Some recently unearthed patents point to Sony possibly making a next-generation version of its motion-tastic Move controller.
Sony’s PlayStation move might’ve sold 15 million units, and while it’s some pretty good, accurate tech, it just hasn’t resonated much with core gamers who want actual games, and not just sports and fitness nonsense. Sony needs to do something to make Move viable. Cue the Hybrid controller.
Quick! Which is the top-selling HD console in the world right now? The safe guess would be to assume that it’s the Xbox 360; that’s what the media keeps saying and it did have that year-long head start. You might even be right – but not for long.
Man, I really wish that motion-controlled gaming would go away now, making way for the next big thing (which is probably VR…again). It doesn’t look like it will be going away any time soon though. Nintendo’s Wii U still uses motion, Microsoft’s undoubtedly working on Kinect 2.0 and it looks like Sony’s keeping the Move alive, if these new patents are anything to go by.
Kotaku has been interviewing the Starcraft 2 lead designer, Dustin Browder, about all things Starcrafty and one things for sure from this discussion and that is that Starcraft isn’t coming to the PS3 anytime soon, well at least not with Move integration.
Follow the story of Finn, an orphan cum apprentice Sorcerer. After his master, Dash, heads off to town to do some shopping, Finn heads off to cause some mischief. His talkative feline friend, Erline, berates him for his action, but accompanies to watch the disaster unfold.
Securing a wand and drinking a potion of arcane mastery, Finn is off on an adventure against undead, creatures of nightmare and twisted faeries.
Now imagine you were a miniature monkey running over the outside of a teenage girls body cutting little squares out of her clothing.
Now doesn’t that sound like the perfect story for a videogame for the PS3 and its Move controller? No? Well no wonder Capcom have decided to cancel this highly unknown (in the West) game.
I put on my robe and wizard hat…
Sony’s released a brand new story trailer for its upcoming PlayStation Move game, Sorcery, detailing a little bit of the story. It focuses on Finn, the sorcerer’s apprentice a talking cat (never a good thing!) named Erline - and details the shenanigans they got up to that lead to them crossing paths with the Nightmare Queen and endangering the entire world.
It’s hardly news that PlayStation Move - wonderful, and wonderfully underutilised motion control technology - just isn’t selling as well as anyone’d hoped. the biggest reason for that is the dearth of intriguing, fresh Move experiences - and Sorcery might just be the thing to sell Move, and get those of us who already have it to dust the things off.
The game’s out on May 22 in US, and May 23 in Europe.
If you’re anything like me, you’ve got all sorts of controllers, cameras and needless accessories situated on, or around your TV. Thanks to the proliferation of motion-controlled gaming, it’s worse than ever. I’ve got a Wii sensor bar, a PlayStation Eye and a Kinect unit all vying for space where there isn;t any - so where do you put ‘em all?
Orb’s universal 2-in-1 stand for the Kinect and PlayStation Move tries to solve that problem.
Thanks to the proliferation of Kinect and the PlayStation Move motion controlled games are more prolific than ever. More people are waggling their arms (or their whole bodies!) for the purpose of gaming than ever before. With all three console manufacturers having jumped into the fray, there were many great examples of motion controls pushing gaming in a new direction.
Here are the nominees for best Motion controlled game:
Child of Eden
The legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Dance Central 2
And the award goes to:
If there’s one single game that made me buy a PlayStation Move kit, its Sorcery; a better Harry Potter game than the actual Harry Potter games. It was shown off at E3 in 2010, blew people’s minds, and then pretty much disappeared. Well it’s back with a dash of revengeance. Sony’s sent out a press release not only reminding us that Sorcery exists, but also detailing just how it works.
Is this the game Move owners have been waiting for?
One of the perks of this job - and it really doesn’t happen all that frequently - is that we sometimes get some pretty impressive, original, or interesting press kits. As I said, it doesn’t happen very often, but it did today.
Here’s a box I got from Sony’s local distributor. What’s in it?
With the multitude of sources, it looks like an almost sure thing that Nintendo will be unveiling a brand new HD console at this yearâ€™s E3 in June.
We told you when the rumours first broke out that it wouldnâ€™t just be a re-jiggered Wii; this bad boy was set to recapture the hearts and minds of hardcore gamers.