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urbanstar1

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In Topic: The Wii U Pre-Order Thread - $349.99/$299.99 - 11/18/12

17 November 2012 - 12:51 AM

So weirdly enough the eshop icon appeared when I started my console today. Odd because the system update hasn't been pushed out yet. That being said the store is currently unpopulated.

In Topic: The Wii U Pre-Order Thread - $349.99/$299.99 - 11/18/12

16 November 2012 - 04:59 PM

After playing a bit more of Nintendoland it really strikes me as a bit like the Wario Ware Smooth Moves mini game compilation, but it does feel a bit more full fledged then a demo disc; the Metroid attraction is especially fun! Ninja Castle is also enjoyable, oddly enough it felt like duck hunt, in which you have to hold the gamepad length wise and flick throwing stars at ninjas; the game was fun but holding the controller in that position made it feel a bit unwieldy after sometime.

What has surprised me the most is the ping ponging of sound from the television to the gamepad, certain sound effects and musical notes are repeated from one another. This has the effect of bringing cohesiveness to the entire experience by tying the small screen experience to the larger screen.

The system update is not currently available so I don't have access to the eshop or any of the streaming services. Interestingly, it has been reported that those services along with Tvii have been pushed back a month http://kotaku.com/59...ed-for-december but my console came preloaded with all those services already. I have an icon for amazon video on demand, youtube, hulu plus and netflix.

In Topic: The Wii U Pre-Order Thread - $349.99/$299.99 - 11/18/12

16 November 2012 - 05:46 AM

Not sure if this is already known but as a heads up guys I have more information on the Deluxe Digital Promotion. If you buy a 59.99 game from the eshop you get 10% back so you get 599 points. For every 500 points you get $5 back. The program won't be launching until December. Owners of the basic set do not qualify for this offer. More information at http://ddp.nintendo.com/

In Topic: The Wii U Pre-Order Thread - $349.99/$299.99 - 11/18/12

16 November 2012 - 03:54 AM

I simply went to the layaway department and told the woman behind the counter that I wanted to pick up an item I had in layaway and inquired if it was in the back while handing her my receipt. She looked at it and returned with the console. I was fairly forthright about the whole thing however I had a feeling they were not privy to the street date or any reason they couldn't sell it to me today.

In Topic: The Wii U Pre-Order Thread - $349.99/$299.99 - 11/18/12

16 November 2012 - 03:49 AM

Well I just set up the Wii U and it was fairly straightforward, hdmi and power obviously, as well as a cord to the charging cradle and the ever tangled Wii sensor bar. After the Wii U splash screen the user is asked to sync the gamepad to the console which was a breeze, although one hassle is that the sync button on the back of the gamepad is a bit recessed so I actually had to use a pin in order for it to be depressed.

The dash screen is very similar to that of the Wii as well as the 3ds. Interestingly, it appears on the gamepad initially rather than on ones television screen, your Mii is busy looking about on your television, these images can be toggled between the gamepad and the television.

I played a few minutes of Nintendoland and my first impression is that it is truly a showcase about the Wii U and its capabilities. I hope to play a bit more to see if it is truly a glorified demo/showcase game or if it holds up as a full fledged experience in its own right.

Never understand why people hang tvs on the wall to have all that unsightly cord rundown.


I detest this as well hence why I use a cord management system in an effort to hide, at least to an extent, the cordy wilderness that all gamers are faced with. I had to undo that system in order to hook up the Wii U; although by tomorrow the wild shall be tamed again!