So I decided to actually pre-order the wii u as it'll be unavailable at least during the holiday season and because the Deluxe really had no incentive unless you really call a few peices of plastic and nintendoland(which I ordered by the way) and it's black an incentive.. okay to each his own.
One of my local stores has the actual gamepad out on display but not for sale, they're trying to see if people like the controller and they also have the pro controller out as well (some stores already have em in the back..) and well I liked it and because it's so useful in assassins creed 3 I ordered that, mario bros u, nintendo land, zombie u, pikmin 3, rayman, black ops 2, and 2 white pro controllers. I've spent over $800 on the launch(closer to 900 with taxes/shipping). I usually don't jump on the band wagon, but while the ps4/720 may have better gfx and processing power the gap won't be as huge as it was this gen probably because Microsoft and Sony have lost so much that it's not an incentive to create a powerful console but a strong platform which Nintendo usually provides. Sure the Wii wasn't in the same league but it's core titles were strong in sales and had great 3rd party support. Now MS/Sony already claim they have the wii u's gampad feature, an app is not the same as hardware and it's not even close, and the vita while an awesome mobile device and can do what sony claims not every game takes or will take advantage of that because the vita costs $250 alone and the ps3 is around $300 at this point in time.
The only game I really will be playing at launch is assassins creed 3, already played through assassins creed 1-2, brotherhood - revelations within the last few months, fun games love the open world.
Like the original wii this is going to be a hard to get or your going to over pay to have it by christmas. Try to get in a pre-order if they're still doing it(walmart is really the last retail store, and will have stock at launch!) Be warned, expect to spend a day at walmart if you really want it.
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Kits that I'm working on.
[Unity3D 4.0] LTTP/Minish Cap - I don't have time for custom gfx like what the pze folks are doing but I will try and work on some enhanced LTTP graphics.
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Asrock X79 Extreme9 w' creative sound
64GB corsair platinum @ 1600MHZ
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