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Submitted by lifesanrpg 996d ago | opinion piece

The Wii U has been great for my marriage

GameZone writes, "My wife doesn't really play video games. She had an episode with Spyro when she was younger that she doesn't like to talk about, like a relationship that ended badly where she did some things she's not proud of. And then there was the Animal Crossing phase on the GameCube, where she didn't play for two weeks and when she went back into the game, all of her neighbors were mad at her. That stressed her out quite a bit. So I guess the reason she avoids video games is that she can't disconnect herself and feels bad if something bad happens. That was until I bought a Wii U." (Wii U)

jetpacksheep  +   996d ago
What a good read, I'm recently discovering Nintendo again after a long while too, I plan to buy a Wii U soon, probably January. (hopefully some good sale bundles will appear)
nikrel  +   996d ago
Skylanders on the wiiU is a blast with my son who is 4 1/2. First game that i really enjoy playing with him. easy but still not too easy on him.
brbobcat  +   996d ago
Nintendo has done a great job appealing to kids and females who may be too intimidated with the complex controls of the Xbox 360 and PS3. Glad you and your wife can share an interest in gaming together!
mcstorm  +   996d ago
I am really enjoying the WiiU too and my other half is liking it as well.

The new MarioU is a lot of fun and imo back to the good old Mario days.

ZombieU is imo the best horror game ive played for a few years and it looks amazing too.

I really do think Nintendo could grab a lot of the core market with the WiiU and if they do then MS and Sony will have some work to do next gen.
cleft5  +   996d ago
I completely agree with you and this is definitely a good thing. Competition makes for better games, so I am glad to see Nintendo be able to compete on that HD level while continuing down their own path.
mcstorm  +   996d ago
I agree. I see next gen being even closer between all 3. I will still own all 3 consoles but I can see the WiiU becoming my main console for 3rd party games this gen where the 360 is my 3rd party console at the moment.
Tzuno  +   996d ago
Wiiu aimed for families not hardcore gamers.
browngamer41  +   996d ago
Because families are gonna just love games like Ninja Gaiden, ZombiU,Call of Duty,Darksiders,Bayonetta 2 and Monster hunter 3...
cleft5  +   996d ago
If you read the article you would know that the guy writing it is a games journalist who brought the WiiU. His wife started playing the WiiU with him and that is leading to her being more interested in gaming in general. The WiiU is acting as a gateway to other games like League of Legend, which is definitely a hardcore game.
dredgewalker  +   996d ago
That's not exactly a bad thing, most of the gamers this gen started off with Nintendo consoles. Most PS3 and 360 games are geared towards the older crowd and may not appeal to a parent with a young child. I'm not saying that the Wii U is for children but it has less violent games that children won't be exposed to.....then again they're already exposed to it with most tv programs.
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lifesanrpg  +   996d ago
Aren't all games for families? I hate the term "hardcore gamers". Just let people play whatever they want.

Even if it is meant for families, who cares? What's so wrong about having someone who has never played a game before having interest your game syste?
MNGamer-N  +   996d ago
It's for both, like they say. My kids play Mario, Sonic, & Nintendoland, I play CODBO2, ACII & ZombiU... best of both worlds. Hopefully they will continue to provide such a great focus on 3rd party throughout the life of the console.
ahronith  +   996d ago
My twin son and daughter are almost 3 years old...looks like i will be introducing them to the wide world of blood, sex, and rock & roll...at least thats what your logic tells me about the Wii U is only for families.
cleft5  +   996d ago
Great article and I am glad to see this happening. The Wii never really appealed to me either, but the WiiU definitely calls to me as a hardcore gamer.
MNGamer-N  +   996d ago
It brings the whole family together. My daughter is 2 years old, and she uses the gamepad already, placing blocks for Mario. My son is 5 and he instantly loved it - it is so simple for them to pick up and play with the gamepad. My wife and I play Nintendo Land, but she's not very good, so I destroy her and the kids.
strigoi814  +   996d ago
what will happen to the marriage if the Wii U fail??
Riggans42  +   996d ago
I guess there will be another article, but this time with a more Christopher Nolan tone to it.
bobacdigital  +   996d ago
The Wii U is the kind of thing you just gotta use .. as cliche as it sounds since Nintendo says the same thing .. You wont fully appreciate what it can do until you actually use it..

I love nintendo because it offers a different way to play vs the other consoles and PC (I own all systems and a good pc). I bought the Wii U because I knew it would offer something drastically different than what I already have..

One thing that really sold me on my purchase was having a couple of friends over one night to play Blackops on the Wii u .. We used the gamepad / pro controller/ and spare wii motes to play it .. then we wanted to play halo 4 on the Xbox but I only had 3 controllers ... No biggie we just loaded halo 4 and played that with 3 people while the other person just used the gamepad to play blackops on the Wii U and we switched off whenever ...

Being able to play a game while your friends or significant other do something else is an underestimated feature IMO..

Also my wife is a gamer and we are really competitive .. Playing zombie U where one person places zombies and the other one tries to stay alive is also really fun for us ...

The fact it has everything helps .. it may not be great at everything yet ... but for families on a limited budget it has everything in 1 system with multiple ways to play (Tablet, pro controller, and Wiimote) ..
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HmongAmerican  +   996d ago
Really, now that's a cool feature. I'm surprise no one haven't mention this about the WiiU.
a_adji  +   996d ago
lol. Wii U is the best and I completely agree. Nintendo can build on this new momentum so much. Amazing system. Stop the hate!!! cant wait for the next 2 to jump in as I will have them too.
dubal-e  +   996d ago
nice
Sniperwithacause  +   996d ago
I bought one for my seven year old son for Christmas. I can't wait 21 more days until we play the wiiU.
Kingthrash360  +   996d ago
The wiiU is a great system... But if it fixed your marriage in under a month then your marriage was not in trouble in the first place. TRUST ME!!
Bowzabub  +   995d ago
Plus it gives you and the wifey some "quality time" together as it WiiUpdates! Another great feature.
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