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Wiimote headlines

  • Riccitiello: Motion controllers won't replace traditional controllers

    EA boss John Riccitiello has said that traditional gaming controllers won’t be replaced by the wave of motion controllers that’s hit the market in recent years.

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  • Scientists measure water evaporation with Wiimote

    Wired’s reporting that scientists have turned to using Wiimotes to record water evaporation rates, with the controller chopping costs by precluding the need to buy “pressure transducers”.

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  • Nintendo has sold 65.3 million Wiimotes in the US

    Nintendo has sold 65.3 million Wii Remotes in the US since the system’s launch in 2006.

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  • Wii Fit Plus out October 4, new Wiimote and DSi colours shown

    Wii Fit Plus will launch in the US on October 4, NoA’s Reggie Fils-Aime said at the 2009 GameStop Manager Conference today. The exec also announced new US colours for DSi, the Wiimote and Wii MotionPlus. As of September 13, DSi will be available in white and pink: the machine’s currently on sale in blue […]

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  • Get 30% off when you pre-order Riiflex Wiimote weights

    Riiflex, a set of dumbbells for the Wiimote and Nunchuk, is now available for pre-order. You can purchase two-pounders for $34.95 or the four-pounders for $39.95. Pre-order and you save 30 percent. Should add a bit of extra punch to your Wii Fit routine, at any rate. Via Engadget.

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  • Nintendo files patent for blood pressure Wiimote

    Spong’s found yet another US Nintendo patent, this time for a Wiimote that takes your blood pressure. That’s it, really. The device would b designed to read “pulse and body temperature of a user playing a video game on the video game console, and a rotation counter for counting the number of rotations of the […]

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  • Xbox 360 "Wiimote" before year-end

    So MTV reckons. Apparently a motion-sensing controller for Xbox 360 has been in the works since last August, and will hit this Christmas. According to MTV News, Rare has been working on the hardware alongside the new Banjo. From the article: While nothing has been officially announced, MTV News’ source was able to provide us […]

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