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The upcoming release of PS Move and Natal, the motion sensing devices from Sony and Microsoft, has marked an interesting change in the way these two gaming institutions promote their consoles. It’s a shift because it’s the first time peripherals have taken centre stage for either company. Sony and Microsoft have traditionally taken a very conservative approach to console development, believing superior graphics to be the holy grail. When it comes to input devices both have been happy to stick with the trusted joypad.
When Sony announced the PlayStation 3 Slim, we expect it to be lighter, smaller and easier to move around. What we didn’t expect was that the PS3 would become a trusted travel accessory. Well now it could, thanks to a fancy new LCD screen created by Hori.
Dr. Richard Marks, senior researcher at SCEA, has been saying that Sony had the opportunity to work with 3DV Systems, the Israeli based company responsible for the technology behind Microsoft’s Natal, but ultimately choose not to because there were concerns over reliability, cost and it’s potential to “enable enough new experiences”.
One thing is for certain, when Jack Tretton is let loose near a microphone, us writers usually end up with something to write about. In a recent interview with Gamestrailers TV, the SCEA boss suggested that if people really wanted to “play about with cameras”, they would be better off buying a PS2 and an EyeToy. Take that Microsoft…
Make no mistake, Sony are very excited about the PS3’s capabilities to offer 3D gaming, but don’t expect them to be investing heavily in 3D games in the near future.
It seems that Sony is fighting hard against the stigma that all motion control games are casual.
The US PlayStation website has listed the games that will feature Move support so far – and it includes a couple of surprises.
Nintendo have finally commented on the PlayStation Move – fans of ridiculous statements read on, you’re in for a treat.
Warner Bros. have announced that The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest will be fully compatible with the PlayStation Move – but is it the type of game PS3 owners want to see?
Sony have revealed the full list of third party developers who have pledged to support PlayStation Move. The extensive list contains several major players such as Activision, EA, Sega and Konami.
Recently Rob Dyer, SCEA’s Senior Vice President of Publisher Relations boasted that he wasn’t “having any trouble getting third-party support.” Dyer was right to be boastful, as this is a very long list.
They’ve done it, they’ve finally done it; the Motion Controller has a name, and that name is PlayStation Move. Not Arc, not Gem, but Move.
Sony unveiled the name for its motion sensing device at the …
Suda-51, the charismatic CEO of Grasshopper Manufacture, the team behind the hit No More Heroes games on the Wii, has revealed he is planning to introduce a new IP that will take advantage of Sony’s …
New evidence has emerged that Sony are planning to name its new motion sensing controller as “PlayStation Arc.” The latest evidence comes via Siliconera, who spotted that Sony Computer Entertainment Japan had filed a trademark for the title.
Sony regularly file trademarks with little intention of using them but there appears to be substance behind this speculation.
Sony and Microsoft are about to embark on a motion sensing war to end all wars, but so far Sony have been remarkably low-key in their promotion of the Motion Controller.
Traditionally, we expect a lot of fanfare and proclamations of a new world on the horizon. It hasn’t exactly been the case so far with our exposure mostly coming from a few relaxed test demos.
Well for Rob Dyer, SCEA’s Senior Vice President of Publisher Relations, the gloves are finally off: statements, in an interview with IndustryGamers, claiming Microsoft are thrashing Sony at a PR game provoked a lengthy response from Dyer, during which he stated how “proud” he was at the way the PR campaign is being led.
Michael Pachter has once again emerged from his fortress in the clouds to thrill us with yet another amazing prediction.
For Sony’s sake we hope this one is way off.
Another day, another motion controller related tidbit of news.
As mentioned in a previous article, Sony are busy beavering away creating games for it’s upcoming motion controller. Details have been hard to come by, but is GDC the place where Sony will finally break it’s silence?
The PS3 really hit it’s stride towards the back end of 2009. With a batch of top class games, and the PS3 Slim winning peoples hearts, even CEO and President of Sony Computer Entertainment Jack Tretton raised a smile.
Has this success come at a cost though?
Momentum is building for the Fall release of Sony’s Motion controller, but it seems that they may be looking to the past to attract new sales.
As previously reported, Sony are planning to release their motion controller towards the back end of this year. The latest company to throw their hat in the ring is EA – but have they got anything they can announce to us yet?
Capcom are satisfied that they have the technology in place to make 3D games. However, they will be undergoing research before deciding which of their franchises will be launching out of our screens.
Should we dread current titles being resold at a premium price with 3D technology shoehorned in, or can we look forward to new titles being developed that will maximise the benefits which 3D can offer?