Bits: New Xbox to have Wii U Controller, Star Trek Wii U, Sonic Races Again

Apparently in the latest issue of Xbox World Online, they are reporting that the next Xbox.

Will be a matt-black media hub with a mission to bring games to life in your living room with augmented reality, directional sound, and a four-player, finger-tracking Kinect.

Which is fine and all, but I’m more interested in the claim that Microsoft is experimenting with a tablet controller, which is more Vita-like in size, but WiiU like in function.

That touchcreen will be second only to Kinect in how you operate your console. It could be a remote control when you’re watching TV, a browser when you’re on the internet, extra buttons and information when you’re playing a game or a portable display when you want to take your game with you.

Of course that’s all stuff we’ve heard before, and I still think a tablet controller is a good idea.  It remains to be seen if its more of the Microsoft ‘me too’ of motion control, or they’re just playing around to see if it makes sense for what they want the new Xbox to be.



A few days ago, Paramount and Namco announced that the new Star Trek game that is being developed by Digital Extremes (Developers of  The Darkness II) and takes place after the latest film, would be released on ‘all majour platforms’.  Seeing as the Wii U is coming out this year and the game has been delayed until Q1 2013, it isn’t a confirmation but it certainly hints that way.



Kotaku has learned that the not-that-bad-but-why-am-I-not-playing-Mario-Kart racer Sonic & Sega All-Stars is getting a sequel for this upcoming holiday season.  They figured this out, because figures from the franchise were at the Toy Fair in New York this past weekend.  The right question was asked of the right person, and we have a confirmation.  Personally I think I’ll still be playing MarioKart 7, but competition is always a good thing.




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Micah has been playing games since his first pong machine, and has been writing for as long as he could grip a pencil and not drool on the paper. So, for about a week.

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