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Nintendo - Switch, Wii U, and 3DS / Re: My Wii U Experience......
« on: January 16, 2019, 06:32:36 AM »
Installed an external harddrive today, 300gb. And I've been playing Sin & Punishment for the Wii.

Nintendo - Switch, Wii U, and 3DS / Re: My Wii U Experience......
« on: January 14, 2019, 05:56:09 PM »
I'm thinking that it is like Nintendo's gamecube and Wii. The format is proprietary and known only to Nintendo, like you quoted, "wii u optical disc." They are big on "No Piracy" and go out of their way to prevent it in their game discs. The Wii U hardware is not that much different from their other two disc based game consoles from what I gather, except for the HDMI. So I would guess that the format is similar to the Wii or a variation.

I have not had this problem with any of my disc based gaming systems, NG-CD, Saturn, PS1, PS2, PS3, XB360, TG16, Dreamcast, Wii, or Gamecube. And I have some games that I have purchased from some of our locals that are pretty beat up. And I have had no reservations  about purchasing for any of those consoles.

If I collect all of the games for the Wii U I am going to be very picky looking for a label without flaws.

Nintendo - Switch, Wii U, and 3DS / Re: My Wii U Experience......
« on: January 14, 2019, 06:27:33 AM »
It seems like that layer is unusually very thin and offers no protection to the data. What were they thinking? Kids are playing with these things.

Nintendo - Switch, Wii U, and 3DS / Re: My Wii U Experience......
« on: January 13, 2019, 07:28:41 AM »
I have purchased close to twenty games or more. I have yet to try all of then due to wanting to focus on playing some. Also I was wanting to set up a external hard drive too for all the "updates" to games. I am going to go through everything today with a flashlight and trying to load just to see how many I have that are damaged. Just looked at the Batman game, top label is scratched up, won't load.  :'( >:(

edit: found only two, Batman and Mario 3D.

Nintendo - Switch, Wii U, and 3DS / Re: My Wii U Experience......
« on: January 12, 2019, 10:11:58 PM »
I guess I never thought about it until now. Never experienced it before.

Nintendo - Switch, Wii U, and 3DS / Re: My Wii U Experience......
« on: January 12, 2019, 09:15:42 PM »
I just found out, from personal experience, about a troubling issue with the Wii U games. And that is "disc rot."  The top decal can be scratched exposing the metallic reflective material of the disc which can oxidize and deteriorate. Wii U games seem to be very fragile. They can just deteriorate too on their own. I purchased a game over ebay, Super Mario 3D world. I cannot get it to work. After researching this, I got out my flashlight and sure enough light found the areas that contain the damage.
This is disturbing. Evidently the Wii and Gamecube games are safe due to the difference in their manufacturing.
This is the first time that I consider digital download as an option. Too bad the Wii U has such a small hard drive.

I had a certification in 486, Pentium 1, 2, 3 at one time. But that has been a long time ago. At this point in my life I am really not as motivated toward digging into that anymore. I have also forgot a lot of that stuff. You tend to do if you don't stay with it. I have a java book around here somewhere. Right now my main interest is to learn how to use Krita, a graphics program. I want to get back into art as I contemplate retirement in two years.

Nintendo - Switch, Wii U, and 3DS / Re: My Wii U Experience......
« on: January 03, 2019, 11:27:30 PM »
Whoa, never knew anyone that like the angry birds stuff. I just can't get into it. But it has been the original game that was on the phone that I played. Are the console games different, lego-ish?

I got Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed today. Awesome racing game.

Nintendo - Switch, Wii U, and 3DS / Re: My Wii U Experience......
« on: January 03, 2019, 06:39:08 PM »
I was very surprised to find "Injustice: Gods Among Us" on the Wii U. That is a great game. It is the first of the genre that I have played where the storyline mingled with the fighting which I found so satisfying. Great experience. Glad to see it here in the list.
Another surprise was a Tekken game. That is totally unexpected. Looking forward to playing that game.
I knew about the Batman game but was not aware of the Spiderman games.

And the Barbie, Angry Birds, and Hello Kitty I sort-of classify as ummm... well.... you know.

There are some titles in there that I feel some third parties tried to bring their Wii over to the Wii U. But there are some really solid titles in there. And I am glad.

After playing this so much during the Christmas Holidays I feel that there are many games on the DS that could have been ported, enhanced, and extra levels added. I believe it could have worked. Missed opportunity.

And only  13.56 million units of the Wii U sold world wide.  :(

Nintendo - Switch, Wii U, and 3DS / Re: My Wii U Experience......
« on: January 02, 2019, 11:34:22 PM »
LOL, yeah there are several on that list that causes me to back up and say ....what? Such a small library and it has this?

General Discussion / Re: Happy New Year!
« on: January 01, 2019, 08:26:47 PM »
Happy New Year!!
This is me as I was driving home with lunch. We are starting the new year with Taco Bell.

General Discussion / Re: Gaming shows?
« on: January 01, 2019, 07:50:19 AM »
Okay after seeing this posting I have become a fan of High Score Girl. First episode and I was hooked, love it. Had no idea that this series existed.  8)

Just finished Skylanders Giant in story mode on my Wii U. Not complete as I have not found everything to be found. I started it this past weekend and was determined to finish before the years end.

Nintendo - Switch, Wii U, and 3DS / Re: My Wii U Experience......
« on: December 30, 2018, 11:47:59 PM »
Aaahhh......corrected. I just did a quick cut and paste. I am going to put this into an excel sheet as a checklist.

Nintendo - Switch, Wii U, and 3DS / Re: My Wii U Experience......
« on: December 30, 2018, 07:06:47 PM »
The time that I have spent with the console the more I feel that this system deserved more. I know the name "Wii U" led to some confusion, but I am wondering if the concept was a little behind the time, maybe too late. This should have been the Wii.

It is almost like Nintendo pulled a 32X on gamers by throwing this system out there until the true console was ready, which was the Switch. Because I really think that the Switch was there almost ready when this was released to the market.

Edit: Just found this list!!!

007 Legends
Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know!
Adventure Time: Finn & Jake Investigations
The Amazing Spider-Man: Ultimate Edition
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Angry Birds Star Wars
Angry Birds Trilogy
Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival
Assassin's Creed III
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Barbie and Her Sisters: Puppy Rescue
Barbie: Dreamhouse Party
Batman: Arkham City – Armored Edition
Batman: Arkham Origins
Bayonetta 2
Ben 10: Omniverse
Ben 10: Omniverse 2
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2
Cabela's Big Game Hunter: Pro Hunts
Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Call of Duty: Ghosts
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Cars 3: Driven to Win
The Croods: Prehistoric Party!
Darksiders II
Darksiders: Warmastered Edition
Deus Ex: Human Revolution — Director's Cut
Devil's Third
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
Disney Infinity
Disney Infinity 2.0
Disney Infinity 3.0
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
DuckTales: Remastered
ESPN Sports Connection
Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade
Fast & Furious: Showdown
Funky Barn
Game & Wario
Game Party Champions
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Director's Cut
Guitar Hero Live
Hello Kitty Kruisers
Hot Wheels World's Best Driver
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Hyrule Warriors
Injustice: Gods Among Us
Just Dance 4
Just Dance 2014
Just Dance 2015
Just Dance 2016
Just Dance 2017
Just Dance: Disney Party 2
Just Dance Kids 2014
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends
Legend of Kay Anniversary
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
Lego City Undercover
Lego Dimensions
Lego Jurassic World
Lego Marvel Super Heroes
Lego Marvel's Avengers
The Lego Movie Videogame
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Lego The Hobbit
Madden NFL 13
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
Mario Kart 8
Mario Party 10
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth
Mass Effect 3: Special Edition
Mighty No. 9
Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adventure
Minecraft: Wii U Edition
Monster High: 13 Wishes
Monster High: New Ghoul in School
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
NBA 2K13
Need for Speed: Most Wanted U
NES Remix Pack
New Super Luigi U
New Super Mario Bros. U
New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
Nintendo Land
Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures
Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2
Paper Mario: Color Splash
The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy's Grand Adventure
Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff
Pikmin 3
Planes: Fire & Rescue
Pokkén Tournament
Rabbids Land
Rapala Pro Bass Fishing
Rayman Legends
Resident Evil: Revelations
Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game
Rodea the Sky Soldier
Scribblenauts Unlimited
Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero
Shovel Knight
Sing Party
Skylanders: Giants
Skylanders: Imaginators
Skylanders: SuperChargers
Skylanders: Swap Force
Skylanders: Trap Team
The Smurfs 2
Sniper Elite V2
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
Sonic Lost World
SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton's Robotic Revenge
Star Fox Guard
Steam World Collection
Super Mario 3D World
Super Mario Maker
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Tank! Tank! Tank!
Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition
Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Transformers Prime: The Game
Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark
Turbo: Super Stunt Squad
The Voice: I Want You
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper
Watch Dogs
Wheel of Fortune
Wii Fit U
Wii Party U
Wii Sports Club
Wipeout 3
Wipeout: Create & Crash
The Wonderful 101
Xenoblade Chronicles X
Yoshi's Woolly World
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013
Zumba Fitness: World Party

General Discussion / Re: Post Your Recent Gaming Purchases Thread
« on: December 29, 2018, 09:21:05 PM »
All Wii U stuff as listed elsewhere, this,

Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Super Mario 3D World
Star Fox Zero
Star Fox Guard
Skylanders Giants
Disney Infinity 3.0
Skylanders Swap Force
The Lego Movie
Skylanders Trap Team
Hyrule Warriors
Xenoblade Chronicles
Sonic All Star Racing

Nintendo - Switch, Wii U, and 3DS / Re: My Wii U Experience......
« on: December 29, 2018, 09:13:53 PM »
From what I understand, correct me if I am wrong, that there were only about 160 physically released games? I might consider collecting all of the games myself, targetrasp.

I stopped by my local gamestop today, haven't been in there for at least five years. LOL And did some Wii U shopping. I grabbed up Breath of the Wild, new, for $34 dollars. The rest was buy two get one free. With this and ebay, my funds are depleted for a while. Unless I can win an ebay auction for a couple of dollars.  ;)

Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Super Mario 3D World - $9.50 ebay
Star Fox Zero - $12 tracking it in the mail, should be Monday delivery, You got a good deal Blue
Star Fox Guard -99 cents
Nintendoland- 95 cents Gamexchange
Skylanders Giants- 95 cents GameXchange
Disney Infinity 3.0 free
Skylanders Swap Force free
The Lego Movie $1 ebay plus $3 ship
Skylanders Trap Team $1.99
Hyrule Warriors $14
Xenoblade Chronicles $14

And I won Sonic All Star Racing for $2.10 plus a couple dollars ship last night on ebay.

Right now two games that have surfaced as being quick favorites, Xenoblade Chronicles and Hyrule Warriors. And of course this has awaked renewed interest in Skylanders, been playing heavy during my time off. Go back to work this coming Wednesday.  :(

BLUEVOODU you are right about the GameCube backward compatibility. I am going to miss that badly. I will now have to pull the Cube out every time I get that itch.

Nintendo - Switch, Wii U, and 3DS / My Wii U Experience......
« on: December 27, 2018, 09:32:03 PM »
With my Wii dying on me, I felt that the best replacement would be a Wii U. For just $40 I could have replaced my Wii with a Wii. But add $60 and I could upgrade to a Wii U black 32gb model. It is the most reasonable path to go and plus I have the backward compatibility with all my Wii game library. Highly recommend this for anyone that still plays their Wii when it dies.

Received my Wii U the day after Christmas. First game I played was Tatsunoko vs Capcom.  ;)
I ran by my local GameXchange, needed a charger for the gamepad, and picked up Nintendoland 95 cents and Skylanders Giants 95 cents. Grabbed up Bleach for the Wii $2.95. Impressed with the console. Nintendo would have had better success if they had named this something else and avoided the confusion. This console is not a Wii. I know that it had to maintain features so that it could have the previous generation compatibility, but this console is so much more than the Wii. I am looking forward to some of the games that take advantage of the system hardware. Already it was great that Skylanders Giant offered me the option to play on the gamepad large screen and not the TV. Although I understand that not all games give you that choice, it was still awesome. Been watching game reviews and gameplay on youtube. My list is growing. I will make some decisions this weekend on what will be next. The pad is not as heavy as I thought it would be and the screen is very responsive. So far, lovin it.

I think that I am the only one that can enjoy a game system out of its era, or generation. LOL
Especially one that is considered a flop. But remember, just because it "sort-of" failed in the gaming market, does not mean that it is a bad system.

This is the best time to purchase games for this console. Nobody wants the games anymore. LOL

General Discussion / Re: The Gift of Gaming - 2018
« on: December 26, 2018, 06:14:02 PM »
Time & Eternity was $19, everything else was $1 to $8. Most under $5. The PSP games were $1.15 each with a couple dollars shipping. White Knight was $3.65.

The Street Fighter Alpha 2 is a plastic reproduction box for my game. But my opinion on the game, mine being the Super Famicom version SF Alpha Zero 2, is that I think it is the best version of Street Fighter on the console. I have read that many thought it was awful.  Not sure if the Japanese version is better, but I have no problem with any of the gameplay. It is awesome to me to be able to play a game like this on the SNES. To me, it is my go to SNES fighter. It is one of those games that I will pick up and play weekends, Holidays, and during my retro marathons.

I am a Lunar fan, have both releases for my Playstation 1. Also have one for the GBA. So I will give you my thoughts once I start fiddling with it.

General Discussion / Re: The Gift of Gaming - 2018
« on: December 26, 2018, 07:15:01 AM » game related gifts that I received this Christmas. My Wife gave me the DSi "Super Mario Bros. 25th Anniversary" Edition. It is in mint condition. Totally elated over this item. I am almost positive it was owned by a girl. They take better care of their stuff than us guys. LOL The boxes on the right are reproduction plastic cases for my games. I am wanting cases like this for some of my favorite games. Slowly collecting. Adds a little class to those games I pick up that do not have the original boxes. Plus I love it.

Umm.... the DS game, is a multicart. I got two of these, one has 208 games and the other has 468 ds games. All ds games. Between the two, there are repeats, so I am thinking close to 500 games. There is shovelware mixed with the great stuff. Typical China piracy from ebay.  ??? But enjoyable. It was a gift. 

What I picked up for myself, LOL The NES cart is totally mind blowing. It is the "Super Mario Bros. 3 Mix." Someone broke the base code of the SMB 3 game, and then found out what everything was, rewrote the whole game. It contains worlds from every Mario game made plus the outfits. Even the graphics have been upgraded. This is so good that Nintendo needs to hire this guy. Best hack and homebrew that I have played, period. Got this out of my mailbox on Christmas eve. Winning,  ;)
The PSP games are from the PSP in Japan. Some great games that leave me scratching my head as to why these were not released here in the US.

General Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas!
« on: December 25, 2018, 11:45:54 PM »
A very Merry Christmas to you!
I will post up my haul later. It has been a good day.

General Discussion / Re: Santa
« on: December 24, 2018, 03:35:52 PM »
Santa is in Cesme, Turkey right now.  8)

I have been playing a little of Diablo 3 on my PS3 this morning. I have had the game for months but just haven't sit down and tried it out. I had it on easy just to get the feel of the game. I am thinking that I have played the game before, but it was not 3, been a long time ago.

Also played Time & Eternity which is a manga style anime feel JRPG game. I got into it passed the intro and title screen, into the gameplay. I find it interesting. I have not played anything like this. I do like the battle system which you can stand at a distance or move up close, and dodge your enemy's attacks. You are limited as to where you can move during the battle. Up close hand to hand, at a distance you can use your rifle, you also have your helper. It is sort-of a romance story line, but  I either missed it or it has not explained why I am fighting monsters in my journey. I do know why I am on my journey.

Probably a bad time to start this at Christmas. I could easily become distracted.

General Discussion / Re: Post Your Recent Gaming Purchases Thread
« on: December 24, 2018, 09:11:01 AM »
Okay.... this is awkward. My Wii died on me.  >:( Now I can't play Tatsunoko vs Capcom!!! Whats a gamer to do in this situation. After much reading, youtube videos, and fidgeting, I did the only thing I could do. Decided the best replacement for my Wii would be a Wii U. SO.......... I purchased one and it should be on its way to arrive next week unless the Holidays throws a monkey wrench in there somewhere. Also picked up Mario 3D land and Star Fox Zero. I am going to make a list of games. Zelda Breath of the Wild will be the first on that list.  ;)

I kept reading about this game. Watched some youtube gameplay and had to have it. Saw this on Amazon for $10 used with free shipping, sweet. I was surprised by what I have received. Looks in mint shape and unused. I had read that it does not play in the original SNES, only clone hardware. But my SNES is launch hardware, I know, I was there, picked it up personally. This thing works in my SNES, so there has been some kicking and knock out drag out fights goin on here. Two player coop, single player fun! This is from the same folks that brought us Unholy Night, except this was done right, with love.

General Discussion / Re: Is this Game New??
« on: December 22, 2018, 06:59:59 PM »
More collectible? And I have opened this up.........and played it some. Oh well.

General Discussion / Is this Game New??
« on: December 22, 2018, 11:23:03 AM »
This week I decided to purchase Time & Eternity for my PS3 from ebay. A used one was a few dollars less but being a few dollars I thought "hey" I will go ahead and purchase this game new. That way I would have the booklet and everything. When I received this yesterday, I noticed, there seems to be a couple of hole punches through the bar-code. It has what appears to be the original factory cellophane wrapper, folds, etc.  What is this? Has anyone ever purchase a game that was like this? Everything is crisp and new. It does not look used at all. The only other time that I have seen this is in a used or refurbished game.

I didn't know whether or not to post this in this section. But if we stay on topic, the subject of the packaging, then maybe it will be okay?

General Discussion / Re: Limited Run Games
« on: December 18, 2018, 06:28:24 PM »
@BLUEVOODU they've got VITA stuff, and you're the only Vita player I know.
I do.

My work cell phone is an iphone 5c. I liked it so much that I got iphone 4s that were unlocked so I could use a trackfone sim card. I got one for my Wife and Daughter. I am paying $15 a month for each phone. We had LG trackfones before and the minutes we had on those transfered over giving an unreal amount of internet time. The LGs did not have internet but it somehow calculated the time to the minutes we had built up, crazy. I really like the iphone better than the LG phones we were using. Maybe the LG being trackfone specific, locked, might had something to do with their performance, don't know. Just glad to be rid of them. I never liked android on a tablet, too many nightmares. I know one of my sisters, along with her family, switched to iphones and was glad to be free of android. Same with some fellow workers. Android is so unstable and quirky.

@retro junkie lol... I don't remember that game either. would you recommend it?

If you like adventurish, final fightish, and old school pattern bosses, with a sort-of storyline, you might get a thrill out of the game. Once you beat the game you have all the special stages that you opened up to finish. This is a one or two nighter, depends how you pace yourself in the game. The game gave me a satisfying Batman mini game feel. The animation is very good. It might be better than the cartoon, never watched Brave and Bold series.

If you are itching for a quick DS game I would recommend it. I think there is not enough here to motivate most gamers to come back to, once you have unlocked everything, unless you are a Batman fan. Definitely fan based. It will be one of those games that I will return to, just to use the Batman character to beat up some bad guys. It is a pretty cheap pickup on eBay.

Young 8, 9, or 10 year old would play it to death.

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