Sunday, August 22, 2010

Wii Tablet not so ridiculous anymore

Written by pikaby

ROFLing over the absurdity that is the Wii tablet accessory made by THQ, currently  confirmed supports by only a bunch of casual drawing games? Shaking your head in disappointment? You can shut up now.

Guess which gaming company's shown interest in this piece of innovation?

"When we came to [Nintendo] in the beginning with the idea for uDraw, they said 'that's brilliant, let's figure out how to do this. It's been an incredible partnership. ... I've been working in game development for 17-plus years and I can honestly say this is one of the smoothest collaborations with a first party I've ever had, just because everybody got it on day one. [The prototype] was a like bunch of lasers and mirrors and loose parts, it was wood and it had brass on it. I said, 'There's no way we can get this to something like this without it costing a fortune.' Nintendo said, 'Don't worry about it. You guys are software developers, we are the kings of hardware. We will figure this out.' And they did, for one reason -- the idea was solid. Everybody knew it was a good idea, so we figured out the rest." - THQ director Luis Gigliotti

Yes. Now you guys will probably see this in a different light now that we know the tablet's got Nintendo backing. That means it's a genuinely good idea, and Nintendo rarely make mistakes when it comes to approving major things like this. Rumors are abound that maybe even Nintendo could be developing games that support the tablet in the future.

Whatever the case, the bright spark at THQ behing the invention of the tablet will surely be getting a handsome bonus. Nintendo liked the idea so much that THQ was given exclusive access to many of the Wii's hardware features which most devs would die for. Quite a shocking turnaround.
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