Category Archives: wiiu

Thanks a lot @MajorNelson, for the $500 Brick! #XboxOne


Thanks a lot Major Nelson, for the $500 Brick! #XboxOne

Let me just say, I am a PS4 fan boy–first and foremost. I went from Nintendo fanboy, to a PS4 fanboy overnight. Anyways, long story short, I said to myself, I wouldn’t mind being a TitanFall fanboy, but in order to do that one needs a gaming PC, or an Xbox. So today I bought an Xbox One. I brought it home, and hooked it up, and what do you know… you need to download an initial day-one update to use the system. Not a big deal, right? Wrong. I connected it to the internet, and the update fails. It doesn’t even download. Here’s the screen I get:

There was a problem with the update.

Their twitter service reps are woeful, so I started a chat with their online chat support. Here are the key parts of the chat transcript:

Sha: if you think the system is a dud–i bought it from best buy i can try to swap it?
Red: No need for that, because right now we are collating this issue who are having a system update since we are already aware of it and we truly appreciate you reporting this to us. You have done enough and its time for us to do the work for you.
Red: I’m very sure this is not going to be left unresolved as this service alert involves your account. We are on top of this issue and we are working hard to get everything back on the up-and-up for you as soon as possible. Rest assured we will have everything up and running within 24 hours from now so your can get back to your normal gaming experience there.
Red: I will be making a report regarding this issue. May I have your email address for your Xbox Live please?
Sha: so it’s not a specific issue to my console and is widespread?
Red: Yes, we highly suggest to try updating again after 24 hours.

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So anyways, I just dropped over $500 (Titanfall bundle + 2 games –talk about an attachment rate from yours truly), and basically I have a brick. I told the guy: “okay, thanks. I’ll try to withhold my meltdown for 24 hours.”

So yes, the Nintendo WiiU initial set up was a nightmare, but at least after several hours, you had a system that was working! EF MY LIFE.

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Video details new features for inFAMOUS Second Son #PS4

Video details new features for inFAMOUS Second Son #PS4

One thing I want to say, the inFAMOUS Second Son, Infamous Papertrail DLC is one of the most annoying DLCs ever created. Basically its a DLC where to continue in the missions, you have to get on your PC and visit a bunch of websites, do a bunch of detective work and decoding, and then you finally jump back on your console to complete the mission. So I’d say 90% of the DLC’s activity is on your PC, and then 10% is on your PS4, which results in a really frustrating gaming experience. I don’t wanna be on my computer solving annoying puzzles, I want to be playing Infamous Second Son, similar to it’s regular story mode–which is great.

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The Last of Us Remastered Announce Trailer #PS4

The Last of Us Remastered Announce Trailer #PS4

This looks like it’s gonna be bad-arse. I never played the original for PS3, so this is going to be welcomed in my game collection.

I tried to get the creator of the Dexter novels (intellectual property) to get a PS4, but he claims he’s broke!

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Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct Unveiling 4.8.2014 WiiU=Winter + 3DS=Summer Release (VIDEO)

Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct Unveiling 4.8.2014 WiiU=Winter + 3DS=Summer Release (VIDEO)

I have both the WiiU and the 3DS. I really wanna get the game asap — which would be the 3DS release, but Smash Bros. is a game meant to be played on the couch with friends in person. I’ll prolly have to get both. Or just the 3DS version and realize my friends rarely come over and there would be no need for the WiiU version. Lol.

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EA SPORTS UFC Cinematic PS4 Trailer

EA SPORTS UFC Cinematic PS4 Trailer

Normally EA Sports, sports games have been fail lately, but it seems they pulled out all of the stops for this one. Pretty impressive looking. I’ll consider getting it when it’s in the discount bin at Amazon, if Amazon had physical discount bins…

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