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#1711 ZForce915

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:47 PM

The WiiU is starting to feel like it is quickly becoming split between those that see the many faults and those that want to overlook them to enjoy their new purchase.
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#1712 Hardware

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:55 AM

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 didn't check the last few pages if anyone commented but to clarify you get a survey for Nintendoland after a week of registering the system worth 50 points.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:39 AM

Finally sat down to play some NintendoLand(Mario hasn't arrived yet). Not too impressed yet. Gave the F-Zero, Octopus, Mario, Pikmin & Donkey Kong minigames a spin. Donkey Kong was the only fun one, IMO. Also kind pointless having a 120" screen when the whole game is played on the tablet.

All the motion is annoying and definitely not going to win over anyone that tired of it on the Wii.

The WiiU is starting to feel like it is quickly becoming split between those that see the many faults and those that want to overlook them to enjoy their new purchase.


Finding faults is justified when you're dropping $400-$500 on a new system plus a game or two.

#1714 Lyth

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:03 AM

I managed to buy a Wii U 8GB white model from Futureshop.ca. Got some questions though:

1) I'm not getting NintendoLand (might try to pick it up later when it's cheaper, and used). Am I missing out on something big, revolutionary, etc? (People are comparing it to Mario 64 and such!)

2) What games would you suggest? I'm planning on getting The New Super Mario Bros Wii U, and ZombiU.
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:12 AM

I managed to buy a Wii U 8GB white model from Futureshop.ca. Got some questions though:

1) I'm not getting NintendoLand (might try to pick it up later when it's cheaper, and used). Am I missing out on something big, revolutionary, etc? (People are comparing it to Mario 64 and such!)

2) What games would you suggest? I'm planning on getting The New Super Mario Bros Wii U, and ZombiU.


Scribblenauts is pretty good I head definitely in for it. :)
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#1716 evergoo

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:26 AM

Gf and I are currently in line for Old Navy's NSMB U deal. There are 48 copies and we're in the top 15. 2.5 more hours to go! :)

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:42 AM

I managed to buy a Wii U 8GB white model from Futureshop.ca. Got some questions though:

1) I'm not getting NintendoLand (might try to pick it up later when it's cheaper, and used). Am I missing out on something big, revolutionary, etc? (People are comparing it to Mario 64 and such!)

2) What games would you suggest? I'm planning on getting The New Super Mario Bros Wii U, and ZombiU.


It's a fun game, but I don't think you're missing out on anything major. It's more of a Wii Sports type thing with lots of fun mini games that showcase the capabilities of the new controller. You'll probably be able to find it for cheap in the coming months once people start trading it in. It will be the most common Wii U game after all.

I got New Super Mario Bros U, Nintendo Land, Assassin's Creed III and Little Inferno. Assassin's Creed III is good, but from my understanding it's the same as the 360/PS3 versions except it uses the Game Pad as a map. Little Inferno is interesting, but it's pretty hard for me to recommend at the $15 price point.

Aside from that, I'm interested in Scribblenauts Unlimited. Also, Rayman Legends and Pikmin 3 may not have made launch day, but they're still scheduled to come sometime within the "launch window." I think those two are going to be the next must have games for the system.
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#1718 Lyth

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:59 AM

Hmm, I'll definitely check out some scribblenauts gameplay videos.

I've heard some people complaining about the launch price, as it's "too expensive", which I laugh at.

For us Canadian's, it's only $20 more expensive than the Wii launch. For American's, it's $50 more. That's not a lot of money. The 360, and PS3 were much more expensive than that at launch. The 360 was $300 in US, and $400 in Canada, at launch, and the PS3 was $500 in US and $550 in Canada.

It's nice to see a equal price launch with the Wii U. Meaning, it's the same price in the US as it is in Canada. Equality. :)

I think the price is justified too. It's the first console of the new generation of gaming, just like the 360 was.


EDIT: I see online that some people are complaining about the graphics of ZombiU and the New Mario game. I think it's somewhat appalling. ZombiU looks AMAZING (reminds me of condemned + left 4 dead). It's on par with PS3 and 360, and the atmosphere/lighting effects are far above the 2 aforementioned consoles as well. The new mario game looks great, and isn't meant to a graphics powerhouse. It's simply mario, in HD.
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#1719 io

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:03 AM

Gf and I are currently in line for Old Navy's NSMB U deal. There are 48 copies and we're in the top 15. 2.5 more hours to go! :)


Hmmm... I decided not to try for that after hearing tales of previous video game promos where they only had 5 or 10 copies. Oh well... How many more people (roughly speaking of course) are behind you at this point?

My network adapter arrived from Amazon yesterday (the Nyko one for $16.xx). Man, is that night and day. I was finally able to finish my Wii transfer. Hooking that thing up to the Wii made it perform like I had never seen a Wii perform since launch. It didn't take 5 minutes to start up the Wii Shop channel. Downloading the Wii Transfer App took seconds instead of erroring out 5 or 6 times before finally working (as most other downloads have for me in the past). It was remarkable. I mena, I had pretty much stopped buying anything or using any Wii apps because of the crappy Wifi connection. And I'll add here (for the third or fourth time) that other devices hooked to my network in the same location work just fine.

Anyway, I then moved the network adapter over to the Wii U and wow, friend requests came in, the Mii Verse thing actually did something, and of course the Wii Transfer was then completed with only one hiccup. The first time I put the SD card in it told me it had a problem and to insert the correct card or some such nonsense. Since that was the one I used and my Wii was now erased that pretty much freaked me out. But I just ejected it and put it back in and it worked the second time. Whew...

I guess I have to redownload Wii games that were on my old SD card. I popped that in and it while it sees them there it won't play them. Kind of stupid but whatever - I can now redownload them without much hassle for the first time in a long time. My Wii Shop history and points (I had no idea I had 1600 sitting on there!) transfered no problem.

One strange thing - it told me that amongst other things (like the Metroid Preview Channel) that Lost WInds would not transfer over. That is kind of odd - I thought all WiiWare games would transfer. What's the deal with that one? I never finished it but I'd probably never play it again so no big deal I suppose.

Oh yeah, and I think I will try to pick up Scribblenauts. It is too bad none of the Wii games (besides NBA 2K13 and Darksiders II) were part of the BF deals. I want to pick it up but not for $50. I played the original DS game but never got too far. But I could just see my 2 and 5 year olds being amused to no end by that game and having the TV to display the results makes it much more accessible to them.

#1720 Lyth

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:12 AM

Hmmm... I decided not to try for that after hearing tales of previous video game promos where they only had 5 or 10 copies. Oh well... How many more people (roughly speaking of course) are behind you at this point?

My network adapter arrived from Amazon yesterday (the Nyko one for $16.xx). Man, is that night and day. I was finally able to finish my Wii transfer. Hooking that thing up to the Wii made it perform like I had never seen a Wii perform since launch. It didn't take 5 minutes to start up the Wii Shop channel. Downloading the Wii Transfer App took seconds instead of erroring out 5 or 6 times before finally working (as most other downloads have for me in the past). It was remarkable. I mena, I had pretty much stopped buying anything or using any Wii apps because of the crappy Wifi connection. And I'll add here (for the third or fourth time) that other devices hooked to my network in the same location work just fine.

Anyway, I then moved the network adapter over to the Wii U and wow, friend requests came in, the Mii Verse thing actually did something, and of course the Wii Transfer was then completed with only one hiccup. The first time I put the SD card in it told me it had a problem and to insert the correct card or some such nonsense. Since that was the one I used and my Wii was now erased that pretty much freaked me out. But I just ejected it and put it back in and it worked the second time. Whew...

I guess I have to redownload Wii games that were on my old SD card. I popped that in and it while it sees them there it won't play them. Kind of stupid but whatever - I can now redownload them without much hassle for the first time in a long time. My Wii Shop history and points (I had no idea I had 1600 sitting on there!) transfered no problem.

One strange thing - it told me that amongst other things (like the Metroid Preview Channel) that Lost WInds would not transfer over. That is kind of odd - I thought all WiiWare games would transfer. What's the deal with that one? I never finished it but I'd probably never play it again so no big deal I suppose.

Oh yeah, and I think I will try to pick up Scribblenauts. It is too bad none of the Wii games (besides NBA 2K13 and Darksiders II) were part of the BF deals. I want to pick it up but not for $50. I played the original DS game but never got too far. But I could just see my 2 and 5 year olds being amused to no end by that game and having the TV to display the results makes it much more accessible to them.


I'm glad it worked for you! I knew you were quite frustrated with the Wii U at launch, due to connectivity problems. It's nice to see that, the device solved that.

I'm also glad to hear that the adapter came so quickly for you. Would have been a shame to wait a week or two, while your Wii U is sitting offline.

If I was you, I'd contact Nintendo about the fact that some games won't transfer. They might have a solution.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:36 AM

Thinking about grabbing Tekken in the morning. Going out for a 32 GB SD card (not for my WiiU), and might swing by gamestop.

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#1722 Dormin

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:24 AM

I have to say Miiverse is quite possibly the BEST thing Nintendo could have done to help the their brand. I spent more time looking through the insane pictures than anything tonight. If they add contests to it Best picture/pictue of the week with voting etc. just wow. I am pretty suprised how well you can draw with it. Makes the UDraw look like an even more steaming pile of turd.

After seeing everyone complain in a few threads I was skeptical about the purchase but from the hr or so tonight of play I think I am solidified in how amazing and innovative this console really is and the graphics look.

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#1723 evergoo

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:52 AM

Hmmm... I decided not to try for that after hearing tales of previous video game promos where they only had 5 or 10 copies. Oh well... How many more people (roughly speaking of course) are behind you at this point?


Just counted and we're actually in the top 10. Roughly speaking, I would say more than 50 and less than 80? Looks like many in line knew about the deal. I doubt many actually own a Wii U, though.

All in all, everything is civil (wristbands) and we're going to take our time shopping. :D

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#1724 Halo05

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:23 AM

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I was playing the Balloon Fight game in Nintendoland and swiping away at my gamepad with my stylus to blow my guy around and grab the balloons when all the sudden the movement on the pad got really scratchy. I looked down in horror and saw that I was scratching the shit out of my gamepad screen. I always wash my hands before using touchscreen stuff but I think a bit of dirt got on the screen while I was playing and I proceeded to use the dirt to draw the picture of my people all over the screen. I fucking hate screen protectors because I always figured that they were for people who didn't take care of their stuff but now I'm the proud owner of a somewhat scratched up gamepad.

TL;DR - Even if you have no kids and are really meticulous with your electronics, you might want to get a screen protector for your gamepad.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:43 AM

*sigh*

I was playing the Balloon Fight game in Nintendoland and swiping away at my gamepad with my stylus to blow my guy around and grab the balloons when all the sudden the movement on the pad got really scratchy. I looked down in horror and saw that I was scratching the shit out of my gamepad screen. I always wash my hands before using touchscreen stuff but I think a bit of dirt got on the screen while I was playing and I proceeded to use the dirt to draw the picture of my people all over the screen. I fucking hate screen protectors because I always figured that they were for people who didn't take care of their stuff but now I'm the proud owner of a somewhat scratched up gamepad.

TL;DR - Even if you have no kids and are really meticulous with your electronics, you might want to get a screen protector for your gamepad.


I'm pretty careful with all my various Nintendo touch screen devices and have yet to scratch any of them. I don't use screen protectors at all either. I certainly hope this isn't a sign of the durability of the Game Pad's screen.
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:09 AM

2) What games would you suggest? I'm planning on getting The New Super Mario Bros Wii U, and ZombiU.


I highly recommend Sonic Racing. It is very fun and addictive. I haven't played any NSMBU since the first night I got the Wii U because I have been playing this instead. Best part is it is only $40. Tank Tank Tank is fun but only recommended if you like arcade game.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:30 PM

Hori screen protector from TRU is only $8 and applies easily. Highly recommended.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:08 PM

I fucking hate screen protectors because I always figured that they were for people who didn't take care of their stuff but now I'm the proud owner of a somewhat scratched up gamepad.


I won't even use touchscreen devices until I've acquired and applied a proper screen protector. I did this for my DS, my DS Lite, my 3DS, my Vita, my iPod Touch, and now my Wii U. I went out of my way to stop by a GameSpot and pick up a screen protector 2-pack for my Wii U before I even opened the system. (which I had purchased the day previous)

I don't take any risks when it comes to scratching up my touchscreens. All it takes is one piece of grit.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:32 PM

This worries me because I let my 8 year old nephew play with the Gamepad unsupervised yesterday. I hope it was a fluke, I really hate screen protectors because of they way the make the screens look. Never had one on my previous DS systems or iPhones and scratches have never been an issue.

Anyway, has anyone been able to find a list online of upcoming releases with any solid dates? Maybe that deserves its own thread but all the dates I could find are vague with notable games Wonderful 101 as a Q4 2012 and Pikmin as Q2 2013.
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:03 PM

Yes, no one seems to know when Lego City Undercover is coming out. After it got bumped from the launch, I've heard everything from Dec. 31 to March. I'd love this to come out before Christmas but will take early New Year for playing it.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:59 PM

I never expected so many people would line-up outside an Old Navy for Black Friday.

I had to pay someone $10 for a wristband... but hey, beats $60 MSRP.
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:06 AM

A Gamestop near me finally got a preowned copy of ZombiU in. I've been on the lookout for one because I have a 20% any preowned game coupon that I got for my birthday that was set to expire soon. I also had a ton of powerup reward points so I bought a $10 off an preowned game coupon for 8000 points so I got ZombiU for about $35 after applying both coupons. Can't wait to play it! :D
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:54 AM

Picked up Zombie U today will probably fire her up tonight after the wife passes out.
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:44 AM

I managed to buy a Wii U 8GB white model from Futureshop.ca. Got some questions though:

1) I'm not getting NintendoLand (might try to pick it up later when it's cheaper, and used). Am I missing out on something big, revolutionary, etc? (People are comparing it to Mario 64 and such!)

2) What games would you suggest? I'm planning on getting The New Super Mario Bros Wii U, and ZombiU.


If you've got people to play it with, Then Nintendoland's a worthy purchase. If not, wait for it to get cheaper.

Sonic Racing and Scribblenauts are solid buys, although Scribblenauts is half the price on PC.
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:55 AM

I know its not even been a week yet, but has Nintendo announced if the eShop was going to be updated weekly on a certain day yet?
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 12:23 PM

I just assumed it was going to be every Thursday like it has been.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:52 PM

Was trying to get my Wii U setup on my surround sound system last night and couldnt. Found this helpful post over on NeoGaf. Linking it here in case others need the help. http://www.neogaf.co....php?p=44615155
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:39 PM

Did anybody preorder the Wii U Pro controller from Newegg and receive it? I placed a preorder for one when newegg was running the $12 off preorders promotion awhile ago and then when I checked my preorder they say that the controller will be available 12/31/12? Kind of strange since the controller is already available everywhere else.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:04 PM

A Gamestop near me finally got a preowned copy of ZombiU in. I've been on the lookout for one because I have a 20% any preowned game coupon that I got for my birthday that was set to expire soon. I also had a ton of powerup reward points so I bought a $10 off an preowned game coupon for 8000 points so I got ZombiU for about $35 after applying both coupons. Can't wait to play it! :D


Just an FYI in case you don't know or may have forgot, but you get 7 days to return a pre-owned game if you don't like it or there is something wrong with it.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:16 PM

Just an FYI in case you don't know or may have forgot, but you get 7 days to return a pre-owned game if you don't like it or there is something wrong with it.


I do that all the time at Gamestop. ;)