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News Nintendo announces new Wii peripheral

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 15 Jul 2008.

  1. Bladestorm

    Bladestorm What's a Dremel?

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    Wether this is any good would depend on the price and the support for it.

    One of the biggest pitfalls of the wii controls it seems to me is when poor developers make use of the motion control to set actions on fuzzy gestures when they really would be better on a button (swinging the sword in zelda comes right to mind - I got a tiny bit annoyed and ended up with a sore wrist after working through that, even though it makes little to no difference to the end result)

    One of the biggest advantages though is the pointing - I'd take a well programmed game using that (metroid prime corruption, resident evil 4 for instance) over a gamepad any time. And when used both well and sparingly the motion control can add a bit to immersion (activating manual door locks in metroid prime, dodging traps in resident evil 4 come to mind)
     
  2. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    when i first heard of the wiimote and numchuck i was imagining using the wiimote for a gun and the numchuck for my left fist... you would be able to go near the guy, grab him by the throat and then shoot him were you wanted, pull his grenade pins and then throw him into his companions.... all with SOF2 graphics!!! shame it only has cute and cuddly party games...
     
  3. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    I do! Just play Metroid Prime Corruption, and you will NEVER use a keyboard and mouse, nor a 6-axis controller EVER again.
     
  4. Bionic-Blob

    Bionic-Blob What's a Dremel?

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    unless you wish to play a different game
     
  5. pendragon

    pendragon I pickle they

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    this is AWESOME... I really hope they released this in preperation for The Force Unleashed.. 1:1 motion lightsaber combat!?!?!? YES PLEASE! :D
     
  6. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    how do you get around the shaky crosshair problem? even if i hold it perfectly steady, the crosshair still shakes
     
  7. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    LOL

    I never liked FPSs on the Wii... It seemed like the perfect console for them.. but it failed with dodgy control implementation. CoD3 was a bitch to control at times.. it all seemed over sensitive... if I have a 10kg rifle in my hands.. I don't expect to move it around like it's a feather...

    Having said all this, I still love my Wii, and I'll never get rid of it... SMG was great.. and I'm a real Zelda Fanboy.. so any new Zelda games will be on my shopping list...
     
  8. Bladestorm

    Bladestorm What's a Dremel?

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    The few times I've had an issue with the cursor, its usually come down to the sensor bar not being quite positioned right, or the distance being a bit off, thus interfering with the detection .. though there was that one time I left a curtain a bit too open and it started picking up the sun instead ;).
     
  9. TreeDude

    TreeDude What's a Dremel?

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    Will this increase precision for games that are already out, or must they support it?
     
  10. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Bladestorm is correct, check your Wii settings and your configurations.
     
  11. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Last time I hold a gun (toy), it did not felt like a mouse or keyboard either, same for the normal controller.

    Very few games on the Wii have perfect controllers.
    CoD3 is part of the bad list.
    Newer games, tend not to have the issue as game companies are taking their time to learn and perfect the controls, and not do more vaporware.
     
  12. yuusou

    yuusou Multimodder

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    EEEETHREEEE... that still exists?
     
  13. modgodtanvir

    modgodtanvir Prepare - for Mortal Bumbat!

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    They could tweak games like COD to make it feel more realistic - either that or you tie a sandbag to your wii controller.

    I must say, I thought they did a pretty good job of making a motion sensitive controller. There were a thousand things which could have gone horribly wrong, but really, if we pick anything wrong out, we're just nit-picking. I found the shaky cross-hair problem could be solved by sitting down and playing...

    And I don't think the Wii is for the sort of person who takes note of its FPS. Its meant to be plug and play fun. If you want state of the art graphics, framerates, anti aliasing and 3040284028 DPi controls, stick to PC (its what I do when I'm in that sort of mood :p)
     
  14. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    Wii mote, Nun chuck and now this widget? What a clever way to get more money from consumers by splitting a controller up into 3 pieces and charge for each piece.

    Consumers a fools as they think its a clever idea and are happy to pay for it. I like to have a complete controller thanks.

    Then you have the retro controller for the games the Wii mote dont work for.

    Nintendo are pushing out the peripherals, shame about the games.
     
  15. C0nKer

    C0nKer What's a Dremel?

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    I don't mind spending my money on the controller set. A lot of things you can do with it. After trying out Johnny Lee's codes and did a bit of my own changes. Wiimote is worth every penny.

    Funny how people still perceive that it is Ninty's fault for all the bad games. Big name publishers/devs who make crappy ports, shovelware and lame waggle fest games run around scot free.
     
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    BurningFeetMan What's a Dremel?

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    Lol at all the Nintendo haters in this thread. Got much angst? Shouldn't you guys be playing your Playstation 360's instead of slagging on Nintendo online? ...

    Regarding the new gyroscope, I'd hazard a guess that it disables the old one, and then takes over and runs the show. If this is the case, then it should work with old games too. :)
     
  17. Xir

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    I suppose with the second motion controller, maybe it can detect the difference between "flicking a wrist" and a full movement. So forcing you to full movement again?

    Just played once (never had the opportunity again), Sports olympics and lego star wars.

    Sports olympics: archery had a pretty good aim, was surprised about it really.
    Lego star wars i just used the buttons, would have been fun on any platform, I'll probably get it for PC.

    Xir
     
  18. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    I've seen no Nintendo hate here...

    Criticism doesn't equate to hate...

    I'm just gonna assume you direct that at me because I was criticising the Wii, and I have to say you are wrong. I LOVE my Wii.. but it's not without its faults.. And it is especially not a Hardcore Gaming machine.. Which is a problem..
     
  19. Xir

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    Only if you expected it to be :naughty:
     
  20. p3ri0d

    p3ri0d What's a Dremel?

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    It can be one, but for family members xD

    Like a World Gaming League section reserved for whole families! hehe
     
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