Wednesday, February 08, 2006

The new Nintendo Revolution Controller: U-G-L-Y, Ugly

What's this hideous item to the right? Is it an iPod Shuffle connected to a mouse? Is it a DVD remote married to an Atari 2600 joystick? No, its Nintendo's new controller for its system that comes out later this year - The Revolution.

Unless you plan on using them Nunchaku-style on your TV, I have no idea how this crazy looking contraption is going to work. It seems to me gamers will have problems with their hands working independently without any real connectivity. Its like playing tennis with two rackets.

I give Nintendo credit for trying something new but sometimes its best to stick with what works. I would expect them to offer a more traditional looking controller at launch.

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