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Topic: The Wind Waker HD Bundle supposedly has better hardware than launch consoles

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It must be the triforce of power.

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Interesting, never playing it more than 7 feet away though anyway.

I assume the Bluetooth antennas are better perhaps...doesn't seem like a big change though. I wonder if anything else was changed, for better or worse, internally. Bets would be on worse considering the price drop.

Also, reading the comments, some of the bundles are repackaged launch consoles with the older range, if you had to install the day one update for example...however with a new update coming very shortly that will be harder to tell.

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Doesn't the GamePad range depend on the wall placements/thickness in your house and how many electronic devices there are to intefere? My walls are pretty thick and my house has TVs, computers and Wi-Fi routers up the wazoo and thus the GamePad can't reach very far.

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Doesn't the GamePad range depend on the wall placements/thickness in your house and how many electronic devices there are to intefere? My walls are pretty thick and my house has TVs, computers and Wi-Fi routers up the wazoo and thus the GamePad can't reach very far.

sounds accurate. I'm in a trailer, the walls are aluminum my room was built on to the exterior, the moment I step past that wall the signal begins to weaken.

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It sounds like your consoles really suck... I can bring my 3DS where ever I want

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Kewlan wrote:

It sounds like your consoles really suck... I can bring my 3DS where ever I want

That's why it's called a "portable" system, dear.

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Kewlan wrote:

It sounds like your consoles really suck... I can bring my 3DS where ever I want

That's why it's called a "portable" system, dear.

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Kewlan wrote:

It sounds like your consoles really suck... I can bring my 3DS where ever I want

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Kewlan wrote:

It sounds like your consoles really suck... I can bring my 3DS where ever I want

Your 3DS can also render fewer polygons and at a lower resolution than a Gamecube...congratulations!

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Kewlan wrote:

It sounds like your consoles really suck... I can bring my 3DS where ever I want

Your 3DS can also render fewer polygons and at a lower resolution than a Gamecube...congratulations!

That's not true. The 3DS is more powerful thzn the Wii, which is more powerful than the GCN.
Games are 480p in 3D.

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Kewlan wrote:

It sounds like your consoles really suck... I can bring my 3DS where ever I want

Your 3DS can also render fewer polygons and at a lower resolution than a Gamecube...congratulations!

That's not true. The 3DS is more powerful thzn the Wii, which is more powerful than the GCN.
Games are 480p in 3D.

Raw polygon amounts I wouldn't be so sure, better to ask an experienced dev. It does have more modern shaders than either of those consoles though, but I never said that the 3DS is less powerful.

No it's not 480p at all: "The top screen is a 3.53 in (90 mm) 15:9 (5:3) autostereoscopic (3D) LCD screen with a resolution of 800×240 pixels (400×240 pixels per eye, WQVGA) that is able to produce a three-dimensional effect without 3D glasses using a parallax barrier. " Rendering the same image twice for two eyes is also easier than rendering a larger image with more true pixels. Low res must help it along somewhat.

Anyway, a mistake of my own, apparently the Wii U Gamepad uses a really funny implementation of Wi-Fi, not Bluetooth.

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Exactly 800 × 240 pere eye. That equals 480p. It's only 240p if it's in 2d or you have one eye, or blind in one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz6cQ7OWWSk

Xbox 360 comparison to 3DS version of RE: Revelations.

If you've seen some engines they have running on tablets or smartphones, that shoukd also give some insight on what the 3DS can do. Some of the same games have shown up on 3DS and PS Vita. As long as you're playing in 3D, the resolutions are pretty close.

EDIT: That's not really the best comparison, but the 3DS CAN do more than even the Wii. I'd say it's more close to the Xbox 360. The system hasn't gotten past the first half of its life, afterall. Even just looking at Super Smash Bros. 3DS. The 3DS Smash Bros will be better than any SB game before, and will be able to match the Wii U in terms of quality, besides HD.

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Exactly 800 × 240 pere eye. That equals 480p. It's only 240p if it's in 2d or you have one eye, or blind in one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz6cQ7OWWSk

Xbox 360 comparison to 3DS version of RE: Revelations.

If you've seen some engines they have running on tablets or smartphones, that shoukd also give some insight on what the 3DS can do. Some of the same games have shown up on 3DS and PS Vita. As long as you're playing in 3D, the resolutions are pretty close.

EDIT: That's not really the best comparison, but the 3DS CAN do more than even the Wii. I'd say it's more close to the Xbox 360. The system hasn't gotten past the first half of its life, afterall. Even just looking at Super Smash Bros. 3DS. The 3DS Smash Bros will be better than any SB game before, and will be able to match the Wii U in terms of quality, besides HD.

I'm sorry, but you sound....delusional. 3DS is capable of more modern shader techniques and better lighting than the Wii, but that alone doesn't make it more powerful. According to Shin'en, the 3DS's CPU is WEAKER than the Wii's while the GPU is capable of more shaders. They never said if it's faster than the Wii's GPU though. Most games so far aren't showing that much of an improvement over Wii at all. We see better lighting, but weaker geometry. And even though the 3DS has much more RAM than the Wii (and faster, too), we're still seeing pretty weak textures on par with Gamecube or Wii. The only game I've seen so far that has textures better than Wii is Revelations, but only on Jill's rear-end.

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"It depends on how many walls and electronics in the way". So, if you have no walls in between, and so on, it's going to allow a greater distance.
From where my WiiU is set up, I can go into the living space, where plenty of electronics and thick walls are in the way and play fine off my G-Pad.

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@Koto
Aside from being completely off topic according to the thread, I am NOT delusional.
The 3DS got ports of Street Fighter 4, Dead or Alive, Tekken, etc. games that the Wii didn't get.

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/295879/super-street-figh...

The Wii probably could have gotten a ton of games it didn't. The 3DS is just better, that's why it's worth supporting moreso than the Wii. RE5 could probably run full force on 3DS if they just used the engine from RE: Mercernaries or Revalations. HD takes more processing, obviously, but I have no doubt that the 3DS can run an Xbox 360 game at 480p in 3D.

EDIT: Gears of War 1 or RE5(pre-2008) is a perfect example of what I expect from the 3DS.

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Morphtorok wrote:

I can't even play on the room next to the room where my WiiU is.

Damn sturdy and safe walls.

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Kewlan wrote:

It sounds like your consoles really suck... I can bring my 3DS where ever I want

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