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Submitted by Spectator1 1223d ago | opinion piece

Why the $&@*% did I pre-order a Wii U?

gamrReview's Matt Asbaugh: "Nintendo waited until the very day after Apple announced their new iOS and the iPhone 5 so that most major news focused on that instead of them. Good job, Nintendo. No, seriously, thumbs up on that excellent decision. You get a cookie. Shove it in your mouth so the sugar jumpstarts your brain a bit, you freaking dumbasses." (Assassin's Creed III, Cloudberry Kingdom, Little Inferno, NintendoLand, PS3, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Wii, Wii Sports, Wii U, Xbox 360)

xflo360  +   1223d ago
Funny i thought this was gonna b another tedious anti wii u article but infact its the exact opposite.

All i know is im (probably) only going to live once so while im here im goin to enjoy myself and buy what seems fun so yes ive preordered a wii u with zombie u and assassins creed 3! cant bloody wait!
Scenarist  +   1223d ago
thats what i told myself... .

fuck i think of the money i blow in a week anyway... i can go without the bullshit.. and buy a wii u .. and wont even spend more than i normally spend..

and since most of it is consumable.... i wont even miss anything
MostJadedGamer  +   1223d ago
I fall into catagory #4.
t0mmyb0y  +   1221d ago
Can't..wait..November..18t h...
1upgamer99  +   1223d ago
I am waiting for Assassins Creed 3 for Wii U, for a couple of reasons. One it will be In 1080p on Wii U and two the no pause weapons switching. So HOPEFULLY it will be better than the other versions. I will also say I am very happy that the fanboys that were talking smack two months ago saying the Wii U could not do games like that in 1080p have finally shut up. Wii U people took crap for way too long now the fanboys have been proven wrong. Even though they argued and treated us like crap. Now it is them who have been TREATED! :)
FinalomegaS  +   1223d ago
did they confirm it was 1080P?

because if they can make it 60 FPS then the wait will be worth it.

I waited also since i have a few backlog games to finish so no rush.
camel_toad  +   1223d ago
I would wait for it on wii u but I swear I remember reading it was only 720p on it. Hope I'm wrong though.
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MostJadedGamer  +   1223d ago
I am buying AC3 day 1 on the PS3. Have fun starting AC3 after everybody else has already finished it. Not sure why anybody would want to wait 3 weeks just to play it on a different console.
camel_toad  +   1223d ago
I'm only waiting for confirmation on the 1080p. If it actually runs natively at 1080p on wii u then I've got no problem waiting for the better resolution.

So far though it's just all speculation so if I haven't seen it confirmed by the ps3/360 release ill jump on it like flies on $hit.
stragomccloud  +   1222d ago
Who cares about waiting? I've often waited for games prices to go down just to play them later. In this case the prices are the same, but they have added functionality and in some cases all DLC included.
1upgamer99  +   1222d ago
Uh, why would I wait three weeks. Well If it looks better, runs at 60fps on Wii U and the my HUD is on the gamepad and weapons switching too why would I not wait 3 weeks. Its not that long to wait for a better version of the game. So you have fun playing your version I will wait and play the better version.
stuntman_mike  +   1222d ago
just because it came out on a different console first means crap, it's what you wanna play it that matters to people. i.e choice!
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TheUndertaker85  +   1223d ago
Are we really going this low?


The AC games ALL support 1080p.

Also just going to state that NONE of the games have been confirmed to be NATIVELY running 1080p but it is a confirmed resolution, just like how it is and has been with the entire AC series.

Just saying. Your system really isn't doing anything that hasn't been done before. Even GTA allows you to go to 1080 if you feel so inclined. Most titles do and have for years now.
live2play  +   1223d ago
isnt FULL HD the same as saying native 1080p?
because iirc black ops was said to be FULL hd not upsacaled to 1080p

i dont think they use the term FULL HD when talking about UPSACLED to 1080p

but i dont know for sure

and upscaling to 1080p is not true hd
the wiiu is a new console so running games NATIVELY in 1080p should not be a huge suprise

its ok if it does native 1080p man, your world wont will just sting a little xD
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TheUndertaker85  +   1223d ago
@live2play: Actually it's kind of funny you mention CoD. CoD DOES NOT actually run native 1080p. When devs say "Full HD" it turns into more of a generalization than truth. It does not mean the game will actually run true 1080p but rather that you can run the game at that full 1080p resolution without it actually being 1080p based.

Oh and btw, sorry for the "sting". Research my friend, research. You could've done without adding in the little BS at the end if you actually wanted to be informed, but it's clear most of you here don't actually want to be.

EDIT: Nice. Guess we have some fantastic readers here.

"Just because it says 1080p does not mean that the game is actually running at 1080p natively. Most games released on either the Xbox 360 or PS3 are actually running at 720p or lower and get scaled up to 1080p.

PS3 CoD titles and their native resolutions:

Call of Duty: Black Ops = 960x544 (2xAA)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare = 1024x600 (2xAA)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 = 1024x600 (2xAA)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 = 1024x600 (2xAA)

Call of Duty: World at War = 1024x600 (2x AA)

Xbox 360 CoD titles and their native resolutions:

Call of Duty 3 = 1040x624 (2xAA)

Call of Duty: Black Ops = 1040x608 (2xAA)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare = 1024x600 (2xAA)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 = 1024x600 (2xAA)

Call of Duty: World at War = 1024x600 (2x AA)"

Just used that link because most of that conversation is relevant to this one. Thought people might look and read themselves.
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WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   1223d ago
That link you provided explains nothing, lol.
PopRocks359  +   1223d ago

So you're using a CoD forum as your "research"?

How about some common sense instead? They would not use the term "Full HD" the same term you see on 1080p compatible TVs for no reason. Jeez.
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Neonridr  +   1223d ago
yes the PS3 and Xbox 360 support 1080p, but only by upscaling the resolution. The same way your DVD player or bluray player can upconvert DVD's to 1080p. It will make the picture look better sure, but it's not the same as watching a bluray that's 1080p.

Same for the video games. A game that is native sub 720p (which is most 360 / PS3 games nowadays -- Black Ops 2 for the PS360 will be 1280x640p which is not even HD) will not look as good at 1080p as one that is running at 1080p natively. And there have been several games that have been confirmed to be running 1080p at 60 frames per second. ZombiU and Rayman are two for example. And Black Ops 2 is heavily rumoured to be as well.

But should we be surprised by that? The console is 7 years newer. The PC has been running native 1080p since like 2005/2006 so why can't the Wii U? Sounds like angry Microsoft and Sony fans who resent Nintendo because heaven forbid their newer system is more powerful...
stragomccloud  +   1222d ago
Hahaha. No. They most certainly do not support native 1080p.
slixshot  +   1223d ago
Why the @#$% would you preorder a wii u? Because you want one. BOOM. DONE.
TheUndertaker85  +   1223d ago
Or because your friend preordered one.

Or because your mom preordered one.

Or because your neighbor preordered one.

Or because a commercial told you to.

Or because it's new and shiny.

It's like people are forgetting that not everybody that bought a Wii actually kept it and that many have even admitted to just letting it sit and gather dust.

Oh, and don't forget about the idiots that buy systems day one then try to sell them over eBay and other outlets for profit.
neogeo  +   1223d ago
I still play and love my Wii. I have 57 epic games I enjoy. Working on Last story now in 480p in all it's glory.

I have a trick to make Wii look great. don't play on a LCD or hidef TV. I use a good CRT with component cables. It's much better on the eyes.
PopRocks359  +   1223d ago

By that logic the PS3 should have shared the same success as the PS2. Oh wait.
AO1JMM  +   1223d ago
Because you WANT a WiiU
Dr_Salvitor  +   1223d ago
This was a fantastic read with some excellent points. Now if everyone people would remove there heads from there asses and stop complaining we could finally move along.
live2play  +   1223d ago
smart funny read
i'll put some of my favorite quotes

PRICE---"Speaking of that, have you ever priced the actual cost of a new console? Do you need an extra controller? Did you need to get an HDMI cable so you could actually play in HD? Did you have to pay some fee to play with people online? Did you have to drop money to get an adaptor so your console would be able to connect via Wi-fi? How much extra did you spend on games? It does start to add up"

"Since I (like around 95 million people worldwide) already have a Wii, I already have all the extra controllers I need. I already have a collection of titles (both disk and digital) that I will be able to play. So when I pre-ordered my Wii U, my only extra expense is additional games."

on 32 gb of space
"They are giving the power and choice to their customers"
"Instead of doing the jerk thing of only offering memory extensions through propriety drives (*cough* Microsoft *cough*), they are letting you do your own thing"

NO MULTI TOUCH LOLLAME---"Except, what does multi-touch do for gaming? It adds the ability to do a three-finger tap (usually used for pausing), two finger swipe for rapid scrolling, and everybody’s favorite… the pinch-zoom....Anything that multi-touch has given gaming is something a button can do. Besides, with single touch we still have tapping, double tapping, tap and hold, directional swiping, and drawing"

about the wiiu controller pros stick layout and wieght

"So, you are complaining that you can’t figure out how to learn how to use a new controller? Sure you have some muscle memory, but you've lost the ability to learn?....Instead of moving my thumb up off the second stick, I shall go down to hit the face buttons. You think you can handle that?....

Oh, and too light? Seriously? This thing I have to hold in my hands for long time periods isn’t heavier has got to be the dumbest damn nitpicky thing to whine about. You want to think weight is tied to sturdiness, but this is Nintendo we are talking about. They made GameBoys that survived explosions and Wiimotes that when flung at a TV broke the damn TV. They make sturdy stuff. Duct tape a paperweight to the back if you need the extra few ounces"

LAUNCH TITLES---"You name me one console/handheld that had a good launch day line-up outside of the one or two hyped titles. Check Wikipedia if you need to. See? It is never sunshine and lollipops when a console first launches. That stuff takes time."

ABOUT SAVING UP FOR XOBAUX720 instead of buying a wiiu

"That's cool. I hope that works out for you.

See? See how much I care? That’s the proper amount of caring you should have about someone buying something they want."

ps. haha xD i love the disagrees with no reply
it says to me

"i hate you because you made my troll complaints seems silly and i dont want the truth spat on my face"
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Neonridr  +   1223d ago
it's so true, so many people have been going on about the lack of multi-touch and how an ipad is so much better because it has it. True that no game I have ever played on my ipad has required any sort of multi-touch minus Osmos.
herbs  +   1223d ago
Great article with great points that sums up many of the stupid complaints that fanboy haters constantly regurgitate on this site, explains why there stupid in a humorous and informative way.
dogoodmatters  +   1222d ago
Can't wait until he plays it at length.
Benjamminkno  +   1222d ago
Say what you want about Nintendo.
They make great games and great consoles that last.
AC3 will be better on Wii U, so will COD. Get over it.
Neonridr  +   1222d ago
don't forget Aliens: Colonial Marines
CaptainN  +   1222d ago
Very good article against Wii-U hate that was done in a logical and civil way to make the authors points come across.
millzy102  +   1222d ago
very good article, I can't believe people complain about a handing pad its ridiculous. remember n64 pad. that was far from conventional but did the job. I've pre ordered mine as zombiu looks intense and been waiting for a proper survival horror for years. good one Ubisoft. will prob get a ps4 but will have to see how much. also per and 720 coming out 2014 no one announces a console at e3 and releases it that year unless it improved same gen like Xbox slim its just not how game industry works. my predictions they will reveal next e3 with tech demo, e3 2014 game demos on display and launce Xmas holiday 2014. so people will be waiting a while my advice get a wii u whilst you wait.

happy gaming.
MasterCratosKong66  +   1222d ago
one of the better articles shown in some time
Drainage  +   1222d ago
lol at multi touch. only smart phone nerds care about that shit
cantwaitforssbwiiu  +   1222d ago
good to see anarticle that isn't biist #%$@ someone who just apreciates gaming i will be getting a wii u because i didn't buy a wii and i miss all those extremely creative nintendo games and he forgot one complaint that is often coming from the nintendo fans "i want zelda, starfox, mario galazy, paper mario, metroid and f-zero to come as soon as possible" if all the good games come out so quickly you won't have anything to look forward to savour the nintendo goodness.

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