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  • CharlieStCloud 10 Feb 2013 09:20:05 5,100 posts
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    darkmorgado wrote:
    They were only about £100 when they first came out!
    I got one one launch day for £129 ...

    ... : )

    Think Nintendo cut the price by 50€ from 199€, which meant the UK price was deduced at the same time too. I managed to get Luigi's Mansion, Super Monkey Ball and a memory card as part of a GameCube bundle for £209!
  • ZuluHero 10 Feb 2013 12:29:57 4,028 posts
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    DFawkes wrote:
    Pepsipop wrote:
    If you don't have much spare cash I see no reason to get anything at all that isn't necessary to living, considering you don't have the spare cash and businesses generally expect payment for goods and services.
    Ha! Hear hear :)
  • Deleted user 10 February 2013 12:39:44
    Much.
    No.

    There is a major difference.
  • DFawkes 10 Feb 2013 12:50:24 22,613 posts
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    There really isn't :p

    Pepsipop wrote:
    If you don't have much spare cash I see no reason to get this, the ps4 and Xbox will be about 100 more and far better value for money as you will have 3rd party games to play.

    Yes, I'm really saying if you don't have much money you should spend MORE money. Better value for money? Perhaps subjectively yes, once you know what's coming out for them. But in a scenario where it's already established you don't have much money you should spend more.
    Edited by DFawkes at 12:55:42 10-02-2013

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  • Deleted user 10 February 2013 12:57:00
    If you didn't have much spare cash you could only get one. To be fair I could buy all three but I don't see value for money in the Wii u. The hardware is some ways is excellent but there will be very few must have titles.
  • DFawkes 10 Feb 2013 13:20:59 22,613 posts
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    Ah, I get you now. You're saying more that, if you have money for just one console, a Wii U might be inadvisable. That's logical enough - until we know for sure what Sony and Microsoft are doing it doesn't seem like a good time to buy a Wii U unless there are games you really want for it. Heck, even Nintendo themselves seem to be holding off marketing until they know what they're up against.

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  • Deleted user 10 February 2013 13:25:10
    Bayonetta being a Wii u exclusive is a bummer though.
  • Raiko101 10 Feb 2013 14:03:18 6,089 posts
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    It didnt seem like anybody else wanted it. Would like to see the first one ported, if possible.

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  • ZuluHero 10 Feb 2013 14:32:06 4,028 posts
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    Pepsipop wrote:
    Bayonetta being a Wii u exclusive is a bummer though.
    Yeah. I wonder if that will change if the wii-us uptake doesn't improve though? I mean look at resident evil revelations, never thought that would be ported, so there is a chance. Never say never huh? :)

    Edited by ZuluHero at 14:33:56 10-02-2013
  • jellyhead 10 Feb 2013 14:34:44 24,350 posts
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    Doubt it. Nintendo are funding it completely. Sega own the IP but could not release Bayo2 on other platforms without licensing it from Nintendo or paying them lots of money.

    Nothing stopping Sega making Bayo 3 though. Apart from Sega that is.

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  • ZuluHero 10 Feb 2013 14:37:21 4,028 posts
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    Ahh. That sucks. Could they get around it by releasing 2.5 ultimate edition or something? Isn't that what ninja gaiden did with stigma?
  • Whizzo 10 Feb 2013 14:54:22 43,038 posts
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    darkmorgado wrote:
    Whizzo wrote:
    I bought a Cube when Argos were dumping stock for something like 80 quid, I think that's my price point for a Wii U.
    They were only about £100 when they first came out!
    Wrong.

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  • B0rked_Gamer 10 Feb 2013 17:32:27 2,483 posts
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    The GameCube was brilliant. I loved the build quality and the dinky little discs and the pad and...everything about it really.
  • Deleted user 10 February 2013 17:35:04
    Couldn't stand the controller.
  • B0rked_Gamer 10 Feb 2013 17:40:44 2,483 posts
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    :confused:
  • Whizzo 10 Feb 2013 17:43:47 43,038 posts
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    Can't say I was a fan of the Gamecube's controller either, C-stick was rubbish, Z-button was either a late after thought or the design of an idiot and the L/R buttons weren't up to much as well.

    I really don't understand how it's so beloved.

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  • Deleted user 10 February 2013 17:45:15
    The controller was great except for games that relied on the second analogue stick or any use of the Z button.
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    Or what Whizzo said.
  • mal 10 Feb 2013 17:57:14 22,341 posts
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    Battling the Omega Pirate in MP was more about battling the right trigger on the controller for me. With my index finger pushed all the way in practically underneath the buttons and maintaining pressure, reaching the X and Y buttons was especially cramp-inducing.

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  • just4funUK 10 Feb 2013 21:53:11 570 posts
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    Got mine yesterday from Grainger Games traded in a Xbox 360 4GB. Glad I did.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 10 Feb 2013 21:59:43 37,379 posts
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    Whizzo wrote:
    Can't say I was a fan of the Gamecube's controller either, C-stick was rubbish, Z-button was either a late after thought or the design of an idiot and the L/R buttons weren't up to much as well.

    I really don't understand how it's so beloved.
    I think it's mainly because it was one of the earliest attempts at something called "ergonomics" which had completely escaped joypad designers up to that point.

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  • Armoured_Bear 10 Feb 2013 22:06:32 10,308 posts
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    Foe me the Gamecube Controller is by far the most comfortable controller ever, it had problems such as the C-Stick being crap but the actual feel and fit in the hand is second to none.

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  • Lexx87 10 Feb 2013 22:08:07 20,869 posts
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    360 controller end of discussion

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • Armoured_Bear 10 Feb 2013 22:11:27 10,308 posts
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    Lexx87 wrote:
    360 controller end of discussion
    Wavebird is a million times more comfortable than the 360 controller.

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  • silentbob 10 Feb 2013 22:21:41 28,950 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    Lexx87 wrote:
    360 controller end of discussion
    Wavebird is a million times more comfortable than the 360 controller.
    Can you show your working? I'd love to see that equation.

    Edited by silentbob at 22:22:05 10-02-2013

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  • B0rked_Gamer 10 Feb 2013 22:31:40 2,483 posts
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    360 controller is great for fps and driving games but I have small hands and don't find it comfortable to use with most other games.
  • mal 10 Feb 2013 22:35:16 22,341 posts
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    Meh, the original playstation pad felt great in the hand. Then they added those fucking dual sticks.

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  • jamesi 11 Feb 2013 00:15:26 197 posts
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    I thought the cube was gonna be a great little machine but only games i played on it was the resi remake (which to be fair was one of best upscaling jobs i've ever seen done was like a new game) and the star wars game.It was kinda worth it just for the resi remake as was one of my fave all time games
  • mal 11 Feb 2013 01:07:24 22,341 posts
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    Probably helped that the source material was at exactly the same resolution as the target. No idea if they added vertices to the models and remapped the textures onto the new polygons, as I've not got the Resi remake only the MGS remake and that looks like the original but without the playstation's jaggies and slightly fuzzy graphics.

    Personally for me the Cube was my favourite console that gen. I've got more PS2 games, but many of those were bought after the Cube releases died out. At that point they were pretty much neck-and-neck.

    Still some classics on that system. F-Zero GX, Wind Waker, Pikmin, Ikargua (port from DC admittedly), Viewtiful Joe, Tales of Symphonia, Luigi's Mansion, not counting all the cross platform titles including those from Ubi after they stopped being shit and before they turned back to being shit.

    I dare say I'd get the same out of the Wii U, and would invest in one now, but it seems that if I could have got all that out of a failed console, I may as well wait until this one fails and get it cheap. Plus, they haven't completely banished waggle, which is the main reason I never got a Wii.

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  • Sid-Nice 11 Feb 2013 01:43:57 15,852 posts
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    Grainger Games must still be making a profit at £238.99 for the Wii U; the PS3 500GB Super Slim is selling at £218.99 and both consoles retail for about 30,000 Japanese Yen before tax in Japan. The £238.99 Grainger Games Wii U price tag is pretty close to what the actual Wii U price should be (£229.99) and that is inclusive of VAT.

    It is understandable that gamers are reluctant to part with their hard earned cash on what could be a (stopgap) console until the “Real next generation arrives.” But what will Durango and Orbis bring to gaming? Firstly you won’t get much change (if any) from £400 for the next PlayStation console; Microsoft could heavily subsidise the next Xbox to gain early momentum or even go down the £199.99 plus 5 year subscription route.

    Software is more important than hardware; the modern hardware is supposedly easy to program; will gamers see the benefits, how much will the next gen games cost? Would better lighting, particle effects and textures justify a £59.99 RRP? Will the graphical enhancements make COD and Fifa a more enjoyable experience than what the current gen offer?

    The big selling point for Durango and Orbis will be the controller; what these “State of the art” consoles need; is 12 year old technology to control the games. We don’t want a perfectly rendered Shrek hampered by Kinect or a motion sensor controller when he is about to score with an overhead kick.

    Generation 7 has seen 250 million consoles sold; yet the sad fact is since 2005 when Microsoft launched the Xbox 360 over 150 software studios have closed their doors. There is no way that Generation 8 will see that magnitude of hardware sales; you’ll be lucky if the next gen manages half that figure, which is very worrying for the gaming industry.

    If the gaming industry can lose so many software houses during the most successful consoles generation what does the future hold? The lack of third party support might not be too bad for Nintendo (if they get their arse in gear and start producing some games) Nintendo could be the only fuckers left making games in a few years’ time.

    It is obvious the Wii U hasn’t got the hook that the Wii had and the majority of the 250 million who bought a console this gen had/have no idea about the hardware specifications. If Nintendo can make $4 billion out of a personal weighing device then I’m sure they can turn things round with the Wii U.

    Edited by Sid-Nice at 01:45:04 11-02-2013

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