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Nintendo Working On Football Controller 123

Posted by Soulskill
from the super-madden-brothers-'11 dept.
Siliconera found patent filings from Nintendo for a football controller addon that will work with the Wii. After tucking the Wii Remote into a lateral slot on the football, you slip your hand through a strap so that your fingers touch the Remote's buttons. Then you mimic running and throwing, which is interpreted by the accelerometer. 'The pitch angle and force of the throw determines the trajectory arc of the throw. Side to side motion determines the yaw angle. Pressing buttons on the Wii remote can adjust other options.' The device is described as 'squishy,' so your TV is probably safe, but I'd try it at a friend's house first.
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Nintendo Working On Football Controller

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  • by mwvdlee (775178) on Thursday August 27, 2009 @07:31AM (#29214581) Homepage

    you primarily move the ball by running with it, falling down, getting up and running with it and falling down, maybe throwing it occasionally and eventually, if you didn't do very well, there might be a kick in there.

    I can see from your comment, you don't quite understand the concept of american football. Let me just expand your comment to make it more accurate.

    you primarily watch halfnaked girls do splits whilst waiving pompons, move the ball by running with it, take a 5 minute break, falling down, take a 5 minute break, getting up, take a 5 minute break, and running with it, take a 5 minute break, and falling down, take a half our break and watch some pornographical half-time show, maybe throwing it and taking 5 minute breaks occasionally and eventually, after a 5 minute break, if you didn't do very well, there might be a kick in there followed by a 5 minute break and half-naked girls again.

  • Re:As an American... (Score:0, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 27, 2009 @07:56AM (#29214739)
    It's called "football" in the entire world. Only people from the USA call it "soccer".
  • by AlpineR (32307) <wagnerr@umich.edu> on Thursday August 27, 2009 @07:59AM (#29214775) Homepage

    Why are they doing all of this and still leaving behind the single best application of the wiimote - swordfights.

    There's a popular new game called Wii Sports Resort that uses a position-sensitive controller add-on to simulate several sports. One of them is Swordplay. You can jab, slice, and block your friend or computer characters. There's even a Nerf sword you can stick the controller into if you want to feel a little more dorky.

  • Re:As an American... (Score:4, Informative)

    by drinkypoo (153816) <martin.espinoza@gmail.com> on Thursday August 27, 2009 @08:06AM (#29214845) Homepage Journal

    It's called "football" in the entire world. Only people from the USA call it "soccer".

    Understanding etymology? You fail it! [blogspot.com]

  • by Stupendoussteve (891822) on Thursday August 27, 2009 @10:04AM (#29216277)

    Gridiron football is descended from rugby, American football is just the particular gridiron football rules used in the US, as is Canadian football in Canada.

    Rugby union and rugby league are also played in the US separately, the US even has the gold medal from the last time union was played at the olympics.

  • by T.E.D. (34228) on Thursday August 27, 2009 @11:03AM (#29217145)

    all the defensive Americans marking as Troll anything that highlights the ridiculousness of calling this particular game "Football"

    This is a website run in America by a bunch of friends from Wisconsin. It can be expected that it will use American spellings and American terms for things.

    So any post placed here complaining about the American terms used by the Americans running the site will be controversial, inflammatory, irrelevant and/or off-topic, with the inevitable result of provoking other users into an emotional or disciplinary response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion. It turns out this is the exact definition of a Troll [wikipedia.org]

    So sue the mods for definition of character.

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