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prwxv3
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(01-04-2013, 06:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Smiles and Cries

amazing how this is suddenly a bad thing to a group of cheap ass gamers who love cheaper and free stuff

They are talking about accounts being locked to hardware so if their console got stolen or broke they have to ask Nintendo to move their shit. Its unnecessary and dumb especially when other companies have had account based systems that have worked for years.
IMACOMPUTA
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(01-04-2013, 08:26 AM)
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Bought my WiiU from a fellow gaffer.
Sup free Trine 2, Nano Assault, and Switch Force?
koziakauzu
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(01-04-2013, 09:58 AM)
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Anyone complaining about that "feature" (mistake?), these are free and legally obtained games. Even if it doesn't comply with their terms, it's their mistake.

Seriously, people....
zoukka
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(01-04-2013, 10:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by koziakauzu

Anyone complaining about that "feature" (mistake?), these are free and legally obtained games. Even if it doesn't comply with their terms, it's their mistake.

Seriously, people....

It's good for the buyer, bad for the seller. Choose your destiny!
bakedpony
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(01-04-2013, 10:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by zoukka

It's good for the buyer, bad for the seller. Choose your destiny!

Ahh so Nintendo rewards those that buy used consoles and penalizes those that sell used consoles.

Innovation!
Clay Davis
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(01-04-2013, 10:23 AM)
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I'm very proud of the thread creator. not supporting nintendo by buying the console used and then not supporting them even more by downloading games for free due to their piss poor drm / account management system.

no sarcasm. I'm genuinely proud. the way nintendo have shat on early adopters in the uk by supporting a massive price cut less than a month after launch is shocking. they don't deserve to be supported in any fashion.
The Hermit
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(01-04-2013, 10:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by Box of Bunnies

They weren't playing at having an account system on any of those pieces of hardware. It was up-front that downloads were linked to the hardware then.

Lol at me waiting for Nintendo to have a unified eShop with both WiiU and 3DS.
They don't even have a proper account system... Jesus.
softie
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(01-04-2013, 10:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by sakipon

It's pretty obvious the previous owner simply didn't wipe the system clean. You can get free games on used PS3's and Xboxes aswell if the owners leave their info there. I guess on those systems closing up access is easier though.

if you wipe a PS360 HDD you won't get anything. but this WiiU HDD was wiped clean and you can still download previous stuff with it. pretty fucked up system.
Harlock
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(01-04-2013, 11:58 AM)
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Is exactly like the 3DS. The Nintendo ID is only for online interactions. Can register the games you purchased, like the Nintendo Club account do in the 3DS, but the game is linked to hardware. Nintendo is shitting itself very bad with that.
Neff
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(01-04-2013, 12:39 PM)
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They obviously don't care about people selling consoles.

They'll eventually implement a system to be able to transfer games from broken or stolen systems to a new Wii U you own, but if you've turned your back on them, why should they worry? Why should you?
Last edited by Neff; 01-04-2013 at 12:42 PM.
99%
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(01-04-2013, 12:46 PM)
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So what if your WiiU breaks and you need to buy a new one?

How will you redownload your own games then?
Beer Monkey
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(01-04-2013, 12:50 PM)

Originally Posted by BigNastyCurve

Nintendo will never get the fucking online portion right. Never. They were light-years behind in 2006. They're arguably worse even today with the advent of the Wii U.

Someday Nintendo will catch up to Microsoft 2005.

Either that or they just fucking hate people who buy their systems and have one that dies.
coopolon
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(01-04-2013, 12:52 PM)
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I've read through the thread looking for an answer on this but my apologies if I missed it...

So can the guy who sold the OP the WiiU redownload the games on a new console just by logging into his account?
99%
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(01-04-2013, 12:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by coopolon

I've read through the thread looking for an answer on this but my apologies if I missed it...

So can the guy who sold the OP the WiiU redownload the games on a new console just by logging into his account?

No you don't have to be logged in, the games are tied to the console id.

So defacto the console has the rights to the games, not the account that bought it.
Metalmurphy
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(01-04-2013, 12:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by 99%

No you don't have to be logged in, the games are tied to the console id.

So defacto the console has the rights to the games, not the account that bought it.

So, if a Wii U Lite eventually comes out people that wanna upgrade are fucked? There's no way to transfer?
99%
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(01-04-2013, 01:00 PM)
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Yeah I was asking that as well, but I guess you cannot transfer because it's tied to the system id.

So if you break your WiiU or want a new model or something you will lose all your digital games.
Bumhead
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(01-04-2013, 01:02 PM)
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I don't think people are complaining because this is bad for them. I think people are moaning because this is such a hilariously stupid situation for Nintendo. It's absolute lunacy on their part.

I sold my Wii U today (sans downloadable games), but can't wait to pick up another one in 5 years when they're 79 with a generations worth of digital games on.
daviyoung
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(01-04-2013, 01:04 PM)
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Basically it's exactly the same as the Wii?
Z3M0G
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(01-04-2013, 01:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by 99%

So what if your WiiU breaks and you need to buy a new one?

How will you redownload your own games then?

This should have been the first question posed on this thread...
herod
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(01-04-2013, 01:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by 99%

So what if your WiiU breaks and you need to buy a new one?

How will you redownload your own games then?

You get it repaired by Nintendo. Just like the DSi. Just like the Wii.
AranhaHunter
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(01-04-2013, 01:12 PM)
Buying a used WiiU > Buying a new WiiU?
dokish
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(01-04-2013, 01:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by xxracerxx

Good god. So that means you have to go through every full game and see if it was purchased before?

Next thread: "I'm tired of trying to find games to download on my used Wii U, need new exploit methods"
99%
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(01-04-2013, 01:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by herod

You get it repaired by Nintendo. Just like the DSi. Just like the Wii.

Uhm your WiiU can break down out of warranty, or you have an accident or there is a power surge or something. You won't be sending it to Nintendo then.

What if I want a second WiiU in another room?

What if I sell my WiiU today but want one again next year?
Clay Davis
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(01-04-2013, 01:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by 99%

Uhm your WiiU can break down out of warranty, or you have an accident or there is a power surge or something. You won't be sending it to Nintendo then.

What if I want a second WiiU in another room?

What if I sell my WiiU today but want one again next year?

you're fucked. completely and utterly fucked.

the only way you'd get those games back is to send the console to nintendo or buy them again.
Joni
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(01-04-2013, 01:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by softie

if you wipe a PS360 HDD you won't get anything. but this WiiU HDD was wiped clean and you can still download previous stuff with it. pretty fucked up system.

And with the PS3 even a remote wipe would be possible. (Don't know about the 360.)
Hanmik
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(01-04-2013, 01:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Clay Davis

you're fucked. completely and utterly fucked.

the only way you'd get those games back is to send the console to nintendo or buy them again.

are you sure..?

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=501550

the thread starter told us that he got his games back..

7 days later, my Wii U has arrived in the mail. It's a brand-new unit. The day-1 update was preinstalled. When it came time for my NNID, it asked for my old NNID, my NNID password, and my email address. It warned that if I continued I would no longer be able to use my NNID with other Wii U consoles. I hit ok and it sent my to the Mii maker. New console, old NNID. It had notices I had accrued while my Wii U was away.

Beysus
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(01-04-2013, 01:25 PM)
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I never knew that WiiU games were tied to your console.

This is getting ridiculous. How hard is it for Nintendo to implement something like Psn and Xbla?

Nintendo js so incompetent when it comes to online stuff
99%
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(01-04-2013, 01:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Second

I never knew that WiiU games were tied to your console.

This is getting ridiculous. How hard is it for Nintendo to implement something like Psn and Xbla?

Nintendo js so incompetent when it comes to online stuff

They are shooting themselves in the foot here, since these are lost sales from people that purchase these consoles second hand.

Great for second hand buyer though, I'd make sure to pick some WiiU up from someone who bought a lot of games online.
Metalmurphy
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(01-04-2013, 01:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hanmik

are you sure..?

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=501550

the thread starter told us that he got his games back..

Well, he got it back from Nintendo.
Clay Davis
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(01-04-2013, 01:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hanmik

are you sure..?

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=501550

the thread starter told us that he got his games back..

it helps to read the post I was responding to. ;p
Kouriozan
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(01-04-2013, 01:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by CSX

Value of used wiiUs higher than new ones confirmed?

It's to kill the "no used games" of PS4/Xbox 3.
gameongreggy
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(01-04-2013, 01:31 PM)
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Dont know if its been said already, but you can do this with the 3DS since purchases are linked to the system.
grimshawish
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(01-04-2013, 01:32 PM)

Originally Posted by Second

Nintendo js so incompetent when it comes to online stuff

People need to stop this stupid idea that Nintendo is incompetent.
The systems are in place to easily set this up. Their now, cause their being fucking arseholes about it.

Not incompetent.
michaelius
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(01-04-2013, 01:32 PM)
Well now it makes sense why only nintendo support can transfer games
ffdgh
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(01-04-2013, 01:32 PM)
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Ok i literally laughed out loud at this.

I would gladly buy a used wii U if it had Nsmbu and all star racing on it.
Clay Davis
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(01-04-2013, 01:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by grimshawish

People need to stop this stupid idea that Nintendo is incompetent.
The systems are in place to easily set this up. Their now, cause their being fucking arseholes about it.

Not incompetent.

incompetent arseholes until they prove me otherwise. if the mechanisms are in place, what's the reason for withholding them? using the launch excuse is bullshit.
jiggles
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(01-04-2013, 01:38 PM)
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I thought this thread would be about someone buying a WiiU that already had the latest firmware.

But oh, it's so much better.
Dynamite Shikoku
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(01-04-2013, 01:45 PM)
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lol. I'd love to be a fly on the wall at nintendo meetings when they make these kinds of decisions
Haunted
(01-04-2013, 01:54 PM)
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I hope my launch WiiU never breaks!

Originally Posted by Like the hat?

Who the heck is buying a Wii u, buying multiple download games, and then selling the Wii u, all within two months?

buyer's remorse is one hell of a drug
archangelmorph
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(01-04-2013, 02:23 PM)
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Nintendo getting into the preowned market confirmed...
Mihos
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(01-04-2013, 02:32 PM)
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I dropped my 3DS-XL like a month after buyng it and cracked both screens. I bought a replacement for it the next weekend, but it was absolute hell trying to move my profile, street passes, games, etc over. I ended up watching a YouTube and just counting the button presses to start the transfer.
Micerider
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(01-04-2013, 02:40 PM)
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Ok, this is really pushing me NOT to buy digital on the Wii U.

This means that if my system fails for any reason and has to be replaced completely in 2 years time, I can kiss goodbye to my digitaly purchased games?

Poor move (well, good news for lucky buyers of used consoles at least).
Last edited by Micerider; 01-04-2013 at 02:45 PM.
Rehynn
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(01-04-2013, 02:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Clay Davis

if the mechanisms are in place, what's the reason for withholding them?

The good old American Dollar? This will make people less likely to sell their consoles, meaning more potential firsthand sales, meaning more potential game sales.

Or maybe I'm just oversimplifying the whole thing, but it really does seem this simple.

You cannot seriously think that Nintendo does not have the mental(lol)/financial/technical capacity to put in place a system-independent account system like PSN or Live.
vctor182
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(01-04-2013, 03:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Metalmurphy

So, if a Wii U Lite eventually comes out people that wanna upgrade are fucked? There's no way to transfer?

System transfer like the one for 3DS > 3DSXL
Garou
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(01-04-2013, 03:07 PM)
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Kotaku'd
http://kotaku.com/5973019/rumor-pre+...games-for-free
Fox Mulder
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(01-04-2013, 03:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by 99%

So what if your WiiU breaks and you need to buy a new one?

How will you redownload your own games then?

Call them and beg.
Dark Octave
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(01-04-2013, 03:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by herod

You get it repaired by Nintendo. Just like the DSi. Just like the Wii.

There is a gaffer who recently made a thread about his pains in trying to get this done with his 3DS.
Rehynn
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(01-04-2013, 03:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dark Octave

There is a gaffer who recently made a thread about his pains in trying to get this done with his 3DS.

It's an entirely different thing altogether.
HardRojo
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(01-04-2013, 03:18 PM)

Originally Posted by Dark Octave

There is a gaffer who recently made a thread about his pains in trying to get this done with his 3DS.

It was a problem with NoE's CS if I'm not mistake, NoA is usually friendlier to the consumer in this regard.
Rehynn
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(01-04-2013, 03:19 PM)
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EDIT: Nevermind.

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