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  • Feb 28, 2014
Ah the Wiimote, I remember when I first saw these controllers back at E3 2006. I was sitting at home watching X-Play when they were shown along side the new Console. I remember it like it was yesterday, when I saw those controllers for the first time my response I believe was "WHAT THE HELL ARE THOSE!!!!!"

Yes the Wiimote was a very odd controller, but its the instrument that lead the Wii to becoming the best selling console of all time, yes of all time. The Wii has currently outsold the PS2 and is only second to the DS. As a gamer though I loathed that thing, I mean for FPS games hell yes it was great, I could move and shoot so much faster than I could with a normal controller and in that I came to like the controller alot. But then came the times were developers would tack on unnecessary motion controls to simple actions (lots of early Wii developers did this) and that would just annoy me. (Alone int he Dark and Red Steel are perfect examples of this)

Then there were other times when developers got smart and started using the controller in innovative and engaging ways that really made me love the thing (Silent Hill Shattered Memories, No More Heroes, Metroid Other M, The Bit Trip Series) While now if I have the option I will always use the Classic Controller Pro over the Wiimote, I still will from time to time pick it up. It takes some getting used to but it is in its on right a good controller. 
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To make gaming as accessible to people of all ages and all abilities, Nintendo wanted to create a controller that was as inviting as it was sophisticated- the result is the Wii Remote. Nintendo fused the global familiarity of a remote control with the sophistication of motion-sensing technology to come up with an input device that differentiates the Wii from any other console that has come before it.

Revolutionary control
Sporting the dimensions of a small traditional remote control, the wireless Wii Remote is a multifunctional device that is limited only by the game designer's imagination. The magic of the Wii Remote's design lies within; acellerometers inside the controller body measure movement in all directions and at all speeds. In a tennis game, it serves as your racket as you swing your arm for a long forehand or a quick and hard backhand. In a 4x4 driving game it serves as a steering wheel, allowing you to swerve to avoid obstacles or pickup power-ups. In first-person shooters, the Wii Remote acts as a firearm that you can point directly at an on-screen enemy. The list of potential uses is enormous, and the light weight of the Wii Remote allows gamers to play for hours without feeling fatigued.



The Wii Remote boasts impressive technology for such a compact package.

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