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Submitted by pat_11_5 1110d ago | opinion piece

Is Motion Control Good For Gaming?

Back when the Wii was announced, the brand new Wii Remote (or Wiimote) seemed like a step too far for Nintendo’s fan base. For the first year of it’s release it did reasonably well with the core gaming crowd but where it really succeeded was the casual market. The hardcore crowd is still somewhat resistant to the idea of motion control.

Have motion controls been good for gaming? (Child of Eden, Culture, Kinect, Playstation Move, PS3, Tag Invalid, Wii, Xbox 360)

chidori666  +   1110d ago
seems pointless now motion crap controls. All we keep getting is generic wii sports imitations and other lame mini games. they stop this crap?
xhedleyx  +   1110d ago
I like motion controls I just hate when they are forced into a game just for the sake of having them.
tunaks1  +   1109d ago
I prefer IR to dual analog,
and SS's combat looks awesome with WM+!
VampiricDragon  +   1109d ago
no its not
earbus  +   1109d ago
Its great for gaming the more people play games the stronger the industry gets it wont kill normal gaming ,nor will it take ur ability to whinge more motion thanks.
BitbyDeath  +   1109d ago
I'd say yes, motion controlling is good for gaming as a whole since it has given the industry a boost and is a doorway for casuals to get into all sorts of gaming genres.

The only problem that can come from it is by how much companys force it on their developers which in turn neglects the other fanbases.
Mr Tretton  +   1109d ago
I agree and I think that problem is going to grow, that's why I'm going to say it's bad for gaming.

This is why I'm buying a PC soon in case next gen is worse than this one. I see the console future and I don't like it.
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xhedleyx  +   1109d ago
What if the PC gets motion control?
sanman  +   1109d ago
Who are these losers who keep opposing improvements in gaming? They're couch potatoes who can't move their lazy fat asses out of their chairs to move around. Motion is realism. It's like the difference between the mouse and the keyboard. We simply need better motion control, not less motion control. Wiimote and Motionplus technology should be improved upon and made more accurate.
Mr Tretton  +   1109d ago
That's BS. I move around all day, which is I why I don't want to do it while I'm playing games. That's my chill time. Some people sit and watch TV/movies at night to relax. (who doesn't?) Are they just lazy asses too?

I'd also hardly call it an improvement. It's dumbed down games so badly it's not even funny. It's an improvement if you're a casual that always thought games were unattractive because you can't understand a standard gamepad.
pat_11_5  +   1109d ago
I don't know if they're improvements. It's just a different way to play games. Sometimes it's also forced into games.
BitbyDeath  +   1109d ago
I see motion gaming as a step towards VR so i'm all for it.

I may not like 99% of the stuff coming out right now but as long as it keeps improving then it'll only get better with time.

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