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It's not just that. Someone may need to sell their console but buy it again at a later date. Another person may need to replace a broken console. Imagine how you'd feel when you learn that the games you bought with your Nintendo Network Account are tied to the console you bought them on. Wanting to log into your account at a friend's house is a minor annoyance compared to what I just mentioned.

Granted there should be an easier way to do it, and I think the article mentions they might enable doing so at a later date via firmaware, but surely if you call them up and explain the situation they will initiate a transfer process. Again sure, that is a pain, but I cannot see how they would not do it if you call them up. So it is an annoyance, but not the end of the world.

Also I do have to wonder just how often the scenario you mention above will happen, especially initially. I do not see all that many people purchasing multiple WiiU's. By the time this would become a more standard scenario, hopefully they have the patch out for it.

I'm not a "kid" however yes for me that's a big feature i make use of on the Xbox 360.

At Uni we had a gaming night each week, everyone brought there profile / saves on a memory stick and we would play a different game each week.

Even now i will get together with some mates every couple of weeks and have a gaming session, as i have two 360's people just bring there profile round and were good to go. No effort to get a 4 player gaming session going with 2x people on each console. Plus along as one profile on each console owns the DLC that content can be used when the profile is signed in to live, regardless of if it was purchased on that console or not.

I can see how that would not bother a lot of people, however i personally think features like that are great if you game with friends.

Sorry, guess I should have said young adults. With that said, what kid means to me now definitely does not mean what it once did to me, but I could imagine being 21 or so and being referred to as a kid as offensive, I am sure I would not have liked it, but that I was including those in there young 20's. Believe me, I wish I was a kid again.

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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.

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This is just a terrible move by Nintendo.

Xbox Live Gamertag, PlayStation Network ID, Apple ID, Google Account, etc....ALL can be logged into on any device. Nintendo's restricting it to a specific console is just backwards to the way things should, and as you can see for the most part do already, work.

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I guess bringing your account to other people's places is a big thing among the kids today? I am seriously asking, as in my day you did not bring your account anywhere, that was not around. You brought your entire console.

So I guess I do not see the big deal with this as it does not affect me personally. So I am curious, what is the biggest impact of this? Saved games? I could see that being the biggest deal. You are at a friends, you are further along in the New Super Mario game, so you want to load up your save. That is about the biggest thing I can come up with why this sucks. Are there other reasons?

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.

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THIS, and many many other reasons is why I jumped ship with Nintendo and refuse to buy ANY of their hardware, flat out refuse.. and I had the money to buy a console, guess what I'm getting? Want a good and super powerful console, wait until the new Xbox, or if you're even more patient, wait until PS4, don't give Nintendo your money.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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In the past six years I

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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)

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