A panel at this year’s Game Developers Conference has the Internet (or, at the very least, the CG chatroom) spinning around in circles with excitement. The panel, “Update on PlayStation Move Development,” says the official description, “will bring developers up to speed on developing for the PlayStation Move controller. We will cover developing for the new PlayStation Move Sharp Shooter… → Read More
I get a good feeling from this particular peripheral. I’m already partial to the Playstation Move, which I think will make for some utterly fantastic light-gun games, but this Sharp Shooter attachment is going to make things all the better. I think I prefer the sub-machinegun look better than the one we first saw at E3. → Read More
Just a quick PSA, since this was one of the Playstation Move games that impressed me at E3. Like the original Echochrome, which bent your mind as you changed the perspective, this one makes you really think differently about how the game world works. You use the Move controller as a “flashlight,” casting a shadow for your guy to walk on and interact with. It’s quite cool, and… → Read More
There’s no need to wait until September 19th to order your Playstation Move. Gamestop, Best Buy, and Amazon have ‘em in stock and are shipping them right now. Yep, you can order both the $99.99 Starter Bundle and $399 Playstation 3 320GB with Move along with all the accessories from the major retailers. Some Best Buy stores even list the hardware as “Available Now” even… → Read More
As anticipated, Sony’s motion control system, PlayStation Move, will be available exclusively for the PS3 at retail stores across North America on Sunday, September 19, later than expected but still way before Microsoft’ Kinect hits the market (coincidentally, I just played with Kinect for the first time this morning, courtesy of Microsoft, and absolutely loved it).
Anyway, PlayStation Move… → Read More
If you’ve been thinking about buying a Playstation Move (and I recommend at least trying it, it’s quite good), you probably have a few questions, ranging from the usual “what are the prices for bundles” to “can I change the color of the ball” and other more specific stuff. The official Playstation Blog has put together a pretty comprehensive FAQ for your convenience.
Here are a few highlights I… → Read More
All of us here are totally geeking out over every single word that comes out of John Carmack’s mouth at the keynote address at this year’s QuakeCon, but one of the more interesting things he said had to do with motion controls like the Kinect and PlayStation Move. In short, he has no interest in them right now. Oh snap. → Read More
When the Playstation Move was announced, we learned the basic prices: $50 per controller, $100 for a controller plus the Eye and a game, or $400 for a fully kitted-out PS3 with Eye, Move controller, and game all included. Seemed a decent deal, but they didn’t mention how much storage you’d be getting in the console package.
New information (shocking new information) has come to light, though. → Read More
God bless them for trying. Sony Japan will release two PlayStation Move bundles to hopefully kick-start the motion controller era. Oh, wait: the motion control era started nearly four years ago with the Nintendo Wii, and now it’s in danger of losing the casual audience to things like Farmville and Farmville-ville. That’s the game where you play the role of someone who’s playing Farmville. You’ve… → Read More
http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=12630025&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=ff9933&fullscreen=1 Matt had a blast playing this; I wish I’d given it a go before we left Sony’s little press island. Think Wii Sports Resort but with the precision and responsiveness that are lacking from the Wii even with MotionPlus. The… → Read More
http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=12629552&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=ff9933&fullscreen=1 Just a quick video to show you that yes indeed, you can play SOCOM with the Move. Quite well if I do say so myself — at least, once I got the hang of it. It’s a lot like playing a Wii FPS, but you can actually rely on its… → Read More
Buried in the depth’s of Sony’s online archives were these photos of the PlayStation Move Charging Station, a device we don’t remember seeing at the big E3 booth. Or maybe we’re blind. In any event: the Charging Station, as the name implies, charges your Move controllers. Up to two at a time, too. → Read More
It’s official on. That is the motion control wars and, don’t hate, but Nintendo isn’t one of the combatants. Nope, this war is clearly between Microsoft and Sony. It’s the Kinect vs the Move. Full body tracking vs 1-1 controller tracking. This is going to turn out great for you, me, and both Sony and Microsoft. → Read More
News has been pretty sparse about the pricing or availability of the PlayStation Move controller, but GameStop thinks they have the down low on when and how much. GameStop’s Canadian site is showing the (expected) release date along with the pricing. → Read More
So, this Move. I’m pretty sure it brings nothing new to the party. That’s too bad, because the PS3 is starting to take off (after three lackluster years) and it would have helped push units if they had an innovative motion control system. I mean, not everyone is into the motion controllers, but… seriously, Sony. It’s a Wiimote. Don’t even try to tell me it’s… → Read More