In today’s Pre-E3 Conference, Nintendo revealed some upcoming features of the new Wii U controller, officially called the Wii U Gamepad. One of the new features will be a webbrowser that will grant you the ability to push stuff on the screen of the Gamepad to your TV and vice versa.
But it gets even better: If you’re playing a game you can chat about it live with other people playing or post to message boards specific to that game.
So say you’re a generic guy with a pretty wicked Diabolik poster on your wall and you can’t beat this one part of a zombie game. You can simply use your Gamepad to post to Wii U about the game asking for help and other people can respond and help you out. You can even video chat with them if that’s your thing. And you can do this without exiting the game.
The purpose of the Wii U is to link people across great distances, connecting them living room to living room. Eventually these features will be available on your phone and on your computer, so you can stay linked to your Wii U wherever you go.