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ClovingWestbrook
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(01-17-2012, 09:36 PM)
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This thread is not limited to hardware discussion. Anything that comes out related to the Wii U can be placed here. Any Wii U discussions you want to have can be held here. Obviously if something comes out that is very concrete, it should definitely get its own thread.


Countdown to E3 2012


Countdown to Game Developers Conference


Will update OP.

Link to old thread



Lego City Stories Wii U gameplay is awesome -10/21/2011



Nintendo working on support for multiple Wii U tablet support -11/08/2011



Nintendo doesn't want to make same mistake with Wii U pricing as 3DS -11/29/2011



Nintendo plans a full fledged app store for the Wii U -01/02/2012



THQ working on two unannounced Wii U titles -01/17/2012



Final devkits allegedly sent to developers. - 01/20/2012



Wii U will launch in 2012 in United States, Europe, Australia and Japan - 01/25/2012




Update from Nintendo's Investors meeting
- 1/27/2012


Wii U:

  • User accounts: Wii U will have individual user accounts, rather than one system-wide account.
  • NFC: Near Field Communication ("touch" data transmission from accessories, credit cards, etc... sort of like QR/Streetpass combined) will be built-in.
  • Online: Miyamoto: "Network has to have a totally new concept to be different."

General:
  • Third parties: Several new, previously unconsidered alliances/partnerships with third parties.
  • Communities: You haven't seen the last of them!
  • Retail title downloads: 3DS and Wii U both support digital download of retail titles, but... they still aren't quite sure how to implement it just yet.
  • Item billing: "We should not decline third parties if they want to offer item billing" (paying to unlock content).
  • DLC: Still planning to offer DLC (possibly talking about their own software), but needs more time to complete its feasibility study on the market and its needs.
  • More sharing: "Digital will include user to user communications and sharing" (More social networking integration? More Swapnote-like apps? More emphasis on Streetpass/Spotpass?).
  • Better-paced software + DLC: Nintendo has learnt that it shouldn't have stagnant periods between software launches: can fill the gap, and DLC can extend the life of a title.
  • Asia: Planning products for Asia, local partners (WiiQue U?) yet to be announced; still issues of copyright.
  • Miyamoto still around, Iwata angry at Wired. "Miyamoto is saying his basic work is to create a big hit."

Thank you Michan for the summary.

Last edited by ClovingWestbrook; 02-20-2012 at 10:53 PM.
Anth0ny
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(01-17-2012, 09:37 PM)
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The road to E3mania begins.
Sadist
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Awww yeah
Garcia
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(01-17-2012, 09:38 PM)
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It's on FAYA!!
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Blue balls
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(01-17-2012, 09:39 PM)
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140 days... seriously?
LeleSocho
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139 days of agony
EmCeeGramr
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(01-17-2012, 09:39 PM)
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DEATH IS CERTAIN
dc89
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(01-17-2012, 09:39 PM)
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New Toys... I mean thread!

HylianTom
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(01-17-2012, 09:40 PM)
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Nice..time flows like a river..
Mpl90
Two copies sold? That's not a bomb guys, stop trolling!!!
(01-17-2012, 09:41 PM)
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So much hype for E3 this year. Too much hype! :lol
Fantastical
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(01-17-2012, 09:41 PM)
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Now that we have a new thread let's talk about some new Wii U information!

Oh yeah.
Bisnic
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(01-17-2012, 09:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Fantastical

Now that we have a new thread let's talk about some new Wii U information!

Oh yeah.

I heard its gonna be white and have a controller with a touch screen.
TheCongressman1
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(01-17-2012, 09:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bisnic

I heard its gonna be white and have a controller with a touch screen.

That sounds stupid. Will not buy.
Fredrik
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(01-17-2012, 09:43 PM)
139 days of torture

When can we expect the next bit of info from Nintendo? I've heard GDC in the other thread. When's that?
AkimbO_Arcana
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(01-17-2012, 09:44 PM)
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139 days? pfffff a cakewalk.

MADNESS O_=
Bisnic
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(01-17-2012, 09:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheCongressman1

That sounds stupid. Will not buy.

Did i mention it will have Nintendo games?

Originally Posted by Fredrik

139 days of torture

When can we expect the next bit of info from Nintendo? I've heard GDC in the other thread. When's that?

March 5th-9th
iNvid02
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(01-17-2012, 09:45 PM)
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I DONT EVEN WANT ONE BUT LETS GO
EatChildren
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Guys my source told me they ported Halo ODST to the Wii U as a test and they had to make the textures blurry and AI dumb cos the Wii U cant handle the same graphics as the Xbox 360 apparently it is a Wii with some shaders I dunno it might be true it might not what do you guys think?
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(01-17-2012, 09:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bisnic

Did i mention it will have Nintendo games?

Will it have all our favourites, like Urban Champion, Hogan's Alley and Geist?
hardcastlemccormick
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(01-17-2012, 09:46 PM)
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Dead on arrival. Will be crushed by Splorgenborg. Mark my words
BY2K
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The road to E3 begins here!
IchigoSharingan
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139 days remain.

And between now and then we have to convince ourselves Nintendo isn't going to go for a higher end GPU part.

Really hope they upgraded the components....

crossing fingers for half a year, let's do this!!!!!!!
TheCongressman1
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(01-17-2012, 09:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by EatChildren

Guys my source told me they ported Halo ODST to the Wii U as a test and they had to make the textures blurry and AI dumb cos the Wii U cant handle the same graphics as the Xbox 360 apparently it is a Wii with some shaders I dunno it might be true it might not what do you guys think?

Seems legit. Nenteendo can't win the kardcorz with kiddy gaffics.
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Originally Posted by EatChildren

Guys my source told me they ported Halo ODST to the Wii U as a test and they had to make the textures blurry and AI dumb cos the Wii U cant handle the same graphics as the Xbox 360 apparently it is a Wii with some shaders I dunno it might be true it might not what do you guys think?

sounds legit
Ryoku
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(01-17-2012, 09:48 PM)
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Dammit, noooooo! We should have reached page 400 :<
Fantastical
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Originally Posted by EatChildren

Guys my source told me they ported Halo ODST to the Wii U as a test and they had to make the textures blurry and AI dumb cos the Wii U cant handle the same graphics as the Xbox 360 apparently it is a Wii with some shaders I dunno it might be true it might not what do you guys think?

My dad works at Nintendo and he said that Wii U is going to be more powerful than a super computer. What are your sources?
AkimbO_Arcana
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(01-17-2012, 09:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Fantastical

My dad works at Nintendo and he said that Wii U is going to be more powerful than a super computer. What are your sources?

Your source/dad is way cooler.
daCuk
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(01-17-2012, 09:50 PM)
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Let's get started!

Time for the leaks to start arriving.
hardcastlemccormick
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Originally Posted by daCuk

Let's get started! Time for the leaks to start arriving.

The only thing Ubisoft's good for these days.
radioheadrule83
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(01-17-2012, 09:51 PM)
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48 Days Until GDC :P
Bullza2o
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Congrats on the new thread!

Now the real question: Is GAF excited enough that there will be a thread 3 before E3?
TheCongressman1
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(01-17-2012, 09:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by daCuk

Let's get started!

Time for the leaks to start arriving.

OH MAN!







I made a smaller controller. It's cute.

Originally Posted by Bullza2o

Congrats on the new thread!

Now the real question: Is GAF excited enough that there will be a thread 3 before E3?

We might see another before GDC!
Fredrik
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(01-17-2012, 09:52 PM)

Originally Posted by Bisnic

March 5th-9th

Oooh that soon? And just a few days before my birthday! Don't ruin it Nintendo!!1!
wsippel
(01-17-2012, 09:52 PM)

Originally Posted by EatChildren

Guys my source told me they ported Halo ODST to the Wii U as a test and they had to make the textures blurry and AI dumb cos the Wii U cant handle the same graphics as the Xbox 360 apparently it is a Wii with some shaders I dunno it might be true it might not what do you guys think?

Guys my source told me they ported Crysis 2 to the Wii U as a test and it ran smooth as fuck with great graphics cos the Wii U is more powerful than Xbox360 I dunno maybe I made that up what du you guys think?
Fantastical
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Please add what my dad said in the OP and ignore EatChildren's / Matthew Perry's lies.
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(01-17-2012, 09:53 PM)
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OP should say: What do we know - NOTHING
LeleSocho
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Originally Posted by TheCongressman1

OH MAN!







I made a smaller controller. It's cute.



We might see another before GDC!

that's better than the original
EloquentM
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(01-17-2012, 09:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by LeleSocho

that's better than the original

Lol yeah, if you don't want to be able to comfortably grip the controller.
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Originally Posted by hardcastlemccormick

Dead on arrival. Will be crushed by Splorgenborg. Mark my words

Wii U IS Splorgenborg!
shyamalan.jpg
wsippel
(01-17-2012, 09:57 PM)

Originally Posted by snesfreak

Wii U IS Splorgenborg!
shyamalan.jpg

Resident Evil VI and Street Fighter V to be Wii U exclusives? It's more likely than you think!
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(01-17-2012, 09:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by EatChildren

Guys my source told me they ported Halo ODST to the Wii U as a test and they had to make the textures blurry and AI dumb cos the Wii U cant handle the same graphics as the Xbox 360 apparently it is a Wii with some shaders I dunno it might be true it might not what do you guys think?

Wii with some shaders? I thought it was a tablet controller; they already missed the bus by not releasing in 2011. Of course that was already too late for the Wii, but who's going to care about an un-bundled accessory for a dead console in 2012?
TheCongressman1
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Originally Posted by EloquentM

Lol yeah, if you don't want to be able to comfortably grip the controller.

There is still more than enough room. I mean, if the original is comfortable like this:



And my mock up only takes out some of the space in between those fingers, then it should be fine. Actually, I'll study that a bit and get back to you.

Originally Posted by Willy105

How are you supposed to use the D-Pad and face buttons that way?

The same way you normally do? I don't understand why it would be any different.

NOTE: I don't really care about the size. I'm just having fun messing with the design.
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WillyFive
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Originally Posted by TheCongressman1

OH MAN!




I made a smaller controller. It's cute.


How are you supposed to use the D-Pad and face buttons that way?
FreeMufasa
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(01-17-2012, 10:02 PM)
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Like 5 months till E3. Getting excite waiting.
DaSorcerer7
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lets hope this thread will be as legendary as the last!
Log4Girlz
I recently went to my friends house to check out his wii. I was generally impressed. It was larger than I expected though.
(01-17-2012, 10:11 PM)
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I'm looking foward to another 19 thousand posts with no new information.

:D
Smiles and Cries
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here's a worthy cause.
(01-17-2012, 10:12 PM)
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oh nos :(
Buddha Beam
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(01-17-2012, 10:13 PM)
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I just want to say that I hope we get a steamy Peach/Zelda/Samus lesbian romance sim in the Wii U.
Chittagong
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(01-17-2012, 10:15 PM)
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Oh man can't wait to get to live through another 20K posts with no news whatsoever

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