Submitted by PopRocks359 764d ago | news

Eurogamer Apologizes For Misleading Wii U Graphics Headline

Eurogamer have revised their headline that claimed Sega said Wii U graphics are on-par with current generation consoles. Now they make it clear that developer Sumo Digital was actually referring to the graphics of the Wii U version of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, rather than the Wii U console’s graphics. Eurogamer apologizes for the confusion that the original article has caused. (Eurogamer, Wii U)

Godmars290  +   764d ago
That, or they're just as confused about its going to do as the rest of us.
browngamer41  +   764d ago
Nope. They were trolling for hits.
WeskerChildReborned  +   764d ago
Yea, they totally twisted the words up so it wasn't an accident.
WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   764d ago
Only a dummy would believe such notions, the rest of us should buckle our safety belts.
Pushagree  +   764d ago
They simply got caught telling the truth/ Wii U is a current gen console. We have known this for a long time but nintendo wants us to think that they are catering to the core gamer when they are still rubbing the casual fanbase's back.
PopRocks359  +   764d ago | Well said
And you base all this on... what?

There are no specific specs, yet we know it uses an AMD Radeon HD GPU and a POWER based CPU. Based on what models they are, the Wii U could either be marginally or significantly stronger than its current generation competition. Take that as you will, but the bottom line is it will be stronger.

As for its games, have you seen its lineup? You explain to me how Assassin's Creed III, Darksiders II, Black Ops II, Aliens Colonial Marines, Tekken Tag 2, ZombiU, Project CARS, Ghost Recon Online and Injustice: Gods Among Us are NOT core experiences?

Newsflash: Games consoles cater to more than core gamers. Microsoft's Kinect and Sony's Move and storybook device also cater to more casual audiences.
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yabhero  +   764d ago
You said: "We have known this for a long time"
You meant " We Sony/MS fans have HOPED this for a long time"
Hisiru  +   764d ago | Well said
If x720 is as powerful as the leaked document says (4x~6x more powerful than x360) then WiiU will have no problems with graphics in the next gen even if the WiiU is just 2x more powerful than x360 (as people is saying) You guys are expecting way too much.

And no, it's not possible to have current gen specs on the WiiU because it has updated hardware, so it's not possible for it to be on par or worse either. Actually, it would be very expensive for Nintendo to use older/worse hardware.

Even John Carmack is not excited for the next gen because he says we won't have a big leap this time (he is probably right and he probably knows something because he have the devkits).

If you guys keep dreaming about another Wii situation, I think you will all be disapponted. But hey! There is no reason to downplay another platform. I have a Wii and PS3, I am happy with both systems. No need to desperately attack another console because you are scared it will be "powerful enough", just enjoy your games.

In order to have the same Wii situation (graphics wise), PS4/x720 needs to have a 12TFlop GPU, which is just impossible. We also had an SD-->HD transition and the only transition we would have now is HD (1080p) --> HD (1440p), which is not a good difference, and do'nt expect next gen consoles to go above 1080p 60fps if the leaked specs are true. Again, if the leaked specs are true, WiiU will be able to compete against the others with decent graphics even if fanboys doesn't want it, doesn't matter how good your dream is, it's not gonna happen.

The funny thing here is that if you say: "WiiU weak, current gen specs blablabla" you get bubbles and agree votes, but if you say the truth and you post arguments and some facts, you lose bubbles and people give you a disagree.

The best thing to do is just enjoy our games and forget this stupid war.
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SilentNegotiator  +   764d ago

Stop kidding yourself. The signs are there, clear as day. All 1st party and several 3rd party games getting shown are getting confirmed 720p native. Even at 60fps, that isn't an unheard of 7th gen feat.

The Wii U isn't an impressive leap graphically and pretending like disappointments are ALL fanboyism is delusional.
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Freakazoid2012  +   764d ago
What? I had to mark your post as bad language. I know its not really bad language, but that last part is just gibberish.
Hisiru  +   764d ago
Yeah, youre using unfinished games to judge a console that is not even out yet. Seems to be smart, right? Also, games like Pikmin 3 were Wii games till last year, it's just launch games. X360 had Gotham Racing, but it also had this at launch:
Plus, Nintendo already confirmed they have more first party (both new IP AND traditional franchise) + third party games to announce, so we can't really judge anything now, we will have to wait for the big WiiU conference which will announce all the remaining games. Source:
"Those include both our traditional franchises and of course new propositions"

So again, youre using unfinished games to judg a platform which is not even out yet and still has games to be announced before it's launched.

If it was a Sony/Microsoft console people would say here "wait for the launch LAULZ", but no, it's a Nintend console, and we know how it works here.

I don't know if WiiU will be an IMPRESSIVE leap, but both WiiU and x720 (we still need more info about the PS4, but so far it looks on par with the x720 if all the specs are true) will be able to run next gen consoles with great graphics (something that won't be possible at an acceptable level of fidelity on the Wii,x360 and PS3 due to the old architecture and old feature set on the GPU) and we won't see a huge difference in graphics between the 3 consoles (like we had in the Wii x x360/PS3 situation). Next gen will be better for true games (you know, the people who actually play games instead of attack another company/console) because they will have more options and Microsoft/Sony will have a bigger competitor, so they will try to bring more quality games. It's a win win situation.

You guys expecting an impressive leap next gen are gonna be mad. It's not just me saying, it's also John Carmack (one of the industry's top tech guys). And then, there is also some very reasonable guys who actually understand how hardware works. Like this guy (skip to 5:11):

But then, again, I am crushing some dreams and I will get tons of disagrees. Luck for those guys because this is my last bubble.

Let's not forget what gaming is for: Enjoy games and have fun. I wish the best for all of you.
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victorGma21  +   764d ago
Stop being stupid, people won't read your text, they will just keep saying "WiiU is last gen yadayada", You shouldn't even bother, they will ignore your text (which actually has some good points) and keep doing what they do best.

They don't want to believe it's happening because it hurts their ego/feelings, saying things like "WiiU is on par with current gen systems" is what help some of those guys sleep at night. I don't understand why it makes them happy, it actually would make me sad.

Seriously, I don't understand why people was so happy in the original Eurogamer article (which was wrong and full of crap), why would a gamer want a platform X to be weak?

I am glad you actually gave some good points. Nintendo is a great company just like Sony and Microsoft. I wish the best for all the 3. And now that you said it, I wonder what Nintendo will announce.
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SilentNegotiator  +   764d ago
So, what, they're going to go from 720p in beta stages to 1080p in the final game?

The games are 720p native. Stop trying to convince yourself that isn't a fact because the games are "unfinished"
tehpees3  +   764d ago
Microsoft is doing the same thing now. Kinect is a big part of their future and if you want to accept the next Xbox you have to accept Kinect.
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Jazz4108  +   764d ago
Join the club..I think even Nintendo themselves are confused with the Wi U
Hisiru  +   764d ago
Eurogamer lost my respect long time ago. Unfortunately, that's how "journalism" work nowadays. I hope this stupid console war will end one day, but it's probably impossible.
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AO1JMM  +   764d ago
I'll never trust an article from them again.
YoungPlex  +   764d ago
They've totally have ruined their credibility for so called rumors! From this moment on I will think twice before clicking a link from Eurogamer regarding a rumor, or article confirming or denying a rumor. Damn man, was it worth it? Almost everyday I check that site too, guess it moves to the bottom of the bookmarks now. I don't tolerate trolling and lies, two things I can't forgive...
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LOL_WUT  +   764d ago
Why would they have to apologize? I wonder how much they got paid to do this.
PopRocks359  +   764d ago
Okay, I know you're not big on the Wii U with your comments, but do you have to make yourself look stupid too?

The original article said something completely different from how Eurogamer's headline was written. So hell yes they should apologize for either purposely trolling for hits or stupidly flubbing up their own news post.

This is what I was talking about in my earlier comment when it came to people having to do some research and know what the hell they're talking about.
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triplev16  +   763d ago
I appreciate their efforts in apologizing for reporting something they themselves have found to be false. Integrity is hard to come by these days. Although working in the publishing field myself I would bet that someone from SEGA or Sumo did file a complaint to Eurogamer and asked them to clarify the statements made.
Gr81  +   763d ago
It is still pretty shameless what eurogamer did. And they are now just playing semantics. They knew what they were doing. But it was shortsighted. You may have gotten a ton of hits. But your reputation is tarnished.
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Jadedz  +   763d ago
"Too little, too late"
Wiiudaily called them out, and now they're backed into a corner. It's the gaming media's fault, really. They've been misquoting articles about the Wii U technical abilities since E3 2011 (remember: "the Wii U sizzle reel looks worst than the PS360 games!" only later to be confirmed by Reggie that it was actually PS360 footage xD).

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