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Sony demos its motion controller, the PlayStation Move

By Matthew
Mar 10, 2010
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  1. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 515

    hello ...

    LOL, yeah the black WII-mote attack .. humm, sorry!

    No patent infringement here, the technology is quite different but the use will be same.

    To me Natal seem more appealing, yet i don't have an Xbox360 (remember i'm that PS3+PC fanboy LOL)...

    The SONY motion controller Wand/Gem/Arc/MOVE :) is not an original concept but will bring some quite nice addon for certain games, the only advantage is that we have the choice of not using them.

    sure there will be some WII-like games on PS3, maybe that will help some parents get the PS3 for their kids now, no lah ... no super mario, no PS3 for the kids :p

    SONY can steal a part of market from those adult loving PS3 games & wanting some exercise thingy games, more ladies will be attracted (not what you think Wendig0 ;) ), oh i forgot star wars fans ...

    I don;t think it's bad to come up with this, it may 'MOVE' some more system, yet SONY needs to concentrate on their already good software lineup & if they do create something for that controller, make it worth it.

    i'm sure it will work, for i was surprised with Eyepet's success LOL, now we'll also be able to whip some pets too ...

    i will keep an eye or two on it & see what comes up ...

    cheers!
  2. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,209   +74

    Sony went all ninja and got a black Nunchuk!
  3. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TechSpot Maniac Posts: 900   +52

    Well I suppose that's a better name than Wand.
  4. fref

    fref TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 153

    I was expecting something a bit different from the Wii, but it looks like Sony is just going to make its own version of the Wiimote and Nunchuk. And that orb looks kinda cheap. At least Microsoft is inovating with its Project Natal, which will be a lot different from the Wii.
  5. Does this come with a bottle of lubricant or what?
  6. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TechSpot Maniac Posts: 481   +8

    How appropriate for you to say "steal a part of the market"...
  7. ColdFusion1990

    ColdFusion1990 Newcomer, in training Posts: 141

  8. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 604

    I want to see how these integrate with anything more then party games effectively. I played zelda on the wii and it was ok, but i kept finding myself wanting to use the buttons rather then the swinging motions of the controller.
  9. z71kris

    z71kris Newcomer, in training Posts: 20

    WTH is that thing on the top....it looks like something to break whilst playing....maybe we could make a wish on it to beat Sonic?
  10. Docnoq

    Docnoq Newcomer, in training Posts: 141

    Personally, every time I have played a friend's Wii I find myself irritated by the motion control. It just seems forced in so many games. For example, you have to shake the controller back and forth in New Super Mario Bros to fly with the propeller cap or pick a teammate up.. it would be sooooo much simpler if a button was assigned to that. And now Sony is trying to use this gimmicky crap in a shooter? Wasn't that already tried for Socom Confrontation with sixas support? That was the first feature I turned off because it was a complete annoyance. Ya, let me waste my element of surprise by rocking the controller up and down to get the right arc for my grenade. Leave the gimmicks for the Wii imo.
  11. Pooky

    Pooky Newcomer, in training

    I think it's a bad idea. However, I'm sure a lot of people are waiting for its release because it's new and shiny and expensive...
    They should come up with something original for once IMO, although they do a terrific job in performance and graphics. They should go for the 3D or holographic screen before the compititors do. Sony, let them play with the motion things while you do another thing and if it doesn't work, then go back to the motion. BTW, Sony is currently leading in the industry of video games which is a great thing although I love Nintendo (long live to Mario...and Luigi!)
     
  12. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 515

    hello..

    @ Kibaruk - we'd better be careful for ninjas are dangerous///

    @ mattfrompa - i just love to play with words, LOL!

    @ Pooky - SONY is already working on 3D will be a 'reality' soon, as for Holographic screen, let's wait for E3 (won't say of which year though!)

    cheers!
  13. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TechSpot Guru Posts: 590   +45

    They say that emulation is the highest form of flattery. Sadly, there's nothing flattering about this device. I wonder if they added the glowing ball at the top of the PS3-mote just so that they wouldn't get into a lawsuit for patent infringement!
  14. androb

    androb Newcomer, in training Posts: 37

    I'm not really sure if the reply feature works on my browser ( I use Safari, didn't bother to look at the mechanism implemented for the reply button ) Anyway...

    I haven't read about how Sony derived such work.. meaning the ability to use this new device similarly as Wii's controller. It probably uses core ideas from them.. most likely the way how movement is transmitted and intepreted. They probably will pay royalties to Nintendo ( assuming they have patented such technology ). Months ( years? ) ago.. Sony was with this "idea" of launching this type of device for their system and Nintendo DID do something about it... legally.

    Hopefully Nintendo will get something out of it ( and with good reason ). They deserve this.. taking a huge risk by not focusing in launching a "powerful" console and making their primary target a cool user experience requires a lot of guts ( what if I didn't work? the company would be in big trouble and some high exec's heads chopped off.

    If this happens, we could say that Sony "works" for Nintendo? ha! why would you believe such thing? Apple pays Microsoft a fraction for every iPod they sell to Microsoft for example. Everything is possible.
  15. seefizzle

    seefizzle Newcomer, in training Posts: 98   +11

    How long till this device shows up in porn? I say launch day.
  16. salbar1981

    salbar1981 Newcomer, in training

    That looks like a rough bump against Nintendo ... then again PS games have a totally different audience than Wii's

    It'll be interesting PS Move competing head-to-head on MS Natal :eek:
  17. thebluemeaner

    thebluemeaner Newcomer, in training Posts: 81

    This looks like a blatant wii ripoff, and the bulge at the top looks completely unesthetic, maybe they could reduce it in size and change the colour...
  18. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,177

    Eh, it's another motion controller that will probably have games with lame motion controller mechanics. It's going in the right direction but for the kind of games I play, these motion devices are not really that good.
  19. alexandrionel

    alexandrionel Newcomer, in training Posts: 94

    I don't have a console yet, buy I think I am going to buy a Wii.
    I think it will be much more fun to have a Wii rather than a PS3 and this fugly remote (also cheaper).
  20. jasonk1229

    jasonk1229 Newcomer, in training Posts: 58

    Hey nintendo called they want their prototype back, sony comon! get yourselfs something new on the table , microsoft already has
  21. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 843   +11

    Not to thrilled about PS3 'Move'. I have a Wii and don't much care for the motion aspect of most of the games. Actually main reason I bought it was Super Smash :D.
  22. burnunit

    burnunit Newcomer, in training

    WTF?! That blue orb-y thing looks cheap and/or porn-y :D Certainly would decrease my wanting one, but I'm good with my Wii, so don't need it.
  23. Yoda8232

    Yoda8232 Newcomer, in training Posts: 145

    Wii's exclusivity with it's special controller will now surely die with Sony's new motion controller and Microsoft's Natal. Make a really good FPS with this technology! Call of Duty with this would be AMAZING (must be accurate with movements)!!
  24. yorro

    yorro TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 245

    This controller concept looks ridiculous. Not only does it look like a poor attempt at the Wii remotes, but I am very aware of how poor the Playstation Eye camera's tracking really is. If it can't track cards in that eye of judgement game where they are right in front of the camera, I have no faith that it will track this at further distances, much less at all in dim light OR even possibly when there are other small white shapes in the camera's vision. Nice try Sony, but Project Natal already had the stranglehold on motion controller with NO controller.
  25. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 515

    hello ...

    i'm not really sure about it, yet i think MOVE is slightly different to the WII-mote, because it rely mostly on the PS Eye tracking rather than on the accelerometer, if it uses it.

    The PS Eye is just another camera, it has no tracking issues, it's the software that are not well configured to use it.

    MS has two great input / combo input/output device i really envy (surface & natal), the 1st one i think is already used for the PC & if the second one follows, i'll be just too happy.

    I'm sure it's not the WIImote that 'moved' the WII, but Super Mario ;)

    We must be happy as gamers for we have so many options, i am ... well i also admit, i'm a fanboy, a 'games fanboy' ...

    cheers!
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