Posts Tagged "Wii"

The Top Games of 2011

The Top Games of 2011

The year’s end always feels a bit melancholy thanks to the post-Christmas crash and the seemingly endless white stretch of frozen months ahead. If you’ve got the winter blues though, cheer up! Turn your thoughts to the greatest of indoor pastimes: Video gaming. There are some great titles set for 2011. Hopefully this simple reminder will bring sunshine into your life. Or, if not, at least a few decent games to waste time with. The Legend of Zelda:...

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2010 and 2011’s Top Game Industry Trends

2010 and 2011’s Top Game Industry Trends

The video games industry did a lot of growing up through the Aughts and into 2010–though some might argue that a bit of de-evolution occurred as well this year. But perspective is everything, and all teenagers must go through growing pains in order to reach beyond that awkward, long-legged stage that precedes maturity. With that in mind, we’re going to look back at some notable industry trends that started or endured through 2011. Take it upon yourself...

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Motion Controls: What Tomorrow Holds

Motion Controls: What Tomorrow Holds

So, what’s the final verdict on video game motion controls? After a quick analysis of the Wii’s accomplishments alongside Microsoft’s Kinect and the PlayStation Move, we know that controller-free setups are capable of emulating tennis racquets. Oh, boy, can motion controls ever emulate tennis racquets. But what happens after audiences finally grow tired of playing pretend-sports and doing pretend-dances? We have yet to see what motion controls are...

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What’s With All the Nintendo Hate Lately?

What’s With All the Nintendo Hate Lately?

Christmas is a time for cheer and goodwill, but somebody forgot to tell the gaming community. With the season comes gift recommendations and lists, mixed with plenty of scorn and spitting-upon. This year’s whipping boy is Nintendo, which had some trouble with its video game sales in the latter half of 2010. That is to say, Nintendo only sold a bazillion Wii’s and DS’s instead of the usual hojillion. Nevertheless, gamers have pounced on the giant...

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Motion Controls: Designing for Tomorrow

Motion Controls: Designing for Tomorrow

Microsoft’s Kinect and Sony’s PlayStation Move have sold millions of units each, and that number only stands to rise as the holiday season reaches a boil. What does it all mean? Combined with the massive success of the Wii–which experienced a bit of a downward swing this year, but Nintendo isn’t exactly selling pencils out of a tin cup on a street corner–motion controls are not going anywhere, except into your living room. Even if the...

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