Unfortunately I number among those who've never played Pyschonauts :/
On that note, for some reason, I've never heard of all of this either. But now I have!
To be honest, I'm impressed with the technology, but how I feel at the moment is:
1) Little too perfect to be true - I think the spasms in the live demo will be tip of the annoyance iceberg on first launch, judging on my experience with the Wii and general results of entertainment campaign promises
2) I think it's certainly the future of home media, but similar to Snemmy's sentiment, how long until it's the official next generation of video games
is something we'll have to ponder when we see an actual decent game built for it. The fare in the commercial teaser and demo were, WOW, blaaaaand looking, and their novelty will wear off soon (especially since they resemble "interactive" games I saw at a participatory demo at ComiCon four years ago
, for some presumably flopped stand-alone system).
I think it'll be a bit until they get over their accomplishment and construct a game that isn't COMPLETELY
based on the way you manipulate it.
And seriously, I liked the Milo video... but sci-fi writers and movies NEVER imagined it? The sort of perspective this guy was putting out completely annoys me.
I'm fine with a controller being the barrier between me and rassling with Koopas, I'm happy movie screens don't rap around the theater and connect into my brain so the threat of a totally awsum explosion feels scary. Does it really
benefit us to make our entertainment more real
? Do we need to actually
mess about with Milo after he's done, when we know
other hoomahn children would thrive on that same sort of attention?
Wouldn't education, exploratory, and news gathering goals be better? No? Well it's where all this advancement is going to find it's eventual use
down the line - because, AT BEST, it will merely be an era
of games that we play, along with Alpha Troll's Atari (by the way, if it did change games forever, in terms of history, it would mean the Wii
did it - sorry guy).
It may change the landscape of a parent and child's interaction with the stars, or ocean life, though. School outings to the observatory may never be the same again! (Sorry laser ball!) But we'll have to wait for that, I guess.
Milo is the dumbell, not anything worth being the end product.
Shit looks like Myst, though. Sequel like that would be pretty sweet.
Thanks for the thread and news, Squeek!