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Wii MotionPlus

Nintendo did a nice job with their new Princess Peach Wii Remote Plus controller. It's Peach pink and has some colored accents to make you think of Mushroom Kingdom's royalty. It sort of makes a set with the Mario and Luigi W...
This isn't the first time that a scientific study has come up demonstrating the benefits that videogames can have on budding surgeons, and it surely won't be the last. It makes sense: spend time developing hand-eye coordinati...
Your experience with Skyward Sword's controls can vary immensely from the next guy's. Some people had no trouble whatsoever becoming acclimated with the motions, whereas others could never get the sword to go where they want...
Today, Mash Tactics is picking up that old Master Sword, in the form of a golden Wii remote, to once again save the eponymous princess in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Potentially one of the last great Wii releases, and...


There was a time when The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword might have been a button only affair, with nary a motion control in sight. But Legend of Zelda producer, Eiji Aonuma, explained to Official Nintendo Magazine that he co...
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword was released today, and the game is already buzzing with controversy. Specifically, some reviewers and players are insisting that the game's motion controls are fantastic while others a...
If the Wii had launched with The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, everything would have been different. Instead, the console launched with The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, a game that sent all the wrong messages to thir...
Okay, Nintendo. We get it. Robin Williams is a total videogame nerd who named his daughter after Princess Zelda. One thing, though... Zelda Williams isn't in this commercial! I don't want extreme closeups of Robin's creepy old man lips! The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword: Robin Williams "Origins" Commerical [YouTube]
Nintendo is riding the Princess Zelda / Zelda Williams connection to the bitter end, but I'm really not bothered. Robin Williams is a such a cartoon character in most everything he does, and his daughter is oh so lovely. Mor...
Oh what's this! You can't get enough of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword? Casey Baker's words just not filling your brain with enough knowledge? WELL THEN HERE'S SOME NEW VIDEO! We got three total and each one shows off so...
One thing I haven't really had a chance to get into in my last couple of previews of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is how much more immersive the entire world actually is compared to past Zelda games. In some ways, it's ...
In an extremely interesting, though not so surprising revelation from the latest Iwata Asks it seems The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword was initially intended to sport a purely button-based control scheme. Appa...
In our most recent preview of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Casey told us a bit about the new gameplay mechanic called dowsing. It basically acts as a magical compass, allowing you to easily find certain points of inte...
In our last look at The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, we were introduced to the floating city of Skyloft and Link's obstacles towards knighthood. We met Zelda again as we would meet any old friend, yet she was soon taken aw...
Seriously, I would just love living in the world of Skyward Sword. Look at how Link and Zelda just jump off the cliff without any fear. I don't know if I'd be able to trust the birds like that to catch me, but I guess I'd ha...
Recently, I was given the esteemed privilege of spending a full day playing the latest in a long and legendary line of a beloved Nintendo franchise. I was ushered into a room with a few other journalists, sat in front of one...
If we're talking the Destructoid readership, I'm guessing the answer is "not too many." But still, I wonder how well Wii Play: Motion will sell with the general populace. The game certainly looks more imaginative than the or...
After the Kinect came out, I never thought I'd go back to the Wii for my exercise needs until I tried out ExerBeat. The Wii exclusive is fun and the onscreen prompts showing you exactly how to do the moves you need to do are...
Here's a set of screenshots for Link's next adventure on the Wii, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. As you can see, the elfish lad is performing tasks he's pretty well known for carrying out. He's swinging a sword, shooting...
(In honor of the upcoming Rally to Restore Sanity/March to Keep Fear Alive I shall deliver all the news this weekend twice: First the sane way, and then the fear way. It's the weekend, I get to do stuff like this (I h...
SEGA shot us over some information about Conduit 2. Specifically, information on whether the first-person shooter would incorporate Wii MotionPlus controls. In the event you were wondering, Conduit 2 will support Wii MotionPl...
The NPD data for March is out, and it tells us that Red Steel 2 only sold 50K in its opening month. Not good, especially compared with other games that debuted in March (like God of War III, which sold over a million) and lon...
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I love the Wii. In fact other than Mr. Holmes, I think I might be the most ardent Wii supporter at Destructoid. My Wii is played just as often as my PS3 and 360 if not more, and not just when friends are over. I am a serious ...
So you sold your Wii three years ago for some reason I'm sure you'll tell us about in the comments, and now you can't play New Super Mario Bros. Wii, No More Heroes 2, MadWorld, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories or Wii Sports R...
If the idea of Punch-Out!! set in a gladiatorial arena where you fight minotaurs and snake women sounds ridiculous, that's because it is. But as Ghostfire Games has proven to me with a demo of its upcoming WiiWare title, Rag...
What do you get when you mix tennis, pinball, and a side-scrolling platformer? You get FlingSmash, an upcoming Wii title that's being developed by Artoon. The basics: you'll use Wii MotionPlus to swing and smash a little frui...
While retailers have been listing them for awhile, Nintendo has confirmed that it will be shipping blue and pink Wii Remote bundles to retail this month. Available on February 14, you'll be able to choose from either a blue o...
In amazingly shocking news, it's been discovered that a game designer is designing games! Shigeru Miyamoto, the Nintendo genius who's gone off the rails a bit, is making a new MotionPlus game. Of course, if we knew what the g...
Have you bought the little Motion Plus doingle for your Wii remote yet? If you want to play the new Zelda, then you're going to have to. The next time we travel to Hyrule on the Wii, we will only be able to do so with the Mot...
Ubisoft has finally confirmed the release dates for Red Steel 2 in the US and Europe. Americans will be getting the game on March 23 and Europe will get the game a few days later on March 26. You'll have two options of buyin...
Link has used plenty of forms of transportation through his games, from horseback to boats to trains, but his feet have never really left the ground (unless you count magic owl teleportation or giant leaf hang gliding). That ...
According to Ubisoft, the days of waving a Wiimote randomly around and hoping to win are over, with the Red Steel 2 development team confidently claiming to have "beaten the waggle." Bigging up the MotionPlus access...
Starting October 12 and continuing until supplies run out, Nintendo will be offering a Wii Sports Resort bundle that includes an extra Wii MotionPlus accessory for $59.99. Ordinarily, the two would cost $69.99 when purchased ...
Surely, everyone saw this coming: Nintendo has revelaed that Wii Sports Resort is a ridiculously huge success. The publisher has revealed that since its June 26 launch, over 1 million copies of the game have been sold in the ...
We all knew Wii Sports Resort would be popular, and Nintendo wants to be absolutely sure that nobody is left with a shred of doubt over the Wii's ability to print money, revealing that the game has shifted over 500,000 copies...
At Nintendo’s Wii Sports Resort launch event in Times Square yesterday, I was able to speak briefly with the Senior Product Marketing Manager for Nintendo of America, Bill Trinen. (You may recognize him as the translato...
In an effort to promote the forthcoming release of Wii Sports Resort, Nintendo spent a bazillion dollars turning part of New York City's Time Square the game's fictional setting, Wuhu Island. Leading up to the event, Nin...
One of the questions that pops up on a regular basis in my head when I’m sitting around popping up questions in my head (usually Tuesdays and bank holidays) is why Wii MotionPlus is only an optional add-on instead of a ...
The original Red Steel had so much potential, but it sadly didn't live up to the hype. Now we have Red Steel 2 on the way, and it has some big hype building up around it, thanks in large part to the Wii MotionPlus. The extra ...