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Wii U system update 'improves stability'

Postby Taus » 05 Mar 2013, 10:58

Haven't turned my Wii U on in months

Hardly a surprise to anyone but there literally is nothing to play on that console and no original game has been released for it for several months (I do not include virtual console etc in that)

Poor planning on Nintendo's part which they appear to have recognised and, I know from friends in the business, are looking to rectify with some from of tie up / timed exclusivity agreement with Ubisoft
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Postby illage2 » 05 Mar 2013, 11:19

I don't think Loading times are long at all, in fact the PS3 and Xbox have longer loading times. From what I can see anyway.
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Re: Wii U system update 'improves stability'

Postby tloc365 » 05 Mar 2013, 11:26

Taus wrote:Haven't turned my Wii U on in months

Hardly a surprise to anyone but there literally is nothing to play on that console and no original game has been released for it for several months (I do not include virtual console etc in that)

Poor planning on Nintendo's part which they appear to have recognised and, I know from friends in the business, are looking to rectify with some from of tie up / timed exclusivity agreement with Ubisoft


You need to buy more games, I play my Wii U daily.
It's my xbox which hasn't been touched in months.
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Re: Wii U system update 'improves stability'

Postby Barry316 » 05 Mar 2013, 11:40

tloc365 wrote:It's my xbox which hasn't been touched in months.


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Postby FishyGinger » 05 Mar 2013, 11:51

Barry316 wrote:
tloc365 wrote:It's my xbox which hasn't been touched in months.


Filth!


True, the xbox is only what, 7-8 years old. I should call the police.
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Re: Wii U system update 'improves stability'

Postby TheRandyNinja » 05 Mar 2013, 11:56

Wii U CPU specs

Cores: 3
Speed: 1.24 GHz
3 MB eDRAM L2 cache:
Core 0: 512 kB
Core 1: 2 MB
Core 2: 512 kB
32 kB L1 Instruction cache
32 kB L1 Data Cache
When playing Wii games, only Core 0 is active
source http://wiiudaily.com/2013/02/wii-u-cpu- ... -analyzed/
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Postby richomack360 » 05 Mar 2013, 12:42

TheRandyNinja wrote:Wii U CPU specs

Cores: 3
Speed: 1.24 GHz
3 MB eDRAM L2 cache:
Core 0: 512 kB
Core 1: 2 MB
Core 2: 512 kB
32 kB L1 Instruction cache
32 kB L1 Data Cache
When playing Wii games, only Core 0 is active
source http://wiiudaily.com/2013/02/wii-u-cpu- ... -analyzed/


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Re: Wii U system update 'improves stability'

Postby TheRandyNinja » 05 Mar 2013, 12:55

[quote="richomack360"/[/quote]

Great, another tech debate - just what the site needs :shock: :)[/quote]
not a debate its the reason why the load times between apps etc is slow but is sufficient for games as they can access the cpu freely its only the gui that suffers.
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Re: Wii U system update 'improves stability'

Postby Old McGroin » 05 Mar 2013, 14:43

Taus wrote:Haven't turned my Wii U on in months

Hardly a surprise to anyone but there literally is nothing to play on that console and no original game has been released for it for several months (I do not include virtual console etc in that)

Poor planning on Nintendo's part which they appear to have recognised and, I know from friends in the business, are looking to rectify with some from of tie up / timed exclusivity agreement with Ubisoft


Agreed, haven't really done much with the Wii U since mid February and it's not the overall lack of games that's the problem, it's the lack of GOOD games. Personally it won't be a problem for much longer, come March 22nd and the release of Monster Hunter I won't need another game until at least Christmas, and I'm pretty confident that the selection will be pretty good by then. Hopefully :?:
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Postby DiamondDogs » 05 Mar 2013, 15:50

I knew there would be one idiot to bring up a console spec war as soon as I seen the headline. On the other hand the games are starting to pick up like Monster Hunter3 Ultimate and Lego City Undercover. And hopefully Pikmin 3 will be out soon after but the end of the year will pick up more with Zelda, AC4, Splinter Cell, maybe a 3d Mario and Kart game. We'll see though.
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Postby a_adji » 05 Mar 2013, 16:08

You need to buy more games, I play my Wii U daily.
It's my xbox which hasn't been touched in months.[/quote]


Same here
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Re: Wii U system update 'improves stability'

Postby higgins78 » 05 Mar 2013, 23:26

True, the xbox is only what, 7-8 years old. I should call the police.


What difference should this make? You telling me nobody is releasing anything noteworthy for the 360...

I believe the reason many peoples 360 isn't being utilized lately is due to the fact most retail games being released for it now and in the near future are carbon copies of tried and tested franchises. What have we...a "new" Bioshock, Gears and GTA. Give it a rest. Don't get me wrong, I am a fan of Nintendo's work so as such relish a "new" Zelda, Mario and Metroid, difference being, nobody can honestly say Nintendo don't experiment with these here franchises.
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Re: Wii U system update 'improves stability'

Postby Barry316 » 05 Mar 2013, 23:30

Whoooooooooooosh. Well done on completely missing the point and rambling on there.

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Postby stealth » 05 Mar 2013, 23:51

i play all my systems and am happy
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Re: Wii U system update 'improves stability'

Postby FishyGinger » 06 Mar 2013, 11:05

higgins78 wrote:
True, the xbox is only what, 7-8 years old. I should call the police.


What difference should this make? You telling me nobody is releasing anything noteworthy for the 360...


No, I really wasn't telling you that.

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