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4 Claims the Wii U can make that the Xbox 720 and PS4 can’t

There’s been a lot of talk that the new Xbox 720 and PS4 are going to take this generation of consoles by storm. The Wii U may not be blowing gamers away, but it can still hold its own. Here are 4 claims that the Wii U can make that the Xbox 720 and PS4 can’t.

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ShugaCane1148d ago (Edited 1148d ago )

" I don’t want to be bothered with a share button, I just want to play games."

Well, that button won't prevent you from playing games if you don't want to use it...

andrewer1148d ago

Indeed, but the Share button was a very horrible idea. Gaming industry should stimulate gaming, not sharing. And that ridiculous thing that a friend can play for you some part of the game just proves that gamers are getting weaker, or that Sony thinks it. Thank god that it didn't exist back in Contra and first Zelda games.

adventureghost1241148d ago

Or that could mean that games are getting harder. And if you want help you now have the option to do it with any one, any where, at any time

MasterCornholio1148d ago

Well thats just dumb. No one is forcing you to use the share feature or to allow someone else to control your game. So if you hand over the controls to somebody else the only one to blame for that will be you.

Honestly i welcome the share feature and unlike the tablet controller im not forced to use it.

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Harpers_Ferry1148d ago

Anyone who can't appreciate the idea of the share button, hasn't been part of the magic that is a Rockstar game launch.

Some of the glitches that people find in those games are more fun than the games themselves.

andrewer1148d ago (Edited 1148d ago )

@ adventureghost124
HARDER? DID YOU EVEN PLAY CONTRA ONCE? MAN THAT SHIT IS IMPOSSIBLE!!! and almost all games back then were freaking difficult. Nowadays it's easy peasy...I can finish them lol

@ MasterCornholio
What I'm saying is that what they should focus isn't sharing shit, but improve gameplay somehow. Share doesn't improve gameplay at all. And the "friend plays for you" shouldn't be stimulated, that's what I'm saying too. The game is your challenge and only yours. You can't say that you finish if you didn't play some parts... And honestly, I like Nintendo because they are not like Sony with their "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" style. Nintendo risks their entire company to deliver something new, what Sony doesn't seem to want to do, even if it is for gaming as a whole. Don' get me wrong, PS2 was my favorite console of all time, but, really? PS4 is frustrating.

@ Harpers_Ferry
I'm used to PC with fraps :/ so that's not a problem for me...

Harpers_Ferry1148d ago

@andrewer

So you enjoy the feature on the PC, but don't want console-only gamers to enjoy it? Features like this should be supported until they are commonplace, not shunned.

As for the whole "take over for your friend" thing, I think it's brilliant. One of the best parts of early console gaming was playing with friends. If you enjoyed early console games with friends, chances are you had one of those "Oh come on, how did you die again? Let me try" and pass the controller moments. This feature is the modern day equivalent to that, allowing people to come as close to that as you can get while still being states or even countries apart. All it needs now is the ability to punch your friend through the internet, and we're all set.

adventureghost1241148d ago

@andrewer you know its not impossible for games these days to be harder have you even seen the massive amounts of Indie puzzle games? what about Ninja Gaiden? Thats always been hard as fuck, and stop acting as if you know the exact future of how games are going to be, you don't know and nobody else knows except the people making the games. and like other people have said the share button is OPTIONAL, So posting a video of a game you played on console won't cost you $150 to buy a capture device. And yes I know Contra is hard, I HAVE IT.

MikeMyers1148d ago

What a weak list.

4. Retro Games,

They will all have retro games. Nintendo has been around the longest so of course they have older titles.

3. Non-annoying Share Button

You don't have to use it if you don't want. How can an added feature be a negative?

2. Backwards compatibility

The other systems aren't out yet so it's too early to be making this claim.

1. First

Great list! How ingenious.

grimmweisse1148d ago

Then go back to playing your contra while the rest if us enjoy modern gaming and its features! Man you can talk some nonsense, the share button is completely optional as a use. Next time check the differences between mandatory and optional!

andrewer1148d ago (Edited 1148d ago )

@adventureghost124
you played Contra and think nowadays games are difficult? I don't think they are difficult, even having Contra too alongside several other nes, atari and even ms-dos games (text rpgs) lol. I just don't like the idea that Sony is taking to gamers, I mean, that it is important to share. I disagree completely with that, and thank god Nintendo doesn't do that...

@Harpers_Ferry
If you like the friends play for you then you're bad at gaming and need help, ok I understand that there are people like that now, thx :)
And....LOL I say PC it becomes personal. I JUST SAID I NEVER HAD PROBLEMS WITH SHARING, BUT DIDN'T SAY THAT CONSOLE GAMERS SHOULDN'T HAVE IT...Stop whining...jesus.

@Ritsujun
*facepalm* I have a PC. NOW DON'T START A PC-CONSOLE FIGHT. I just said I have a PC because Hardcore games I play there and the zeldas, marios, super smash etc I play at Nintendo consoles. Don't come with arguments such as exclusives etc because that's the way I play and I don't want another stupid fight over PC vs Consoles...

Ritsujun1148d ago (Edited 1148d ago )

andrewer enjoys those PS3-level and X360-level games on Weeeee Me.

Harpers_Ferry1148d ago

@andrewer

It's not a matter of necessity, it's a matter of fun. Considering your prime example of difficulty thus far is Contra, I'm not sure you are quite equipped to be questioning the capability of others. I'm also not sure where your hostility is coming from, as no part of my post become personal at the mention of PC gaming, and I was certainly not whining. I just find it odd that someone would find a feature enjoyable on one platform, yet a "horrible idea" on another. Of course, your most recent post has revealed your bias and antagonistic nature, so I guess any attempts at rational discussion are wasted here.

andrewer1148d ago

@Harpers_Ferry
1 - "So you enjoy the feature on the PC, but don't want console-only gamers to enjoy it?" Never said that, that's what I meant...
2 - I never said it was a good idea in the PC either actually, but it certainly won't be getting out...
3 - I consider the challenge of a game a very important thing and PERSONALLY don't think "sharing" is the way gaming industry should be going.
4 - "I'm used to PC with fraps :/ so that's not a problem for me..." lol I was only provoking, I actually don't use it haha
5 - I admit I overreacted a little bit, I like the Wii U but normally the articles defending it have pretty bad arguments...And I really think your own experience is more valuable than sharing it...
6 - Sorry, I didn't want to be hostile :/ I kinda raged :P

Knushwood Butt1148d ago

Don't some Nintendo games include built in tutorials that show you how to beat certain sections of games?

Davoh1148d ago (Edited 1148d ago )

Gamers who post videos on YouTube currently use capture cards which allows them to edit their gameplay on their computers before upload. This gives them more creative control and allows them to produce an often more professional videos, which the Share button seemingly will not. I'm not saying that the Share button won't be interesting, but I fail to see it taking off as much as Sony would like. If anything, I can imagine a lot of half-arsed attempts at making gaming series.

ReubenPatrick1148d ago

Why not? It's an optional feature. Who wouldn't want to share a short clip of a funny glitch or horrible cringe-worthy one liners :D

Yodagamer1148d ago

Wait you have a problem with sony's share button? Nintendo has also implemented a share like function with the miiverse and rumors have it the next xbox will have one as well. It's a feature that will be there, but you don't have to use it. When they force it upon us then i'll be upset.

Gaming_Guru1147d ago

At: andrewer

Are you serious, what do you think "cross game chat" is? What do you think Halo 4's "theater mode" is? Lastly what do you think Xbox Live's "party mode" is?

PSN for many years was considered behind in the online space because PSN didn't have unified social features like Xbox Live, developers would have to implement them through their games.

Having a screen sharing feature while your PSN friend plays a game and you are able to take over the game if that friend allows you has nothing to do with gamers getting weaker or Sony implying gamers are getting weaker.

Games like Bioshock when the game is a walk-through with a big arrow telling where to go / how to get there and giving the player answers to clues when looking at objectives is what will cripple gaming. Buying a strategy guide or getting help from a friend isn't.

boing11147d ago

This button will change the way we play and socialize.

dafegamer1147d ago

ever heared of lets player?

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avengers19781148d ago

Released first... But totally dropped the ball with there head start. B/C doesn't seem to help sell systems... Retro games... Refer yourself to psn store, tons of retro games. No share button, seems like a downside not an upside.

Dj7FairyTail1148d ago

no start button now what u do

xtremeimport1148d ago

author is really digging deep, huh?

showtimefolks1147d ago

Yeh lets hate on Sony and ms since they have yet to show basically anything via a public demo.

We know what wiiu can and can't do, it's a fine system all it needs are a lot of games

Share button hate is just not understandable no one is forcing anyone to use that button, it's there and we won't even see the use of it till 3-4 years down the road when developers have ample time to play with it and do something really amazing

Look at this gen after year 3 it was some of the best looking and over all best games of this gen

Instead of hate why not give it some time before we actually get to play with the feature.

OmegaSlayer1147d ago

The guy who wrote this article is a real idiot. Period.

humbleopinion1147d ago

" I don’t want to be bothered with a share button, I just want to play games."

Actually, ff that's what he cares about then the WiiU is probably not the best candidate in the first place. Most 3rd party publishers completely ignore it already, and diving into the next gen the trend isn't very likely to change for the better.

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yewles11148d ago (Edited 1148d ago )

1. Headstart console curse. Wii didn't win the 7th Gen because it came out first,it won because it DIDN'T! No console won in sales because it came out first.

2. That is until later down the line when they remove it in a later revision like the Wii Family Edition and Wii Mini, or like in the DSi and DSi XL (what, you thought it was only Sony that did that? sheesh, you guys...)

3. A button... really...

4. Nintendo has the MOST retro games on it's Virtual Console, but it's not exactly a monopoly on that front, know what I mean?...

GamersRulz1148d ago

1- Playstation 2 says mot*&%&ckin freaking Hello!

ShugaCane1148d ago

Technically, the first console of the 6th generation is the Dreamcast.

barb_wire1148d ago

Think you mean Dreamcast..

Dj7FairyTail1148d ago

Dreamcast didnt make it through so it dont count

Menech1148d ago

@Dj7FairyTail

Dumb ass comment of the day is awarded to you sir.

Dannycr1148d ago (Edited 1148d ago )

The NES did and also some Gameboys and the DS I think

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BosSSyndrome1147d ago

How are they supposed to remove backwards compatibility when Wii remotes are used in some Wii U games such as NSMBU.

yewles11147d ago

Patch in extensive Pro Controller support. The HAVE a secondary controller made for the current console, they should make use of it.

Rrobba1148d ago

They left out the most important one.

Ninty exclusives.

BosSSyndrome1147d ago

Who the fuck can disagree with this? It's not an opinion! You can't disagree with a fact!

Myst1148d ago

I really wonder what the author has against the share button. The reasoning that was given was just too poor to take serious.

uuaschbaer1148d ago

- That the button is there suggests that Sony and developers are serious about the kind of functions the button implies;

- which suggests a risk that such functions will be integral to some games in the future and a risk that Sony will make many attempts to persuade gamers to use them (which also squares with the fact that Sony and other companies can make money by recording everything gamers do);

- which would be annoying for gamers who like privacy.

Oschino19071148d ago

I guess if you haven't read or watched anything about the share button other then that it exist I could see how that would be a concern.

But anyone who knows anything about it thus far would see how crazy and conspiracy theory sounding that comes off as.

The list is a really sad one. Does Gaikai not exist anymore now, it will make BC a non issue? Has this person even see the amount of retro and retro styled games are already on PSN for PS3. I would have to assume only more retro games to come and with Gaikai that number to explode.

brave27heart1148d ago

The share functions arent integral to games, its just there, all the time, giving you the option to use it or not. Its like me saying "Oh, playing Mario on the gamepad not on my TV is a stupid idea. I dont like it therefore its rubbish".

An optional feature should never be used to discount a console.

uuaschbaer1148d ago

I never said the share button was integral to games, I suggested that social functions might be incorporated in some games according to a hypothetical line of reasoning (as has been revealed for Deep Down), and I suggested that the author of the article could've reasoned that the appearance of the button on the controller can be used as inductive evidence to argue that sony will be integrating social functionality heavily. As in: if the button wasn't there we wouldn't be certain that Sony was all that invested in its *announced* plans to integrate fb etc. into the Playstation 4. Which is pretty much undeniable unless you're going to tell me that the button has nothing to do with social networks.

Given the fact that the PS3 already logs everything you do and sends that information to Sony, Sony's partnership with fb (you know, that company the raison d'être of which is gathering and selling information about people) might indeed reasonably be considered questionable. In fact, Sony announced it will monitor your behaviour and use that data to decide what ads to push in your face.

Conspiracies are secret, this is just an overt deal which some people reasonably consider a step backwards.

Summons751148d ago (Edited 1148d ago )

It's the idea behind the button. Sure the upload a video is a neat concept or easier streaming for people on twitch but now there will be way more spoilers flooding YouTube or kids spamming call of duty no scope videos ( because we really need more of those). They are also letting gamers continue to lose any skill or seriousness they once had. It's bad enough most games hold our hands now and basically play the game for us but now we have a button lets lets anyone in the world just play the game. Why practice and get better at what's difficult when you can let Joe Shmoe do it for you. Honestly it's offensive especially after the clear welcome of games like demon souls, dark souls, 1999mode in bioshock. Now inestead of learning from your mistakes in dark souls you can have a skilled player play your game, you gain the trophies and look like you did it yourself. Way back when games were actually difficult you talked up an accomplishment friends told you to come over and do it again to see it. Now the go to excuse is "I have the achievement so clearly I did it". The share button was stupid when. It was introduced and I'm sure it will die quickly just like sixaxis did on the ps3

gamer421148d ago

Why do you hate the share button, it's not like we are required to use it. It won't stop you from playing the games on it.