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News Nintendo announces Project Cafe as Wii U

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

  1. Shayper09

    Shayper09 Swimming in Deionized.

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    Sorry.

    But seriously?

    GTFO Nintendo. Yes that door. Close it on your way out. Yes, you can keep Zelda. We don't want it it.

    Now hurry up and die. Preferably under a barren hedge somewhere.

    People will still buy it. "OMFG MUMMY LOOK AT THE NEW NINTENDO AWESOOOMMMME!!!!"

    *sigh*
     
  2. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Shayper09, that post was very nonconstructive. You have said a false stereotype.
    Like saying that PC gamers are social inept geeks, over weight, looking at porn when they are not playing games, and eating hamburgers all day.

    Or that XBox 360 players are insecure beer drinker alcoholic man, playing football games all day.

    And for THAT, a console should be banned. It makes no sense.

    And in term of innovations (since day 1), even if Nintendo screws up, you must close your eyes. It's like if you hire an investors, makes millions for you out of nothing for several years, and then loses 10$ and you fire him (and that is assuming that this console will be a failure, which won't, especially after Wii success). It makes no sense. Nintendo revolutionized gaming several times, which many (including you) take for granted.

    Some of Nintendo innovations:
    -> Perfectly smooth and optimized way for side scrolling
    -> Saving games on consoles (battery on cartage for North America and Europe, and disk system add-on for Japan)
    -> Force feedback (N64)
    -> Perfected the shoulder buttons (SNES), you can say even invented, as I wish you good luck using Intelivision ones, which was on the side of the controllers.. so not really "shoulders"
    -> Perfected D-Pad (Game & Watch consoles and perfected even further with the NES)
    -> Analogue thumb stick on controllers with full motion and precise. (N64, and perfected in the Game Cube)
    -> System to load content while somewhere in the game, eliminating game loading screens, once loaded the first time.
    -> Wireless controller done right, with long range, long battery life. (GameCube WaveBird controller)
    -> Wireless controllers working correctly without any latency problems and connection problem with the NES Satellite controller.
    -> Wii remote
    -> First home console with 4 player support (since Atari 2600?!) with a full library of games supporting it (unlike Atari consoles)
    -> Real Portable systems

    And of course
    -> Saved the gaming industry.

    As for Zelda games... you play Zelda for the game play experience, like Mario games, and for Zelda the puzzles. If you expect Mass Effect story... than really you are looking at the wrong games.

    And no says "Another Football/Soccer/Golf/etc. game", "Another Mass Effect/BioShock/Resident Evil/Street Fighter/Taken/etc game". No one forces you to play games, or buy a console.
     
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  3. DwarfKiller

    DwarfKiller New Member

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    Ofcourse they're going to be catering to the 'casual' market. It's a market they damn well made out of nothing and it would be foolish of them to drop them entirely. It's a great middle ground console that caters to both the 'casual' and 'hardcore' markets. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if this ended up dragging some of the 'casual' players further down the rabbit hole of gaming in general.
    I think it's great that it uses Wii peripherals as well, both seperately and in conjunction with the new controller.

    The only part that MIGHT come back to bite them is their pricing. Sony have shown them up with the PSVita pricing (rightly so) and I hope that sticks with them for some time while they decide on a price.
    Even then, there are a LOT of die-hard Nintendo fans that will end up buying it regardless.
     
  4. Shayper09

    Shayper09 Swimming in Deionized.

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    Okay, maybe my post was slightly (very) full of vitriol. It was also meant to be not taken seriously at all, not a swipe at nintendo, I'm actually a huge fan of innovation, rather a parody of what the reaction to this console will be and has been like :)

    My apologies for the confusion, I probably should have added a disclaimer to my post :D
     
  5. Gh0stDrag0n

    Gh0stDrag0n Unleash the Beast!

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    Sweet!!!!
    I'll take 2.
    Now if Sony and Microsoft would just get with the program and update their systems...
    Looks like there will be good times ahead for all gaming platforms. I kinda feel bad for all the fanboys fighting over who is best, take some time to enjoy what each platform has to offer and have fun... Is that not why we play games in the first place?
     
  6. Toploaded

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  7. outlawaol

    outlawaol Geeked since 1982

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    Nintendo thought they had a problem on their hands when people where chucking a little remote at the TV, now this monster? I mean its one thing to crack your TV screen and another to make a visible hole. I mean consider the rubber thing on new wiimotes, if this thing has one it'll be safe to use as a pillow! :D

    I digress, it does look to have an interesting concept. But I dont judge a system till I've had a time to play on one and see for myself. Knowing Nintendo it'll be quite good, but they have had failed products before.
     
  8. Toploaded

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    Only true failure being the virtual boy, but at least it introduced the concept of duel analogs.
     
  9. runadumb

    runadumb New Member

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    I think it's a crazy idea, but then when nintendo first pulled the wii-mote out on stage 5 years ago I thought they had lost their minds. I was proven very wrong.
     
  10. will_123

    will_123 Small childs brain in a big body

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    Exactly some people just need to chill out and give it a chance! Only time will tell.
     
  11. maximus09

    maximus09 Forever n00b

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    OMG WTF LOL!

    It is a handheld console? Don't Nintendo already have the 3DS?

    Can't wait until the kids will be throwing this around, dropping it cause it is so heavy, poking their fingers throught the touch screen, dropping food and drinks on it..........etc etc.

    What is Nintendo's stategy here? Are they trying to move gaming away from the TV? Are they trying to cash in on the whole casual/mobile gaming thing and apply it to a powerful console? I don't know but it look lame to me. Will stick to my Wii and PC ;)
     
  12. Toploaded

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    The whole 'have the same image on your controller and turn the TV off' part of it I think is pretty pointless for me, but watching that video really did show it's potential. Some ideas are just silly such as seeing the golf ball on the floor, but other show how it could really change the way we play co-op gaming. I loved the whole baseball game concept of pitching from the controller so the batter can't see what you are planning.

    I'll post it again, this time with the embedding working.



    Personally I think Nintendo have it going on here, and the fact it should match the 360/PS3 in graphics and it's coming out a good year or two before the next gen of consoles, means it could be a very nice purchase.

    Edit: Embed fixed, thanks Fod.
     
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  13. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    The engadget (or was it gizmodo) hands on states it is actually very light - a lot lighter than they expected.

    And no - Nintendo isn't trying to move gaming away from the television. The controller is useless without the WiiU base console.
     
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  14. Toploaded

    Toploaded New Member

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    Ahhh thanks dude, fixed mine now.
     
  15. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    I hope this one will be back-compatible with previous hand controllers (what I just watched on that movie, nice for palying golf:)) and will play all games in HD. That is all I was waiting for. New multimedia controller looks bulky. I only wanted to buy Wii for its motion sensors, but wanted HD resolution.
     
  16. Da_Rude_Baboon

    Da_Rude_Baboon What the?

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    So how many new games will this console see or will it be HD remakes of their old titles? Prepare for release details of Mario 68394 and Zelda 82763738.
     
  17. Toploaded

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    I'm cool with that, playing SMG 2 on the dolphin emulator in HD was pretty sweet, I'm sure SMG3 made for the Wii U with this new controller will be beyond awesome.

    If this console did somehow bump all WII games run on it to HD that would be nice, but I won't count on that.
     
  18. Kingsley813

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    Two things come to mind looking at this thing; those crappy kiddies vTech fake laptop things you buy for your kids, and a throwback to the add-on that came with the Dreamcast.
     
  19. alialias

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    I just hope it isnt too difficult to make games for it, or that developers feel like they HAVE to use its features that are different to other consoles. Nintendo has always missed out on a lot of titles and i cant understand why.
     
  20. Phil Rhodes

    Phil Rhodes Hypernobber

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    Three cheers for claims of the fundamentally impossible!

    Yes, yes, I know they probably mean "so near to zero it's irrelevant", or perhaps, more likely, "so near to so near to zero it's kind of usable", but honestly.
     
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