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News Nintendo: 'Hardcore gamers will accept Wii U'

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 30 Jun 2011.

  1. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    Another fantastic product from Nintendo that will make billions. Who cares what the so called hardcore console gamers think. They'll still buy one.
     
  2. sub routine

    sub routine Archie Gemel

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    consoles have their place, hardcore gamers play everything imo. Can`t wait to see the U.
     
  3. kzinti1

    kzinti1 What's a Dremel?

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    It's a really dull day when all Bit-Tech can do is set up a pc/console flame war.
     
  4. 3lusive

    3lusive Minimodder

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    Thats just ridiculous. The fact that there's some element of aim-assist in FPS games on consoles (because of the nature of the analogue sticks) doesn't mean there's no skill in shooting or that it makes the experience any less "hardcore". There's still a huge spectrum of people with terrible aim, and others with pinpoint accuracy; ie just like the pc with a keyboard and mouse. The controller works fine, I use one everyday and have countless hours spent on Cod on Live to know that it's a good experience if you play with the right people and in the right lobbies. FPS games can run absolutely fine on consoles with a controller, whether thats the single player or multiplayer

    But I dont want to start a flame-war, so I was just saying that its not true that they're such a bad platform for playing FPS games
     
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  5. OCJunkie

    OCJunkie OC your Dremel too

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    Why is it that everytime I turn around there's some news about Nintendo's BS new console with the words "hardcore gamers" invariably plastered on it? I don't see why Nintendo's so obsessed with it when they claim those so-called "hardcore" gamers make up only a tiny percentage of their market; you can't please everybody, and Nintendo obviously has a good position focusing on the accessible casual side.

    And yeah I'm tired of seeing Bit-Tech relentlessly posting this kind of non-news.
     
  6. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    Hardcore gamers will never play on consoles. We all know they prefer Macs.

    :p
     
  7. Showerhead

    Showerhead What's a Dremel?

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    And here was me thinking it was because the first games brought out for it appeared to be aimed for the kiddy/casual market. Kinect is having similar problems, there are no titles that appeal to the 'hardcore' audience.
     
  8. The Hooded Claw

    The Hooded Claw What's a Dremel?

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    You could Wii all over it...
     
  9. Cerberus90

    Cerberus90 Car Spannerer

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    If the Wii showed us anything, it was that it sold in huge numbers even though it technically wasn't very good.

    I would guess that this one will do the same.
    Might even be slightly better, as the Wii was really only any good when there was a group of people to play with as most of the games were multiplayer oriented. You would hope that the majority of the games for the Wii U would be single player.
     
  10. enciem

    enciem Minimodder

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    despite all the groans, I thought that was funny. Actually, I guess the groans could just be due to it being really good Wii
     
  11. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    The Wii racked up massive hardware sales, but I bet most are gathering dust. Mine isn't even plugged in...
     
  12. XXAOSICXX

    XXAOSICXX Minimodder

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    That's kinda exactly what it means tbh.

    FPS: PC > Console
    RTS: PC > Console
    RPG: PC > Console
    MMO: PC > Console

    ...and so on, except:

    Sports, racing, platformers and anything involving dancing etc, which you can keep.

    Sorry :)
     
  13. Cerberus90

    Cerberus90 Car Spannerer

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    So is ours.

    My sister bought one, but has barely used it.

    It was a fad.
     
  14. 2bdetermine

    2bdetermine What's a Dremel?

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    Can consoles do SLI, Crossfire, Multi-Display etc?

    End of discussion of so call "Hardcore".
     
  15. 3lusive

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    No it just means they use different input devices which allow you to control your online character. Yes you get better resolutions etc gaming on a PC, but that's not what I was referring to.
     
  16. Artanix

    Artanix Minimodder

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    Use bigger hands in the pictures then!
     
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    New accessories for Wii U: Keyboard, Mouse and PCI-E slot for upgrades.
     
  18. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    What in god's name is a hardcore gamer these days?

    The Wii U reminds me of that lady in Kung Pow.
     
  19. sub routine

    sub routine Archie Gemel

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    something sorely missed from consoles, why have none of them caught onto this peripheral yet?

    PCI-E is a nice and ambiguous teaser though ...
     
  20. Draksis

    Draksis What's a Dremel?

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    Nail on the head! +1
     
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