said by MrMaster:Agreed. Rural internet disconnects happen often. Far more than urban broadband as a whole.
I don't have a Wii U but I can assure you dropped internet connections and power failures are a fact of life for some of us. Some of it is from infrastructure and others is from using wifi with codes that expire at in-opportune times. (eg, at a hotel)
Re: Boggles my mind
said by amungus:3G/4G wireless would be horrible. Especially if you are over your cap for the month. It would cost you $10-15 for that download.
Truly sucks. Can't imagine being a kid, all happy to play a brand new game, only to be stuck with this, especially via a 3G or sat. connection... seriously... what are kids who are in the middle of nowhere supposed to do? Imagine being one of the unlucky ones who ends up breaking their damn system by simply doing what they thought was "the right thing." The amount of anger and needless pain this will cause people is just sad.
Every time I fire up my PS3, seems like I'm also greeted with another mess of an update, which diminishes my time/interest in using it for gaming or Netflix. This sucks even worse for Nintendo.
Satellite... if you have Hughesnet (not-gen4) you wouldn't even be able to download it with the small daily caps.
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| |said by silbaco:When the japanese NES (Famicom) was released it was glitchy and nintendo had to fix the problems, recall the system, and replace everyones consoles. said by Arturas :
so I say this when writing about my WII U experience to put things back into real world perspectvie, all consoles need updates and my Ps/3 needed one right off the bat also and frankly it's operation could never reach the polished presentation and operation...
I disagree! My NES has never needed a patch.
Two years later when the US version released they had all the bugs worked out.
Any "fixes" that were needed were programmed on the game catridges.
On the NES they also used chips in the cartridge and memory mappers to allow you do things the NES itself was not capable of doing.
They would have no choice but to program around any system software issues basically with "hacks" to make things work right. Game testing was very important.
When CD systems came out like playstation then they went to having patches that loaded with the CD since they had no hardware solution in a cartridge to fix issues.
Still full testing was very important as you needed all the bugs worked out before releasing the game.
Now-a-days they can start manufacturing hardware 6 months to a year in advanced before they have a final release software on the console.
Then when you first plug it in, you have to update to the final software.
Instead of them giving you a CD to update they force you to do it over the internet as it is cheaper for them.
Now they dont have to test as much since they can just patch it later when customers find the problems for them.
The game programmers dont necessary have to program around glitches if they can get the console manufacture to fix the firmware in the console before they release the game.
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News at 11? Unplugging a console or pc while it's updating is bad, OMG??!!!!???
Serious Question Why in the world would people plunk down that kind of money -- state of the economy be damned -- for consoles and handhelds that absolutely MUST phone home to the mothership, MUST ask permission if its okay for for the welfare kid to come over and play, MUST stand in the doorway when your food-stamp chuffin' narrow ass arrives where she grumbles "Papers, bitte" in her native dialect, and then suddenly pops open her blouse and says, "You vill suckle 1GB auf virmware NOW, und maybe I vill make you borscht pizza rolls - iv I veel like eet, javoord"?!?!
No wonder people still clutch their Ataris, their NES and SNESes, Genesises and Dreamcasts, PS1 and PSTwos -- they were as true as "Plug N Play" and you could possibly get. And in case the dimbulb BIOS/Firmware engineers made a very big oops turning the consoles into hotbeds for "unauthorized" homebrew and piracy, their only recourse was to suck it up, and try to out think the hacktivists the next time around.
The scary thing about all of this is that for the better part of the last 10 years, PC gamers would stand there like Toe Jam and & Earl pointing their fingers, flashing gang signs, and laughing at all the RRODs and other hoops console gamers had to go through all the while rapping about they could update their BIOS without issue, cheat whenever they wanted to (where's Codebreaker for the X360?!?) and thinking they were all gangsta when their hip-hopping PCs would run just about anything they could throw at 'em. Suddenly, the SecureBoot jack-in-the-box snuck up behind them and bellowed "BOOGIE! BOOGIE! BOOGIE! BOOGIE!" It's sad to see the control freakery of consoles bleeding over into PCs, but it's not like we weren't warned. The infamous "Halloween Memos" showed exactly what Microsoft always intended for PCs (i.e. total control; no linux), and the Xbox was their Secure-Boot Skinner box all along.