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Wii Remote Plus comparison pics

The Wii Remote Plus launches this Sunday, at least as a $50 bundle with FlingSmash. Interestingly, the Remote Plus is identical in weight to the original controller. But it is MotionPlus ready — a nice little touch for the five of you who play a lot of Motion Plus-enabled games. The only real difference is the new controller is labeled as such and appears to have more green circuity boards (see ...

Eji Aonuma speaks about Skyward Sword, talks about Motion Plus, Story, and Design

A Gamespot interview from E3 featuring Eji Aonuma, has him talking about the elements of Skyward Sword and some of the games design. It’s an interesting interview and provides more depth to Skyward sword than what most people already know about the game. How do you guys feel about Skyward Sword and the style they decided to take with the design of the game?

Natal renamed “Kinect,” to launch with “Kinect Sports”

Various sources from around the internet are reporting that Xbox’s much hyped project Natal has been officially renamed to Xbox Kinect.  Although this in itself is not specifically Nintendo news, it’s worth mentioning that Microsoft’s controller free revolution will be launching with a game currently known only as “Kinect Sports.” Classy Microsoft. More on Xbox Kinec...

Are you happy with Motion Plus?

It has been almost a year since the Motion Plus has been available to the public, and Approximately 16 titles were released so far in the devices lifetime. 22 titles if you want to count the Japan and European exclusive titles. While 22 might seem like a decent number, it is actually a very small fraction compared to all the titles that were released. If we were to do the math, the amount of title...

Motion Plus May be Permanently Embedded in Silicone Jacket

IGN is reporting that multiple sources suggested that Nintendo’s upcoming Wii-Motion Plus peripheral may come embedded in one of Nintendo’s trademark silicone sleeves. IGN’s Matt Cassamassina had this to say in a post-GDC write up: During the show, there were all sorts of companies showing off Wii MotionPlus, from AiLive to countless developers, all fascinated by the device. No m...

Wii Sports Resort and MotionPlus coming out in…June?

Remember way back at E3 2008 when everyone’s favorite Reggie Fils-Aime promised Wii Sports Resort and MotionPlus for a spring time release? Here we are and I still haven’t gotten to ecstatically throw a virtual beach frisbee, Cammie Dunaway style. MTV Multiplayer blog backed the Nintendo of America president into a corner (is that even possible?) and unintentionally managed to give us a semi-c...

EA might bundle MotionPlus with Grand Slam Tennis

My prediction that Wii Motion Plus’s “delay” had something to do with third parties was bolstered today by a rumor regarding EA. Apparently, the publisher is planning to bundle its upcoming Grand Slam Tennis title with MotionPlus for a respectable $60. That’s only $10 more than what the title would go for by itself. To further expand on my prediction, I’ll say today t...

Is the MotionPlus delay due to third party developers?

As you all know, Wii MotionPlus has been absent from the past two major Nintendo release schedules. Now, my first thought is this is Nintendo being Nintendo, always meticulously testing its first party products until they’re perfect (unless, of course, we’re talking Wii Music—I kid Miyamoto, I kid!). However, hundreds, if not thousands, of people saw MotionPlus in real-time demos...

EA Tiger Woods 10 with Wii MotionPlus: Here’s my money, take it

Joystiq has some demo footage of an EA rep going through the motions in the upcoming Tiger Woods PGA Tour golf title for the Wii. Stress motions. Joystiq came away impressed. Basically, I can’t see myself playing a golf title on any other system going forward unless it has the kind of motion controls demonstrated here.

EA’s Grand Slam Tennis, Tiger Woods 10 hitting Wii this summer

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 10 and EA SPORTSâ„¢ Grand Slam® Tennis will ship to retailers in North America on June 16, 2009, and will be the first two products from the EA SPORTSâ„¢ label that utilize the functionality of the Wii MotionPlusâ„¢. EA SPORTS has at least five products, including EA SP...