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GoNintendo 'End of Day' thought - What are you doing most on Wii U?



Weekend is almost here, my friends. Let's power through Thursday and Friday, then relax like crazy on those days off! Hope all is going well and things are looking good. See you in a few, short hours!

The Wii U is still in its infancy. Nintendo is trying to find the right marketing approach to get new and old consumers to hop in. Some of us have already seen enough to know that the system has a welcome spot in our homes. While there many not be many owners out there, the ones that do have the system are hopefully keeping busy.

The Wii U certainly has a lot of options for entertainment. We saw some of these ideas trickle in as the Wii grew on in years, but the Wii U came out of the gate with a bunch of entertaining elements. Of course, you can play a nice selection of Wii U retail and digital games, as well as your old Wii titles. That's just the main course, though!

If you feel like surfing around on the web, you actually have a very capable browser to enjoy. If movies are your thing, you can check out Amazon On Demand Video, Hulu, Netflix and even Nintendo TVii to make choosing a film that much easier. Maybe you're spending your time on the YouTube app watching whatever content finds you. Let's not forget things you can only get on Wii U, like Miiverse and Wii U Chat!

Those of you with a Wii U, what have you been spending your time doing most? Are you playing the hell out of your new Wii U games? Have you been using the multimedia aspects of the system to no end? For me, lately I've been doing a lot more in the way of content watching than playing. Leave a comment and let us know!

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10 Jan 2013 13:31

Ever since I beat ZombiU on Survival mode a few weeks ago, I've been doodling on Miiverse a lot. :) Waiting for Rayman and Pikmin!
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10 Jan 2013 13:36

Netflix. Reddit/Youtube on the internet browser. Actual game time is.... minimal.
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10 Jan 2013 13:54

Roth wrote:Mostly just viewing and drawing/replying to posts on Miiverse, interacting with game developers like Two Tribes and Broken Rules.



Any chance you know how to draw a straight line on there? Searching around forever for advice, but coming up short every time... :/

Any tips you have and or are willing to share, would be awesome!
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10 Jan 2013 13:59

I'm frantically trying to complete Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (2007) before Awakening comes out. I do find myself checking out the MiiVerse before loading the game.

On another note: Playing a lot of Wii makes it infuriating that the Wii features aren't more directly built into the WiiU interface. It's not like the 3DS has to reboot itself into a different console if I play a DS game. And I would LOVE for the Wii to recognize the GamePad as a classic controller so I don't have to go digging for a Wii controller everytime I want to play a VC game or a game like Fire Emblem/Smash.
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10 Jan 2013 14:01

Nintendoland, NSMBU, Ninja Gaiden 3, Tekken Tag Tournmanet 2, Black Ops 2, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Zombi U,Trine 2...

That's my gaming library for Wii U right now so you can guess where a lot of my time is going, though I have put in a bit of time on the Internet Channel as well.
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10 Jan 2013 14:13

Played a lot of Nintendo Land, NSMBU, and Rabbids Land with friends close to launch and my fiance played a bit of Just Dance 4. After beating ZombiU, I moved on to Assassin's Creed III (still trying to 100%), then I'll move on to Batman and Darksiders II.

Non game wise, touched Netflix a bit, but mostly it's the browser and Miiverse. Lots of Miiverse.
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10 Jan 2013 14:26

Plague wrote:
ridleysaria wrote:Netflix, sadly. Although I haven't been doing much of that lately because my system has been out for repair. Thanks for nothing, Nintendo.


What happened to your system? Did you do anything like drop it or something?


No, it just stopped turning on after a few weeks. I got a lemon, which unfortunately was the case for my Wii as well. People talk about how Nintendo systems are so reliable but I've had nothing but bad luck with them. Thankfully Nintendo usually has great customer service. This time it has taken weeks. Probably due to the holiday season.

Between my technical problems and an overall underwhelming gaming experience, it's safe to say Wii U has not made a fan out of me.

I have been having a lot of fun playing Borderlands 2, so I don't miss my little system that couldn't.
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10 Jan 2013 14:36

I've been doing a lot of Netflix, a lot of Miiverse and have been playing Xenoblade.
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10 Jan 2013 14:45

Been playing lots of Black Ops 2. I just beat ZombiU and Little Inferno. I still need to beat NSMBU, Tekken, Darksiders 2, Assassin's Creed 3, Trine 2, NintendoLand, and Scribblenauts.
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10 Jan 2013 14:51

Watching it sit there; haven't played since the Sonic Racing demo came out. Never got anything besides NintendoLand and my backlog for other systems are more appealing than whats being offered right now. Plus, I don't really get Miiverse's appeal, apart from making the home screen take longer to load.

I might have spent more time setting up the custom firmware for my router, to boost its transmitting power, than play Wii U. The Wii U's wireless is weak.

Definitely getting Two Brothers day one, hopefully sooner rather than later.
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10 Jan 2013 15:02

Just finished getting the star coins in NSMBU, now to get my 5th save-file star!!! (any hints?) Darksiders II is epic, playing that a lot, completely immersed. Little Inferno: couldn't put down 'til it was beaten; then Trine 2, NintendoLand and NanoAssault Neo in descending order. Miiverse is an unexpectedly engaging distraction.
Video services: watching Amazon Prime and Fringe, YouTube, Netflix, Hulu in that order, the Daily Show and Colbert are finally back, YES!
Really dig my Wii U. Thanks again Nintendo, now just release another color for the 3DS and you'll have me there too :))
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10 Jan 2013 15:26

Mine's set up in my bedroom, so I spend a lot of time in bed at night or in the morning browsing the internet, Miiverse, playing games on my GamePad.

In fact the only time I use my TV is for playing ZombiU. Things like Trine, Nano assault, Pikmin Adventure, Battle Quest I just play on the GamePad in bed.
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10 Jan 2013 15:45

Mario and youtube, with the occassional scribblenauts session thrown in. There are a quite a few games that i would like to play, but don't have alot of time at the moment
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10 Jan 2013 15:54

I'm trying to get the thing online, mostly. Charter is my cable/internet provider,and while my Wii and 3DS get online just fine, the Wii U just won't connect. I suspect I'm doing something incorrectly, but I don't know to do. ANY help/suggestions would be very welcome.
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10 Jan 2013 15:59

drew wrote:I'm trying to get the thing online, mostly. Charter is my cable/internet provider,and while my Wii and 3DS get online just fine, the Wii U just won't connect. I suspect I'm doing something incorrectly, but I don't know to do. ANY help/suggestions would be very welcome.


I'm tellin ya, do the manual set up, here are the instructions http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/system ... ct-network (Click on How to Manually Set Up an Internet Connection). Even though everything else internet related worked on my Wii U, I couldn't get online in Sonic Racing until I did this and now it works like a charm.
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10 Jan 2013 19:29

Internet. I'm trying to buy a Chromebook, but they are sold out everywhere. So the Wii U is my main way to access the internet right now.

After that, likely Tekken the most.
Looking forward to EVO 2013.
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10 Jan 2013 20:10

Been playing AC3. Got a pro controller so now I don't use the gamepad much, which is sort of disappointing as that is apparently what we paid $300 for.I would like to use other features of the system but it is so slow and frustrating to navigate that I don't.

Got a new sound system and was excited to watch some movies on Netflix in surround. Then I discovered I wasted my money as Nintendo was too cheap to include Dolby codecs. So now I have to use another piece of equipment to watch netflix, which is extremely frustrating to say the least, especially as I was expecting the Wii U to be an awesome media device with their focus on TVii and the gamepad. TVii sucks. I get the overall feeling that Nintendo cheaped out on everything with this system.
Miiverse is fun anyways.
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10 Jan 2013 20:29

Gaming, what else? Just finished the man story of Trine 2 today and started on that Goblin thing. Getting as many stars and new characters to play with in Sonic Kart. Enjoying ZombiU to the max (even with it's flaws) and take an occasional spin on Chasing Aurora. Apart from that I hang a deal on Miiverse. Mostly gaming related but I did end up chatting about horror movies in the ZombiU section hehe.Sometmes I use the browser, which is actually pretty good. Oh and not to wake the gang here I sometimes play on the gamepad only.

At first it didn't connect to the wireless router though, but somehow they got friended anyway, so t works perfectly now.

Apart from that am waiting for more games and will get those still haven't so far.
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10 Jan 2013 22:31

I've used the web broswer every day since I bought the Wii U. Now, my mom and I don't have to trade off on the PC. I put a lot of time into New Super Mario Bros. U, Batman: Arkham City-Armored Edition, Mass Effect 3: Special Edition, Nintendo Land, Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition, Little Inferno, and Trine 2: Director's Cut. I've enjoyed all of the demos so far and I've used TVii for some sporting events. I love that I can watch Netflix and Hulu Plus in a better resolution than my Wii and PC.
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11 Jan 2013 00:21

Catching up on Wii games I couldn't play before because my Wii couldn't read the discs. I'm about to finish Last Story. Up next is Xenoblade.

Other than that, I'm catching up on season 5 of Fringe on Amazon. My kids, though, love Nintendoland, especially Sweet Day, Zelda, and the Luigi's Mansion game. Think I might get Trine 2 before jumpping into Xenoblade.
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11 Jan 2013 00:38

Spending a good amount of time with Tekken, Ninja Gaiden 3, Mighty Switch Force HD, the internet browser, Miiverse, and Netflix.

I beat NSMBU recently, so I might trade it in towards a copy of Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper.
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13 Jan 2013 18:38

Oh, man. I saw the abbreviated headline "Wii U Play?", and wondered if RMC was suggesting a Wii U equivalent of Wii Play. I really don't think anybody would be buying a bundle like that mainly for the game. :wink:
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13 Jan 2013 19:09

Nintendo TVii(Mostly sports and movie times)
Assassins Creed 3
Black Ops 2
Zombi U
Miiverse
Amazon Video
Netflix
NintendoLand

In about that order too

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