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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by indiemike, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. indiemike

    indiemike The old and wise gamer

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    Remember back in the NES days, where you could play a game using a glove, gun, power pad, or a standard controller?
    Remember when SNES introduced a mouse to use with Mario Paint? Remember when all of this dwindled to specific games, with DDR having its own pad, and Guitar Hero working on a guitar-like controller?

    It seems like gaming companies have started taking their peripherals for granted, and Nintendo is obviously coming back.

    Up until this year's E3, it's seemed to me like everything with the Wii has been based around its motion-sensing remote. I had no idea that Nintendo wanted to take me back to the days of World Class Track Meet, and then some.

    Now Nintendo is talking about a "new power pad," one that senses the distributed pressure of your body to a "T." They've announced new attachments and control-ideas, like a light-gun and a steering wheel.

    The question is... will any of this matter in the long run? Are we going to see these controllers be devoted to a few games, and contribute little to the advancement of the Wii, or can all of these peripherals, like the Classic Controller and Nunchuk, be used to help us experience a broad array of games in new and exciting ways?

    I, for one, can't wait to see new games roll out with support for the Classic Controller. This could potentially allow me to use a single system for my button mashing, and my arm flailing.
     
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    Rosbaughcr WiiChat Member

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    I miss that bazooka thing for the SNES

    edit: Light guns and steering wheels are already available from 3rd parties
     
  3. apple555

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    I want a fishing pole controller to play fishing games :(
     
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    But none of these things besides the Wii fitness pad thing actually do anything. They are just useless pieces of plastic.
     
  5. indiemike

    indiemike The old and wise gamer

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    a. I recognize that there are third party light gun attachments and steering wheels available, I'm talking about moreso the first party products that aren't necessarily just attachments.
    b. Yes, SOME of these are just pieces of plastic. I admit that what I meant to say isn't slightly what I said. What I mean is emphasizing the importance of peripherals.

    Wouldn't it be wise of Nintendo to make a controller out of the steering wheel attachment? Or should they just keep it as an attachment?

    I think that it would be cool to see more than just a new power pad as a peripheral, and not a bunch of "add-ons" to my remote that I will probably never buy because I know they do nothing.

    Then again... I'm sure many wouldn't want to buy extra controllers for money knowing that they do nothing extra compared to the wii remote. Right?
     
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    Having purchased a Super Scope when they first came out, I am offended by the phrase "bazooka thing" :(
     
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  8. indiemike

    indiemike The old and wise gamer

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    Meh, details.
     
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    Evanet NooB

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    I can't wait to play Mario Kart with a wheel and Wii Fit with that funky looking balance board.
    I can see lots of games using both of those. Boxing with the fit board as well as the nunchuck and remote could be interesting..
     
  10. bubs

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    Speaking of contollers...

    I'm in Western, Australia, Perth... Anyone know where you can buy Gamecube genuine controllers and memory cards? Either a shop u can walk into or online... i've tried doing a search and have found nothing... any ideas?
     
  11. TortillaChip520

    TortillaChip520 One of the Oceanic 6

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    speaking of controllers....

    stay on topic. why dont you go to a wal mart or a game stop or a whatever they have in austrailia.
     
  12. gunsnroses

    gunsnroses No more stupid posts!

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    hhhaaaahahaha:lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  13. bubs

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    thats pretty funny considering CONTROLLERS is the topic.
     
  14. chakat assasain!

    chakat assasain! wii chat's chakat!

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    pieces of plastic that make it easyer XD but that's about all they do, other than the new zapper coming out, or the other one I posted on the nintendo zapper thread.. it's kinda useless to buy the steering wheel thats out now. im sure the newer one most likeley will be different.. and if it isn't that just sucks :lol:
     
  15. mushroomedmario

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    well if it comes with the console, than i'm not complaining

    however unless i have nothing better to spend my money(which i'm trying to save up fora car) i'm not going to buy it
     
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    Game Traders in the Galleria has Game Cube controllers and memory cards I think.

    @ Tortilla Walmart has not invaded Australia yet ;)

    I for one like the idea of these various peripherals, as long as they are effectively used in a number of games so they don't merely become cash cows for Nintendo.
     
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    They're already available. Pick one up off of http://www.emvee.ca/
     
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    TortillaChip520 One of the Oceanic 6

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    you dont need to buy a piece of plastic for the wii mote to feel like a fishing rod, just pretend! for years gamers have been pretending their controller was a gun, a sports player, and a car.
     

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