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Posted 07 June 2011 - 08:07 PM
New Nintendo console, the 'Wii U' - Not too sure about that control pad!
Kinect compatible game support 'explodes' with major titles such as Fifa 12 and Mass Effect 3 implementing the technology;
Also... Halo 4!
Not really been following PS3 news... other than seeing that a game I wanted to play will be PS3 exlcusive... http://www.dust514.com
Posted 07 June 2011 - 08:28 PM
Nintendo unveils new Wii console
Gaming giant Nintendo has been showing off its next-generation Wii game console, at the E3 games show in Los Angeles.
The much-anticipated console, dubbed Wii U, comes with a controller that features a touchscreen and camera.
The original Wii console was hugely popular but Nintendo has faced pressure from rivals with similar devices.
Nintendo hopes the new console will create a new genre of gaming.
Wii U will feature a set-top box similar to the first generation console.
But the 6.2-inch touchscreen controller comes with a front-facing camera as well as the more traditional buttons of a Wii remote and a motion detector.
It will broadcast high-definition video and can be used to make video calls and browse the web.
In demos, the Japanese gaming giant showed off some of the things the controller will allow - including offering users a private screen to view gameplay information that is not shared on the big screen.
It will also allow users of games such as Wii Fit to weigh themselves and get a read-out via the controller rather than the TV.
Users can also swap game play between the big screen and the controller, for instance if someone else wants to watch TV.
Wii U is "an interesting new concept" thinks Dan Pearson, a staff writer at Gamesindustry.biz.
"It is a hybrid between a handheld with elements of tablet design but also has all the traditional controller elements," he said.
"Initially people may be confused by the controller but so were they when the first Wii was unveiled," he said.
Nintendo was also keen to show off the processing power of the new console.
"Nintendo has been under fire for chasing casual gamers and it is good to see them trying to win back core gamers," said Mr Pearson.
Wii U will work with older games and controllers and will be available from spring 2012.
There was no indication of the price of the new console.
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Indeed, Battlefield 3 looks absolutely stunning and I can't wait to play it.
Right now the main event of the year that I am looking forward to is the release of Battlefield 3, which looks incredible and a notch above Modern Warfare 3, though I have the feeling that the latter might perform better sales wise riding on the success of the series recently, it’s been a long time since Battlefield 2...
I thought Crysis had amazing graphics, but this takes it to a new level...
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-IBM multi-core processor
-'Optical disc media'
-Flash based storage
-Supports all Wii games, controllers and accessories
-6.2" multi-touch screen
-Accelerometer + Gyroscope
-Acts as secondary screen (DS style)
-Acts as primary screen when TV is off
-Two analogue sticks
-Requires sensor bar
-New Super Mario Bros Mii
-Aliens Colonial Marines
-Batman: Arkham City
-Metro Last Light
-Ninja Gaiden 3
-Tom Clancey's Ghost Recon Online
Graphical tech demo:
Third party lineup:
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“One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away.”
Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:30 PM
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