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Topic: Help me make a decision people!

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Treverend

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Hello! Before anyone flames me, please note, I've been playing Nintendo since I was a little kid and it used to be like a magical feeling, lol. But now for some reason the games don't really appeal to me as much, I try to like them, I own like all the games on the Wii and 3DS that people say are good like Super Mario Galaxy 2 and whatnot, but I'm just not getting as much fun out of them. I've also been a PC gamer since I was a little kid, starting back with the DOS lol and I'm a huge Half-Life fan (it's my favorite video game series). I'm a huge Valve fan (Portal 2, Steam anyone?) but I'm torn, I also love Mario and Zelda too but I only have money to choose one or the other next generation, so add your 2 cents and let me know what you think. Give logical reasons please. :) I'm really pumped for the Wii U by the way.

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Meta-Rift

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The "next" generation isn't here yet. I suggest you wait until it is, because right now there's nowhere near enough information to make a decision. I'm planning on holding out for a while until the Wii U builds up a solid library.

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Treverend

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Yeah I agree, the only reason I wanted an opinion now is because Steam on the PC was having some sales lol. If Nintendo doesn't lose the friend codes, I hate to say it, I probably won't get a Wii U, I expect a good online community, not one to protect 5 year olds.. just saying lol.

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Odnetnin

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There's not much of a question there. You have a decent PC apparently, and you don't mention anything about wanting to upgrade to a better one, so with PC gaming it's a matter of games, and since you seem to be a Steam fan, you should know that the service has amazing sales often and you can usually get whatever game you want for cheap if you wait til Christmas or another holiday sale.

Concerning Nintendo's "next generation," not much has been shown yet of the Wii U and what has been shown was presented very incompetently, so it makes sense to wait until E3 2012 at least to make a decision about the Wii U. Pricing isn't known, exact launch isn't known, games aren't known...the list goes on. The graphics themselves are pretty much on par with HD current generation, so you should know what to expect from them, so the New Controller is Nintendo's new innovation, and how that will be used remains to be seen. If you like Mario and Zelda they're gonna show up on the Wii U, though keep in mind no specific Nintendo games besides Smash Bros. and Pikmin have been announced for the system, so don't expect anything much at launch for now.

Finally, I don't see how you can say you can only choose one or the other considering the aforementioned Steam sales and unknown price of the Wii U. In other words, come back to me next year, and even then you're still making an odd comparison.

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Meta-Rift

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I remember hearing that the Wii U wouldn't use friend codes. Anyway, Nintendo says they want to provide a better online experience, so we just have to wait and see if they will.

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Treverend

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I heard some iffy things about it, like they keep stressing how "open" it will be for developers. I hope that doesn't mean each publisher will have their own mini online community, like it was on iOS games for awhile. I don't want a million profiles for each online game, I want one streamlined profile and voice chat and messaging and all that other jazz. Oddy, I just saw your post now, I can settle for current gen graphics lol as for the last thing, I don't want to spend money on one or the other until I can make a solid decision, because if I do choose the Wii U, I'm gonna need all the money I can save to buy it and get a few games.

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Odnetnin

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OK, I guess what I'm thinking of is all the awesome $2.50 Steam games. I think even if you're saving up for the Wii U, you could spare a couple bucks for any games on sale that you really want.

If we're talking Assassin's Creed and Modern Warfare 3 on release day, yeah, that's $120 but if you're patient and like trying new, less popular games (you can still get AC and CoD cheap after a couple years), then you don't have to choose. ;)

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Treverend

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Yeah, lol another reason though is I don't buy too many high end graphic games on Steam, because at my moms the computer isn't that great. My dad has a gaming computer, but I only go there once in awhile. I bought Battlefield Bad Company 2 and the Vietnam expansion for like $20 because it was so cheap but I can only play it like 1 day a week, lol. :P Should've mentioned that earlier.

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Kirazy

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I recommend the wii u to you. You seem to enjoy more mature games aswell as classic nintendo franchises (even if you don't enjoy the classic franchises quite as much as you used to. Therefore, the wii u is the perfect marriage for you! Mature games aswell as classics. (also @Oddy, the Wii U's graphics are infact better than the PS3 and Xbox 360. The Zelda Tech Demo couldn't be replicated on those other consoles)

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Treverend

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Thanks for the feedback peepz :) and yeah Kirazy, I read about that. Even heard rumors of the Wii U being 50% more powerful than the PS3.

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Mandoble

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If you have the money, I would go for the PC. No console has so many games, so much diversity, so much quality and most games are way cheaper than the console ones. And if you enjoy online playing then PC is almost your only option (XboX and PS3 are doing steps in the good direction, but PC online gaming is still way way ahead).

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I would go the PC.

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I'd go with the Wii U anytime. PC gaming is pretty meh to me. I only do the PC for things like Dragon Nest and Wakfu which are now migrating over to the Wii U, XBOX 360 and PS3.

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Do what I do best. Be a multifanboy. I like Valve MS and Nintendo. I'm heavily into each.

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TokyoRed wrote:

I'd go with the Wii U anytime. PC gaming is pretty meh to me.

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TokyoRed wrote:

I'd go with the Wii U anytime. PC gaming is pretty meh to me except for Minecraft.

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If your access to computers is limited to you folks' machines, then the Wii U is a great alternative. As money seems to be a big limitation, I suggest you to avoid the hype and purchase your games later at great discounts. Steam is particularly good for that strategy. With the saved cash you might be able to buy a Wii U to yourself or a new graphic card to yours mother's PC.

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MiracleBlaze wrote:

TokyoRed wrote:

I'd go with the Wii U anytime. PC gaming is pretty meh to me.

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Mandoble wrote:

If you have the money, I would go for the PC. No console has so many games, so much diversity, so much quality and most games are way cheaper than the console ones. And if you enjoy online playing then PC is almost your only option (XboX and PS3 are doing steps in the good direction, but PC online gaming is still way way ahead).

PC gaming has ALWAYS been ahead of console gaming. Doom was more ambitious than anything on the Super NES and Sega Genesis. Epic revolutionized video game graphics with it's Unreal Engine. Valve revolutionized FPS games with Half-Life. Online gaming began on PCs years before Xbox Live came out. All these things happened on PCs long before they became standard on consoles.

Comparing PC gaming to console gaming = Apples and oranges

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tendoboy1984 wrote:

Comparing PC gaming to console gaming = Apples and oranges

Well, both run games. If your budget is small or if you are a nostalgic Mario fundamentalist, then probably you would be limited to play with Consoles. Always ahead from consoles you said? By 1996 I was testing in a PC shop at Madrid a pair of gloves that you can mix with a black pastic helmet and you had full control of motion, sight, aiming, etc just moving your arms and head (all these driven by an small ISA card). But as everybody here knows, many years later all this was genuinely invented by Nintendo with the Wiimote ...

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