Wii U Catch-All

Ulairi wrote:
ianunderhill wrote:

The Deluxe Digital promo is live at https://p.nintendo.net/deluxe/index.do

This is that whole "earn points back for your eShop purchases" deal. You need to login with your NN ID; it'll do the rest. I've already earned $5 back. Makes me wish there were more things for Wii U owners to consider in the eShop...

Most of the launch games seem to be on the eShop plus the digital only games. Nintendo is also handling DD way better than Microsoft and Sony (currently) do.

Not at those download speeds ;(

ianunderhill wrote:

The Deluxe Digital promo is live at https://p.nintendo.net/deluxe/index.do

This is that whole "earn points back for your eShop purchases" deal. You need to login with your NN ID; it'll do the rest. I've already earned $5 back. Makes me wish there were more things for Wii U owners to consider in the eShop...

thanks for the update! I'm two points shy of my first $5.

More things? It's practically all the things! What more things could there be?

Blind_Evil wrote:
Ulairi wrote:
ianunderhill wrote:

The Deluxe Digital promo is live at https://p.nintendo.net/deluxe/index.do

This is that whole "earn points back for your eShop purchases" deal. You need to login with your NN ID; it'll do the rest. I've already earned $5 back. Makes me wish there were more things for Wii U owners to consider in the eShop...

Most of the launch games seem to be on the eShop plus the digital only games. Nintendo is also handling DD way better than Microsoft and Sony (currently) do.

Not at those download speeds ;(

Yeah. that needs to be fixed ASAP. I'd also like irf the downloads would install as they download, kind of like how Xbox 360 does it. But, I am sure these things iwll be fixed. the fact that Nintendo is using the App Store/Steam Model of developers set prices and can run sales and all that, it's great.

Ulairi wrote:

Yeah. that needs to be fixed ASAP. I'd also like irf the downloads would install as they download, kind of like how Xbox 360 does it. But, I am sure these things iwll be fixed. the fact that Nintendo is using the App Store/Steam Model of developers set prices and can run sales and all that, it's great.

What makes you so sure the install as it downloads thing will be fixed. Sony has managed to ignore that problem for 6 years already.

mrtomaytohead wrote:
Ulairi wrote:

Yeah. that needs to be fixed ASAP. I'd also like irf the downloads would install as they download, kind of like how Xbox 360 does it. But, I am sure these things iwll be fixed. the fact that Nintendo is using the App Store/Steam Model of developers set prices and can run sales and all that, it's great.

What makes you so sure the install as it downloads thing will be fixed. Sony has managed to ignore that problem for 6 years already.

The Wii and 3DS don't have the issue, that's why I think that'll change. I'm not sure download speeds will improve much though. Their speeds on other platforms were always slow, but it wasn't as noticeable because none of the games were over 500mb or so.

mrtomaytohead wrote:
Ulairi wrote:

Yeah. that needs to be fixed ASAP. I'd also like irf the downloads would install as they download, kind of like how Xbox 360 does it. But, I am sure these things iwll be fixed. the fact that Nintendo is using the App Store/Steam Model of developers set prices and can run sales and all that, it's great.

What makes you so sure the install as it downloads thing will be fixed. Sony has managed to ignore that problem for 6 years already.

Because like Blind_Evil, none of their other platforms do this.

I also think that they will improve the speeds. I'm sure it's more of an OS thing and that should get fixed ASAP.

I've joined the WiiU community with an early Xmas gift from the Mrs. Feel free to friend me up.. Carlbear95

I only have nintendo land and mario for now.

Also, I hate the wireless on the WiiU. I have a powerline extender in my place, and usually in a few spots you can catch a faint signal from the main router and a strong signal from the extender. Both have the same SSID and password (different channels), so there is a transition from one spot to another in my place without having to switch wireless connections. All of my devices (ios, 360, ps3) know to hook onto the stronger signal when they move, but the WiiU simply refuses. It just gets confused and doesnt' connect to anything. Temporarily renamed the extender to a different name to get the updates, etc, but now I have to see if I can get it to connect the same way my other devices do.

Soooo Target has a Buy 2 Get One free on WiiU games tomorrow

What 3 games are worth purchasing on the WiiU at the moment?

The 2 hours system update seemed to fix my wifi issues, so that's a relief. Back to sharing the same wifi ssid as my main network.

Does Mario U not work with the old wii "pro" controller thing? I can use the old wii-motes but it doesn't feel great, and my wife likes playing on the 2nd screen. Would be great to be able to use the old controller.

Carlbear95 wrote:

The 2 hours system update seemed to fix my wifi issues, so that's a relief. Back to sharing the same wifi ssid as my main network.

Does Mario U not work with the old wii "pro" controller thing? I can use the old wii-motes but it doesn't feel great, and my wife likes playing on the 2nd screen. Would be great to be able to use the old controller.

No. If it's not on the back of the game box, you can't use it. You can't use the new Classic Controller either.

I've been playing Scribblenauts on the iPad which I got for 99c and I'm almost already bored of it after a couple of hours. I'm not sure what extra unlimited brings to the table but can it justify itself as a full price game?

I think you're in the minority with that opinion. I don't know enough about interstate78's tastes to say if he'd feel the same, but reviews are generally positive for the entire series. It's also worth noting it's available on PC and 3DS as well.

I've only owned the original Scribblenauts and got about ten hours of play for $20.

interstate78 wrote:

Soooo Target has a Buy 2 Get One free on WiiU games tomorrow

What 3 games are worth purchasing on the WiiU at the moment?

ZombiU, NSMB U, and Scribblenauts Unlimited would be my choice. Nintendo Land is great if you have people to play with and didn't get the bundled copy.

Black Ops 2, Darksiders 2, and Mass Effect 3 are competent ports if you haven't played them elsewhere and want to, but I'd guess you have. I hear Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is quite good on Wii U, and that Ninja Gaiden 3 is a much more better game than the 360/PS3 version (due to gameplay reworking, not technology).

I think it's a bit quirky and fun but it just doesn't seem like a full console release experience.

Mr GT Chris wrote:

I think it's a bit quirky and fun but it just doesn't seem like a full console release experience.

I don't think you're far off. I found it amusing, but it's a puzzle game at heart. A puzzle game with right and wrong answers. You can only do so much within a limited space of ideas. It's not as wide open to solutions as it seems initially.

I stopped at a Target today and didnt find 3 games I already didnt own that I'd buy.

I think if I didn't have any games I'd buy those 3

- ZombiU
- New Super Mario WiiU
- Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed

I already had NSMB

I picked up ZombiU (for me), Madden (for the family) and Wipeout 3 (for my daughter). I might go back and get the Skylander starter pack as it's on sale as well. Strange to have so purchased so many games without having played it yet.
Dont tell the wife and kids:

Spoiler:

It's a Christmas present

Some news while the thread is quiet: TVii functionality is a day away in North America.
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/12/19/ni...

Looks like guide-y stuff, though there's no Netflix or TiVo support until 2013; however, Amazon and Hulu functionality will be available right away. As a streaming-only non-cable-TV person, I'm curious as to how useful TVii features will be to me. A master interface for my streaming apps would be great, though.

Also - apparently, Iwata mentioned going for performance improvements in app switching and the like in a Japanese NintendoDirect video: http://www.theverge.com/2012/12/18/3...

ianunderhill wrote:

Looks like guide-y stuff, though there's no Netflix or TiVo support until 2013; however, Amazon and Hulu functionality will be available right away. As a streaming-only non-cable-TV person, I'm curious as to how useful TVii features will be to me. A master interface for my streaming apps would be great, though.

Even for those of us with cable/iptv/dish services, this seems like it will have fairly limited utility until DVR/PVR support is integrated. Even then, its utility will heavily depend on interface usability and speed. Having Netflix streaming, Amazon streaming, and my Uverse service integrated all in one place sounds like a great idea, but whether it will actually be useful really depends on execution.

7000 WiiU's stolen in Seattle.

Don't go buying from random craigslist ads in seattle, everyone.

mrtomaytohead wrote:

7000 WiiU's stolen in Seattle.

Don't go buying from random craigslist ads in seattle, everyone.

Heard about this on the radio. DJ made a terrible "everyone is getting hot wii for christmas" joke.

How is TVii working for everyone? It's not working for me, I just get a grey loading screen, and then it times out and says "Service is unavailable. Try again in a few minutes."

This makes me somewhat sad, because I see other people have it working on twitter. So what's the deal? I'm in Canada, maybe that's it? Anyone else Canadian got TVii working on their WiiU?

gamerparent wrote:

How is TVii working for everyone? It's not working for me, I just get a grey loading screen, and then it times out and says "Service is unavailable. Try again in a few minutes."

This makes me somewhat sad, because I see other people have it working on twitter. So what's the deal? I'm in Canada, maybe that's it? Anyone else Canadian got TVii working on their WiiU?

Not working here in San Francisco.. got the same problem you have.

It's working for me. I don't know how to set it so it controls my cable box so it's not terribly useful right now and I'm not in the mood to mess with it. Seems this'd be good for Amazon Prime and stuff, and I have been using it for Netflix for quite a while.

Anyway, Trine 2, Little Inferno, and Chasing Aurora are on sale for 20-33% off until January 3rd.

Carlbear95 wrote:
gamerparent wrote:

How is TVii working for everyone? It's not working for me, I just get a grey loading screen, and then it times out and says "Service is unavailable. Try again in a few minutes."

This makes me somewhat sad, because I see other people have it working on twitter. So what's the deal? I'm in Canada, maybe that's it? Anyone else Canadian got TVii working on their WiiU?

Not working here in San Francisco.. got the same problem you have.

ok, I'm glad to know its not just me. Hopefully it's something on their end, because if it's some setting or something on my end its going to be a pain to troubleshoot.

So looks like Trine 2 got updated DLC on the WiiU and the devs aren't sure they want the headache of XBLA/PSN.

I'm very surprised to be hearing that. I mean, it's a third party downloadable game on a Nintendo platform that's release way after every other platform. Also, a dev is saying they'd rather work on a Nintendo platform. What I hope this means is for the time being downloadable games get more attention from devs on WiiU, and eventually Sony & MS get forced into making things easier, as this is basically a report of a dev confirming all the rumors about how nice it was going to be to work on the WiiU eshop.

gamerparent wrote:
Carlbear95 wrote:
gamerparent wrote:

How is TVii working for everyone? It's not working for me, I just get a grey loading screen, and then it times out and says "Service is unavailable. Try again in a few minutes."

This makes me somewhat sad, because I see other people have it working on twitter. So what's the deal? I'm in Canada, maybe that's it? Anyone else Canadian got TVii working on their WiiU?

Not working here in San Francisco.. got the same problem you have.

ok, I'm glad to know its not just me. Hopefully it's something on their end, because if it's some setting or something on my end its going to be a pain to troubleshoot.

i contacted support and here is the answer they gave me (which SOLVED MY PROBLEM):
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Hello,

Thanks for contacting us. The error messages may be resolved by following the steps found through the link below. These steps will assign different primary and secondary DNS servers to your existing connection.

http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/sys...

After performing the steps, test your Internet connection and try accessing Nintendo TVii.

If you continue to experience Nintendo TVii errors or are unable to get a successful Internet connection, please reply to this with a phone number and time frame for us to reach you.

Sincerely,

Ivan Avila-Campillo
Nintendo of America Inc.
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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is out in Japan, and I listened to the latest 8-4play podcast to get the skinny on this version. I'm not entirely pleased with the situation, though I am still on board.

The gameplay stuff is all fine, all the re-added weapons and whatnot. They claim the game is generally a steady 60FPS which is really exciting. Some muddy environment textures, which is to be expected with an HD port, but the monster and character animations are better than ever. They specifically said it looks a lot better than the (Japan only) PS3 HD port.

Problems arise in the systems surrounding the online play. I'm not sure if I was expecting voice chat, but it's not there, and more concerning is the lack of keyboard support. This'll likely be patched for the US release, because the original Wii game had both (voice was abysmal through WiiSpeak, but it was there). To be clear, I don't *need* communication, but for new players it's pretty necessary. Similarly to the Wii game, you need to start a room before you can invite friends.

They conclude that these issues are due to it being a port of a 3DS game and being somewhat rushed to be available for the Japanese launch. The game doesn't push Miiverse stuff like NSMBU.

Basically it sounds like Capcom got what they could out, but didn't take full advantage of the change from 3DS to Wii U. I don't suspect it'll matter to me and I'll get at least another 150 hours from it.

Capcom has been really slacking off with MH. It's well overdue for them to do a proper HD or semi HD version of the game, whether that be PS3, WiiU, or even Vita. They must be loving the amount of cash MH makes them for so little effort on their part.

The game is in proper HD, just the surrounding systems aren't totally modernized.