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Here's How The Wii U GamePad Works

By Kevin on Dec 07 2012 04:29 AM
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Have you ever wondered how the Wii U GamePad actually works? Many of us have already been enjoying the Wii U, but have we ever stopped for a minute, out of sheer curiosity, to figure out how the device works? We're sure most who are reading this article are saying something like, "who cares, I just wanted to hurry up and play my games!" That's perfectly fine, because that's only natural.

When it comes down to it, not many of us truly care about the technical functionality of the Wii U GamePad. We just know that the technology works, and provides us with countless hours of awesome gameplay. There's a Nintendo fan that goes by the online name of Roo (we don't think that's his real name, anyway), and he's summed up the functionality of the Wii U GamePad in under 7 minutes. Don't worry, though, it's not as complicated as it may seem.

Roo breaks it down Barney style with his articulate tongue and even shows us pictures of the different technology that's buried deep within all those electronics. It's said that twenty clueless cavemen walked away from this video with a basic understanding of how their Wii U GamePads work. If they can do, then you...well, you know the rest.

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I'm amazed at the technology and the thought they must have put into this rather expensive looking game pad.  However when I research it I can't help but feel I would end up confused at which screen to look at.  Motion controls seem to be the future and Ninti have pulled it off far better than the competition, so it seems strange that they are going back to a controller which encourages the player to sit there and not get up off the sofa.  I know that motion controls are still part of the WiiU and they can be used together, but I guess the new pad looks too large and expensive to replace, if it gets broken.  Kinda like playing games with a dinner plate in your hands.  I'm still keeping an open mind but as of yet I'm not convinced.
Wow that was a great video. It surely made me understand the types of touch screens a lot more. Also the way the gyroscope is done is very interesting. I really like how the man admitted that this is not bleeding edge technology but it is certainly innovative and makes for fun and unique gameplay.