1. GreatZimkogway

    OP GreatZimkogway Still a Touhou Fanatic
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    I can't say I'm very surprised. The Wii did, after all, have a bit of special hardware, plus the physical Gamecube controller ports, for it. The WiiU didn't seem to have those. Not to mention the memory card slots. Not a big deal, just means we do more of the same: play the games on a gamecube or Wii.

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  2. epicCreations.or

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    *takes glove off*

    *slaps OP*

    ... Please replace "Backwards" with "Gamecube", please.
     
  3. machomuu

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    That title is pretty misleading. I though they turned around and said "no Wii games" when I read it.
     
  4. Raiser

    Raiser I am mad scientist.
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    Scared me a little too.. although my first thought was "No way Ninty would do that".
     
  5. CarbonX13

    CarbonX13 GBAtemp 台灣人
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    Misleading title is misleading. I thought Nintendo announced that WiiU could not play Wii games. [​IMG]
     
  6. Nujui

    Nujui I need something to do.
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    It's sort of like with the ds.

    DS: DS And GBA.

    DSI: DSI And DS.
     
  7. granville

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    Changed the title to be less misleading.
     
  8. KingVamp

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    Which would make no sense and I would be slightly raging and disappointed.


    Well... still got my GameCube, so no problem here. [​IMG]
     
  9. GreatZimkogway

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    My bad, didn't realize my typo. Sorry ;;
     
  10. TwinRetro

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    How is this news? There is no game console handheld or otherwise that had backwards compatibility going back more than one generation. (Virtual Console doesn't count)
     
  11. Bladexdsl

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    was gonna keep my wii anyway to play emulation on
     
  12. Nujui

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    The PS3 does. It has both PS2 and PS1.
     
  13. Scott-105

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    Meh, I still have my Gamecube and Wii, so it is not a big deal.
     
  14. granville

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    It's sort of a point of news, at least for debunking a rumor that numerous sources were spreading. An early rumor was that the Wii's successor would feature back compatibility with both GC and Wii.
     
  15. Goli

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    Only launch models have PS2 backwards compatibility though.
     
  16. Nujui

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    Still, it goes back 2 generations.
     
  17. Fudge

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    It's news as its very well possible Nintendo could have included GC backwards compatibility. I don't mind that they didn't, the system is getting old now, but it's still awesome.
     
  18. TwinRetro

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    Fair enough, but I would hardly say it does PS2. Only a select few have PS2 support.

    (totally forgot PS3 plays PS1 games )
     
  19. Nujui

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    Yeah, though you are right, it's not much, but it goes back two.
     
  20. DeMoN

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    Well Gamecube was primarily for Melee and Double Dash, but I guess I could live without them since both series are getting 3DS sequels.

    Plus, I'm not gonna sell my Wii or anything when the WiiU comes out, because I still need my old Wii to play hacked games.
     
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