Just in case you had any doubts over the fitness the Kinect and PS Move actually demand of you, THQ's teamed up with Adidas to bring its MiCoach fitness tracker to your loungeroom early next year.
Microsoft recently opened up Kinect to all those developers that made weird homebrew things with the advanced camera, so why shouldn't Sony? They did! Sony's releasing a development kit called move.me that will let people make weird ass applications with the PS3 motion sensor. Not sure what they could do that hasn't…
Using a PlayStation Move and an old turntable, a scientifically-inclined tinkerer has created the Copernitron, "a democratization of the Copernican revolution made possible by the consumer electronic industry." I had been waiting for the Copernican revolution to come out on PlayStation!
Maybe if this PlayStation Move gun came in black it'd be a little more manly. But in white, with the Move's colored globe poking out of the end, it's as frightening as having a custard donut waved at you.
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On one hand, the Move controller is a very pricey gaming controller. On the other paw, iFixit's tear-down revealed "it's quite the bang for the buck," with a processor, accelerometer, gyroscope, Bluetooth, vibrating motor and MEMS compass tucked inside.
As expected, Sony's Move is perfectly competent, hardware-wise, because Sony is a hardware company. But making games that mimic Nintendo's casual-friendly Wii party games is the wrong move. Instead, they need to focus on their true fanbase: The hardcore fans.
I'm not entirely certain what's going on in this commercial for the Playstation Move, but it appears that there are these freaky MoveMen who'll troll your Facebook page for mentions of parties, gatecrash, and force you to play a game.
Sony, unhappy that Microsoft Kinect is getting a lot of praise for feeling like the future, just launched yaybuttons.com. It's a website that hilariously shows you the importance of buttons. Here are some of their quips:
Hyperkin's "Sports Victory Set" of PlayStation Move accessories has a couple of problems. First, they are a bit ridiculous looking. (But hey, waving a dagger around could be fun). More importantly, they will mess up the whole damn system.
Want more space on your PS3? Install a new HDD. It's very easy. Too lazy/rich? Well, soon there will be 160GB and 320GB models for you to upgrade to, then.
As much fun as it will be unleashing your motion-detected fists of fury via PlayStation Move, nothing will ruin the illusion faster than hurling your controller through your TV screen. CTA Digital's glove peripheral will help keep the peace.
3D and motion gaming. Two stupid things that I don't want, yet both have millions of dollars and major electronics companies behind them, meaning they're not going away anytime soon. Which is worse?
E3's biggest loser? It's Sony. They've been lagging behind for years overall, but to lose at hardware, their strongest suit? What a pity.
I had high hopes for PlayStation Move since its announcement. Having played around with various titles for about an hour today, I have to say: if Sony's technology is better, it isn't showing in its first-gen software.
Sony's got the stage at E3, and they just announced the date when their motion-controlled system, Move, will start sucking up your free time: September 19. A Move bundle, including an EyeToy camera and Sports Champions game, will cost $99.
The Wii has a handful of great games, and an even smaller handful of great games that truly exploit the Wiimote's capabilities. The rest? Complete waggleriffic crap. Here, SCEA's Rob Dyer gives some tough love to would-be PS Move developers.