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Nintendo Previews April Wii U Update: Load Times Significantly Reduced
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March 27, 2013, 05:08:10
 


Looks like a big improvement!

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Posted: 03/27/13, 05:08:10  - Edited by 
 on: 03/27/13, 05:14:43    
 
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@GameDadGrant
If it makes you feel better - I laughed at your joke

@Tranquilo
Agreed - but it is what it is... oh well.


Posted by 
 on: 03/28/13, 01:24:26
@Xbob42

Got my first SSD on my desktop. It's awesome. Just for Windows at this moment, may move Bioshock over there, but it's night and day difference in boot up.


Posted by 
 on: 03/28/13, 01:24:54
It's an improvement, but posting something to Miiverse is still going to be much slower than it should be.


Posted by 
 on: 03/28/13, 03:42:52
@Kal-El814

How do we know? Or is this only improving game start up/quit times?


Posted by 
 on: 03/28/13, 03:54:52
Xbob42 said:
@-JKR- Hah. Play Year Walk, Ridiculous Fishing or The Room and come back and say that shit. You can play those while waiting for your Wii U to grow a beard loading the main menu. :p
I keep hearing about Year Walk, Year Walk, Year Walk all over the place, I need to try that game out apparently it sets a new high bar for artsy fartsy iOS adventure games.


Posted by 
 on: 03/28/13, 07:17:55
Mop it up said:
I miss the days when all systems did was play games, so much simpler...

Yeah. I've got mixed feelings about that. I did love the simplicity of yesteryear, but I also enjoy all the new modes, features and options of today. I'm just greedy I guess, I WANTS IT ALL!

Xbob42 said:
Hey, some cartridge games still had load times. Sim City on the SNES had some epic load times as it generated worlds.

Well yeah, but c'mon. Games like that were the exception, not the rule!

@Smerd



Posted by 
 on: 03/28/13, 13:49:50
deathly_hallows said:
Xbob42 said:
@-JKR- Hah. Play Year Walk, Ridiculous Fishing or The Room and come back and say that shit. You can play those while waiting for your Wii U to grow a beard loading the main menu. :p
I keep hearing about Year Walk, Year Walk, Year Walk all over the place, I need to try that game out apparently it sets a new high bar for artsy fartsy iOS adventure games.

Hah, sure, artsy fartsy. That's what it's about. Riiiiight. ;) Wear headphones. Play in the dark at night by yourself.


Posted by 
 on: 03/28/13, 13:54:45  - Edited by 
 on: 03/28/13, 13:55:04
@VofEscaflowne

App switching time is comparable to Miiverse switching time for me, I think it's a safe assumption. Would love to be wrong.


Posted by 
 on: 03/28/13, 14:34:27
Looks like a decent improvement. It still could be better, but I'll take it.


Posted by 
 on: 03/28/13, 15:26:35
Xbob42 said:
@-JKR- Hah. Play Year Walk, Ridiculous Fishing or The Room and come back and say that shit. You can play those while waiting for your Wii U to grow a beard loading the main menu. :p

You must have missed my word "generally" which indicates that of course there are a few (very few, percentage wise) exceptions however the vast majority is total garbage. :)

Of course exceptions always exist.


Posted by 
 on: 03/28/13, 16:36:10
Update should be available tomorrow! Nintendo mentioned there was going to be network maintenance on Monday. Plus Nintendo said Wii U Virtual Console would be up and running the day after the update, and Excite Bike has been confirmed for Tuesday.

Load times... buh-bye!


Posted by 
 on: 04/21/13, 18:06:01  - Edited by 
 on: 04/21/13, 18:06:31
^ but thats not confirmed? They did say April though


Posted by 
 on: 04/21/13, 18:24:16
@Wellsy529Correct, the date is NOT confirmed, but everything adds up. April is almost up, network maintenance (confirmed), and Excite Bike release date of Tuesday (confirmed).


Posted by 
 on: 04/21/13, 18:30:47  - Edited by 
 on: 04/21/13, 19:38:25
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