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Motion controllers the future of gaming? or a dumbing down?

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June 3, 2009 4:30:11 AM

http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/06/02/e3.nintendo.sony/ind...

yea yea, I tried that with the Wii, and it is collecting dust. Only good game is SSBB, and that did not need motion.

What's wrong with my xbox 360 pad for PC, is it too complicated for you idiots?

I get the feeling that motion controllers and other doohickeys aren't going to take over so soon.... :heink: 
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June 3, 2009 4:42:02 AM

You are obviously not in the target audience :) 
June 3, 2009 4:45:27 AM

yea, is it really possible that motion controllers will ever replace gamepad and KB/M?
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June 3, 2009 5:11:16 AM

As twoboxer suggested, there's never one thing fits all. And that can be applied to just about anything.

As we have seen with technology so oftenly, they rise back from the dead under another name with newer hardware.
June 3, 2009 6:15:31 AM

Look at it as a niche, or different genre, currently the rage, later just another segment
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June 3, 2009 12:12:57 PM

Doubt motion controllers will replace classic ones. Try Punch Out!! on the Wii without a gamepad. Motion Controllers are simply not accurate enough at this point in time.
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June 4, 2009 5:10:14 AM

To give a more serious answer . . . this technology will open up new game features, even some new "games", and will certainly attract more users to these boxes. Just like the Wii did.

When the Wii was first introduced, gamers laughed at the low-tech graphics compared to PS? and XBox. They laughed and said the game would never make it. Result? Huge Seller. Why?

Parents who don't want their kids glazed over for hours SITTING in front of a screen had no problem once they saw their kids working up a sweat playing (eg) Wii Sports. Adults who never play these games because they can't compete reflex-wise with young twitchers thoroughly enjoyed many of the Wii's early offerings. Wiis started to appear at "cocktail parties", and lots of folks jumped right in.

From there some discovered (eg) Guitar Hero, and loved it. Sure it can be played on any box, but they play it on the Wii. SuperMario now, too. Get it?

The new tech would (eg) detect body position, and combined with the Wii controller would make Wii sports far more accurate and demanding. One could envision a 3D soccer or hockey game where you are the goalie. And so on.

None of the old controllers will completely disappear, for all the reasons you already know. I don't want to point my controller at the screen for 4 hours - hell, I don't want to hold my hand up that long. But maybe reaching for your weapons belt or holster to arm your next weapon *is* more realistic. In any case, new games will appear, and they will truly represent a new generation.

This isn't FIOS, but it is "big" :) 
June 4, 2009 12:08:07 PM

Chronobodi said:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/06/02/e3.nintendo.sony/ind...

yea yea, I tried that with the Wii, and it is collecting dust. Only good game is SSBB, and that did not need motion.

What's wrong with my xbox 360 pad for PC, is it too complicated for you idiots?

I get the feeling that motion controllers and other doohickeys aren't going to take over so soon.... :heink: 


Unfortunately the majority of "gamers" in the market play stupid flash games in their browser so simple motion controlled games sell very well.

We are the minority in gaming... Games used to be developed for people like us 10 years ago, but that's not where the money is now. I mean seriously, how many idiots playing the Wii today would have enjoyed playing X-Com, Fallout, SpaceQuest etc. etc. etc.
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June 4, 2009 12:33:48 PM

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Motion controllers the future of gaming computer porn?
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I mean.. after all: It's not like the Pron industry aren't the ones determining things like Beta versus VHS, or HD-DVD versus Blu-Ray, or driving the 'growth' (sic) of internet video streaming and therefore driving the growth of broadband to the home... :heink: 


Is it OK to start the "Wii" jokes now? ;) 



Oh - To answer the OP: It's another tool game developers can choose to use. In and of itself, I think it's kind of neat as an obvious extension of what's available on a Wii. But until/unless someone comes up with games and practical applications for it that are great enough to drive sales it'll only be that: Kind of neat.

Of course, if it *is* successful someday then I can definitely see (by extension) a serious increase in the quality of HDTV support in graphics cards, and an increase (and cheapening!!) of large format displays. If only to save bruised knuckles and perpahs replace the 20" panel we just put our fist through trying to "punch" our opponent... :lol: 
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