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Looks horrible to hold. How are you supposed to reach the middle of the scree without removing your hold on the side? Guess I'll have to see one hands on to really decide.
Don't be foolish. Take your index finger and touch. Nobody uses their thumbs on a touch screen.
maybe i am just weird, but i am using my thumb to call a mate with my phone. i also browse through my images like that. pretty convenient to use just one hand.
Nobody? I disagree, I've seen it done many a time, and have done so myself; many a time.
There's controls on both sides. You're telling me that I have to sacrifice being able to use them and take my hand off the side to use my index finger. That's just counter intuitive...
Really? I'm typing this right now on a 7 inch tablet using just my thumbs. But that controller is freakishly huge, it's even bigger than I was expecting.
"Nobody uses their thumbs on a touch screen." Dude this is not the 1960's. I have been typing comments here on N4G for a year now using my two thumbs on my Galaxy S2 Super AMOLED Plus touch screen.
Clearly, you do not own a Vita nor have you ever played Resistance Burning Skies. The Auger is a perfect example. You can't launch the shield without using your thumbs. Unless you put the device down and use your index fingers I suppose, but that would be absolutely pointless.
lmao everyone uses their thumb to browse a touchscreen unless ur a ninja turtle.
"Nobody uses their thumbs on a touch screen." simply the dumbest thing I've heard all day!
You've obviously never used a Ps Vita D:
Dude 99% of the time, people are using their thumbs on their phones, Vita and even DS. It's pretty big http://i45.tinypic.com/1zm0... And is now even bigger. What you're saying is confirming that you HAVE to break your hold from the controller in order to use your index fingers. The game blacks out your TV screen to tell you to look down at the gamepad. The Wii U gamepad breaks the flow of gameplay. I truly hope the Pro controller can be used for all core first-party and third-party games.
You must not own a touch screen cause i use my thumbs more than my index finger due to have a touch screen phone.
I think a lot of you are missing a valid point WagFanger was trying to make. Yes yes yes we've use our thumbs on other touchscreen deices, but mobiles are not 10" wide are they?.. so that makes your statements invalid. The fact is here, the thumb sticks are right out at the edges, i'd place a bet that all without really big hands will not be able to reach the touchscreen center with their thumbs from the same position they're in while using the sticks. It will either take some awkward re-positioning where you look like a t-rex trying to ride a motorbike or lifting your hand from one side. Which creates another problem, after the wii. Nintendo have developed a huge market for casual and child gamers. I really can't see children being able to use this without removing hands either. Don't get me wrong people will adapt and even if they do remove hands to reach a function, they'll get faster at it and it will become fluid. However the last thing people want to do is get used to yet more new buttons, put more effort into using them and then the screen will be used for different things each game also. TL;DR A phone is not the same as this in size or weight, device is big which complicates things for small hands(such as kids) and casual gamers who have been their main market with the wii.
I'm actually scrolling down the comments using my thumb right now... I must be crazy.
Use your one hand to reach it and use the other to hold it?
It's like the N64 controller all over again. Perfect for that octopus gamer.
Just try it first before saying something that isn't justified yet.
the thing im most concerned about is size and weight from a childs perspective as im gonna buy one for my son whos 5 but just not sure if he will struggle to hold one handed whilst using touch, guess il just have to wait for an instore demo but im sure nintendo would have thought of there main audiece in the pads design...
I'm going to use that excuse with the girlfriend to get one too, might let the kids have a go or two lol
Use your tongue.
Or your ****. Whatever best suits you.
Not a very good idea, if you sneeze the screen will be covered in mucus.
People that have played games at e3 say its light and comfortable to use and we still see comments like this, of People saying it looks cumbersome. Just wait until you try it out to reserve negative judgement for it!
"Just wait until you try it out to reserve negative judgement for it!" exactly: I have used many Tablet devices, and i have try'ed out the WikiPad and i can tell you it's not cumbersome as many i see post seem to think it will be. for many i think have not really used Tablets like Android or iPad Tablets for use for extended time's. Its not that bad at all, In my opinion it's no where near the problem some are trying to make it out to be.
If you're referring to my comment, at least read it properly. I SPECIFICALLY said 'looks' because I don't know, and finished by saying 'Guess I'll have to see one hands on to really decide'.
i agreed with you both. i was simply saying in the fact that many who have not really played a game on a tablet for extensive time IE: length may have to tryout it for them selves before saying that it was not what they feel is a good way to play games on. Im just saying everyone is not the same and you have to try it out for your self if it's not the ideal game solution to control games or play games on.
I'm sure the game pads at E3 were tethered too, though, so that nobody ran off with one. We really won't know what it's all about until we get our hands on one.
nothing new here.... Multi-core processor and AMD based Graphics card, which can be alot of things
I hate articles like this. Should be titled Wii U controller infographic. This has no console specs.
based on this and based on that, why won't they just say what they actually are. It seems they are trying avoid the issue which worries me. I am opened minded so if they can prove this console is a step up from the 360 and PS3 then I will think about buying one. The graphics a E3 don't worry me, its a new console so developers will need time to get used to it. Just look at the launch games for the 360 and PS3 compared to now.
* Sells nintendo stocks.
Shocking to see Nintendo avoid a real controller shame on them first the garbage wii remote now this why not a hard-core real controller with a screen attached to it. Duh .. Oh yea Nintendo showed off a classic controller just like the wii probably only work for a few games . Noobies will eat this kind of controller up.
man that black wii u looks sexy
Once you go black, you never go back.
Console wise with me anyways ;)
Why do fanboys think the WiiU is in anyway going to be competitve with ps4/720? What in the history of Ninny's buisness models has ever suggested that they would attempt to make a console with an edge? The evidence is overwhelming. And they don't get online or the Internet in general. But let's do the dance: -2.5hrs to charge the pad....full charge gives 3.5hrs of play time. -using 2 pads forces all three screens to drop to 30fps If it was any better than 30fps to begin with. -leaked specs show the gpu is indeed 0.5x more powerful than 360..... -miiverse will be moderated 30min+ wait on posts being posted. -third party support....severely lacking. Argument could be that they are waiting. Like they did for 90+million sold wii? Look how that turned out.
They don't think it can compete. They're too busy comparing to PS3/360.
"he history of Ninny's buisness models has ever suggested that they would attempt to make a console with an edge? " N64 was stronger than PS1. Gamecube pushed more polygons than PS2. Funny how people pretend Nintendo only started making consoles with the Wii. "-miiverse will be moderated 30min+ wait on posts being posted. " Looks like you enjoy penis drawings then. "-using 2 pads forces all three screens to drop to 30fps If it was any better than 30fps to begin with. " Meaning that 3 buffers are rendered. From an objective perspective this doesn't sound like 0.5x stronger.
The N64 wasn't "next gen" compared to the PS1. The GameCube wasn't "next gen" compared to the PS2. Funny how people pretend Nintendo only started making consoles with the Wii.
The n64 was from the same gen as ps1, and the Gamecube was from the same gen as ps2. And both were more powerful than the Sony counterparts Biggest. It's not hard to understand what sidar is saying.
It IS the Wii all over again. Now we gotta' wait for devs to leak the tech numbers...
Well said because it is the Wii again just with different gimmicks
multi-core = 2. lol
Thats not even funny σ___σ0
Multi-core = multiple cores. You are referring to a dual core. So the joke is on you ( and the fact 7 people agree...Lord oh lord )
"Multi-core = multiple cores" 2 is technically multiple cores........
http://www.answers.com/topi... "more than one" being the key phrase here. Blooper62 and modesign win this one.
This is basically everything we knew before but in image form. I wnt the GPU, ram and CUP specs. I want to know more then the company who made them. I want the numbers behind those names too. Still, guess it's pretty powerful as it will be running many games at 60fps in 1080p, a feat even ps3 can't do.
False. They have made no claims to 60fps @ 1080p standard. Asscreed 3 had no AA & was dropping frames regularly at E3. It'll get optimized...but Ubisoft has already said that it will be identical to ps3/360. It's just a HD wii with a gimmick controller. One that is severely overshadowed but the gimmicky MS smart glass. I challenge anyone to give a compelling reason to a "hardcore" gamer how this game pad will improve their experience meaningfully. Adding a map or inventory screen to the pad is fairly meh.
I'm getting the Wii U. I skipped buying the Wii this generation because of forced motion controls, no HD capabilities, terrible online functionality, not very many entertainment features, little interest in the first few years of game releases, and the very short supply in the beginning (almost bought one, went to gamestop to buy one but they were sold out, so I got a 360 instead). But now, the Wii has a very strong library of games, and the Wii U is compatible with all of those games, and the Wii U improves upon the Wii in every way, so even if the first year (or so) of Wii U games suck, I at least have a bunch of Wii games to catch up on while the good stuff starts to come out.
Looks awesome and I cannot wait to play (insert WiiU launch title) with it on launch day.
I think I'll hold on a day one purchace and wait for the WiiUXLi lite
That joke is older than Larry King's balls.
Ive been reading that the tablets sucks up system power resulting in framerate drops.. So the rumoured 1.5 gb of ram & 50% stronger gpu could end up doing nothing but keeping the games as stable as the competition while using the tablet.. With the pro controller being only used, games might end up sharper.. Dont matter tho cuz there really isnt anything new except AC3 & Aliens.. the rest arent even worth mentioning
I wouldn't trust a young kid with that thing. Probably gonna get a rubber casing, after it hits the tiles around the world.
"AMD RADEON-BASED HIGH DEFINITION GPU" That's more than enough information for Nintendo fans because of their low threshold for technical terms or else their head is gonna explode!
I never knew the controller with the screen was that large. I knew people said it was huge but other people said it wasn't that big and was light and comfortable. But 10.5" wide? Regardless of the weight, that's larger than a hardback book. I can't imagine holding something that large and play games with it, especially if I have to take one hand off to use a finger on the touch screen. It just sounds really awkward.
Explain how you can disagree with that. The average hardback book in my library is 9.5" tall. Last time I checked, 10.5" was larger than 9.5". smh
Screens are measured diagonally typically, so an actual 10.5 inch display, is maybe 6-8 inches wide?
I never said anything about the screen, I said "the controller with the screen". It is listed as 10.5" wide on Nintendo's infographic. It's not just a random guess, it's what is actually on their image. Unless |-------10.5"-------| means something other than 10.5" wide to Nintendo. You people are treating this like it's a troll comment but I never meant it like that. It's a simple observation given the information in evidence. Nintendo says their new controller is 10.5" wide. To me, that's pretty goddamn big to be holding for a few hours. I know it's lightweight, I know it's not very thick at all but just in surface area it seems a bit awkward on paper. Take a DVD case and turn it sideways in your hands. Now take one hand off and try writing or drawing on the end of it. That's the sort of leverage you are going to have to deal with while holding this controller with one hand and using the touch screen with the other. Keeping mind that a DVD case is only 7.5" tall, a full 3" shorter than the WiiU controller. This is my last bubble so I hope I have made this clear to you guys this time. I know the fanboys will never understand but hopefully anyone with an objective mind can.
You people? Only I commented, and I only made a simple observation, no judgements or observations at all. I just said maybe it's smaller... easy dude. Anyway, I agree. Pretty big, but who cares. People will buy it anyway...
They're soon gonna sell you a STAND accessory.. trolololol! Kinda reminds me of kid icarus issue. http://ds.ign.com/articles/... PS vita implementation is better simply due to the size and thumb stick proximity to the screen.
Gaaawd people. You'll only use the touch features when a game is logically designed for it, most of the time you'll be using the pads and just considering an extra screen just like how the DS pulled it off. (There are VERY few DS games that required touch) It's also obviously more powerful than a ps3/x360 because it's newer. We can't compare it to a ps4/x720 simply because those don't exist yet. It won't be the best, but it will be a good console with memorable titles and another brave *attempt* at innovating the market Nintendo practically gave birth to.
#1 Its not a cellphone. #2 If you cant hold 5 pounds with 1 hand give up on life. #3 Nintendo had more than 1 system. #4 Comparing it to Xbox/PS3 is being blind its suppose to be different.
It looks lile a gamegear handheld
They see me gamin' they hatin'............
i don't really see any specs there... generalities don't count, imo. sure, it's nice to know that it can output 1080p, but exactly how much RAM does this thing have? what GPU is it using? how much internal memory does it have? why, considering that it's almost a necessity in current gen gaming, does it not have a HDD? is it DVD or blu-ray? as far as i'm concerned, they've put way too much emphasis on what the controller and not enough empasis on what the actual console can do. skirting around these important details is really starting to make the wii U look pretty weak. and before you start with the, "RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE GAMEPLAY IS MORE IMPORTANT RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE" nonsense - the system's power is incredibly important because it allows for a greater diversity in the games that can be played. with more power, it can do the cutesy pikmin/kirby/mario games as well as the highly rendered cinematic games. and if it's all about the games, wouldn't you want to have as diverse of a game library as you can get?