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On January 27th, 2012 in Editorial

Wii U
Nintendo’s upcoming console, the Wii U, features some interesting technology, most notably, the touchscreen controller, which can also act as a secondary screen in conjunction with the main HD display. EA has already announced that a Battlefield game, possibly a port of Battlefield 3, will make it to the Wii U.

We’ve mocked up a few Wii U concepts that show just how Battlefield 3 might look on the new console. Let us know what you think!

Using the tablet to customize weapon’s loadout

Using the tablet to manage squads

The tablet would be perfect for Battlelog

Tablet used as for night-vision

Wii U



89 COMMENTS & TRACKBACKS

  1. BEN BLACKK
    January 27th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Cool but that would be the most frustrating controller ever. It’s like using a sega game gear?

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    • Implied
      January 27th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

      Not to mention it still uses Styluses if I recall correctly. Seriously Nintendo, Styluses in 2012? Jeez. Could be a great Tablet-Controller if done right, but right now it just looks bulky and outdated.

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      • liar
        January 28th, 2012 at 2:17 am

        The wii U controller would suck for FPS. way too big and cumbersome. the extra screen, which you’d rarely look at and forget about in a matter of minutes? not worth the size of the controller.

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      • TheLordVoldemort
        January 28th, 2012 at 8:03 am

        Are you serious? You do know that this is primarily a touch screen controller, and the tablet is optional?

        Besides, if you want to talk about outdated, look at the PS3 controller. It’s maintained the same design for the past 10 or so years.
        Or even the Keyboard/Mouse. They’re used in the form of a game controller and have been for the past 15+ years. As good and relevant as they are, they’re technically outdated. People in the 70s wouldn’t have thought “These are the controlling functions we’ll still use in the next millennium!”.

        Also, how the Hell does a controller with a fucking touch screen on it look outdated? Perhaps it’s the features of video chat and built in microphones that make it look outdated, right?

        Really, that’s got to have been one of the most prejudiced remarks I’ve ever seen on this site. Trolling is one thing that one shouldn’t take seriously, but when somebody who’s known to be a frequent and serious user makes a prejudiced comment like this, it’s not trolling, it’s just stupid.

        I bet you’ll be praising Micro$oft and $ony when they release controllers with touch screens or similar. It will be a great, original idea, won’t it?

        You guys should actually look up information about the Wii U. For one, a lot of you think it’s still inferior to current-gen 5 year old consoles. If the rumours are anything to go on, it will only be 17% less powerful than the Xbox 720 – that’s basically a few seconds of loading time and some graphical textures.
        Wii U made a leap from 480p quality games and inferior hardware to full HD 1080p HD quality and nearly matching hardware.

        As a final note, Xbox and Playstation fans should hope that Nintendo become a serious threat to gaming. It will put pressure on Micro$oft and $ony to really innovate their consoles (although, trailing in Nintendo’s creative shadows don’t help) and the real victor of the console wars will be us, the fans.

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        • Liar
          January 28th, 2012 at 8:50 am

          I wouldnt put too much faith in hardware rumours on the next xbox. That console is a long ways off, so saying its only a bit more powerful than than wii U is just wishful thinking from what i think smells like a nintendo fanboy.

          Bet you Anything the gpu rumour is turns out false or changes it once MS consults Epic and other third parties like they did last time and changed the hardware.

          So far away, i wouldnt believe anything about hardware about next xbox and ps4. Bet ya MS and Sony havnt even finalized the hardware specs.

          That said, it doesnt help the fact that the wii U contoller looks awful for fps.

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        • Colt_Gun
          January 28th, 2012 at 9:55 am

          It will be the same as all of Nintendos modern consoles: No one will take it seriously, yet for precisely that reason it will sell very well.

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        • Your Friendly Neighborhood Poster
          January 28th, 2012 at 12:41 pm

          @ Lord Voldemort

          I don’t exactly agree with what you said about PS3 controllers being out of date. “Besides, if you want to talk about outdated, look at the PS3 controller. It’s maintained the same design for the past 10 or so years.”

          They maintained the same layout, but not same design. PS3 controllers are wireless and have a rechargeable battery, a long with the Playstation icon in the middle of the controller which allows you to turn the console on with the controller. This is something that the other Playstation consoles didn’t offically have.

          Point is, they aren’t outdated. The reason why they keep the same controller layout is because its what people are familiar with, it’s comfortable and it’s effective. Just because it is a old layout doesn’t mean that it’s outdated or horrible. If it was, they would of made changes ages ago. Layouts are practically an opinion too. You either like it or you don’t.

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        • yams in a can
          January 28th, 2012 at 1:35 pm

          PS3 controllers haven’t changed because they never sucked :) .

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        • liar
          January 28th, 2012 at 7:20 pm

          Agree. Old does not mean outdated. It can also mean something has stood the test of time.

          Both the ps3/xbox 360 controllers work great for the kinds of games they have on those systems.

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      • Implied
        January 28th, 2012 at 11:28 am

        I think you don’t really understand when something is called “Outdated.”

        For something to be outdated, there needs to be something better on the market. In the case of the Stylus, it would be Touch Screen Tech (Finger touch tech). After the Tablet outbreak from 2010, you’d think they’d drop the Stylus to being a DS-Exclusive thing, and have a Finger Touch Tech approach for the Wii U.

        Your examples, the Mouse and the Keyboard, or even the PS Controller have survived this long with changes, rather than being completely dominated by something new.

        Example: Older Mice used Balls for Tracking, now they use Lasers. The Lasers have improved over time. A Standard Mouse uses an 800 DPi Laser. a Gaming Mouse can go up to 6400 DPi if it uses both a Laser and an Optical Tracker.

        Keyboards have standard plastic Keys, or better, improved Mechanical Keys now, for faster response rates. Gaming Keyboards also have extra Keys for Macros. There are even a few MMO-Specific Keyboards that include an entire extra Keypad.

        The PS Controller, apart from some minor issues, works. Sony is most likely using the “If it works, don’t break it”. Really, its a good thing.

        Look at the Joystick. People believed it would become our primary Gaming Controller. It didn’t. People dissed the Mouse and Keyboard for Gaming. However, thanks primarily to Microsoft’s Flight Sim. Games, it did survive. Just, to a lesser extent. Its not outdated either for that matter. Every year new Joysticks come out with improved this or that.

        Really, by your Standards, Moore’s Law shouldn’t apply to the new Millennium, because “its outdated” since it was made in 1971. And yet, that very law drives the Industry to keep moving, year after year, since they want to see if its really true.

        Far as the Controller, have you even touched it? Just imagine using that during a Game. Rather than being able to simply move your Thumbs around, you’d be looking down trying to find something or other on the Screen. I doubt a lot of Games would be able to find use for that. Yes, BF3 Blog put up some good ideas there, but those are Menus and Night Vision. When you’re assaulting an Objective on Foot in Conquest, the Touch Screen will do what? Or will it hold your UI? Then a Wii Player would have to look up and down. Pointless.

        I wouldn’t be praising Microsoft and Sony if they released a Touchscreen Controller no. Not if it was like this one. I’d praise Apple if they release an iPhone-style Controller because I’ve hooked one up to my TV before and used it as a Controller. That, I know works. No buttons, just a small pure 3.5-4″ Touch surface. There would be some issues with it, but otherwise it would definitely beat any Controller on the market today for the simple reason of it being able to modify itself. You could have either Arrow Keys OR Joysticks, where ever you want them to be. You don’t have to use the default setup Sony or Microsoft want you to.

        You’re also mistaken, again. If the Xbox 720 will be using a Radeon HD 6670 Chip, the Wii U will be 20% less powerful, not 17%. Personally I’m hoping if they really do end up using that (keeping in mind its not really 6000 Series Tech, the low-end 6000 Series is re-branded 5800 Series) they’ll at least CrossFire two or more of them, since they should be cheap enough to stack up by 2013. Really if they’re smart, they’ll look towards 28nm GPUs however, not 40nm.

        Since we’re doing Rumors now however, while back it was rumored that Microsoft was planning on competing with the Wii, rather than with the PlayStation. Meaning, the Xbox 720 would be geared more towards Digi-Golf and Digi-Tennis rather than Gears of War and Battlefield.

        The rumored GPU does rather back that up, but of course we have no idea what will really happen. All we know for sure about the 720 is that it’ll be most likely announced at E3 2013 along with the PS4 (since Sony keeps blabbing about wanting theirs out first, making their constant denial of its existence look like pathetic desperation) and that it’ll feature a likely modified Windows Metro UI. This might call for a Touch Controller, might not. No idea. We know Windows Metro on PC will continue to feature Mouse/Keyboard support after all. Guess its a question of how the Controller interacts with the UI.

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        • Implied
          January 28th, 2012 at 11:45 am

          That was rather long. In short –

          Touch isn’t outdated, a component of it (Styluses) is. Styluses were used ages ago widely, now we have Finger Touch Tech. Its better. They’re outdated.

          Mice/Keyboards have received revisions to them over time. Tracking Balls replaced with Lasers, Mecha-Keyboards, etc. PS Controller just works, why change what works. And actually, that’s not quite true. The Dual-Shock Controller, or whatever its called is new to the PS3. Its had revisions, just nothing too visible. Like Cameras. They might look almost the same, but they’re constantly changing on the inside.

          Next-Gen Rumors – Meh. E3 2013, as they’ve already confirmed we won’t see neither at E3 2012.

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        • Ken J
          January 29th, 2012 at 10:39 am

          Just curious, but isn’t the new Samsung Galaxy Note that’s coming out soon use a stylus? I am just wondering because you keep saying that the use of a stylus on a touchscreen is “outdated” but the new Note is supposed to be on the cutting edge of technology and a bunch of tech nerds are just itching to get one, and it uses a stylus, so that kind of contradicts what you are saying… I don’t know, I couldn’t care less either way, I just thought of that while reading some of these responses…

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        • Implied
          January 29th, 2012 at 11:21 am

          Hm. Indeed it does apparently. And it also looks like a leaked version of the non-existent iPhone 5 from Summer 2011…..

          Really though that Stylus defeats the purpose of having a Smartphone in the first place. Except for the drawing stuff which can be seen on the GALAXY Note Website, they’re trying to pass it off for typing Memos and Messages. That would require someone to have BOTH hands using the Phone. One of the best things about my Smartphone is that I can type with 1 hand whenever I want, and I can turn it to Landscape Mode (which seriously is a lot better than a Stylus if you have 2 hands) which allows me to use a wider Keyboard with both hands.

          Also, just like all Styluses I’ve used before, the tip looks like it’ll end up leaving scratches behind. as many people have heavy hands and aren’t used to something that small.

          In short – Looks nice if you’re into drawing, or Photoshopping on your Smartphone (seriously?) but otherwise Landscape > Stylus for Precision.

          Not sure why the Tech Nerds would be so after this. Dual-Core 1.4 GHz Processors are already out there for Smartphones, and this seems geared more towards the Businessman + Family.

          I like the Display Size though. Although that might be bigger than a lot of Palms can handle, as the general consensus with Smartphone Screens is that your Thumb should be able to reach the other side. Actually, on that Display Size, I doubt I’d even have any issues writing a Text or a Memo even without a Stylus.

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        • Ken J
          January 31st, 2012 at 2:41 am

          @Implied

          Actually, the ability to sketch is more than just for fun drawings. My friend and I actually have a side job where we do handyman stuff, which includes renovation of kitchens, bathrooms, etc. And a lot of times it would be very convenient to be able to do rough sketches of things so we know about what materials or how much materials we need after we visit their house to see the dimensions. Or better yet, take a photo and then use the stylus to write notes over parts of the photo to make notes about what wants to be done, important information of where electrical conduits run, etc. etc. Makes the planning a lot more accurate and faster and less trips to the store because we forgot something or found something out later on after beginning the job…

          And I’m sure that ability to jot notes with sketches will be very useful for people in other businesses as well. But just an example of how that feature in the Note is more than just “ooh, I can draw pretty pictures, yay!” like you’re trying to describe it as…

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        • Implied
          January 31st, 2012 at 4:05 pm

          For what you’re describing, wouldn’t you rather want a 7-10″ Tablet rather than a 3-5″ Smartphone?

          Otherwise, good point. Didn’t think of that. Was thinking specifically of Smartphones and how Photoshopping/Drawing on there would be… :| Well, even on Tablets, although others don’t have issues with that. Desktops also use a sort of Stylus for Photoshopping and Animations as well. Of a different sort of course. Just, Smartphone and Stylus… :|

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    • Jackson
      January 28th, 2012 at 3:03 am

      i wonder if its like xbox and ps3 with only 24 player conquest, or if it has a better processor and can run 64 players…

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      • Bloody Ghillie
        January 28th, 2012 at 3:16 am

        Its processor is probably inferior to those of the xbox, ps3 and PC. Its the modern console out there with the worst graphics.

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        • Ken J
          January 29th, 2012 at 10:41 am

          “Its the modern console out there with the worst graphics” Out there??? Um, the Wii U hasn’t released yet… I mean, correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought this is a console slated to release later???

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        • Bloody Ghillie
          January 29th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

          I’m talking about the Wii, I am pretty sure the Wii U isn’t a console by itself, maybe like an extra controller.

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        • Ken J
          January 29th, 2012 at 6:54 pm

          Um… I think maybe you need to go do some “googling” before you start “informing” others about stuff… You seem to have no clue what the Wii U is. It’s their next console, they claim it’s probably 5 times as fast as the current generation of consoles… Nobody here is asking about BF3 on the Wii, we’re all talking about the Wii U here. Just saying…

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    • Jackson
      January 28th, 2012 at 3:03 am

      i wonder if its like xbox and ps3 with only 24 player conquest, or if it has a better processor and can run 64 players…

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      • Colt_Gun
        January 28th, 2012 at 9:44 am

        Processor isn’t the main problem, its bandwidth restrictions that Sony and Microsoft use to save them money.

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    • Colt_Gun
      January 28th, 2012 at 3:44 am

      These controllers look like they’d break so easily. Also is it just me or does it look like the controller really digs into your wrists? That cannot be good in the long term.

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    • markus73
      January 28th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

      In a game where you spawn and are headshotted within 2 seconds no matter what, not much time to look at the lame controller.

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      • Ken J
        January 29th, 2012 at 10:42 am

        I don’t have this problem. I think maybe you just suck??

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      • 82
        January 30th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

        I think what you mean is
        In a fast pace game you wont have time to look at the screen.

        Granted, yes that is true, the only time I see it being effective is when in a vehicle. One screen with thermal and the other with normal, but for me that is about it.
        The controller looks, bulky, heavy, and unbalanced. The buttons looks way to far apart to be useful, and the in the long run that thing is going to weigh a good amount. Maybe a pound or more, I don’t know. But, image you have a free day nothing else to do, you feel lazy and just want to spend the whole day playing.
        To me the screen just needs to be an add on to the controller. This will lighten the weight and if the game as no use for the extra screen then its not a hindrance to the gamer.

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  2. KeepWalking567
    January 27th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    It looks solid, but i don’t understand what’s the point of having screen on the controller? They could simply made a normal controller, because now half of the players won’t use the actual TV. Nintendo, you’re trying too much.

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    • Er
      January 28th, 2012 at 1:58 am

      The way it’s been implemented isn’t great, but a screen on a controller is a brilliant and amazing idea. Things that clutter up the screen, such as the minimap, squad deploy screen, tickets etc could be put on the controller screen.

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      • DarKKaramel
        January 29th, 2012 at 4:24 am

        There’s the fact with looking down…but it would be awesome for sniping you pull the controller up and aim with the screen on the controller by moving it around.

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      • LordsXO
        January 30th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

        Just wanted to add, the Sega Dreamcast had a screen in the controller… It wasn’t used too much, and the best use was for calling plays in Football games.

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  3. Other Brian
    January 27th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Another idea: use the tablet’s touch screen to control deployables (MAV, EOD bot, etc) while the TV screen still displays your soldier’s surroundings.

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  4. i still havent played bf3
    January 27th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    You know what would be Hilarious and Trolling at the same time?
    They add Commander to the Wii U version

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  5. outlaw
    January 27th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Still waitin for a patch! C’mon Dice get with the program who cares about a frickin Wiii!

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  6. outlaw
    January 27th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Why is my posts always gettin moderated?

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    • Your Friendly Neighborhood Poster
      January 28th, 2012 at 5:28 am

      Everyone’s posts has to await for moderation.

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  7. Blight
    January 27th, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    now people have a reason to buy the Wii U

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  8. NinjaQuick
    January 27th, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    lol, and I think this is the last time I visit this site. DICE has already said that they have no plans for the WiiU, And they most likely are never going to.

    This is retarded.

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    • IMKINDASURE....
      January 28th, 2012 at 12:06 am

      Your retarded

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    • Implied
      January 28th, 2012 at 12:55 am

      “On June 7, 2011, during Nintendo’s E3 2011 press conference, John Riccitiello of EA games expressed interest in Nintendo’s upcoming system, the Wii U. Patrick Liu, the executive producer of Battlefield 3, stated that EA DICE currently have no games in development for the Wii U and a port for the console “probably won’t happen”.”

      If EA wants something, they can make it happen, regardless of what DICE wants, so the DICE quote is overruled by the EA quote. Might not be Battlefield 3, but whatever comes next maybe (Battlefield 2143/Bad Company 3) might be on the Wii U. Either way, we don’t know.

      Loser.

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      • NinjaQuick
        January 28th, 2012 at 7:54 pm

        Ricotello said, and I quote: “Imagine Battlefield on… the Wii U”

        Imagine =/= announcing it on another platform. Imagine is what you say when you have no intention of doing it (unless you are steve jobs, in which case enjoy cancer asshole.)

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        • Implied
          January 28th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

          So Jobs is an asshole?

          Wait, rewind. What does Jobs have to do with Battlefield 3 on the Wii U? Or even “Imagining”? Oh right…. Nothing.

          Also, your “quote” doesn’t seem to be coming up on Google, so your “quote” seems to be exactly that, YOUR quote.

          Blizzard keeps talking about D3 on Consoles. They’re hiring people for D3 on Consoles. They haven’t announced D3 on Consoles (all they say is “if we did do it”) but its obvious its coming. Or, at the very least they’re looking into the possibility of creating Console version of it.

          Its not so obvious in the case of BF3 on the Wii U, but EA is interested, and what EA wants DICE to do is what DICE WILL do, as EA owns DICE.

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  9. Rap7or
    January 28th, 2012 at 12:11 am

    Battlefield is a pc series…

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    • thinking of a name for now ill use this
      January 28th, 2012 at 4:29 am

      Tell that to EA.

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      • Your Friendly Neighborhood Poster
        January 28th, 2012 at 5:25 am

        Battlefield is only a PC series if EA/DICE want it to be. You can press thumbs down all you want, but in the end if you like it or not that is the truth.

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    • Roflcoptah
      January 28th, 2012 at 11:42 am

      Not anymore.

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  10. Y'all Noobs GTFO
    January 28th, 2012 at 12:44 am

    If it can support 64 players… I might give it a shot.

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    • DarKKaramel
      January 29th, 2012 at 4:28 am

      It can’t but it might have 32 or 34 because on Ps3 and Xbox 32/34 players worked in testing. But Sony and Microsoft would lose money in terms of bandwidth on PSN and Live…

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  11. Boo Radley
    January 28th, 2012 at 12:45 am

    I wonder how good the hardware’s gonna be. It will be interesting to see how this will turn out, will it be better than the 360 and ps3, and if so, how good will it be compared to PC? Interesting take on this DICE/EA.

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    • Implied
      January 28th, 2012 at 12:58 am

      Its a Console. It’ll be outdated from the moment it arrives. Its stronger than the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 by a wide margin, but still falls short of even the AMD 6000 Series or Nvidia 500 Series as far as GPU Power goes, and when the 720 and PS4 arrive, it’ll probably be quite a gap behind.

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      • Boo Radley
        January 28th, 2012 at 1:06 am

        I understand where your coming from with that, the Wii has never been a good console anyways and i doubt you will have a better experience on bf3 over the 360 and ps3. To me, i have no idea why they would even bring BF3 to the Wii.. I expect it to be a huge failure..

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        • Implied
          January 28th, 2012 at 2:03 am

          EA is probably attracted by the 150 Million Wii Sales Numbers, hoping to make some profit off the most likely upcoming large Wii U Playerbase. They’re probably planning to test the waters, once it falls through, they’ll stick to PC/PS3/360. And whatever Mobile Platforms they launch a Mini version of it on.

          Most of the people who own a Wii play Mario/Zelda style Games, if even. Many just do Aerobics or Digi-Golf or Digi-Tennis or whatever they do. Its a stupid time sink, but, its EA after all. Really they’d probably be better off focusing on making a PS Vita Port IMO, but /shrug. Probably Genius Analysts at work there.

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  12. Dogz Bollox
    January 28th, 2012 at 12:53 am

    I think it would be better to incorporate it into the iPads. Just a thought

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    • Implied
      January 28th, 2012 at 12:57 am

      There is an iOS Version planned I believe, but that one would have to be lightweight in comparison to what they could potentially do with the Wii U.

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      • liar
        January 28th, 2012 at 6:39 am

        I don’t disagree. Yeah for now that’s probably true. and Ipad controls can’t simulate sticks too well.

        But give it another year and my guess is that ipads will start having some beef under the hood. I mean, it’s still a portable, so it probably couldn’t match the Wii U in just a year’s time, but given how often Apple likes to revise their hardware, I wouldn’t doubt it if in two years–ipad 5 or whatever–we see Apple pushing the hardware to be more game-oriented and able to squeeze in Wii U ports, even if downgraded a bit.

        Some of the graphics they can get out already is pretty impressive and my guess is it’s being held back by game developers wanting ipad 1 compatibility.

        I’m not saying it’s going to happen, but with ipad 3 around the corner and probably another one out by xmas 2012, that hardware is going to evolve pretty quickly into 2013 I think; and Apple knows they have the attention of every game developer.

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        • Implied
          January 28th, 2012 at 11:52 am

          Apple launches a new “A” Series Chipset every Fall with their latest iPhone. The latest one, A5, is the Dual-Core you can find in the iPhone 4S and the upcoming iPad 3. The rumored Quad-Core A6 will be presented next Fall along with the iPhone 6 most likely. I doubt we’ll see the iPad 4 until early 2013, unless they make some sort of HD Screen revision, iPad 3.5 or something. Even then, they’d probably stick to the A5 rather than the A6.

          The Graphics Processing Power of the A5 is quite impressive, as can be seen with Epic Game’s new Infinity Blade II. Its not quite Consoles just yet, but if there was a Storage bump, we might be able to see fully fledged Games soon enough. At least Single-Player Games anyway, since Multi-Player is definitely a ways off.

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        • liar
          January 28th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

          Ah, yes, there’s my error. I was still under the impression that ipads would be one chip ahead of iphones, which they seemed to have done away with rather quickly. Kinda weird imo but oh well.

          Interested to see if they sqeeze another one out before xmas, but, I never really thought of the iphone’s release during that time, which they’ll want to take advantage of.

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        • Implied
          January 28th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

          Rather than the iPads being one ahead, I think they just pack 2 of the same Processor in each one. I believe the iPad 2 packs 2 A4 Processors for example, as I believe a feature of it is “Dual Cores”. iPad 3 will probably pack dual A5 Processors in turn, if that’s the case, making it a “Quad Core.”

          Not sure though ^^

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        • Implied
          January 28th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

          Oops… iPad 2 features A5 Dual-Core Processor. /Facepalm.

          iFail ^^ Guess we’ll be seeing the A6 Quad-Core pretty soon after all. Not long till we see how much Apple boosts Graphics this time I guess.

          But yeah, even the A5 is very impressive.

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    • Ken J
      January 29th, 2012 at 6:58 pm

      At least pick a good tablet, not the ipad… Yah, housewives and pretty girls love the ipad, but for us tech geeks that know the difference between pretty and functional, I think we’re all either into Android or waiting for Windows 8 based tablets… Personally I’m waiting for Windows 8 tablets so they can fully integrate with my Windows 7 PC.

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  13. oliver
    January 28th, 2012 at 1:53 am

    2013…thats too far ahead to think of…id rather focus on the upcoming DLC’s.I have all four systems and well id stick to my Ps3.

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  14. headshot33
    January 28th, 2012 at 2:25 am

    Night vision hacks! Nerf it! :P

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  15. me_again
    January 28th, 2012 at 2:52 am

    where do I plug the keyboard and mouse into?

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    • LocOOwka
      January 28th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

      Bullseye!

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  16. AmericanaZ
    January 28th, 2012 at 6:05 am

    The only reason i would use a wii would be to exersize. and the it looks like the wii U completely defeats that perpus. aaand nintendo is notorious for making low-graph games. i like to stick with the 360 or ps3, just my opinion.

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  17. TheLordVoldemort
    January 28th, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Here are some ideas:

    For hypothetical purposes, I’ll use BF2 as my example to showcase the Wii U’s abilities.

    Play the game as normal on your TV, but use the controller for the HUD, etc, and also use it to swap to the Squad and Commander Features. Use the touch screen to organise vehicle/supply drops, artillery strikes, and more.

    Vehicles can have panoramic capabilities seen in this video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S05fWaaATU8

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  18. O0Fox
    January 28th, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Wii U-seless lol but I do love nintendo though the controller looks .

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    • O0Fox
      January 28th, 2012 at 8:23 am

      Crazy*

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  19. MRLoadingERROR
    January 28th, 2012 at 8:39 am

    As powerful as thing is, as a hardcore PC guy, even though my PC could assrape this console, I’d rather play on my Playstation/friend’s XBOX 360.
    Just my 2 cents.

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  20. nate
    January 28th, 2012 at 10:49 am

    wii u is going to sink nintendo, just like how the 3ds bombed. gamers will play xbox, ps3, and pc because of the quality games.

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    • smh@peeps
      February 1st, 2012 at 6:46 am

      You do realize the 3ds is the best selling console this past holiday right. its anything but a failure to see failure look at the vita

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  21. v0lTc0nTr0l
    January 28th, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    This blog is shit. Reposting? Seriously, the only new content is lazily shopped material.

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    • J-LPG
      January 29th, 2012 at 11:03 am

      Then why are you here? No ones forcing you to read these forums, unless the main editor it holding you at gunpoint, in which that would not be the best thing to say to ensure your survival!

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  22. LocOOwka
    January 28th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    PC > Consoles

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  23. LocOOwka
    January 28th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    PC > Consoles

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    • Sullivan
      January 29th, 2012 at 2:20 am

      Nobody cares.

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      • LocOOwka
        January 29th, 2012 at 6:58 pm

        Hi, you are nobody.

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  24. UrMom306
    January 28th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    if anything that little screen shouldn’t have anything important on it cause i mean lets be serious you can’t be looking down at it every five seconds in a fps. i could see the scoreboard being on that screen the whole time, that could be kinda cool.

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  25. Romio and Juliet unitation
    January 28th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    During nintendos E3 conference developers announced that the console/processor was 50 percent stronger than that of the xbox360. Even with that I wouldn’t buy it. atleast create a controller that can fit ones hand comfortably. Besides nintendo is a pardoned sin, a ghostly confessor, a buttbouncing sloth that charges less than a dime on the street. Meaning they’ll always be behind all other consoles.

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