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Originally Posted by Riou View Post
Once upon a time, vibrating controllers were considered gimmicky. Nobody complained about the Dreamcasts' controller with screens on them.



Everyone knows Microsoft basically ripped off the Dreamcast controller for the Xbox 360. The analog trigger buttons were ripped off the Dreamcast.

I grew up playing with Ataris and Coleco Visions. I suppose these new school guys who think 360 is where gaming began do not know much.
Hardcore gamers don't use controllers. And last time I checked there aren't any vibrating keyboards/mouses
post #52 of 66
It's going to sell really well and make a lot of money for Nintendo, especially without having any sort of competition. Everyone here may know how retarded it sounds, but you have to think about normal people and casual gamers. They look at an alienware and see this "awesome cool gaming PC" because of the case, we look at an alienware and know what a ripoff it is. Same goes for any other electronic.

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Hardcore gamers don't use controllers. And last time I checked there aren't any vibrating keyboards/mouses
I believe he was talking about where games began, and the first game in existence didn't use a mouse/keyboard. And most gamers played on Atari to now which really, most of us first gamed with a controller, and if you didn't you missed out on a LOT of really good games.

So my question is, how can you be a "Hardcore" gamer if you're not willing to stop sniffing your own farts to pick up a controller to play games that aren't even for the PC?
Edited by Smoka Cola - 6/11/11 at 10:28am
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All aboard the failboat!
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Can't be bothered reading through this to check if already posted, but.

The enormous controller with a screen in the middle ... you'll only be able to hook up 1 of those on your Wii U. It's been announced, don't make me search for source.
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i thought the new touch screen controller was not required. can anyone confirm this?
Edited by dontpwnmebro - 6/11/11 at 11:47am
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you guys remember, they're nintendo. everything they sell is...economic. like, cheap parts.

i'm betting 100 for a controller and 250-300 for the console.
whole thing 350 with a wii sports type thing bundled in, or it wont sell.
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A lot of people here need to realize that the controllers only really stream info, they're not like tablets, they don't need all the power a tablet has.
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Competitively.....against......whose next gen console? Oh right, no one else even has one talked about yet nor will there for at least another year. Wii U will have a good year+ ahead of any other next gen release and you act like Xbox and PS are going to sell their next ones for cheap...$600 PS3 on launch ring a bell? Their E3 presentation impressed me and I'll probably end up buying their 2nd generation release once all bugs are worked out.
I'd say Sony learned their lesson with overpricing, as the PS VITA without 3g is 250$, the same price as its competing handheld 3ds.
post #59 of 66
My prediction: $399.99 with one Wii U controller and a bundled sports game. Addional Wii U controllers will be $75 - $100.

About the "Only 1 Wii U controller remark" if you really dig down to the source interview:

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Q: Will players use two touchscreen controllers or will they use just one new controller and the original Wii controls with the new console?

Our basic premise is that you can use one with a system. If we got to an idea of having multiple (controllers) it might be just more convenient for people to use their Nintendo 3DS and have a way to connect that.
That being said, we are doing research about if someone brings their controller to their friends house and they want to play together on Wii U to whether or not something like that would be possible.

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/technology/ga...#ixzz1P0LWwEfs
It sounds like he isn't sure / it is possible. He never stated that it would be impossible, and he never stated that you couldn't buy another Wii U controller.

IMO it shouldn't be too hard to implement. Remember that the Wii U's touch screen isn't high definition. If you take 1920x1080 and cut that up into 4 sections you would have 960 x 540 per Wii U controller. A total of 518400 pixels per screen.

In total 518400 x 4 = 2073600, and 1920 X 1080 = 2073600. So the console shouldn't have an issue driving the same number of pixels. I guess it depends oh how they are streaming the video to the controllers. (Bandwidth / latency) That could effect how many controllers they can stream to at a time.
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Hardcore gamers don't use controllers. And last time I checked there aren't any vibrating keyboards/mouses
I can't remember the name of it right now but there is a pistol mouse that is used primarily for FPS that imitates recoil.

Edit : Found it, called the novint falcon :


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My prediction: $399.99 with one Wii U controller and a bundled sports game. Addional Wii U controllers will be $75 - $100.
$100 seems PRETTY low if you can actually play the games on that tablet and it has a decent enough screen. My 7" ereader cost $250 and doesn't really play all that many games (until I rooted it ).
Edited by [nK]Sharp - 6/11/11 at 9:47pm
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