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GamerJunkie

GamerJunkie

Old school Gamer

Male, 36, United States

Been playing since atari, owned every Nintendo console, Sony console and Microsoft console so far.

Joined:
Fri 26th April, 2013

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#1

GamerJunkie commented on Vita Overtakes 3DS in Tough Week for Japanese ...:

I have a Vita and its just a better machine in every way. It is getting more and more good new games on it nowadays after a slow start. A report showed that developers are making way more Western games for this than 3DS and giving up developing for the 3DS. In Japan, Vita is also getting strong, so it is only a matter of time til it is the #1 handheld IMO.

It has every major PS1 RPG on it, For example, you can play final fantasy 1 all the way to X-2 on this thing and tactics and every other one.

Tons of free games(over 20 even without ps plus) and then with PS plus, you get 2-3 top notch games free each month. Lots of free apps as well. There are apps for reading comics now too, that is a nice feature for those that enjoy that.

It also has an HD screen, a bigger screen, better touch, works more like a tablet, so its not just a gaming device, you can also listen to your own music while playing games, can watch movies in HD and a big enough size screen to enjoy it on all the apps like netflix, huluplus, crackle and so on.

It also has the off screen play with PS4 and lots of features using inline in game, many ways to interact with friends, its just a much more advanced piece of technology, 3DS had way more games since it is a lot older machine, but now that games are loading up on Vita, its going to start to move up the ranks more and more.

One more thing, Wii U is struggling bad and PS4 is selling great, the more PS4s sold, also raises Vitas sold, they have a high attach rate with PS4 buyers. 3DS is older and so it has peaked.

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#7

GamerJunkie commented on Talking Point: The Logic Behind Game Boy Advan...:

Sony actually gives its customers tons of FREE games. I paid $60 for 2 years of PS Plus and each month I receive over 12 free games for PS4, PS3 and Vita. The games they gave me in 1 month paid for the 2 years of service.

The games Nintendo releases each month are a joke, same old games we bought 2-3-4 times now and they want us to pay again $5-10.... they are so out of touch and way behind in everything compared to the competitors.

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#8

GamerJunkie commented on Nintendo Left Online Out Of Super Mario 3D Wor...:

Meanwhile Sony is releasing Playstation Now, so gamers can play PS1, PS2, and PS3 games on a TV, tablet, phone, etc. without even having to buy a console.

NIntendo is a joke in so many areas..... I have my Wii U but its a toy compared to the other 2.

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#10

GamerJunkie commented on Super Mario 3D World Drops Down UK Charts in S...:

I guess Nintendo 1st party lost its luster for this generation of gamers.

To me 3d world is awesome, I thought it would sell lots of units and be a top seller for a long time, but Nintendo failed to advertise it the right way as always, so they are screwed now.

I don't see how any other game can be better than 3D world from Nintendo. Only Zelda maybe, but who knows when that will be done.

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#11

GamerJunkie commented on Fit Meter Iwata Asks Outlines Panasonic Partne...:

Its nice that games like this remind people to exercise. Hopefully they also realize this is not really an efficient way to exercise and you can get in much better shape doing other things and using other kinds of exercise equipment.

This is a start for somebody that has 0 fitness, it will effect them some and they can/will lose weight because it is at least some activity compared to 0 they usually do, but if you are even a little in shape, nothing in this game will get you to see muscles and cuts and really change you at all.

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#13

GamerJunkie commented on Soapbox: Even With The Arrival Of PS4 And Xbox...:

@JaxonH No Wii U is inferior as a fact in every technology and power chart you can compare with.

Now as for which games are the best, that is my opinion and yours. I choose both because I love games on both systems. But I have both machines here in my room and can easily see which one loads faster, has the better UI, is more powerful, has more features, PS4 is the best in all of that fact.

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#15

GamerJunkie commented on Soapbox: Even With The Arrival Of PS4 And Xbox...:

LOL the guy that wrote this has on a powerglove and nintendo virtual boy in his avatar, he is a nintendo fanboy.Biased as hell review of everything.

I have both consoles. PS4 loads up 50x faster, loads between store, apps, games and any other menu instantly and it only takes time to load the game the 1st time you play it since you are installing it to the hard drive. That takes 30-60 seconds usually and then each time you play after that the game loads in 5-10 seconds.

Wii U always takes a long time to install anything, much longer.

The graphics difference is huge in games that are on both systems and its why 3rd party devs dont even bother with the Wii U for the most part.

PS4 gave me 6-7 FREE games on launch day, more value already than Wii U has given me in over a year.

PS4 also plays movies better as there are more options. You can also stream music in the background while in any game and control it also while in game.

The PS4 motion system is leaps and bounds above Wii U because PS4 uses a camera system to make it track your movement and your controller precisely with exact pinpoint precision. Wii U still uses the old wii sensor bar....

With that same camera you can instantly save gameplay footage, pictures/videos and upload to facebook, twitter or twitch, etc. You can also give voice commands in games and menus and use it to talk in online games.

I have both consoles, the Wii U is inferior in every way, but they still have some MUST HAVE games like Mario 3D world, but PS4 will dominate it this generation as far as a more advanced piece of technology, more powerful and versatile and also will have tons more games and freebies for their customers.

Also, my nephews are 3 and 5 and everytime they come over the house )4-5 times since ive had the ps4) they say "put on the robot game" and go wild with playroom because they can interact on the camera hitting and playing with virtual robots. They also love Wii U, but since I got PS4 they ask to play that little "game" more than anything else. I bought them the new skylanders for Wii U for xmas, I know they will love that!

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#16

GamerJunkie commented on Video: Nintendo Teases Footage Of Wii Sports C...:

@Captain_Gonru id rather have all of them for $20-30 which is a good price for a cheap remake.

BTW where do you get $40 as a good price for parts of a game in your examples?

I just got battlefield 4 for PC for 19.99 and its a brand new blockbuster game of the year candidate.

This is my point, seems people that only play on Nintendo systems are out of touch with game pricing.

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#19

GamerJunkie commented on Teslagrad Wii U Release Drops Into 2014:

@ToastyYogurt Why? Its the truth. If I can get thegame on PC for $1, why woudl I ever pay $10-15 on Wii U? Also with less features and many coming out way later than the pc version too?

Its overpriced IMO, if not to you, fine, but I stick with my opinion and never will buy any game on Wii U that I can get on my PC for 10% the price, I'm sorry.

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#20

GamerJunkie commented on RUSH Confirmed for 12th December Release on Wi...:

Edge came out in 2011, already have it on steam. Rush came out in 2010, got them both as part of an indie bundle about 10 games for $1-4 and they came with android versions too.

Nintendo needs to put more NEW games on Wii U and stuff that is not out on all the other platforms long ago......

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#21

GamerJunkie commented on Teslagrad Wii U Release Drops Into 2014:

I get all of these indie games for $1-5 on pc. they come out 1st, are cheaper, and are always the best versions. Most even come in bundles where you can get about 10 of them for $1-5. check out sites like humblebundle.com or groupees.com or indiegala.com to see for yourself.

Indies on Wii U are way overpriced.

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#22

GamerJunkie commented on Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams DLC May Come To ...:

That isn't even a DLC. It was released as a standalone game on Steam for $1.50 during steam sale. You could get both games for $3 on PC/steam.

I bet on Wii U it will be $15 just for this next one again lol.

Indies on Wii U are horrible because of the price comparison to the PC versions that are better also. Another example is Toki Tori 2, I got it on steam for $3 and it came with all the bonus levels that the $15 Wii U version was missing.

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#23

GamerJunkie commented on Video: Nintendo Teases Footage Of Wii Sports C...:

They need to release them all in a bundle for $30 max. $10 each, by the time they have them all out, you spend $50-60+ on something that is not worth that amount.

Boxing, Baseball and Golf are already known to be coming out. Tennis and Bowling are already out. Thats 5 x $10 already.

To me they are just draining people'a wallet slowly this way on purpose since $10 seems cheap and you don't realize by the time you get them all you paid for a $50 game for something that is just a wii game with online mode pretty much.

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#24

GamerJunkie commented on Epic Vice President Mark Rein Remains Unconvin...:

I like the 2nd screen, but mostly just when i want to play on the toilet. I ignore it in most games, I have the sonic/mario olympic game and they have sporst announcers on it that announce things on the 2nd screen but theres no way to even look at it while playing, so its useless. I guess its incase a 2nd person is watching you they can read that screen while you use a wii mote or something.

On my PS4 I already used my phone to draw on as a second screen and then you press enter when done and it will pop your drawing onto the ps4 and TV screen in 3d and you can hit it and knock it around the screen using the ps4 camera which shows your whole room for that game and tracks movement of everybody in it precisely, that is more fun than anything ive used the 2nd screen for on wii u up to now.

My little nephews were drawing all kinds of stuff on my phone and were amazed when they would pop up on my TV and then we could interact with them and stuff.

I think 2nd screen gaming is cool, but Nintendo didn't use it as much as they should have for it being out over a year.

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#25

GamerJunkie commented on Here Are Some Cyber Monday Nintendo Deals for ...:

Yea I have $35 on eShop waiting to spend it, no deals at all. Nintendo was last place for sales overall for me, I bought nothing.

For PC I got a ton on steam sales, PS4 I got a year of PS plus on a great sale and 1 game, Wii U nothing.

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#26

GamerJunkie commented on PS4 and Xbox One Surpass Wii U Lifetime Sales ...:

@N64ever The PS4 controller is infinitely more accurate at aiming and motion gaming actually. The camera knows exactly where you are and the controller is(the light on it) at all times so it is 100% accurate with all movements.

Wii U still uses outdated infared sensor bar..... horrible in most games to get precise movement. They didn't even upgrade it from the old Wii one. It uses the same bar and controllers lol.

PS4 and XB1 both have new cameras with exact movement tracking that is way better.

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#27

GamerJunkie commented on PS4 and Xbox One Surpass Wii U Lifetime Sales ...:

@DarkAngel_17 Wii U owners still say "where are the games" after 1 year.

The only Wii U game thats come out in months for me is Mario 3d world, the rest have been bad ports or games that dont live up to the hype so I have been dying to use my Wii U most of the year but only had a few titles to play, so whats ur point?

PS4 will be giving away 3-4 games free each month through the ps plus also. and more and more free to play games added like dc universe and other games that are actually mmos so you can stay busy on that kind of game for a long time since you can never beat it.

I have both systems, and I see a much brighter future for PS4. for Wii U I only see like 3-4 games each year id ever buy thats it.

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#28

GamerJunkie commented on Here Are Some Attractive Black Friday Nintendo...:

@kokirii Uh Nintendo has the cheapest hardware by far so making games is cheaper..... And they have only made 2-3 GREAT games in 1 year so far. Most are disappointing.

You are the kind of person that makes all these excuses for Nintendo and its why they never improve.

Today is a day for them to make a great sale and gain some ground from the other 2 consoles, but they didn't do it, so will fall further to the side.

I guess they will just continue to focus on keeping the kids 10 and under and people that want to "exercise" and handheld gamers. They pretty much don't care about Wii U from what I see.

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#29

GamerJunkie commented on Here Are Some Attractive Black Friday Nintendo...:

Nintendo has no eSHOP black friday sale that I see.... why are they always the worst man?

Sony has 1 year PS pLus for only $30 today, they have given away free games fro today and also have tonso f sales on their PSN store on the console.

PC steam has a huge sale going on hundreds of games 75% off and even more.

Nintendo? Nothing. Then they wonder why they get their yearly Wii U consoles outsold in 1 day by PS4 and XBOX1.

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#30

GamerJunkie commented on Super Mario 3D World Underwhelms on Japanese C...:

@Link41x PS4 sold 1 million in one day in NA(not even home territory)... Wii U sold only 21,000 units with its best game released that week and in its HOME territory where people go insane for nintendo games.

If you don't realize that means disaster, you never will.

@bmjy1000 They report the TRUTH here, there is not much good news for Wii U. The only good news is that mario 3D world is an awesome game, do you think they can make a full week of articles only on that? I see 3-4 per day so far only about this one game because its all that is good news on the Wii U front.

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#31

GamerJunkie commented on New York Times Critic Identifies Super Mario 3...:

@IceRod Why would I want a blu ray player? PS4 has all of the streaming services that offer thousands of movies free in HD and HDX and your ultraviolet library. Also you can rent movies from netflix, epix, sony unlimited and so on.

And on PS3 you can't get all of the PS4 games I get on PS plus. Many are only offered on PS4. So in this 1 year I will accumulate probably at least 30 free PS4 games. That alone pays for the console being that I bought 2 and sold one already and so it only cost me $200 from my pocket top begin with.

You don't NEED to buy any console, you can always stick to one or older ones of course. But I love to be able to choose from all of the best games each year so I get the new ones ASAP and I have 550+ PC games on steam which I could never finish before I die, so its not about having things to play, I just love to be able to play the latest games.

When I talk to PC gamers they all laugh at my consoles telling me how much better graphics are on PC and how there's 100 PC to each 1 console game. Its a joke they act as if I don't also have a PC. So I can play both sides and enjoy both.

I don't take sides in those arguments. I have a gaming PC, a PS4, a Wii U. When a good game is out on any of them I can get it and enjoy it, not argue "Hey my Mario 3D World is better than your new Metal gear game..so I will never get that system, I am loyal to this one and sticking with it" — that's idiotic.

I compare my systems and games, give opinion on improvements that need to be made, but no I am not taking sides of any, just tell it how it is.

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#32

GamerJunkie commented on Video: Watch Us Lift The Lid On Prima's Legend...:

@LunaticPandora I'm not mad at all, just disappointed in the Wii U up to now. Mario 3d World is awesome so I am really having fun with it, but overall its been a dismal 1st year for the console and I let it be known so that hopefully they see their fans/customers are disappointed and improve.

Til then I will be enjoying Mario world, my new PS4 and my hundreds of PC games, no reason to be angry, but its always good to give opinion and let companies know if you are satisfied or not satisfied.

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#33

GamerJunkie commented on Video: Watch Us Lift The Lid On Prima's Legend...:

@JaxonH I could care less about handheld games. I bought their console which should be their priority. Thats the problem with Nintendo for years now, they are focusing on little kids and on the handheld market. Its like me saying the new Final fantasy games on iphone/android are amazing. Console gamers don't care..... They want the true sequel on console.

Nintendo has to step it up on Wii U. I think the zelda will be great, just was saying, I am not happy to get wind waker on the Wii U, while they make new games for handheld.....its stupid.

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#35

GamerJunkie commented on New York Times Critic Identifies Super Mario 3...:

@IceRod Like I said I have PC, Wii U and PS4, I have them all, so I don't need to try to convince anybody what 1 to get, only poor kids do that. I just give my opinion about each one that I own.

I mentioned PS4 many times this week because its new and something to compare to the Wii U and so many articles talking about how PS4 and XB1 already outsold Wii U's yearly sales in 2-3 days. So of course I am mentioning PS4 lately, its a hot topic.

I also mentioned Mario 3d world in every post all week, its a great game, a hot topic and its Wii U....

And for PC I mentioned the great bundle of pinball tables you can get, only $1-5 to own 20-40 of the zen pinball tables that normally would cost much more.

See, I enjoy every platform that i have and talk about them all, I am not busy just defending only 1 of them like many here.

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#36

GamerJunkie commented on Xbox One UK Sales Set to Pass Wii U's Lifetime...:

@faint Yes you own them forever, you own them. Read about it here: http://us.playstation.com/psn/playstation-plus/

And look at some of the games. They are games that cost $30-40 many of them. Many are brand new and even exclusives.

Also the PS plus membership allows every member of your family to play the game online, offline, and get all the benefits of being a member.

Nintendo is just a joke when it comes to value compared to this deal. That's what i've been trying to tell you.

It is normally $50 a year(still very cheap for all you get), but it is on sale for $30 a year for black friday.

And stop lying please, for $30 you can't get anything from Nintendo. What the wii tennis and bowling for $20 and then a $10 indie game? Wow 3 games dude!!! I can get 40+ from the Ps plus for the same $30.

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#37

GamerJunkie commented on Xbox One UK Sales Set to Pass Wii U's Lifetime...:

@faint DUDE LEARN TO READ!!!!

PS Plus is $30 A YEAR!!!! ONE YEAR!!! that means it is only a little more than $2 a month. You get 3-4 games on every console you own PS3, PS4, VITA. So it could be up to 12 games a month for the $2-3 you pay. YOU OWN the games and can play them as long as you own your console. Its not renting. They stay on your PSN account, so as long as you are a PS plus member, you can play them, in 5 years from now you still can play them, etc.

If you don't like any of the games one month who cares, by the end of one year you got 40-100+ games pretty much FREE!!!

I know its hard to imagine if you only have Nintendo consoles because they give you nothing free and charge you $15 for even 1 indie game lol.

This is my point here. I have steam on my PC which I have 550 games for because they almost give away indies, the ones Nintendo charges $10-15 for are 5 for $1 on PC. PS Plus is now offering all of these games per year for only $30 a ear, another excellent deal.

What is nintendo offering? NOTHING FREE or cheap!!

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#39

GamerJunkie commented on Former Pikmin Director Currently Working On "O...:

@ShadowFox254 I have FFXIV right now for PC and its pretty nice. It will be on PS4 soon with even more enhanced graphics for both which is crazy because it looks so nice already.

EQ Next is also coming soon and is free on pc and PS4.

Nintendo needs to add MMOS to their machine and more free content to keep up with the others. Lets see what happens with DQX

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#41

GamerJunkie commented on Xbox One UK Sales Set to Pass Wii U's Lifetime...:

@faint What? I am saying for even 1 player games you need 3+ types of controllers for Wii U. Many games require wiimotes or nunchuks or pro controllers and none of those come with the console. The balance board also...

I know PS4 camera is extra $60, but that gives you motion control + face and voice recognition and tracks all of your movements better than even the balance board because it is taking a live view of you and your room with 2 cameras in 3D! It has precise tracking of movements and distance, etc. It will not weigh you, but can do everything al of the other Wii u controllers can do and more all in one.

I have Sonic vs mario sochi olympics on Wii U and you need a wiimote and nunchuk and gamepad. It uses all 3 and gamepad alone cant be used for many of the events. I am not talking about for 2 player games even. Then for virtual console or wii VC many need the Wii/Wii U pro controllers also.

I started out with 5 games all free on PS4 day 1. Contrast, resoGun, Warframe, DC universe online, Blacklight Retribution. On top of that it had a big library of great games to buy. They even gave us $10 in credit to buy more games and a free month of PS plus. many games also come with 7 days of plus too.

Why is Wii U more expensive? Because PS PLUS($30 a year) gives you 3-4 games FREE each month man. That means I will have 40-50 free games in 1 year. Wii U offers nothing free. And if I do ever get a VITA it will also give me 3-4 games free per month for that system too all included in $30 a year membership. What can you get for $30 a year on Wii U? 1 game or 2 old VC titles or indies, its laughable in comparison.

I don't see how you can't understand this?

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#42

GamerJunkie commented on Former Pikmin Director Currently Working On "O...:

@ShadowFox254

I am patient, but 0 RPGs in 1 year already is just bad. I think this next year will be nice though, I am happy with Super mario 3d for right now.

Dragon quest X online came out a long time ago in 2012 on wii and 2013 Wii U but only in japan. I wanted that game, but by the time it comes out here.... probably wont be worth it since tons of other online mmos are coming.

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#44

GamerJunkie commented on Xbox One UK Sales Set to Pass Wii U's Lifetime...:

@element187 Hey buddy, I own 5 games on PS4, all are 1080p and 60FPS.... wth are you talking about lol. NBA2k 14, assasins creed IV, madden 25, fifa 14 and killzone all 60fps and 1080p and they are even advertising it on the actual game box because xbox1 cannot do that they are only in 720p mostly.

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#45

GamerJunkie commented on Xbox One UK Sales Set to Pass Wii U's Lifetime...:

@uneek Uh no. I play PC, PS4 and Wii U. I just talk real talk.

Now, Mario 3d world, that is something to brag about its great, a game of the decade type game.

The only people that are fanboys and defend the 1 machine are poor kids that can't afford to have more than one machine for the most part. Enjoy arguing over which is best, I have all 3 to enjoy!

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#46

GamerJunkie commented on Former Pikmin Director Currently Working On "O...:

The problem is Nintendo makes mostly kid games when they make new IPs on console.

Where are the RPGs? NES and SNES had awesome RPGs. Where are the mario sports games, I loved tennis and golf and those mario sports games. I'm not talking about the wii sports cheap games either.

Where is a cool card game that you can play online maybe? Collect cards and battle it out.

They have so many games on handhelds, then never bring those genres to the console, they lost their focus on consoles and aim only at the handheld market.

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#47

GamerJunkie commented on Nintendo States Its Wii U Case With a Holiday ...:

@cactusjaq Its not our job to sell the machine. I bought it and bragged about it a year to everyone already, up to them now.

I got that mario vs sonic olympic game and 0 players are online.... its a joke really. Brand new game where the online play is a big part of it to make it more fun competing against others from around the world, its the olympics!! And can't use online play at all so far.

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#48

GamerJunkie commented on Nintendo States Its Wii U Case With a Holiday ...:

Super Mario 3D world is the only game that is a must have from what they listed.

Pikmin is a niche title as seen by poor sales, not many people enjoy that gameplay. wind waker is a remake, most that played it b4 don't want it, wii fit U isnt even out yet but its also a niche title aimed at overweight people.

tvii is worthless, xbox1 does what they are trying to do integrating tv and console together.

miiverse is a baby version of social sites. its fun to draw stuff while in games like mario 3d for me, but i never check the miiverse outside of games.

I would advertise "Plays games on gamepad while you are in bed/bathroom"

I'm just glad mario 3d is out, i actually use the machine. I used it in the past for amazon movies mostly, but now my PS4 has epix, ultraviolet/vudu, amazon, netflix, crunchyroll and crackle, so dont need wii u for "smrt tv" stuff anymore.

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#49

GamerJunkie commented on Review: The Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret ...:

This will be out on PC for $1-4 soon steam version. They always bundle these indie games or if not then 75% off sales.

No indies are worth it on Wii U if you can get them on PC. I save the money and get things like bowling or tennis, at least they are exclusives.

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#50

GamerJunkie commented on New York Times Critic Identifies Super Mario 3...:

He praises Nintendo for having 1 great game, but also mentions it is only 1 game and thats it.

"...One great game won’t save a console. "

"If the Wii U is your only console, you still can’t play the rest of the this year’s best games, including Grand Theft Auto V, BioShock Infinite, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, The Last of Us and Gone Home. You would need at least two more machines to play all of those."

I agree with him, Mario 3D world is my favorite game right now, but its just 1 game. I still need my PC and PS4 to play all the rest of the games that I must have.