Thoughts on what the recent use of Nintendo's Wii U system as a streaming device may offer for the future of the company and the industry.
You know what I just remembered? TVii, what ever happened to that?
It exists, Nintendo just never advertises it (for some reason) It's one of the Gamepad's more innovative features no one talks about, probably because everyone forgot it exists
it not advertise because it irrelevant to gaming console.
I think the Wii U gamepad is ideal for streaming PC games like SHIELD..
my girlfriend always use it watching her korean dramas and netflix.
AMD's technology behind this is amazing...Imagine next generation using it so that you don't need to use HDMI or anything, purely wireless video output. That's the Wii U gamepad, hope there will be new things like this in the future
Next gen h265 video encoding might make that possible. 50% better quality than h264 for the same size. But we don't know if they'll make it a standart like h264.
YouTube, Twitch and just about any site that stream video works on Wii U.
..they also work on tablets.
Off screen play is is cool idea, but in the case of the WiiU it falls short. At least with the PS4/Vita and Shield you can play games from basically anywhere (and at a higher fidelity) So yeah, people will not be running out in droves to buy WiiU's to hack them and play PC games remotely. Though it makes some Nintendo fans wet and weak in the knees at the idea, it won't ever happen...sorry.
Higher fidelity my ass. Vita remote play doesnt compare.
1. The vita causes nasty hand cramps within minuts. 2. The wiiU gamepad can go cloud at any moment. 3. Does the vita even rumble? .. . lol get it away
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