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November 2012 Retro Gaming Article

November 18, 2012 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

I'd rather own one, but it was pretty to cool to test drive a Wii U display model

The empty Wii U kiosk has sat dormant next to a non-functional Xbox for a week at my local Toys R Us. Today the power was on, the blue glow emanating, and a line of kids wailing on the new tablet controller. A nice change from the baren display crying out for some long-awaited hardware.

Wii U display kiosk at Toys R Us
The Wii U locked away from harm in a chasis worthy of deflecting bullets during a Papal visit.
Wii U display kiosk at Toys R Us
The full Wii U display kiosk glowing and calling out to me. I gave it a wink... I'll be back when the price drops ;)

Few launches are problem-free. With wireless configurations, downloading updates, adding new content to devour and interaction with others - frantic new buyers are eager to put it through it's paces. That can inundate things pretty quick. Until the masses descend on the servers and services, it's tough to anticipate every scenario. Hence, there's been a lot of frustration-induced hate online today.

Sure it's frustrating, but these things will be resolved and the Wii U's awesomeness will prevail. Part of being an early adopter is the risk. You hope all goes well, but if launches always went smoothly, everyone would jump in. Keep the faith - Nintendo does some crazy things, but they always seem to know best in the end.

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