Eurogamer last night attended the Wii U's London midnight launch to ask Nintendo UK execs James Honeywell and Shelly Pearce our burning questions surrounding the console.
How powerful is the Wii U really? Is it less powerful than the PS3 and Xbox 360? Is it as powerful? More powerful? And how will it compare to the next generation? What quality of graphics will we see from Wii U games?
Hello and welcome to another thoroughly well-planned Eurogamer.net Podcast! It's #116!
With Microsoft and Sony in a state of détente a year out from their respective next-generation reveals, Nintendo had a great opportunity this week to convince you, me and the rest of its fans that Wii U will be worth buying this Christmas. But despite the encouraging way it trailed its E3 conference over the weekend, it completely blew it.
You fly halfway round the world to hear Nintendo's future plans and then what happens?
The games industry may be about a lot more than just Mario, Master Chief and Nathan Drake these days, but once a year for one week only we get to completely forget that and party like the Console War is the biggest show in town all over again.
Back in December the Eurogamer editorial team had a massive public fight about whether 2011 was a good year for games. Well, we had the closest thing we're capable of having to a massive public fight - we wrote polite editorials disagreeing with one another. One thing we all agreed upon, however, was that we would very much like to see more Actual New Games in 2012.