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  • MotionPlus-only Red Steel 2 is "huge risk," says Ubi

    Red Steel only works with Wii MotionPlus. This may or may not be a particularly clever idea. “It’s a huge risk,” creative director Jason Vandenberghe said in the latest Nintendo Power. “We have no idea what the penetration rate for Wii MotionPlus will be. We assume high. We would like it to be high.” Not […]

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  • Wii exclusive Red Steel 2 confirmed for the holidays

    Ubisoft has announced that Red Steel 2 will hit Wii exclusively for the holiday season, and was built from the ground up to use MotionPlus. Set in a desert-bound metropolis, sword and gun play will be replicated on-screen using WMP. The stronger the swing, the larger the impact. “Red Steel was a unique opportunity for […]

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  • Red Steel 2 to use Wii MotionPlus

    Red Steel 2 will make use of Wii MotionPlus, according to the next issue of Nintendo Power. The game’s on the cover of the magazine, which claims, “Finally, wielding a sword in a Wii game feels as real as you’d always dreamed.” You don’t want to know about the sword dreams we have. They’re horrible. […]

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  • Tournament Challenge mode detailed in new Tiger Woods video

    EA has released another video for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10. Loads of golf stuff in it, including talk about the tournament challenges, clips of Tiger chatting about his mindset during some of his most memorable moments and other, well, golf stuff. The game’s out for PSP, PS2, PS3 and Xbox 360 this summer along […]

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  • EA Sports titles to be bundled with Wii MotionPlus

    Both Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 and Grand Slam Tennis are to be bundled with Wii MotionPlus, EA just announced. The company said specifically that, “the Wii versions of both Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 and EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis will be bundled with Nintendo’s new Wii MotionPlus accessory when the titles ship to […]

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  • Virtua Tennis Wii to have online features and buttons are optional

    Sega said today that Virtua Tennis for Wii will have online modes just like the other versions, and, thanks to Wii MotionPlus, use of buttons is optional. Which is the main reason Sega feels its tennis game will stand out from EA Grand Slam Tennis. “I understand our competitors are using buttons?” said a Sega […]

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  • Wii Motion Plus will not work on older Wii games

    Nintendo has told GameDaily that Wii MotionPlus will not work on older games, nor will a patch be released for WMP to work with Wii Fit. “The Wii MotionPlus accessory is only for games that are designed to make use of its abilities,” said Nintendo in a statement. The site originally theorized, that Nintendo would […]

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  • More media for Grand Slam Tennis released

    Another load of shots for Grand Slam Tennis were released today, along with a video. Don’t forget that you can use Wii MotionPlus with it once the peripheral releases on June 8. Look below for the video, and on CVG for the pretty little pictures.

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  • Wii MotionPlus to his US on June 8, priced $20

    Nintendo’s confirmed Wii MotionPlus for a June 8 launch. The peripheral will cost $20. Wii Sports Resort will follow on July 26. The new device and game were confirmed earlier for a June 12 and July 24 ship in Europe. Press release after the break.

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  • Wii MotionPlus confirmed for June 12 in Europe

    Nintendo just confirmed Wii MotionPlus for a June 12 release in Europe. Wii Sports Resort will launch on July 24. “Everyone who has played the Wii can remember the moment they first discovered its intuitive controls and realised that this was an incredible new way of experiencing video games,” said NoE PR boss, Laurent Fischer. […]

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  • Wii Sports Resort and MotionPlus to launch in June

    Nintendo said today that Wii Sports Resort is to launch in June in Japan, according to this Reuters report. The sequel will ship overseas the following month. The title marks the launch of Wii MotionPlus. The news comes from a Japanese press conference.

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  • Rumor: Wii Sports Resort, WMP and "Wii Fit Plus" dated

    A GoNintendo reader has seen an upcoming game release list at an Amsterdam retailer and took it upon himself to snap a picture of it. According to the shot, Wii Sports Resort, Wii MotionPlus bundle and all, will hit stores on July 10. Same goes for the the standalone WMP, apparently. There’s something called Wii […]

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  • EA: Wii MotionPlus's super "fidelity" can cause it to be "overly responsive"

    EA Grand Slam Tennis producer Thomas Singleton has told TechRadar that Wii’s MotionPlus can be “overly responsive.” “It truly is giving you that one-to-one control movement of your arm motion and then mapping it directly to that one-to-one movement of your character on screen,” said Singleton. “At times it’s overly responsive. It had so much […]

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  • Rumour: EA bundling Grand Slam Tennis with Wii MotionPlus in Europe

    Amazon.de’s listing Grand Slam Tennis as a bundle with Wii MotionPlus for €54. The release date’s listed as July. This isn’t confirmed at all. We’ll drop EA a line. Thanks GAF and Joystiq.

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  • EA's Singleton explains WMP in Grand Slam Tennis

    Grand Slam Tennis producer Thomas Singleton has posted a video explaining the game’s Wii MotionPlus controls. The background noise in it is just awful, but this is what we picked up: The game stands on it’s own with or without the WMP; it is just enhanced by it You plug the WMP device into your […]

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  • EA officially announces Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10

    EA has officially announced Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10. Real-time weather will be reflected on every course, and a television broadcast style presentation with instantaneous updates will be included ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt and the Golf Channel’s Kelly Tilghman will be the announcers. Implementation of Wii MotionPlus includes the real-life golfing ability to draw and […]

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  • Virtua Tennis 2009 officially confirmed for Wii - all details

    Sega just officially confirmed a Wii version of Virtua Tennis 2009. There’s no mention of Wii MotionPlus support in the press release. A Sega UK spokesperson has just told us that they’re unable to comment on game features beyond those listed in the press release. A Wii MotionPlus logo is rumoured to appear on the […]

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  • MotionPlus tech was too expensive for Wii launch, says Reggie

    Speaking to VentureBeat, NoA boss Reggie Fils-Aime has claimed that Wii MotionPlus was too expensive to be implemented at Wii’s launch. We were aware of that technology at the time we designed the original Wii,” he said. “But the cost would have been too high for the business model. It would have been unacceptable. By […]

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  • LucasArts not too happy about Wii MotionPlus

    Nintendo’s Wii MotionPlus add-on came as a shock to everyone – including publishers. So it’s not too surprising that a few aren’t exactly feeling buddy-buddy with Nintendo at the moment. Game Informer (via NeoGAF), however, claims that LucasArts is especially miffed. It’s not too hard to see why either. When you’re hard at work on […]

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  • Ubisoft confirms Red Steel 2, will use Wii MotionPlus

    According to this GI report, Ubisoft’s confirmed that Wii MotionPlus will be used in sword-fighting sequel Red Steel 2. “Red Steel 2 has been in development for many months now, and this new device will help us be even more precise in what we do with the product,” said company director Alain Corre. The new […]

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