May 9th, 2006 - 8:9 AM
Now that the next generation game consoles are premiering (XBox 360 is already out) the Nintendo Wii (pronounced “We”) seems to be the one taking gaming to that next level (admittedly so I haven’t seen the press releases for the PS3 yet).
In this article from Time Magazine the interviewer talks to the top brass at Nintendo about the new system as well as gets to play some of the games. For those of you who back in the day (Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis etc) who used to move the controller around with you because you thought it would help your character out today is your lucky day. Nintendo’s new controller has sensors on it which let you use it as a bow and arrow, a gun, a whip and even a football.
Check out some of these choice exerpts (found on Page 3):
But consider the upside: you’re basically playing football in your living room. “To snap the ball, you ’snap’ the remote back toward your body, which hikes the ball,” Schappert says. “No buttons to press, just gesture a hiking motion, and the ball’s in the hands of the QB. To pass the ball, you gesture a throwing motion. Hard, fast gestures result in bullet passes. Slower, less forceful, gestures result in loftier, slower lob passes. It truly plays like nothing you’ve ever experienced.”
…we play scenes from the upcoming Legend of Zelda title, Twilight Princess, a moody, dark (by Nintendo’s Disneyesque standards) fantasy adventure. Now I’m Errol Flynn, sword fighting with the controller, then aiming a bow and arrow, then using it as a fishing rod, reeling in a stubborn virtual fish.
Simply put this sounds freaking awesome.
Even if you are not a fan of gaming or even a hard core gamer (I am no way a hardcore gamer) the article is definitely an interesting read of where tech has gone.Possible Related Posts: