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Gaming Rewind: Project Morpheus, GBA virtual console, and departures

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A lot has happened over the last week, not just in the realm of Nintendo things, but elsewhere as well. This is a quick look at gaming news as a whole that we’ll be publishing every Saturday.

Project Morpheus has gamers excited after being announced at GDC 2014, but the recent Facebook acquisition of Oculus VR means fans are turning to Sony for their hope in virtual reality. Even Microsoft seems to want to be on board with augmented reality, as the company has purchased $150 million of patents pertaining to the tech. Is this something we could eventually see all three major console manufacturers embracing? Perhaps the next Nintendo console will have virtual reality capabilities as well.

On the Nintendo side of things, we finally got confirmation that Gameboy Advance games are coming to the Wii U virtual console and they’re coming in the month of April. Instead of doing a trickle-down release of one title each week, we’ll see a whopping THREE titles each week in the month of April, plus the long awaited Super Mario Bros. 3 finally joining the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS virtual consoles. It’s a start, but Nintendo definitely needs to step up the virtual console releases here if they’re going to continue to have such big gaps between their major Wii U releases.

There was also news that Batman: Arkham Knight isn’t coming to the Wii U for technical reasons and a rumor that the annual Assassin’s Creed title that will be released for the 360 and PS3 might target Wii U as well. While the rumor is unconfirmed, it would make sense since the technical capabilities of the Wii U are more in line with last-gen hardware than current-gen.

Jack Tretton has left Sony and Marc Whitten is departing Xbox One. Both were key in the marketing of their respective consoles, so it feels strange to see them go. Marc Whitten had a few parting words for Xbox One gamers this week, including stating his continued faith that the team at Microsoft will continue to deliver a product that gamers want to have.

Our final exploration for the week is a look at controller accessories to improve your experience with the DualShock 4 controller, including better grips for the analog sticks, something to dim that lightbar a bit until the official firmware gets here, and a play and drop kit to make charging as easy as utilizing gravity.

This has been a quick look back at the week in gaming. Want to discuss something we didn’t in the recap? Hit us up in the comments!

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  • Nathan C.

    Seems like a pretty dry week to me (except for the GBA games).

    • Ducked

      Idk, Project Morpheus seems pretty big.

      • Commander Raichu

        really big

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Looks are deceiving.

        • Commander Raichu

          thou hath looks art thou be deceiving but thou hath be great for my o wait

        • Commander Raichu

          LIES
          its gonna be the greatest thing to happen to mankind since the STINKING MICROWAVE OVEN

    • matthew garcia

      Forget gba games I want gamecube games. There gonna release 2 gba games a month lol that’s ridiculous

  • Greg Lanciotti

    I’m not trolling guys. For I have a wii u and am a Nintendo fan. But I’ve been excited as hell for the impending virtual reality revolution that is coming. And obv Nintendo will eventually follow suit which would only be amazing!!! Zelda or metroid in VR??? WOW!!!

    • companyoflosers

      might take the wii u’s life span before that happens sadly. nintendo seems to always take that long to adopt new things, just look how long it took to go HD. im a fan of nintendo as well and have a wii u and i find myself wishing nintendo would go vr now especially since with all the tracking tech in the gamepad, nintendo is practically halfway there, but i know they wont. i DO hope im wrong though.

      • Mr Ninty

        nintendo didn’t took long to go to HD. they just skipped a generation and that decision made them lots of money. the only problem now was that ninty didn’t know how to work with HD.

        • matthew garcia

          The decision made them lots of money but they stuck to the same formula as the wii and now it backfired. They went with a underpowered gimmick controller again and that doesn’t work twice in a row. Casuals made the wii alot of money like grandma’s and grandpa’s playing bowling and golf and wii fit. Those people are long gone and now wii u is suffering

          • Commander Raichu

            i know nintendo made bad decisions but i think theyre gonna make a completely new consel in 2017 not with the wii stuff in it have specs as powerful as a modern day(in 2017) pc starting out with 1 terrabite of memory and 32 gb of ram
            that would make it possibly more powerful than ps5 and xbox 2 or 720 oh yeah also have 4k resoulution and can got to 4129p

        • Ducked

          Only problem is we had Wonderful 101, Pikmin, Tropical Freeze, Smash Bros, and Mario Kart 8 with much later release dates. But I agree I don’t think it hurt them that bad besides software, if they just advertised it better!

    • Ducked

      The VR is swaying away Xbox customers to PS4. I know seven xbox owners already in rl that are buying a PS4 now over Xbox One.

      I’m most excited for VR for survivor horror games and fantasy. Now Metroid and Zelda with VR would be pretty darn awesome, but I don’t see it happening in the next three years at least.

      • Commander Raichu

        xbone doesnt really interest me right now but man oh man does titanfall and forza 5 look cool

    • Commander Raichu

      what about mario kart with vr :D

  • Mr Ninty

    i dont think ninty wil go VR because the failed with the virtualboy and dont want to do the same thing twice.

    or they have secretly been improving the virtualboy2 since the last 20years and will release it at the right moment

    • matthew garcia

      Virtual boy failed cuz it sucked balls lol and everything was red. I’m sure with the tech today virtual reality will be way more acceptable. Project morpheus looks straight out of star trek. I definitely want one

      • Commander Raichu

        me too but if its more than 100 dollars then i cant

    • Javy G

      VR will work perfect with a Wiimote and Nunchuck in my opinion. I could imagine playing Metriod or the Zelda game from Nintendoland with it.

  • jjbredesen

    I really want Nintendo to go VR, and i think there next console will have it as its main focus, or at least focus on it.

    You could have a VR headset, and use a Wiimote to aime, it would be fantastic for games such as metroid. I think we will see a lot of VR stuff, it will be the next big industry trend, just like motion gaming was last gen. This gen looks like the a symmetrical gameplay that does not work well generation. The big 3 are doing there own thing in that area but it is not what people are buying the consoles for..

    Slow news week…

    • matthew garcia

      Why does nintendo have to wait til it’s next console why can’t it have it on wii u so I can compete. I’m hoping nintendos next console won’t be for a while

      • Commander Raichu

        hoping 5 or 6 years from now

    • Commander Raichu

      now that would be a real Virtual Boy 2 not in like sales or technology
      but it would be like it but a lot better

  • LukeMM95

    If Nintendo does get involved in VR, it better be used in another Metroid Prime game.

    • Commander Raichu

      YES!

  • Ducked

    I’m glad I’ll have a PS4 later this year to add to my Wii U. I’ll have Mario Kart 8, and Super Smash Bros, and whatever else Nintendo gives me. With the PS4 I’ll have Uncharted and inFamous and all the great third party games, along with the VR.

    Owning a Wii U and PS4 is expensive, but literally you don’t miss out on anything.

    • Commander Raichu

      thats my gen 8 plan too
      :D

      • Commander Raichu

        forgot pc :P

      • Ducked

        Smart plan

    • Yousif Alromaithi

      This year video games will be awesome. Games like Evolve, Evil Within, Mario Kart 8, Lord of the Fallen, Dark Souls 2 “available now”, Super Smash Bros, Destiny, Dragon Age inquisition and many more will arrive this year. What is best, I kepp my finger crossed if Zelda came out this year. Each gen, a Zelda 3D is easily one of my top five games.

      • Superstick98

        No love for the Witcher 3? :(

        • Yousif Alromaithi

          Witcher 3 is next year.

      • Commander Raichu

        no love for arkham knight :(

        • Yousif Alromaithi

          I forget to mention that, indeed Arkham Knight will be awesome. But these games are not the only ones because Watch Dogs and The Order 1886 would be awesome.

      • Commander Raichu
        • Yousif Alromaithi

          We forget about that too lol. Man X would be awesome but hope it comes this year. Man this year’s is big.

          • Commander Raichu

            so many gamez!!!!!!

    • Reason

      I sense stupid hate for xbox. You will miss if you don’t add xbox also and consoles this days is cheap if you got a job it will be no problem to have all consoles + handhelds of this generation.

      • Arthur Jarret

        But if you get a job, there’s less time to play!

        Also, he should get a PC for all the exclusive RTS games, as well as playing multiplats with best graphics and free online!

      • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

        Consoles cheap these days if you have a job? Yes if you have a really good job or you still live with your parents. If you live alone and you have a job or you have a family and a job (not a bad job nor a very good job , just average) owning all consoles is very expensive taking in consideration you have bills to pay and you have to make a living. It’ll be about $/£/€250-300,- worth of games monthly. That’s not cheap.

      • Commander Raichu

        we dont hate xbox but the thing is xbox really isnt a place for exclusives
        we havent had a definitive exclusive since launch(titanfall is on last gen and pc)
        ps4 pc and wii u to me have a little more promise
        not that i hate the xbox one no no no i just dont see anything that would benefit the styles i play(fighting, platforming,jrpgs) im not really into shooters and driving games

      • Commander Raichu

        plus xbox one is the most expensive so yeah

    • GABRIEL GARCIA

      Hi Nintendo haters, why don’t U show us all your hate in a race ??? U guys can be the coopalings ;) and then we’ll see..

  • Trevor

    Nintendo won’t go VR again until the tech works. There is no guarantee that Project Morpheus will come any time soon or that it will be enjoyable for the consumer. I like Nintendo’s position right now: If you only have a Wii U you might miss out on some of the greatest games of this generation, if you don’t have a Wii U you will definitely miss out on some of the greatest games of this generation.

    • matthew garcia

      I agree. Thing is wii u has great games on it at this moment but it’s game lineup still doesn’t stack up to we’ll compared to previous nintendo consoles. In my opinion if wii u doesn’t have a metroid title and a mario galaxy in there I will consider this one of nintendos weaker console lineups

      • Trevor

        Not what I was saying actually. I’m saying that some of the greatest games of this generation WILL come to the Wii U and only the Wii U. For the 3rd party games that could be the next big thing, you can get them on 1 of 3 platforms. In fact, I think the gaming library for the Wii U has the potential to be one of the best ever. I think Zelda and X alone will beat anything put out for the wii/gamecube. With their next 3D metroid and mario titles having the potential to be their best ever. SSB4 will be the best in the series, I have no doubt.

        tl;dr The Wii U has the (very real) potential to have the best gaming library of any Nintendo console.

        • matthew garcia

          It’s hard to say with nintendo only releasing a big game every 3 or 4 months. That spread is to big for anybody to take notice on what nintendo is doing.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Say what you want. But Nintendo is clearly far behind here. I had some hopes that Nintendo would be the ones that showed the way into VR because of long time experiments with this type of tech. But yet again it seems like they have dropped the ball and been unable to finish what they have started.

      They should be leading forward here, with experiments started in Virtual Boy era, continued in the Wii era with motion controls, experiments with 3D tech in 3DS et cetera. But instead they took a whole different path with the pad tech, that was old as last gen mobile tech. Wii U should have been launched in the Wii era (around 2010) as an HD alternative but not a wholly new product. Or not have been launched at all.

      I think its kind of disappointing. And it kind of proves that Nintendo are more driven towards a gimicks than a whole through planning. Nintendo should have had this tech ready by now.

      • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

        Wow Magnus for a change you make sense :) Nah forget the line before this on instead focus on the next line.

        I for a change actually fully agree with you here. Nintendo might not be at fault completely but with the path they choose since Wii and 3DS (I leave out the Virtual boy as it was the biggest failure in gaming history) they should have had this tech allready indeed. The hardware was/is “weaker” in Wii and 3DS, but most of it is definitely leading towards VR, yet indeed Nintendo took a whole different path, and not the best path sadly. Don’t get me wrong though love my Wii U but also sad and angry on the 2nd year game drought…

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Virtual Boy was a failure, thats true. But did you know that it wasnt supposed to be launched the way it was? It was rushed out. Nintendo HAD experimented with full colour screen instead of the monochrome red-black it got. Also it was supposed to have some sort of strap instead of that stupid stand it got… Now im sure you can see where Im pointing?

          The power glove also was a forerunner to Wii Motion. And remember that Wii Motion was launched in 2006, thats 8 years from now, probably ten years if you count it in the dev time. Where should Nintendo have been by now? We should be playing Zelda or Metroid in full 3D this very moment.

          One place Nintendo went to far behind was in the power area. They havent experimented that much with HD tech that is vitally to make the VR experience a good one. This we know from the slow releases in Wii U era, and from what troubles Oculus Rift had with implementing 1080p in their tech. Nintendo isnt there, BUT they SHOULD have been. If they had launched an HD version of Wii around 2010 it could have been possible. Now its unlikely. Sadly.

          • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

            I didn’t know the full color and strap supposed to be on the VB. Thanks for the info there. I haven’t paid much attention to VB but I was intrigued bij VB back then. Sadly it never saw the light of day in Europe, snd so I never had a chance to try it myself. I imagined how Metroid would play in VR from the day I saw VB, but maybe in the future we will find out how it’ll be.

          • Commander Raichu

            i guess ill agree

          • Skelterz

            wii u is gen 4 material we all know that.

          • Commander Raichu
          • Skelterz

            your priceless your like a kitten i just throw yarn and you play.

      • jjbredesen

        Could not agree more, that most have been one of your best comments i have read!

        I hope they focus on VR next gen if its not to late, i guess they will give us a HD VR headset and then Sony and MS will give us 4K headsets etc.

        Nintendo needs to stop being behind on the hardware and make a huge jump!

        People don’t care that much about the price if the hardware is good, just look at PS4!

        Next gen they need great games, a new innovative concept and powerful primitive hardware that will get all the “power is everything” noobs to jump on board.

        • Commander Raichu

          i feel like they need to have hardware as powerful as a pc that year and goes 4k resolution

          • jjbredesen

            Next gen 4K should be like 1080P is now, PS4 and Xbone are capable of outputting 4K, so a that runs a 60FPS 1080p should run at 15FPS 4K meaning that a PS4 should be able to run a last gen game that runs at 60fps should run at 30fps 4K?

            Next gen a think 30FPS 4K should be possible and 1080p will be like 720p is today?

          • Commander Raichu

            i also think they should go all out on graphics and ram
            32 gb of ram for next nintendo consel anyone

          • jjbredesen

            Well Ram is not that important, i don’t know about a single game that uses more than 3-4GB on PC, and PC needs way more Ram than a console.

            Next gen consoles will need no more than 12GB of DRAM, but what consoles mainly need is VRAM, most high end graphics cards today use around 3-4GB of VRAM and thats for PC, so when you look at everything as a whole i don’t think they will need more than 16GB

            The OS of a console is becoming more and more of a multitasking system, but it will not need more than 6GB to run on when doing video calls etc. At the very max, and games will not need more than 8, so leaving a bit empty (2-4GB) for VR and everything else of next gen that i don’t really know what will be would make sense, so 16GB is plausible for high end next gen consoles.

            When it comes to the CPU, i am guessing we will get 12 cores?

            You only need more cores when multitasking and i don’t think the demand for more cores will be that high, so 12 cores clocked at 3-4GHz would be extremely good and 4K 60FPS should be no problem.

            Then the most important thng is the GPU and i honestly don’t know much about the ones used in the current gen systems, but as i wrote earlier 3-4GB of VRAM and i think this would be pretty plausible:

            2000-3000CUDA Cores

            900-1000Base Clock (MHz)

            1000-1200Boost Clock (MHz)

            200Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec)

            7.0 GbpsMemory Speed

            4096MBStandard Memory Config

            GDDR5 or possibly 6 Memory Interface

            384-bitMemory Interface Width

            288.4Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)

            We also have to take in to account that GPU’s and CPU’s will me merged in to a GPGPU so the CPU will not need to be as powerful as i wrote if they use that approach.

            As for storage i think 1TB SSD would be great.

            Then i can see them having 8 USB 3.0 or 4.0 if that exists when the new consoles launch.

            I think we will still use HDMI cables with 4K support, can’t see them going 8K for gaming for a long time, there are 8K Tv’s but not at consumer level.

            The rest will be up to what S,M and N will use the consoles for and what new innovations they make.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          The biggest problem is that they shouldnt have been behind here. If they had worked with the HD tech properly we would have had it by now. They have worked MUCH on all the other areas and should be the most experienced. And as Adam pointed out – they are a pure game and console company. There is no excuses here.

          • jrob23

            they might have been too busy counting all the money they made from winning last gen in both console and handheld and also this gen handheld…and got complacent. It happens. Fat on the hog and they screwed up. I have hope they will get it corrected. Still made a great console and some great games…just not enough of them yet

          • jjbredesen

            Yeah its true, but it has worked to stay behind in terms of sales last gen and with the 3DS this gen, so i don’t think that they thought that they needed to make anything revolutionary, but they did and thats there problem.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            I think they thought that the pad could catch on for real. They thought it could revolutionize in one way or another, but they failed. I would much rather have seen that they focused on other aspects, less revolutionary and more conservative, like games. They should have made games the top priority this gen, but they didnt. Instead they have used alot of the resources on trying to get grandma back. Kind of pisses me off. Especially when they first branded it as a gamers console. I kind of feel tricked.

        • Skelterz

          soon there going to try to sell us the real world its getting there anyway there gunna be like you have to pay to have your eyes open in the real world reality cause facebook basicly owns the masses anyway VR sucks.

          • jjbredesen

            It could be cool, just because FB owns Oculos does not mean it will suck, Sony’s morpeus looks promising

      • Commander Raichu

        even though its last gen tech
        none of the current gen beat pc(pc still is a lot more powerful than ps4 and will probably be a lot more powerful at the end of ps4 life cycle)
        it still is vastly more powerful
        Nintendo isnt even in competition with microsoft or sony they even confirmed that
        as long as they make fun games i dont care how old the tech is i mean look at mario kart 8 very beautiful game possibly might be the best mario kart ever
        i mean it looks fun and even though it doesnt have xbox one or ps4 graphics it can still be fun
        but i still like the 8th gen consels they have amazing games :D

        • matthew garcia

          I’m pretty sure if wii u was selling like crazy and beating Sony and Microsoft people would say it is in competition and winning. Since its selling like crap people will say it’s not in competition as an excuse

          • Commander Raichu

            ik Nintendo is making some dumb decisions
            im just sad it isnt selling well its a great system and as good as ps4(dont care about specs thou)
            idk im just getting tired of people making fun of Nintendo(like Sony/Xbox fanboys) because of 1 bomb(and it isnt really a bomb more of a disappointment)
            I really wished nintendoo never named it the wii u and actually advertised it
            because we all know the only true bomb nintendo ever had was this
            http://doyouremember.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Virtual-Boy.jpg

          • matthew garcia

            I agree man. I like my wii u but I wished they named it super nintendo 2 lol

          • Commander Raichu

            or the nintendo 128 or the super gamecube

        • Adam Porter

          of course they are in competition with microsoft and sony, that is just delusional BS from Iwata. and tbh it makes nintendos current status even worse, it pretty much admits to them not caring anymore. nintendo whole business is making games and games consoles, microsoft and sony have other markets outside of gaming, if anyone should be leading the industry and being ahead of the competition it should be nintendo.

          • Commander Raichu

            ok then

          • Magnus Eriksson

            It cant be more true than this.

      • Yousif Alromaithi

        Seems true the Virtual Console had the VR but the reason they dropped it is because it was expensive. As much as I hate to say that companies always copy Nintendo. Even those guy on Kickstater did that. Nintendo going back on VR brings nightmares better stay away and see how it does on the market until their next move.

        • Commander Raichu

          you do got a point i dont want a repeat of the virtual boy that was an utter mess what didnt sell less than a million in a year or something and gave headaches

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            I bet both Oculus Rift and Morpheus wont sell that much, I have no interest in buying Morpheus or Oculus Rift because I have Tv. The console and the Morpheus will cost 800-900 props. If Xbox One did that it will cost a lot more so that’s why it is skipping to see how it sells. For those who are saying it is a selling factor lol, look at 4K Tv. We live in a world where Iphone, Ipad, Imac, Macbook are way overpriced no one can afford to buy all because I don’t.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            I think you are wrong. Im pretty confident that they will be the next big thing. Its the only logical step from here. Of course it depends on the price, but im pretty sure they can get down the price that much so it will be integrated with next gen systems, just like kinect or wiiupad is a part of this gen. It will even feel less gimicky than what we got this gen.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Okay. :D

      • Commander Raichu

        im voting this since im starting to look at it as a big picture and starting to agree

      • Gabe Hoffman

        You obviously don’t understand how Nintendo works when it comes to this stuff. If they wanted to implement VR they would likely wait until the tech becomes more consumer friendly or cost effective. Who the hell outside of die hard tech geeks is gonna wanna invest 800-1000 bucks in a VR headset. Basically what trevor said

        • Magnus Eriksson

          If you think it would cost 1000 bucks then you clearly dont know what you are talking about.

          Also you might want to calculate a little here. Nintendo is the only one that COULD have done this already. They could have operated on a loss on every console, and still would make it in by the games. As far as production… They have already experimented with this tec – A LOT

          But Im sure you think the Wii U pad was a much greater idea.

          • Gabe Hoffman

            Even if they did VR is still a relatively unproven concept so they are likely waiting to see how it takes off before committing

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Doesnt make sense

          • Commander Raichu

            magnus im sorry but mynintendonews is a shell of its former self
            THERES FANBOYS AND TROLLS EVERYWHERE ON THERE!

      • WiiUPS43DS

        I think you mean 2006 not 2010 the Wii came out in 2006..But don’t count nintendo out

        • Magnus Eriksson

          No, I meant 2010. That was at its peak and they could prolong Wii generation that way. At least until 2013. Then they could have released a new console that relied on VR tech.

          • WiiUPS43DS

            Oh cool

    • Yousif Alromaithi

      Whether you have a Wii U, a PS4 or Xbox One. Fans for Nintendo games must not miss Zelda games on each gen.

      • Commander Raichu

        true true i actually feel like if nintendo have a press confrence this could be a repeat of e3 2004( excluding new consel stuff)
        but like showing zelda u at the very end and getting people screaming for joy man 2004 was awesome

        • Yousif Alromaithi

          Wait for E3 expect that awesome to be returned.

          • Commander Raichu

            heres more reasons why
            *gamecube wasnt doing go well during that confrence
            *playstation 2 or today 4 are selling like crazy
            but when all hope is lost zelda u will save us all
            (if they announced metroid prime 4 and a new star fox then they win e3 easily also add in mother 4 and boom instant winner)

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Winner of eight gen , I mean no way they lost because of critics and fans a like. If you see PS4 their are absolutely no games similar to what Wii U had but the reason it sells is because of critics and it’s hype.

    • That guy who hates Spike

      Isn’t VR just a wearable 3DS anyways?

  • anthony optimo

    Besides Windows 7, and Office; Microsoft has nothing I want in regards to the Xb1.

    • Carlos Webster

      Wait, you’re insulting the Crapbox One? I hope you are.

      • anthony optimo

        The Xbox One is the largest, the most expensive and has the least definition of all new consoles. It insults itself.

        • Jonathan George Anaya

          The X1 is the console that was Future proofed of all three consoles. Its power is akin to the PS4, it’s controller doesn’t die every 6 hours like Nintendo’s or Sony’s, it has an online infrastructure unlike Sony’s or Nintendo’s, and actually has KILLER APPS TODAY.
          Plus, we get Kinect for free so it’s already compatible with Oculus when it launches… PS4 owners gotta beg Sony to manufacture more Cameras that no one is buying for Morpheus go work

          • Carlos Webster

            Rich of Review Tech USA wants to disagree on the VR part, The PS4 has games that have more frames per second, the Wii U gamepad has new batteries that last a good 8 hours, the Wii U and PS4 both have an emphasis on online social networking, each in their own special way, and the games on the Wii U and PS4 are much more creative than the ones on the Crapbox One. Get the facts before you defend the sorry excuse for a console that is the Xbox One.

          • Jonathan George Anaya

            VR REQUIRES the game to be rendered twice. So, the PS4s 30fps could NEVER be put on The Morpheus as the game would run at 15fps. Eye strain and game fatigue would set in after a few minutes.
            Nintendo allows you to purchase 8 hour batteries for the WiiU at $25. Sony still doesn’t sell DS4 that last more than 6 hours per charge. That trackpad KILLS battery life.

            Hahaha, WHAT GAMES are on the PS4? Knack, Flower, Assassin Creed Last Gen and Tomb Raider Reskinned addition???
            The X1 has a Fighter with Killer Instinct. The X1 has a racer with Forza5. X1 has 10,000 on screen zombies with Dead Rising 3. The X1 has Titanfall, the biggest and most innovative game of 2014 so far…..
            So, before you start defending the PS3-PortMachine, I’d think you’d want to educate yourself

            #SonyCantDelieverGreatnesswithoutGreatGames

          • Carlos Webster

            Those (The Crapbox One’s crappy games) are all bad versions of other games. Killer Instinct is a ripoff of mortal kombat with the blood, Forza 5 rips off Grand Turismo with customization, Dead Rising 3 rips off Killzone: Shadow Fall with so many enemies on screen, and Titanfail rips off Call of duty with the maps AND it rips off Sonic Lost World with the awesome platforming mechanics. (I said both Sonic Lost World AND COD are being ripped off by RE and EA (the people that made Titanfall), so you can’t say that I’m a typical Titanfail hater. Also, Nintendo makes those batteries expensive because of how much effort they put into making it, hence why it took them long to do so. Did you even pay attention to how I said in my other comment that review tech usa and I hate VR? Finally, I can’t believe I’m having this discussion.

          • anthony optimo

            Nothing against American ingenuity, but the design team at Microsoft forgot one important thing when it came to releasing their XB 1, aesthetics. I have a friend who purchased both systems (PS4 and XB1) and I have to say that the sheer size of the XB1 is laughable and unnecessary in this modern age. The phrase future proof should not be used in the same sentence as XB1 from now on, consoles of the (current) future are compact, sleek, easy on the eyes and should run all it’s games in true 1080 HD, which the Wii U does easily. As far as the kinect goes, no thanks, it’s 720p capability, no thanks, VR headsets,no thanks. I want what Nintendo is secretly developing, hologram technology in the living room, with out the use of a cumbersome headset.

            Btw, The Wii U pro controller has a battery that lasts 80 hours

          • Jonathan George Anaya

            The X1 was desigbed to be left on and still function after 10 years. The PS4 overheats and turns itself off after a day of gameplay. I’d chose the Always On(line) box
            MS has Lumiroom. It projections the game across the entire room. It’ll use Kinect to scan and project images to the room. Star Trek is almost upon us.
            Kinect will be used for MS VR headset. MS handed out a free camera while Don’t charges $60 for the Eye which doesn’t have IR, Photon-Processing or Skeletal tracking. What aN inferior product, right?
            Killzone was 720 upscaled to 1080p. Sony LIED to you and got caught last month, buddy. Keep up with the news. And BF4 was 900p and looked WORSE than the X1 versions 720p because of an inferior internal upscaled.
            And Sony is laying off hundreds of developers ever week! At this rate, the PS4 won’t have ANY 1st party studios… So, MS and Nintnedo will have the Game Market Cornered in 2 years

          • anthony optimo

            Hmm, I don’t remember purchasing an PS4, or even remotely wanting to purchase an xb1. If I had purchased one of those over priced systems, I would be on their respective websites rummaging through the latest news. But, the last I checked I was on Wii U Daily, talking shop and declaring my esteem for Nintendo and their products.

            In conclusion, the XB1 has totally inferior graphics when compared to my gaming PC; and man, I’m telling you John Carlos, COD Ghost looks really good on my gaming rig running on Win 7, in comparison to the XB1 and heck even the PS4. And my Wii U? Looks great next to it.

      • Commander Raichu

        you just insulted it to -_-

        • Carlos Webster

          Why are you unamused?

          • Commander Raichu

            because the xbox one isnt bad it isnt great but fine

          • Carlos Webster

            Fine. Let’s stick to our opinions. I am at least glad you’re not an Xbot (an Xbot is another word for a fanboy of the Xbox brand).

          • Commander Raichu

            ik i also like wii u and ps4 so im not loyal to one company

  • Tim van Broekhoven

    Uhhh… Super Mario Bros. 3 finally On Wii U? Ik thought it already was released…

  • Petri

    Sony’s headset tv thingy costs about 1000$.
    Now add to that things necessary for VR…
    Even if they could go with little less or about same, it would still be too expensive for a common consumer.
    And gamers with disposable income is not that big of an demographic.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      I doubt it’ll be anywhere near $1000. Lol. Sony is aware that no one is gonna buy it at a steep price. Chances are, they found ways to cut costs and considering NASA was assisting them with development, the parts that make this VR headset necessary, might not be too expensive as we may think.

      Either way, we’ll find out when more details are revealed. So, let’s not jump the gun just yet.

      • Petri

        Well, I’m just comparing it to something similar that is already out.
        I dont think the sensors for VR are the most expensive part.
        If they can keep it at around 400$ (like oculus is supposed to be), and still deliver a pleasant experience, maybe they could have something.
        But anything above 500$ might not end up being too popular.

        I most probably will buy oculus, if it gets released, and facebook does not screw it over.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Considering NASA is behind the Project Morpheus, I think I’m going with Sony on this one. Chances are, it’ll be at least $400 or maybe less if they can manage it. I do like what I see from Oculus, but with Facebook behind it, I’m not too sure about it now. I can imagine facebook ads popping up ingame or farmville invites from friends.

          • Petri

            If it only for PS4, most likely skipping it.
            Still haven’t found a reason to buy a PS4, and doubt I’d buy it for a 400$ peripheral.

            Even though facebook has said, that oculus rift would remain as separate project, not placing too much faith on them.
            And if so far only drawback from this is no Minecraft, I’m still interested in it.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I have no clue if it’s only for PS4. It might also work with PS3 which would make it worth the investment to me. To each their own.

    • Commander Raichu

      probably cost 100 or 200 there not making you pay 600 just for all of that

      • Petri

        That is a wet dream.
        But truth of the matter is, that you can’t make that kind of a device for 200$ and expect it to show a picture rivaling your TV. And bring a flawless virtual experience.
        Plus, Sony can’t afford selling it at loss. If oculus rift was aimed at 400$, I doubt Sony can undercut that.

  • T-X

    I can just imagine what the next Nintendo console would be. A virtualboy/powerglove revival would be great. It would only work if you use both together.

  • JohnTPhillips

    While the rumor is unconfirmed, it would make sense since the technical capabilities of the Wii U are more in line with last-gen hardware than current-gen. http://qr.net/rtcX

  • Carlos Webster

    Fun Fact: Rich of Review Tech USA talked about his thoughts on VR, and he thinks it’s a gimmick.

  • steveb944

    I’m buying a PS4 now not only for KH3, but I’m looking forward to VR games. Can’t wait to see how Project Cars comes out with Morpheus.

  • razeilvergil

    Nintendo should’ve made a 642 or a GameCube 2 not a Wii U. Wtf happened to you Nintendo?

    • C4

      Iwata happened?

  • Commander Raichu

    hey ashley have you reported about a game called Human Element(made by former Infinity ward dev) its actually coming to wii u heres a picture

    http://assets2.ignimgs.com/2012/07/19/image-138620-fulljpg-43fa36_320w.jpg

    • Commander Raichu

      heres some information about it

      Human Element explores the fight for humanity in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. The game utilizes simulation elements to customize your experience depending on the type of character you choose and the relationships you forge in the game with other survivors.

      i never saw anyone report this game coming to wii u(never saw it here) but i guess ill show it here

      • GABRIEL GARCIA

        interesting !

  • Rob

    Not interested in virtual reality. I like to see that the game I am playing is not like reality. I don’t want to be in reality for the time that I am playing a game. And I also don’t want some strange electronic world around me.

  • Skelterz

    who cares for wii u now its last gen.

    • Commander Raichu

      gens mean time sequences so its current gen

      • Skelterz

        gens mean underpowered wii u coughing in the factory.

        • Commander Raichu

          why are you here then?

          • Skelterz

            look at my picture don’t you see lol.

  • Spingebill (Squad 1 Captain)

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    • Commander Raichu

      and this has to do with what
      but Japanese spongebob is funny :D

    • Blue Hernandez

      I cannot believe that exists lol!

  • Spingebill (Squad 1 Captain)

    I will be come the New World God of this world to put an end to the filth that has polluted it………This war will decide everything……………….MUAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

  • shanafan

    I personally have zero interest in VR gaming. It doesn’t excite me, and more or less looks like a chore to setup and play.

  • GABRIEL GARCIA