5 things you should know about the Wii U

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by julialy, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. julialy
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    julialy Homebrewer

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    1. Wii U doesn't have a hardware power button, wii u freezes, you have to pull the plug
    2. wii u gamepad doesn't support rf so you have to set your directv receiver to ir to use the tv remote function
    3. the wii u is very noisy with a disk in it, remove the disk when you are not using it
    4. look for parental controls on the menu, you can lock the data management so your kids can'tr delete your saves
    5. gamepad only lasts like 5 hrs on high brightness... turn down the brightness in home menu>controller settings> gamepad>brightness=1

    If you have mire useful tips, post them here!
     


  2. Maxternal

    Maxternal Peanut Gallery Spokesman

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    NO HARDWARE POWER BUTTON? That sucks!!
    (I knew about the no reset button but this ...)

    Can't you just hold down the power button for 5-10 seconds for a hard power down (like the Wii?)
     
  3. julialy
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    julialy Homebrewer

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    Nope, if the system software freezes too, the power button goes with it

    Same with any wii software (happens often with wii64 for me)
     
  4. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

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    ...This thread seems dumb.

    Also, WiiU is no more noisy than an 360 or PS3, actually it's quieter than those two.
     
  5. emigre

    emigre Has complex motives

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    6. WiiU has no gaems.
     
  6. mysticwaterfall

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    I would disagree with 3, but I guess that's a personal opinion.
     
  7. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

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    7. It has no gaems.
     
  8. nukeboy95

    nukeboy95 Leave luck to heaven.

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    not sure
    8. it makes a good paper weight
     
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  9. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

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    But... it has mo gaems tehn PS3 and 3-sucks-ty!
     
  10. BenRK

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    14. Haters gonna hate what they want to hate.
    15. Enjoy what you want to enjoy.
    18. Well that's just like your etc.
     
  11. Maxternal

    Maxternal Peanut Gallery Spokesman

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    Now I"m curious what #9-13 are :blink:
     
  12. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    9. THE WII-U HAS NOT YET BEEN HACKED
    10. THE WII-U HAS NOT YET BEEN HACKED
    11. THE WII-U HAS NOT YET BEEN HACKED
    12. THE WII-U HAS NOT YET BEEN HACKED
    13. THE WII-U HAS NOT YET BEEN HACKED
     
  13. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    1. that sux
    2. won't be using it as a remote/don't own directv :P
    3. cmon loaders we need you!
    4. not relevant
    5. i always do even with my phone
     
  14. picano

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    I've seen maybe 5 people across here and gamefaqs say that the disc drive is noisy. I'd really like to hear one of these --- I've forgotten that my Wii U is on before, and the only other noise to drown it out would be the a/c.
     
  15. soulx

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    [​IMG]

    ?
     
  16. Slartibartfast42

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    This button is not hardware, it's software controlled. When the Wii U is frozen, that button doesn't work, even if you hold it down.
     
  17. ShadowSoldier

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    It isn't. It's no noisier than the 360 or PS3, actually probably less noisier than a 360.
     
  18. Pippin666

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    I do not have a 360 or a PS3, and I feel my Wii U is noisy.

    Pip'
     
  19. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

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    Well you shouldn't, just saying.
     
  20. julialy
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    julialy Homebrewer

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    Well wii u is noisier than wii...