Although nobody bought the Wii U specifically for Nintendo TVii, the news of its delay was at least disappointing for early adopters hoping to check out this curious little feature that gives users the ability to control their Tivo and have a unified Video on Demand app combining Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant Video. Today, Nintendo has announced that the TVii service will finally come online for the U.S. and Canada territories tomorrow, December 20th. It has some caveats however.
Ubisoft has announced that Assassin’s Creed 3 will receive yet another massive update fixing various bugs and glitches to single player and multiplayer.
I love the lull of December. How there isn’t that many games to write about. How it gives me time to play catch up, however futile that attempt might be. That said, this December has been the weirdest one to date. This is the second week now that something of note is actually coming out, depending on how you want to look at it that is.
European eShop Blocks 18+ Content Untill All The Little Ones Are Tucked Into Bed, Preferably Locked in Their Rooms
Imagine yourself a European person of drinking age in most of Europe, aka 18 years old. You took a day off from work to enjoy the Wii U, which you just got today. You excitedly hook it up, played around with settings, and maybe make a bunch of Miis caricaturing your local celebrities and dogs. But then you decided to join the 21st century and go to the eShop to buy some downloadable retail titles. As an adult you enjoy mature titles (or PEGI 18 following European ratings) and decide to check out such titles as ZombiU or Assassin’s Creed. That’s when Nintendo ruins your day when you realize that they literally block any and all content associated with games rated PEGI 18.
December has arrived, one of the most notoriously quietest month of the year when it comes to game releases. The number of games I’ve seen come out in December that’s even remotely worth giving a damn about can be counted on one hand. By the end of this week, that number will… still be countable on one hand.
The end of an era slowly approaches as Nintendo Power’s final issue hit newsstands this December 11th. Before than, a kind soul has posted a picture of the final cover online, and for those who remember the very first cover of Nintendo Power (see above for you young’uns), brace yourselves and click ahead.
A couple of days ago, people realized that the Wii U’s Netflix app doesn’t have an ‘@’ symbol on the app’s keyboard. This means that any user that uses the ‘@’ symbol either in their password actually can’t log in without having to change the password somewhere else. That problems appears to have been fixed by a recent update.
Hopefully you weren’t counting on using the Wii U’s Nintendo TVii functionality right out of the box come this Sunday. Nintendo has stated in a press release that the feature will be activated in December.
Did you know that the N64 launched with exactly two games in the U.S.? Those times we didn’t have to worry about ports clogging up launch day. Instead we were treated to two original titles that remain as enjoyable today as the day they were released. I don’t think any consoles since then has ever reached that kind of quality to quantity ratio. These days, console launches come alongside a flood of games in hope that someone accidentally buys one of them thinking they can play it on the system they already have. Case in point.