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[Wii U] THREAD IS DEAD. POST IN THE NEW ONE.

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edited November 2014 in Games and Technology
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Start by sending a PM containing your forum name/NNID to @ " MNC Dover " (remove the spaces before and after the " " marks or it won't work) to get added to the list. Please send me your info like it's shown below to make my job easier.

Also, make sure to enable your friend's list. Do this by hitting the home button on your gamepad and selecting the "friend list" icon on the far left OR going to the MiiVerse and searching for the NNID manually (recommended).

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Some important notes/tips from PA posters to help smooth out your initial Wii U experience.
1) Improving Wifi performance
-- It looks like the WII U has some issues with DHCP and automatic configuration of wifi. If you know how, manually enter your IP information into the Wii U, setting the IP Address, Subnet, and gateway to match your DHCP settings but in an area that the modem isn't giving out (up around 240-250 is usually safe). Then manually set DNS - if you don't know it, use 8.8.8.8 (google's DNS). This allowed things to work much better for me.

2) Opting in to friend requests must be done before you can receive friend requests. Do this by hitting the Home button, tapping on Friend List orange button on the left, tap on Settings, enable friend requests.

3) Why the Friends Lists are like they are:

--I wouldn't be surprised if the Miiverse servers really are integral to the Wii U's experience, and timeouts were what was causing the lag.

--Also, I think I've figured out how friend invites work, and why there are 2 different ways to enter them.

--Miiverse: Social integration. You have to opt in to allow friend requests on Miiverse (which at least 4 people in the OP haven't done, *cough cough*) . If you allow friend requests in that, then you'll get notifications when people add you through it, which can be due to profile posts or from playing with other people or all that jazz.

--If, however, you don't want the world to be able to add you, you can just have friends add you via mutual NNID exchange. This is where someone puts in your NNID into their console, and you are not informed about it... But if you put their NNID in as well, then voila! You have each other as friends. (This is how I added the 4 people in the OP who didn't have their friend requests turned on).

--So basically, Nintendo's created two avenues to add friends that are NOT mutually exclusive and can be used as a gatekeeper. If you want the world to be your friend, awesome! If you don't want the world up in your grill but you still want the ability to add friends, awesome! If you want the whole world to leave you alone, go for it.

4) The home button takes a screen shot. Once the home menu is up, you can jump to the miiverse and post it in a comment there. If you don't post it, it's gone as soon as you go back to the game, to be replaced with a new one next time you hit Home.

5) Game updates can be downloaded in the background. If you click the "Start Game" button it will begin background downloading. Then you can do whatever you want while the game update downloads. I don't know if it specifically downloads while you are in the game you're downloading for, but it definitely does if you quit out of it. There is also a "Download Manager" app on the Home button where you can see what it's doing with the downloads.

So the Wii U is Nintendo's newest console. If you wish to buy it, then you have around four flavors: Deluxe Cheesecake, Hyrulian Pecan Pie, and Mario Tiramisu. There's also a ZombiU edition floating around.

The best bet is the Zelda edition. You get most of the perks of the Deluxe version, which means a 32gb HDD, fancy cradles for the gamepad, and a black console. You also get a shiny Wind Waker-theme gamepad and a digital copy of Wind Waker HD AND the Hyrule Historia (a book for Zelda nerds). The only reason to get the Deluxe version over this is that you don't want Wind Waker and/or REALLY want Mario/Luigi. Yes, the Zelda Wii U gets the Deluxe eShop Promotion (more about that further down this post). Either way you go, these two sets cost $299.99.

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At the heart of the Wii U is the new tablet-esque controller that allows the player to free themselves from the cruel tyranny of the TV. The screen is touch sensitive and can be used via stylus or finger. The controller features dual stick controller (and the sticks can click for extra functionality), four trigger/bumper buttons, four face buttons, and both accelerometer and gyroscope for motion control. The Wii U actually streams content to the game pad, meaning that many games can be played entirely on the pad while your TV gets used for other crap. In fact, after you do the initial set up, you don't even need to have the Wii U connected to a TV to play it. Meanwhile, other titles will make use of the controller for a variety of gameplay purposes such as inventory management, aiming weapons, and so forth. These titles, obviously, will require a TV to play.

Another important thing to note: the tablet controller also features a camera and microphone. This will be utilized in things like Miiverse, and the Wii U comes with a video chat program installed. This video shows us some of the ways the GamePad can be utilized.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nj_xW6vwK1I

The Wii U can support two of these controllers at the same time, albeit capping the frame rate at 30fps when you do so. The hardware also supports just about everything from the Wii, including the remotes, balance board, motion plus, and so forth. The Wii U also includes a sensor bar for special pointer stuff. There is also a new controller for games that don't require the extra screen. The Pro Controller is intended to be a more comfortable controller for more conventional control schemes.
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The GamePad will NOT be available for sale in North America (and probably not Europe). The price in Japan is the equivalent of around $175, so expect a price point of $150 or so. However, until Nintendo decides to stock 'em, you're stuck with the GamePad included with your system. You will be able to call for a replacement, so don't' fret about breaking one. Note that no Wii U games at launch will make use of two GamePads.

The Pro Controller RSVPs for $49.99.

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Hey, let's talk about Miiverse
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Nintendo is basically diving head-first into online. The Wii U features standard entertainment such as YouTube, Netflix, Amazon, and so forth. The new thing here is Miiverse, which is a network that shows what people are playing, and allows you to brag, get assistance, offer comments, or post crude drawings of genitals get nailed by the frightfully alert moderation staff. The image above shows the Miis clustering around games they play, be they friends or some stranger from Utah, and comments/drawings will pop up every so often. Miiverse is entirely optional, and you can control whether you get posts from just friends, the whole internet, or nobody at all. It also can label posts as spoilers so your gaming experience is never sullied like when your friend tells you that Bowser kidnapped Peach and ruined the whole plot. There are also communities for each game that kinda act like bulletin boards, and many games will feature Miiverse posts in the game itself.

Friend Codes are dead. You make a Nintendo Network ID, and you're done. You got a friend's list, can send messages to friends, follow friend activity (kinda like Twitter), and so forth. WARNING: Your NNID is tied to the console, along with any eShop purchases you make. While it is possible to unlink an NNID, it requires a lengthy phone call to customer service and is unlikely to be fruitful unless your system broke or something. Furthermore, you can only link one Club Nintendo account to just one NNID. They're a bit more lenient about unlinking Club Nintendo accounts, but it still requires an hour on the phone listening to the lowest quality version of the Zelda theme.

Here's an annoying video to demonstrate the feature.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXfqtq_Yk0Y

The Miiverse won't just be a Wii U thing. It'll eventually be ported over to the 3DS, and you'll be able to utilize certain parts of the Miiverse on your PC, smartphones, and tablets-that-aren't-controllers. When this happens is anyone's guess.

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TVii is a rather ambition system that tries to be an all-in-one hub for couch potatoes. Using the Wii U controller like a remote, you can browse and control various programs at any time. This is completely cross-platform, and TVii will search all of the popular streaming services in addition to live TV. Supposedly, you can control your cable box, DVR, and more with the remote for unfettered touch-based television control. This features appears to only be for the NA and JPN markets at this time.

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If you don't have a subscription, you can purchase the episode/subscription from the controller.

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Hey, the Wii U has games. Okay, not a lot, but it has some, and they're pretty great.

What's cool about the Wii U is that it's the first Nintendo home console to allow for digital purchases of full retail titles. It's worth noting that the average size of a Wii U title is 10+ GB, so you will probably need to purchase an external USB Hard Disk Drive if that is the way you want to go. The Wii U supports USB 2.0 HDDs with a maximum size of 2TB, but Nintendo says that a firmware update in the future will allow the hardware to recognize larger drives. HOWEVER, the Wii U will NEVER recognize any storage past the initial 2TB, so...just get a 2TB drive. Honestly, you don't even NEED more space than that.

It's also worth noting that Deluxe Set owners get a deal on the eShop. Every purchase you make on the eShop will give you a number of points back based on a percentage of the purchase. The end result is that you average about 10% off all digital purchases, but since the money you save goes straight into your account it's...not as nice a deal as you'd expect. You still have to spend $59.99 on Darksiders II, you just will have $5.99 on your account for other eShop purchases. This offer ends December 2014, so take advantage of it while you can.

These are all NA dates. Go...somewhere else, Europe.

OUT RIGHT THE FUCK NOW

Games in PINK are pretty much sure-deals. Games in PURPLE may require consideration, either because there are issues with the port, gameplay hiccups you may or may not tolerate, or there is simply a cheaper alternative on another platform. Everything else is probably trash or I don't know enough about it. An asterisk indicates that the game is fully playable on the game pad. Stuff in gray is shovelware or crap.

Are you lazy and just want some quick recommendations? Okay: New Super Mario Bros. Wii U, ZombiU, Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101, and Rayman Legends.
  • Nintendo Land
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii U*
  • Disney’s Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
  • Sonic & All-Stars: Racing Transformed* (it's really cheap on Steam now)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2*
  • Assassin’s Creed III*
  • Darksiders II*
  • FIFA 13
  • Just Dance 4
  • ZombiU
  • Madden NFL 13
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge*
  • Mass Effect 3: Special Edition*
  • Tank! Tank! Tank!
  • Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition*
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited
  • Rabbids Land
  • Skylanders Giants
  • Trine 2*
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2*
  • Funky Barn
  • Toki Tori 2
  • Nano Assault Neo*
  • Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition* (An HD remake of the 3DS version)
  • Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game
  • Game Party Champions
  • Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade
  • 007 Legends
  • Little Inferno
  • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013
  • Avengers: Battle for Earth
  • NBA 2K13
  • Wipeout 3 (THIS IS NOT THE RACING SERIES)
  • Sing Party
  • Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts
  • Rapala Pro Bass Fishing
  • Transformers Prime
  • Ben 10: Omniverse
  • ESPN Sports Connection
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate*
  • LEGO City Undercover
  • Game and Wario
  • Splinter Cell: Blacklist*
  • Pikmin 3
  • New Super Luigi U*
  • The Wonderful 101*
  • Rayman Legends (This is the definitive version, as the touch screen stuff was half-assed on other consoles. The only other version that comes close is maybe PC because it's twenty bucks cheaper)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD (consider this a MUST BUY if you've never played it, but otherwise your purchase depends on whether or not an HD remake is worth fifty bucks)
  • Disney Infinity (it's basically Skylanders from Disney, with all of the expense that infers)
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Wii Party U*
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Super Mario 3D World
  • Just Dance 4
  • Wii Fit U
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns: Tropical Freeze
  • Mario Kart 8
  • One Piece: Unlimited World
  • Shovel Knight
  • Costume Quest 2
  • Just Dance 2015
  • Bayonetta 2
  • Hyrule Warriors
  • Skylanders: Trap Team

On the Horizon
  • Wii Sports Club
  • Super Smash Bros for Wii U
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X
  • Another Castle
  • Armillo
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
  • Citizens of Earth
  • Forma.8
  • Knytt Underground
  • Oddworld: New N' Tasty
  • Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD
  • Pier Solar and the Great Architects
  • Project CARS
  • Sacrilegium
  • Shin Megami Tensai X Fire Emblem
  • Tengami
  • Human Element
  • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
  • Mario Maker
  • Splatoon
  • Yoshi's Wolly World Red
  • Zelda: Wii U
  • Devil's Third
  • Mario Party 10
  • Mario vs Donkey Kong

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Do not get attached to this thread. At some point after the Wii U launches (probably after the first holiday season), the thread will be retired. Okay, at this point it's obvious the Wii U Thread has gotten a stay of execution. This is because the system is doing terribly and there'd be practically no Wii U talk without this thread. Do not point to this thread if we decide to shut down the mega thread for some other console. Instead, take solace in knowing your hardware isn't struggling to beat the PS Vita in sales each month. Having said that, the mod staff reserves the right to shut this thread down whenever it deems fit. Especially if behavior becomes routinely toxic.

I'd like this note in every future Wii U thread.

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    PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    edited July 2014
    Hey, probably want to update X's title.

    Edit: And Smash Bros.

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    Maz-Maz- 飛べ Registered User regular
    This thread is doomed.

    I wouldn't be surprised to see a third party poster make the next thread. I also expect the Wii U thread to become mobile-exclusive soon.

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    TimFijiTimFiji Beast Lord Halfway2AnywhereRegistered User regular
    Doom like the WII U!

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      maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
      Here's a random Wii U screen grab to start the thread off.

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      MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
      Polaritie wrote: »
      Hey, probably want to update X's title.

      Edit: And Smash Bros.

      Updated those names and filled in a lot of extra games into the "on the horizon" section

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      PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
      Huh. I didn't expect Citizens of Earth to be a Wii U title.

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      skeldareskeldare Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
      Can't argue with the thread title.

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      edzeppedzepp Registered User regular
      edited July 2014
      They have Lightsabers in Infinity?

      Also, are we sure that Human Element is actually coming out for the U? Everywhere mentions PS4, PC and XBone, but if there was a Wii U version it doesn't seem to exist any more.

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      MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
      TimFiji wrote: »
      Doom like the WII U!

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      TimFijiTimFiji Beast Lord Halfway2AnywhereRegistered User regular
      I just called and pre-ordered it at Gamestop

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        maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
        edzepp wrote: »
        They have Lightsabers in Infinity?

        Yeah, but you have to scan in every figure to unlock it...so it can get a bit pricey. (I'd rather not do the calculations in my head, lest I be filled with regret.)

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        ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
        That's crazy. Does it take into account the new ones that keep releasing?

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        maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
        edited July 2014
        ArcSyn wrote: »
        That's crazy. Does it take into account the new ones that keep releasing?

        Well, all the figures for "1.0" (The game that released back in August of last year.) are released. 29 in all. 3 are included with the starter pack, so that's 26 additional figures you'll have to purchase. Thankfully CheapAssGamer exists.

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        DusdaDusda is ashamed of this post SLC, UTRegistered User regular
        Aaaalmost got boomeranged at the end, there.

        http://youtu.be/OxHKCpNi6Dc?t=24s

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        skeldareskeldare Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
        So for those wondering, the DLC for One Piece is up on the eShop.

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        skeldareskeldare Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
        edited July 2014
        Holy shit, I'm playing One Piece on 3DS and there's an option to send and receive save data with the Wii U version.

        Edit: And of course the same option is available on the Wii U version.

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        TDawgTDawg Registered User regular
        edzepp wrote: »
        They have Lightsabers in Infinity?

        Yeah, but you have to scan in every figure to unlock it...so it can get a bit pricey. (I'd rather not do the calculations in my head, lest I be filled with regret.)

        I don't think I have moved between ecstatic elation and crushing disappointment so quickly in a long time.

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        RidleySariaRidleySaria AnaheimRegistered User regular
        It's Disney, son. You gots to pony up for the magic.

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        EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
        Alright. Cleared Guacamelee, and got the true ending. That was a pretty fun romp. I think I'll wait until I've finished Child of Light and Warriors Orochi 3 and maybe gotten One Piece UWR before going on to Hard Mode, though.

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        WotanAnubisWotanAnubis Registered User regular
        Maz- wrote: »
        This thread is doomed.

        I wouldn't be surprised to see a third party poster make the next thread. I also expect the Wii U thread to become mobile-exclusive soon.

        Really, the Wii U thread ought to post in the Xbox One and Playstation 4 threads until the next Nintendo console is released.

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        BlueBlueBlueBlue Registered User regular
        save your drafts in their threads until smash bros comes out, then release them here

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        edzeppedzepp Registered User regular
        We should pay money to buy the exclusive rights to the Bayonetta 2 thread so others will have to visit the Wii U thread to read it.

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        PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
        I sort of wonder how much Nintendo can do with Wii U updates. Because it'd be rather nice if it had system level voice chat that can be used while playing games. Also if it just showed the home screen notifications on screen instead of flashing the home button and making you pause the game to see what they are.

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        Mr_GrinchMr_Grinch Registered User regular
        Why isn't "Super Mario 3D World" in Pink on the games list? I hear it's super awesome. Did I hear wrong?

        Also can I take screenshots on the Wii-U to upload and share here? I'm pretty sure it mentioned something about posting them to the miiverse but I don't really know what that is.

        (I'll admit it, the manual is packed in the box, which is now in the loft)

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        vagrant_windsvagrant_winds Overworked Mysterious Eldritch Horror Hunter XX Registered User regular
        ArcSyn wrote: »
        That's crazy. Does it take into account the new ones that keep releasing?

        Well, all the figures for "1.0" (The game that released back in August of last year.) are released. 29 in all. 3 are included with the starter pack, so that's 26 additional figures you'll have to purchase. Thankfully CheapAssGamer exists.

        I wish I was there to count many $'s appeared in each Disney Exec's eyes when someone pitched this idea to them.

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        TaramoorTaramoor Storyteller Registered User regular
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        Woo! My first let's play sort of thing. Never beaten Zelda 1 before and did it without a guide.

        Still a really great game.

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        LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
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        Woo! My first let's play sort of thing. Never beaten Zelda 1 before and did it without a guide.

        Still a really great game.

        It remains one of my favorites of the entire series.

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        fly me to the moon

        and let me play among the stars

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        Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Don't call me Shirley... Registered User regular
        Polaritie wrote: »
        Huh. I didn't expect Citizens of Earth to be a Wii U title.

        I'm actually kind of excited to play it as they took a lot of inspiration from Earthbound and that's never a bad thing.

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        UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
        edited July 2014
        I have been taking a lot of random screenshots of AC4. Very pretty game.

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        More posted here: https://miiverse.nintendo.net/users/unclesporky/posts

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        Skull2185Skull2185 Registered User regular
        Yeah, 3D World needs to be bolded pink with gold trim, and glittery letters. It's hands down the best WiiU game!


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        McFlynnMcFlynn Registered User regular
        Mr_Grinch wrote: »
        Why isn't "Super Mario 3D World" in Pink on the games list? I hear it's super awesome. Did I hear wrong?

        Also can I take screenshots on the Wii-U to upload and share here? I'm pretty sure it mentioned something about posting them to the miiverse but I don't really know what that is.

        (I'll admit it, the manual is packed in the box, which is now in the loft)

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        The main post is a little out of date. It still describes Miiverse as coming to 3DS eventually, for example.

        To take a screenshot:
        Hit your home button while playing, then select the green Miiverse icon. Miiverse is like twitter but for only for Nintendo. From there Miiverse will usually start you in the Game's community if it has one. Hit post in the bottom-right corner. On the upper right of the text box will be an icon for choosing an image. You can select the TV or the Gamepad. Then type up some text or draw something (it won't let you post a sole picture.)

        Then head over to here. Miiverse.com works as well. After you sign in, you need to find your post. It'll sometimes be the most recent post on your Activity Feed, but you'll definitely find it if you go to User Page on the left and then click the Activities tab on the right (Above your country.) There you can click on the image to go to the post and then save it from there with a right click. As far as I know the biggest resolution you can get is 800x450.

        It's a little convoluted, but you get used to it. The biggest drawback is that Miiverse is a little slow, so multiple screenshots is definitely not a fun activity.

        I just made these right now to make sure I was giving you accurate directions:

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        Some games have a built-in screen capture doohickey thats faster. Like, during actual gameplay in Pikmin 3 you can whip out a camera and take a first person picture and those upload straight to Miiverse without having to load the app. Like this:
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        And I really like this one, but I didn't notice the text at the bottom corner until after I turned off my Wii U.

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        So, if you can use the home button at that point in a game, you can take a screenshot of it.

        FYI, those apps you see on the screen whenever you hit the Home button on the gamepad are the apps you can multitask with. You can be playing Mario Kart and open up Miiverse or the Internet Browser (which is surprisingly not horrible) without losing your place in the game.

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        maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
        Keep in mind that you can always use http://i.nintendo.net and upload direct to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or any combination of them.

        I typically upload to Tumblr and just grab the URL from there.

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        McFlynnMcFlynn Registered User regular
        Keep in mind that you can always use http://i.nintendo.net and upload direct to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or any combination of them.

        I typically upload to Tumblr and just grab the URL from there.

        Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa

        That's neat.

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        Mr_GrinchMr_Grinch Registered User regular
        That's ridiculously informative, and very much appreciated, thanks!

        I also vote some of that go in the Op (which as a new Wii-U owner I digested not long after setting up the console!).

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        HounHoun Registered User regular
        One thing that Nintendo needs to improve is reporting. Like, I don't even know how to report someone for playing MK8 online with a Mii named "Diqqmouth". I ended up racing against this clown, and figured I'd report him, only to find no way to do so from the race lobby. So, after I backed out and went to Friends (which also shows recent players), he wasn't on the list; evidently that list is populated with NNIDs, not the specific Mii you were racing as, so I have no idea who it really was.

        C'mon, Nintendo. I'd at least have expected you to get a properly working "Report" button, considering how amazingly anal you are about the sanitation of your online services.

        And yes, "Diqqmouth" was designed to looked like he had a dick in his mouth.

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        UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
        I really wish the Wii U uploaded at full resolution, but the lower res does provide natural AA and hides some flaws I suppose. :)

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        McFlynnMcFlynn Registered User regular
        edited July 2014
        @Mr_Grinch Sorry to keep tagging you, I just want to make sure you read this.

        The way Maximumzero pointed out is a billion times faster. I just tried it out. You log into whatever account once and then it only takes like a minute to take a screen shot, not 3. Plus the Wii U never ever closes a tab on you, so you can just leave a tab open on i.nintendo.net and never worry about it. You can leave the thing off for a week and it'll reopen the last tab. Makes the Miiverse way suck. (Except right now Twitter isn't loading my pictures, so maybe thats the catch...)

        Of course, its also kind of neat to use Miiverse. It's a weird alternate gamer universe where big brother prevents you from swearing.

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        UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
        edited July 2014
        Speaking of reporting people.

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        The guy's comment used to say "not as swampy as my buttcrack slurp slurp slurp."

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        MblackwellMblackwell Registered User regular
        Houn wrote: »
        One thing that Nintendo needs to improve is reporting. Like, I don't even know how to report someone for playing MK8 online with a Mii named "Diqqmouth". I ended up racing against this clown, and figured I'd report him, only to find no way to do so from the race lobby. So, after I backed out and went to Friends (which also shows recent players), he wasn't on the list; evidently that list is populated with NNIDs, not the specific Mii you were racing as, so I have no idea who it really was.

        C'mon, Nintendo. I'd at least have expected you to get a properly working "Report" button, considering how amazingly anal you are about the sanitation of your online services.

        And yes, "Diqqmouth" was designed to looked like he had a dick in his mouth.

        Well, you could have gone to Miiverse.

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