Nintendo fanboys all across the Universe screamed out in unison yesterday after the announcement that the OG gaming company was finally releasing an HD console. Project Cafe, as it’s being called in some circles, will utilize hardware that isn’t too far off from what is in the current Xbox 360 models. A French news site called 01Net reported today that the Project Cafe console will have a similar 3-core IBM PowerPC as the 360, and it may also feature controllers that sport a touchscreen. Huh? Leave it up to Nintendo to further revolutionize the way gamers play games.
I mean, love it or hate it, they are the ones responsible for the motion-controls movement, so if these touchscreen controllers are indeed true, I’m sure they’ll push the gaming envelope once again. Supposedly these smartphone like controllers will also sport a front mounted camera, as well as the ability to act as a Wii sensor bar to accommodate for backwards compatibility.
Until this year’s E3 we’ll just have to keep speculating on what Nintendo’s newest console could bring to the gaming table. I’m not that intrigued by it, because let’s be honest, most of us have been HD gaming since 2005, so unless Nintendo’s Project Cafe/Wii 2’s touchscreen controls truly revolutionizes gamine once again, I’m not going to get wrapped up in its hype. I’ll leave that to the Zelda fanboys! If anything, at least it’s coming with a Blu-ray player. You’ve been thinking Nintendo should have went HD 6 years ago like everyone else…
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