Ever since the days of mario, the joystick and controller have been a gamer's best friend. Countless hours have been spent smashing on the crowning gaming achievement. It has helped gamers to jump and move and climb walls and shoot weapons of mass destruction. And now...that may all soon end. With the release of "Kinect" for the Xbox 360, you are now the controller. You can be a part of pretty much anything from playing with virtual pets to playing a Star Wars game. Hell, you can even tell you xbox to turn off now (so I've heard).
So, what does this mean for the future of a gamer's best friend? Well, it may not happen for another couple decades, but give it time and soon our little handheld wonders will be fresh out of our living rooms. Call me nostalgic, but I'd rather have my little buddy then have it be replaced by a couple doo-hickeys and cheap tricks.
Now I know YOU DON'T HAVE TO use Kinect, but like I said, eventually there will no longer be any controllers. It makes this gamer sad to see his little friend be replaced with motion-sensing capabilities.
Goodbye controller? Soon :(