*Darwin, the Wii Remote one-off: Evolution?
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Darwin, the Wii Remote one-off: Evolution?

10:05 AM on 02.05.2008  ·  Dale North@DaleNorth
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Motus Corporation is showing off their new Wii-mote look-alike, named Darwin. This sword hilt-looking device is supposed to bring better motion sensing gaming to non-Nintendo systems, including the PC.

Technology Review says that this device has its roots in golf hardware, and they've taken what they learned to try to one-up the Wii. The Darwin measures absolute position with respect to the earth, orienting itself to magnetic north to sense direction. They claim that through the use of improved technology with gyroscopes and accelerometers, they're able to relay positional information to the console in less than 30 milliseconds. Great. What about the games?

There's no finalized list of Darwin-supported games yet, but they say that they're working with console makers and game publishers to utilize the technology with current games as well as integrate it into ones currently in development. The Darwin is expected to be released in the Holiday season of 2008, and is expected to retail for $79-$99.

What do you think? Does the Darwin have a chance? How will it fare in the process of natural selection?

[Via Gizmodo

 

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