Nintendo's Fils-Aime: Current state of VR isn't fun

Earlier this week, Polygon had a chance to chat with Fils-Aime about his take on the industry, Nintendo and the state of things to come in gaming.

"We have knowledge of the technical space, and we've been experimenting with this for a long, long time," Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime. "What we believe is that, in order for this technology to move forward, you need to make it fun and you need to make it social.

"I haven't walked the floor, so I can't say in terms of what's on the floor today, but at least based on what I've seen to date, it's not fun, and it's not social. It's just tech."

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jim_panse1217d ago

yeah but your crap from the event thats fun right

Relientk771217d ago

But Metroid Prime Federation Force looks like so much fun...

Cindy-rella1217d ago

Gamers: current state of wii u isnt fun

SmokingMonkey1217d ago (Edited 1217d ago )

RIGS is essentially "Metroid Prime" Federation Force

Only with impressive tech and the future of gaming.

I believe VR is a natural progression of video games.

If We want a holodeck/Matrix jack in the future, then VR and Morpheus are the stepping stones.

Dir_en_grey1217d ago (Edited 1217d ago )

Be careful that this is another article by Polygon, who are basically Microsoft's stealth media.

All they are trying to do is to find words in interviews and pick them out of context and spin it as hard as they can to make the competitions of Microsoft look bad. They did that to Sony, now Nintendo.

Best thing to do is just to reserve your anger & recognize Polygon's stealth trolls and just vote them down.

3-4-51217d ago

* Current State of the Wii U is's just that there isn't enough of it or enough variety of fun.

* Reggie is right though, current VR is gimmicky at best.....Nintendo should know, they've had some awesome gadgets and some not so awesome gimmicks over the years.

* Just because reggie is right about that, doesn't mean that all his decisions are gold though.

* His comments on this are separate from that awful Direct at E3.

Two separate things.

He can be right about one thing, and be wrong about another.

You people are aware of that right ?

That is an option in life which exists....daily.

fr0sty1217d ago

"I haven't walked the floor, so I can't say in terms of what's on the floor today, but at least based on what I've seen to date, it's not fun, and it's not social. It's just tech."

With what he's seen to date being Virtua Boy...

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Shadowsteal1217d ago

But looking down at the game pad is so immersive and fun...

Hoffmann1217d ago (Edited 1217d ago )

The Current State of Nintendo isn't fun.

CyberSentinel1217d ago

Nintendo knows what is fun. Amiibos = Fun.


blackblades1217d ago

He's making a fool of himself again days after he made a fool of him at nintendo championship talking smack on smash bros then losing horribly.

thejigisup1216d ago

If he hasn't walked the floor and hasn't seen the products then why is he talking about it.

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Relientk771217d ago

Yeah the Virtual Boy is kinda meh. Only red and black and it causes headaches.

blackblades1217d ago

And color blindness from what I heard or was it something. Anyways probably what caused me to start wearing glasses after playing it many times. Gotta say I did like Mario clash and Mario tennis and I still got them but never playing them again.

thejigisup1216d ago

I really liked the virtual boy, but i was also young and dumb.

rainzor1217d ago

The only thing that isn't fun is the Wii U. No exclusives, No 3rd party support and its underpowered lol Nintendo is boring.Their Games are ugly and weird.

SaveFerris1217d ago

Bayonetta 2 is an exclusive game for WiiU. There are quite a few others too I believe.

Allsystemgamer1217d ago (Edited 1217d ago )

Smash bros is fantastic, beyonetta2 is fantastic and mk8 is fantastic oh and so is smw. Sorry you're so butt hurt.

But I digress.

Nintendo is off their rocker. The wii u is terrible even though I own one for those games I mentioned. They need toile a console that isn't focused on gimmicks and make one that is powerful so developers can take them seriously.

themonado1217d ago exclusives? That's all the thing has...

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gangsta_red1217d ago

Uh oh! Kind of hard to take Reggie seriously when he also says he hasn't experienced the latest VR for himself.

And Sony just said in their conference that they would focus on making their VR more social.

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