Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
March 30, 2017, 05:32:28 PM

Login with username, password and session length

Search:     Advanced search
Donate! | Subscribe! | Shop: Amazon

***DONATION DRIVE 2 HAS BEGUN:
CLICK HERE TO BURN MONEY***
*
Home Help Search Login Register
f13.net  |  f13.net General Forums  |  Gaming Conferences and Conventions  |  E3 '06  |  Topic: Wii details 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: Wii details  (Read 6774 times)
Trippy
Administrator
Posts: 20216


on: May 09, 2006, 01:42:55 PM

E3 News: Wii details

Still making some edits so excuse any glitches you might see. Will try to do a quick DS summary before I need to go out for a bit. Then there's the Microsoft presentation that's going on right now...
Margalis
Terracotta Army
Posts: 12335


Reply #1 on: May 09, 2006, 04:02:03 PM

Best news: A controller with a decent d-pad.

There hasn't been one since the Dreamcast. Sad huh? By "decent" I mean "able to hit all 8 directions precisely." The PS2 controller is an abomination for things like fighting games where you need to be able to hit diagonals.

vampirehipi23: I would enjoy a book written by a monkey and turned into a movie rather than this.
Rodent
Terracotta Army
Posts: 699


Reply #2 on: May 09, 2006, 04:12:23 PM

Best news: A controller with a decent d-pad.

There hasn't been one since the Dreamcast. Sad huh? By "decent" I mean "able to hit all 8 directions precisely." The PS2 controller is an abomination for things like fighting games where you need to be able to hit diagonals.

I'm thinking the best part of the controller besides the gimmicky stuff ( and thoose have me grinning like a madman)  is the chance to finally get some decent control schemes for RTS and FPS games for a console.

Wiiiiii!
Samwise
Moderator
Posts: 16335

sentient yeast infection


WWW
Reply #3 on: May 09, 2006, 04:17:48 PM

Quote
The Wii's Internet connection stays active even when the unit is in standby mode.


OH NOES!

"Nice attempted blast about my "drinking".  I do enjoy a nice cuppa, but that is because I am a bon vivant of gregarious nature and cheery disposition." - Ab
stray
Terracotta Army
Posts: 16818

has an iMac.


Reply #4 on: May 09, 2006, 04:46:53 PM

Their product is not attracting me on any level. The hardware, the games, the name, even the website.

* I'm not a Nintendo hater either! It's just that this doesn't even feel like Nintendo, or a game console for that matter. I don't know who the hell these people are or what they're trying to do.
WindupAtheist
Army of One
Posts: 7028

Badicalthon


Reply #5 on: May 09, 2006, 05:32:26 PM

The other day my twelve-year old brother joked "They should make a portable version, then you can play with your wii while you're taking a dump."  I don't know why, but I almost laughed myself to death.  Then today I read a comment on the PS3 that said "Well at least they didn't name it the Pii."  I chuckled.

I don't know why, but I find all these cheap Wii jokes way more amusing than I should.

"You're just a dick who quotes himself in his sig."  --  Schild
"Yeah, it's pretty awesome."  --  Me
Tale
Terracotta Army
Posts: 6248

sıɥʇ ǝʞıן sʞןɐʇ


Reply #6 on: May 09, 2006, 05:40:22 PM

Hands-on Wii report from NYT (hope he washed them, boom tish, etc).

http://e3.blogs.nytimes.com/?p=20

I like the sound of the tennis thing because it appears to work. After the success of DDR, I'd like to see more games where a physical action is involved. Not all games, just those where it can take gaming in a new direction. DDR was good PR for videogames.
« Last Edit: May 09, 2006, 05:42:25 PM by Tale »

"The more we talk about less important things, the less we talk about more important things."
Strazos
Greetings from the Slave Coast
Posts: 15207

Trading Cotton for Chalupas in 2014!


Reply #7 on: May 09, 2006, 09:22:23 PM

Some of those games look promising.

Also, nice price point.

Any more details on the back catalog of game downloads, such as Which games will be available, and a price?

Fear the Backstab!
"Plato said the virtuous man is at all times ready for a grammar snake attack." - we are lesion
"Hell is other people." -Sartre
Trippy
Administrator
Posts: 20216


Reply #8 on: May 09, 2006, 09:35:21 PM

Any more details on the back catalog of game downloads, such as Which games will be available, and a price?
Not that I've seen yet. Here's the blurb from their press release today:
Quote
In addition to a healthy selection of new games, Wii will enjoy one of the largest launch libraries in video game history thanks to its built-in Virtual Console and backward compatibility with Nintendo GameCube™. The Virtual Console provides downloadable access to Nintendo games from the NES®, Super NES® and Nintendo® 64. The Virtual Console also will feature a “best of” selection from Sega Genesis titles and games from the TurboGrafx console (a system jointly developed by NEC and Hudson).
Strazos
Greetings from the Slave Coast
Posts: 15207

Trading Cotton for Chalupas in 2014!


Reply #9 on: May 09, 2006, 09:38:05 PM

The things they decide to include in the Genesis "Best of" could be a real boon for the system.

Also, it would be nice to know which Nintendo-system games are being made available. I somehow doubt the entire library of every game made for all of their systems is going to be put up.

Fear the Backstab!
"Plato said the virtuous man is at all times ready for a grammar snake attack." - we are lesion
"Hell is other people." -Sartre
Samwise
Moderator
Posts: 16335

sentient yeast infection


WWW
Reply #10 on: May 09, 2006, 09:45:38 PM

I somehow doubt the entire library of every game made for all of their systems is going to be put up.

If they cooked up an emulator for each old system (no reason they couldn't) and still have the original binaries for all their old games stored somewhere (no reason they wouldn't), then making the entire library available is easily within their grasp.

"Nice attempted blast about my "drinking".  I do enjoy a nice cuppa, but that is because I am a bon vivant of gregarious nature and cheery disposition." - Ab
Strazos
Greetings from the Slave Coast
Posts: 15207

Trading Cotton for Chalupas in 2014!


Reply #11 on: May 09, 2006, 09:58:33 PM

Wouldn't they have to deal with all the Devs of those old games?

Fear the Backstab!
"Plato said the virtuous man is at all times ready for a grammar snake attack." - we are lesion
"Hell is other people." -Sartre
Samwise
Moderator
Posts: 16335

sentient yeast infection


WWW
Reply #12 on: May 09, 2006, 11:58:39 PM

Not if they already bought all the rights to the software, which I'd think they would have for most games.  Especially for the older systems, before porting to other platforms was a common thing.

"Nice attempted blast about my "drinking".  I do enjoy a nice cuppa, but that is because I am a bon vivant of gregarious nature and cheery disposition." - Ab
WindupAtheist
Army of One
Posts: 7028

Badicalthon


Reply #13 on: May 12, 2006, 12:03:28 AM

Much as I've enjoyed bagging on the Wii controller, I just read a post on my other forum from an attendee who played Madden with it and said it was absolutely great.

"You're just a dick who quotes himself in his sig."  --  Schild
"Yeah, it's pretty awesome."  --  Me
Trippy
Administrator
Posts: 20216


Reply #14 on: May 12, 2006, 02:42:33 AM

Wouldn't they have to deal with all the Devs of those old games?
Yes they do (with the publishers/owners of the IP that is). Here's some info about the Virtual Console from the show:
Quote
Licensing Bad Dreams:
Licensing third-party older titles has been a complete nightmare. They’ve come into trouble securing some of the more basic concepts because of intellectual property and licensing laws, along with deals that have occured since the game was release for the original systems. Think: Tetris came out years ago for the NES, but has since had its license sold off to numerous companies, with the latest being mobile gaming developer Jamdat for some ridiculous figure in excess of $100 million dollars. These hurdles are being worked out, but some titles (Goldeneye) just won’t be available.

Virtual Console:
The back-catalog will be released loosely along a quarterly schedule, like they do with their regular game releases. They believe it’s in everyone’s best interest not to let loose a deluge of Virtual Console titles at the onset, though they didn’t know how many would be available. They’ll let them trickle on down over time, to increase player retention and interest.

Oh, and the Virtual Console interface was not at all completed. They had a working mockup that let us jump from Super Mario Bros. to Super Mario 64 to Sonic the Hedgehog, and it was just amazing how each game looked as true to form as the original, except on the gorgeous displays they were running on. Fun to see the classics coming back like that.

From: Live From E3: Fun Wii Facts Confirmed

Still haven't seen anything about pricing or launch titles.

Edit: pricing and launch titles for the Virtual Console part, that is
« Last Edit: May 12, 2006, 03:00:38 PM by Trippy »
HaemishM
Staff Emeritus
Posts: 37197

Prevent all damage that would be dealt to you and other troops you control.


WWW
Reply #15 on: May 12, 2006, 12:19:49 PM

Much as I've enjoyed bagging on the Wii controller, I just read a post on my other forum from an attendee who played Madden with it and said it was absolutely great.

Check the link in this thread. It links to Gamespot's hands-on preview of Madden on the Wii and makes me want the game a lot. And I HATE the Madden franchise.

WindupAtheist
Army of One
Posts: 7028

Badicalthon


Reply #16 on: May 12, 2006, 05:33:22 PM

Yeah, the guy I heard from wasn't a Madden fan either, but he loved what he played.

Maybe I was wrong to bag on the Wii controller.  And I certainly wouldn't mind seeing Nintendo make a comeback, maybe teach Sony some humility.  We'll see.

"You're just a dick who quotes himself in his sig."  --  Schild
"Yeah, it's pretty awesome."  --  Me
Righ
Terracotta Army
Posts: 6542

Teaching the world Google-fu one broken dream at a time.


Reply #17 on: May 12, 2006, 05:41:31 PM

How do you pronounce Wii? I'm thinking http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/weeee.php

The camera adds a thousand barrels. - Steven Colbert
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
f13.net  |  f13.net General Forums  |  Gaming Conferences and Conventions  |  E3 '06  |  Topic: Wii details  
Jump to:  

Powered by SMF 1.1.10 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC