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From Pong to Super Mario Bros. to Halo to Call of Duty, video games have pulled players into virtual worlds for over 30 years and even though the video game consoles of today can render worlds and characters with such incredible detail, how we interact with those games has evolved to a great extent. In light of the new Wii U controller that Nintendo unveiled at this year's E3, we've put together this guide that highlights all of the significant innovations that have led to the creation of today's modern home console controllers. Follow on through for 23 controller innovations that changed gaming — most of the time for better, but sometimes for worse.
 
As great as Microsoft's Kinect is, the thing is pretty demanding. I remember watching my dad set his up; the Kinect was a ton of fun, but only after we'd pushed all of the furniture in the living room up against the walls. This is exactly the common scenario that the Nyko Zoom for Kinect is looking to address.
 
Syfy — DVICE's shark-'n'-octopus-splicing parent company — has partnered with game publisher Trion Worlds to create a television-and-video game pairing that'll talk back and forth. Your actions in the game, for instance, will actually change the script of the show, and the game will change as the show progresses.
 
Don't tell anyone, but I'm currently sitting here counting down the minutes until I can head out of the office and go get a healthy dose of some Portal 2 craziness. All day it's been a long, painful wait. Well, if you need a quick fix, you can check out the first 15 minutes right here, right now.
 
Boing Boing cut together 70 (by my count) classic video game deaths in this two minute video, which also features a beautiful 8-bit cover of Mad World, by Tears for Fears. Come for Battlezone, stay for Mortal Kombat, and leave thankful for the pronounced lack of Battletoads.

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