I'm not talking about the Wii, I'm talking about this new Sony thing that reads body movements for additional controlIt seems that the Wii isn't for you because you haven't been sold on the motion control. Thats fine. I have no problem with that. But implying that all wii games REQUIRE you to stand up and do jumping jacks, or even some of them, is just a lie. No game so far has required a person to get out of the La-Z-Boy
So when you lean to the left to make the turn in the Italian Grand Prix for Grand Turismo it'll mean something.
And something tells me that will be optional on the menu screen.
So, there's this thing NEW! 5/3/13
I was at one time a hard core gamer, but had lost interest sometime around the beginning of the PS2. There are only so many first person shooters and racing games I can handle. To keep me interested, the industry needed a kick in the pants. Slicker, faster, versions of the old games were not what I was looking for.
I had just about given up on video games until I saw what Nintendo was doing.
The Wii is fantastic. I havenít had more fun with videogames since I first got hold of NES when I was wee boy.
Oh, and wii sports and Rayman are incredibly fun while drinking.
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I honestly don't have a problem with it because so many companies that are in a competition. See one aspect of another product doing well are going to use it to improve their own product. It is just how the world works.
so what if a someone walks infront of the tv, does it kill your charcter because they inadvertadly walked into a pit of rusty spikes
I'm really not caring much for the motion sensors myself. Much like the rumble feature of controllers I see it as a useless gimmick. I found the Novelty of the Wii mote very short lived and have no interest in the controller. Nor do I care about PS3's motion controller.
Yeah, they can do some novel things with them but that is all I see it as.
Honestly, I don't think they've REALLY stolen anything per se, but my understanding is that this sony idea looks pretty clunky anyhow. I don't know if the Sony motion sensor has anything on the Wii remote's bluetooth charged glory, but whatever. My thing is, what use willl the eyetoy capability REALLY be given that the sony controller really doesn't allow you to move your hands independently? I mean, it'll be great that it will detect your body movements and feel very intuitive for every game where your character is handcuffed, or tied up, or pulling Kirk-style hammer chops on everyone.
Sony can do whatever the crap they want at this point. I got the sweetest deal on a high def tv on boxing day that's normally worth 2K and as muchas I love it displays about half that 1080p they like to rave about, which sets it above and beyond their direct competitor the 360 supposedly, but lord almight how much does such a tv cost? On top of how much the unit itself costs?
The thing to remember is that arguments like this one we're in are MEANINGLESS to non-gamers. I promise you if you try to tell your mom this stuff her eyes will cross. Put a Wii remote in her hand and watch her pick up Wii sports in about 1 minute (a miracle in my mom's case) while everyone in the family marks out to how cool that is and you have opened a whole new market. This is what's going on everywhere I know of right now. A bunch of people who don't give a damn about hardware specs or 1080p (bet they damn sure care about that price tag though) are having insane fun with someone else's Wii and thinking "how cool is this?"
I'm not going to lie, I saw a ps3 at Future Shop and the graphics were pretty astounding, but I CHECKED OUT on buying more consoles till I heard about the Remote. That was before the PRICE was announced too.
Oh, yeah, one of the best Remote functions, the pointer (which usually leads to comfy, little action required but intuitive beyond believe gaming) doens't seem to have any place in that sony sheme.
one last thing: who's makin all this noise about vid conferencing? god sakes man I'm assuming you have a comp already buy a webcam. MSN Messenger was free last time I checked...