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Japan is getting a new Wii U GamePad battery pack

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 hours" of usage. Af...   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
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Nintendo's second-quarter lineup includes Wii Play sequel

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 platforms throu...   read

 
 
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E3 2011 Prediction: Pegasus & Skyward Sword lets you fly

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 Kinectimals sized el...   read

 
 



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E3 10: Hands too small for Wiimotes? Worry no longer!

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 Nunchukus Cantcontro...   read

 
 
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Red Steel devs claim to have 'beaten the waggle'

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 accessory, creative d...   read

 
 
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Wii Remotes help you feel holograms

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 protocols somehow broke...   read

 
 
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The real reason we can't have nice things

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. At least if CT...   read

 
 
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E3 09: Does the Wii MotionPlus live up to its promises?

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 obviously Nintendo-made...   read

 
 
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Red Steel 2 will be a MotionPlus exclusive

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 director Jason ...   read

 
 
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EA Sports Wii titles being bundled with Wii MotionPlus

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 the accessory ...   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

 
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More things to do with your Wiimote: control a lawnmower

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 the Casmobot -- ...   read

 
 
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EA says Wii MotionPlus has too much Plus

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, but we all know ...   read

 
 
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Strangest use for the Wiimote: programming robots?

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 University, whi...   read

 
 
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de Blob's producer warns that Wii MotionPlus could make control too complex

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 technology built in ins...   read

 
 
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Nintendo releasing colored straps in Japan, world wishes they could get in on it

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 the time being. ...   read

 
 
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Ubisoft CEO finds pleasure in Nintendo peripherals

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 asks the eternal ...   read

 
 
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Dead Rising controls slightly revealed

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 that when players...   read

 
 
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Gosen calls out 'gimmicky controllers,' but loves Lips

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, Gosen also decid...   read

 
 
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Let your gynecologist practice with a Wii

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 Smith. In the ...   read

 
 
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Hey Nintendo, secrecy isn't always such a great thing

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 several third-party...   read

 
 
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Wii remote blood pressure monitor patent filed

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 patent for a Wii ...   read

 
 


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Sex game utilizes the Wii remote

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 utilizes the Wii...   read

 
 
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E3 08: More Wii MotionPlus info, but why doesn't the Wiimote already do this?

[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 that they dislik...   read

 
 
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