Gaming History 101

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Podcast: U Didn’t Play Next

with 3 comments


The Wii U was Nintendo’s follow-up to the widely successful Wii, but amidst an overall lack of interest to gamers it was met with mostly resistance.  The slogan “How U Will Play Next” was far from accurate and thanks to a lack of consumer understading of what the console on top of the scruitiny leveled against the library it was never much of a success.  Still, Fred has fond memories and he takes you through the journey of the Wii U from announcement to today.

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Written by Fred Rojas

March 1, 2017 at 11:00 am

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  1. You keep referring to some “tablet controller” – must have missed this. I know my Wii U came with a Gamepad with a touchscreen.

    It’s no more a tablet than a 3DS. Hence the name “Gamepad”.


    March 2, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    • Get Mario 3D World on that thing with your daughter Fred – a nice intro to 3D style without having to worry about the second stick.


      March 2, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    • You are correct. Frankly I never used the touchscreen gamepad and all this Switch talk did get me in the bad habit of referring to the Wii U gamepad as a tablet. My bad.

      Fred Rojas

      March 5, 2017 at 7:15 pm

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