Develop writes: The controller for Nintendo’s new home console includes a front-facing camera system, a person close to the matter has told Develop.
I never actually had a camera nor plan to get one. it sounds like this is more of a social console rather than a hardcore one but what do I know?
This controller is sounding more expensive by the day and the camera has to be Hi res if the console is HD. Nice idea. I can see this having more of a social network/skpyeing function. If the console does have streaming capabilities to the controller then it makes sense to have a camera for video chat. But is this necessary especially on a controller. This console is sounding more social network than an actually gaming machine. The idea is there but for in game applications I can’ think of ways it could be implemented unless certain games can read your expressions but then the console would have to be held at a certain angle and why would a game make a specific feature that can only be used on one console. Unless Nintendo are hoping for Sony and Microsoft to follow this tech could become obsolete except for first party games
i bet if the same feature was announced for future sony/microsoft consoles you would be open minded. heck, you would probably praise it. people said the wii was shit and just a gimmick, as soon as move and kinect came out everybody was magically opened minded about motion control. its going to be the same story with wii 2. sony/microsoft fans will take the piss out of all wii2's features, then embrace them when they inevitably make their way onto sony/microsoft consoles.
What you posted is so true. You know very well ANY of these possible ideas for the Wii 2 will be BASHED to high heavens by "so called" gamers, and if Sony or MS uses ANY or ALL of these features that might be in the Wii 2, it will then be the next coming of the Messiah. LOL
yeah, true :)
Sad but 100% true.
why? it will probably be low res just like the 3ds camera
it's for the wii2 ..it's a console that is confirmed to be in teh HD catégory ( at least ) so teh camera willbe somethiing like teh pseye at best , or even better
it might probably possibly maybe used to detect players face thereby going to the players account, like how the kinect does stuff. who knows, we'll see in E3.
or streaming your face in online matches.. :)
I don't like the idea of a permanently enabled camera on a home console. It's far too vulnerable to exploitation. I do admittedly have a PS Eye, but it creeps me out to have it plugged in when not in use. Kinect is unsettling too, especially since it needs to remain plugged in and on for full functionality. Who's watching? Probably nobody... but who knows for sure? Especially since the PSN hack.
If that's true (it's not, you maybe need paranoia pills), what's the most they can see? A dude sitting down with a controller in his hand? :p
You never know he could be sitting down with a controller naked
you should play portal 2 with a camera plugged in, that'll really spook you...
This is starting to sound like suck with every new detail I hear. In fact, if Nintendo really think this is a good idea, I have one word for them. CHATROULETTE.
Chatroulette is great
There is a lot of negativity around here. Personally I can't wait for the reveal, I love to see new technology...
Theres alot of fanboys and trolls around here............ Without even seeing something they just spout off it sucks. = Hate
Just wait until Sony or MS announces any of these possible features in their next consoles, at that point the same very people hating on this (and it's not even confirmed the Wii 2 will have these features) will pull a 180. LOL The hypocrisy on this site is astounding.
this is just a rumor but it got me very excited! can't wait for the reveal too!
We will be sitting back eating popcorn while others are protesting and drinking haterade...
Sounds like Nintendo are repeating their Wii formula for successs - old cheap console tech with innovative controller tech. I dont really care whether this is social or not as long as Nintendo bring the games. Where are: Starfox Adventures, Lylat Wars, Kid Icarus, F Zero, a new platformer similar to Banjo and Kazooi, WaveRace, Kirby and others!
controllers will be $200 a piece, watch..lol
A 3DS as a controller for a console. Gimmick levels are set up real high this time.
Ps3+ngp Sony has been planning to incorporate the two and have the ngp in many cases work as a controller to the ps3. This new Nintendo platform sounds a lot like this, but on a standardized note. Can't wait to see this thing in action.
Wii 2 is sounding more and more gimmicky. I think Nintendo is confusing innovation with gimmick, what else are they going to add to this thing? Screen -check Camera - check Gyroscope, track ball, scents, heartbeat sensor, next?
laughable. Nintendo is retarded, making a system with ps3/360 graphics...I guess they forgot that those are both 5+ year old systems. ps4 and the newer xbox are just gunna have mind blowing graphics compared to the "wii2" with its old technology. A front facing camera is a ultra gimmick for 10 year old girls. only girls really use the dsi camera.
"ps4 and the newer xbox are just gunna have mind blowing graphics compared to the "wii2" with its old technology." But hey, "Wii2" will have better physics, more CPU power for AI. etc etc. Something you people complaint about regarding the Wii. And now its all about "GFX"? People like you sure love to nag about anything.
"laughable. Nintendo is retarded, making a system with ps3/360 graphics...I guess they forgot that those are both 5+ year old systems. " You know whats really funny? this is the first generation that sony has produced a powerful machine. The first time. The ps1 was less powerful (although more storage), The ps2 was less powerful than both the gamecube and xbox. So now its all about graphics and power when they FINALLY create a powerful machine...... for a console at least, because compared to a PC its childs play. Hypocrits everywhere
How do you know what Nintendo is making(or Sony or Microsoft for that matter)-are you phsycic? Do you work for any of these company's? No..then shut the f--k up! Most of the RUMORS(and for now that is all they are) I have heard have said that Project Cafe is much more powerful than either ps3 or 360..what does that mean-i don't know..but neither do you- you are just a troll and hater with nothing better to do than wonder who has your account information from the psn hack..
Has anyone on this website actually seen Wii 2, PS4 or Xbox 720 graphics... Until e3 or an earlier leak will we finally see the successor to the wii and then we can praise or bash it.
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