Future Wii will abandon hand controllers

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  1. TGBoy
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    Leading chipmaker Intel claims its processing technology could see Nintendo able to completely remove physical controllers from future game consoles.

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    So will Nintendo favour Intel now instead of IBM?
    If Intel is able to deliver performance equating to 1 trillion calculations per second in the next wave of gaming hardware, it will certainly eclipse current standards, which see the PlayStation Cell pushing around 256 billion calculations per second. So if Nintendo favours Intel then the next Wii console will certainly be better than the Sony PS3.
    Wasnt it Sony's plan to make PS4 a sort of upgrade on the PS3? Sony could be in trouble then if tats the case.
     
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    I think Nintendo's strategy has more to do with using the cheapest technology available to create the funniest games instead of going for the most powerful/expensive hardware.
    Besides, think of all the extra money all companies are making by selling additional controllers. That and playing a game without a controller in your hands would just feel weird (aside from missing force feedback).
     
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    I would love to see it like a Minority Report style control where you just use your hand movements. Hey, less chances of a flying wiimote flying about
     
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    That would be neat and doable in next generation, but I think it would work as a means to browse and sort through documents like videos, pictures, music, etc rather than as a way to control a videogame.
     
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    I guess they could do something like sticking a patch on your hand, and it would send movement signals to the "future wii"!
     
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    Toshiba is already working on a TV like that. http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nb20071004a2.html
    They're using the cell processor though.
     
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    This is NOT anything Nintendo has said. It is just an idea Intel has. I seriously doubt gamers would want to setup other devices around the room to play the games. I don't see Nintendo alienating people like that.
     
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    The future of game controllers is in your head. Or...rather...on top of it.
    Games of the future will literally read your mind...via a helmet that reads your brain waves. Like an EEG (Electroencephalography) This technology is past becoming available and if the big guys don't pick it up then they will be losing out to much smarter game makers who WILL use this tech. That is...if it works well in time for the next wave...who knows...

    Check a demo of EPOC...set to come out early this year....

    http://www.thinkartificial.org/artificial-...rol-demo-video/
     
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    so wait, is this good news or bad?
     
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    OK, the Wii controller is different and fun.
    But atleast it's a controller.

    Nintendo would be going overboard to use some wierder gimmick to playing games...*facepalm*
     
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    Oh this is just awesome, will try to see if I can make one myself.
     
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    A friend of mine is an electrical engineer who is working on changing the frequencies at which wireless data transfer can take place. One of his mentors is a very famous electrical engineer who is now involved with a start-up working on this exact technology. Website is here... Looks damn cool to me...

    Emotiv Systems

    There are a few demos from this company on youtube:

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    I particularly like how there is still movement of the body. Presumably this is to prompt your mind to "think" of the movement you want to achieve...
     

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