Six years ago Nintendo brought gaming to the masses with the Wii, now it’s hoping to repeat the trick. The Wii U signals not only Nintendo’s first foray into HD, but the arrival of a new peripheral for us to get to grips with in the shape of the Wii U GamePad and its ‘asymmetric’ gameplay. Wii U Playing the field: Nintendo's …
It IS compatible with original Wii games, but has to run in a compatibility mode.
So the old Wii games will look exactly like they did on the Wii, which is a real shame.
whats the point?
I failed to see the point of this when it was announced and I'm non the wiser now, I have the original Wii and do not see the point to the new one, I thought they would do more with motion control, since they started the whole thing. But we've gone from bouncing around the room, to sitting on one's ass with a tablet, I think its going backwards, sorry, no sale.
i hope this is reasonably succesful
but only so the the ps3 and vita can have games that are ported to the wiiu.
It does seem a strange tho. almsot as if they ran completly out of ideas after the motion controls and in desperation looked at an ipad, and went "aha"!
Does this have any "media centre" functionality?
Given that it's not going for the same market as the PS3/Xbox360, it'd be quite nice to be able to use it to stream media off the network, or play DVDs. I've recently persuaded an old Wii to do this, and I cannot for the life of me see why Nintendo didn't enable this "out of the box" - didn't Sony do quite well out trumpeting the PS2/3's DVD/Blu-ray playback abilities?
What about short or long sighted people?
I am short sighted so glasses on when looking at TV, look down at the pad and I won't be able to see it properly.
This will be a problem for those that are long sighted as well.
This is normally not an issue if looking at pad for information etc as there is time to remove/change glasses, but during a fast paced game - deal breaker for the likes of me.
The GamePad’s screen at 854 x 480 and 158ppi, while not as sharp as the iPad, still looks bright, vibrant and near enough to HD to mean you won’t miss it.
That's nowhere effing near HD and given you can get better screens on £60 knockoff Chinese Android tablets, it's an utter insult to anyone shelling out 2-300 quid for one of these.
Seems comparable to iPad
Troll, I know but...
Also this is the controller for the console, not the whole thing.
So the basic model dosnt come with a sensor bar so you can use the old Wii controllers with it?
Can you use the old Wii one with it?
The 4th Console War
About time too, we need a new installment of the console wars, the whole apple vs the rest was getting So stale on here. :-)
Is it just me...
...or does anyone else think that the whole screen-in-the-controller thing is a bit "Yo Dawg"?
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