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Gearbox's Randy Pitchford says the Wii U GamePad is 'Nintendo's most hardcore controller yet'


Speaking in an interview with american gaming site, Joystiq, Gearbox's Randy Pitchford has stated that the Wii U's GamePad is the best controller that Nintendo have made for first person shooters yet.


"This is the best controller Nintendo?s ever made for making an FPS. This is the best controller Nintendo has ever given us for playing hardcore games." Pitchford said. 

Pitchford went on to praise Nintendo for sticking to their touchscreen promise, "With the Wii U, Nintendo commited themselves to this promise. So the link is direct, fast and immediate. Things like SmartGlass and Vita, they appreciate the value of the promise so they're making the promise. But they're not in with such commitment (as Nintendo). 

Have you tried the Wii U's GamePad yet? 

Edited On 31 Oct, 2012

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0000000000 4 years ago
should think so the size of it lol
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PrometheusFan 4 years ago
"This is the best controller Nintendo's ever made for making an FPS. This is the best controller Nintendo has ever given us for playing hardcore games" Backhanded compliment there.
Dead's avatar
How so? You also misquoted as well, it's 'the best controller that Nintendo have made for first person shooters yet' not 'the best controller Nintendo's ever made for making an FPS'. Nothing is mentioned about how good it is for making FPS.
Dead 4 years ago
PrometheusFan's avatar
Sigh... Why not read the first line under the picture? If there's been misquoting, it hasn't been by me.
PrometheusFan 4 years ago
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HappyNoodleBoy 4 years ago
FPS games are labelled as hardcore now?
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Dead 4 years ago
I'm interested to see how they are going to use it in Colonial Marines.
adwan's avatar
Most obvious use would be as the Alien motion sensor. Would also free up screen space not having on the on screen HUD.
adwan 4 years ago
Bruticus's avatar
I'm not going to lie, that would be amazing!
Bruticus 4 years ago
adwan's avatar
Damn right it would! And imagine an add-on that allows Wii style motion control, locked in to a gun peripheral, with the pad controller attached. Would be just like holding a Marines gun. Well, almost...
adwan 4 years ago
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Robichoico 4 years ago
If they love it so much does that mean Wii U users can expect the inevitable GOTY version of Borderlands 2?
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iamthe11oyd 4 years ago
Tried Rayman Legends out at Eurogamer, and i can honestly say the tech inside that controller is pretty impressive... Not one moment of lag (that i noticed) and allegedly it was mentioned that there is only a 1/60th (based on 60Hz refresh rate - or something like that) of lag between controller & console....... The best use of the controller will be split screening (all though not really) where a game will be on two independant screens, but from the same console (i believe COD:Black Ops 2 will be doing this)... So yeah imagine Borderlands 2 co-op sessions on the one console but over 2 screens (TV & Gamepad).... heck with some Ninty magic, they may get this working with 2 Gamepads (3 player co-op - 1 TV & 2 Gamepad screens!).
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Bruticus 4 years ago
See, in my eyes, a hardcore controller is one you need to headbutt to use....
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troublemaker 4 years ago
I'm still not entirely convinced. I found it really awkward having the second screen that wasn't in my eyeline (Like the DS for example) PLaying Rayman was great, because player 2 used the tablet/controller keeping it from intruding on player 1's game. There, it worked great, otherwise, it will take a lot of getting used to.
adwan's avatar
That will depned on how it is implemented in to a game. If it's used like the second screen on a DS as a map like in Mario Kart I could see where you're coming from. It's more likely it will be used for certain sections of games, so as not to distract from the main game, like you say, but also to be used in different ways, and hopefully interesting and clever ways.
adwan 4 years ago
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Lisa 4 years ago
I like the fact that it has more buttons like a regular controller because that's what I thought would make it better. I think it's easier than the previous ones too simply out of familiarity, although I'm not sure about the screen as of yet. Still I think it's an interesting improvement.

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