Here's the official Pre-E3 Nintendo show.
"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.
Still the best 1st party lineup in gaming, followed closely by Sony's.
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.
In your opinion.
@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.
@winter.. pretty sure you could find a direct quote from a dev team saying its relatively easy to work with.
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.
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.
Hipster much? lol Curtain included... for browsing porn?
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... ?
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.
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! :)
@NathanExplosion 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).
That social commenting in games smacks of Demon's Souls.
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.
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 ;)
Someone only made it part way in then stopped.
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
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.
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.
@Mike 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!
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.
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?
You do know that Nintendo was founded in 1889, making Hanafuda playing cards, right? You have an ironic name.
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You should re-read your own statement, because that's not what you said in your first comment. YOUGOTOWNEDLOL Quote: "If it was not for Atari 2600, there would be no Nintendo" You got owned, lol.
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
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.
final fantasy changed the control scheme pretty much every time.....just saying.
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.
Give them a break. As Sony said, Nintendo meant for mostly young audience.
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.
I think Sony did Pre E3 conference last year http://www.crushfragdestroy...
That controller was sexy and I'm genuinely excited about the universal remote functionality and communication options.
I want my mario sunshine 2
F-Zero, and Eternal Darkness 2 please!
Sorry this is @shinmaster.....if you want too see bias and double standards, try sticking up for MS on n4g like I do. On topic it sure does look a lot like the 360 remote but the innards and how it performs is where it matters and MS has done well with the 360 game pad.
Miiverse is going to be a beast, if it works as advertised!!!! It's like Twitter/Tublr/Facebook/Skype for games
man, what i saw was a built-in "gameFAQs" in the system... and this is awesome!
I was sold before and I am even more now. Bring on Wii U I will preorder it the day it is available!
So the Wii U will be black then fair enough, loved the video call, webbrowing etc, I just might buy this if. 1. No poo friends codes, 2 Dark siders 2/ Aliens CM / other current gen games are noticeably better on wii u than PS3.
No friend comes already confirmed, will be using gamertags
i dont like black consoles
i like it.. price is very important tho... $300
I feel this is a target they have to try to hit.
That old man in the video was a pedo =/
Metroid HD im coooooooooooming!!!
me too im on the way
I had to stop when that commercial came on. The guy was so annoying I lost interest. It still looks like a family console with cartoony games. I'll wait for the next PS or Xbox.
That was just the control incase you dident know lmfao
I had my doubts at first the the Wii U is looking to be a nice console. Only thing I hated about the video was that actor at 12:40. These people make video games, but they can't hire actors that actually act like gamers. This isnt just Nintendo, but Microsoft and Sony as well. What upsets me about this one is that this actor is trying way too hard to be a stereotypical gamer when he looks like nothing more than a stupid hipster.
So why exactly should I buy this? Its an xbox 360 with mario games. Multi-plat developers aren't gonna bother with the tablet controller because they will have to waste time rewriting game mechanics, and then at some point sony and ms will put out their new consoles and the wii u will start loosing those Multi-plats because it cant keep up. Edit: err yeah I know, thats the point of my comment. third party devs are just gonna go with the xbox controller option instead of the tablet so again...whats the point of this console?
you make no sense. If the worst were to happen, there's still a traditional controller.
Free online and the d-pad is 100 times better.
@theblacksmoke The tablet has the same buttons as the classic pad. What works on the tablet will work on the classic pad. They will develop for the tablet in mind, but games will have an option to turn off touch screen functionality. Hence, how the classic pad will work!
its nothing like the 360. with the wii u, you dont dance like a maniac in front of your tv.
Oh trust @ShimMaster everyone that commented on this on g4's facebook post has complained that it looks like a 360 controller. Which imo you cant go wrong seeing as it is a very comfortable controller to use. Why create something that can be a turnoff when you can use something proven to be a success? :P
i still wont buy no wii hd console until the name wii is off it
...that is an awful reason.
I like how the characters were all gathering around the 10 whole games that will be released for that system. Nintendo has lost touch. I suspect they'll go the way of Sega soon. Mario on Xbox 1080? Seriously though, as someone who has a wife and kid, the only thing I see that I like is the ability to stream the game video to the controller without having to see the game on the TV...Great for those extended "morning sabbaticals" where you take that extended crap after a night of drinking.
Do you actually believe what comes out your mouth, or do you just blert the first thing that comes to mind?
Lol @ disagree for liking boobs... Some people will disagree with anything on n4g!
@ Crazy When we drink a lot, we pee a lot not shit. Get ur facts right.
Why are they providing us with so many ways to NOT to use the new controller?
Wait, wait. Just to be clear, I think the actual controller sounds very cool, but the system is compatible with like...a new "pro" controller, and pretty much every controller the Wii ever used as well. I just meant that it seems like it's going to create a very schizophrenic environment for developers. It's giving them too many "outs," if you catch my meaning.