Nintendo Files a Patent for a Wii Football
A lot of commentors around the blogosphere are knocking this one, but I think it'd be all kinds of fun. Nintendo has filed for a patent for a Wii football device. The device is designed to hold your Wii-Mote and give you the true touch, feel and control of an NFL quarterback--or probably more accurately of the eight-year-old Pee Wee league quarterback that you move like.
The device is a soft touch football with a strap that should prevent a heated game from ruining your television, window or valuables. The ball would register throwing power, angle and direction so that you can physically make the game-winning touchdown. It would even monitor body movements so that you could run around and dodge oncoming tacklers.
Of course, the news is just that a patent was filed, so we may never actually get to try one. Given that there's a Wii bowling ball and all kinds of other similar devices, it's not that much of a stretch to imagine they'll actually release it.
Despite the naysayers, I think it'd be a lot of fun. It'd be even better if there was an accompanying defensive device so that you'd have an excuse to blindside your buddy and sack him to the ground. Maybe they'll add that before sending it to market.
What do you think--an unecessary gadget that will ruin your house, or a fun accessory for games like Madden?
Via: Crunch Gear