Drawsome Game Tablet for the Wii

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Dec 10, 2011
  1. RchUncleSkeleton
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    [​IMG] VS [​IMG]

    I was at Toys R Us the other day when something caught my eye...A box that looked almost exactly like the UDraw from THQ, only it wasn't.

    It seems that Ubisoft has gone and released their own drawing tablet for the Wii, which I assume will not be compatible with any of the THQ UDraw software and most likely only work with Ubisoft developed "Drawsome Games".

    To me this seems like an obvious and blatant rip off of the UDraw Game Tablet and I would like to know what your thoughts are on it.

    Edit: Feature Information from Amazon.com:
    • Tablet and 2 Games for $59.99 (suggested retail price)!
    • Large 8.5inch Screen is the biggest creative drawing screen on the market.
    • Transparency layer for tracing your favorite images.
    • Wireless stylus for unrestricted movement.
    • Play with The Smurfs in the Drawsome Artist game!
     


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    and how is this news
     
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    Do tell how else would you create a tablet for the Wii if not by connecting a tablet to a Wiimote?

    Situation's similar to Guitar Hero vs. Rock Band Guitar. It's a guitar, it ain't gonna look groundbreaking.
     
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    my thoughts? who cares.

    both are pretty useless apart from cheap games and stuff that works better with a pen and paper anyways.

    there have been tablets way before the wii, so i dont know if you can really call one a ripoff of the other

    if at all, its the basic design of having the wiimote stuck to the left of the board and not having it dangle like when you use the classic controller, but really, thats just not worth thinking about
     
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    Uh, it's a new product and I haven't seen it mentioned at all....yeah I guess I would call that news.
     
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    wow new shovelware, stop the presses.
     
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    Don't be hard on him - it is a *new* game and a *new* peripheral for the Wii no matter how you look at it, so it's worth mentioning.

    If people can post news about cloning Ice Age animals or politicians going to jail then he can post news about something *actually* related to the gaming world.
     
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    I don't remember anyone holding a gun to your head and forcing you to read it, I just thought it was interesting.
     
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    is there a differecne is size or no?
     
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    Well, seeing that you have a Wiimote to check the scale... I'd say "no, they're pretty much the same size".
     
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    News to me. Cheaper than the UDraw Tablet?
     
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    never thought of the price. LOL i forget about that i found the udraw tablet at gamestop for 40 bucks used.so i wonder what is the price differecne is.
     
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    Apparently the usable drawing area is about 2 inches larger on the drawsome and I also read that you can place pictures either under or on top to trace(Not exactly sure how it works). Also I didn't look at the price in the store but I found it on online for an average price of $59.99 which is either $10 more, the same price or $20 cheaper than the udraw depending on where you buy it, etc.
     
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    i see i'll have to tell my step aunt about this to get for my cousin's maybe...
     
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    Too bad you can't see what you're drawing in the tablet, Wii U will be much better for thoses games.
    But this can be nice for people who like that and don't want to wait.
     
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    I just picked up a used Udraw on craigslist for $20 for the child. There's only about 8 games for the Udraw and that came out last year and with Ubisoft's history of shovelware I'm wondering how long it will take for this to end up in the clearance section at biglots...lol.
     
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    Tracing with a tablet? Does that really seem like it would work. The entire screen is touch-activated, so wouldn't placing something that work like using 50 styluses on the one tablet? Maybe they have work-arounds for the amount of screen can be drawn on at one time.
     
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    A rip off? Undoubtedly.

    Does anyone care? Doubt it.
     
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    Except that this isn't actually news.
     
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    The Playstation 3D TV is more 'revolutionary' and have made the news hardly anywhere.
    Old news is old.
     

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