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Sessler's Soapbox: 3DS and Other BS

Posted: March 29, 2011
Sessler's Soapbox: 3DS and Other BS
http://www.g4tv.com/videos/52075/sesslers-soapbox-3ds-and-other-bs/
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Adam talks about how he sees the 3DS, Kinect, and Move as signs that the games industry is putting technology before creativity.

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  • Luck702

    Wow, sounds like adam got burned

    Posted: March 29, 2011 9:48 PM
    Luck702
  • Tmidiman

    Nintendo needs to get back to the "Dream Team". Get other companies to give them input as to what is needed for delivering great games. Next build that system and you will have great support. Innovating for only one internal game creator and a gimmick wont give us great games.

    But this goes for Sony and MS as well. Ask Epic, R*, EA and 2k, etc what they need to deliver great gaming. Create a deep bond with these companies and even hire s few new upstarts. Then great gaming can come. Well Sony and MS did do this to a degree and Nintendo did not, which is why they lack the most in rich content.

    Posted: March 29, 2011 8:52 PM
    Tmidiman
  • Namzor

    I think the problem he is talking about is the dichotomy between technology and the implementation of it. Technologically the 3DS is great, but the games that are released with it, don't show case what it can do, while on the other hand the Wii when it was released, u popped in Wii Sports and got a immediate feel of what it could do. Whether or not this was because of a shortened development cycle in order to bring it out before the end of the fiscal year for Nintendo or difficulty of software development, but when the AR tech demos are more interesting than the immediate games for the device, you know something is up........

    Posted: March 29, 2011 8:39 PM
    Namzor
  • ABaconBusAflame

    The thing is, I don't play videogame consoles. I play video games. The hardware is simply a conduit through which I enjoy my interactive entertainment. The only reason why I derive any kind of enjoyment from purchasing a game console is because I know that it will enable me to play a multitude of games I'm fairly certain I will love. To be frank, having to buy another magic brick every few years in order to experience the software I want to play is kind of a pain in the ass. This is why I really don't care about new hardware until spectacular software is produced for it, something the 3DS, Kinect and Move do not have yet.

    Posted: March 29, 2011 8:31 PM
    ABaconBusAflame
  • greeknerd

    Innovation with gameplay > innovation with tech.

    Posted: March 29, 2011 8:13 PM
    greeknerd
  • XGrlGamerX

    What I got out of this is that the future of gaming is Bioware. I couldn't agree more! lol

    Posted: March 29, 2011 7:28 PM
    XGrlGamerX
  • DigitalGibs

    To be honest, I am more concerned that the 3DS will succeed. If it does then somehow the whole 3D fad will be validated...

    Posted: March 29, 2011 7:27 PM
    DigitalGibs
  • poopdog_ofdefeat

    Long live the Gamecube!!!!

    Posted: March 29, 2011 7:10 PM
  • poopdog_ofdefeat

    Long live the Gamecube!!!!

    Posted: March 29, 2011 7:09 PM
  • mannychilling

    ok let me start with this the 3d on the 3ds is awesome and epic, i love the fact that when i look at a game now it feels like im looking in to that word and for the people having problems here some advice, leave the 3d slider in one spot, i keep mine all the way up, its good to paly in a dark room, and always keep in front of the face, and it may take some getting use to for older people like Adam but for me i'm 20 i'm doing fine but the first time i played i did get a headache but i was playing with the death slider allot and i moved it really fast up and down, but now im use to it and i love the 3d and i'm waiting on Zelda to seal the deal in me trully loving the 3ds and those AR games are awesome and i played them in 3d, so stop with all the hate and here the best advice i can give don't think about the 3d just let it be there

    Posted: March 29, 2011 6:54 PM
    mannychilling
  • mannychilling

    ok let me start with this the 3d on the 3ds is awesome and epic, i love the fact that when i look at a game now it feels like im looking in to that word and for the people having problems here some advice, leave the 3d slider in one spot, i keep mine all the way up, its good to paly in a dark room, and always keep in front of the face, and it may take some getting use to for older people like Adam but for me i'm 20 i'm doing fine but the first time i played i did get a headache but i was playing with the death slider allot and i moved it really fast up and down, but now im use to it and i love the 3d and i'm waiting on Zelda to seal the deal in me trully loving the 3ds and those AR games are awesome and i played them in 3d, so stop with all the hate and here the best advice i can give don't think about the 3d just let it be there

    Posted: March 29, 2011 6:51 PM
    mannychilling
  • Gaucho420

    Videogames are an inherently technology driven field. Movies, music and books are not. Well, perhaps music to a certain extent. I think Sessler misses the point. There's videogames for everything...you want a nice story? Play Red Dead. You want more decision based gaming? Play Heavy Rain You want to mimick playin golf at home? Play Tiger Woods Wii.

    Why do we keep criticizing a genre we don't like, when books have tons of different types, TV and movies go from sitcoms to documentaries to epics...yet in games, we have fools like cessler who continuously rag on anything new and different. He's completly missed the point.

    Posted: March 29, 2011 6:50 PM
    Gaucho420
  • playsbydesign

    I've read through the comments and I think many have missed his point or are so angry that he doesn't down-right love the 3DS that they simply are defending their choice.

    I don't believe for a second Mr.Sessler believes innovation is bad. Far from it. He's making the argument(I think) that right now in the world of gaming, the innovations (as some call them) are being dictated purely from a hardware standpoint. The creative minds behind the actual games have no say in these aspects but rather are forced to think about them and incorporate them simply because it's the investment of the parent company. The game makers didn't ask for these peripherals or in many cases even want these peripherals, but now they are forced to pool their creative energy into something that they honestly would have better achieved without the "gimmicks".

    Things like 3D and motion controls don't feel like the next natural step(true innovation). They feel like the larger companies are just throwing tech at us in hopes of finding something that will stick. Change is a natural process but in this gen it feels like it's being forced.

    That's my take on it, anyway.

    Posted: March 29, 2011 6:42 PM
    playsbydesign
  • cwbys21

    I agree 100%. I think though that the reason companies are all jumping on this gimmick bandwagon is because they see the billions Nintendo has made from waggle and they seem to just be throwing different gimmicks at the wall to see what sticks and hoping to make their own billions that they can ride into an easy retirement.

    Posted: March 29, 2011 6:40 PM
    cwbys21
  • mark82234

    so maybe its time to pick a different job. it just seems like your just tired of games and new tech.

    Posted: March 29, 2011 6:18 PM
    mark82234
  • tiger7758

    Well hopefully the NGP can close in on that gap between what is made hardware wise and what the creative minds want. If the developers truly have been giving active feedback throughout the development of Sony's new handheld we could be in for a welcome surprise.

    Posted: March 29, 2011 6:02 PM
    tiger7758
  • geeklactica

    when HD came out, i thought nothing of it. i didn't even want to upgrade my ps2! once i tried it in person, i could not get enough. however, 3d is something i do not ever want. i've tried it and i hate it. i get awful headaches from it, it literally makes me sick.
    I think that before new tech is released, they should consult game designers to see what they think, after all they're the ones who will be using the tech to make games. if they hate it or are not ready for it, we end up with crappy games made solely for the tech.

    Posted: March 29, 2011 5:56 PM
    geeklactica
  • Zebes

    Why can I see Sesslers Grandpa being an electronics expert and railing against the "new" colored tvs... "I don't need to see the color of the tie the news anchor is wearing!"
    But yes, it may be gimmicky right now, creativity will eventual catch up and hopefully see amazing things with it.

    Posted: March 29, 2011 5:29 PM
    Zebes
  • coldenhas

    may we all be shallow

    Posted: March 29, 2011 5:06 PM
    coldenhas
  • that1_guy

    While we all may have seen this coming for a long time now, I think Adam has finally gotten too old for the game industry. Change is natural Adam.

    Look at the music industry, back in the 50's before Rock and Roll came out the only thing audio speakers were used for was boring speeches.

    Look at today's printed media, While you may still read the same way our great grandparents did the content in which we read is far superior to earlier print. Be it graphics that are added to the printed media or just the ease and speed at which you can get information.

    Now I know once you hit a curtain age you feel that you have seen all you need to see, that you have done all that you need to do, and that change is just a nuisance. But without innovation and change you might as well be stuck in communist North Korea where most of the country doesn't even have electricity.

    Yes, 3d is a gimmick. Yes, flailing your arms around in your living room looks stupid. Yet without someone trying something new we wouldn t have video games. So Adam, go drink some prune juice, find a good pair of Depends and be happy with getting older because change is natural and its going to happen if you want it to or not.

    P.S. I Think I saw a grey hair.

    Posted: March 29, 2011 4:27 PM
    that1_guy
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