Tag Archives: Motion Controls

A Little Wii Backstory

  CVG have a great article about the story of the Wii. The whole thing is definitely worth reading, but I found this particularly interesting. Tom Quinn (above) is the man who invented the technology in your Wiimote today. He

Did Wii kill the joypad?

By the end of the year, both Xbox 360 and PS3 will have added motion controllers to their lineups. In case you’ve forgotten, they’re the only consoles left using joypads as a primary input device, leaving many to wonder: Is

Nintendo “embarrassed” by Wii copycats

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime said he wouldn’t dare rip off the competition like Sony and Microsoft are doing with Wii. “I think we would have been embarrassed to do what our

Are we really satisfied with the Wii?

Are we really satisfied with the Wii? Should we be? Shouldn’t Nintendo be trying harder? It’s a question IGN’s Matt Casamassina brought up in his December editorial Nintendo is Lazy and You Don’t Care. Although not the only, or the main

Nintendo Wii beats Microsoft Natal to camera-based motion controls for current gen consoles

Jenny McCarthy and Ubisoft help remind us that camera-based gaming is already here with the new Your Shape fitness title that’s out this week.  It’s interesting to note that this is a rudimentary form of what Natal is expected to

The future of motion control is exciting

I shudder to think where video games would be today without Wii. There would still be games worth playing, but the focus on control, new ideas, and the realization of fresher experiences wouldn’t be as pronounced as they are now.