Wii U Evolution

June 11, 2011 at 11:42 pm (technology) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Nintendo showed off its controller for its next system, the Wii U, at E3. The controller with its own user interface. The player can play the game directly on the controller which has a 6.2 inch touch screen. This allows the player to interact with the game very much like people are interacting more and more often with the world around them, through a mobile device.

Nintendo looked at how people are increasingly interacting with the world through tablets and smart phones and applied it directly to its next system.  What will this bring to gaming? What does interacting with the real world through mobile devices bring? With mobile devices people are interacting with the world less directly and are missing out on reality. Whereas this controller will have you looking at the big screen less often.  I like mobile devices. They do let you get more out of reality, I think, as long as you don’t let them take over you or cause you to walk into fountains.  I for one don’t want this issue with the new Wii U controller, having  Mario falling down holes or Link running into Baddies all the time.

What do you think about the Wii u controller? Yea or Nay?


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Phone App Bubble?

February 7, 2011 at 4:04 pm (technology) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

Remember the .com bubble that burst after the 90s? Investors were just throwing their money at dotcom startups, but not all of them were good.  This created a bubble that eventually burst. Of course in the 90s it seems like everyone had money and then afterwards…not so much…

I’m hoping that doesn’t happen with phone apps. Everyone’s jumping on that band wagon like flies to sweat.  Every company’s getting their own app and then we’ve got ones like Instagram and Picpiz  that are turning into legit or at least semilegit businesses. Both of  these apps are edit photos and are bringing in the bucks from investors. I don’t mean to pick on photo apps but I’m not sure how profitable they are, especially if they’re free.

What do you think? Are we creating a phone app bubble that will eventually burst or are apps a new way of doing business?


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