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How do we make chess more popular for a wide audience? A very logical method is to start with kids. And what is occupation no. 1 among today's youngsters? Of course, gaming. So it could have been great news that Nintendo's latest Wii game is called "Chess", potentially one big worldwide advertisement for the royal game. But alas, we have to agree with Wired: it's just ugly!

Wii is a home video game console by Nintendo that tries to compete with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's Playstation 3. A distinguishing feature of the Nintendo console is its wireless controller, the Wii Remote, which can be used as a handheld pointing device and can detect acceleration in three dimensions.

Wii Chess is currently in development by Nintendo and set for release on 18 January 2008 in Europe. Apparently they're trying to widen their audience, and want to incorporate those who are fed up with playing double agent or shooting zombies. And we have to admit, after viewing the promotional video, we really can't wait.

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