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#1 Edited by Jonnyflash80 (506 posts) -

Once again mainstream media gets it wrong with news regarding the gaming industry.

(CNN) -- Will Nintendo's forthcoming Wii U controller breathe new life into its aging Wii console?
Hard to say at this point, but the Wii U is a solid accessory that will bring a fresh element to Nintendo gaming.

See http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/05/tech/gaming-gadgets/wii-u-demo-e3/ for the full article.

As Jeff posted via twitter "Pretty crazy that, even after a full year, some mainstream dudes still think the Wii U is a Wii accessory".

Is this just laziness on the part of the CNN journalist or has Nintendo not done enough to convey that this is a whole new console and not just an accessory? I know when they initially introduced the Wii U the whole focus was on the touch screen controller and barely even showed the console itself. I can see how this might have created some initial confusion but that was almost a year ago I still think CNN should have done their homework to understand the product before writing an article on it.

#2 Posted by Jonnyflash80 (506 posts) -

Alex, you're being a bit of a negative nelly. IMO, the Wii U fixes the two major problems that the Wii had. 1. It has a standard control scheme with two thumbsticks and a standard button layout. 2. It can output HD resolutions

With these additions I think the third party AAA titles will come without the need for shitty mediocre ports. Of course this all hinges on if the Wii U hardware be powerful enough to keep up with the next consoles from Sony and Microsoft.

As someone else mentioned, why haven't they announced a price and date for the system yet? Another e3 mystery.

#3 Posted by Jonnyflash80 (506 posts) -

Silicon Knights is not long for this world. It was kind of a flimsy lawsuit in the first place so I'm not really surprised, but I'd still like to see some detailed information why the jury ruled in favor of Epic.

#4 Posted by Jonnyflash80 (506 posts) -

@Excast said:

I think the gaming industry is overestimating the number of people with great internet connections.

You hit the nail on the head. It would be foolish for Sony, Microsoft, or Nintendo to risk loosing the potential customer base that only buy disk based games and never connect their system to the internet. There are still a lot of those people out there.

#5 Posted by Jonnyflash80 (506 posts) -

$460 over 2 years for a 7-year old console (9-year old by the time the contract is up) does not sound like a good deal to me.

#6 Posted by Jonnyflash80 (506 posts) -

Here in New Brunswick, Canada which is on the east coast gas sells for $1.32 / Litre which equates to about $5 / Gallon. Gas prices here are regulated by the provincial government and maximum price limits are set every week based on the price of oil and other market factors. So far we have seen 10 price increases since Christmas and only 2 decreases. I really hope it starts dropping of soon because the price of gas is getting ridiculous considering I have two cars and each one needs a fill-up weekly.

#7 Posted by Jonnyflash80 (506 posts) -

Wow. This is so strange that Gamespot will effectively own two separate video game websites. I know that the creative content of Giant Bomb will supposedly not be influenced by Gamespot but I still find it very strange that there will be two separate sites owned by Gamespot which are both reviewing games and most likely be posting different scores for the same games. Don't get me wrong, I sincerely hope that Giantbomb remains as great as it has always been, but I'm just curious what Gamespot's long term motives are for acquiring Giantbomb.

I am glad that Jeff can finally tell the story of what actually happened with his dismissal from Gamespot. Now we can all put it to rest and the speculation can end.

#8 Posted by Jonnyflash80 (506 posts) -

I'd really like to join the club. My gamer tag is AZombieAteMyDog

#9 Edited by Jonnyflash80 (506 posts) -

Zesty Cheese is by far my favorite.

#10 Posted by Jonnyflash80 (506 posts) -

I'd get a cock and balls tattooed on my cock and balls.