It was recently announced that the international gaming sensation known as Minecraft would finally release on Wii U. With the expectation that the GamePad could be used to play Minecraft in entirely different ways via its second screen, the Wii U had the potential to be the best console version in this generation of the game. However, it would seem that Microsoft/Mojang will not be implementing this obvious choice.

Some had hoped that the Wii U GamePad would be used to access your full inventory at all times instead of needing to bring up an inventory pause menu on the TV screen. However, Mojang’s Owen Hill recently stated that they will not be implementing this feature. Hopefully this mechanic will be added in a future update, as it is a shame to not see the GamePad utilized to its fullest potential by other developers.

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Darrin W. Harr II
Darrin W. Harr II started gaming at an early age. Even though he was born in one of the later generations of consoles, he started from the very beginning on his grandparents' NES. Playing games such as Wrecking Crew, Super Mario Bros., and Duck Hunt, Darrin spent countless hours of his childhood filled with the entertainment and joy these games brought him. In his later years, he took a big step up and started to familiarize himself with his uncle's Nintendo DS. It was then when he became obsessed with one of the best Game Boy titles of all time, Astro Boy: Omega Factor. After becoming stuck and very frustrated with the game, he pulled out a game cartridge from his uncle's DS bag. As Darrin read the inscription on the cartridge, clouds parted and sunlight shown through the window: the game was titled, "The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass." Darrin played this game to his heart's content, until one day, his grandmother bought him Spirit Tracks, the sequel to Phantom Hourglass. This was the first Zelda title that Darrin actually finished, and the Zelda title that transformed him into a member of the Zelda fanbase. It was then when he decided to play more Zelda games, such as Ocarina of Time and Skyward Sword. In 2013, Darrin became fascinated with a website know as Zelda Informer. Reading their news coverage and in-depth editorials, Zelda Informer helped Darrin to realize that The Legend of Zelda series contains a vast amount of interesting lore. He needed to learn more. After reading numerous Zelda wiki articles and Zelda Informer editorials, Darrin eventually applied to the website, and was accepted around New Year 2015. He later joined Gamnesia in November 2015. Also, yes, Darrin wrote this in the third-person. Twitter: @realDern


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