New Nintendo Wii U footage

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clok1966
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Cnn has a short video of it with some very quick glimps of a SNES loking game. As i watched them play i got a strange feeling of driving a car and watching a movie.. how the heck am I going to watch 2 screens? The TV and the tablet? and if im not, whats the point of two screens? I know im simplifineg it.. the touchpad should have the ability to do a huge amount of cool things.. (imagine an Xwing/tie fighter game and the tablet being hte dashboard, power distribut.. much simplere to drag a finger ro change power then tapping number keys and such) But again, i think its goign to be too "buzy" really hard to work with two.. But i gotta admit.. I'm far more intersted in this than I ever was on the Wii. best comment "it will be fully HD so all the best looking game will be on it" while they show footage of a game that would look almos the same on the SNES.. And if oyu watch the footage.. the players are runnning into walls all over, Not so easy to control maybe? or just TV journelest who dont know how to play video games?

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Paul H wrote:

Maybe they mentioned it at e3 and I just forgot but it's neat that the wii U controller has a sensor bar on it. In the video he talks about pointing wii remotes at the small screen (not something I find particularly useful) but if you setup a wii remote at the television you could do something like this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd3-eiid-Uw

which is really cool.

I always loved that video. I have a similar demo app on my iPad that achieves a similar effect, though I can't imagine for the life of me why something like this hasn't been tried with Kinect or Move, both of which also have cameras. Hopefully Nintendo can make use of the concepts on the Wii U.

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Paul H
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Maybe they mentioned it at e3 and I just forgot but it's neat that the wii U controller has a sensor bar on it. In the video he talks about pointing wii remotes at the small screen (not something I find particularly useful) but if you setup a wii remote at the television you could do something like this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd3-eiid-Uw

which is really cool.

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Rowdy Rob
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More Wii-U CES videos!

Youtube vlogger "jon4lakers" of TechnoBuffalo.com posted three very interesting hands-on videos of the Wii-U in extended action. It's sort of cool, I guess, but I'm not really psyched over it (yet).

Nintendo Wii U Hands On at CES 2012

Wii-U Controller

Wii-U Gameplay

Paul H
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Bill Loguidice wrote:

I still want to know if they've cracked the multi-player touchscreen controller nut. I still say at least two people should be able to use touchscreen controllers.

I want to know too. I've been hearing forum rumors for a while that they did, but they didn't say anything in this video to confirm this. All the demos were the same ones they showed at E3 and he only talked about the "experiences" they've already demonstrated (up to 5 players with one touchscreen).

The most exciting feature of this console is the ability to play virtual console games on the remote and give the TV back to my wife. If they could take it a step further and let me buy once to play the same VC purchase on the Wii U and the 3DS then it's highly likely I'll purchase both systems.

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Bill Loguidice
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Thanks, Clok, that's an

Thanks, Clok, that's an interesting video, and it finally gives us more firm info on timing (some time between June 2012 and November 2012 for a release). I'm definitely intrigued by the system (I should be, Christina and I will be writing a book on it in the second half of the year) and I'll be curious how well Nintendo as a first party "upscales" their experience to HD. They've tended to have lots of text rather than speech in their games and mediocre cut scenes, so at minimum they'll have to improve in those areas, but certainly more goes into it. Nintendo has never been able to pump out games at a prolific rate, and it's hoped that the extra demands of making games HD (and presumably full digital surround sound) won't slow them down further.

It will also be interesting to see if they go for a pure DVD experience in terms of storage space, or sort of a custom DVD+ like Microsoft is now using on the Xbox 360 to squeeze more storage out of the now creeky medium. Reggie was also a bit evasive about the multiplayer experience--I still want to know if they've cracked the multi-player touchscreen controller nut. I still say at least two people should be able to use touchscreen controllers. I'm also hoping the control experience is properly optimized, because, while having options to use combinations of controllers is nice, it's also nice for developers to be able to optimize to a very specific (and certainly, most ideal) control set. One of the downsides of the current Wii is that it lacks a second analog stick and, while the touchscreen controller addresses this, it remains to be seen if there will be an option for other players. Again, lots of questions in these areas that we'll surely have definitive answers on by E3.

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