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Latest Batch Of Wii U Rumours

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More speculation and rumours about the Wii U have come from a member of the popular gaming forum Neogaf. The forum member claims that 720p appears to be the best resolution for games that use the Wii U second screen intensively, and that the controller displays games at a maximum resolution of 480p.

  • 720p seems to be the sweet spot for definition with games running Wii U controller-intensive visuals
  • Wii U controller handles 480p
  • Wii U controller allows for viewing of on-TV action from another angle in some games
  • Seems that there are some third-party ports using this idea for gameplay
  • V5 dev kit is a little more powerful than V4, but doesn’t make for 1080p in these situations
  • Games can benefit from a slight visual boost over 360/PS3 and may run at a higher resolution
  • More simple titles may be able to run 1080p in conjunction with the controller

Written by David

March 19, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Original Wii U Design Suggests That Wii U Originally Had Analogue Sticks.

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A Neogaf member posted a interesting bundle of photos which compared the original design of the Wii U to the design we saw at E3. The Original design suggests that the Wii U originally had Analogue Sticks rather than Circle Pads. Nintendo hasn’t released the Final Design yet but the Details will be released at E3.

Written by David

February 28, 2012 at 8:29 am

Nintendo Originally Had 3D, HD Displays For Wii U Controller

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Online gaming publication Kotaku has uncovered a patent filing from Nintendo which shows that the company was originally flirting with the idea of a 3D HD touch screen for Wii U. The final Design won’t be shown till E3 but its only 4 months away so we will hopefully the price and we will have the final design by E3

 

Written by David

February 17, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Wii U Will Not Support Blu-Ray or DVDs

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We all saw it comming but now it’s official the Wii U will not support DVDs or Blu-Ray. Lets hope that the console will Netflix just like the Wii did.

Written by David

February 3, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Nintendo Is Working On Bringing E-Books, IOS Content And Digital Magazines To Wii U?

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According to Forget The Box Nintendo is apparently approaching software developers and offering them assistance in porting and publishing software from iOS to the Wii U so that it can be played on the Wii U’s touchscreen controller.

Nintendo is also apparently looking to launch a digital e-reader type service where you can download books, magazines, newspapers, comics, and other publications to your Wii U console. These publications would then stream to your Wii U controller’s touch-screen.

Written by David

January 3, 2012 at 1:25 pm