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After waiting in Nintendo's long lines for hours and warding off the hordes of swooning booth babes, we were finally able to get our hands on the highly anticipated Wii U. For purposes of avoiding further confusion and mystification, we'll do our best to stay away from calling it a controller, system or magical touch-screen wand thing and go along with the enigmatic U.

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This makes the PSP GO look like a marvel of aesthetic genius.

It's like they took a game gear panted it white and then flattened it.
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It's awkward looking but I see the potential for the handheld screen, a much much better innovation over the waggle stick.
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So then what was the point of the 3DS???
    
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It looks like a the Basterd child of a N64 Controller and a Oversized Gameboy Advance
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lol, it looks like one of those big fat old game boy
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Damn that thing is gigantor!
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So then what was the point of the 3DS???
The controller doesn't "play" games, it merely receives streams from the console. So, it's not a standalone player like the 3DS.
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The controller doesn't "play" games, it merely receives streams from the console. So, it's not a standalone player like the 3DS.
I think what they should have done is displayed the console first, then introduced the controller (optional accessory perhaps) afterward.
Showing the controller/display first did nothing but cause a ton of confusion.
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