Other potential uses for the balance board?


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LarryBong
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Since wii fit is certainly selling well and there will be a large install base for the balance board, anybody got any ideas for other uses?

Obviously skating/skiing is one (and wii ski is here next month I believe), but what other practical uses could actually add to gameplay or immersion?

To start us off I suppose the balance board could be used as an analogue accelerator & brake in racing games. Any better ideas?

#1 at 20:47:59 - 07/05/2008
Retroid
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Queue simulator for those people who still want a Wii.
#2 at 21:00:53 - 07/05/2008
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SSX Trickii
#3 at 21:09:17 - 07/05/2008
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Tap dancing sim?
#4 at 10:27:55 - 08/05/2008
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Another door stop.
#5 at 11:05:11 - 08/05/2008
peej
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It would work with a new SSX game (and as EA are developing for the Wii Board already it'll be nice if they do make up for the abhorrent SSX game the Wii's already had).

Only problem with the thing is that it's a bit too damned short for a proper snowboard type controller
#6 at 10:49:19 - 09/05/2008
peej
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Looks like it'll be used for the new SKATE game on Wii.

How the fuck are you going to ollie that bastard?
#7 at 14:40:27 - 12/05/2008
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People are going to be breaking them pretty fast if they attempt that. Plus not enough leverage. Suppose making it bigger would just have been an extra cost to them.

A shame really, since I don't know how many people would let themselves be persuaded to buy two similar devices meaning we're stuck with that format for the moment.

It's a public holiday here. I'm in the office sweating my balls off since they don't use the air circulation system on holidays. Waiting for a VP to show up. So apologies if I'm not making much sense.
#8 at 15:07:04 - 12/05/2008

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