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Failed Controller-Free Gaming Devices of the Past 135

Posted by Soulskill
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adeelarshad82 writes "While Microsoft does get points for innovation, Kinect for Xbox 360 isn't the first attempt to make gaming a hands-free affair. Decades before Microsoft would release its depth-sensing camera system, other companies tried to take the gamepad out of the gaming equation. PlayStation, Dreamcast, NES and Sega have all been there. These attempts varied in usefulness, ranging from somewhat functional to laughable and pointless, and from the forgettable to the downright infamous."
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Failed Controller-Free Gaming Devices of the Past

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  • by EdIII (1114411) on Sunday November 07, 2010 @01:09AM (#34152040)

    I never got to own a Power Glove :(

    When I saw the advertisements for it, I went apeshit because of the hype. The only way to describe myself in front of the TV was Wayne from Wayne's World chanting, "it will be mine, oh yes, it will be mine". Kind of an obsession for awhile...

    Which brings me to my other memory of the damned thing. There was a TV show with Kuppa from Super Mario Bros. Can't remember too much about the show, but I do remember a sweepstakes that allowed you to send a postcard to win a Power Glove.

    I ended up sending several hundred postcards into the show and did not win. Of course, I had to take a box of stamps from my father's office that was apparently valued at "severe ass whooping" to do it.

    Good thing I was never disappointed by it I guess.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 07, 2010 @07:40AM (#34153282)

    Its well known that MS actually bought the tech from an over seas company.

    Yes... and by 'overseas' we mean 'an Asian company'.

    as Im a person that cant enunciate my R's very well, this was a bit of a surprise.

    Umm, ya. Like I said, it's an Asian company so it shouldn't have been a sulplise in the first place.

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