"It's definitely something that we're talking about at the studio." [OXM]
What's the point?
The point is Microsoft's Smartglass ;which they are big on that direction, is already/can be done by the WiiU.
Yeah, but you have that backwards. They want people to think that you can do what the Wii-U does with a console they already have (by just buying a tablet).
@Fartcrylover- how do you know its not possible for smart to do what the Wii U tablet can or do it better - sure the Wii U tablet games will be designed to work with the tablets while the smart glass games will be optional but at the same times some tablets pack more punch that the Wii U tablet. Also its a fact that atlease 75% of Americans and 65% of European own a tablet or a smart phone.
@Knight_Crawler When comparing the gamepad to smart glass you gotta think about how the gamepad is all in one and smart glass is several different devices interacting with the TV. I'm not sure how smartglass will work but if your a fan of the possibilities of asymmetric gameplay (such as myself) than fumbling between 2 devices is far from ideal. Having it all on one piece of equipment will be more efficient if you ask me.
Knight_Crawler, those facts are hilariously wrong. And take a look at the Wii U GamePad, then a tablet. Notice anything different? Actual controls, not just a touchscreen. That's a HUGE difference. Playing an FPS like N.O.V.A. 3 on my 4.65 Galaxy Nexus screen is cool, but you are kidding yourself if you think you can do it all without physical controls. That's what makes the $300 Wii U different to a whole console plus an big expensive tablet.
@CHANMASTA - Your 100% correct I take back my comment : ) I hate touch screen gaming.
Yeah but no 360 can send more than 2 480p images and despite tablets supporting hd res there are no gpgpu's or gpu's that support more than 480p when displaying 720p or 1080p on a tv at th same time so it comes down to the wiiu is built for zero lag which isnt possible on smartglass so fast fps games will work best on wiiu and there the big online favourites ?? Wiiu also has a quad core Power7 cpu with shared edram using Watson tech IBM's words again on Twitter so couple this with the souped up E6760 and you have a console that is leagues above 360,so graphics and raw power on wiiu make for more immersive experiences period and the gamepad is more developed.
You realize that you're touting the power superiority over 7 year old hardware. This is like a 20 year bragging about being stronger than an 80 year old, just wait until the next Xbox releases. You really shouldn't rely on specs to assert superiority when in a year it will be painfully obvious how low Wii U specs are. Wii U may be great but by no means is it at all impressive in terms of graphical power.
Also dont forget that with in say 6 months Nintendo have said games like fifa ect will get 2 Gamepad support so then what will smartglass do have 2 tablets yeah this set up is gonna cost at least £400 a controller hmmmmm Gamepad £100 an will get cheaper and cheaper ?
I wouldn't touch smartglass with a ten foot pole. Waste of time and money like most 360 add on ideas.
@chanmasta what if an accessories like say what the wikipad has is made universal for all tablets by a third party company , then what separates them. http://www.wikipad.com/
Wiiu will remain the most innovative on earth as sony/microsoft will just make dx11 versions of ps3/360 with more ram the same as wiiu except wiiu has a Gamepad and Nintendo TVii along with video chat right out the box ? MiiVerse lets not forget our quick way to find out how to get past a certain level ect mint.
I'll take the Wii U gamepad controller/features over the SmartGlass any day. It just wouldn't feel right without psychical buttons.
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