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That Nintendo Dongle?

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 Nintendo Doowhatey?

So Nintendo has announced a doohickey that you can attach to the bottom of your Wiimote that will enhance it’s accuracy.

Can someone please explain to me how on earth that is going to work? Are they adding on more sensors or is it just another chip that can process the sensor information better?

Is this an admission that the current remotes don’t work properly and will all future remotes come out with this already embedded?

This must be the weirdest announcement of E3 to date, but fear not we are going to go bash on Nintendo’s door to give us one to test. IF it actually makes the Wiimote a usable option in FPS games this could be revolutionary.

Source: Nintendo.com

Last Updated: July 16, 2008

7 Comments

  1. Werner

    July 16, 2008 at 10:53

    I read a bit about it this morning. The doohickey is basically a multi-axis gyroscope that then works with the current sensors etc. and enhances the accuracy and determine “true 1:1 motion”.

    It also “enhances” how quickly your battery dies…

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  2. ewie

    July 16, 2008 at 10:57

    so it fix a problem. And call it an enhancement

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  3. hilt_ctn

    July 16, 2008 at 11:05

  4. Chevron

    July 16, 2008 at 12:17

    What are you talking about?

    The wiimote is already usable in fps games.

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  5. Gazza ZA

    July 16, 2008 at 17:42

    Option yes – good not really, you try doing a 180 degree turn quickly in metriod.

    Gazza ZA’s last blog post..E3 in pictures

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  6. doobiwan

    July 16, 2008 at 20:16

    Wait, they’re releasing a motion sensor for there motion sensor?

    World I officially bring to you the day Nintendo lost their minds.

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  7. Milesh Bhana

    July 16, 2008 at 21:25

    I heard Medal of Honour is pretty good with the Wii-mote too.

    Milesh Bhana’s last blog post..Sony Announces PS3 “Greatest Hits”

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