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Nintendo Wii Remote Plus tipped by FlingSmash box-art

Nintendo Wii Remote Plus tipped by FlingSmash box-art

Nintendo are seemingly preparing an updated Wiimote controller complete with integrated MotionPlus, at least that's the suggestion from box-art for the much-delayed FlingSmash Wii title.  NintendoLife spotted mention of the new controller on Gamestop's preorder page: the box reads "Wii Remote Plus inside!" suggesting the two components have now been combined into a single unit.

The controller actually pictured on the packaging doesn't look particularly changed from the original Wii Remote, but it's a small image and we'll have to wait until the real thing arrives to see what aesthetic changes - if any - have been made.

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Wii Table Tennis Paddle Accessory is Actually Worth Looking At

Wii Table Tennis Paddle Accessory is Actually Worth Looking At

It hasn't been much of a secret that third-party accessories for Nintendo's video game console, the Wii, are notoriously bad. In fact, when we see things like inflatable cars, we're almost forced to look away. But, it looks like the string of bad ideas has actually turned into something noteworthy. This brand new table tennis paddle is apparently worth taking a second look at, according to writer for Game People, Paul Govan.

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Super Mario Collection Announced for Japan, Heading to the Wii in October

Super Mario Collection Announced for Japan, Heading to the Wii in October

Surely by now you've heard that it's our favorite digital plumber's anniversary today, right? Well, if not, Super Mario is 25 today! And while having a competition in the UK to see who can make the coolest video detailing why they love Mario is great, it just wouldn't be right if some kind of video game wassn't released. Thankfully, Nintendo feels the same way, and they've just (officially) announced the brand new Super Mario Collection. Which, as you might have guessed, was created specifically for this momentous occasion.

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Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Controller Coming to the Nintendo Wii

Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Controller Coming to the Nintendo Wii

In most cases, a controller that's themed to a particular video game isn't something that we get all that excited about. But, of course, there are notable exceptions. While the TRON-themed controllers caught our eye a couple of months back, we're now forced to rationalize that a Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver is coming down the pipe, and it's headed for the Nintendo Wii. And, we can't pass up Doctor Who things.

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Next-gen Wii is jaw-droppingly unique claims Sakamoto

Next-gen Wii is jaw-droppingly unique claims Sakamoto

Nintendo has always been upfront about its challenges for the next-gen Wii console: while many gamers would be content with Full HD and some Blu-ray playback, the company has set itself the challenge of making generic hardware "unique" so as to build in meaningful surprises for their customers.  According to Nintendo exec and Metroid co-creator Yoshio Sakamoto, we should expect some jaw-ache after seeing the Wii successor, as it will "leave you all with your mouth open".

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TRON: Evolution Collector’s Edition Announced, Has Toy Light Cycle Inside

TRON: Evolution Collector’s Edition Announced, Has Toy Light Cycle Inside

With the release of the TRON sequel just about on us (it's going to be the perfect Christmas gift, after all), there's no reason you should be surprised to see that the video game version's Collector's Edition has just broken cover. As many "collector's" items go, there's always a few goodies inside to make your purchase, which is usually a bit more expensive than the "normal" edition, worthwhile. That's certainly the case with this one.

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How Motion Gaming Has Failed Me

How Motion Gaming Has Failed Me

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t like playing with the Nintendo Wii all that often. I realize that Nintendo fans won’t like to hear that, and I understand why they enjoy using the console, but for me, tossing my hand around while holding a remote just doesn’t add much gaming value. Plus, the console is inundated with games for kids that just don’t appeal to me.

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THQ uDraw Tablet Brings Drawing to the Wii

THQ uDraw Tablet Brings Drawing to the Wii

Here's one peripheral that's been missing from the Nintendo Wii. Though, with all that punching and rowing, it's no surprise that something as artistic as drawing and painting would be overlooked. But, it's finally here, and THQ has managed to make a peripheral that makes a lot of sense, while bringing that whole "tablet" thing into the video game market, too.

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