I like to play tennis, especially on the Wii where I don't have to leave the couch to score an ace. But while Wii Sports tennis is a very fun game--and it uses the Wii's accelerometers well--it's not the real thing. Some people want to play real tennis in the real world. And some people like to win.
Because of this, Mans Shapshak, an avid tennis player as well as a gear hacker, has come up with a novel way to combine fake tennis with real tennis to improve his real-world game using a hacked Wiimote.
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Last week Nintendo announced a June 8 release date for MotionPlus, an attachment device that promises more accurate and precise motion control. While you can't use the technology with preexisting games, you'll certainly be able to take advantage of it with the 2010 EA Sports lineup of titles.
In fact, EA has just revealed that MotionPlus will be bundled with select games from the publisher. In the U.K., you'll be able to purchase Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 and Grand Slam Tennis with the accessory, but only with the Tiger Woods game here in the … Read more
On today's show, it's all about guido fist pumps and geopolitics. Psyke! We actually talk about big foot news (down, but not out), more Spanish insensitivities, ugly ducklings, neuvo guido fashion, the Goslings vs. the Reynolds, and Wilson's disturbing explanation of evolutionary breast development.
After receiving an e-mail from one of our listeners requesting coverage of the dismal political climate in modern Georgia, we dig deep and produce: "I love the money pit." That's all we have to say about that. There are few things that we don't discuss on The 404, and … Read more
Both WiiWare and the Virtual Console get a pair of additions this week. Virtual ConsoleCity Connection (1985, NES, 500 Wii points): City Connection is one of the first "chase" games to have you running from the law. Use your arsenal of various road-weapons to throw them off track in this unique action game based on the arcade classic. Metal Slug (1996, NeoGeo, 900 Wii points): Metal Slug is the classic side-scrolling shooter where you take control of either Marco or Tarma and destroy everything in your way. Battle through a vast amount of levels as you try … Read more
The guys from the 404 podcast talk about all things Metroid, how the Okami Wii boxart has an IGN watermark in it, and Jeff's cousin doesn't know what tennis is outside of the Wii. All that and more on this videoless edition of the 404.
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She's turning 21 in April this year, so it's apparently time for a change.
Ending her three-year run with Canon, Maria Sharapova today pledged her allegiance to Sony Ericsson. Besides undertaking a series of new consumer-brand campaigns off the court, the international tennis star will also be working with the Japanese-Swedish company's designers on "a range of products and accessories," according to the press release.
And guess what phone she's using now? The Sony Ericsson W350i. What did you expect?
(Source: Crave Asia)