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Batman: Arkham Origins Reportedly Runs Better On Wii U Than Other Platforms

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According to initial reports, Batman: Arkham Origins runs better on Wii U than on any other platform, in multiple ways. Despite the fact that it uses less gamepad integration than the previous Wii U Batman adventure, players of the game on multiple systems are reporting that the Wii U version contains fewer framerate drops and glitches, and even displays lighting better than the other two systems. This seems to echo the sentiment from several developers who say Wii U games tend to fall somewhere between other last gen and next gen home consoles in terms of performance. If you’ve played Batman: Arkham Origins for Wii U already, let us know about your experience in the comments below!

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    1. Okay so do you mean “Runs best out of all consoles” or “runs best out of all platforms”? Because if it’s performing worse on a PC there’s something fishy. Or this article’s title is heavily misleading.

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      1. consoles, after all PC’s vary in power. When the question of “which platform does X game run best on” the pc is never taken into account

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  1. The way it should be. There is absolutely NO DOUBT, that Wiiu games should be head and shoulders above PS360 games. In the past we’ve seen Xbox 360 code dumped onto the Wiiu with little to no attempt at making it look or perform better. Those developers weren’t using the extra GPU power, Were not using the cache memory, the Edram and other aspects of the consoles architecture.

    Once they do, we will see better looking games than what current gen consoles did. And even they had some terrific looking games. There is nothing to worry about for Wiiu graphically.

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  2. Wow underpowered Wii U can run a game slightly better than it’s last gen counterparts!!!

    Of course it would, the Wii U has 7 year old hardware so it obviously slightly newer than last gen systems LOLOLOL.

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    1. LOL exactly it runs slightly better which isn’t impressive at all for a “next Gen console”

      inb4 damage controlling fanboys come

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      1. Saying the words “damage control” over and over doesn’t work. It makes no sense in this situation. When EA came out and said that they’re done with single-player games, and later said “we meant that all games will have some online, not that they won’t have a SP mode”, that’s an example of damage control. It was used within the meaning of the expression, to control the ammount of damage caused to their reputation by a stupid and thoughtless statement. But here there’s no reason to spew that all over the place, because it doesn’t make any sense.

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      2. Again, third party game that wasn’t ported over by the “A-Squad” and it still runs better than than the other two consoles that receive all the “special attention’.

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      3. that was old news about the 1080p ps4 cod they will both be in 720p there is no if and or buts about it whether or not the wii u version will be 720p or 1080p is still debatable

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      4. The Wii U can only do so much on it’s own. The developers need to make sure that the games runs as smoothly and impressively as possible. I’m sure they didn’t care about making the Wii U version slightly better than the other consoles. In fact, I can comfortably say this wasn’t intentional, but nice nonetheless.

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      5. Also these are ports of 360 games. The 360 is mutli threaded, uses in order processing and is very CPU intensive, whereas the Wii U is single threaded uses a GPGPU and out of order processing. Very different architecture..

        Devs are still doing things the old way on a machine that’s meant to be used in a different way.

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      6. dumbass.. when the next gen systems are out and they make games for all 3 systems you will see better improvements. The devs won’t put in EXTRA work for the wii u and the x360 version. it’s NATURAL that the wii u run this game better because of vsync always enabled on it. (this can’t be done on the x360 and ps3)

        So please SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!!!!

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      1. What ? You aren’t making sense, sounds to me like you’re trying to troll. But then again fanboys don’t troll they suck on Nintendo day and night lol

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  3. It should run better I mean it’s 2006 hardware vs 2013 hardware but it looks visually the same and that’s sad since its a big time gap in hardware. Shows how weak the Wii U is

    inb4 damage controlling fanboys come

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    1. I’m not gonna fanboy but I want to remind you that the Wii U is way more powerfull than the current gen. Developers are just lazy. This is one of the first time we are actually seeing differences. I tink that if they ditch the PS3 and XBOX 360 the Wii U games will become more ‘next gen’. But I too can see that the other Next gen consoles are more powerfull. They should have ditched the gamepad and put the development money into more power.

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      1. I think the Gamepad is neat, but I don’t think they should have focused more on the power. I don’t think the Wii U is weak compared to current gen. Compared to next gen it’s obviously going to be the weaker of the bunch, but that means nothing to me. Honestly, I’ve always liked Nintendo’s consoles and the games they release. I felt bad not owning a Wii, but that was more or less during the time when I stopped playing video games, for a while at least. I didn’t get back on it till almost a year before the new consoles were announced, but I digress. I think the Wii U is great the way it is. It’s got a great community system that I think is better than the 360’s, if not then it’s a good rival. Nintendo’s recent approach isn’t to compete graphically which, honestly I prefer because Nintendo makes great games in various genre’s so we’re not playing another re-hashed Generic FPS game with basically the same everything. Granted, Yes, Mario games due tend to be the same but at least they’ll add some gameplay changes and add new levels and ideas and whatnot. Also, being the RPG fan that I am…Monolithsoft’s “X” is on Wii U and it’s looking great so far.

        Also, don’t get me wrong, about the whole “generic FPS” bit, I play CoD and it’s fun but I’ll admit to it being repetitive. Thankfully zombies and the newly announced extinction shakes it up a bit.

        sorry, for the essay; I’m done.

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      2. Thanks, I couldn’t of think of a better avatar than Shulk holding the Monado. It has become my favorite RPG everything about that game was just perfect and the music…Amazing. The only thing that could make the game any better was if it was completely redone in HD. Nonetheless, I thought it was a great looking game considering it was for Wii.

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    2. You dumbass the Wii U has been in development since 2008. If you’re gonna troll at least know about the subject you’re trying lame brain…smh

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    3. Aren’t you a dumb shit!!!!! ON ALL VERSIONS IT’S THE SAME GRAPHICALLY!!!!! The framerate improvements on the wii u is not intentional but automatic because of the better infrastructure.

      As i said… VSYNC is always on the wii u because of the memory setup, so it will NOT screen tear and run better. That is not weak IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!! Stop being so butthurt.

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      1. “and even displays lighting better than the other two systems” Read the fucking article, you fucking hypocrite! SMH…

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    4. @You thought… Are you deaf, dumb or ignorant? Look at AC4 looking almost identical on ps4 vs ps3. Shouldn’t it be running and looking VASTLY superior on that ‘Next gen’ power house the ps4 by your ‘logic’? Uuuhuh… I’ll wait.

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  4. this means human head studios can take advantage of wii u architecture, makes me wonder if they are really working in something for Nintendo

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      1. You wouldn’t even buy a Wii U….. A real commander would support Nintendo by buying a Wii U but even you know the Wii U sucks right now and it’s not worth investing into atm

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      2. Lol good to know the Nintendo commander sees his “backbone” as just weak measly pawns well its understandable as to why you don’t own a Wii U I don’t blame you since IT SUCKS right now and has no type of great 1st Party Nintendo titles. That record goes to 3ds

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      3. I would buy it for Pikmin 3 alone but as I’m too busy with university it’s no use to buy one right now anyway…

        I don’t want it to collect dust simply because I don’t have the time to enjoy it right now…

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      4. No time to enjoy it and there’s nothing to really enjoy on it compared to 3ds anyway but it’s understandable

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  5. I have to disagree. After owning the Wii U version for a couple of days now, the game freezes more than it should. I literally just stopped playing before because the game froze. I also have texture pop in quite a bit.

    I love the game, but man the freezing really sucks.

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    1. I owned the game myself and what you’re saying isn’t true. There’s no screen tearing, no texture pop in, the frame rate is silky smooth and I’ve experienced no in game freezes. Maybe your game is just malfunctioned and flawed and you need to return it for a newer copy

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      1. I’ve seen the PS3 version in action. My mate was trying it out in his gamestore, and it ran like dog shit. Worse than Arkham city did on Wiiu. Much worse.

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  6. I’ll be damned. Positive Wii U news.

    Oh and just when I thought that ‘you thought’ was just misunderstood, he proves his moronic nature by going on about damage control when all counter points to his comments were facts.

    His logic:

    “Hahaha! That runner couldn’t even finish the race. He’s so pathetic.”

    “Umm… he tore his knee out while he was running. He may never walk again.”

    “Damage controooooolll!”

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    1. Lol you need help man that example was AWFUL and there were no counter points. My main point was that this game should run better on Wii U since 360,ps3 are from 2006 and Wii U is from 2012 BIG time gap between power BUT that even tho its a Major time gap it doesn’t look 6 years better then the ps3,360 version. Learn to read before misinterpreting someone’s logic

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      1. WHY would it look 6 years better if it is THE SAME GAME, how it could be possible? we are talking about performance, cheez

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      2. Are you trying to troll or are you just dense ?? It can look better significantly if the hardware was significantly better that’s how

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      3. run a 2006 game with a nvidia titan a i7 intel processor and 32gigs of ram, and it would look the same it looked back then, again, we are talking about performance and minor tweaks light lighting and fps

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      4. Lol Jamaica you must be an angry fanboy faggot that hates to here the truth about the Wii U. I don’t damage control anything but then again all you fanboys on this sight use the same bad logic.

        #lolfanboys

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  7. Still pretty surprising. I have the WiiU version, and I got quite a few framerate drops when flying around the city, and the game would still have random glitches for me all the time. One time the game even led me to an objective I had already completed, until I restarted checkpoint. If it’s actually worse on other platforms, then damn.

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  8. If it ran worse than the PS3 version everyone would be saying “the Wii U’s not next gen!” now since it’s out performing other consoles it’s: “so what? It should do that”

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  9. fuck you shitty disgusting fanboys, this explains all of you.

    seriously how pathetic are some of you, who are so attached to a fucking company. will say some of the worst things, like i hope you die, get cancer, go die the most painful death and when you and your family die from it im going to piss and dance on your grave. some of the many insults form a few of you miserable social rejects over me criticizing a plastic box, (which i even own, but apparenly i hate nintendo) THATS NOT NORMAL!! do you think nintendo or any other corporation will be there for you or gives one fucking damn about you?? they dont so stop being a fucking baby when somebody has something bad to say about nintendo.

    this is one of my very first GAMING website i ever went to and actually commented and i havnt even seen any more disgusting fuckers in my life, and i had to go finish school in like the biggest drug houses ever, atleast for the area, with people having the biggest attitudes ever, but none of them, the so called worst kids in the district were nearly as bad as the fanboys that come here. you sick disgusting fuckers, i cant imagine what you are like in real life, because i would rather hang out with white trash than some of you.

    its unbelievable, you guys think im everybody here, shit some of you even think im sickr!! wtf!! how could i be sickr!! you guys google iceazeama, search me. do mindless researching over a made up name on the internet that i freaking made up not to long ago………… all this, you get bothered that much by some internet comments on a fucking website?? what do you think about me at night too?? iceazeama is just a username, it shouldnt be bothering you that much!!

    oh but oohhhh you are a troll, yeah more like say negative stuff about nintendo that is true but apparently that is sooo bad, you cant do that.(wonder why the people who agree with me usually are the ones who started playing on nes and snes) notice that 95% of people you know or run into dont play nintendo but they used too or they just quit because they dont like what nintendo is now?? yeah most people, that are passed elementary and jr high.

    all fanboys are bad, i hate them all, but who has the most problems and are bullshitting everything as of now, its nintendo. also im a fan of nintendo, hence why im fucking here and apparently hating everything, when they are just becoming shit and fucking everything up. nintendo was the best before, they arnt anything like they used to be.

    stupid drones make me sick, if some of you wernt such pathetic dumbasses i never would be making fun of nintendo and its fanboys as much.

    im willing to bet and im pretty sure i know all these so called trolls actually like nintendo, but are like me and hate what they have been doing for almost a decade, its gotten so bad too.

    you wanted answers. because i know plenty of you keep fucking asking me why im here or blah blah blah blah blah. now you will act like you never wanted answers because your pathetic fanboys. keep on bowing down to your master, you corporate slaves.

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    1. anyone else not read this long ass un-necessary comment? Because I don’t feel like hearing is life story :/ I respect you Ice but god damn this comment might be pathetic if I read it

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      1. lol…..lol…. i read the first paragraph and scroll and scroll and said “fuck this shit”…..lol….dwl

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      2. Have you read it yet? Below is my paraphrase/summary/whatever, for lazy people:

        By iceazeama,
        “I’ve been a Nintendo fan since way back, but I hate the current path Nintendo has taken. I openly commented my dislikes for the first time on a gaming website.
        I, amongst other people with similar opinions, were attacked by fanboys. Those fanboys made wild claims and accuse us of hating, trolling, identity claims, etc. I think all fanboys are pathetic because they accept anything from whatever they are devoted to. I hate fanboys, they are disgusting lowlifes, especially those obsessed about me.
        So, in responce, I’ve engaged in attacks by making fun of Nintendo and Nintendo fanboys (*in the process, I am unknowingly living up to the irrational accusations of fanboys).”

        *He didn’t say the last part in the parentheses, just my observation.

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      3. thanks ok, I get it now, he means well but he just has to live with the direction that Nintendo is on because that is how the industry has changed

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    2. anyone else not read this long ass un-necessary comment? Because I don’t feel like hearing is life story :/ I respect you Ice but god damn this comment might be pathetic if I read it

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    3. HAHAHAH I just stumbled upon the little fight you had with “Nintendo is my Blood” on the “No iwata Q2 briefing” AAND MAN he totally owned you, like totally destroyed you, thats why u wrote all this pathetic rant, man, get help

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    4. You fucking idiot! This site was from the very beginning a battlefield for fucking trolls, bashers and fanboys and you kept commenting here, knowing that! And now you’re going mad?!
      And by the way: I only have a WiiU (and 3DS) and while there are not much games coming, there are more games that interest me, than on PS/XBox!

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    5. Ice, my advice is to lighten up and don’t take “teh Interwebz” too seriously. It seems like, you are getting too emotional, just like the fanboys you hate. Take a break from the internet, enjoy other things.
      It sounds like you lacked prior experience from any type of online community. Many of your previous conducts would have gotten you banned in any decently moderated forum. It seems like your bitterness of companies and fanboys have caused you to flamebait and troll.
      So, take my advice, take a break and relax.

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  10. To the wii u bashers….. The Wii U has enough power to make beautiful games…. and personnaly I love the second screen , I miss having it when i play my ps3, and xbox 360 ( and i’m Not buying a vita for the ability, and I don’t i want to use a buttonless tablet, as a second screen either ) … Nintendo innovates like no other console/game maker, and they provide a fun factor unmatched by most of the competition…. The next Mario looks Amazing, and totally fun …and with ….kong, kart, smash, ” X ” , Bayonetta, and Zelda on the horizon, the wii u is worth owning…and there’s already Plenty to play, ( 101, Pikmin, lego city, Deus X, WWHD, mario, luigi, arkam city, Witcher 2,…., plus downloaded current and wii gen games, plenty of wii discs games…..I own all 3 systems in the wii/ps3/360 gen…. But I might not even get the next PS/xbox …if i do it will be After They get Real backward compatibility,using the downloads and disc games i already own from last gen….without anything needed , like cloud , and they (ps4/xbox one) also need games that sound fun ( to me ) for me to want one …. The launch lineups do not excite me in any way on (xbox, or ps) … Great big yawn IMO… Maybe i’ll consider buying them in the future ….maybe….probably never if they don’t get backward compatibility………………………………………………….But I do hope All 3 systems are successful, as it will mean better games and experiences for Everyone ……. And I believe Trolling really adds Nothing to the community…… Sorry to ramble just wanted to make a few points ….

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    1. Ramble? No. It’s all good, man. At least you express your opinions in a civilized manner, unlike some of these apes. You bring up a lot of great points. The gaming community is overly hostile. You’d think with our shared passion for videogames there’d be some form of unity.. It’s a shame.

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  11. I Own Arkam origins on Wii u and it is been great graphics wise (the lighting is amazing!) And the uncompressed 5.1 audio is really good.

    I only noticed it freezes for a second once in a while loading in a part of the city (which it did in the last game). And had only flight frame drops when the cut scenes are real time.

    I’m Sad that they took Out some of the wii u game pad stuff. Miss switching item with just a touch of the have pad.

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