Wii Controller - News

July2009

  • News A Whole New Meaning To The Term Shovelware

    Bet you didn't know your Wiimote could handle such power

    What do you get if you mix 15 tonnes of steel, 200 bar of hydraulic pressure and a Wiimote? The answer: a totally awesome industrial grappler. The chaps behind these two grapplers - which use a control system written in Python software language - have tinkered around with them so that you can operate them using a Wiimote. Check out the..

June2008

  • News Johnny Chung Lee's Crazy Wii Experiments

    Crazy Johnny takes the Wiimote to even new heights creating some simple demos that might even surprise Nintendo.

    Before hating, I know that this is old news, I simply can't believe we never got round to posting these videos on the site, they really are something amazing and anyone that missed them should appreciate this post. Working out of Pittsburgh USA, Johnny Chung Lee has created some..

  • News Wii Music "Nearing Completion"

    Wii Music is expected to be shown at E3 with a release coming pretty soon.

    With the glut in popularity of musical games (cough Guitar Hero 583) Nintendo are putting finishing touches to Wii Music which was first shown at the initial announcement of the Wii many years ago. New information revealed by N-Europe today suggests that there will be 40 different instruments to play requiring both button..

April2008

  • News White GameCube Pad Coming To Japan

    Nintendo keeps the memory of the Cube alive

    Although many Nintendo fans will have relegated their once-treasured GameCube consoles to the great console heaven in the sky, the trusty Cube pad is proving to be a near-essential piece of hardware for Wii owners. We dread to think about how many Cube consoles have been offloaded at carboot sales or charity shops minus their controllers. Nintendo is..

  • News Microsoft Working On Wiimote-Style Controller?

    When you run out of ideas, why not steal one from someone else?

    They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and if that is the case then Nintendo must be feeling pretty flattered at the moment. MTV has recently been contacted by a developer who says that Microsoft is working on a Wii-style controller for its 360 console, as well as a version of the ‘Mii’ avatar concept for Xbox..

January2008

  • News Nintendo Breaking Patent Law With The Wiimote?

    The latest courtroom drama from the US

    It seems that both Sony and Nintendo may have a fight on their hands thanks to a patent dispute currently doing the rounds in the US. This follows on from Sony’s humiliating courtroom defeat at the hands of Immersion Corporation, which effectively cost the Japanese giant $100 million in damages and forced them to remove controversial rumble technology from..

  • News Unwanted Xmas Gift Series: Wii Weapon Set

    Let's hope Santa didn't pop one of these in your stocking

    As the warm, fluffy memory of Christmas fades away and the horrifying prospect of another year of hard graft slowly becomes a reality, it’s a good time to take stock of the thoroughly useless items you’ve been given over the festive period. The success of the Wii has seen many companies produce a dazzling range of totally pointless..

October2007

  • News Wii Slip No More

    Nintendo have released info about a new "Wii Remote Jacket" designed for those sweaty handed gamers that keep smashing their TV.

    Nintendo announces the Wii Remote Jacket, a durable, silicone cover for the Wii Remote™ that provides a variety of benefits for the player. Nintendo will include the Wii Remote Jacket with all Wii™ hardware systems and with all Wii Remotes sold separately or packaged..

September2007

  • News Zelda Game Accompanying Zapper

    Details emerge on the software bundled with the Wii Zapper peripheral.

    Remember when the 'Wii Zapper' was announced at E3? The attachment for the Wiimote that transforms it in to gun, similar to the Zapper made for NES. It was said there would be a training game of sorts bundled with it to introduce players to how to use the piece of plastic. Many expected it to follow tradition and for the..

  • News Get Tidy, Get Wedock!

    As the popularity of Wii continues to grow, huge amounts of unofficial 3rd party products are seeping out of China, so what's this Wedock then?

    Our friends at Wedock.com sent us a sample of their "Wedock" product, yes we think they're aware of the abnormal spelling. Wii thought we'd do the right thing and tell you guys about it. So what is it? Wedock is a "storage solution" for your Wiimotes and..

August2007

  • News Need To Make Your Wii EZ?

    So erm, ezGear have announced a line up of "must have" Wii accessories... I think they've pretty much thought of everything.

    ezGearTM for Wii Sports Pack -- The ezGear Sports Pack for Wii provides three extensions for the Wiimote, transforming it into a golf club, baseball bat or tennis racquet, but not just any club, bat or racquet. Each extension is weighted to give the user a realistic feel..

July2007

  • News Wii Light Saber Game In Development

    LucasArts have confirmed that we'll be seeing the much dreamt about Light Saber action on a Wii console later this year.

    Jim Ward of LucasArts was quizzed about the idea at last weeks Hollywood & Games Summit panel in Los Angeles. "In response to a question from session moderator N'Gai Croal of Newsweek asking: "What would it take to make a lightsaber game for the Wii?", Ward, who is President..

  • News EA Introduce Family Play

    Electronic Arts have announced a new "Family Play" system for their '08 Sports titles, featuring advanced or family modes.

    "In the main game of Madden NFL 08, NBA LIVE 08 and FIFA 08, players have the choice to play the style that best suits their skills. When entering a contest, players now have the option to choose Advanced or Family Play. Once in the game, Advanced users take complete control..

June2007

  • News Dojo Talks Brawl Controls

    Proof that the Wii controls won't work for everything, Nintendo opt for a 4 way control system on upcoming Super Smash Bros Brawl.

    "The Nintendo Wii really is a versatile piece of hardware. I mean, when it comes to controllers, there are pretty much four different types. I guess I have no choice but implement them all! There’s no need to be confused about what does what—just choose the play..

March2007

  • News Wii Loop Machine

    Blogger named "The Amazing Rolo" shows off his incredible "Wii Loop Machine", turn your Wiimote into an instrument!

    As you probably already know, it didn't take long for the macheads to get the Wiimote working on their machines, I even bothered to try it out, it was cool but had no real use - until now! The "Wii Loop Machine" is a fantastic example of what you can do with your Wiimote besides..

February2007

  • News Thrustmaster Reveals Their New Wii Accessories

    The American accessory-developer Thrustmaster, whose name most of you probably recognize from the firm's long participation in the racing-game accessories market, has just revealed a list of all the unique accessories they are developing for Nintendo's popular gaming console.

    With the Wii Nintendo opened up gaming to a whole new audience and expanded the demographics of our beloved form of digital..

  • News The First Wii-Chargeable Wiimote Battery

    Thats right folks, the Wii is getting a rechargeable battery pack (currently only for Japan mind you).

    The pack is manufactured by a Japanese company called Thanko and is due for release there soon. Currently there no news on a release anywhere else. From Joystiq.comThanko's lithium-ion battery and USB charge cradle, which can draw power from one of the Wii's USB ports, are retailing in Japan at..

  • News Wii Prototypes

    Some weird and wacky Nintendo designs that didn't quite make it into production.

    Okay this is old news, but I wanted to post it anyway for those that haven't seen it, here's a except from an article posted on DarkZero last year. "In all honesty we see two remotes that could have worked well - had we not seen todays version - and one lazy Wavebird redesign... then we see A GIANT STAR. Until..

  • News Dj Wiij

    Just incase you needed another use for your Wiimote.

    You've probably already tried the Wiimote on your Mac, using DarwiinRemote, but haven't really found a use for it... until now. Look what we've come across recently, Wii DJing! "Welcome to DJ Wiij. The first and original djing website dedicated to using Nintendo Wiimotes. As much of a gimmick this looks like, it really works like a charm..

December2006

  • News Nintendo NOT Recalling Wrist Straps

    Internet wild fire causes a problem again, Nintendo will replace broken straps but its certainly not a product recall.

    It amazes me that professional media sites can get it so wrong, Nintendo have yesterday announced that they will replace any broken wrist straps free of charge but should not be considered a product recall (when a company asks specifically for people to return the product). Here's..

  • News Wireless Sensor Bar For Wii

    Cable not long enough?

    No problem! Some clever little spark has managed to create a wireless sensor bar for Wii. Remember all those people that complained that the Wii's sensor bar was too short? Now there's a easy solution, wireless sensor bar, just what all those Projector types were after! "The Wireless Sensor Bar™ can be used with any...

  • News Wii Has The Power...

    ... Glove. Just in case you missed it, here's the brand spanking new Power Glove for Wii.

    When Wii was first announced, alot of people said "wait, isn't that just a power glove all over again?" Thankfully they were wrong, Wii has proved to accomplish exactly what the Power glove wanted to achieve on the NES over 15 years ago. It was only a matter of time before someone attached their Wiimote to a..

November2006

  • News Nintendo Says: Don't Let Go Of The Wiimote

    Nintendo respond to the dumb gamers that forgot to hold onto their Wiimotes, its that simple people!

    Just incase you didn't realise, when you swing your Wiimote around, you shouldn't let go of it. All sorts of Wii-accidents can happen, from simple TV explosions to broken noses. Please be careful with your Wii! "Wear the wrist strap. Make sure that all players using the Wii Remote are wearing..

  • News Nintendo Wiimote

    Nintendo's Wiimote taking the fun out of gaming, bad style...

    As the Wii has launched in US, dozens of complaints have been aroused. The straps on the Wiimote have been snapping under pressure of hyperactive Americans, having fun with their Wii, or so they thought... This guy was playing on his Wii, then the wristband snapped and hit into his tv, cracking the TV screen.Poor TV Here is a video of..

  • News Joytech Announce Accessory Line For Nintendo Wii

    Joytech has released a number of Wiimote peripherals

    Sports Pack:Further enhancing the realism of Wii™ sporting software, the Wii™ Sports Pack features three separate accessories: A Racing Grip, Golf Grip and Racket Grip, which each attach quickly and safely to the Wii™ Remote, transforming the game play experience. Designed to match the aesthetics of the Wii™ Remote, the Wii™ Sports..

May2006

  • News Wii Retail Package Details

    Covering E3 have unearthed some details when chatting to Nintendo employees at this years E3

    Chris over at Covering E3 has posted an article confirming some details about the Wii console and what will be included at launch, heres an overview of his findings. Retail Wii will ship with a Wii console, Wii Remote & Nunchuk and no games. The classic controller won't be included and sold..

  • News Wii Light Gun Controller Revealed

    Nintendo reveal more Wii goodies in the form of a Light Gun attachment. It's just too cool..

    Photographs from today at E3 have revealed a revolutionary Light Gun for Nintendo Wii. Is this not the coolest light gun you have ever seen? This is supposed to come with the new Duck Hunt Wii game, perhaps it'll be bundled together. The light gun seems to attach to the bottom of the Wii remote to create a..

April2006

  • News Miyamoto Talks Up Twilight Princess

    Shigeru Miyamoto has revealed a few more details about the Revolution controller and Zelda: Twilight Princess

    Those guys over at Cubed3 have reported an interview between Nintendo Official Magazine and Shigeru Miyamoto; in which Shiggys hints the gameplay offered with the Revolution controller could be quite different to that of the Gamecube controller. "...I think the Revolution controller..

  • News New Revolution Controller Photographs

    Certain set of Revolution Controller photographs have been floating around the interweb and blogs

    The blogs and gaming sites around the web have seen a pair of "Promotional Photographs" of the Revolution controller over the past few days, some sites claiming they are part of the "Red Steel" exclusive in the Game Informer magazine and some saying they're fake. Infact, we're not totally sure where..

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