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Attention Sony: We Don't Need A Motion Sensing PS3 Remote

One of the biggest rumors currently making the rounds is the idea that Sony will unveil a Wii-like motion-sensing remote for the PlayStation 3 at E3. Now, as you can see by the majority of responses to that article, such an idea simply doesn't appeal to current PS3 owners, and I refuse to believe it will appeal to potential buyers.

I'm well aware that this technology should be a great deal more advanced than what is offered on the Nintendo Wii, but I don't care. It's still a gimmick. In no way is it more accurate or reliable than pressing buttons (it never has been and it never will be, simply due to the physical nature of how the human body moves). And above all else, you're looking at the wrong demographic. The NPD recently released a study concerning the average age of console owners, and not surprisingly, while the PS3 and 360's average user age sat in the 20s, the Wii was down in the 12-14 age group. It's also a good two and a half years since the gimmick turned to gold in Nintendo's hands, so adding it to the PS3 now seems utterly superfluous and even arbitrary.

Furthermore - and this point is the most obvious - if somebody wants to swing a remote around, they're going to buy a Wii. Not only is it the cheaper option, but just about everyone on the planet associates this kind of activity with the Wii. Nobody will do so for the PS3, and I think we all know what Sony's track record is concerning advertising... And on top of which, I really don't care how advanced this technology is; I will absolutely never opt to play a game with motion sensing when I could press buttons. The latter actually works and I really hate to tell people this, but in no way does moving the controller around in the air feel like I'm doing anything special. It doesn't feel like I have a "special connection" with what's happening on the screen. I seriously doubt I'm the only gamer who feels this way, and I hesitate to get on Sony's case about this, but we want great games like God of War III, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and Gran Turismo 5...and we don't need motion sensing for any of it. We don't much want it, either.

Yes, let's not forget that the Dual Shock 3 has motion sensing already, even though it isn't as fancy as the rumored Wii-like remote. And every single time I have the option to use motion sensing with the PS3 controller, I take a pass. I turn it off immediately. I said it from the very start of the respective launches of the PS3 and Wii: if I wanted to play with a remote wand, I'd buy a Wii. I'm sorry, but the audience is wrong for this idea, and in all honesty, I just don't think the current PlayStation community or prospective community members even care in the slightest.

5/11/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (109 posts)

crapreviews
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 10:45:49 PM
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sorry i do not want to risk it flying out of my hand into my tv

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556pineapple
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 10:46:10 PM
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I agree. Although, when properly implemented the motion sensors work well for PS3 games. Otherwise they're too much of a hassle. No need for a Wii-like remote.

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EddPm6
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 10:46:42 PM
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I can kinda see this one failing on sony's part. I dont think any one is going to get this because of the price option unless they make some sort of package deal. 80gb PS3 + Motion remote+ a game that uses it all for no more then $499. But this was something that was just picked up on by sony it was originally developed by some other company that just wanted to see if they could do it.

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BTNwarrior
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 10:51:29 PM
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I definitely am all against bringing a wii-mote ripoff to the ps3, but the 6axis is good if a game uses it right. surprisingly the best implementation i have seen for it was in COD3 where to mele someone you just flicked the controller.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 11:25:14 PM

I liked aiming arrows in Heavenly Sword.

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raztad
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 7:13:28 AM

Folklore got a very good sixaxis usage. Heavenly S's is very good (and fun) too.

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The_R0gue_Ninja
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 8:47:39 AM

... and in Killzone 2. When you twist valves and place C4 explosives. That's the best I've experienced so far.

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GHill4Life
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 9:34:54 AM

Now that I think about it Heavenly Sword was actually the best I have personally expereinced with motion control.

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NiteKrawler
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 10:55:18 PM
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You speak the hard truth, as usual. I never use the sixaxis motion controls either. I know some Wii owners who are hardcore Nintendo fans who even opt out of the wiimote if they can use a gamecube controller. If you have two people with equal skill, and one is using a controller normally and the other is using all motion controls, the former will win every time. Motion controls suck. Period.

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Kevadu
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 10:57:12 PM
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Hey, flower used motion sensing and it was a great game (though short...but that doesn't have anything to do with motion sensing).

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 11:12:56 PM

In my eyes, that's the lone exception. Flower really was excellent, and it was the only time I didn't mind the motion sensing. In fact, it felt right for that type of game.

But let's face it, how many games are really like THAT? Heh.

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somethingrandom
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 11:33:16 PM

you have no desire to play a AAA FPS and aim with your arm as opposed to your thumb?

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NiteKrawler
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 11:57:18 PM

Flower was great, but using the buttons and joysticks wouldn't have hurt it. Plus it is an extremely simplistic game, so just motion controls worked. If it got any more complex, it would have been bad.

@Somethingrandom: I think I speak for most when I say, no.

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Highlander
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 12:06:55 AM

The motion sensing flight controls in Ratchet and Clank Future : Tools of Destruction were excellent as well (when you used the Robotic Wings for flight). You really got the feeling of flight, I spent ages just flying around to see what I could do. The first time (and all that followed) when I took off the smile of joy on my face was ear to ear. Flower feels very similar to me, except I think R&C really got a more dynamic sense of flying.

Sizaxis is a perfectly viable motion sensing scheme. Another good use of it is in High Velocity bowling, you can use a bowling motion that is truly close to a real bowling action, all thanks to the Sixaxis. The way in which the sixaxis was integrated into Uncharted worked nicely too with a shake of the controller necessary to free yourself from a grappling enemy.

I don't see the point of a Wii-a-like wand for the PS3 anyway, but considering the quality of the sixaxis controller and how well executed is can be, there seems zero reason for a new controller.

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robinhood2010
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 8:22:45 AM

I can see a major problem arising with FPS using motion sensor: how will you stay accurate? Prolonged raising of the arm will make it wobble, and hurt, and it will be difficult to aim and kill an enemy in a game like CoD...

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NoSmokingBandit
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 10:19:40 AM

Imagine how soldiers feel holding an actual gun, Robinhood.

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NoSmokingBandit
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 10:19:41 AM

Posted twice by accident...

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Juanalf
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 10:57:53 PM
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That's correct Ben! If I want motion controls(which I don't)I'll would probably get a wii(which I won't)cause obviously is almost half the price of PS3.I don't see motion controls helping anyone except maybe the fanboys which will use it to brag some how.Sony should just do what they did in the past and that is bring amazing software after software which if is great like the PS1/PS2 days, it will move the PS3 past the competition.

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apofisboricua
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 11:00:45 PM
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The article is spot on... I dont want a Wii mote like controller on my PS3. I really didnt care as most of the Wii games are barely playable. Only fans keep telling themselves that the Wii mote enchances gameplay and because of that they dont need good graphics in a game...yeah rigth good brainwash NINTENDO!! Try to play World at War with the Wii mote then you will know why I am not interested in such a controller for the PS3.

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Juanalf
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 11:13:27 PM

It's always been about having the best graphics, since the genesis every system including Nintendo has been trying to achieve the best graphics in the market.But since Nintendo couldn't compete with Sony/MS graphics they chose another route and brainwash their fans to believing that graphics weren't important any more.

*Rant over*

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mastiffchild
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 4:37:43 AM

WaW was crap on every system. Actually I found it more bearable on wii(possibly because on that I don't have the infinitely better COD4 to play but still)and felt they were close to pulling it off whereas on PS3 it just felt like a lazy WW2 expansion for MW.

At least on the Wii the game was a little different.

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sunspider13
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 11:01:07 PM
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If they had games like Okami that would utilize a motion-sensing 'wand', if you will, then I would consider buying it...for about 2 seconds.

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The_R0gue_Ninja
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 8:53:07 AM

Okami is a great game, but it wasn't very good on the Wii. The motion sensing was either WAY too sensitive, or not sensitive enough (especially in the drawing sequences). I liked it more on the PS2, where you used buttons and a control stick.

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blitz30952
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 11:06:02 PM
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Absolutely right, should be focusing on more important things... like marketing... :D

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migabyte
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 11:07:03 PM
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I actually don't hate the idea.....I wouldn't say that I love it either...it depends what they do with it. If it was neat and innovative and they had some good casual games for it, then maybe I would pick one up.....It's not at the top of my wishlist, but I am at least curious about it.

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Dancemachine55
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 11:09:57 PM
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I have heard many people with a Wii stating that they use the nunchuck instead of the wheel/remote combo when playing Mario Kart. Motion sensitive gaming just isn't quite there yet.

Another point is that I always turn off the motion option in motorstorm. Pacific rift got it right by allowing use of it to correct your balance when nearly tipping over. Using it to steer was a pain.

So yeah, I agree, if Sony use the sixaxis correctly, there really is no need for a Wii style PS3 remote. However, if they have the right games to back it up, then yeah, I might pick one up. Wii has already tapped that market, so Sony should instead think of how to sell it to current PS3 owners.

If I wanted to flail myself around the room like an idiot, I would've bought a Wii. I bought the PS3 for a reason. Sony should focus on what they do best, making games and building PSN content (FYI, the Aussie network is abysmal compared to Japan and even the USA, please give us more Sony AU!!!)

SONY!!! Stop wasting your time and money on risky and expensive gimmicks just to tap into a market that probably prefer the Wii anyway.
REMEMBER!!! You are better then that, Sony has a long-term strategy. Why waste your money joining the Wii on short term fads that die out after 6 months? Unless you know how to use it in a way Wii has never done and market it correctly, you are wasting your time.

OMG!!!! HOME avatars playing multiple sports and recreation games!!! Great content idea!!!

Apply this PS3 wand to sports games, then you'd have superior graphics making the Wii redundant. Imagine Tiger Woods 11 or Madden 11, or Virtua Tennis 4 with this tech. Already on the Wii, but with far superior graphics, making it great for the whole family. Lets not forget superior online functionality that Wii owners can only dream of.

SONY!! RELEASE GAMES WITH THE REMOTE LAUNCH!!!! It's the only way to get it to sell. Give us a reason to want it!!!


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Ogibillm
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 11:18:49 PM
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i'll buy one if it's not too expensive. i don't have the blu ray remote so this could make watching movies easier.

and if there are a few good psn games to play with, well all the better.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 11:28:46 PM
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Not to mention the motion sensing craze is pretty much over as Wii sales are tanking.

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slackernz
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 12:40:11 AM
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Totally agreed. I've excercised the turn off motion sensing function on all games I've played thus far. It just adds unnecessary frustration in completing what would usually be a simple task in a game imo

Let the PS3 be known for its quality games and keep the toying around swinging remotes like a lunatic for the Wii

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shadowpal2
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 12:53:01 AM
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Oh for god's sake Sony please just stick with 'PlayStation!!!!' and the tradition. DualShock 3 was a great idea. Now just keep applying that idea...when PS4 comes out make DualShock 4 and etc.

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mustang750r
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 12:56:55 AM
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Dude as much as I dislike the Wii, I've learned to respect it because when I played COD W@W on the hardest dif. I sucked ass, but then I would sit back and watch as my 12 year old sis would lay waste to everything in her path. I'm not saying the wii-mote rocks I'm just saying it takes some skill to be a girl with a wii-mote to kill three grown men with GC controllers in BRAWL. I'm still lost on how she did that. lol

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Xbox_Killer
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 1:29:56 AM
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Agreed, I never want to see a Wii like remote on the ps3.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 2:10:02 AM
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not at all, its an awful idea, Sixaxis is bad enough, though MGS4/Uncharted made good use of it just for little things,but having dominate would be terrible. i remember it on Heavenly Sword and it was horrible. a 'joypad' if you will is all i need.

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dlte
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 2:14:48 AM
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Duck Hunt was awesome.

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mastiffchild
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 4:30:38 AM
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Well, as for the Sixaxis I think the sniping in Killzone2 is easily the most rewarding experience of it's kind. It added a real sense of immersion and more little touches like that would be, imo, great.

But the full blown motion control? Nah, too late and the PS3 is, I'm afraid, NEVER going to be as cheap as a Wii(who don't forget have the more sensitive, and accurate by all accounts, Motion Plus market ready)and WILL NOT sellto it's intended casual market.

FPS games are where motion controls should really work better than even keyboard and mouse and I'm still going to check out The Conduit when it lands to see if they pulled it off as up til now, MP3 apart, nobody mailed it-which is sad. That said I'm still up for 1:1 light sabre duels if anyone can do it and I challenge any real SW fan not to feel the same deep down-it would be cool no matter how "childish" we might say it is! Vwoom zsheow vooosh!

I can't see this making money for Sony, though, it's way too late.

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Esco_san
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 8:13:21 AM

imo, and I do mean imo ur wrong, ppl believe nintendo got causul gaming right this time with remote so why not capitalize? over in japan where ps3 is selling regardless of price it will do well to steal wii's thunder, here i'm not so sure. ppl still cry over price but spend that maybe more on worthless crap. the wii is a crock and majority of it's system selling games still wont price drop (1st party games like zeld, mario still 50 bucks). good is good but come on 250 bucks and non price budging good games generally low priced crap games. as most have stated they want it all on one console, that's what they're giving, 1st draw capital from the casual market cash cow which sony started last gen with eyetoy, then maybe things are positive numbers wise and sony price drops maybe everyone can get their b/c

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mikem
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 8:45:12 AM

The sniper in KZ2 is probably the best implemetation of the sixaxis control. There are a few games where I see having motion control would be a plus- most sports related games etc. I'm a gadget freak but I hate the Wii but I see myself wanting the motion control for my PS3.

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www
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 4:44:08 AM
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Oh the dualshock 3 has sixaxis,oh i forgot, i don't remember the last time i used that function,maybe Resistance:FoM.

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Byakko2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 5:14:49 AM
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My only problem is with Sony's marketing, we all know they rather stink at it. Now they have to try and advertise a HD media cener hub, with games, online play, and now a motion-sensor control. However, I don't see this being all that bad so long as it doesn't become standard, which I don't think it will. Most of us won't use them, but there is still a market for this. I mean, the reaction from (some) Ninty fans who use the controls, was positive (butthurt). Also, don't forget about the FPS genre where some of those dudes love the controls. Like I said, Sony just has to do this right with advertising and don't make the controller appear standard. What would work is if this is sold separately for PS2 as well, it would be like what 200 bucks including a game?

I just hope their plan is executed well. I'll just pass on the controls since I agree that Six-Axis is a viable motion sensing controller when used properly. Anybody know if Guncon 3 was any good? I thought that was underused, but I never used it so I can't say. They don't ultimately have to make huge dollars off this, no, they just have to nab a little of that casual audience that uses those controls. That said, I do believe Ninty has most of that market wrapped around their finger.

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Alienange
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 5:17:26 AM
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This article is bang on. Buttons have been a part of gaming since the beginning and have led to the best gaming experiences in history.

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Suapsycho
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 7:28:44 AM

Certainly. But it wouldn't hurt to try something different.

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Alienange
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 8:53:31 AM

Oh for sure. Trying new things is great. Unfortunately for the Wii those "new things" are Cooking Mama and some retarded control scheme for Dora Saves the Snow Princess.

If Sony does this they'll at least prove that this gimmick should have only cost us 60 bux instead of 250.

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JaXXX
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 6:32:51 AM
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http://www.psxextremeforums.com/playstation-3/9826-discussion-about-fps-games.html#post126102

please look there

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Esco_san
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 6:49:12 AM
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no offence to anyone but i favor the wiimote ripoff. sony gets slammed for being less family orientated (which is bull except compared to wii) so their trying to merge the demographic. button mashing is in no danger, great hardcore games are flooding out and still will be, this new tech will bring money for those things. mindless new age family gamers who brought the wii and probably ps2 for cheap are huge, sony just wants them to merge over without feeling alienated. this article is good but all opinion, business lazy swinging games are great downtime games, more uses for ps3 truly making it a entertainment console. the wii is dying the fad is not it's nintendo's lack of truly good games that kill it.

oh as for the person who dogged sony marketing, like u said it's a hardcore gamer system, they advertise and hype things where they should be, places where gamers dwell. stores online magazines this is where their adience is found, if u mean million dollar campaigns f on t.v. after desperate housewives who cares, the mother who sees that wont care unless her kids whine for it.

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Suapsycho
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 7:10:29 AM
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Of course we don't need one. We also didn't really need a gaming console in the first place, did we? No. We WANTED a gaming console. And I want a motion sensing controller. I said it before, I won't buy a Wii simply to play a few sports games I actually enjoy. I would rather play golf or baseball on PS3, but it's lame with a Dualshock. Takes the fun out of the game. I do hope, however, that if these controllers do get produced, FPS games will have an option where you can choose to use it or not. I still prefer the Dualshock in that aspect. Unless they produce a nice gun controller...

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Suapsycho
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 7:26:46 AM

I forgot to mention another reason I don't want a Wii. The games tend to be too short, and usually kinda childish. Take a look at Wii Sports. The golf is way too easy, whereas Tiger Woods golf was damned difficult. And I liked it. Sure, there are a few slightly more adult-oriented titles like Scarface but I already have that on PS2 so I'm not gonna bother with that. Also, the graphics just don't do it for me. Some games are downright grainy-looking. Awful stuff. Nope, I will only ever have paid for one Wii, and it's for the girlfriend, not for Mii, er... me.

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vulcaroth13
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 7:14:00 AM
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Wouldn't the announcement of a price drop like everyone is speculating right along with this motion sensing controller really help the ps3 sell more units? And once they get a ps3 doesn't it open the door for them to try more hardcore games like Killzone 2, Resistance, God of War, so on and so forth?

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Esco_san
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 7:55:47 AM

i agree with you their opening doors, and to transformer X, they are about the games.... shaping up to best 2009-2010 line-up period, dismiss motion sensor if u want but it's easy gameplay usage is what builds family gaming. our hardcore gamer lifestyle is not in perile here. all across the web it seems wii can have it sony nor MS can have cause it's wrong? who says ...YOU.... I think 50 mil console says whether they collect dust or not can't be ignored. something made ppl but the thing but can sony perfect it, yes they can

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Diggity Dan
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 8:01:24 AM

Yes....exactly. We here at PSXextreme have no use for it, but the soccer mom who didnt want to buy a PS3 for her teenage boy may all of the sudden find it more appealing. It's just a way for Sony to appeal to a wider bade, which is what Sony really needs. Im surprised ppl here arent supporting this.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 10:23:04 AM

The soccer mom wants the cheapest console with the shelf of games that looks like it would be best suited to 9-year-old Jimmy. Regardless of the fact that both the PS3 and Wii have motion sensing remotes - if that's ever true - I don't see any parents looking at the two consoles and concluding the PS3 is a better option.

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Gone
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 7:41:08 AM
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Sony will probably make one or two games with the motion sensing, they won't sell that well and will give up. Look how well Sixaxis and Eyetoy went. Lair was a pain in the ass and then they updated the controls to use analog.

You already have the hardware down Sony (except taking away b/c), stick to the games.

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Alienange
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 9:00:13 AM

Best use of the PSEye? MySingstar. No joke. I could watch those videos all day... In fact I think I have.

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Diggity Dan
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 7:48:49 AM
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I have no use for a wand/motion sensing remote, but I think Sony is wise to implement it. It's all about appealing to the widest possible audience (lowest common denominator).
It wont appeal to many people, but it may put more "family value" in when parents are looknig to buy a console for this holiday season.
It wont take anything away from the hardcore game players, it's just another option.

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Shatterday
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 8:12:31 AM
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To be honest, the motion sensing stuff that has come out in recent years is pretty cool if they could just implement it in the right fashion.

They should start working on glove designs again. It's obvious that the motion sensing thing has really taken off, why not take it a little bit further?

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xStatiCa
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 8:25:52 AM
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Wii has some games that use the motion sensing in a very intuitive and fun way. The motion sensing though is not that precise right now so any comparisons to the wii in it's current state is not a good comparison. The dual two hand control scheme is a lot more comfortable to use imho. I really liked being able to rest my hands beside me with the wii. There are certainly games that could benefit from motion sensing. And there are certainly games that would not too.

With that said I don't play the wii any more. The graphics are just too bad to get used to and most games that come out for it seem to generic and rushed.

To think that motion sensing is useless because of previous implementations seems a bit stubborn though. There is always room for improvement. Sony is going to make what they want to make. I just hope they push the envelope like Shatterday mentioned instead of just copying the idea.

Until consoles have virtual reality headsets with head tracking I will always want more. Imagine turning your head to see what is behind you and grabbing their throats with your hand to strangle them. Who wouldn't want that? To get there though it is going to take baby steps... So I say bring on the new input methods.

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Shatterday
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 8:43:23 AM

I think they could take the whole motion sensing thing soooo far. I remember a while back me and Q were kind of tossing around the idea of integrating playstation home with the XMB, and then having a menu sort of like in dead space. Could you imagine having that menu structure with a glove where you could actually use it and hit the buttons and everything? I think that would be neat.

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Gabriel013
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 8:29:54 AM
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Sixaxis was great for Lair and I think it could work with GT5. I would rather they'd invest the R&D into making an affordable, quality stearing wheel. Current wheels on the market are very overpriced.

I'd like to see them slash the price of the standard controllers too.

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CH1N00K
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 8:55:12 AM
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I think you guys are looking at this the wrong way. I agree with you on the point that I will never use a Wii style controller on my PS3, as it's not the type for me. But my girlfriend might, and Ben, if you're going to be dating two women, you might want to invest in a Wii style controller to keep one of them occupied while your busy with the other. ;)

There are 43 million TV's out there that are plugged in to use that type of controller. And as we're starting to see happen in Japan, the market is getting saturated with Wii's and people are going to start looking elsewhere.

We've been complaining on here for the last three years about how the PS3 is the obviously better system, and how we can't understand how the Wii,a gimmick console with inferior power, is leading in sales. We've got great games, amazing features that can't be found on any other console but people aren't buying it as much as the other two systems. So how do you get a chunk of those people that aren't willing to make the leap? Give them a familiar feeling on the better system, so that they can see for themselves.

I think as time goes on we're going to see more games like Flower, If they release a Wii-style controller with a bundle of games like that, it will probably draw in consumers ready to make a jump from the Wii. Then once they have a PS3 they will learn what the rest of us on here already know..that the PS3 has a lot more to offer.

Sony has already said that the PS3 is a ten year machine..so they are obviously thinking of the future for their system. Like I said, I won't be playing any games with the new Sony Wii style remote and obviously neither will any of you guys/girls on here. But Sony isn't making the controller for you. They are making it for that 12-14 age group, who in a couple of years will be looking to make the jump to a more substantial gaming system.

These controllers aren't going to be for every game. Obviously flailing around like a wounded bird during a FPS Online Frag fest is not going to work to well. But again think of the target market. The Wii players who have bought tennis rackets and steering wheels and guns and lots of gimmicky little things to play specific types of games. The Motion sensor remote will be marketed for certain types of games (Like Flower) It will probably work on all types of games, just not well.

If we want the PS3 to ever sit in the number one spot, you have to realize that at some point Sony is going to have to market to the general public and not just the hardcore gamer.

With all the improvements made in games, and updates, Sony has taken care of you guys. Your the reason they are still making consoles and they realize that, and aren't going to forget about you. But now that you've been taken care of, Sony is focusing on getting the casual gamer on board as well.

I think this could be a good gimmick to generate more sales, and if Sony's plan works out, you'll see a lot more houses with just one system under the TV that does everything, as opposed to 3 that do a little bit..

Think of Sony like the Eye of Sauron, It's taken care of business at home, Now it is looking out into the rest of the world, hoping to find the ONE system to bind them all...

This little gimmicky controller isn't a bad thing, it's just not for us. Personally, I would rather see Sony focus on Motion sensor gaming using the PSEye instead of a controller, but that's not for everyone either.

So as I said, I won't use it, and neither will you, but someone will. And I think this is just the beginning. Soon you'll have people logging into HOME on the PS3 to do Yoga classes together or tennis and golf games with your friends. There's lots of potential for motion sensor gaming, for the casual gamers, and the PS3 has the power to help it grow.

The PS3 is going to have a little something for everyone...and if everyone buys it...the competition will be the ones dealing with the doom and gloom reports that we've dealt with for the last 3 years. And that,in my books, is a good thing.

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www
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 9:46:22 AM

ch1nook, idk but i don't think any of Ben's two women would be interested in a wii-like controller,that's just my thought but i think i might be right.

BTW i may agree with you on the point that, Sony are probably making this to catch the wii audience.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 10:21:11 AM

I understand your point, but the "general market" can be attained in a variety of ways. One thing you DON'T do in business is copy a competitor's idea two years later and try to make it work on a different machine. The problem is timing and demographic, not necessarily the idea itself.

As for the women, I seriously doubt both will be around for long (it's just not possible, no matter how hard I try), and both seem plenty happy with LBP. ;)

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CH1N00K
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 10:46:13 AM

lol, you say copy, others say improve..MS copied the dual analog controller from Sony, which Sony improved from the N64..which was probably a rip off of from an Atari Paddle...

I agree with the timing being a bit off, but better late then never right? As for the demographic though, I think it will work. Dad wants HD movies, Big brother/sister wants a more mature gaming console, little brother/sister wants a Wii..instead of buying a bluray player, xbox, and a Wii...buy one PS3. Youngest child now grows up under the SONY name.

Where most of us grew up playing Nintendo then switched..this kid is now a Sony player for life...Nintendo did the right thing by catering to the casual gamer, Sony is doing one better by introducing the casual gamer to a whole new world.

I don't think that this new controller will be a huge system mover, (Flower bundle now on sale..lol) but I think it will be enough of one to make a difference.
And it seems to be Sony's way of doing things on this generation. Instead of attacking out right, they've been content to chip away at the competition one idea at a time.

Sony has figured something out that Nintendo never got..eventually, everyone grows up. And except for changing your diaper, the Playstation name will be there for you every step of the way.

I just hope the Sony Marketing team can finally get it right. Like you said, the "general market" can be attained in a variety of way. What's wrong with this being one of those ways? As long as it doesn't affect the type of gaming I do..I'm okay with it.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 11:12:39 AM

That's very optimistic but I just don't see Sony being as big of a "family-friendly" company as Nintendo. One little remote can't make this happen, IMO.

As for the last part...that's my biggest concern.

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CH1N00K
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 11:31:40 AM

lol, and therein lies the rub...

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CH1N00K
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 9:15:06 AM
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Hmm, While I was writing my thesis...other people have already said what I was saying...oops...lol

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Alienange
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 9:35:26 AM

If it's any consolation you made a lot of sense there.

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telly
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 9:17:39 AM
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The Wiimote is the biggest disappointment in video games over the last five years, followed closely by the Wii itself. I have played mine once -- once! -- in the last year.

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isaya85
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 10:03:09 AM
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Just as long as its not mandatory to play with I'm kool

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Nynja
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 11:57:15 AM
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Motion Sensing feels right as a secondary method of user input - not primary. Few games have implemented motion sensing in a practical and useful method.

Tony Hawk did it well with using it to balance tricks and giving the user the ability to adjust the sensitivity to their playing style. I would not mind seeing more like this (like Uncharted).

Warhawk implemented the motion very well, though I still opted out for the dual analog controls which felt more responsive and accurate.

Need for Speed Carbon (not sure bout other installments since I stopped playing NFS) added something that makes sense. When making sharp turns, tilt the controller left or right while turning to turn harder.

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imajne
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 12:00:15 PM
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Wow... Just Wow... I guess there aren't a lot of Tiger Woods fans out there. I own a Wii and a PS3. I love them both, but if I could play Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2010 with a Wii style remote and have the graphics of the PS3... that would be awesome.

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Sol
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 12:05:47 PM
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If there is any kind of controller I'd want for the PS3, It would split in half so I don't have to limit myself to holding it one way. That's about it. Motion sensing, I could do without.

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Mr Bitey
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 12:17:34 PM
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The PS3 might not NEED a Wii mote type of controller, but if they manage to make some games that make good use of it & if it helps the PS3 snatch some more of the casual crowd - then I'm all for it. The only thing that would worry me, is if it diverts focus from Sony's other games.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 1:11:59 PM
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We don't need this, end of story.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 1:49:28 PM
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We don't need it, but if it wasn't too expensive and if provided a Wii-Sports like game with the controls, then I might be interested in getting one for my little cousins to play. I just hope they don't lose focus.

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CH1N00K
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 1:57:31 PM
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So I went and did some searching around just to see what the rumours were going around concerning the other consoles..and guess what? There's a rumour floating around again the MS is also working on a motion sensor control that they'll unveil at E3.

Theirs is more on the lines of what I've suggested earlier though. The Xbox Fluid (name so far) is a motion sensing camera so no need for a controller. I was kind of hoping Sony would be the first to do this since they already have some motion games with the PSEye, but we'll have to wait and see if this actually takes off or not. Even if motion sensored gaming is dead, the rumours seem to be floating around that both MS and SONY are still interested enough to invest in it.

Can't wait for June 1st now.. Even though I know the rumours are going to be flying around like crazy from now until then..and you won't know which ones to believe, I can't wait to see which ones hold a little truth


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reryan
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 2:34:50 PM
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First of all, just want to say, I have been reading this site for many years, at least 7 or 8, and it is the only site I go to for reviews and PS news. Great job guys.

Secondly, I felt that I had to finally register after all these years to comment on this news story. I'm as much a playstation fanboy as the next ps3 owner, but I find certain sentiments in this article and in some comments a little disturbing. I have read many articles on this site exposing and decrying fanboyism, gaming elitism, and the false concept of a 'hardcore' gamer. When other sites gave good games a bad review just to look more 'elite', ben and arnold called them out. When other sites posted false information to try and defame the PS3, ben and arnold pointed it out and proved them wrong with evidence. But here in this story I see reflections of what this site has fought against for years.

I can accept the fact that many of you may not find motion sensing gameplay, or the Wii in general, fun to play. Personally, I do find it somewhat fun when it is used well; for instance, I absolutely adored Twilight Princess on the Wii. Now, do i love it enough to own a wii? No. But, I digress.

What I do have an issue with is the sentiment that because you don't like motion sensing, the Wii is only a system for children, and that the very existence of a motion remote for PS3 would bring shame upon our beloved system. I agree that the PS3 doesn't 'need' a motion remote, because it has so much to offer as it is; but will a motion remote hurt the system? No. Will the next Metal Gear installment disintegrate into a Warioware-style fest of minigames? No. All that will happen is that a new kind of game will be available on the PS3 that wasn't available before. Ben and Arnold have praised the PSN for innovative downloadable titles. Can you imagine the makers of Flower having the development power over a sophisticated motion-sensing system? I think it could be really great, and perhaps the right developers could change your mind about motion-sensing.

My last point is that I hate to see gaming elitism, especially on this site i love. People don't just play the Wii because they don't know better, or are some kind of 'lesser' gamer than we ps3 owners. They play Wii because they have fun. To say that the PS3 motion remote shouldn't be allowed to exist because "Wii sucks" is simply dead wrong. Adding extra features to our great system can never be detrimental, and adding more gamers around the world can only make our gaming community better.

~~Richard

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Highlander
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 2:42:27 PM

Nice post!

PS3 already has a variety of motion sensing technology in the form of the Sixaxis and the PSEye. People may have forgotten, but the PSEye enables motion tracking and there are games that make use of this facility. I don't think that a Wii-like wand is needed, but it can't hurt, unless it acts as a distraction of time and resource away from game development or other more important activities such as bringing back PS2 compatibility. I doubt that is the case, so there can't be much of any harm in having a new control scheme. Though, as I said, I don't believe that it's needed. Sixaxis - when done right - provides a high degree of flexibility, precision and control 'feel', it's just a pity that there is so much antipathy directed at it.

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Fabi
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 4:21:29 PM

Thank you, I don't have to rant now. That's exactly how I feel, nice to see you posting after so long.

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sticklife
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 2:41:44 PM
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i think the best use so far for motion would be in killzone 2 while aiming with the sniper rifle. unless they port over a bunch of wii games the same day as it comes out i don't think people will buy it. developers are going to look at it and say 'hm should we make a game for sony's motion controller and be able to sell to about 10% of owners or should me make a normal control game and sell to about 50%. i don't think they'll make games for the few amount of people who own it.

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Highlander
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 2:44:38 PM

If it comes with a game like the Buzz controllers do, or the Singstar Mics, or all those dance games and their included dance mat, or for that matter the PS Eye and it's card game, then there is no issue, is there?

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sticklife
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 3:12:47 PM

i think so, i mean how much is EOJ and how much did it sell? do you know anyone with sing star? the buzz controllers are for buzz only. there are very few games for the eye and even less for the microphones. how much will this new controller cost alone; how much with a game? how much are wii motes alone? IMO it's a gimmick. =/ geez i ask a lot of questions.

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Highlander
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 4:23:12 PM

I have singstar, and it's a lot of fun. The game is very popular in the UK and other countries, it's only in the US that it's yet to really have a big impact. Later in the Summer there is a Queen version of the game coming with more than 20 Queen tracks including the almighty Bohemian Rhapsody, while that may not sell millions of copies it should bring some new voices to SingStar. People should give it a chance, it's a great party game. Plus it's a nice way to while away a long evening with the family when no one can be bothered with anything on TV.

The PS3 version can now use PS2 Singstar discs, which opens up a huge library of additional Songs, plus you can download new tracks from the SingStore. The game is getting Trophies and prize objects in Home for achiving certain in-game goals. They're also adding voice control to the game, so whatever anyone thinks, SingStar continues to grow. Give it a chance, it will reward you.

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sticklife
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 4:35:14 PM

i've been wanting to play it.

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twenty8nine
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 2:43:13 PM
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I like the Dualshock 3 better. It provides a good motion sensor that is used in some games and also has great access to the various control buttons. Just continue to use the Sixaxis with the option of turning off the motion sensing for doing different functions in a game.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 2:46:50 PM
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I kind've liked the way Lair worked(although it was a bit harder to play it with the motion sensor)
If Sony does it this SonWiiMote right & has some good games that support it righ too, I'll get one.

Oh, and don't make it "mandatory" for the game. Just give it as an option, and that way everybody's happy.

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TGG
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 2:47:36 PM
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I don't know, the original link you gave us as a source didn't mention that the technology was specifically for the PS3. It was an independent company, and the video said they were thinking about bringing the controller to "consoles". They didn't say they were affiliated with Sony. From what i saw of it, it was basically just a better wii-mote using magnets instead of infrared. I'm gonna need to go and search through some archives.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 4:53:46 PM

@TTG,
You are right, the source I linked to in another thread earlier was from a different company(which I also stated.

I was trying to show was that it can be done right, & I'm also sure Sony can do it even better.

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Bugzbunny109
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 2:53:25 PM
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Ben: I dont understand what you mean when say, "so adding it to the PS3 now seems utterly superfluous and even arbitrary." I think that integrating a motion-sensing remote is inept and desperate, but not arbitrary or superfluous. Please explain what you are trying to convey.

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bearbobby
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 2:59:50 PM
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Unless it's integrated and developed properly, I don't see this being a big hit. Well, maybe for sports games. And at this point I see this as unnecessary, but nice to have as an alternative for those interested.

I'm just not getting my hopes up yet for a lightsaber battle that actually follows every motion, rather than a jiggle that initiates a set animation.

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reryan
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 3:22:24 PM

Dude I want that so bad! Lightsaber battle!

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CH1N00K
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 3:26:48 PM

You would need a big room...I can see a full motion light sabre battle ending badly...

"Honey, What happened to our picture window and why is the TV on the lawn?"

"Um, I used the force?..."

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gankdol
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 4:07:44 PM
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I seriously think that it could do some good to the PS3 to have motion sensing implemented beter on the games and the controller. To have a wii lookalike remote would be cheapening the console, but having a completely fresh idea could be great. For some FPS it's frustrating to try and point with the 2 analog sticks cause lets face it our thumbs aren't made for that, with a motion sensing controller that works well you could only fit the view to the controller, this way you could keep shooting with the button, keep walking forth and back with the analog sticks but have A TON of precision for shooting.

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gankdol
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 4:07:48 PM
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I seriously think that it could do some good to the PS3 to have motion sensing implemented beter on the games and the controller. To have a wii lookalike remote would be cheapening the console, but having a completely fresh idea could be great. For some FPS it's frustrating to try and point with the 2 analog sticks cause lets face it our thumbs aren't made for that, with a motion sensing controller that works well you could only fit the view to the controller, this way you could keep shooting with the button, keep walking forth and back with the analog sticks but have A TON of precision for shooting.

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gankdol
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 4:07:49 PM
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I seriously think that it could do some good to the PS3 to have motion sensing implemented beter on the games and the controller. To have a wii lookalike remote would be cheapening the console, but having a completely fresh idea could be great. For some FPS it's frustrating to try and point with the 2 analog sticks cause lets face it our thumbs aren't made for that, with a motion sensing controller that works well you could only fit the view to the controller, this way you could keep shooting with the button, keep walking forth and back with the analog sticks but have A TON of precision for shooting.

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gankdol
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I seriously think that it could do some good to the PS3 to have motion sensing implemented beter on the games and the controller. To have a wii lookalike remote would be cheapening the console, but having a completely fresh idea could be great. For some FPS it's frustrating to try and point with the 2 analog sticks cause lets face it our thumbs aren't made for that, with a motion sensing controller that works well you could only fit the view to the controller, this way you could keep shooting with the button, keep walking forth and back with the analog sticks but have A TON of precision for shooting.

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gankdol
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 4:07:57 PM
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I seriously think that it could do some good to the PS3 to have motion sensing implemented beter on the games and the controller. To have a wii lookalike remote would be cheapening the console, but having a completely fresh idea could be great. For some FPS it's frustrating to try and point with the 2 analog sticks cause lets face it our thumbs aren't made for that, with a motion sensing controller that works well you could only fit the view to the controller, this way you could keep shooting with the button, keep walking forth and back with the analog sticks but have A TON of precision for shooting.

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gankdol
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I seriously think that it could do some good to the PS3 to have motion sensing implemented beter on the games and the controller. To have a wii lookalike remote would be cheapening the console, but having a completely fresh idea could be great. For some FPS it's frustrating to try and point with the 2 analog sticks cause lets face it our thumbs aren't made for that, with a motion sensing controller that works well you could only fit the view to the controller, this way you could keep shooting with the button, keep walking forth and back with the analog sticks but have A TON of precision for shooting.

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kevinater321
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 5:27:40 PM
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i think that this is a great option for mthose that it is aimed at. Obviously almost everyone on this site would say they don't want it because they aren't casual gamers. Also i think it is aimed at people who already have a wii or are going to get a wii but there parents want a blueray player or something and choose to get the ps3 because they heard that the sixsence has amazing motion control. Heck its better to have this than not have it

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Karosso
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 6:16:40 PM
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If they can make it so that you can play old games with it as in it simulating one of the analog sticks, that would be very interesting.
The one game that is almost making me buy a Wii is Silent Hill, how scary will that game be when you actually feel like you are holding the flashlight for real!!??

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 7:12:53 PM
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Both Sony and MS are dabbling in this stuff and while I have no qualms with it, I hope they don't make it a major selling point for their consoles. For these consoles, it's the games that should matter and not some remote you waggle to and fro. Again, keep it restricted to PSN stuff. Don't force it on retail PS3 games.

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dveisalive
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 7:49:53 PM
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I hope they do reveal one because it will make gameplay even better just like the Wiimote does for FPS's!

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Neurotoxiny
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 8:44:02 PM
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It really does sound like a cheap rip-off though. Maybe if they had more party weird wii wand games kind of stuff.

Maybe if the Playstation Store had more games like "Flower" and that other game you get from Qore, "Super Mega Bowling" or whatever it was called...

Then this product wouldn't be a rip-off.

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Highlander
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 10:55:09 PM

High Velocity Bowling, it's available direct from PSN, I think it was made available to Qore subscribers as a special free gift, not sure whether that's something that is still available to new subscribers though.

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Dingodial
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 9:08:47 PM
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A lot of people buy the wii because they think they will get some exersise. Here's my answer:

GO OUTSIDE AND GET SOME REAL EXCERSISE! Video gaming & exersise don't mix well, so don't waste your time tryin'! The Wiimote weighs less than 5 pounds. Sure you may burn a couple calories, but trying to play baseball on your TV just doesn't match up to the REAL thing.

I understand that Sony is trying to appeal to the autistic & mentally challenged crowd, but all they have to do is just advertise. If they could just get some good sixasis comercials onto my TV (maybe even the PSeye), people will be persuaded. Get a narrator onto the commercial who thinks he's "all that" (like on the Mercedes Benz commercials),asking gamers, "Do you wish your [Nintendo] game system had better graphics? Do you also wish your [Xbox 360] game system would actually work instead of dying all the time? Then you need a Playstation 3. The only game system that combines everything into one box." After the narrator says that, then he could start advertising free online play, blu-ray, sixasis, PSeye, the internet browser, & the integrated wi-fi. Maybe they could also mention that they [Sony] are the only ones who can offer all those features in one box. Not Nintendo. Not Microsoft. Only Sony. Imagine how things would shape up for Sony then!

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Qubex
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 9:18:19 PM
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I don't like the idea, period... I could be wrong though, it may work out just fine!

Q!

"i am home"

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 11:58:55 PM
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@ Dingodial,
<<<<<I understand that Sony is trying to appeal to the autistic & mentally challenged crowd>>>>

You need to knock off spouting crap like that,

My grandson is autistic & I don't f*cking appreciate the way you worded that sentence!!!!

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Dingodial
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 3:04:59 PM

Sorry for offending you. I just threw that in there because most people that I know who are dedicated to the wii (including some of my friends) are autistic. I'm not against autistic people & I didn't mean to make fun of them, I was just stating the obvious. Not that there's anything wrong with being a Wii fanboy, but the majority of people who are strictly Wii fanboys that don't give crap for PS3 or Xbox 360 are autistic.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 4:57:29 PM
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@Dingodial,
Thank you for apologizing.

Appreciated & accepted.

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Nerull
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 2:04:57 AM
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I like the motion-sensing present already in the controller. They don't work as a major element in any game but lil side things really help break up the button-mashing, like in ToD when you're plummeting to the surface of some planet.
If it creates a stepping stone from casual games to actually good ones than all the better but theres a reason why a controllers aren't remotes, remotes are clumsy.

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SneakyBeaver
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @ 6:41:48 PM
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Ben, you rant like a 12-year-old girl who dropped her ice cream. Stop complaining, there's no harm in implementing this controller. It's not going to change how you play your hardcore titles, but EA sports will no doubt utilize the peripheral in games like Tiger Woods, Madden, etc. You're whining is akin to that of nay-sayers who believed Guitar Hero and Rock Band would flop. I would personally welcome the chance for Wii-style gameplay in glorious 1080p. And I'm not alone.

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