Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 61

Thread: Wii U

  1. #1
    Senior Member Blackmage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,934
    Thanks
    202
    Thanked
    65 times in 45 posts
    • Blackmage's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI P67-GD65
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core I7 2600k
      • Memory:
      • 8 Gb Hynix DDR3 1333
      • Storage:
      • Crucial m4 120Gb, 2TB Samsung F4
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATI HD5830
      • PSU:
      • 700w Coolermaster Gold Plus
      • Case:
      • Xclio/Aplus Windtunnel
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Professional
      • Monitor(s):
      • Viewsonic VX2239WM 22" LCD Monitor
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Broadband 10mbit

    Wii U

    So what do you think of the Nintendo console? For me it's a WII in HD, I do think it a tad too late into the current Gen. The controller is different though, I'm waiting for the next Xbox or PlayStation personally.

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/07/t...-next-console/

  2. #2
    Sublime HEXUS.net
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    The Void.. Floating
    Posts
    11,819
    Thanks
    213
    Thanked
    233 times in 160 posts
    • Stoo's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Mac Pro
      • CPU:
      • 2*Xeon 5450 @ 2.8GHz, 12MB Cache
      • Memory:
      • 32GB 1600MHz FBDIMM
      • Storage:
      • ~ 2.5TB + 4TB external array
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATI Radeon HD 4870
      • Case:
      • Mac Pro
      • Operating System:
      • OS X 10.7
      • Monitor(s):
      • 24" Samsung 244T Black
      • Internet:
      • Zen Max Pro

    Re: Wii U

    tbh, it looks a bit like a slightly melted Wii, with some gargantuan controller which looks like a blend of an etch-a-sketch and a leapfrog learning pad.

    It looks like a complete me too effort, with only the controller providing anything new. Most games will be multiplatform copy & paste jobs from the likes of EA, and the rest just HD rehashes of existing Nintendo games.

    Wii sales and attach rates have plummeted over the last couple of years, and I really can't see this changing things particularly - yes, sure you'll get an initial sales rush, but that's it.

    The controller looks completely unwieldy, and how much is it going to cost for another one, or a replacement?

    It looks like they've tried to mash everything which has happened in the last 3 years or so into a single platform regardless of it making any sense or not..

    Don't even get me started on the name..
    Last edited by Stoo; 07-06-2011 at 07:37 PM. Reason: typos
    (\__/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

  3. #3
    Jay
    Jay is offline
    Gentlemen.. we're history Jay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Jita
    Posts
    8,325
    Thanks
    293
    Thanked
    565 times in 407 posts
    • Jay's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P5Q Deluxe
      • CPU:
      • Intel Q6600 G0 @ 3.0GHz with Corsair H50
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair XMS Pro DDR2 800MHz 5-5-5-12
      • Storage:
      • 128GB Crucial RealSSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire VaporX HD4890 1GB
      • PSU:
      • 720W Enermax Infinity
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Define R3 Black Pearl
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x Samsung 22" 226BW V2 (3360 x 1050)
      • Internet:
      • O2 / Cisco ASA 5505

    Re: Wii U

    what! that controller looks stupid. I suppose you can use it as a dumbbell in Wii fit?

    The last console I remember that tried to make a new style controller was the Atari Jaguar



    and I thought that controller was stupid Nintendo just took it to a new level!
    □ΞVΞ□

  4. #4
    Going Retro!!! Ferral's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    North East
    Posts
    6,587
    Thanks
    254
    Thanked
    730 times in 474 posts
    • Ferral's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus M4A79XTD EVO
      • CPU:
      • AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
      • Memory:
      • 8Gb Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 Mhz
      • Storage:
      • 120Gb Kingston SSD & 1.5 Tb Western Digital
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI GTX 570 Twin Frozr III OC
      • PSU:
      • Antec Truepower 750 Watt Modular
      • Case:
      • Zalman HD501 HTPC case
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 64 bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • 21" Acer 1080P Widescreen LCD
      • Internet:
      • 40MB Sky Fibre

    Re: Wii U

    Names a bit stupid. Looks nice though and its good to see the 3rd party support for it. They wernt clear during the conference if it was a new console or just a controller for the existing Wii. I was watching thinking there is no way the Wii can run the stuff they are showing and wondering if the controller had the relevant hardware in it like one of the tablets currently on the market.

    Eurogamer have the pics of the base unit up, I am actually wondering what the spec is. Its ideal for families that only own the Wii, something for mature gamers and also something for the younger generation, Nintendo have kind of bridged the generation gaps with this one. The screen on the controller is a nice touch, someone wants to watch the TV and another wanting gaming. So you just fire it up and its there on the small screen while whoever watches something on the TV.

    http://www.eurogamer.net/gallery.php?article_id=1367957

    Me personally, I have the PS3 and 360, this week is also seeing a decent PC build incoming for me, so unfortunately it wont be landing in my house anytime soon. If it plays DVD's I may get one to incorporate into the bedroom.

  5. #5
    Sublime HEXUS.net
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    The Void.. Floating
    Posts
    11,819
    Thanks
    213
    Thanked
    233 times in 160 posts
    • Stoo's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Mac Pro
      • CPU:
      • 2*Xeon 5450 @ 2.8GHz, 12MB Cache
      • Memory:
      • 32GB 1600MHz FBDIMM
      • Storage:
      • ~ 2.5TB + 4TB external array
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATI Radeon HD 4870
      • Case:
      • Mac Pro
      • Operating System:
      • OS X 10.7
      • Monitor(s):
      • 24" Samsung 244T Black
      • Internet:
      • Zen Max Pro

    Re: Wii U

    I really can't see it attracting hardcore gamers from the existing platforms, nobody is going to want to use that controller for any type of serious gaming, which brings you down to a more normal and ergonomic controller, and a bunch of rehashed games which you can already play on a number of other platforms.

    I feel that Nintendo have seriously lost their way, the Wii looked stupid to start with (silly name, child-like graphics), but the first few games promised something brilliant which played very well in social groups, but the trouble is nothing ever really topped Wii Sports and Wii sports resort, so people never really bought anything else..

    Most people I know certainly followed that model, and only ever bought one or two more games, and perhaps wii-fit before consigning it to the dusty corner for it to be largely forgotten until the obligatory Christmas tipsy drunken bowling tournament...
    (\__/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

  6. #6
    Senior Member kalniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    24,111
    Thanks
    913
    Thanked
    2,163 times in 1,768 posts
    • kalniel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte X58A UD3R rev 2
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 950
      • Memory:
      • 12gb DDR3 2000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • AMD HD7870
      • PSU:
      • XFX Pro 650W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master HAF 912
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • O2 8mbps

  7. #7
    Sublime HEXUS.net
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    The Void.. Floating
    Posts
    11,819
    Thanks
    213
    Thanked
    233 times in 160 posts
    • Stoo's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Mac Pro
      • CPU:
      • 2*Xeon 5450 @ 2.8GHz, 12MB Cache
      • Memory:
      • 32GB 1600MHz FBDIMM
      • Storage:
      • ~ 2.5TB + 4TB external array
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATI Radeon HD 4870
      • Case:
      • Mac Pro
      • Operating System:
      • OS X 10.7
      • Monitor(s):
      • 24" Samsung 244T Black
      • Internet:
      • Zen Max Pro

    Re: Wii U

    Nothing really changing my mind in that though.

    The original Wii was like that, fun and novel for a few minutes, but then the appeal seriously wore off.

    The thing they mentioned in the article is "But one thing is for sure: it won't just be another generic games console." - the thing is though, without the giant etch-a-sketch, it absolutely is another generic games console.

    I simply can't see the WiiU controller getting much use after the initial novelty factor.
    (\__/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

  8. #8
    Sublime HEXUS.net
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    The Void.. Floating
    Posts
    11,819
    Thanks
    213
    Thanked
    233 times in 160 posts
    • Stoo's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Mac Pro
      • CPU:
      • 2*Xeon 5450 @ 2.8GHz, 12MB Cache
      • Memory:
      • 32GB 1600MHz FBDIMM
      • Storage:
      • ~ 2.5TB + 4TB external array
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATI Radeon HD 4870
      • Case:
      • Mac Pro
      • Operating System:
      • OS X 10.7
      • Monitor(s):
      • 24" Samsung 244T Black
      • Internet:
      • Zen Max Pro

    Re: Wii U

    btw, this cropped up elsewhere:

    (\__/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

  9. #9
    Headless Chicken Terbinator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    7,195
    Thanks
    1,065
    Thanked
    662 times in 541 posts
    • Terbinator's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASRock H61M
      • CPU:
      • Intel Xeon 1230-V3
      • Memory:
      • Geil Evo Corsa 2133/8GB
      • Storage:
      • M4 128GB, 2TB WD Red
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte GTX Titan
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX760i
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster 130
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell Ultrasharp U2711H
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 60Mb.

    Re: Wii U

    1GB VRAM good, 512MB RAM is still bad, no - regardless of its speed?
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

  10. #10
    ALT0153™ Rob_B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    5,233
    Thanks
    197
    Thanked
    537 times in 369 posts

    Re: Wii U

    Incorrect specs, IBM have already announced that they made the 45nm chip inside
    http://kotaku.com/5809598/whats-unde...ills-the-chips

  11. #11
    Senior Member kalniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    24,111
    Thanks
    913
    Thanked
    2,163 times in 1,768 posts
    • kalniel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte X58A UD3R rev 2
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 950
      • Memory:
      • 12gb DDR3 2000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • AMD HD7870
      • PSU:
      • XFX Pro 650W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master HAF 912
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • O2 8mbps

    Re: Wii U

    Yep - 32nm was cancelled at TSMC where ATI and nVidia make their graphics chips. RV770 is 55nm, though the others transitioned to 40nm and they've remained on that since, so I'd expect it's a 40nm GPU.

    But the chances of them having blu-ray.. nill

    It's all fake.

  12. #12
    Headless Chicken Terbinator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    7,195
    Thanks
    1,065
    Thanked
    662 times in 541 posts
    • Terbinator's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASRock H61M
      • CPU:
      • Intel Xeon 1230-V3
      • Memory:
      • Geil Evo Corsa 2133/8GB
      • Storage:
      • M4 128GB, 2TB WD Red
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte GTX Titan
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX760i
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster 130
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell Ultrasharp U2711H
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 60Mb.

    Re: Wii U

    Could you even have VRAM larger than RAM anyway as i thought RAM still addresses VRAM?
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

  13. #13
    Senior Member kalniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    24,111
    Thanks
    913
    Thanked
    2,163 times in 1,768 posts
    • kalniel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte X58A UD3R rev 2
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 950
      • Memory:
      • 12gb DDR3 2000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • AMD HD7870
      • PSU:
      • XFX Pro 650W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master HAF 912
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • O2 8mbps

    Re: Wii U

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    Could you even have VRAM larger than RAM anyway as i thought RAM still addresses VRAM?
    If they were running Windows and DX9...

  14. Received thanks from:

    Terbinator (07-06-2011)

  15. #14
    Resident Hexus Folder Golden Dragoon's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    North West
    Posts
    1,136
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked
    88 times in 73 posts
    • Golden Dragoon's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5
      • CPU:
      • 1045T X6@ 4.0ghz
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair Vengeance
      • Storage:
      • 64GB Crucial M4 + 500GB & 2TB Deskstars
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX 460
      • PSU:
      • XFX 650W
      • Case:
      • Akasa Infiniti
      • Operating System:
      • 7 + OS X

    Re: Wii U

    If it's based on the chips that power Watson, then it will be a power7, they have 4 way smt, and seem to start with 6 cores according to wiki, assuming the custom part is a quad, that should be quite a bit of power available to developers.
    *̡͌l̡*̡̡ ̴̡ı̴̴̡ ̡̡͡|̲̲̲͡͡͡ ̲▫̲͡ ̲̲̲͡͡π̲̲͡͡ ̲̲͡▫̲̲͡͡ ̲|̡̡̡ ̡ ̴̡ı̴̡̡ *̡͌l̡*

    Quote Originally Posted by Winston Churchill
    A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.

  16. #15
    Qualified Eye-Tician Iron Sights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Hiding under a box
    Posts
    1,082
    Thanks
    138
    Thanked
    160 times in 77 posts

    Re: Wii U

    No chance of it playing blu rays since sony get the royalties

  17. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Hemel Hempstead
    Posts
    1,789
    Thanks
    183
    Thanked
    53 times in 45 posts
    • jonathan_phang's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Rampage III Extreme
      • CPU:
      • i7 930 @ 4.2 ghz (200x21)
      • Memory:
      • 6GB Corsair XMS3 1600
      • Storage:
      • Crucial M4 128GB SSD + Misc Data Drive
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Crossfire Sapphire Dual-X 7970 3GB
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX850 Modular
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Asus PB278Q (27" 2560x1440)
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 60mb

    Re: Wii U

    I havent seen anything of the presentations, but just a few articles. Personally, I'm happy that they have finally gone HD, if only for the fact that they might be able to get a few more decent third party franchises on the system, but in terms of the controller... Hmmm. Im not sure of the weight of it, but it looks fairly hefty. I'm wondering where the default hand position is, ie. Over the 2 analogue sticks or the DPad and buttons. If its the former, then it buttons look too far down, and if the latter, then well, thats just stupid.

    As the pointer functionality is gone, I'm trying to imagine what USP the controller could bring. Would make a cool steering wheel, and maybe gesture based actions for spells etc special abilities as well as the usual inventory/info stuff...

    Well, I guess I dont care, I will probably get it to play Zelda in HD. Thats enough for me. But it does all revolve around the controller... Will wait for some more articles etc, but it is early days I guess, so who knows what might change.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Details of Nintendo's Wii Press Conference
    By BlackDwarf in forum Gaming
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 17-09-2011, 04:42 PM
  2. Wii + Wii sports resort + Wii Fit + Wii Fit plus £140 @ Argos
    By DJ_Enigma in forum Retail Therapy and Bargains
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 30-05-2011, 08:09 PM
  3. Replies: 15
    Last Post: 17-04-2008, 01:14 PM
  4. Wii Specs Leaked
    By ctid in forum HEXUS News
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 31-07-2006, 01:19 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •