The Wii is screwed, now that this controller is being released you won’t need a wiimote for motion sensing and the Wii is nothing more then a slightly souped up Gamecube with a motion sensing controller.
Just go and pray you don’t bomb to this thing Nintendo.
Those position sensing controllers need to be combined with sterioscopic (3d) glasses so you could actually, for example, see the ball coming out of the screen and hit it. And I cant wait for the strap on ones so you can do mortal kombat by actually kick, etc.
Why is everyone hyped up about a 3rd party controller for all the consoles (besides the all the consoles part ;)). These are motion tracked, sure, but will have only a few games to choose from. This is the thing people were worried about with the Wii, except Nintendo has avoided this problem by making the controller the integral part of the system. Sure these controllers are neat, but, in all honesty, who will pay for a different controller just for that kind of game: A seperate Golf club, Baseball bat, bowling ball, tennis racket, light saber; It’s just a ploy to make money. The wii remote can do all of those (and accruately, only the pointer function isn’t exact) in one device.
This is the kind of thing that has been spewing out of toy manufacturers for years, and the kind of thing that the Gyroscopic Sidewinder controller for Microsoft was: a Gimmick.
That article about the wood and plastic is misleading. Adding wood to plastic won’t make the plastic biodegradable. Only the wood part will biodegrade. The plastic will still be plastic, only tiny pieces.
I find the Wiimote thing kind of stupid myself. I’m just not used to swinging a want stick around and i’m better with a normal controller. These controllers however have a shape that makes sence for the kind of game they’re designed for. I’m sure people will buy them if they’re cheap.
It would be nice if say one of those controllers is bundled with a couple of games that use that kind of controller. Then again, I wouldn’t want 10 different controller’s for 10 different games lying around the house.
True, that, but non-degradable plastic is somewhat of a misnomer, most plastic will degrade, especially if exposed to UV radiation (sunlight). If those very small pieces of plastic avoid being buried in a landfill, they will break down faster than if they were large chunks. Still, we are probably talking decades instead of centuries to complete the process.
An all optical approach to sending information around the world
“We are talking about 100 million-million hertz. Even a little slice of that is a big bandwidth. You can pack in a lot of channels. It’s also cool that you can access information across the globe so fast. Packs a lot of information, travels in almost no time - those are the advantages of optics,” Gopalan added.
The program used here will allow your computer to learn how to correctly name images, it’s not perfect but a good start.
Imagine having instant-on computers or a fancy computer application in your hand. If phase change memory becomes commonplace this may be a reality. So much for flash memory.