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Edited by bmeason

Help Wii-U~

Edit: At least I didn't say "1"

Edited by oso1990

i hope its good

edit: damn

Posted by Sooty

Those controllers better have more than 6 hours of battery life.

Posted by Shaanyboi

please be good...

Posted by Sil3n7

Randy Pitchford is an excitable man.

Posted by HerbieBug

Wuu

Posted by leebmx

They may have well made the whole system for this game...

Posted by NTM

As with anything on the Wii U's controller so far, all I can say is, it could be interesting. Meaning, not enough to make me want it though. I do think it looks OK. I definitely want Aliens: Colonial Marines, and if I get a Wii U, I may pick it up on that.

Posted by HarlequinRiot

@Sooty said:

Those controllers better have more than 6 hours of battery life.

The rumor is about 4-5, I'm pretty sure.

Edited by Sarx

Cheap lazy gimmicks all over again - Just like on the DS or the Wii. Apart from some first party games no one will actually use this in innovative ways. "Put the map there, put the inventory there, put some shitty hacking minigame there and use LOTS of art at the borders to fill all that space". Calling for the squad powers and weapon change interface in ME3 to be on the pad. Oh and the hacking of course. And then I ask myself - "Would I rather lie on the couch and play with a traditional controller while looking at the TV screen only or have to sit up to look at and touch the controller at the same time". I would prefer the former and already did with the Wii - classic controller all the way.

Posted by Sooty

@HarlequinRiot said:

@Sooty said:

Those controllers better have more than 6 hours of battery life.

The rumor is about 4-5, I'm pretty sure.

This has got to be a joke right?! I get annoyed at my PS3 controller only lasting around 20. God damn it.

Posted by csl316
@Sooty

@HarlequinRiot said:

@Sooty said:

Those controllers better have more than 6 hours of battery life.

The rumor is about 4-5, I'm pretty sure.

This has got to be a joke right?! I get annoyed at my PS3 controller only lasting around 20. God damn it.

It's supposedly confirmed via an official spec sheet. Saw a few articles on some of the other major sites about it.
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Posted by Sooty

@csl316 said:

@Sooty

@HarlequinRiot said:

@Sooty said:

Those controllers better have more than 6 hours of battery life.

The rumor is about 4-5, I'm pretty sure.

This has got to be a joke right?! I get annoyed at my PS3 controller only lasting around 20. God damn it.

It's supposedly confirmed via an official spec sheet. Saw a few articles on some of the other major sites about it.

That is just...I don't even know what to say.

Posted by Dalai
@csl316 said:
@Sooty

@HarlequinRiot said:

@Sooty said:

Those controllers better have more than 6 hours of battery life.

The rumor is about 4-5, I'm pretty sure.

This has got to be a joke right?! I get annoyed at my PS3 controller only lasting around 20. God damn it.

It's supposedly confirmed via an official spec sheet. Saw a few articles on some of the other major sites about it.
3-5 hours is what I heard. Also, I believe you can use it while charging so the news isn't as bad as it sounds.
Posted by Sarx

@Dalai: I would rather not risk the memory effect.

Posted by Sooty

@Dalai said:

@csl316 said:
@Sooty

@HarlequinRiot said:

@Sooty said:

Those controllers better have more than 6 hours of battery life.

The rumor is about 4-5, I'm pretty sure.

This has got to be a joke right?! I get annoyed at my PS3 controller only lasting around 20. God damn it.

It's supposedly confirmed via an official spec sheet. Saw a few articles on some of the other major sites about it.
3-5 hours is what I heard. Also, I believe you can use it while charging so the news isn't as bad as it sounds.

I think that's pretty abysmal for a console controller, I'll need a pretty long lead for it to reach the Wii-U from my sofa so charging it while playing is probably not going to happen. I guess this is how they are keeping costs down, I don't think sacrificing battery life this much is a great idea.

Posted by MiniPato

You can't use the term "All Access" unless there's a seductive lady voice saying "All Access World Exclusive."

Posted by GunnBjorn

Sure, he has to sell his product, but he seems fairly sincere in his enthusiasm. Still, I'll buy my copy of A: CM for the X360.

Posted by hershelgeorgelives

@Sarx: You don't think any third parties used the DS in innovative ways?!

Posted by SpicyRichter

I wonder if we'll see feature parity between WiiU and Smart Glass?

Posted by smartshark

I was really let down overall by this E3. I was excited to get more info on the WIIU and it's "capabilities" but it seems clear now that we are just getting yet another gimmick from nintendo. I think the screen is cool and all but it seems completely superficial and shallow.

shame on Sony & Microsoft for showing almost nothing but sequels and prequels.

I am super excited for watchdogs and the last of us and a handfull of games that show alot of promise. i wish the new systems would just be announced allready.

and for the record microsoft and nintendo...these times in gaming will be looked back on with disbleief and be referred to as the "gilded age of gaming" I dont need my game machine to work with streaming social media movie tablet twitter pads. I just need it to be a rock solid gaming machine!

Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

@Sooty said:

@Dalai said:

@csl316 said:
@Sooty

@HarlequinRiot said:

@Sooty said:

Those controllers better have more than 6 hours of battery life.

The rumor is about 4-5, I'm pretty sure.

This has got to be a joke right?! I get annoyed at my PS3 controller only lasting around 20. God damn it.

It's supposedly confirmed via an official spec sheet. Saw a few articles on some of the other major sites about it.
3-5 hours is what I heard. Also, I believe you can use it while charging so the news isn't as bad as it sounds.

I think that's pretty abysmal for a console controller, I'll need a pretty long lead for it to reach the Wii-U from my sofa so charging it while playing is probably not going to happen. I guess this is how they are keeping costs down, I don't think sacrificing battery life this much is a great idea.

The battery life info is from Nintendo's Japan site, so it's true. It also takes 2.5 hours to fully charge the controller. Hope that charging cable is long!

Posted by cavemantom

Nintendo brings you the greatest innovation in gaming: the Heads Down Display.

Posted by Nefhril

@SpicyRichter said:

I wonder if we'll see feature parity between WiiU and Smart Glass?

That's what I'm hoping for. Think the whole Wii U made Microsoft come up with the Smart Glass app and if it's done right I think the Smart Glass will be better because u could use a bigger screen like an iPad and have multitouch function which the Wii U screen doesn't have and I bet higher resolution as well.

This seems to be a Nintendo commercial for Colonial Marines, so they should be using game play from the Wii U version, right? What I don't get is why do you have the motion tracker in game in your left hand when you have it on your controller as well? Why would you look down on the controller when you have it right in front if you? :P

Edited by habibyjohnson

@Nefhril said:

@SpicyRichter said:

I wonder if we'll see feature parity between WiiU and Smart Glass?

That's what I'm hoping for. Think the whole Wii U made Microsoft come up with the Smart Glass app and if it's done right I think the Smart Glass will be better because u could use a bigger screen like an iPad and have multitouch function which the Wii U screen doesn't have and I bet higher resolution as well.

This seems to be a Nintendo commercial for Colonial Marines, so they should be using game play from the Wii U version, right? What I don't get is why do you have the motion tracker in game in your left hand when you have it on your controller as well? Why would you look down on the controller when you have it right in front if you? :P

Smart glass doesnt seem to be compatible with games...only internet browsing :I To be compatible with games developers would have to spend effort which theyre not gonna be willing to do. Different with Wii U cos the tablet comes with it. Anyway the whole thing is obviously an attempt to rip-off Wii U, but its extremelly half-arsed and i doubt it will be popular or successful. I mean, wtf is the point in using your tablet to browse web on xbox 360. That is the most convoluted idea ever...

Posted by MeatSim

When is Randy Pitchford not excited?

Posted by abara

oh man I'm so excited I can't wait to have to look off the screen at my radar, and also play a hacking minigame

Posted by vinsanityv22

I find it extremely weird that Gearbox has done so much positive advertising for Nintendo's new console, but they're not even working on the Wii U version of Aliens. It's their buddies at Demiurge handling the Wii U version, who helped out with outsourcing for Borderlands and ported Brothers in Arms to Wii. It's just ...weird.

Posted by me3639

@Sarx: Dont forget the 3ds. Remember the pitch about 3d will change gaming. Nintendo is not important IMO.

Posted by mewarmo990

@cavemantom said:

Nintendo brings you the greatest innovation in gaming: the Heads Down Display.

I love you.

Posted by BurningStickMan

Look, let's be honest. Randy Pitchford is excited about everything. To quote Lewis Black, "The man smiles so much I don't think he has a central nervous system."

Posted by LordLOC

@BurningStickMan said:

Look, let's be honest. Randy Pitchford is excited about everything. To quote Lewis Black, "The man smiles so much I don't think he has a central nervous system."

So is it a bad thing that he's excited and happy to talk about his games? I don't think so, even if he over sells a bit sometimes. But then again, what company CEO or head producer etc wouldn't be happy to talk about their creation?

Posted by on3moresoul

So did anyone else just come here to see if the Wii U control was going to be acting as a motion sensor?

Posted by Roddykat

What isn't Randy Pitchford excited about? That's why we love him.