Are devs AFRAID to build real hardware?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by SlyGuy, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. SlyGuy
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    The Wii has been out for 8 months and we have not seen a SINGLE 3rd party controller (or attachment)! What is going on here? No 3rd party Wii Remotes, no 3rd party Nunchucks, not to mention nothing innovative that plugs into the Wii Remote. Where are these 3rd party offerings? Are they too busy making plastic holders in the shape of bats, swords, and guns that they have no time to make real attachments?
     
  2. gamermole

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    hardware do you mean like the steering wheel attachment. of the tennis/golfclub attachments?

    ive seen a few bits and bats
     
  3. amptor

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    I dunno, I'm not too fond of 3rd party controllers anyway, these days they typically are junk. I have one for my XBOX because it was free after rebate but I also have two microsoft ones which are what I use. And my N64 only has one controller gamestop sold me and I really don't see the point in buying a 3rd party because they are as bad as 1st party ones lol. People are saying mad catz quality is crap for xbox360. I think the problem with the wii is the connectors and they're probably still studying how it works or something.
     
  4. laurenz

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    Infrared sensors and motion sensing hardware is not easy to get and mass produce I guess, it's probably not worth the effort.
    On top of that, the wiimote is already perfect like it is, it fits great in every hand.
     
  5. FAST6191

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    I will back up gamermole:
    http://www.game.co.uk/ViewProduct.aspx?cat=&mid=330063

    There are chargers and battery packs galore:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/4Gamers-Remote-Cha...i/dp/B000OKXCQU

    3rd party sensor bars. (kyno I think they were called)

    controller skins (see first link)

    custom cases + skins. (a lot of the chip sites stock these)

    I can assure you there will be a bunch of gun replacements as and when too (not least of all my own offering).

    I think the real reason though is most other pads are nowt but purely off the shelf stuff (there are guides to making your own megadrive pads somewhere around), the Wii is made of slightly more complex stuff. Not sure if the same can be said of the nunchuck though.


    Edit: must hit reply quicker.
     
  6. gamermole

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    at this point theres probably more hardware then games [​IMG] has anyone seen them boxing glove attachments?
     
  7. legendofphil

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    There have been rumours of a 3rd party Wiimote, I think it was a Nyko one.
    But it looked like a sex toy.
     
  8. SlyGuy
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    Yeah, I realize there are 3rd party cables, sensors and chargers, but what I'm talking about is an actual 3rd party attachment with BUTTONS! I suppose the Guitar Hero controller will be the first one!
     
  9. jumpman17

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    So...you want a controller to plug into the Wii controller so you can play with a game without the Wii controller?
     
  10. science

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    No he wants something that is completely new, like a Mad Catz Wiimote. All the current accessories do is make it look like something different, it doesn't really do anything. He wants companies to make their own stuff, instead of just adding useless crap to the Nintendo controllers.
     
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    like...the densha de go! (or whatever its name is) controller?
     
  12. SlyGuy
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    I have no idea what you are referring to [​IMG]
     
  13. Little

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    On the release list at work, under accessories, there will some listings of "OB WII CONTROLLE" that was listed at something like £29.99 or something similar and due for release in October. Now the catch is that Game are fond of columns with set amount of characters (hence the lack of "R"). So it's possible that it's actually something for the controller, rather than a controller itself. But it is possible that Gameware are trying to produce something!
     
  14. Hooya

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    Google search it you'll find it's a Train Simulation game with a massive controller setup:

    http://media.ps2.ign.com/media/016/016175/img_1272530.html

    What I'd like to see is that Gamecube style Classic Controller that plugs into the Wii Remote, it would make a lot of sense to have such a thing for N64 VC games. Also, someone will develop a new Zapper now that the Nintendo one is announced that will let you hold it differently, maybe put the trigger in the right place, that sort of thing.
     
  15. MAD_BOY

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    [​IMG]
    to that
     
  16. gamermole

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    i saw that it was for that train simulator
     
  17. SlyGuy
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    Exactly! While I actually have no problem with the Wii Remote, I can think of a few attachments that would be a lot of fun:

    * A fishing rod with a working reel (not just a plastic Wii Remote holder in the shape of a fishing rod)
    * A wireless nunchuck (that connects to the Wii Remote using a small sensor pluged into the Wii Remote)
    * A steering wheel that actually has buttons on it (not a shell)
    * A one-handed gun (with an analog stick)
    * A nunchuck with a large (full hand), sensitive trigger as the Z button

    etc.
     
  18. SlyGuy
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    Wow
     
  19. Hadrian

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    The Dreamcast rod was excellent, I even use it on other games it kinda works like a Wiimote!
     
  20. jesterscourt

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    So did/do I. Have you ever played Soul Calibur with the fishing rod? Great fun!