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Of Mice And Gamepads: The Future Of Controllers

If I’m going to be dull and reductive about it, playing videogames works like this: we tell a game something through an input device – say, a gamepad, motion contoller, touch screen or keyboard – and get a response back in the form of images or sound. It’s like a conversation, but it’s shaped by the devices we use to talk. Without the Wiimote, there is no Wii Sports. Without the touch screen, there is no Fingle or Bloop.

If I don’t own the relevant controller, then I can’t play these games. But what if the controller doesn’t even exist? Many games are impossible to conceive of because we don’t have the hardware to act as muse. Are we living on a junk diet of gamepads and mice – or a rich land of controller plenty?

Let’s have a chat with a few developers and see wot what they think.

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Can I Touch Your Wiimote? (A Bit NSFW) – Update

Aw, true love.

There’s a decent chance that the ruder readers, when first seeing a Wii Remote, might have had some slightly indecent thoughts about its potential purposes. However, they possibly weren’t thinking in this direction. This is Dark Room Sex Game, and can be downloaded from here. After the jump is a, well if not Not Safe For Work, certainly Deeply Embarrassing For Work video, demonstrating how Danish students at IT University of Copenhagen have used the Wiimote, hooked up to a PC, for a peculiarly aural gaming experience.

Now with an even ruder video below.

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