TK: "The Wii harkened back to the time when gaming was all about family entertainment. It would remind many of us of the fun we had with the original Nintendo Entertainment System playing classic titles like ‘Duck Hunt’ and ‘Hogan’s Alley’."
The failure of Kinect 2.0 and the Wii U sales have shown that the interest in motion controlled gaming has declined.
I think the Wii U sales were weak because many people didn't know that it was really the Wii 2. This past Xmas, my son's best friend was given the Wii U controller pad. His parents were unaware that the Wii U is a whole new(er) system. They took it back and picked up a PS4.
That combined with every kid already having an iPad ruins the appeal of the Wii U from a distance. There are some great games on the system, but I think it's too bad they didn't go a different path.
God damn do some research before you buy something lol, or talk to the store clerks.
How was he given the Wii U gamepad without a Wii U? It's not available on its own. People need to research when they spend money on things they're not familiar with.
@JuleyJules Here is how: http://www.zagg.com/invisib...
@thorstein That's a screen protector, not the game pad its self. If that's where you're saying your son's best friend got it from, i'm calling BS.
@ Dubman Ooops. Here is the Amazon listing. It wasn't in stock as of now. But I know it was sold apart from the Wii U. http://www.amazon.com/Ninte... And they can be had oem on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/New...
@Thorstein It clearly says its a WiiU replacement controller several times though. If someone bought that thinking it was a for a new controller for the Wii then that's their fault. Of course Nintendo should be doing more to advertise the WiiU to the average consumer. I just dont believe that someone would go to that listing and buy a $200 controller for a (at current price) last gen console, especially when advertised so heavily that its not that.
I swear man. "They took it back and bought a PS4" ur a dumbass.
I swear man...."They took it back and bought a PS4" No they didn't, that never happened. U are a dumbass.
@Dubaman I agree with you. I am just relating what happened to people who aren't as aware of gaming as we are here.
Explain to me, in what ways was Kinect 2.0 a failure? Besides there being little to no gaming support. It has the potential to be an incredible device but devs don't want to utilize it. So how is it a failure?
it's a failure because of the lack of software support. that is how you judge the adoption. the playstation move was also a failure because of lack of support. both the kinect and wii enjoyed some success but people have moved on. now we see the emphasis on virtual reality technology and augmented reality. i can see oculus rift having the most success because the pc is an open platform and facebook now owns it and we all know they have lots of money. morpheus will have a niche market much like playstation move and sony will take a very cautious approach because it's a peripheral. meaning you will never see big budgeted games that are morpheus only games. halolens may also have some success but its likely to be outside of gaming because of the same reasons as morpheus.
The middle two sentences of your comment answer the questions posed in the first and last sentences of your comment. If a piece of tech does what it's supposed to do but relatively few people buy it and other companies don't use it in their own products, that tech is a failure. Betamax was a higher quality video format than VHS, but VHS caught on so Betamax failed. OT - Motion controlled gaming is like any other genre. Like platforming games from years ago, it was big for awhile and now it's in a decline. It will never just go away completely, especially now with VR and AR building steam.
If developers don't want to utilize it, doesn't that make it a failure in it's own right?
@breeze Cause the devs are to scared to put the money into developing for it. They've seen cheapy games made and failed because the are boring basic concepts. I agree that it is dead, but I'm no way is it a failure.
The WiiU's primary controls are standard controls, the motion is back for additional control options.
I own a Wii U and it doesn't really use motion control all that much...
Good thing these new consoles weren't built around the belief that motion gaming was the future.....>_>
Consoles weren't built around the belief that motion gaming was the future? Every time a Microsoft executive or shareholder reads this comment, the Don Mattrick voodoo doll gets another pin added to it.
If Vitual reality and AR take off like I believe they will, expect motion control to be hot on their heels! It's inevitable. Motion Controls and Vitual reality/AR are destined to become the next evolution of gaming. It may start off slowly but as the technology matures it the next logical step.
Motion controlled gaming died in 2011 together with the Wii....
Kinect 2 may not do tons for gaming due to developer's being lazy asses not wanting to think outside box . The I figure I'll continue to support it and those that are making games for it . As for those lazy developers that just refuse to think outside the box can go pound sand .
I have never liked motion controls, they are the sole reason I never got to play Mario, Donkey Kong and many of the other great games the Wii had, I tried them but couldnt stand the controls. As a Wii U owner I was quite excited when they announced Wii games for the virtual console and I have bought both Galaxy 2 and Donkey Kong but they still only support Wiimote and I have tried and tried but I just hate the controls so much.
I hope motion controls make a come back i would like a ps move v2 to go with my morpheus and ps cam. I also hope nintendo give the wii remote more support its better than the wii u pad imho. Kinect could become cool again with AR headset. Its all about support and focus. sony, ms and even nintendo didn't take motion controls serious so why should 3rd party or gamers. The wiimote, ps move and kinect should of been the start of something special not the begining and the end of motion controls :-(
Move accesories are supported by the PS4, but they don't get used much.
I'm one who really enjoyed playing fps games with motion controls instead of playing with two boring sticks. Good memories.
Nope, there were a couple of CoD games that worked well with a pistol attachment, Dead Space and House of the Dead were awesome!! I miss the old arcade style shooters, they were loads of fun and when they started to use the control style in other games it was awesome!!
Omg CoD on Wii was literally the most fun ive ever had playing a call of duty game (besides CoD 2).
I'd be fine if the recital was locked to the center of the screen and moved the camera instead of having to move all the way to the side of the screen, move it, then center it so you can aim properly again. No one seems to get that right.
You can actually, by having the smallest deadzone possible. Some games offer that kind of tweaking.
Thank goodness it has slowed down. Traditional controls for the win any day.
Uhm no. Because virtual and augmented reality will eventually completely rely on motion controllers. Using sticks is awkward and clunky when compared to the head tracking the Oculus already uses. So no motion controlled gaming has just begun.
It's over for now, certainly. We just don't have the tech. When latency becomes less of an issue and more accurate sensors develop, motion-control gaming will likely get really popular again. 1:1 motion control with near-zero latency is pretty much THE ideal, but its unlikely to happen for at least another 10 years.
Games are still coming out for Kinect and wii u. sony has vr headset that will use motion control.
With VR on the horizon: no, it is not. VR will make perfect use of both 3D and motion controls.
Too bad vr is still only going to look good on paper for at least 10 years as well. The tech isn't viable at a reasonable price point yet. Definitely won't be perfect; like Kinect it will be passable.
No, it's not. Motion controlled still needs to be perfected, and once it is, it will be the new way to game. With gameplay mechanics getting more and more complex, Motion control is the future.
We need game concepts to truly compliment the motion control scheme rather than just throwing the feature in, I agree more can be done. Eventually I see either motion control being fazed out or part of a bigger picture in the future.
I hated the Wii and the Move. Motion gaming is just stupid and useless. It's good for non-gamers I guess, but overall it's a joke that's been going for way too long. D.O.M.G. please.
games like resi 4 and okami really stood out for me on wii. enjoyed the ps move portal dlc and heavy rain on ps move
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