The new controller from Nintendo's Wii has been an issue of much curiousity and speculation over the past few months, but it seems to be passing muster so far. If the results at E3 are anything to judge by, then I think we're going to be seeing lots of people taking up the new controller to swing, whack, point and slash. Heck, I think even I might.

As I mentioned yesterday I really like the approach that Nintendo is taking. Rather than try to razzle-dazzle, as it were, with promises of Hi-def output and playing DVDs and the like, Nintendo is bragging about their system's capabilities in a different area....gaming. I know this is a novel concept, but hey, those crazy kids just might make it work!

By focusing on a cheap, fun, easy to use system with engaging games, I really think they're going to succeed in their quest to introduce gaming to a new audience. They're definitely right about games being hard to pick up at this point. Don't get me wrong, as a long time gamer I love twitch fragging and headshots from across the map and raiding with 40 of my closest friends to get that Epic drop just as much as the next guy. Interestingly enough, though, people that have never played games before just might not understand this level of gameplay. Swinging a tennis racket though? I'm pretty sure they can grok that. ;)