Codename Revolution: The Nintendo Wii Platform (Platform Studies)
by Steven E. Jones and George K. Thiruvathukal
English | 2012 | ISBN: 026201680X | 216 pages | PDF | 7 MB
The Nintendo Wii, introduced in 2006, helped usher in a moment of retro-reinvention in video game play.
This hugely popular console system, codenamed Revolution during development, signaled a turn away from fully immersive, time-consuming MMORPGs or forty-hour FPS games and back toward family fun in the living room. Players using the wireless motion-sensitive controller (the Wii Remote, or "Wiimote") play with their whole bodies, waving, swinging, swaying. The mimetic interface shifts attention from what's on the screen to what's happening in physical space.