Cnet Top Worst Holiday Gifts... Guess What's #4?

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  1. Kirito-kun
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    http://cnettv.cnet.com/1606-13489_53-50158783.html

    Really Cnet? Sure it's not selling well, but it's far from the worst holiday gift idea. The Ouya would be a much worse idea at this point.
     
  2. ShadowSoldier

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    It should be noted that CNET has never been a fan of the WiiU at all.

    But yes, there are a lot worse gifts out there.
     
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    Sure, technically, in the same way that the Black Death is technically a worse gift, but nobody in their right mind is going to consider that anyway so it's irrelevant.

    "Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall."
     
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    If CNET compared game lineups ...
     
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    It's kind of Nintendo's fault for not supporting the system properly. No marketing, no games, etc. There's probably still people who think the Wii U is an add-on for the Wii.

    The gap between the Wii U vs PS4 is actually smaller than Wii vs PS3. The Wii is a 11 GFLOPS machine vs the PS3 which is capable of over 200 GFLOPS, a difference of nearly 19 times. The Wii U is a 350 GFLOPS machine vs the PS4 which is a 1840 GFLOPS machine. The difference this time around is only about 5 times.
     
  6. tbgtbg

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    Honestly, I would like a Wii U for Christmas (not "Holiday")
     
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    They also have a macbook air on the list. I'm no Apple fan, but there has to be tons of things worse then getting a new computer or wii u for Xmas.
     
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    I didn't check the list, but I'm pretty sure socks, underwear, sweater, fruitcake, and Grownups 2 are much worse gifts.
     
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    Well, it does say "TECH" gifts ...

    On the other hand, if you know where to get the Black Death in the form of an electronics device ... DO WANT
     
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    No they don't, that's a Chrome Book (never even heard of it).
     
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    My bad. I saw Macbook Air in the related reviews, just assumed. Chromebook would make more sense.
     
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    When did people actually listen to Cnet, they're one of the biggest bias tech reviewers on the internet.
     
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    As a counter to Cnet's advise lol

    I recently tried Amazon's instant video streaming on the PS3 and I liked it so I am actually thinking about keeping it for the $80 bucks a year it seems worth it.

    Then I tried it out on the Wii-U, they actually made fantastic use of the pad... Insanely better than Netflix in that respect. Very nice to use and I am impressed.

    A Wii-U combined with a year membership to Amazon prime, if some one wanted HD streaming movies you probably couldn't do much better for a gift.
     
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    Hmm...to a point I can understand how the ones who tell their family they want a "game console", don't want to find a wiiu when they open their present. But that doesn't make it a bad gift. And compared to the rest of the list, it's pretty retarded.
     
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    CNET, parent company of Gamespot at the center of the Kane & Lynch controversy. I guess Nintendo didn't line CNET's pockets sufficiently.
     
  17. Foxi4

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    With the PS4 and the XBox One on the horizon, the Wii U is a terrible electronics gift this season. Disagree all you want, this is the author's opinion.
     
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    I would have accepted the guys opinion had he defended it in any way. It's a stupid argument to make:

    "This thing will firesale this holiday season but don't get it because nobody wants it."
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    "Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded." -Yogi Berra
     
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    Now you see for me, if somebody gave me a xb1 or ps4, at first I would be like "ummm.... Okay..." but then I would probably at least try it out before I decided to sell it or return it. It wouldn't be my first choice, but it wouldn't be terrible. It's the same thing.
     
  20. Foxi4

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    Considering the number of Wii U's sold so far, I think it's pretty fair to assume that people aren't exactly storming stores to get one. Interest is clearly moderate at best, which is why it was deemed a "poor" surprise gift.