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Confirmed: You can play Wii U at work, school or in the operating room. No TV needed


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Initial post: Nov 8, 2012 2:27:51 PM PST
http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/11/...ng-about-wii-u

Unless the game you're playing requires two screens, of course. Other than that as long as you have access to an electrical outlet you can play Wii U games on just the gamepad.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 2:35:01 PM PST
"Unless the game you're playing requires two screens, of course. Other than that as long as you have access to an electrical outlet you can play Wii U games on just the gamepad. "

and the console is with in x amount of feet from the gamepad

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 2:55:06 PM PST
Kirksplosion says:
I wanted to read the source, but it appears to be a truncated URL.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 2:56:15 PM PST
Using a mobile?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 2:59:17 PM PST
Kirksplosion says:
Nope. Just copying and pasting that URL takes me directly to the IGN homepage. I assumed it was the "..." in the middle to blame.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 3:02:29 PM PST
Does your PC think it's a mobile?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 3:03:49 PM PST
Kirksplosion says:
Not sure, but my Mac thinks your URL is so very bogus.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 3:42:25 PM PST
Zeno says:
http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/11/08/what-were-learning-about-wii-u

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 3:44:54 PM PST
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Posted on Nov 8, 2012 4:08:28 PM PST
Flores. says:
>>Here's something that may surprise some folks. There is no ethernet port on the Wii U. Wi-Fi only unless you buy a dongle.<<

https://mobile.twitter.com/Dinfire/status/266273769675423745

Fail.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:10:16 PM PST
Yes. Yes, you did.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:10:32 PM PST
Source is some random guy's twitter? Okay.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:12:02 PM PST
Flores. says:
Gametrailers.com editor-in-chief

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:13:11 PM PST
Give him credit. It's better than the time he claimed his source was statistics, many statistics.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:13:50 PM PST
Flores. says:
Gametrailers.com editor-in-chief

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:14:09 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 8, 2012 4:14:35 PM PST
Ah, okay. Actually, now that I think about it, wasn't the Wii the same way? Since the downloads are so small, I never had any problem with just using the wi-fi though. My PS3 and 360 are hardwired, and still slower than crap but it does help a bit.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:16:02 PM PST
Is better looking than you?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:17:00 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 8, 2012 4:21:46 PM PST
Flores. says:
I don't think downloads will remain small, though.
Funny thing is that N Fanboys were praising nintendo for including an HDMI cable, while at the same time they're pulling a Microsoft by not including both WiFi and wired connections out of the box.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:21:49 PM PST
Does it offend you that the Wii U lacks an ethernet port? Are you canceling your preorder?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:21:58 PM PST
Meh, I use wireless on both my consoles and they are just fine. The 360 is faster but that is probably because the built in wi-fi is N instead of G. As long as this is an N adapter I'll be peachy. Also, I bet they'll sell an ethernet adapter too.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:22:39 PM PST
Flores is just finding things to pick at, it's payback for all the meanie-heads around here that pick on him all the time.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:23:15 PM PST
Flores. says:
I don't have a preorder. Kids are still on probation.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:24:20 PM PST
Are you offended that the Wii U lacks an ethernet port?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:24:42 PM PST
Yes, my Wii doesn't have an Ethernet port either. Honestly I don't see this as a big deal as I've practically always used the wifi on all my systems and never had any problems. The PS3 downloads take a while but that's not because it has a slow connection.

And yes. I am happy Ninty is including an HDMI cable with their new console. I've never owned one before and look forward to losing my HDMI virginity to the first console of a new generation.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:28:37 PM PST
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