Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by metrotitan, Jun 7, 2011.
Nintendo unveils the Wii U system - CNN.com
Thats awesome, Nintendo just won E3, well, kinda.
Eh wasn't to impressed with the Wii U. I had high hopes for them too. so its a console that has the graphics of what the 360 and PS3 has already and now has a touch screen controller that you can take your games too. eh I feel sorry for Nintendo it used to be so fun I think i'll stay with my PS3 and get PS Vita when it comes out (if i have the moneys)
Watch videos of what the controller can do, or the press conference. It's a hell of a lot more than what you described.
Can't seem to find any, did IGNYoutube upload any?
there's a start.
The Wii U, Nintendo's next console (video) -- Engadget
I believe this is the actual console, or at least it looks like the one in the e3.nintendo.com videos.
Seriously pumped for this.
So many cool things coming out this year.
I wouldn't really call it a brand new console, I was hoping for a complete departure to the Wii brand, motion controls and all.
Oh, and the name sucks.
And this will be bought solely on the fact that they have a Smash Bros game in development. Yes, I'm that fickle.
My thoughts exactly.
It is. Here's the breakdown as I've read:
- Brand new console, looks a lot like the Wii but rounded, don't know the power yet, full 1080p HD output.
- Plays all Wii games and supports all Wii controllers.
- New WiiU controller: 6.2 inch HD touch screen with D-pad, six buttons, two analog sticks, and build in motion and camera.
- New controller not only can add to game play, but can instantly move the gameplay to the 6.2 inch screen to free up TV (as long as the game doesn't need a ton of motion), so it's streaming real time HD game play anywhere withing the WiiU wireless signal.
- Some games will be for the touch controller only, looks like two-player board games on the iPad.
- Rumor they are pretty much copying PS Home and finally coming in the Internet age
- A lot of cross platform gaming between WiiU and 3DS
So pretty much it's a PS3 that is controlled with an iPad running a Zelda game: Zelda Games on Wii U Could Look This Stunning
I'm going to be all over this poorly named thing, but with the "in home" HD portable gaming, means I'll be waiting for this and skipping the 3DS. I wonder if that's a smart move with the PSVita right around the corner?
eight buttons. ZL, ZR, L, R, A, B, X, Y
But as I said in another thread, hopefully by the time Nintendo releases this, they'll reduce the screen size to something more manageable.
IBM just dropped some info on the Wii2's processor. Apparently it's similar to the PC that won Jeopardy. That means it will try to kill you when you asleep.
IBM puts Watson's brains in Nintendo Wii U -- Engadget
Are... Are you serious? You cannot be serious. Thats like saying that you wouldn't call the Playstation 2 or 3 a brand new console.
Now that sounds cool....
...I'll take Who is the Winner of E3 2011 for $2000 Alex.
While I found the whole console reveal to be underwhelming, I can't really see how it would have gone any other way. Since we're kind of plateauing on the graphics level, Nintendo just took the Wii to its next logical conclusion- however, I am impressed with how much of a "Home Console" this game really is, what with being able to play when the tv is on, transfer images and video, and interact heavily. It is impressive, but we were all expecting to be blown away. It's by no means a bad step for Nintendo and it's a hell of a lot more impressive than what Sony or Microsoft have got going on.
Oh, and Smash Bros. Sweet jesus, Smash Bros.
Just because it has Wii in the name and is compatible with the motion controls (And what's wrong with them by the way?) doesn't mean it isn't a new console. That's like saying the PS3 isn't really a new console compared to the PS2.
And it's been hinted at before that they wouldn't drop the name that easily. The average consumer is already familiar with the "Wii" name so just as they did with 3DS, they added something like a letter or numeral to the existing one.
Separate names with a comma.