CheatCC writes - Since the earliest days of video games, the industry has done an extraordinary job of making controls more complicated. Atari games could be played with a joystick and a couple of button; with NES games, all you had at your disposal were A, B, Start, Select, and a D-pad. Now, the "traditional" controller is an ergonomic marvel loaded down with joysticks, face buttons, triggers, bumpers, and still that old D-pad for good measure. All three major console companies are working with motion-based controls as well, and Nintendo is in love with touchscreens and tablets. But are we really any better off?