June 7, 2011

Gamer Rant – E3 Edition – Wii U

Nintendo revealed its new console at thier press event and are calling it the Wii U. Here comes the pain. So there was no mention of an actual console they only focused on the controller. Wait I thought we were getting a new console? First off the controller looks like its the size of the U Draw or a fat touch tablet. That’s way to big in my opinion. Yea its got a fancy touch screen, but why do I need a screen? Will it have heating issues? Will it eat through batteries? It’s gonna be in HD, but thats the most that was said about the console. The problem is like the Wii the Wii U offers nothing more than a new gimmick. You can switch from your TV to your 6.2 inch screen and then it becomes a handheld…..but I already have a DS. They said release 2012 and gave no price. The 3DS is already $250….now your trying to sell me a new console with another handheld for a controller? How much will that be? You can aim the new controller at the screen for different uses in games (example was baseball, you can use it to aim your pitch) but I get tired after holding up controllers to point at the screen after a while. They are adding newer titles like Arkham City, but I am not going to buy a new console for one or two games when I can just get it for Xbox or PS3. Sure there will be more info to come with the Wii U, but E3 is the place to sell me on your product and I gotta say I am not sold.


  1. ScrotusKilmystr - June 9, 2011 3:23 pm

    It’s intresting that they only showed the controller and nothing else they even said they had no actual working titles for this new concept but showed titles like battlefield, the new aliens games etc but showed footage from other platforms ??????? and only a pre-rendered demo at the conference I can see two flaming issues right now 1 that honkin controller is going to give some one carpal Tunnel syndrome and 2 the damn thing isn’t stand alone hmmmm bet it will cost a nice chunk of change for just the controller alone as well….

  2. CharcoalCoyote - June 7, 2011 2:27 pm


    Ehh, I dunno. Nintendo’s been making some interesting choices lately. I was pretty disappointed with the Wii. Even as late as the Gamecube, I remember Nintendo being the company that made memorable, impression-making games. The Wii hasn’t really “touched” me. Sure, Smash Bros was cool, and some of the reboots were pretty interesting, but nothing really “hit me.” Now, the DS, on the other hand, has been an excellent console. I’ve played quite a few games on that little handheld machine, and most-to-all of them have been great.

    I’m not terribly worried about the price of the console and controllers. Sure, the prices we’ve seen right now are substantially higher then they once were, but you have to look around; Gas is nearing $5 a gallon, and everything’s on the rise. I’m sure that Sony and Microsoft will have to get out a next-gen console within the next few years to keep up with the Jones’, and the prices will be ludicrous.

    Is this controller a gimmick? Undoubtedly. Do I believe that Nintendo will pull it off successfully? Yes. Even with a concept as utterly retarded as the original Wii, it was still functional. The problem with the Wii, in my opinion, was actually game selection; Nintendo, like everyone else, got caught up in Rebootmania. The DS was another similar story. When they first announced it, I thought it was the most retarded thing I had ever heard. “Two screens? Do they come packaged with an additional mind and pair of eyes?” The second I picked up the DS and played the Metroid Prime: Hunters demo that it shipped with, my mind was blown out of the back of my skull.



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