HD? Here to stay. Analog sticks and shoulder buttons? Staples of the gaming genre. Online gaming? Can't imagine life without it. Motion Controls? Fuck them!
So why don't we care about motion controls anymore? A couple of weeks ago, I bought the game "Rise of Nightmares" for Xbox 360. To my surprise, the game actually controlled well. I looked at my library. Other games like Wreckateer looked promising. I have a metric ton of Wii games that I could fire up but.....nah, I'm just to lazy to play them. Give me a controller and a couch any day.
So what happened? How did we collectively get tired of them? Nobody tries to lose 100lbs playing Wii Fit anymore. Nobody is going crazy for another Dance Central. Was the tech just too imprecise? Did the novelty just wear off? The best use of motion control I've seen this year was with Until Dawn--when the game actually tells you NOT TO MOVE.