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The Wii comes with a standard Wii-mote controller that can track acceleration and pointing . The MotionPlus block, and the MotionPlus enabled Wii-mote can also track orientation.

This not only provides very precise one-to-one mapping between the game and the player but also enables some games to avoid using the fiddly pointing mechanic.

Here are the latest Wii games we have been playing:

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword promises to be the most advanced Zelda adventure ever and will provide a hardcore boost for MotionPlus... read now

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Wii-Play Motion sounds like another derivative Wii game, but is actually another helping of family gaming magic... read now

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Wii-Sports Resort is still the most captivating experience on the Wii, and for good reason. Nothing better demonstrates the Wii's ability to entertain a wide range of gamers. With the MotionPlus Wii-mote attachment it offers divinely nuanced controls to create the King of motion controls. It'll be interesting to see how Kinect's energetic or Move's depth-aware motions compare to MotionPlus' fidelity... read now

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ExerBeat is Namco Bandai's fitness game aiming to deliver exercises for all ages. Just Dance influences on the exercise game may be no bad thing, as is the use of Mii's. The main novelty here is an increased focus on rhythm and timing in each of the 150 exercises... read now

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Tiger Woods 12 Wii introduces the Balance Board to its golfing swing. MotionPlus, excellent online play and improved visuals, make the Wii version hard to beat -- even by the PlayStation 3 Move edition... read now

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New Carnival Funfair Games makes clever use of MotionPlus to aid targeting and navigation for younger players. Otherwise though, it's more of the same from one of the first party games to really make use of the Wii's abilities... read now

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PDC Darts World Tour Wii adds MotionPlus magic to its strong recreation of the sport. The deft weighting and accurate orientation required here are both convincing and compelling. It may not look as good as other bigger budget sports games but PDC gets it right where it counts... read now

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Wii-Sports Tennis is transformed into something very close to a real sport with this unique racquet controller that replaces the Wii-mote. Clever design and sensible weighting add realism to any Wii tennis game provided you have the space to really swing it about... read now

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FlingSmash may confound hardcore gamers, but for my family it worked great. Simple controls, a free Wii-mote, and bright visuals were more than enough to overcome the fiddly aiming and annoying bosses... read now

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Raving Rabbids Travel in Time adds MotionPlus to the rabbid party, but it is the mischievous bunny outfits we're most excited to see... read now

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Sport Island 3 adds high fidelity controls to its wide range of niche sports. MotionPlus and new activities create an intriguing release on the Wii... read now

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Bespoke Wii Table Tennis controller houses Wii-mote and MotionPlus in a beautiful weighted life size bat. It looks so good we spent half a day photographing it. Oh and it plays perfectly too... read now

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Tiger Woods 11 Wii adds depth and fidelity to their MotionPlus enhanced real golf swing. This creates an experience that combines the best of previous versions, and offers something a little extra for golfing experts - video gaming and real world... read now

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FlingSmash creates an all age platform game with Pinball and Tennis sensibilities... read now

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Tiger Woods 11 may not reinvent the game, but for real world players or pro Wii golfers, it's the game of choice. Enhanced MotionPlus swinging and the new first person view combine to create a realistic rendition of my favourite pastime... read now

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All Star Karate offers some genuinely active game play that will contribute to a fitter lifestyle. But not only that, the tongue in cheek visuals, well measure controls and MotionPlus support make this a solid release for fitness and general gamers alike... read now

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Baseball Blast! promises a lot but, like its overblown exclamation touting title, promises more than it can deliver. MotionPlus should have been a revolution here, but seems to have little effect. Publisher 2K Sports tried hard to wring all it could from baseball, but too many uninspired minigames prove the title's downfall... read now

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Red Steel 2 is a hardcore Wii game -- a rarity. It joins Madworld, Dead Space Extraction, The Conduit and House of the Dead Overkill in offering something for the old time hardcore gamer. But for all the fan service and lightsaber sword-work, on the Wii the experience feels a little solitary... read now

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Shaun White's Snowboarding World Stage expands and improves on the original's visuals, controls and gameplay. While not as open or explorable as Family Ski and Snowboard, Shaun White's Snowboarding World Stage continues its success of being both accessible and exhilarating. Being the first snowboarding game to support MotionPlus also makes it easier to pick-up and play for children and younger players... read now

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Most people's first exposure to active gaming was probably Wii Sports, now we have Wii Sports Resort with the new MotionPlus add-on to enhance controller accuracy. Here I'll give a rundown of the 12 mini-games and assess how good they might be for keeping active, using a pulse monitor to get an idea of the calories burnt. For reference, while sitting on the sofa reading a book, the pulse meter thinks I burn about 1.5 calories a minute... read now

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More posts:

Aug 2009

Wii-Sports Resort Table Tennis Wii MotionPlus Review
Wii-Sports Resort Archery Wii MotionPlus Review
Wii-Sports Resort Frisbee Wii MotionPlus Review
Wii-Sports Resort Golf Wii MotionPlus Review
Wii-Sports Resort Wii MotionPlus Review

Jul 2009

Wii-Sports Resort Wii MotionPlus Review
Virtua Tennis 2009 Wii MotionPlus Rough Guide
Tiger Woods 10 Wii MotionPlus Review

May 2009

Tiger Woods 10 Wii MotionPlus Rough Guide
Grand Slam Tennis Wii MotionPlus Rough Guide

Sep 2008

Tiger Woods 09 Wii MotionPlus Rough Guide

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