Didn't see a thread about this, so I thought I'd start one. How long does your Gamepad battery life last? A single charge is suppose to last 3-5 hours, officially, but I've found that on the highest settings mine last about an hour to an hour and a half. Does the short battery life affect your playing/gamepad use? It does for me. Highly annoying and makes me feel like I can never get too far away from my charging cable/stand. Here are a few reasons/situations where the battery life is a headache for me and can seriously dampen the Wii U experience: WARNING! Spoilers inside! 1) Parties 2) Extended playing 3) Playing on the highest settings 4) Movies/games with the TV off 5) Playing/watching from different locations 6) Limited electrical outlet access For me, it's a horrible situation. Just as you get into the flow of things, it's a scramble for the charging cable. Yes, the game-pad is doing a lot, but an hour and a half to two hours is just not gamer friendly. Casual play friendly perhaps, but not friendly for any kind of extended play. Don't get me wrong, I love my Wii U. I just wish I could love it for extended plays without worrying about battery levels. Please keep in mind that even if none of these situations apply to you, they apply to many people. All of these situations apply to me and it is infuriating.