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Topic: sony's wand officially named "Sony Move", is the most innovative controller EVER

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romulux

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this was apparently announced today. it seemed at first like sony was shamelessly ripping off the wiimote with this wand of theirs, but now that we can see the finished product it's clear that they've taken a different direction: Untitled

don't let the wii remote, nunchuck, and wriststrap in that photo fool you- this is an altogether different beast than the wiimote and you're an idiot for even thinking there was a connection. the key difference is that this one tracks your motions with 1:1 accuracy, which differs from the wii motion +'s 1:1 accuracy by being in bold. also, it apparently has the ability to dispense ice cream from the top of the remote; whether that flavor is smurf or cotton candy has yet to be confirmed.

also notice the very un-nunchuck device in the left hand, imaginatively called the "subcontroller". early demos of sony's wand had people using a normal dual shock in their left hand, as if sony were still avoiding the utter completion of their plagiarism of nintendo's controllers by simply using a nunchuck. after a year or two of development sony apparently came up empty handed, so they looked around and took a pair of scissors to a nintendo nunchuck cord, thus consummating the wicked affair. "Subcontroller".

but the controller was never the star of this show; sony's saving up the real shock and awe for their motion-enabled game lineup, which as everyone knows is now legendary in it's size and scope, including such hotly anticipated games as "ape escape", "move party", and "TV superstars". the centerpiece of the motion control lineup however is "sports champions", a sports simulator that includes archery...
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ping pong...
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and swordplay...
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...proving once again that sony is willing to travel into new territories nintendo just isn't. the whole bundle will cost about $100, which the casual market is sure to plop down after having already spent $200 for a wii that does the same thing 2 years in the past. brilliant!

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shake_zula

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Hahaha

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pikku

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i must admit, it now looks like it has some potential, even if it looks even stupider than the wii remote when it was first announced. but everything from the wriststrap, to the way they are holding them in the pic make it look like a cheap rip-off of the wii remote.
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Vinsanity

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I'm looking forward to this. If the Wii were as powerful as an HD console (and perhaps if it launched with Motion plus), then there'd be less haters for motion controls. I'm looking forward to having the HD systems use it. Also, the traditional controls suck for Resident Evil, so I've been waiting for the PS Move controller to come out so I can get the pointer version of RE5:D

Though to be fair, I ain't impressed with squat so far. They seem to just be going after the idiot Wii Sports demographic with the Move controller's launch, even though it's obviously much better tech. You'd figure after 4 years of iterating on motion control in games with the Wii, the launch of the Move & Natal would yield more Red Steel 2-caliber titles sooner... Oh well. Lets see what comes of these things.

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ninji

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hahahaha nice!

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TwilightV

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When I first saw this, my initial thought was "Meh...". That has now changed to a "Pfffthahaha! XD".

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Sean_Aaron

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The globe on top looks idiotic, but I expect PS3 owners will queue around the block to drop £60 on this.

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Machu

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I love it! It's somewhere between a lollipop and a sex aid. Sony rock! not

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Percentful

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Expect mobs of SONY fanboys bragging about their superior motion controls.

Just let it happen.

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pixelman

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Hah, nice post. I'll stick with my Wii, thank you very much. I read IGN's hands-on and apparently there's quite a bit of lag and calibration issues, just like with MotionPlus. Neither MotionPlus nor the "Sony Move" really impress me. Controls have to work consistently or they simply become a frustration. Imagine if an analog stick's center digitally slid out of wack, just like MotionPlus does in WSR's Swordplay. The game becomes virtually unplayable. There really needs to be a permanent fix for this where you don't have to constantly be recalibrating the device.

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pixelman wrote:

Hah, nice post. I'll stick with my Wii, thank you very much. I read IGN's hands-on and apparently there's quite a bit of lag and calibration issues, just like with MotionPlus. Neither MotionPlus nor the "Sony Move" really impress me. Controls have to work consistently or they simply become a frustration. Imagine if an analog stick's center digitally slid out of wack, just like MotionPlus does in WSR's Swordplay. The game becomes virtually unplayable. There really needs to be a permanent fix for this where you don't have to constantly be recalibrating the device.

I personally like motion controls best when they are paired with buttons, such as in NSMBW and SMG.

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Odnetnin

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I hate motion controls. Sony adapting them is a major turn-off on the PS3 for me. On the plus side, the controller looks pretty. Is it seriously $100? If so, that's $20 more than a Wiimote, Nunchuck, and a WM+.
i'll stick to my classic controller pro, gcn controller, and sideways wiimote for gaming, thanks

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pixelman

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@110: Yeah, I agree. The Wii remote by itself works great for me; I just wish it had a tad more precision.

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pixelman

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Whoops. I had zez on my mind because I just replied to him on BL, then I saw you post just before me so I edited the @thing in. fix'd.

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Odnetnin

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Anywho, I never had any major problems with WSR Swordplay controls, I wonder why? Also, pix, is Qwest your internet provider?

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ejamer

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Although extremely unimpressed with the demo, I still think the technology has a lot of potential.

But one thing really bugs me: does anyone else enjoy playing video games in the dark? Most of my gaming time comes at night, and it's often relaxing to sit back with a dark room and just chill out. That glowing orb looks like it would bug the piss out of me, pardon the language.

Probably depends on what type of game I'm playing though. For sports or party games I wouldn't mind at all since they usually get played differently. I just can't imagine playing a FPS or adventure or strategy or point-and-click or action or... well, let's just say i'm not a fan of glowing controllers.

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I have LOLed. Nice job! :)

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pixelman wrote:

Whoops. I had zez on my mind because I just replied to him on BL, then I saw you post just before me so I edited the @thing in. fix'd.

I was wondering who you were talking to :P
Also, I think that the little ball at the end would be distracting, and it just seems hard to aim. On the wii remote, you can plainly see the sensor part, but I think aiming a ball would be weird for me. Just a little quirk of mine, I guess.

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jangonov

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@Odenetnin it is 100 for the controller, sub controller, ps eye, and a game. Beyond that the controllers and subcontrollers will be less. If you have an eye for your PS3, you don't need the >$100 bundle. (p.s. while I might get this, and I think it is a good idea for SONY, I am sad that they ripped off nintendo so blatently)

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the_shpydar

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The original post here is full of win. Nicely done. =)

I think i'd be less annoyed by Sony overall if they didn't act like they're some innovative, cutting edge video game industry leader, only to follow up by aping their competition's successful ideas which has been their M.O. since the PS1. There's nothing inherently wrong with how they operate business-wise (aside from execs making asinine statements and claims), but i'd be much more receptive if they positioned themselves like "Hey yeah, it's similar in concept to what Nintendo's doing, but it's better, and here's how ..."

Somewhat ironically, most of my electronics are Sony -- VCR, DVD player, DVD Recorder, digi camera, laptop -- but i have never owned a Sony game system.

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