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I have PC for great graphics and I'll be playing my PS3 and Xbox 360 games well into the next generation of consoles anyway. I have so many console RPG's that I have to beat. I've never bought a console for its graphical capabilities, no reason to start now.

Yeah but if you want to see PC graphics advance consoles need to advance with them. Unfortunately.

Regardless of owning every Nintendo console since the NES, I would like to see at least one game with upped physics, tessellation and rounded objects within the next 15 years but the console guys are laying their lawn chairs down and digging their feet into the sand with the next gens.
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Wii was never meant to be a "true" next-gen console, but a stopgap for this generation.
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Doesn't seem like bad news to me.
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I'm just waiting for Nintendo to take their handheld knowledge and release a tablet that runs all of their software through a download service. Perhaps running Android. And perhaps with native Wiimote support.

Is there really any reason to make new controllers this coming console generation? Everyone has motion control options, everyone has a classic dual analogue gamepad, why change it? But that's besides the point and just me being silly. ISN'T IT!?
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More powerful consoles give devs the ability to innovate both graphically AND feature wise. Plenty of games have had features removed because the technology in the consoles wasn't able to process and store (lack of memory etc.) the data efficiently enough. So devs have had to compromise and remove a lot of the nice additional little features they would like to have.

People need to stop thinking of power and raw graphics. There is a whole lot more that the added power adds than just better graphics. In the end it will give us better features and innovations within games as well. So this sucks hardcore because it doesn't appear like the Wii U is gonna raise the bar much higher than what we already have and the PS4 and X720 are still the best part of 18 months or more away. So our beloved PC games are gonna continue to be stuck 4 years in the past until the next gen Sony and ms consoles come out and raise the bar. Which will mean our PC ports will finally starting utilising modern hardware effectively.
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yeah, nintendo rather have all the money coming towards them, not some random 3rd party who potentially made your company popular in some cases in the past...
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More powerful consoles give devs the ability to innovate both graphically AND feature wise. Plenty of games have had features removed because the technology in the consoles wasn't able to process and store (lack of memory etc.) the data efficiently enough. So devs have had to compromise and remove a lot of the nice additional little features they would like to have.
People need to stop thinking of power and raw graphics. There is a whole lot more that the added power adds than just better graphics. In the end it will give us better features and innovations within games as well. So this sucks hardcore because it doesn't appear like the Wii U is gonna raise the bar much higher than what we already have and the PS4 and X720 are still the best part of 18 months or more away. So our beloved PC games are gonna continue to be stuck 4 years in the past until the next gen Sony and ms consoles come out and raise the bar. Which will mean our PC ports will finally starting utilising modern hardware effectively.

This.
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Figures rolleyes.gif
Watch Nintendo still make a massive profit off of this
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I'm getting it. Here is the way Nintendo systems work for me. DS? Nope skip it. 3DS? Yep, get it! Why? Because I can play DS games and 3DS games, enough good games to justify the purchase. Wii ? Nope. Wii U? Yep... because I can play both.

Can finally play Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword.
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I want a beefed up GameCube frown.gif That console was a trooper. Frankly, an experience without stable joysticks kills it for me. Which is why I passed up the opportunity for a cheap Wii, I don't even have enough room to swing my arms around tongue.gif
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