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Topic: WiiU Gamepad Protection? etc etc

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kyuubikid213

21. Posted:

I might get a screen protector for the Wii U. With my experience, it seems pretty solid, so I may not need one...and I hate the things anyway, but I've scratched the hell out of my 3DS, so it might be worth a few dollars to keep the image visible.

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TheKingOfTown

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I don't see why it matters if there are scratches on the screen. Does it hamper the gameplay in any way?

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DarkLloyd

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TheKingofTown wrote:

I don't see why it matters if there are scratches on the screen. Does it hamper the gameplay in any way?

i'll go from my dsi experince and say that when you slide on the touchscreen whatever game your playing doing this thing i felt a bump ish feeling *not the word im trying to use at the moment but i'll go with it lol" so it feels like im hitting a rough line scratchy surface along the way

plus i taken measures as for that to never happen again ensuring i get a smooth slipperly ish stylus experince as well as not wear and tearing it, this way i'll never need to send it to nintendo

put a unresponsible young kid into the care of this thing its going to get scratches and messed up in no time

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ShadJV

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TheKingofTown wrote:

I don't see why it matters if there are scratches on the screen. Does it hamper the gameplay in any way?

Seriously? For one, it doesn't look nearly as nice playing with scratches on the screen, and two, it can reduce the responsiveness of the screen. Maybe after a month or two it won't affect it, but over time it does make a difference. If you don't see why it matters, suit yourself, but for those of us that do, we'd rather use a screen protector than have hampered gameplay. Or pay for repairs if it doesn't work as well in a few years.

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DarkNinja9

25. Posted:

to me i have always hated those darn screen protecters either i end up with air bubbles or dust under it or like finger prints so it pisses me off but i never felt like i needed them though cuz i have tried to keep my stuff mint condition like my DSi xl and my 3Ds xl i actually have more finger print probs at times were i need a cloth thingy to clean it :P

but anyway for the gamepad i kinda felt more like i really need to get some screen protectors so ugh -_-

i found this one on
amazon that looks good

or this one from gamestop

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26. Posted:

They have these silicone protectors for $6.40 on deal extreme:

http://dx.com/p/protective-soft-silicone-case-for-wii-u-black...

Cheapest screen protectors I'm seeing are like $12 on eBay — seems kind of expensive by eBay standards.

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Maskeraid

27. Posted:

I preordered a screen protector, and a nerf case, so I'll run over my gamepad just to be sure. :3

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DarkLloyd

28. Posted:

well there isnt anything on the canadian websites of amazon or ebgames hopfully they will have it at launch but i think for this kind of thing it should come in the box with the system but oh well what can ya do right :P

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DeepFried35

29. Posted:

I know this is an old topic but now the Wi U's been out for a couple of months I wanted to see if anyone has found what I'm looking for.

Basically I have a Wii U Deluxe Bundle and so I have a Black console and Gamepad. I'm not particularly keen on the shiny black plastic on front the Gamepad, I would much prefer the texture and finish to what it's like on the back of the Gamepad. A kind of rougher finish and not so shiny. Anyhoo I'm trying to find replacement shells but seems nobody's doing them yet, at least not that I've been able to find.

I'm not keen on the protectors either as I feel they cover up the Gamepad adding extra weight and bulk. I would be completely happy following the iFixit teardown and replacing the front of the Gamepad entirely with a smokey black or transparent case.

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Burning_Spear

30. Posted:

I've seen Nerf-type grips that attach to the GamePad. Are you saying you want to remove the faceplate and apply a custom one?

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DeepFried35

31. Posted:

@Burning_Spear

That's exactly what I want to do. I don't like putting some cover over the original Gamepad front, I'd rather get a replacement shell so I can have the Gamepad like it should be, albeit with a different look/feel to the original one.

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^^Hori Officially Licensed GamePad Face Cover is great for screen protection

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Big_L91

33. Posted:

yeah i wish i had a screen protector now got one of those care packs with the case stylus and screen protector but fully f'd up putting it on and got bubbles all over so i just binned it haha. my bad i suppose.

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put it on.

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DeepFried35

34. Posted:

No maybe I'm not explaining properly.

I'm not interested in adding anything over my Gamepad. I want it as it comes in the box, no screen protectors or covers or anything like that. What I want to do is replace the shiny front of the Gamepad with a completely new replacement shell that matches the look and feel of the rear side of the Gamepad.

So I would have to dismantle my Gamepad, which I'm happy to risk, and replace the front of the gamepad with a replacement one from somewhere. That way I could hopefully get a front shell that doesn't attract smudges and is a bit more protected against scratches and whatnot.

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Burning_Spear

35. Posted:

I would guess that someone will probably manufacture what you're looking for, but it probably won't happen until the console gains popularity. And I would also imagine that most of the replacement models would also have the glossy finish, which is not what you want.

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k8sMum

36. Posted:

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i don't know how long it will be before you are able to do what you want. the only thing i can think of is a matte skin. i know it's not perfect, but might suffice til different shells become available.

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DeepFried35

37. Posted:

I tried searching online for anything remotely close and I think you are pretty much right in that I'll need to wait for one to be made available. As you say, maybe when the consoles been out longer and got larger install base.

I might have to get one of the clear skins in the meantime, just a bit frustrating and it would have been so much more practical if they never had a shiny shell, but I guess they felt they had to to match the console itself and to look shiny obviously ;)

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