Wii U Daily: "The Wii U tablet is an organic part of the console, SmartGlass is a gimmick, at best."
That's funny, In terms of gaming the WiiU has an edge. But considering the new tablet that MS announced will most likely have features for the 360 including SmartGlass, I'm thinking that the only reason people will go out to buy a WiiU is for their First-Party games. Also, the WiiU controller isn't looking so good with only a single touch sensor and ridiculously low battery life.
Because 360 gamers really want a device with no buttons. Right. Also why would you complain about the battery life if you can plug the thing into your console at any given time?
Well...the Kinect did sell extremely well.
@Hufandpuf That's funny because last time I checked, you need to pause the game in order to use most of the SmartGlass's features. Also, last time I checked there is no physical buttons on tablets/smartphones so you will need to hold your x360 and your tablet at the same time if you want a real gaming experience. Smart Glass is basically asking x360 owners to forget about their controllers while they are playing the game with smartglass. Now you have it: WiiU's GamePad has MUCH more inputs and works in real time, so yes, SmartGlass is no threat to WiiU, because Smart Glass and WiiU will deliver different experiences.
Cellphone users really want a cellphone with no buttons, right?
@MiamiACR21 Believe it or not, I know folks who hate touch based cell phones. I myself am one of them since my last one's touch screen become unresponsive. Also cell phones are not game consoles, let alone dedicated video game consoles for core gamers. Big difference.
The point is innovation and success comes out of places and things we might not have thought would be successful at the time. Do you think cell phone companies ever dreamed of a cellphone without buttons? Sure, and I bet they thought it would be clumsy and unproductive. Did anyone think the Wii motion controller was a good idea to be a part of a successful console when it was announced? I mean, after-all, it had only a few buttons and required you to swing your arm or flick your wrist. I'll let the sales figures tell you about that one. We will see how this turns out, until then, don't assume gamers know what they want; because they don't.
It won't be a threat to people buying Wii-U..but it will be cool for current and prospective 360 owners. What MS did is move forward technologically in both the motion control space and now with smart glass in a way that actually does compete with Wii-U on it's biggest fronts..casual and core. Evil
Smart glass is a genius idea since everyone has a smart phone or tablet. I only own a ps3, yet I gotta give props to MS for that idea. I almost wanna get an xbox, but they need more exclusives and then I might get for the smartglass. But Wii u did not leave a good impression this e3. Its like a different Nintendo runs it now. The nes, snes, n64 days are long gone. Im going with Sony and possibly MS if their really supportive of smartglass. Also as for touch screen, if u have a more recent phone, you will notice that the touch controls are improving. Last week I played Darkstalkers 1 on my Atrix 4G phone via Onlive (yep u can stream onlive via Android app onto phone) and yet it controlled pretty well. With time touch screens will improve (even though buttons will always be better), and some phones like Experia have face buttons and shoulder buttons on them, that can be folded away. More Phones may be like that within 1 year's time.
hufanduf.... multitouch is USELESS when you have buttons.. which the gamepad DOES HAVE and using a stylus is MORE PRECISE PRECISION is what is most important people only care about the ZOOM IN multitouch allows i browse on my 3ds alot, i zoom in by a simple touch of a button, not having to smudge my screen
Same here. I understand people want multitouch, but why is it essential if you have buttons, sticks and d-pads? Unless people really want the Wii U to be expensive. Which I doubt.
I think it's not fair to completely dismiss the concept of just a touch screen. I'm not saying they are great for games that need buttons because gameplay requires it. But more so that when cleverly used, the games can actually end up being fun. I think Touchscreens can really bring back the vibe of arcade games. But most games today on mobile phones are just badly designed.
Their both nice but smart glass is way more versatile because you can use different types of hardware.It will all come down to the games though.
I agree you can go back and forth from PC to Xbox, can't with Wii U.
Smartglass is pretty much a gimmick, heck don't be shock if Xbox Live cost more because of it. I really don't see the point of smartglass, then again I don't see the point of the Wii U (Why couldn't they just use the 3DS and not have to make a tablet like controller).
This must be a dream post for you.
I think all tablet integration is a gimmick (Vita, Wii U and Smartglass) Unless they can come up with something really useful.. it's just a gimmick. They do stuff a virtual tablet could do on screen.
....yeah. The Wii U isn't a gimmick guys. LMFAO! I don't care for Smartglass cause i couldn't see developers actually doing anything on there other then gimmicky things. But...same can be said for Wii U. I think there just mad because MS just 1uped them with a damn feature that is THE SAME THING as there own system and its just an app. This new "next gen" system there coming out with can be done with a simple app and a smart phone. Of course, you don't have the joystick and controls etc. But its close enough to question how silly this whole Wii U thing is, if a damn app can mimicked those features so easily. I bet MS was really scratching there heads on how to get that connectivity to work. LMFAO! Its not like Bluetooth existed people. I still can't stop laughing at this. Sony did a lot of this with the PSP and PS3 LOL! GT5P and the PSP being used as the rearview? Remember that? That was a joke then...but this isn't? Still can't stop laughing this whole mess. its a gimmick. If you own a PSV and a PS3 (PS4 soon) then those systems can just make a feature where the PSV is the controller and BINGO! You have a Wii U. Whats so funny about it, is that lets say a game like Zombie U (owned by Ubisoft btw) is ported to PS3/PS4. Could they not just have a feature that lets your PSV be the controller to have the same Wii U options? So...this whole system can pretty much be made by any piece of tech released in the last 10 years? Great job Nintendo! At this point Nintendo needs to start REALLY publishing a lot of ips and buying studios. THIS is the only thing that will keep this system from being another gimmick whore. I can't just say "oh i'll get Zombie U...bisoft game for PS3 cause i have PSV" I should be saying "i have NO CHOICE but to buy a Wii U for that Nintendo published and owned realistic Zombie game, thats NOT Zombie U" Only because i have NO CHOICE! I either buy a Wii U or miss out, if They don't publish exclusive ips, where just going to play a wait and see with 3rd party games. No More Heros anyone? EA Fit anyone? Nintendo needs to start putting in work.
Does this smart glass app come with buttons?
If anything smartglass kinda helps the wii u because 3rd parties could port any features used in the smartglass build to the wii u, and not have to spend a bunch of extra money just for 1 console.
....or port the Wii U features to Smartglass and PSV...just saying. LOL. I agree though.
some people think Xbox is copying wii with this smart glass thing.. But to be honest some could say wii is copying sega dreamcast which had a screen on the control pad when u had the memory unit plugged into it.. just a thought..
Wii U is the death to smart glass. Smart glass the death to Wii U. Wii U will take some of apple's thunder, ipad will take wii u's thunder. Vita looks better than wii u, wii u looks better than Vita. ugh...this is annoying, is everyone going to kill everyone?
dont like this article... who cares what someone else thinks, my opinion is no its not a threat, but is it more user friendly... of course
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