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Horror short film made with Wii U Chat

The very first short film shot with the Wii U GamePad.

One of the nifty features found in Nintendo’s new home console is video chat. Players can use the built-in VGA camera in the GamePad controller to do voice and video chat. And since it’s basically just a video camera, the videos are easy to record. Which is what filmmaker Frank Howley did. Nintendo sent him a Wii U to make a video, and he created a horror short film inspired by the countless “found footage” films over the years.

Via Wii U Forums

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  • RyuNoHadouken

    that was nice….cant wait to see what other users come up with

  • Michael Jurado

    I wonder how long it will take for this web cam chat thing to go way wrong … Especially in America with all the youth that umm … Is dumb as shit >.>

    I love the idea but there are some really dumb slutty kids in America and I for one can tell you it’s only a matter if time before it goes all wrong -.-

    • CharmanderRulz

      When I see age discrimination I at least consider the possibility that older people have just as much trouble understanding young people as vice versa. I learnt that: “this is a fair request and I promise I will not Jude any person only as a teenager, if you will constantly remind yourself that some of my generation judges people by their race, belief or the colour of their skin and that this is no more right than saying all teenagers are drunken dope addicts or glue sniffers” only 12% of crime is done by teenagers.

       

      Sorry to go on but age discrimination is bad (+1 internet
      for knowing my souses)

      • Nintendofreak

        i think he meaned like sexting but with video

        • Michael Jurado

          that is indeed what I ment :P for example on facebook there are girls pushing those censor limits just for likes on their page -_- and as much as I love this chat feature, (I recently moved) so I don’t see my friends anymore :/ so to me this chat feature is perfect…. But, I can see this chat link getting really abused with time

          • http://www.facebook.com/anthony.thu.9 Anthony Thu

            You don’t get it do you? Do not stereotype or use hasty generalization. By doing so you simply show how immature and simple minded you are…

            What you’re doing is the same as Sexism or Racism. Judging group of people as being all the same just because they share 1 thing in common, in this case being underage.

            You’re no different than someone saying things like ”all women are …” or ”all black people are…”.

            For example, I know more adults that would actually use that video chat for the things you described than actual kids. Have you ever heard of online dating? What do you think most ppl use it for??

            All in all, crush stereotypes and learn to make a little less assumptions, if you can’t understand such simple matter, I feel sorry for you.

        • CharmanderRulz

          That may be true but saying “all the youth” are “dumb as shit” can be offensive. I’m not taking it personally but if he was just expressing an option than that’s the wrong way to do it. If we talk about a more publicly known example like racial discrimination than you could say you don’t like black/white people in general (for non-raciest reasons EG mite not know them that well) and that would be ok, but if someone said all black/white people where “dumb as shit” then there’s explaining to do!

  • Nintendude

    Genius!

  • http://twitter.com/jdgurule James

    Anyone know what the latest update contains? I’m downloading it now but it will be an hour. 

    • Mickey Mouse

      I hope there’s one for Europe soon, ’cause I want to format my 3TB usb drive. The next update allows 3TB usb drives to work but are still formatted to 2TB just like the day 1 update supports 2TB drives just now.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004349760368 Miguel Ramirez

      i dont know

  • D2K

    Seems like they were pretty far from the console.  My GamePad doesn’t go that far.  :(
     

  • Kirbyomega

    I don’t think anyone would actually stay for their friends after seeing what what happened. I know I wouldn’t..

  • Kirbyomega

    So the girl didn’t know?

  • Purple3DSXL

    That was pretty neat.  I actually hope they continue this as a bigger project (sequel please!).

  • [000]

    Nintendo Direct tomorrow, December 5th, displaying news about 3DS and Wii U for 2013.

    • MujuraNoKamen

       Ermahgerd! it’s gonna be here in Europe too. I hope there’s some sweet new titles announced!

  • Master RD

    I’d like to see a ZombiU fan movie, maybe the Wii U could even make an appearance as the prepper pad! What do you guys think?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1702850602 Kaleb Taylor

    She looks like a man. dat Jaw.

  • tooby77

    I would like to se “The walking dead” on wii u and that girls nickname on miiverse

  • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

    That was pretty funny, the grudge/the ring style, scary kid at the other end, well done, I hope we’ll see more of those things.

  • MujuraNoKamen

    That was actually pretty good, and quite scary especially at the end – if no one noticed one of the… things came in video in the top right corner even though they were supposed to be fake WOOOOOOO!!!!!! – also did anyone think the noise the “monsters” made was inspired by re-dead from Zelda?

  • Leeroy

    Weirdest ending ever.