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post #241 of 1281
My copy of MH3U came in the mail today from BB !!!
post #242 of 1281
So it looks like Deus Ex:: Human Revolution is headed to the Wii U. I haven't played this so I'd like to check it on the Wii U but the price of entry is a bit steep for a two year old port that can be had for under 20 bucks.
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It's looking increasingly likely that an updated version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution is destined to appear on Wii U; Amazon has become the latest source to suggest a Director's Cut of the game is headed to Nintendo's console.

A listing on the retail site claims the game will be coming to North America on May 7 for $49.99, with the Wii U GamePad being used to explore Jensen's 'Neural Hub'.

The product description explains, "Tap into the Wii U's GamePad true potential: Adam Jensen's newest augmentation, the Neural Hub, offers an immersive and empowering experience, right at the tips of your fingers." It also states that this version of the game will enjoy a "multitude of improvements, features and additional content."

While Square Enix is listed as publisher for the game, no developer is mentioned. A strong candidate for this though is Australian studio Straight Right, who handled the porting of Mass Effect 3 to Nintendo's console. Last year, company boss Tom Crago explained the developer was working "on another big game in a well known franchise that will be released in 2013," published by Square Enix.

At this stage, it's pretty much guaranteed that this is the real deal. Last week we noticed an updated version of the game had been rated by the Australian Ratings Board and now that Amazon has official box art, it seems extremely unlikely that Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut isn't a real thing.

We reached out to Square Enix for comment on all of the above but were told the company doesn't comment on rumour and speculation.
post #243 of 1281
Hated the game on the PS3, Not looking forward to a Wii U port of a 2 year old game...
post #244 of 1281
Got Lego City, Monster Hunter and NFS from Target today! B2G1 Free worked like a charm in store.
post #245 of 1281
Give us some impressions on NFS. How does it work with digital triggers? It's the one thing that has kept me from buying it from origin.

I went to grab punch out of the eshop and noticed they added the Wonderful 101 to the coming soon list.
Edited by Monger - 3/20/13 at 8:46pm
post #246 of 1281
Coming April 4
post #247 of 1281
So is it a puzzle game? Platformer? Someone mentioned it was going to be like metroid
post #248 of 1281
Anybody have any experience with any aftermarket Wii U Gamepad batteries with greater capacity? The crap 3 hour battery that comes with the thing died on me today while playing Lego City, yet there is still the giant gaping space in the battery compartment that Nintendo decided to not properly fill.

EDIT: Looks like this is the way to go, but it's not available anywhere yet.

http://www.nyko.com/products/product-detail/?name=Power%20Pak%20for%20Wii%20U



By comparison, I remind you of what ships in the Gampad.


Edited by darklordjames - 3/22/13 at 12:19am
post #249 of 1281
You can play while the controller is plugged in... Nyko usually makes decent stuff.
post #250 of 1281
I'm waiting for that Nyko power pak as well, but I want some reviews first before buying one. Third Party accessories have burned me far too many times for me to trust them.

Most recently the Pro U SNES style pad died on me after 2 uses. I was truly upset as that thing was a fantastic Wii Pro controller and a decent Wii Remote Plus.
post #251 of 1281

Never got to play the NES original, but this looks awesome:
post #252 of 1281
Very nice!
post #253 of 1281
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Never got to play the NES original, but this looks awesome:

The NES original was awesome, looks like a killer remake. Maybe if its successful then they'll remake rescue rangers and goof troop too....nice.
post #254 of 1281
I'm buying that Duck Tales remake for sure. The original NES version is a classic. I have fond memories of playing that game with my cousins in the early 90's. I'd be down for an HD remakes of Chip N Dale's Rescue Rangers, Little Nemo, Darkwing Duck, 1943, and Gargoyle's Quest.
Edited by |Tch0rT| - 3/22/13 at 7:04pm
post #255 of 1281
Hope they take this chance to get the original NES and GameBoy classics out as well. If not as part of this package, at least as Virtual Console downloads.
post #256 of 1281
This. Is. Awesome

http://www.geek.com/articles/games/nintendos-why-wii-u-poster-does-more-harm-than-good-20130325/
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We reported last week that Nintendo has a major problem to solve with regards to retailers promoting the Wii U. The issue being that the Wii U isn’t selling well enough, and retailers are considering scaling back support. Nintendo intends to fix that problem by meeting with retailers and getting them excited about the console again.

But it’s not just retailers Nintendo needs to convince the Wii U has a future. Consumers are the ones not buying the machine, so Nintendo needs to entice us to spend $350. However, it is looking increasingly clear Nintendo doesn’t understand the problem it has, as can be seen from the Wii U poster it distributed during PAX East over the weekend.

The poster is entitled Why Wii U? and offers up a comparison of the features the Wii and Wii U offer.




Marketing- How does it work?
post #257 of 1281
Nintendo's problem IMO is a dearth of games. And third party support. Where are the games Nintendo?
post #258 of 1281
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Nintendo's problem IMO is a dearth of games. And third party support. Where are the games Nintendo?

On the shelves... Seriously, the Wii U has one of the better lineups for this early in it's life.

The gaming media has done everything they can to put Nintendo down, from saying it's launch sales were terrible (still better than PS3 and 360 in the same time frame) to saying it was weaker than the 360/PS3 (proven false many times now) to reviewing all it's exclusives poorly in an attempt to hurt the console. (several media outlets have been caught doing this, and not just to Nintendo)

I am still waiting on Digital Foundry to compare Need For Speed Most Wanted on Wii U to the PC and PS3/360 versions, but I doubt they will as it destroys their "Wii U is weak" argument. It is the first multiplatform game made on finalized dev kits after all, dev kits weren't even complete until right around launch.
post #259 of 1281
Well I love Nintendo,
but they did have to dramatically slash their "Launch Window" sales estimates for the Wii U.
And why doesn't Wii U get games like Bioshock Infinite?
post #260 of 1281
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Originally Posted by ProfD View Post

Well I love Nintendo,
but they did have to dramatically slash their "Launch Window" sales estimates for the Wii U.
And why doesn't Wii U get games like Bioshock Infinite?

They had to slash them because sales fell off a cliff, which the constant negative press had a hand in. As for the lack of third party multiplats, something happened behind the scenes just after Nintendo announced the price as suddenly every dev stopped praising the system as they had been. (those same devs are now praising the PS4) Nintendo did a lot to make third parties happy, from droping prices on licensing fees, to making the eshop much more profitable for devs. There is zero reason for devs to snub Nintendo.
post #261 of 1281
Voodoo - That poster is obviously meant for sales people, and to be placed in an employee visible location. It isn't meant for customers. It's a pretty common piece that you see in retail from any of the console manufactures. In short, that article is a hack job and you should feel shame for sharing it.

Prof - Lego City came out last week and is brilliant. Do you have a Wii U, or are you just here trolling?
post #262 of 1281
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Originally Posted by darklordjames View Post

Prof - Lego City came out last week and is brilliant. Do you have a Wii U, or are you just here trolling?

If you had read through the last several pages of this thread you wouldn't ask that question... Of course I have one. smile.gif
post #263 of 1281
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Originally Posted by darklordjames View Post

Voodoo - That poster is obviously meant for sales people, and to be placed in an employee visible location. It isn't meant for customers. It's a pretty common piece that you see in retail from any of the console manufactures. In short, that article is a hack job and you should feel shame for sharing it.

I.... I'm...deeply offended, sir!



And yeah, the article isn't great journalism by any means, it's the fact that the flyer says what it does that's the issue for me... I understand the U's advantages because I'm (somewhat) plugged in to gaming and a huge Nintendo fan, but if you're having to explain the differences in this fashion to anyone, be it sales associates or directly to consumers, that signals some embarrassing, beginner level confusion. The whole sheet seems... I don't know, overly simplified? The way it reads basically admits there wasn't enough differentiation of the unique selling points for the Wii U, it looked and sounded like a peripheral to the masses.


On the flip side, I think 3DS showcase's Nintendo's true strengths, it's hitting all the notes the Wii U isn't. Heck, the current 3DS XL for $160 and buy one-download-one-free promo are amazing, and upcoming games like Fire Emblem, Animal Crossing, Luigi's Mansion, etc. pretty much ensures good sales through the rest of 2013... which, when I look over at the all the unsold Wii U's at almost every retailer, it makes me think that maybe Ninty's best long-term bet is to simply compete full out against Apple and Android in the handheld space, and just silently agree to let MS & Sony battle it out for console king, taking the respectable sales they'll get from first-party games. Wii U will do fine on Zelda and Mario, but even getting close to Wii-level success again ain't likely. Maybe Wii 3 will have thought-based controls or VR.
post #264 of 1281
3DS is two years old.

God forbid they try to correct their previous marketing strategy and not stay the course

Nothing good comes from Twitter.
post #265 of 1281
Fire Emblem came out last month, Luigi came out yesterday.

Monster Hunter U placed #12 in software sales in the UK.


Honestly, it feels like most of the gaming industry is trying to derail Nintendo and force them out of the hardware space. Finding positive Nintendo news from the past 6-8 months is almost impossible, even with the fantastic launch numbers they were still doomed. (the 3ds was doomed even though they sold 3.6 million month one, the Vita took 4 months to hit 1 million and it was doing great in the media)
post #266 of 1281
The great thing about games media? It's generally of such poor quality that the general public doesn't actually pay attention to it. Gaems jurnalizm complained about the Wii's lack of HD endlessly. That didn't stop the Wii being the only console a lot of people owned, or the console that every gamer owned to pair up with their PS3 or 360.
post #267 of 1281
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBmg_CNsQcc&feature=em-uploademail

Much faster returns to the home menu coming next month.
post #268 of 1281
Playing Lego City finally, hate the auto save system (lost over an hour on my first time playing as I just messed around for a while) but it really is fantastic. I about lost it when I met "Blue" in the Prison, they didn't even try to hide that reference.
post #269 of 1281
How did you lose an hour? It saves every time you pick up any sort of collectible, which is roughly every 40 seconds.
post #270 of 1281
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How did you lose an hour? It saves every time you pick up any sort of collectible, which is roughly every 40 seconds.

I just ran/drove around for a while then had to shut off outside the chief's office, not one save had occurred.
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