Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari, was at DIEC 2005 and voiced his opinion of today's video gaming world. He recalled his heyday when there wasn't a lot of storage space for games, so gameplay came first, graphics second. But then Bushnell ventured into the choppier waters of corporate criticism, clearly taking sides. He complained that the PS2's controller is too complex and noted that people have "interface phobia."
The 3D controller that Nintendo is onto is a very good idea, he says. If you look at today s controller with triangles, Xs, squares and circles, it s scary. It s like a keyboard. People are interface phobic.
I'm not sure if I'd call it an interface phobia with the PS2 selling so well, and the Revolution is pretty far off, so perhaps Bushnell should tone down his accusations and go back to Chuck E. Cheese's for some delicious pizza.