Category Archives for Wii U

What is the Best Video Game Console for Families?

What is the Best Video Game Console for Families?Unless they were a gamer themselves, it is doubtful that very many parents have ever said, “What this family really needs is a video game system.” But even if you have never uttered those words your kids probably have. So what video game console is best for families the Playstation 4, Xbox One, or the Nintendo Switch console?Continue reading

Physical Video Game Copies vs. Digital Copies – Which is Better?

In previous years there was only one way to purchase video games. You went to your local store and bought the video game which was on a disc or cartridge.

Now video game systems along with the technology that supports them have advanced to the point where we have another option – Digital Copies. These digital copies are downloaded directly to your video game console and allow you to play the game just as you would with a physical copy of the game.

So what type of copy (physical or digital) should you buy when you purchase your next video game? Is one type better than the other?

Physical copies and digital copies both have their own advantages and drawbacks. So we decided to examine this topic by taking a look at the pros and cons of each option. As part of this examination we are taking a look at this issue from the perspective of someone who wants to pre-order a video game that hasn’t been released yet.

If you are new to the world of gaming you might not be familiar with the concept of pre-ordering games. You can read more about what pre-ordering of video games is here.

So let’s begin.

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What Are Video Game Pre-Orders?

New video games are constantly being introduced. Prior to the release of new games they are promoted in an effort to create excitement and demand much in the same way new movies are promoted.

Similar to how you can purchase tickets ahead of time for a big movie opening you can purchase video games before they are released as well. Purchasing a video game before it is released is called pre-ordering.

If you are excited for a new video game pre-ordering is a great way to ensure that you will be able to play that game as soon as it is released.

Ways to Pre-Order New Video Games

If you think you are interested in pre-ordering a game you should know that there are two ways to do it.

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Which Video Game Consoles are Backwards Compatible? Compare Wii U, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

There has been a lot of talk lately about backwards compatibility with video game consoles. So what does it mean when a video game system is backwards compatible and how does backwards compatibility impact which of the big three video game consoles (Wii U, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4) you should buy.

What does it mean if a video game console is backward compatible?

If a video game console is backwards compatible it can play video games that were developed for the previous version of that console. Continue reading

Wii U Deluxe 32 GB video game console versus Wii U Basic 8 GB video game console

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If you are looking at buying a Wii U console you are probably wondering if you should buy the Wii U 32 GB console (black) or the Wii U 8 GB console (white). The first difference you will notice between the two consoles is price. The 32GB version is usually around $50 more expensive than the 8 GB version.

Other than a couple of extras that come with the 32 GB console, both the 32 GB and 8 GB consoles come with the same basic accessories to get you up and running. So how can you decide if you should spend approximately an extra $50 dollars for the 32GB version? To answer that question you need to think about how you intend to use the Wii U.Continue reading

Buying a Wii U console will save you money if you already own a Wii console

Do you have a Wii and are now thinking of purchasing one of the new video game consoles like the Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3, or PlayStation 4, but you are unsure which one you want to buy? Well, I have something new for you to think about. The controllers.

Most people focus on the cost of they systems they are looking at purchasing. We often get overwhelmed as we look at the different bundles that are being offered and deciding how much memory we need the unit to have and if we want/need the motion sensor. So it is no surprise that we usually don’t think about he cost of controllers – thinking that cost will remain the same regardless of what console we decide to go with, but unfortunately that is not the case – especially if you are looking at getting the Wii U. Continue reading