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Old 26-10-2013, 19:12
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Two similar articles:

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...keliest-source

http://www.edge-online.com/features/...our-christmas/

I don't quite agree with all the points in the articles, but its good to see some positive Wii U press. People are finally seeing the light.
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Old 26-10-2013, 19:33
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Edge, the magazine that can't make it's mind up.

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Old 26-10-2013, 19:49
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Yeah....no.
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Old 26-10-2013, 20:12
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To be fair, both launch line ups of the XBone and PS4 aren't amazing. They really aren't. The Wii U has an amazing line up over the next few months and it deserves recognition of that. It may not be the most powerful next-gen, but it is a great piece of kit.


Can't wait for SM3DWorld - just a shame it clashes with PS4 release!
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Old 26-10-2013, 20:20
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To be fair, both launch line ups of the XBone and PS4 aren't amazing. They really aren't. The Wii U has an amazing line up over the next few months and it deserves recognition of that. It may not be the most powerful next-gen, but it is a great piece of kit.


Can't wait for SM3DWorld - just a shame it clashes with PS4 release!
I do think there’s been a more positive reception towards the Wii U since the second Super Mario 3D World trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLOKVABfrzw (not the first E3 one that made the game look terrible – the person responsible for editing that should be sacked!)
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Old 26-10-2013, 22:03
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Edge said PS4 was the "only choice", then declared that Xbox One had a far superior game library, and now Wii U is on top? They just want exciting headlines!
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Old 26-10-2013, 22:09
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The reasoning for that eurogamer one is HILARIOUS.

WiiU has a colourful game, therefore it's the console to buy .... I mean even if that reasoning was logical, he's ignoring Peggle 2, Zoo Tycoon, Knack and a few other games.

Fanboy writers.

WiiU DOES NOT have an amazing line up coming up.

It has Super Mario 3D World which will be amazing, but apart from that it has

Sonic Lost World (very poor reception so far)
Wii Party U (also very poor reception)
Wii Fit
Mario & Sonic Olympics

And a small handful of multiplats that will be on all other consoles and likely better.
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Old 26-10-2013, 22:18
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Edge said PS4 was the "only choice", then declared that Xbox One had a far superior game library, and now Wii U is on top? They just want exciting headlines!
I believe the term is covering your bets. This is such poor journalism in my opinion.
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Old 26-10-2013, 23:39
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xmas gaming for me will be

mario 3d land
game and wario
mario and sonic at the olympics

disney infinity and Rayman legends on 360 and of course the ps4 launch


plenty to be getting on with
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Old 27-10-2013, 01:04
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i must admit, i wasnt that fussed with the wii u but id love to play the both the mario bros games, the new mario world and zelda.. really want the next smash bros and mario kart looks alright too.
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Old 27-10-2013, 02:19
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Sonic Lost World (very poor reception so far)
There are more than three times as many positive reviews for Lost World on Metacritic as negative reviews, and more than eight times as many mixed or positive as negative reviews. Metacritic doesn't cite Japanese sources, but all four of Famitsu's reviewers rated Lost World 9/10. While Eurogamer UK scored Lost World 4/10, Eurogamer Italy gave it a 9/10, and Eurogamer Germany an 8/10. IGN US thought Lost World deserved a 5.8/10, but IGN Italy awarded it an 8/10. In general, foreign language sources like XGN have been far more favorable to the game than English-language sources. Even among English-language sources, Nintendo-specific and non-gaming publications are far more positive than the so-called "hardcore" gaming press: See Nintendo World Report (9/10), Digital Spy (4/5 "definitive Sonic experience"), and The Guardian (4/5 "approaches the quality of Nintendo EAD's best work"), for example. I have no doubt the hardcore Sonic fans will be satisfied.
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Old 27-10-2013, 07:47
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Edge. The magazine for those 'in the industry'

There have always been suspicions in its 20 year life cycle that they are not susceptible to the odd bung here or there and they have always ALWAYS been guilty of bias toward Nintendo.
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Old 27-10-2013, 08:31
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hopefully a strong christmas for the Wii, a couple of nice bundles to choose from as well
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Old 27-10-2013, 12:04
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I think the success/failure of the Wii U will be heavily decide by what happens this Christmas.

I agree it is the better option for now, but it's not really fair to compare the line-up of a console thats been for a year to a Xbox/PS4 that will only have been out a month by Christmas.
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Old 27-10-2013, 12:09
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Regret selling my Wii U in the summer now, really some great games coming for those who can have both it & a PS3/4/Xbox 360/One... In the lucky position myself that I will have PS3/4 but Nintendo 1st party games are hard to beat for sheer enjoyment without the fancy graphics
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Old 27-10-2013, 20:31
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Two similar articles:

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...keliest-source

http://www.edge-online.com/features/...our-christmas/

I don't quite agree with all the points in the articles, but its good to see some positive Wii U press. People are finally seeing the light.
Read both articles, maybe I'm being horribly obtuse but all either said to me was: "there's a new Mario game coming out"
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Old 27-10-2013, 20:39
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Read both articles, maybe I'm being horribly obtuse
No you're being acute.


So hey, want to know the best console? All of them.
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Old 27-10-2013, 22:48
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Read both articles, maybe I'm being horribly obtuse but all either said to me was: "there's a new Mario game coming out"
its because you cant see past your dualshock


me...i love all the platforms....
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Old 27-10-2013, 23:30
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I do think there’s been a more positive reception towards the Wii U since the second Super Mario 3D World trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLOKVABfrzw (not the first E3 one that made the game look terrible – the person responsible for editing that should be sacked!)
OK I take back what I said on Eurogamer about rather having Knack than Super Mario 3D World. That looks great, however is it the Mario game Wii U owners deserve? It's still based on a game that looks better suited to the 3DS.
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Old 28-10-2013, 10:12
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its because you cant see past your dualshock


me...i love all the platforms....
I don't love anything unconditionally, I judge things based on merit and my own experience, whether it be games or platforms, I've owned exactly half of all Nintendo home consoles, and while I'd put SNES up there in the top-three of my all-time consoles, the older I've got the less Nintendo's staples (ie. Mario & Zelda) have engaged me.

I can see past my dualshock, I was waiting to see something worth buying from Nintendo, and for a while I was wavering, I was perfectly ready to be swayed towards a new Xbox, but neither has done enough, in my eyes, to make me switch platforms at this stage, and I don't have the money or time to be able to justify a second gaming box under my tv.

That's just my life though, and my opinion, neither is absolute or necessarily correct, but they're all I've got.
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Old 28-10-2013, 10:41
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I'd say that sales of the Wii U will start to improve in 2014. I very much doubt it will ever reach the heights the Wii did, but it looks like Nintendo are starting to get up off their backsides and actually release games.
I'm very excited for Mario Kart 8 in the Spring, because I'm a long-time fan of the series and Nintendo always manage to bring something new to the series each time a new game is released.
I'm also looking forward to Call of Duty: Ghosts next week. I was pleasantly surprised how good Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was on the WiiU. Compared to the PS3, the graphics were much better and there was a hell of a lot less lagging and disconnecting. The online community was also large enough to ensure there was always a game to join, but small enough to feel "close-knit"; you'd often come across the same person over and over and eventually get to know their playing style. I have high hopes for Ghosts.
Super Mario 3D World looks very good, but I don't know whether I'll buy it or not.

In short, I think the future of the WiiU is brighter. I doubt it will ever be anywhere near as popular as the Xbox One or PS4, but equally I don't think it will go down in history as a total failure.
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Old 28-10-2013, 17:27
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Read both articles, maybe I'm being horribly obtuse but all either said to me was: "there's a new Mario game coming out"
Yep apparently were all going to buy Mario even if we have no intention of buying this game.
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Old 28-10-2013, 17:46
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I'd say that sales of the Wii U will start to improve in 2014. I very much doubt it will ever reach the heights the Wii did, but it looks like Nintendo are starting to get up off their backsides and actually release games.
I'm very excited for Mario Kart 8 in the Spring, because I'm a long-time fan of the series and Nintendo always manage to bring something new to the series each time a new game is released.
I'm also looking forward to Call of Duty: Ghosts next week. I was pleasantly surprised how good Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was on the WiiU. Compared to the PS3, the graphics were much better and there was a hell of a lot less lagging and disconnecting. The online community was also large enough to ensure there was always a game to join, but small enough to feel "close-knit"; you'd often come across the same person over and over and eventually get to know their playing style. I have high hopes for Ghosts.
Super Mario 3D World looks very good, but I don't know whether I'll buy it or not.

In short, I think the future of the WiiU is brighter. I doubt it will ever be anywhere near as popular as the Xbox One or PS4, but equally I don't think it will go down in history as a total failure.
Loved playing BlackOps2 on the WiiU!!! ... Never had a problem finding an online session & OffTVPlay was magnificent ... Will be getting a copy of Ghosts via Eshop! (Providing there's a digital release this year) ... Add me 2 ya friendlist if u haven't already! ... & like 99% of WiiU owners I'll be getting Mario3D on the 29th!
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Old 29-10-2013, 17:34
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Have to be a little crazy to buy any console near release, The games aren't usually there yet. ( Which is obvious and has happened for several game generations, yet people still complain). Some of the features aren't usually ready and the current generation still have top games coming out. Feel people only buy them on release to show off a little.
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