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Nintendo Wii Remote Peripheral Advancements

As the Nintendo Wii grows in age, the maturation of the devices that can be used with the Nintendo Wii Remote continue to grow. First, we saw the Wii Zapper which allowed us to use the Wii Remote as a rifle. Then with Mario Kart: Wii proved that sliding our Wii Remotes into a steering wheel was a viable option.

How about the more obscure, and less known peripherals? They’re out there if you know where to look. Here are the more interesting attachments I’ve been able to find. Some of them are amazing, others nerdy, and one being downright blasphemous. Read below to find out what made the cut.


WeeP 5 Advanced Zapper

Weep5 Wii Zapper
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Top 5 Anticipations For 2009

It’s not the first Friday of the year, but it’s the first Friday in which I’m physically able to do a Top 5 list. If you listen to the whispers, or shouts depending on where you hang out, then 2009 looks like it could be the year of the Nintendo Wii. You could argue that the past two years were, but in fairness 2008 was lacking at least in the second half of the year. In light of the great year ahead, here’s my Top 5 Anticipations for 2009.

Top 5 Anticipations For 2009
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Mario Power Tennis: New Play Control! Trailer

One of Nintendo’s most controversial announcements last year was its ‘New Play Control’ series that would debut in 2009. If you haven’t heard of Nintendo’s new idea, let me give you the crash course. Nintendo has decided to re-release many of its Gamecube titles on the Nintendo Wii, adding Wii remote functionality, and perhaps other bells and whistles the Gamecube wasn’t capable of. Simple as that.

Of course the announcement was met with very skeptical views from many gamers. Many believed that this was Nintendo rehashing prior titles to make a quick buck, which in all fairness could be the case. I’m willing to stave off my conclusions, and wait to play some of these New Play Control titles.

I’m thinking that an announcement on the pricing structure would be nice, as I’ve looked through numerous articles but have yet to find the price of the remakes. I think if they release the games at $19.99, they have a chance of being successful.

There’s actually a few titles on the Gamecube that I think could make for some interesting remakes on the Wii. How about when the Metroid Prime remakes come out, adding some online multiplayer along with the Wii Remote controls? read more »

Wii Remote – Television Bloopers

It’s no secret that many have broken their TV’s with haphazard Wii Remote usage. I’ve never really researched Wii Remote accidents to find how far the accidents have gone. I can’t say I was surprised at all the Nintendo Wii accident footage I found, but that doesn’t make it any less hilarious.

While it’s easy to find pictures of Wii bloopers, finding video footage of the actual event is a bit more rare. Here are a couple of live bloopers I was able to find. The rest of the videos are all compilations of images. read more »

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Tales Of Symphonia: DoTNW — Passable To IGN

Many Nintendo Wii owners, specifically those with more gaming experience have been crying for a RPG. I happen to be one of those people. I’ve never been a ‘huge’ Tales of Symphonia fan, but enjoyed the more cheeky, and funny JRPG oriented stories in the game. Apparently, Daemon Hatfield of IGN doesn’t feel that way as he has blasted the new Tales of Symphonia game in his review.

After reading his review, it seems like the same problem I see from most game reviewers. I can tell from the problems that Hatfield has with the game, that he probably isn’t as well versed with JRPGs as many of the genre’s dedicated followers. There’s nothing inherently right or wrong with that, just that it leaves a skewed view. If I happen to like some of the off-the-wall, zany fun that most JRPGs have, I’d like to hear that voice so I can respond accordingly.

Tales of Symphonia
Yes, The Hero Is Probably A Whiny Teenager. Just Like Every FPS Has A Standard Pistol For A Starting Weapon. But Review Scores Shouldn’t Be Based On Those Trends.

I could be totally wrong and Hatfield could be right about his points. I’ll have to wait to play the game to make that decision. The way he worded his article though, it seemed like more of a bash on the genre than just the particular game. JRPGs have always been linear, and their storylines tend to always be convoluted. Just like games of other genres all follow certain patterns.

I’ll safely admit that I’m not a huge fan of third-person shooters. I like my shooters in the first person variety. So, if I were to review a third-person game, I’d like to give my readers a review from someone that does appreciate the third-person aspect. That way there’s a balance for everyone involved.

I’m not going to lay into Daemon Hatfield for his review because everyone is entitled to their opinion. I just would rather see more variety from some of the larger review sites. I know they have the budget to do it, and I think their fans would appreciate that. You can already tell there’s going to be a huge backlash from Tales fans, because there’s already 86 reader ratings. The reader score is sitting at 9.6 after those ratings, and the game comes out today. Considering most game stores won’t have it until noon, I highly doubt that those readers have actually played any of it. Which leads me to suspect those reader ratings are from upset fans who actually haven’t bought the game yet.

If I was a JRPG fan, and was waiting for an opinion that reflected close to my feelings of the genre I’d probably be upset too.