Posts Tagged "Motion Controls"

Wii U’s Biggest Industry Innovations

Wii U’s Biggest Industry Innovations

There are certain and somewhat important characteristics about the Wii U that are currently up in the air, and might not be settled until the last moments before the console’s 2012 release. We don’t know an exact release date. We don’t know a price, or much about the system’s launch lineup. We do know that the Wii U will bring some interesting innovations to the console market. Even if the Wii U doesn’t revolutionize games as...

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Have Motion Controls Grown Up?

Have Motion Controls Grown Up?

The Wii’s journey began with a Zelda game, and it will end with the same. It’s appropriate. Not only because two epic games from the same franchise accompanied the Wii’s birth and death, but because the first game, Twilight Princess, demonstrated what motion controls could be, while the second game, Skyward Sword, made 1:1 motion control an integral part of the gameplay. Skyward Sword doesn’t reward you for furious, aimless slashing: you...

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Free Video Game Book: Music Games Rock

Free Video Game Book: Music Games Rock

It’s finally here! Four years in the making, we’re proud to announce the release of our latest free video game book, Music Games Rock: Rhythm Gaming’s Greatest Hits of All Time. Downloadable free at www.MusicGamesRock.com, the book is a complete guide to the music and rhythm gaming genre’s past, present and future, and explains the meteoric rise and fall of games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Charting hundreds of the field’s biggest...

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Motion Controls: Game Design Tips

Motion Controls: Game Design Tips

When Nintendo conceived the Wii, maybe it expected that fifty percent of our games or better would utilize shaking and waving within a mere couple of years. Needless to say, that hasn’t been the case. The reality has left gamers split, with casual audiences adopting motion control and traditionalists sticking to their keyboards, mice, and controllers. Ken Levine, the creative director of Irrational Games, believes that maybe things ought to stay that...

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PlayStation 4: Coming in 2012?

PlayStation 4: Coming in 2012?

Waiting for the unveiling of the next generation of game consoles has been a bit like watching Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft play a drawn-out match of “Who Can Stay Quiet the Longest.” Nintendo finally cracked at E3 2011 and revealed its hand with the Wii U. As for Microsoft and Sony, they’re still playing the game. The question is, “For how long?” According to rumor, IndustryGamers has heard from a “top developer” who says...

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