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So now that Nintendo unveiled the trick behind the WiiU which is the controller, do you think it will add anything to gaming and add a new way to control games like the Wii did? Do you think new genres will emerge because of that controller?

I'm personally underwhelmed by the controller and the idea. If I understand correctly, it's still a Wii but with a tablet this time. And games that requires the Wiimote will not be playable if the tv is turned off I believe. Also the fact the only one controller will be supported by the console is a major drawback to me. Nintendo went backward with their console this time imo and they're not showing progress in the control department. I liked the Wiimote idea way more.

 

Microsoft will undoubtedly continue with an upgraded version of Kinect which is still very early in it's life and has yet to gain core gamers trust. I'm an early adopter of Kinect because I like dance games and Kinect Sports a lot (family fun) but I understand that casual games may not show exactly what Kinect can do. I believe that controlling menus without touching anything was inevitable and Microsoft is the one (right now) with the technology so they integrate it to all Xbox features that has nothing to do with gaming.

Some people (like myself) think that Kinect will make it to other devices like tvs, media players, houses and possibly vehicles which makes it the real advancement in controlling technology. As for being better for games, it still has to prove it can do it and will Microsoft bring nav like controller with their next console or will they stick with a new version of the actual controller? Will they do a Nintendo and allow WP7 phones and future tablets to interact with the Kinect? 

 

My real concern is with Sony. What are they going to do next gen with their controllers? Will they develop a better PSEye that works with wands? Are they going to ditch the wands and only try some kind of Kinect tech with the PSEye? Will they also attempt to do a Nintendo and bring some kind of tablet controller or will they use the PS Vita as the controller? I don't know what they'll come up with. I remember some poster said Sony patented some sort of device that tracked body in 3D with sound or something. Will they surprise us with new technology? 

This thread is not about graphics or online capabilities or non gaming applications, strictly about new ways to control games. So what do you think next gen will bring controller wise? 



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I just want my dualshock.



radiantshadow92 said:
I just want my dualshock.


+1 to this



I think you'll both get what you want.



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Griffin said:
radiantshadow92 said:
I just want my dualshock.


+1 to this

+2 now



Playstation All-Stars is one of the best games I've played this gen, and is the most fun I've had in a game this gen.

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Break Apart Controller.



4 ≈ One

I see the Wii U as being a bridge between what Nintendo was trying to do with the Wii, and what developers felt comfortable doing with the HD consoles, and it will be interesting to see how developers use the controller.

As we've seen with smartphones and the DS, the touch screen has amazing potential to be used to create strong puzzle and mini-games, and many of the best HD console games (Bioshock, Mass Effect 2) have built-in mini-games/puzzles, so there is some obvious potential applications for this technology. While some people wouldn't see the value, having far more variety of better puzzles and mini-games could definately improve many games.

There is the potential for new kinds of games and/or experiences ...

One thought I have is for a digital-augmented "pen and paper" RPG. You have a dungeon master tell the story while holding onto the tablet controller, and they can select environments or characters on the tablet that are displayed to the TV screen, and many of the battles or events could take place (to some extent) on the TV with interaction from players using Wiimotes.



Just noticed the nes controller is really boxy but people are complaining about the wiiU. Also damn sony should get a new controller design.



radiantshadow92 said:
I just want my dualshock.

With a concaved trigger for R/L2 ffs!




companies should continue using the game pad as its not obsolete in any way and its the currently best way to play video games along side keyboard an mouse. they should then use camera and infrared and all the current technology to read the player as he/she is playing such as heart rate, temperature and facial animation and use that information to create player tailored experiences on there current mood. Once thats done we move onto controlling via eye movement as well as controller. Then mind control because then there is no limitation on buttons an controls.

motion control will have an place in simulations which the military are far ahead but the problem is that we aren't going to have an virtually reality room in every house. So the next logically would be above with collecting player data and using it.



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