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(Forbes)   Nintendo Wii U consoles sold out, already selling for over $500 on Ebay   (forbes.com) divider line 14
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2012-11-18 05:50:32 PM
2 votes:
I see the Nintendo-haters are out in force in this thread.

As for the WiiU, I'm not going to pick it up in the launch window. But I'm certain I'll get one by the time it gets its Zelda.
2012-11-18 05:29:44 PM
2 votes:

thisiszombocom: why are there still side scroller games? seriously. hasnt video game play advanced since 1984?


Because 2D games can focus on design and mechanics over adding another layer of texture to some rocks? Some of the best 2D games came out in the 90's, and there have been amazing ones released in just the last year. You don't have to like them, but that comment is retarded.
2012-11-18 11:22:30 PM
1 votes:
got a deluxe today... my impressions:

-hardware is well built, pro controller feels great as does the gamepad, console itself is quiet, also white definitely looks better than black, the touchscreen is okay - i have to admit i'm spoiled by my ipad 4's retina display
-OS is slow as hell, there's updates to every game on launch which is ridiculous as well, Wii mode takes so long to load up and looks washed out for some reason compared to my Wii hooked up with component cables... would rather just keep my Wii for Wii stuff (especially since it has gamecube B/C)
-the OS music is good by itself but after awhile as a menu OS feels... unexciting? Brian Eno-esque ambiance is great for a little while but this system needs some energy
-NintendoLand is trash, can't believe they're even selling it and can't believe reviewers like it either
-Mario Bros. U is really fun despite NIntendo not supporting their own pro controller or really using the touchscreen creatively (lots of fun to make platforms either way tho, helping or griefing), also the graphics are very sharp and colorful and exactly what you'd expect out of an HD 2d mario
-ZombiU is a lot of fun, we spent most of our time playing this game, lots of really great concepts that i'd kill to have in other games, also the first survival horror in years that has guns and still feels like actual survival horror, also the local multiplayer is a lot of fun the better everybody gets at the game tho it can become very one-sided if whoever plays the survivor isn't good

either way, a fun console even if it didn't blow me away, i expect nintendo to fix the OS and hopefully they add support for the pro controller in future 1st party games
2012-11-18 09:33:13 PM
1 votes:

mongbiohazard: It's the lack of processing capability that proved its undoing with me. The Wii had lame specs on its hardware, so the graphics were lackluster. Graphics aren't everything - we definitely had a lot of fun playing tennis and bowling during parties - but they do matter. For my regular gaming the eye candy just wasn't enough to compete.


How sad for you. I enjoy all of my games, whether they are shiny new releases or my first C64 games. It must be awful to have your new games ruin the joy you had playing your older ones.
2012-11-18 06:46:24 PM
1 votes:

Flappyhead: Doc Daneeka: I see the Nintendo-haters are out in force in this thread.

As for the WiiU, I'm not going to pick it up in the launch window. But I'm certain I'll get one by the time it gets its Zelda.

And that ladies and gentlemen is Nintendos entire marketing campaign summed up in one sentence.


Their marketing strategy is having a stable of renowned and iconic gaming franchises for which they put out new installments that are of consistently high quality, usually among the best titles on their console, which will in turn induce people to buy said console?

You're right, that's quite a marketing scam they have running there. Putting out great games in beloved franchises that people want to buy. But you can see right through them and their trickery.
2012-11-18 06:37:43 PM
1 votes:

styckx: Doc Daneeka: I see the Nintendo-haters are out in force in this thread.

As for the WiiU, I'm not going to pick it up in the launch window. But I'm certain I'll get one by the time it gets its Zelda.

I hate anyone that still uses the word "hater" in 2013.. Even Juggalos don't use that anymore.


Not to take a side in this, but "hater" in that context, "BLANK-hater", isn't dated. It's normal, everyday English that has been in use since the word "hate" was developed.

Even in 1880, if one hates the theatre, they're a theatre-hater, and if one loves the theatre, they're a theatre-lover.

Now, you'd have a point if he just said "I see all the haters are out in force" because "hater" by itself is a fairly recent development in English (the earliest I heard it was the mid-1980s, but it seemed to get pretty popular in the 90s). However, he didn't say "haters", he said "Nintendo-haters", which is a perfectly cromulent use of a hyphenated word string. Complaining about people saying "subject-hater" is kind of like complaining if someone says "fan" instead of root word "fanatic".

And if you're going to complain about "hater" in any sense, then I'd better goddamn never see you use the word "cosplay" in a sentence.
2012-11-18 06:35:29 PM
1 votes:

NeoCortex42: Popcorn Johnny: MayoSlather: but there are no excuses for a device that barely matches up to the PS3 and Xbox 360

So the best games are the ones with the best graphics?

No, but it helps sometimes. Just look at the difference between the original Dead Rising and the Wii version. It ended up being a joke of a port.


I wish the Wii got a direct port of Dead Rising. Instead it got a game rebuilt from the ground up (poorly) using the RE4 engine that was nothing more than a quick cash-in on the name.

And I'll take the next iteration of Mario vs. the next iteration of CoD or every goddamn CoD clone out there. Sony and Microsoft can have their glut of shooters and the graveyard of developers who have fallen trying to make games for all you hardcore gamers out there.
2012-11-18 05:46:47 PM
1 votes:

thisiszombocom: Britney Spear's Speculum: Yes, this totally is worth the 349.99 + 69.99 for the game.

why are there still side scroller games? seriously. hasnt video game play advanced since 1984?


Why are there still FPS games? Jeez... I played my first FPS in the mid-80s on my Commodore 64, and the first one was developed in the late 1970s.
Why are there still RPGs? Hasn't video game play advanced since the mid 1970s?
Why are there still puzzle games? Hasn't video game play advanced since the late 1960s?
Why are there still books? Hasn't reading evolved since the 5th century?
2012-11-18 04:16:36 PM
1 votes:

NeoCortex42: Okay, this is just stupid:
Link

If you are an adult, you can register online no problem. If you are a minor, you have to enter a credit card and be charged $0.50 to prove you have your parents' permission. Unless you lie and say you're an adult, in which case you can register online with no problem.

Why does Nintendo have such a problem with online functionality?


Having known people who worked for Nintendo, their whole motto is protecting children because they know/think their bread is buttered by the child/family market. So they will never put themselves into a situation where they could be perceived to be corrupting children or allowing some sort of situation where a child/parent might be offended by something related to their product. Every single thing they make is carefully chosen and must be checked by lots of different people to make sure it falls inline with the Nintendo brand and to make sure it doesn't offend anyone including animations, art, themes, story plots, etc. They avoid online interactions as much as possible due to this issue since it is completely unpredictable (other than the fact that they can predict people will be jerks and inappropriate). Anyway, this is mostly just to protect their asses legally.
2012-11-18 03:59:45 PM
1 votes:

mongbiohazard: I'm going to pass on this one. My Wii was fun and all, when I had a party. Otherwise it just sits under the TV, unused.

It's the lack of processing capability that proved its undoing with me. The Wii had lame specs on its hardware, so the graphics were lackluster. Graphics aren't everything - we definitely had a lot of fun playing tennis and bowling during parties - but they do matter. For my regular gaming the eye candy just wasn't enough to compete.

So from what I understand this one doesn't seem like it's going to be any match for the graphics power of the next Xbox and Playstation - hobbling the Wii U games in the long run as well. Really was hoping Nintendo would have done better on the specs this time around...


I don't think the biggest problem of the Wii was graphics (although it was a weak point). Nintendo managed to make some great looking games with Super Mario Galaxy, for instance.

The biggest weakness of the Wii was the software support. There was very little good third-party software. All of the great games were produced by Nintendo.
2012-11-18 03:56:05 PM
1 votes:

NeoCortex42: Okay, this is just stupid:
Link

If you are an adult, you can register online no problem. If you are a minor, you have to enter a credit card and be charged $0.50 to prove you have your parents' permission. Unless you lie and say you're an adult, in which case you can register online with no problem.

Why does Nintendo have such a problem with online functionality?


That's not actually intended to be effective. That's what you might call a "cover your bases" move that will protect Nintendo from accusations that their online consoles are unsafe for kids/allow pedos to find them/whatever else Fox News finds to be scared about.

In short, it looks like you're doing something when in reality it's meaningless.
2012-11-18 03:43:59 PM
1 votes:

Jedekai: Because it's a Nintendo system. Technicolor vomit and crippled hardware for all!

/Oh; and a new Metroid game featuring Shameless Aryan and developed by... oh, who farking cares. It isn't Metroid anymore.


I take it Nintendo is going to just corner the kiddie and older folks market from now on while Xbox and Sony go after the 12-30 age range. Oh well, bye Nintendo.
2012-11-18 03:12:49 PM
1 votes:
We live in a world Sega created, Sony funded and Microsoft made integrated.

Nintendo decided to join the party a decade late.
2012-11-18 03:08:55 PM
1 votes:

Mike_LowELL: Looking at it on eBay, most of them are going for slightly over market value. And when I say that, I mean "what they appear to be selling for", not "what people are asking for it". Not really the kind of margin worth taking a chance on 300-dollar hardware.


Especially when you consider the fact that ebay takes ten percent of the final sale value, plus listing fees, plus paypal fees.
 
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