Wii Street U is out in Japan

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  1. KingVamp
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    KingVamp Great... AETHER!

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    I might play with it a bit when it comes over.​
     
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  2. Devin

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    I've wanted it since I saw it on Nintendo Direct. Loving it.
     
  3. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    InB4 avalanche of "Word on the Street is..." puns in the coming months.

    I'll probably be responsible for 95% of them.
     
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    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    the word on the street is that this is basically just google earth on the wiiu so I'll be passing GO on this
     
  5. Celice

    Celice GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    But, I admit freely, I'm super-interested to see how fluid the images are moved around with the WiiU gamepad. If it's done more with the gyroscope than the buttons or touch interface, then simulating looking around could trick the individual into really feeling more immersed with GoogleEarth, than with a computer mouse dragging around the picture.
     
  6. beta4attack

    beta4attack GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I am really excited for this one! :D I lived in Austria for 4 years when I was child and I really want to see its streets once again! ^_^
     
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    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    you can pretty much see them right now with google earth you don't need to wait :P
     
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    beta4attack GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Really? O.o I didn't know that. I thought you could only see them from top-down view...
     
  9. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    on google maps you can also see it with street view and can see the street 360 degrees (i just looked at my house and street on it) that's all this does except on the wiiu
     
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  10. Nah3DS

    Nah3DS Madre de Dios! Es El POLLO DIABLO!!!

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    cool, now we need Wii Street U Fighter: Special Turbo Edition
     
  11. beta4attack

    beta4attack GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I see. I will try this out! Thanks a lot for the info ^_^
     
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    ferofax End of the World

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    It's next iteration would be Pokemon Snap Street -- hunt for pokemanz around the world's streets!
     
  14. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

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    Looks like Nintendo is streets ahead.

    Remember to tune into Community on Friday folks.
     
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    Wii street U? Yeah...mii also straight. Thanks for asking. :rolleyes:


    Seriously, nintendo. Lay off the silly "wii" and "u" name already. This is starting to break new grounds of retardedness. :glare:
     
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    I would hold we are barely at the early DS naming nonsense yet and not even close to the N64 at its worst.
     
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  19. ShadowSoldier

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    Friday....? You mean Thursday...
     
  20. Foxi4

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    Why isn't it WiiU Street? I find the wording highly unappealing.

    Not only is Street put on the logical spot for the verb, making it sound like "A Wii is street'ing you (U)", completely forgetting that the console's name is WiiU, not Wii, it's also reminiscent of the horrible fail that is the PSP Street to begin with.

    I know a good name for this App - how about Google Earth U? Naw, that'd make too much sense. Other than that, cool.