Author Topic: NEW WIIMOTE ADD-ON FROM NINTENDO!!  (Read 8449 times)

Offline davemacd

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on: July 14, 2008, 12:03:08 PM
Sorry for the caps in the subject line.  I'm not normally one of *those* people, but this has gotten me CAPITAL LETTERS EXCITED!! (I know, even double exclamation points!!)

Nintendo will be announcing details at their press conference at noon Eastern tomorrow about the new Wii MotionPlus, which appears to be a "dongle" (great word, fun to say) for the remote's "nunchuck" port that allows better control in 3D space.  Sweetness!!! (3 exclamation points?)


You're welcome.


Offline dice

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Reply #1 on: July 14, 2008, 12:11:40 PM
Hmm wonder what it in that little thing.

Very cool news though man thanks!
Dice :)

Offline drewich

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Reply #2 on: July 14, 2008, 05:56:03 PM
I started reading about this topic in a videogame web, and seems that tomorrow Tuesday, Nintendo will give more details about this new accessory. IŽll report everything tomorrow so everyone can read it.
Hope they start selling it soon so we can exploit it capabilities.

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Reply #3 on: July 14, 2008, 11:27:06 PM
My guess:

1. accelerometer (only needs 2 axes but probably just the same 3 axis part that's in the nunchuck)
2. 1-axis gyro on the plane of the base of the remote
3. 3-axis compass

Price:$20 -$30 USD (depending on if it has all 3 sensors)

This would basically turn the Wii Remote into a Motus Darwin but with an IR camera, speaker, better ergonomics, and probably lower price point (I've heard the Darwin MSRP is planned to be around $100).
« Last Edit: July 14, 2008, 11:31:28 PM by inio »

Offline drewich

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Reply #4 on: July 15, 2008, 06:36:55 PM
Well Nintendo introduced this new accessory at E3, and this is the video demo they presented the new wii sports, they will call it Wii Sports: Resort.

Hope you enjoy it, as everybody thought they show the effects of the new accessory, but they dont tell us what it have inside... so, we will wait. Hope you enjoy the video

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Reply #5 on: July 16, 2008, 12:56:41 AM
I think this dongle represents the final piece of hardware we need to have some fun with ;)