making us more active than just laying there pressing some buttons. Welcome to the Motion Controllers. You are living the future of video games now.
Nintendo Wii This is a controller that uses sensors, accelerometers and a add-on gyroscope for precision, detect motion. An infrared emitter gives x-y position. The best games rely on fast, broad, kid friendly moves. There are a lot of selection out there, since most Wii games use motion as the only way of interaction. Pointing precision can be problematic and since it doesn't have a video camera, augmented reality, is not a reality just yet.
Microsoft Kinetic (or what it was Project Natal) Your entire body is the controller, thanks to the help of a special camera. You just set it on top of the XBox 360, and an infrared projector plus an image sensor, creates a detailed 3D map of the environment and you. Tracking your whole body and just not a tiny controller means a lot of freedom and better ways of interaction, allowing more motions, such as kicks and even exercises. The lack of buttons can make the set up selection a little frustrating and maybe, limiting the shooter kind of video games.
Sony Playstation Move A controller that uses sensors and a camera. Your standard accelerometers and gyroscopes paint your position on a x-y grid that the console creates of you. Combining many measurements, provides a high degree of accuracy and even comes with an optional joystick for navigation on complex games.