New Revolution Controller Feature revealed

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  1. Ben-Nice

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    http://revolution.advancedmn.com/article.php?artid=6601

    Nunchaku Controller Feature Revealed April 25, 2006

    by: Phillip Levin

    CONFIRMED: Sources close to Nintendo confirm for AMN that the rumors are true. Details inside.

    Last week, a rumor hit the net claiming that the Nintendo Revolution’s nunchaku controller features a built-in acellerometer allowing it to sense it being tilted left or right, or being moved up, down, left, right and in a number of other directions as well.

    Today, AMN has confirmed through a developer incredibly close to Nintendo that this rumor is in fact true. The nunchaku peripheral does feature this secondary function. However, we were also told that the nunchaku controller does not feature the same pointing and motion sensing abilities that allow the Revolution free-hand controller to be used like a “pointer†or “wand.â€

    One example we’ve come up to describe how this function will be useful in future software involves a first-person shooter, in which you use the free-hand controller to look around and aim, while you use the nunchaku controllers analog stick to move around and strafe. Most importantly, you’d be able to tilt the nunchaku controller to the left or right to reload your weapon.

    More intriguing than all this, perhaps, our source told us that this “feature†of the nunchaku controller has been in their development kits since they first received them over six months ago. This raises the question, of course, is this the second big secret function of the Revolution controller? It could be. However, it’s odd that developers have had access to the feature and information all along, without ever being told to keep the information under wraps.
     
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    Sounds awesome. I can't wait to get my hands on the controller and see how it plays for myself.
     
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    Is there something about video games that distorts the definition of the word "confirm"? This is NOT confirmation, this is further rumor. Just because the rumor adds "sources close to Nintendo" does not make it a confirmation. Putting it in all caps does nothing to further enhance the credibility of it, though apparently it makes a difference to some.
     
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    So devs haven't been under NDA not to talk about Revolution features? Or this journalist doesn't really know what they're talking about? I wonder...
     
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    Egde Magazine mentioned this feature back in December in there Revolution cover story.
     
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    judging by the gameinformer interview, this isn't the secret*... it may be a feature.. but, really.. how shocked are you?
     
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    Meybe/probably is more than that.

    http://1up.com/do/feature?pager.offset=3&cId=3149198
     
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    Nintendo has already said the Wiimote will have rumble built-in right?
     
  9. StefanS

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    Yeah, that's quite strange. The GI article about Red Steel didn't mention anything about it, though. I don't think Ubisoft would leave out that feature intentionally. That leaves me a little bit confused.
     
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    I've been thinking it would be a damn shame if the analog stick attachment did not have a motion sensor built into it. Seems Nintendo reasoned the same way. Good!

    It'd be pretty weird if say, a zelda game for example, would require a user to buy a second revmote to use as a shield... It's a logical step that the attachment contains a sensor also. Hope there's a rumbler in it too! :p
     
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    For confirmation.

    http://revolution.ign.com/articles/703/703727p2.html
     
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    now we just need a new Punch-Out.
     
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    Will it feature the ability to remove the name from the console? ;)
     
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    The name on the console is fine, "Wii" in funky lettering that looks quite cool. Just don't say it (especially not Nintendo's pronounciation) and its fine :D
     
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