Gamepad hardware, built in sensor bar.

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by blinkzane, Oct 2, 2013.

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Do you think there are more secrets hidden in the depths of our lovely system?

  1. Yes.

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  2. No.

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  3. I believe in the Nintendo fairy.

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  1. blinkzane
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    blinkzane Panic at your moms house

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    Who would've ever guessed that there was a sensor bar at the top of the gamepad? just like the yellow light that turns on when the Wii U is downloading in standby mode. this makes me wonder what else isn't known! obviously nintendo has had this planned for a long time, is there more to come? DSCN1972.JPG
     
  2. pasc

    pasc GBATemps official GBA Freak

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    What is that TV-Screen pic doing on your Gamepad...

    That is the REAL Question.

    I let Gahars answer it.
     
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  3. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

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    lol
    thats the advantage of 4.0.0 WiiU Firmware Update
     
  4. pasc

    pasc GBATemps official GBA Freak

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    OMG I gotta get out of my ROCK :)

    Seems Nintendo listen to our prayers.

    - or Miyamotos TV broke and he hadn't got the cash to replace it j/k.

    (Plays Metroid on Gamepad... is amazed. )

    Wait... you are... NOT Gahars...
     
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  5. slingblade1170

    slingblade1170 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I hope so but regardless of what others think the Wii U has earned my attention & money. If there are any secrets to the hardware in the gamepad or console is just a bonus.
     
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  6. blinkzane
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    blinkzane Panic at your moms house

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    Haha, you guys are funny. glad I helped influence an update to awesomeness.
     
  7. SickPuppy

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    The sensor bar that is in the gamepad is no secret, and usable since Wii U launch day with compatible Wii U games, when using a Wii remote.
     
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  8. bowser

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    Huh? Built-in sensor bar in the gamepad was known since the beginning :wtf:
     
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  9. Lanlan

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    Yeah, we all knew this. I guess no one told you
     
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  10. Osha

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    People are too busy yelling "LOL NO GAEMS" to actually pay attention to the console itself. Such is the way the Internet works.
     
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  11. yuyuyup

    yuyuyup GBAtemp Psycho!

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    To be fair I vaguely remember hearing about it and assumed I misheard, but I guess it's real
     
  12. OriginalHamster

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    I guess the NFC feature is a new secret for you :P
     
  13. drfsupercenter

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    I didn't know about that, but I also just got my Wii U a week and a half ago.

    What Wii U games use the sensor bar features of the gamepad?
     
  14. air2004

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    I was unaware of that.
    Off topic - How did you get the hombrew channel to fill up that entire screen ? I'm getting 4:3 aspect.
     
  15. blinkzane
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    blinkzane Panic at your moms house

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    currently install this channel forwarder http://gbatemp.net/threads/fix-for-the-hbc-with-the-latest-wii-u-update.355462/ for 16:9

    before that I just used a launcher to load up homebrew channel and it came out in 16:9.
    you can use a loader such as wiiflow or USB loader GX and load up ALL VC in 16:9 also.
     
  16. mrbigreddog

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    Yep! This has been know for a while. What is strange is that the sensor bar on the gamepad only comes ON when the Call of Duty game is running. I don't know of any other game where it works besides this one.
     
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  17. air2004

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  18. blaisedinsd

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    I have known about the sensor bar since before I got the system. I have been speculating about the chances of this wii mode on the gamepad happening ever since.

    I am very pleased Nintendo gave this to us. I still hope they will let the gamepad buttons emulate the classic controller....they do that and it is worthy of marketing the feature.

    It has come in handy for multiplayer with my kids. My boy can not stay sitting and constantly gets up and blocks my view of the television....now I can just look at the gamepad screen .

    Black Op 2 is the only game I know that supported it on the Wii U side. That game shuts down power the normal sensor bar when you turn off tv play on. Wish nintendo did the same.