Why the [email protected]*% 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."

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xflo3602252d 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!

Scenarist2252d 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

t0mmyb0y2251d ago

Can't..wait..November..18t h...

1upgamer992252d 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! :)

FinalomegaS2252d 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_toad2252d ago (Edited 2252d 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.

MostJadedGamer2252d 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_toad2252d 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.

stragomccloud2252d 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.

1upgamer992251d 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_mike2251d ago (Edited 2251d 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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TheUndertaker852252d 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.

live2play2252d ago (Edited 2252d 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

TheUndertaker852252d ago (Edited 2252d 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.

WrAiTh Sp3cTr32252d ago

That link you provided explains nothing, lol.

PopRocks3592252d ago (Edited 2252d 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.

Neonridr2252d 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...

stragomccloud2252d ago

Hahaha. No. They most certainly do not support native 1080p.

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slixshot2252d ago

Why the @#$% would you preorder a wii u? Because you want one. BOOM. DONE.

TheUndertaker852252d 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.

neogeo2252d 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.

PopRocks3592252d ago


By that logic the PS3 should have shared the same success as the PS2. Oh wait.

AO1JMM2252d ago

Because you WANT a WiiU

Dr_Salvitor2252d 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.

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