Pitchford: Wii U is the "best shooter controller I've ever played with"

Nintendo Universe writes:

Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford, as one of the few currently vocal about the strengths of the Wii U, has continued his glowing praise of the system and unique controller.

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mike1up2276d ago (Edited 2276d ago )

Good to hear.

I guess I will have to brush up on my FPS skills.

guitarded772276d ago (Edited 2276d ago )


He said "Wow, this is the best controller I’ve ever had from Nintendo for a hardcore first-person shooter"

NOTE: "FROM NINTENDO"... It's obviously the best controller for shooters from Nintendo. It has 2 sticks and triggers. Will it be the best controller for shooters in general??? For some it will and some it won't. I don't really care about that, I care that the title is a hit grabbing lie and this is a quote taken out of context from a previous article on n4g.

StanSmith2276d ago (Edited 2276d ago )

I think you may need to re-read it again. He also said:

"Of all the controllers, forget about the Wii U or the Wii, it’s the best shooter controller I’ve ever played with."

So the title isn't a lie.

guitarded772276d ago (Edited 2276d ago )


No, he makes that statement, then says "FROM NINTENDO". Watch the Gamespot interview. It's out of context. After reading your comment, I went back and checked the article and thought I was wrong... then I re-watched the Gamespot interview from yesterday and I am correct, the title is a lie and the quote is taken out of context.

Start from 7:24 on the video.

"FROM NINTENDO"... he's only talking about Nintendo controllers... check my source and then check yourself.

Hisiru2276d ago

I am sorry man, keep tryuibg.

guitarded772276d ago

@ Hisiru

I'm guessing you're saying "keep trying"??? You have poor grammar and I don't want to take you out of context the way the article takes Pitchford out of context.

I can see from the disagree machine that truth means nothing to some. This is my last bubble, and I have provided the source which the article takes out of context. If it's easier for some to click disagree rather than look at factual information, so be it.

The reason I called out the article is because...

1. They took a quote out of context for hits.

2. They took a quote out of context to flame a controller war.

3. Pitchford could get negative backlash because his statement was taken out of context.

Bad writing like this is why we often see developers defending themselves on twitter, blogs, etc... it also makes it more difficult for legit bloggers to get interviews. I have no doubt that the Wii U will have an incredible controller... hell, it may even be the best controller ever. But Pitchford did not say that the Wii U controller is the best controller ever... he said it was the best Nintendo controller ever.

PopRocks3592275d ago

Dang, someone's desperately trying to be a troll...

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richierich2276d ago

Randy just said that "the best looking console version of Aliens: Colonial Marines is going to be on Wii U"
I guess this looks like the Wii U might be a lot more powerful than some people are saying.

I_am_Batman2276d ago

It better will be the best looking console version since it'll compete with 5-6 years old tech.

mike1up2276d ago (Edited 2276d ago )

Man... thank goodness that somebody was in here to state the obvious. I possibly might have forgotten what year it was.

M1chl2276d ago

"the best looking CONSOLE version of Aliens: Colonial Marines is going to be on Wii U"

LX-General-Kaos2276d ago (Edited 2276d ago )

This is positive news for Nintendo Elite supporters.

Another professional has just gone on record to praise the Nintendo Wii U entertainment system tablet control functions. Also mentioning that the Nintendo Wii U entertainment system edition will be the superior version of the Alien CM title. Graphically and gameplay wise.

I am looking forward to see what advantages come with my day one purchase of this title, and what the new innovative tablet controller can do for me. I hope each and every one of you also get to experience the unique gameplay innovations that will be presented to us exclusively on the Nintendo version of this promising title.

Up to this point, this amazing looking title looks to be a fine compliment to the Nintendo brand. A great addition to the forever growing Nintendo library, and will stand up well to the future Nintendo Wii U entertainment system exclusive offerings that will soon be presented to us come this E3 2012 and beyond.

Pitchford also mentions that the Nintendo Wii U entertainment system is a true powerful next generation device. Which should give the hopefulls on the fence peace at mind, peace that was very much needed judging from the comments of the last few weeks.

Have a blessed day and happy gaming.

Rated E For Everyone

legend9112276d ago

Why more disagrees? You are certainly a well known Nintendo Gamer, and I am happy to support you. :) And yes, the Wii U's graphics ar epic if the PS3 will be dragged for 3-5 more years, meaning the Wii U will be king to it in terms of graphics, the Xbox line-up? I don't know much about that.

Very excited for E3, have a great day, God bless.

StanSmith2276d ago

The PS3 will not last 3-5 more years. It will last 1-2 at most. Same with the 360.

Godchild10202276d ago

At Mario, the PS3 will last another 3-5 years. Look at the PS2, it's still going and it's been 12-13 years already?

Sony still supports(manufacture) their consoles even after they release a new one.

StanSmith2276d ago


Legend was implying that Sony won't release another console for 3-5 years.

legend9112275d ago

I implied it because Sony (maybe not them, I read it somewhere) that that they want to keep it for a few more years, correct me if I'm wrong.

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ChickeyCantor2276d ago

" Nintendo Elite supporters. "

It's not a cult damn it.
Stop using it.

LX-General-Kaos2276d ago (Edited 2276d ago )

Yes sir!

Anything for you sir!

ChickeyCantor2276d ago

Holy crap you sound like such a PR puppet.
I really hope Nintendo is paying you. Cause you're one creepy guy if you do this casually.

Nathaniel_Drake2276d ago

Still not as funny as Dark$niper

ronin4life2276d ago

I think they are about even...^_^;~

LightofDarkness2276d ago

I'm pretty sure they're either the same person or in cahoots.

Uncharted2Vet2275d ago

stop calling the Wii U the Wii U Entertainment System, its not called that.

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Statix2276d ago (Edited 2276d ago )

"...from Nintendo."

The article title is completely misleading and taken out of context. He didn't say it's the "best FPS controller ever." He said, "it's the best FPS controller from Nintendo ever." Which isn't saying much.

Nutsack2276d ago

Exactly my thoughts, the best Nintendo controller, compared to Wii (duuuhhhhhhh) and other Nintendo consoles.

Besides that, this dude needs to sell his game... He won't talk down on something new he has to sell.

And who is surprised that the WiiU, that releases a full 7 years after the 360 and a full 6 years after the PS3, wouldn't have some advantages, for example the 1GB ram that is said to be in there compared to the 512MB PS3/360 has?

I bet though that the looks won't be mind shocking different. It was also said that the differences would be major between the 360 and PS3 versions of a game, where its hardly noticable.

Real difference in visuals arrives with the real next gen. Xbox 8 and PS4

StanSmith2276d ago (Edited 2276d ago )

6 years into this gen, and we still have people who still believe that the PS3 has equal graphics to the 360! Wow!

mike1up2276d ago (Edited 2276d ago )

-"I bet though that the looks won't be mind shocking different"

He said that the best looking version is on the WiiU, what more do you want? Devs have you use phrases like "mind shocking" to get your approval?

You said it yourself, "this dude needs to sell his game...". If he plans on selling this game on the PS360, then extra emphasis on the graphical differences probably isn't the way to go.

-"Real difference in visuals arrives with the real next gen. Xbox 8 and PS4."

Yea... I am sure they'll be porting this game in 2014. /s

DeeZee2276d ago

Exactly, he made a point to say "from Nintendo" two or three times. It really sucks that they're purposely taking out that part. With that said I look forward to hearing more about the Wii U at E3.

Seedhouse2276d ago

Actually, the second statement he made was broken off from the Nintendo comment.

There, he said "Of all the controllers, forget about the Wii U or the Wii, it’s the best shooter controller I’ve ever played with."

That's inclusive of every controller, not just pointed toward Nintendo.

Nutsack2276d ago

All above, read READ

I sad differences between VERSIONS of a game on ps3/360, as in multiplat games. Not talking about exclusives, where Sony invested a lot in 1st party devs and engines specifically for ps3 that push it further than MS does with the 360.

MS nearly invests nothing to push it, besides a new Halo and Forza. Its not their main focus to push studios with engines that get the best out of the 360, they're interested in selling another version of Halo at 10+ Mln copies, more kinect hardware and games.

Sony invests in their own studios more, that's why it got more good looking exclusives too.

Multiplats look about 99% the same, where lead platform often looks only a tad better.

Statix2276d ago (Edited 2276d ago )

Actually, you're right. I didn't catch that second statement; it does appear that Randy Pitchford is indeed implying that the Wii U's controller is the "best shooter controller" ever.

If he does really mean that, then I really have to question his judgement and/or honesty. I haven't held the Wii U controller in my hands, but it looks absolutely AWFUL in the pictures. The amount of grip and ergonomic support is almost nil, from what I can see. Hell, 360 players even complain about the PS3 controller being too small and offering no grip; I can't fathom the flat little Wii U tablet to be any better in terms of comfort or control. Grip and ergonomics is absolutely paramount to hardcore and FPS gaming.



Are you saying that the developers at Bungie, Epic, or Turn 10 studios don't invest a ton of resources into maximizing the graphical capabilities of the 360? Are you daft? All you need do is read a Digital Foundry tech analysis or article on the latest Forza game, or the latest Gears of War, or even Halo Reach, to see how much effort devs put into optimizing and squeezing every last bit of juice out of the 360 as they possibly can. Your saying that no Microsoft first-party developers put effort into pushing the 360 to its limits is not only incorrect, it's stupid.

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