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14 Nov 2012 00:09

Got orange, I'm K. 8)
Confirmed: League of Legends on Wii U :lol:
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14 Nov 2012 00:24

This is begging for an MMO experience.
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14 Nov 2012 00:29

"Oh! purchases are tied to the account according to this video. So i guess that solves that."

Where's ddddd at so I can say I told you so.
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14 Nov 2012 00:34

I can't wait to see what kind of memes start perpetuating on Miiverse. I can already imagine the equivalent of in-game planking or image macro-type screen shots becoming common. XD

It's going to be so much fun.

Can we start calling a "meme" on the Wii U a "Miim"? ;)
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14 Nov 2012 01:26

Not sure if they're building up to something with the fruit, or just screwing with us. Either way, I love it.
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14 Nov 2012 01:27

What about Miiverse and the Nintendo ID on 3DS???
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14 Nov 2012 01:46

Wave wrote:Not sure if they're building up to something with the fruit, or just screwing with us. Either way, I love it.

Where was the other instance?
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14 Nov 2012 02:01

StudMuffin wrote:
Wave wrote:Not sure if they're building up to something with the fruit, or just screwing with us. Either way, I love it.

Where was the other instance?


With Iwata at the E3 presentation, he was holding

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Bananas

[cue for shock music]
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Anonymous
14 Nov 2012 02:06

Sounds good. See people just panic over nothing. I knew downloads would be linked to a account, and not the hardware itself. It just makes sense for them to do it that way. Why would they go to all this trouble, in making a brand new network service, only to hamper it with such stupid restriction like that. They wouldn't, and they didn't.
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14 Nov 2012 02:18

This was all basically rehash. They need to detail eShop on Thursday, at the latest, to help people going out over the weekend buying a Wii U to consider buying the digital games on eShop day one as well.
Why they have waited this long to address eShop and other features, is kind of baffling...
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14 Nov 2012 03:03

It was a pretty straightforward and calm video... almost sobering, even. Because first of all, I kept waiting for Nintendo to show that their online system is STILL a wreck, and it never came. It sounds like the online might NOT suck!

And second, their demonstration example was surprisingly down to earth. No fake families or hand-picked group of friends, just a guy playing games by himself. I'm so used to marketing people making fluffy exaggerations of how fun their product is via group interaction.

And lastly, Bill's delivery was so matter-of-fact and humorless that the orange at the end TOTALLY caught me off guard. It got a good laugh out of me and added a certain punch to the whole video. Good show, Bill. Looking forward to my WiiU online experience.
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14 Nov 2012 04:21

Looks like Bill was trying to pull an Iwata at the end there. Bananas, oranges... what will the next fruit be?
Hawk wrote:
And second, their demonstration example was surprisingly down to earth. No fake families or hand-picked group of friends, just a guy playing games by himself. I'm so used to marketing people making fluffy exaggerations of how fun their product is via group interaction.

Yeah, I agree! This example I could relate much better to.
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14 Nov 2012 05:24

keyz wrote:"Oh! purchases are tied to the account according to this video. So i guess that solves that."

Where's ddddd at so I can say I told you so.

You still dont get it, please point out the part of the video where Bill says you can download your games on other WiiUs. Having your games tied to the account does not automatically allow you to go any house and download your games there.
We can PROBABLY take for granted the ability to recover your games if something happened to the console, or doing transfers (original WiiU loses all data) though.
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14 Nov 2012 05:33

Almost positive the orange thing was solely to reference the Iwata video.

We started the Wii U's journey this year with Iwata holding bananas and we are closing the wait with Bill holding an orange (or another small orange citrus). So it may just be a throwback to where it all began this year.

@ddddd

This. All it means is that it is tied to the account... on the system. As far as we know, still.

Club Nintendo is tied to our systems, but that doesn't mean you can download your games on another Wii, DSi or 3DS if you get a new one. They are treated as separate accounts despite the fact they are all connected to the same Club Nintendo account. So it really doesn't prove anything yet.
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14 Nov 2012 06:13

@PEICanada7 This.

What did people think accounts were gonna be for? LOL.
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14 Nov 2012 09:35

Maybe the fruits are a nod to Pikmin...
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14 Nov 2012 11:50

@MoldyClay@ddddd

LMAO, why do you think the games are tied to the actual account then? And yes REGISTRATIONS were tied to Club Nintendo, but Wii did not have a system wide account system. Looks like you guys are the only two who still don't get it, or you guys just love to b**ch.
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Anonymous
14 Nov 2012 12:27

My first thought with the orange was that it was a Apple reference. Like "This is not an iPad. That would be like comparing Apples to oranges." But then Iwata had to screw that up with his 'naners.
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14 Nov 2012 12:27

Fruit Ninja for Wii U confirmed?
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14 Nov 2012 16:45

@keyz
Im not bitching, Im just being cautious. You are assuming it works that way (and it makes sense to come to that conclusion), but there is no confirmation yet and nobody from nintendo has said it explicity. This reminds me when another user was arguing that it was totally confirmed that the gamepad had analog triggers, quoting similarly vague sentences as proof, and of course, they are not there.
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14 Nov 2012 18:18

pascalou wrote:What about Miiverse and the Nintendo ID on 3DS???


This is worrying me somewhat that they have been ignoring the fact that they said that Miiverse was coming to 3DS. They have only commented on "future hardware releases by Nintendo" in these videos. Hopefully we get some details on 3DS-Wii U functionality soon.
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15 Nov 2012 05:17

I like the part about the memory....
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18 Nov 2012 20:12

keyz wrote:"Oh! purchases are tied to the account according to this video. So i guess that solves that."

Where's ddddd at so I can say I told you so.

Hey mister "I told you so", got some new for ya:

NNIDs are tied to the hardware
http://m.neogaf.com/showthread.php?t=500412

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