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UK media regulator bans Wii U advert

Postby slamatron » 17 Jan 2013, 02:40

well that is amusing lol that one person who complained must have a really sad life.
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Re: UK media regulator bans Wii U advert

Postby TOKEN » 17 Jan 2013, 04:32

slamatron wrote:well that is amusing lol that one person who complained must have a really sad life.

I bet the person was a xbox fanboy,or someone from M$,to be honest wii have a U and Nintendo do need to unveil some first party games to show of capability of the system or get lost in the news of more powerful systems in coming months.Where is tvii for a start.
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Postby Laughlyn » 17 Jan 2013, 04:36

So adverts not allowed to mislead? Holy s*** i best put this can of Lynx down, don't think the neighbours would appreciate 100's of bikini clad supermodels beating my door down at this time of night
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Re: UK media regulator bans Wii U advert

Postby TOKEN » 17 Jan 2013, 05:00

Laughlyn wrote:So adverts not allowed to mislead? Holy s*** i best put this can of Lynx down, don't think the neighbours would appreciate 100's of bikini clad supermodels beating my door down at this time of night

put in a personal claim injury,your emotionally scared and crushed.
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Re: UK media regulator bans Wii U advert

Postby MrPirtniw » 17 Jan 2013, 05:22

TOKEN wrote: I bet the person was a xbox fanboy,or someone from M$


Or perhaps it was a Wii U owner who was disappointed when this feature didn't work for every game :roll:
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Postby sbradley88 » 17 Jan 2013, 07:50

I bet it was stealth.
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Re: UK media regulator bans Wii U advert

Postby Legend Turtle » 17 Jan 2013, 09:55

Fun fact, fun fans;

I'm 97% sure the voice-over is the same man that does JML info ads.

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Postby Agent75 » 17 Jan 2013, 10:13

It's like those adverts that shows a game with amazing graphics, then up pops Not actual game graphics. They could run this advert and do the same.
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Re: UK media regulator bans Wii U advert

Postby Padua » 17 Jan 2013, 10:47

It is important we keep adverts honest. Virgin Media got their hand slapped for suggesting that their service was so fast there was no buffering. Well on my 50Mbit/s connection it buffers playing just about anything at any time of the day :|

I remember Halo 4 adverts had a disclaimer that this wasn't "in-game" graphics.
I was surprised that Sony's Wonderbook advert didn't have a "magic not included" disclaimer :lol:
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Postby Welsh Jester » 17 Jan 2013, 10:56

Padua wrote:It is important we keep adverts honest. Virgin Media got their hand slapped for suggesting that their service was so fast there was no buffering. Well on my 50Mbit/s connection it buffers playing just about anything at any time of the day :|

I get slight buffering on my 100Mbps connection from them.. i will say that downloading and uploading is insanely fast though, hell of a difference from the early broadband days.

But buffering can't always be blamed on the ISP, don't forget not every site may support the speed you are able to download at anyway, and the speeds we have are very high compared to what most have.
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Re: UK media regulator bans Wii U advert

Postby fatherofthenoo » 17 Jan 2013, 11:01

Just watched it again and yes, it does give the impression that it is a feature available to all software. Imagine you only buy Zombi U, you get it home, and you realise that no, you cannot free up the TV and play it on the gamepad only, like it said you could on the advert.

No great loss though. It was a truly awful advert. The games should be selling the console. Not a bleddy step by step of it's features :lol:
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Re: UK media regulator bans Wii U advert

Postby Simon Carlin » 17 Jan 2013, 11:15

Well, Nintendo fails again!

The Wii U will be dead, this time next week.

Good.
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Re: UK media regulator bans Wii U advert

Postby Schlowbro » 17 Jan 2013, 11:28

Simon Carlin wrote:Well, Nintendo fails again!

The Wii U will be dead, this time next week.

Good.


I very much doubt that.
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Re: UK media regulator bans Wii U advert

Postby Simon Carlin » 17 Jan 2013, 11:44

*sigh*
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Re: UK media regulator bans Wii U advert

Postby plightstar » 17 Jan 2013, 14:09

I still think Wii U adverts need readdressing. The Majority of original Wii owners out there, think the Wii U is just the Pad and not a new system. Think they need to explain that its a new console.
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