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Revolutionary Gaming Remote

  • Dec 12, 2006
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Pros: great new technology, allows for more active gaming experience

Cons: none

The Bottom Line: Awesome new technology definitely need more than one controller, so you can do multi-player with new Nintendo Wii

It is the new remote and sensor that make the new Nintendo Wii such a revolutionary gaming system. The Wii remote is used differently in different games to do things such as steer a truck by holding it sideways and moving side to side and throwing a bowling ball by swinging your arm back and forth (you can even twist it with your wrist to get a hook like in real bowling). The controller works using a sensor that you mount above the television. You can even select stuff on the screen by aiming at the screen, moving the cursor that appears, and pressing A to select. The remote runs on 2 AA batteries and has a power button to conserve battery life. It also will automatically shut itself down after inactivity to save batteries. Things can get wild when playing the games, so make sure stuff is out of your way, especially people to avoid injuries to yourself and others. Also, it is important to use the wrist strap as it can go flying across the room and/or to the ceiling if you hand slips and you do not have the strap on. Actually it still can fly across the room, but it is much less likely and it will not go as far.


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Quick Tip by . February 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 …
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The Wii controller is great. It can be used both as a traditional controller and as a remote "wand." It fits comfortably in your hand. Nintendo did a great job with the Wii.
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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.

All Wii Remote buttons are accessible and responsive. View larger.

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Brand: Nintendo
Category: Video Game Accessories

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