Wii bowling ball rolls in
Gutter ball idea or a sure strike?
A bowling videogame’s one thing, but we were bowled over by the stupidity of the latest Wii peripheral – a bowling ball.
The Remote sits inside the bowling ball
Bowling balls are big, heavy and cumbersome objects, while the Wii encourages gamers to jump, dance and flap around during gameplay. So, mix the two together and what have you got? A recipe for disaster!
Although we’re not sure how heavy the Bowling ball for Wii peripheral is, manufacturer CTA Digital claimed that the “ultra-realistic” accessory allows gamers to mimic all the critical motions required for a strike.
The Wii’s remote slots into a compartment inside the ball and you plug the ball’s three holes with your fingers - as you would a normal bowling ball.
Don’t forget to secure the ball’s strap around your wrist, the manufacturer’s warned, or your may end up hitting more than just a strike.
A launch date or price for the Bowling ball for Wii peripheral isn’t available. ®
Not full weight, not full size, yet apparently "This ultra-realistic accessory, allows you to mimic all the critical motions a ‘striking’ performance requires" [ctadigital.com].
Lawsuit anyone? There are already people who don't "get" why their local alley's house bricks don't react like a simulated pro ball, and presumably this will just encourage them to try and use inappropriately-weighted kit, and do so badly. (Further) danger of tendon damage this way lies.
// custom controller for Cannon Fodder?
Actually in all of those sports you mentioned you don't release any of those objects.
If the wii tennis racquet came with a ball, then that would crazy!
Wii bowling ball rolls in...
but no more stupid than the Wii golf club, Wii tennis racquet, Wii crossbow, Wii gun, Wii steering wheel, etc, etc.