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Old 06-08-2011, 04:17 AM   #1
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As we suspected, Nintendo has used the global exposure of this week’s E3 Expo in Los Angeles to unveil a tantalisingly (pseudo) new home videogame console to the greater gaming world.
The ‘Wii U’ was rolled out during Nintendo’s keynote address on Tuesday and promises to deliver a mixture of long-awaited and unexpected tweaks to the established Wii formula.
Confirming recent rumours regarding the hardware, the Wii U does indeed come with a radically redesigned control pad, which adds an extra gameplay dimension (note: not 3D) to proceedings thanks to the inclusion of a whopping 6.2-inch colour touchscreen.

“Previously, video games played on a home console have been confined to the TV and offered identical viewpoints to each player in a multiplayer environment,” outlined Nintendo in an official release. “Furthermore, watching TV and playing console games have been completely separate experiences,” it added. “The new controller removes these boundaries…”
Although it remains to be seen exactly how software developers integrate the revised visual-physical control interface into upcoming Wii U titles, Nintendo is confident that the introduction of dual-screen home entertainment creates “a more dynamic and fluid gaming experience.”

In terms of possible applications, Nintendo says the controller can host its own games or serve as an extension for others, and it can also be used to enhance gameplay interaction—for example, aiming a baseball pitch or when teeing off in golf. The controller is also capable of serving as a drawing tablet and as a platform for connecting video calls.
Other contributing aspects built into the Wii U gamepad include a Classic Controller button layout, motion-sensing accelerometer and gyroscope technology, a rumble feature, forward- and rear-facing cameras (for augmented reality games), a microphone, and onboard speakers.

“Wii U redefines the structure of home entertainment by fundamentally changing how the TV, the game console and the Internet function and interact together,” enthused Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata. “The experience enabled by Wii U and the new controller takes players deeper in their games, while reaching out wider than ever before to be inviting to all kinds of gamers.”
Each Wii U console will come with a single new controller and will be capable of functioning alongside up to four conventional Wii Remote and Wii Remote Plus wands. The revamped console is also fully backward compatible with all Wii games and all Wii accessories.

The Wii U also supports full 1080p high-definition graphics, which is a current-generation console feature that’s been evident for several years in rival hardware systems and long-requested by Wii gamers. Nintendo is likely hoping the Wii U will reverse declining consumer interest in the market-leading Wii brand, which has dropped over the last 12 months despite the Wii having sold some 86 million units globally.
Leading third-party publishers such as Electronic Arts (EA) and Ubisoft have already announced their support for the console, offering up Wii U games plucked from respective properties such as Battlefield and Assassin’s Creed.

Nintendo has said the Wii U will be ready for retail after the close of its fiscal year, which means any time after March 31, 2012. No price points have been released at this time.
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Old 06-08-2011, 04:21 AM   #2
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I was driving myself crazy, hoping that this would turn out well. Nintendo didn't disappoint. I'm so excited for this.

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Old 06-08-2011, 08:02 AM   #3
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Can't wait to buy the Wii U, looks cool and the graphics are going to be 10x better.
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:06 AM   #4
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Because we're on a Nintendo forum, it seems safe to say that we didn't care much about graphics in the first place. But at least it gives the Sony and Microsoft fanboys one less thing to scream about.
That, and we have a 'real' controller and some decent multiplatform games in the lineup. Hip-hip-hooray!
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Because we're on a Nintendo forum, it seems safe to say that we didn't care much about graphics in the first place. But at least it gives the Sony and Microsoft fanboys one less thing to scream about.
That, and we have a 'real' controller and some decent multiplatform games in the lineup. Hip-hip-hooray!
Don't say that! Graphics are always a vital part of gaming! If Nintendo hasn't had these great graphics over the years, I wouldn't be here quoting your post.

Back to topic: I love the Wii U already and I am looking forward to buying it! But I wanted to see how the console that gets connected to the TV looks like yesterday, during the E3 and not just by surfing the web.
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Sorry, when I play games, it has to have great sound effects, great graphics, and great gameplay for me to love the game and get immersed in it. Probably why I prefer PC FPS games. Don't get me wrong I still like the crappy gfx games. I just think Nintnedo could of done better with the Wii. Looks like they have learned from their mistake. We'll see in 2012.
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I've still found nothing concrete on the hardware aspect, but it looks and sounds like the components will put the competition to shame. No cores, clock speeds, GFLOPS, eDRAM or DDR speeds anywhere yet, but when I find them I'll tell you.

As for how they presented it, they did pretty good in that respect.
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Important, but far from vital. what's vital is a fun, entertaining game.
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Wii U is a terrible, terrible name, heh. But it's very interesting nonetheless and Zero is excited about it overall. The only thing that could be a problem is the shape of the controller; it looks like it could get uncomfortable rather quickly, though it's hard to say without actually experiencing it. And Zero isn't sure about the analog sticks, either... they look as though they'd slide flatly, much like the the PSP's analog stick, instead of rotating on a circular base like the DualShock and Xbox sticks.

...Then again Zero hasn't watched any up close hands-on videos of it yet, so maybe someone here can clarify.
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