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The WiiSaber has a challenger

For those who hadn't heard, the Wiimote is SO holiday season '06 and '07. Here's a clip from the guys who want to make your next Wiimote...or PS4mote...or Xbox 720mote. A system that allows for 6 degrees of movement (X, Y, Z, Yaw, Pitch and Roll), this InterSense technology may be spec'd identically to the Wiimote, but it works a lot better (as tested with lightsaber battle).

Even playing this admittedly buggy tech demo of a light saber battle, we were impressed by the responsiveness of the controller. Maybe it was the audio tracking technology (think sonar as opposed to IR) or maybe it was the fact that 3/4 of the television's frame was covered in receivers (as opposed to the Wii's tiny "sensor bar"). Don't expect to see this as a PC peripheral...ever. They're aiming for large contracts (like a console manufacturer) and commercial applications only.

Insert generic Star Wars quote here along with a snort laugh.

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blynx1823380d ago (Edited 3380d ago )

A TYCO R/C remote controller. Anyway non believers, does this finally prove to you that Nintendo is an innovator?

VigorousApathy3380d ago

The problem with these things is that there is nothing to stop your swing. So when you're in a sword fight using one of these remotes not even swinging your weapon into a diamond plated mountain can stop you. It'll be revolutionary once they figure out how to make it act like an actual sword, otherwise it's just a toy.