Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 18th May 2013 21:06 UTC
Games "At the end of a week in which Electronic Arts confirmed it wasn't developing a thing for the Wii U, one of the software engineers in EA Sports' Canada studio, in a series of since-deleted tweets, disparaged the console as 'crap' and suggested Nintendo should give up on hardware altogether. 'The Wii U is crap. Less powerful than an Xbox 360. Poor online/store. Weird tablet', tweeted Bob Summerwill, listed as a senior software engineer at EA Canada, in a reply to a tweet posting a link about EA's no-Wii U news. 'Nintendo are walking dead at this point'." The Wii U is turning into the 21st century's Virtual Boy.
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RE[3]: Amusing
by reduz on Sun 19th May 2013 13:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Amusing"
reduz
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WiiU is DX10 level hardware, which means that even if CPU/GPU are slower, it can do everything more efficiently if the code is written properly for it.

This doesn't make a lot of a difference at first because on PC, most games coming out during the DX10 era still used DX9 for compatibility, thanks to microsoft's ridiculous decision to not support DX10 on Windows XP, but there are several rendering techniques that can be improved enormously under DX10 level hardware.

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