MCV: Head-strapped device will 'replace joysticks and Wii handles', says Daily Mail
Retards with this. Oh wait.
The Daily Mail? They are the biggest hypocites i have seen in a long time, why should anybody believe what those idiots have to say. Since when was the Daily Mail a console expert anyway? They are too hung up on trying to demonise gaming itself and then they makes claims like that! What a set of imbeciles.
I too would like to object to the use of the Daily Mail as a source of any information. Crikey, we'll be listening to a blog written by someone who has worked in games marketing next.
Naw, it could never happen.
I work in a technical field so I am all in favor of progress... when it is actually progress. The wii-remote\sixaxis this generation is a good example where innovation was applied in the form of motion sensing. In reality though, games relying heavily on that turn into either mini-games or attempt at real games with poorer controls. For real games the more precise the controls the better, they need to be responsive and accurate. Motion sensing has a bit of lag in response time and is not that accurate and sometimes "misread" the movement. The reason I bring this up is that both voice control and thought\mind recognition will most likely suffer the same issues. My point, those kind of controls might be ok for mundane use like a shopping mall kiosk or a TV interface, but when it comes to fast and precise gaming it's just forcing a solution that doesn't quite fit.
To my understanding the new Wii Motion Plus control add-on gets rid of the lag in response time. If/when a proper 1:1 movement golf game is released on Wii, I will probably buy the console.
@2.1, I would expect that MotionPlus would add precision since it adds new data points. I doubt however that it would help with lag, it's mostly limited by processing power of the Wii and now it will have more input data to process. However I will get it to try when it comes out. When it comes to new technology, I'll try everything at least once.
i'd rather have some physical interaction than just thoughts, and you have seen what the wii did, the more physical interaction, the more it will sell!!
imagine what psycho mantis can do to your brain !!
LOL! I was thinking about it the moment I see it! Please Kojima, don´t use it on MGS6! And if you do, make it before Sony pass by the next rumble juridical mess.
Thinking while playing a game? Blasphemy! I refuse to use my brain, period! I must act just like the loud-mouthed 12 year olds on Xbox Live!
Maybe I'm just and old geezer, but I'll put a pass on this technology for at least a few years. Since the device would only have to interpret your thoughts there shouldn't be any harmful side effects. Though I am sure this technology will cause more then a few migraine/headaches.
scary wonder if they are goiing to have rumble too lol
I think this is cool as HELL! Controlling action by thinking!! Price permitting, I'll be getting one of the these as soon as they come out. I know that it isn't really precise at its current state, but it can control a number of different variables and I think it would make a great addition to a gameplay experience -- Notice "addition" -- I'm not ready to put down the controller just yet either.
imagine the how to cheat on those games: think of pamela andersson naked and you get unlimited life or whatever, rofl
These headsets just arent advanced enough. Where i work a company is developing software that is used with such a headset but all there are capable of measuring is 'meditation' 'focus' and 'anxiety' brain patterns. Therefore thought controlled gaming is still a LONG way off as the different thought levels needed to be interptreted would be too diverse for a 'real' gaming expereince to be controlled by thoughts. Possible in 10-20 years maybe. just not now...
i don't feel like wirting anything so i will just say that if the did manage to make it work imagine playing a first person shootter all you would have to do is think that i want the cross hairs on his head pull the trigger and bam you hit the ground becuase you f---ing teammate just put a 45 up your as and let it run rampet lol this has nothing to do with the storry lol
I read about this in PC Gamer a few months back. According to the preview, it looks like a good item to augment current controllers. The preview mentioned you need to train it to recognize the correct thoughts, and the previewer wasnt entirely convinced that it was reading electrical signals, and not just the way his forehead wrinkled up when he got angry, heh. But this is the real deal, its not 100% do everything with your mind yet, but if any games actually include support for it, or if they can have decent patches applied or software installed that lets it work with old games, this gadget really is ready for prime time and could eventually change the way we play games.
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