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A 'Revolution'-ary Remote
I think a key note to be said about Nintendo's "Revolution" controller is that instead of the controller being made around the game, the games will now be made around the controller. Button controllers, much like keyboards, are actually generic devices to suit a wide variety of purposes and actions, while the new remote-style controller with freedom of movement will see the games made around it instead. If game developers can work with that thought we may actually see something new and 'revolutionary' come out of Nintendo. If not ... *shrug* your guess is as good as mine.

I just hope their motion detection is better than the gloves I got ages ago. *shakes head* Those things were jumpy and hard to control at best and at worst they barely worked at all.

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raist_ From: raist_ Date: September 16th, 2005 06:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
The XBox controller unit for the Mech game was pretty cool.

Course, it wasn't so much a controller....as an entire Mech cockpit.
ellixis From: ellixis Date: September 16th, 2005 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm just thrilled that they made a controller that can be used with one hand. I'd resigned myself to being unable to play most games, and now I can hope for games I can play again.
soccerfreak240 From: soccerfreak240 Date: September 17th, 2005 04:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, the thing about this "controller" is that it can sort of be mixed and matched. Assuming you have the addon thingy, you get 1 analog stick, plus assorted ways to do the rest. It could be 1 joystick and then effectively a 3d movement, plus 2 buttons and with the d-pad, a 3rd movement method. Or you can hold it on its side and get basically a 4 button and d-pad. There are also a few other things to mix and match left. I think in keeping with motion sensor, the only button thing they should have done was have 3 trigger buttons going down the back, thus allowing more sports type games, although, perhaps the d-pad can help there...?

Edit: I forgot to mention, they're making a shell type thing in which you put the controller in it, and the shell is shaped like a more conventional controller with a number of buttons, while still allowing you to use the motion sensor aspect of it.
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