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Wii U Virtual Console criticised for 50hz ports

Postby Stan_Goodspeed » 28 Jan 2013, 13:14

50Hz? That's so 1993! :roll:
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Wii U Virtual Console criticised for 50hz ports

Postby fritzfrapp » 28 Jan 2013, 13:16

No to 50Hz!
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Wii U Virtual Console criticised for 50hz ports

Postby 360_Fan » 28 Jan 2013, 13:17

Wii u is basically seen in Australia in the same light as the Xbox 360 in Japan. Doubt the 3 people in Australia who brought it will create too many waves for Nintendo.
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Wii U Virtual Console criticised for 50hz ports

Postby Windowlicker79 » 28 Jan 2013, 13:17

That's a pretty rubbish move from Nintendo. There really is no good reason to cripple games by running them at 50hz any more. TV technology got over that hurdle YEARS AGO! Its not even something that changed with HDTVs. Most half decent CRT TVs will also run 60hz signal. This choice makes no sense whatsoever :roll:
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Wii U Virtual Console criticised for 50hz ports

Postby Megatrons_Fury » 28 Jan 2013, 13:18

Either emulate on a pc, ds or psp or just get the original cartridge and play on real ntsc hardware.

I wouldnt buy a virtual console game if you had a gun to my head.
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Re: Wii U Virtual Console criticised for 50hz ports

Postby ChrisIW » 28 Jan 2013, 13:29

Jesus nintendo it's like you're trying to fail...

...on another topic - NO I DON'T WANT TO KNOW ABOUT DENZEL WASHINGTON'S NEW F*&%ING FILM!!!!!!
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Re: Wii U Virtual Console criticised for 50hz ports

Postby runadumb » 28 Jan 2013, 13:37

Megatrons_Fury wrote:Either emulate on a pc, ds or psp or just get the original cartridge and play on real ntsc hardware.

I wouldnt buy a virtual console game if you had a gun to my head.


*Puts gun to Megatrons_fury's head
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Re: Wii U Virtual Console criticised for 50hz ports

Postby illage2 » 28 Jan 2013, 13:39

I'm still hoping they put Gamecube games on the Virtual Console, however I do like that they are bringing GBA titles to the WiiU :D Thats gonna be awesome. I can play Metroid Fusion again (it was my fave 2D metroid game)
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Re: Wii U Virtual Console criticised for 50hz ports

Postby Barca Azul » 28 Jan 2013, 13:45

Stan_Goodspeed wrote:50Hz? That's so 1993! :roll:


To be fair the game looks ten years old than 1993. So if you are feeling all retro, 50Hz is how it would have been played originally.

Looks terrible by the way and now understand Megatrons point.
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Re: Wii U Virtual Console criticised for 50hz ports

Postby Ali_ » 28 Jan 2013, 13:46

Well, PS2 games on PSN seem to include all the lovely black borders from the original PAL releases as well.
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Re: Wii U Virtual Console criticised for 50hz ports

Postby starvinbull » 28 Jan 2013, 13:59

I am done with Nintendo. I really can't stand their business practices anymore.
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Re: Wii U Virtual Console criticised for 50hz ports

Postby roughtext » 28 Jan 2013, 14:03

Takes me back to the good old days of importing consoles and games and scouring the county for the best prices for Japanese/American titles. Can I import virtual titles? Are there any US credit card logon tricks that can be done? Seem to remember you could get round early PSN restrictions that way.
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Re: Wii U Virtual Console criticised for 50hz ports

Postby Agent75 » 28 Jan 2013, 14:20

Nintendo are becoming King of the Cock-ups, taking over from Sony. The Wii U is becoming a bit of a circus clown. But I remember when the Nintendo 64 was released, Nintendo had the bright idea of charging £54.99 for Wave Race 64 which had terrible black borders, but I can't recall any slow down. On top of that, there was no battery inside the cart to save your progress, so you had to buy a memory pack, which set you back £19.99 I think. In Japan, they re-released it (Wave Race 64 Rumble), so that it was rumble pack compatible, but because there was only one slot in the controller, you couldn't use a rumble pack and a memory pack at the same time. I'm not sure if Wave Race 64 Rumble had a battery inside the cart. Nintendo canned a rumble pack with built in memory, but I think you could get third party ones. I remember many SNES and Nintendo 64 games having borders and that wasn't just Nintendo games. Nintendo have always s**t on European gamers, more so since their European HQ moved to Germany. But all in all, you can't beat having a game on cart or disc, more so if it's the US version (having US consoles) which offer full screen games. It was the same case with the SEGA Dreamcast. The European version of SEGA Rally 2 wasn't full screen, the slow down was just annoying, so it was yet another p**s poor decision by SEGA Europe. In the end, I bought the US version which was full screen, the Japanese version had an exclusive Ford Escort rally car (yes, a big wow at the time....).
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Re: Wii U Virtual Console criticised for 50hz ports

Postby Agent75 » 28 Jan 2013, 14:22

ChrisIW wrote:Jesus nintendo it's like you're trying to fail...

...on another topic - NO I DON'T WANT TO KNOW ABOUT DENZEL WASHINGTON'S NEW F*&%ING FILM!!!!!!


Nintendo has a MAJOR death wish at the moment.
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Re: Wii U Virtual Console criticised for 50hz ports

Postby Agent75 » 28 Jan 2013, 14:25

fritzfrapp wrote:No to 50Hz!


You could fit a hamster wheel to the side of the Wii U to speed it up.
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