim with substantial evidence in favor of what you’re saying

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      3. Ah yes. It’s definitely common sense to not make your advertising and hardware look as visually pleasing as possible in order to get more sales. Nobody likes money. Throw that shit away

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      4. It may be idiotic, I’m not saying it’s not, but there are countless people who do “judge a book by its cover”. There’s a reason why clickbait is a thing; making things visually more appealing will get you more sales, clicks, etc. Sadly it isn’t common sense to not judge things by the first look you see of them because that’s entirely what our society does on a daily basis. It’s the right sense to have, but it isn’t the common one

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      5. Clickbait is unrelated to games. If you are looking at a game, guaranteed you will see more than just the icon in the shop. You would’ve already bought it before worrying about an icon that doesn’t matter in the slightest.

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      6. Clickbait is related in the sense that it shows just how prone people are to clicking on things that are visually pleasing. Please note that clickbait isn’t always “boobs in the thumbnail” or the like. As for icon in the shop part think of it this way: if you’re looking through someone else’s Switch menu to find some games to check out, which will be more interesting to you: picture of a tribe of Owl People artistically placed and visually pleasing, or a giant pixelated head.

        And just to go back to very original point: people also just like to have their Switch menus as visually pleasing as possible. The Switch’s menu design is often seen as sleek and to the point; I would much rather have a stylized icon for my games than a generic looking one. No one was “bitching” or throwing shade or anything. The word “complains” is so often thrown about even when people weren’t actually throwing fits over certain things (as an aside that’s because “fans complain about _____” is far more clickable than “fans ask for _____”).

        So just to make my point clear, there weren’t any people bitching about an ugly icon, it was more of people wishing for a better looking icon to go with the beautiful game and their Switch

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      7. lmao, my guy, if having a discussion about something you don’t agree with counts as bitching, then you’re not gonna have a a good time in life

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      8. Nah man if I were bitching I’d be hella pissed off with each and every interaction we’ve had. I came in with the intention of swaying your opinion, but it just doesn’t seem like this will be the case. I’m perfectly fine with us agreeing to disagree at this point. If that’s me bitching, then shit man, I’d better go relearn the entirety of myself, the world, and beyond life itself.

        That, or you’re just pulling stuff outta your ass ;P

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      9. Yes, I’m sure humoring myself by wasting your time proves your point that showing disdain for an icon on a gaming console counts as “bitching”. You’re a riot, my man; keep going

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      10. You’re pointless responses are also amusing. See? You amuse me and I amuse you. Perfect back and forth combo right there. Either one of us could stop being so petty and stop responding, but each time the other responds it makes us want to have the last say.

        Ideally this continues until one of us dies

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      11. The original topic is dead my guy. We’ve each said our piece and each refuse to drop the whole thing and accept that we each see the issue differently. I don’t see this as an issue nor as bitching whereas you think just having a conversation on this as being bitching. So because neither of us can be the bigger man (or woman; I won’t assume) then it looks like we’re stuck here responding to each other for eternity. Or until the other dies, ya know whichever comes first

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      12. We’ve strayed from the original topic matter, ergo the original topic is dead. Nobody else is even talking about original anymore

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      13. lmao when did you try to go back? All you did was say I’m bitching for responding so many times to you. My guy you never stop making me laugh. Hell, you could probably make some decent cash off your humor

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      14. My guy, I reread your posts and all you said was “you’re bitching”, and “you’re proving my point”. Nowhere did you try to go back the original topic of displeasing icons and the developers who were already fixing it. Literally all you had to do to get it back on track was to say “hey, we’re getting off track of the original topic. Let’s take a few steps back and talk about the icon again”.

        But you didn’t. All you wanted to do was fling amusing insults at me and say things like “you have no common sense”. It’s not too late though; you can still admit that you’re wrong and then we can all go home. Otherwise, well I guess we’ll continue on with this little banter, eh? I’m guessing it’ll be the latter. From the short time I’ve known you (earlier today), all you wanna do is argue and say someone’s bitching. It’s ok though, because I’ll keep paying attention to you :)

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      15. lmao of course I’m not anymore. You never had much to provide in the first place, but I did try in the beginning. Now I’m just waiting for your amusing and desperate retorts. What’ll it be next? Who knows? 🤔

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      16. Well the very first comment was to try to persuade you to stop calling the disdain towards the cheap looking icon as “bitching”, but then when I realized that you were just a broken record and refused to either see reason or a different perspective I decided it would be funnier and more entertaining if we continued to derail. I mean, you had already begun derailing the topic when you said I was bitching about something when I literally have no care for and was just playing devils advocate for

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      17. lmao, again, if talking about these things counts as bitching to you then, we’ll the world will not treat you well. Talking does not equate to bitching just because it doesn’t back up your claim

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      18. You continue with such baseless claims. If you ever wish to win an argument you have to provide facts and evidence. Saying your opponent proves your point would never win you an argument, especially when it’s just between you and your opponent. You could always look up the proper ways to debate, or you could continue wasting your time being a broken record. Your choice

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      19. lmao dude, do you even know what fallacies are? Because you’re literally nailing them with each time you post new comment

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      20. At this point we’ve both been immature. Literally an hour ago you saying I was “bitching” when there’s clearly words that mean the same thing without the crude, immature swear words

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      21. My guy, you’ve been going back and forth with me this entire time. Of course it’s both of us. If you weren’t being immature you’d have stopped responding 5 hours ago

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      22. It can’t be ironic if I’ve already admitted to being immature during this whole thing. We’re both immature for continuing this despite it not leading anywhere and there’s literally nothing that you can retort with that will change that fact

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      23. I had already admitted it. Now it’s your turn, though it’s already obvious that this is the case hence the 50 post comment chain that’s taken 7 or 10 hours long

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      24. You are one of dense, deaf, or just plain stupid. Reading comprehension dictates that I was referring to admitting that you are immature for continuing with this thread. It had nothing to do with the original comment. If you want to prove to me that you are indeed not immature then you would have to be the bigger man and stop replying to me

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      25. “More”

        My man, those were the first insults I’ve given. I’ve even been calling you “my man” in a friendly tone.

        But oh well, so much for you being the bigger person:(

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      26. It wasn’t three or four I’ll give you that, but it was still something that you repeated for no reason

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      27. The text wasn’t exactly word for word, but you sent the same message “you’re not getting it” twice

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      28. Damn. Oh well. You know what to say, “never give up on the ones you love”. Maybe I’ll “get it” eventually

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      29. Switch icons being changed is not a serious issue like poverty and child trafficking is. Unless you wanna y’all about some real world issues, I’m not taking this or you seriously

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      30. I never said it wasn’t an issue. I said it wasn’t a real life issue and thus doesn’t warrant over 10 hours over serious thinking. It constitutes half an hour to 1 hour tops, which we reached long ago. After that hour was up and I realized our discussion wasn’t going anywhere I stopped taking this and you seriously

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      31. What? No we’ve already discussed how I’m no longer taking this seriously. That was like two hours ago, man

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      32. Well we’ve seemingly reached the end of our “discussion”. I’m simply wondering what happens next: so we continue to make pointless drivel, or do we stop responding ? I for one am not going to stop unless you stop because I’m “immature”, but I’m curious as to which you choose

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      33. Your topic? lmao! I don’t see your name written under the article title! You ain’t sickr; you’re DukePassMasters lmao

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      34. This whole thing stems from the article. If this article hasn’t been written, you wouldn’t have stated anything. This isn’t yours, my guy. If you want to make topics and threads join GameFAQs of other useless gaming forums

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      35. No. This is comment on an article. This isn’t a topic. A topic has a thematic statement and points to back it up. All you pointlessly said was “people are bitching”. That’s a blank statement and holds zero ground when you don’t add substance to it. If you want to make a topic, make your own blog, make a twitter post, make a Facebook post, make an account on a gaming forum, and then write a proper article on why and how people were bitching when they asked for a better looking Owlboy Switch icon. Only then will you have your own topic. What you have here though, is another pointless comment on a gaming article, not a topic

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      36. Funny I thought sickr posted a topic about how the icon was changed due to fans wanting it to be changed. Oh wait, that’s because it WAS him, not you. You just piggybacked off his topic

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      37. LMAO, no it literally isn’t. The only difference is that you have disdain towards people, while the article encompasses the entirety of the topic. You did not add anything new to this whole thing by posting your comment; you did not make up in your mind what to say to make a compelling topic. You took an existing idea and spieled it out in the comments with a hate twist thrown in. You created nothing

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      38. We have the article, which is base for a topic about people showing disdain for an icon that then is addressed by the devs by creating a new icon. You literally did not create a new topic. You cannon seriously be this dense (and before you say that’s an insult, it is merely an observation as being dense is a character train someone can have and isn’t inherently an insult).

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      39. I would have posted in the comments regardless. Your comment was just the first posted so I saw it and tried to convince you how wrong you were. Again, common sense fallacy.

        Now if you had said literally anything that wasn’t already stated in the article, which didn’t, then you would have created your very own topic. But that’s not what happened seeing as you took what was said in the article for your post

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      40. Your post is about people being upset over an icon which caused it to be changed (granted it was moreso calling them idiots, but I digress), the article was about people being upset over an icon which in turn caused it to be changed. The only difference is that article had a neutral stance whereas your post had a negative one. You have thus “reported” on the same thing but with slightly different viewpoints, but because you never would have posted in these comments without the article being present, then it is no longer your “topic” and just another post on a gaming blog.

        My guy common sense is not as factbase as you think it is. Common sense can change with society and ergo cannot be used as an argument. Just because you think something makes sense does not mean others do and also does not make what others say invalid. You can continue being oblivious to these things or you can look this stuff up yourself

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      41. Paragraphs are what make up the best arguments. Proper format, proper spacing, etc. It’s what most colleges look for in their essays afterall. If you didn’t know that, well, you can probably use common sense to know what I’m getting at

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      42. I am not being a hypocrite if I’m simply asking why you’re arguing if there’s no logical argument. That is not how being hypocritical works

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      43. Don’t place it on me; I asked you that question because you said there was no point. So I’ll ask you again – why are you arguing if there is no logical argument to make?

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      44. No you can’t. You stated that there is no logical argument to make, so I for the third time – why do you argue then?

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      45. I joined in long before you stated that. Now I will ask for the fourth time (or was it fifth at this point?): if there is no logical argument to make, why do you bother arguing?

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      46. Tell you what, I’ll answer that if you answer my question first, which is still the same as it was 5 times ago

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      47. lmao, no I asked the question first. You stated that there was no logical argument to make and so I asked you why you even argue if that statement is true. Now you’re claiming things as your own again smh

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      48. No. Answer my question first. That is the only way I answer yours. Why do you continue to argue if there’s no logical argument to make? Answer that first and only then will I answer your question

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      49. That’s cute because I’m still waiting for my question that was asked first to be answered. It’s common courtesy to answer someone’s question before expecting them to answer your own

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      50. Dude, same. I’m still waiting for some random stranger on the internet to answer my question because I asked them one before they rudely expected me to answer theirs.

        What are you waiting for?

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      51. Oh cool so you do still read my message. Well you should know that it’s awfully rude of you to assume I’m going to answer your question before you answer mine. Sorry but them’s the breaks

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      52. lmao, you do realize the irony in this, don’t you? Earlier you were claiming that you aren’t immature, but do you know what an immature child would do? They would repeat themselves ad infinitum and refuse to do things unless it were done in their way. The irony is that is you in this instance.

        Again, comments are topics. The article is the topic. You did not write the article. This is not your topic. Deal with this fact and you will come closer to being mature

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      53. There is no irony when I myself already stated I was being immature. The only irony is that you refuse to admit it when you’re being so repetitive.

        Comment, not post. Deal with it

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      54. Nope. If it were your topic, then you’d be able to delete my comments. The only ones who can do that are me, and sickr because he’s the creator of this topic, article, webpage. If you were truly the owner of this topic then you’d have this power over me, but you don’t. Simple as that, and that’s a simple fact.

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      55. I’m sorry that you cannot grasp the reality that this isn’t your topic but a comment on the actual topic.

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      56. The article is the topic. Articles are not user forums where you can post whatever you want on a subject. The subject and topic is always the article itself

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      57. You cannot make a topic in the comments of an article if the comment is basically the same thing as what was stated in the article.

        Comment: “These guys are bitching because they want an icon change, haha, idiots”
        Article/topic: “These players showed disdain for the icon and want it changed”

        Only difference is the stance taken. The topic is the same, but the stances are different. This is basic debate stuff, my guy

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      58. lmao, not how it works. “The Bible is fact because the Bible said so”. Again, logical fallacies, but hey that’s a new one

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      59. No, I know that it’s not true. You do not own this topic. That is a fact and the sooner you finally admit that to yourself the sooner you’ll let go of this pointless drive

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      60. You made a statement towards people related to the topic/article. You can cry about it being your topic all you want, but it simply isn’t

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      61. The topic is the article. If the topic hasn’t been written your post wouldn’t exist. It’s simple, and yet you just don’t see it. But I think the saddest part is that you continue arguing with me just because I respond back. Like, is there nothing else for you to do but waste time with me? After like five more minutes I’m personally gonna go to sleep (and inevitably wake up to a response from you), but it doesn’t really seem like you have anything better to do than to waste your precious time and energy talking to a stranger on the internet. Oh well

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      62. lmao, that’s not what the saying implies. You’ve got the internet, but I’ll humor you and just tell you that it’s a sarcastic remark about your statement typically used when the recipient has stated something laughably incorrect

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      63. Apparently I can’t because you won’t listen to me and assume I’m just backpedaling. It seems as though nothing pleases you

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      64. If you want to take a meme literally, that’s on you man. Anyway, I’m gonna go to sleep now and wake up to your response in the morning (in which case I shall then respond myself continuing this endless cycle). Goodnight, man; if it’s nighttime where you are, sleep well

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      65. You know, I’ve been thinking. I’ve been wrongly treating you this way by constantly trying to get under your skin. I thought your viewpoints were ridiculous (and still do), but ya know what I’ve decided it’s not really right of me to continue this. I’m sorry man. Sorry for trying to get under you skin, trying to be the last man standing, and for calling you names. You’re free to call this comment your topic and I won’t do or say anything about. Sorry for wasting your time and mine. Have a great life my man

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      66. Aw. I was quite enjoying the back & forth between you two. It reminds me of my own back & forth with him. He wouldn’t answer my questions about how he felt about Metroid Prime: FedshitForce, too, because I was using that insulting name to insult it. *shrug* Oh well. Life goes on & sometimes you have to accept the fact you aren’t gonna get answers to some of your questions that you have in life. Anyway, thanks for the laughs!

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      67. Speaking of which, tell that to the 94% of confused graphical whores on PS/XB corner because I’m sure they’ll remotely give anything Nintendo some slack despite doing some incredible shit in the past. Oh wait, you’re not one of those people so zip it with the hypocrisy.

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      1. I feel I should clarify. What I mean by that is your comment is purely an opinion as others have a different opinion to your own. It’s basically the same as saying “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” or “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”

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      2. Alrighty then. I’ll leave you to your opinion as I won’t get into another pointless back & forth with you like the last two times since you seem to have this need to have the last word. Good day (or rather night as it’s dark here) to you.

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    1. This isn’t a question of graphics but more of a personal taste in a still icon. I think the original was maybe the dev icon. Judging by how swift they are taking care of the issue leads me to believe they had an icon all set and ready for an update. Who truly knows…

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  1. Is it a bad to hold video game companies to a certain level of quality in everything they do. It’s because we didn’t hold them to high standards in the past that we now have $60 free to play copy and paste games from AAA companies. Yes it’s petty, but we need to hold EA, Capcom, ect to that same standard in all they do as we do game icons.

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  2. It’s sad that people equate complaining to bitching these days. There is a difference. *shrug* I’m just glad the games I got on my Switch have nice looking icons. Hopefully I can see them again some day if & when I get another Switch. It’ll be nice to see some beautiful icons that look great and aren’t generic as fuck when I turn on my new Switch for the first time and upload those games to it… if Nintendo actually lets me change my new Switch to my primary one, that is. That’s another thing I should check with before I actually buy a new Switch if I end up liking what paid online brings.

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