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  • UranusKiller

    Wii U specifications - what we know thus far + my worries.

    There is no concrete evidence of what the CPU/Memory/Storage Space end result will be, as that will be subject to change over the next 6 months or so.

    Anyway from these supposed specifications:
    The CPU: IBM Power Architecture-based multi-core 45 nm microprocessor is likely to be comparable to the 360's but with much high clock speeds and better cache. Comparing to PC hardware it would be like a modified AMD Phenom Black Edition Triple Core clocked at around 3-3.4GHz. I can almost guarantee it wont be Quad core as it wont be needed.
    Main Memory at a minimum of 512MB, i'd hope for DDR3! Possibly 1GB although it perhaps wont be needed as the console main take is just to run a game with a couple of services running in the background.
    Regarding the video memory i'm assuming it will use ultra fast GDDR5 and mostly be a HD4850 v 4890 result as those are the R700 families top cards. The video memory has to be a minimum of 512MB, but from what i gather and expect from knowledge it would need to be 1GB if they want to run high resolutions not silly low res + upscaling. Not only that it will probably support a minimum of 4-8XAA/QSAA and perhaps x8 and in some games x16 Anisotropic filtering. Not only that the video memory is having to output the video, process the video, scale it. Handle all textures/filtering/shadows etc so anything less than 1GB could cause problems and it would be bottlenecking itself. I would expect all games to run at 60+fps, and not suffer like the PS3's 30fps aswell as the 360's changeable 30 - 60fps. The hardware will definitely be capable of it, so hopefully developers are assigned to optimize the game to a extreme extent to impress Nintendo and it's users!
    Regarding storage, one would expect Nintendo to release variable models with internal high capacity storage just like Sony/Microsoft consoles. Or perhaps just 1 alternative a 250GB version. Eitherway all models will use a high speed flash drive system probably around 8GB for it's file system. I'm sure we all would prefer to run our most used games off the HDD rather than the disk although you'd need the disk in to play it for security purposes.

    My worries:
    I hope the GPU chip is a "heavily" modified HD4850 or HD4890 with atleast 512 - 1GB of GDDR3 or GDDR5 ram. It's bound to be based on the 4850 since that's the average ATI R700 family chip, which is on par to a NVIDIA 9800GTX. Eitherway the GPU chip will be 4 years behind PC, although it's still kinda powerful.

    What worries me is the resolution, hope resolutions are at the correct value, i don't want rubbish upscaled 1000x600 and the likes which most PS3/360's use.

    Nintendo should create their own in game engine or atleast get a major 3rd party developer to do so.

    Since it will be backwards compatible to Wii games, i'm assuming online play would still work and parts of the machine would hibernate till returned to the main menu. With services still running in the background like downloading/online friends lists, messages etc.
    I also hope that they have a up-scaling addition that will run on all Wii games, this is not difficult for them!

    I cant understand how the tablet controller will work, perhaps it has a separate less powered graphics chip inside it too? and then the main graphics chip counter acts with the tablet to produce high quality displays. This is the most striking area that i'm interested in.

    Overall Wii U will be a pleasant experience, it's a impressive console for the price and that it would probably cost around £220 with no HDD and £300 for it's highest capacity hard drive model.

    Wii Motion + is still the best option for playing most first person shooters, i just hope they have a better sensor bar so the cursor doesn't drift off to god knows where.

    What i believe will be the case, i recon something like Battlefield 3 will be released on the console but perhaps it will have a wireless controller that comes with it, but would probably be around £45 to buy the game (with the controller). I'm pretty sure certain first person shooters would need a true analogue controller similar to the 360 pad (which in my opinion is the best pad ever).

    And the biggest problem I see here is that when the console is released, it is 3-4years behind PC. I mean take the AMD ATI GPU series, we are in the 6000 series, not the 4000 which the Wii U will be using. So when people play it, they are gunna be like zOMG have ya seem the gfx?!!!! So again, Nintendo are going to release an outdated console. Mind you the reason for this as we all know is production costs and consumer cost. Eitherway it's still a reasonably impressive console.
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    My list of Wii/Wiiware Wi-Fi Connection games

    Wii Console Code | 6707-5849-5950-3989

    Wii Game Codes:
    • Mario Kart PAL | 1848-4227-6258
    • Mario Kart NTSC-U | 2450-3057-7537
    • Call Of Duty: World at War | 3867-1439-7424
    • Call Of Duty: Black Ops | 1831-6924-4709
    • 007 Goldeneye | 0977-5095-3009
    • The Conduit | 2579-1278-2671
    • Medal Of Honor: Heroes 2 | sgtdyna
    WiiWare Game Codes:
    • Bomberman Blast | 1334-4846-8857
    • Tetris Party | 4470-0503-6960
    • Excitebike: World Rally | 3911-7046-3814
    • Snowboard Riot | 4341-2013-9050
    • Pool Revolution: Cue Sports | 3267-4606-6735
    • TV Shows King 2 | 4384-1522-4128
    • Water Warfare | 0046-2352-8914
    • Onslaught | 3782-8568-8189
    Hit me up and maybe we can have a game! :)
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    Online (PC) games I play, perhaps you may play with me?!

    Battlefield 2 BF2 user: SGTDynamitedt
    Battlefield Bad Company 2 BC2 persona: Dynamitez
    Medal Of Honor 2010 Limited Edition MOH 2010 persona: Dynamitez
    Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 1 COD 4 add: Dynamitez
    Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Steam user: djdynamite123
    Call Of Duty 5: World At War WAW add: Dynamitez
    Fifa 11 (This is a cracked/pirated game, the only game I don't own!) (Using GameRanger)
    Colin McRae DiRT 2 xLive nametag: djdynamite123
    Race Driver: GRID

    So what games out of these do you play?

    I hope you will add me, and play along side or against me!
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    My ride (Cars/bikes etc)!

    Fiat Punto 1.1i 55s (1st car) that's why it looks so naughty :D

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    Rover 200ie 1.6 16v Twin Cam

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    Youtube video's of my Rover 200 1.6ie 16v Twin Cam:

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    My bikes:

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    My journey into Music (Dj'ing etc)

    I first got into Hardcore/Gabba music in 1996-1997 time, listening to my brothers playing old Colosseum/Afterdark/REZ/PowerHouse/Revvels tapes (Brother Jason aka Skywalkmnan-GB, Mark aka DJSpuddy, Cliff aka Cliffraves and brother Christian.
    My Brother cliff was already spinning on the decks with jungle and hiphop and other old style/age gabba.
    Mark and Christian followed in his footsteps and learnt the hobby and followed suit buying records etc....They use to buy vinyl from local record shops, and mix them.
    I grew up originally (whilst at a young age 9,10 etc) listening to happy hardcore/dutch hardcore/gabba, listening to pioneers like DJ Scott Brown, Bass Generator, Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo, Dune, Marusha, Critical Mass, etc.

    In 1998-99 a new sound was created called Makina (Spanish sound) which is similar to hardcore, but more bouncy, tuneful and the use of samples, (originally.)
    My brother Christian started turning into this style of hardcore named makina, and started buying what are considered the rare classics, and he had at least 40 of them, the likes of GAK - The Hym, Mutation vs silverado - Friends etc. After a few years he had to get rid of them and kind of stopped the hobby of mixing.
    Anyway again yet another incredible genre had suddenly exploded onto the dance scene called Trance in 1998-99, by god were these amazing tunes, the likes of Digital Blonde - Electra, Mauro Picotto, Gouryella, even Alice Deejay! Also the more harder style were Scott Project, Yoji Biomehanika, Megara & DJ lee, etc.
    Trance has many sub siders of it's name Trance: Progressive, vocal, chillout, emotional, inspirational, energetic, hard, etc..... And I love them all providing they do the one thing and that's blow me away, and to do that it needs to have a amazing melody, (extremely tuneful) or just an amazing energetic, or incredibly banging hard trancer track! :)
    Ever since I first got into the big 4 genre's hardcore/makina/gabba/trance I have followed the genre's to this day, and yes sadly the sound of each genre has change dramatically.
    After perhaps 2003 makina started turning into hoovers which stopped blowing, with a nursery rhyme and a cat screetching sample lol. (An example) :P
    Hardcore changed into nu style hardcore, which is more dancy, less "hard" and FULL of vocals, it's rubbish! :(
    Gabba hasn't changed much other than the use of different basslines and drums usually distorted reverbing basslines etc. And now allot of Gabba is using hard trance basslines, and they work too.
    Trance has seriously changed, it's gone all progressive, European electronic dance style, it's hardly trance anymore :( But their are still the top producer dj's that still produce the odd track which shows the magic of how trance use to be written! And we just have to check out the new sounds from underground producers, since that's where the greater side of trance is coming from, but 1999 was the best year for trance up until 2003. A few films helped add to the rise of the golden age trance scene were films like Kevin & Perry Go Large and 51st State, as they have trance banged out in clubs, and playing great songs within that golden age. :)

    And as you'd expect I carried on listening to this kind of music till this day which we are currently in 2010! :)

    I would think the main Producer DJ that has inspired me trough the years is ATB http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATB His style is incredible, he has his own style which no body matches, its like a uplifting really bouncy energetic trance, and he also produced allot of slow soulful soothing chillout music, which is just mind blowing.
    Chillout/Trance is not just music, it becomes power and lust for life...

    Back on the mixing side of things, in 1998-00 kind of time i was pissing about not knowing what i was doing with my brothers decks setups, but then in 2001 or 2002 my brother mark (DJ Spuddy) gave me his old belt drive decks and some duplicates of trance/hardcore records he had! :)

    I then purchased my own setup, I also bought a Axis Numark mp3 deck, but it broke! so i sent it back for a full refund, £189 too! I really hope I can get a decent set of cdj decks in the future! :)

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    (Sadly I don't have any pics of my old belt drive decks)
    Anyway here's a pic of my decks setup in 2003 time.

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    Here's a few images of the labels i started collecting since the covers look awesome, sadly only a select few are what i would call good hardcore/gabba tracks! ;)

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    Here's my setup in 2005 time:

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    And here's my setup in 2008 time :P

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