Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 14 Jan 2010
For the love of all things covered in delicious milk chocolate, this exists. Peripheral and accessory makers CTA Digital have announced and released the a Sniper Rifle Gun for Wii â€“ which includes a removable stock and barrel, magazine tube, sniper scope, and stand. All of which are completely devoid of any functionality.
The scope even, is purely for cosmetic purposes, because itâ€™s â€œnot intended for gaming accuracy.â€ The gun has space for a Wiimote as well as the Motion Plus accessory, even though none of the games the gun can be used with - Medal of Honor: Heroes 2, Medal of Honor: Vanguard, Resident Evil 4, Ghost Squad, and Ultimate Duck Hunting - has motion plus support.
I canâ€™t emphasise enough how stupid this is. The Wii pointer doesnâ€™t work like a lightgun, so even if you were stupid enough to shell out the $39.99 (R295) asking price youâ€™d find yourself pointing at targets other than the one you want to actually shoot at. Also why the hell does it come with a bipod stand? Who the effing eff plays games lying prone on the floor?
I hate you Nintendo, I hate you for making it so that companies like this exist, and that their proprietors donâ€™t need to get real jobs like the rest of us.
Thereâ€™s a video after the jump, demonstrating just how goddamned stupid this is.
[Thanks to Goose for the tip]