Wii U Update

Nintendo has released new information on its next generation home console. Despite revisions from the game pad the hardware specs are the same from last year.

Take a look. 



Size

  • Approximately 1.8 inches high, 10.5 inches deep and 6.8 inches long.

Appearance

  • The new console features a compact design that will make it a natural addition to any home entertainment setup.

Weight

  • Approximately 3.41 pounds (1.5 kg).

CPU

  • IBM PowerⓇ-based multi-core processor.

GPU

  • AMD Radeon-based High Definition GPU.

Storage

  • Wii U uses an internal flash memory. It also supports SD memory cards and external USB storage.

Media

  • Wii U and Wii optical discs.

Networking

  • Wii U can access the Internet via wireless (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) connection. The console features four USB 2.0 connectors – two in the front and two in the rear – that support Wii LAN Adapters.

Wii Compatibility

  • Nearly all Wii software and accessories can be used with Wii U.

Audio Output
Wii U GamePad

  • The Wii U GamePad controller removes the traditional barriers between games, players and the TV by creating a second window into the video game world. It incorporates a 6.2-inch, 16:9 aspect ratio LCD touch screen, as well as traditional button controls and two analog sticks. Inputs include a +Control Pad, L/R sticks, L/R stick buttons, A/B/X/Y buttons, L/R buttons, ZL/ZR buttons, Power button, HOME button, -/SELECT button, +/START button, and TV CONTROL button. The GamePad also includes motion control (powered by an accelerometer, gyroscope and geomagnetic sensor), a front-facing camera, a microphone, stereo speakers, rumble features, a sensor bar, an included stylus and support for Near Field Communication (NFC) functionality. It is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and weighs approximately 1.1 pounds (500 g).

Other Controllers

  • The Wii U console is capable of supporting two Wii U GamePad controllers, up to four Wii Remote (or Wii Remote Plus) controllers or Wii U Pro Controllers, and Wii accessories such as the Nunchuk, Classic Controller and Wii Balance Board.

Video Output

  • Supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i. Compatible cables include HDMI, Wii D-Terminal, Wii Component Video, Wii RGB, Wii S-Video Stereo AV and Wii AV.

Wii U Features

  • In addition to introducing new ways to play, Wii U also offers users a variety of non-gaming features to enhance the overall experience.

Miiverse
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Video Entertainment
Video Chat
Internet Browser

Uses six-channel PCM linear output via HDMI connector, or analog output via the AV Multi Out connector.
Miiverse is a brand-new network communication system that lets gamers from around the world share experiences, discuss games and discover new content. Using their personalized Mii character, players enter Miiverse and see games, applications or entertainment content that either they have interacted with recently, expressed interest in learning more about or that their friends are using or discussing. From here they can challenge their friends to play together, ask a question about a difficult level or discover new elements of their favorite games they never knew existed. After a notable achievement or other share-worthy moment, players can pause their game or application and seamlessly post messages to the Miiverse community.
TV Remote: The Wii U GamePad controller may also function as an infrared TV remote, whether users are watching TV or playing a game.
The Wii U GamePad has the ability to communicate wirelessly with objects that are held above it. This allows for a variety of interesting new possibilities for games and activities.
Nintendo eShop: The digital storefront for Wii U will be available at launch and offer a variety of content for people to download and enjoy. Consumers will also be able to purchase and download select games that are also available at retail stores.
Nintendo is working with Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, and YouTube to bring video experiences to Wii U that will take advantage of the integrated second-screen experience. Additional details will be released at a later time.
Using the built-in camera of the Wii U GamePad, people can communicate with other Wii U owners in real time.
Wii U comes with a browser that lets people with a wireless Internet connection surf the Internet from the comfort of their couches.

Time Splitters 4 is not in Development

So after petitions, relentless rants and the undying questions that were asked, Time Splitters 4 will not be made.

Yes folks, you may already know this but hey this is a new guy on the scene coming with the lately heard news.

A spokesmen from Crytek joked around and said this long disappointing statement.

“The chimps haven’t written any code but just tease the press from time to time.” In a more serious response, a he said quite plainly, “No, it’s not in development.”

Rumors of a Crytek-developed TimeSplitters 4 have been swirling for years now, with the most recent story popping up last summer, when PlayStation magazine reported that a new TimeSplitters announcement was imminent…but I guess not.

New Year…Same Ol’ ish

Its a new year and not many things have changed. I’m still 18, I go to high school and I still ride around on my skateboard with the worlds shittiest grip tape. Life has been well to me and I am thankful for that. Where am I going with this conversation? Nowhere.

To take things to a whole other level of nothing, let me explain to you why I am writing this post

1. This is a new blog and needs some words.

2. I should be studying right now but I got tired and said fuck it.

3. I’m amazed at how much easy it is for me to start writing something and actually keep coming up with more words and ideas for me to piece it together like a puzzle.

4. Number 3 was the last one.

Now that I got that out of the way I really want to press the publish button so I can see what this looks like..then try to sync some crap and get this thing going.