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grimshawish
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(11-07-2012, 05:59 PM)
The US gaming press now have their Wii U systems and will be rolling out reviews, previews and unboxings until launch.

With no OT I thought this would be a good thread to have to post links and thoughts on.
I'll try and keep this updated as much as I can too.

Review Embargo Dates:

Nov. 13
Ninja Gaiden 3

Nov. 15
New Super Mario Bros. U
Nintendo Land

Nov. 18
Assassin's Creed III
Darksiders 2
Just Dance 4
Rabbids Land
Scribblenauts Unlimited
Sing Party
TankTankTank
ZombiU

Giant Bomb:
Wii U Unboxing!
Quick Look: Tank! Tank! Tank!
Quick Look: Scribblenauts Unlimited

IGN:
Wii U Unboxing!
I Spent the Night with Wii U [Impressions]

Game Informer:
Nintendo Land

Destructoid:
Jim Sterling's Living Room Diaries: Wii U Unboxing
Jim Sterling's Living Room Diaries: Touch Controls Review (Instances where Wii U is doing it well)
Wii U Controls looking Promising

Game Spot:
Wii U Unboxing

Shack News:
Wii U Unboxing

Rev:
Wii U Unboxing

Game Trailers:
Wii U Unboxing

Wired:
9 Things You Need to Know About Wii U

Polygon:
How Wii U and Nintendo changed Tekken

Misc:
Episode 1: A Cat Unboxes Wii U
Wii U has ROUNDED DISCS
Last edited by grimshawish; 11-14-2012 at 03:22 PM.
tnaden
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(11-07-2012, 06:03 PM)
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There's a link to the IGN's Wii U unboxing on their page..
http://www.ign.com/videos/2012/11/07/wii-u-unboxing
It 404's for now.
Up and working.
MatthewB92
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(11-07-2012, 06:03 PM)
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Also GiantBombs unboxing.
HamPster PamPster
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(11-07-2012, 06:03 PM)
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The Dutch Slayer
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(11-07-2012, 06:03 PM)
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IGN will go live in a few min with a unboxing not sure if more than that but just letting people know.
shadyspace
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(11-07-2012, 06:04 PM)
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Nintendoland is in a case, not a sleeve
clemenx
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(11-07-2012, 06:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by shadyspace

Nintendoland is in a case, not a sleeve

Megaton
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(11-07-2012, 06:05 PM)
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I don't think they can top Iwata's unboxing.
Revven
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(11-07-2012, 06:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by shadyspace

Nintendoland is in a case, not a sleeve

Godlike.
zroid
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(11-07-2012, 06:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by shadyspace

Nintendoland is in a case, not a sleeve

Bullza2o
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(11-07-2012, 06:07 PM)
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Oh now they're all copying Iwata.
DBT85
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(11-07-2012, 06:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by grimshawish

IGN: Wii U Unboxing!

I thought some X360's came with HDMI leads once?
Whiskeymatt
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(11-07-2012, 06:09 PM)
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So when do we find out if the console is made out of Nintendium or not?
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(11-07-2012, 06:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by shadyspace

Nintendoland is in a case, not a sleeve

Lord have mercy!
The Dutch Slayer
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(11-07-2012, 06:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by DBT85

I thought some X360's came with HDMI leads once?

No component and most with composite.
ASTROID2
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(11-07-2012, 06:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by shadyspace

Nintendoland is in a case, not a sleeve

YES!
pswii60
(11-07-2012, 06:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by DBT85

I thought some X360's came with HDMI leads once?

Yes, the Elite model. But they phased that out again when the Slims arrived.

Originally Posted by The Dutch Slayer

No component and most with composite.

Wrong, see above :p
zroid
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(11-07-2012, 06:11 PM)
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Huh. Seeing the Wii U sitting next to the Wii makes it look a lot smaller than it first appeared.
grimshawish
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(11-07-2012, 06:12 PM)

Originally Posted by Zeer0id

Huh. Seeing the Wii U sitting next to the Wii makes it look a lot smaller than it first appeared.

Yeah originally I thought it was a lot bigger.

Last edited by grimshawish; 11-07-2012 at 06:15 PM.
The Dutch Slayer
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(11-07-2012, 06:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by pswii60

Yes, the Elite model. But they phased that out again when the Slims arrived.

Wrong, see above :p

really HA! was sorry about that than but most of the time I was right ^^
ASTROID2
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(11-07-2012, 06:14 PM)
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Cool looking disc.
zroid
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(11-07-2012, 06:15 PM)
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So the Pro Controller has a standardized USB mini port. Excellent.

EDIT: interesting, bundled Nintendo Land doesn't come with a Club N code. Will it be accounted for by the Wii U system's registration code?
Last edited by zroid; 11-07-2012 at 06:18 PM.
Easy_D
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(11-07-2012, 06:17 PM)
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Whaaa. How did they make the Wii U so tiny?
Hiltz
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(11-07-2012, 06:18 PM)
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Yeah, the Wii U actually does look pretty small in person.


In order to play Wii games, I wonder if it matters if the Wii U is placed horizontally or vertically. You know, like Wii was for GameCube bc. Although, only the premium SKU includes the plastic console stand.
Last edited by Hiltz; 11-07-2012 at 06:22 PM.
JasonMCG
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(11-07-2012, 06:18 PM)
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God I want this.
ohlawd
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(11-07-2012, 06:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Easy_D

Whaaa. How did they make the Wii U so tiny?

Like the GameCube.

Nintendo magic~
ffdgh
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(11-07-2012, 06:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Easy_D

Whaaa. How did they make the Wii U so tiny?

Happiness comes in small packages/ Nintendo magic?
ASTROID2
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(11-07-2012, 06:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hiltz

In order to play Wii games, I wonder if the Wii U console has to be placed horizontally like the Wii is for GameCube bc. We know it can be used vertically (with the plastic stands on as seen in IGN unboxing). However, the basic Wii U SKU doesn't come with the stands.

What? I played GC games on my Wii vertically.
CrunchyFrog
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(11-07-2012, 06:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hiltz

In order to play Wii games, I wonder if the Wii U console has to be placed horizontally like the Wii is for GameCube bc. We know it can be used vertically (with the plastic stands on as seen in IGN unboxing). However, the basic Wii U SKU doesn't come with the stands.

edit: misread, nvm
grimshawish
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(11-07-2012, 06:21 PM)
Didn't realise there was a charging cradle, heard the stand didn't have one but theres BOTH.

So thats great news.
Tenki
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(11-07-2012, 06:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bullza2o

Oh now they're all copying Iwata.

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$200
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(11-07-2012, 06:21 PM)
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Wii Sports didn't come in a box? I'm pretty sure I have a case for that game, or maybe it's exclusive to PAL or something.
ohlawd
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(11-07-2012, 06:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hiltz

In order to play Wii games, I wonder if it matters if the Wii U is placed horitzontally or vertically in order to play Wii games on. You know, like Wii was for GameCube bc.

wat. I played GC games on my vertically placed Wii since launch. No problems.

Edit: oh I quoted your edit..

It shouldn't matter what orientation your Wii U is in to play Wii games. Same disc size and all.
Last edited by ohlawd; 11-07-2012 at 06:24 PM.
Jaruru
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(11-07-2012, 06:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zeer0id

So the Pro Controller has a standardized USB mini port. Excellent.

EDIT: interesting, bundled Nintendo Land doesn't come with a Club N code. Will it be accounted for by the Wii U system's registration code?

It does?
Canis lupus
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(11-07-2012, 06:23 PM)
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My favourite part of new systems: the unboxing, even watching them is so enjoyable. :D
AirBrian
(11-07-2012, 06:23 PM)

Originally Posted by shadyspace

Nintendoland is in a case, not a sleeve

My OCD is satisfied and I can now sleep at night.
zroid
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(11-07-2012, 06:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jaruru

It does?

Referring to the Club N code? Well that's what Rich said in the IGN video, at least.
Gravijah
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(11-07-2012, 06:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by ohlawd

Like the GameCube.

Nintendo magic~

don't you dare compare the glorious GameCube to the lowly Wii U.
Lazlo
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(11-07-2012, 06:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by ASTROID2



Inspired by Murakami perhaps?
kitsuneyo
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(11-07-2012, 06:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by shadyspace

Nintendoland is in a case, not a sleeve

Excellent news!
klier
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(11-07-2012, 06:25 PM)

Originally Posted by TurkishEmperor

My favourite part of new systems: the unboxing, even watching them is so enjoyable. :D

Haha, true. Can't wait.....
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(11-07-2012, 06:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hiltz

I've done it before with a wired GameCube controller, but pulling on the cord slightly caused my Wii to fall down in its vertical position.

Oh right, yeah I don't think I'd want to try.
Last edited by Graphics Horse; 11-07-2012 at 06:28 PM.
Hiltz
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(11-07-2012, 06:25 PM)
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I've done it before with a wired GameCube controller, but pulling on the cord slightly caused my Wii to fall down in its vertical position. I was using a Wavebird maybe two weeks ago while playing Killer7 on it.
Last edited by Hiltz; 11-07-2012 at 06:27 PM.
ohlawd
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(11-07-2012, 06:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gravijah

don't you dare compare the glorious GameCube to the lowly Wii U.

wynaut?

They're both tiny as heck with all dat power.
creid
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(11-07-2012, 06:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Easy_D

Whaaa. How did they make the Wii U so tiny?

They used thinner duct tape this time!

;)
Alextended
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(11-07-2012, 06:27 PM)
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In what regions is NintendoLand a pack in?
Astery
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(11-07-2012, 06:27 PM)
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Is WiiU out already?
I really see and hear no hype of it around my area, at all.
AirBrian
(11-07-2012, 06:28 PM)

Originally Posted by Astery

Is WiiU out already?
I really see and hear no hype of it around my area, at all.

No. 18th in the U.S.
H_Prestige
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(11-07-2012, 06:29 PM)

Originally Posted by Astery

Is WiiU out already?
I really see and hear no hype of it around my area, at all.

Welcome to the new era where video game consoles don't rule the entertainment industry.

You won't see any more hype for ps4 or 720 either.
Gravijah
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(11-07-2012, 06:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by ohlawd

wynaut?

They're both tiny as heck with all dat power.

GameCube has a lot more power relative to its time period. plus it's better looking.

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