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Submitted by Valay 1164d ago | news

Wii U demos have play limits

As is the case with the 3DS, Wii U demos have play limits. (Wii U)

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-Mika-  +   1164d ago
Wow. Just wow. Seriously Nintendo? Every article I read about this console makes me want it less and less. Or atleast it drops to $199.
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DarkBlood  +   1164d ago
mika apparently anything nintendo does pushes you away, just save your self time and not comment on this your not obviously getting your way
Hatsune-Miku  +   1164d ago
Why would anyone try to spin this news to be a positive or no big deal.

NES fanatics are sheep. First Wii u would be very powerful but it was found out to be weaker than ps3 and xbox. I remember quite recently when NES fanatics were touting Wii u is the most powerful console and were bragging about it. Now its back to power does matter or 100 articles a day talking about why developers are wrong about Wii u being weak or why power doesn't matter. When some found out the 3ds had one circle pad the argument was about how two is unnecessary on a handheld with touchscreen. Sheep roll over and accept rubbish

There are so many negatives about the Wii u that are deal breakers but fanatics faith don't falter. They don't accept the Wii u with all its fault and just let it be. They hail it as next gen being very power with invisible powers that don't exist and see the lower grade games as being superior than xbox and ps3.

There shouldn't be a time limit on a demo. Some people can play a demo once and make up their mind while others might want to play a demo over and over before making their mind up

To each his own, I can't wait for ps4
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DarkBlood  +   1164d ago
and it sounds like you want it to be weaker then last gen sony and microsoft consoles huh not suprising

*holds one shoulder* select nintendo haters, select nintendo haters everywhere
MAJ0R  +   1164d ago
I know there are Nintendo haters who take advantage of every possible bit of bad news about the Wii U (yes, there's been a lot of bad news lately) but I have to admit it's pretty horrible there's play limits on demos. This is a great example of why I don't think too highly of closed platforms.
ChickeyCantor  +   1164d ago
" NES fanatics are sheep. "

Says the weeabo with the Hatsune-Miku name and picture.

MikeMyers  +   1164d ago
"There shouldn't be a time limit on a demo. Some people can play a demo once and make up their mind while others might want to play a demo over and over before making their mind up "

So you still can't make up your mind trying the demo 10 times? I have a PS3 and there isn't one demo that I can recall that I've played more than twice. I either bought it or deleted it by then. I guess that makes me a sheep.

Bhaaa, bhaaa
darthv72  +   1164d ago
I think, really loves the attention the negativity brings. Especially with having no real interest in the wii-u to begin with.

OT...timed demos are nothing new. There have been timed demos on PC before all of this. Besides, why play a demo indefinitely when it is the same taste each and every time?

The real meat of the game is in the full version anyway. I personally play a demo once or twice and then delete it after I make up my mind of yes or no.
PopRocks359  +   1164d ago
Will you really choose to play any demo more than five or so times?
torchic  +   1164d ago
fact of the matter is that the option SHOULD be there for audiences to demo the game as much as they please. whether you like it or not many people do demo games that they enjoy a lot more than what is allocated by Nintendo on whatever non-Nintendo platform they use. it's not like it's a demo that's using up some kind of resource therefore needs to be limited (like a demo of a food product)

I mean on iTunes, I can preview any song til my heart content. Nintendo peeps cannot spin this one, this is a limit that just should not be there.

I do recognise however that this could well be the norm next-generation across all platforms. I doubt it will, but it wouldn't suprise me if it did.
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OneAboveAll  +   1164d ago
Uh... yes.

I can't count how many times me and my friends played the Battlefield 1943 demo or other MP demo's.

Timed demos are retarded.
PopRocks359  +   1164d ago
I've never played a demo more than two or three times. So it's a non-issue to me. Usually after the first play through I'm able to tell if I actually want to play the full version.
N4g_null  +   1164d ago
Demos can be free you know.
mrbojingles  +   1164d ago
This isn't that big of a deal dude. Do you really need 10 attempts at a demo to make a decision? If so then you may be more indecisive than Hamlet.
sjaakiejj  +   1164d ago
I play demos of games that I have no intention of buying, and I often play those more than 10 times.
dubal-e  +   1164d ago
yeah people are making a big deal out of nothing. Hell most of the people commenting probably don't have a Wii U, or don't plan on getting one. Like umm Mika
MegaLagann  +   1164d ago
You really just like to hate Nintendo. Honestly, do you need to play a demo more than 30/20/10 times to decide if you want to play the entire game?
dantesparda  +   1164d ago
Its a stupid/bad decision by nintendo. Instead of all you wii fanboys defending every stuid decision nintendo makes, how bout you's actually bitch about it and maybe get nintendo to change it.

I bet if nintendo said you can only beat a game 10 times, you's all be supporting/making excuses for it.
PopRocks359  +   1164d ago

Except it's not full games, it's just demos. And secondly I don't see anyone defending this decision. I personally just don't see what the big deal is. The 3DS has this and I recall very little complaining.

"Instead of all you wii fanboys defending every stuid decision nintendo makes, how bout you's actually bitch about it and maybe get nintendo to change it."

Right, because labeling people fanboys and bitching on the internet is really going to get shit done, let alone make an impression on Nintendo. sarcasm/
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HateFanboys  +   1164d ago
So instead act like its alright? Yeah, thats whats gonna get Nintendo to change it. No, complaining about it, is the only thing that'll get Nintendo to change it. And defending this is fanboyish.
nintendoland  +   1164d ago
wii u is already selling at loss...
HateFanboys  +   1164d ago
Bull, i dont buy it, its all inferior tech. And dont even mention the "mystical" gpgpu to me, that run at 550mhz and has a bandwidth of 12GBps, cuz it aint so
deafdani  +   1164d ago
You NEVER wanted it in the first place, so you can't want it less than you already do.
Nicolee  +   1164d ago
lol mika again
ahronith  +   1164d ago
Who wants or needs to play a demo more than 30 times? At that point just get the damn game anyway.
3-4-5  +   1164d ago
Shouldn't be a surprise.

The 3DS has demo limits. Would be dumb to think Wii U would be any different.

There is nothing wrong with that. If you actually like the game then go buy it. New or used.
christheredhead  +   1164d ago
Pretty annoying as to why they would even implement something like that, but eh. I don't think I've ever played a demo more than once anyways. Definitely don't agree with Nintendo on this one, but I doubt I'll be locking myself out of demos anytime soon.
YoungPlex  +   1164d ago
I have tons of demos on my 3DS and have yet to max out my uses. Usually people know if they want the game after the first, or maybe the second time they play a demo. I played Revelations once and knew I wanted it, but played it a couple of more times before deleting it, just for kicks and never came close to maxing out the usage. Who cares! Quite being cheap and pony up the dough is what I say. This will only effect cheap or "frugal" people that don't want to support games. Fortunately this isn't a big deal to gamers like myself, that purchase games they like, and support the developers that spent a lot of time and resources making the game. I don't know about you but when I play a game that's good, I buy it new in hopes that the developer will make a sequel, without the publisher telling them that they can't publish it, due to lack of sales...
Y_5150  +   1164d ago
I am alright with it. Really you think you'll be playing a demo 30 times?! Or some of 'em on the 3DS does it for 10 times but still I've never played them till 10 as of yet!
Main_Street_Saint  +   1164d ago
Not a big deal, IMHO. When I read the headline, I thought that it was a time limit and not the limited number of tries.
Sp1d3ynut  +   1164d ago
Um...that would STILL be a time limit. ._.
Main_Street_Saint  +   1164d ago
I mean more like,"This demo has a play time of X amount of minutes per play" (something similar to what they had in Smash Bros Brawl) and then it would cut you off.
b-dash  +   1164d ago
josephayal  +   1164d ago
no spoilers
this is great
LOL_WUT  +   1164d ago
Simon_Brezhnev  +   1164d ago
only demo i played a lot was burnout paradise.
quantae06  +   1164d ago
Haha, me too!
GezForce  +   1164d ago
first you remain region locked and now limited demos? seriously nintendo... gtfo! with every step forward you take two back. This might not be a big deal for some, but i find it quite insulting. Demos on other platforms have been limitless for decades. nintendo need to learn to respect their customers. i expected more from next gen :(
MasterCornholio  +   1164d ago
If it was a 1 hour limit to play the full game like it is with plus then i would understand it. But this is a basic demo that we are talking about so it doesn´t make any sense that there is a limit to the amount of times that you can play it.
TemplarDante  +   1164d ago
Unlike Fifa 13 on PS3 and 360, EA have stated they are not using Impact engine 2.0 this year on the Wii U as the focused on using the 2nd screen.
Next year, they promise it will use Impact Engine 2.0. With that said, it means they put zero effort into the Wii U version and simply ported Fifa 12 and integrated the Tablet controller.
The time limit in the demo is bad maybe to hide the flaws of Impact Engine 1.0 .. go Youtube Fifa 12 glitches. It was a mess. 10min is too short a time notice it.
EA.. such thievery.

EDIT: The Vita version is also 100% a port of the launch title Fifa football for the Vita. with updated kits.
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Summons75  +   1164d ago
Ummmm why are people complaining???? Demos are always limited, typically in 1 or 2 levels you can beat in less than 5 minutes. The point of a demo is to give you an idea of gameplay/ controls. You don't need to play the whole game. Stop people stupid or start complaining the DmC awful demo was only 2 short levels. Seriously this is a really poor attempt to try and rag on Nintendo.
sjaakiejj  +   1164d ago
Difference being that you can play those 1 or 2 levels that you can beat in less than 5 minutes multiple times, where as now you get 1 or 2 levels that you can beat in less than 5 minutes for only 10 times.

Granted, I don't play most demos 10 times, though I do for some, and I wouldn't like to have a limit on how often I can play them.

Then again, this doesn't really matter to me, as I wasn't planning on getting a Wii U anyway. I just hope it's not going to grow into a trend.
Summons75  +   1164d ago
I dunno the only time I ever reply demos is if I was still unsure if I liked the gameplay or controls so I'll go through again to see how I feel. But crying over something as small as this is just ridiculous and just shows the desperation the anti-nintendo crowd will go to try and smear Nintendo's name. They got shot down when they bashed the new controller, they got shot down with the graphics with the launch ports being equal and some better than the other systems, they got shot down with the "no launch games" argument. They just can't come to grips that Nintendo makes good consoles and they are brave enough to at least try something new.

I wasn't impressed with the Wii but I'm loving the WiiU and I can respect people who have good reasons why they don't like or don't want the system. I'm highly interested to see what Sony and MS have up their sleeve with their next consoles.
quantae06  +   1164d ago
It's a demo I really could care less. I play a demo maybe twice at most & go out and buy the games I like.
Pathosverdes3  +   1164d ago
It's not about how many times one needs to play a demo before a purchase decision. It's about a company's decision to not allow 1/50/1000/trillion playthroughs of the content for no logical reason.
PopRocks359  +   1164d ago
Here's a thought: Maybe it's so people who like the demo will eventually go out and buy the game itself?

My friends and I played Left 4 Dead on the 360 in demo form for a month without ever having purchased the full game.

I'm not necessarily saying I agree with this decision, but it really is not all that big a deal, especially if you like a game enough to play its demo that many times.
Thepcz  +   1164d ago
well, a demo is only a demo
if you want unlimited time with the game, you could, um... BUY IT!
meganick  +   1164d ago
I can sorta understand the decision to impose limits on demos, but the fact that you can re-download them all you want makes it pointless. At least I'm assuming you can re-download Wii U demos like you can 3DS demos.
Shnazzyone  +   1164d ago
I'm guessing these work the same way as 3ds ones. If you play it more then 10 times you can simply delete the demo and the save file then redownload it and you have another 10.

My question is, if you're really playing a demo that much. a program that is only 1 /50th of the actual game. then why the fuck wouldn't just buy the damn game. Are there really people on 360 and ps3 who subsist solely on demo gameplay or something?
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Firebird360  +   1164d ago
Yea I'm sure it's probably the same as 3ds, just delete n redownload. People are so willing to hate everything nintendo does. It's pretty lame to hate a hobby you love.
Hicken  +   1164d ago
This is less about the actual limit, and more about the principle behind it.

Really, what's the point? What is the point in limiting the number of plays for a demo?

People can say it's not a big deal. And they're right: it's not a big deal. But that doesn't mean it makes sense.

This... doesn't make sense.
Triggytrolls  +   1164d ago
The only demo I've played more then 10 times is probably a FIFA demo. Mainly because I like to get the hang of the game before I buy it. Other then that I rarely play a demo more then once.

I still don't think it's a big deal, it's a demo, download it, play it, decide if you like it or not and if you do go and buy the full game.
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Drainage  +   1164d ago
cheap kids who play DEMOS instead of buying the full product. Good for nintendo. Sadly this place is full of cheap 14-17 year olds so expect backlash here
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farhad2k8  +   1164d ago
I can't believe people are defending Nintendo here, I'm sorry but there's NO EXCUSE for this, no excuse at all. Limits on demo's? What's next, limit on play time as a whole?
Deku-Johnny  +   1164d ago
It's not exactly a deal breaker. You can play each time for as long as you want and there's only one demo so far so we don't know if they'll all be limited to 10 plays, some might have 30 plays like 3DS demos. When you think about it if you haven't decided whether you want the game after playing the same demo 10 times then you probably don't want it.

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