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Wii U at E3
« on: June 04, 2012, 07:28:53 pm »
For those of you that have a Nintendo 3DS, they have a video all about the Wii U in the eShop.  One of the Nintendo execs is discussing how the Wii U will be more "revolutionary" and "unique" than the Wii was.  Their plan is to have the controller (or Game Pad, as they are calling it) be alot more interactive than any other controller ever made... not just for games, but for social interaction, and basically anything else you do in your daily life (like texting, or internet browsing).

Personally, i find it extremely ironic that a video game company is attempting to "fix" the problems that apparently so many families face now-a-days (and by that they mean the one problem of families glued to their other electronic devices with no interaction between them).  Seeing the Game Pad being used in action is KINDA cool, but it's really no different than if you were using your iPad to control your tv... and thats basically what is is... Nintendo's version of the iPad, only with a shitload more buttons.

Honestly, I could care less about the whole "social Interaction" part.  I'm not that bad of a gamer where i hibernate in my room all day and night away from other people, I do have a life of my own (or at least try to, lol).  I'm more focused on how the newer games are going to incorporate all of this into something playable... although I do find the whole "motion control" thing getting a bit annoying to the point where it's outstayed it's welcome for quite a while... specially once Microsoft and Sony started joining on the bandwagon (although, if we're going to get technical, didn't Sony seem to "almost get it" with the EyeToy before nintendo came out with the Wii?)

Oh yea, and theres going to be yet another nintendo network channel... which is barely explained but its supposed to be the definitive channel where the Wii U, 3DS, and other future consoles will be linked to it.

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Re: Wii U at E3
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2012, 07:40:36 pm »
Well, they came up with interesting ideas, I always liked Nintendo for making innovative stuff (on which Sony and Microsoft will copy later >.>) and they make pretty durable consoles, like quality over quantity. No wonder why Microsoft and Sony used to sell their consoles at loss while Nintendo always made profit.

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Re: Wii U at E3
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2012, 08:04:24 pm »
It looked interesting, but I am not much into console gaming since the past few years, so I might pass on this one (although I bet my bro will buy it).

My favorite gaming console still remains this:

« Last Edit: June 04, 2012, 08:07:02 pm by DJ_O »

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Re: Wii U at E3
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2012, 10:56:32 pm »
Ipad + Buttons actually sounds really, really nice.

Screw the other features, I can just jailbreak it and use my own apps. I bet someone will get a port of linux running on the controller  itself, which means I won't even need to buy a console.

I hope they sell the controllers above-cost. That way they won't resent people modding them for standalone use.

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Re: Wii U at E3
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2012, 11:02:35 pm »
Ipad + Buttons actually sounds really, really nice.

Screw the other features, I can just jailbreak it and use my own apps. I bet someone will get a port of linux running on the controller  itself, which means I won't even need to buy a console.

I hope they sell the controllers above-cost. That way they won't resent people modding them for standalone use.
I don't think the controller itself has very much processing power. It streams the screen images from the console itself, which probably does most of the processing.
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Re: Wii U at E3
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2012, 11:09:24 pm »
Well, it has enough power to stream a widescreen, standard definition image AND display it at the same time. That's not bad for what we deal with :P

Oh, and from what I saw on wikipedia the console will be pretty powerful. A POWER7 processor, which is a far newer architecture than the PS3 uses, and it's a standard CPU architecture :D. Heck, I bet we'll see Mac OS ported to it. It even looks like an Apple product.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2012, 11:16:19 pm by willrandship »

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Re: Wii U at E3
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2012, 11:40:19 pm »
http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo_direct

Video on nintendo's website for those that dont own a 3ds

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Re: Wii U at E3
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2012, 12:02:41 am »
My favorite game for console is still star fox64 but new ones are interesting though sometimes the emphasis on playing with others can be annoying(like when you wake up at 4 am can't sleep and want to play games but not wake anyone up.) I think this will be interesting to see at  least though
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Re: Wii U at E3
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2012, 04:16:46 am »
Watched it. I surely looks promising!
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Re: Wii U at E3
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2012, 12:30:14 am »
Looks cool, watching the e3 stuff right now. :)