Wii-Mote Mania (Nintendo Wii informational Thread)

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posted on Jun, 14 2006 @ 11:23 PM
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OMG!!?! TURBOGRAFX 16!?! Well, that's settled. I have to get the Wii. =D The Turbografx 16 was an awesome console, with awesome games. Just wait when you play some games from it!




posted on Jun, 22 2006 @ 06:46 PM
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Nintendo Power has just confirmed that these 6 games will be available at launch. More are expected to be announced over the summer.

Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Rayman Raving Rabbits
Red Steel
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz

Found at digg.com



posted on Jun, 22 2006 @ 06:59 PM
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A Zelda game at launch?
Sweeeet!



posted on Jun, 22 2006 @ 07:51 PM
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I was never a huge Zelda fan, though I guess I'll beat it eventually. I'm much more hyped about Red-Steel and Metroid Prime. Both are FPSs and Red Steel is the one where you have sword fights.

I really hope the Wiimote does for Console gaming what the Mouse did for Computer gaming. I suspect that it will. It's time to hammer out some sort of standards in controller schemes for consoles.



posted on Jun, 22 2006 @ 08:12 PM
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I'll admit, I was never interested in buying the Wii (man, that sounds so wrong) but after reading this, I think I might have to buy one, especially considering it won't cost more than $250, which for me is about £135! Bargain!



posted on Jun, 22 2006 @ 08:34 PM
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Originally posted by xeroxed88
I'll admit, I was never interested in buying the Wii (man, that sounds so wrong) but after reading this, I think I might have to buy one, especially considering it won't cost more than $250, which for me is about £135! Bargain!


Heh, Neither was I. I hated the Gamecube and thought this was gonna be the same deal, then came along E3 and my whole outlook changed. I should have guessed the big N was up to something when they changed the name to what it is now. The DS Lite looks very cool too, I think I may have to grab one of those ASAP.


I think Nintendo has ambitions of becoming the Apple of the Console world.



posted on Jul, 16 2006 @ 07:58 PM
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Im a big fan of the long vibrating shaft controller called Wii. It has a large potential to appeal to the female demographic. But do we really want our girlfriends handling Wii's that arent ours. Because if they are playing with their wii all day theyll never have the time to play with my Wii. thats why I invented a round bulbous controller with a protuding central button for twisting or squeezing, I call it the bube, it also has a cover when not being played with that I call a braa



posted on Jul, 22 2006 @ 11:12 PM
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Another Wii game.

Heroes

I like the animation but who knows how the gameplay is.



posted on Jul, 23 2006 @ 10:12 PM
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Here is some supposedly leaked information that was supposedly removed from the Nintendo Forums quickly.

www.2amupdate.com...



-First off let me say that the full scope of the Wii controller details has yet to be revealed by PixArt and Nintendo. Although I cannot elaborate any further let me say that the Nintendo should show that the movement in 3D space will allow experiences outside of just the TV screen. And its not 3D projection related.

-The official launch date has yet to be set in stone but will indeed launch before Sony’s PS3.

-Ironically enough, the first game that will be shown to the public that demonstrates the full scope of Wii controller potential will be Dragonball Z Budokai 4.

-When Nintendo first showed the controller at Tokyo Game Show late 2005 they were very hesitant to show it full usage. I will allow one more clue to my finding that the Wii controller can function exactly as we all have seen demonstrated WITHOUT the sensor bar. So ask yourselves, why need a sensor bar?

-The sensor bar was in all actuality in no use at E3 2006. What is will allow hasn’t been shown yet.

/snip

-Apparently Nintendo has spent quite a lot of money having IBM and ATI fabricate many iterations of Broadway and Hollywood. Which range from a 3.4GHz-730MHz Broadway CPUs, and 1.2GHz-553MHz custom ATI/Nintendo Hollywood VPU.

/snip

-The initial estimates we got concerning final hardware spec was Broadway at around 1.5GHz and Hollywood at 555MHz.

- But there was also talk of a late to launch release of this “gyroscopic headset” that would be supported by the sensor bar as well. To sum up the theory we were privy to. The headset would be somewhat sensitive to movement that could be translated into the game. Such as if you get up and move to the right of your television something might correspond for that in the game. Such as dodging things, looking around corners etc. It was also mentioned that it might have a unique look and non-obstructive lightweight design.


To recap for those too lazy to read the fine print(which is either bolded or italized by me...)

1. Full details for the controls have yet to be released and this "informant" is probably on a standard hari kari-NDA agreement.
Some hint about 3D movement as well. Could be anything except 3d projection cuz that's still really expensive. Could be lightweight shutter glasses attached to the gyroscopic headset.

2. Wii will launch before PS3.

3. First game to show full scope of the Wii'mote is Dragonball Z Budokai 4.

4. Interestingly enough the Wii functions without the Sensor bar(and wasn't actually used in E3 '06)..."Wii controller can function exactly as we all have seen demonstrated WITHOUT the sensor bar. So ask yourselves, why need a sensor bar?" My best guess to that question is to increase senitivity, or it's a reciever for another wavelength other than IR, radio waves maybe?

5. Initial Estimates for the Broadway CPU is at around 1.5GHz and the Hollywood GPU at 555MHz.

6. Motion sensitive gyroscopic headset on the way? Interesting. Maybe they are aiming for VR for the Wii 2...

[edit on 23-7-2006 by sardion2000]

[edit on 23-7-2006 by sardion2000]



posted on Jul, 23 2006 @ 11:05 PM
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Nice find, Sardion! Man, the Wii sounds so good. Everybody (well, most people) seemed to really underestimate Nintendo... maybe it's their turn to reign the console wars?



posted on Jul, 25 2006 @ 01:29 AM
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The lack of need for the sensor bar really has me extremely interested now. If it could do that stuff without it then Nintendo might just have one last big secret left that we don't know about. Or maybe it's just something small and insignificant and it's all just marketting.



posted on Jul, 25 2006 @ 04:27 AM
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Originally posted by cyberdude78
The lack of need for the sensor bar really has me extremely interested now. If it could do that stuff without it then Nintendo might just have one last big secret left that we don't know about. Or maybe it's just something small and insignificant and it's all just marketting.


Now that I've got to think about it for a while I believe it serves multiple purposes.

1. Increased sensitivity of all motion capture devices(Mote, Controller, Gun, Headset, etc)

2. Increased functionality for 3 dimensional motion capture(EI In Red Steel, translating you arm motions to game motions 1 to 1)

3. Added support for more then 4 controllers in the bar.

Just my theory.



posted on Jul, 26 2006 @ 04:05 PM
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This is interesting....


wii.ign.com...
July 25, 2006 - A mysterious press release from Nintendo today teases that a message detailing the Wii launch date may be hidden within its text. Now, as the release says, it may all be a rouse to get us to read about Nintendo's other games, but we just can't help ourselves.

The release reads: "Perhaps the secret to the launch information for Wii is somehow encoded in the text of this news item. You might want to pore over it for a few hours before staying up all night to debate phraseology and comma placement with your friends online."


games.ign.com...



July 25, 2006 - The fourth quarter of 2006 will herald a new era for Nintendo with the launch of its remarkable new Wii home video game system. But that's not what this news item is about! How could that be, you ask? Perhaps the secret to the launch information for Wii is somehow encoded in the text of this news item. You might want to pore over it for a few hours before staying up all night to debate phraseology and comma placement with your friends online. Or maybe it's all just a scam to get you to read the other games we have launching this fall. One of the two.

As the weather cools down, the Nintendo portable game offerings heat up. FINAL FANTASY V ADVANCE makes its way to Game Boy Advance SP on Nov. 6. As series go, FINAL FANTASY is to video games what James Bond is to movies. FINAL FANTASY loyalists will enjoy an opportunity to debate which installment was best.

Nintendo DS owners are the big winners. Every week or so, another huge DS title hits, from the Touch Generations title Clubhouse Games to fan favorites like Elite Beat Agents and Yoshi's Island 2. Clearly a gamer's idea of paradise, here is Nintendo's upcoming DS lineup:

Oct. 9: Clubhouse Games
Oct. 16: Nintendogs (Dalmatian)
Oct. 23: Magical Starsign
Oct. 30: Pokémon Ranger
Oct. 30: Children of Mana
Nov. 6: Elite Beat Agents
Nov. 13: Yoshi's Island 2
Dec. 4: Custom Robo Arena
Dec. 4: Kirby Squeak Squad

And, for Nintendo GameCube owners, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess will be available for you this fall. An enhanced version also will be a launch title for Wii. That will all happen on... Oh look, we're out of space.

For more information about all of Nintendo's upcoming titles, please visit www.nintendo.com.


Lol. Nintendo sure has learned the art of Viral Marketing.


[edit on 26-7-2006 by sardion2000]



posted on Jul, 27 2006 @ 12:44 AM
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Here is an update with one of the ... odder games coming out for the Wii....

wii.ign.com...



July 26, 2006 - Atlus may have given the honors to its American division to reveal its Wii-based sequel to Trauma Center, but it's only now that we're getting full details on the game. The latest issue of Famitsu has Trauma Center: Second Opinion as its big scoop for the week.

Titled Caduceus Neo in Japan, Second Opinion takes place in the near future and puts players in the role of Kousuke Tsukimori. Things kick off in 2018 as mankind feels the wrath of a mysterious incurable disease called Guilth. The Caduceus organization, which works in the shadows and attempts to eliminate all disease, will of course not stand for this. Tsukimori, a rookie doctor, comes into contact one day with a patient infected with Guilth. It turns out that Tsukimori is the doctor who will lead humanity to a new future.

Trauma Center: Second Opinion is actually a remake of the original rather than a full-blown sequel. To the scenarios of the original, the game adds a new scenario at the end and new characters here and there.


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.



posted on Jul, 27 2006 @ 10:58 PM
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i have to say, yesterday i pre-orderd my Wii.

I really cant wait, of course the offical launch dates and price aint out yet, but on the receipt the store estimated it to be $350AU.



posted on Jul, 27 2006 @ 11:05 PM
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Originally posted by wang
i have to say, yesterday i pre-orderd my Wii.

I really cant wait, of course the offical launch dates and price aint out yet, but on the receipt the store estimated it to be $350AU.


That seems a bit high. Nintendo has come out and said that the cost of the Wii will not exceed 250 USD and 350AU comes out to 266 USD. I'd personally be very surprised if the price exceeds 225 USD.



posted on Jul, 27 2006 @ 11:15 PM
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supposedly the wii wil launch in october. according to these guys, activision slipped up, and unintentionally relased some info about the wii release date...well...release month.
www.joystiq.com...



posted on Aug, 4 2006 @ 05:30 AM
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This is wonderful news IMO and hopefully it's a sign that the relationship between the Big N and 3rd party developers is improving.


7 Launch Titles for Ubisoft
Ubisoft today announced that it is in development with versions of Far Cry, Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII, Monster 4x4 World Circuit and Open Season for Wii. In addition, the studio is bringing an all-new racer called GT Pro Series to the system.


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


I can't wait to see how the Crytek(or some derivation) looks on the Wii.

Some other interesting info...



Ubisoft France also allegedly revealed that a Wii Prince of Persia title is in development and will be released -- at least in France -- next March. The source of this information is still being verified. The company's US subsidiary had no further details to offer on this game, but an American release is a certain eventuality, even if it's not yet official.

/snip

The popular first-person shooter Far Cry pits players on a mission through lush Amazonian jungles and equips them with a variety of weapons, vehicles and special powers to attack the enemy. The game will make full use of the Wii-mote for enhanced maneuverability and will likewise boast new content.

Blazing Angels utilizes the Wii controller for intense dog fighting scenarios set to the backdrop of WWII.

The racer GT Pro Series is developed by MTO and optimized by Ubisoft for Wii. Through a deal with MTO, Ubisoft is able to distribute the project everywhere in the world except Japan. GT features more than 80 licensed cars, detailed tuning options, fluid drift-style controls and physics, and more. The title has been specifically tailored to make full use of the Wii's revolutionary remote.

Open Season is an adventure game based on the Sony Pictures Animation's CG animated film of the same name.

Monster 4x4 World Circuit is a truck racer that has been completely revamped to make full use of the Wii control system. The title takes players fully off-road for some muddy displays of mechanical power.

Finally, previously announced big guns Red Steel and Rayman Raving Rabbids round out the selection.


7 launch titles. Impressive.
Ubisoft.

In other news...




EA Reveals Wii Software Pricing?

August 2, 2006 - Recently a number of web sites have reported that Electronic Arts plans to price its Nintendo Wii titles at or below $49.95 -- likely leaving many to cheer that software for the new console won't carry the heavy price tag of titles for other new systems.


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.



Midway Readies Wii Destruction

In addition to Rampage and Mortal Kombat, the publisher has an additional four Wii titles in development and scheduled for release in the first half of next year, most of which will cater to younger audiences.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.




Wii Prove Our Promise

The GC 2006's official website reveals that beginning at 10:15 a.m. on August 23, Nintendo will hold a press conference from the exhibition titled: "Wii prove our promise." Few details about the conference itself are known, but the title is very telling.


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.



[edit on 4-8-2006 by sardion2000]



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posted on Aug, 5 2006 @ 05:27 AM
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Looks like Red Steel has recieved a facelift. It's looking much more "Next Gen" now.






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