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In2Games, the company behind GameTrak, a new 3D motion sensing technology set to rival Nintendo’s use of the Wiimote. The investment will primarily be used to bring to market GameTrak, a new games controller system designed for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles by In2Games. The funding will also be used to develop the company's software portfolio and help it to advance relationships with third party publishers.





GameTrak has been designed to offer a true motion capture gaming experience, accurately tracking the position and precise movements of up to four players. Any real-world action can reportedly be motion captured and put directly into a game.

 






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All it will do is make the Wii seem like a better deal. All it does is add to the cost of already expensive consoles.



As cool as it could be, it won't catch on. Third party controllers do not create great games to go with it.



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Its a peripheal already making it a loser. Peripheals dont sale hardware. The hardware package and software sale units.



Again, stupidest idea possible.

An add-on does NOT equal something packed into the system. Noone's going to buy enough of the motion-sensing devices to make it worthwhile for any 3rd party to really make use of it. While it might come in handy if, say, they pack it in with a game, it won't be used by anyone else.



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@Fishy Joe. 

 

Hmm not true.

The company will publish this with their own games (and third party Wii games)

So you don't have to buy it with your PS3 or X360.

And why cost more? This thing maybe cost between 50-100 bucks...

Wii 250 bucks ...That is around 150 bucks profit.

In fact I don't want this but I was surprised about it.






 "Wii 250 bucks ...That is around 150 bucks profit."

Doesn't quite work like that...Wii has many more games, present and future, big support, etc, but whatever.

I'm not saying this thing is that bad...it's just that it's got no hope of rivaling the Wii, EVEN if the technology was better. 

I don't blame this company for making this product, but it's not going to do well.  What would be better is for Sony or Microsoft to upgrade their official controllers to allow for more sophisticated tech...but I doubt that will happen...it's not neccessary.



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Nothing special... The only way it has a chance is if it became bundled in the base package for the 360 or PS3, and maybe as an upgrade for existing users. Otherwise it will never get the market penetration to be anything more than a niche product and will not be able to compete with the wii.



BenKenobi88 said:
 "Wii 250 bucks ...That is around 150 bucks profit."

Doesn't quite work like that...Wii has many more games, present and future, big support, etc, but whatever.

I'm not saying this thing is that bad...it's just that it's got no hope of rivaling the Wii, EVEN if the technology was better. 

I don't blame this company for making this product, but it's not going to do well.  What would be better is for Sony or Microsoft to upgrade their official controllers to allow for more sophisticated tech...but I doubt that will happen...it's not neccessary.

 I see this like Singstar, Buzz, Dancething (stepmania).

You can buy them if you like it and you need for every of those games something special those games are popular

for a part of the audience and I guess this one can be popular to especially if it can  play games like Rayman Rabbits 2.

I guess if you are not a fan of Wii's first party you can buy this. 






1) Adopted by MS and Sony, it would look desperate and sad, and simply validate everything Nintendo's been doing.

2) As a 3rd party, or late in console life, add on, it would not be seen as
standard equipment. Developers wouldn't make games for it, or at least not devoted to it (which is what you really need), and so gamers wouldn't bother buying it.

3) By the time it is released, the Wii will be retailing for $9.95. So who needs it?