Monday, September 19, 2005

Nintendo's New Controller: See How It Works (Video)

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Ok, honestly at first I thought it looked retarded (or maybe just made for retarded people)...but after watching the video I think it's got real potential. You can check it out for yourself here.

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Here's a quick rundown on the controller features from

Revolution guarantees this. The main source of input is nothing short of unexpected and untraditional. It is essentially a wireless, square remote that works something like a computer mouse would in 3D space. Imagine sticking your hand into a virtual box and having your TV understand how it's moving in there. Now you're getting the idea.

Main Controller Features

3D Pointing. Sensors understand up, down, left, right, forward and backward.

Tilt Sensitive. Controller can be rotated or rolled from side-to-side.

Buttons Included. Has a trigger on its backside, face buttons, and a D-Pad.

Multifunctional. Has an expansion port which can be used with different types of controller peripherals. Analog stick with two trigger buttons planned for left hand.

Wireless. Totally wire-free. Currently there are no details on the max distance, source or power, or otherwise.

Rumble Built-in. Included as a standard in all the controllers.

Will Revolution live up to the hype? I think a lot will depend on how the new controller features are integrated into the games. It'll mean the difference between a short-lived (and costly) novelty...or truly creating a revolution in the gaming industry.

We'll see...but revolution or not it's nice to see something really different in the industry for a change.


Watch video of Nintendo President Satoru Iwata's keynote address at the Tokyo Game Show. 'Nintendo Revolution controller — more deets, pics'

'Revolution Controller Finally Revealed: We've seen it, touched it, played games with it. Read this now.'

CNet: 'Testing out the new Revolution controller'

'Any game on the Revolution is going to be a new experience for a while... it will be inventing new ways to play games.'

'Please Nintendo Don't Die'

'The Revolution is Imminent!'

'Why Nintendo, WHY!?'

'Imagine playing a fighting game with a TV remote that you have to waggle back and forth.'


Blogger Heartless_ said...

Thanks for quoting me :P

11:58 PM  
Blogger whosthere said...

You're welcome :-D

5:32 PM  

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