Tag: Wii

The Wii is hacked

Until now nobody could run an application on the Wii without it being approved by Nintendo. This means that the application had to be signed with Nintendo’s encryption key. At the Chaos Computer Club Congress, some hackers explain…

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China’s copy of the Wii : the Vii

No 3D, no CD-Rom, that’s the Vii. And there hardware is .. well, there’s nearly nothing into it !!

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Soon, the Wii will win

Aha, who would have bet on these figures 6 months ago ? From this Digg post : “With only 620,000 units seperating them and Wii selling around 200,000 units per week more than 360 worldwide we should see…

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Wii Fit

A new cool device for the Wii :

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My Wii and the child in all of us

By now you should all have had access to a Wii and been able to test it. I got mine one week ago, and I have to say I’m really impressed. Okay, after seeing games like Doom3 and…

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Why gesture gives you more immersion ?

Here’s an interesting theory, explained for the Wii : “How the Nintendo Wii will get you emotionally invested in video games.” “we have to revisit an old theory of emotion, first proposed by the great American psychologist and…

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Using the Wii accelerometers on the PC

Seems some people have connected the bluetooth Wiimote to a PC and started getting infos about the accelerometers. Here’s a page about the Wiimote protocol. This video (from marcan42 on youtube) is very shaky, so prepare for some…

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LiveMove : Motion recognizer

Here’s a video of AiLive LiveMove, that allows you to train your application to recognize the 3d motion (for the wiimote for example 😉 quickly and simply.

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Wiimote, a first test

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QuickWrite is an input method created by Ken Perlin so that \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\”you shouldn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’t ever need to pick up the pen (ie: no clicking, only gliding).\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\”
I really like this input method and think it might be useful for symbolic input in VWs.

So today I played in Virtools with the idea of using Natural Point\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s TrackIR as an input device. Of course any 3DOF (it needs only 2DOF) tracker would fit (the Wii-mote for example).

Here\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s a video (slightly higher quality (6.4mb) ) of my experiment. I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’m quite a beginner at this input method but it\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s really easy to learn and write fast.

The 3rd dimension could be used to switch the output characters (uppercase, numerical, punctuation etc).

Read on for more infos about QuickWrite.

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