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Nintendo Announces Wii MotionPlus
« on: July 14, 2008, 01:28:28 PM »
Nintendo promises true 1:1 movement tracking and more accurate location sensing in 3D space with a new Wii Remote accessory.
 http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/newsArt.cfm?artid=16349

 E3 festivities don't officially get underway until tomorrow, but Nintendo has let slip a little preview of what to expect from its press conference tomorrow morning.    


Wii MotionPlus is a new accessory for the Wii Remote that Nintendo says will “more quickly and accurately reflect motions in a 3D space” and provide “a true 1:1 response” of controller movements during gameplay.  The Wii MotionPlus plugs into the accessory port of the Wii Remote and uses the accelerometer and the sensor bar to make the tracking possible.    


The Wii Remote normally uses its internal accelerometer sensors and Wii sensor bar to locate itself in space, so what the Wii MotionPlus will do any differently or how it will work better than the existing Wii Remote technology is a mystery.    


Nintendo will provide more details of the Wii MotionPlus, as well as the rest of their E3 announcements, during the Nintendo Press Conference tomorrow morning in Hollywood.  Nintendo World Report will be there to provide you with the latest updates.    


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Re: Nintendo Announces Wii MotionPlus
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2008, 12:33:20 PM »
Everyone should read comments that were already made in Rab's thread...

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Re: Nintendo Announces Wii MotionPlus
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2008, 12:37:51 PM »
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Re: Nintendo Announces Wii MotionPlus
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2008, 12:40:07 PM »
This is cool.  But I do hope Nintendo makes a Wiimote 2.0 or something that already has this built into the hardware.  They have to.  How will the wiimote fit in the zapper (if anybody uses it :P)?

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Re: Nintendo Announces Wii MotionPlus
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2008, 12:40:12 PM »
This is dumb, they should have done this from the beginning (built in) or not at all...

That said, the new Zelda basically is confirmed to be a FPA with this packed in!!!! And will suck for being a FP* game!
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Re: Nintendo Announces Wii MotionPlus
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2008, 12:40:20 PM »
There's no way for this to be backwards compatible is there? I assume the accelerometer data is parsed at the software level, not calculated by the wii hardware and sent upstream.

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Re: Nintendo Announces Wii MotionPlus
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2008, 12:42:49 PM »
This could make for some awesome WiiWare games

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Re: Nintendo Announces Wii MotionPlus
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2008, 12:45:10 PM »
DAMMIT now i have to rewrite my post

i was replying to someones post about 1up speculating this would be packed in with punch out. I was going to debate that due to having one hand (whichever you hold the nunchuk in) gimped because it wouldnt be as advance as the wiimote w/motion+ adaptor.

then i corrected myself because you could just use two wiimotes for it, and then realized you'd still be gimped. Why? Well if it was packaged with Punch Out! you'd only have one adaptor, yet have to use 2 wiimotes. that'd be FAIL.
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Re: Nintendo Announces Wii MotionPlus
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2008, 12:48:02 PM »
If this thing actually works, and improves accuracy significantly I'm all for it.
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Re: Nintendo Announces Wii MotionPlus
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2008, 12:50:59 PM »
Project Hammer is back in fucking town with this thing and it'll be all swing it round your fucken head nonstop actiuon!
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Re: Nintendo Announces Wii MotionPlus
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2008, 12:52:27 PM »
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« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2008, 12:53:09 PM »
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Re: Nintendo Announces Wii MotionPlus
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2008, 12:53:28 PM »
Additionally, this announcement may shed some light on the Nyko lawsuit.  Looks like the wireless nunchuk remote won't fit in the Wii Mote with this new little dangle.  Perhaps Nintendo didn't want to agitate its customers who bought the wireless nunchuk. 

Or, perhaps they just hate Nyko.
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Re: Nintendo Announces Wii MotionPlus
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2008, 12:53:50 PM »
Detects it in 3D space, eh?

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Re: Nintendo Announces Wii MotionPlus
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2008, 12:55:02 PM »
Yeah, did anyone check out the new Wii Remote Jackets for it too?
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Re: Nintendo Announces Wii MotionPlus
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2008, 12:55:33 PM »
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Re: Nintendo Announces Wii MotionPlus
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2008, 01:02:06 PM »
If anything it should improve the recognition of the Conductor's movements in Wii Musak.
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Re: Nintendo Announces Wii MotionPlus
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2008, 01:06:17 PM »
Yay for more sensing!

Sad because I think we can assume the regular Wiimote wasn't as accurate as people would've liked.

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« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2008, 01:08:02 PM »
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Re: Nintendo Announces Wii MotionPlus
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2008, 01:09:12 PM »
I think it's amazing that this is basically Nintendo admitting that the Wii Remote doesn't do enough...

That's very un-nintendo...

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Re: Nintendo Announces Wii MotionPlus
« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2008, 01:13:22 PM »
I think it's amazing that this is basically Nintendo admitting that the Wii Remote doesn't do enough...

That's very un-nintendo...

Now maybe they'll anounce a "We don't suck anymore" online plan!

They'll never admit it, they'll market it as "we do even more than before because we want YOU to have even more fun"
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Re: Nintendo Announces Wii MotionPlus
« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2008, 01:14:09 PM »
Yeah, did anyone check out the new Wii Remote Jackets for it too?

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Re: Nintendo Announces Wii MotionPlus
« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2008, 01:16:42 PM »
I think it's amazing that this is basically Nintendo admitting that the Wii Remote doesn't do enough...

That's very un-nintendo...

Now maybe they'll anounce a "We don't suck anymore" online plan!

They'll never admit it, they'll market it as "we do even more than before because we want YOU to have even more fun"

They'll call this the "third pillar." Just watch!
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Re: Nintendo Announces Wii MotionPlus
« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2008, 01:17:57 PM »
I just hope that games will have some sort of option that enables people with it and without it to enjoy them. There's a slew of games that would be awesome if this 1:1 thing is real, but you don't want to cut out everyone who doesn't have this.
Its like why most games that use the balance board have options to play the game without it.
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Re: Nintendo Announces Wii MotionPlus
« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2008, 01:18:42 PM »
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