#1 Posted by Unilad (479 posts) -

So I was just watching the Wii U unboxing and it made me remember Gamespot's "We just got a Wii Maraton"! It was awesome! They played the Wii for 4 hours, covered the unboxing, set up, and played loads of games!

Any change GB will do that for Wii U?! It would be so good!

#2 Posted by Dudacles (1435 posts) -

Well, I doubt it'll be the exact same formula, but have no fear, Giantbomb's hallmark has basically become extended sessions of even the worst of games (which is not a bad thing at all) so I reckon you'll get your fill of WiiU coverage through Quick Looks, live streams and what have you soon enough.

#3 Posted by TooWalrus (12970 posts) -

Yeah, they played some Zelda... and some Charlie's Angel's for the Gamecube. Good times.

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#4 Posted by Abendlaender (2596 posts) -

@Dudacles said:

Well, I doubt it'll be the exact same formula, but have no fear, Giantbomb's hallmark has basically become extended sessions of even the worst of games (which is not a bad thing at all) so I reckon you'll get your fill of WiiU coverage through Quick Looks, live streams and what have you soon enough.

Funky Barn! Funkybarnfunkybarnfunkybarn!

I need my Funky Barn coverage!

#5 Posted by spiceninja (3052 posts) -

I remember it. Rich kept calling rupees "bucks".

#6 Posted by captain_clayman (3299 posts) -

I would expect there to be a long session of really bad wii u games.

#7 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -

It arrived in an ice-cream truck if I recall. It was just as I started to follow video games actively.

#8 Posted by FierceDeity (343 posts) -

@Scooper said:

It arrived in an ice-cream truck if I recall. It was just as I started to follow video games actively.

And Brad was the one who received the package. And Rich Gallup played Zelda really poorly (he tried to herd a cat!)

#9 Posted by Y2Ken (969 posts) -

@Unilad: I've watched it probably 4 or 5 times while doing other stuff over the last few years. It's saved onto my hard drive. It came a little after I'd just gotten into shows like On The Spot and found all these great guys. Such good memories, I can't wait for the WiiU one. It almost made me sad that they already have it and won't get the set-up excitement on the day.

#10 Posted by MildMolasses (3193 posts) -

I'd be curious to watch that. It would be cool to remember the excitement over the potential of the Wii prior to its release, before crashing down to reality and remember what actually became of it

#11 Posted by VooDooPC (263 posts) -

Didn't Giant Bomb do that with the Vita?

#12 Posted by buft (3298 posts) -

@VooDooPC said:

Didn't Giant Bomb do that with the Vita?

and Kinect

#13 Edited by CaLe (3678 posts) -

I watched it just a few months ago so yes, I remember it. They were definitely more excited about it than they seem to be about the Wii U. I wonder why...

Because it's not their first rodeo. YEAH.

#14 Posted by TruthTellah (7632 posts) -

@Unilad: They have indicated that they are going to do that(as you're not the first to ask). Right now, though, they're having to navigate the legal matters surrounding it. Nintendo, at the moment, isn't allowing people to record more than short snippets of Wii U gameplay. They were only able to show the two Wii U Quicklook EX's because it was the developers showing it. The crew have said they will be doing some kind of Wii U marathon once they are able to do so.

#15 Edited by Ares42 (2442 posts) -

Can't remember exactly how long the Kinect and Vita launch casts were, but they pretty much QLed every launch game. Would guess they're doing the same thing with Wii U. Although with a Sunday launch it might all be pre-recorded this time.

#16 Posted by hughesie27 (185 posts) -

Hey, does anybody have a link to this video?

It is my first ever memory/video of Ryan that I have and would love to re-watch it. Thanks.

#17 Edited by hughesie27 (185 posts) -

Hey, does anybody have a link to this video?

It is my first ever memory/video of Ryan that I have and would love to re-watch it. Thanks.

#18 Posted by hughesie27 (185 posts) -

Hey, does anybody have a link to this video?

It is my first ever memory/video of Ryan that I have and would love to re-watch it. Thanks.

#19 Posted by mrfluke (4835 posts) -