How the Wii U’s Gamepad works

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In a surprisingly entertaining and engaging  video, the folks from The Clan of the Grey Wolf have made a Wii U centric episode of their “The Way Games Work” series of videos showing, well, how the Wii U’s GamePad tablet controller works.

Get some insight in to why Nintendo opted for resistive touch-screen instead of capacitive, the absence of lag betwixt the pad and the console and the magic behind its gyroscope. Mostly, it’s all about how clever Nintendo is at repurposing established technologies for the sake of great videogaming.

Last Updated: December 5, 2012

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Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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