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RTT News gets the Wii U all wrong (UPDATE)

UPDATE - RTT has since updated their article with correct info. Thanks to Andrew for the heads up!

Just look at how much RTT News gets wrong with a single statement.

This Sunday, Nintendo will launch its Wii U, a hand held console that can be used independently and along with the company's Wii gaming platform.

Man, that's one hell of a rough sentence. Just imagine what the average consumer is going to think of the Wii U! Thanks to EyezofNight for the heads up.

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16 Nov 2012 05:47

That's both hilarious and very sad at the same time :?
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16 Nov 2012 05:57

Ow. There are so many things wrong in that article that I have a headache from reading it.
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16 Nov 2012 06:03

So much trolling.

They have to be, right?
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16 Nov 2012 06:14

So, so many things wrong with that sentence. :lol:
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16 Nov 2012 06:22

Zaakro wrote:They called Youtube google in the article.

so much wrong

;) Google own YouTube, so the YouTube app was developed by Google. They still didn't phrase it very clearly, not mentioning YouTube at all, but they're technically correct to say "Google rolled out a new Wii application".

Also: "The Wii did not share the powerful success of its rivals" I don't even.
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16 Nov 2012 06:25

Frank wrote:
Zaakro wrote:They called Youtube google in the article.

so much wrong

;) Google own YouTube, so the YouTube app was developed by Google. They still didn't phrase it very clearly, not mentioning YouTube at all, but they're technically correct to say "Google rolled out a new Wii application".


I am really surprised they haven't rebranded it GoogTube or something yet.
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16 Nov 2012 06:27

Also according to the article, Wii never achieved the success of the X-Box 360 or PS3. I guess, if outselling both of them isn't considered as successful.
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16 Nov 2012 08:25

An MTV article yesterday stated you can watch TV and movies on the Gamepad.

Wish that were true...
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16 Nov 2012 09:06

Haha, the article is now gone. XD
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16 Nov 2012 09:55

That these morons get it wrong is one thing, but when the GAMING MEDIA thought the WiiU was an extra controller for the Wii is truly beyond unprofessional. Before E3 2011 Nintendo themselves SAID it was a NEW CONSOLE! And then we saw the garden demo and the Zelda demo. Now that was a sad day for the gaming media!
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16 Nov 2012 10:35

Image

Nothing else comes to mind.
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16 Nov 2012 10:56

I'm going to keep it G- this person should lose their job. These journalists/news folks are NOT supposed to be the average consumer. It's their job to get the facts and be knowledgeable on what they are talking about. It's really really sad how journalism has taken a hit in credibility and the amount of errors is really outstanding.

Is it really easy to get into journalism? Because I think I'd do a better job than a whole slew who went to school for such a thing. Maybe I'll be one of the leads.
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16 Nov 2012 11:17

Well at least they pulled the article and recognised it was full of crap. Unlike that Engadget "digital triggers are bad for FPS" rubbish.
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16 Nov 2012 12:26

kevynwight wrote:An MTV article yesterday stated you can watch TV and movies on the Gamepad.

Wish that were true...

Not sure if serious.....but you can.
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16 Nov 2012 12:28

It seems kinda unprofessional for them to completely remove the article rather than openly admit they messed up and update it.
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16 Nov 2012 12:52

kevynwight wrote:An MTV article yesterday stated you can watch TV and movies on the Gamepad.

Wish that were true...


You can using the Netflix app
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16 Nov 2012 14:18

Oh hey, it's back up again with both of completely wrong statements removed.
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16 Nov 2012 19:20

Serebii wrote:You can using the Netflix app

dejaskater wrote:Not sure if serious.....but you can.


I'm talking about watching it ON the Gamepad. Like, with the TV off or on another channel.

Have you seen it demonstrated in any ad or any any walkthrough or teaser for TVii or stated anywhere that you can watch anything on the Gamepad? I haven't.

Here's what Nintendo.com has to say:

Nintendo TVii enables you to find, watch, and engage with TV shows, movies and sports programming in entirely new ways. Using the Wii U GamePad, you can browse and search for programming from sources you subscribe to, including cable and satellite channels, video-on-demand services, and even recorded TiVo shows.

Once you find something to watch, you can use the GamePad to start the program or set a DVR recording. While watching live TV, you can also use the GamePad to engage and share your experience with family or friends.
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16 Nov 2012 19:31

kevynwight wrote:
Serebii wrote:You can using the Netflix app

dejaskater wrote:Not sure if serious.....but you can.


I'm talking about watching it ON the Gamepad. Like, with the TV off or on another channel.

This was shown through leaked images and press releases. You can watch programs on both the TV and the gamepad.
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16 Nov 2012 19:50

Well, I'll cheer if you're right, but I've been consuming everything Wii U for months and have yet to see a shred of evidence that you can do that. Nintendo's description stops well short of saying anything of the kind.

I would say we'll find out in two days but of course TVii got delayed until December.
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17 Nov 2012 05:46

Watch Reggie on Jimmy Fallon - he says you can watch on the pad.
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17 Nov 2012 08:55

Sammet wrote:Watch Reggie on Jimmy Fallon - he says you can watch on the pad.
That he does, that he does.

He also mentioned Mario and Zelda in 3D.

Like I said, still haven't seen it demonstrated or in writing anywhere. You would think if you could watch something on the pad that would be a selling point they'd want to show. Similar to how being able to switch a game from the screen to the pad is a great selling point for those of us who cohabitate, being able to catch up on American Horror Story or go through old episodes of Pushing Daisies while the SO watches one of her shows and still be in the same room is a nice selling point.

Granted, tablets already do this I'm sure but I haven't been moved to invest in any of those yet.
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17 Nov 2012 09:11

A few possibilities emerge:

1. You CANNOT watch on the Gamepad and Reggie is either mistaken or lying. This is actually plausible. He's been wrong before. He talked about Mario and Zelda "in 3D" on the show too. Of course there are at least three definitions of 3D (A) 3D polygon graphics which we've had since the PS1, B) 3D stereoscopic presentation like Avatar, 3DTVs, and the 3DS, and C) 3D as in a head-tracking VR unit like the Oculus Rift). It's extremely unlikely that Mario or Zelda will ever be in stereoscopic 3D as in definition B.

2. You CANNOT watch on the Gamepad YET but you may be able to in the future, in which case maybe the delay really IS about bringing this functionality. You would think if that were the case though that they'd want to bring this to light to justify the delay.

3. You CAN watch on the Gamepad but Nintendo's marketing and detailing of this feature has so far been inept or ambiguous enough to not explicitly state that fact. From Nintendo.com:

"Enjoy a personalized program guide, remote control, and social second screen"

It goes on to list in detail all the things you can do but never does it mention watching a thing on the Gamepad itself.

My take? Reggie made a boo-boo on national television. The Gamepad is a "second screen" but it's never going to be the first screen. Oh well.

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