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#1681 clonesniper666

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:49 PM

I don't see the need to buy more storage now unless you want to download full retail games. Then you're going to need to get an HDD. Are full retail games available via the eshop yet? I don't know as our Wii U is for Xmas. Though I'll probably fire it up and update a week before Xmas or so.


Yes quite a few retail games are available digitally. Honesty right now is the best time to buy an external HDD since you have the Black Firday/Cyber Monday deals going on and a few places have external HDDs on sale for that or this week.

I am enjoying having the 1 terabyte HDD that I got for $20, just in case I ever do need that much memory but for $20 why wait to get it later. Of course I do only have a 8gb system though.
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#1682 Strell

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:52 PM

I am enjoying having the 1 terabyte HDD that I got for $20


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#1683 clonesniper666

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:56 PM

Still available? Link? Did you mug someone? It's cool if you did, I won't tell. I don't know if I'd trust other people in this thread though.


Nah bought mine from a friend but Walmart does have a 1 terabyte HDD for $59 Black Friday. Target also has a 750 gigabyte for $39 this week.
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#1684 Dormin

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:26 PM

It seems like Gamecube games will eventually hit the Wii U VC. Those can max out at 1.5GB each. Given Sega's support for the VC hopefully we'll end up seeing some Dreamcast games at some point.

The only thing that concerns me is Nintendo's rather steep prices when it comes to VC. If they're asking $8 for SNES games and $10 for N64 games, then they might be asking $15 or more for Gamecube games.


15$ isn't too much depending on the game. First party games for 15 $ might not be too bad when you look how much the price for them being inflated is. I am mostly talking about Mario and Fire Emblem.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:44 PM

Nah bought mine from a friend but Walmart does have a 1 terabyte HDD for $59 Black Friday. Target also has a 750 gigabyte for $39 this week.


Is the Target one a BF deal? I don't see any $39 USB HDDs of any size at Target.com right now.
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#1686 foltzie

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:56 PM

The face buttons on the right side are specifically what I'm talking about. It's not a huge deal. The main pad does feel a bit spread out though. It just feels like there is a real stretch when trying to use the R triggers and A & B. I don't think everyone should be forced into the same mold. The 64/cube controls were awesome, I just expected after 2 iterations of the classic controller that they shared the same design philosophy as Sony and Microsoft.

ZombiU even uses the upper-most face button for a lot of its actions, and I can't help but think its because of the layout.


Agreed completely, I assume that for FPS games that using the shoulder buttons for primary actions is call most devs will make and reserve the cluster for secondary actions.

#1687 clonesniper666

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:57 PM

Is the Target one a BF deal? I don't see any $39 USB HDDs of any size at Target.com right now.


Online it has been sold out since Sunday.
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#1688 token2k6

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:03 PM

I know the old Wiimotes with motion plus built in works with the Wii U, but I haven't really seen anyone talk about Wii-Motes with the Motion-Plus dongle, do those work as well? I have about 3 Wii-motes with the dongle, and just dropped $25 at TRU for my second FlingSmash box, but if the other ones work, I might save the $25 for something else..
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#1689 thrinn

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:15 PM

I know the old Wiimotes with motion plus built in works with the Wii U, but I haven't really seen anyone talk about Wii-Motes with the Motion-Plus dongle, do those work as well?

The old-school Wii-Motes work without issue.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:31 PM

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#1691 Mikeatris

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:01 PM

I'm not sure why everyone is rushing to put huge HDDs on their WiiU. My Wii was supported by a 2GB SD card for the life of the system. Having 32GB when I know damn well I'm not buying full retail games digitally seems like enough. We are CAG, and we know the best deal will come from buying at retail.

The only way this would change is if the VC games increase in size by a lot.

Damn good point. I did not play my Wii that much at all even though I got it at launch. I might have gotten 8 games for it total and I had a 2gb SD card in mine and it was more than enough. Good thinking bro as I was sure going to get a HDD on BF but I will wait as I have the system but no games as simply put I do not know which one game I would want to start with. I know everyone loves Nintendo for the exclusives, but I am a MP guy and I like to go online with my games so I was looking for something to play online with like maybe Madden or Fifa or something of that nature.

#1692 maximumzero

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:22 PM

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:38 PM

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#1694 Batcave Dweller

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:46 AM

Question!

How do I temporarily shut down my GamePad while playing Tekken via my Pro Controller?
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#1695 KillerRamen

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:02 AM

Question!

How do I temporarily shut down my GamePad while playing Tekken via my Pro Controller?


Home button -> Controller Settings

From there you can turn the screen off and put it in power saver mode. I don't know how to turn it off completely, but I usually just put the GamePad in its cradle when not in use.
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#1696 Beccaree

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:16 AM

just got a wii u on gamestop.com! They're in stock right now.

#1697 nbballard

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:22 AM

This got lost yesterday- but I have a ton of wii points on my wii u (emulator) that I want to gift to friends that just have a wii. Is that still possible? It appears that you can't have friends in the emulator ($20 in gifted games to the first person that figures it out how to do it!)
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#1698 viciouscabaret

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:24 AM

Anyone know if it's possible to install games to an external HD for faster loading times (ala 360/PS3)?

#1699 Corvin

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:39 AM

Anyone setup the WiiU with a TiVo? Supposedly DVR streaming is coming, and TiVo was named specifically so I know it's possible, I'm just not having any luck setting it up as the second screen tv feature.

#1700 Batcave Dweller

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:59 AM

Home button -> Controller Settings

From there you can turn the screen off and put it in power saver mode. I don't know how to turn it off completely, but I usually just put the GamePad in its cradle when not in use.



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#1701 Mad D

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 04:20 AM

Every one of those Miiverse messages on the plaza screen are drawn so nicely. After Christmas I expect the illustration quality to drop significantly.

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#1702 Lyth

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 04:38 AM

Anyone want to do me a favour?

It's pretty tricky to pick up a Wii U in China. I've tried a website called "Taobao" which is like eBay, but all of the sellers on there speak Chinese, and mine is quite limited. Plus, all Wii U's are about $400-$500 for the Basic Model.

If someone could pick me up a Wii U 8GB White model (US version) and ship it to me, I'd be thankful. Obviously, I'd pay. I have paypal, and everything.

If this is against the rules to ask, let me know. I plan on sticking around these forums, so I hope to not get in trouble.


Stating this: If someone is interested in doing this favor for me, we could estimate shipping to China. If it's too expensive, then we could have it sent to my house in Canada instead. That way, it'd be there for when I return.
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#1703 KillerRamen

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 04:43 AM

Amazon Instant Video is now live.
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:21 AM

Just received my walmart wii U deluxe preorder today and got it all set up (minus wii transfer).

Did some Super Mario Bros U. Other games that I got are.

Nintendo Land (from deluxe...)
Ninja Gaiden: Razor's Edge
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So far everything seem pretty cool. Nintendo in HD! woohooo!

#1705 rockstarnati

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:02 AM

Amazon Instant Video is now live.


Looks like YouTube is as well. I wasn't expecting all these video apps so soon. Awesomeness.

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#1706 KillerRamen

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:42 PM

I got, played and beat Little Inferno last night... It's a very strange game, but I think it's worth a look if you really liked World of Goo. The game itself isn't nearly as good as World of Goo, but it has a pretty interesting story. However, I do not think it's worth $15.
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#1707 KingBroly

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:33 PM

The youtube app is TERRIBLE.
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#1708 Rig

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:30 PM

Loving Nintendoland and NSMB:U.

Still getting a little frustrated with my console. Seem to have at least one lock up per day. Today it was trying to go into the Shop Channel.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:44 PM

The youtube app is TERRIBLE.


Agreed. The controls are unresponsive and I can't even watch a video. Don't bother downloading yet, folks.

Prime Instant Video works fine, though. Briefly watched The Terminator.

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#1710 rockstarnati

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:52 PM

The youtube app is TERRIBLE.


Agreed. The controls are unresponsive and I can't even watch a video. Don't bother downloading yet, folks.

Prime Instant Video works fine, though. Briefly watched The Terminator.


Yeah, YouTube is far superior on the browser. I don't see the point of even putting the app out like this, besides just being able to say they have a YouTube app.

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