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Submitted by Seedhouse 1287d ago | news

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. (Gearbox Software, Randy Pitchford, Wii U)

mike1up  +   1287d ago
Good to hear.

I guess I will have to brush up on my FPS skills.
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guitarded77  +   1287d 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.
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StanSmith  +   1287d 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.
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guitarded77  +   1287d 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.
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Hisiru  +   1287d ago
I am sorry man, keep tryuibg.
guitarded77  +   1287d 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.
PopRocks359  +   1286d ago
Dang, someone's desperately trying to be a troll...
richierich  +   1287d 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_Batman  +   1287d ago
It better will be the best looking console version since it'll compete with 5-6 years old tech.
mike1up  +   1287d ago
Man... thank goodness that somebody was in here to state the obvious. I possibly might have forgotten what year it was.
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Zha1tan  +   1287d ago

ahem PC..
M1chl  +   1287d ago
"the best looking CONSOLE version of Aliens: Colonial Marines is going to be on Wii U"
LX-General-Kaos  +   1287d 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
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legend911  +   1287d 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.
StanSmith  +   1287d ago
The PS3 will not last 3-5 more years. It will last 1-2 at most. Same with the 360.
Godchild1020  +   1287d 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.
StanSmith  +   1287d ago

Legend was implying that Sony won't release another console for 3-5 years.
legend911  +   1287d 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.
ChickeyCantor  +   1287d ago
" Nintendo Elite supporters. "

It's not a cult damn it.
Stop using it.
LX-General-Kaos  +   1287d ago
Yes sir!

Anything for you sir!
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ChickeyCantor  +   1287d 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_Drake  +   1287d ago
Still not as funny as Dark$niper
ronin4life  +   1287d ago
I think they are about even...^_^;~
LightofDarkness  +   1287d ago
I'm pretty sure they're either the same person or in cahoots.
Uncharted2Vet  +   1287d ago
stop calling the Wii U the Wii U Entertainment System, its not called that.
corrus  +   1287d ago
We'll see that at E3
Statix  +   1287d 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.
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Nutsack  +   1287d 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
StanSmith  +   1287d ago
6 years into this gen, and we still have people who still believe that the PS3 has equal graphics to the 360! Wow!
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jacen100  +   1287d ago
your dreaming
mike1up  +   1287d 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
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DeeZee  +   1287d 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.
Seedhouse  +   1287d 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.
Nutsack  +   1287d 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.
Statix  +   1287d 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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Statix  +   1287d ago
double post
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RedSoakedSponge  +   1287d ago
is there any news if the new Wii U will have some sort of Trophy/Achievement system in place this time which is comparable to to friends on a friends list? i know its not a big deal for a lot of people but i for one really enjoy that functionality :)
KonaBro  +   1287d ago
A giant pad....
having the best controls for a FPS? Sorry but no, that was the Wiimote.

Also to the person who said 360 has better graphics then PS3, let me know when 360 puts out games like GoW3, UC2 and 3, etc. People like to say how equal the graphics are comparing 360/PS3 but it's pretty obvious who actually came out on top this gen.
C0MPUT3R  +   1287d ago
Out of context much.
browngamer41  +   1287d ago
Looks good to me..can't wait to get all my disagrees for supporting what I think looks like a good controller..
DA_SHREDDER  +   1287d ago
The WiiU is set to take over anything Microsoft if they get their 3rd parties to set up shop. That'll only happen if they get their online right. I just read an article that said the WiiU is getting L3 and R3 buttons! It don't matter if the xbox is like a high end gaming rig. Nintendo has the first party on lock. And Sony will be the next gen king once again. All I see is Nintendo and Sony controlling gaming in the end. No Angry Birds can't even stop this. It's inevitable.
arbitor365  +   1287d ago
first of all, this quote is out of context and not quite accurate.

secondly, no one who has played console shooters extensively will believe this notion for one millisecond. we know what a streamlined, efficient, effective shooter controller looks like. and the wii u is not one of them. period.

these are UNIVERSALLY accepted be the most effective gamepads in existence.

this has been explained numerous times and it should be self explanatory. The only people who ignore this are the nintendo fanboys.

and the fact that that nintendo fanboys are hyping up that garbage "Alien" game shows how out of touch they are with the FPS genre in general. Now Randy Pitchford, of all people, is the guy they are turning to in order to solidify this fantasy world they have constructed, in which nintendo is going to have a powerful presence in the FPS genre next gen. please, guys,

now commence the thumbing down
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browngamer41  +   1287d ago
Well it must be true..Because you emphasized you're sentence with the word PERIOD. Yep there is no arguing with that logic so let me try it out-I think the Wii-U controller WILL be the best controller(shooter or otherwise) PERIOD.
LOL_WUT  +   1287d ago
Its funny how no one mentions about waiting for E3 or until this releases to see if its true. ^^^^ :)

After all he is getting paid to make the game for the Wii U so of course he wouldn't say bad things about it.
GraveLord  +   1287d ago
It's not like he's going to say "the controller sucks".
SuperLupe  +   1287d ago
Well he also could have said nothing at all.
Gigawatt25  +   1287d ago
Yes even better than mouse an keyboard. Go Nintendo!
KMCROC54  +   1287d ago
Nice to know but i can't take his word for it due to the fact he has deals w/ nintendo. may just have to wait for one of my dumb friends to buy this for thier kid.
Ck1x  +   1287d ago
You guys all act like he's making this game exclusively for the WiiU. It's coming for the PS3&360 as well, so why would he only be praising the game just to get sales when there's a great chance that its gonna sell boat loads more on ps3/360 anyways. Doesn't make much sense to me!
Not only Randy, but other developers have come forth praising the WiiU so what are peoples views on those comments? Crytek isn't even making a WiiU game at this point and they've been praising the system as well. So it just doesn't make sense, with the arguments seen in these comment sections.
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mike1up  +   1287d ago
Yes, you can have my last bubble.

Extremely well said!

Bubble Up+
KMCROC54  +   1287d ago
Not saying it an exclusive, i just wont take the word of someone who is way involved does not matter what his contribution is. i just prefer to do some research ,testing, before i buy something .(MO) In today's world ones word or handshake means nothing, cause if its not a legal binding contract it means nothing.
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SuperLupe  +   1287d ago
Double post.
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jacen100  +   1287d ago
Wii u version is gonna be the version to have both visually and with the second screen at hand
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THILLREBORN  +   1287d ago
I like Randy but this is PR talk because there have been an equal amount of devs that have gone on record stating that it's not as powerful as Nintendo has been saying...even some of the devs that were backing it from the go.

Truth is this until we see exclusive titles done by 1st party Nintendo teams will we truly be able to tell what the real difference is from a tech stand point.

I'm not trying to bring a negative tone to this but we should all play a wait and see approach for two reason one Nintendo has a long history of not pushing hardware specs and two they have released no final specs. With only 6 months left in the year they should have released some kind of tech confirmations by now.

Again this is just my take on the subject so take it as you will.
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Shok  +   1287d ago
"this is PR talk because there have been an equal amount of devs that have gone on record stating that it's not as powerful as Nintendo has been saying"

You said "As Nintendo has been saying", when Nintendo has really said ANYTHING about the Wii U specs-wise. In other words, you're just fabricating things.
Shok  +   1287d ago
Excuse me, *hasn't.
nepdyse  +   1287d ago
Hardcore/Competitive Fps's with controllers're doing it wrong. And that's a fact not an opinion. How I wish FPS titles were cross-platform. So much fun to be had destroying console players. I hope the next xbox and PS, natively support Keyboard and Mouse.
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Drainage  +   1287d ago
i bet theyd still beat you
Gr81  +   1287d ago
Hilarious that some folks can't stand anything remotly positive said about Wii U or Nintendo. Really what's with these sacred cows?

I couldn't careless about PS3/360 M$ or Sony ftm, but that doesn't mean I get so passionate about them that I have to make shit up or whatever.

Hell I could careless about Nintendo too! Especially if they keep f*in up games like Other M or SS! Or half ass Super Mario bros.

What many of you gamers have to realize is that we all run the market and if console makers and game devs don't cater to us and instead cater to themselves we all lose.

I mean just look at where the industry wants to go, pay for content that should already be on the damn disc, have us pay for console subscriptions to play games? This is nonsense, and I don't care who's company name is branded on the damn machine.

Wake up.
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CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1286d ago
NO, you wake-up! I want cool, Futuristic Digital Download to buy my games! It's not like I won't be able to Sell or Buy used copies of Digital Downloads! >.>

LoL, I agree with you. I have been noticing some of the same things you have.

CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1286d ago
Last Year's Ubisoft ROUNDTABLE showing the WiiU controller playing the "Blood Sucking Freaks From Outer Space" game convinced me.

Note the attached video was after 2 months of Dev. on WiiU...

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