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When Nintendo is talking about the glasses, their motive isn't so much to keep people from the other consoles as to draw people in to their own glasses-free tech. They have no reason to bash 3D TV's, because Nintendo doesn't make TV's, and what they are saying doesn't directly attack the other companies' video game technology. However, the way Nintendo has chosen to hype its own tech does downplay current TV tech (however unintentionally this is) which is bad for Sony, just not the Playstation specifically.
Honestly, while to ignore The existance of Samus's sex appeal woud be stupid. She was seen in a bikini in her first game for crying out loud, but I hope they don't dwell on this too much in the game. With Samus, I would very much appreciate it if they kept the breast physics at a minimum. I just don't think that portreyal suits her. But the average adolescant male gamer might not agree.
The onlything that worries me a bit is that since we've seen very little of Samus's personality so far, they can take her in pretty much any direction, and wherever they how will be the precedent for her future appearances. Here's hoping she doesn't get down the path of so many promising lead females in video games, where the main personality trait is "a woman," sometimes with the adjective "strong" thrown in there, but the character is flat otherwise. I'm looking at you mirrors edge.
Yeah, and for that matter, the same can be said for the Xbox 360 and PS3. The motion controls alone wont sell those consoles. Most people buying consoles just for the motion controlled games first off would most likely for the Wii brand name, and if they didn't they would see the price difference between buying the Wii and just playing Wii sports, and buying an HD console along with the necessary attachments and games.
The way I see it, Microsoft and Sony's best bets are to try to make their motion controlled games cater to a different crowd than the Wii's. The Wii has pretty much locked in its demographic for this generation, and the only way to pull them away will be to make a new console that focuses on motion controls, which frankly, I hope they don't do, because I like my Xbox 360 for traditional style games. Better yet, one of them should come up with a new innovation that no one has seen and blow the other two out of the water like the Wii did this generation.
Plus, it is worth considering that (and these are just estimates) a top 20 game on the Wii might be comparable to a top 10 game on the PS3 in sales figures, just because of the Wii's ridiculous install base, and the PS3's... lack thereof. Sure, top "10 on the PS3" has a nice ring to it, and it definately helps your marketing, but when it comes down to money, which is the most important thing for a game company, the most important thing is the number of copies sold, not where the game ranks for just one console. (This, unfortunately, is why shovelware is successful on the Wii.) Besides, come on guys, there's no shame in being a step or two behind Mario. The guy is in a league of his own.
I'm keeping my eye on this game, but not much can really be said about it at this point. We know the concept, but we've seen about two and a half seconds of actual game-play.
This whole game seems to be a result of fanboy ravings. We've always had a steady supply of 2D Sonic games, if only on the handhelds, but the fanboys have been whining and complaining ever since the Dreamcast days that they wanted Sonic Team to make Sonic 4, as if just giving a game that name would automatically make it a masterpiece. Given the experience I've had with Sonic fanboys, I could totally see one of the Sonic Team higher-ups finally breaking and letting out a tired sigh before muttering, "Okay, fine. I can't take it anymore. Let's just make a game called Sonic 4 to shut them up."