Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Nintendo Wii: leveling the playing field?

The motion-sensing game controller for the new Nintendo Wii is unlike any game controller that has come before it. What that means is that people who have played console games for years will not have such a large advantage because they know the function of each of the multitude of buttons on the complex controllers. They'll have to learn the new controller along with everyone else. Yes, they'll still have an advantage, but now if I, a sometime, social, non-addicted console gamer, want to pick up a controller and try to make it go, the playing field will not be as tilty as it was before.

Maybe you're a console gamer from way back. Are you intimidated now that I'm breathing down your neck!? Well, I didn't think so. Still, it's an interesting development.


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