Tag Archives: control

UK Wii revenues decline 40%

Following dips in both sales and revenue at leading UK games retailer GAME, the chain has pegged Nintendo’s hardware duo of Wii and DS as one of the main drivers of the dip. Specifically, GAME and Gamestation stores have seen a 40 per cent decline in hardware sales of the …

Read More »

Kinect offers Sky TV control

Microsoft and Sky have confirmed that Sky Player offer an interesting array of compatibility features with the motion camera Kinect come its launch on November 10th. The service, which allows users to watch a range of Sky programming on their Xbox 360, will be fully controllable using both gesture and …

Read More »

OPINION: The format wars return

The trade will be treated to a good old fashioned format war next week when Sony steps into the motion controller ring – toe-to-toe with Nintendo, and two months before Microsoft’s Kinect debuts. It’s been a long time coming. For ages the Wii’s controller has been its unchallenged point of …

Read More »

George Lucas suing Jedi Mind control firm

Star Wars creator and IP owner George Lucas is suing a company called Jedi Mind Inc which manufactures a thought-controlled PC and gaming device. The firm makes a wireless headset that is able to detect a user’s brainwaves and in turn allow them to control software applications simply by will. …

Read More »

Move doesnt punish lack of skill

Supermassive Games’ creative director Steve Goss has denied claims that the extreme precision of Sony’s Move controller punishes players for lack of skill. Speaking in the latest Move developer diary, which can be watched below, Goss also attacks Nintendo’s Wii for what he perceives as a lack of precision. I …

Read More »

Metal Gear Solid Natal incoming?

UPDATE: Sorry folks, this one has turned out to be a hoax. Don’t be too disappointed – we did put a question mark in the headline! ORIGINAL: Microsoft will announce a brand new Metal Gear Solid title designed for its motion camera Natal at this year’s E3. That’s the latest …

Read More »

Natal and Move need GAME

Ahead of what will be one of the fiercest contests ever seen in the games industry later this year, GAME has argued that the support of High Street retail is vital to the success of the upcoming motion control revolution. Both Microsoft and Sony will launch their motion controllers, dubbed …

Read More »

FIFA World Cup plays it simple

The combination of a licence as wide-reaching as the World Cup and a new easier-to-understand control scheme will, EA hopes, entice a new generation of gamers to buy into the already lucrative FIFA franchise later this month. We’re delighted with the performance of FIFA 10 and believe 2010 FIFA World …

Read More »

No 3D or motion could hurt OnLive

Though many think that cloud gaming could be the dominant force in the next generation of gaming, one analyst has predicted that the failure of services such as OnLive to embrace modern gaming trends could leave them floundering. What OnLive will not do, at least not at this point, is …

Read More »

Sega confirms Natal and Move development

The motion control movement has received a very high-profile backer this morning with confirmation that Sega is preparing several” titles across both devices. However, in news that may not please the publisher’s entire fan base, Sega’s European and North American boss Mike Hayes has said that the publisher sees the …

Read More »