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snax007

snax007

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#1

snax007 commented on PS4 And Next Xbox Could Share Wii U's Teething...:

Kotick stating the obvious - now we know why he gets the big bucks!

Anyway, there's is as huge difference between Wii U and PS4/Nextbox though: Wii U is a current gen machine attempted to be sold via a tablet-gimmick which does clearly not work as intended (saleswise). PS4/Nextbox on the other hand, are true next-gen machines and console consumers are hungry for them. Only limitation for the first year are number of devices that Sony/MS are able to produce. Prices are a secondary factor the first year, unless Sony/MS goes crazy, but I doubt it.

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#7

snax007 commented on Nintendo Issues Statement on Wii U Hacking Att...:

@GiftedGimp That's pretty much what I said. Hardware manufacturers can't sue you under the TOS, only the local country's laws. If jailbreaking is legal in a country (like mine), MS/Sony can't touch you legally. But they can block you from using their services like PSN/XBL.

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#8

snax007 commented on Nintendo Issues Statement on Wii U Hacking Att...:

@GiftedGimp True it's in their TOS but a TOS cannot override a Country's laws. All the manufacturers can, is to ban you and/or your hardware from accessing their services. If you live in a country which allows jailbreaking and modding, they cant do a thing. They can make threats etc. though.

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#9

snax007 commented on Nintendo Issues Statement on Wii U Hacking Att...:

Im against piracy and always buys my games - no exceptions. But Im all for homebrew and hope this will lead to some great homebrew stuff on Wii U.
Jailbreaking is not against the law in my country, so there before anyone gets started.

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#11

snax007 commented on Feature: The GamePad - From Waggling Remotes T...:

The GamePad is a failed gimmick, the poor sales is proof that the consumers are simply not buying is it the same way as Wii's motion controls. Nintendo's only chance now is to attract core gamers with quality Nintendo IP titles, and not try to hype the GamePad or touch-screen features.

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#13

snax007 commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2013 - Spr...:

@ThomasBW84 Myamoto is talking about it since he is working on it, but Nintendo are very quiet about it and not releasing any new footage or info. And there is no date for it yet - only a vague "Q2 2013" promise. If it was actually coming soon, they would have announced a date.
I hope I'm wrong though.

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#18

snax007 commented on Video: Wii U Menu Speed Upgrade Cuts Waiting T...:

@19Robb92 If your iPhone takes 8 seconds to turn on, you should contact Apple support. A cold boot of a iPhone takes longer but you are not supposed to completely turn off a iPhone/iPad since it's always in low-power sleep and can turn on (wake up) withín one second.
Besides it's a flawed comparison anyway - Wii U will now "only" take 8 seconds to leave a game and return to the dashboard. The correct comparison should be a leaving/closing a iPhone App and returning to the home screen. That takes less than one second on iPhone/iPad. People who thinks 8 seconds is anything than slow, are in denial. But better than 30 seconds - sure!

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#22

snax007 commented on Balloon Fight On Wii U Reportedly Running At 5...:

I can confirm 50hz.

The emulator also lacks any scaling or display options which means the NES image is just scaled to the screen (incl gamepad) resolution, this causes a slightly blurred image on both TV and gamepad and not crisp as it should be. Hopefully Nintendo will improve on this in the future. I'm looking forward to future VC releases like F-Zero in feb, but refuse to buy them if the scaling quality is not improved.

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#25

snax007 commented on Wii U Review Score Average Is Modest, At Best:

And I'm amazed how people can claim Wii U had anything that resembles a good or great launch line-up. To me, it was very poor. Nintendo Land and NSMB were ok titles while ZombiU seemed rushed and severely flawed. The rest was either sloppy ports or not worth mentioning. Only 3DS had a worse line-up.
A shame Rayman Legends was held back.

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#28

snax007 commented on This Week's European Nintendo Direct To Focus ...:

@MadAussieBloke Nah. Forget it. You will not see announcement of new huge franchise games like Mario or Zelda. Just dates for some of the already announced titles (Pikmin 3, Lego City, Rayman Legends, etc) and maybe new Wii U apps/services (Panorama View, Maps, etc).
Mario/Zelda HD announcements are for E3 2013.

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#29

snax007 commented on Wii U And 3DS Firmware Updates Go Live:

I can confirm the update fixes some internet connection isses. I no longer need to have my IP and DSN set manually to be able to connect.
Menus are also loading faster now. Wiiverse still take to long to load (12-14 seconds). Friends list and web browser are both loading much much faster, and returning to main menu/dash is almost instantaneous now.

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#32

snax007 commented on The Godfather of Video Games Is Baffled By The...:

@mudjo Of course it matters. If the console doesn't sell well, 3rd party publishers will not make games for it in the long run. And if the console flops completely, Nintendo will abandon it faster for the next console leaving you with a overpriced console which does not get new games.

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#34

snax007 commented on The Godfather of Video Games Is Baffled By The...:

It's pretty clear that Wii U will never be the success that Wii was, but the question is if will be a enough success to live more than 2-3 years before Nintendo realize they need to join the real next-gen consoles (the next PS and Xbox consoles).
I'm getting a Wii U but only because I'm a fan of Nintendo's own games, not because it think the tablet gimmick is interesting or innovative (at all!) or think it's a powerful machine. I can't see the console having any mainstream appeal beyond the first 6 months. in 12-18 months Wii U sales will die off and most 3rd party publishers will abandon the platform.

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#36

snax007 commented on Wii U Basic Can Only Store 3GB Of Downloaded S...:

@ueI "As someone who doesn't play many HD games, I can't pretend to understand what all the gigabytes are for. I'll probably end up getting the 32 GB WiiU because 32 (25) is more than 8 (3). The Wii has nowhere near 32 GB, however, and I was able to make do."

HD has nothing to do with it. It's about downloadable content (games, demoes, DLC, patches, movies, etc). 8/32 GB is simply not enough if you planing on buying a few titles from Nintendo's eShop. Look at Xbox and PS3 - most units are sold with 250+ GB because today downloadable games, demos, DLC, etc. is a huge part modern gaming. It's mind boggling that Nintendo choose not to include an internal HDD in the premium version instead of 32GB flash. it would not have made the hardware much more expensive to produce.

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#37

snax007 commented on Wii U Basic Can Only Store 3GB Of Downloaded S...:

@A-Hungry-Banker
"I laugh at the people who buy the basic pack."

Well maybe not. I had an preorder for the ZombiU bundle (now cancelled because ZombiU does not appeal to me) since I thought premium was the best Wii U. It still is but since both versions are severely lacking internal storage, a external HDD is a must either way. So the basic version may just be the best deal for many.

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#38

snax007 commented on Wii U Basic Can Only Store 3GB Of Downloaded S...:

Another retarded Nintendo decision. Wii U, at that inflated price, should have a internal HDD with at least 250GB. Requiring users to buy an external USB HDD is idiotic and a HDD via USB 2 is a much slower compared to a internal SATA HDD.

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#46

snax007 commented on Satoru Iwata Provides the Ultimate Wii U Unboxing:

@mystman12 The sensor bar is included in the premium pack in Europe. Don't know about USA. The sensor bar can be purchased separately.

EDIT: ...and since the sensor bar is not really a sensor (just two IR leds), it's also compatible with unofficial 3rd party bars.

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#50

snax007 commented on Wii U Pro Controller Feels "Amateurish", Say K...:

I'll take this with a huge grain of salt considering...

1) Kotaku is #1 Xbox fan site bought and payed for by MS
2) Brian Ashcraft is #1 Xbox fanboy on Kotaku.
3) Controller preferences are subjective and there is no "best controller".