Wii U’s GamePad Will Mainly Be Used to Enhance Convenience, Says Shigeru Miyamoto

Shigeru Miyamoto, the leading game developer at Nintendo, admits that the company has so far failed to create innovative gameplay mechanics linked to the second screen capabilities of the GamePad controller for the Wii U.

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miyamoto2562d ago (Edited 2562d ago )

"Shigeru Miyamoto, the leading game developer at Nintendo, admits that the company has so far failed to create innovative gameplay mechanics linked to the second screen capabilities of the GamePad controller for the Wii U."


what is convenient about looking up & down between the Dreamcast controller with little VMU LCD screen and your big TV? punishing your pupil and iris? neck exercising while gaming? what is innovative about this? its been done before and it did not catch up.

PigPen2562d ago

For what's it worth, its better then Sony controller using a finger to swipe a black box to switch between apps. You look down for that too.

miyamoto2562d ago (Edited 2562d ago )

are you talking about the track pad on DS4?

when you use a track pad on a laptop you look at the monitor screen and the pointer/cursor movement not on the track pad.

same thing with DS4 and PS4

the immersion is not disturbed by unecessary eye and neck movements

Tei7772562d ago

In KZ:Shadowfall different swipes on the track pad summons your owl and has it perform different functions. WIthout having to look down or distract yourself from the experience. It simple, intuitive and that is already far ahead of most of the uses we've seen for the Wii U's gamepad.

I used to be a advocate for the Wii U gamepad in traditional games until I picked it up and found its actually counter productive having vital information on a separate screen. The only instances where it is actually useful is when the inconvenience of having to look down becomes part of the gameplay (Zombie U).

GezForce2562d ago

you don't need to take your eyes off the big screen to swipe gestures on your touchpad.... dumbass

D-riders2561d ago (Edited 2561d ago )

I love my wii u, but your trippin'. Yes the wii u is great and people are idiots not to buy one. But its not better than a tradttional controller

BullyMangler2561d ago

so you have just pretty much exposed yourself as a lazy lethargic body pain living organism that has trouble GLANCING at a second screen ? . . . you dont have a wiiU do you? . . nitpicking wont take you far in life (:

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shutUpAndTakeMyMoney2561d ago (Edited 2561d ago )

SO this is why it's only $50 less than ps4? A next gen console with 8 times the ram?


Damn controller was a waste sorry. Has potential but is a waste of cash.

They should have done away with the controller and make it more powerful. I think the controller is over $100? smh

PigPen2562d ago

Super Mario Kart 8 where the tv is your view, and use the gamepad screen as a rearview to see who's behind you. Use the gamepad screen as a x-ray to see what's under Princess Peach dress (that's being extra). Use the gamepad to customize Metroid suit, armor and ship. Common Nintendo, where is your imagination.

starfox792562d ago (Edited 2562d ago )

Built in mic's,voice chat
dual rumble
Motion controls 2.5 times as accurate as wii and move.
Amazing sonic fast browser.
TV button.
Camera for video chat,and soon cross video chat.
Clear the main screen of HUD for cleaner game screen.
Panaramic view point can be used for in game camera,also the gamepad camera can scan your face and put it in game.

That's enough for me,basically every feature in one place,on one device for ubber convenience.

Angeljuice2562d ago (Edited 2562d ago )

@ Starfox

How can it be said that the "Motion controls 2.5 times as accurate as wii and move."?
Move's motion controls were far more accurate than Wii's, so the new motion controls can't be 2.5 times as accurate as both of them.

If the new motion control is 2.5 times Wii accuracy, it will be very close to the accuracy of the move.

PigPen2562d ago

Move is something Sony copied and nothing to brag about. The gamepad is amazing in its own right. Like "starfox79", that's enough for me too.

starfox792562d ago (Edited 2562d ago )

Look it up mate ??? wiimote plus and move were identical if not wiimote plus was more accurate reviews on tigerwoods will tell you this 100 times over m8 ??

wiimote plus

ps3 move...

WiiU gamepad has 9 axis ??? look it up...

Angeljuice2561d ago (Edited 2561d ago )

I determine a controllers accuracy from personal experience, not Tiger Woods reviews.
So how accurate does Tiger Woods say the Wiiu gamepad is?

Nintendo "copied" the idea of motion control from the PS2 Eyetoy, it's just a different implementation of the same thing. So there's as much to brag about with the move as there was with the wiimote, another different implementation of the same thing (only this time coming from the originators of console motion control...Sony).

WheatBread2562d ago (Edited 2562d ago )

It's ok for off-tv play and occasional web browsing, but I prefer the Pro controller. The Wii U would be better off with the Pro as the main controller.

pennywhyz2562d ago

That's all great but... can ya please make some games.

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