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#61 OP nekkidtruth

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:28

Well cool. I just hope that it won't freeze up for you. This seems very common. People are having to pull the power plug because it freezes so bad.


I also hope that doesn't happen. If it does, it's going back. *shrug* :) The large update when I first turned it on went surprisingly smooth. However I'm not a fan of WiFi only connection. Might buy a usb to ethernet dongle.


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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:12

I also hope that doesn't happen. If it does, it's going back. *shrug* :) The large update when I first turned it on went surprisingly smooth. However I'm not a fan of WiFi only connection. Might buy a usb to ethernet dongle.



Well those Freezing issue will soon be fixed but not many have the issue but nintendo is working on it also make note man you can buy a exteral HDD of any size and plug in to the Wii U for storage of downloaded games and such or other stuff . i know when i do get aWii U myself i am looking forward in to using it for are dish DVR and replacement to the dish DVR remote and interface so it shall be great also the facy ya can use it to change settings and imputs on your TV right now hitting the TV button will i think auto detect your TV so ya can use the built in universal remote for the Wii U GP even when the system is off as a seprate feature

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:50

Well those Freezing issue will soon be fixed but not many have the issue but nintendo is working on it also make note man you can buy a exteral HDD of any size and plug in to the Wii U for storage of downloaded games and such or other stuff . i know when i do get aWii U myself i am looking forward in to using it for are dish DVR and replacement to the dish DVR remote and interface so it shall be great also the facy ya can use it to change settings and imputs on your TV right now hitting the TV button will i think auto detect your TV so ya can use the built in universal remote for the Wii U GP even when the system is off as a seprate feature

You pick your TV manufacturer from a list. You can do the same with whatever set top (cable television) box you have as well.
It then runs a couple of tests (does power turn on off, does input change the input), and it is set up.
It is incredibly basic, and for my set top box, only does the very basic commands like channel up and down, and I can also open up the guide.
It does no DVR functionality, etc.
So unless I am missing something, it is a very simplistic universal remote.
Hope they expand it down the road to be more of an actual universal remote. That would be great.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:59

You pick your TV manufacturer from a list. You can do the same with whatever set top (cable television) box you have as well.
It then runs a couple of tests (does power turn on off, does input change the input), and it is set up.
It is incredibly basic, and for my set top box, only does the very basic commands like channel up and down, and I can also open up the guide.
It does no DVR functionality, etc.
So unless I am missing something, it is a very simplistic universal remote.
Hope they expand it down the road to be more of an actual universal remote. That would be great.


I think he's referring to TVii which is not actually activated/functional on the Wii U yet. When you open the app it says it's coming in December.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:18

I think he's referring to TVii which is not actually activated/functional on the Wii U yet. When you open the app it says it's coming in December.



yes that is what i was meaning and TVii looks damn kick ass tho and that for one is one reason i want the Wii U so it should be sweet to have

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 14:31

What I personally find about nintendo is their first-party games are excellent, but their third-party games aren't worth bothering about. GC's metroid, mario, zelda, etc. games were great! The DS was just rehashing N64 games for the 18th time or so, the wii's 'new super mario bros' puts a new perspective on mario, one that for me looks awful, but the 2D/3D idea in the paper mario game looked pretty nice. Wii's 3rd party stuff looked like cut-down ports and not worth bothering about. 3DS mario kart looks awesome! But once again, every other game I've seen for the 3DS just looks dire, I can't bring myself to get a 3DS JUST for one game. And when it first came out, nintendo were once again pushing zelda: OoT like it's some new game they haven't released 11 times previously, so they added 3D to it... big whoop....

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 20:00


Since Kinect was released, I've been leaning very heavily to the 360 and have had numerous conversations with my other half with regards to that effect.


I've used Kinect and have seriously almost bought a 360+Kinect on a whim multiple times now.



The kinect, in my experience, is pretty crap. I wouldn't choose a 360 over the WiiU or a PS3 based on the Kinect peripheral. You can see the games and their scores here

If you already are a PC gamers, buying a 360, to me, makes no sense. The 360 is essentially a second, less powerful PC. You can get almost all of the games on 360 for PC. Halo & Forza might be the only games worth having a 360 for. But you may as well keep the Wii U for the Mario/Zelda/Pikman/ZombiU etc. exclusives.

The PS3 has far more exclusives which are actually worth owning it over the 360:

Demon Souls, The God of War games, GT5, Heavy Rain, Ico and shadow of the collosus Collection, Infamous & infamous 2, Killzone 2&3, Littlebigplanet 1& 2, Metal Gear Solid 4, Uncharted 2& 3 (the first was pretty average),


Also, the PS+ service gives you an instant games collection straight away (some bundles come with PS+ subs). You can go home, set it up, set up PS+ and get access to games there and then.

Better off getting a good gaming PC, consoles can't compete.


Which would be a useful answer if the OP was asking about buying a console or building a PC. Also, I think the OP stated that he/she was already a PC gamer.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:31

The kinect, in my experience, is pretty crap. I wouldn't choose a 360 over the WiiU or a PS3 based on the Kinect peripheral. You can see the games and their scores here

If you already are a PC gamers, buying a 360, to me, makes no sense. The 360 is essentially a second, less powerful PC. You can get almost all of the games on 360 for PC. Halo & Forza might be the only games worth having a 360 for. But you may as well keep the Wii U for the Mario/Zelda/Pikman/ZombiU etc. exclusives.

The PS3 has far more exclusives which are actually worth owning it over the 360:

Demon Souls, The God of War games, GT5, Heavy Rain, Ico and shadow of the collosus Collection, Infamous & infamous 2, Killzone 2&3, Littlebigplanet 1& 2, Metal Gear Solid 4, Uncharted 2& 3 (the first was pretty average),


Also, the PS+ service gives you an instant games collection straight away (some bundles come with PS+ subs). You can go home, set it up, set up PS+ and get access to games there and then.



Which would be a useful answer if the OP was asking about buying a console or building a PC. Also, I think the OP stated that he/she was already a PC gamer.


Thanks for the advice. My main reason for wanting Kinect was the amount of dance games available for it. As well as the media capabilities of the 360. I like the fact that I don't have to hold anything in my hand while playing Kinect games etc. Either way, in the end we're keeping the Wii U :)

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 16:18

Either way, in the end we're keeping the Wii U :)

good, I dont think you will be disappointed. Ive had mine since Friday and I am very happy with it. Been playing Mario non-stop and already the ability to play on the gamepad only has come in handy. The Wii U will obviously come down to 3rd party support but for now, there are enough games to keep you busy.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:47

Mine just arrived, downloading the update now.

The gamepad is freaking huge, never seen one in person didn't realise how big it was going to be, ended up going for Basic version, I can't stand glossy black getting fingerprints. I got Nintendoland free with it before anyone laughs at me for paying for it.

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Got ZombiU, Skyward Sword and Mario Galaxy 2 coming soon as well.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 15:30

just buy both? I don't get how a couple hundred dollars causes people so much stress? You have lost years of life due that stress.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 20:36

My condolences..

The truth is right now there isn't. The 3rd party support is not as high as it was with the Wii and the developer tools out for the Wii U are underhanded right now. I would buy a Wii U in like 3-4 years when there's a price cut with actual games you would want to play.

The 360 and or PS3 have established libraries, the 360 having great online media services. If you like the games on another platform more than the Wii U, I suggest you return it and get something you really want.

I learned my lesson to never keep a console hoping some good games would come down the line. The Wii had like 3-4 games I was ever interested in and it wasn't worth the $550 I paid during launch.


3rd party support not as strong as Wii? On a two week old console? BWAHAHAHA. Also, dev tools underhanded? What do you mean by that? Nintendo provided dishonest dev tools to devs? Considering what has been done with the likes of Madden with contracted a contracted dev cycle on an infant platform with a novel control method, I think not. Not quite optimized, yes. Somehow dishonest or unnecessarily difficult to dev for, I doubt it.

360 and PS3 are on the verge of being replaced, the investment into those libraries, if previous entrants haven't been enough to lure your purchase, is unwarranted. I say give the Wii U a chance. Get NSMBU and any other of the 30 launch titles interest you (NSMBU is a must have, though). ACIII is great on the platform, Madden (while missing the infinity engine) is great and makes amazing use of the gamepad. Arkham City is another title that makes great use of the GamePad.

The 360 does have great media features, but nothing that isn't available as well on Wii U (netflix, hulu, amazon instant video, and wiiTV forthcoming) other than Microsoft exclusive properties (as far as online media is concerned, there isn't much, and xbox music, xbox video, and many xbox live enabled games are also available on Windows8)

All in all, make your own choice as to what to do with it, but there is definitely some exciting potential there, and some great launch titles that should keep you busy. Xbox360 is an asesome platform as well, and in my opinion you would be very happy with that as well, but as I said before, it is to be replaced soon. I would keep the Wii U and wait until the next Xbox is released to enter that ecosystem.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 20:47

What I personally find about nintendo is their first-party games are excellent, but their third-party games aren't worth bothering about. GC's metroid, mario, zelda, etc. games were great! The DS was just rehashing N64 games for the 18th time or so, the wii's 'new super mario bros' puts a new perspective on mario, one that for me looks awful, but the 2D/3D idea in the paper mario game looked pretty nice. Wii's 3rd party stuff looked like cut-down ports and not worth bothering about. 3DS mario kart looks awesome! But once again, every other game I've seen for the 3DS just looks dire, I can't bring myself to get a 3DS JUST for one game. And when it first came out, nintendo were once again pushing zelda: OoT like it's some new game they haven't released 11 times previously, so they added 3D to it... big whoop....


You would be suprised, the 3d effect in OoT3D is outstanding, and they re-released the game because Zelda games hold up over time, regardless of the graphical detail, because the stories are great and the puzzles are fun and challenging. Also, Resident Evil: Revelations is the most detailed game on any mobile platform currently. The 3DS is actually more powerful than the Wii in many respects and has faster RAM, modern shaders and AA as well as the autostereoscopic 3D effect that creates a slight AA effect itself.

Also, there is an original Zelda coming to the platform, as well as Smash Bros. The LEGO games are all great as well.

Beyond all of that, Nintendo has been doing great things with the eshop, including the ability to digitally purchase and download full 3DS games (some as they are released), virtual console (for classic Zelda, Ninja Gaiden NES, SMB, Kirby's Dreamland, Sega Game Gear games, etc) and eshop exclusives that are also fun.

This is mostly my opinion, BTW. I don't plan on convincing you to do anything other than take another look to see what's come out recently and what's coming.