Welcome to Waggle Week, my friends. Gran Turismo 5 was delayed, so instead we’re going to “celebrate” the release of Microsoft’s Kinect by taking a look at the short and controversial history of mainstream motion gaming.
First I’m going to take a look at The Past. As a exclusively Nintendo fanboy, I was embarrassingly apologetic and optimistic for the Wiimote. I’m going to bite the bullet and draw on that experience to talk about the promise and hope that “The Revolution” brought to hardcore gaming.
Next, Riddles is going to tackle The Present state of gaming. With the recent release of Move and Kinect, and mountains of awful shovelware on the Wii with even first party titles tending to use motion as an after thought, the landscape of motion gaming is bleak and depressing. Riddles will detail the brutal present reality of motion controls.
Finally in this mini-series, both Riddles and I will look to The Future with predictions, hopes, and thoughts on what’s to come in terms of motion gaming and its influence on mainstream gaming.
To top it all off, Lameish will bring a lovely cadence to the week with a Sunday Soapbox with his take on waggle, and a Call Me Lameish on Monday.
Oh yes, you rotten bastards, Riddlethos is back.
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