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A great moment in (motion) gaming history...were you there!!

Updated on November 9, 2012

If you were fortunate enough to be brought up during the NES heyday, you may have witnessed the beginning of Nintendo's motion control gaming concept and most likely you weren't even aware of it! If you've ever watched someone, who normally didn't play video games at that time, play a game like Super Mario Bros you were witnessing history in the making.

When it came to making your character jump, these people would move their controller up and down, or if it was a driving game they would move the controller to the left and/or right to make it to the other side of the track. I do believe someone high up within the Nintendo corporate chain probably watched one of their friends playing a game in this fashion and then had the revelation for what would ultimately become the Wii. I can't be the only one who's ever seen someone, before motion control gaming of course, move their controller in succession to their characters movements on the screen while playing a game!

Well, it would become the Power Glove first, but who in their right mind would admit to that thing. The Power Glove is like getting really drunk, blacking out, and then waking up the next morning to someone that looked like Sloth from the Goonies. Sure it may have been fun, but would you really admit to your friends that you just had a one night stand with Sloth, of course not.

You would however, brag about your hot wife that you met later on in life (the Wii) and of course all your friends would be jealous (the PS3 and Xbox 360) so they would go out and get a hot girl (Move and Kinect) like yours.

Don't tell me I'm the only one that has seen people play games in this fashion! Maybe it never happened and I just overdosed on Pop Rocks and Fun Dip!



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      Michael John Mele 5 years ago from Seffner, Florida

      @JohnGreasyGamer never heard or, or tried Fun Dip and Pop rocks! Go get some right now and try them...don't worry I'll wait.

      I agree with you, motion controlled gaming is a lot of fun, but it does have a log way to ge before it's least from a software stand point that is. Honestly though, it's not really for me, it's fun when there's is a lot of people over and all, but gaming solo, I perfer the old sit and play style.

      @Tonyx35 see I knew there was people out there who did this...I wasn't going crazy! Thanks Tony.

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      J Antonio Marcelino 5 years ago from Illinois, USA

      Michael, I was one of those people who would move the controller in the NES/SNES days of gaming. Back in the early 90s, if you played a game of Super Mario Kart against me, you would see me tilt the SNES controller in the same direction of the turns.

      I really can't say why I did. Thankfully I don't do it anymore. +1 Interesting

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      John Roberts 5 years ago from South Yorkshire, England

      Can't say I've heard of your American hallucogenic candy products, "Pop Rocks" and "Fun Dip", but I'll have to give them a try! On a less related note, I was born into the SNES era not long before the PS1 came to be. Motion control wasn't all that good, and if you can class the SNES bazooka, sorry, "gun" as motion control, I have to say it was terrible. The Powerglove was also really bad, but I wouldn't say it was perfected like the Wii. Having a Wii is like boasting about how you got a hooker - it's dirty, it's cheap and most of the time she ain't gonna work how you want her to. Next thing you know she's out of your control one night later, and there's no more games or accessories to play with. Same with Kinect or Move - they're both as broken as a broken thing. From a place called Broken. Don't believe me? I've reviewed 2 Kinect games saying how and why. And if that's not enough, check out the Angry Joe Show.

      Voted up, funny and interesting!