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EarthBound is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console in North America and Europe!
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April 17, 2013, 17:24:39
 
Mr. Iwata just announced that passionate fans will finally get a chance to play EarthBound on Wii U by the end of 2013. No additional details are available at this time, but the long wait is almost over!

You Are Not Dreaming This is Real: Nintendo fans rejoice: EarthBound is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console this year. The original game was created by Shigesato Itoi and released on Super NES in 1995.


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Posted: 04/17/13, 17:24:39  - Edited by 
 on: 04/17/13, 21:36:13    
 
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@Xbob42

While I too find the 360 controller more ergonomic, I also like the feel of the PS3 Dualshock. With that said, I don't really hold the two controllers the same way (they don't have the same shape, why would I?). If you really can't find a way to comfortably hold a PS3 controller you should a)find a third party controller you like or b) skip the system altogether.


Posted by 
 on: 04/18/13, 16:01:21
GameDadGrant said:
The 360 pad is great for nearly all games except for fighting games.

So obviously IMO it sucks.

Word.


Posted by 
 on: 04/18/13, 16:43:21
I'll be happy if I can play Earthbound on my Wii U Gamepad and off-TV. Just thinking about fills me with joy. Maybe I'll have some 90's TV going at the same time. Later seasons of MST3K? Animaniacs? What was I watching in 1995? Actually, remembering that Ren & Stimpy was around back then makes the strategy guide a bit less confusing. Gross and stinky were big.


Posted by 
 on: 04/18/13, 16:55:19
Now my kids will finally get to see who this 'Ness' character is from Super Smash Bros. Brawl. I love that my kids love games of all stripes, from a graphics perspective. They will eat this game up with a spoon!


Posted by 
 on: 04/18/13, 16:58:07
I've never played Earthbound, but I always knew that a whimsical RPG like this would be right up my alley. I'm so glad Nintendo has finally taken note of the community and thrown us a bone!


Posted by 
 on: 04/18/13, 17:02:21
@Oldmanwinter
Yeah I want to play both. There are tons of older PC games I want to play.


Posted by 
 on: 04/18/13, 17:20:47
I've never felt any excitement for Earthbound and I still find it hard to see the appeal. Although I don't really enjoy RPG's so that's probably why.


Posted by 
 on: 04/18/13, 17:41:47
I miss the C-stick...



Most comfortable controller ever.


Oh, and in my mind I have already bought and downloaded this game.


Posted by 
 on: 04/18/13, 17:43:50  - Edited by 
 on: 04/18/13, 17:44:53
@Oldmanwinter
Have you tried out the Enhanced Edition. Thoughts?


Posted by 
 on: 04/18/13, 18:56:29
Tranquilo said:
@Xbob42

While I too find the 360 controller more ergonomic, I also like the feel of the PS3 Dualshock. With that said, I don't really hold the two controllers the same way (they don't have the same shape, why would I?). If you really can't find a way to comfortably hold a PS3 controller you should a)find a third party controller you like or b) skip the system altogether.

The point about holding them the same is that if both controllers were ergonomic, you'd rest them both in the palm of your hand. You have to hold the PS1/2/3/4/5/6 controller in a strange, strange manner where you've either got all your fingers cramped on the underside due to the nubby little handles:



or you sort of "float" your fingers and hold it like you're holding a delicate artifact, instead of being able to comfortably wrap your hands around the thing. Unless you've got deformed or super tiny hands. I hate the Sony controller so much.

And I did B. :p

Also, I have Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition! Not really sure what to say about it as I don't remember playing the first all that well... but I'm up to play it sometime if other people are! You can make like a party of 8 bajillion people online!


Posted by 
 on: 04/18/13, 19:56:54  - Edited by 
 on: 04/18/13, 19:58:07
@Xbob42

As a matter of fact I do hold them like a tiny artifact...

I've never had any complaints. It is true that while my whole palm is able to rest on the 360 ("grips?") I hold the dualshock with two fingers on each hand. Usually I use my index for the triggers and my thumbs for the face buttons and thumbsticks. Most of the time my pinkies just hang loose. Nevertheless it seems that the PS4 controller is going to have longer handles for you to grab onto.

This poses an interesting dilemma. Are gamepads only usable in one specific manner, or are different gamepads usable in however method is most comfortable to you? I suppose that according to the school of thought that subscribes to the idea of extremes (if it feels comfortable to hold to an arthritic grandma and an NFL Center everything in between will take care of itself) then my perspective is wrong. Either way I think you pose a valid complaint. Like I said before, I do think the 360 gamepad feels better in my palms (I swear it just nestles so heavenly) but I don't know if I want Sony to copy it outright. Although knowing Sony they probably put their own spin into it and make it their own (like the do half the time in their games department.) But hey, no shame, right? Good artists borrow, great artists steal...

But then again if we follow that rule, Gaga must be the best artist ever... ok I'm going on too wild a tangent now, I'm done with this post.


Posted by 
 on: 04/18/13, 20:09:48
@Tranquilo Haha, I get what you're saying. Diversity is good. Sony doesn't have to copy MS (Though God knows they stole everything from Nintendo for the rest of their controller, so why not?) but I'm glad to see them adding longer handles. A controller shouldn't be something that some people have to tolerate, it should just nestle ever so wonderfully in your hand. The differences in controllers, I feel, should come from button layout, stick layout, stick tension, button firmness/"squishiness," etc.

If something's gonna be in my hand for several hours a day, it had better be comfortable!


Posted by 
 on: 04/18/13, 21:11:08
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