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Moore Concedes Controllers Too Complex

In a roundtable interview posted by Gamertag Radio, Xbox head Peter Moore said Microsoft is "doing a lot of stuff" to overcome the hurdle of controller over-complexity.

Moore commented on the time that he spent with the Wii controller at E3, saying that his experience with Sonic on the console was "intuitive," although he also commented that Super Monkey Ball fatigued his faux-tattooed arms. He also said that the Wii's controller may wear thin after a half hour.

Despite his reservations about the Wii's controller, he suggested that it's a step in the right direction for the industry.

"...Shoulder buttons, triggers, analog sticks, d-pads, I mean, there's a lot going on there when you compare it to the old Atari 2600 button-and-stick, which everybody could pick up and have some fun with."

He continued, "Clearly, I think that the Wii is trying to get back to those days, although when I picked it up, I was surprised how much stuff there is on there, and it took me a while even then to get going on those things. I'm a huge fan of any kind of innovation you can try and do that will make a broader reach for games, because as an industry we've got to do that. We've got to bring more people in that are currently maybe intimidated when they look at that controller.

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Cyclonus3751d ago

It has 17 buttons if you count D-pad directions, the Guide button, and analog stick 'clickers'....and I have NO probs keeping up.

But there are alot of games adopting the Context Sensitive, or "One Button To Rule Them All", AKA, the "A" button, lol

pRo loGic II3751d ago

I also think the Wii will be a task to play, any person that works likes to come home and play when board or to relax the Wii will become more work then play. Like i said in the old site, I give the Wii 2 years before the dust from the hyped up craz settles and after that Wii will slowly die, with kids and Japanese wemen prolonging the agony. THIS POST IS A THEORY AND IS NOT TO TAKEN SERIOUSLLY

Marriot VP3751d ago

that's what I said, and still agree with. The initial hype online will die out within a year. I see this doing better than the gamecube, but won't overthrow PS3 or 360

Fuzz McDeath3751d ago (Edited 3751d ago )

I predect that a woman in Connecticut, U.S.A - in a Wii induced arm-flailing fit - will strike her son in the head. The son will suffer brain death, reduced to a vegitative state. Nintendo will be sued and cease operations.

In a similar household accident, a Sony PS3 player will hit himself in the face while climbing sharply in Warhawk. His friends will laugh because he is of below-average intellegence.

Meanwhile, users of the XBOX 360 wireless controller will continue to be found charming, intellegent, and knees-quakingly sexy by the opposite sex.

Just think what terrible incidents were avoided by "undesigning" the PS3 from the deadly boomerang configuration(or is it "re-redesigning" - I guess you're not really redesigning when you change a controller back from a redesign to its original state)

FamoAmo3751d ago

That was good!! lol check this one out-

The Sony Corp today announced today that they have changed controller models due to the vibrator effect in the dildo shaped controller not being included!! We ran into Ken K's wife and this is what she had to say " I don't like no vibrator" "Me and Ken ahh sure to include this in everyday appliances, your wife will sure be happy with the new washing machine with the rumble feature and the RSX engine chip"!!!

USMChardcharger3751d ago

that was funny but ken has a boyfriend...i thought that was common knowledge.

FamoAmo3751d ago

He looks like a girl!!!lol....

PS360PCROCKS3751d ago

your both moronic lol, but that was pretty funny

Sphinx3751d ago

Exactly! I don't want to waive my controller around! Once this becomes mass public knowledge, PS3's lack of rumble, they will hate it. I like to get really comfortable,, and play... I don't want anything moving but my fingers.

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