Why are you saying that ? Gamecube controls can be perfectly emulated on Wii U. It is disappointing, come on ! OK, you need to buy the big ass controller or the CC Pro since there will probably not be any GC-pad hole in the box but still.
Maybe I used the wrong word when I said "upscale"?
What Reggie said though is that the Wii games will still look like Wii games, they won't look any different when played on WiiU. That means it won't look better at all, no magic to make it look better.
There are ways to make the upscaling look better (not all upscalers are created equal, etc). Like what Sony did with the PS1 to PS2 and PS2 to PS3. Also DVD upscalers back in the day but all of this is still in the same resolution.
Pardon me but could you give an example about how USB 3.0 could improve performance in the context of gaming ? Do we transfer data without lag from your external HDD through USB 2.0 currently ? Does USB 3.0 allow us to stream content with a noticeable difference ?
Maybe I'm just jaded/pessimistic, but this doesn't look overly impressive or like a major leap over the current consoles, even if it's just a tech demo. Let's hope some proper games show off the (supposedly) better hardware.
Personally, it was a big selling point for me cause the idea of playing my console games in my bedroom is very apealing, it has no use for me if i have to be in the same room. Will i buy a new console for a glorified VMU, no.
Same reason i expect the Vita to be cross platform with the PS3 online.
This might be a stupid question, but I have not heard or seen anything where more than one of the new controllers is used simutaneously, is this possible or is it only one new controller at the same time?
Nintendo's "proprietary" disc format for the WiiU will be based on BD, just as the case was with the Wii and DVD, and the GameCube and miniDVD. It's their sneaky way of avoiding licensing fees while not having to invest money into something that is actually their own format.