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post #691 of 1142
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Originally Posted by jwebb1970 View Post

Exactly - I would not be surprised if "Wii Mode" is simply an icon one clicks on from the main Wii U menu, then it is off to play your last gen Wii stuff...

If a last-gen Wii disc is inserted, does this mode switch automatically?
post #692 of 1142
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Originally Posted by jwebb1970 View Post

Exactly - I would not be surprised if "Wii Mode" is simply an icon one clicks on from the main Wii U menu, then it is off to play your last gen Wii stuff...
All Nintendo would have to do to clear this up is, well, clear this up! wink.gif

Lots and lots of unknowns still, and launch is fast approaching.
post #693 of 1142
Verified source from Nintendo says Wii Mode will be a traditional throw switch
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post #694 of 1142
http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/09/27/darksiders-ii-wii-u-functionality-detailed

Well, no details about Wii U system functions, but IGN posted this yesterday - all the details on what they found to be exceptionally cool about Wii U's Darksiders II. For one, the GamePad screen provides your inventory info & whatnot - apparently whether you use the GamePad or the Wii U Pro to play. It will also play on the GamePad screen itself. Sounds pretty cool.
post #695 of 1142
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Originally Posted by moothemagiccow View Post

Verified source from Nintendo says Wii Mode will be a traditional throw switch
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Is the "Dolphin" on the gauge to the left just a coincidence or an inside joke regarding Wii emulation?biggrin.gif

At least it looks like it says "Dolphin"
post #696 of 1142
It's Nintendo, they make things brain dead simple, it will obviously be a fully automatic detection.
post #697 of 1142
Because nothing could be simpler than friend codes, amirite? smile.gif
post #698 of 1142
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Originally Posted by bd2003 View Post

Because nothing could be simpler than friend codes, amirite? smile.gif

The idea of friend codes was solid, just not the way it was handled.

One code for your account and all your games would be simple.
post #699 of 1142
i wonder if the game controller pro will come with the USB cord.
post #700 of 1142
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Originally Posted by Flavius View Post

It's Nintendo, they make things brain dead simple, it will obviously be a fully automatic detection.
...not sure if serious.
post #701 of 1142
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Originally Posted by jwebb1970 View Post

Is the "Dolphin" on the gauge to the left just a coincidence or an inside joke regarding Wii emulation?biggrin.gif
At least it looks like it says "Dolphin"

It's evidence of the verity of the source
Or serendipity
post #702 of 1142
I've been reading trying to get more information on this "wii u" and so far i've read a few interesting things, but everything i read was followed by skepticism.

Is the wii u game pad really gonna be able to control my whole entertainment system like a universal remote?

What is accurate about this nintendo tv? Is the wii u really gonna replace my cable box? Will i be able to watch tv through it? Record shows?

It seems like its launch isn't too far off, I'm surprised these details are unconfirmed.
post #703 of 1142
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Originally Posted by Blackdevil77 View Post

I've been reading trying to get more information on this "wii u" and so far i've read a few interesting things, but everything i read was followed by skepticism.
Is the wii u game pad really gonna be able to control my whole entertainment system like a universal remote?
What is accurate about this nintendo tv? Is the wii u really gonna replace my cable box? Will i be able to watch tv through it? Record shows?
It seems like its launch isn't too far off, I'm surprised these details are unconfirmed.
A lot of information here.
post #704 of 1142
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Originally Posted by Blackdevil77 View Post

I've been reading trying to get more information on this "wii u" and so far i've read a few interesting things, but everything i read was followed by skepticism.
Is the wii u game pad really gonna be able to control my whole entertainment system like a universal remote?
What is accurate about this nintendo tv? Is the wii u really gonna replace my cable box? Will i be able to watch tv through it? Record shows?
It seems like its launch isn't too far off, I'm surprised these details are unconfirmed.
A lot of this stuff is vague. Nintendo made grandiose announcements about WiiU's media capabilities, but no one has any idea what this will actually be like in the wild. Likely Nintendo is being vague because the details are still being worked out. Which probably means that those things won't be ready at launch (if ever). That Wikipedia link in the post above doesn't actually clarify anything IMO.

But at the very least, it will match what 360/PS3 do with streaming services (Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc.) out of the box on launch day.
post #705 of 1142
It's really not all that vague. The Wii U downloads guide data depending on which provider and package you tell it you have. It doesn't record shows or work as a cable box in any way. It's a fancy universal remote.

Let's try this again.
post #706 of 1142
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Originally Posted by Monger View Post

It's really not all that vague. The Wii U downloads guide data depending on which provider and package you tell it you have. It doesn't record shows or work as a cable box in any way. It's a fancy universal remote.
Let's try this again.
Wow. Much clearer. Thanks for the video. Why couldn't they just say all that in their presentation? And why haven't any sites explained any of that?

Like you say, it basically just means that the GamePad is a universal remote with a built-in guide function and a few live TV cross-media functions. Sounds almost identical to MS's Smartglass feature. No cable content goes through the Wii U. The Wii U just streams standard services (Netflix, etc). Pretty straightforward actually. Why couldn't they just say that in the first place?

But I will say that a number of things in that Wikipedia entry linked above and on multiple gaming sites directly contradict what he says in that interview. Either Nintendo doesn't have its message straight, or there are a lot of confused people like me out there. In either case, it means Nintendo's not communicating this information very well.
Edited by confidenceman - 10/1/12 at 10:32am
post #707 of 1142
Yes! Thanks for that video, it certainly cleared a lot of my questions up! I wonder how much the game pad will be able to control. It would be awesome if i could control my whole home theater set up lol.
post #708 of 1142
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Originally Posted by confidenceman View Post

Wow. Much clearer. Thanks for the video. Why couldn't they just say all that in their presentation? And why haven't any sites explained any of that?
Like you say, it basically just means that the GamePad is a universal remote with a built-in guide function and a few live TV cross-media functions. Sounds almost identical to MS's Smartglass feature. No cable content goes through the Wii U. The Wii U just streams standard services (Netflix, etc). Pretty straightforward actually. Why couldn't they just say that in the first place?
But I will say that a number of things in that Wikipedia entry linked above and on multiple gaming sites directly contradict what he says in that interview. Either Nintendo doesn't have its message straight, or there are a lot of confused people like me out there. In either case, it means Nintendo's not communicating this information very well.

I don't remember it very clearly, but I think it showed where if you had a Tivo, the Wii U will be able to set up recordings and it will also see your list of recorded programs that you can play from the remote and will also show up in a search. That might have confused people?
post #709 of 1142
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Originally Posted by Monger View Post

I don't remember it very clearly, but I think it showed where if you had a Tivo, the Wii U will be able to set up recordings and it will also see your list of recorded programs that you can play from the remote and will also show up in a search. That might have confused people?
They're also doing some double-speak in terms of what the GamePad will and will not show video-wise.
post #710 of 1142
Am I gonna be able to get a Wii U on launch day (November 18th) without pre ordering it? I remember camping out in front of a store all night to get a hold of something like this, but it looks like everybody was taking pre orders for this and they're all sold out of them already. Is it hopeless to get one on launch day or do you think there is still a place I'd be able to camp outside at all night to get one?
post #711 of 1142
I mean, there's always a chance you'll be able to wander into a Sears or Radio Shack or something and they'll have it, but from the preorder frenzy it sounds like it's going to be pretty scarce for a while.

Rather than camping out, Walmart is still taking preorders online, or if you feel like coming into the city I'm pretty sure Nintendo World at Rock Center is too (that's where I ordered mine). And you know the latter must be doing some kind of midnight launch event if you really want to camp out.
post #712 of 1142
So i assume there is no point in camping outside of say, bestbuy with hopes to get one since they're already sold out of pre orders. My friend did that for the wii but im not sure they took pre orders for it. It seems like everyone is taking pre orders for this thing. I'll go by Nintendo World this week end, I was gonna check it out anyway
post #713 of 1142
Better question yet. Who IS NOT taking pre-orders for the Wii U? I figured Target, may not be but I found out they are and are sold out. Even Sears was taking pre-orders and are sold out. Is there anyplace NOT taking pre-orders?
post #714 of 1142
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Originally Posted by Blackdevil77 View Post

Am I gonna be able to get a Wii U on launch day (November 18th) without pre ordering it? I remember camping out in front of a store all night to get a hold of something like this, but it looks like everybody was taking pre orders for this and they're all sold out of them already. Is it hopeless to get one on launch day or do you think there is still a place I'd be able to camp outside at all night to get one?

You should have pre-ordered from Gamestop.com day 1 like I did. What you can do now is sign up for a free PowerUp Rewards account and get added to their waiting list. It's your best chance, honestly. See here: http://www.gamestop.com/mrkt/landing/wiiuwait/
post #715 of 1142
Oops lol. I didn't even know about it on day one so i was doome from the start. I'd like to find a place not taking pre orders if possible. My friend went on the waiting list for the 360 when it came out and it took over 6 months to get it
post #716 of 1142
walmart, sears, kmart, target, amazon, BB. all sold out. i got mine at walmart.com, deluxe model with black pro controller and super mario.
post #717 of 1142
Thats what im saying! Its like everybody decided to take pre orders this time
post #718 of 1142
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Originally Posted by Blackdevil77 View Post

Thats what im saying! Its like everybody decided to take pre orders this time
Pre-orders were one of the big "revolutions" this generation. Wasn't nearly as common when the current set of consoles launched.

Retailers get an interest free "loan" out of pre-orders. They get our money, and then can reinvest it in something that actually makes them more money. All they get from people lining up overnight are headaches, number-taking, security, etc.
post #719 of 1142
Damn it lol. I guess im out of luck then
post #720 of 1142
I dunno, I have oddly fond memories of lining up for the WIi outside Target at 4AM in the cold, getting my reasonably low voucher number around 6AM, being shepherded into the store around 7AM and being forced to buy at least three games with the system, and then emerging back into the cold amongst the stares of the bloodthirsty, sleep-deprived, still-lined-up masses and feeling hella uncomfortable and running home fast as I could before I got mugged.

So yeah all in all I guess I'll take the preorder system.
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