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Wii Street U announced by Nintendo

Nintendo Insider writes:

During Nintendo's results briefing earlier today, global president Satoru Iwata has revealed the name of the Google Map services headed to Wii U.

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majiebeast1339d ago

Did Iwata just land on the moon?

aceitman1339d ago

I'm sorry what is the point of this u can't take it with u. Give us games plz.

Phil321339d ago

"Give us games plz."

There was this little thing called a Nintendo Direct that happened last week. Maybe you saw it?

bullymangLer1339d ago

u cant take the wiiU with you, but the wiiU can now take YOU far far away . .

WeAreLegion1339d ago

Were they supposed to announce games at the Nintendo Direct thing?

They didn't...

Donnieboi1339d ago (Edited 1339d ago )

Iwata is always showing off pointless crap, as if they are features we should be appreciative of. For example, in Nintendo's pre-E3 show (which waz actually pre-recorded), Iwata ACTUALLY shows off the Wii U controller's "ability" to send our mom's a mother's day e-card using the touch screen. Seriously. This is something they spent a while displaying, as if it were practical. Pathetic.

Iwata is the reason why Nintendo has become a company of pointless gimmicks, cheap outdated tech, soccer mom friendly, featuring low 3rd party support and rehashes of old franchises (instead of making new IP's too).

Iwata's been screwing up Nintendo ever since becoming prez During the Gamecube era.

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Root1339d ago

He's going to be p***** off when he realises that Americans beat him to it, then the Russians, and a monkey

Next thing you know he'll be making a ladder to heaven made out of Wii U's

BanBrother1339d ago

Where were you, when they built the ladder to Heaven??

WeAreLegion1339d ago

He was raising the bar...

Kevlar0091339d ago

Fun Fact: First animal to orbit the Earth was a dog

Donnieboi1339d ago

Nintendo before Iwata was prez: NES, Snes, N64

Nintendo after Iwata became prez (unfortunately): Gamecube, Wii, Wii U

:/

Well, at least their handhelds are stellar.

greatcrusader441338d ago

Game cube was awesome, and Wii U just came out, so I'll reserve judgement... Wii was a miss for the Hardcore crowd though :-/

profgerbik1339d ago

WTF? WTF? Google maps on a Wii U? WTF? You can't even take the controller that far away from the system...

This has my mind boggled.. So pointless to even have this let alone mention it.

iamnsuperman1338d ago

I agree this is dumb. Having loads of features is one thing but google maps isn't relevant because the tablet isn't portable. Google maps suits portable devices.

kneon1338d ago

This is a classic example of "Just because you can doesn't mean you should"

PirateThom1339d ago

Google Maps on a console may well be the most pointless thing ever.

Nintendo just do not get it, do they?

Phil321339d ago (Edited 1339d ago )

EDIT: Nvm.

Kingthrash3601339d ago

Yeah edit that comment plz. Nvm is right... I have yet to buy a wiiU I will soon but not yet if the wii has taught me anything. I can see the frustration in wiiU owner right now. This guys showing off google maps on a device that has to be plugged into a wall and a tv. If the controller could double as a navigator the it would make more since, but it doesn't.
Gamers want games for thier consoles.... Not some gimmicky add on that they already have on thier phone. So yeah I can see the frustration why can't you?
Lol tried to erase that comment before someone read it huh...

Phil321339d ago (Edited 1339d ago )

No, not "Nvm is right." I'll happily post what I wrote so smug folks like you who try to post their opinions as facts understand the frustration of coming to this site and seeing the majority of people acting like total jackasses.

The fact of the matter is this site is nothing but the same weak ass trolling, shitty fanboy pissing contests, and bullshit discussions that amount to "my company rules and yours doesn't."

I'm ashamed to be a gamer when I see every freaking discussions turn into fanboy arguments and mass trolling. We're supposed to love this hobby, yet most people here would rather play console wars than actual video games. Most of you are probably grown ass adults yet you behave like absolute children, and for what-- to say your electronic toy is better than someone else's?

So no, not "Nvm is right." It's more "Grow the $#$# up, N4G users" as you have made this site absolutely impossible to take seriously and made it so my opinion of "hardcore gamers" (when did it become cool to play video games a lot? Most still find that pretty pathetic) is even lower than it was.

EDIT: And with that I am done commenting or even reading the comments on this site.

Realplaya1339d ago

I watched the video and I get it. it's basically an app to let you explore the world. Someone h=who doesn't travel or never will get to maybe an old person who can't be mobile can see the world through google maps. I think people should watch the trailer before dissing the concept,

lilbroRx1339d ago

Well said. Its nice to see intelligence used for once instead mindless bashing.

Kingthrash3601339d ago

While I will not say you are wrong in your point of view... It is a great point.
But can't that same person whom is not mobile watch the travel channel? Or the news or PBS? Or thier computer? Or phone ? Or window? I'm no fan of bashing but I think some gamers feel like maybe they could have made a game or something instead of google maps... They may as well had made a gardge door opener.
If anything make this a launch trinket already installed like phones do. That way it won't look like they wasted time making something so useless to people who bought a wiiU for GAMING purposes.

TruthbeTold1339d ago

It doesn't cost anything, and you aren't required to use it. Ever. So why does it bother you so much? You can't say they should be 'putting resources into games'. They just showed us a lot of good stuff to look forward to last week. So what's the deal? An immobile person can use some other method, OR they can use their Wii U to Zoom in on anywhere in the world to pass the time from their bed/wheelchair/toilet/etc. It costs nothing. It hurts nothing. It stands in the way of nothing. What is your problem?

Kingthrash3601339d ago

I don't even own a wiiU foolio. I was just saying I understand why SOME wiiU owners would be mad. Dam y'all sensitive today. Enjoy your maps while on the toilet... Ill enjoy my 3ds or vita on the toilet thanx.

TruthbeTold1339d ago

Well, don't be surprised if at some point Nintendo DOES announce Garage Door Opener functionality. :p

profgerbik1339d ago (Edited 1339d ago )

No one is technically dissing the concept they just think it's pointless to be on the Wii U. You can do this on thousands of devices that are portable and chances are very huge that people owned these types of devices before they even bought a Wii U.

So why would you want to sit there and do that in a living room when you could actually travel or view the same thing from tons of other more conveniently available devices.

It just seems like a useless app people will use on the Wii U and then never use again once they are bored with it.

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