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What do you think?

Wii U is 7th gen! 134 16.18%
 
Wii U is 8th gen! 584 70.53%
 
Wii U is gay! 39 4.71%
 
Wii U is straight! 14 1.69%
 
Wii U is bisexual! 55 6.64%
 
Total:826
Dr.EisDrachenJaeger said:
WiiU's performance level is well above what the PS3 and the Xbox is capable of.

Heck put Killzone Shadowfall in 720p and take off some motion effects and it'll run at 60fps on the WiiU. Giant backgrounds you cant touch and all.


As an owner of a projector and all three consoles I'd have to completely disagree with you. Not that such evidence has to be personal as eurogamer faceoff's have shown about 90% of wii u games run worse than 360 and PS3 versions. There simply is no evidence to support your claim. Not that I'm claiming the wii u isn't superior in some areas but overall its at 360/PS3 level and thats a huge compliment to the wii u because quite frankly it isn't performing at their level yet.

If you look at almost any recent wii u game it is struggling to match the frame rates of 360 and PS3. Often there may be minor visual effects missing from wii u versions of games too. Ghosts below but same applies to games like resident evil, ass creed black flag etc. The wii u has yet to prove itself as capable as ps3 and 360. The wii u is meant to be exceptionally easy to develop for and we are now in year into its life and its still struggling to match the earlier consoless just as it did at the beginning.

Mario 3D World while visually attractive is not technically impressive at all. Windwaker is  upscaled  gamecube game. While I am keen to see the wii u perform to a higher level I've yet to see that happeen.



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Technically the Wii U doesn't have a gen. It's not a seventh gen console and it's not next gen in terms of graphics.

Other than being released in the 8th gen, it's genless. 



It's Nintendo's 8th-generation offering. It's got weaker graphics, like a 7th-generation machine. Nintendo's 7th generation offering had graphics like a 6th generation machine. There's coming a time soon when folks are going to have to stop worrying about graphics, as they become more and more trivial in the face of high-end PC gaming performance. And no, I am NOT a high-end PC gamer, so I am not championing that. It's just true. ALL 3 boxes launched behind the curve this generation, for the first time. And certainly not the last time. The gap can only get wider, unless someone makes a $1500 console (and still take a loss on each one). 



We ALL wanted it, now we ALL are finally going to get SHENMUE III !!! Let us REJOICE IN THE STREETS!!!

ghettoglamour said:
I think the Wii U has no sexuality at all!


Wii Unick? (Enuch)



"Games are a trigger for adults to again become primitive, primal, as a way of thinking and remembering. An adult is a child who has more ethics and morals, that's all. When I am a child, creating, I am not creating a game. I am in the game. The game is not for children, it is for me. It is for an adult who still has a character of a child."

 

Shigeru Miyamoto

It's current gen NOW. As are the One and the 4.



"Games are a trigger for adults to again become primitive, primal, as a way of thinking and remembering. An adult is a child who has more ethics and morals, that's all. When I am a child, creating, I am not creating a game. I am in the game. The game is not for children, it is for me. It is for an adult who still has a character of a child."

 

Shigeru Miyamoto

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bonzobanana said:
Dr.EisDrachenJaeger said:
WiiU's performance level is well above what the PS3 and the Xbox is capable of.

Heck put Killzone Shadowfall in 720p and take off some motion effects and it'll run at 60fps on the WiiU. Giant backgrounds you cant touch and all.


As an owner of a projector and all three consoles I'd have to completely disagree with you. Not that such evidence has to be personal as eurogamer faceoff's have shown about 90% of wii u games run worse than 360 and PS3 versions. There simply is no evidence to support your claim. Not that I'm claiming the wii u isn't superior in some areas but overall its at 360/PS3 level and thats a huge compliment to the wii u because quite frankly it isn't performing at their level yet.

If you look at almost any recent wii u game it is struggling to match the frame rates of 360 and PS3. Often there may be minor visual effects missing from wii u versions of games too. Ghosts below but same applies to games like resident evil, ass creed black flag etc. The wii u has yet to prove itself as capable as ps3 and 360. The wii u is meant to be exceptionally easy to develop for and we are now in year into its life and its still struggling to match the earlier consoless just as it did at the beginning.

Mario 3D World while visually attractive is not technically impressive at all. Windwaker is  upscaled  gamecube game. While I am keen to see the wii u perform to a higher level I've yet to see that happeen.

And what you're using to back up your evidence is last gen games designed for CPU centric devices, ported over rather quickly, removing all traces of screen tearing due to the fact that all these games are forced to use Vsync right? And the launch games were only using 1 core to boot.

In most cases the frames only dip very bad in breif areas

WiiU's definetly a jump over the last gen.

+The console renders whats ever on the gamepad too.

And 3D World isnt technically impressive(what this supposed to mean? Scale? Because there is a lot of things you can't interact wtih in games like Killzone for instance) because its a multiplayer game. It rarely ever drops frames. At all. and this is with several characters on the screen ( 16 or so things running about in the screen) That's definetly a reason why the game is 720p too. Its to provide overhead.

And I dont count particle effects as next gen. ( Its like the overuse of bloom when we entered gen 7)

Nintendo has their style.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=745159



Wii U is 10th gen its so damn good, its the future



Yeah I get the point of the topic but as many people have iterated

Specs have nothing to do with it. It's the sequence. It's current gen along with the PS4 and XBO.


it's not really up for debate, generations aren't an "opinion" thing, anyone who thinks so is just deluding themselves which is why people get mad. I think it'll hurt some people to know that 3DS and Vita are also current-gen and that the DS and PSP are last-gen, lol.

As for people hating on the Wii U, that's an entirely different matter. Personally speaking, I play consoles for the games, not the specs, the specs are just a tool in the pathway to making good games, and the Xbox never has any exclusives of interest to me so I can get pretty much everything I need with the Wii U and Playstation systems e.g. PS3, PS Vita, and PS4* (and the GamePad sells me on pretty much every multi-plat because Off-TV play for me is great, some people don't enjoy or have a need for the GamePad though in which case if they have a PS4 there's no reason not to go for the slightly better graphics...).

*Though I don't have one yet because it's way too expensive/it's a launch console (and why getting launch consoles is silly to me is a whoooole 'nother topic)