That’s not to say there aren’t plenty of silly inventions, questionable technologies, and bad ideas along the way. Let’s take a look back at the fun ideas developers have tried, from the original virtual reality to the PlayStation’s rave glow stick, the Move Motion Controller, that never worked.
It’s no secret that first-person, third-person, and multiplayer shooters are some of the most popular video game genres, but the path to developers creating an The perfect experience is littered with fun peripherals, gimmicks, technology that’s too far ahead of its time to work well, and some ridiculously bad ideas. In this video, we take a look at some of the most memorable failures, such as early virtual reality prototypes in malls inspired by movies like The Mower and the books. books like Snow Crash. We’re exploring the unexpected negative impact of flatscreen TVs on light gun games and the demise of toy gun peripherals. We’re looking at how developers have been trying for years to come to keep light gun games alive with silly-looking inventions like Killzone 3 using PlayStation Move Motion Controllers on PlayStation 3. We’ll get to the logical end of motion controls, as Kinect for Xbox 360 has tried to make players fully imagine the controller; RIP Kinect. We’re learning how strategy games like SOCOM for PlayStation 2 bring team voice commands long before the voice recognition technology is good enough to make it work, resulting in disappointing team kills. hope. Then we’ll take a look at some of the modern tactile inventions that are trying to improve on the time-tested controller to become even better, most recently the PlayStation 5’s DualSense Controller with adaptive triggers. That means exploring jackets and bottoms.
If you’d like to try some of this older tech for yourself, you can still find plenty of it online or in vintage stores like the NES Zapper, PS2 GunCon, and the Socom US Navy Seals PS2 headset. The remake of the first VR game Dactyl Nightmare can be found on Oculus VR devices. Kinect games for Xbox 360 still work to this day and I strongly recommend them, not just shooting games.