Okay, some of these comments were from several pages ago, but I made the mistake of sleeping for more than hour, so I haven't had a chance to address any of them yet...
Is there a big crime spree coming that I don't know about? I drop that much on clothes/media at the mall on a random weekend with no fear of being mugged, I don't understand the irrational fear of getting mugged over a wii u.
Like I said before, I don't live in a nice town. But that's not even the biggest factor. In the past, numerous people have been mugged and even killed for their consoles around the holidays. There is also a huge difference between clothes and a brand new console. Wii U is expected to be a hot item just like every other console released just before Christmas. People get desperate and go crazy. My grandma literally had to fight off another person who tried to snatch an N64 from her at Target. Clothes simply do not see this kind of crazed demand. Another major factor to keep in mind is that this is a specific release event. People know that the Wii U is coming out on a specific day and that folks with money are going to wait in line for this expensive console that will be very easy to re-sell.
I am already aware that I am being paranoid, but I am also aware that there are desperate people out there who will do whatever it takes to either get the hottest Christmas items and/or make some money. I value my life/safety...I can't expect others to value it as well.
I picked up the rocket fish one yesterday but I thought it also came with a screen protector. I think I will return as a clear case doesn't seem all that great
The Nerf armor kit is coming out today at GameStop. It's $20 and comes with a stylus.
Hmm, I might consider that one. It doesn't cover very much of the front, but it's better than nothing. I'll have to see it in person first, though.
Youre more likely to have your car broken into while you are buying your Wii U than to be robbed at gunpoint for it.
No way. Like I mentioned above, this is a planned public event where people are going to be buying an expensive and popular item. There is a guarantee that a handful of people are going to have a hot, sellable item. It's also easy to assume that some of these people have money on them, even if cash isn't as common as it used to be. Being mugged by someone watching the exit sounds a lot more likely than someone randomly picking my shitty van out of the hundreds of other cars sitting around in the parking lot.
But like I said, I don't expect anything to actually happen to me. It's just a precaution. I would rather be wrong than be robbed, injured, or killed. And that's why Dirty Hairy is going with me.
Ahh crap. I hope they work.
Fred Meyer just had those wii remote plus 10 dollars off, plus an additional 10% off. :( I doubt they are still on sale. I should have grabbed one more just in case.
Keep looking around and you'll find something affordable. You might be able to find one the attachments going cheap on eBay (instead of buying a whole new remote).
I guess I just don't see the point. There is no financial or other advantage to paying off a pre-order early, unless you literally can't trust yourself to not blow all the money you have set aside for the Wii U on Cheetos and Mt. Dew instead (and if that's the case, you probably shouldn't be spending $350+ on video game consoles).
Does it really matter? Maybe there's no advantage, but there's no disadvantage either. For some people, it's one less thing to worry about. For those who primarily use cash, they probably feel safer paying it off now. And some people are just excited and want to be able to say that it's all paid off. I just don't see how it's anyone else's concern.
Anyone familiar with Scribblenauts? Is this a kids game or enjoyable for adults too? (me lol).
I needed a second game to pricematch Toysrus buy 2 get $30 off so I went with Scribblenauts Wii U and Black Ops 2 360. I was hoping Zombie U would be there but it got pushed back to Nov 18th. Such an impulse purchase :(
I am a HUGE fan of Scribblenauts. If it wasn't a launch title, I probably wouldn't have even pre-ordered the Wii U. I can't say whether or not you will enjoy it, but I think these games are ridiculously fun. You just need a decent imagination because without one, it wouldn't be interesting. Kinda like how Minecraft is really boring if you aren't creative (which is why I don't like it). Just check out some of the videos and see if it looks like something you would enjoy.