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gaminoz1961d ago (Edited 1961d ago )

"Creating something unique"

Doing consoles that are unique: Yes

Games: Mario, Pokemon, Zelda, Starfox, Metroid...not terribly unique. Rehashed.

He's TOTALLY right about "Alone Together" being a problem today.

I really like this simple format for their reveal. It feels real and intelligent.

DwightOwen1961d ago

Still the best 1st party lineup in gaming, followed closely by Sony's.

Winter47th1961d ago

I hope their online ain't as shitty this time around.

But the news about development for the Wii being god aweful complex aren't such a good sign.

ronin4life1961d ago

@winter the console is easy to develop for. It is the developers not being willing/able to overcome the environmental challenges involved with it that is a vocal sticking point for some unnamed devs.

chaostrophies1961d ago

@winter.. pretty sure you could find a direct quote from a dev team saying its relatively easy to work with.

glennco1961d ago

easier to port games from 360 than build them for wii u initially. much harder to port from PS3 though. it will take some time (couple of years) for the devs to get up to speed with the new system.

ShinMaster1961d ago

Glad to see the option still exists. Let's hope it applies to EVERY core game.

Can't help but wonder why no one's mentioned how it looks EXACTLY like the Xbox 360 controller. Had Sony done this, people would jump all over them about "copying".

Anyway, back on topic.
I hope the online multiplayer is up to date with every other system.

Kevin ButIer1961d ago (Edited 1961d ago )

Hipster much? lol

Curtain included... for browsing porn?

CLOUD19831961d ago

WTF R U SAYING DUDE!? o.o r u high? do u seriously compare Nintendo 3 same exclusives of Mario/Zelda/Metroid with SONY who own 15 first party studios and release one triple-A exclusive after another? and btw the exclusives of PS3 is games that some1 over the age of 12 will care to play, even ppl in their past 30's, who exactly at that age will care to play Mario or Zelda... ?

StanSmith1961d ago

Are you serious cloud? Only kids care about Mario now? I know plenty of people young and old who still play mario games. Every single one is a hit.

Go look at the sales data and reviews for Mario VS Sony exclusives. Mario always wins. It has perfect level and gameplay design everytime. That's not to say Sony's exclusives aren't great because they are. Nintendo's MAIN Mario, Zelda and Metroid games are just better.

MaxXAttaxX1961d ago (Edited 1961d ago )

Sales data? Instant fail.
Wii Sports must be the best game of all time then. I guess that game "wins".
Mario, Zelda and Metroid are great, but Wii Sports is just better lolololol /s
That's a joke of course, in case you didn't catch it.

Not every single one is a hit, as you say.
I was disappointed with the Time Machine game on SNES and Sunshine on GC.

HOWEVER I still buy and play Mario games BECAUSE I grew up with Mario games. And that's true for many people.
If Mario was a new IP today, I'm %100 sure it would not have the same appeal with older gamers.

Interesting enough, Uncharted 3 sold more than Zelda: Skyward Sword.
So that kinda contradicts... ahh never mind. Try not to make your bias so obvious next time with that username.
What is better is ultimately subjective to each individual.
Happy Gaming! :)

Hisiru1961d ago (Edited 1961d ago )

Wii Sports was a BUNDLED GAME. Okay?

Wii Sports Plus sold well because some people loved this different experience in videogames and the original game had a big install base (because, again, it was BUNDLED).

I don't need to say much, just go after the metascore and you will see reviews for Mario, Zelda etc. Nothing more to say because as much as you guys are Sony fans, Nintendo has the best first party games, period!

And this is coming from a guy that only has a PS3 (right now).

pixelsword1961d ago (Edited 1961d ago )

That social commenting in games smacks of Demon's Souls.

BattleAxe1961d ago (Edited 1961d ago )

That controller will not work out well. It would feel too weird to have the buttons bellow the analogue sticks. Not to mention that the grip on the controller will be uncomfortable with the analogue sticks so close to the top of the controller.

Then again, Nintendo probably knows that you will only be using the d-pad most of the time for super Mario Bros. so they're not too worried about how the analogue sticks feel. They're basically just for show.

MaxXAttaxX1961d ago

Relax. You obviously missed the sarcasm when I brought up Wii Sports. No need to get so defensive.
Besides, non-bundled copies of Wii Sports still sold more than core games.

And this is coming from a guy who owns a Wii ;)

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Shnazzyone1961d ago

Someone only made it part way in then stopped.

user54670071961d ago (Edited 1961d ago )

I don't like what he said in the beginging about the family being in the same room not being "connected"

I'm sorry but I think with most kids today even young adults like myself who still live at home...we all go upstairs and stay in our rooms to play on our games or go on our PC's or in Summer we are out of the house whether it's at a friends house, parties or a night in town

Usualy the parents are down stairs watching the news or reading a magazine/newspaper.

No offense to my brother or parents...but I don't want to be connected with them. There right in my line of sight most of the time, I could just ask them if I needed something

xCaptainAmazing1961d ago (Edited 1961d ago )

I have to disagree. The image they showed spoke volumes to the average household. Often there are several people in a room dicking around on their phones. I'm not exactly against that, but I can appreciate what they are trying to do here, a lot.

user54670071961d ago (Edited 1961d ago )

Yeah but most gamers would be upstairs on their consoles, with their phones next to them

That picture is not what an average household is

They have everything right, just not the location, kids/parents would most likely be in differen't rooms.

I don't understand the disagrees, if you really think the picture represents what people do then you are living in denial.

smashman981961d ago


the picture isn't meant to be taken literally (even though I've definitely seen examples) what Iwata wanted to address was this anti social-ness everyone seems to have now a days i live in the same house as two of my bros my mom and my step dad and we never do anything together. They seem to think its normal which makes me believe maybe it has become normal...

I'd like to see that change


Wow Nintendo! you straight up copy the 360 controller! you must be really hungry for the hardcore crowed. Damn copy with no shame!

SKUD1961d ago

I would agree. But only to a certain degree. If the wii motion control scheme hadn't come along MS would of never consider kinect development and making a hard push for the casual market IMO.

Kinect sports titles and games?. Where have we seen that before?. Same goes for Sony. At least they didn't go the WHOLE CHEESE factor of motion control games like MS did.

whitbyfox1961d ago

If it wasn't for Nintendo there would be no 360 so stop talking shite.


If it was not for Atari 2600, there would be no Nintendo, so what is your point?

Arnon1961d ago

You do know that Nintendo was founded in 1889, making Hanafuda playing cards, right?

You have an ironic name.

YOUGOTOWNEDLOL1960d ago (Edited 1960d ago )

Because Nintendo been out since 1889,Does not mean they were the first to create video game console! that just mean as a company they been out a long time (look up the year the NES came out, then the Atari) Sega been out since 1940 as a company ( http://www.referenceforbusi... so by your logic, your telling me Nintendo created the whole video game industry since they been out so long. That's why I made that Atari comment. Know your gaming history bro and stop being a brain dead fanboy!

Your right, Yougotowned is ironic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Arnon1959d ago (Edited 1959d ago )

You should re-read your own statement, because that's not what you said in your first comment.


"If it was not for Atari 2600, there would be no Nintendo"

You got owned, lol.

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crxss1961d ago

2 things: Wii U Gamepad still has a resistive screen still, meaning none of those touch demonstrations will be as smooth as they were in the video. And why do those Zombies look like they came from the GameCube?

Wii U, i actually want to like you but you have yet to impress me... hope that changes when i go to E3

DigitalAnalog1961d ago (Edited 1961d ago )

And yet, those "rehashed" franchises are the only ones that have DIFFERENT control schemes that work and revolutionized the gaming industry.

I sorry to say, no other IP "rehashed or not" will ever be able to do that. Name any other franchise that transition from the NES, to the NES, to the N64 to the Wii-mote without losing the gameplay mechanics. The fact that you claimed "rehash" is more than enough proof that this went through your head.

Little did you know but by seeing what you want to see, Nintendo is already changing the market ever so slightly.

DraconicPanda1961d ago

final fantasy changed the control scheme pretty much every time.....just saying.

DigitalAnalog1961d ago (Edited 1961d ago )

Final Fantasy used the same control scheme all the way until the analog stick gave it a 3D move set. But the menu system works exactly the same with different variations.

Mario on the other hand changed the way platform works in a 3D environment, Zelda 64 introduced a had lock targeting system. Skyward Sword had a Wii-motion plus to control the sword. Again, NO IP has ever done that. PERIOD. And you can be rest assured the Nintendo conference will blow everyone away once they start showcasing how their 'franchises' work with the Wii-U.

shoddy1961d ago

Give them a break. As Sony said, Nintendo meant for mostly young audience.

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oricon1961d ago

It be great if Sony and Microsoft did pre e3 streams really exciting, this little presentation should have been what nintendos conference last year lol.

danhese0071961d ago

I think Sony did Pre E3 conference last year


Shnazzyone1961d ago

That controller was sexy and I'm genuinely excited about the universal remote functionality and communication options.

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