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Submitted by Grateful Ghoul 678d ago | opinion piece

Is There A Future For Motion Controls In Gaming?

Is the future of motion gaming brighter than the glowing end of a PS Move wand? Should we wave goodbye to Kinect? Should we ‘Wii’ on Nintendo’s controller-waggling ways? The team at This Is My Joystick discuss motion control gaming.

Some may remember when people used to laugh at analogue sticks on controllers, but guess what? It turns out that using an analogue stick gave you more control than a D-Pad in certain circumstances. That’s really all it boils down to.

Can motion controls do and what have they done better than a standard controller? At the moment, you won’t find many good examples. Not coincidentally, you won’t find many people supporting motion controls. (Forza Motorsport 4, Killzone 2, PS3, Xbox 360)

Excalibur  +   678d ago
There is a future if people want it but if they don't forcing it on them won't make any difference. ;)
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Mounce  +   678d ago
Well, seeing as Move will work and is still optional on PS4 so new features, tech and capabilities will increase from the 'tests' done on PS4....I could say there's an obvious future, especially if Sony does something like Oculus Rift + Move controllers....

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ....
naiyo  +   678d ago
Optional means that no AAA game will try to do new things with them or at least just use them as pointer controls.
Mounce  +   678d ago
@Naiyo - Better that than to piss off your consumers by telling them that they must pay $100 ontop of their console-purchase for a Kinect that they may not even use to begin with. Both have their pros and cons but more people are concerned with investment, getting more for less and not buying so many extras that empty their wallet further. How many X1 consumers will buy that just to play Halo, Forza, Gears(if so) or COD and not give a rats ass about Kinect but still own one that will be a door stopper? That or, tons and tons of trade-ins at Gamestop for the Kinect.
GreenRanger  +   678d ago
No.
JunioRS101  +   678d ago
The future of gaming is putting on a helmet that hijacks your central nervous system somehow to give you total immersion in another reality.

Is that so much to ask?

Although, I have to say, even if they figured out how to do that without causing severe detriment to your physical or mental well-being, I think the level of addiction caused by something so tantalizing would be dangerous.
TheUndertaker85  +   678d ago
You're worried about well being? Shows how much people think things through.

"A helmet that hijacks your central nervous system"

What happens if/when a system like that gets hacked? Largest reason why it should never, ever happen. If it ever does, I won't be buying.
TotalHitman  +   678d ago
My friend, you should watch The Matrix if you haven't already. Same to you JunioRS101.

"What happens if/when a system like that gets hacked?"

Well, we'd have an Agent Smith roaming in the real world.
creeping judas  +   678d ago
Also read the Otherland books by Tad Williams. You would find out exactly how tantalizing it could be!!
TheEnigma313  +   678d ago
To old school gamers like myself, probably not, but to younger gamers, more than likely.
nosferatuzodd  +   678d ago
simple answer no
stage88  +   678d ago
If not, then Microsoft are in trouble.
"Xbox is Kinect"
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RiPPn  +   678d ago
For me personally, not in the iteration they are currently in. What I mean is having the machine mirror your actions on screen is gimmicky and not very interesting or fun.

Now when the Oculus rift or whatever similar more advanced device like this comes out in the future then motion gaming will definitely be a hit.
Imalwaysright  +   678d ago
I hope not.
buynit  +   678d ago
Why not?
Imalwaysright  +   678d ago
Because I don't like them and I don't think they add anything new to our hobby.
buynit  +   678d ago
Thats bull shit, it doesnt add nothing... You been under a rock?
Imalwaysright  +   678d ago
What is oh so original about Wii games, move games or kinect games? Tell me wich game for one of these devices has done something original that we haven't seen before.
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Trago1337  +   678d ago
There are advantages to having motion controls, the problem is that so few developers have actually made well designed games using motion controls.

The best uses of motion controls that I've played this generation are:

-Wii Sports/resort
-Light gun games (House of the Dead: Overkill, Sin & Punishment)
-Zelda: Skyward Sword
-Red Steel 2
-Boom Blox
-Dance Central

The mentioned games were built around Motion controls from the get go. It's a shame that developers don't make motion games as much anymore, because there are completely new gameplay experiences to be had.

But we fear change unfortunately.
Shadonic  +   678d ago
exaclty this and most developers just shoe horn the kinect into there last game
buynit  +   678d ago
I think it does, it can add so much to the over all experience of gaming..

Im glad that at least one of them are really trying i hope it works out
shadowmist13  +   678d ago
No,because of one word:lazy,it can be applied to the gamer and the developer.
duducus  +   678d ago
I like using it for shooters, since you point and shoot like a regular gun, also, one-to-one sword fighting is cool... Beyond that, not really...

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