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  • Deleted user 26 April 2013 04:23:32
    Yeah, mine crashed too. Worked second time around though. Took around 20 minutes all together. I've just been testing the speeds. So far, so good. Monster Hunter got past the load up screen in about 3 seconds and took about 5 seconds to close down. The eShop was up in 5 seconds, down in 2 or 3. Same goes for Miiverse too. The Web Broswer doesn't appear to boot up any faster, though it was perfectly fine to begin with.

    Edit - It appears to be much faster than that odd video Nintendo posted up a few weeks ago. It's a massive improvement. Anyways! It's time for bed. Hopefully the VC shows it's face tomorrow!

    Edited by Raiko101 at 04:34:13 26-04-2013
  • JinTypeNoir 26 Apr 2013 07:22:28 4,392 posts
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    So I was looking at a different forum's thread, which is posting pictures from Miiverse. Since you can now access the Miiverse from a PC and such, it seems its easier to post pictures online and I'm seeing a lot all over the 'net. And then it hit me.

    One thing that I noticed from all the pictures is that, at this point in its launch, the Wii U actually has a good variety of good games when you take into account that no launch console has a truly excellent library until about a year or 2 into its life. The problem is that its library isn't very unique compared to the PS3 and 360, so if you were compare them with their massive libraries, its not a great comparison at all. Really, its only problem was that and its future, in terms of software, and securing it from now on, getting more when the PS4 and Nextbox are going to quite a bit stronger and 3rd parties don't seem to care.

    So even though it launched as this kind of identity crisis Gamecube-like machine, maybe Nintendo realized quickly enough that they had made a huge mistake trying to compete on that level with Sony and Microsoft, and the reason they are so quiet is because they're trying to rebrand the Wii U as something else going into the future.

    I've only played the Wii U at a friend's house, because I don't own one yet and nothing I played made me want yet, though its a fun enough machine. But when I see all those Miiverse shots and the community Nintendo is fostering, it makes me start wanting one. I wonder if this kind of word of mouth marketing is what Nintendo is going to try.
  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 26 Apr 2013 08:17:39 17,034 posts
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    So the only problems it has are its past and its future?
  • Deleted user 26 April 2013 08:26:12
    Why did you need pictures to see that it has a decent line up? You're obviously more than familiar with words.
  • nickthegun 26 Apr 2013 08:26:29 64,255 posts
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    But the present is aweso.... no... wait...
  • Deleted user 26 April 2013 08:29:05
    Don't mock the WiiU. It just had a software update that makes it awesome.
  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 26 Apr 2013 08:32:52 17,034 posts
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    You can now turn it on, check the eShop to see if there's anything new, find there isn't, and turn it off again, all in half the time!
  • addyb 26 Apr 2013 08:42:47 2,715 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    You can now turn it on, check the eShop to see if there's anything new, find there isn't, and turn it off again, all in half the time!
    Lmao.

    Better to get practice in now as we all be doing that with the PS4 and next box a month after they launch whilst we wait for the next space marine shooter to arrive.

    In all seriousness I've really enjoyed the Wii U so far. Its been out 4 months and feel no different to how I did with my ps3 and 360. First year for both of those were sparse for games I wanted. During the same timeframe I've probably played the same amount of games on their respective systems.

    But Nintendo are still annoyingly behind the times and its a constant thorn in your balls. That's why I need my PC/PS3/360/Vita/3DS/PC engine & Dreamcast to fall back on when Nintendo constantly try to get me down. Lol
  • roz123 26 Apr 2013 09:00:11 7,112 posts
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    Glad people think the update is a big improvement, the slow load times have put me off using the console as much as I would like because it was too slow to have just a quick 2 min blast of mario or whatever on the gamepad.

    The Rayman Legends free game was better then I expected, really good fun even just playing on the pad, will have to add a few ppl from EG to compare scores
  • binky Moderator 26 Apr 2013 09:12:34 10,378 posts
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    I'm surprised to hear people moaning about loads times actually. Flicking through menus - absolutely - but if all you want is a quick blast of a disc game then I still find it one of the fastest consoles to boot up and play a game.

    Rayman challenges had me confused at first. I thought I was playing the demo again but with a score attached to start with. Highly disappointed. Then I found the challenges room.
  • addyb 26 Apr 2013 09:13:31 2,715 posts
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    roz123 wrote:
    Glad people think the update is a big improvement, the slow load times have put me off using the console as much as I would like because it was too slow to have just a quick 2 min blast of mario or whatever on the gamepad.

    The Rayman Legends free game was better then I expected, really good fun even just playing on the pad, will have to add a few ppl from EG to compare scores
    Yeah boot to home screen is quicker and the games ive tried (besides Lego city) all launch a bit faster but quitting back to home is a vast improvement.  Same with switching between apps. Opening/Closing system settings is still slow. Only positive I can take from that is the fact that I havent had to go into it anyway beyond the initial setup when first purchased.

    Big improvement though overall. I'd of liked folders for the home menu. Still the vita and 3DS have only just got this ability so only another 12 months or so to wait for that! Lol
  • addyb 26 Apr 2013 09:21:40 2,715 posts
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    binky wrote:
    I'm surprised to hear people moaning about loads times actually. Flicking through menus - absolutely - but if all you want is a quick blast of a disc game then I still find it one of the fastest consoles to boot up and play a game.

    Rayman challenges had me confused at first. I thought I was playing the demo again but with a score attached to start with. Highly disappointed. Then I found the challenges room.
    I think its strange as well. When I've tested loading a disc game across my PC and other consoles the Wii U is faster. I also tested booting and launching trine 2 from my PC (via steam) and Wii U and again its faster.

    Access to the eshop is fairly quick as well. Especially compared to the psn store. That seems to be dog slow these days since they gave it a makeover.

    I've never had an issue really with performance or games library of the Wii U considering its only been out 4 months. I do have an issue with the stupid account system put in place and the frankly shocking omission of basic online features like instant messaging with notifications, voice chat and invites.
  • Deleted user 26 April 2013 09:25:01
    addyb wrote:
    neilka wrote:
    You can now turn it on, check the eShop to see if there's anything new, find there isn't, and turn it off again, all in half the time!
    Lmao.

    Better to get practice in now as we all be doing that with the PS4 and next box a month after they launch whilst we wait for the next space marine shooter to arrive.

    In all seriousness I've really enjoyed the Wii U so far. Its been out 4 months and feel no different to how I did with my ps3 and 360. First year for both of those were sparse for games I wanted. During the same timeframe I've probably played the same amount of games on their respective systems.

    But Nintendo are still annoyingly behind the times and its a constant thorn in your balls. That's why I need my PC/PS3/360/Vita/3DS/PC engine & Dreamcast to fall back on when Nintendo constantly try to get me down. Lol
    If you think space marine games are that common then it's easy to see why you like the WiiU.

    Lmfao. Lol.
  • addyb 26 Apr 2013 09:27:49 2,715 posts
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    Aargh. wrote:
    addyb wrote:
    neilka wrote:
    You can now turn it on, check the eShop to see if there's anything new, find there isn't, and turn it off again, all in half the time!
    Lmao.

    Better to get practice in now as we all be doing that with the PS4 and next box a month after they launch whilst we wait for the next space marine shooter to arrive.

    In all seriousness I've really enjoyed the Wii U so far. Its been out 4 months and feel no different to how I did with my ps3 and 360. First year for both of those were sparse for games I wanted. During the same timeframe I've probably played the same amount of games on their respective systems.

    But Nintendo are still annoyingly behind the times and its a constant thorn in your balls. That's why I need my PC/PS3/360/Vita/3DS/PC engine & Dreamcast to fall back on when Nintendo constantly try to get me down. Lol
    If you think space marine games are that common then it's easy to see why you like the WiiU.

    Lmfao. Lol.
    I love my space marine games :) I like a whole bunch of games across many platforms. I always have digs at everything I own. I'm a cheeky chappy. Lol
  • daz_john_smith 26 Apr 2013 09:48:55 1,636 posts
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    Don't know if this has been mentioned, there's now a system wide screen size adjustment option in the settings. It's not perfect since you can't adjust the horizontal and vertical seperately but it does helps mitigate the overscan issues.
  • JiveHound 26 Apr 2013 10:11:07 3,737 posts
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    Am I the only one that didn't get the update?

    Does it make Pikmin come out sooner?
  • Armoured_Bear 26 Apr 2013 10:14:32 14,617 posts
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    JiveHound wrote:
    Am I the only one that didn't get the update?

    Does it make Pikmin come out sooner?
    Yes.
    Yes.
  • JiveHound 26 Apr 2013 10:15:25 3,737 posts
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    Noooooooooooooooooooooooetcetra
  • yegon 26 Apr 2013 10:32:09 5,623 posts
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    Boot direct to Wii mode is a good inclusion.
  • AceGrace 26 Apr 2013 12:20:06 1,814 posts
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    Exiting from Miiverse to the main screen on mine is pretty much instant now.
  • DFawkes 26 Apr 2013 12:37:12 25,967 posts
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    Installing after downloading is the key one for me. I'm patient enough to wait for a demo or game to download, but having to go back in and install it is a minor inconvenience I'd prefer to skip :)
  • DuvaDan88 26 Apr 2013 13:45:03 560 posts
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    The update has made the console quicker now which is great but the fact they haven't announced when wiitv (unless i missed something) is coming is starting to annoy me it sounds like a cool feature but it just sits there doing nothing.
  • RyanDS 26 Apr 2013 14:04:16 10,664 posts
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    addyb wrote:
    roz123 wrote:
    Glad people think the update is a big improvement, the slow load times have put me off using the console as much as I would like because it was too slow to have just a quick 2 min blast of mario or whatever on the gamepad.

    The Rayman Legends free game was better then I expected, really good fun even just playing on the pad, will have to add a few ppl from EG to compare scores
    Yeah boot to home screen is quicker and the games ive tried (besides Lego city) all launch a bit faster but quitting back to home is a vast improvement.  Same with switching between apps. Opening/Closing system settings is still slow. Only positive I can take from that is the fact that I havent had to go into it anyway beyond the initial setup when first purchased.

    Big improvement though overall. I'd of liked folders for the home menu. Still the vita and 3DS have only just got this ability so only another 12 months or so to wait for that! Lol
    Why do you keep putting lots of love at the end of inane sentences?
  • JiveHound 26 Apr 2013 20:08:02 3,737 posts
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    Where's my friggin' update?!

    Do you have to do something to start it off?
  • addyb 26 Apr 2013 20:12:12 2,715 posts
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    JiveHound wrote:
    Where's my friggin' update?!

    Do you have to do something to start it off?
    Does it not activate if you go to the system update section of the settings menu?
  • Deleted user 26 April 2013 20:18:19
    Hit the home button and hit the downloads button in the bottom right corner of the Gamepad screen. The downloads screen always has a tab for system updates, even when there aren't any available. This time, however, it should have noted the new update. Press it and it should start updating.
  • JiveHound 26 Apr 2013 20:21:51 3,737 posts
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    Cheers, I'll have a look.

    Does anyone know how regularly they plan on updated VC?

    A rerelease of the original Pikmin would have been ideal about now. Luigi's Mansion too come to think of it. A reasonable price and they would be great for raising awareness for the upcoming WiiU and current 3ds title.

    Wasted opportunity otherwise.
  • Deleted user 26 April 2013 20:30:24
    I imagine they'll waste the opportunity. As for VC updates, i'm hoping it's a weekly thing. They've been lacking on the 3DS of late, but you do still normally get 2 - 3 a month. Hopefully they're a little more frequent on the Wii U.
  • MARKIV 26 Apr 2013 21:02:15 88 posts
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    The standby download is abit confusing. Once you've chosen you game or demo to start downloading and then power off the light initially goes red. After about 1 minute will the light turn orange and then the download commence.
  • JiveHound 26 Apr 2013 21:06:47 3,737 posts
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    Well I have the update. I think I'll treat myself to Mario World, it's been a while.
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