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Ex-Sega, LucasArts prez wants you to use motion controller Myo
June 2, 2014 | By Christian Nutt




Today, Thalmic Labs, creators of the Myo motion-control armband, have announced that Simon Jeffrey, former president of LucasArts and Sega of America, has joined the company as chief gaming evangelist. Jeffrey also previously served as chief publishing officer of Ngmoco prior to its acquisition by DeNA.

"The company already has a robust list of game developers using the Myo armband to completely revolutionize the gaming experience. I am excited by this opportunity to help Thalmic Labs reach its fullest potential in gaming applications," Jeffrey said in a statement.

The Myo armband aims to bring easy gesture control to a variety of applications, including games. It has obvious applications for games, including virtual reality games on Oculus Rift. Myo is also compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. Thalmic Labs is currently taking developer applications on its website, and also offering up open pre-orders for the $149 device, which should ship soon.


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Ryan Christensen
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The Rift + the MYO would be a pretty nice combo.

James Yee
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The MYO is an interesting concept since it's a more "unobtrusive" physical motion sensing device. I.e. not something I have to hold in my hand but connected to me. Not sure how useful beyond things like the Rift I'd see using it though. Time will tell.

Aaron Dave
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Why is this considered easier than pressing a button?

Doug Poston
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It isn't, but maybe it will be more fun.

Ken Love
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Why?

Doug Poston
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Because new ways to interact with machines can be awesome.

The video has some examples but, if none of these examples appeal to you, maybe your not the target market yet.

Justin Kovac
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Only if we get a Star Wars game where you can Vader death grip.

Aaron Dave
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Ok that would be awesome.


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