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News Nintendo announces Project Cafe as Wii U

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 7 Jun 2011.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    WTF - Really?

    That looks really, really awkward to hold. I guess we won't really be able to tell until people get their hands on it though. For now, I'm not convinced this will be anything else but a disaster.

    I hope I'm proven wrong. :)
     
  3. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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    OK, what in the... No. No no no no no.

    I hate that. Really.
     
  4. Lord-Vale3

    Lord-Vale3 His Tremendousness

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    lolwut?
     
  5. haakon.t

    haakon.t :)

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    Are you sure about this? Because I got the impression that this was only the controller, maybe the console design isn't completely finished yet, so they decided not to show it yet?

    EDIT: I knew there was a console
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  6. mjm25

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    APRIL F- Oh wait... :/
     
  7. Arkanrais

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    Judging by the amount of hand controllers, keyboards, mice and even steering wheels I've broken in frustration over games, I don't think owning one of these would be a good decision on my part.
    Hand controllers are meant to be able to take a beating, but with a touchscreen and other hardware inside the thing, people are going to need to be damn careful. I suspect even just dropping/thowing the console on a couch as you would once finished on a game could cause some damage if not immediately, then over a long term.
     
  8. greypilgers

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    I thought the Wii was such a success simply because it was so accessible to all and just so intuitive in its control method. This looks... not like that. Different direction for Nintendo, but not necessarily a better one?
     
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    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    Erm, yeah i didnt see that coming when it was originally announced!

    So if the controller is the console, that makes multiplayer massively expensive, mind you at the rate the wii sold everybody will probably buy one anyway. Last thing would be if 4 people want to play how do they all connect to the tv.

    Im sure all these issues have been addressed but i can see issues.

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  11. Spuzzell

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    The controller is NOT the console. C'mon, Bit, seriously.
     
  12. themax

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    According to Engadget, the WiiU is fully backwards compatible with all Wii accessories. Can't see anyone buying multiple WiiU controllers as they seem expensive, and only one is needed for general single player control and management on the system, with Wiimotes to fill the multiplayer roles. Inexpensive console if you are a previous Wii owner with accessories but an expensive investment if you never owned Wii at all.
     
  13. guvnar

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    Oh the disappointment!
    How are they going to withstand being chucked across the lounge like controllers often are at a tricky point?

    Good to see Nintendo have a sense of humour though...
     
  14. Zurechial

    Zurechial Elitist

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    People said:
    "Haha, Nintendo.. 'Wii' is a stupid name for a console."

    Nintendo said:
    "wii u!"
     
  15. Silent_Raider

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    so Nintendo is now competing with Apple and the iPad instead of Sony and Microsoft?
     
  16. timmythemonkey

    timmythemonkey Monkeymodder

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    And you can use the controller a lap-tray too!

    The curves of the new console in the linked picture make it look like a blend of an original 360 and a Wii.

    Unless they can really pull some 'must-have' platform-exclusive game IP that takes advantage of all of that, then it will go the way of the Game Cube. And that doesn't just mean re-hashing the old staples of Mario & Sonic with a new device name at the end of the title!

    *cuddles trusty PC and waits for BF3 & ME3*
     
  17. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    I think this is awesome..

    I don't really care about PS3 and XBox 360.. because other than some few exclusive games, it provide nothing over the PC. And I can get the XBox 360 controller for it, among a wide selection of other controllers that best suit my hands. Sure NOW you have Kinect and Move.. but I see it as too late... I smell new consoles from both companies coming soon, so why bother paying such an expensive console.

    What I like about Nintendo, and especially with the WiiU, is that it provide something that I cannot get from my PC.
     
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    'Oddly, the controller is the console'

    Bad form. Bad research.
     
  19. leveller

    leveller Yeti Sports 2 - 2011 Champion!

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    A touchscreen for the kiddies ... yes!

    One shaped like that ... erm ... if the price is right I guess so. I'm assuming that the child will be able to play the latest Zelda/MArio game on the big screen (with the console bit ;) ) and then when the parents want the child to go to bed then he/she will still be able to play the game but on the handheld ... or something.

    Not a bad idea, but I hate the look of the controller ...
     
  20. Eiffie

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    And I had such high hopes. . . oh well. . . pass.
     
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