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PixlTalk Episode 78: Wii U Kindly

Would you kindly listen in to our Wii U heavy podcast?

After making a few predictions last week, Jason and Nick sit down to discuss the results of Nintendo's Wii U Press Event and the events that have followed. Nintendo TVii gets some air time and its potential operability is discussed in detail. The conversation also covers the pricing structures of the system, as well as the strength of the launch line-up and window.

After the basics are covered, the Bayonetta 2 fiasco is discussed in detail as well as the current perception of Nintendo in the marketplace. We finish things off with Jason badgering Nick about Borderlands 2 and Nick's near-complete progress of Xenoblade and how significant of a grind is left to finish up the game.

Tune in for this informative and insightful episode of PixlTalk by using the links or player to the right! Please send any reader mail or comments to or sound off in the comments!



Jason Ross Senior Editor

09/20/2012 at 05:50 PM

Nick and Chessa have since beaten Xenoblade, but I still haven't heard anything about Borderlands 2 from them...


09/20/2012 at 06:29 PM

I was confused by the storage situation after I read the announcement article, but the way Jason explained it in the episode makes sense. It's not such a big deal. I'm just baffled by the death threats you mentioned. Did somebody actually get upset enough to make a death threat because of the Bayonetta 2 exclusive announcement? Death threats in the online community seem to be disgustingly common. I remember hearing about people giving death threats when the new character design for Dante was revealed for the new DMC. It's sad that those individuals not only say things like that, but that their minds actually come up with that solution in the first place as if it's okay to do.

When you hear about Bayonetta 2 in its context it's really cool that Nintendo picked it up and took the risk on it. I wonder if Bungie's next game is going to be available on Wii U. It'll probably be a long time till any news like that comes out, because Bungie's next game is supposedly being announced around E3 2013, so it doesn't make sense for me to ask questions like that so early. But I'm just wondering about all the 3rd party support that will be coming to Wii U in addition to the great stuff they already have. There's some good 3rd party games coming for Wii U, it's a really nice thing to see. I just wonder what other good things will be coming in the next couple years. If Bungie games, Half Life 2 episode 3, Portal 3, or any games like that become available for Wii U, that would be neat.

Joaquim Mira Media Manager

09/20/2012 at 10:56 PM

Some people threatened their own lives because of such an announcement. Go figure what's in the mind of these kids... nothing.

Nick DiMola Director

09/24/2012 at 10:23 AM

It would really be a huge boon for Nintendo if Bungie's stuff came to their system. If I were them, I'd be courting Bungie and ensuring their stuff always made its way to my system.

Valve is another one that I'd make sure I was getting in bed with. These experiences must be on Wii U with some unique functionality if Nintendo expects to continue to compete.

Angelo Grant Staff Writer

09/21/2012 at 12:21 PM

Nintendo TViiis fantastic news for me. The game pad / tablet thing makes it extremely useful. When we eventually get a Wii U, my wife can watch her romantic garbage on the tablet while the boys and I slap the crap out of each other in Smash Brothers. VICTORY!

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