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    Default The Nintendo Wii Controllers? Yay or Nay?

    I just saw nintendo.com and they put some pictures out of the the new controllers, Click Here For Link

    It talks about them and shows some pics

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    Yeah, I just saw this, too.

    I'm going to trust Nintendo with this one. I'm sure there are adapters to make the controllers seem like traditional controllers.

    I know one group of people who aren't going to be happy: The Button Mashers. SSBs is going to be an interesting game, though.

    One thing I'm worried about is being able to adjust your position. I tend to move around while playing games (and I'm sure it's the same for a lot of people), so if it's based on my movements, how can I make my little adjustments to my seating position not vastly affect the game?

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    YAY!!!

    This is more innovative than even the Nintendo DS (which is saying quite a bit), and I can't waity to see how developers will use it to it's full potential.

    My only real concern is if it will work when I'm playing in the car (which I have done with my GCN and PS2 a lot), but that's nothing that will stop me from picking it up as soon as possible.

    This basicly confirms my theory that at the very least, Nintendo should perform better this generation than it has in the last two.
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    I still haven't seen have you use the controller exactly, but I like it. It may seem like a remote, but Nintendo knows what their doing... But I fear this may scare off new gamers. Because of the way it looks, people might think it's too bulky to use, and wont buy it. But, over I am glad Nintendo has decided to do something like this. When they said "Revolution" they meant it...
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    Whoa! Nintendo has done it again. A controller that looks like a remote, and makes you feel like you're in command. It's ingenius. Now I'm getting the revolution for sure. It's going to rock.

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    You gotta be kidding me. Ok, I do have to admit, it's kinda cool, but I'm so used to the two handed controller and I like them a lot, and I kinda expected a controller that was well... not a TV remote controller.

    Of course, as soon as I try it I'll probally like it, but still.

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    Interesting. I hope Nintendo know what they're doing

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    I want to know what it is like to hold and play with, as I am used to the joypad controler, but I suppose that this will make games a lot more interactive and enjoyable. I still will not be able to make my miond up at the moment until I play a game with one, but my honest opinion right now is that it looks stupid, but time will tell.
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    What the hell is wrong with Nintendo? What were they on? I mean, it looks like a sex toy/Very Very stupid! Original idea though, should give them some benefit of the doubt....

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    The biggest thing that pisses me off here is the fans. If Microsoft or Sony came out with something like this you'd all be bashing it like crazy.. but the fact that it's Nintendo makes it all okay. Seriously, can any of you people say you'd like this idea if it was Microsoft?

    Anyway, at first I thought it was a horrible idea, but the more I think about it, it doesn't seem too bad. It has some real potiential for some games. Having lightsaber fights with some friends over would be hilarious fun. But at the same time it limits the system. There's not going to be any serious games for the thing, I can see it mainly only being mini games and gimmicky games. Like the DS, very few games are going to use it right.. And you can pretty much count out games like Final Fantasy, GTA, Resident Evil being ported now, games are going to have to made exclusivly for it, not ported. Whether you see that as a good or bad thing.

    I also don't always want to be throwing this thing around the room to play a game. It might be fun sometimes, but it's not something I want to be doing late at night, or early in the morning. And you can start bets right now on how quickly somebody will try and sue Nintendo for one of their friends smacking them in the face with the remote.

    I also don't like the idea of add ons for it.. Might seem like it could be good, but it's going to be another case of Nintendo releasing hundreds of pointless accesories that only one or two games are going to use.. I don't want to splash out all that money for a controller.

    So yeah, basically there's some good points and some bad points. In my opinion it looks fun, but I think it will be better to have as a secondary console, alongside the Xbox or PS3.

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    OMG this is the what nintendo made us wait for!?! This is the Revolution? i really thought nintendo were goin to make THE pad but this is what will waited all that time for......a remote with a D pad and 6 buttons....... and in the other hand a control stick that looks like its got a z button on it. wow nintendo are goin to win the console war now......i've been with nintendo all my life defending it againist xbox and playstation fan boys and after all them years it come up with IMO the worst pad i have ever seen i mean how are you goin to play games like Zelda, SSM,star fox,Res 5,and Mario with this!?!

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    Well, no one expected that.

    Honestly, that seems much more sutable as a secondary controller. Kinda for certain games. But it'll be much easier to play the few RPG's we'll get.
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    Hey as long as it can still hurt peopel. When i hit them with it i say it's ok.

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    YAY!
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    I'm thinking that there will be diferent ways to use it other than swinging the thing around. With the add-ons, Im sure that there will be some sort of "standard" controller implimentation, like with the joystick (which has 2 z buttons on it, BTW) you could use the joystick to move your character around and use the main part to select things to attack. And yes, there may be some attachments that are game specific (i.e. bongos) however, they will probably be rather affordable.

    As far as there only being "gimicky" games, I don not think that will be the case at all. THQ, Activision, Ubisoft, and heres the big one, EA all said that they all will support the Revolution completly, and already have games in the works for the system. I'm sure that some of the release games will be sort of like the DS release games were, but also like the DS, the games will grow up as the hardware grows more familiar. We have quite a few great games on the DS already (I personally own 16 individual titles and have liked each and every one of them).

    I think that you need to see the broad picture here, and that is that Nintendo knows what they are doing, I WOULD say the same for Sony as well because they are an industry force too, (I'm not so sure if I would back M$ on something like this, due to the fact that they suck out loud). I think that we should just wait and see what happens, I'm sure there will be more info released this weekend at the Tokyo Game Show.

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    Ahh! Those look freaking AMAZING! X3 I am definately getting the green one. Hehe. But seriously.. those look really cool. Nintendo has done it again, they rock!

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    If you skip to about 29:00 in the Keynote speech linked at the bottom of the article on Nintendo's site, they have a 2 minute video of the controller in action and it really explains a lot and makes it that much more appealing. I know my first reaction was "cool, but weird, and I don't quite get it" but now I think it is awesome and could enhance the total experience.

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    I really like the controller. At first, I thought it sucked and that Nintendo should die. But after I thought about it for a little bit... I fell in love with it. The controller has so much potential! If you think it will only work for gimmicky games, you are soooo wrong. You shouldn't even say that because you havent seen what it could do >_>. For example, The controller is perfect for FPSes. You can move the camera around so easily. It will feel like you are kinda holding a real gun >>;. In my opinion.. the controller will do great
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    Plus accordin to Iwata you can plug it into another shell for mainstream generic games

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    Wow, this is the best controller I have ever seen, Before I heard about this I had no intention of buying a Revolution but now I can't wait!

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    Yeah, I can see them working. Well, except in fighting games...
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    If anyone wants to know more about the controller (for example, the shell Serebii mentioned), the first post of the official Revolution thread has info and stuff.


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    I think I see somewhat of a trinity here:

    Intuitive 1d control: Wario Ware: Twisted gyroscope
    Intuitive 2d control: Nintendo DS touch screen

    ...and now intutive 3d control with the Revolution controller!
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    can you imagine a Zelda game with this controller?

    you could move the controller like a sword ans such *drools*
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    So that's the new idea for the future of gaming. They want you to get more physical and actually be part of the game. Sony tried with EyeToy and all the other ones with the gun for time crisis.

    The Goal is Virtual reality. It's getting closer and closer. Exciting!

    This looks awesome, beautiful and sexy. I can't wait. I'm definately pre-ordering one! Cmon, nintendo deserves to go high up on this one, cause it went down the drain with the DS....

    THE REVOLUTION IS NEAR. Why 2006???? Why not tomorrow?? GRRR...

    MUCH more info on it, guys.

    http://cube.ign.com/articles/651/651275p1.html

    Also some Ideas about the game play...

    http://forums.nintendo.com/nintendo/...sage.id=700702

    For all the people saying that the controller is too weird and different so much that they may not purchase the Nintendo Revolution...

    Do you remember back in the day, you know, when we had the old NES. Then Nintendo revealed its latest creation, the SNES? Now think about the change from the SNES to the Nintendo 64. Or how about the change from cartridges to CDs?

    I remember when people started freaking out because the joystick was added to the controllers. And just face it, games today wouldn't be the same without joysticks, would they? It's all about exploring new and different ways of playing video games. Sometimes it can destroy a business, and sometimes it's the single thing that makes a business prevail among all others.

    Now, i'm not saying an awkward controller design has the capabilities of destroying Nintendo, or the other 2 major game console companys for that matter. But without a little change here and there, things would get boring and video games would ultimately begin to run out of ways to bring the player back for something new and exciting.

    So I suggest you don't judge it until you try it.

    Nintendo has made the TV remote into a controller. God bless those crazy guys, for doing the unpossible.

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