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