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Art Of Balance Expected To Hit Wii U This Summer

Shin’en Multimedia has revealed that it is planning to release the Wii U iteration of Art of Balance by the end of the summer. The upcoming home console version of the physics-based puzzle game features off-TV play and supports multiple control schemes. It also contains several online and local multiplayer modes that incorporate either competitive or cooperative play.

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  1. I’m glad I’m hesitant to spend my money. I was going to get the 3DS version because the Wii U version seemed so far off (previously only having 2nd Half of 2014 as the expected release) and now this. This calls for a celebration.

    1. At least someone stayed on topic! The game isn’t really my type personally and I likely wouldn’t have enough time for it for a while, but I’ll definitely make sure to check it out when it comes out

    1. at being terrible*

      Yeah, they really suck at that but man, they are doing well at not sucking.

      1. Aye b0ss

        I have three fingers in your granny like a vintage bowling ball…. NNYESSS!!

      2. Ah ha ha ha, you are the one to talk you PC Moron Race.
        Weak to us the real Master Race of Android users!
        Our hardware is already becoming more powerful than the current gen consoles and soon we’ll have over taken you weak PC peasants.

  2. PC gaming has expanded its lead over consoles in the hardware market, and may safely be called “dominant” in the industry, according to a recent study by John Peddie Research.

    The study found the PC gaming market is worth $21.5 billion USD – over twice the size of its competitors in the console industry. The report took into account market sales of personal computers, accessories, upgrades, and other such form of hardware used for gaming purposes. Senior Gaming Analyst Ted Pollak says it’s being driven by more hardcore gamers who desire gaming experiences not available through console technology.

    Jon Peddie, President of JPR, attributes part of the success of the PC hardware market simply to more advanced technology:
    “Nvidia, Intel, and AMD have enthusiast CPUs and GPUs that are so powerful, when combined with SSD’s and fast memory, they absolutely trounce the computing power and gaming capabilities of the newest console generation,” and that “committed PC gamers…are power users and pay thousands for the ability to play games at very high settings.”

      1. So you want to join the PC Pleb Race, a race full of neck bearded social rejects who can’t stand other people’s opinions? You want to be that type of person?

      2. “social rejects who can’t stand other people’s opinions?”

        I think you confused PC elitists with yourself, Stranga

      3. Not really,
        I can take an opinion but most PC Pleb race like PC Master Pleb Race there can’t take an opinion when someone says consoles are fun.

      4. No you can’t lmao

        The moment someone says something negative about Nintendo or Nintendo fans you start rage quitting and giving death threats to them. You’re even worse than the Shuhei Yoshida guy here. At least he has intelligence and knows his stuff

      5. Let’s face it, everyone has that view of all gamers. People stereotype gamers as a whole, not a specific kind.

      1. Wish I had one too. You can play so much more than consoles… I swear I’m joining the Master Race by next year! >:[

      2. Obvious troll is obvious.
        Seriously dude, have fun missing out on all the Nintendo exclusves ;)

      3. *facepalm* I’m posting this message to you right now from my 3DS while playing Mario Kart 7. Way to go judging people again. XD

      4. *double facepalm* You do know some PC gamers play on handhelds like the 3DS…

      5. -Hypocrite Detected-

        First you said PC fanboys were missig out on Nintendo exclusives

        Then suddenly you say they also play on 3DS

        Epic Fail

      6. -Moron Detected-

        Notice as I say “SOME”… wow you PC Plebs really can’t read.

      7. *triple facepalm* You said have fun missing out on all the Nintendo exclusives when PC gaming was mentioned. And now you say PC gamers play on 3DS? Quit flip flopping, sir. o3o

      8. Mhm I’m sure I did PC Pleb, say did you even try to read my comment? Oh yeah I forgot, you can’t read ;)

      9. It’s cute how you immediately think I’m a “PC pleb” even though I haven’t said a single positive thing about PC in this article. Stay salty ;)

      10. The only thing I’m flipping is steaming, piping hot pancakes of the truth. Damage control is obvious. ;)

      11. There’s one downside to PC gaming, however: crappy ports. PC usually gets pretty terrible ports as developers focus on the consoles.

      12. Actually, there are down sides to PC gaming as well:

        1. Issues with compatibility of hardware (Some games work better on say an Nvidia card whilst the game works horribly on an AMD card).

        2. If PC gaming starts becoming main stream, expect the game prices to go up and PC gamers will be forced to pay $60 for a PC game.

        3. Maintaining hardware isn’t for everyone, dust is the PC’s worst enemy and if left unchecked then expect a lot of hardware issues.

        4. As you said, the PC has terrible ports.

        5. Very few good exclusives compared to that of a Nintendo console which many real PC Gamers still own because they are the only consoles that have something unique you can’t get on PC.

      13. At this point, there is no downside. PC will always have the superior version of every game. You can connect multiple different controllers, you can upgrade to get better performance whenever you feel like it, you have access to many more games and PC only exclusives, you can use mods, way better frame rate (depending on the game and your PC) just… everything about it is better. Even if PC has a flaws, the benefits outweigh it. And can’t forget those Steam sales. Some may complain about the price of getting a new gaming PC, but after you do, you end up saving hundreds, even thousands later because of amazing sales. When I get a PC, I’m never looking back. Except maybe for Nintendo exclusives..

      14. I just listed 5 downsides to PC.
        PC gaming maybe “superior” but in the end it isn’t as accessible as a console.

        Both consoles and PCs have their downsides and upsides.

      15. Not really,
        Gaming wise, yes (In some cases)
        Overall, not really.
        Now that is fact my dear PC Pleb.

      16. He’s damage controlling so hard that the damage he did to the controls damage controlled the damage control. Damage control troll is obvious.

      17. Take it from someone who plays on pc and consoles, each have their pros and cons. One major thing with pc gaming is where you sit. Invest in a wireless hdmi, have your pc hooked directly into your tv, or use steam streaming. I also want to point out one major downside to pc’s and that’s the lack of local multiplayer. There are far less games with local multiplayer on pc. There are also (usually) more hackers, modders, cheaters, whatever you wanna call them. There are some good pc exclusive games though. I have to admit, however, that nothing on pc comes close to smash brothers, a mario 64, or a xenoblade. You can get illegal copies of those games on pc for free and even some fanmade mods for them, but if you want the latest and greatest you have to wait.

      18. Imo, PC exclusives don’t really seem that good compared to consoles. But it does pretty much reign supreme when it comes to multiplats. And about the console exclusives, yes.. But that all depends on the person playing it. I know a guy that absolutely loves Xenoblade Chronicles, but I also have a friend that would just say X is just another game and nothing special. Lol.

      19. Sir sir, I know you’re damage controlling right now and it smells like you’re at the stage of eating dog shit, but please sir, take this Ouya and play it for a year and you’ll see the true power of Next Gen.

      20. Starcraft blows awat every exclusive on any console except our empire’s…

      21. Sir, there is a smell of damage control in you.
        I’m sorry but I’ll need to inspect your butthole.

      22. You don’t seem to know anything about games dear lord…

      23. You don’t seem to understand that I don’t own a gaming PC dear lord… XD

      24. Excuses…

        *wink*

        But seriously, your misery shall end starting with Hyrule Warriors…

      25. Yes! And then one week later Smash Bros 3DS! And then Bayonetta 1 AND 2! And then I shall start saving up for Captain Toad! And then I shall start saving up for Pokemon! And then I shall start saving up for Smash Bros Wii U! And then I shall start saving up for tons of Amiibo! And then I shall start savi-… Don’t even get me started on 3DS. The list is endless. Ok, forget selling my Wii U. I am now a pure 100% Nintendo fan again… XD

      26. If you’d like to PC game, I’d recommend checking out Linustechtips’ channel, he has some good tips for building the perfect gaming PC.

    1. Yet still doesn’t have any Mario games that you can get legally…. *Slow Clap*

      I’m sad to say b0ss but you lose

      1. Yet no one really cares if people get Mario games illegally, including Nintendo… And who gives a crap about modern day crappy Mario rehashes…*Slow Clap*

        I’m sad to say b0ss but you lose

      2. Yes, then that explains why Nintendo constantly tries to take legal action against people who get Mario games illegally.
        *Slow Clap*

        I’m sad to say b0ss but you lose

      3. Yet when I search “Mario emulators I get thousands of results on Google. *Slow Clap*

        I’m sad to say b0ss but I haven’t lost shit

      4. -ATTENTION! ATTENTION! EXTREME LEVELS OF DAMAGE CONTROL DETECTED! SIR! STEP AWAY FROM THE ELECTRONICS IMMEDIATELY!-

      5. Mmm yes, it seem you’ve all gotten butthurt itise

        “Real” Stranga only has a feel chromosomes to go before he infects the whole website.

      1. Ha, damage controlling because it’s true, more people are using our superior Android tablets than your weak, pathetic PC hardware.

      2. Ignoring the fact that some tasks like video editing and web hosting are very impractical on a tablet.

    2. But PC gaming, as of now, is very singular… even online gaming is still one person and a computer… Nintendo is trying to, and successfully so in my opinion, to make gaming a local communal activity in the family living rooms… that is the difference. Playstation and XBOX are trying to be a PC but can’t be, and Nintendo is not competing in that way. In the end… Nintendo wins on the console end, while PC dominates the “hardcore” singular gaming community… frankly, if I were 16, I would play all of those games on my computer as they are better and more customizable on there, where as the PS4 and XBOX ONE games are limited

    3. Someone should ask that analyst guy how high pc gamers can get their settings on forza , horizon , metalgear 4 and 5, halo and gears 3, 4 and 5, wwe 2k anything, unchartes, god of war, lbp, sunset overdrive, the last of us, mario3d world , kart8 , zelda u, destiny and all the other rock solid stuff that the pc only master race incorrectly assume third parties are besting.

      Not that i’m against pc gaming as i actually have a custom build that eats most master race machines alive, i just feel like for every one game that comes out thats made to be better on pc, theres 10 AAA titles that dont and 100 indies that do, but shouldnt.

      When pc gets there, i’ll be the first to admit it, but, until then, theres more than a handful of reasons for the most dedicated pc loyalist to also pick up a console or two.

      Nothing that calls itself a master race should have to port beg. Just sayin.

    1. Pretty sure Hyrule Warriors is the next first party game they have, though I’m not certain of that. That’s in September, but they might have something sooner, but nothing that I’ve really noticed

      1. Good. That’s only about 2 months away from now. I’ll have to save up my money then. Oh and Smash Bros 3DS is a week away from HW. Excellent… Finally, a steady flow of games are coming. :)

      2. The inferior 3DS is nothing compared to the superior might of the Nvidia Shield.

      3. Says the one that inspects rectums for some primitive reason…

  3. Why are all the fat greasy nerds hyping up this shitty game. LET’S BUY THIS OVER BAYONETTA XENOBLADE, AND EVERYTHING ELSE GOOD!!! fucking nerds wonder why nintendo systems don’t get good games, because the fanbase hypes this garbage up and then buys it.

      1. Aye b0ss

        In all fairness, this game looks really nice and calming just like Endless Ocean…..NNNNYYYYEEEEEESSSSSSSS!!

    1. Ignoring W101 was hyped up and never was in top ten best sellers. Also ignoring Lego City and DKTF was also hyped up and it didn’t sell as expected. Also ignoring 3D World was hyped up and it only stayed in top ten for 4 weeks. Nintendo fans hype games but only a few actually save and buy it months later.

      1. Mmm yes, I see you’ve appealed the cream I’ve given to you. That’s good but next time play the real superior platform…. that’s Android consoles, PC is garbage compared to the Android Master Race.

        Appeal the cream directly to the ass crack.

      2. Sir, I need you to calm down because the butthurt seems to be flaring up!
        Sir, please play the Ouya over the pathetic PC and the terrible main stream console garbage.

      3. Sir, the comments of yours are getting weak and moronic, I advise you to take that butthurt cream. I know you’re afraid that since PC is already dead and that consoles like the Wee Poo, PSBore and the Xboned are terrible devices compared to us Android Master Race users but please, there is no need to be afraid my dear peasant.

      4. Android Master Race, what a joke race you are…

        I be tyour butthurt exceeds everyone elses since your Ouyan masters failed…

      5. Yet it still sold more than the feble Wee Poo Nintendon’t console

      6. The Android Master Race is pleased with your damage controlling, PC Masterbates seem angry that the true platform is tablets and smartphones.

  4. Guys I’m back after spending some time on IGN and nearly getting banned! anyone miss me?

      1. The funniest part is that no one will even remember you if you’re gone

  5. I got tired reading halfway but pc not overall better and for a better version theres bayonetta 1 its best on wii u also pokemon woo, not counting the illegal versions.

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