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The Power Glove - Angry Video Game Nerd - Episode 14

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  • 16 years ago
The Angry Video Game Nerd (Episode 14) The Power Glove

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For a long time, Nintendo has strived to make its name synonymous with innovation. From the thumbstick of the N64 controller to the touch-screen input of the DS, they've always been coming up with new and creative ways to play- and if the success of these systems is any measure, they're pretty good at it.

If you were to mention the phrase "motion control", the first thing to pop into people's minds would probably be the Wii, with its wand-like Remote controller. Arguably the most successful implementation of motion controls in a home console to date. But it wasn't the first attempt...

Back in 1989, Mattel and Japanese manufacturers PAX released the Power Glove, an accessory for the NES supposed to offer the player the capability to control the game through simple motions of their hands. It even featured in a heavy piece of product placement in 1989 film The Wizard, when villain Lucas Barton demonstrated his video gaming prowess by using it to play Rad Racer. Despite all this, however, the glove bombed, and was derided as a barely-functional failure. Are we really playing with power? Let's watch the Nerd find out.
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