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Wii U might support two controllers after all

There has been some going back and forth on whether the Nintendo Wii U would support two tablet controllers at once. We’ve heard from developers a while ago that the Wii U controller takes up considerable processing power and therefore two of them would be unlikely. Then Nintendo said that theoretically, the Wii U could …

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Wii U controller: the new vs the old

A few days ago an image of an updated Wii U controller leaked (by a person who has since been fired) from developer Traveler’s Tale. It showed an updated design with dual analog sticks, and according to some, the new Wii U controller was also larger than the previous one. A few images have appeared …

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Wii U controller and Wiimote connection suggested in new patent

Nintendo has been filing patents like crazy: the latest one involves the Wii U controller and the old Wiimote interacting in an innovative way. As the patent image above shows, the Wiimote could be used to “swipe” and move an item from the Wii U controller to the TV, or vice versa: transport an object …

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Retro Wii U controller concept

Graphic artist “gifteddeviant” made an awesome mockup of a retro Wii U controller that got our attention. Inspired by the old NES console and colors, we have to admit we wish Nintendo would release something like this during the Wii U’s lifetime. With a similar retro Wii U console, of course. Be sure to check …

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Beautiful Wii U controller 3D render

3D artist “Tom-3D” created this amazing 3D render of a Wii U controller. Be sure to view the full size image and enjoy the details that he put in — it’s quite impressive. For more on his work, you can drop by his DeviantArt page, which has additional renders of the Wii U console and …

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New Wii U Zapper revealed in patent application

Nintendo is filing a bunch of patents for Wii U accessories these days. Last week, it was revealed that the company is working on a Wii U dock, and last year, patent applications for the Wii U zapper were revealed. This time, a new patent suggest there might be a simpler version Wii U Zapper, …

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Nintendo patents Wii U controller dock

Nintendo has filed for a patent covering a possible Wii U controller dock, or docking station, as the patent application image shows. The patent image was spotted at gaming forum NeoGAF, and it could very well be a dock that’s included with the Wii U controller and console. The Wii U tablet controller has a …

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Nintendo tested a 3D screen for Wii U controller

The Wii U console sets itself apart from every other console on the market with its innovative Wii U controller, which features a touchscreen. However, according to Kotaku, Nintendo considered an even more radical design: adding a 3D touchscreen to the controller instead of a regular one. According to a patent application dating back to …

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Wii U controller to have NFC chip

As we’re getting closer to the full Wii U unveiling, Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata revealed to investors that the Wii U controller will include an NFC chip — a Near Field Communications chip. The NFC chip is used in such places like cell phones in order to communicate with other nearby devices that have the same …

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Wii U to support non-game apps on its tablet controller?

A new report from The Daily, Nintendo won’t just allow small games and apps as we mentioned last week, but they’ll also support non-game apps that take advantage of the Wii U touchscreen controller. The Daily cites an inside source that suggests the Wii U will have a full-blown app store, much like Apple’s iOS …

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Wii U might support two controllers

When the Wii U was announced at E3 2011, Nintendo revealed that they had plans of only supporting one touchscreen Wii U controller. Now however, several bits of information are coming out from Nintendo, suggesting that the Wii U might support more than on controller. Here’s what Nintendo’s Matt Ryan recently said: “Let me correct …

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Wii U tablet controller to include flash memory

We already know that the Wii U tablet controller will feature a wide array of sensors, like an IR sensor, motion sensor and accelerometer. But according to a new patent filed by Nintendo, the Wii U tablet controller will have built in flash memory storage as well. We dunno if this memory is usable by …

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Wii U Controller demonstration

In the above video, Nintendo gives a great demonstration of just what can be achieved with the new Wii U controller, showing off a special game where four players are playing a version of “tag”, where one player has the screen and has to hide from the other players, using regular Wii controllers, attempt to …