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Nintendo Wii U Gamepad Controller - Pre E3 2012 Press Conference | Video

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Last night, in an unassuming conference room in Nintendo's headquarters in Japan, company president Satoru Iwata introduced to the world the final version of the tablet-like Wii U Controller in a Pre-E3 2012 Press Conference. Iwata went into deep detail regarding the device's specifications and the inspiration behind its design in a presentation that lasted roughly 30 minutes. But, not to worry, we have the facts you need right here. First, the GamePad features dual sticks, a touch screen that also supports stylus interaction, motion and gyroscope sensors, and the ability to act as a TV remote. The Wii U GamePad also has its own dedicated web browser and can share images and video to a TV so that everyone can enjoy the shared content. The interconnectedness of the Wii U experience extends with its own Twitter-like social network and video chat supported through the hand-held device along with the Mii's of family, friends, and others in your area and the games they're playing. In other words, Nintendo is joining the push to making gaming a social event and not just a one-man show. There are no details on Wii U's price or availability as of yet, but that's information that will likely be revealed at Nintendo's E3 press conference tomorrow morning. Check it out after the jump.