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Wii U GamePad battery lasts 3-5 hours

Postby Fr33Kye » 05 Jun 2012, 20:16

Damn, guess we're back to wired controllers, as long as it doesn't have a short wire like ps3 it should still be fine.
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Wii U GamePad battery lasts 3-5 hours

Postby cult » 05 Jun 2012, 20:18

satoru iwata: nintendo direct pre e3 2012 video @10:30
"for those who are mainly interested in multiplatform games with longer more intense forms of gaming there is the lighter Pro controller*."

*Available at extra cost.
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Postby wwinterj » 05 Jun 2012, 20:21

The news just gets better and better about the Wii U.....
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Re: Wii U GamePad battery lasts 3-5 hours

Postby Balladeer » 05 Jun 2012, 20:23

At least it does charge. Ferreting out AAs for my Wiimotes was a pain.
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Postby TechnoWolf » 05 Jun 2012, 20:26

So nintendo, do you have anything that could make me want this console besides pikmin?
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Postby Stryker89 » 05 Jun 2012, 20:26

Are you f***ing kidding me? Screw this, I'm stocking up on Gamecube games, that'll keep me busy until Sony and Microsoft's new consoles.
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Postby Fr33Kye » 05 Jun 2012, 20:28

Balladeer wrote:At least it does charge. Ferreting out AAs for my Wiimotes was a pain.

Here here!
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Re: Wii U GamePad battery lasts 3-5 hours

Postby shaunwilmer » 05 Jun 2012, 20:28

If its swappable there isn't a problem, unless you die in the game just as the batteries do ! Very similar to most modern mobile phones :shock:

Question is if the content shown at e3 will actually mean you won't get bored before you need to recharge the battery anyway.
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Postby corkscru74 » 05 Jun 2012, 20:37

shaunwilmer wrote:If its swappable there isn't a problem, unless you die in the game just as the batteries do ! Very similar to most modern mobile phones :shock:

Question is if the content shown at e3 will actually mean you won't get bored before you need to recharge the battery anyway.


Nah, I'm sure you'll get a low battery notification or it'll pause like it does on wii. Also you can play and charge at the same time so you won't have to wait 2.5 hours between sessions.

Hey at least they're not making you buy an extra battery pack! (this time :lol: )
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Postby rhyfel » 05 Jun 2012, 20:55

3-5 hours thats a load of rubbish the wii u is sounding more of a flop all the time, personally i think nintendo have lost the plot with the wii u, remember the virtual boy?
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Postby FoxMcCloud » 05 Jun 2012, 21:11

It better come with one long ass charge cable or that's another thing to add to my Ninty's E3 2012 S**t List! And believe me that list is bloody long enough as it is...
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Re: Wii U GamePad battery lasts 3-5 hours

Postby kimoak » 05 Jun 2012, 21:12

Not a big deal. I don't have a problem having the controller charging as I play. Wireless is overrated. :)

I'll have 2 controllers myself so I'll swap between the 2 when I am playing by myself anyway.
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Re: Wii U GamePad battery lasts 3-5 hours

Postby Imaduck » 05 Jun 2012, 21:26

Not sure how that'll play out, but it's not the end of the world. Wires aren't so bad. I do feel they've been slightly misleading though. The way pretty much everything Wii U so far has been shown as "look I'm playing it on the handheld bit!" as if that's the main way to use the console almost, when according to this, it's more like a cute bonus with strict limits.

The main concern I still have is how it feels to hold.
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Re: Wii U GamePad battery lasts 3-5 hours

Postby alan666 » 05 Jun 2012, 21:28

The thing is to make the batteries last longer on all devices you should never let them run flat, to get the best you should charge then up when they are about half discharged.

So it will last about two hours before a re-charge :?

What sort of batteries does it use ?
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Re: Wii U GamePad battery lasts 3-5 hours

Postby Imaduck » 05 Jun 2012, 21:36

Not always the case Alan. Some batteries "lose" life if you use them like that.
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