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  • Shjonzo - June 5, 2012 12:52 p.m.

    I'm never going to buy this or the kinnect or the wii U why are they still trying to change the way you control a game. They need to realize its not the way you play the game that makes it a good game it is the actual quality of the game. If things keep going this way a decade from now we will be playing terrible games with virtual reality and all gamers will just be little kids that whined to their parents enough to get that cool thing they saw in the commercials.
  • zombi3grim - June 5, 2012 9 a.m.

    Its so stupid comparing these two because their completly different. The Wii U's is a CONTROLLER. An input device you have to use to controle the game with. The Smartglass is an information hub, just something on the side that uses your ALREADY EXISTING Ipad OR Iphone to relay EXTRA information to you. Two completly different aspects of technology. You compare them because they have the word "pad" in their descriptions. Really?
  • Oshawott - June 5, 2012 5:14 a.m.

    I think Nintendo has the advantage between the two because a) the touch screen and buttons are on the same device, and b) the Wii U has a uniform interface for all of it's consumers and developers, as opposed to the SmartGlass which will have to compensate for having to be functional on touchscreens of multiple size, several operating systems, and varying levels of hardware power.
  • sev705 - June 5, 2012 3:32 a.m.

    The only difference I really see is that developers can't develop around the smartglass feature of the xbox. I know this might sound crazy to some people, but not everyone who owns the xbox has a smartphone. Developers can't assume consumers have all the neccesary components without risking losing potential sales. This means that smartglass will only ever be a gimmick in actual games. Same thing would happen to sony with vita functunality. On the other hand, every owner of a wii u will have a gamepad because it is included with the system at the time of purchase. This allows developers to locate game features to the touchscreen or create entire new features directly. The gamepad can be the entire control scheme. This isn't to say that some companies won't just make it a gimmick on the wii u also. There will be lazy developers that will add a smartglass function and then throw that same function on the gamepad. Also, random thinking, the gamepad is one controller. The smartglass would need a controller and tablet/phone to use. With only two hands, you can see how this could become an issue. Xbox will have to develop some sort of docking-controller to be on par with nintendo.
  • zombi3grim - June 5, 2012 9:03 a.m.

    Except Smartglass isnt something you use to control the game with. You just look at it and read the info on the screen as your playing the game.
  • Annihilator820 - June 5, 2012 2:54 a.m.

    Nintendo: Look at us, we're effing with new controllers yet again! This can't possibly go wrong! Microsoft (and possible Sony too later): Let's make addons for the current systems that do the exact same thing as Nintendo's new stuff! This can't possibly go wrong! All of them later on: We just don't know what went wrong! Everyone else: *facepalm*
  • J-spit - June 5, 2012 6:37 a.m.

    You referenced the ponies. You're 20% cooler than every other user.
  • zombi3grim - June 5, 2012 9:03 a.m.

    You do know the Wii won this console generation in terms of sales, right?
  • jmcgrotty - June 5, 2012 2:17 a.m.

    They're both duds that will be 100% failures.
  • BurntToShreds - June 4, 2012 11:02 p.m.

    I thinks it's a pretty nice idea, integrating your already extant device with your console, rather than pushing peripherals onto people like they did with Kinect. However, it will most likely be similar to the Kinect in the aspect that few content creators will use the Smart Glass to its full potential.
  • Fuzunga - June 4, 2012 8:20 p.m.

    The Wii U gamepad has buttons. It seems like managing a controller and second touch-device would be awkward while playing.
  • avery78 - June 4, 2012 7:33 p.m.

    I plan on getting a Wii U but not until there are enough games on it for me to play . I bought a wii at launch and it sat collecting dust for months while I played my PC and PS3.
  • Rub3z - June 4, 2012 6:40 p.m.

    "No app price has been announced, but we think it’s safe to assume it will be free, provided you have an Xbox Live Gold account." Ha! Wishful thinking at best. Like thinking Microsoft has any reason to stop bombing their Gold members with ads. As if. And Geeek-O, if you are reading this, let me say that I do more often than not find that you have valid things to say, but, I am always jarred into thinking that you're another damn troll because of the structure in which you put what have to say... line by line in sentence fragments. But then I realize there's good spelling and otherwise fair grammar and I look again at the screenname and realize it's you. I guess what I'm saying is, I think people will feel more inclined to pay attention to what you have to say if you type it in normal sentence structure and punctuation, etc. because it's clear from what you have to say that you're perfectly capable of doing so, yes? It's just a suggestion.
  • BallisticGE0RGE - June 4, 2012 7:30 p.m.

    Xbox Live Apps for Windows and Android are already free....

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