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User Info: AZHood321

AZHood321
4 years ago#1
Be careful when you pause a Wii U game - it just might cost you.

Nintendo's new system features an 'automatic shutoff' feature, which turns off the system "if there has been no input for a set period of time," according to the system's manual. Here's the catch - a lack of input is still counted when a game is running and paused. We know - we had the system shut off on us when we left the system alone and came back after 90 minutes. System - off. Game progress - lost. By default, this option is activated, and appears to be set to activate after an hour, as we painfully learned.

All is not lost, however. This is able to be adjusted within the system options. You can turn the feature off entirely, or simply adjust the range of 'idle time' the system needs to register. All in all it's not a big deal - unless you don't know it exists. Then you might find yourself replaying a significant portion of a game, as we just did.


http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/11/09/wii-us-scary-automatic-shutoff-feature
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_Taidow_
4 years ago#2
Good to know. Perfect for late nights.
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User Info: Chargrilled

Chargrilled
4 years ago#3
It can be shut off, which is great. I think ps3 has an auto off as well.
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User Info: Twilightbane

Twilightbane
4 years ago#4
That's pretty cool and good to know. Although regardless if I didn't know, I play with the settings for every new system I get before I play the game.
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User Info: Virus66

Virus66
4 years ago#5
Chargrilled posted...
It can be shut off, which is great. I think ps3 has an auto off as well.


Not when playing a game though
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User Info: 759Silver

759Silver
4 years ago#6
At first I thought this would be a deal breaker! lolme
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User Info: Nyyark

Nyyark
4 years ago#7
Ought to write a save state save state to the internal storage and then resume on boot. Could be done on the OS level by dumping the contents of the RAM to Disk and noting what media/programs are running, and devs wouldn't need to know.

Hopefully they'll make it work better in the future with an update.

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P_A_N_D_A_M_A_N
4 years ago#8
Virus66 posted...
Chargrilled posted...
It can be shut off, which is great. I think ps3 has an auto off as well.


Not when playing a game though


360 does.
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User Info: mashu

mashu
4 years ago#9
Nyyark posted...
Ought to write a save state save state to the internal storage and then resume on boot. Could be done on the OS level by dumping the contents of the RAM to Disk and noting what media/programs are running, and devs wouldn't need to know.


My first thought as well. The fact that it does not do this is very surprising to me.

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darkjedilink
4 years ago#10
Definitely getting turned off. I have a nasty habit of pausing a game and letting it sit that way overnight. To this day, I've never played a Zelda game that didn't end up with a timer that said 99:99.
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