Gearbox's Randy Pitchford has been waxing lyrical bout the Wii U GamePad recently, suggesting that it's the best controller that Nintendo have ever made for hardcore titles.
“This is the best controller Nintendo’s ever made for making an FPS," Pitchford told Joystiq. "This is the best controller Nintendo has ever given us for playing hardcore games.”
He also praised Nintendo for showing "commitment" to their idea, contrasting their approach to that of Sony and Microsoft, with the Vita and SmartGlass respectively.
"With the Wii U they (Nintendo) committed themselves to this promise. So the link is direct, fast and immediate. Things like SmartGlass and Vita, they appreciate the value of the promise so they're making the promise. But they're not in with such commitment," he continued.
"Conceivably there's things you can do on all three without negative impact but because of Nintendo's commitment to it there are something's that could work there that just wouldn't work as well with SmartGlass or with the crossplay between PS3 and Vita."