Motion Tennis hands-on: iPhone + Apple TV = Wii-style gaming

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Motion Tennis hands-on: iPhone + Apple TV = Wii-style gaming

Game. Set. Match. Motion Tennis offers a unique experience for the iPhone or iPod Touch and Apple TV.

(Credit: Rolocule Games)

Has the Wii era come to an end? If Wii U sales are any indication, America’s love affair with the popular game console looks to have petered out.

But that hasn’t stopped Rolocule Games from borrowing the Wii concept for an intriguing iPhone game: Motion Tennis ($7.99). Forget flicking tiny onscreen players; Motion Tennis pairs with your living-room TV by way of your Apple TV, which is required to play the game. And in true Wii style, your iPhone becomes the controller.

See, late-model iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches can mirror their displays via an Apple TV, which is a neat way to play games on a big screen. However, those games are typically pillar-boxed (displayed with black bars on either side), and most require you to interact at least somewhat with your touch screen, thus diverting your attention away from the action on the TV.

Motion Tennis plays edge-to-edge, and once you start a match, you don’t have to touch your iDevice again unless you want t… [Read more]

Motion Tennis hands-on: iPhone + Apple TV = Wii-style gaming


Motion Tennis hands-on: iPhone + Apple TV = Wii-style gaming

 

Motion Tennis hands-on: iPhone + Apple TV = Wii-style gaming

 

Motion Tennis hands-on: iPhone + Apple TV = Wii-style gaming

 

Motion Tennis hands-on: iPhone + Apple TV = Wii-style gaming

 

Motion Tennis hands-on: iPhone + Apple TV = Wii-style gaming

Motion Tennis hands-on: iPhone + Apple TV = Wii-style gaming

Motion Tennis hands-on: iPhone + Apple TV = Wii-style gaming

Motion Tennis hands-on: iPhone + Apple TV = Wii-style gaming

Motion Tennis hands-on: iPhone + Apple TV = Wii-style gaming

Motion Tennis hands-on: iPhone + Apple TV = Wii-style gaming

Motion Tennis hands-on: iPhone + Apple TV = Wii-style gaming

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