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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but he's not right he's full of s***t.
by sergio on Sun 19th May 2013 02:50 UTC in reply to "LOL"
sergio
Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't care about what an EA employee or commercial media says... all the extremely negative comments about Wii U hardware is total bullshit. Nonsense biased lies. I just realised that when I actually tried a Wii U at my best friend house.

Let me tell you this: Wii U is an _amazing_ piece of hardware.

At hardware level Wii U is great, you got PS3-like performance in an small, silent and sleek box that let's you stream the games to the gamepad and play them remotely lying in your bed or in the bathroom.

I'm a geek like everybody else here in OSNews and believe me: I was completely amazed by the streaming technology that the gamepad uses. It's perfect, no lag, no sound glitches, instant responsiveness, works like a swiss clock. Incredible. Miles ahead of AirPlay, DNLA or any other streaming technology that I tried before.

I had a lot of concerns about Wii U just like everybody else... until I actually tried one. It rocks and It rocks hard and you must give it a try. I hope that Nintendo fix the lack of games. That's the only REAL problem that this (six month old) console got.

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I was going to post a detailed story too, but you said almost exactly what I would have. My best friend got one for his three kids for Christmas and it's by far the most innovative console I've ever used. The controller/tablet concept alone is phenomenal.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

My best friend got one for his three kids for Christmas and it's by far the most innovative console I've ever used


...how can you SAY that??? It has none if the inventive EA titles like Madden 2008, Madden 2009. Madden 2010, Madden 2011, Madden 2012, Madden 2013 or even Madden 2059. Not to even mention FIFA 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 etc etc etc etc ad infinitum.
Clearly you are mistaken.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

At hardware level Wii U is great, you got PS3-like performance in an small, silent and sleek box that let's you stream the games to the gamepad and play them remotely lying in your bed or in the bathroom.


If I want to play games in my bed or on the crapper, I already have a device to do that with. It's called a 3DS. And unlike the Wii U, it actually has games I want to play. Consoles are about playing games ON A f--kING TV. That's why they're called consoles, not tablets ;)

And yes, I have played a Wii U tablet game. Raymand Legends at Best Buy, and it was terrible.

Edited 2013-05-19 06:34 UTC

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sergio Member since:
2005-07-06

3DS is a 2 years old console you know... the first year of 3DS was dry too do you remember?

I mean, I agree with you, Wii U have a problem with its catalogue... but the aggressiveness level against Wii U is something unseen before.

Developers calling it crap, games ready to be released cancelled for no reason, game engines cancelled for "lack of processing power"... and 10 minutes later the same game engine is released for android phones!! (this is no joke, it's real)

Gimme a break man, the companies slamming Wii U got an agenda, they're not being honest about the product for some reason that We don't know.

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