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Nintendo Wiimote

I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm pretty excited about the Nintendo Wii. Dumb name, promising concept. Not only does the "remote" (or "Wiimote" as some have taken to calling it) feature mottion sensing in several directions (including tilt, etc.) but it features a rumbler and a speaker. That sounds like fun!

Here are some links to the "Classic Controller," a video showing someone playing tennis with the Wiimote, and some final details on the Wiimote and nunchuck controllers.

6 Responses to "Nintendo Wiimote"

  1. I'm thinking of getting an XBox 360 once the "second editions" come out.

  2. I'm definitely on board for the Wii myself. Dumb name, but some great ideas in there. The lower cost won't hurt either (it'd be great if they can really make it $199, but my guess is it's going to be $249 or $299 now that Sony has announced such high a initial price for the PS3).

    There are some great games for the other systems -- I never got to play Metal Gear Solid 2 or later -- but I don't have time to own more than one system.

  3. Yeah, I'll have a Wii on launch day. Not only is the controller interesting, but look at that lineup of titles! Nintendo is back, in a big way.

  4. I've always been a Nintendo "fan"; my Gamecube has been a great study companion during finals. The Wii (the name is goofy, but at least it's unique) is my justification to my roommates and everyone else.

    Nintendo has a knack, not always, but sometimes, for coming up with a great idea, a different way of using the system, that makes the difference between a good game, and a great game. I know I'll be playing tennis, putting, and generally enjoying some of the most innovative game ideas ever invented.

    And I'll have mine at launch.

  5. My roommate and I are pretty excited about it too. On the topic of the name, I added a very small regex, s/Wii/Revolution/g, to the default.filter file of privoxy and all is back to normal.


  6. The Wii is great! You can do so many things with it. I even watched videos on my tv screen using the Wii. You can play active games by being active yourself but it is also possible to play shooters, brain games etc.