Took the photo with a 2DS, sorry for the quality.
SPAM EDIT: I did a Nintendo Land ripoff for android a long ago. Here is the link
SPAM EDIT 2: Yeah, I did a game for phones without a phone.
I used this.
Screen Cleaner Kit - Best for LED & LCD TV, Computer Monitor, Laptop, and iPad Screens – Contains Over 1,572 Sprays in each Large 16 ounce Bottle – includes Premium Microfiber Cloth https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01054S5FM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_zwu2AbAESHY77
I use it for all my tvs, tablets, computer monitor, DS, Game Gear etc. They have a smaller size too. Just make sure the screen is powered off and you spray the included cloth and not the device.
For anyone anxious to pick this up, it's held steady at this price for over a month now. So there shouldn't be a rush to grab it.
Honestly, this is one game I'd like to have digitally so I'll wait until 2032 when Nintendo has a big blowout sale and makes it 10% off.
One of the first results of searching for Wii U stylus on Amazon: Fonem8 5 Pack Of Black Stylus Pens For Nintendo Wii U https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AHHPBJQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_MqyRzbREZF9BK
Maybe not the official ones, but the reviews are good and you get 5 for 7 bucks.
Back around E3, ~~someone asked him a question in a bit of a disrespectful manner if he'd take competitive members who know a lot about the game for input on how the game is made,~~ [Did some more digging...see below.] to which Sakurai responded, "Have you ever made a game?"
Shame I can't find the clip on YouTube. But really though, Sakurai has clarified in later interviews that he appreciates what competitive players can do, just that he is trying to make a game that has a wide enough appeal not to alienate casual players who might get stomped on if he makes the game too competitively geared or tweaked in favor for.
EDIT: /u/Aeabela responded with a a good point that jogged my memory of what the exact exchange was. I did some more digging and remembered what the exchange was: to which it went as:
"During the roundtable some pro-guy stood up and challenged Sakurai to a match. If the pro-guy won, he would've helped him balance the game or something along those lines."
And in all honesty, I can see that coming off as a bit of both ways. Lighthearted, sure, but I could see it being lost in translation. Not necessarily with ill-intent, but as something that, perhaps a developer with pride could take as a jab. Sakurai's answer COULD easily be as "Well, look you jerk, have YOU ever made a game" or a honest, "Well, we can do the match but, have you really ever made a game...?" Sort of a playful jab for jab, and I could see it be just as that, too.
My apologies for the spread of misinformation. Everywhere I found reference to the incident, it was in really vague paraphrasing, and while I do recall hearing the clip (which is now made private on YouTube, bleh), I didn't remember the exact exchange until now.
Tyrone promised Afterbirth+ would come to the Wii U.
That's what I call a Mom's Knife stab in the back.
This 'other console' is probably the Switch. But I don't trust him.
I saw a post a few days back about GameStop having Wii U for $99 USD. New Wii Us are very expensive.
That are clearly two pairs of shoes.
Articles saying nintendo should leave the hardware business ar tckeling the "Nintendo can still make great games but they clearly have problems developing a console the consumer wants or at least marketing it properly." Also, with the Wii U and the 3DS, they launched 2 systems in a row that had a severe lack of great software in their first year of existence. That is, why those people think it might be a good move to at least ditch the consoles, not because Nintendo is short on money.
Meanwhile, the PS4 sells great. Hell, the Wii U had a year long head start and e.g. still was outsold in the UK by the PS4 within 48 hours of the PS4 being released!
When people talk about Sony's troubles, they don't talk about not selling enough home consoles. They talk about the staggering TV business (and other parts of the company that don't do to great as well at the moment), about the losses they had through natural disasters (has been a while but it was still quiet a hit for them), the image loss from the credit card incident, etc.
In fact, the console business is one of the few departments making big profits at the moment: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/sony-posts-317-billion-loss-playstation-division-sees-434-million-profit/1100-6315481/
In comparison, Nintendo now has 3 quarterly net losses in a row in the console business.
And that's why people don't talk about Sony leaving the hardware business.
The third unused port is possibly for an unreleased LCD screen add-on that would've allowed the GameCube to display in stereoscopic 3D.
I guess you checked if the unreadable discs were dirty? :) The disc drive seems to be faulty. You could try to replace it yourself.
This is how you do it: click!
This is where you get the replacement: click!
It splits the screen vertical, instead of the common horizontal, even if the gamepad is being used. I think your idea of the two separate displays would be really awesome though and I hope they implement that, especially since you can do that for single player.
yeah every one would. Its been brought up numerous times. Also I believe there is a kickstarter for a game very similar to dungeon and dragons for the wii u right now.
The last update was "the last big effort to keep those editions up to date with our newer versions of the game." (probably specifically referring to bringing new features like mobs,biomes, and what not) according to the article on the official Minecraft website, It probably didn't take to much effort to bring the bug fixes and Mash up pack to the Wii U when compared to a major feature update like Update Aquatic what is probably why they decided to to bring this update to Wii U.
Over a year ago I made a short freeware game in 7 days that was heavily inspired by Risk of Rain ( http://gamejolt.com/games/action/risk-of-death/19848/ ) and Warlocks is a spiritual successor to that little game
I like the variety, but I hope this isn't another case of everything having secret stats.
I haven't got MK7 so I don't know how they handled it then but in MKWii there were character specific bonuses.
In Double Dash the kart stats aren't even correct a lot of the time to the point someone bothered to find out how the karts actually perform.
I really just want to be able to pick my favourite character without being at a disadvantage.
When I was on Best Buy's site regarding the events, it let me select a State and a City. When I clicked on "GO" it pulled up the detailed info of the actual store, including the address. That's the only place I've seen that gives more info; hopefully it helps!
If this is real: http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/natural-selection-2/critic-reviews
An example of why Gamespot reviews don't matter. Publishing reviews without checked facts..hnnng.
Yeah..fuck Gamespot. No one cares. They just want attention lol.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Playstation-Officially-Licensed-Controller-Cleaning/dp/B00F63QTWO/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=wii+cleaning+kit&qid=1625491588&sprefix=Wii+cleansing+kit&sr=8-5 do you mean this?
I believe Sakurai said he has no plans to do DLC characters. The article said something about him believing the game released should be the final product, something to that degree. I'll try to find a source.
Edit: Here ya go. http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/06/13/e3-2013-no-plans-for-smash-bros-dlc-tripping-removed
Short answer: the manufaturing costs are simply way too high. You need to import all the raw materials to the USA, which costs tax, and then you have to manufacture it, sans subsidies, and so on, so forth. It's a lot cheaper in China, where there's less tax, more accessible resources, lower labour costs, and so on. It took a good while for manufacturing of the Raspberry Pi to move to the UK from China.
SOLD! I've been waiting for this game to drop in price for the Wii U. Thanks!
Edit: It appears the link posted is for the mobile site. Here it is for the real internet
For the love of our earth. Please stop buying these paper useless guides.
Everything you will find in this paper waste can be found all over the internet.
Just read www.mkboards.com
or read the guides on http://www.gamefaqs.com/wii-u/700050-mario-kart-8
This is incorrect, I will have to bust out the IGN link again:
1.) http://www.ign.com/games/upcoming/ps4 Thief in February. MGS, Minecraft, and Infamous in March. Driveclub in Q1. Elder Scrolls and Planetside in Q2. And then Destiny, 1886, Dragon Age, etc. Q3 or later. That's a lot more releases coming in their first year than what Wii U has in its second year.
2.) Xbone and PS4 just launched. But they are putting out games much faster than the Wii U has and is. And PS4 is getting PS now soon. Wii U has been out for over a year now.
If this was real, would MetaCritic have picked it up yet? Because as of right now, they haven't. And it's not because the game's not out yet, because both Nintendo Land and NSMBU have scores already.
In answer to number 3:
Pikmin 3 is my favorite game for the Wii U. You will want to use a WiiRemote and Nunchuk instead of the gamepad. It just feels better as it was made with that in mind.
The Wonderful 101 uses the gamepad better than most games on the system. Also recommended.
There's also a Kickstarter going for a game that has massive potential. Check it out here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/prismaticgames/hex-heroes
I actually spent over 100 hours since I was trying to get as many quests as possible, but when I got to the end-game I decided to say "screw it" and didn't go for 100%. I have a few friends who say 80 because they didn't go as far as I did and only did quests they found while they were roaming around. The game is absolutely massive, and exploration is a big, time-consuming part of it. Additionally NPC's are only available during certain times of the day in certain areas that can change as the game progresses, so I can see this being the most common amount of time spent in it.
How Long To Beat's page on it says about 68 hours for the main story, but that probably a barebones blind run where you only do story quests and side missions when needed for experience, but playing like that would be doing yourself a disservice as the main draw of the game is how fleshed out the world is and how interesting the combat can get (parts of which are only unlocked via sidequests)
From what I've heard of X, it's even bigger. Games like these weren't designed to be played in a short timespan; the point is to make you feel invested in it over a long period of time over several play sessions.
Breath of the Wild only supports the Gamepad and Wii U pro controller.
You do not want that PDP Samus fight pad. They suck, and will not work in Breath of the Wild. Also, the PDP pads are literally Wii Classic Controllers, requiring a Wii Remote to use. Not necessarily a negative, just something you need to know.
If you REALLY want a Wii Classic Controller shaped like a GC one, get the HORI Battle Pad.
This also will not work with Breath of the Wild.
If you want the amazing Gamecube Controller shape/Feel in your Zelda, you want THIS AMAZINGLY AWESOME PIECE OF TECH (Also available on Amazon and I think Gamestop).
That is a Wii U pro controller shaped like a GC controller, and works with all Wii U games that support the pro controller. The main reason this works where the other models mentioned here don't is that it features clickable analog sticks. The buttons/control sticks sometimes get desynced when entering and leaving the home menu, but a quick hold of a,b,+,- for 3 seconds will fix any and all issues.
Battery life is excellent, and I have no real complaints.
Only weird thing about it is that the 'Start' button is actually the console power button. To pause your game you'll probably just press + or - as usual.
Yup. It’s a low resolution screen honestly so nothing to stress about.
It’s out of stock now but there are other ones on amazon. Read the reviews to save a headache down the road
Thread here may be useful:
General consensus is 3 is the best, has the best gameplay, main campaign is shorter than 2 but the extra modes more than make up for it.
Development cycles are longer than a year, and you're comparing yourself and your daily tasks with a company of thousands of people producing high-tech art to the greatest extent of their ability. Four games a year, only two of which I am interested in, is infinitely preferable to a developer releasing a steady flow of broken/lifeless games. If you're looking for quantity (and a few quality titles), get a PC. Here's the giant list you're looking for.
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Bad? How so?
I've nearly beaten the game and it looks beautiful, and runs smoothly. The game occassionally glitches, but does so across all platforms. Despite the fact that people like to complain about its framerate, I've not experienced any noticeable dips (other than maybe for a few seconds immediately after the loading screen disappears and the world renders).
And, at least according to one survey the lack of DLC is a non-issue for 85-96% of console gamers. (I suspect DLC is something Wii U owners like to complain about, but wouldn't buy if it were available.)
what? same price as all others... must be a canadian thing
Pikmin 3, Rayman Origins & Legends, all the Zeldas, all the Marios, Mario Kart Wii & 8, Red Steel 2, House of the Dead Overkill.
You get a free download with Mario Kart 8.
Looks like it's closer to $5 billion in cash, and then another $5 billion in bonds.
>Seriously, take a look at Nintendo’s assets: it has 492,334,000,000 yen in cash. That’s $5,038,214,927.30. More than 5 billion dollars. In cash. And almost that much in “short-term investment securities”, which are essentially bonds.
Your data is more current, but I have no idea how to interpret financial documents like that. The quote above is from November, so not too outdated
When Nintendo announced the New Super Mario Bros. U bundle, they waited until 9 days before launch. So similar tactics for a Mario Kart bundle is definitely not outside the realm of possibility.
I'm not sure why this would be a hard decision, though. Either you want the games that come bundled with current editions of the Wii U or you don't. If you do, buy it now and it makes absolutely no difference.
But if you don't, then there are only three possible outcomes:
Outcome A (best case): You wait, and Nintendo announces a Mario Kart bundle.
Outcome B (in-between): You buy now, and you're relieved because there was no Mario Kart bundle.
Outcome C (worst case): You buy now, and you're pissed because there's a Mario Kart bundle.
If you buy now, only outcomes B & C are possible. If you wait, only outcomes A & B are possible. Now, you might end up with outcome B either way, but only by waiting can you have a 100% guarantee of avoiding outcome C and the possibility of ending up with outcome A.
Nintendo has admitted to rushing the console out. Were you an early adopter? The load time were painful and it had almost nothing worth playing.
Here is a good thread on the matter.
You in fact seem uninformed.
We are also running a costume contest alongside the kickstarter. Backers will be able to vote and the top 3 will be used as alt costume in the game and the designers get cash rewards.
You can check out some of the awesome entries and full rules here:
> All we can do is make sure it doesn't get out of control. :/
I hope so. I've mostly stayed away from discussions surrounding Gone Home, but to see it broadcasted here on /r/WiiU just really disturbs me to some level.
And the fact is that we can be better than that. Much, much better. I've already had my fill on how all indie game developers are hipsters, and that the Wii U becoming an indie box is terrible because it allows for "bad" experiences like this to come to the console.
I mean, who died and made y'all the authority on what is and what isn't a game? That's the kind of elitism that makes me cringe to the bone, and makes me worry about how receptive people are to different styles of games that aren't Madden NFL 2300, or Modern War-field 70. If it doesn't appeal to you, that's cool.
What's not cool is shitting on other people's personal opinions of the game just because it doesn't suit your own. Disappointment is rather an understatement, and it really insults me as both a moderator here and a prospective game developer.
And look at us! We are definitely not in the position to be refusing games due to their content. We barely get games as is! The gaming media doesn't like the the Wii U, developers and publishers are disgusted at the thought of making a Wii U game, and we should be a bit grateful that there are developers that sincerely care about the system and the people who own them. Pardon me if I'm projecting, but that's the reality of the situation.
Even if the wii u has a worse frame rate, it at least looks better than the last gen versions. Least according to this video.
But like the others have said, they dont optimize enough for the Wii U.
You should consider swapping it for the Wii U version if it's still wrapped, but it will work. To use Wii games you just need to enter the separate Wii Mode on the Wii U, takes a bit longer to launch games. Also I assume the Wii U version has slightly upgraded graphics, also : http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/10/11/just-dance-2014-wii-u-review
"The Wii U version has other advantages, though, like the ability to use the GamePad as a free-roaming camera or karaoke mike, and directing the evening with the pad brings things closer to a karaoke-booth feel. A Party Master mode also lets you direct dance moves with the pad if you’re that one person who always prefers to be on the couch than up dancing, which is especially entertaining when you jump wildly between Russian frog-leaps, the Charleston and Seventies disco. These minor advantages add up to make it the best of the three versions"
The Wii U has the most high rated games of the current generation, including xbox 1 and ps4. I say you made a good choice if you want to play good games. Online support isn't dying anytime soon.
Here is the article with the list of games.
It's a cute game, that I recommend, though it's nothing mindblowing. It's a cute homage to old Zelda games. As someone who plays games on PC as well, though, $10 seems crazy high to me for basically any non-Nintendo-published game. The PC version can be had for under $2 when it's on sale and has also been in numerous pay-what-you-want bundles.
Not in the manner you are suggesting. However, you can stream the torrented media from the PC to the Wii U with Plex Media Server and Plex Web App.
Set up Plex Media Server on your PC (https://plex.tv/users/sign_up)
Add torrented media to the Plex Media Server's library
Open Internet Browser on the Wii U and go to plex.tv/web/app (this is the address for the Plex Web App) and login.
Enjoy your content
NOTE: You must keep your PC on in order to watch the media.
If it ends up being just the screen, you could replace the screen yourself. You can buy one for $30 off Amazon and follow the ifixit tear down guide starting at step 13 to replace it. It's a little time consuming but it looks easy overall.
You can do the tear down of the controller to inspect and see what may be wrong.
Looks like it will only be for 2 days only (Wed and Sat) for a 4 hour window. Check the link here for stores.
I understand your frustration. I remember during the whole E3 scandal when people kept smashing Xbox and their online policy I was thinking that Wii U is over there and we have friend-zoned them. I think it comes down to power. Sure Wii U has a lot of "hardcore" games, but that was only for the first year or so, until more and more developers announced they aren't making any more games for the Wii U. Rocksteady gave their two cents why the Wii U isn't even worth developing for. So I think it comes down to power, whatever that means for you. If you like pixels and higher framerates, then you'd be good with a PS4. If you like online gaming, streaming yourself, and having an all-in-one entertainment box, then Xbox One is your thing. The Wii U just doesn't have the same infrastructure. Gaming has changed, but Nintendo really hasn't followed suit. That's either a good or bad thing depending on your tastes.
No games? What are you talking about. There were game available, they just didn't fit what you prefer....not anyone's fault that you don't enjoy Nintendo Land, Assasin's Creed 3, Darksiders 2, Batman Arkahm City AE, ZombiU, COD: BO 2, Ninja Gaiden:Razor's Edge or NSMB but your own.
OH and BTW this is a FULL list of LAUNCH TITLES:
I'm not a graphics snob by any stretch, but I'd think you'd hear more complain about having multiple titles at a lower resolution than the PS4 despite having paid more for the system. Yet Microsoft seems to get a pass.
At least with the Wii U you can argue the merits of the Gamepad and that it's cheaper.
there is a 10 dollar solution to this
It seems to have been deleted from /r/smashbros theres a discussion about it here though
Keep in mind that the Wii Virtual Console is about to die in March 2018.
I’d buy one Wii Motion Plus controller so you’re covered across everything.
That way you can move all your Wii stuff onto the WiiU, and download all the exclusive WiiWare titles, like the Castlevania Rebirth, Contra Rebirth, and Gradius Rebirth. And play all your Wii stuff via HDMI including discs and stuff: https://kotaku.com/the-best-wiiware-games-to-buy-before-they-all-disappear-1820808421
If it was me, I’d also invest in a Wii Pro controller (that plugs into a Wiimote) so you can play all the old Wii Virtual Console stuff without barriers.
Then down the road invest in the actual WiiU stuff, like Splatoon, a WiiU Pro Controller (I have three), and maybe some others like Bayonetta, Super Mario Maker, and Pikmin 3. Start with the WiiU-exclusives, but keep in mind that there’s a risk that they’ll end up on other Nintendo consoles. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Wii_U-only_games
If all you're really missing is those SNES games, I'd pick up an SNES Mini. Otherwise, you'd probably be better off setting up a RetroPie (you can also but a prebuilt RetroPie setup with 2 controlers for the same price as the SNES Mini)
This is the video I used: https://youtu.be/3P5CHVWI9Uw
This is where i got the new wifi card/chip. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2pcs-lot-Original-IC-2878D-MIC-A2-bluetooth-wifi-module-For-Wii-U-pad-2878D-Wireless/32667235677.html?spm=2114.01010208.3.10.yNh6u9&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_4_10065_10056_10068_10055_10054_10059_1...
Initially when I bought it a year ago, not really. I bought it on impulse when Metroid Prime Trilogy was release on the eshop and because I was planning on getting it for Smash, Xenoblade X, and Zelda U anyway.
Now I can say with absolute certainty it's well worth the money with just the games that are out now. See this article. Not many people will agree with this, but not many people are open minded either which is something you kind of need when approaching Nintendo games. Otherwise you'll end up overlooking something amazing for simply being too different.
People also fail to consider that hardware isn't everything but are convinced otherwise by marketing. Nintendo has high standards when it comes to a game's performance and quality where as on other systems, textures are more important than a consistent frame rate or the game not being riddled with bugs. I haven't heard of an unfinished 1st party Nintendo game ever being released actually, Star Fox Zero was delayed by a few months just to improve its quality in spite of being done, but you will rarely hear about a game being delayed anywhere else unless it's unfinished and the publisher is willing to be lenient rather than shoehorn a game into release while expecting the development budget they used 3/4 of for marketing to carry sales. Unless of course that developer is awesome (e.g: CDPR)
It took me around 35 hours to complete the game, but I was going kind of slow. This site is pretty useful for determining the length of games although it seems like I took too long =P I think I got about 2 hours of gameplay out of the Toad amiibo, and then maybe 20 or so out of the bonus levels (the last one is super painful to complete). So for just the regular game, no bonus stuff, no completionist-type stuff, it took me like 13 hours. I really enjoyed it and I'm probably going to go back to it again, but it's not a very long game if you're not going for 100%. Still, it's not the 5 minute walk in the park that a lot of people seem to imply it is.
tl;dr: 13 hours to beat. 35 hours to 100%. Definitely worth the money but if you have something else to play right now you might want to wait until you see it for 20.
Costco has it for $54.99 w/ shipping included
Target has in-store "reverse for $1, get $5 gift card"
Kmart (in-store only or so I've heard) has a "Shop Your Way Rewards" that give $25.60 for later use.
And that is all I have heard thus far.
You can pledge via PayPal too!
You might want to look into http://www.zeldaclassic.com/
It remakes the first Zelda game and provides you with a toolset to make your own Zelda games. It's been around for years. Surprised Nintendo never went after it. There are a ton of user created Quests and some of them are quite good. The game also has different tile sets for different Zelda games. You an make it look retro and 8-bit, like Link to the Past, or even the GBC games.
You just need a mini usb cable to charge it...
You could probably walk down to a corner store/gas station and find one for around $5
You're only allowed 1 gamepad per system as of now.
You can get 3 Regular Wii controllers + nunchuks. Nintendo has them refurbished for $20 per combo. I ordered 2 sets yesterday.
There is also the Wii U Pro Controller that is more like a traditional controller, but it is a bit pricier and there are no refurbished units. Nyko makes the Pro Commander controller that is $23.50 and has good reviews on Amazon. It does not have any motion though, so depending on the games you get the Wii motes might be more versatile.
The replacement of analog sticks will help. It's neither expensive nor requires any special skills.
All you need are Y-shaped screwdriver (amazon suggests those when you browse for the sticks), cross shaped screwdriver and carefulness.
It took about 30-40 minutes for me to replace the left stick.
Upd: fixed the link to point exact sticks I bought (the left one works perfect for me and i didn't replace the right one)
Few games require a gamepad. Buy a Pro controller. It's all-around a superior controller. 50 hour battery life. Great feel. Much lighter. Same button and stick layout as the gamepad.
If your gamepad's battery is the issue, keep the gamepad plugged into the charging cable and then see what the usable distance is.
If you need a new battery, buy one (ask in this subreddit; I've never done that), or buy another battery extender. It doesn't damage the existing battery. You turn it on when your gamepad battery is low, and the extender recharges the battery in real time. It's the equivalent of plugging the charging cable into your gamepad, but without the cord. People buy an extender when their gamepad battery is dying, which I guess could convince a person (who has a poor memory) the extender caused his battery to give poor performance when the real cause is age and usage. It's normal for batteries to retain less of a charge over time.
The interesting thing is, Netflix on AppleTV ( 20 million sold ) is considerably worse than the WiiU ( 6 Million sold )
Best Buy's B2G1 sale is also going on now and is cross-platform.
From IGN article: "The Japanese version will also be available as a part of a premium set. It comes with a Triforce shaped clock and serial codes for 6 special costumes."
Actually, it HAS been confirmed. The official titles are Super Smash Bros for Wii U and Super Smash Bros for 3DS.
I usually use GameFAQs to do this kind of thing. here's a link to every physical release on Wii U. Games in grey are cancelled games and games in bold are upcoming games. http://www.gamefaqs.com/search/index.html?platform=118&game=&contrib=0&rating=0&genre=0&region=0&date=0&developer=&publisher=&dist=1&sort=0&link=0&res=0&title=0&adv=1
Edit: Bold instead of old
Join this kickstarter for the closest thing I've seen so far:
The Wii U is no longer a stretchy goal, but will be coming if they get funded. They have typical DnD options, but they also have customisable characters which you can import, and customisable abilities (spells weapons etc) so if you want to create a sci-fi RPG you can do that.
Mmm not really.
Here is a list of upcoming games for the PS3. I'll list a few notable ones so you don't gotta click the link:
South Park: Stick of Truth
Dark Souls II
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Child of Light
Guilty Gear Xrd
Those are just the games I recognized out of like the first 100.
If you never played the original, it will lose a bit of it's nostalgic effect but it's still a fantastic game regardless. It's honestly one of my favorite games from this console generation and is very under-appreciated as far as Wii titles go.
Make sure you continue playing after "beating" it the first time!
A few things why I picked the WiiU over the others.
Firstly Nintendo really wants you, and they have some great support people helping you along the way. I'm not sure if the others have developer communities like the WiiU or not, but they really are great.
I'm also a big fan of the GamePad. Some might think it as a gimmick, but there really are so many interesting ways to use that many people haven't even tried yet, but some indies are starting to.
And lastly would be just the Nintendo fan base. They are always inviting, while honest about your game. They always want to give indies a shot.
As for learning, there are so many options these days.
I use Unity and they have a wonderful learning program. You might need a small about of coding know how, but it is easy to pick up and their videos teach you almost everything you need to know.
Unreal Engine has also become super easy to get into, and while not my cup of tea, if you hate scripting and are more visual maybe try this.
There are also loads more focused game engines out that might be a better starting point for some, just look around and try things out.
I originally started out doing ROM hacks of metroid and pokemon so there really is no true place to start, just get out and experience what you can and start now.
I feel like Pikmin 3 was surprisingly short while Captain Toad was surprisingly long! But I don't actually know how much time I spent on each game. According to "How Long To Beat", there doesn't actually seem to be that much difference in length between Captain Toad and Pikmin 3.
I do feel like I didn't spend that much more time on collecting all the fruit in Pikmin 3 after beating it once, while I still haven't gotten all the stars in Captain Toad, plus if you get a Toad amiibo you will also get an additional "Find Captain Toad" mode for all the stages.
Aside from Netflix, Plex is what I use. It's not a streaming site but instead provides you with the ability to set up a server on your computer to stream whatever you want. (It's completely free.)
A great option if you torrent content, and it has a web interface that you open via Plex.tv to watch your content on any device -- I use it on both my Wii U and PS4. :)
Microsoft makes Skype versions for IOS, OSX, Android and various other platforms, including products they have direct competition with - source. I see no reason why there would not be a Wii U version if the product gains enough market share. My guess is that at the moment there is not good enough ROI for Microsoft to invest in it.
For anyone who doesn't want all three, Amazon currently has the alt colors for inklings for pretty cheap. The girl is $4.74 and the boy is $7.57
I second repairing the screen it is trivially simple. Do you know if your digitizer broke, the screen, or both? If you're lucky, it's just the digitizer and you can reuse your existing screen. If not, you get to spend a little more and replace both.
In addition to the tri-wing screwdriver, which you ought to get with the screen or digitizer (though IMHO it's worth splurging a bit and getting a decent set of multiple small screwdrivers), you'll want to get a metal spudger, which will be helpful for getting the digitizer off the LCD screen (assuming it's just the digitizer that's broken) and getting the plastic trim off of the digitizer for reuse (be very careful here, as that's really easy to break. When I replaced my digitizer, I didn't even bother to use double-sided tape to stick things back down. The friction/compression fit was more than sufficient.
IMHO, the hardest part is getting a digitizer from Amazon without having it break in the mail. After buying two that broke in the mail, I ended up buying an LCD + Digitizer set because I figured the bigger package would be more likely to ship in a box (it wasn't) or at least would ship stacked together and be less likely to bend/break (which was in fact the case).
tl;dr: Replacing the digitizer and/or LCD on your gamepad is pretty trivial, and if you can undo screws and use a spudger safely you can save $80+ doing it yourself.
Found this for 2 bucks
I got three and that and saved 8 bucks. Thanks for the heads up.
According to THIS, if you buy 3, you can get $10 off. ;)
Oops, just saw that you have to have $75 worth to get that. Cheapest filler I could find.
Also, if you plan on ever taking the system somewhere besides your house (I do with friends and families houses) this case is great:
It was recently on sale for 19.99 so if that's something you're interested in I'd keep your eyes open. It has a slot for the system, cords, controllers, gamepad, games etc. Very well made.
SM3DW yes, NSMBU no. Hyrule yes
Found confirmation from people who heard from the Japan update.
"It also adds an option to automatically skip cutscenes you've already seen."
Recently (well not that recently) a Wii U update gave us the option to pull video from the HDMI port and the audio from the A/V cable or component cable. For this you will need the Wii A/V cable.
Here is a threat of someone on your exact situation
Do you have a source for that 30% claim? I'm somewhat skeptical. I remember reading that only a small percentage of gamers bother to finish the CoD single player campaigns and that this was a big factor in Respawn making Titanfall multiplayer only.
The co-op is going to be split screen on the TV with what looks like no matter what controller setup you use. The gamepad would just mimic the split screen. Here's to hoping they can make the screens independent of each other though!
Vertical split screen doesn't look too shabby though!
You sure about that? Sorry to bring the bad news to you, but the eShop videos are only 30fps. Compare this Bayonetta 2 trailer with the one in the eShop and you'll see the differences: http://www.ign.com/videos/2014/02/26/bayonetta-2-did-you-miss-me-trailer-60fps
As for the recommendation, eShop is also a bad one unless you don't want a live version and wouldn't mind being late to the party. The Nintendo Direct videos are only ever going to be there after the actual stream, so it defeats the purpose of watching it streaming live.
I know you're right haha. I just feel like I'm a loyal customer. I bought my tablet there, my tv, my router, most of games. In the past year I've spent well over $3k there. Pennies to them I know, but probably more than an average customer. I wish they had some sort of satisfaction guarantee.
Also I did check Metacritic. It said Ninja Gaiden was one of the top 25 games rated for Wii U. Ok yea, there aren't that many games and it is number 25. Like I said, I don't know what I expected.
Edit: Also I know this for a fact. If a customer buys a TV, takes it home and then changes their mind Best Buy will take the TV back. They'll take a couple hundred dollar hit on it and sell the TV open box. Hell, even if the customer takes it to the parking lot, doesn't put it in their car, and takes it back inside their store policy requires them to accept the "return" and sell it open box. $30<<<$100-300
For PC games, assuming it works somewhat like the wii controllers, you can download glovepie (https://sites.google.com/site/carlkenner/glovepie) but it's going to take some button mapping and you'll need a fancy script for the joysticks to work properly.
Here you go.
edit: maybe a better one
Check out this review. http://www.gamespot.com/reviews/donkey-kong-country-tropical-freeze-review/1900-6415667/
> There are some cheap tricks used along the way too. Thankfully, they're rare, but when they do appear, it's frustrating. Sometimes I'd perform a leap of faith during a particularly tricky section, only to land on an enemy on the other side that had lurked just out of shot. Other times I'd be racing down a zip line, only to find that the visual cues for jumps, like well-placed bananas and coins, were all too easy to miss, causing me to plummet to my death. It's a shame that you can't have the game show you the best path like in Donkey Kong Country Returns; it's very much a process of trial and error when it comes to surviving some of Tropical Freeze's cheaper tricks. Extra lives are plentiful, though, and if you get stuck, you can always purchase more using coins you collect along the way.
What GameCube Starfox actually looked like: http://www.mobygames.com/images/shots/l/488677-star-fox-assault-gamecube-screenshot-really-nice-environment.png
It's nice, but your whole post is pretty hyperbolic.
If you live in the US there is a pretty awesome deal going on at best buy. Buy one and get one half off (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Wii-U/Wii-U-Games/pcmcat274600050017.c?id=pcmcat274600050017&AID=10597222&PID=3662453&SID=skim725X230635Xadebf3124fd43dddc28d572ef23fc5e3&URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2FWii-U%2FWii-U-Games%2Fp...)
Best Buy sells a cool little carrying bag for it. its 50 bucks but its definitely a nice bag
I have seen this problem posted before. I don't remember what the solution was. If you search /r/wiiu you might be able to find that post.
I'll search in the meantime if I get a chance.
Edit: I checked and couldn't really find anything on /r/wiiu. Someone had a similar problem here
You might have to send it in unfortunately....
Most news articles about Nintendo's economy have mentioned that despite the fluctuating stock they are still sitting on around 8.3 billion dollars in cash and other assets.
Edit: Updated with a source. 5 billion in cold hard cash and an estimated 3 billion more in liquidable assets although that article doesn't really state them. There are others that have though.
It's this one.
It fits my wiiu, power brick, gamepad, charger, 4 wiimotes+nunchuck, a pro controller, sensor bar, hdmi cord and 3-5 game cases.
It's times like this I turn to metacritic. I would certainly agree with the top 3, and I thought Twilight Princess was the better Zelda.
Some of the scores are a bit harsh so sort by user scores as well to get a different perspective
Pokken Tournament has dipped notably in price several times - I set up a price watch for myself and snagged it when it hit $35 around Thanksgiving.
You might be able to find it again for a low price given many places are clearing out stock.
Based on the answer from this gamefaq's thread
If there is a save file on the Wii, it will overwrite the Wii U save file. If there is no save file on the Wii, nothing will happen to the Wii U save file. Basically I would make sure to delete any Wii save files you don't want so that way nothing will be overwritten. Your Wii U save files for Wii games should be safe that way.
Lacuna Passage? Though that's not coming to Wii U... even though I did ask them.
My other guess is Space Pioneer, since that is an upcoming Wii U game based on space exploration.
Neither of those games look bad, but you're not going to get 720/1080P quality. I played Skyward Sword at 480P with Component cables on Wii and it was fine. It's now a last generation console title, so of course you're not going to get the same quality as if it were a WiiU title, but neither of those games are going to look awful.
There is no difference. It's running in Wii mode. So your WiiU becomes a Wii for Wii games and nothing more.