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Dlacy13g  +   667d ago
I think most of us all knew coming into the WiiU that it wasn't going to be bleeding edge next gen, but rather something akin to a step up compared to the current gen (360 & PS3).

I am not shocked at all that all the details coming out on the WiiU are not setting the world a fire. WiiU ultimately will fall in line with what the Wii did this gen, and that is being the lower spec machine of the current generation.
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Kos-Mos  +   666d ago
Who is 4agames?
zebramocha  +   666d ago
If I remember right,they are the people who made metro 2033 based in Ukraine and where formed from the guys who made the stalker series of game(stalker clear skies,shadows of Chernobyl and call of Pripyat.)
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Thepcz  +   666d ago
stop ruining gaming!
lol i got to be honest, i see this news and get really drawn into the arguement. i even start to feel a bit annoyed at nintendo..

but then, i remember its not all about the graphics. its not all about polygon pushing speed or resolution count. its all about the games. i think many here have got it twisted and simply lost their way.

they have fallen into the technology trap, instead of becoming immersed in the game.

its sort of like a movie fan HATING a movie because of the camera the film was shot with. as if the quality of the camera determines the quality of the film.

you people getting wound up about the hardware, and getting into a fury over the specs are not gamers, thats for sure.

stop ruining GAMING!!!!!
ChickeyCantor  +   666d ago
I used to care about all the specs and what not back in the gamecube/ps2/xbox days. Last couple of years i've been playing lots of PC games and so the argument for specs on a console always fall flat.

Yes consoles have unique exclusives you won't see anywhere else.

Mainly the reason I don't care for all of this. I need my zelda/metroid/F-zero(A game nintendo failed to give us on the Wii, so i'm eager to see what they do on the Wii U) needs.

If Nintendo goes bankrupt I won't have the games I love so much. So there really is no point in complaining about it. And ill be damned to miss out the games.

Also if they keep pulling more exclusives in like Bayonetta 2...
megamanX2  +   666d ago
"Also if they keep pulling more exclusives in like Bayonetta 2.."

lol yeah just a few weeks ago all these little girls were crying about that games like it was the second coming or something. Sorry losers you will never get that game.....only on nintendo.
rainslacker  +   666d ago
@megaman

Believe it or not, most people really didn't even care about bayonetta only being on the Wii U because they didn't care about it on the PS3/360. Don't take a vocal minority as the voice of the entire market.
wishingW3L  +   666d ago
they are selling this console for $350 with weaker specs than a console from 6 years ago and it still doesn't offers an HDD nor blu-ray playback. This is the very definition of overpriced!
lilbroRx  +   666d ago
People seem to forget that the Wii U has a GPGPU, not a regular GPU like the PS3 and 360. It can do things on its GPU that CPU's do. That is the trade off for the low clocked CPU.

This dev clearly doesn't know how to program for the CPU and GPGPU in unison.
JokerFock  +   666d ago
one of 3rd party dev that can deal with wii u (still can't max out the console yet)

http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...
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Schawk  +   666d ago
This is gonna be awesome on the wiiU, the version to have
wishingW3L  +   666d ago
Wii U has GPGPU implementations on the GPU but what you're talking about is a GPGPU chip. GPGPU chips are still in development since Intel's Larrabee was a failure.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

"GPGPU is the utilization of a graphics processing unit (GPU), which typically handles computation only for computer graphics, to perform computation in applications traditionally handled by the central processing unit (CPU)."
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This is a double edge sword because now the GPU workload will be bigger due to the fact that it will be put to do CPU workloads. This mean that the GPU will have less resources for post-processing, anti-aliasing, etc. This is why we are seeing Wii U games under-performing compared to last gen consoles like the PS3 and Xbox. To fix this devs will have to be smart and come up with some magical optimizations.

A GPGPU chip: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
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Psychonaughty  +   666d ago
To the person saying that the snes had a slower cpu than the megadrive (it was less than half the speed), and had better looking games, well that's true but not only did games ported to the snes have terrible framerates (robocod being one of many that come to mind) but also it quickly needed several different enhancement chips like the DSP-1 and super FX chip (designed in the UK!) for games like Super Mario Kart, StarFox and Super Mario World 2 as the console just wasn't up to the task.

Also that's all well and good for a cartridge based system but you can't really stick a chip on a dvd (sorry proprietary disk!)...
Thepcz  +   666d ago
maybe nintendo should go back to cartridges lol
megamanX2  +   666d ago
boy are you stupid not only did nintendo destroy sega they made they their bit**, and the fx chip was doing things sega could only dream of back then lol.

P.S: nobody cared about sports games on the snes, so its no surprise why they were better on the genesis.
Psychonaughty  +   666d ago
Grow up kiddo and get an education.
OneAboveAll  +   666d ago
Who cares what 4A has to say. They made like... what? Two games? They aren't even that well known.
Xenofex  +   666d ago
Truth hurts doesn't it
isyourhouseonfire  +   666d ago
Metro last light? No one has ever heard of this game and dev talks like he's earned something? Pffff, next article plz.
chadboban  +   666d ago
Hey, I'm looking forward to Last Light and Metro: 2033 was actually a really good game. It also looked AMAZING on PC when it came out and it still does. Try to find a video of it with maxed out settings, it looks incredible. But I do think that they could make the game run on Wii U and look really good if they had the time, but the game has been delayed enough as it is already and adding another platform could further increase that delay.
stuntman_mike  +   666d ago
I thought Metro 2033 was a bit boring to be honest, nice graphics though.
Qrphe  +   666d ago
Not many in N4G at least, which is a casualfest of gamers anyhow.
turgore  +   666d ago
When the Wii U will have a better looking game than the Last of Us and Halo 4 then we can talk.

EDIT: And when that happens, its gonna be too late since PS4 will be out.
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   666d ago
Maybe Nintendo doesn't have enough resources like Sony and MS to make up to date tech in their system?
yavorsv  +   666d ago
Maybe if sony pulls out another $600 console they will be in trouble ?
Qrphe  +   666d ago
Unless they're expecting to release a 4k bluray or something like that, don't count on such a high price tag.
TenkoTAiLS  +   666d ago
Resources? Please..even after their 1st loss ever earlier in the year, they have more money aka resources than both Sony and Microsofts gaming divisions. This has been stated by numerous financial and stock reports over the last year.

Its even been said thet could take a fiscal loss for the next 30 years and still be in the black. So really there's no excuse for them to have not taken the risk and made more of a loss on console sales than they are currently and use better tech in their console.
corrus  +   666d ago
No they have but they don't want to give it
chadboban  +   666d ago
Eh, I was gonna play Last Light on my PC anyway. I expect to get my Wii U next year and my PS4 whenever that comes out. As always, fanboys can suck it.
MonopolyRSV  +   666d ago
"We've created a better mousetrap" - Reggie Fils Aime
spektical  +   666d ago
sub par CPU coupled with a small RAM at 2GB running at ~13GB/s...

I really thought Nintendo was going to blow the ps3 and 360 out of the water. The Ps3 was able to getaway with an inferior GPU by the use of multi-threading using the cell architecture. In other words, use a core to emulate a GPU.

But the WiiU... man I dont know how you can wiggle out of that one, your going to have lots of deadlock.
SyWolf  +   666d ago
That's not how it works at all.
AceofStaves  +   666d ago
For me, it's always been less about the hardware and more about what developers do with a console's resources. I doubt the average consumer is going to purchase a console based on its hardware specs. Brand recognition and customer loyalty are stronger motivating factors. As long as there are Mario/Zelda/Pokemon games, along with third-party exclusives like 'Bayonetta 2' available for it, the Wii U should sell well.
MadMen  +   666d ago
News flash, the WiiU is weak - the only reason it looks reasonable is because its a step up from the Wii in comparison to tech in general, its weak for being a new system

However; weak means low build costs = greater revenue for Nin
Bar_Brothers  +   666d ago
360 - 2005. Ps3 - 2006.
Wii U stils worse than Both.

Thats why i will never support Nintendo.
DivineAssault  +   666d ago
I knew it.. Nintendo is always tight lipped about things & they like to cut corners using cheap tricks... Well, im not falling for it this time. Ill gladly wait for Orbis to come around.. Mario bros, zombiu, & nintendo land dont interest me in the slightest & even those titles arent scoring to great on metacritic..

Mario bros is the best game out for the thing & tho its the definitive NSMB game to date, theres nothing nx gen about it.. If anything its last gen in HD not even having gamepad features for single player.. smh
Neonridr  +   666d ago
so because something scores great means it's a great game? IGN has given CoD like 9's and 9.5's for the past 5 years, does that make those games the greatest games ever? Since when was it only ok to play games that have good reviews?

Remember when we were kids (well me, you might only be a kid still) and we used to have to actually play games to determine if we liked them or not? We weren't trained to listen to what the media wants us to hear because there was no internet.
TemplarDante  +   666d ago
*reads title*
Hear that Nintendo fanboys?
lol
That aint stardust and magic powering the Wii U :)
EDIT: Funny, just yesterday I said its no rumor, it really is three Broadway CPUs ductaped together, the Nintendo fanboys through a ton of disagrees my way, they said.. its.... *lol* an "upgraded IBM Power 7 Xenon" LOL , a super upgrade to the 360s cpu they said. How delusional!
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a411411  +   666d ago
Its funny how most people are talking as if they're the ones making the game for the system. Don't worry about the specs leave that to the developers its their problem not yours. Whats done is done if you feel as if its going to be a mediocre system then spread the word but in all honesty give them some time nintendo has a plan. -PS3 owner talking btw
silkrevolver  +   666d ago
Lots of Wii U hate around here...

I'm having a blast with the thing.
Sue me.
stuntman_mike  +   666d ago
Now-gamer is one of the biggest trolling website around. (even though I don't doubt that the guy from 4A said what he said.)
animegamingnerd  +   666d ago
i have been saying this and will say it again don't ever expect to see what the console is truly capable of until it is at least a year old like for example compare call of duty 2 a launch title of the 360 to halo 4 and for the PS3 compare resistance to the last of us but also keep in mind most of the PS3 launch titles were sports games which are never graphically impressive and ports which were in this case the 360 versions were better cause the developers didn't know the hardware well enough yet
MultiConsoleGamer  +   666d ago
Inferior hardware didn't hurt the ps1, the ps2 or the Wii.

In before fanboys throwing stones in their glass houses.
MEsoJD  +   666d ago
The wii suffered pretty bad. While console sales and first party sales were good, that was rarely the case for third parties. While they were making games for ps3/360, they had to usually make completely new games for the wii(they couldn't simply port games like COD). Anyway this is part of the reason, wii has so much shuffle-ware.
Nodoze  +   666d ago
I simply don't understand why so many people have their panties in a wad over the WiiU. If you don't want it, don't get it. If you don't think it has enough fill rate for COD 72, DON'T buy it.

Kids these days.
TemplarDante  +   666d ago
@multiconsolegamer
8-10life cycle in the Wii U's 2002 CPU architecture? We'll see if you sing the same tune in 2020!
easternbalboa  +   666d ago
If you buy the wii u it will wii on u
megamanX2  +   666d ago
"Wii U 'Has A Horrible, Slow CPU'"

and this is coming form someone who made the failure of a game call metro? lol

"When the Wii U will have a better looking game than the Last of Us and Halo 4 then we can talk."

better looking doesn't account for better sales you people are idiots if you waste your money on anything like that just because of how it looks. In other news my not so new pc blows the ps3/xbox out of the water, and it's old tech in the pc world.
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BitbyDeath  +   666d ago
I guess 1080P is not going to happen for the Wii U then...
ylwzx3  +   666d ago
Nothing but spec whores out there... Just enjoy gaming... I have a Wii U and I love it.
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GTAallday  +   666d ago
haha suck it U
J86blum  +   666d ago
Kelso-"BURN!"
BlaqMagiq24  +   666d ago
It's times like these is why I wait to buy any console.
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