Nintendo’s Revolution

The New York Times writes about Nintendo’s new one-handed game controller: “While most controllers require two hands and are studded with buttons and joysticks, the new controller has fewer features, giving it the appearance of a TV remote control…The controller is intended for use with Nintendo’s Revolution game console, the successor to GameCube. Revolution is scheduled for release sometime next year. It will go head to head with Microsoft’s Xbox 360, to appear in November, and Sony’s PlayStation 3, set for next spring…Nintendo hopes the simplicity of its new controller and games will make them more accessible, especially to first-time players.”

Russell Beattie adds: “The Nintendo Revolution controller will allow movement in 3D space. Theres all sorts of configurations and movement options, but in the pic above in a FPS, youd look around by pointing the wand and move using the analog stick. Jumping via the A button (under the right thumb) and shooting with the B button (the trigger under the right hand) and swapping weapons with the trigger button on the left-hand analog controller. One review I read said it felt really natural – I totally believe it.”

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Rajesh Jain

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