Posts tagged #gameplay

Drool over 25 minutes of Xenoblade Chronicles X footage in this video

Nintendo has released a 25 minute long video of gameplay footage from the upcoming Wii U exclusive release Xenoblade Chronicles X.

Just a heads up, the video is in Japanese. Enjoy.

Wii U XenobladeX 世界観・探索編 【このソフトの他の動画】 【このソフトのホームページ】 【Wii Uの動画一覧】 動画に含まれる情報は公開日時点のものです。

Posted on February 6, 2015 and filed under News.

New Monster Hunter 4 Gameplay Videos

One of Monster Hunter 4 producers Ryozo Tsujimoto recently demonstrated some of the gameplay from the upcoming installment of the Monstuer Hunter franchise, exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS.

In a series of three videos, Tsujimoto is joined by comedian Satoshi Inoue to show off the new jumping and climbing mechanic, the new insect stick weapon, multilevel environment areas, and four player multiplayer.

Via cubed3.

Posted on December 26, 2012 and filed under News.

2 days out from Wii U... Gamepad

Is it a tablet? Is it a controller? No, wait, it's the Nintendo Gamepad!

When Nintendo introduced the Wii U tech demo at an E3 two years ago, many people were confused at first. Is the Wii U a tablet add-on for the Wii? That's the biggest question Nintendo has had to answer as it tries to launch the Wii U.

There are tablets everywhere, now. The ubiquitous iPad, numerous Android products, all have served to raise the prominence of the tablet in consumers minds. Everyone knows what a tablet is. So at first blush it's easy to think that the Nintendo Wii U Gamepad is "just another tablet".

Ironically, while the Gamepad looks like a tablet with controls added to the sides, it is fundementally not a tablet at all. It has a touch screen, but no computing innards. What is displayed on the screen is actually a clever subterfuge, so complete a deceit that you can't believe that this thing isn't really a tablet.

Until you're out of range of the Wii U console.

Then you realize that this glorious device, this technical marvel, this Gamepad thing that you hold in your hands is not a tablet, nor a handheld. It's an incredibly well executed wireless controller with a screen. You have been experiencing the local version of Onlive, streaming a game to your hands, with no latency.  Everything you have been seeing on the Gamepad, interacting with, playing with, has been an elaborate trick accomplished with wireless streaming technology developed with blood, sweat and tears by the engineering teams at Nintendo.

How should you feel at this moment of epiphany? Betrayed, perhaps? This tablet that is not a tablet, this purveyor of all things Mario and Zelda, this companion that sits on the couch next to you, has been unmasked. It is not what you thought it was.

I know how I will feel. I will feel like Nintendo has given me a true next-generation game system. One that does not compete with the others by besting them in specs, but by innovation in experience.

My bold closing statement is this; the Gamepad screen is the first gameplay innovation in the console space since motion control.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.

Come by tomorrow for "1 day out from Wii U... the games!"

Photo: engadget || Source: Iwata Asks: Wii U Gamepad

Posted on November 15, 2012 and filed under Countdown.