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Captain_Toad

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I nearly fainted when I heard Wii games are gamepad possible. Had to read again... Bliss. Euphoria. Elation. Just 3 of the feelings Im having right now from this update.

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Personally, I was little bit surprised off TV play for Wii games on Wii U wasn't available from the beginning.

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CanisWolfred

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Wait...how? How am I supposed to play a game designed with the pointer in mind on a touch pad?

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WhereEaglesDare

24. Posted:

Nintendo should patch the gamepad to work as a classic controller for my Wii VC games... that'd be nice. Love my Wii within a Wii U.

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CanisWolfred wrote:

Wait...how? How am I supposed to play a game designed with the pointer in mind on a touch pad?

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-Option to receive automatically downloaded software from Nintendo.

What does that mean? Free software automatically downloaded?

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So...what is the point of the off TV play?

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CanisWolfred

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That was unexpected...and mildly inconvenient.

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29. Posted:

ScroogeMcLz wrote:

So...what is the point of the off TV play?

Would have been nice if the Gamepad was programmed to work as a classic controller pro!

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BanjoThreeie wrote:

Nintendo should patch the gamepad to work as a classic controller for my Wii VC games... that'd be nice. Love my Wii within a Wii U.

This goes hand in hand with my previous comment. I would have thought that would have been an option.

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DefHalan

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ScroogeMcLz wrote:

So...what is the point of the off TV play?

Completely agree with that. If I can't use the GamePad as a Controller then why is it a big deal? Stand it up somewhere and play using a different controller? Why would I do that instead of using my one of my other TVs or even my Computer Monitor?

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BanjoThreeie wrote:

CanisWolfred wrote:

Wait...how? How am I supposed to play a game designed with the pointer in mind on a touch pad?

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Hmmm, I don't know what to think of this. Pointing and clicking is one thing, but what about more active motion controls? Could that little screen register that? And how would a game like Super Smash Bros. Brawl that uses more of traditional controls work?

Very interesting.

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OdnetninAges wrote:

BanjoThreeie wrote:

Nintendo should patch the gamepad to work as a classic controller for my Wii VC games... that'd be nice. Love my Wii within a Wii U.

This goes hand in hand with my previous comment. I would have thought that would have been an option.

Hopefully next update...sigh I hope they really do it. Just for my VC titles I don`t want a Wii Gamepad Pro, though I might get a Wii U one..maybe they can patch those too.

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ScroogeMcLz wrote:

So...what is the point of the off TV play?

Now you can play Wii games in a little tiny portable screen. Won't be a life changer, but. I can see it being useful in certain occasions.

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CanisWolfred

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Yeah, certainly sounds like it'd be one of several steps forward, at least I hope it is. Either way, it's definitely a step in the right direction.

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36. Posted:

So wait...
Off TV play is available on Wii games, but you can't use the GamePad as an actual controller? It just shows the game?

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OdnetninAges wrote:

So wait...
Off TV play is available on Wii games, but you can't use the GamePad as an actual controller? It just shows the game?

Correct. Also people wanting Wii VC games to use the GamePad, that could destroy Nintendo's business of "upgrading" Wii VC titles.

http://dudehugespeaks.tumblr.com/post/44243746261/nickels-dimes-and-quarters
http://www.penny-arcade.com/patv/episode/why-console-specs-dont-matter
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/200271/Video_Don_Daglow_on_nextgen_transition_traps_and_treasures.php

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38. Posted:

Wait, does that mean I can play PunchOut!! Wii on the gamepad!? OHHHHH MYYYYYY GOOOOOOOOOD! :D

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39. Posted:

DefHalan wrote:

OdnetninAges wrote:

So wait...
Off TV play is available on Wii games, but you can't use the GamePad as an actual controller? It just shows the game?

Correct. Also people wanting Wii VC games to use the GamePad, that could destroy Nintendo's business of "upgrading" Wii VC titles.

not quite, since you still require Wiimotes.

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40. Posted:

Sony_70 wrote:

-Upload screens taken when pausing the game directly to blogs and forums using the browser.

Now that I do like. If I was stuck in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, for example, then I could create a screenshot of the place where I'm stuck at with the GamePad and post it on NL in the Wii U internet browser to get help. Now I could have two places to get help; Miiverse and NL.

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