Posts Tagged ‘wii u’
  • Appearances Suggest EA Already Abandoning the Wii U
    Posted February 4th, 2013 at 6:15 pm 7 Comments ╗
    Recent developments have brought into question whether EA will be supporting the Nintendo Wii U in a reliable manner going forward. At the Q3 financial call last week CEO John┬áRiccitiello made sure to avoid lumping the relatively new console in with the company's definition of the next generation of gaming.┬á (more…)...
  • Wrapping Up Initial Wii U Coverage
    Posted November 26th, 2012 at 9:45 am 9 Comments ╗
    The outlook for the Nintendo Wii U has never seemed especially bright. There is a level of confusion about what the new system is - many don't even realize it is more than just a new controller - and it arrives a year before Sony and Microsoft roll out their new hardware that will instantly make it feel as though it is a generation behind. That the console is readily available at retailers even following Black Friday is a sign of either surprisingly low awareness and consumer interest or muc...
  • Initial Impressions of NBA 2K13 on Wii U
    Posted November 21st, 2012 at 4:30 pm 7 Comments ╗
    Of the three major sports titles to release alongside the Nintendo Wii U it's NBA 2K13 that delivers the product that most closely matches the 360/PS3 version in content. Yet while the tablet controller features are definitely useful they're also the least interactive. (more…)...
  • Initial Impressions of FIFA 13 on Wii U
    Posted November 20th, 2012 at 3:45 pm 11 Comments ╗
    FIFA 13 on the Nintendo Wii U offers a satisfying overall experience but inherently the unique features of the system are not completely natural to take advantage of during free-flowing gameplay. It looks and runs beautifully with the new hardware but a few features and gameplay enhancements are notable in their absence. Still this might be the best sports game available to go along with the launch of the system.┬á (more…)...
  • Initial Impressions of Madden NFL 13 on Wii U
    Posted November 19th, 2012 at 3:15 pm 18 Comments ╗
    Madden NFL 13 is one of the three primary sports titles that accompany the release of the Nintendo Wii U. The tablet controller has proven to be more worthwhile than anticipated but poor framerate hampers what otherwise could have been an excellent launch offering. (more…)...
  • Wii U Coverage Coming Next Week
    Posted November 16th, 2012 at 5:45 pm 5 Comments ╗
    Three major sports franchises launch along with the Wii U on Sunday: Madden NFL 13, FIFA 13, and NBA 2K13. The first two are actually already out and in hand while 2K13 ships out today. Impressions and videos of the three games will be posted beginning on Monday. The plan is to look at them from a perspective of comparison to the 360 and PS3 versions - given that they're supposed to be on par with what's found already on those systems - as well as how well they stand on their own. The mai...
  • Trailer for FIFA 13 on Wii U
    Posted November 16th, 2012 at 10:00 am 7 Comments ╗
    FIFA 13 for the Wii U is out now, though the system doesn't release until Sunday, and EA Sports is now showing the game off through a new trailer. The game features the ability to use the GamePad to assist with shooting, passing, tackling, free kicks, and making managerial changes. The Wii U version however is lacking some of the gameplay enhancements introduced on the 360/PS3 this year such as the "First Touch" ball-handling system and also goes without Ultimate Team mode. Basically game...
  • Overview of NBA 2K13 on Wii U
    Posted November 12th, 2012 at 4:45 pm 10 Comments ╗
    With only a matter of days until release 2K Sports has rolled out a developer video going over the Wii U version of NBA 2K13. The game will feature expected modes like MyCareer and MyTeam along with historic teams and the Dream Team. Check out the full features list here. The video mentions that most of the features from the others versions are included, and shows off the Wii U tablet controller features such as the "Gatorade Biometric Scan" and MyPlayer analysis in MyCareer mode available w...