More Reviews
REVIEWS The Last of Us Remastered Review
Sony and Naughty Dog have revisited the PlayStation 3 opus to bring an enhanced vision of the game to PlayStation 4, but should you return to Joel and Ellie’s story so soon?

God of War Collection (Vita) Review
God of War brings its PS2 heritage to Vita, and the results are more than a bit baffling.
More Previews
PREVIEWS UemeU Preview
Giving the power to the players to build the games they want to play, UemeU opens up the sandbox to a larger degree than previous games, with intuitive tools, cooperative building, and very few restrictions.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES CounterSpy
Release date: 08/19/14

Tales of Xillia 2
Release date: 08/19/14

Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
Release date: 08/19/14

MotoGP 14
Release date: 09/01/14


LATEST FEATURES Buy, Try, or Die: August 2014 Release List
Sacred 3, Disgaea 4, inFamous: First Light, Madden NFL 15—what will you Buy, what will you Try, and what needs to Die?

The Best Cosplay of Comic-Con 2014
Comic-Con is the premier convention for cosplayers, and we've got more than a hundred shots this year. Which are your favorites?
MOST POPULAR FEATURES Picking Your Gender: 5 Industry Professionals Discuss Queer Identity in Gaming
Women from Naughty Dog, ArenaNet, Harmonix, and Gamespot unite to talk about what they want from games in terms of diversity.
 
Coming Soon

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oneshotstop
Call of Duty will never be the same
By oneshotstop
Posted on 07/28/14
       We've all been there. Everyone remembers that mission. You and your partner are climbing up the mountains in the snow, striving to pull some slick clandestine operation about getting some intel on a bad guy, or something similar (because let's face...

GAMING NEWS

Nintendo Won't Connect 3DS to Wii U

Posted on Thursday, July 7 @ 06:35:30 Eastern by


Nintendo has tried to connect its consoles to its handhelds in the past, with some success. The feature never really took off, but at least it was there. The Wii U's controller acts in a similar fashion, projecting a seperate view into the game directly to the controller. If the Wii U can do this with the controller, then it should be able to do so with the 3DS.

Nintendo says it's technically possible, but there "are some limitations" and they're afraid consumers are going to ask "Why does Nintendo force us to buy both systems"?

If the 3DS were connected to the Wii U, the "Wii U will not be able to access the Internet" unless Nintendo adds "special hardware".

Special hardware isn't really an option, either. Nintendo doesn't want to be perceived as "a company that made the Nintendo 3DS a controller because it wanted consumers to buy both hardware systems".

All of this is utterly ridiculous to me. Nintendo should stop gimping its hardware so it's capable of doing more than one thing at once. Also, quit being so paranoid - consumers aren't going to feel like Nintendo is forcing them to buy two systems, so long as it's optional. That stance is a little odd for Nintendo, who weren't afraid of making consumers feel like they had to buy accessory after accessory with the Wii, which has the Wii Fit, Classic controller, wheels, gun attachments, and so many more.
Tags:   Nintendo, Wii U, 3DS


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution