What are your thoughts about the Wii U

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#1 Edited by Mr_Skeleton (5195 posts) -

Personally im disgusted with the amount of peripherals I just saw, plus the name is quite terrible (but I'll get used to it I guess). Controller looks all right not sure it would comfortable for hardcore games. What do you think about it?

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#2 Edited by onarum (2993 posts) -

Looks awesome to me, the possibilities with that controller are ridiculous, also peripherals are always completely optional so....
 
The notion of buying a game for an console and being able to play the whole full thing on the controller in my bed sounds awesome to me. 
 
this years E3 is pretty much Nintendo>>>>Sony>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>MS
 
Kinda bummed it's not called the Nintendo though, Wii U is a stupid name but fuck it, it looks awesome

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#3 Posted by SMTDante89 (2897 posts) -

Well I think they're getting huge third party support this time around, which a lot of people have wanted for a long time.

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#4 Posted by Minifig (167 posts) -

Nintendo just won E3.

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#5 Posted by Herocide (448 posts) -

Stupid name, but holy shit it looks awesome. All that third party support looks amazing. Battlefield 3 on WiiU!

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#6 Posted by mrfluke (5870 posts) -
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#7 Posted by bassman2112 (1125 posts) -

I don't know yet... I haven't seen anything that really makes me think 'THIS IS THE NEXT GENERATION'

This is (as predicted by the bombcast) a really big DS to me. The graphics are indeed better, but not amazingly so (though that bird demo was cool)

A lot of the game footage looked either amazing (metro, ninja gaiden) or crappy (the stuff with miis, etc)

I'm on the fence...

I think Sony was way more effective

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#8 Posted by TehFlan (1954 posts) -

Stupid name, but the system itself seems awesome. Looking forward to its release.

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#9 Posted by MjHealy (2002 posts) -

I thought the Wii was fine and I was kinda over bad system names (a la Vita) but Wii U is truely awful name.

The system itself actually looks pretty cool. Things were looking dodgey for a while in the actual game department but they wheeled out all of those PS3/360 games and it convinced me, kind of. I shall adhere to the old adage of "only time will tell".

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#10 Posted by MisterMouse (3602 posts) -

I am kind of underwhelmed actually... sure those are some solid games there but with out any hardware specifics (I am assuming there is an actual new piece of console hardware not just the controller that they showed) it is hard to get excited for it.

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#11 Posted by AgentJ (8995 posts) -

Screwed up the name again, and I was hoping to see some more games, but did you see those short little zelda clips, with him fighting the giant spider? Whenever they actually get around to making a new Zelda game for it, its going to look amazing. 

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#12 Posted by AlexW00d (7510 posts) -

That was the biggest load of bullshit I have ever seen.

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#13 Posted by Barrock (3939 posts) -

Ken Levine is on board. I'll ride that train.

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#14 Posted by Rhaknar (6300 posts) -

lol they announce a ps3/360...for 2012, and they win e3? oh man...
 
Its going to be outdated 1 year, 2 years max after it comes out. Its the Wii all over again as soon as next gen games start coming out and need to be ported DOWN

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#15 Posted by Yanngc33 (4551 posts) -

eh

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#16 Posted by phish09 (1115 posts) -

I thought it looked amazing.  Everything is dependent on price though.  If this thing launches for under $300, they will sell like hotcakes, but that controller looks like it has some crazy tech in it and did you notice they didn't talk storage at all?  It's gotta come with a hard drive built in right?  What kind of console doesn't come with a hard drive?  And when is this thing coming?  I mean if games like Arkham City and Assassins Creed: Revelations are going to be released on it, that would tell me this pretty much has to be out for the holidays, if not significantly sooner. 

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#17 Edited by crazyleaves (673 posts) -

Fuckin' rad! Haters gonna hate.

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#18 Posted by Jeffsekai (7159 posts) -

that controller is ass. Playing games with that thing is going to be a massive pain in the ass.

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#19 Posted by nywt (455 posts) -

I think that the potential is incredible. The console seems to be at least as powerful as an Xbox 360 or a Playstation 3 and the new controller could lead to some incredible gaming experiences. I'll still wait to see how developers implement it though, before I think of throwing down any amount of money. 

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#20 Posted by Tofford (714 posts) -

The 3rd party stuff impressed me. The name is horrible. I can't decide on the controller until I hear some impressions.

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#21 Posted by eclipsesis (1253 posts) -

Personally i love new hardware whatever it is and how it controls, i'm a little dissaponted that they didn't seem to show the actuall console, or give details on the specs of the machine. Again a little disspointed that they gave no details on what must be a new in developement Zelda or possible HD skyward Sword, but who cares i saw it and thought it looked cool 
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#22 Posted by KarmaPoliceman (157 posts) -

I really want the specs for this.

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#23 Posted by Rhaknar (6300 posts) -
@phish09 said:
I thought it looked amazing.  Everything is dependent on price though.  If this thing launches for under $300, they will sell like hotcakes, but that controller looks like it has some crazy tech in it and did you notice they didn't talk storage at all?  It's gotta come with a hard drive built in right?  What kind of console doesn't come with a hard drive?  And when is this thing coming?  I mean if games like Arkham City and Assassins Creed: Revelations are going to be released on it, that would tell me this pretty much has to be out for the holidays, if not significantly sooner. 
holiday 2012? sure
 
if you mean holiday 2011...no. did you not see the conference (or read the internet for the last month or so?), its a 2012 system. Those games you mentioned will be 1 year late or so by then
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#24 Posted by pizzapotomus (56 posts) -

Is it a new system or just a new controller. I couldn't tell.

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#25 Posted by poltergeist13 (100 posts) -

WTF....that's all I have to say about it really.

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#26 Posted by Danteveli (1422 posts) -

I have similar size tablet and holding that stuff for like half an hour is painfull. Does that mean couple hours gaming sesions will come to an end?

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#27 Posted by trace (3741 posts) -

Looks like we have two conversation topics on "what do you think about the Wii U?", so let's condense all the conversation into this thread. Thanks!

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#28 Posted by Demon_Sandwich (119 posts) -

I think its a great idea. Its crazy but hear me out. there are some people that can only own console and has family that wants to play games together. you get the wii u becasue you can have the complex games you want alongside the family games nintendo can make. for the people not in the know they buy the wii u and they dont have to own both a 360 or ps3 and wii u. for the people on this site. will probably have all 3 so its not a problem. but for some this is a break through

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