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Submitted by Gekko 971d ago | news

Forget the Sixaxis — the Wii U’s GamePad has nine-axis control

Magnets aren’t just those things that make the Insane Clown Posse believe in miracles anymore — a bunch of really smart people used the electron-sharing materials to improve the motion controls in Nintendo’s Wii U GamePad.

In a lab in Santa Rosa, Calif., PNI Sensor Corporation developed a magnetic sensor for Nintendo’s new controller that provided the device with a nine-axis understanding of its orientation. Put simply, the GamePad is one of the best motion-control devices on the market. (Wii U)

daclynk  +   971d ago
Wooww didnt know that. With this feature and all other wonderful things the Gamepad and console can do,no wonder its a next gen system. if you have been gaming for long you know that next gen doesnt mean Raw power and Graphics.
Happy gaming.
scissor_runner  +   971d ago
This is one thing I could not wait to talk about. It doesn't even need the it sensors. I'm thinking we will see a wiimote max or some thing because of this.

It is flawless in zombiu and in nintendoland.

Good motion control stops the button motion copout.
sal77  +   971d ago
The Wii U gamepad " typing this post on it " is amazing!
jmc8888  +   971d ago
The controller is awesome. Never needed to calibrate it. I don't know how, but it almost seemed like it knew the size of my hdtv too. Seemed to be spot on with that.

Also yeah in Nintendo land you can look around using the gamepad, so I decided...hmm what happens when I hold the thing behind me like put it over my head and behind me. Sure enough it shows me the other side upside down.

At some point Nintendo is going to remake a virtual reality headset, because they seem to have these things perfected now. I'm thinking this is their next step. Maybe not this console, or maybe, but more like Wii Bono (Wii U2).

It's responsive, much more so than say that first driving game with the sixaxis controller on the PS3. The driving game on nintendoland was very responsive. You need to pinpoint things and it pulls it off.

It really is a great piece of tech. Blowing on the microphone(or using a button) in the Donkey Kong section is interesting.

The gamepad is exactly what I expected....if it actually worked...and it DOES actually work. Plus a little bit more. It's fantastic. Just wish the dual sticks were a little bit further from the edge. perhaps made the controller a couple inches wider to do that. But overall again, it's fantastic.
Ben_Grimm  +   969d ago
Excellent post jmc, i'm that more convinced in picking up a WiiU and soon.

Too bad more people can't read about it here as there too busy in the "WiiU is underpowered" articles.
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n4f  +   970d ago
lets forget move and kinect also
Ben_Grimm  +   969d ago
Funny how an article like this goes unnoticed. This is a pretty awesome feature to have.

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