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Submitted by PixelitisBlog 467d ago | opinion piece

Pixelitis Picks: Concocting uses for the Wii Vitality Sensor

"In case you missed the news last week, Nintendo’s gone ahead and pulled a Last Guardian on the Wii Vitality Sensor.

Announced to a puzzled crowd of game journalists at E3 2009, the sensor allegedly attached to the Nunchuk port of the Wii Remote would supposedly read a player’s pulse and be used as a way to “relax” while playing a videogame. Since the device had only worked successfully on 90% of Nintendo’s staff, the accessory was put on permanent hiatus. For all intents and purposes, Nintendo has given up on the little quirky accessory that wasn’t up to task.

But you know what? Pixelitis hasn’t given up on the Wii Vitality Sensor. Sure, it might not currently work with that 10%, but at the very least we’ve created our own whacked-out ideas about what it could do in-game.

Join us as we give the Wii Vitality Sensor a new lease on life. Pun fully intended."

- Pixelitis Staff (Nintendo, Wii, Wii U)

bullymangLer  +   468d ago
I for sure am gonna use such tech for my games . . i cant reveal much about how a Vitality Sensor that has the power to read your over all (Chakra Status) will be integrated in my projects. .
but prepare to be shocked and thankfully amazed .
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CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   467d ago
Ever since I saw the Vitality Meter- I always thought it would be great for Eternal Darkness (I have mentioned this before on N4G).

I could also think of great uses for the balance beam-

But as always all of these thing would need to be optional-

because the "cORE" usually only want more traditional controls.

Also,
I think this is a missed oppurtunity given the fact that XB1, or was it PS4, just announced their own "Vitality Sensor".

(Unless the Vitality meter does MUCH more than a pulse monitor).
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Axonometri  +   467d ago
That is easy! What things can you stick your finger into that alters your heart rate? Just make games about sticking your finger into things that make you excited and have fun doing it.

Or, maybe this is why it got canned?!
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