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  • CharlieStCloud 29 Jan 2013 16:12:01 4,685 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    kalel wrote:
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    A console is out for 2 months and it's all over already?
    Shameful..
    Agreed, Nintendo should really be embarrassed.
    Winding up aside, their complete lack of promotion is pretty shit.
    Not only that but this thread is really quiet ...

    ... far too quiet for a new console and a Nintendo one at that.

    I remember the Xbox 360 being talked about for months and the PlayStation 3 wasn't far behind although most folks were chuckling at the RRP of 425 ... the Wii U hasn't had any sort of special spark with the exception from some of our first play on Nintendo Land, which is superb.

    A shy under or over 80,000 units in a couple of months is fairly poor.
  • Psychotext 29 Jan 2013 16:13:56 52,797 posts
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    CharlieStCloud wrote:
    A shy under or over 80,000 units in a couple of months is fairly poor.
    A good 25% of those are ecosse shouting at people too. :p
  • AcidSnake 29 Jan 2013 16:19:50 7,145 posts
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    This thread can get rather crowded with people shouting over any opinion be it positive or negative...Could be another reason it's quiet...

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  • CharlieStCloud 29 Jan 2013 16:28:01 4,685 posts
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    AcidSnake wrote:
    This thread can get rather crowded with people shouting over any opinion be it positive or negative...Could be another reason it's quiet...
    It was the same during the early Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 days, but folks still talked about their respective console(s) long after launch, which the Wii U clearly hasn't shown ... and not just on this forum either; everywhere!
  • ronuds 29 Jan 2013 16:28:53 21,788 posts
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    Nintendo could've learned from the Vita that having a decent launch lineup and nothing else for months isn't the way to go.

    Their conference the other day was nice, but nothing we couldn't have already guessed was coming. They needed to say that some of those games were going to be released soon, though. Instead, we know what we already could have easily guessed, but we still don't know when. Only "soon."

    I suspect once the heavy hitters come it will sell well. But between now and then? It could be rough going.

    And who knows if those heavy hitters will bring sustained sales rather than a temporary bump. Obviously they'll have to continually release stuff to make it sustained.

    I just think they lost all of their momentum and it's going to be a bitch getting any of it back. It might not happen, tbh. They've kinda shit themselves the last couple of years.
  • jellyhead 29 Jan 2013 16:30:02 24,350 posts
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    Well, i've been too busy playing games to post about it :)

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  • Armoured_Bear 29 Jan 2013 16:44:12 8,748 posts
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    jellyhead wrote:
    @Armoured_Bear Pretty much. There's a couple of great games on the horizon and i've enough to go through as it is but you gotta chase those clicks with sensationalism.

    meh.
    Thankfully EG reviews are still great but their news coverage has become more and sensationalist and embarrassing. Shame.

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  • Deleted user 29 January 2013 16:45:17
    fixed
  • LeoliansBro 29 Jan 2013 16:45:50 41,869 posts
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    .

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Armoured_Bear 29 Jan 2013 16:45:52 8,748 posts
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    joelstinton wrote:
    fixed
    What did you fix?

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  • Raiko101 29 Jan 2013 16:49:36 5,542 posts
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    It's clear to see Nintendo are now struggling to support two consoles at once, now third party support is so thin. It really doesn't help that the biggest publishers aren't taking the console seriously at all.

    The one thing that has been keeping the 3DS going the past 6 months is the eShop, which seems to deliver a gem at least once a month now. I'm hoping that's going to be the case with the Wii U too, as it looks like it'll be very quiet between May and November, when we'll likely see the new Mario Kart and 3D Mario games. I suspect the quality of those games will take a slight hit in order to have them ready for christmas.

    Edited by Raiko101 at 16:50:54 29-01-2013

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  • AcidSnake 29 Jan 2013 16:50:13 7,145 posts
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    The forum bug where if someone deletes a post the last pages of the thread end up in limbo...

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  • ronuds 29 Jan 2013 16:51:58 21,788 posts
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    I bet if EG were like, "Wii U's selling off the chizzarts!" you would've said "EG's the best!" :p
  • Armoured_Bear 29 Jan 2013 16:53:14 8,748 posts
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    ronuds wrote:
    I bet if EG were like, "Wii U's selling off the chizzarts!" you would've said "EG's the best!" :p
    If they had've used 'chizzarts', yes, I would have :-)

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  • Armoured_Bear 29 Jan 2013 16:53:28 8,748 posts
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    AcidSnake wrote:
    The forum bug where if someone deletes a post the last pages of the thread end up in limbo...
    NIce work :)

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  • Mola_Ram 29 Jan 2013 16:54:20 6,250 posts
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    It was the "is it too late?" comment that was dodgy, not the facts themselves.
  • ronuds 29 Jan 2013 16:55:10 21,788 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    ronuds wrote:
    I bet if EG were like, "Wii U's selling off the chizzarts!" you would've said "EG's the best!" :p
    If they had've used 'chizzarts', yes, I would have :-)
    :D

    There wasn't much EG commentary in the article anyway, just mostly comparisons and quotes from "analysts." I agree they threw a line or two in for the clicks, though.

    I mean, c'mon... Nintendo's not going to make it work? Of course they will.

    Edited by ronuds at 16:55:44 29-01-2013
  • AcidSnake 29 Jan 2013 16:59:34 7,145 posts
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    It was joel that did the fixin'... :)

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  • Armoured_Bear 29 Jan 2013 17:03:03 8,748 posts
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    Mola_Ram wrote:
    It was the "is it too late?" comment that was dodgy, not the facts themselves.
    Exactly.

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  • kalel 29 Jan 2013 17:04:50 83,877 posts
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    It's not dodgy. It's just editorial style, and actually a perfectly valid question.
  • Armoured_Bear 29 Jan 2013 17:06:41 8,748 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    It's not dodgy. It's just editorial style, and actually a perfectly valid question.
    Its sensationalist, ridiculous and baiting.
    After 2 months it's not a valid question, 18 months from now it will be.
    Poor form, you'd expect that kind of style at the likes of IGN....

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  • LeoliansBro 29 Jan 2013 17:08:23 41,869 posts
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    ecosse is the forum expert on the sensationalist, ridiculous and baiting. Has you bang to rights there kalel.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • MoGamer2006 29 Jan 2013 17:12:04 969 posts
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    It's not valid, though, is it? It's ridiculous - the Wii U may have under-performed (allegedly) but it's not as if it's sold nothing, and it's still only two months old.

    It's pure click-bait - something to stir up the fanboys of all persuasions,
  • Deleted user 29 January 2013 17:12:30
    I don't get why people seem to think EG are biased or negative against Nintendo.

    Firstly their reviews of the launch games have been among the most positive I've seen.

    Secondly, the stories they're posting are completely in keeping with other stories. There's been plenty of stories about the sales of all other consoles, good or bad. People see what they they want to see.

    I don't see an ulterior motive by EG, they're among the more balanced of the game websites out their.



    And,



    I've just unwrapped my WiiU that was delivered today and I'm now downloading the update. I don't think it will take 3 hours going by the progress so far but it is slow going.

    I've never seen a WiiU in person, let alone held the gamepad so I was quite excited opening the ZombiU box. First impressions holding the pad and it actually had more heft than I thought it would. Feels comfortable though and all the buttons and triggers feel robust and pleasant to operate.

    The screen though not capacitive felt more responsive than my initial concerns, I think it helps that I have calusses on my fingers from the guitar, for that same reason I find touch screen phones less responsive. Whether my experience with the machine is consistent when I'm in a game I'm yet to find out.

    It's nice to have the charge cradle and HDMI as standard in the box though I would have liked some kind of audio out lead in the box though I guess I'm nitpicking.

    What surprised me the most was the packed in Pro Controller, it feels really good in the hand and the buttons on the opposite side to the 360 R stick didn't strike my hands as odd when I first held it. Looking forward to seeing how the controls feel in game. The only downfall, and the one I can also level at the screened pad is the glossy finish which will really bother my pseudo OCD no end.

    It's looking nice and cosey nestled by my 360.

    Update's half way. May get to play today.

    Edited by AdamAsunder at 17:27:57 29-01-2013
  • Armoured_Bear 29 Jan 2013 17:15:45 8,748 posts
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    Hope you enjoy it Adam.
    No-one is saying that EG is biased, just that the headline for the sales story was sensationalist and click-bait. That's all.

    I haven't touched a Pro Controller yet, can't see any use for one atm to be honest.

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  • Youthist 29 Jan 2013 17:15:53 9,902 posts
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    Open questions to coerce thought / troll in editorial is a bit journo daily mail wanker approach though is it not?

    Think of how stupid the average person is, and realise half of them are stupider than that

  • MoGamer2006 29 Jan 2013 17:16:06 969 posts
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    @AdamAsunder

    I don't think EG are biased either - but I do think they like to play up the sensationalism at times, to stir the pot.

    EDIT: Oh, and enjoy your new console.

    Edited by MoGamer2006 at 17:16:40 29-01-2013
  • Deleted user 29 January 2013 17:18:08
    MoGamer2006 wrote:
    It's not valid, though, is it? It's ridiculous - the Wii U may have under-performed (allegedly) but it's not as if it's sold nothing, and it's still only two months old.

    It's pure click-bait - something to stir up the fanboys of all persuasions,
    So releasing a console with poor marketing and low sales, watching the machine look less new and interesting as time goes by and new machines are released and you thing Nintendo are going to make it successful?

    If the die hards aren't swarming to it after 7 years of no new consoles then its hardly a good sign.
  • kalel 29 Jan 2013 17:19:35 83,877 posts
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    Had the actual headline been "TOO LATE FOR NINTENDO?" then I'd agree that's very gutter press, but I really don't think posting the question as part of a sub-head given the context of the article is that sensationalist or ridiculous.
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