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Sony details 'Move' PS3 motion controller

Sony details 'Move' PS3 motion controller

Sony's new motion controller will be called the Move and will sell for less than $100 USD later this year.

Sony has provided the first really interesting details on it's new motion controller for the PlayStation 3, officially dubbing the device as the 'Move', ditching the Arc codename which the peripheral has previously existed under.

The first and most important detail is naturally the price, with Sony claiming that a bundle of Move controllers will retail for less than $100 USD when the device launches this Autumn.

Sony has been keen to stress that the Move will complement existing controllers too, not replace them. The Move will sport an analog stick and buttons, but users can use a DualShock instead if they prefer. It's worth mentioning that Sony already makes use of SixAxis motion detecting in it's standard controllers.

The Move will be used with the PlayStation Eye attachment too, which will detect movement and angles as players wield the wand-shaped Move.

"We like to think this is the next-generation of motion gaming," said SCEA's Peter Dille during the announcement at GDC 2010 (via GI.biz). "Nintendo has done a great job introducing motion gaming to the masses. We like to think the migration from Wii to PS3 is a pretty natural path."

The Move will have support from big-name publishers like EA, Activision and Ubisoft, but Sony itself will have 20 Move - or Move supporting - titles ready before the end of March 2011.

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shigllgetcha 11th March 2010, 14:01 Quote
adam_bagpuss 11th March 2010, 14:01 Quote
lol that is the most stupid looking thing ive ever seen. it looks like a torch you buy in poundland
badders 11th March 2010, 14:01 Quote
Hurrah, now people will be able to prance about like fools in front of all three consoles!
Fizzban 11th March 2010, 14:38 Quote
Looks like a devise for the lady's. The sort you might find in Ann Summers..lol
barndoor101 11th March 2010, 14:49 Quote
theres no innovation on the consoles anymore...
rimscar 11th March 2010, 14:54 Quote
lollipop, lollipop, mmmm, lolly lollipop.....

oh sorry, wrong company
MrGumby 11th March 2010, 15:03 Quote
^^ i lold. Anne Summers B grade stock i presume?
dicobalt 11th March 2010, 15:14 Quote
The mouse has been around since 1984. Before making games that support mice we should make a controller that looks like a sex toy. This doesn't even target Sony's core market! Ugh!
DeathAwaitsU 11th March 2010, 15:22 Quote
Tbh, i wouldnt want that thing in my house, ill stick to dualshock 3 thanks :)
Cyberpower-UK 11th March 2010, 15:25 Quote
Looks like something you might buy from Ann Summer's!
War-Rasta 11th March 2010, 15:29 Quote
I'd be afraid to use this in my house. Airplanes would probably start landing in my garage.
BLC 11th March 2010, 15:53 Quote
Sony making a move into "adult gaming peripherals", perhaps...?
Mentai 11th March 2010, 16:08 Quote
I liked the name Arc better...

And I've yet to see a single instance of a game improved by motion controls.
Yemerich 11th March 2010, 17:15 Quote
No thanks....
Gimme keyboard and mouse instead...
PureSilver 11th March 2010, 17:24 Quote
What exactly was wrong with DS3s? It has been scientifically proven that the only thing that all of this motion-sensing gadgetry is good for is making you look a prat at parties.
KrunchR 11th March 2010, 17:49 Quote
That thing looks like a ladyshave blowing a bubble.
brave758 11th March 2010, 18:14 Quote
LOL Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
hellkeeper6 11th March 2010, 21:19 Quote
Can I replace the bubble with a lightsaber?

If not, then I don't want it
devdevil85 11th March 2010, 21:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by barndoor101
theres no innovation on the consoles anymore...
Let's at the very least wait until some games come out (Adult hint hint) before we start downgrading the thing.... It supports rumble, right? ;-)
talladega 11th March 2010, 22:57 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by barndoor101
theres no innovation on the consoles anymore...
how you figure that? motion controls, 3d gaming... pretty innovative to me..





it's not replacing the DS3 guys!

its to attract the wii gamers. whats wrong with that. i will most likely not get it unless some game i like uses it properly. but if it sells more consoles great. they arent discontinuing the regular controllers.

the price is pretty good though. <$100 for the two Move controllers, the PS EYE, and one game.
eddtox 11th March 2010, 23:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by article
"We like to think this is the next-generation of motion gaming,"

Really? REALLY? Really. :|

The wii has the wiimote, xbox has natal and ps3 has a bulb on a stick.

Out of those, i'm sure bulb-on-a-stick wins every time and will become the de-facto standard for motion controllers the world over.
Porkins' Wingman 11th March 2010, 23:29 Quote
@ Mentai

One game improved by motion control?

Pro Evo on the Wii. No doubt.
Mentai 11th March 2010, 23:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by Porkins' Wingman
@ Mentai

One game improved by motion control?

Pro Evo on the Wii. No doubt.

I've never played it, sports games (well sports overall really) are not my thing. Though I can see why tactile feedback and motion would make sense in a sports title. Swinging your arm to play tennis in wii sports does make sense, but that's a mini game. I played through Mario Galaxy and would have preferred a classic controller.
Maybe I'm just stubborn? I just don't see the point in waggle over pushing a button. Having said that, devs have had decades to perfect gamepad control schemes, so it makes sense that they don't have a new system at it's full potential yet.
RichCreedy 12th March 2010, 00:45 Quote
looks more like something the wife has in bottom draw, that takes batteries
ssj12 12th March 2010, 00:48 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mentai
Quote:
Originally Posted by Porkins' Wingman
@ Mentai

One game improved by motion control?

Pro Evo on the Wii. No doubt.

I've never played it, sports games (well sports overall really) are not my thing. Though I can see why tactile feedback and motion would make sense in a sports title. Swinging your arm to play tennis in wii sports does make sense, but that's a mini game. I played through Mario Galaxy and would have preferred a classic controller.
Maybe I'm just stubborn? I just don't see the point in waggle over pushing a button. Having said that, devs have had decades to perfect gamepad control schemes, so it makes sense that they don't have a new system at it's full potential yet.

Heavy Rain uses it well.
GiantStickMan 12th March 2010, 01:55 Quote
Looks like they're trying to steal the casual gamer market away from Nintendo.
I own a Wii, and it is the least used gaming system in the house next to only my old PSX, even the PS2 gets used more. There just aren't that many games on it that can hold my interest and of those that have so far, almost all of them have been ports of older titles (Resident Evil Zero and Remake at the moment). I'm not against motion controllers, I just don't think there's been many games that have really used them to their full potential.
Unknownsock 12th March 2010, 10:13 Quote
How can it be next generation, when Microsoft require no device in the hand at all.
eddtox 12th March 2010, 12:26 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Unknownsock
How can it be next generation, when Microsoft require no device in the hand at all.

I'm fairly certain they demoed project natal in vegas back in january. I got the impression it would be hitting the shelves very soon.
talladega 13th March 2010, 07:52 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Unknownsock
How can it be next generation, when Microsoft require no device in the hand at all.
i would much rather have a device in my hand and look like a retard playing a videogame than looking like a retard pointing at the tv or pretending im holding a steering wheel.




Natal is just gonna get people calling up the psych ward to come get their neighbors.
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