Re: What New Feature Would You Like To See In The Next Console?
- From: The alMIGHTY N <natlee75@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 11:45:16 -0800 (PST)
On Feb 11, 12:40 pm, Eman <supreme.evolution...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I really want to see a new innovative controller. If nothing changes,
the next gen will be the fourth generation to use the dual analogue
stick arrangement. Sure analogue buttons and triggers have been added
over time, but the interface with the games haven't really changed in
what will be close to 15 years. Is the dual analogue stick
arrangement controller nirvana? I hope not, because I'm tired of
playing and interacting with games the same way.
This is what Nintendo brought to the table with the Wii, which was
meant for people tired of the complexity of video game controllers.
The Wii Remote is exactly a match for the listed criteria: new way to
interact with games, innovative, no analog sticks whatsoever.
Whatever one may think of Wii games, there's no denying that Nintendo
provided developers with the tool to make games that involved new,
innovative means of user interaction. Developers simply have not been
able to come up with viable ideas or have tried to simply carbon copy
the basic premise of first party games without understanding the
"soul" of those games.
At least an optional
controller that reward those willing to learn it, like the NegCon
twist controller, but with wider use than just racing games.
Ultimately, almost any new controller is going to be limited to
application towards only certain genres. It's unlikely that we'd be
able to play full blown FPS games using the Wii's method of input.
The idea of the sticks and pads is that they're kind of an overall,
general blanket that can be thrown over any game. People always
understand up, down, left and right.
Researchers are doing cool things with brainwave controlled wheel
chairs and prosthetic limbs, so maybe somewhere down the road we can
do away with controllers completely; maybe by the time arthritis kicks
in and I can't pick up a controller.
The last thing society needs is for video games to be an even *more*
sedentary activity. LOL
There's even a first gen
controller out for the PC from OCZ called a Neural Impulse Actuator.
Its devices like these that will truly usher in the next era of
I fail to see how using just your brainwaves to play games would be of
interest to many people. Part of the gaming experience is that tactile
interaction, the necessity of some amount of physical skill. If all I
had to do was just sit there and think about moving my character, I
would get bored pretty damn quickly.
Its still pretty experimental and for now its only for the
truly patient. But that's nothing that a few years of development
3D TVs are starting to blip in as the next big advancement in home
entertainment. I think Sony has already demoed how the technology can
be used in games. This technology may be too early its infancy to hit
the next gen though. But, game consoles can be heralds of new
technology, so I'm hopeful.
Did they? I know Sony demoed 3D gaming technology but ultimately it
was just a spinoff of how 3D movies already work with the dual images
and the special glasses.
I want the option for digital downloads of current new releases.
Including preloading of games that can be playable at the instant of
release. Of course don't eliminate the physical media, but it should
be the player's choice. I don't rent or resale games, and never play
games from previous generations, so discs are just something to get
lost, for my kids to scratch up, or my nephews to "borrow" with only
asking my wife.
The option to do this is certainly an idea. You have to wonder whether
any company would consider this a viable value proposition when so few
people would be interested.
I want automatic game updates. At least make it an option in the
system preferences. This should be done now, Why does it wait for
you to put the disc in the drive? It knows what games I've played.
Even for games that you've borrowed or rented, you should be able to
select which games should download automatic updates. Regardless if I
put the game in the tray or not, patches should be done automatically
as soon as they are available.
This is not really a viable proposition because most people don't
leave their consoles on all day long when they're not using them.
Even if the idea was to have the updates occur as soon as you turned
on your system, that would piss off more people than it would please
because then you're potentially looking at dozens of updates being
done at the same time. Even queued, that would be a long time for
bandwidth to be eaten up.
I suppose it could work as an optional feature, though. You can set
the system up to automatically look for new XBLA games and download
I don't know how many times I've gone
on trips to places with no internet access and I pop in a game I
haven't played in a few months and I can't play it because an update
If there's no internet access, how could your system know the game has
Sometimes you can bypass it and sometimes you can't.
I want built-in hardware based gameplay video recording, that can be
outputed as .mpg, .avi, flash, etc. It would be cool if recording
could be automatically triggered with achievements. Like a TIVO,
record all of the time, but only save the data within 5 or 10 minutes
of making an achievement. Then your friends can not only see what
achievements you have, but also view the video of you doing it. This
all could be assembled into almost a Facebook or Myspace environment
for your friends to visit to see what games you've been playing and
what achievements you've recently completed. Currently there appears
to be no multithreading of hard drive functions: saving, pauses
How does this perform in Halo 3? Is there noticeable performance
degradation when the gamer is recording their online gaming session?
I just read that Forza 3 is going to be on two DL-DVD discs. It will
be nice if the next gen system could have an optical drive that could
put a three year old game on one disc. Maybe it'll be like GT2, one
disc for Arcade and one for Career (Simulation).
If Forza 3 is "going to be" on two DVD-9s, how is it "a three year old
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