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#1501 jer7583

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:47 PM

What if Nintendo released a console and nobody noticed?

I can't even find a substantial amount of gameplay videos on YouTube. I'm trying to find fan-uploaded Assassin's Creed III footage but no luck. Are videos still being taken down or do people just not care? The damn thing is out.

I don't care if the games aren't a huge step up graphically, but I do want to see if the games have more AA, AF and a longer LOD distance than the versions on current consoles. One thing that really bothers me about current games is how LOD distances are abused. In AC3 on Xbox 360/PS3, the "fade-in" is atrocious.


I would not expect better, I would expect parity. Not at launch, at least. Just think of it as basically the same game but with game pad add ons.

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#1502 jer7583

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:53 PM

is anyone playing Tank Tank Tank or Assassin's Creed 3?

I think Tank Tank Tank would be pretty light on content - at $30 I would buy it.
Just wondering if AC3 runs without major problems..

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:56 PM

So really, how big is this day one update? Rumors say it's like 4.7 GB which A) I can't fathom seeing the PS3 never had anything that big and B) will basically ruin any plans I had on tuesday to do anything productive.

Actually wait, I lied. It will ruin my whole week because Tuesday I will spend all night downloading the thing. Wednesday I will not be home. Thursday-Sun no fucking clue what I am doing or in other words how much time will I be with my GF and not with the Wii-U, lol.
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:56 PM

I didn't see a code in my box, and I only got 160 coins for registration. The Club Nintendo site shows 160 coins for both the base model and deluxe model, so looks like there is no additional points earned for buying the deluxe model.


I think if you buy Nintendoland seperately you get the Club Nintendo code. I'm guessing nothing for us that have the pack-in game.

Anyway, just finished updating. Took about an hour on a fast 4G LTE connection. So wasn't too bad. I made sure to connect it to my phone once I heard it was a 5 gig download. Miiverse keeps failing on me though. Says there is an issue with it and it won't start.

Set up my Nintendo Network ID as well and it all went fine. Confirmation e-mail and everything.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:02 PM

As slow as the firmware/system updates are, I really fear what a game download would be like.

I averaged about 5mbps during my download starting at about 11AM EST. Considering it's the first day, and they're probably getting swamped, that seems fairly reasonable to me.


#1506 jer7583

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:04 PM

it's a big update - they probably left it out of the system on purpose because a lot of systems won't ever be connected to the internet and that space can be used for saves instead.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:19 PM

Is there a way to set up a Nintendo Network ID without going through the Wii U?

Reason being, I'd like to get the ID I want but my Wii U is supposed to be a Christmas present.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:21 PM

Is there a way to set up a Nintendo Network ID without going through the Wii U?

Reason being, I'd like to get the ID I want but my Wii U is supposed to be a Christmas present.


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#1509 SteveGo

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:22 PM

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:39 PM

My console updated in less than an hour. I went to work, got the small job done before tomorrow and came back all in 58 minutes and it was sitting there waiting for me.

It's a lot of fun. I'm enjoying it a lot.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:50 PM

Enjoying it so far. I picked up the cheap $39 external 750GB hard drive Target had in the ad and it is working fine so far on my WiiU. It doesn't have an external power source, but it seems to be getting plenty of power through the USB port.
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#1512 Rig

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:36 PM

Not even halfway on my upadte downloading. Killing me. :lol:

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:40 PM

Took over an hour for the update...and now each game is about 5 or so minutes. Oh well.

Pretty slick so far. Gonna play NintendoLand with the wife in a few.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:48 PM

Updating system took roughly an hour. My 8 year old boy loves nintendoland. The Mario chase mini-game is pretty fun. Impressed with nsmbu graphics and game play. Can't wait to play that more. The game pad is pretty slick. I'm impressed so far

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:52 PM

I temporarily moved my Wii U to my bedroom tv (which is closer to my router), and my download is going much faster. Kind of annoying it's having issues out in my living room. I don't really have the option of moving the router there, I'm stuck in my current configuration. I may have to look into an ethernet/USB converter, and just switch the one cable I have run out there for my PS3 (which was to speed up Media serving from my computer). We'll see how it goes after I update everything and get it up and running though.

Also I think my bedroom TV is too old to properly recognize this newer spec'd HDMI cable. My picture's all wonky. My other HDMI cables work, and the nintendo one works fine out on my newer bigger living room tv.


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After setting up that device, I went from less than 1MB DL to almost 5MB on the PS3 connection test. I've connected my phone, Vita, and laptop to the hotspot, too, and it works fantastically. I scored it for $20 on sale, but honestly, it works so well that I'd have spent $40-50 on it.
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:27 PM

i was wondering if anyone could help me out:

i set up netflix, but when i tried to turn off the gamepad, i couldn't get the wiimotes to work (i.e. sync, press play, etc.) anyone have this problem or know what to do?

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#1517 David Hibiki

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:31 PM

Watching Giant Bomb Wii U livestream. They said the frame rate sucks in Batman AC, just a heads up.

#1518 Rig

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:42 PM

Updated the console, reboot...now when I try to create an ID, the console gets to a white screen and doesn't move. Wii U logo is in the corner. Can't power off the console. What the Fuck?!

Just pulled the power cable and tried again; gets stuck at the same screen! :(

#1519 jer7583

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:45 PM

Watching Giant Bomb Wii U livestream. They said the frame rate sucks in Batman AC, just a heads up.


yeah, rocksteady and lazy ports seem to be a habit. The PC versions of their games are quite shit as well.

Ninja Gaiden 3 seems better than reviews claimed so far, but also getting some pretty noticeable slowdown on the Wii U version. Shame that a lot of 3rd party ports seem to be struggling.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:48 PM

I would not expect better, I would expect parity. Not at launch, at least. Just think of it as basically the same game but with game pad add ons.


Yeah, that's what I'm seeing. I think it would be a good idea to wait for more information the inevitable Zelda and proper Mario game. People like me can shit on the Wii U now but when HD Zelda is out we will break down. Playing Skyward Sword, I wished it was running at a higher resolution.

#1521 David Hibiki

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:50 PM

That really sucks Rig :(

jer good to hear about NG overall. With the rumored Sigma version down the road i'm going to hold out either way. Looks like sticking to first party titles is the best bet once again.

#1522 jer7583

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:53 PM

That really sucks Rig :(

jer good to hear about NG overall. With the rumored Sigma version down the road i'm going to hold out either way. Looks like sticking to first party titles is the best bet once again.


I will update as I continue to play and I should note i selected Hard mode so maybe there are more enemies causing the slowdown but it seems to happen quite often in the middle of battles with 6-7 enemies. Otherwise the game looks really nice.

The game feels like someone trying to make a ninja gaiden game that doesn't quite know what they're doing, which is probably exactly the case. Still fun basic gameplay and controls.

It can claim to be the best launch 3rd person action game of all time, I suppose? I can't think of a competitor.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:11 AM

Well scratch using non powered hard drives. It worked fine for saving games, but trying to run a game like Nintendo Land with the 223MB patch on the drive caused an error that made me to have to unplug the system so Nintendo was very accurate with the fact it has to be a powered drive. Not too big of a deal since I have one of those, but I was hoping the much smaller non powered drive would work.
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#1524 Halo05

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:28 AM

Damn, I can't get the system to let me register for a Nintendo Network ID. I'm dying to do my Wii ----> Wii U transfer so I can put the little white cube away in favor of the slightly bigger black cube.

As many of you know, black ops 2 is plaid with bugs, lag etc which many people have been suffering including me.


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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:01 AM

So really, how big is this day one update? Rumors say it's like 4.7 GB which A) I can't fathom seeing the PS3 never had anything that big and B) will basically ruin any plans I had on tuesday to do anything productive.

Actually wait, I lied. It will ruin my whole week because Tuesday I will spend all night downloading the thing. Wednesday I will not be home. Thursday-Sun no fucking clue what I am doing or in other words how much time will I be with my GF and not with the Wii-U, lol.



The update is actually a little bit under 1GB. I checked my logs from last night, and it's somewhere around 0.88GB.

Updated the console, reboot...now when I try to create an ID, the console gets to a white screen and doesn't move. Wii U logo is in the corner. Can't power off the console. What the Fuck?!

Just pulled the power cable and tried again; gets stuck at the same screen! :(



Damn. I've seen some reports that the update is bricking Wii Us, but hopefully you didn't have the same fate.

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#1526 Halo05

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:13 AM

Lol. The Wii to Wii U transfer process just shit the bed on my Wii U and now I can't turn it off.

The screen says, "An error has occurred. Please turn off your console and try again."

EDIT - If I just lost over $300 worth of VC games I'm going to kill Reggie in his sleep tonight.

As many of you know, black ops 2 is plaid with bugs, lag etc which many people have been suffering including me.


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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:32 AM

So, I downloaded ZombiU.

Gamespot is full of fucking shit. IGN too. Those fuckers have been playing too many shooters, so they didn't know this game was gonna be hard.

Interesting thing, though. Survival mode was unlocked from the start.
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#1528 Rig

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:33 AM

Took four or so tries before it let me make the account. Then the controller had to update. When the console rebooted after that, it stayed black screen. Ugh!

Had to pull the power...again!

When it finally came up, I checked the settings and headed back to the Wii Menu....where my console lovingly froze up again.

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Needless to say, I'm not off to a good start!

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:37 AM

Watching Giant Bomb Wii U livestream. They said the frame rate sucks in Batman AC, just a heads up.


And it was even worse in Epic Mickey 2.

I guess there's something about people not being able to transfer their logins from one system to another (ie like moving your 360 profile between consoles). You are locked in on the console you create the account on. You can delete the account, but after you delete it you can't just go to another console and recover it. It's gone. People are going to try to call Nintendo customer service to get their accounts moved (and even that hasn't yielded definitive results yet - I don't think their CS line is open on Sunday, at least not for the full day).

Not that this is gonna impact a lot of people, but just a warning in case anyone is planning on getting one later and sets up an account on a friend's machine or whatever.
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:41 AM

Sorry to hear people are having issues. I am not getting one but I hate to hear that people are not able to play their systems yet. Good luck and hopefully everything gets worked out.