Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Motion controls

As with the adoption of motion controls by all consoles, one has to think that they are kinda wasting peoples money. The Wii has had it since day one and it was a huge success for them, they catered to the casual crowd and they loved it.

But now since the fad had died down Sony and Microsoft have decided to get into the game of motion. But its still not enough, With Sony you have the Playstation move, it has intense accuracy and tracking capability, but in order for it to work at 100% you have to have 3 different pieces of hardware. Microsoft got a little closer to the direction we need to be headed. Kinect uses body tracking and head tracking through IR to get the perspective that you need to "interact" with games.  I personally thing Kinect has much more life to it than the others because it can do so much.
But as with all game developers and producers they need to make the games to actually take advantage of the potential each motion controller has. So until then we will still see the same mediocre games.

watch this video to see where we are headed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd3-eiid-Uw

38 comments:

  1. you know these crazy arcade automats whit REAL GOOD motion capturing? like you can cover behind stuff and lean left right i really loved to play these

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  2. the ps move would be great for fps games because of its accuracy, kinect on the other hand is more for casual games, you can't play fps or other "more serious" games without a gamepad...you gotta have buttons :)

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  3. I dont like the whole motion control thing :(

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  4. that looked so frickn awesome, I can't wait to see how they take gaming to a whole new level, though I do just like having a controller and playing games without all the extra stuff

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  5. the Wii motion controls made the bowling game harder

    btw, I have a new post on GTL Everyday :)

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  6. oh man that dude is awesome. i saw these videos a while ago, i wonder what he is up to now.

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  7. Motion control is still to gimmicky for me, I'm not feelin it yet.

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  8. That head tracking stuff is so awesome!, but I think motion control games are boring and gimmicky

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  9. i would love to see better motion control then what the wii has

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  10. Motion control is not really my thing yet. Same as Hunter said. but might get into it later though...

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  11. I think motion control is mainly a gimic like 3D movies and television.
    Good blog though!

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  12. meh, i like the old controllers

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  13. the sony move is pretty cool i was playing table tennis at gamestop with it

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  14. I'm not a big fan of the gimmick games. If you can't give us actual games with actual content, get out. That's my opinion at least.

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  15. the fps with hands looks shiiiiiiit though....

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  16. I think there's something about motion controls, but the future will tell and how well the market responds.

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  17. I think motion controls really are good for the industry, despite what people may think

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  18. i think having a mouse or control stick is better like if you could play game just by thinking what to do everyone would be good we need controllers so we have noobs to pwn with no hand eye cordination.

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  20. I like the addition of motion controls to all of this gens consoles, sure they haven't really reached into the hardcore market yet and there is still a lot of innovation to be done. I can't wait to see what indie developers come up with new and exciting ways to use the technology.

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  21. no me gusta with the motion control.

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  22. Looks good. microsoft does it better than nintendo!

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  23. motion controls make the games harder but more fun

    btw, check out my new post on Enhanced by MS Paint :)

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  24. Still not convinced I need it. Even the Wii doesn't have any real "killer apps" that make motion controls a must have.

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  25. that's good. motion controls looks nice

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  26. I'm not really so much into console gaming anyway.

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  27. Video games are meant to be played while being in as lazy possession as possible, what is this interactive crap?

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  28. Hah, I remember watching that vid a while back. Motion controls are pretty cool,

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  29. motion controls are the next level of gaming IMO

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  30. i still havent gotten into the whole wii or playstation move games. but i might have to now!

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  31. getting a wii was probably one of my families biggest regrets

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  32. I love playing with my Wii motion controls

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