SmithnCo said:Well I'm sure Nintendo will have wiimote support still, so it would be a Move situation where some games can use it if they want to.
bridegur said:I'm going to have a really difficult time paying more than $250 for anything that's only slightly more powerful than 360/PS3.
enzo_gt said:I know the Dualshock is stuck in the past and stubborn people who've gotten use to it can't shake it, but I feel like the ergonomics on the GC pad is not much better. The odd placement of the Z button, and the C-stick are just fruity additions to differentiate the Nintendo brand it seems, and keep things always experimental.
The GC controller doesn't fit me like a glove, simply because touching the C-stick and the face buttons immediately make me question the rationale for these design choices. I have yet to figure out why the face buttons are placed so awkwardly and the C-stick is so user-unfriendly.
I'm hoping against hope that all of this is a giant elaborate hoax and i'm asleep and taking part in some kind of experimental memory-implantation procedure as part of market research by a company called total recallDECK'ARD said:I sincerely hope we are still missing the 'big idea', or Nintendo have severely lost the plot here.
antonz said:They do suggest that is supposed to be a big feature of the system. The ability to stream across multiple controllers different media and games.
All the processing would be done by the console, so the controllers would only act as the command input and a display terminal. This, in theory, eleminates latency issues.
I'll take that one step further and say that the updated Wii controller will be released soon.DoomXploder7 said:i'm betting on the "surprise" being an updated wii controller. both controllers are packed into the box so that both are supported.
PantherLotus said:Ok, taking the GPS 6" screen a bit further, here's what one looks like live (youtube):
6 Inch HD Touchscreen Handheld GPS Navigator | 800 x 480 screen resolution on a 6 inch display
....and if the Wii2 controller can do that? HOLY FUCKING KERMIT FREAKING OUT FUCKING SHIT!
The information that IGN released yesterday regarding the technical characteristics of Project Café confirmed in all respects the ones we published in our article on April 15th. Moreover, our sources confirm that mablette (? Theyre using the French terms manette (joystick) and tablette (tablet) here as a contraction), which we revealed here [linked article in that post], was represented by Nintendo as a Version 2 (V2).
An Air of UDraw
To give us an idea of what it would look like, our sources suggest to imagine a close cousin of the UDraw Tablet designed by THQ for Wii, with a touch screen instead of the touchpad, and buttons around the screen (triggers, D-Pad, two bumpers, sticks, etc).
The console and controllers could work to operate on a principle of "virtualization", with the bulk of the work and processing being done by the console itself, with the controllers serving as "terminals" that display "precalulated code". This system would distribute the game in high-quality to the controllers, without significant latency and without using a compressed video stream and being demanding in terms of bandwidth.
Yeah a 6" screen is going to be a fairly hefty thing and I think it makes alot of sense really. Casual gamers will have their Touch interface etc and the dudebro will get their dual sticks etc. Its thebest of both worlds in a single device while allowing streaming etc.brochiller said:Damn that's a big screen.
carlo6529 said:It's got to be vitality sensor tech. Or was this already mentioned?
DreD said:You could basically start a game on your TV and then continu playing on your controller if someone else wants to watch a TV show.
brochiller said:Why would they use the slide-pads for this console? It's not like it needs to be folded or put in your pocket.
Yeah okay you've summed up my issues with the controller better than I could have, and reminded me of others.TwinIonEngines said:The face buttons are fine (sometimes even optimal) for software that was designed for their layout rather than the diamond. Of course, that makes them effectively awkward for just about every multi-platform 6th generation game.
The C-stick is kind of nubby but it's got the same lever design and sensitivity as the primary stick. I prefer it to the sloppy huge dead-zone DS2 sticks, at any rate.
The GC controller's biggest sins are as follows:
D-Pad: What the fuck?
Z-button: Okay, I know that this was added at the request of 3rd parties who wanted an additional bumper input. Why'd you have to half-ass it, though? Being tiny is the least of its problems, the real issue is the STUPID hinge design that makes only the rightmost 1/3 inch actually depressible, for a guaranteed claw grip.
L/R Triggers: The linear travel is an interesting choice, and it wouldn't be so bad if the springs weren't so terrible. After only few hours, the L and R triggers are practically guaranteed to have a perceptibly different physical resistance, with a corresponding difference in the analog input distribution across each button's travel. Goddamn they're fragile.
Now lets talk about why I hate the lack of pointer again.
Balb said:Shouldn't your purchasing decision ultimately hinge on the games? Or are you just not willing to pay its launch price (which won't be $500)?
JordanLMiller said:You can still get it though because it's only gonna be $300!
SlipperySlope said:That is big. Eliminates a big console drawback. And you're confirming what I guessed before, these are like dumb terminals. Saves money.
JCRedeems said:The whole rumored controller is so uncreative and uninspiring, and that's why I don't believe Nintendo would adopt such an idea. I can't wait until Nintendo sets everything straight.
Yeah I would say this is a pretty obvious assault on the tablet market while still trying to cater to the console market as well.guldakot said:Hmmm, the touch screen is making me think nintendo might be going after not only the core gamer but the ULTRA casual as well, if it can surf the net from the controller, I don't see why you couldn't implrement flash as well.
I love the idea of being able to play flash games on the controller as well, fire up armor games on it and play some age of defense while you wait for a friend to go get pizza lol. Just pause the game, and hit the internet for game strats etc. Could be very interesting.
Regulus Tera said:This is the first time I've been unexcited for a new Nintendo console. I hope that whatever they end up showing blows my mind.
Yup, Nintendo have always been the kings of local multi. And it's even more pronounced now that the other systems are outright pathetic when it comes to local multi.Freezie KO said:The screen in the controller makes sense if you think about what game type it mostly benefits: Social Multiplayer. Each person getting their own screen for private info or streaming a part of the game makes sense. I loved Pac Man Vs, but what made that work was the private screen was a completely different game than what was going on via the TV.