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Banjo Kazooie Demonstration Hints Heavily at 360 Motion Controller

| 9 Jul 2008 18:05
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A major Xbox 360 title planned for fall, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts appears to use motion control, according to a recent demonstration.

In a video walkthrough for IGN, the game's creative director, Ken Lobb, noted that players can manipulate objects by moving the controller in various ways, including shaking.

"The primary function that Kazooie has in the game is she carries this wrench and the wrench is used for many different things," Lobb explained. "One of the things that the wrench is used for is to turn these devices. So you basically grab with the wrench and then you twist the controller around and it'll move different things in the game."

That description all but confirmed ongoing rumors ahead of E3 that Microsoft is planning a motion-sensing controller for the Xbox 360.

Its direct competitor, the PlayStation 3, features limited motion control, while the massive popular Wii boasts a more robust motion-sensing mechanism.

Source: Ars Technica

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