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Posted 04 January 2014 - 21:41

considering the ridiculously short range of the Wii U gamepad, I'm guessing your WiiU, TV and bed are in the same room ;)

 

 

I think that would be the most obvious conclusion. ;)

 

Haha Yes :p

 

It's still great though, mainly when I'm playing I can continue playing when someone forces me off the TV :(




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Posted 04 January 2014 - 21:43

considering the ridiculously short range of the Wii U gamepad, I'm guessing your WiiU, TV and bed are in the same room ;)

 

The gamepad's range can go farther than just the room that it's in.



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 00:23

The gamepad's range can go farther than just the room that it's in.


Pretty much no.

Even the next room, through an open door and with very thin walls on either side. Bad connection, even standing in the door it has problems

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 00:39

Will be doing the same post Christmas - picking up a Wii U along with Super Mario 3D world, Lego City and getting Lego Marvel Heros for the gf.

 

Cant wait for the new Zelda game to get released as well ;)

 

Well our new Wii U is getting delivered on Monday :D

 

Glad we waited until after Christmas as the bundles have gotten slightly better:

 

1) Lego City pack

2) Super Mario 3D World

3) Mario and Sonic and the Sochi Winter Olympics

4) Sports Connection

 

and we got the Lego Marvel Heros game for Christmas.

 

Roll on Monday :jump:



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 09:09

Have now bought Nintendo Land (For £14.99, new) which is coming Monday and will be ordering Legend Of Zelda Wind Waker HD next week.

 

Cannot wait for a new Zelda game and a new Mario game

 

Also really not sure whether to pre-order Watch dogs for PC or the Wii U.

 

If Zelda is anything like this I cannot wait:

 



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 07:28

Congrats, can't decide if I want an X1 or Wii U more...honestly shouldn't spend the money right now anyway haha!

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:12

Congrats, can't decide if I want an X1 or Wii U more...honestly shouldn't spend the money right now anyway haha!

I always thought about it this way:

If you want to play Nintendo exclusives - Wii U

If you aren't bothered about the Nintendo exclusives - X1/PS4

 

I wanted to play Nintendo Exclusives, especially Zelda and HOPEFULLY a new Mario game, so I had no second thoughts about a Wii U.

 

For games that aren't coming to the Wii U most of them do eventually come to the PC and I have a pretty capable PC so I shall get those games for the PC :)

 

At the moment, it looks like only Ubisoft have taken an interest in the Wii U and the games from them are actually quite good ports, everybody else (EA) have terrible ports from what I have seen.

 

The Indie side of the Wii U looks promising and from what I can see you can get a dev kit from Nintendo at very low cost, don't hold me to this but I think you may even be able to pick one up for free if you are a dev and can prove it.



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 20:17

Pretty much no.

Even the next room, through an open door and with very thin walls on either side. Bad connection, even standing in the door it has problems

must be your particular room. i have my Wii U in the basement and i can play the console from the 1st floor. i know it wont work on the 2nd floor, though.



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 01:41

Thanks Kibos, your advice is very sound. People that want Nintendo games, well the Wii U is a must buy. I'm not one of those, and while from what I've seen the Wii U is an very good multi plat machine, the X1 will be a better complement to a PC/PS4 setup. As you said, if people only want to choose one general gaming device, then PC is the best choice as it is the most versatile by default.

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 20:57

Thanks Kibos, your advice is very sound. People that want Nintendo games, well the Wii U is a must buy. I'm not one of those, and while from what I've seen the Wii U is an very good multi plat machine, the X1 will be a better complement to a PC/PS4 setup. As you said, if people only want to choose one general gaming device, then PC is the best choice as it is the most versatile by default.

I had a WiiU, sold it for the money towards my One & PS4 combo.
I have to admit I was missing my first party Nintendo titles, so I recently picked up a 3DS XL on sale for $150.
I think I can honestly say I enjoy it much more than I did the WiiU.
Nintendo games on the go is awesome.
Currently playing the new Zelda, Mario Kart, and NSMB2. and just ordered Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D from Amazon along with a case.
So I now have my 1st Party Nintendo Fix but in the form of a handheld, and seems to be working out (for now) incredibly well.
Maybe in a few years when the WiiU is below $200 I will visit it again.
My main reason for picking a WiiU up initially was I was super excited to be able to play it before I went to bed (it's the little things), and due to the aforementioned horrible range on the GamePad, even though my bedroom was upstairs directly above my TV room, and I mean directly, my bed is pretty much on top of the TV, the GamePad did not work consistently at all. The 3DS sure does though!



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 09:03

I had a WiiU, sold it for the money towards my One & PS4 combo.
I have to admit I was missing my first party Nintendo titles, so I recently picked up a 3DS XL on sale for $150.
I think I can honestly say I enjoy it much more than I did the WiiU.
Nintendo games on the go is awesome.
Currently playing the new Zelda, Mario Kart, and NSMB2. and just ordered Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D from Amazon along with a case.
So I now have my 1st Party Nintendo Fix but in the form of a handheld, and seems to be working out (for now) incredibly well.
Maybe in a few years when the WiiU is below $200 I will visit it again.
My main reason for picking a WiiU up initially was I was super excited to be able to play it before I went to bed (it's the little things), and due to the aforementioned horrible range on the GamePad, even though my bedroom was upstairs directly above my TV room, and I mean directly, my bed is pretty much on top of the TV, the GamePad did not work consistently at all. The 3DS sure does though!

Thanks for the feedback Larry! Yes, in an ideal world where money's no issue we'd have all three devices, but right now it's best to keep a balance between enjoying the hobby and the bank. So indeed PS4 and X1, will also wait for Wii U to become more affordable. Have to see really want to play ZombiU!





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