Forget all the talk about the unique tablet-turned-gamepad controller in Nintendo’s new Wii U game console. Forget, as well, the highly hyped possibilities of dual-view second-screen gaming. The real triumph of the Wii U is in its advocacy for a nearly lost concept — same-room multiplayer gaming. Yes, a reasonable amount of same-room gaming still goes on in living rooms and dorms, usually in the form of Street-Fighter-style beat ’em ups, or sports games such as the Madden NFL series. Read the full story at CNET.
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