Nintendo, Please Make The Wii Green

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Every once in a while I will run into an article online that claims the Wii is the “greenest game console”. Sure, the Wii uses very little power when your are using it compared to other consoles, but it uses an absurd amount of power when it is in standby mode compared to the standby mode of other consoles.

By default the Nintendo Wii consumes 11 watts of power while in standby. This number is significantly higher than the standby power used by other game consoles. For instance, the Xbox 360 only consumes 2 watts of power in standby. The reason the Wii consumes more power in standby is because of the WiiConnect24 standby connection, that is enabled by default.

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Introducing the Talismoon tiltBoard 360!

Edit: Estimated price of $34.99

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Talismoon Official Press Release:

Talismoon brings tilt sensitivity to Xbox 360™ – introducing the Tiltboard!

8th June 2007 – At long last it’s time for Xbox 360™ owners to feel the benefits of tilt sensation, something of which PS3™ owners have been privileged to since its inception. Moreover, the Nintendo Wii™ is a prime example of just how instrumental interactive controllers can be in providing a highly enjoyable gaming experience.

Talismoon is delighted to the release the second generation of its tiltBoard controller, featuring a high quality design sporting powerful features which are easier to use than even PS3’s SIXAXIS™ controller.

Talismoon’s tiltBoard sports a unique u-shaped board that puts the two tiltBoard control buttons within easy reach of gamers fingers. This gives gamers the ability to make on the fly tilt adjustments in-game, as needed.

The Tiltboard comes pre-loaded with tiltTune ™ technology, which is the most user friendly firmware available for such a device. Gamers have the ability to perform the following functions, in game:

1. Adjust the tilt sensitivity: useful for getting accustomed to tilt control.
2. Adjust the 0 degree point: to allow holding the controller at the most comfortable angle
3. Invert the Y axis: to add realism to flying games
4. Turn the tilt function on and off

Everything required to enjoy the latest sensation in console gaming on Xbox 360™ comes in a convenient package and requires only seven wires to solder.

This product is currently schedule to ship during the second half of June 2007. For more information on this or any of Talismoon’s other innovative products, all members of the gaming media and retail buyers are welcome to contact press@talismoon.com.

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Read on for information written by Adam Thole about the tiltBoard 360 and tiltTune technology.

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tiltBoard To Be Mass Produced!

After much demand for my product and lots of commercial interest, I have negotiated a deal with specialist peripheral makers Talismoon. We are working together on a very cool product, which will bring tilt sensitivty for the Xbox 360 to the masses.  Unfortunately I can not say much more yet, but it will be worth the wait.

Stay tuned over the coming weeks!