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(Some Guy)   News: Wii U players reporting the console bricking itself within one day of use. Fail: It only happens when you yank the plug out of the wall during a firmware update   (aussie-gamer.com) divider line 23
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2012-11-21 02:43:51 PM  
4 votes:

ShawnDoc: Bit of poor engineering on Nintendo's part. There are ways to make a device show a status display to indicate the unit isn't bricked and is continuing the update process.


I don't think so. We shouldn't make the world idiot proof. We should laugh at idiots when they expose themselves.
2012-11-21 02:36:50 PM  
3 votes:
+1 for use of the plug tag
2012-11-21 03:35:03 PM  
2 votes:
Because the power never goes out where you live, subby?

/Things been so bad here, we only update our machines when plugged into a battery backup
2012-11-21 03:21:56 PM  
2 votes:
ID-10-T
2012-11-21 03:11:59 PM  
2 votes:
The Wii U offers some really exciting new features, but as soon as I opened the box and dumped the contents in my hot tub, the system immediately became unresponsive!
2012-11-22 08:53:15 PM  
1 votes:

lordargent: El Terrible: //Try turning the turbo button on and off, some applications don't like it.

Fark you for even bringing up those things. I had just about purged the phrase "IRQ error" from my mind, not to mention himem.sys. Now that you've refreshed them, the memories will continue to torment me.

You forgot something, there at the end.

DEVICE=C:\Windows\HIMEM.SYS
DOS=HIGH,UMB
DEVICE=C:\Windows\EMM386.EXE NOEMS
LH C:\MOUSE\MOUSE.EXE
SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 H5 P330 E620 T6


Oh man. Wolfenstein memories.
2012-11-22 08:00:44 PM  
1 votes:
El Terrible: //Try turning the turbo button on and off, some applications don't like it.

Fark you for even bringing up those things. I had just about purged the phrase "IRQ error" from my mind, not to mention himem.sys. Now that you've refreshed them, the memories will continue to torment me.


You forgot something, there at the end.

DEVICE=C:\Windows\HIMEM.SYS
DOS=HIGH,UMB
DEVICE=C:\Windows\EMM386.EXE NOEMS
LH C:\MOUSE\MOUSE.EXE
SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 H5 P330 E620 T6
2012-11-21 04:21:36 PM  
1 votes:

A Shambling Mound: Obviously subby hasn't realized this is a somewhat larger issue than "some blogger no one has ever heard of" bricking his console.

Nintendo is not just replacing his, but anyone's console that gets bricked during the initial update. If you have an update that is forced right out of the box that has any chance whatsoever of rendering the hardware completely inoperative you have to accept some responsibility. It's not like this is optional and it's not like this is in any way, shape or form a fault-tolerant operation.

Boo at Nintendo for forcing the update in the first place, cheers to Nintendo for realizing that this is partially a problem of their own making.


Nintendo has always had Stellar Customer Service... for years on end, since the 80s at least.
2012-11-21 04:00:17 PM  
1 votes:

PsyLord: Someone actually bought that console?


Yes record breaking sales again for Nintendo, those idiots.

They can't do ANYTHING right... noobs.
2012-11-21 03:55:51 PM  
1 votes:
I have a friend who believes this type of shiat that bloggers say. She never touched Windows 8 but swear up and down it's bad, because that's what bloggers say.
2012-11-21 03:52:21 PM  
1 votes:

farbekrieg: gamebryo has a metric buttload of issues


Unless there was something odd about my system, Fallout 3 had particularly shiatty quality control. It crashed on me quite a lot more than New Vegas did, and by the time I got to Fallout 3 it had been out at least a year so it wasn't just the benefit of a little more time to patch out glitches.

/yanking the plug is dumb but if it actually unrecoverably bricks itself that's still a flaw, even if it's pretty unlikely you lose power at that exact moment
2012-11-21 03:41:55 PM  
1 votes:

Treygreen13: The Wii U offers some really exciting new features, but as soon as I opened the box and dumped the contents in my hot tub, the system immediately became unresponsive!


YOU MEAN IT DOES NOT FLOAT????

/FAIL
2012-11-21 03:41:34 PM  
1 votes:
Here's what happened: some journalist in America went out and bought a Wii U at midnight launch. He got home and saw the console asked him to perform a system update after he connected to WiFi. And so he sat, looking at the screen for a whole 15 minutes before getting bored and yanking the power cable out of the wall.


NOOO THE MUNCHERS GOT MOE!
2012-11-21 03:40:44 PM  
1 votes:
I'm guessing that by "journalist" they meant "blogger nobody has heard of," but in case they were being serious, I really hope he lost his job over this.
2012-11-21 03:38:25 PM  
1 votes:

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Slaxl: ShawnDoc: Bit of poor engineering on Nintendo's part. There are ways to make a device show a status display to indicate the unit isn't bricked and is continuing the update process.

I don't think so. We shouldn't make the world idiot proof. We should laugh at idiots when they expose themselves.

Oh please, without an indicator how the f*ck would you know what the system was doing?


Three simple steps for you:

2) Call tech support for an unresponsive device that you deliberately farked during an update.
3) Don't lie about how you deliberately farked the device during an update.
4) Be told to wait for the update to complete properly without farking with it.

Why'd I skip step one? Because "1) Tattle to the internets that a device you deliberately farked during an update isn't working as expected" isn't part of the solution.

While not the most user friendly, the update recovery probably works quite well and only happens under worst-case scenarios: Highly unlikely power outage or catastrophic user judgment.

(And seriously, people, if you ever call customer service/tech support/IT, don't skip step three.)
2012-11-21 03:36:49 PM  
1 votes:
Excellent use of Plug tag, Bravo Subby.
2012-11-21 03:32:38 PM  
1 votes:
I should also add that this sort of reactionary garbage is common amongst reviewers. I remember when Fallout 3 came out the first handful of reviews were something like TOTALLY UNPLAYABLE BUGFEST with such game ruining bugs as "a dead deathclaw moved in a funny way". The game did have a few bugs at launch but the reviewers blew it way out of proportion considering the epic scope of the game and the massive undertaking it is to try to get rid of every possible bug in something like that.
2012-11-21 03:32:37 PM  
1 votes:
To clarify, the peanut butter used in my review is Jif Creamy peanut butter. It takes about 18 oz to fill the unit. As with any electronics, use of crunchy peanut butter isn't recommended.

I specifically called Nintendo of America and asked if it was bad to fill the Wii U with crunchy peanut butter and they said that it was insane to do so- so stick to creamy, folks, if you want to keep that warranty.
2012-11-21 03:32:24 PM  
1 votes:
Great use of tag.
2012-11-21 03:29:49 PM  
1 votes:
At first mine worked fine. It continued to work as I filled it with peanut butter but now, I can access most of the digital content but the optical drive doesn't work. It smells oddly of peanut butter and the fan only turns once in a minute or so.
Also, it isn't completely enclosed- once warm, the peanut butter drains out the bottom and it takes about 30 minutes to scoop it all up and pour it in again.

5/10
2012-11-21 02:34:55 PM  
1 votes:

ShawnDoc: Bit of poor engineering on Nintendo's part. There are ways to make a device show a status display to indicate the unit isn't bricked and is continuing the update process.


I am surprised they didn't have the usual "DO NOT UNPLUG OR REMOVE STORAGE DEVICE DURING [XYZ]" like every other computer system/console in the world. But that's been so ingrained into my mind that I don't unplug anything when it's on unless I absolutely have to.
2012-11-21 02:29:47 PM  
1 votes:
Bit of poor engineering on Nintendo's part. There are ways to make a device show a status display to indicate the unit isn't bricked and is continuing the update process.
2012-11-21 02:28:30 PM  
1 votes:
And this guy is a reviewer? Farking moron.

The worst part is Nintendo is sending him a new one, with the firmware already installed so he doesn't screw it up again.
 
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