The Way Games Work: Wii U GamePad

The next generation of gaming consoles has begun, and first out the gate is the Wii U with its innovative GamePad.  Join Roo as he pries open its innards to find out the way the Wii U works.

If you enjoyed (or didn’t enjoy) the video, I ask you please click here to visit the video’s YouTube page in order to rate and comment on it. The reason being this is an official entry in Nintendo’s “Wii U Challenge”, and I would greatly appreciate your support.

8 Comments

  • Furious George Furious George
    Posted December 5, 2012 at 2:43 AM | Permalink

    Really cool stuff. The distance you can play games from the Wii U gamepad surprised me.

  • WhippinSean
    Posted December 5, 2012 at 4:26 AM | Permalink

    The production on this video blew me away, as did the well informed information. As per usual, keep up the great work!

  • widdowson91
    Posted December 5, 2012 at 5:49 AM | Permalink

    I can tell you new. Here in Great Britain, with brick walls and thick wood floors in our houses, the range for the Wii U isn’t that good. Sometimes I lose connection standing in my kitchen, which is only about 10 feet from my Wii U. But aside from that I am loving the console.

  • KuraraII KuraraII
    Posted December 5, 2012 at 2:53 PM | Permalink

    Fun stuff, Roo. :)

  • 1337Scientist 1337Scientist
    Posted December 5, 2012 at 6:50 PM | Permalink

    Wow, thanks for this quick and informative analysis. My brother and I were just discussing the rather aged tech contained within the Wii U gamepad, specifically the fact that Nintendo opted for resistive over a capacitive screen interface. As you pointed out, cost was the determining factor, no doubt. A next gen system for $250 is as good as it is ever going to get.

    However, I do have some resignations about the durability and lifespan of the gamepad. My big question (which I hope to pose on the Echo screen tonight) is; what do you think we are looking at in terms of the lifespan for the Wii U gamepad? The system itself is essentially a Wii with HDMI out and some minor tweaks to improve video output and processing speed. With that being said, the longevity of the gamepad seems to be the rate limiting aspect of the Wii U as I have read that replacement pads are expected to command a staggering $150+.

    Your thoughts and insight would be most appreciated.
    Excelsior!

  • Posted December 8, 2012 at 6:12 AM | Permalink

    Excellent video, Roo. I hope you win the Wii U Challenge (your entry is a great contender) so I commented and liked your video. Good luck!

  • josellit4
    Posted December 11, 2012 at 2:11 AM | Permalink

    Thanks Roo Love the background info.

  • Posted December 28, 2012 at 9:19 PM | Permalink

    Very interesting :)

    Thank you Roo! I look forward to your analysis on the next generation Xbox and Playstation, assuming they’ll be one?

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