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Written by wii_man22
Thursday, 20 July 2006
Lately, Nintendo has not released much detail on the specifics of their newest console's controller, the Wii remote. However there has recently been some new info regarding the controller, including how it is powered and the purpose of the SYNCRO button.
One big debate was how the remote would be powered. Nintendo confirmed that it would be powered by 2 AA batteries. The controller will go 30-60 hours per 2 AA's depending on how much the nunchuk is being used. The remote will communicate with the console using a Bluetooth 2.4 GHz band. The remote also features 6KB of memory, which will probably be used for controller settings or the speaker on remote.
The purpose of the SYNCHRO button has now been revealed. It will be used to establish a wireless ID number with each controller, giving you P1, P2, P3, or P4. Evidently, you press the SYNCHRO button on the console first, and then hit a SYNCHRO button on the remote located inside the battery area. Optionally, you could just hold down 1 and 2 at the same time. Also, the LEDs on the lower end of the remote have two purposes. One is to show what player you are, and the other is to show battery life. Upon power up, the LEDs will light some of the squares depending on the battery life of the controller. All 4 means 100%-75%. 3 means 74%-50%. 2 means 49%-25%, and 1 means 24% or below.
The Wii remote will also feature a built-in rumble motor that may be turned on or off. Also, fluorescent and halogen lights as well as plastics and mirrors may interfere with the remote. To eliminate the interference, you must mark your coordinates using the sensor bar that you may locate on top of or below your television.
With all this information in mind, there is still much more to learn about the Wii and it's controller. Nintendo is planning to release all launch details including the launch date, price and all launch games closer too launch.
New site and forums for Wii gamer
at Wed 18 Jul 15:20
Due to the mass bot infestation, and main site being hacked, I made a new site here www.freewebs.com/nintendowii-gamer the forums can be found there as well. So any existing members coming back here please go to the new site. Also with are lack of activity(for a long time lol) in the new forums I hope to get it going again as i've submitted the fourms to search engine services to get new members.
Everybody Loves Wii
at Wed 13 Jun 00:16
Definitely, Wii has become as the most popular and most sought after gaming console nowadays. It is different from the usual gaming equipment that we used to know of. Many factors were given as to the reason for resurgence of this most innovative games machine over a very short period of time. One is the cost which makes it even more affordable to those who are tight on budget. And the other are the games that went along with the product that requires a different method of playing them. It's a fun gaming machine and is the reason why it is very attractive to gamers and non-gamers of all ages.
at Tue 22 May 23:20
Both games look realy awsome. Im looking forward to SSBB more than MP3, but i still will get both.
Metroid Prime 3 release date
at Mon 21 May 11:04
Metroid prime 3 is set for the 20th of august in the usa, much sooner than i expected. Hopefully this dosnt mean they are rushing it. What do you think.
Win a Wii - With FANTA
at Sun 13 May 02:45
Hi i found this on digg.com and though i would just copy n paste for those who care
Cola-Cola Great Britain and Nintendo UK both have a big surprise to their respective consumers. Beginning May 14 until July 2007, there will be a total of 182 million specially marked packs of Fanta, Sprite, and Dr. Pepper all around the nation. Purchase these drinks and you give yourself a chance to win Ultimate Wii Games Rooms.
Ultimate Wii Games Rooms, just so you know, consists of a Nintendo Wii Console, Wii Sports game, Samsung 26" LCD TV, a mini fridge and a case each of 330ml Fanta, Sprite, and Dr Pepper. Do take note that all through out the promotion, ten of this will be given away - every day
"This promotion marks the start of an exciting summer of activity for our Flavoured Sparkling Beverage brands. The brand aspires to be a credible part of our teen consumers worlds and will reinforce this positioning by giving consumers access to the ultimate Wii experience," remarked Fanta Senior Brand Manager Simon Pick. Nintendo UK's Ben Taylor likewise added:
Wii is already the must have gadget of the year for people of all ages. This activity will re-enforce our message not just with with hardcore gamers but importantly will also reach everyone in the household including the mums and dads we also want to attract to our products.
The promotion was conceptualized with the help of communications agency BD-NTWK. It'll be marketed all around UK including new 20" and 30" TV advertisements, online advertising, and extensive PR activity with a multi-million pound budget.