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Wii U Speculation Thread The Third: Casting Dreams in The Castle of Miyamoto

IceDoesntHelp

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Rösti;36854434 said:
I believe that is #34beed (R:52 G: 190 B: 237) whereas the color used, though not as a unified element, as background in the Edge magazine is #00aaff (R: 0 G: 170 B: 255); of course this is just an RGB value, print is CMYK and I don't have a chromatography system nor the magazine itself for that. I don't think what color used has any significance.

Regardless of what it is, an interview with Mr. Miyamoto is always nice, so I'm looking forward to Edge's article.

Miyamoto: Hi, I'm Miyamotosan, I am here to tell you to look forward to E3. See you then.
 

axisofweevils

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Rösti;36854434 said:
I believe that is #34beed (R:52 G: 190 B: 237) whereas the color used, though not as a unified element, as background in the Edge magazine is #00aaff (R: 0 G: 170 B: 255); of course this is just an RGB value, print is CMYK and I don't have a chromatography system nor the magazine itself for that. I don't think what color used has any significance.

Regardless of what it is, an interview with Mr. Miyamoto is always nice, so I'm looking forward to Edge's article.

Like someone said, I think it could be meant to represent the blue as used in the Wii U logo.

 

BD1

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Wasn't there a rumor a while back about Miyamoto making a mermaid game? I swear I heard this on these boards.

http://www.gamespot.com/news/miyamoto-teases-new-nintendo-character-6267849

The rumor came from Miyamoto saying he's not allowed to talk about his hobbies in public anymore, because he gets some of his ideas from what he's doing outside of Nintendo. (Pikmin/gardening. Zelda/Exploring as a kid). He then mentioned he was swimming a lot.

So naturally, Miyamoto's next game has mermaids.
 

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Or...they told them to wait until E3. We haven't gotten ANY Wii U game announcements since last E3

Yeah, thats what most people are thinking. It could be true, but it doesn't really make sense.

If we take WiiU games that were announced last year, plus the ones we think might be announced this year, thats a lot of games to show off. Thats not even including their first party, and second party games.

Or maybe Nintendo plans to dominate E3 by having their games shown off with their assistants at the booths of the various publishers?

But the big question is, whats the advantage of not letting third parties reveal games that they want to bring to the WiiU? I can only imagine that the WiiU titles are somehow different, like Ninja Gaiden III. Or like how dude from Gearbox said "The Wii U version is not a port". Or, they plan to change the WiiU brand name. I can even imagine the the WiiU versions are running off newer next gen engines....

Actually, I think Capcom will announce Monster Hunter Online for the WiiU during E3.


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He then mentioned he was swimming a lot.

So naturally, Miyamoto's next game has mermaids.

I want the Nintendo equivalent to Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future. Or maybe Sega can just sell them the rights. It's not like they'll ever use it again.
 

ColdBlooder

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Oh boy i had another AWESOME idea :D

Every time you start your WiiU you would get a message, choosen randomly, wich states one of the devs excuses why they didn't support the Nintendo platform the last 3 generations.

Complete with Image, phone number and email adress :D
 

IceDoesntHelp

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Oh boy i had another AWESOME idea :D

Every time you start your WiiU you would get a message, choosen randomly, wich states one of the devs excuses why they didn't support the Nintendo platform the last 3 generations.

Complete with Image, phone number and email adress :D

Good, can't wait to yell at them.
 

DragonSworne

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I finally discovered what has been bugging me about the Wii U name. It has nothing to do with the sound or it's creativity, it has everything to do with how it looks like in text. I keep having to do double takes to make sure the sentence is about Wii U and not Wii.

Examples

1)Wii U and Wii

2)So and so gets announced for PS3, Xbox360, and Wii U gets so and so announced, no Wii version.

The break between Wii and the U is the problem. Not just visually, it even exists when you type Wii U, you need to physically add the space. You never have to do this with other systems, PS3, Xbox360, 3DS, etc. the abbreviations are all unified as one word.

I honestly believe the break in the name is what causes a lot of cognitive dissonance with the name, it just looks wrong, it's weird to type, etc.

Wii U should be spelt WiiU or Wiiu from now on, instead of Wii U.
 

BD1

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I finally discovered what has been bugging me about the Wii U name. It has nothing to do with the sound or it's creativity, it has everything to do with how it looks like in text. I keep having to do double takes to make sure the sentence is about Wii U and not Wii.

Examples

1)Wii U and Wii

2)So and so gets announced for PS3, Xbox360, and Wii U gets so and so announced, no Wii version.

The break between Wii and the U is the problem. Not just visually, it even exists when you type Wii U, you need to physically add the space. You never have to do this with other systems, PS3, Xbox360, 3DS, etc. the abbreviations are all unified as one word.

I honestly believe the break in the name is what causes a lot of cognitive dissonance with the name, it just looks wrong, it's weird to type, etc.

Wii U should be spelt WiiU or Wiiu from now on, instead of Wii U.

There is really nothing stopping you from spelling it WiiU.
 

axisofweevils

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I finally discovered what has been bugging me about the Wii U name. It has nothing to do with the sound or it's creativity, it has everything to do with how it looks like in text. I keep having to do double takes to make sure the sentence is about Wii U and not Wii.

Examples

1)Wii U and Wii

2)So and so gets announced for PS3, Xbox360, and Wii U gets so and so announced, no Wii version.

The break between Wii and the U is the problem. Not just visually, it even exists when you type Wii U, you need to physically add the space. You never have to do this with other systems, PS3, Xbox360, 3DS, etc. the abbreviations are all unified as one word.

I honestly believe the break in the name is what causes a lot of cognitive dissonance with the name, it just looks wrong, it's weird to type, etc.

Wii U should be spelt WiiU or Wiiu from now on, instead of Wii U.

See, that's Nintendo innovation!
First console with a space in its name!
 

Gahiggidy

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I finally discovered what has been bugging me about the Wii U name. It has nothing to do with the sound or it's creativity, it has everything to do with how it looks like in text. I keep having to do double takes to make sure the sentence is about Wii U and not Wii.

Examples

1)Wii U and Wii

2)So and so gets announced for PS3, Xbox360, and Wii U gets so and so announced, no Wii version.

The break between Wii and the U is the problem. Not just visually, it even exists when you type Wii U, you need to physically add the space. You never have to do this with other systems, PS3, Xbox360, 3DS, etc. the abbreviations are all unified as one word.

I honestly believe the break in the name is what causes a lot of cognitive dissonance with the name, it just looks wrong, it's weird to type, etc.

Wii U should be spelt WiiU or Wiiu from now on, instead of Wii U.
You make a good point. Typed out it does look better without the space. Not sure about the logo though.
 

Redford

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Can you all write up some speculations/dreams/worries for E3? Need something to read.

I finally discovered what has been bugging me about the Wii U name. It has nothing to do with the sound or it's creativity, it has everything to do with how it looks like in text.

Wii U should be spelt WiiU or Wiiu from now on, instead of Wii U.

The way that the logo is suspended above the line just makes it look strange.
 

Terrell

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And you know that because next gen is out? A bunch of rumors mean little, that should be obvious with how practically each one contradicts the last. I expect at least the next Xbox to provide a true generational leap.


Also, PS2 wasn't dramatically more powerful than DC imo...more powerful yes, dramatically, no. IMO they were from the same generation.

OH GOD, I AGREE WITH SPECIALGUY!!!

But yeah, in all the talk about how PS1 -> DC ->PS2 is analogous to PS360 -> WiiU -> Orbis/Durnago, I was actually totally OK with that, because Dreamcast was more capable than most people gave it credit for, with its big limitation being the 1GB disc size and read speed. Jet Set Radio still stacks up nicely with the rest of the generation, even in the presence of Jet Set Radio Future on the Xbox, for instance.
 

Oddduck

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Jet Set Radio still stacks up nicely with the rest of the generation, even in the presence of Jet Set Radio Future on the Xbox, for instance.

Yeah, but that's because some art styles like cel shading don't really age that much over time.
 
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Was just about to post this. I really would like a Virtual Console release of the 64DD cartridge. Sure, there is The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, but it's not the same thing. Ocarina of Time version 1.0 and 1.1 (I'm not fond of version 1.3 due to Nintendo bending over to appease some religious groups over a controversial chant in Fire Temple) are great games that up to this date provide new things to be found. Ura Zelda could become very popular if Wii U features a nice online community with chat functions etc., that is if the unfinished build is released anyway and Nintendo doesn't tinker with it much.
 

axisofweevils

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Super Mario Universe
The obvious sequel to the two galaxies.
 

Terrell

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You can make any art style look bad or awkward if you execute it in a crappy way.

But cel shading done right typically doesn't age like other graphical styles.

Hence why I compared 2 cel shaded games from the same studio within the same generation, one being on the lowest rung power-wise and one on the highest. The draw distance on JSRF is fantastic, as is the level of detail, but it doesn't exactly make the original JSR look like total garbage, either.

And using that as a base of understanding between WiiU and its upcoming competitors, I'm 100% cool with what WiiU will be power-wise if it stacks up like the Dreamcast does compared to its competitors released 1-2 years later.
 

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So I found this:

This invention relates generally to remote control systems and, more particularly, to a system and method for facilitating the set up and configuration of a portable device, e.g., a smart device which may incorporate universal remote control functionality, to command operation of one or more types of remotely controllable appliances of one or more manufacturers. Exemplary smart devices include but are not limited to Apple's "iPhone` and "iPad," Google's "Android" platform, Nintendo's "Wii U" controller, Blackberry's "Torch" or "PlayBook," etc. Exemplary types of appliances include, but are not limited to televisions, digital video disc players (DVDs), cable or satellite set top boxes (STBs), digital video recorders (DVRs), audio video (AV) receivers, thermostats, game consoles, lighting systems, etc.

If I'm interpreting this patent right, the Wii U controller will/might be able to control other devices like DVD's, TV's, etc. The patent is from Universal Electronics Inc. I don't know how affiliated they are with Nintendo but why would they include the Wii U, an unreleased gaming console, as an example if it wasn't going to have the feature?

Has it been confirmed by Nintendo that the Wii U will be able to do this kind of stuff?
 

AceBandage

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So I found this:



If I'm interpreting this patent right, the Wii U controller will/might be able to control other devices like DVD's, TV's, etc. The patent is from Universal Electronics Inc. I don't know how affiliated they are with Nintendo but why would they include the Wii U, an unreleased gaming console, as an example if it wasn't going to have the feature?

Has it been confirmed by Nintendo that the Wii U will be able to do this kind of stuff?
They have been looking into this, but nothing has been said about the Wii U having that cabalility. Though, with Nintendo you never know.