Alan Smithee

PlayStation Move Will Dominate the Motion Controlled Future

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PSM is the guy throwing the punch, MS is the guy reeling from it. I'm such a fanboy.

You may scoff at me right now when I say grandiose statements like the one titling this article, but I firmly believe that neither Nintendo or Xbox 360’s controllers have it just right. They’re close, and in the business of motion controls, there is no cigar for those who finish second.

I speak only of who is going to have the better tech here, not actual sales numbers because we all know that Wii took those figures and fucking ran away and married it and had 17 children…3 of which survived.

But I do think that the Sony method of motion control will be the best of the three and let me tell you why. It does what both competing systems can do but also none of it. Ok, follow me here for a second. There are games currently out for the PS3 that will get PlayStation Move patches that will allow for motion controlling, like Heavy Rain.

That’s not the only one, in the list of games hitting the PSMove this fall and next year, you’ll notice some pretty controller heavy games there:

  • Beat Sketcher (SCE Fall 2010)
  • Brunswick Pro Bowling (Crave SEPT 2010)
  • Deadliest Catch: Sea of Chaos (Crave NOV 2010)
  • Disney Tron Evolution the Video Game (Disney NOV 2010)
  • echochrome ii (SCE SEPT 2010)
  • EyePet (SCE SEPT 2010)
  • Heavy Rain (SCE OCT 2010)
  • Heroes on the Move (SCE 2011)
  • High Velocity Bowling (SCE OCT 2010)
  • Hustle Kings (SCE OCT 2010)
  • John Daly’s ProStroke Golf (OG International Fall 2010)
  • Killzone 3 (SCE 2011)
  • Kung Fu Live (Virtual Air Guitar Company OCT 2010)
  • Kung Fu Rider (SCE SEPT 2010)
  • Little Big Planet 2 (SCE NOV 2010)
  • NBA 2K 11 (2K Sports OCT 2010)
  • PAIN (SCE OCT 2010)
  • Racquet Sports (Ubisoft Fall 2010)
  • Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition (Capcom SEPT 2010)
  • RUSE (Ubisoft SEPT 2010)
  • SingStar Dance (SCE NOV 2010)
  • Sly Collection (SCE NOV 2010)
  • SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs (SCE Fall 2010)
  • Sorcery (SCE 2011)
  • Sports Champions (SCE SEPT 2010)
  • Start The Party! (SCE SEPT 2010)
  • The Fight: Lights Out (SCE OCT 2010)
  • The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest (WB Games Inc. SEPT 2010)
  • The Shoot (SCE OCT 2010)
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2010 (Electronic Arts SEPT 2010)
  • Time Crisis: Razing Storm (Bandai Namco SEPT 2010)
  • Toy Story 3 (Disney SEPT 2010)
  • Tumble (SCE SEPT 2010)
  • TV Superstars (SCE OCT 2010)
  • So to explain myself a little better, you have MS Kinect, which uses a camera to make your body the controller…that’s all well and good, but what about games that require button presses, like if you were to shoot a gun? There’s nothing on your body that Kinect could pick up that would simulate a trigger pull.

    The Wii, you bastard…you do an approimate simulation of motion control, and only with the 1:1 movement add-on do you actually do something that PS Move does out of the box…but you still don’t know depth, Move does and not all the games on the system will attempt to shoe-horn in motion controls, you can have controller only games too.

    I guess it boils down to me putting money down on a PlayStation Move next time I’m at GameStop because it seems that Sony will be doing what Nintendo and Xbox won’t…giving me something I actually want.

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