Wii User Blog

What's in a name?: How a platform's name projects product vision.

96d ago ... Good morning/afternoon/evening N4G, What attracts us to gaming platforms? More of the same or stark contrasts to what we knew and loved/hated? We tend to be a little heavy-handed in a console's assessment after buying it and somehow we seem surprised at what the product offers. Common ones this generation are "PS4 is just a more powerful PS3" and "XBOX One is just an XBOX with a better camer...

Can't we all get along?: If one company ruled the industry (Opinion Piece)

99d ago ... With the Nintendo Wii U, Sony PlayStation 4, and Microsoft XBOX One all out in the wild (in most places), gamers are snatching up their console(s) of choice, mostly enjoying their new investments. Unfortunately, due to sensational media headlines (does "CAN XBOX ONE CATCH UP TO PS4" or "NPD CHARTS SHOW EXUBERANT SALES OF TITANFALL" ring a bell?), overbearing dependence on exclusive titles, hard...

Is Nintendo’s Current 2014 Line-Up Enough to Save the Wii U?

103d ago ... This is my first post, i am so nervous :p , hope you enjoy it. Over a year after its launch, the Wii U continues to struggle in the console marketplace despite having a rather large catalog of games currently available. Last year, Nintendo bet their hopes on a series of holiday titles – Pikmin 3, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, The Wonderful 101, Wii Party U, and Super Mario 3D World...

The Ascension of Indie Games

110d ago ... Games developers can make games in many different forms of organization. Let it be a one-man team, or a full team with a big name publisher helping them to fund and advertise their creations which doesn't work sometimes as the publishers are restricting the team's creative freedom. That is where independent teams come in as they are advertising their own games and let the consumers give feedbac...

The Past, Present and Future of Control (Part 2)

112d ago ... The Casual Conundrum Playstation and Microsoft were undoubtedly, along with the rest of the world, blown away by the success of Nintendo’s little motion machine. Naturally, they each developed their own peripherals that would satisfy the now booming motion market. Playstation announced and released what it called the Playstation Move. Like the Wii, the Playstation Move coordinated with the P...

Why Mario Kart 8's Lack of Voice Chat Does and Does Not Matter

116d ago ... So Mario Kart 8 has no voice chat feature. Let me be the first to say that this kind of sucks for Wii U players (and technically for me when I get the thing in the future). A lot of people seem pretty upset by this news, and rightfully so. Some people really want to be able to talk to the people they are playing with and that's a perfectly fine criticism. Although, I do feel like some of the cr...

You never cancel a pre-order early.... especially over something as stupid as graphics.

122d ago ... Gamers have made me angry ALOT over the years. Here's a small list of the stuff I've dealt with. PS4 haters. Xbox One haters. Wii U haters. Cheaters in online multiplayer. People who try to "expose" you. People who want Ridley in Super Smash Bros 4. But THIS topic takes the cake. Some of you actually CANCELLED your Watch Dogs pre-orders because the graphics were "downgraded" from wh...

The Adventures of Rocksteady and Wii U

126d ago ... I read the recent news article about why Rocksteady took the decision not to port to the Wii U. I already knew they weren't gonna release their game on the Wii u as well as the PS3, X360, and smart phones. But in this specific article the commenters reaction towards Rocksteady was highly negative specifically for the Wii u decision. On the other side of the coin, commenters were also highly neg...

The Next Generation Console Dilemma

128d ago ... The new stationary console generation is finally here with all its excitement now that the three big players – Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft – are out on the market. Which console is to be chosen: PlayStation 4, Wii U or Xbox One? This is the first time in my life I have been very hesitant as to which console to choose. The only console that can be ruled out is Xbox One because I do not wa...

The True Value of VR

130d ago ... Over the past few years, something that was seen as a joke, as a flop (Virtual Boy) a mere decade ago has become a very feasible reality. I'm talking about Virtual Reality. When Occulus Rift launched its Kickstarter, it certainly got a lot of attention. However, I can't speak for you, but I doubted it would become anything significant (see: Ouya). But I was wrong. Occulus Rift has not only begu...

Why I left N4G almost a year ago

130d ago ... As most of you here that are reading this, I am a Playstation fan and have been since the PS1 but that never stopped me from enjoying other consoles and discussing even the ones I don't like fairly such as the Wii U. Why am I mentioning this? Because as a Playstation fan I am embarrassed to say N4G is probably one of the worst places on the internet for video game discussion and here's why....

What's "sexy" and what isn't "sexy" in gaming

131d ago ... I hate classifying gaming as "Sexy" but to be honest I just wanted an excuse to show off that picture of Palutena. Anyway, there are many things that people like, and many things that people don't like. It's mainly all opinions, but here's mine. We'll see if you agree. What is "Sexy:" Graphics This was a no brainer. I've stated many times that I don't care about graphics as long as they lo...

Wii U, XBox1&PS4 How the #'s Stack Up

132d ago ... I've read countless theories and opinions concerning people's favorite console and the reason they are "winning" the console war or why they are "losing". This invariably is followed by recommendations as to how their respective system should go about either furthering their "lead" or how to "bounce" back- So, I've decided to take another approach to what at times can be a very frustrating argu...

Wii U can succeed without muti-platform 3rd party support

136d ago ... Truth be told, Wii U doesn't need mainstream 3rd party games like Grand Theft Auto or the latest Need for Speed to be successful. The Wii U is getting its own exclusives, however they also need exclusive 3rd Party Franchises in which fans can become familiar with. Nintendo has the resources to establish 5 franchises if they were to choose to in my opinion. If I had control over Nintendo right n...

My Take on Gaming: 8th Gen

140d ago ... 8th Generation gaming is among us following the launches of Sony's PS4, Microsoft's Xbox One and Nintendo's Wii U. Nintendo's Wii U was launched last November and gave us a glimpse to what 8th Generation or more commonly known as Next Gen gaming had in store. Many in the gaming community do not consider the Wii U a true Next Gen console due to its weaker hardware specs when compared to the PS4...

10 Reasons why the Wii U Wins!!!

141d ago ... I am not going to write a "love" letter about Nintendo(though admittedly I do love Nintendo) and I am not going to try and be a "shield" for all the negative outlooks on the Wii U. What I am going to do is simply compile a list of all the strengths and positive things that I (emphasis on the I) see and have found as a Wii U owner... 1. Backwards compatibility-I can't stress the awesomeness...

WiiU to be dead by 2016 and here's why.

141d ago ... So if you are a nintendo fan or a gamer you'll know Nintendo's WiiU has not been a big success, under performing in projected sales and game DLC being cancelled for the platform. Now while yes it has recently had some good games released (and by some I mean like 2 games) that sadly is not really enough and the sad truth is the way things are going Nintendo might kill of the WiiU before 2016....

Get it through your skulls;Graphics. Don't. MATTER! (To an extent.)

144d ago ... So news recently came out that Watch Dogs was apparently downgraded graphicswise after its delay. I don't understand HOW they made it look worse. I usually respect the game creators, but I don't know what made them think it looked better than before. I could've had this back in November for the PS4 or Wii U or Xbox 360, yet it was delayed to "polish." Now, is the downgrade worthy of CANCELLI...

Why am I getting dejavu from 6th gen?

157d ago ... Everything that's been happening seems VERY familiar, and I'm surprised nobody else has noticed. The PS4 is the best choice. It's cheap, powerful, has great multiplats, a few great exclusives, and offers innovation aside from the console at a different price. The PS4 is selling extremely well, and is dominating the other 2. Didn't the EXACT same thing happen with the PS2? The PS2 is the b...

The PS4 is selling well..... WHO KNEW!?

160d ago ... Everyday I go on the internet, I see articles talking about how much the PS4 is crushing the Xbox One and how it's close to outselling the Wii U. I expected it to sell this well..... and so did Son Ponies, Xbots, and even Nintendrones alike. We get it. The PS4 is winning. Be quiet and actually play your PS4 instead of gloating. We ALL knew the PS4 would sell well. It is an excellent console....