Nintendo Wii Video
Nintendo shows off its new Wii at E3 and its unique motion-sensitive controller.
Toward the end of an event plugging the future release of the Playstation 3 game console, Sony shows off its new wireless, motion-sensitive controller to the crowd and gives a demo of the controller in action.
Originally developed for the GameCube, Twilight Princess has been optimized for the Wii's motion-sensitive controller.
Sony shows off its new wireless, motion-sensitive controller to the E3 crowd and gives a demo of the controller in action.
SanDisk's ultra-affordable Sansa Clip Zip MP3 player makes an ideal companion for the gym and offers a bigger, more colorful screen than previous models.
Nintendo unveils its new console, the Wii, at E3 in Los Angeles. CNET's Molly Wood takes a first look at the Wii and explains the functions of this console's unique controller.
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At E3 2009 in Los Angeles, Nintendo demonstrates the Wii Motion Plus, the latest update to its wireless controller.
Nintendo Wii (original, Wii Sports bundle) Review
The good: Revolutionary controller design offers unique motion-sensitive gameplay options; built-in Wi-Fi delivers free online services and gameplay; Virtual Console has major nostalgia appeal; compatible with all GameCube games and controllers; built-in SD slot for storage and photo viewing; latest bundle includes Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort games, plus MotionPlus attachment; compatible with Netflix video streaming.
The bad: Controller eats batteries and takes some time to get used to; online gaming and community features hobbled by horrible "friends code" system; lacks the advanced HD graphics and surround sound found on the Xbox 360 and the PS3; requires a wired receiver unit placed near the TV to interface with wireless controllers; can't play CDs or DVDs; lacks a steady stream of compelling game releases compared to rival consoles.
The bottom line: If you don't mind the dearth of HD graphics, the Nintendo Wii's combination of motion-sensitive controllers, included Wii Sports titles, and emphasis on fun gameplay make the ultra-affordable console hard to resist.
Nintendo Wii (original, Wii Sports bundle) Specs
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