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(Kotaku)   Nintendo advises you to unwrap, unbox, and update that Wii U Christmas gift before putting it back in the box and re-wrapping it so that special person in your life won't have to wait for the damn thing to upload   (kotaku.com) divider line 30
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2012-12-23 04:31:25 PM  
4 votes:
Update, not upload.
2012-12-23 06:24:32 PM  
2 votes:
Let me cut through the bullshiat:

Update your WiiU firmware to perma-cripple your ability to mod the system!

/My friend bought three in the first week they were out... he's waiting two years to stick them on eBay for a buy-it-now only price of $1,000.
//He did the same thing with a Wii and a PSP. Bastard's smart.
2012-12-23 06:23:08 PM  
2 votes:
I bought the Wii U a couple weeks ago, and it is a video game experience like you've never had before. For example, you can flick your fingers across the screen like your dealing cards, and be throwing ninja stars. You can click your accessories on the screen of your controller instead of having to cycle through your gear. 4 other people can have a wii mote and you can have the tablet, where you can see where everyone is at, while they look at the tv, and it's ultimate hide and seek. I don't know, I think it opens up tons of avenues for functionality, rather than being a fad. And it is decently priced.

8/10

Very fun
2012-12-23 06:04:30 PM  
2 votes:
In the computer industry, we upload data to servers and download updates to personal systems. Subby has it backwards, and stating it backwards is now increasingly common in journalism. Anyone know why?
2012-12-23 05:51:52 PM  
2 votes:
I still see units sitting on the shelf at the local Walmart today. I'm guessing the Wii U is not a must have Xmas present.
2012-12-23 09:27:41 PM  
1 votes:
fark Kotaku. They are a cancer on videogames.
2012-12-23 07:31:19 PM  
1 votes:
I love my Wii-U.. Console is fun as shiat and ZombiU is the best survival horror game I've ever played..
2012-12-23 07:17:52 PM  
1 votes:

p4p3rm4t3: Back in my day...
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Were they made by Nintendo, too?
2012-12-23 07:07:17 PM  
1 votes:
"Dad, my Wii is not ready to play yet."

"JESUS, give it a farking minute, won't you?"

www.laughspin.com
2012-12-23 07:06:34 PM  
1 votes:

OregonVet: Meh, never give a gift that isn't ready out of the box. Hell, even an Ipad needs to suck on the corporate teat before being 100% the first time it's turned on.


Charge it up but dont register it to your account, that's just rude. Unless it's going to your kid, then you want them on your account, so you can watch what they do.

I like to put batteries in toys before wrapping them and charge anything that needs charging. Its a lot of work but makes Christmas morning and birthday parties much more enjoyable.

And every parent with a child under the age of 10 should have a pair of these at the ready on Christmas morning, to get into the damn packages:

www.jewelrytools.com
2012-12-23 06:58:22 PM  
1 votes:

elchip: What's the last must-have gadget that came out of Japan? The Wii, 7 years ago?

The ageing and decline of that country is very sad.


I think the declining spelling ability of the US population is sadder.

/aging
2012-12-23 06:25:55 PM  
1 votes:
They had a bunch of them at the store I was at today.  Either Nintendo did a good job with production or nobody is buying the thing.
2012-12-23 06:23:43 PM  
1 votes:
Wont be buying one till i see the next genration Zelda game. My wii is still collecting dust.
2012-12-23 06:22:15 PM  
1 votes:
They went from the easiest controller to use to the most complicated. Way to go, Nintendo.
2012-12-23 06:15:41 PM  
1 votes:

WhippingBoy: danknerd: Does anyone have anything positive to say about the Wii U for someone on the fence?

You should still be able to find one in stock. That pretty much tells you all you need to know.


Yes, which is that the majority of people buy video game consoles for the utter novelty and have no use for high-quality game hardware and software when some crappy game on the phone achieves the same goals for them.
2012-12-23 06:14:23 PM  
1 votes:

Singleballtheory: "Oh boo-hoo! Its taking like a full minute for this update to download! Lame!"

This is precisely why people on my Xmas list will be getting a vintage c64 and a stack of 5 1/4 floppies for their gaming needs. THEN they'll know real pain...



Slowest goddamn disk drive ever:

LOAD "*",8,1

*go get some lunch*

*come back and play game*
2012-12-23 06:13:16 PM  
1 votes:

Mad_Radhu: PsyLord: I still see units sitting on the shelf at the local Walmart today. I'm guessing the Wii U is not a must have Xmas present.

Yeah, from what I read, the Xbox is close to outselling both Wiis combined for the holiday season, which us odd because you'd think the Xbox market would long be saturated, but it still keeps selling like crazy. Price-wise it isn't even that much less than the Wii U if you get the Kinect versions, so it's not like people are getting it to save a few bucks.


If I had to guess, I'd say it's people replacing dead consoles and just moving the hdd over to the new one. I could be wrong of course, but both my ps3 and 360 died after 3-4 years of life, while my Wii has kept right on going.
2012-12-23 06:10:34 PM  
1 votes:
Back in my day...
img339.imageshack.us
2012-12-23 06:09:57 PM  
1 votes:
Well here's an opportunity to ask you guys something I've been wanting to know.

I've been contemplating getting a console but haven't bought/owned/known jack about them since the SNES days.

What's the best bang for the buck? I'm thinking the X-Box thingy sounds about right because I've been using my PCs for the very little gaming I do.

Essentially I like FPS type stuff (specifically the CoD series... and yeah that I know that makes me sound like a drunken fratboy but screw you... I like shooting Nazis to decompress) but am interested in other formats too if.

I'm also not particularly interested in online gaming. Just like playing the computer. Sooo... what say you oh ever wise and snarky Farkers?
2012-12-23 06:06:40 PM  
1 votes:

danknerd: Does anyone have anything positive to say about the Wii U for someone on the fence?


It's unlikely to kill your cat.
2012-12-23 06:03:17 PM  
1 votes:

PsyLord: I still see units sitting on the shelf at the local Walmart today. I'm guessing the Wii U is not a must have Xmas present.


Yeah, from what I read, the Xbox is close to outselling both Wiis combined for the holiday season, which us odd because you'd think the Xbox market would long be saturated, but it still keeps selling like crazy. Price-wise it isn't even that much less than the Wii U if you get the Kinect versions, so it's not like people are getting it to save a few bucks.
2012-12-23 06:03:14 PM  
1 votes:

danknerd: Does anyone have anything positive to say about the Wii U for someone on the fence?


You should still be able to find one in stock. That pretty much tells you all you need to know.
2012-12-23 06:01:14 PM  
1 votes:
This is a giant fail. Next thing you know other Christmas toys will ship with some assembly required. Then parents will be stuck staying up late the night before Christmas setting them up. The travesty.

/think about the children
2012-12-23 05:59:44 PM  
1 votes:

danknerd: Does anyone have anything positive to say about the Wii U for someone on the fence?


It's an excellent console if you live with someone else. If they want to watch TV while you're playing, you can just continue the game on the controller's screen.
2012-12-23 05:59:39 PM  
1 votes:

danknerd: Does anyone have anything positive to say about the Wii U for someone on the fence?


There will eventually be a new Zelda game on it....sigh. I know, I know, I played Skyward Sword too.
2012-12-23 05:58:26 PM  
1 votes:

PsyLord: I still see units sitting on the shelf at the local Walmart today. I'm guessing the Wii U is not a must have Xmas present.


Was walking through a Best Buy today and they had both the multiples of the standard and deluxe versions on the shelf. People just aren't seeing a reason to grab one.

/Semi-interested in ZombieU, but I'll hold out until a price drop or more must-have games to be released.
2012-12-23 05:57:50 PM  
1 votes:
Does anyone have anything positive to say about the Wii U for someone on the fence?
2012-12-23 05:56:48 PM  
1 votes:
Yeah, I think I'll wait a few months before I buy that toy.
2012-12-23 04:24:35 PM  
1 votes:
Meh, never give a gift that isn't ready out of the box. Hell, even an Ipad needs to suck on the corporate teat before being 100% the first time it's turned on.
2012-12-23 04:07:05 PM  
1 votes:
Eh the Wii was fun for a hot minute.  Only game that was memorable was 4p Mario with the neighbors.  Probably never buying another Nintendo system again.

/SFC was the best system ever though.
 
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