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    Motion Control Consoles

    As I'm sure you're aware, Sony is about to release the Move and Microsoft the Kinect. Read about them here if you don't know what I'm talking about.

    We have all played the Wii and it was pretty impressive and a lot of fun when it first came out. Now Sony and Microsoft have entered the markets with new products that look like they could steal away Nintendo's dominance.

    Have any of you tried these new pieces of tech? The Kinect has no controller at all and you just use your body to control what appears on the screen, a stellar leap in my opinion.

    How long until we are all waving our hands in the air like Tom Cruise in Minority report?

    Will these innovations ever make it to the PC, and if so, can you imagine playing WoW with one of these systems? Perhaps they wouldn't be precise enough to deal with the speed required for raiding, but I can see myself punching the post button to undercut my competitors on the AH and shouting "in your face!"

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    if it happened I wouldn't be able to resist... I'd only play a fire mage and would sit in my room yelling KAAAAAAAMEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAMEHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !

    to be real though I don't see it coming to a game like WoW but we may see games that can only be played with a motion controller on PC in the near future. I already use A Wii controller when I fish and have adapted it to use for spamming my mill and prospect macros.
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    can you imagine playing WoW with one of these systems?
    So if I enrage irl, I get a 70% attack speed increase ingame, right?

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    My wife and I just bought the Kinect for our two young daughters. All I can say is, WOW, what a blast! It came with with an adventure/activity game, and it really gives them a workout! I can't wait to see how this technology evolves.

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    How sensitive is it BigDaddy? Do you operate the menus with it too? I don't want a workout, but it sounds like fun. Do you use it or is it just for the casual gamers in your household?

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    You can use motion (waving your hand) to select through the menu's or you can use the game controller to do it. It is certainly a work out though, but the sensitivity is outstanding! Better than I expected. We also got the girls a dancing game, Dance Central, that actually works great as a dance instructor. I'm not much of a dancer, or dance music listener LOL but the girls and my wife love it! Controlling your character takes a little to get use to, but not bad at all. I'll probably get a couple more games before x-mas and see what the other kind of games are like.
    Only about 2 weeks into it, but so far really good!

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    I will be getting the PS3 setup for the kids for Christmas. I am told that the system is far more accurate and smooth than the Wii which we are selling.

    As for it making it to the PC, I can totally see it coming along like you see in CSI, touch screen desks and tables with the screen in them are already available as are motion tracking wall based displays. What I cant see being all that efficient is the loss of tactile information and the speed at which a mouse and keyboard can be operated.

    I operate almost solely on touch when gaming, hardly ever looking at the keyboard. This also means that I can do damn near anything I want to do in game with minimal movement of my hands. If I had to reach up and make some specific hand motions or touch a specific place on the screen, I could see that actually being slower.

    Also, non-physical keyboards also cause you to loose the tactile feel for when you are typing. Much of your typing and PC interaction is based on the layout of your keyboard, you remember where certain keys are in relation to the space bar, the edges of the board, the F keys, the arrow keys and others things like that. If you remove that or drastically change that, you will have to re-learn the entire process. If you dont believe me, go grab one of those newer Dell keyboards where the arrow key area has a different configuration of keys, you will notice differences in a few minutes of use and they will be frustrating.