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Japan is getting a new Wii U GamePad battery pack


White Wii U Premium bundle is coming soon as well
May 30
If you're a Wii U owner that's frustrated with the battery life on your GamePad, then there might be some relief on the horizon. A new Wii U enhanced battery pack will be released in Japan in July, promising between "5-8 hour... read
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We learned a lot about the Wii U at E3 this year, but we didn't learn what is likely to be the defining factor in its success or failure: the price. Recent rumors from reliable sources price it in the $400 range, which could ... read feature

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Nintendo's second-quarter lineup includes Wii Play sequel


Apr 12
Early this morning, we informed you that Nintendo had settled on a June 19 release date for Ocarina of Time 3D in the US. Nintendo has now supplied us with a list of first- and third-party titles that will be dropping on its ... read
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E3 2011 Prediction: Pegasus & Skyward Sword lets you fly


Jun 16
Vacationing in Rome during E3 means my flow of information is limited, but from everything I've seen and read so far, it seems like people are only commenting on the graphics, and not pointing a finger or Wiimote at the Kinec... read
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E3 10: Hands too small for Wiimotes? Worry no longer!


Jun 14
Tiny people and young children rejoice! Your Wii Remote and nunchuck worries are finally over. If you've known anyone with small hands you know their struggle to overcome Wiimotus Tobigus and its often related condition Nunch... read
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Red Steel devs claim to have 'beaten the waggle'


Sep 30
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... read
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Wii Remotes help you feel holograms


Aug 09
Holograms have always disappointed me. This is mostly because they're nothing like what they are in science fiction. Where's the hologram that can go horribly wrong and trap me in gangster era America with the safety protocol... read
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The real reason we can't have nice things


Jun 20
I thought we had left all these plastic add-ons for Wii Sports in the past. Consumers had smartened up and we weren't supposed to see them as much anymore. But it seems the opposite is true; consumers are just getting dumber.... read
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E3 09: Does the Wii MotionPlus live up to its promises?


Jun 04
Quite by accident, I ended up playing more Wii MotionPlus-controlled games on the E3 showfloor than any other Destructoid editor. Spending time with the UbiSoft developed Red Steel 2, Grand Slam Tennis by EA, and the obviousl... read
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Red Steel 2 will be a MotionPlus exclusive


May 12
We already knew that Ubisoft's Red Steel 2 would boast integration with the Wii's new MotionPlus accessory, but it has since come to light that the extra control will not be an option -- it's mandatory. According to creative ... read
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EA Sports Wii titles being bundled with Wii MotionPlus


Apr 21
Electronic Arts has announced that it will be bundling some of its upcoming titles with Nintendo's Wii MotionPlus peripheral. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10, which hits stores on June 16 in North America, will come bundled with... read
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It's been a long time since Wii MotionPlus and Wii Sports Resort were announced, with the belief being that we'd see both these items last year. Now Nintendo has finally confirmed a solid release date of June 8 for MotionPlus... read feature

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More things to do with your Wiimote: control a lawnmower


Apr 06
The Wiimote has been used for many a purpose other than what it was intended for, which is pretty cool in the general scheme of things. The latest use has been found by researchers at the University of Denmark and is called t... read
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EA says Wii MotionPlus has too much Plus


Apr 04
We can get all up in arms about how the Wii should have had one-to-one motion controls since the launch of the system, and how Nintendo will be making a killing over yet another add-on for their little white box that could, b... read
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Strangest use for the Wiimote: programming robots?


Dec 10
We know that the Wiimote sometimes gets used for things other than waggle -- hell, it's even been helpful to the disabled. Its newest foray outside the world of games has to do with a research project being conducted at Rice ... read
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de Blob's producer warns that Wii MotionPlus could make control too complex


Sep 23
I was a little underwhelmed at this year's E3 when Nintendo whipped out the MotionPlus attachment for the Wiimote, not because the idea isn't cool, but it seemed to me that the Wiimote should have been made with this technolo... read
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Nintendo releasing colored straps in Japan, world wishes they could get in on it


Aug 22
Siliconera is reporting that Nintendo is prepped to release a plethora of colored straps for the Wii remote this September. Unfortunately, the giant publisher has decided that it will only push these straps out in Japan for t... read
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Ubisoft CEO finds pleasure in Nintendo peripherals


Aug 18
Ubisoft Montreal’s CEO Yannis Mallet is certainly one of those guys that really likes videogames. In an interview with Gamasutra, Mallet gets wistful when talking about Nintendo’s interface and peripherals, and as... read
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Dead Rising controls slightly revealed


Aug 09
It’s great when controls translate perfectly how you picture them. According to MyWii, Capcom has detailed some of the more action-oriented controls in Dead Rising: Chop 'Til you Drop. The most shocking revelation is th... read
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Gosen calls out 'gimmicky controllers,' but loves Lips


Aug 07
Yesterday, European Xbox Vice President of Strategy and Marketing David Gosen proudly declared that Microsoft was “investing to win” in Europe, as well stated that physical media was as good as dead. Apparently, G... read
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Let your gynecologist practice with a Wii


Aug 03
There’s something inherently scary about a surgeon earning his wings with a Wii remote, but apparently it works. Kotaku recently dug up an interview that Austin Channel 8 News did with a gynecological surgeon named Mark... read
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Hey Nintendo, secrecy isn't always such a great thing


Jul 24
I suppose president Satoru Iwata already did his best to apologize to jaded gamers over Nintendo's less than impressive showing at E3, but it appears that he may want to extend those apologies even further. According to seve... read
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Wii remote blood pressure monitor patent filed


Jul 22
Ever sit around playing WiiSports and get the sudden inclination to make sure your body is running phenomenally? Apparently the thought has crossed Kent Hsu’s mind a time or two. Today, Spong found Mr. Hsu’s US pa... read
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Sex game utilizes the Wii remote


Jul 21
Ever get tired of the “normal” stuff with your partner? Or perhaps, get exceptionally lonely? The guys at the IT University of Copenhagen may have just designed the game of the future. It’s a sex game that u... read
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E3 08: More Wii MotionPlus info, but why doesn't the Wiimote already do this?


Jul 15
[video]95412:60[/video]It seemed inevitable that Nintendo would capitalize on their motion technology, considering the rampant success of the Wii itself and the reaction to WiiFit and the balance board. Some gamers complain t... read
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Is Darwin going to shift the balance of power away from Nintendo?


Jul 11
At first glance, it would seem as if Motus Games is looking to cash in on the Wii craze with its introduction of the Darwin controller, but as Galagabug highlights in his community blog, nothing could be further from the trut... read
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Introducing the Wiibrator, or, how to diddle yourself with a Wiimote


Jul 10
If I find I have, ahem, "needs", I can honestly say that the last thing I consider doing is satisfying them with a Wiimote, but you know, different strokes for different folks. It seems some folks at Bauhaus Univers... read
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Samba de Amigo maracas confirmed


Jul 04
Confirmation is pretty easy to get if you have the rumored equipment in your hand, while standing next to a spokesman at an official event. It wasn’t me with the maracas, but Gamekyo’s recent trip to the Samba de ... read
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Wiimote allows creativity for the disabled with Digital Wheel Art


Jun 06
I will admit that the Wiimote is not my controller of choice, but seeing it used in new and creative ways does give me the kind of warm fuzzies that only good deeds can. The image you see above was created by means of a progr... read
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Hama Reemote controller offers the ebony alternative


Jun 04
Once you go black ... well, you know the rest. For those of you fed up with the Wii's virginal color scheme, now there's something a little edgier coming down the pipeline. Pics of Hama's "Reemote" have been spied o... read






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