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Postby JaoSming on Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:57 am

Nintendo's new console
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Re: Wii U

Postby buzzy on Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:07 am

dumb name just got dumber
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Re: Wii U

Postby rise on Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:10 am

Haha. I was just on facebook, then I saw this and began looking at the bottom of buzzy's post for the "Like" button. :facepalm2:
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Re: Wii U

Postby Oznogrd on Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:23 am

ok the name is retarded..but if the third party devs plays this right...this is pretty hot as far as systems/capabilities
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Re: Wii U

Postby Andrew on Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:38 am

I don't care much for the name either, but that does look awesome.
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Re: Wii U

Postby Qballer on Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:54 am

they solved a lot of their problems with the Wii not being a system for hardcore gamers. with HD support, it is on par with the others and should be a major factor.
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Re: Wii U

Postby Oznogrd on Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:16 am

the only thing im not sure about is why no blu-ray inclusion? just seems odd. Most people that i know with a ps3 got one solely for that.
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Re: Wii U

Postby benji on Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:23 am

Qballer wrote:it is on par with the others

It's better.
Oznogrd wrote:the only thing im not sure about is why no blu-ray inclusion? just seems odd. Most people that i know with a ps3 got one solely for that.

Nintendo doesn't pay licensing fees if they don't have to. It's why the Photo Channel on the Wii had MP3 support removed, they didn't know you needed a license for it.
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Re: Wii U

Postby velvet bliss on Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:07 pm

Impressive, Nintendo. Impressive.
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Re: Wii U

Postby benji on Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:55 pm

I'd actually wait on that. Some stuff will be shown today (I was telling people earlier that every third party company on Monday had to be hating they couldn't show WiiU stuff) but the next year and next E3 is where you'll see the stuff built ground-up for this.

This is much more powerful than the 360/PS3. If you have a Core 2 Duo and 8800GT (which was last I checked still the most popular setup on the steam survey) you can run most everything from this generation (if it's not a shit port) at 1080p and 30fps no problem. (Many games 60 fps.)

The leaked "specs" from the devkits put the WiiU as more powerful than this. And it gets the console closed box benefits.
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Re: Wii U

Postby velvet bliss on Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:49 pm

Wii related:

Japanese researchers create holograms you can touch
Most of us understand that a hologram is a projected three-dimensional image made up of beams of light. If you put your hand up to a hologram, it’ll pass straight through. Now, a team of Japansese researchers have devised a way to give a hologram a “surface” that you can feel when it touches your hand. The result are holograms that you can actually interact with using your hand, and can feel when you “touch” them.

The researchers, led by Professor Hiroyuki Shinoda of Tokyo University, have devised a projector that not only displays the hologram in open space, but also includes a pair of Nintendo Wii controllers that can sense motion and the position of your hand in the field where the hologram is being projected. That way the computer controlling the hologram knows where your hand is when you interact with it.

They also built an array of computer-controlled ultrasonic wave emitters with fine points that, when the hologram lands on the surface of your hand, emit pulses of air that feel like pressure on your hand. This way the system knows where your hand is, and when the hologram touches your hand, the ultrasonic waves make your hand feel like an object is there. It doesn’t create the sensation of weight or heft, but a prolonged or more powerful burst can indicate a “heavier” hologram.

So far, the technology has only been used for simple objects, like a “ball” bouncing off the surface of your palm, or “raindrops” falling onto your hand or arm. The researchers plan to extend the technology to create interfaces that provide haptic feedback but are actually entirely made of light. For example, Professor Shinoda says you can easily use these holograms to replace light switches in hospitals, which are sometimes the source of contamination because they’re shared by so many people.
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Re: Wii U

Postby Andrew on Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:39 am

Now that feels more like something we should have in the 21st Century. Of course, until we can play Virtual Virtual Skeeball...

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...we might as well be living in the Stone Age.
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Re: Wii U

Postby JaoSming on Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:15 am

Over a year later......

$300 and $350 on November 18th. Anyone getting it?
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Re: Wii U

Postby benji on Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:45 am

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Re: Wii U

Postby sevin0seven on Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:54 am

the way i see it this is PS3, 360 and original Wii combined into one...and more. just minus the Halo and Sony games. The launch price is pretty fair also, unlike the launch price of 360 and PS3 which was ridiculous back then. Nintendo gets my money again i suppose.
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Re: Wii U

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Re: Wii U

Postby benji on Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:17 am

benji wrote:This is much more powerful than the 360/PS3. ...

The leaked "specs" from the devkits put the WiiU as more powerful than this. And it gets the console closed box benefits.

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Re: Wii U

Postby JaoSming on Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:29 am

All sounds pretty disappointing right now, too bad.



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Re: Wii U

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Re: Wii U

Postby RedPhazon8 on Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:04 pm

I probably won't plan on getting one until there's more info out of the next Smash game.
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Re: Wii U

Postby benji on Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:27 am

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