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nintendo unveils "Revolutionary" controller!

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  1. AML

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    what the fudge? :confused: I have to say this is one of their most ballsy moves!

    However, I'm glad someone out there is trying something new. I have a lot of respect for Nintendo, so lets give them the benefit of the doubt. it may actually work! ;)
     
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    Not another remote on my table!!!!!!!!! :eek:
     
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    Hmm... Not convinced about this!

    Can't wait to try it out though. If you hold it sideways it's almost a NES controller! :cool:
     
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    haha, you can swin it about like a sword too :), Peter Moneylox (sp?) was quite excited about this controller, he obviously sees the potential of using it to play Black & White 2

    Wonder if the revolution is compatible with Wavebirds without the dongle?
     
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    Revolutionary.

    It also means that different games could even be supplied with the appropriate adaptor as hardware. Microphones and bongos are currently available so specialised controls shouldn't be too hard for Nintendo to churn out. :)
     
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    I think thats where Nintendo might just claw back some punters, with the cant wait to have a go people, can you imagine how good Virtua Tennis would be, monkey ball etc.. some good video on IGN website. The extra add ons will make gaming a revolution :rolleyes: How many games that could take advantage we will have to wait and see, a apparant price of $200. Can you imagine the kids in the game shop You have Burnout 6 on PS3 or some slash em up where your flaying your arms around knocking out everyone in a 2 foot radius... brilliant
     
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    Remember its compatible with Gamecube controllers as well
     
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    I've just decided that I want one of these far more than any of the other consoles. If it's anything like as much fun as the Eye-Toy can be then we have a winner. :)
     
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    Timed to take the sting out of the 360 pricing release date too
     
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    i knew they were bringing out a controller that was totally different but i did not expect a remote control TBH. fair play to nintendo its a ballsy move ! the asian market will lap it up because they love the sort of mini-esc type games using methods like eyetoy and bongo's. i personally think its abit silly and that aint a game controller :) but i will reserve total judgement till i use it :) even if i like it i still probably wont own the console as the games titles nintendo produce arnt really my cup of T
     
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    nintendo have always been great with coming up with new concept. ALthough I will reserve my judgement until I play thing, I doubt nintendo would release a product that does not work especially in today's cut throat market. Kudos to the big N at least they are concentrating on the most important thing GAMING
     
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    is it just me that thinks it looks ridiculous!! wasnt going to buy one anyway but I think alot of people wont bother now
     
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    Excellent, exactly what I was looking for. At 21 years old, and a ridiculously sad amount of gaming, I'm old bored of games and the controllers. But this looks like serious fun (and will potentially get people off the couch too, a massive plus point if you ask me).

    tscotsman it sounds like you just won't get it. We are obviously very different people. You're not thinking outside the current gaming bubble. What happens when graphics are photorealistic - will you still want to control what appears to be the real world with a PS2 pad? Control devices need to be developed further. This may end up being just a small step, but at least its something.

    I was hoping I could get out of gaming/surfing for game news/being a geek etc. Dammnit Nintendo.
     
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    At first I just didn't get it but after reading a few good articles about it, and the developer feedback too, I'm definitely looking forward to trying it. Whether it will ever feel as good as the trusty DualShock or Controller S, I'm not sure but I can definitely see the business sense in it - the Apple-esque design across the whole product line, the super slick compact console and now a remote control based controller - that's going to put it in more than a few lounges with the right marketing...

    Not totally convinced of how it will work in all genres but we'll see... I feel sorry for the developers though - it must be hard enough sometimes figuring out how to use the different numbers and layout of buttons across all the current consoles let alone radically different approaches to controller design.

    Actually, was the Philips CD-i controller from about 10 years ago not a remote control, minus the tilt sensors, screen location sensors, and the good hardware and software ;)

    All we need to see now is the real PS3 controller... It's amazing how all of a sudden wireless technology is great, the batteries last, you still get rumble and it's not too heavy. But, of course, they just had to wait until the next generation consoles were coming out to give us that :rolleyes:
     
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    I was also worried when I first saw the pics, but now I have read loads about it and seen the videos I think Nintendo have got it right.

    Just to correct Colgate7110 on a couple of points, we didn't have to wait for the next gen consoles for a good wireless controller, The wavebird on the Gamecube is excelent ( no rumble though ) And what about PS2 controllers and The Xbox S, they are both po compaired to the Gamecube controller.

    Up till now Mouse and Keyboard was my fav controller followed by Gamecube controller, but I want to play with this now !!!

    Think of all those Nintendo exclusive titles that will work well with this. Mario Golf, Mario Tennis, Zelda ( as a sword ), and F-Zero.....

    I can't wait for the revolution now, my AV Rack has a space with a reserved sign on it in preperation !!!
     
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    Apparently its much better than using a mouse and keyboard when playing FPS games, this is probably the closest we have come so far as to a virtual reality interface so far, love they you can turn it on its side and its a NES controller, just needs 4 buttons on the right and it'll be a SNES controller :clap:
     
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    Crude reasoning; I can use my TV remote without looking at what I'm pressing, so Nintendo may be on to something here. I'd imagine it would be easier to learn button configurations for example

    And for those without small Japanese hands, no cramping!

    1st impression from me is :thumbsup: If it actually is as good as I'm imaging right now, Nintendo may just become No 1 again
     
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    It also has an adaptor case to transform it into a more standard amecube style controller but they aint shown it yet.
     
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    It also has an adaptor case to transform it into a more standard amecube style controller but they aint shown it yet.
     
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    I knew about the Wavebird but my point was it wasn't considered the norm plus, as you say, it didn't have the rumble so it's still a compromise. Even the PS1 and PS2 had wireless controllers and I think going back, the SNES and Megadrive had third party wireless controllers too using infrared links which was a horrible system...

    Now, all of a sudden it seems, the technology is just right for all 3 next gen machines to ship with wireless controllers as standard. Can't see why though - Sony are using Bluetooth but MS are using standard RF signals, and it's not a battery technology issue either because MS are running of standard AA cells.

    As for reserving a space in your AV rack hpoom, surely it can just sit right next to the 'Cube given how small they both are :)
     
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    I'd recommend everyone check out the teaser trailer of how the controller could be used... (this is the same vid as has been posted before, but without the conference bits in). Looks great fun! :thumbsup:
     
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    That video looks awesome, I can't wait! Gaming is about to become a standing activity I think.

    Best of all, it has a power button on. :)
     
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    RE my other thread: Shigeru Miyamoto: "This will be, without a doubt, the last Zelda game as you know it in its present form"

    So swing the controller to make Link swing his sword? Hmmmmm
     
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    And of course there will be the boomerang, hookshot and other toys to play with. :D
     
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    Sorry for the big post ^. Just me, or do the buttons seem a bit spaced apart? I'm mainly talking about the d-pad and A + B buttons
     
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    I think that the D-pad and a/b buttons are for when you're holding the thing sideways and using it for retro games. I would guess that A & B are duplicates of a & b.

    Don't forget that it apparently slides into a cradle to make a more traditional controller. I'm not sure about the infra-red though. :)
     
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    Cool isnt it! Rather than following Sony and MS allong the "graphics whore and zero gameplay" path, they are doing something original and very playable!

    By the way, Ill be heading to TGS this sunday and ill let you all know of what I see!
     

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