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Response to The Wii U official hub thread. 2013-02-16 14:20:57 Reply

I wasn't able to catch the last Nintendo direct. Can anybody bring me up to speed?


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Response to The Wii U official hub thread. 2013-02-16 15:34:29 Reply

At 2/16/13 02:20 PM, darkjam wrote: I wasn't able to catch the last Nintendo direct. Can anybody bring me up to speed?

New games. Mostly of the 3DS variety. New Super Luigi U for DLC on NSMBU.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cntz1GyM1Bs

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Response to The Wii U official hub thread. 2013-02-16 20:14:49 Reply

At 2/16/13 02:20 PM, darkjam wrote: I wasn't able to catch the last Nintendo direct. Can anybody bring me up to speed?

Mario Golf, Mario and Luigi: Dream Team, and a ton of cool eshop games. More Lego City Undercover trailers, and Luigi DLC for Mario U.

Personally, Lego City is the only thing that excites me in the short term. Pikmin 3 looks great, but having never played a Pikmin game before, Lego City Undercover would win out for me (though I'm getting both).

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Response to The Wii U official hub thread. 2013-02-17 14:54:11 Reply

At 2/16/13 03:34 PM, Emlfuryoflion wrote:
At 2/16/13 02:20 PM, darkjam wrote: I wasn't able to catch the last Nintendo direct. Can anybody bring me up to speed?
New games. Mostly of the 3DS variety. New Super Luigi U for DLC on NSMBU.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cntz1GyM1Bs

Oh, cool. Luigi is my favorite, I always play as him when possible.


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Response to The Wii U official hub thread. 2013-02-18 15:26:22 Reply

having never played a Pikmin game before

Trust me, they are brilliant. If you can pick up the other two get pikmin 2 first. It's longer, the first can be finished in half an hour.


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Response to The Wii U official hub thread. 2013-02-19 15:55:14 Reply

is anybody else getting monster hunter 3 ultimate? I can't wait for march 22nd!


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Response to The Wii U official hub thread. 2013-02-20 06:41:11 Reply

So, today could be the day Sony announces the PlayStation. This is related because I have a bad feeling that if it's true, Wii U sales will start to go down a bit and we get less players. I think this because most people have come to think of Nintendo as a Child's company. I don't care, I'm getting all three (I already have the Wii U so two more left!) and playing them all equally!


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Response to The Wii U official hub thread. 2013-02-20 09:07:42 Reply

At 2/20/13 06:41 AM, darkjam wrote: So, today could be the day Sony announces the PlayStation. This is related because I have a bad feeling that if it's true, Wii U sales will start to go down a bit and we get less players. I think this because most people have come to think of Nintendo as a Child's company.

Remember Wii launch? Same talk.


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Response to The Wii U official hub thread. 2013-02-20 13:13:52 Reply

At 2/20/13 09:07 AM, kmau wrote:
At 2/20/13 06:41 AM, darkjam wrote: So, today could be the day Sony announces the PlayStation. This is related because I have a bad feeling that if it's true, Wii U sales will start to go down a bit and we get less players. I think this because most people have come to think of Nintendo as a Child's company.
Remember Wii launch? Same talk.

Yep, I still respected the Wii and thought it was a great console (even though I never owned one)


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Response to The Wii U official hub thread. 2013-02-21 05:11:36 Reply

At 2/20/13 06:41 AM, darkjam wrote: So, today could be the day Sony announces the PlayStation. This is related because I have a bad feeling that if it's true, Wii U sales will start to go down a bit and we get less players. I think this because most people have come to think of Nintendo as a Child's company. I don't care, I'm getting all three (I already have the Wii U so two more left!) and playing them all equally!

I doubt it. I bet that thing will be more expensive than the Wii U perhaps MUCH MORE expensive. If anything it moves the Wii U closer to the front of the pack due to the price tag. Let's not forget that the wii is outselling the wii u(At least in america anyway) The original DS despite being dead still sells at half the 3DS' rate again likely due to price(And again only in america).

People go for the cheaper products. The Wii had a nice perk to it and it was the cheapest of the consoles thus it did amazingly well. Once the other consoles dropped to more manageable prices and the games stopped coming on the wii the sales dropped.

This is why when the PS4 and Xbox 3 come out they will likely phase out the PS3 and 360 slowly and once that happens and they aren't heavily advertised the Wii U will be the cheapest of the major consoles out and its sales will pick up because of the next gen stuff coming out.

PS4 and Xbox 3 will struggle in sales at the beginning just like the Wii U supposedly has(Even though it is far from the truth) and the Wii U will explode because of all the awesome games coming out plus it being the cheaper console of the 3.

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Response to The Wii U official hub thread. 2013-02-21 05:20:27 Reply

By the way I forgot to mention it sounds like Watch Dogs has been confirmed for a Wii U release.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/02/21/watchdogs-confirmed-f or-wii-u

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Response to The Wii U official hub thread. 2013-02-21 05:38:36 Reply

PS4 and Xbox 3 will struggle in sales at the beginning just like the Wii U supposedly has(Even though it is far from the truth) and the Wii U will explode because of all the awesome games coming out plus it being the cheaper console of the 3.

You never know, remember the PS2 launch? Robberies of the console were reported ONE hour after it launched, shops when out of stock in 2 hours and prices on e bay for one went over £1000 and the PS2 was reasonably priced. You never know, if Sony and Microsoft can build lots of hype about the console then holidays 2013 will be a free for all for the PS4. And I think Sony learnt from the PS3 launch to not over price their console. We will just have to wait and see, I guess.


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Response to The Wii U official hub thread. 2013-02-21 20:26:29 Reply

At 2/21/13 05:11 AM, Emlfuryoflion wrote:

I believe you bring up some very good points. As a added bonus for me. You managed to type my thoughts thus saving me the trouble. Thank you :D

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Response to The Wii U official hub thread. 2013-02-23 09:21:26 Reply

Can a Wii U play movies off it's harddrive and through a usb memory stick like the ps3 can?

Or did Nintendo make their console poop and it doesn't support movie playback? Can it read 1080p/720p mp4s?


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Response to The Wii U official hub thread. 2013-02-23 16:10:02 Reply

How often do you guys actually use your Wii U?
I feel bad for using mine as scarcely as I do.


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Response to The Wii U official hub thread. 2013-02-23 16:40:48 Reply

At 2/23/13 04:10 PM, voorby wrote: How often do you guys actually use your Wii U?
I feel bad for using mine as scarcely as I do.

I use it fairly frequently. My 3DS and fire emblem awakening usually clogs up a lot of my playtime in the day but at night I usually sit down with the Wii U and play some AC3 or BO2 with one of my friends. It's been more BO2 than AC3 though unfortunately since AC3 matchmaking doesn't work properly and sometimes takes hours to put you in a game and hasn't worked since launch. I am not a big CoD fan but I needed a "new" game to play online with my friends and since AC3 wasn't working BO2 was pretty much the only other option I had.

I haven't played much NSMBU or NintendoLand since launch though. Only when I have people over at my house do I play those games now.

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Response to The Wii U official hub thread. 2013-02-27 12:53:22 Reply

Just bought a Wii U Deluxe, with Assassins Creed 3

Showing my support, probably not gonna get a PS4. I got my thing beauty.

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Response to The Wii U official hub thread. 2013-02-27 22:24:24 Reply

At 2/23/13 04:10 PM, voorby wrote: How often do you guys actually use your Wii U?
I feel bad for using mine as scarcely as I do.

Since I just got it about a week ago, lots still

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Response to The Wii U official hub thread. 2013-02-28 06:46:43 Reply

Hey guys, I feel ashamed that I haven't posted to this thread, perhaps it's only a good thing since I never post anything really constructive.

Anyways, just had the final nail with BO2, oh dear god, as if the two previous weren't enough to convince that it's not a good game series at all.

Well, finally got my copy of Ninja Gaiden 3, I guess the free DLC is already out, the estimated time says 1 hour so I'm trying to be patient.

Does anyone else have this game, if so, how is the online, from a gameplay video it seemed like lots of fun, but I did hear that not too many play online, doesn't surprise me though and well, as long as I can have challenging game that is full of blood and gore, I'm happy.


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Response to The Wii U official hub thread. 2013-03-01 17:17:30 Reply

Is what this guy say is true?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luPdKwWII20


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Response to The Wii U official hub thread. 2013-03-01 18:11:06 Reply

At 3/1/13 05:17 PM, TheKlown wrote: Is what this guy say is true?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luPdKwWII20

in one word: no

in one explanation:

He's just a playstation fanboy or xbox fanboy OR a Nintendo Hater....

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Response to The Wii U official hub thread. 2013-03-01 18:26:14 Reply

At 3/1/13 05:17 PM, TheKlown wrote: Is what this guy say is true?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luPdKwWII20

This guy has no idea what he is talking about. Some of the points he made were completely false and he had no idea what he was saying.

The only valid point he made was the fact that there are just a bunch of ports right now. He acts like the thing is never going to have any games worth having which is false.

His issue with the ridiculous loading times have already been mentioned by Nintendo and they are going to fix it up in a spring and summer system update.

His stupid issue with the TV button is also dumb. Just press the stupid button while it is turning on and it works no need to wait for the system to completely boot up.

He can't power down his games while playing CoD? He is dead wrong on that. He is likely just pressing the home button which at the time of his video wouldn't work in online menus for that game. Just press and hold the power button and the system turns off no need to hassle with going to the home menu.

His issues are completely unjustified and he just wrote the system off for no good reason. I made sure to dislike that video as his reasoning was completely wrong. The guy should learn more about how the system works and what games are coming out before completely writing it off.

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Response to The Wii U official hub thread. 2013-03-03 22:18:52 Reply

Anyone happen to know if static electricity can damage the game discs? Reason I am asking is because my NintendoLand disc is being really weird after a little run in with a static electricity charge it is always freezing on the intro screen at the same place. Tried dozens of times and does the same thing each time.

It hadn't had any problems up until yesterday when I brought my Wii U and NintendoLand with me to a friends house. I was taking it out of the box and while I tried to insert the game a pretty big shock hit me(It caught me off guard and I dropped the game but this is a moot point since it didn't cause any scratches and I wiped the smudges off)

Yeah though it hasn't worked since that shock and now I wonder if my disc has just been completely damaged because of some silly static electricity. Hope that isn't the case but if it doesn't work in the coming days I probably have to go buy another copy of the game.

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Response to The Wii U official hub thread. 2013-03-04 12:55:20 Reply

At 3/3/13 10:18 PM, Emlfuryoflion wrote: Anyone happen to know if static electricity can damage the game discs?

If there is a ring around the disk then it means you have burned and can't return or play it, if that's not what happened, I can't help you, go the your local game shop and ask for help.


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Response to The Wii U official hub thread. 2013-03-04 18:20:12 Reply

At 3/4/13 12:55 PM, darkjam wrote:
At 3/3/13 10:18 PM, Emlfuryoflion wrote: Anyone happen to know if static electricity can damage the game discs?
If there is a ring around the disk then it means you have burned and can't return or play it, if that's not what happened, I can't help you, go the your local game shop and ask for help.

I didn't see anything unusual about it that made it obvious it was broken. It looked the same as my other discs which do work.

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Response to The Wii U official hub thread. 2013-03-04 21:16:31 Reply

I do not have a Wii U right now, but I am considering one as a one big birthday present.

HOWEVER, I am not so sure I want one.

Why? Because U.S. console sales in January were dismal. Perhaps even worse than N-Gage, Gizmondo, Virtual Boy, etc at some time. I don't know, but it had only 59,000 units sold. I bet February won't be any better.

It also seems that third party support is dropping fast, and games once meant exclusively for the Wii U are now going to be on other consoles.

It also seems like very few games, if any, have been released since its launch.

I am not sure if I should go for one (or if I should create a separate thread to discuss this). Maybe I should just stick with a couple 3DS games, and get Pandora's Tower for my regular Wii. The other presents would not be video game related.

Is Nintendo going the way of Sega?


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Response to The Wii U official hub thread. 2013-03-04 21:22:46 Reply

At 3/4/13 09:16 PM, Th-e wrote: I do not have a Wii U right now, but I am considering one as a one big birthday present.
Is Nintendo going the way of Sega?

Doubtful, Sega launched a console when it wasn't ready, and even they couldn't back it up with their own games. As small as the lineup is currently, I assure you you will have hours of fun with Nintendo Land, assuming you have people who you want to play with.

Some cool eshop titles are currently out, and the next few months looks good.

Either way, the 3DS completely sucked for 7 months until they released Mario Land 3D, and now the system has an great library of games.

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Response to The Wii U official hub thread. 2013-03-10 13:06:50 Reply

Doubtful, Sega launched a console when it wasn't ready, and even they couldn't back it up with their own games.

The dreamcast was amazing, games like the sonic adventure series, shenmue and crazy taxi pushed forwards. It's because the saturn was a flop and that there was so much hype for the PS2 the dreamcast would be the console at the back of the shelves you find after picking up the last PS2 and thinking "They still make those?!"


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Response to The Wii U official hub thread. 2013-03-10 13:09:58 Reply

At 3/4/13 09:16 PM, Th-e wrote: I do not have a Wii U right now, but I am considering one as a one big birthday present.

HOWEVER, I am not so sure I want one.

Dude, give it a while, every console is like this a launch and after a few months of launch, no matter how much hype surrounds the console. Developers are still realizing the full potential of the
Wii U, besides developers are also still making games, wait for the new Zelda and smash bros to come out, sales will rocket up, also Nintendo needs to get it's rep back since the Wii classed them as a kiddy console, so give it a month or two, in time the Wii U will be head to head with the other to next gen consoles.


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Response to The Wii U official hub thread. 2013-03-10 16:33:38 Reply

At 3/10/13 01:06 PM, darkjam wrote: The dreamcast was amazing,

I meant at launch, I know it corrected it self later, but the bad launch didn't help it.