I for one hope we hear Wii U details on an achievements system, their online system and if they have made a proper user account system instead of those ridiculous friend codes.
A little more information on the Nintendo Wii U entertainment system official online structure.
I hope they have lots of information to reveal.
and what we will actually see are two different things. For me personally, I'd love for them to say they added wii upscaling. we will likely get more information about the system and launch titles and so forth. Not that there is anything wrong with that but for them to openly state it will upscale wii games would be the tops for me. I mean, the hardware certainly seems capable.
That and Hopefully whatever retro is working on.
Rated E for Everyone??
From an honest observer/hesitant potential-costomer: I hope to get more info on WHY I would even want to buy it. To hell with fanboyisms, I want a system that is gonna do something for gaming instead of just riding on the name of it's own legacy. Nintendo needs to prove to me that they really are gonna go toe to toe with the big boys (no stupid friend codes, strong online network, new ip's, strong 3rd party support (no ports of old stuff), and maybe bring games we dont traditionally see on consoles, like RTS games and MMO's (which the controller should be good at, but it's no point doing MMO's or any multiplayer games if they dont get their network together).
To be fair there is already great 3rd party support with new IPs. Wonderful 101 and ZombiU come to mind. There are other 3rd party exclusives like Bayonetta 2 and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on the way. Dragon Quest X is getting the platforms feet wet in the MMO field in 2013. Nintendo is also contributing to gaming with greater specs, many new features, and a new advanced game pad. Nintendo has also gone on record to be working on new in house IPs. It seems that your only legit complaint is the same as mine. Which is a lack of information for the online setup. Rated E For Everyone
Im totally with you Mista. I know I may seem to dislike the Wii U. But in all actuality I just feel they haven't revealed enough console/game info to pull me in yet. All your concerns are exactly what I have for the console!
I happen to play the Rayman legends demo, and i have to say i was impressed with the system and gampad, i think once people try it they will want one.
The official death of friends codes.
Thats what I am holding my breath for as well
I'm not a huge fan of ign but I happened to catch an article on Gunpei Yokoi a couple (three?) weeks ago and wow what an amazing article very informitive! I already knew "The Strange Tale of Gunpei Yokoi" but I never knew he was a mentor to Miyamato! Incredibly off topic but incredibly important. Great job ign! Now... Kid Icarus at E3 might be accurate this time!?!(sic) Online plan of course! I am not a friend to friend codes but I think Nintendo was trying to give us a way to play online with who we wanted to play online with and not twenty two million screaming babies! A good effort but poor execution. F zero U!
No region lock.
Has it not been revealed that its region locked?
GPU and CPU specs.
This would be awesome but its not like Nintendo to reveal specifics on hardware specs. They just usually give you the bare minimum specs.
Well we know it has 2 GIGS of RAM (confirmed by Iwata) and the GPU is a e6760. In the last Iwata asks it was revealed in a picture that the GPU was embedded. Iwata confirmed that the Wii U GPU was a GPGPU during the Japanese Sept. 13th conference. Nintendo's site has also had "AMD Radeon HD GPU." on there for the longest. The e6760 is AMD's first embedded GPGPU (2011) Put 2-and-2 together and that pretty much confirms it all. Only info we're missing is the CPU, though according to dev we can assume it's clocked lower.
They have other GPGPUs though in case you are not aware of Firepro series. They have mobile counterparts and an embedded version of a chip built with GPGPU in mind wouldn't really be that hard for them to craft. Just because the e6760 was their first it doesn't mean that it is the GPGPU. Their aim with R700 series GPU would have likely been around 800-1000 Gigaflops. 576 Gigaflops is not even a 2-3 time increase over X360 like what has already been claimed. They do have more efficient Firepro Mobile chips that could qualify to be in an embedded platform. We could see alot more juice in their GPGPU than what most expect. I personally believe even FirePro M7820 level is possible. 1120 Gigaflops. + maybe 60 Gigaflops from CPU at most. Depending on the tweaking for TDP that the GPGPU will go under. It could be a tad bit less with say maybe 100-200 less Gigaflops than what it was originally. Just a guess though.
it could be the 7660D in thier new APU's?
Well what we do know is that the system will have 2 GB of RAM, but 1 GB will be locked for the OS. Possibly tweaked as the OS gets updated and smaller memory used. So pretty much 1.5 GB of RAM within a few years it will end up being that much for developers. That is my guess. CPU - 3 or 4 core CPU based on Broadway CPU. Some rumors of 8 threaded CPU. IF true that makes it only as powerful as the CELL CPU without the three locked out cores on the PS3. Since PS3 uses only 6 threads/SPEs for game development. Considering Nintendos typically slashing of the CPU I expect no more than 8 threads, but the potential is easily 12-16 threads on this CPU. GPU - Somewhere between 600-1200 Gigaflops with Gigapixel rate no less than 10. TDP around 25-50.
A new killer app game and some details on the online network.
I just want to see the operating system (main menu, friend's list, system settings, etc) and the Nintendo Network inaction.
The same, from me. I will add though, I want to know how they treat the Virtual Console also. The idea of trickling releases is as outdated as trickle down economics.
I think the next direct will be about online. seeing as they havent said a thing about it thier probably gearing up for a big reveal (i hope).
If they plan on correcting the not being able to use a wireless headset problem. For me that's a deal breaker. Once I got the wireless headset, I couldn't go back to be tethered
So having a little wire from controller is a huge problem. Look at Xbox 360, that took years to get a wireless mic. Even longer for true wireless headset but sorry for not paying over $200 for that.
Yes for me it is. You are entitled to your opinion but when there are viable "true wireless headsets" for $99 dollars out there (how about the official PS3 wireless headset for instance) it's non sense. And what does the xbox 360 that came out 7 yrs ago have to do with a console that's coming out in a month or two besides nothing? I game primarily at night, so I need to have a a headset so I don't disturb my family. And the headset included with the 360 was just garbage and for speech only. I had a pair of wired Turtle beaches, that not only teethered to the controller, also had about a 15ft cord that was power by the xbox via the usb. Again a problem for me. Come on back to 2012 where we've made some fairly large technological advances, like sub $100, completely wireless with build in rechargeable batteries, virtual surround sound head sets.
I hope its more games that built from the ground up for the system.
yeah more stuff outside of Zombi U and the usual Nintendo Exclusives
I want to hear more titles and the OS, friends-list, achievements (if any), and online infrastructure... I would assume it's on Miiverse but who knows with Nintendo, they're always so hush-hush with everything, which isn't always a bad thing because I do like some surprises, so long as they're good surprises!
The Online System & Dasboard/Menus
I could probably write a whole essay on what I want to see, but I'll keep it simple and say a new Metroid, Starfox, Retro or Monolith game.
That's about the gist of it.
Let me know how I can move my virtual console purchases from my two wii's to my wii U.
I really want some online info and a new 2d Zelda lttp successor by retro
1080p 4x-8x anti aliasing 60 frames dx11 thats what i want!
That I am going to get a free WiiU, presented to me by Kiera Knightley and Mr. Miyamoto?
STEAM, hopefully we hear that wiiU supports steam aswell. the wiiU "Toki Tori" game has steam in the game titles. There is no way in hell nintendo is gonna stick origin up your A~~ and leave that the only option when already allot of players use steam.
How about everything. Specs, UI, all features. It's like Nintendo have been keeping everyone in the dark only releasing tiny bits of info.
1.Nintendo Network 2.Miiverse integration 3.Future game line-up for 2013 4.Wireless Voice Chat confirmation 5.Monolith Software's Wii-U game
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