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#1
here's nintendos new console


i havent decided if this is a huge gimmick or slightly cool, i have a feeling hte lag will be far worst than that of the kinect.


graphics are said to be about on par with current graphics of x360 and ps3, so pretty much a generation behind again.

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the controller:


front faceplate:



goes to market for christmas 2012
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#2
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I think it's cool, and word is they're aiming for an older audience with more violent games. Probably gonna have a big pricetag though
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...Yeah, we've already had a few pages of discussion about it in the gaming thread.
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#7
This actually looks kind of cool...

Dunno.
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something as big as a new console deserves a thread that will be seen by more than the avid gaming thread readers, atleast imo.
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#11
But why is the controller so big?

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But why is the controller so big?

You don't need a TV?


small games can be played on it similar to a tablet is the word
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I just want it to not turn into a novelty item like the Wii.
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#16
The new Wii doesn't look all that sleek, though. Hopefully it'll get a makeover before release.
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#17
This is Project Cafe right?
It's supposed to be far more powerful than the Xbox 360 and PS3

Not too keen on the controllers mind you. Especially with that massive screen

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The new controller is an awesome idea. The amount of ideas that can be applied to this is staggering. It's basically a DS but with console games, and the fact that this will still work with the Wiimote+Nunchuck, opens up even MORE possibilities.

I don't think anyone has seen the full system yet. (all the pictures i'v seen of it have been front facing.) but i'v not seen any Gamecube memory card or controller ports, which is disappointing, but not unexpected.
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#19
I heard, and it's awesome. I'm just worried about how much it's going to cost, and the batteries the controller is going to use up is going to be piss annoying.
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graphics are said to be about on par with current graphics of x360 and ps3, so pretty much a generation behind again.


If the screen on the controller has graphics to match the 360 then that's actually pretty damn impressive.
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#22
Watched the conference. The thing looks like it's going to be amazing, although I can't say I care for the name The controller does indeed support 1080p.
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#23
i was stoked until i found out xmas 2012.... i really wish they'd dev games and release systems closer to their release dates. after waiting for a year and a half the people like me who get hit with initial excitement end up not caring 18 months later
#25
Meh. It's a cool idea but I'm sure it would annoy me. Everybodyelse in my family would love it, though. I'd rather save money to buy the Playstation four in a few years. I prefer Sony's consoles to Nintendo's, to be honest.

Edit: I do not intend to start some stupid console war with this post.
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i was stoked until i found out xmas 2012.... i really wish they'd dev games and release systems closer to their release dates. after waiting for a year and a half the people like me who get hit with initial excitement end up not caring 18 months later

it gives them time to redesign that controller
which they really really need to do
#27
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It looks very gimmicky but what do you expect from Nintendo? They're never going to try and take on the PS3 or 360 at their own game (pun very much intended). If they do it well, so many things could be applied, like a constant interactive HUD for RPG or even just action games. It also means games are not limited to just one set of controls.

Could be a lot of fun! If you don't like that sort of thing, there will always be Microsoft an Sony, or indeed the old Wii.
#28
Wait until little kids leave those controllers n the floor and start running around in the dark.

*CRUNCH* there goes the screen.
#29
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It looks very gimmicky but what do you expect from Nintendo? They're never going to try and take on the PS3 or 360 at their own game (pun very much intended). If they do it well, so many things could be applied, like a constant interactive HUD for RPG or even just action games. It also means games are not limited to just one set of controls.

Could be a lot of fun! If you don't like that sort of thing, there will always be Microsoft an Sony, or indeed the old Wii.

i could of swore a while ago nintendo announced they were dropping the childy gimmicks and were going to release a more "hardcore" console, as it were


then they give us the wii 2

honestly, it doesnt bother me, ive never liked nintendo much in the first place, i just find it funny
#30
I support Nintendo getting away from the crappy niche market they've been aiming at, but I'm defs not a fan of the controller. I'll buy it regardless for Zelda and Super Smash Bros though, who am I kidding.
#31
I haven't been playing much video games lately, but I may think about getting this. Of course, I'm far too biased, having been a nintendo kid since the SNES.
#32
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If the screen on the controller has graphics to match the 360 then that's actually pretty damn impressive.


The controller streams games from the console, it doesn't actually have that graphical and processing power itself. Still it'd be cool if there is no lag.

I agree with Ichi though it is too big and extremely ugly. I don't think I'd ever get used to using it as a regular controller.
#33
what's the point? the n64 was their best console and was completely revolutionary. nothing will be able to top that. games all follow that pattern now - especially games like mario and zelda which just build upon their initial 3D success.
it's been like 15 years since that console came out and the games are the same and play the same. only graphics are updated and a new controller style which actually sucks the fun out of video games by making you use too much effort. it's a computer game - you want to play an hour here or there to wind down after school/work.
saying that, zelda looks mighty fine in hd. i wouldn't mind playing twilight princess like that as i've yet to play it.
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#34
I don't get why everybody passes innovation off as a gimmick.

Honestly, the same thing happened when nintendo announced the wii and it turned out to be a massive success, both in sales and in practice. Admittedly, when the wii was first introduced it had a few kinks, and developers have sort of slumped off development of hardcore games for the console in favor of...well...shit, but that isn't my point.

The sheer functionality of motion controls that the wii gave - especially when the motion plus was introduced - was sooo much more liberating than a standard controller. Honestly, after playing metroid prime on the wii (or any fps for that matter), I have a huge problem with using a gamepad for fps games. It just feels so natural to just point and shoot compared to fiddling around with joysticks on conventional game pads. Whether you like the system or not, you have to admit that it was revolutionary, and i don't see motion controls going away any time soon.

I have to admit though, when I first saw the Wii U I though it was going to be complete shit (and it may very well turn out to be) but after seeing the video of some of its applications, I have extremely high hopes.

In addition, if it weren't for nintendo taking these sort of risks, it is likely that we wouldn't have any development within gaming at all. If you look at what sony and microsoft are doing with their consoles, they are pretty much just making them more powerful and giving them better networking capabilities which is the exact same thing that has been going on since gaming was introduced. It's true that they are certainly joining in the race for motion controls but this was only after the wii proved to be such a success.

So in short, it may or may not be a gimmick but either way, I think that nintendo is on the right track, and I have a lot of respect for what they are doing.
#35
The Wii was a gimmick because it didn't actually do what it was supposed to do. The original motion control was pitiful yet it still managed to become a selling point in spite of the systems dated graphics and non existent third party support.

The Wii U on the other hand looks like it may add some features that are beneficial to gameplay by giving added control possibilities and new game modes that are made possible by the controller. I'm not sold yet but it has a lot more potential than the Wii ever did.
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The sheer functionality of motion controls that the wii gave - especially when the motion plus was introduced - was sooo much more liberating than a standard controller. Honestly, after playing metroid prime on the wii (or any fps for that matter), I have a huge problem with using a gamepad for fps games. It just feels so natural to just point and shoot compared to fiddling around with joysticks on conventional game pads. Whether you like the system or not, you have to admit that it was revolutionary, and i don't see motion controls going away any time soon.

I agree. Wii fps games are actually pretty good if you adapt to the pointing, and then it is all reflexs and you instinctively turn. If this new system is actually a serious system, and not just a gimmick, it will blow the current systems away. Pretty soon you might see sony making controllers with screens on them, taking nintendos innovation and modding it slightly. *cough*playstation move *cough*
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I agree. Wii fps games are actually pretty good if you adapt to the pointing, and then it is all reflexs and you instinctively turn. If this new system is actually a serious system, and not just a gimmick, it will blow the current systems away. Pretty soon you might see sony making controllers with screens on them, taking nintendos innovation and modding it slightly. *cough*playstation move *cough*


Sony already has a trick up their sleeve with the PSVita which will effectively be able to do everything the Wii U does when coupled with the PS3. They could steal the march on Nintendo if the Wii U takes its time to hit the market.
#38
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but i'v not seen any Gamecube memory card or controller ports, which is disappointing, but not unexpected.


So?

Seriously, every Gamecube made is still alive, short of the bombed Gameboy, they're the finest example on Nintendium. Anyone with Gamecube games can still run them on a genuine Gamecube instead of relying on backwards compatibility.
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what's the point? the n64 was their best console and was completely revolutionary. nothing will be able to top that. games all follow that pattern now - especially games like mario and zelda which just build upon their initial 3D success.
it's been like 15 years since that console came out and the games are the same and play the same. only graphics are updated and a new controller style which actually sucks the fun out of video games by making you use too much effort. it's a computer game - you want to play an hour here or there to wind down after school/work.
saying that, zelda looks mighty fine in hd. i wouldn't mind playing twilight princess like that as i've yet to play it.

(Hey troll,) I'm a N64 fanboy too, and if that's the kind of gaming you're into, then that's fine. Hell, play any of those games on the virtual console with a gamecube controller, or use the original. You miss three points.

1. The reason that people want more games and game systems is because theres more puzzles, more challenges, more control schemes, more opportunity to recreate graphics standards, more opportunity to open the market to a new game type. You can't expect gaming to evolve by staying at consoles from 15 years ago.
2. The games are supposed to play the same, moving with two analog sticks and four buttons is what we're accustomed to, it's the software and how they use these to create new challenges for gamers as well as having new motion and tablet controls that allow the market to move.
3. It's a video game, sometimes you want to play a hour or two to solve puzzles, but you've obviously never played a game like Heavy Rain or Fallout 3 where the choices you make as a character affect your character, where the experience can be as tear drenching as a movie or as aggravating as tetris.

You should have a more open mind to the direction gaming is going, it's not just about making games and franchises anymore, we can feel emotions through games, we can challenge players by unheard of concepts (ever play portal? the first time you play it will make you think).

Educate yourself.
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