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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by Buzz, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. Buzz

    Buzz The Buzz Saw

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    I've noticed that the Wii remotes used in the E3 demos have an extra cord coming in the side. Is that a power source? Will controllers have the option of having a power cord attached (whether it's into the wall or into the GameCube slots)? I think having a power cord would be awesome for single player purposes. I think having wireless controls is only crucial during a multiplayer setting where cords get in the way (or in the case where your batteries die).
     
  2. pizzaluvr

    pizzaluvr world crown chimpokomastr

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    that was probably just because they didn't have it completely set u yet
     
  3. Buzz

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    Elaborate. :)
     
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    pizzaluvr world crown chimpokomastr

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    the wii was still being made then, and they probably didn't have the controllers made perfectly
     
  5. Buzz

    Buzz The Buzz Saw

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    Hmmm, you think so? Like, they didn't have the battery compartment figured out yet? That'd be weird.

    I'm actually hoping a cord comes with it. I'd love to have a backup when batteries aren't available.
     
  6. DBloke

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    It was to stop people robing it
     
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    The E3 Wiis were gamecubes with the Wii Dev-kit on them. Perhaps that is something to do with it?
     
  8. komio

    komio Komio-Wii

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    yeah i do believe it is so people didnbt steal the wiimotes lol
     
  9. MetroidZ

    MetroidZ Only took 4 years to get1

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    yep. and sony still tried with their tilt sensor
     
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    komio Komio-Wii

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    stupid sony... ( to kill this monster here we've used something innovative..... you have to tip him over and attack his weak spot ALL IN REAL TIME!!!) .... stupid sony, and their pc3
     
  11. ghghgh14702

    ghghgh14702 Hero of Time

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    yeah they stole only tiliting:wtf:(retarded) stuck with the same shape(retarded) and got rid of the rumble(retarded) stated rumble messed with tilting:lol: (retarded, nintendo has full motion w/tilt, rumble, and speaker) and now everyone who has actually played a PS3 game says the tilt w/o rumble is a major dissapointment. and have you seen the graphics for gameplay on PS3, I thought they were supposed to be photorealistic, not a whole lot better, maybe at 50 feet away, $600 for that crap, hahahahahahaha but what can you expect, they make batteries that light on fire :mad5: - ahhh no. I guess that is what sony does nowadays, go down in flames.
     
  12. MetroidZ

    MetroidZ Only took 4 years to get1

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    they only stated that because they dont have rights to the rumble feature anymore. :ciappa:
     
  13. NateTheGreat

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    The wiimote's had a cord that connected it to the wii because the Wii was still in development. If the development controllers had been wireless, then developers would have also had to deal with problems with wireless reception, adding more time to finishing their games. They did the same thing with the Xbox 360 controller and PS3 controller to cut down on problems.

    I don't see Nintendo making a power cord for this controller because it comes with rechargeable batteries. Soon enough, they will probably make wiimotes that just have a battery pack like the Xbox 360 controllers have and 3rd party developers will make a charging base just like the ones the Xbox 360 has.
     
  14. Buzz

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    Interesting. Can you cite some sources for me? I'm not calling you guys liars; I just want to see where they mention that the Wii remote will come with rechargeable batteries. Any links for me? :)
     
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    Yeah, here's what IGN says:
    Source

    Now of course, Nintendo could surprise us and put a nice battery pack in there instead of making us buy rechargable AA batteries, but since Wii is already in production, it's unlikely.



    Oh, and while searching for a source on this, look what I found:
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    You can read more about them here.

    These would be perfect for Wii if Nintendo doesn't make a battery pack because you could get four and have two plugged into the Wii's back USB ports and when the ones in the wiimote are running low, just switch 'em.:yesnod:
     
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    Only 30 hours?! ****! I'm gunna NEED some of those USB batteries! :p
     
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    I was actually just reading a review on those USB-charging batteries and apparently they take 5 HOURS to fully charge, which is pretty bad. You could buy atleast a 4-pack of larger capacity, faster charging AAs and a charger for about the same price as two of these USB batteries.:( Cool concept, though.:)
     
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    that is the coolest thing ive ever seen
     
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    I agree that buying an actual charger with rechargeable batteries is the preferred option; but you gotta admit that USB-recharging batteries are a bit more universal. You could recharge those ANYWHERE. :)
     
  20. NateTheGreat

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    Yeah, I agree. I find it odd that these USB-rechargable batteries haven't taken off and become popular. I guess most people just haven't heard of them.
     

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