Posts Tagged ‘WiiU’

Innovations in technology which might provide insight into how we will play games in
the future

With the release of Battlefield 3, gamers can enter an entirely new world of video games
that is dynamic and engaging in new ways. Battlefield 3 can now be used as a first person
shooter simulator, in which players can jump, crouch, and hold and fire a gun. So say goodbye
to long hours seated in front of the screen. With these new advances, Battlefield 3 highlights
some of the ways we could play our favorite games in the future.

How Does It Work?

The simulator makes use of the Igloo Vision Dome, which creates an enclosure where you
can project an HD image on the round roof for 360 degrees of video above. Then, with an omni-
directional treadmill, players can run and move around without running into the walls. The
walls also have 10 infrared tracking cameras that keep players from hitting the walls.

Lighting also plays a role. As the events on screen change, the lighting will also change
based on what is happening in the game, making you feel like you have crossed over into game
itself.

Finally, the game notes when a player gets hit by a bullet by means of a red flash on-screen,
which is recorded and the player is “wounded.” It’s even possible to set up paintball guns along
the edge of the walls to fire at a player if he or she gets hit by a bullet from the game.

Without a doubt, the simulator for Battlefield 3 will make players feel like they are serving
in active combat. It pushes the limits of contemporary gaming from tweaking the controls on a
handheld controller to actual full-body movement. It is an all-encompassing experience and will
most likely define the course of video gaming in the coming years.

Other Innovations

Changes toward making video gaming more interactive don’t stop there. Stereoscopic
gaming is also on the rise, where special glasses help create depth on the screen so that players

can experience the games on multiple levels. Unlike simple 3D graphics, stereoscopic gaming
glasses help the graphics actually pop out of the screen for many different layers of color and
action. While the simulator described above may be well out of the average gamer’s budget
right now, stereoscopic glasses are much more affordable, and no doubt gaming developers will
be creating more stereoscopic games in the future.

With these innovations on the horizon, it is clear that video gaming will become more
interactive and allow a wide-range of new actions. Playing a game will no longer entail
hours on the couch or sitting in front of the computer waiting for the pc games download. In the future, you many
not even need a computer anymore. Instead, you’ll feel like you’ve entered a fantasy world
in which you battle monsters and wizards with your own two hands, as well as all the wit and
strategy you used in your previous video games.

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Wanting a Wii U?

Posted: September 14, 2012 by Jonathan Wigley in gamers assemble, gaming, WiiU
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All the news and details have been released for Nintendo’s upcoming console, Wii U will have a couple of bundles for you to choose from depending on your region.

North America (released 18th November,2012) get the choice between a basic set and a deluxe option, the basic set involves well everything you need to play and use the WiiU this includes

  • Wii U console
  • one Gamepad controller
  • 8GB Memory card
  • HDMI Cable
  • Wii Sensor Bar
  • A/C Adapter
  • $299.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

then there’s the deluxe option:

  • Everything in the basic set
  • 32GB Memory card
  • Charging cradle and stands for console and controller
  • Nintendo Land Game
  • Nintendo Network Premium Subscription
  • $349.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EU ( 30th November , 2012)

Basic option

  • White Wii U
  • White Gamepad Controller
  • AC Adapter
  • 8GB Hard Drive
  • £250

Premium option

  • Everything in the basic option
  • 32GB Hard Drive
  • Wii Sensor Bar
  • Nintendo Land Game
  • Nintendo Network Premium subscription
  • £300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZombiU Premium option

  • Black Wii U
  • Black Gamepad Controller
  • 32GB Hard Drive
  • Wii Sensor Bar
  • ZombiU Game
  • Nintendo Land Game
  • Black Wii U Pro Controller
  • £349.99

Japan (December 8th,2012)

Basic option

  • Wii U Console
  • One Gamepad controller
  • 8GB Memory
  • HDMI Cable
  • Sensor
  • A/C Adapter
  •  ¥26,250 ($337.760)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premium option

  • Eveything in the basic option
  • 32GB Memory
  • charging cradle and stands for console & controllers
  • Nintendo Network Premium subscription
  • ¥31,500($405.32)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monster Hunter 3 Tri HD option

  • Black Wii U Console
  • 32Gb Memory
  • Wii U Pro Controller
  • Monster Hunter 3 Tri HD Game
  • ¥38,850($500)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Australia ( 30th November, 2012)

Basic option

  • Wii U Console
  • One Gamepad Controller
  • 8GB Memory
  • HDMI Cable
  • Wii Sensor Bar
  • A/C Adapter
  • $349.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deluxe Option

  • everything from the basic option
  • 32Gb Memory
  • Charging cradle and stands for console and controller
  • Nintendo Land Game
  • Nintendo Network Premium subscription
  • $429.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

all options seem great and the fact that the next option up is only £50 more than the basic and carries on past the deluxe option it seems like a steal, good marketing skills Nintendo. which option will you be purchasing? I would suggest getting your regions deluxe option you get a lot more for that extra £50. If only I had a better job I’d be able to purchase the ZombiU edition! which sounds great, specially with the pro controller.

 

 

Miiverse to expand!

Posted: June 21, 2012 by Jonathan Wigley in gamers assemble, gaming, WiiU
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Miiverse is set to expand to mobile devices & computers but won’t be supported for facebook,twitter or any other social media

WiiU will have a video chat that won’t be brilliant but convenient plus the community will have user-friendly ways to interactive using Wii U!

 

 

New Super Mario Bros U

Posted: June 6, 2012 by Jonathan Wigley in gamers assemble, gaming, WiiU
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get your moustache and red caps guys!

 

Batman Arkham City Armoured Edition Wii U

Posted: June 6, 2012 by Jonathan Wigley in gamers assemble, gaming, WiiU
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fight crime a whole new with the new gamepad!

Luigi’s Ghost Manison – Wii U

Posted: June 6, 2012 by Jonathan Wigley in gamers assemble, gaming, WiiU
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E3 Nintendo The Legend of Zelda HD

Posted: June 6, 2012 by Jonathan Wigley in gamers assemble, gaming, WiiU
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another Zelda title so close to Skyward Sword? I’m looking forward to hearing more on this game!