They call it Crowdfarter. Because that’s how I feel about a crowd-funding. It’s all farts. I cringe a little when one of my friends posts another Kickstarter or similar campaign. Well at least Game & Wario isn’t asking for money, and really good they aren’t asking for farts. They just want tweets and likes and they give you stuff.
I’d like the Wii U to succeed as much as the next guy, maybe more so, but these commercials Nintendo are excruciating. I assume these were made in a market research lab where they are trying to reach the bottom tier of consumer zombies in an attempt to convince them that this is not just a black Wii. Perhaps they should have named it different or made the U not look like it is hiding. I don’t think I’ve seen such masked acting since the Prism TV commercials. They are totally actors. Shut up, kid, go back to doing background work.
I’m not sure how to react to this, I know no one really knew about this beforehand, and I’m not sure who outside of Luigi fans might want this. Nintendo is apparently remaking New Super Mario Bros U that remasters all the levels and makes it so it stars only Luigi. A lot of the fun of the first one was playing with friends, but if you are up for a solo romp again, you check this out when it happens. I was the older child, so I got Mario a lot, I’m not sure this appeals to me.
One of the major complaints about the new system is the slow load times. The only time I really noticed is when I am rapidly going through menus trying to find something like downloads, or when I wanted to check out ALL of the new features. From this video, it appears to cut it down by 30 seconds, which is a huge difference nowadays. It comes next month with the new update. Meanwhile, I’ve been playing Monster Hunter everyday on it. I think I’m addicted. I’d review it but I’m only a third of the way done and I’ve been playing for 30 hours. Lots of work to do…
Alright, they aren’t reducing the price, but Nintendo is making a pretty sweet deal for you. Not only do you get the deluxe edition of Wii U, but you get a pro controller and a copy of ZombiU for an additional $40. So while Nintendo Land becomes digital, you are getting a pretty nice package (even if you can probably buy ZombiU at a decent used price) for a total of 390ish dollars. If you were waiting, this might be the time to pounce, February 17th. Or you can probably ignore it until all the games hit WHICH BETTER BE SOON!
Buying my system early looks like a justified choice again. Nintendo’s not planning a price cut for the Wii U in order to boost sales. I’m okay with that. They’re giving me a bunch of virtual console games on the cheap. They also have some cool games coming out soon that will make my March a living hell (I know I keep mentioning it, but it really is going to be hell for me).
Nintendo dropped some big announcements today. But none were more immediate and wanted than the news that Virtual Console will be coming to the Wii U. Also, it will have gamepad support. Also, you can nab the following games in the following months for a mere 30 cents:
January: Balloon Fight
March: Punch-Out Featuring Mr. Dream
April: Kirby’s Adventure
May: Super Metroid
July: Donkey Kong
Also, Nintendo and the Wii U are improving themselves to the point that I am ably justifying the day 1 purchase.
Why waste your time buying a Wii U when all you want to do is have a large paperweight that looks like one. Well, just take the Wii you’ve constructed previously and add some rounded edges. Next, take your iPad and surround it with more Lego pieces. Voila! Instant unwieldy tablet!
You could really take that title out of context if you really dislike the Wii U, or how it’s done, or whatever. Apparently, after just one complaint about not being able to play every game on the gamepad without the TV, it’s considered misleading and taken down in the UK. The Brits have a pretty strict censorship policy. But I think we are all relieved that we longer have to hear a British guy make his own sound effects for the Ninja level of Nintendo Land.
For a more eloquent recap of what happened, go to Kotaku