Do you still want a new game pad for the nx?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Yil, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. Yil

    Yil GBAtemp Addict

    Feb 19, 2014
    A k12 powered standalone tablet with insane battery life(the game pad is more than capable containing a giant battery that make the improved version last for two days with a full highly-powered soc), actual cooling and improvement, without first-in-class design. I now find the pro controller impossible to use with the big screen, and the game pad is more than comfortable.
    Last edited by Yil, Nov 29, 2015
  2. Xenon Hacks

    Xenon Hacks GBAtemp Guru

    Nov 13, 2014
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    How about no pad and give us a revised Gamecube controller with tilt sensor,softer buttons,trigger sensitivity,ZL ZR buttons, and stronger grease resistant thumbsticks there a perfect controller.
    Last edited by Xenon Hacks, Nov 29, 2015
  3. Yil

    Yil GBAtemp Addict

    Feb 19, 2014
    Or maybe both. Though GC was pretty good.
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  4. osaka35

    osaka35 Instructional Designer

    Nov 20, 2009
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    I suspect they'll try and do something that is a little more 3rd party friendly, so they might go for more mobile console/home console interaction. A k12 tablet would interesting, but that'd be more of the same.
  5. Daku93

    Daku93 GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 24, 2008
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    A big battery is also allways heavy. And if you ask me the current Gamepad is allready pretty heavy for a handheld controller…
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  6. Yil

    Yil GBAtemp Addict

    Feb 19, 2014
    You just need to adapt a little more. Mac are not so heavy but their battery life is far beyond impressive.
  7. Captain_N

    Captain_N GBAtemp Maniac

    Mar 29, 2010
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    i dont mind the gamepad but it takes power from the system. since it has to render 2 screens. id rather have a standalone controller if power is taken from the system
  8. Yil

    Yil GBAtemp Addict

    Feb 19, 2014
    It will have its standalone processor this time that may very well surpass the wii u. Once going through rop the video will go through hdmi/ other display cables and the video can be recieved/ modified/ rendered on the other end without using any horsepower.
    Last edited by Yil, Nov 29, 2015
  9. Saiyan Lusitano

    Saiyan Lusitano GBAtemp Guru

    Oct 29, 2015
    How about, no?! I never wanted it and Nintendo made me hyped up for the Wii U as they originally advertised it on E3 as the "hardcore" gamer's console which clearly isn't. I personally don't like the GamePad but nor do I hate it, it's usable.
  10. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my's over 9000!!!

    Nov 17, 2008
    that's a NO from me
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  11. mashers

    mashers Stubborn ape

    Jun 10, 2015
    Kongo Jungle
    I love the game pad. I would definitely like another one with the NX. Dual screens and touch controls were a revolution on the DS, and extending this to the Wii was a natural progression. I definitely want to see more of it.
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  12. cvskid

    cvskid GBAtemp Addict

    Apr 13, 2014
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    Don't want a new gamepad but would like the wii u gamepad to be sold in stores in case the NX has backwards compatibility with wii u games. Ideal controller for me would be the wii u controller pro with the 2nd analog stick on the bottom of the controller with the buttons on top like a xbox 360 analog stick but with a playstation style dpad.

    This is nintendo though so there will be some type of gimmick with it whether people like it or not, either with the controller or the system itself.
    Last edited by cvskid, Nov 30, 2015
  13. TheKawaiiDesu

    TheKawaiiDesu Ball of Kawaiiness

    Aug 23, 2015
    Korea, North
    I really like the gamepad. I find it very confortable (and actually kinda light, I like how the high capacity battery adds weight, better confort for me :P), and would like the NX to introduce a better version of it, and / or to be compatible with the "classic" one. For backwards compatibility, and NX games.

    (Even if an enhanced GC controller would be the absolute best :creep: )
  14. nintendarium

    nintendarium Banned

    Sep 3, 2015
    that patent about controls switching pad.
    that rumors about wiiu tech somehow "migrated" to NX

    GBN to be a "tablet console" with custom switching controls (more or less like some gamepad accessories for phones)
    then you can use an accessory like a wiiu gamepad and connect GBN to the NX
    (actually the NX pad will be an improved version of both pro controller and gamepad IMO.)
    obviously the old wiiu gamepad can be connected to NX too. ( and also wiimotes too, and also gcpad too)
    that would be managed in API to avoid headscratchers for developers.

    that would be the case also that the NX will be "only" a Tv base for GBN and VBN... But i don't want to think of that ... :)

    own citation:
  15. KingVamp

    KingVamp Haaah-hahahaha!

    Sep 13, 2009
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    Except it is "hardcore" (Like that really means anything at this point) rather with Gamepad or not. Gamepad isn't going to be standalone. Just not going to happen and there's no reason too. At most you get remote play to extend it reach which is probably going to be in the NX portable anyway. Battery, heat and cost. Not going get something actually portable and something like the Wii U or greater in one device.

    If the NX is getting a gamepad, they are mostly going to change it, so more people will like it. Like I said, wifi single so it can work like remote play. Cheaper components. Smaller and reduced everything, including battery, but also screen (unfortunately). Probably 5in. Less weight,size, cost and power. Streamline programming for devs even farther. Also, yes, nonstick rubber please. Probably get rid of that thing on the bottom and just use a regular charging port.
  16. mgrev

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    I would like something like the Vita (and a stationary console ofc). and with "L3" and "R3" and extra trigger buttons like "L2" and "R2"

    L3 and R3 is when you press the thumbsticks in
  17. ApolloCheese

    ApolloCheese GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 7, 2008
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    i think the gamepad was ok but i don't see the need of a 2nd screen (for a home console). to me it's not comfortable to switch between tv an gamepad.

    multiple control options would be great! a classic controller for jump n'run and fun racers for example and most important to me: wiimote and nunchuck support for 1st person shooters (maybe a new wiimote with more customization possibilities).

    since i played mp trilogy and other shooters with pointer controls i can't stand playing with dual analog. it's such a step back!

    i remember wii u commercial with a slim version of the wii u gamepad (i think it was a mk8 commercial), for a portable device this would be pretty cool.
  18. duffmmann

    duffmmann GBAtemp Psycho!

    Mar 11, 2009
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    I see no reason why the Gamepad can't still be compatible with the system, especially if Super Mario Maker inspires Nintendo to make another game in that same vein like a Zelda dungeon maker or something crazy like that. The Gamepad definitely has proven a few times to be of some good use. Also, if the NX will have backward compataibility with Wii U titles (which I imagine it will to help sell big titles coming next year like Zelda U), then it cetainly will have some Gamepad connectivity. Having said that, I agree with most of your idea there, though I don't know how neccessary a tilt sensor would be in such a controller. In a related note, Hyperkin has a new Wii U pro controller coming out soon that is shaped like a gamecube controller with all the missing buttons added (ZR, ZL, -, Home, and Power), and it has rumble too, its called the ProCube controller, for me, its exactly what I've been wanting for a Wii U pro controller to look and function like:

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Wii U Pro controllers and the Gamepad all have the L3 and R3 buttons when you push the thumbsticks in.
    Last edited by duffmmann, Nov 30, 2015
  19. Jack_Sparrow

    Jack_Sparrow Ruthless Pirate

    Nov 17, 2015
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    Whatever Nintendo does, i'm sure its going to surprise us all, and i was very satisfied with their last gen consoles ( 3DS Wii U), i'm sure they won't let me down.
  20. Hayleia

    Hayleia GBAtemp Maniac

    Feb 26, 2015
    It depends. If they still make it a gamepad the way it is on the Wii U, like a main controller that is completely tied to your Wii U (you can only use it on one Wii U and you can't use more than one, except if there is something I didn't get, which could be the case since I'm not a Wii U user...), then that's no. If they make it a "regular" controller, as in giving the ability to "plug" several gamepads (if you have friends or if you break yours), then I don't mind, even though GCpad masterrace.