GBAtemp E3 presentation writeups 2011- Nintendo

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  1. FAST6191
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    <h1>GBAtemp E3 presentation writeups 2011- Nintendo</h1>.

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    <p align=" " class="none">This is the thread covering the Nintendo conference in the GBAtemp coverage of E3. By the looks of things it is the last major conference from a hardware developer or software publisher for E3 with it mainly be spots for individual games from now on although if one of the smaller developers or publishers has a talk then we will try to cover that too.

    This year many eyes are on Nintendo to see what goes for the tail end of the DS, what might be happening to the 3DS to try and get it back on track, the last push of the wii and the successor to it known as Project Café prior to the presentation.

    We will try to distinguish between the various consoles as best we can</p>

    <h2>The presentation</h2>
    <p align=" " class="none">The presentation opened with an orchestra doing a rendition of various zelda themes ending with the skyward sword theme to a Zelda montage seemingly in honour of the 25th anniversary. Various developers got plastered on the screen to talk about the wii u- in among the buzzwords some games were named however. More or less at the end of the presentation Nintendo and EA announced something of a partnership for the upcoming Wii U.
    No big reveal to finish but a bunch of logos not mentioned with Mario party and paper mario among those glanced.</p>

    <h2>News (hardware, company and otherwise)</h2>
    <p align=" " class="none">The big news here was the Wii u which is a home console with a interesting looking controller that will be covered a bit further down. An HD capable wii successor we are told. Alongside this the virtual console for 3ds appears to be gearing up with GB and GBC set to appear first along with 3d makeovers for some consoles even older than that</p>

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  2. watex5

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    I don't know whether to get Mario or Zelda on virtual console because I only have like €7 on my account [​IMG]
     
  3. TLOZ

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    I watched the presentation and it blew my mind.
    In 2012 I'm going to throw my Wii outside my window and get a WiiU!
    (Well, I won't throw it outside the window "literally"...)

    Even though I think the name is pretty bad.
    They just made the name "WiiU" ("Wii") so that it fits the "3DS" ("DS")...)

    Anyways, I love the controller, really reminded me of the Dreamcast controller - huge and bulky but still pure awesome!
     
  4. Fel

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    So close and yet so far away.
    I saw it live and thought everything was totally awesome, especially WiiU and several 3DS games.

    StarFox 3DS ability to have your friends' faces above their spaceships being streamed live so you can see and hear their reactions was sweet and together with Kid Icarus and other titles makes me want a 3DS.

    They also showed a really cool golden controller for Wii because of the 25th Zelda anniversary, it had these wings in the middle (which looked a lot suggestive to us when chatting about it on backloggery, especially after Iwata said something about going "deeper and wider" and finished his speech with Mario has a great tale or something like that.).

    Though WiiU with its various functions was the best thing probably. WiiU will WooU!
     
  5. Guild McCommunist

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    The WiiU everyone.

    Also, also, looks like Nintendo's struck out for me.
     
  6. Slyakin

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    I think quite the opposite actually.

    Nintendo can go places with the Wii U.
     
  7. ShawnTRods

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    Thanks for the summary Fast [​IMG].
    WiiU man!
     
  8. Quietlyawesome94

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    LOL that made my day. [​IMG]
     
  9. TankTan38

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    Did anyone notice something about the name Wii U?

    Weeee Yooooh Weeee Yooooh Weeee Yooooh Weeee Yooooh Weeee Yooooh Weeee Yooooh!!!!

    It's a SIREN!!!!
     
  10. Guild McCommunist

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    Like this generation. I just find it sad that people would think it's so "amazing" that Nintendo can make a console that can finally compete with consoles of this generation. Mind you, next generation, odds are Sony and Microsoft will make ultimately more powerful consoles.

    And I see little point in buying the WiiU when its selling points are third party games that will be out before it for franchises established on other consoles. Odds are most of the ports its getting are gonna be released before it is. E3 next year you'll see consoles blowing this puppy out of the water in terms of power and scale.

    Nintendo fans will just migrate towards them because they flashed Zelda and Mario. I'm personally realizing that these franchises don't outweigh all the other faults it'll have.

    I'm sticking with Sony next gen, handheld and console-wise.
     
  11. Fel

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    So close and yet so far away.
    You do sound a bit like a Sony fanboy there. What bars Ninty from making also a very powerful console in the next generation?

    WiiU's biggest selling point will be its newest functions, which can be used by all games whether they are by third party companies or not. For now it looks amazing and if Microsoft or Sony will have them as well, it will be a rip-off really. Even if they have them, WiiU will have all what's its shown first, which will be a thing people will flock to. Besides, it's not only about Mario and Zelda, it's also that you know you'll get games of a specific type that you're looking forward to. [​IMG] And the feeling of familiarity, if you've had any of the first gen Nintendo consoles and handhelds.
     
  12. SamAsh07

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    Where is KH 3DS and Heroes Of Ruin!? I hope they are at the show floor .-.
     
  13. Fel

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    So close and yet so far away.
    Unfortunately KH 3DS wasn't mentioned at all, but Heroes Of Ruins' logo appeared at the end with all the other logos.

    EDIT:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  14. JPhantom

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    I love Nintendo and am sticking woth them come what may but whenever I see Wii U all I can think about is PU as in "PU that stinks" Still looks like a great console but the name could have been better in my opinion
     
  15. Guild McCommunist

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    People seem to think I'm a Sony fanboy. I'm just trying to be a realist who doesn't think Nintendo games are the best in the world. They're fun and everything, but no longer are selling points to me. Also, demos seem to put it at a current generation level of graphics. Currently I think the best looking game (from trailers and stuff I've seen) is Battlefield 3, for the record.

    I think the WiiU controller is a good idea, it's a bit large but not unbearable and it has some neat ideas, I just think Nintendo needed to launch it with graphics that can compete with the next generation and with more cards in their hand than first parties. The third party list was pretty underwhelming; most of it is stuff I can get on my other consoles (as well as their previous games).

    Side note, what's the deal on the online features? I didn't see anything in the summary about it and honestly, the console with superior online is gonna do it for me. I like being able to interact with my friends and play with them online without the atrocity of Friend Codes or an overall terrible online offering (which the Wii gave us, honestly).
     
  16. ZaeZae64

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    Check the flag dumby
    And nothing of value was lost.
     
  17. Ikki

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    I don't think the friend codes are going anywhere.
     
  18. JPhantom

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    friend codes are here to stay but I think they'll at least use console friend codes instead of game friend codes. should help a bit
     
  19. Guild McCommunist

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    Still kinda kills the console for me. One of the reasons I bought a Xbox 360 was mostly because all my friends had it and gaming online with them was a lot of fun.

    EDIT: I have a feeling I'll just fuck it all and go with a Vita/PC for my next generation.
     
  20. machomuu

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    Well then I think I'll like this new console, since I never was a big fan of online gaming anyways. Not that it matters, with the surplus of M rated games and Shooters you most likely won't need FCs in most instances.