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  • Razz 7 Jun 2011 18:53:20 61,273 posts
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    Launch wise I'm thinking Japan and NA for 2012 and Europe for 2013.

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  • Gambit1977 7 Jun 2011 18:54:12 9,778 posts
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    Well, after all is said and done, I quite like it. Whether it will be good enough to sustain decent third party support is the big issue.
  • Deleted user 7 June 2011 18:55:58
    e3 starts tomorrow, so well hopefully get more details.
  • finexi 7 Jun 2011 18:56:13 2,785 posts
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    The tech demo looked ace.
  • cjb_bjc 7 Jun 2011 18:56:24 1,097 posts
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    NOSAVIOUR wrote:
    Considering the PSVita is half the size of the WiiU and on par with most PS3 that comment is unfounded. They stated it was their new console in the conference, from the games it will be on par with the 360 and PS3.

    OK fair enough. Seems they didn't show the box because it isn't fully designed. What my next thought is then. How much will it cost for a new machine and a 6" touchscreen controller??
  • Tom_Servo 7 Jun 2011 18:56:53 17,983 posts
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    finexi wrote:
    The tech demo looked ace.

    They always do.
  • morriss 7 Jun 2011 18:58:08 71,034 posts
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    No point in 3rd party support if the games come out a year later than on 360/PS3.

    Now you can play BF3!!! Err, we did, a year ago.
  • ecureuil 7 Jun 2011 18:59:00 76,870 posts
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    Reggie is on GTTV at the moment, talking about Wiiii U.
  • asphaltcowboy 7 Jun 2011 19:01:33 5,143 posts
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    Now that I actually understand WTF the WiiU actually is, I'm reasonably impressed. Plenty of interesting gameplay possibilities certainly. But the award for most obtuse, confusing and badly communicated presentation goes to Nintendo. You fucked up there guys.

    What's worse is that 3DS is not doing very well which I suspect is because Joe Public assumes it's just another iteration of the DS and not a new handheld entirely (they shouldn't have kept the DS name or at least made it clearer imo). And if you just confused a hell of a lot of people that care about the industry, how are you going to convey this to the public? Especially when you keep the Wii name and you have terrible communication?
  • RabidChild 7 Jun 2011 19:04:41 2,292 posts
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    Weee-oooooo-weeeeeeeee-ooooooo
  • Deckard1 7 Jun 2011 19:07:44 28,243 posts
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    The more I think about this the more I can see it potentially falling on its arse to be honest.

    Itís a current gen console with new consoles just around the corner.

    The hardcore have lost faith in Nintendo to an extent.

    The yoof of today don't give a shit about mario or zelda.

    All the soccer mums that bought a wii never use it so why would they buy another one?

    It hasn't got the "something new, I want a go" factor of the wii mote. Everyone and their gran has a touch screen phone.



    Obviously people are constantly saying that Nintendo will fail and they prove everyone wrong, but I don't know, I just don't see why people will buy this.
  • jonsaan 7 Jun 2011 19:09:27 25,352 posts
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    because it's bloody clever. As usual with Nintendo, they take a relatively simple idea and make it appeal. You watch Sony and MS will all be doing the same thing at next years E3. Freeing up the TVs for watching TV is a genius idea. You have to have kids around to really get that, I'm not being a high and mighty parent honest.

    FCUTA!

  • cjb_bjc 7 Jun 2011 19:09:41 1,097 posts
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    I can't see the hardcore playing a game with that controller! Seriously any guesses on what this will cost?

    And as others stated. Worst presentation ever!
  • ronuds 7 Jun 2011 19:10:44 21,788 posts
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    I think it'll be something good to have until the next XBOX and PS3 are released. Hopefully the price is reasonable.
  • Razz 7 Jun 2011 19:16:19 61,273 posts
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    Propriety disc's! D:

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  • chub 7 Jun 2011 19:16:43 452 posts
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    Reggie just said it won't have a Blu-ray drive. I'd better keep my PS3 then.
  • The12thMonkey 7 Jun 2011 19:18:48 267 posts
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    The impression I formed is that it looked quite nice, and it has lots of possibilities. I especially liked the little bit of the golf footage where the system was reacting to the Wiimote and changing the display on the touchscreen as well as affecting the motion detection and the normal game play. It was probably quite elementary to create, but it spoke about the interplay of all the various components quite nicely.

    Throughout all of E3 so far though, I've had the nagging suspicion that the way forward will be some mixture of both Microsoft and Nintendo's approaches. Pure gesture is hard to pull off with this tech - I found that Light sabre demo from yesterday look pretty unconvincing. I think tracking the body and an object would help - the motion tracking would help the game understand more about the movements the player is making, and the object - the remote - allow the player to focus those movements more into something more accurate. Sure, you could just use a stick, but some of the gesture stuff looked very tacked on - like the guy who was dissembling and reassembling the gun in Microsoft's conference, or when they used some really silly gestures to try and snipe. An object to hold there helps the player by giving them physical feedback to the world they're trying to interact with. Also, an argument against just using a stick is that you can add stuff into the physical object - buttons, gyroscopes, etc.

    Wii U looks interesting. I was very pleased to see a decent representation from the publishers for support. Oh, and the backwards compatibility is a feather in it's cap - even more than when Sony put B/C in the PS3, because all those controllers that had happily worked on your PSX and PS2 were now useless. The Wiimotes are just as relevant to Wii U as they were to it's predecessor.
  • jonsaan 7 Jun 2011 19:19:30 25,352 posts
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    I bet Reggie eats at fantastic restaurants. He always makes me think of food.

    FCUTA!

  • Syrette 7 Jun 2011 19:31:20 43,589 posts
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    My impression - meh.

    Seeing some actual games might change my mind.

  • FutureDave 7 Jun 2011 19:31:27 534 posts
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    I like the idea.

    First thing that came to mind was Aliens - moving down corridors on the big TV with the alien blips showing on the controller screen radar.
  • Psychotext 7 Jun 2011 19:32:43 54,301 posts
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    On a random note, I got the same impression from Nintendo with the new Wii that I did with Microsoft and Kinect last year... they think it's technologically impressive, but they have pretty much no idea how to use it for anything other than gimmicky stuff.
  • RedSparrows 7 Jun 2011 19:33:57 22,882 posts
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    I can't see how this new controller etc is more exciting than the (potential of) motion controller when Wii came about.

    I'm probably wrong, but I don't quite feel like going nuts now that Nintendo has decided to join the HD party 5 years after it began with something not quite as wonderous as one might expect from them. But then again, this is Nintendo.
  • beastmaster 7 Jun 2011 19:34:55 11,442 posts
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    It may bring over some 360/PS3 owners who were alienated from the Wii. Like me.

    The Resident Evil films. I'm one of the reasons they keep making them.

  • octo 7 Jun 2011 19:35:15 979 posts
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    They have replicated the DS experience for your living room in an infinitely more impressive way. I was interested to note the lack of chat regarding 3D TV compatibility.
  • BartonFink 7 Jun 2011 19:35:35 34,948 posts
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    ecosse_011172 wrote:
    First screenie
    Ooooo giant enemy crab.
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    :D
  • RabidChild 7 Jun 2011 19:39:39 2,292 posts
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  • RabidChild 7 Jun 2011 19:39:41 2,292 posts
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  • Syrette 7 Jun 2011 19:41:29 43,589 posts
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    BartonFink wrote:
    ecosse_011172 wrote:
    First screenie
    Ooooo giant enemy crab.

    Colour me not impressed.

  • Tom_Servo 7 Jun 2011 19:46:40 17,983 posts
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    foreverafternothing wrote:
    Colour me not impressed.

    This will be on your gravestone.
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