Monday, April 12, 2010

Wii Motion Plus from Nintendo Review

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Wii Motion Plus from Nintendo Review

The Wii Remote and Wii MotionPlus from Nintendo takes the motion-sensing controls of the Wii console to the next level of precision sensing gameplay movements with greater accuracy than ever before.

It is designed to attach easily to the Wii Remote. The Wii MotionPlus brings every twist of the wrist or turn of the body to life, faithfully replicated on the TV screen. With the combination of the Wii Remote and MotionPlus elevate your gameplay to such a level of realism that you never thought of.

The Wii MotionPlus was announced by Nintendo in a press release on July 14, 2008 and revealed the next day at a press conference at the E3 Media & Business Summit. It was released in June 2009

The device incorporates a two-axis[4] tuning fork gyroscope,[5] which can determine rotational motion. The information captured by the angular rate sensor can then be used to distinguish true linear motion from the accelerometer readings.[6] This allows for the capture of more complex movements than possible with the Wii Remote alone.[7][8]

The Wii MotionPlus features a pass-through External Extension Connector, allowing other expansions such as the Nunchuk or Classic Controller to be used simultaneously with the device. The attachment has a color-coded mechanical slide switch for locking the clip release. When attached to the Wii Remote, the unit extends the length of the controller body by approximately 1+1⁄2 in (4 cm). Each Wii MotionPlus includes a longer version of the Wii Remote Jacket to accommodate the added length.

The device is only used by games that have been specifically developed to use its functionality. It can remain attached to the Wii Remote when playing games that do not support it without causing any problems, but it will not enhance gameplay. The device must be detached when using the Wii Remote with certain accessories such as the Wii Wheel or Wii Zapper.

So, if you love your wii already, you will certainly love this improvement to the wii remote. Enjoy and happing gaming.