…Nintendo breaks with more than 20 years of video game history by abandoning the traditional controller held with two hands and introducing an all-new freehand-style unit held with one hand.
The intuitive, pioneering interface allows players to run, jump, spin, slide, shoot, steer, accelerate, bank, dive, kick, throw and score in a way never experienced in the history of gaming.
“The feeling is so natural and real, as soon as players use the controller, their minds will spin with the possibilities of how this will change gaming as we know it today,” explains Satoru Iwata, Nintendo president. “This is an extremely exciting innovation – one that will thrill current players and entice new ones.”
When picked up and pointed at the screen, the controller gives a lightning-quick element of interaction, sensing motion, depth, positioning and targeting dictated by movement of the controller itself.
The controller also allows for a variety of expansions, including a “nunchuk” style analog unit offering the enhanced game-play control hard-core gamers demand.
Read article at Nintendo.com:
Ypsilanti, MI :: September 16, 2005 :: White Fusion, LLC announces the change of its name to bodielobus, LLC. The new name, pronounced bo-D-low-bus, is the only identity change, as the company logo and other trademarks and trademark images will remain unchanged.
An updated launch timeframe has been announced for REFLEX Control on the PlayStation2, which is now Spring of ’06. Bodielobus also is releasing the following new concept artwork images of the upcoming REFLEX Control PS2 controller, which are available at bodielobus.com.
Bodielobus.com will be the new home for all details regarding White Fusion products and will be the source of forthcoming news of the titles supporting REFLEX Control for the coming year. Expect these announcements around Christmas 2005, while other announcements of future products are anticipated to be made around mid-year 2006.
REFLEX Control™ combines the speed, precision, and natural control of a mouse with the handheld comfort and compact, ergonomic design of a console controller. By integrating a thumb operated trackball into a standard console controller, White Fusion has developed a system of providing the same intuitive interaction of a PC control system in a form factor that is familiar to generations of console video game players.
Background – REFLEX Control™ has been gaining developer awareness and interest since Oct. 2003. Bodielobus’s public fan base has grown exponentially since the launch of its Unit B in Jan. 2005.
About – Bodielobus designs and develops hardware control concepts employing a hybrid theory to produce advancements at once both simple and remarkable. Bodielobus is driven to produce solutions that will benefit both gamers and developers.
This announcement relates to products intended for launch by Bodielobus. The product names, prices and availability are subject to change without notice.
WHITEFUSION personnel will at GameRiot in Downtown Detroit, on Tuesday, July 12. Event is being held at St. Andrews Hall. Games, Girls, Battle of the Bands. Doors open at 7pm. NOTE: WF is not exhibiting but you will be able to find us – look for the guys with WHITEFUSION ID tags.
GameRiot is the largest traveling video games event and competition in the world. It offers gamers a chance to be the first to play the hottest new titles.
The event features over 70 state-of-the-art gaming stations with the newest screen technologies, competitions every hour, a huge assortment of prizes, and the celebrated GameRiot Girls. In a raging party environment, GameRiot also features the hottest DJ tracks, surprise celebrity appearances, and lots of cool giveaways. It has hosted the premieres of some of the best selling video games.
GameRiot has appeared in over 60 cities, with over 333,000 attendees to date.
For more information, go to http://www.gameriot.com
WHITE FUSION, LLC is not affiliated with GameRiot in any way.
An excellent preview for the upcoming controller at IGN.com:
1up.com posted a short article, announcing the development of Reflex Control: