Video: Short Film Extols The Virtues Of Buttons, Features Nintendo Quite Heavily
Posted by Damien McFerran
Can you spot R.O.B. the Robot?
Gaming used to be exclusively about buttons, but with the rise of touch-screen gaming — pioneered by the Nintendo DS and taken to the next level by the proliferation of smartphones and tablets — we've got an entire generation of players growing up in a world where buttons aren't necessarily the default gaming interface.
For Nicolas Magnier, that's just not good enough. He's created a short video which keenly illustrates the gloriously tactile nature of buttons — and also showcases a lot of Nintendo gear to boot. The SNES, Game Boy, Wii Remote and even R.O.B. the Robot all make appearances in this short-but-sweet 27 second clip, which seems to suggest that Magnier is something of a Nintendo fan.
Let us know your thoughts on the merits of buttons over touch-screens (and vice versa) by posting a comment below.