Nintendo made some impressive announcements including Skyward Sword
, Epic Mickey
, Epic Yarn
, and a new Kid Icarus
game for a new Gameboy capable of 3D
. These titles may have the security blanket of familiarity, but they are still innovative enough that I want to try them all. Not to mention Sony's Playstation Move
and Microsoft's Project Natal
look like they can result in some interesting content.
You know, just the most exciting E3 in years is all...
Big gaming conventions never really interested me. Neither does the idea of motion as a way to interact with games, I prefer the controller that I can just kick back and play with.
As for the big hype about 3D games, for me 3D has never worked (the images come together but the final thing remains perfectly flat on the screen) so that doesn't interest me either...
...So really this new stuff doesn't interest me at all.
And also I think Nintendo is really just going overkill with their characters, its just the same thing rebagged and in slightly better quality.
I think what Microsoft is doing with their new motion control system is pretty impressive. Even for non-gamers. They are basically releasing the first mass marketed multimedia device with gesture recognition. Something I know will be incorporated in many home electronics in the future. I like the idea of being able to control any device on a network with simple gestures and Kinect is this technology's foot in the door. I doubt it will be more than three years before we see televisions are advertising remote control without the remote. Even before that will probably be a release of a program that will let you control your computer through your webcam.
Yes, it is a pretty brilliant display of new technology, that will probably be incorporated heavily into future devices. But as a gaming add-on it just doesn't do anything for me.
...Actually that remoteless TV sounds pretty good, you should patent that!