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  • mikew1985 3 May 2014 09:55:31 12,604 posts
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    Cadence wrote:
    I reckon they should do a new Waverace with Nintendo characters. Watching Bowser's fat ass on a jetski going around Dolphin Park would be ace.

    I'd buy it anyway.
    So... You're saying you'd buy Mario kart?
  • Derblington 3 May 2014 10:05:53 21,309 posts
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    I'd buy WaveRace. Mario themed would be fine.
  • andy10 3 May 2014 12:13:19 81 posts
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    My Wii U arrived today - brand new Premium Mario/Luigi bundle from Amazon. The console's defective. As soon as I turn it on it makes a horrendous, loud-pitched buzzing noise. I assume it's the fan; it makes the noise when completely idle, without a disc in it.

    What's my best option for returning/fixing it? Going through Amazon's appealing as I live near an Amazon locker to drop it off. But it's just the console unit I want replaced and if possible I'd prefer not to have to bag up all the individual components again. Has anyone had experience of Nintendo tech support? Any good?

    (And before anyone suggests: yes I've tried putting the console horizontally, vertically, diagonally, on top of my head - I'm sure it's not right. The buzz is so loud it drowns out the TV).

    Edited by andy10 at 12:18:56 03-05-2014
  • andy10 3 May 2014 12:15:58 81 posts
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    Sorry, I realise loud-pitched isn't a real term. It's just this constant loud buzzing is driving me crazy oh my god please make it stop I can't take it any more.
  • Luckyjim 3 May 2014 14:53:29 2,872 posts
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    I'd always go with Amazon. They're very good at replacing defective items. Often they send out the replacement before receiving the defective item from the customer.
  • andy10 3 May 2014 15:02:37 81 posts
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    @Luckyjim Thanks - I think that's the option I'm going to go with. I've finally managed to cram everything back into the box. That was some short-lived Wii U excitement. I had a whole stack of games lined up, ready to go. Oh well, let's hope it's worth the wait.
  • superbob85 3 May 2014 15:12:30 1,730 posts
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    Really looking forward to giving the Wii U a go got my MK 8 bundle pre-order at tesco direct. Hoping they don't muck things up at their end. I've always had good experiences with amazon always a reliable seller.
  • McEwan 3 May 2014 15:25:08 286 posts
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    I've bought the Lego City premium from Tesco - picking it up Tuesday. Really very psyched - first console I've bought myself for over 5 years.
  • superbob85 3 May 2014 16:52:48 1,730 posts
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    When mine comes at the end of the month it will be the first brought for 8 years. Cant come soon enough.
  • Fake_Blood 3 May 2014 17:02:09 4,074 posts
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    andy10 wrote:
    @Luckyjim Thanks - I think that's the option I'm going to go with. I've finally managed to cram everything back into the box. That was some short-lived Wii U excitement. I had a whole stack of games lined up, ready to go. Oh well, let's hope it's worth the wait.
    You should obviously get a replacement, but I think it's just the grey/black/brown cable touch the fan, you can see it behind the grille.
  • andy10 3 May 2014 17:22:40 81 posts
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    @Fake_Blood I had a quick look and couldn't see anything. But I think you're right - it sounds suspiciously like a loose cable being twanged repeatedly by the fan.
  • MatMan562 3 May 2014 17:31:30 2,315 posts
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    You people are wrong! We don't need a new Waverace, we need a new Splashdown! I have never played Waverace and it's entirely possible that it's better than Splashdown in every single way.

    What's the status on that new IP that Miyamoto was supposed to be working on? Is it possible we'd see it at E3?

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  • Cappy 3 May 2014 17:36:07 11,831 posts
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    Considering the trajectory being plotted by Miyamoto's recent output I dread to think what could follow Wii Music.

    Wii Finger Painting?
  • nickthegun 3 May 2014 17:40:40 58,805 posts
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    Wiindow Licking

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    He totally called it

  • PazJohnMitch 3 May 2014 17:51:37 7,816 posts
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    Wii U babysitting

    /rock gamepad to send baby to sleep
    /shake remote to burp baby
    /Combine both to change nappies
    /balance board used to help baby take first steps
  • nickthegun 3 May 2014 17:53:46 58,805 posts
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    I have to admit, I was expecting another bullet point there

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    He totally called it

  • PazJohnMitch 3 May 2014 17:55:37 7,816 posts
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    I did add another using the vitality sensor but I deleted it.
  • DFawkes 3 May 2014 18:34:28 22,603 posts
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    That babysitting game already exists on Wii. I even think the first 2 features were almost spot on. It's on sale on Shopto, and was so monumentally brilliant they left no room for a sequel to expand.

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  • Fake_Blood 3 May 2014 18:46:45 4,074 posts
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    It's called Babysitting mama and GiantBomb tried it, just google "don't shake the baby".
  • PazJohnMitch 4 May 2014 09:34:18 7,816 posts
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    I am worried that when I tried to think of the worst unique idea ever, someone else had already thought of it but considered it to be a good idea.

    I am intrigued as to what ideas they thought were too shit to develop.
  • Cappy 4 May 2014 12:58:23 11,831 posts
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    Probably some sort of vet game based around collecting 'material' from different species for artificial insemination purposes.

    /Move Wii Remote back and forth slowly to arouse Rasher the pig

    Miyamoto was hot to trot but Iwata exercised his veto, which was a disappointment for the grinning designer, he'd already designed a whole mini-game around tossing off dolphins.
  • Pinky_Floyd 4 May 2014 13:12:09 7,417 posts
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    100 less and I will buy one.

    For every room in the house.
  • superbob85 4 May 2014 13:20:43 1,730 posts
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    199 with MK 8 and a free game at tesco direct is the best deal anywhere think it available until monday.
  • McEwan 4 May 2014 13:34:10 286 posts
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    superbob85 wrote:
    199 with MK 8 and a free game at tesco direct is the best deal anywhere think it available until monday.
    Midnight on the 5th, i believe.
  • superbob85 4 May 2014 13:54:14 1,730 posts
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    Yeah I managed to order mine on the 1st so hopefully tesco don't muck things up their end.
  • Ror1984 4 May 2014 19:55:18 2,851 posts
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    Can someone that owns Sonic Racing Transformed tell me what the hell you're supposed to do to play the game off-screen?

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  • MatMan562 4 May 2014 19:59:27 2,315 posts
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    @Ror1984 You've got to sort of drag down from the top of the touch screen. It's pretty weird because there's no icon to drag down or something you just do it and then an icon pops up. You do the reverse to get it back on the TV again. The only reason I know that is because somebody mentioned it on here when it first came out.

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  • Ror1984 4 May 2014 20:10:00 2,851 posts
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    @MatMan562 Cheers for that! I tried bloody everything (I did even swipe on the screen a bit, but obviously not correctly). I was starting to think there was no off-screen mode (there's nothing in the manual, either...), but the back of the box says there is.

    I actually re-bought it on Wii U for about ten quid (already had it on 360) because I thought I'd play it more on the GamePad, so I was starting to get a bit frustrated.

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  • DFawkes 4 May 2014 20:19:14 22,603 posts
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    I do wish it was a consistent way that you activated Off TV Play. I know it's added by each developer, but I'm sure Nintendo could've requested that they do it a particular way. Heck, for all I know they did ask that and were reminded they're lucky to have someone else making games at all.

    That said, I encountered a game breaking bug in Mass Effect 3. Turns out I'd accidentally quick saved just before I hit the bug because the quick save button is the same one you hold for Off TV Play. That worked out well :)

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  • Ror1984 4 May 2014 20:26:17 2,851 posts
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    Yeah, it'd be nice if it was as quick and simple as, say, Wind Waker - a quick press of select and the image jumps from TV to GamePad.

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