Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Jun 2011 20:45 UTC
Games So, the E3 is well under way, and all the major players have had their press conferences. To summarise. Microsoft: Kinect. Really. Kinect. Please Kinect. We'll do anything. For the love of god, Kinect. Sony: wait, what is this? What am I doing here? Oh, here's a 24" 3D TV for $500 and yet another PSP. Nintendo: we slapped every possible shiny object onto a tablet and made the Wii capable of rendering halfway decent graphics. Here's another load of Mariozelda Kart, and a bunch of EA games that Xbox/PS3 players already own. Yes, this year's E3 has been a massive letdown - save for a few exceptions. Update: Epic fail for Nintendo. The company has admitted that it has used footage from the Xbox 360 and PS3 to spice up the press reel for the Wii U.
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RE[2]: The WiiU
by Finalzone on Wed 8th Jun 2011 18:19 UTC in reply to "RE: The WiiU"
Finalzone
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Having a second screen on your controller *does not work*. The Dreamcast tried it, the GameCube tried it with GBA tethering, and Nintendo are trying it again with WiiU. The problem is that it is too distracting to glance down at a second screen that has no tactile feedback. You can't tell what you're pressing on the screen without looking, which wrecks havoc with your focus on the combat on the TV.


Difference with the Dreamcast is the old monochrome LCD screen is also a memory card acting as standalone video-game portable, too had that hardware did not have chance to fully use potential on development side. Depends what kind of games but the second screen allows interesting strategy the second players cannot see and also give hint about hidden items or skills.

Edited 2011-06-08 18:22 UTC

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