Nintendo Revolution controller… in action!

Video of the Nintendo Revolution controller in action! Although, I’d still think that the fake Nintendo ON! would have been a way better way of getting back into the whole console wars.

  • That appears to be, rather than the Rev controller, a 3D-motion sensing optical mouse. They have them at the new buildings at NCSU. The video looks like it’s some guy demonstrating how the Rev controller would work in an FPS by using a standard PC FPS and a gyro mouse.
    They’re a cool idea, but in actual practice, they’re rather awful at detecting the direction you’re moving them (because your arm naturally moves in an arch, not a straight line). I am optimistic for Nintendo, though, because I would bet they’d fix that issue.

  • That appears to be, rather than the Rev controller, a 3D-motion sensing optical mouse. They have them at the new buildings at NCSU. The video looks like it’s some guy demonstrating how the Rev controller would work in an FPS by using a standard PC FPS and a gyro mouse.
    They’re a cool idea, but in actual practice, they’re rather awful at detecting the direction you’re moving them (because your arm naturally moves in an arch, not a straight line). I am optimistic for Nintendo, though, because I would bet they’d fix that issue.