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A new company named Mad Genius has unveiled a prototype of its controller technology, which allows players to interact with games via gestures and motion. The interesting part about the demo is that it works with existing releases, supporting titles that didn't previously incorporate such inputs.
The video demo below shows off how the controller works in the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, a popular hack magnet. One of the more interesting aspects of the controller is how it splits into two smaller halves, allowing players to wield a bow in much the same way as in the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. The system uses a processor and a series of sensors on the television (three on the bottom, and one on the top of the screen) to determine where the controller is at any given moment. Mad Genius says the tech is accurate to 1/100th of an inch, which means players have to hold their breath while firing the bow in the Skyrim demo, for example.
Mad Genius is quick to point out that what you see here is a wired, working prototype, and that it's not designed to be pretty. The company says it's planning to eventually raise money on Kickstarter to fund production. If you have any questions, visit Mad Genius' Tumblr page and fire away.
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Sony should hire this guy so he can help out with the move.
Could this be very early footage of the next Xbox controller, only released now!?
Sure they didn't mess with skyrims software, but they must have had to program that thing for like 100s of hours, and they'd have. To do that for every game
That is the coolest thing I have ever seen.
They need to stop screwing around with these waste of time motion controllers and get regular console controllers perfected.
A Wii motion controller that works like an advanced PS$ motion controller? That a step in the right direction. No more flicking your wrists to make the game think you're pulling a 20-step Kratos finishing move on some hapless Greek god.
Seriously, though. It would have been better to test this on Sports Champions on the PS3.
That is a lot of stuff to have to remember. But it is a pretty cool tech demo.
I'd like ths. This is the kind of controller that I'd like
O_O Im throwing money at my screen and nothing is happaning lol. Im not big into moveing around with motion control but this is awesome. I cant belive how far tech has come in the pas few decades. If they ever come out with a retail product i might buy it.
Pretty cool looks and seems to be working alright.
Pretty Cool stuff. The software seems more advanced the most of the Wii games I've played. Nice!
That took awhile to process my tip. I sent that on saturday in the early am.
I think this is what the Wii U should have been vs that tablet. The tablet is cool but this could have been better and an easier sell.
so this is essentially the same type of thing... aka now we know this can work:
THAT'S PRETTY COOL. BUT I DON'T THINK I WOULD EVER USE IT.
I never fired a bow in my life before but I did fire people. I can definitely understand the holding of breath before canning someone. Great so now I am bringing the stress of work over to game time...
Pretty interesting tech. Now if you can improve the melee aspect of it then we are in business.