The Wii U portable advantage: Lol I never thought of this

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#1 Edited by Pikminmaniac (11194 posts) -

With the vast majority of Wii U's games supporting off TV play with its streaming tablet, you can take the small, portable console anywhere that has an outlet and just start playing full console experiences on a tablet sized screen. Waiting for the plane or flying can be a fun filled romp through the mushroom kingdom now :)

#WiiUadvantage

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#2 Posted by freedomfreak (49794 posts) -

Lulz.

Like hell, I'm gonna drag a console around though.

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#3 Posted by Animal-Mother (27350 posts) -

@freedomfreak said:

Lulz.

Like hell, I'm gonna drag a console around though.

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#4 Edited by bezza2011 (2729 posts) -

@Animal-Mother said:

@freedomfreak said:

Lulz.

Like hell, I'm gonna drag a console around though.

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#5 Posted by Xaero_Gravity (9788 posts) -

@bezza2011 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

@freedomfreak said:

Lulz.

Like hell, I'm gonna drag a console around though.

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#6 Posted by ConanTheStoner (17140 posts) -

@Xaero_Gravity said:

@bezza2011 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

@freedomfreak said:

Lulz.

Like hell, I'm gonna drag a console around though.

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#7 Edited by DJ-Lafleur (35516 posts) -

I don't know if dragging the Wii U around would be THAT big of a deal. It's supposed to be the lightest of the 8th gen consoles I believe. If you have a large enough bag and aren't traveling with a billion things I think it could work out.

But yeah, the fact that the Wii U can act as both a console and handheld is pretty neato.

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#8 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

It cross my mind once. I just never considered it because the idea is just borderline ridiculous.

Since we're on system wars: thats Plus One for Nintendo. :D

now theres no need for 3DS Ports. ;)

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#9 Posted by zassimick (10378 posts) -

If I traveled a lot out of the home, staying in hotels quite often, I'd take advantage of the feature. But for a vacation trip? Nah.

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#11 Posted by cainetao11 (32437 posts) -

@freedomfreak said:

Lulz.

Like hell, I'm gonna drag a console around though.

LOL, but honestly my laptop is heavier and bigger.

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#12 Posted by kitty (115326 posts) -

@freedomfreak said:

Lulz.

Like hell, I'm gonna drag a console around though.

I did it back in the ps2 days. I had a flip screen for mine. I suddenly became the most popular kid at school lol.

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#13 Edited by freedomfreak (49794 posts) -
@kitty said:

I did it back in the ps2 days. I had a flip screen for mine. I suddenly became the most popular kid at school lol.

My brother's girlfriend had the same. She just played the Sims and FF12 :p

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#14 Posted by kitty (115326 posts) -

@freedomfreak said:
@kitty said:

I did it back in the ps2 days. I had a flip screen for mine. I suddenly became the most popular kid at school lol.

My brother's girlfriend had the same. She just played the Sims and FF12 :p

Lol. Good times. :P I remember a friend bought tekken tag tournament to school once. Oh man, so many people wanted to play.

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#15 Posted by darkspineslayer (22393 posts) -

Please tell me you can understand how goddamn ridiculous that idea is.

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#16 Edited by bobbetybob (19370 posts) -

Just need two plug sockets so you can charge the gamepad after it loses power 5 minutes into use.

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#17 Posted by _Matt_ (10433 posts) -

@ConanTheStoner said:

@Xaero_Gravity said:

@bezza2011 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

@freedomfreak said:

Lulz.

Like hell, I'm gonna drag a console around though.

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Also, if I wanted to do this, I would just use my Vita to remote play my PS4, same effect, except without having to drag a console around.

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#18 Posted by _Matt_ (10433 posts) -

@bobbetybob said:

Just need two plug sockets so you can charge the gamepad after it loses power 5 minutes into use.

Oh come on Bobbety, let's be fair here....

You can get at least 15 minutes out of that gamepad!

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#19 Edited by donalbane (16383 posts) -

Don't play my Wii U at home much less on the road. Nice that people who like the games have a pseudo-portable option, though.

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#20 Posted by Demonjoe93 (9869 posts) -

Eh, seems like more of a hassle than it's worth. I would rather just use a handheld for playing away from home.

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#21 Posted by Chutebox (43118 posts) -

@freedomfreak said:

Lulz.

Like hell, I'm gonna drag a console around though.

Heh, it's not very big. I'ts not an every day thing that I'd take with me. But for long trips on a train/plane or something like that? Why not.

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#22 Posted by Chutebox (43118 posts) -
@bobbetybob said:

Just need two plug sockets so you can charge the gamepad after it loses power 5 minutes into use.

Nope! I have a USB from pad to console.

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#23 Posted by fgjnfgh (2650 posts) -

18 hours fly is rough. Def would try Wii U in a very long distance air fly. I don't know if it's safe for your Wii U because planes are prone to air bumps.

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#24 Posted by foxhound_fox (96695 posts) -

@freedomfreak said:

Lulz.

Like hell, I'm gonna drag a console around though.

People dragged around 30 pound laptops in the 1990's.

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#25 Posted by Heil68 (57704 posts) -

@Xaero_Gravity said:

@bezza2011 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

@freedomfreak said:

Lulz.

Like hell, I'm gonna drag a console around though.

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#26 Edited by YearoftheSnake5 (9113 posts) -

If I were to go on a long trip, I'd definitely take my Wii U.

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#27 Posted by freedomfreak (49794 posts) -
@foxhound_fox said:

People dragged around 30 pound laptops in the 1990's.

Yeah, and it's not the 1990's anymore.

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#28 Posted by enzyme36 (3022 posts) -

I bring that sucker all around my house tho.... for some reason it never really clicked that I didnt need a TV to play, until I brought it home. Just an outlet and your good to go!

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#29 Posted by foxhound_fox (96695 posts) -

@freedomfreak said:
@foxhound_fox said:

People dragged around 30 pound laptops in the 1990's.

Yeah, and it's not the 1990's anymore.

And you can't get a Wii U experience on a Vita, 3DS or Android/OSX platform.

Seems like it would be worth the effort if all one needs is a 120V outlet.

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#30 Posted by freedomfreak (49794 posts) -
@foxhound_fox said:

And you can't get a Wii U experience on a Vita, 3DS or Android/OSX platform.

Seems like it would be worth the effort if all one needs is a 120V outlet.

Yeah, no. I'd rather just leave it at home. A WiiU is the last thing I need on me when travelling.

I'd much prefer to take an actual handheld with me, or laptop.

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#31 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (4988 posts) -

@DJ-Lafleur said:

I don't know if dragging the Wii U around would be THAT big of a deal. It's supposed to be the lightest of the 8th gen consoles I believe. If you have a large enough bag and aren't traveling with a billion things I think it could work out.

But yeah, the fact that the Wii U can act as both a console and handheld is pretty neato.

I have a Wii U and a Ps4 and the Wii U is about half the weight of the PS4 and about 3/4 of the size. Easily 1/2 the size of the XB1.

@_Matt_ said:

@ConanTheStoner said:

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Also, if I wanted to do this, I would just use my Vita to remote play my PS4, same effect, except without having to drag a console around.

Yeah but you don't get the lag effect that you do using remote play with the Vita. All 3 games I've tried to use remote play on (NBA 2k14, Killzone, Infamous SS) have has a little bit of lag to them, even though I was sitting right next to the PS4. I would also point out the lack of required buttons and the shoddy touchscreen "buttons" to make up for them. Sure, dragging the Wii U around isn't exactly ideal, but it's the easiest way to get a console on the go without any draw backs.

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#32 Posted by lamprey263 (34416 posts) -

well, this is kind of ridiculous in most cases, then again if you're gonna be on one of those huge flights halfway around the world that can take like 10 to 14 hours, it can kind of be worth the effort

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#33 Posted by Renegade_Fury (19627 posts) -

I'd rather just play something on my laptop, and it has a much wider selection of games too.

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#34 Posted by inb4uall (6564 posts) -

I would be afraid the wii U screen would get scratched during travel. :s

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#35 Posted by Meinhard1 (6790 posts) -

I think that's a delightful idea. If I saw someone doing that in an airport I'd want to high-five them.

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#36 Posted by SolidGame_basic (22190 posts) -

I actually do have a Wii U travel bag as cheasy as it sounds

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#37 Posted by _Matt_ (10433 posts) -

@Toxic-Seahorse said:
@_Matt_ said

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Also, if I wanted to do this, I would just use my Vita to remote play my PS4, same effect, except without having to drag a console around.

Yeah but you don't get the lag effect that you do using remote play with the Vita. All 3 games I've tried to use remote play on (NBA 2k14, Killzone, Infamous SS) have has a little bit of lag to them, even though I was sitting right next to the PS4. I would also point out the lack of required buttons and the shoddy touchscreen "buttons" to make up for them. Sure, dragging the Wii U around isn't exactly ideal, but it's the easiest way to get a console on the go without any draw backs.

I've never really experienced much of said lag (played Killzone, Need For Speed, and all the indie games this way). The control inputs however is a more than valid point. Why on Earth did Vita not just have an L2 and R2 in the first place? Ack.

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#38 Posted by Postosuchus (587 posts) -
@Renegade_Fury said:

I'd rather just play something on my laptop, and it has a much wider selection of games too.

Not to mention a wide range of non-gaming usages. I feel like the Wii U should have just been the tablet; Nintendo gamers claim not to care about graphics, so rehashing gamecube-level visuals a third time should still have been attractive, especially in a more portable form.

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#39 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (2620 posts) -

they should have advertised this more, but

@ConanTheStoner said:

@Xaero_Gravity said:

@bezza2011 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

@freedomfreak said:

Lulz.

Like hell, I'm gonna drag a console around though.

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#40 Posted by jg4xchamp (61445 posts) -

@freedomfreak said:

Lulz.

Like hell, I'm gonna drag a console around though.

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#41 Posted by UnbiasedPoster (1134 posts) -

@foxhound_fox said:

@freedomfreak said:

Lulz.

Like hell, I'm gonna drag a console around though.

People dragged around 30 pound laptops in the 1990's.

They used to sacrifice virgins too, doesn't make it right.

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#42 Edited by superbuuman (5902 posts) -

Eh hardly an advantage, already have 3DS for this..why would I want to do that?...console for me = playing on big screen. :P

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#43 Posted by trugs26 (7463 posts) -

Lol that's hilarious. Those are some dedicated gamers.

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#44 Posted by Gaming-Planet (18617 posts) -

They should market this more and make a Wii U slim for better portability.

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#45 Posted by KungfuKitten (24546 posts) -

About as ridiculous as watching TV through your console.

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#46 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

@ Gaming-Planet

They can Call it the "Wii Go"

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#47 Posted by princeofshapeir (16593 posts) -

You'd have to be really pathetic to insist on going to such lengths just to play video games while away from home.

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#48 Posted by R4gn4r0k (26934 posts) -

Not a bad idea.

But I'd rather take my 3DS or Vita with me.

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#49 Edited by Netret0120 (3463 posts) -

Only the most dedicated addict would waste their time with this.

I wouldn't take that on a holiday. A holiday is to get away from my normal life. Not to bring it with me

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#50 Posted by no-scope-AK47 (3755 posts) -

That is just dumb. Just use your cell phone and you can use the emulator of your choice for 1080p classic gaming.