Posts tagged #Playstation

Playstation Finally 'Moves' Off Its Ass

Now real surprise here but Sony's jumping into the motion controller world with their Sony PlayStation "Move" system. It looks like it's going to be a fall release based on what I'm seeing online. Additionally, there's some decent advertising circling the web to support attention to the launch. The new ad campaign A new ad for the Sony PlayStation move, featuring the actor Jerry Lambert as Kevin Butler (the twitter account is a must see), assails the Nintendo Wii and Microsoft's Project

Like I discussed in a previous post, the Wii is simply ahead of the curve right now. How well the play out their marketing dominance with motion controlled gaming remains to be seen. But it's clear that they finally have a fight on their hands (every relevant pun intended). Other than looking like a dorky clowns nose on a light-saber I will say that it seems promising. It's hard to say without actual game play.

So far there's a limited grouping of game coming online, but fear not I'm sure this list will double in size but the time it actually hits the street:

Games made for PlayStation®Move

  • Move Party (working title)
  • Motion Fighter (working title)
  • Sports Champions™
  • The Shoot (working title)
  • TV Superstars™
  • Brunswick® Pro Bowling

Games that are compatible with PlayStation®Move

  • DUALSHOCK®3 and SIXAXIS®controller
  • SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs
  • EyePet™
  • Disney•Pixar Toy Story 3

Posted on March 18, 2010 and filed under Design, Gaming, Technology.

Wii might need more than one...

As an addendum to my last post I'd like to show off the competition. The Wii-like or Wii-less physical controllers are not only here to stay but are the future of gaming. Here's a snapshot of the future from Sony with "Playstation Eye":

Pros: Awesome 3D augmentation. The creation of hand-held items looks like a true winner. Related technology for advertising see T-immersion's Nissan Cube.

Cons: The controller thus far look obscene and not for prime time.

And of course not to be outdone is the X-Box's "Microsoft has developed a camera-based vision system":

Pros: Facial recognition, custom scanning, upgrade suspected are the ability to protect the home, read minds and put the kids to bed.

Cons: Having been on the first of the invited developers for the Microsoft Surface, I can tell you that Microsoft is famous for beautifully compelling video to technology that's about well over a year out.

In the meantime if you're considering waiting for this technology to 'beat the Wii' I'd tell you not to wait. The Wii is still a phenominal gaming platform, competitively priced, great for family and friends that don't want to bury themselves in the basement for weeks at a time.


Posted on June 8, 2009 and filed under Gaming.