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5 Reasons Wii U’s Virtual Console is Totally Fair | IGN

IGN: Long before the Wii U was officially announced, Wii owners everywhere were already dreading the seemingly inevitable reality of having to re-purchase their Virtual Console content on a new system. And ever since Wednesday’s Nintendo Direct conference, where the Big N laid out its plans for the Wii U’s solution to that service, the web has been in an uproar. It would seem the months/years of pent-up dread has finally come bubbling to the surface, and it’s definitely not pretty.

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Kur01342d ago

If it were Sony doing this IGN would be crying bloody murder.

PopRocks3591342d ago (Edited 1342d ago )

@Root

You're joking, right?

Root1342d ago (Edited 1342d ago )

Ok Poprocks....whatever you say

Manchild1342d ago

WRONG because IGN's playstation team is made up of diehard fanboys predicting the failure of 3DS

PopRocks3591342d ago (Edited 1342d ago )

@Root

"5 Reasons Wii U’s Virtual Console is Totally Fair"

Right. I'd like to ask when having a preference and isolation became mutually exclusive.

EDIT: Also this article is smack dab in the Wii U section of the site. May want to double check that.

Old McGroin1342d ago

@ Root

"Poprocks what are you doing here, this isnt a nintendo article"

You do know the Wii U is a Nintendo console? :)

MattyG1342d ago (Edited 1342d ago )

@Manchild I really hope you're being sarcastic, because they never talk about the 3DS and the one time they did they actually said they think the Vita might fail, or at least not be on top this gen. Think before you speak (unless you're being sarcastic, which in that case by all means carry on). Besides they aren't biased. If you read their site instead of going with the crowd and blindly bashing them you'd know that they're actually pretty fair, with only a bit of console preference here and there (which everyone has at one point).

Root1342d ago (Edited 1342d ago )

@Old McGroin and PopRocks359

I don't know what you guys are talking about...your quoting me on something I didn't say

...right

EDIT:

Oh and before you say anything about a comment being edited. How could I edit something which was posted over an hour ago, you only get 15 minutes before your not allowed to edit anymore, we all know that.

mshope101342d ago

you didn't read the article then cause all they do is say how great sony's system of doing things is.

but they also going on to explain what nintendo is doing is fair even though they like the sony way better

so hating just to hate huh?

Root1342d ago

" cause all they do is say how great sony's system of doing things is. "

IGN...something positive.....about Sony

Urm.....no they don't

They usually say how the PSV is doomed, how the PS3 isn't doing well, how the PS4 is dead on arrival or how the PSV was a disappointment.

MikeMyers1342d ago

"Oh and before you say anything about a comment being edited. How could I edit something which was posted over an hour ago, you only get 15 minutes before your not allowed to edit anymore, we all know that."

It was edited, I seen your comment earlier and was scratching my head at why you said what you said.

PopRocks3591341d ago

@Root

You're a real piece of work, removing the part of your comment where you told me I shouldn't be here because "this is not a Nintendo article." Yeah, that's real mature. How about next time you be somewhat civil, a little mature and just own up to your dumb mistake?

Honestly, what did you do? Contact an admin? Hacked the website? Whatever. It's sad given that I'm not the only one who remembers it and you honestly thought you could backpedal like it never happened.

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Kane221342d ago

the way how how the media treats Sony. hell fox news would be talking about it lol. people would be bashing the hell out of Sony including its own fan base. yet Nintendo does it and apparently the have the right to?????

Ayabrea1231341d ago

Exactly. Fair is fair. Sony gets beat up on all ends for charging people stuff for proprietary crap all the time. Shoot the Vita still gets critized for the fact that you can't play your backloggery of psp games on it. Fair. They deserve it. Nintendo coming into this new gen with the Wii U, this whole process shouldn't be like this. You shouldn't have to pay to activate the games you already have. It deserves its fair criticism. It's not terrible paying a dollar to use the service.. I'll gladly do that. I have no problem but if we are just going to cover this up like it's okay then that's when I have a problem because no other company get to get away with it that easy. If Sony or ms had you pay a dollar for each game you downloaded on their respected online services... The Internet would errupt in rage. They would be called greedy and all that jazz. Come on now. Nintendo is a great company but this is pretty ridiculous now. It's 2013 and region locking and crap like this should of been done away with.

Phil321342d ago

I'm sorry, but this whole discussion between Kur0, Root, etc. is absolutely pathetic.

IGN does not have it out for any of the big three, and the pitiful "well, if it were Sony/Microsoft/Nintendo/Sinbad /Jamba Juice/whatever, they wouldn't be doing this" persecution complex is incredibly obnoxious.

Grow the hell up and stop making gamers look bad.

MattyG1342d ago

Well said sir, but honestly I think they may actually have it out for Jamba Juice. But they are in total support of Sinbad, both the comedian and the sailor.

Root1342d ago (Edited 1342d ago )

The only person making gamers look bad is you whining in the comments about something non gaming related.

Your whining about people complaining with each other....not the actual article.

MikeMyers1342d ago

"The only person making gamers look bad is you whining in the comments about something non gaming related.

Your whining about people complaining with each other....not the actual article. "

That's quite the accusation coming from someone who has posted 5 times while not being on topic.

Phil321342d ago

There were rumors about IGN having issues with Jamba Juice, but I hadn't read/heard anything about them having it in for Sinbad, both the comedian and the sailor. Those bastards.

Phil321341d ago

"The only person making gamers look bad is you whining in the comments about something non gaming related."

Nah, but I would expect such a comment coming from you after you've been made to look silly. It's okay. You've been bested today and look foolish, so it's understandable you would attack me and make excuses for your behavior instead of actually, y'know, growing up like I said. Also, love how the disagrees are probably from fanboys like yourself with a persecution complex. "Wah! IGN is attacking my favorite company, but they would NEVER attack *insert your hated company here*." ;)

ElectricKaibutsu1341d ago (Edited 1341d ago )

If you choose to point out how biased IGN is against Sony, you should do so on an article that doesn't praise them like this one does. An article that states how Sony's system is better than Nintendo's doesn't exactly offer good evidence to their bias.

yeahokchief1341d ago

Here's a tip...

if they have to write an article defending something... IT PROBABLY ISN'T FAIR.

Glad I don't own a Wii or Wii U. You're all stupid.

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EddieNX 1342d ago

@Root I hope you're joking , otherwise you've just dropped yourself into an ''irony pit'' .

Benjaminkno1342d ago

I was a bit mad when I heard the complaints too, but I'm a bit hopeful to find out that it was a lie from the "Nintendon't crusade".

Your disdain with Nintendo only makes them popular.

PopRocks3591342d ago (Edited 1342d ago )

Would be nice if the complaints were consistently factual. People keep complaining that you're being forced to rebuy the games which is 100% untrue. The transfer is completely free. What you're paying for is an optional upgrade. And it's $1 - $1.50. $.30 if it's part of the Famicom Anniversary sale.

xflo3601342d ago

Gotta love how people still hit the disagree button even when you are stateing facts.

exfatal1342d ago

I completely agree with his article, i cant beleive gamerts are complaining about the fact theat there getting what they complained about for only 1.00 no one was entitled to this. hell i didn't think they were going ot integrate miiverse, that so much more communities now to visit.

Old McGroin1342d ago

Agreed, totally agree with this article. People don't have to "re-buy" their games, you still have complete access to them through the Wii U. It's just that if you want to avail of the extra services such as the ability to play on the gamepad (and other services listed in the article) you pay a very small price. Which is fair enough really.

Love these couple of lines from the article:

"Nintendo has the right to charge for the goods and services it offers. It’s called the free market, and it’s a beautiful thing. As a company (read: a business out to make money, not a magical, game-making fairy machine only out to give you free happiness) Nintendo has every right to charge consumers for a new service they’ve conceived."

legendoflex1341d ago

Shouldn't access to the hardware features be included in the cost of the hardware?

Old McGroin1341d ago

"Shouldn't access to the hardware features be included in the cost of the hardware?"

Not in this case. The Wii games that were purchased in the past were not designed to work with a gamepad. Work had to be completed afterwords to implement their compatibility, work that costs money. So you can still play the games as they were intended to be played, through the Wii menu.
I don't mean any offence by this but your statement smacks of entitlement. It is akin to saying that if you owned a movie on DVD that you should be entitled to a free Blu Ray disc just because you paid for a Blu Ray player.

mshope101342d ago

it's a great article!it even talks about how they like the way sony does things.

but haters love to cry and hate so much they don't even read the article just the headlines.

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