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post #1051 of 1142
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Originally Posted by FilmMixer View Post

New hour long system updatte
Hey now, it couldn't have taken me more than 55 minutes...for a 500MB download. But at least unlike the initial Giant Update it background downloads it so it's not quite as inconvenient.

In other news the first demo on the eShop is up -- Fifa 13. Not my cup of tea, but I DL'ed it anyway just to see how demos work on the Wii U. Again, you can background download but it's about as slow as Wii U owners have quickly come to expect. The demo is limited to 10 plays, which honestly is probably sufficient but just seems petty, especially when compared to the "so generous as to render a limit pointless" 30-play limit on 3DS demos.
Edited by ThisOneKidMongo - 12/5/12 at 6:59pm
post #1052 of 1142
With the size of this minor update, it looks like Nintendo is taking the same route that Sony used for a long time with the PS3. "Redistribute the entire OS every time, even though this 3% over here is the only thing that changed." The smart method is of course the way the 360 has done it from day one: "Here's a 5-10mb file to patch only the stuff that changed." The exception is of course the three times the OS has gone through drastic overhauls, but even then the entire OS download is only 50mb from servers as fast as your connection can handle.

Wrong company to emulate, Nintendo.
post #1053 of 1142
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Originally Posted by ThisOneKidMongo View Post

Hey now, it couldn't have taken me more than 55 minutes...for a 500MB download. But at least unlike the initial Giant Update it background downloads it so it's not quite as inconvenient.
In other news the first demo on the eShop is up -- Fifa 13. Not my cup of tea, but I DL'ed it anyway just to see how demos work on the Wii U. Again, you can background download but it's about as slow as Wii U owners have quickly come to expect. The demo is limited to 10 plays, which honestly is probably sufficient but just seems petty, especially when compared to the "so generous as to render a limit pointless" 30-play limit on 3DS demos.

I think they're set by the publisher, because I have a 3DS demo that's unlimited, and some are fewer than others.
post #1054 of 1142
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Originally Posted by ThisOneKidMongo View Post

Hey now, it couldn't have taken me more than 55 minutes...for a 500MB download. But at least unlike the initial Giant Update it background downloads it so it's not quite as inconvenient.
In other news the first demo on the eShop is up -- Fifa 13. Not my cup of tea, but I DL'ed it anyway just to see how demos work on the Wii U. Again, you can background download but it's about as slow as Wii U owners have quickly come to expect. The demo is limited to 10 plays, which honestly is probably sufficient but just seems petty, especially when compared to the "so generous as to render a limit pointless" 30-play limit on 3DS demos.

I think they're set by the publisher, because I have a 3DS demo that's unlimited, and some are fewer than others.
post #1055 of 1142
mine updated last night. 15 minutes at the most. no complaints here.
post #1056 of 1142
I don't know if it was a coincidence, but after I upgraded the Wii U system yesterday, Sonic Racing also finally got a much-needed patch. Boost challenges can actually be completed now.
post #1057 of 1142
How you enjoying Sonic Racing btw? Thinking of picking it up as part of TRU's B1G50% sale this week.
post #1058 of 1142
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Originally Posted by ThisOneKidMongo View Post

How you enjoying Sonic Racing btw? Thinking of picking it up as part of TRU's B1G50% sale this week.

I like it -it's a good arcade racer. Nice powerslides (resulting in boost), close races, solid difficulty options. Weapons are so-so. Even played a bit on-line, and it was smooth.

Good game for a bargain title.
post #1059 of 1142
Sonic Racing dethrones Mario Kart as the best arcade racer with weapons. It is probably my favorite of the launch titles. (it also runs a lot smoother than the PS3 and 360 versions)
post #1060 of 1142
It's sad/funny how I have such a hard time believing that a modern game involving Sonic is good. Come to think of it, being strictly an SNES guy back in the day, I don't believe I've ever bought a Sonic game in my life.

But ****, Vyse from Skies of Arcadia is in it? I definitely gotta get this.
post #1061 of 1142
Hey do you guys have wii u lego city released over in the states? Over here its been delayed.
post #1062 of 1142
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

Hey do you guys have wii u lego city released over in the states? Over here its been delayed.

Not released yet... Maybe Q1 2013?
post #1063 of 1142
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Originally Posted by ThisOneKidMongo View Post

It's sad/funny how I have such a hard time believing that a modern game involving Sonic is good. Come to think of it, being strictly an SNES guy back in the day, I don't believe I've ever bought a Sonic game in my life.
But ****, Vyse from Skies of Arcadia is in it? I definitely gotta get this.


I love SoA... this... is heresy!


GIVE ME AN HD SOA REMAKE ALREADY! Stop beating my all beloved games with ball peen hammers then pissing on their sad, distressed corpses.... we bought the crappy Mario All Stars SNES port, funnel that cash cow into some real games and developers already. That screenshot (and I hadn't heard about this until your post) is like some awful Disney version. It's "Teacup Ride of Arcadia". AAHHHHAHAGGGG!


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Hey do you guys have wii u lego city released over in the states? Over here its been delayed.


Not until like March 2013 I think, It was moved to "Launch Window" with Pikmin 3, with no specific date.
post #1064 of 1142
The later on Lego City the better. Everything we've seen on it shows it running so poorly as to look like an early PS3 game. That game needs serious polish, and while it probably won't get it, we can dream and hope that it will.
post #1065 of 1142
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Originally Posted by DaverJ View Post

Not released yet... Maybe Q1 2013?

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Originally Posted by voodoozen View Post


Not until like March 2013 I think, It was moved to "Launch Window" with Pikmin 3, with no specific date.

Thank you
post #1066 of 1142
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Originally Posted by darklordjames View Post

The later on Lego City the better. Everything we've seen on it shows it running so poorly as to look like an early PS3 game. That game needs serious polish, and while it probably won't get it, we can dream and hope that it will.

I hope so
post #1067 of 1142
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Originally Posted by darklordjames View Post

With the size of this minor update, it looks like Nintendo is taking the same route that Sony used for a long time with the PS3. "Redistribute the entire OS every time, even though this 3% over here is the only thing that changed."

I was thinking of offline gamer's and how software will likely require more recent firmware down the road (As on the Wii) and thought for a second that it was evidence that they couldn't be doing it that way since they'd have to be including these large updates right on the disc as they start to make them mandatory...

Then I remembered that they have 25 gig discs available to them. So they sadly have plenty of space to do just that without locking the offline owners out of later software. So it wouldn't surprise me if you're 100% correct with the route they're taking.

And not only is it an annoying hassle, it will greatly increase the chances of something going wrong during the updating process.
post #1068 of 1142
Hey Deluxe owners, looks like that digital promotion thing that I completely forgot about is live:
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Originally Posted by Joystiq 
The Digital Deluxe Promotion, which allows Wii U Deluxe Set owners to earn points back for eShop purchases, is now available. Eligible Wii U owners can sign up with their Nintendo Network IDs right here (in North America) or here (in Europe), and begin earning ten percent of any eShop purchase as points, whether the game was purchased directly from the eShop, or as a download code bought at retail.

When you've accrued 500 points, you can redeem them for a $5 eShop credit. Nintendo notes that you won't earn points for Wii stuff purchased within the Wii compatibility mode, or on stuff purchased on 3DS, or on "passes or subscriptions."
So does that mean anything you bought on the Wii U eShop before this went live isn't eligible for credit? I thought at one point they mentioned that it would be retroactive back to release day.
post #1069 of 1142
quick Wii U question :


Do you need to use Wii Motion Plus controllers with this? Or can I use the old, original Wii controllers for Nintendoland multiplayer ?


(sorry if this has already been discussed, I'm at work and can't read the whole thread. thanks)
post #1070 of 1142
The Zelda and Metroid minigames require Motion+ for sure but I think the rest can be played with regular ol' Wiimotes.
post #1071 of 1142
Hm, one minor fix I noticed since the latest firmware update -- the Gamepad now stays off if the console is powered down while in Wii mode. Previously, shutting the system off directly from Wii mode would cause the Gamepad to flicker back on with an error message, and you'd have to manually power it off.
post #1072 of 1142
I even had that happen powering down with just the Gamepad in regular Wii U mode. Hit power on the Gamepad, the Wii U shut down, then the Gamepad yelled at me "I can't talk to the Wii U anymore! Fix that!".

Dumb, dumb system.

Oh, last night I turned on my Wii U for the first time in a week. I wanted to download and play Little Inferno. "Oh, you can't do that without a system update! Come back in an hour or two!". I started the update, flipped over to the 360, played some games there instead. I never made it back to the Wii U before going to bed.

Yes, that is correct. The Wii U actively dissuaded me from using it for the first time in a while due to it's horrific OS design. The Wii U is not just poorly designed, this thing is straight up broken. I update my recommendation to "Avoid this terrible console. It hates you as a user and has no interest in letting you play games."
post #1073 of 1142
Looking for a Wii U this holiday season? Sounds like darklordjames' will be on Craigslist or EBAY soon....wink.gif
post #1074 of 1142
I don't sell consoles. I give them away.

EDIT: This is a factual statement in response to a joke. Don't be that guy that then starts asking me for a free Wii U.
Edited by darklordjames - 12/10/12 at 1:58am
post #1075 of 1142
I'd give that misfortunate outcast a home here if you're looking for somewhere to exile it to. wink.gif

If you just want to play some Wii U exclusives offline, it might not be a bad idea until they iron out some of the issues to just keep it offline. You shouldn't have to do that but if they're going to be rolling out lengthy updates on a routine basis, it might help you to at least glean some enjoyment out of it.
post #1076 of 1142
Let's go ahead and stop this right now. Just because somebody else made a stupid joke that I responded to with a factual statement doesn't mean it's time to line up and ask me for a free Wii U.

If I took my Wii U offline, then I wouldn't be able to buy and play things like Little Inferno and I would have to buy these silly little "disc" things. The PS3 is the last console I bought that I will put discs in. Everything going forward is digital. Even my 3DS only has a single game on cartridge, to keep crap out of the slot. No, I will dread turning the Wii U on most of the time, and try as hard as possible to avoid anything that isn't getting straight in to a game. Unfortunately that requires sitting through ridiculous download times to do OS updates in order to even be allowed in to the eShop to spent money.

Little Inferno? It's freakin' great! My girl and I spent a couple hours tonight burning stuff in our little digital fireplace. The Wii U brings nothing to the game though. In fact, this game would be more at home on the iPad. If you don't have an iPad though to play the inevitable iOS version on though? Totally worth your $15 to play it on your Wii U now.
post #1077 of 1142
Sorry, I thought the wink and how I worded it made it plainly obvious that I was just kidding with you (Not to mention the second paragraph that was the clear purpose of my post)...

Certainly if you're going all digital on this console, it's not a useful suggestion to take it offline. But I wasn't aware that you were planning to abandon physical media on this console going forward.

If someone is largely playing retail releases on this and is annoyed by firmware updates, it's not necessarily a bad suggestion during these opening months as they work to hopefully get it quickly up to speed unless they're doing a lot of multiplayer in something like Call of Duty. I assume after things start to settle down that these significant updates will slow to something more akin to what we're used to on a console like the Xbox 360 with updates just a handful of times a year.

So just trying to avoid contact with Nintendo's servers during these first few months is one way to avoid this hassle.
Edited by Leo_Ames - 12/10/12 at 6:29am
post #1078 of 1142
why are there so much panties in a bunch here? goodness. the sensitivity around here.
post #1079 of 1142
Anyone playing Darksiders II on Wii U?

I notice it dropped to $50 on Amazon, and am kinda interested in it.
post #1080 of 1142
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Originally Posted by darklordjames View Post

I don't sell consoles. I give them away.
EDIT: This is a factual statement in response to a joke. Don't be that guy that then starts asking me for a free Wii U.

What if my wife asks you then? lol...
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