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Last Updated: Thursday July 17 2008 06:05 GMT

New gadgets for gaming fans

A gaming fan tries out one of the new games on show at the E3 conference in America

Excitement's building for gaming fans, as hundreds of games designers and console makers are getting together to show off their latest gadgets.

The E3 conference in America is where all the big name gaming companies, like Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft, reveal what new ideas they're working on.

Nintendo unveiled a much more sensitive controller for the Wii to make your movements more realistic in its games.

And Sony are going to make it possible to download films onto your PS3.

Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo America displays the new "Wii MotionPlus" accessory
The boss of Nintendo America shows off the new MotionPlus accessory
Games have been getting much more active in the past couple of years, but now Nintendo is taking things further.

They say their new MotionPlus accessory, which plugs into the normal Wii controller, will add more depth to its games.

Over at Sony, as well as unveiling a film download service initially only for gamers in North America, they also announced a larger capacity PlayStation 3.

Fun stuff

Elsewhere, Microsoft had its own plans to bring gamers together, saying it believes we'll all be enjoying a lot more online community gaming in the future.

The people who make the games and consoles say there's loads more fun stuff on the way too, but it might be a while before you can get your hands on it.