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Virtua Tennis 4 announced with full 3D support

Virtua Tennis 4 has been announced for PlayStation 3 and it’s going to be fully compatible with PlayStation Move and in 3D! It seems everyone is jumping on Nintendo’s motion-sensing bandwagon and trying to do it better. Sega say the fourth game in the series isn’t just about hitting the ball but also about the speed of connection, angle of the racquet and spin applied to the ball with each shot. The controller will be tracked precisely hopefully meaning a more immersive experience for the player. I’m still not sure if people want to jump around the living room and...

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Virtua Tennis 2009 review

The Wii was made for Tennis. It is a sport that comes as naturally to the Wii’s control system as it does a racket and ball, and for many avid Wii gamers it was the first game they ever experienced on the system. While Wii Sports was an eye-opener and revealed to the world the beauty of motion controls, its version of Tennis was simple and failed to offer much to anyone who knows their stuff. Upgrading to a more serious title seems inevitable for any hardened pro, but is Virtua Tennis 2009 the right title for them? Virtua Tennis...

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Virtua Tennis 2009 review

Virtua Tennis is back and if you’re expecting anything truly brand new with this 2009 rendition you’re going to be a bit disappointed I’m afraid. Yes we know that Virtua Tennis as an almost perfect arcade tennis game which is very easy to pick up and play but also possible to master if you play it enough, letting you beat all in your path. However, for me, the series hasn’t moved on enough since VT3 to be worthy of a purchase – that is unless you haven’t bought the last one, then maybe it’s worth a look. The first thing...

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Virtua Tennis 2009 review

For reference the last tennis game I played most recently was Sega Superstars Tennis for Wii and whilst it was fun it neither managed to recapture the initial fun of Wii Sports Tennis nor the typical Nintendo charm found in Mario Tennis. As much as I like Sonic and his friends they just don’t have the same level of personality as Mario and his pals do but maybe I’m just being a biased Nintendo fanboy. Anyway I digress. Virtua Tennis was first seen in 1999 but in my opinion didn’t really take off until it appeared on the Dreamcast later...

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Sega Virtua Tennis 2009 Release Date

Now that Nintendo have confirmed an early release date for their MotionPlus Wii Remote add-on that gives 1 to 1 control precision to compatible Wii Games, Sega have given us more details on their upcoming new game Virtua Tennis 2009 for Wii. Featuring full Wii MotionPlus support you’ll really feel like you’re playing tennis, with 100% accurate forehand, backhand and spin shots as well as shot power recognition. Sega Virtua Tennis 2009 for Wii features your favourite tennis stars; Nicole Vaidisova, Boris Becker, Lindsay Davenport, Andy Murray, Andy Roddick, and many more. We can’t wait to test it out! The...