After using the Wii U for about a week, I've had a decidedly mixed experience.
The positive future-forward idea of a tabletlike GamePad that works away from the TV, Nintendo's fun family-oriented ideas of same-room party play -- well, so far, those benefits have been outweighed by a lot of question marks.
You've probably heard about some of the issues in our still-unfolding Wii U review. The Wii U, as it currently stands, is a new game console that's in need of a confidence boost. It needs to compete against the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and even Apple's devices, and be good enough to succeed.
Here's what I think it needs most, and what's standing in the way of success.… Read more
Nintendo's Miiverse will deliver its social experience across platforms, Nintendo announced today.
According to Nintendo, its Wii U's Miiverse will deliver full-fledged social features as soon as users boot up the console. Chief among those features is the ability to view "Miis" around games to help users determine which titles are trending around the world. In addition, the platform will let people see and send text messages, or use a stylus to draw words or images.
Interestingly, Nintendo doesn't want to limit its Miiverse to Wii U users. Instead, the company will offer it on … Read more