MotionPlus dev video shows off potential for the accessory

 
Perhaps if Nintendo had brought this guy to their E3 press conference instead of Cammie Dunaway, we wouldn’t have all been bitching so much. Who am I kidding? Of course we’d have still complained, if only because we expected this sort of functionality on launch day.
 
This video by AiLive, a dev tool maker involved with the Wii since the early days, demonstrates a few ways that the new MotionPlus accessory can be implemented into games. It’s all tech demo stuff aimed primarily at developers, so it’s a bit on the dry side, but it does give a glimpse at what Wii games might be doing in the not-too-distant future.
 
Of course, we get a demonstration of how the MotionPlus handles sword motions because it’s obviously what the core audience wants to see. Yes, it looks like a lightsaber. What I find more interesting is the earlier bit where the demonstrator shows off how a ball can be thrown accurately with variable levels of force. No doubt, EA Sports is already well underway.  
 
But if this results in another Pong Toss, I’m gonna stab somebody.
 
 
[Thanks, Adam!]
Conrad Zimmerman