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#31 vetDirtyLarry

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 19:20

I know people well into their 30's who do Xbox gaming nights, 2 consoles 4 people. means at least 2 people need to use online profiles, more if you use 3 or 4 player split screen for 6-8 people.

There are (local) co-op games on the PS3 that allow you to sign into your account with whoever you are playing with to get your trophies/achievements. And yeah save games as well, I regularly play my GF's PS3 when I am at hers and download my saves off the cloud to carry on playing titles - We have our accounts on each others PS3s for downloading games from the accounts as well.

Quite often I cannot be bothered lugging my PS3 to my GFs, so I appreciate how smooth things are on PSN for letting me use my account on her PS3.

It's simply an entirely counter-productive system (one could say overly vicious DRM), and quite damaging to those in specific scenarios like me above.


Okay, 2 valid reasons why this method does suck.
Since I never do either they really did not cross my mind, but no doubt hearing them now makes me realize what a truly horrible idea it was to implement.


#32 +Audioboxer

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 19:26

Okay, 2 valid reasons why this method does suck.
Since I never do either they really did not cross my mind, but no doubt hearing them now makes me realize what a truly horrible idea it was to implement.


Need to lure that wife of yours to the gaming side one day Larry :rofl:

#33 vetDirtyLarry

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 21:12

Need to lure that wife of yours to the gaming side one day Larry :rofl:

Actually, I really don't. :laugh:
There have been a few occasions over the years we have played stuff together, almost all Nintendo games actually, but nowhere near anything that would warrant her having her own Gamertag, Save Games, etc.
I tend to stick to SP games any way, so when all is said and done, I actually prefer the fact she does not game.
It provides me some "alone time," she reads or watches whatever TV she needs to catch up on, so it works out for both of us.

On to the WiiU, I am actually really, really enjoying ZombiU at the moment. I think it is a damn good representation of the good way to use the Game Pad, it does indeed enhance gameplay and not hinder it.

The one and only criticism I personally have is I am still trying to get completely used to the Game Pad, the right analog stick being above the buttons is a bit weird for sure, but getting used to it pretty quickly. While I am sure a lot of games are going to utilize it in a gimmicky way, there is definite promise just based on my brief time with ZombiU for the GamePad to add another level to the gameplay.

#34 Routerbad

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 23:02

In the past six years I’ve been through four Xbox 360 consoles and three PlayStation 3s. Which has been a pain, but each and every time I’ve been able to simply transfer my existing system account to the new console through the magic of the internet.

You’d think that would be something Nintendo could manage rather easily, but nope. Turns out that the Nintendo Network ID you create for a Wii U will, for now at least, be tied to that console. If you lose that console – for whatever reason – you lose the ID that went with it. If you buy a second-hand console, and want to import your ID, you can’t. If you’re at a friend’s house and want to sign on using your account, you can’t.
Here’s the relevant statement from Nintendo’s support page:

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That “future” consoles thing is a little confusing, as it’s unclear whether they mean the next console after the Wii U, or simply Wii U machines in the future, when this feature is patched in. We’ll contact Nintendo and update if we hear back.
Hopefully it’s something that can be patched in, because boy, if people lose their accounts and their consoles at the same time, they’ll be pretty damn upset.
Can I Log Into My Nintendo Network Account on a Different Console? [Nintendo Support, thanks everyone!]

http://www.kotaku.co...-is-tied-to-it/


Derp


Since MiiVerse (and by extension, NNID's) are coming to 3DS at some point, I would venture to say that when miiverse is made available for 3DS is when NNID's will be made more portable. It's a little odd they omitted this in the first place, but hopefully they can correct it in the short term. No one wants to create a presence for themselves only to lose it completely if there is a hardware failure.

#35 ~Johnny

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 19:41

Since MiiVerse (and by extension, NNID's) are coming to 3DS at some point, I would venture to say that when miiverse is made available for 3DS is when NNID's will be made more portable. It's a little odd they omitted this in the first place, but hopefully they can correct it in the short term. No one wants to create a presence for themselves only to lose it completely if there is a hardware failure.


FYI, Nintendo will allow you to transfer your account in the case of a hardware failure (as long as you use their repair service)