Vitality Sensor

Nintendo Vitality Sensor, we hardly knew you (or Nintendo needs a fresh image already)

I was once a semi-champion for the Nintendo’s Wii Vitality Sensor, but now even I have given into reason and rationality: This vaporware peripheral, for me, is all but dead on arrival.

Missing: Vitality Sensor

Nintendo’s E3 ’09 press conference brought the announcement of the Vitality Sensor and shortly thereafter specualtion about what it might be used for. This years press conference however did not even contain a mention of the device. Why was the vitality sensor completely absent from Nintendo’s press conference?

Will The Vitality Sensor Really Add to the Horror Genre? A Quick Look at the Science of Fear

I’m not actually a paid journalist. Go figure. I’m just a Nintendo fan boy with an outlet to talk about video games. I’m actually a University student majoring in psychology. The mysteries of the human body and behavior are like crack to me. I love that stuff. So, naturally the implications of a device that could potentially measure the level of fear was super exciting to me. How...

Nintendo to show new Zelda, Mario Galaxy 2, Vitality Sensor at E3

Want to see the new Zelda, more Mario Galaxy 2, and Vitality Sensor stuff? Then you’re in luck, because Nintendo plans to show all three at E3, according to a Nintendo investor meeting held in Tokyo today. The company also plans to show Metroid Other M. No word yet on what else they plan to show, so you’ll just have to wait until July 15-17 to find out, impatient ones.

Wish upon a Vitality Sensor star: What kind of games would you like to play?

In addition to new Zelda and handheld announcements this year, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said his company will unveil the first batch of Vitality Sensor games at E3 this year. We already know the peripheral will be bundled with something. What we don’t know is what kind of games will use the thing, so it’ll be interesting to see what Nintendo showcases this summer. Hopefully more...

Nintendo Trademarks “Wii Relax”

Recently, N-Europe reported that Nintendo recently planted their flag on the trademark “Wii Relax.”  Smells like the Wii Vitality Sensor to me. I’m sure we’ll hear more about it between now and E3.

Is Nintendo giving competitors the finger?

I guess I hold grudges or something—or at the very least I’m a stubborn, cynical bastard—because I can’t quite let go of the Wii Vitality Sensor.

Nintendo confirms bundled software for Wii Vitality Sensor

Days after confirming the arrival of the Wii Vitality Sensor next year, Nintendo has announced plans to bundle software with the uncanny peripheral to showcase its utility. “The Wii Vitality Sensor is planned for 2010 and will come with software that shows off its unique abilities,” said Amber McCollum, director of entertainment and trend marketing for Nintendo of America. “We be...

Reggie talks Vitality Sensor, calls Balance Board oversized bathroom scale

Still wondering what the deal is with that heart-rate monitoring “Wii Vitality Sensor” Nintendo teased at E3?  Want to know how it’s going to be used? Well… keep guessing, Reggie explained in a recent interview that you simply aren’t going to “get it” until you “get it.” And all I can tell you is, with the game developers that we have, we will...

Wii Vitality Sensor sounds boring, but could be fun if used right

The Wii Vitality Sensor is probably the most head-scratching announcement of this year’s E3. “People will be able to use the product we are developing with the Wii Vitality Sensor to achieve greater relaxation,” said Nintendo President Satoru Iwata on Monday, during the company’s annual press conference. “It may not be long before games are used to let people unwind o...

About that Wii Vitality Sensor…

Admittedly, when Jake’s liveblog of Nintendo’s E3 keynote spit out news that a Wii Vitality Sensor was forthcoming to the console, I balked. Jake did too, he said, as did a number of other Infendo editors in our super secret gmail underground lair. Blake even said there were audible snickers in the crowd that day. Again, unsurprising given the audience. What’s sad is Nintendo has...

Nintendo reveals the Wii Vitality Sensor

Nintendo’s global president, Satoru Iwata, briefly announced today a new attachment for your Wii remote which brings intuitive game design to a whole new level.