Is anyone excited? It'll be a look at games being released by the end of the year, so I expect some footage of Link Between Worlds, the 3D Mario game, and maybe even a moment on Wind Waker HD since the physical copy is not out yet.
I'm not sure how much truth there is to this considering the sources involved (My Nintendo News, Emily Rogers) but apparently the Wii U update is coming tomorrow. Someone emailed Nintendo in regards to Youtube not working properly on the web browser and the reply stated that tomorrow's big Wii U update will fix it. Emily Rogers also said on Twitter a few days ago to expect the update soon. Maybe today's maintenance also has to do with it? Guess we'll find out tomorrow anyway. It would be nice to get some news from Nintendo Direct and then bam, it's live after the presentation is over.
@VofEscaflowne YES, thank god others bitched about the YouTube bed shitting. Was crashing my system every time, and I love the Wii U...tube...
Best YouTube experience around IMHO!!
So what else is this update supposed to do? Do we have any details? People keep hyping it up. What we should have is higher quality Miiverse pics. It's such a disservice to games like WWHD when the true beauty can't be shared. Even an optional HQ snapshot which loads longer would be awesome.
I don't think there's really any specific details as to what it's supposed to do aside form improve overall system performance. But considering it was delayed, I'm at least expecting a few extra surprise features like we got with the previous one.
I think there will be at least one more Direct before New Years, so I imagine THAT would be when we'd see some cool 2014 teaser. It doesn't make a lot of sense to do right now, because you don't want to somehow cannibalize your own huge games coming in the next few months by teasing something next year!
I think it will be a solid Direct, though, with a nice amount of stuff show that will be in our hands in the next 90 days.
I'm sure they'll do another Direct before the end of the year (I'd put money on it) but if it will be BIG or not, I don't know. I'd put less money, but some still, on them doing at least one Direct this year (later, maybe December) that has some sneak peaks at 2014 software.
But like you said, they are unpredictable! So I may be full of crap!