Friday, February 11, 2011

Motion Sensitive Gaming And It's Future



Welcome to the new in thing in gaming; motion oriented gaming. gaming that transcends barriers and limitations by bringing the user one step closer to actual 1 to 1 interactivity with their video game. personally i agree that this idea and direction that video games have taken is a good idea; i just don't support the other half of the coin that accompanies it of companies pushing out lame game titles that use this technology as seen in the above video of tossing Frisbees and flying as if holding a paper plane in ones hand. It's such things that irk my soul so as something with this much promise that many hardcore gamers having been looking forward to since the days of the Nintendo's Power Glove and Powerpad. Not that i expect everyone to know what i'm referring to but alas Google is your friend so all i will do is showcase a picture or two to job your memory for the actual gamers that might have come across these:

 Power Glove
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_Glove
                                                Powerpad
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_Pad 

Now for hardcore gamers and casual gamers alike I can loosely affirm that playing Wii sport fitness or Zumba Fitness on PS3 or trying on different outfits on XBOX didn't exactly rank high on our priority list for main stream game releases or uses for motion gaming hardware. Speaking for myself i have never been a fan of the new generation of gaming catered to mainstream game audiences but not withstanding that i have to actually give everything a fair try. After doing such i can safely say that my gaming  enjoyment for motion based gaming seems to go only as far as DJ Hero which i must say is a blast especially with a crowd boosting you and riding the vibe. Sad to say that there will be no more music based games from Activision the leading creators in this genre of gaming; R.I.P. Guitar Hero, DJ Hero and True Crimes; you will all be sorely missed.




Where are the games? The FPS's (First Person Shooters), the fighting games, hell even a dancing motion game would have made more sense to me as better use of the technology. Thankfully Sony has seemingly heard the cry of many devout gamers and is putting more work behind releasing games of this nature that we can look forward to as the technology becomes more grounded in the gaming world and fine tuned to perfection. The day of reckoning where players will be able to physically throw a hadouken or participate in a street brawl; hell even the porn industry could gain a big boost from this.

5 comments

February 12, 2011 at 1:08 PM

Now to start motion FPS have been here for some time like the wii call of duty series and it doesn't hold many FPS fans since its a whole new dimension where your aim in real life counts instead of how well u balance your right analog stick. Microsoft currently holds the future you speak of and not Sony since they already have avatar based games that satisfy your list of expectations. Honestly Sony is rushing the motion gaming advances and may wreck the effort all together.

February 12, 2011 at 2:06 PM

fair enough. i will admit that players will have to compensate and learn how to play with this new means. The technology in and of itself is still fairly new and gradually growing with time. i feel however that Sony's intuitive 1 to 1 movement plus given their history with motion sensitive gaming cud possibly give them the edge over Microsoft but as they say time will tell.

Sly
February 12, 2011 at 4:30 PM

i think the x box's dance central will pick up where most have dropped the ball to give u a real 1 to 1 interactivity as you put it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-iKWe-U9bY

February 13, 2011 at 12:15 AM

i love how the wii is deep in this motion sensor gaming and even though its not call of duty or tekken, the games itself are still addictive. its gonna be more difficult to get it right with a fps seeing as how the action is a lot faster with loads of movement. cant wait to see what they come up with though

February 13, 2011 at 8:19 PM

Poll For Most Wanted Motion Sensitive Game Ended In A Tie Between FPS Games And Dancing.

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