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8:00 PM on 05.22.2011

How many people will buy Wii Play: Motion?

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...

Jonathan Holmes



ExerBeat is a fun exercise game for the Wii photo
ExerBeat is a fun exercise game for the Wii
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

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 very helpful. I only tried out the Karate section where I had to do actual karate moves with my arms. I was sweating within the first two-minutes of the routine!

There are 155 exercises broken into eight different types of workouts. You'll be able to routines in Hip hop, Latin Dance, Aerobics, Boxercising, Karate, Karate Forms, Yoga/Pilates and Stretching. ExerBeat is up to two-players and will support MotionPlus and the Balance Board. Expect to pickup the game this Spring.

 

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4:50 AM on 09.29.2010

New Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword screenshots

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

11:00 AM on 09.26.2010

PDC World Championship Darts: Pro Tour has a long name

(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...

Matthew Razak

3:30 AM on 06.11.2010

Conduit 2 to support MotionPlus

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

7:30 PM on 04.16.2010

NPD says Red Steel 2 flopped, Ubisoft says maybe not

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...

Jonathan Holmes







How to survive the motion control apocalypse photo
How to survive the motion control apocalypse
by Tony Ponce

[Editor's Note: We're not just a (rad) news site -- we also publish opinions/editorials from our community & employees like this one, though be aware that it may not jive with the opinions of Destructoid as a whole, or how our moms raised us. Want to post your own article in response? Publish it now on our community blogs.]

Nuclear holocaust. The zombie plague. The robot rebellion. Until now, the prospect of doomsday existed only in the realm of fiction. By year's end, Sony and Microsoft will have thrown their hat into the motion control ring. Along with Nintendo, this unholy trinity will shift the focus of gaming away from the pursuit of high art towards the indulgence of base pleasures.

The world will come to an end.

Store shelves will become awash in vibrant hues as legitimate digital experiaunces are replaced by images of lobotomized families in directionless play. Hardcore gamers will be assaulted by legions of casuals asking them for recommendations from the latest Walmart Sunday shopper. Businesses will grind to a halt as impromptu Just Dance office parties become all the rage.

Once the final gaming bastion has fallen, the MoCos (as the infected will come to be known) will shift their attention to other desirable pastimes. There will be no more liquor or high-calorie fast food. Pixar will close down as funding for DreamWorks Animation increases, and all live-action films will be romantic comedies starring Sarah Jessica Parker. Cultural evolution will slam the brakes and shift into reverse.

We are already seeing sporadic outbreaks across the globe. It's not too late to prepare for the coming storm, however! We may be unable to prevent the MoCo apocalypse, but we can take steps to preserve the sanctity of gaming. 

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11:00 AM on 03.20.2010

Reggie says more Wii MotionPlus games on their way

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 ...

Matthew Razak

6:00 PM on 03.06.2010

Walmart exclusive Wii Sports Resort Wii bundle is awesome

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...

Matthew Razak



Rage of the Gladiator: Punch-Out!! meets mythology photo
Rage of the Gladiator: Punch-Out!! meets mythology
by Nick Chester

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, Rage of the Gladiator, it actually kind of works.

In development for WiiWare, the game is a first-person perspective fighting game that takes a lot of cues from Nintendo's arcade-style boxing game. You play as Gracius, a gladiator fighting for his life in an arena where he'll be faced with everything from the Medusa-like Sea Witch to a fire breathing dragon.

At its core, the game feels a hell of a lot like Punch-Out!!, with dodging and weaving of attacks, and pattern memorization to defeat some of the game's wild combatants. While the game can be played in a number of different styles (including sideways remote for a classic feel, or remote and nunchuk combo), Ghostfire was showing off the nunchuck Wii Remote/Wii MotionPlus combo, which gave the combos a more one-to-one feel -- I swung up with the remote, Gracius swung up; I hammered down, Gracius followed suit.

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11:20 PM on 02.24.2010

Nintendo's FlingSmash: Tennis, pinball, platforming

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...

Nick Chester

9:00 AM on 02.11.2010

Pink and blue Wii Remotes hit retail for Valentine's Day

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...

Nick Chester

8:20 AM on 02.08.2010

Shocker: Miyamoto making a MotionPlus games

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...

Jim Sterling

10:20 AM on 02.03.2010

New Wii Zelda will be a Motion Plus exclusive

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...

Jim Sterling

11:30 PM on 01.26.2010

Red Steel 2 arrives this March in the US and Europe

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:00 PM on 11.29.2009

Next Legend of Zelda may have flying, will use MotionPlus

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 ...

Matthew Razak