I'll be dammed if a simple convex piece of plastic is worth $45, but if you are a huge fan of skateboarding and snowboarding games, the Friiboard looks like it will bring more realistic movement to the Wii Balance Board.
All of the major E3 keynotes from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony are over. While 2009 is now officially the year of motion controls, there's still something missing. Here's what we expected to see at E3, but didn't.
It isn't the first balance board-enabled ski game for the Wii, but it sure looks like it'll be the best. With the weird and richly varied balance board hacks cropping up all over the place, it's good — though late — for Nintendo to finally demonstrate a game that looks worthy of the device. [Kotaku]
It's tough to imagine the eureka moment when an engineer, equating the Microsoft Surface with a fat person with a penchant for curly fries dipped in ranch, decided to place the Surface on the Wii Balance Board. But the result, coupled with a custom-coded Surface app, creates a tilt screen of epic proportions. Pushing…
How he plans on doing this is unclear, but the idea that the Wii Fit peripheral could help people be even lazier is fantastic. According to the man himself: