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The_Ink_Pit_Ox

1. Posted:

The Wii U isn't perfect, so what'll you have to do once you get one?

1. Due to the apparent poor battery life of the Wii U's controller, I'll reserve it for whenever I can't use the TV.
2. I'll keep my Wii until I can download various GameCube games.
3. I'll get a Classic Controller Pro and use it only for N64 and GameCube games.

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Chrono_Cross

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Why would you buy a Wii U for various GameCube games when you can buy those individual games and play them on your perfectly fine Wii? Plus, who knows when Nintendo will release GameCube downloads on the Wii U anyway, let alone the games you're looking forward to.

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Nibelilt

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Well, I put my GamePad on my bedside desk when I'm not playing so that my sister can't use my Wii U... Haha. :D The only other compromise I'm really making is that I need to sit on the really far away couch now. It's annoyingly far away from the screen, but I want to keep the GamePad charged as I use it so I don't get a nasty surprise and it runs out, and the extension cord just won't reach far enough.

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ShadJV

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I won't make compromises? The charger reaches to my couch just fine so I keep it plugged in while I play. I keep ALL my old systems, so I have my GameCube (as well as 64) if I want to play any of my old favorites, the only reason I would buy a title again is convenience, easier than digging out an old system and hooking it up. I don't really have any compromises I feel obligated to give, thus far I've felt it has been a very flexible system.

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Sean_Aaron

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I wouldn't be playing it long enough in one sitting to worry about battery life. Frankly I think people who would be gaming for enough hours in order for it to be a "problem" should be taking a break by the time it runs down anyway, so it's actually doing you a favour. Try reading a book or listening to some music for awhile. Sitting in one place for hours isn't good for you!

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Ueoua

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Sean_Aaron wrote:

I wouldn't be playing it long enough in one sitting to worry about battery life. Frankly I think people who would be gaming for enough hours in order for it to be a "problem" should be taking a break by the time it runs down anyway, so it's actually doing you a favour. Try reading a book or listening to some music for awhile. Sitting in one place for hours isn't good for you!

Yeah, I agree with this. Two to three hours of battery life is more than enough. I can't remember the last time I actually played a game continuously for more than two hours. Oh wait, yes I can - World of Warcraft .. and I think we all know what happens when you play that game for too long. Needless to say, my account was permanently deleted. Break the cycle, people!

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Uriel_PikpikVII

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Sean_Aaron wrote:

Sitting in one place for hours isn't good for you!

That's why I stand! :P

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Kevin_H

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Old games were good but rather than waste money buying them again in a digital format, and waste my limited gaming time playing again, I'd rather spend money supporting new games and spend time enjoying new games.

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Nibelilt

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/shrug I regularly play for around two-three hour sessions. Especially when I get a new game, in which case sometimes I'd play till I'm forced to stop if it's REALLY good. It's not like I don't go out for walks anyway. :P

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Sean_Aaron wrote:

Sitting in one place for hours isn't good for you!

That's why I stand! :P

Everyone knows hanging upside down is where it's at! :D

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Uriel_PikpikVII

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Nibelilt wrote:

/shrug I regularly play for around two-three hour sessions. Especially when I get a new game, in which case sometimes I'd play till I'm forced to stop if it's REALLY good. It's not like I don't go out for walks anyway. :P

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Sean_Aaron wrote:

Sitting in one place for hours isn't good for you!

That's why I stand! :P

Everyone knows hanging upside down is where it's at! :D

I've tried that, it wasn't comfortable, too many spiders.

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teus

11. Posted:

fortunatly there will be third party accessories that will extend the battery life to 10 hours

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skywake

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@ the OP
None. There aren't any. I'll just play it as I have with other consoles and if there are any quirks I'll work around or with them.

@ battery life
I've already had the GamePad low battery life light turn on once but I don't have any long games yet. Most of the gaming time I've had with the Wii U so far have been 10-20min sessions, I'm using it more like a coffee table portable than a TV console so far. The only long game I'm likely to get before the end of the year is Assassin's Creed 3 and even that's a game you can play without the TV tethered to the wall somewhere else. Or maybe even playing on the TV with the Pro Controller... assuming it supports it (which I believe it does, right?)

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Mreow

13. Posted:

ShadJV wrote:

I won't make compromises? The charger reaches to my couch just fine so I keep it plugged in while I play. I keep ALL my old systems, so I have my GameCube (as well as 64) if I want to play any of my old favorites, the only reason I would buy a title again is convenience, easier than digging out an old system and hooking it up. I don't really have any compromises I feel obligated to give, thus far I've felt it has been a very flexible system.

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The_Ink_Pit_Ox

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Then again, I was once a proud owner of a Game Gear. I had a battery potato and an adaptor so maybe I can find such things to enhance the longevity of the battery life of the Wii U tablet.

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SCAR392

15. Posted:

Ya, you need to stand up for blood to flow at least every 30 min. Hope this helps...

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Sean_Aaron

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And yet I played Nintendo Land for two hours last night, followed by another hour of Samurai Warriors 3. Do as I say kids, not as I do!

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Magi

17. Posted:

Why is this battery life thing even a problem?

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Extension cord. Get one.

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