Submitted by MsMcClever 724d ago | opinion piece

Best New Gaming Innovation This Generation: Motion Control

In science fiction movies, one of the main pieces of futuristic technology is almost always motion controlled computer screens. The lead scientist often will rotate, enlarge, crop, or dramatically swipe away different data floating in the air in front of him. Thanks to video games, that fantasy is quickly becoming a reality. Here's a rundown of the gaming innovations in motion control by the big three. (Kinect, Playstation Move, PS3, Tech, Wii, Wii MotionPlus, Xbox 360)

HighResHero  +   724d ago
I wonder if this person is aware of previous motion control technology like the Playstation 2 Eye Toy or Sega Activator.
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MsMcClever  +   723d ago
I wasn't, but I was really only talking about this generation. Were they any good? Did they have good games?
HighResHero  +   723d ago
I figured but thought you might be unaware of some others.

The Eyetoy was okay to some people and offered some games comparable to many available for Kinect, only in lower resolution, etc. It actually had a game called "Kinetic" interestingly. It's worth a youtube of "eyetoy gameplay".

The activator was kinda cheesy but interesting for its' time and somewhat innovative, alluding to future possibilities. A youtube search of "Sega Activator Training Video" is highly recommended.

Here is an article I found that lists a few devices from the past:

jeffgoldwin  +   722d ago
In fairness the article does say, this generation. Not that it was the first, best, most original or anything like that.

I mean Nintendo had a 3D handheld like 10-15 years ago that flopped because it just wasn't any good. Remember that it only displayed red colors and a black background?
HighResHero  +   722d ago
I remember the Virtual Boy. I wanted one when I was I was little and I guess we were fortunate nobody bought me one. Now they are probably collectors items. If I had a really big closet I might pick one up.
DirtyMike  +   723d ago
I would say motion control didn't really take off until this generation.

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