GamesIndustry: "Ubisoft Quebec leads the second-screen dev effort, sees tablets soon reaching parity with consoles."
No shit. Otherwise they wouldnt have used it in almost all their games at E3
The Wii u controller is my only second screen. Gaming on a phone is just lame IMO. I'm not a fruit ninja guy. A casual session is playing a couple levels of Quantum Conundrum on my plasma TV. I'm die hard Sony but I gotta say Nintendo has some great potential with the new controller for Wii u. I love gaming hard on my LED TV playing last of us then climb into bed and being able to emotionally recover with mario. Storage wars on in the back ground and playing on the controller is sweet. If I get into it I hit one button and its on the plasma. I really hope Bethesda changes their stance and ports the next fallout to Wii u. Having a always open pip boy would be extremely badass.
If you have a vita you can now do the same with remote play on every game.
But Sony hasn't shown us how the Vita's second screen can improve your experience on the primary screen. The Vita just offers a way to play PS4 games on a portable. With the Wii U, both screens work hand in hand.
Dont care for both working hand in hand I dont want to be looking at 2 screens unless I am playing in above 1080p on dual monitors side by side, which I can do on my PC.
@Logicwins --- Actually, check out Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
^^I'll have to check it out when I get a chance
I simply don't see myself putting down my controller mid-game and then picking up my phone/Vita to see whatever trivial information they'll put on there. Or at least I HOPE it'll be trivial information because I don't want to have to do that stuff
But if you're out somewhere and one of your friends sends you a request to help them like what was demoed on sone of the ubi soft games then surely you would be tempted, or even if you were in the same room as someone else playing.
hopefully they'll make the vita an optional device for the pip boy cos that would b kinda kool
ipad or kindles or tablets are other second screen options to give gateways to the casual market into mainstream gaming
Since they are the only big 3rd party company releasing games for the WiiU, they have to believe in second-screen gaming.
its a fact that a second screen makes things better. that is why The Last Of Us would be a funner more immersive gaming experience on wiiU < fact along with every other game on ps4 720 any who disagree with this here comment aren't using the noggin much as to why and how an EXTRA screen makes things more pro.
Its not a fact its an opinion. I personally hate 2 separate screens for gaming. And I dont see the point besides having the second screen act as a map or inventory. Even still I cant see any type of usefulness to me because I do not want to stop looking at a tv to look down to look back up when everything can happen on the tv with no interruption to the immersion
use your head, you are obviously not using it hard enough. Im not gonna sit here and spoon feed you all the DOMINANT possibilities of a SECOND screen/Virtual window p.s. in real life, when you look for things in your back-pack, you have to turn your head away from your surroundings and into your back-pack no ? The Last Of Us would be a funner more IMMERSIVE more PRO gaming experience on Nintendos wiiU < fact think mcfly, think!
And why exactly cant there be an animation on screen that turns me around and does all of that for me. For you it would be a better experience. Not for me. I lose immersion whenever I'm in my mode and i have to look away, even for the slightest of moments. Unless I'm playing in a "Gamer(movie)" environment Doesn't change the fact that its still an opinion and not a fact.
lol instead of posting a wiiU gaming pad pic
you: And why exactly cant there be an animation on screen that turns me around and does all of that for me me: now that ain't all that >>immersive<< now is it. ):
It's pretty fun doing stuff like that on Wii U or Vita/PS3. So, I think it definitely has a place. It may be another generation before we get there, however.
And everyone else is convinced its not.
Yeah, i don't see the point of it really. What they're doing with a second screen, is something that could just as easily be done with the regular controller. The next trend will be removing options, just to use it on another screen.
I can see a few useful ways a tablet can add to a game, but only with certain game types. RPG's, MMO's and RTS games can easily put a second screen to use and have gamers see real benefits. For other game types, like FPS games, I just see it as a gimmick.
I can imagine using my iPad as a quick inventory screen and map, whilst having all other data displayed on it, leaving the main screen free to just show the game itself. MS have been tinkering with the smartglass app for a while, so will be interesting to see what they have planned, and I might finally have a reason to charge my vita again!
with a Console controller/Tab yes. I can get into that. not with playing a game with my Ipad 2 out. thats lame.
It's a fad, like motion gaming. I'm sure it will be around in some capacity, but forgotten by most.
100% agree they are just trying to capitalize on the casual gamers....but companies dont get casual games are now and will always be a flash in the pan. angry birds, temple run, mobile games alike this have huge burst onto the seen stay for a while make shit ton of money and then never to be heard of again. but they make shit ton of money for little dev cost, IE candy crush and games alike.
Every game needs a tablet somewhere lol. The new motion controller!
"Ubisoft "convinced" second-screen gaming is "the future"" So was dubstep, but we all saw how that turned out.
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