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Wii U

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by Robert1986, 7 Jun 2011.

  1. jrwagh333

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    He's being interviewed ;)
     
  2. jrodga2k5

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    Should have made it more clear then :D Where at :)
     
  3. msmalls74

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    PS3 can output at full HD at 60FPS not upscaled, pretty sure the 360 can aswell.
    Not seen a reason for me to buy this in 12-18 months or so time, why would spend my cash to play pretty much the same game months after i can on my other HD consoles? I wanted to see something that blew the PS3/360 graphically out of this gen, havent seen that at all as yet. Conference remind me quite a bit of last years one, talk about new hardware, show loads of third party devs saying how awesome it is, show "footage" of all these cool third party games. This years E3 has only been classic in how bad certain parts have been im hoping MS and Sony have held stuff back for GC and TGS
     
  4. aidan444

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    Doesn't come with a HDD, comes with flash based storage... :\
     
  5. jrwagh333

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    GameTrailers, should be on in 5mins or so
     
  6. djkav

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    It seems that the controller offers so much that it took most of the presentation to talk about it. Nintendo has always been about game play rather than console stats.

    What I want to know is how many of these tablet controllers can be used on Wii-U, no mention of that. I mean, you can only have 1 Wii balance board on a Wii.
     
  7. jrodga2k5

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    I do like the fact you can continue your game as you sit on the toilet though :D haha!
     
  8. Buckster

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    PS3 can but VERY few games are native at full 1080p

    same with 360

    even GT5 is someweird pseudo 1080p mode 1280x1080 or something-which is stictly 1080p -but a bit of a cheat IMO

    some games on 360/PS3 aren't stictly even in HD !!

    console doesn't look great tome - imagine that controller in an average family room-would last 1 week with my 6 yr and 3 yr old!!
     
  9. K1LLSW1TCH

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    Yup I was discussing it with a friend just now and he pulled up a list of the current console games that are natively 1080p so the Wii U being able to output at 1080p doesn't really impress me at all, what I saw of it just now was pretty underwhelming if I'm honest. The tech demo was nice to look at, but I wasn't truly amazed, it's something that looked nice by the current console standards, but nothing that made my jaw drop to the floor. I was much more impressed with what I saw of the Sony Vita. When the next generation of Microsoft and Sony consoles come out the Nintendo console is probably going to be left behind technically yet again.
     
  10. jrodga2k5

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    Cheers mate, got it on :D
     
  11. DBT85

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    According to Neogaf they are. We'll not know for sure for some time though I imagine.
     
  12. Buckster

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    link ? :)

    not many games are 1080p ?

    not AAA titles anyway, Battlefield, MW2 etc etc
     
  13. msmalls74

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    Point i was making is that they can do it, all we know is that ryu can output the same res not saying it will do but it can do,
     
  14. Streeteh

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    Is the extra grunt not for outputting to the controller/multiple controllers?
     
  15. djkav

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    I'm very sure the PS3/360 can't push games 1080p @ 60hz. Its more 720p then upscaled to the TV's native resolution.
     
  16. Buckster

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    I find difference graphics wise PC to 360 REALLY jarring

    but after 30 mins or so you enjoy the game still just poorer in graphics/res

    go from 1900x1200 16xAA to 1280x600 with little AA and its ..uuuurrrgh
     
  17. Klo

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    Out of interest, do people consider this 'next generation' or 'current generation'.
     
  18. Buckster

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    looks current gen + 1/3 to me

    at a guess
     
  19. NZXT30

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    either he made up the list or that list only included a few indie titles with poor graphics that actually run at 1080p. I doubt you have ever played any of these titles so it is something new for you and most console gamers and you should be impressed.
     
  20. Owenb

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    Which foundry has 32nm bulk for graphics chip- nobody? Unless they went to GF and used SOI which doesn't really make any sense.

    Anyway GPU/CPU power is becoming less and less important. If it's 2-3 times more powerful than the 360 it will hardly be noticeable. If the next gen Xbox is 5 times more powerful than WiiU it won't be all that noticeable either. We are at a stage when dev's can port amazing looking PC titles to 5-6 year old hardware and the different isn't all that apparent even though the consoles have only 1/10th of the power.

    On the console itself- seems a bit of a risk but so was the Wii and that turned out just fine for Nintendo's bank balance!

    I don't think that the size/weight will be an issue. The difference between this and a tablet is that one will be holding this with both hands 90% of the time, unlike a tablet. Go hold a ~500g book(hardback programming book in front of me is 800 pages and 1.7kg's) in both hands and see easy it is.