Nintendo Wii: Sensor bar replaced by candles

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With concerns being voiced regarding the length of cable supplied with the new Nintendo Wii sensor bar, a rather primitive solution has been stumbled upon by gamers across the pond. It seems that the bar – which is used by the wand controller to track movement – can be easily replaced by two standard wax candles (!) with no noticeable change in performance.

Although third-party cable extensions are expected in future, this could prove extremely useful (and fun) to players with home projection setups where their consoles and components are kept at too great a distance away from the display to function. It certainly adds a whole new level of novelty to Nintendo’s new console, promises to be a great party trick and it’s something that this gamer will be testing out just to see it with his own eyes.

See the video on Joystiq.

John Connelly