So I've been searching around here and google, and can't really find any overly clear answers to questions I have. These are probably common questions and have answers in other places, but not for a lack of trying I can't find everything I want to know: thus I request if you don't have mature answers to my questions directly, and just want to flame about these things already being asked, then this thread is not for you, so dont waste your time or mine. Why I might want a wii U: I want to use the wii U almost exclusively thru the table pad's screen, mostly to play older games at this point. What I don't know: I am not sure if I am under the misconception that I can play every single game I want thru the game pad's screen or not. 1◘ I want to play Virtual console/emulated games remotely thru the game pad's screen, can I? 2◘ I want to be able to play game cube games on thru the game pad, can I? *Note I have some understanding of "Devolution" What I am not clear on is the business of having to use a wii to read the disks? I still own my gamecube disks, but it seems like a bit of a hassle to use to systems to play game cube games in this way, and I am unclear if i can play them thru the game pad screen? But again I am not exactly sure how this all works. 3◘ I will be buying a used wii U, do I have to worry about any of the possible latest updates in order to hack it? 4◘ Can I play wii games (like say mario galaxy) thru the game pad's screen? Can I play it with out using a wiimote+nunchuck? 5◘ I want to keep things as simple and safe as possible: Can I put all the games I want onto an external storage device and play them off it safely? Can I store them on the wii U's internal storage and play them off it? Is doing everything I am wanting to do reasonably safe? 6◘ After hacking the wii U, will this restrict me from using any of it's functions, like going online/eshop? 7◘ After hacking/exploiting the wii U, is it possible to restore it to default? I would like to thank every one in advance for any help they are able to offer at this time.