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Don't worry: they eventually got it right.
Don’t worry: they eventually got it right

You ever get the feeling that Peter Molyneux isn’t so much a person as a cyborg bullsh*tting machine from the future:

Lionhead chief Peter Molyneux has told OXM that Natal is challenging “because it’s so different.”

“For me, Natal is challenging because it’s so different,” he explains. “It’s very, very different to any input other mechanism the world has even seen before because there isn’t any buttons and that’s both its strength and its big challenge. So when you’ve got a game like Fable, there is an enormous number of things we can do with Natal.

So, according to Sir Molyneux, the world has never seen:

*U Force1 which had no buttons way back in the dark ages of the NES.
*ParaParaParadise, an arcade game popular in Japan, has had no buttons for years.
*Eyetoy, a device that MS studiously manages to pretend doesn’t exist2, has had no buttons for going on a decade.

So, yeah, outside of those examples the “world has even seen” anything like Natal before. Really. Trust me. I work for Microsoft.


1 Smart money says ManekiNeko has one of these.
2 Ironically, due to the direction Sony has gone in with Move it, too, is studiously ignoring this, on the whole.

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  1. 04/19/2010 at 23:12

    Had, and it sucked horribly. I remember unwrapping it way back in Christmas of 1990, along with River City Ransom. “Wow, this thing looks cool! I can’t wait to try it!” Months later, I was still playing River City Ransom but the U-Force was being used to prop up a table leg.

  1. 04/19/2010 at 21:54
  2. 04/21/2010 at 13:47

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