> Nintendo seems to have a very good sense of focus as well as humor about this
> next gen. Sony was a mess, all over the place. Microsoft still needs a
> franchise, and to apologize for ditching X-box without ever tapping it's
> potential. And somehow they 360 pricepoint looks better, I didn't think that
> would be possible. To me, Nintendo won hands down. Stupid name aside.
> And I know that's not really what you want to buy a console for, but they
> realistically seem to want bring in the new or wayside gamers, and that to me
> speaks of more possible innovation scenarios than either Halo 3 or Metal Gear 5
> or Forza 2.
> Now that said, this fascination with a moving controller is about 4 years passe
> to me. I bought one of those Dreamcast fishing controllers and had a blast with
> it on Sega Marine fishing and Bass Fishing 2...for about an hour or two at a
> time, over the few weeks it took to beat the games.
> And even then, you can either flick it with your wrist or use the thumb analog,
> and after the novelty wore off, I used the analog. I can't possibly imagine
> sitting down with four friends and playing Madden and having to kung fu fight
> all over the living room to play football.
> And as great as it is to play tennis and baseball and stuff, those games looked
> about on par with N64 mario party games. Warioware would probably be the
> pinnacle of the controllers functionality, but then after than, what's left? I
> think the gimmicky motion stuff will end up like the SNES superscope, DC
> Dreamwheel, or even that Kirby Gameboy Color (I think) game with the motion
> sensor in the cartridge...Great for one game, but not enough to build a console
> I am excited more about a PS2 game than anything else, God of War 2.
> And I reiterate the below posting, Nintendo should have hammered Sony with a
> $199-249 pricepoint today. If though, they go the $299 route, I think the Wii
> will be Gamecube 2.