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Nintendo originaly wanted to go crazy with peripherals.

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by thas, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. thas

    thas Canadian/Gamer for life

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    NOTE: pictures of these peripherals are at the bottom of the linked page.

    Source:http://computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=181197
     
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    :wtf:

    I'd really like to see a Kart addon, a life sized sit in Mario Kart would fly off the shelves. Imagine you and 3 buddies all sat in one, swiping at each other with the wiimote to throw shells :D
     
  3. thas

    thas Canadian/Gamer for life

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    lol, yeah some of these ideas are kind of stupid.
     
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    261311 The Man on Ice

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    A teddy bear? Wth? What game is that for? Cry your heart out? Nintendo, love and hate em'.
     
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    K LoLo Wii Addict

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    They probably discarded all the patents because they were dumb ideas. You put the Wiimote into a bear and then what? Watch the bear sleep?
     
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    Singhson ****** by Syntax

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    Hhmmmmmmmmm...
    Interesting to say the least.
    It's clear Nintendo were clearly brainstorming, and obviously leaving no rock un turned.
    This shows they were really trying hard, and it payed off too, those guy's should be proud of themselves.
     
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    CantGetAWii WiiChat Member

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    Yeah I saw those pictures yesterday, some of them are quite farfetched.
    Maybe we can expect one of these after Wii Fit? :lol:
     
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    261311 The Man on Ice

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    Well, the WiiSports bat was a good one if anything (the best there). Stuff like the chair and bear were just stupid.

    Test your... CHAIR STRENGTH! Go!
     
  9. thas

    thas Canadian/Gamer for life

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    LOL. i just laughed at every post you made in this thread.:lol:
     
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    smyth Asstnt to the Rgnl Mngr

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    most of them seem improbable, but the skateboard doesn't make sense at all. So you're playing Tony Hawk, you want to do a kick flip in the game, so you actually... have to do a kickflip... in your house...? isn't that the part of the beauty of gaming, the fact that i'm an untalented person but i can do cool stuff in the game? If that happened all i'd be able to do in the game is friggin tic-tac around the levels... and fall.


    i would pay them $50 just to tell me what the hell they were thinking about doing with the chair and the teddy bear. The bear could be be some kind of hug-o-meter? Maybe helpful for girls who just got dumped? I guess they could have a simulation game where you're really really old and your just hanging out in a rocking chair on your porch chain smoking and doing a crossword... Level 2- in the kitchen playing solitare(online mode would be Bridge)... Level 3- in the backseat of your kids car yelling at them about how they should be driving. and LEVEL 4- in the living room, watching soaps, and KNITTING!!!!... level 5-... death?
     
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    261311 The Man on Ice

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    See, just the thought bugs me. You're completely right, did you see the place where the Wiimote goes? You'd actually have to ride along in your house with it to play the game.

    By the way, Skateboard + Treadmill = Fun (who needs a game?).
    I know, I'm awesome :cool:
     
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    smyth Asstnt to the Rgnl Mngr

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    haha the problem is the axle of a skateboard is nowhere near big enough in diameter to have a wiimote fit into it, so it would either have to be a none-rolling board, or an ultrasmall wiimote/megultra huge axle in which case turning would be near impossible(and the stress would probably destroy the wiimote anyway.
    I wish they came out with it, i would love to skateboard around my 2 bedroom apartment, i'm sure my roommate won't care, and i'm possitive i won't end up killing one of the dogs(or myself)...


    (fixed the typo too, thanks :))


    oddly enought the bike one actually makes sense, on a stationary bike if you had it in the pedal like shown the accellerameter could gauge power output, speed, etc, the only thing is it would also have to know what gear you're in, and for any interesting game/good workout, have a restistance unit that could simulate the resistance of inclines and such. But there are systems that actually do that and hook up to your television... and they only cost around $1200
     
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    balrogs.pa Wiichats Idiot Identifier

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    I laughed with the power glove remake picture. (The wimote on the wrist)
     
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    do you really need a periph for that... couldn't you just grab a rubberband or two?:lol:
     
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    261311 The Man on Ice

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    Hey, quiet. I was the original patent designer for that. It originally sold for $60.
    [MEDIA][​IMG][/MEDIA]
    Any buyers? I'll give you a discount (Warning: Arm not included).
     
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    see now had you engineered it better, the rear tied down wouldn't be depressing the 1 button all the time, it would also make the button more accessable while also anchoring the entire mechanism in a more sturdy fashion. PSSSHHH i'll wait for v. 2.0 to be released, and all the bugs are worked out.
    :lol:
     
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    Extra Life Mushroom Just That Great

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    the wrist strap seems like a possible idea. It could work for a boxing or fighting title, one on each wrist. But the strap would be necessary since most wii owners can't think outside the box enough to find ways to securely bind the wii mote to the wrist without discomfort. So sadly they would need a wrist strap.

    The light gun and goggles intrigue me. I saw a youtube vid of a guy who used the wii remote for head tracking. It allowed for realistic character movement through the simulated background. It's explained in the video:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=Jd3-eiid-Uw

    so the potential for a total immersion fps is possible. And the light gun and glasses prototype even shows that nintendo has even considered this before...to an extent.

    With the Wii balance board coming, it would possibly be able to use that in an fps environment. (think time crisis..but with more physics involved allowing for more control)

    now if you were to employ the nun chuck+wiimote set up and then add the possibility of an IR headset then we have a level of control for an FPS not even seen on pc games.
    Being able to have pinpoint aim whilst running and strafing is a luxury long enjoyed by pc gamers and the wiimote_nun chuck set up is the closest that consoles have come so far to developing something so fluid.

    Take the precise controls of the wiimote, Then add something that recognizes body movement and position into the mix along with the head tracking. You now have three independent sensors going all at once. One for the head, one for the body and one for the arm. If those three elements were spliced into an FPS, then tat would be the move innovative and immersive game in the genre and would catch like wildfire.

    Just a thought. But I don't work for nintendo so I'm pretty sure my words fall on deaf ears but oh well. I'm just hoping they figure this stuff out before the end of the wii's life cycle.
     
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    damnit! i knew i shouldntve sold my wii, what if that teddy bear does come out someday! im so jealous.

    but i dont understand what that cube with remote is? and that bike wouldve probably cost 100 dollars. lol
     
  20. jimbo

    jimbo wii are cool!!!!!

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    ^ ye lol

    wtf a box thats a great idea :lol:
     

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