Posts Tagged ‘Wii Vitality Sensor’

Wii-lax, don’t do it!

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Nintendo Entertainment has been keeping it hush hush about their Vitality Sensor games, but they now have something called WiiRelax in development.

Nintendo currently has registered the rights to WiiRelax in the PAL territories. Since the Vitality Sensor is a pulse detecting accessory, it sounds like WiiRelax would work with the upcoming device.

As to what kind of relaxing you’ll be required to do, unless it’s some sort of sports / health related games we can’t seem to dig up. I’m trying to conceive of a game that the object would be for someone to not get excited and not want to maybe shoot thier enemies or teammates.

Maybe some type of meditation exercise or sitting in the middle of my living room saying, “Ohmmmmmmm” over and over till I reduce my beats to under 65 per minute? Perhaps, I could actually see it being more useful in the hentai, erotic gaming lines but I’m sure there would be deaths and lawsuits to follow.

Prior to this trademark, Pub Company, an video developer in Italy, also mentioned a game called Wii Relax (note the space). The title was officially announced on April 1 and hasn’t been mentioned since. Their website for Wii Relax is gone too so Pub Company’s “zen experience” project may have been canceled, blocked, or perhaps purchased by Nintendo.

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Put your finger in this. We dare you.

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

We have no idea what this does.

Nintendo released yesterday that it was adding the ‘Wii Vitality Sensor’ to a list of things one can plug into their Wii Remote. This was said to expand the ‘the appeal’ of video games.

Nintendo says “it will sense a user’s pulse and a number of other signals being transmitted by their bodies, and will then provide information to the users about the body’s inner world.”

Sounds a bit out there, but could create some innovative titles like “lets see how high we can get our heart rate”, or “how long can I hold my breath”.

Maybe it will be used to transmit marketing data through Wiiware to see what games are exciting us, or games that make our blood pressure rise, or legal data for those who are killing over on their Wii Fit. Hah, or something like that.

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