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Sony Releases "The Ultimate FAQ" For PlayStation Move

There are many questions floating around about PlayStation Move. So many, in fact, it would probably help to have a hand-dandy guide.

So if you're planning on becoming a Move gamer, you should check out The Ultimate FAQ over at the PlayStation Blog. It really tells you everything you could ever need to know, from the most basic - yes, Move can only be used with the PlayStation 3 but yes, it'll work with any PS3 model - to the most detailed. They've also got a super important rundown of the pricing: the Move motion controller will go for $49.99, the PlayStation Eye retails for $39.99, the Navigation controller has a $29.99 price tag, and there's even a charging station for the whole thing, which will go for $$29.99. Oh, and don't forget about that nifty shooter attachment for $19.99. If you lack the Eye, you should probably consider the PlayStation Move bundle; it'll cost $99.99, and you'll get the Move controller, the Eye, and Sports Champions. If you don't yet own the PS3, there's a Move bundle package, featuring the big 320GB PS3 system.

We like the answer to the question, "What kind of gamer is PlayStation Move geared towards?"

"Whether you’re experienced, casual, or somewhere in between, PlayStation Move has a wide variety of games including sports, action, party, family, and shooters. Social party games like Start The Party! and Sports Champions are perfect for families, while core titles like Killzone 3, SOCOM 4 and Heavy Rain will keep things challenging for more advanced gamers. In order to tell what games are appropriate for younger gamers, look for the ESRB rating and descriptors on the bottom left of every game case for an age rating and content descriptors."

So essentially, it's for everyone. Also, remember that Move titles will start at $39.99, but "specific pricing will depend on the game and the media format." Early games specifically designed for Move, like Sports Champions, Kung Fu Rider and Start the Party!, will retail for $39.99, while Move-compatible games like Killzone 3 and SOCOM 4 will have the standard $59.99 price tag.

Anything else you need to know?

Tags: move, playstation move faq, sony move faq

9/7/2010 9:09:18 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (48 posts)

Killa Tequilla
Tuesday, September 07, 2010 @ 9:29:55 PM
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Yea I read this today heres the link. BTW it's the Official Sony website so im not giving a fake URL. Here it is I ADVISE YOU TO CHECK IT OUT!!!

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/09/07/playstation-move-the-ultimate-faq/

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, September 07, 2010 @ 11:04:17 PM

Ummm, you know that link is in the article right?

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Orvisman
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 8:14:03 AM

Leave him/her alone World, the poor baby needs attention.

That is his/her equivalent of screaming FIRST!

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Snaaaake
Tuesday, September 07, 2010 @ 9:33:06 PM
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I decided to wait until next year for Move, some of the launch games just looked like Wii-wannabe games to me.

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Killa Tequilla
Tuesday, September 07, 2010 @ 9:45:11 PM

Someone should really get out of the way that PS MOVE was before Wii. The idea of motion sencing was way before Wii. It originated by Sony on the Ps2s EyeToy. Wii copied Move.

Edit: Please check out the wesite. It will answer all yout questions. It really will, Theres so many.

Last edited by Killa Tequilla on 9/7/2010 9:46:53 PM

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Snaaaake
Tuesday, September 07, 2010 @ 9:52:45 PM

Stuff like Sports Champion are fun but it ain't enough for me to go out and buy a Move when I already played the hell out of Wii Sport before.

I rather wait for the likes of Socom 4, LBP2 and Sorcery to come out first before getting a Move.

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OPHIDIAN
Tuesday, September 07, 2010 @ 9:56:36 PM
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I don't need it, or really want it, but I can guarantee you that I get it.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, September 07, 2010 @ 10:23:42 PM
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I've already got the PSEye,

Soooo I just need the Move, Navigator, & the charging stand & I'm good to go.
(and maybe the gun attachment, but I'll have to see it first)

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 12:43:27 PM

Just motion controller, and your set.

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Alienange
Tuesday, September 07, 2010 @ 10:37:50 PM
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No matter how many times they say it, I just don't believe any hard core gamer is going to use the Move to play their games.

It just all seems superfluous to me.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 07, 2010 @ 11:35:52 PM

I knew we would eventually find something to agree on.

Move is the kind of thing I'd get as a gift on Christmas and fake excitement while searching for a gift receipt.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, September 07, 2010 @ 11:41:41 PM

I know it would seem that way Alienage, but I believe content drives consumer interests to a greater degree than control interfaces. Whether it be game pad, light gun, arcade stick, mouse and KB, steering wheels etc., the control interface is, really, an interface. I think when we start seeing more games that look like the kind of games hardcore gamers are interested in, we'll see a greater reception of motion control where it makes sense--FPS is one of them.

Perhaps the Wii has painted a stereotype that suggests that motion-control only works for casuals.

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 12:45:38 PM

Temjin001 -

Well said. To me, the PS Move represents change. When it comes to change, you can't go in with a preconceived conclusion about it.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 1:40:20 PM

Max,

When this so called "change" has already been demonstrated in the past and you didn't like what you saw or played it's a fair assumption you wont like the current format since at its core it's the same.

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Alienange
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 2:42:44 PM

Temjin001 - I liked your comment. You've obviously given it some thought.

What I don't think is going to happen, is devs taking the risk in making multi-million dollar games based on a "control interface" that is already dwindling in consumer interest.

Nor do I take KZ3 as proof that Move is for hard core gamers. I'm convinced more people were turned off by KZ2 than those who were impressed by it, and KZ3 sales will suffer because of it.

But let's see what happens.

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B-RadGfromOV
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 2:54:34 PM

@LimitedVertigo

Only problem with that is that you've never seen this in the past, so no, you can't have a preconceived conclusion to something you've never used. Don't assume this is Wii. It is not.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 3:25:31 PM

B-rad,

It most certainly at its core is the same basic idea and format as the Wii. I have a wand/device that enables me to move my body/hand and have it register to the in-game character I control. Knowing this I must say the Move is not something I would ever want to own or use. I don't like motion controls, I prefer a dualshock or a mouse/keyboard setup.

So I'm still correct and you're mistaken.

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Alienange
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 4:24:41 PM

Damn... I'd rather have a keyboard and mouse too. Well maybe not the keyboard, but the mouse is a near flawless device. How does holding the "mouse" up in the air and waving it around make for a better experience?

I submit that it does not.

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 7:50:12 PM

Vertigo -

Yes. PS Move represents change. It may not be the pioneering technology but the one thing that the PS Move is attempting to do is bridge the gap between Wii (casual) and hardcore (PS3/360).

Look at SOCOM 4 and MAG. Both hardcore shooters that are introducing "change" with the controller to the Move. These are not your party games here. Well, I sure have alot of fun with them.

The Move may bomb, but I seriously don't think it will. The Wii started the motion control widespread gaming craze and I believe the PS Move is going to take it to the next level.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 7:51:03 PM

Alienage, yeah, that's my concern, too. It's not the controller I'm questioning (it has the precision gamers want), it's the scale of commitment by software publishers, Sony included.
I suspect that the biggest most critically acclaimed games for the PS Move will be the games that already work well with the DS3: Killzone 3, Heavy Rain, and probably Resistance 3 and Uncharted 3. Basically, you'll have the option to point and shoot with a wand instead of using a thumb-stick. I wouldn't mind trying shooters with a wand; however, I do mind laying down $129.99 in order to do so.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 8:40:45 PM

Max,

You're missing my reasoning for not wanting to use the Move. It doesn't have anything to do with the games but rather the hardware. I don't want to move wand around in my hands and simulate motions. I enjoy using a controller and a keyboard/mouse setup.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, September 07, 2010 @ 11:02:11 PM
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FINALLY the friggin page is loading correctly... anyway. Those are steep prices (not for the tech) but for the shortage of sweet titles. So I will be letting this thing unfold for a while and then grab all of that (except the PSEye which I have) at a lower price, and of course any decent launch titles at rock bottom prices.

That's the way to do it.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 07, 2010 @ 11:37:18 PM

I'm coming to Minnesota on Dec. 5th. I strongly suggest you leave the state during this period.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 12:19:24 AM

Why? You plan on detonating a giant rainbow over Minneapolis?

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 12:22:10 AM

Vikings/Bills game!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 12:22:56 AM

I'll be watching at home, try to get on camera, lol.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 12:26:48 AM

I'll be wearing a Favre Packers jersey and have a $9 White Russian in my hand.










his name will be mark


tahaha!

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Taha1
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 3:38:23 PM

@ LV
are you calling on me?

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, September 07, 2010 @ 11:11:53 PM
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Have to see how it'll work with LBP2. If it offers something different I'll definitely get it earlier than expected.

But if not I'll have to wait and see if I get it with KZ2. If not then definitely Sorcery.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 12:21:58 AM

Heavy Rain.

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Alienange
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 6:43:07 PM

Come on WorldEnds, he's trying to be serious.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 12:21:41 AM
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I know we kinda got off on a tangent about drugs and booze in that one article, but c'mon Move just screams for under-the-influence gaming.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 12:23:07 AM

I'll never forget the time a cousin and I got my Uncle drunk as hell and watched him play GT3. Talk about drunk driving.

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donfelipe
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 11:44:12 AM

Careful, those comments might get you banned.......

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 12:18:29 PM

LOL, no they wont. We've both said a lot worse.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 2:28:54 PM

Donfelipe is just bitter he got called out for being a drug addict defender the other day. You guys said nothing wrong.

ugh... all these type 2 moralities are getting my feathers ruffled.

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godsman
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 12:21:45 AM
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This sucks, there's no vibration for the navigation controller

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 12:22:12 AM

There goes any reason for LV to buy it...

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 12:24:15 AM

You never know, mid chub has a way of producing itself from nothing sometimes.

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___________
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 5:16:59 AM
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once they have some proper games for it ill unlike the wii copies like sports champions than ill get it.
till then, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
i mean honestly who in there right mind is going to spend 100+ bucks on this + 60 for sports champions just so they can play a wii sports knock off?
if that is not a gigantic waste of money than i dont know what is!
in fact burning your cash would be less of a waste, at least it would serve a purpose, keeping you warm!
and i thought the lineup for the ps3 was pathetic!

one thing i have learned about sony this gen, is they are thick as mules!
they release the ps3 with a ridiculously high price and poor software than wonder why it sells poorly, they release the PSP go with a ridiculously high price and poor software and again it sells poorly.
so you would think they would learn their lesson, you would think for there next hardware release they would make it dirt cheap and have a bucket load of fantastic AAA titles for it.
you would think wrong!
its confirmed, sony is run by a bunch of chimpanzees!
Kaz, jack, there all chimpanzees dressed up as humans!

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PAKINIPS
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 12:52:50 PM

Pretty clever chimps I must say

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Underdog15
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 2:30:33 PM

I know what's a gigantic waste of money... spending $800+ on GT5 stuffs.

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JackC8
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 7:17:22 AM
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I'm kind of getting less and less interested in it. There are just way too many great games coming out over the next 6 months to skip two of them and instead use the money for the Move. Maybe sometime towards the end of next year...I dunno. I'll have to read up on how it works with shooters and see if it sounds like something I'd use on a regular basis. If it has mouse-like accuracy and speed, that'll be a big plus.

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JPBooch
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 10:33:23 AM
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What has me concerned watching the demos of both MAG and KZ3 is that the Move uses a floating reticle to both aim and turn. This will slow down the speed at which you can target since two functions (turning while aiming)will need to happen at once.

They need to make a configuration that allows the reticle to be fixed as in every other 1st and 3rd person shooter out there.

If they don't, the DS3 will have an advantage and the Move will flop with shooters.

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Taha1
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 3:07:22 PM

already been done.
you can change the settings (bounding box, thats what your talking about btw) in the M.A.G beta and in Killzone 3 according to geurilla games.

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Alienange
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 4:29:02 PM

Although a bounding box design certainly spells epic fail for any fps with Move support, I still think it won't make a difference. Move support will simply be a cute setting in the options menu. Probably right next to the 3D one.

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Club80
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 2:54:01 PM
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I am usually a tech-junkie, but I'm also gonna put off getting the PS Move for now. The *only* reason I am even considering it is for KZ3.

And since the PSEye is so great at motion control already, I don't see why we can't just use a small utility flashlight instead of buying motion controller. (bad attempt at humor):-P

I hope people don't buy into the charge station. That just seems like wasted money to me. I mean, they can be charged via usb, just like the DS3. They will store more stylishly in my GOW3 UE Pandora's Box.

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kevinater321
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 8:05:46 PM
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I think they need a move and nav bundle for like 60$ or whatever would be reasonable to them. Its stupid to have to buy it like it is now.

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