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Hardcore gamers frequently belittle the Wii for its low-power CPU, small storage space and gimicky casual games. Nintendo didn't keep their promise to focus on both hardcore AND casual games, but they did design a control system that is truly next-gen. Rumors of similar controls for PS3 and the 360 tell that tale. Sure, you can accurately control a 3D game with dual analog. You can also communicate in binary, but why would you want to? The Wii Remote rivals the PC keyboard and mouse as a control mechanism for 3D worlds, and it leaves dual-analog as a relic of the past. It can change the way games are played. Hardcore gaming isn't just about distracting ADD patients with shiny gfx, it's about delivering a whole new way of playing.

The Wii's FPS controls have finally been perfected with the release of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. In November of 2007, Medal of Honor: Heroes 2 brought the first taste of online FPS to the system, and the most customizable controls we've seen so far. Nintendo's focus may be elsewhere, but if you buy, the games will come. The most exciting game on the menu now is The Conduit, a new original IP from High Voltage that promises the whole package for the first time. The Wii has overtaken the xbox 360's 1 year lead and has the largest install base of any console. Talk of most of them being casual gamers is a misnomer—the new casual gamers mostly live in the same household as a hardcore gamers. If developers will finally stop phoning in Wii development and give us complete games, they'll see incredible returns.

This site will follow, document, review, compare and contrast the Wii's hardcore games with your help. There's good news on the horizon. Be a part of it at WiiHD. And leave your casual games at the door.


by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 03 Jun 2008 20:14
Tags: fps graphics hd high news scifi voltage wii

Behold, The Conduit

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High Voltage, WiiHD's new favorite developer has introduced it's newest property, The Conduit. A Scifi FPS with political intrigue, unique gameplay elements, promised online play, and never-before-tried-on-Wii graphical effects, The Conduit promises to be the very first FPS on Wii to bring the whole package. Matt and Bozon, by way of the Nintendo Voicechat podcast, report that High Voltage has plenty of publisher interest, but doesn't need the funding, so they're holding off choosing until the game is ready to roll, and can't be ruined by an over-zealous publisher. Hit the permalink for the trailer and footage of High Voltage's exclusive Wii graphics engine.
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Thanks to IGN for the image.

by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 06 Sep 2007 23:19
Tags: fps free haze news radical shooter ts4 wii

WiiHD Currents: Free Radical says Wii has huge FPS potential.

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Or at least, Derek Littlewood did. In all the time the Wii has been out, FPS development has been going downhill when it should have been getting better. 1st generation wiimote controls all suffered in one way or another, but with Metroid Demos proving the IR Pointer's potential, Developers should have gotten the point. Instead, the FPS that hit the Wii in the first cycle, like Call of Duty and Medal of Honor are seeing cutbacks, leaving the Wii entirely, or sending in backbenchers. See the quote after the break.
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Via Kotaku

by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 06 Sep 2007 23:14
Tags: 2 fps heroes honor medal mohh2 news of shooter video wii

WiiHD Currents: MoHH2 Gameplay Montage

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I came across a gameplay montage on gametrailers.com today. Wikidot won't allow me to embed from that source, so I loaded it into youtube. See it after the break.
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