Dual Pixels - Not long ago, we told you that Nintendo has a nifty new 3DS esque Street Pass feature coming to the Wii U via, what developers have been calling, the "Gamer Card".
hmmm very interesting indeed! :) would love to see this become true!!!
Sooooo... a white PokeWalker??
sooooo.... out of everything the article said, you could only saw a photoshop that the website did as a mock device
Seems too gimmick like for my tastes I mean thats going to break, get lost, get scratched and at the end of the day if they are really trying to make this a core machine I really don't see how this gets that message across. It still seems like they don't know what audience they are going for yet despite saying they want the Wii U to be core. I mean as a core gamer carrying one of these round is the last thing I would do, let alone remember.
bleh.. "core" "casual" i find the overuse of these terms insulting to most gamers. who are we to divide people into separate into different categories with blanket terms?
"who are we to divide people into separate into different categories with blanket terms?" We... We didn't do anything, the industry did that for us. As soon as the Wii came out in 2006 the terms core and casual were brought up and stuck. Gamers had nothing to do with that, just going along with the obvious really. I mean it's not like at the time we or even developers were going to class something like Cooking Mama Wii a game for gamers...but more towards the new audience Nintendo were reeling in. Thats where people started to go along with it and it looks like it's stuck. It just happened...
God, I hate this gen. There used to be plenty of games back in the previous gens that would be deemed "casual" today. But you know what, no one cared. Now we have little kiddies running around the web trying to act like they're in this elite group just because they play a certain type of game. It's extremely stupid... If you play games then you play games. End of story.
@shackdaddy. couldn't say it any better i play games from battlefield to dark souls to harvest moon. 3d and kinnect is a gimmick for me but yet i totally love motion controls like wiimote and move. in which crowd do i fall in?
Definetely the biggest let-down of this whole genre, we wasting time over this matter. "I mean as a core gamer carrying one of these round is the last thing I would do, let alone remember." Did I just readed that hardcore gamers should be too cool to be around with a gaming related object (if I got you right MikeCosgrove, don't know if I did)? I'm not saying that only the crazy nostalgic Ninty diehard fans are hardcore gamers either. But definetely, people that play the whole day to the point they carry those poke walkers around should fit the club. At the same time, can we consider someone willing to get caught spenting work time playing farmville a hardcore? I don't think so, but than again, why not? They are probably spending more time than me playing games! In fact I know some people who used to be way too hardcore in the SNES who just grew unsatisfied of the overly-complex games and turned to flash games and motion games. Are those gaming grandpa types not hardcore too? Or is it that what defines a casual and a hardcore isn't the commitment one takes to gaming? Is it the kind of games we play? If so, who's telling what's hardcore or not? Maybe it's the media and industry that came up with the abuse of hardcore and casual terms, but it's definetely us who readed it the way it were more convenient... We are every forgetting that a game, a console, a controller or an accessory can't be either casual or hardcore, the gamer is.
"Gamers had nothing to do with that, just going along with the obvious really." Then why condemn this idea gimmicky and bound to fail? The idea of a portable "gamers-card" seems like an inevitable step.
If i had to define what a "casual" or "hardcore" gamer was, i guess i would say that a "casual" gamer just plays video games to pass the time and doesnt really play every day or anything...and a "hardcore" gamer is one who loves playing games and does so hours on end. The types of games we play dont define what kind of gamer we are.
You make it sound like somebody will make you buy one with a gun in your head. Just dont buy it. Problem?
That's not a real pic and I love getting street passes with my 3ds and I'm a core adult Gamer.but it would cool if I could just use 3ds for this.and for people who don't want 3ds but do want wii u they could use this.
So is Nintendo trying to make a handheld or a console?
it wouldnt hurt to actually read the article, so at least your trolling comments make some sense... just because you are trolling doesnt mean there is a smarter way to do it
Wii gimmick is at it again.
So called "gamer" is hating on Nintendo again..
@NeoTribe Sony uses a similar feature in the Vita...
Sounds like a good feature. So, why not?
Seems to be a pretty good idea if true. Works great on the 3ds. You got to give nintendo props they really come up with some clever sh*t.
For $5-$10 dollars, you can buy digital gamer cards for the 3DS's streetpass function(a family set, will come bundled in when you buy the Wii U, and you can buy extras for $5-$10 dollars). It's a great strategy for different Nintendo product owners to connect to one another (in a simpler fashion). It's also a smart plan, because they'll be getting paid for consumers to advertise their products! xD
The return of the VMU from the Dreamcast???
Though the VMU doesn't have the Gamer card's streetpass functionality. Wtf, ShadyDevil? What's so casual about hookin' the Gamer card onto your key chain, and going on about your day? Come to think of it, it is casual -- and in turn; will probably make the device casually accepted amongst the consumer base.
It feels very casual in sense. Not digging it.
Then Don't use it. I'm sure the WiiU will work without it.
LOL, so you think the WiiU won't work without it? Or do you doubt you can resist not using it? ;-)
Does that make the Vita's similar functionality casual as well?
It's just like streetpass. Or the Vita's Near. So, why are you all labelling it as a "casual" feature now that a Nintendo Home console is doing it?
@ shackdaddy. No offense but what is considered casual now wouldn't have been given the time of day back then. The kind of inane rubbish people keep calling casual now is insulting. Casual still meant a great game with challenge enough for everyone. Now casual is any game you can get away with adding in some pointless gimmick , shovelware, poorly designed game or a way to completely take away just about any challenge away from a once refined series.And when you point it out people jump to say 'it's fun'. 'Casual' is just another excuse this gen for shoddy games that would have most likely gotten below average scores if they had existed in the earlier days of gaming. The 'casual trend' is like a disease spending to what was once the golden age of gaming and turning it into garbage. Just imagine people putting repetitive games like Angry Birds in the same spot light as games like Batman AC and UC2
Hmmm ,i luv streetpass
Its a gamer card 4 WiiU and also a 3DS that you connect to N-Network,u can collect streetpass updates for WiiU/3DS instead of carrying 3DS around ect VERY COOL.
is a Dreamcast Visual Memory Unit rip off!!!!!!
I hope this is true, I would love to add people from my hometown who share the same videogame taste. That is always a good way to meet new people. I'm surely digging this device.
It would be cool if you got to choose the design. I would get one that looked liked the NES controller, and wear it on my belt like Captain N.