Sessler's Soapbox: Wii U?

Posted: June 8, 2011
Sessler's Soapbox: Wii U?
Adam Sessler delivers his thoughts on Nintendo's New Console, Wii U. You may be confuse on Nintendo's new console/controller, but The Sess makes it all clear.

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  • claptrap

    Never been one for handhelds, so I don't care either way.

    Then again, I've abandoned Nintendo, since they abandoned hardcore gamers like myself.

    Posted: June 8, 2011 1:38 PM
  • 1977abaddon

    I think they brought out the controller first and used it with the Wii and didn't show the new system because I bet they are going to pull a stunt like sell the controller stand alone first- saying it interacts with the wii- then months later they will come out with the console and a controller packaged with it- I know it sounds a little crazy you have to remember this is the company that says hey a new DS months later oh its a new DSI here comes the new 3DS- and they also made about 5 different DS handhelds before that, each one showing up the last,making kids jealous and parent wallets lighter--- all that said, either way, I'm going to buy it- hahahahahahahahahha

    Posted: June 8, 2011 1:34 PM
  • Theeliminator2k

    Man Adam that was the best I have seen you speak with out any stuttering or real rambling on. You need to get less sleep more often or something. lol

    Posted: June 8, 2011 1:32 PM
  • Blackronin357

    What's funny is that me and Adam had the same initial reaction, but both of us kinda said hey lets let some time and more evolution of what this new console can bring happen. I'm not big on the name either (Wii 2 would have been the obvious choice) I'm happy to see them put out a real next gen console although I've only heard about the controller and video output, not real hardware specs. So, while I'm not saying the wii u won't put out amazing graphics, I am saying can nintendo put out amazing graphics! Never seen an in house game with it or with adult maturity in mind either! I would be 1st in line for a wii u if they did something like that without having to rely on EA or other 3rd partys to do a "Halo" or Gears or Uncharted! Plus that controller looks huge and may not be comfortable to hold for hours when getting deep in to an RPG. Either way all this competition is awesome and its nice to see some new innovation from the big 3~!

    Posted: June 8, 2011 1:30 PM
  • cardinalsfan1122

    This is going to be another Wii. Its not for the hardcore everything "innovative" doesn't appeal to us hardcore gamers because it is near useless. Ya the touchscreen could be used to switch weopons or select units in an RTS(which is one of the things it could be really cool with an RTS) But most hardcore gamers don't want to sit down a flip their finger forward across a screen to throw a shuriken. One thing I do like that is really motion control improvement is the new zapper because people like me who use actual weopons want to look down that peripheral and see what we're aiming at and with the old zapper and sharpshooter you can't do that. That is one of the places it will come in handy. But again motion controls even with the screen in the controller only go so far. After a while they get boring to most people. I think this is an improvement on the Wii and that is good but, it still isn't viable to sustain a market with current or even near future tech. Unless you cover your walls with screens and have a Wii with one sensor per wall. And thats just impractical right now.

    Posted: June 8, 2011 1:25 PM

    It is not going to help the brand when THQ has U-Draw on the PS3/Xbox360 coming soon, and available for the Wii. I can easily see some consumers thinking U-Draw and Wii U are not that different from each other. And then what if THQ puts U-Draw for Wii U. It's a Will U U Draw! Then, they have to sell a tablet gaming device into a highly competitive market next year against Apple, etc. And there is no reason not to guess that Vita & PS3 will link together in some fashion. Would not surprise me to see Windows tablets being able to interact with the 360 next year either. By the time it comes out, a touch tablet with PS3/360 graphics streaming to it may not be a very unique selling point.

    Posted: June 8, 2011 1:06 PM
  • Palor

    I almost 100% agree. I found it so odd that they almost wanted to pretend that the controller was the entire system. There are some obvious great ideas for it, ie with madden choosing your plays on the small screen where your opponent cant see what you are choosing. One must wonder though, how many controllers are going to be able to be connected to each system? If it is only one, what then? trade off, the person on offense has Wii U the other uses the old wii remote?

    Just a friendly thought/pointer, you are not the only person to ever get up early or run on little sleep. People don't want to hear how tired you are. We know you are putting in long hours and appreciate the effort, but there is a reason early morning news casters and radio DJs never say anything about being tired.

    Posted: June 8, 2011 1:04 PM
  • bobthebaptist

    I would have liked a better name. Right about now, I could just throw 1000 names that would sound better then "Wii U"(seriously, WTF were they thinking?). I know the original idea behind the wii's name was to make it sound like "WE". What is WE & U supposed to mean though?

    Not only that, but i can predict so many people will have broken hearts when they ask for a Wii U and get a Wii instead lol.

    Posted: June 8, 2011 12:40 PM
  • 4-1Mack

    In my eyes this is a peripheral more than anything else just a really really good one...I like the idea, I like the presentation, but i dont like the timing on Nintendo's part. The should've released this with some kind of Wii update kinda like Microsoft did with the Xbox360. And release a 1080p wii version a slightly more powerful wii version or something and package this with that.

    Posted: June 8, 2011 12:34 PM
  • ashess12

    Always happy to hear your opinion Mr. Sessler.

    Posted: June 8, 2011 12:29 PM