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illuminati30
09-05-06, 12:01
'Sony is following in the footsteps of Nintendo, which has opted for a one-handed motion sensitive controller for its Wii console.'

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4752895.stm

UNDERTAKER
09-05-06, 12:10
I wasn't really impressed with Sony's presentation. There was no big surprise or groundbreaking games. Plus alot of the footage shown was pre-rendered except for the likes of MGS4 and heavenly sword.

There was no real show of their online 'PS3 Live' service and the price is really high.

I will still get PS3, but I feel Sony have lost this one.

GoranAgar
09-05-06, 12:12
Sony already announced in 2003 that they were thinking about a motion sensitive controller. So who is following who? Not that I really care. ;)

illuminati30
09-05-06, 12:12
I wasn't really impressed with Sony's presentation. There was no big surprise or groundbreaking games. Plus alot of the footage shown was pre-rendered except for the likes of MGS4 and heavenly sword.

There was no real show of their online 'PS3 Live' service and the price is really high.

I will still get PS3, but I feel Sony have lost this one.

I have not actually watched it yet, although this is another fine example of the way Nintendo products get ripped off and imitated left right and centre, yet the suffer the worst reputation.

illuminati30
09-05-06, 12:14
I wasn't really impressed with Sony's presentation. There was no big surprise or groundbreaking games. Plus alot of the footage shown was pre-rendered except for the likes of MGS4 and heavenly sword.

There was no real show of their online 'PS3 Live' service and the price is really high.

I will still get PS3, but I feel Sony have lost this one.

What price is it coming in at UT?

interstellardave
09-05-06, 12:17
I kept telling people that it was too good to be true, and was also going to be too expensive, even after a lot of the hyped features were cut out. I will also buy one, but NOT right away. I think Sony will lose this coming holiday season. MS will undoubtedly announce a nice price-cut for the 360 and will have a killer line-up of games coming out. Die-hards will buy the PS3, if they're are enough available of course, but the big holiday sales will come from all the moms and dads just going into the stores and picking the best buy for the buck. There's no doubt what that will be.

illuminati30
09-05-06, 12:54
Sony already announced in 2003 that they were thinking about a motion sensitive controller. So who is following who? Not that I really care. ;)

I can not comment on this as its the first i have heard of it. If that had been the case, i would have expected to have heard something about it at E3 last year. Instead we got the Well, "boomerang" controller they had in the mock ups. When I saw that and thought "Mock Up" basically, a designer had come up with this and no one had asked how they were going to fit the bluetooth plus all the equipment in it. Then someone comes in and says, "It has to tilt now" and they say "Screw this, lets just hash out the Dual Shock again"

If this is the case then i guess all the newpapers who said Nintendo are the first to do it must be wrong.

interstellardave
09-05-06, 13:06
Doesn't matter who's first, really. Sometimes ideas are just "in the air" you know? People think of them simultaneaously. The only thing that matters is that Nintendo is really implementing it. Sonys use of it will be half-hearted at best... that's my guess, anyway. Nintendo is committed to making it work.

GoranAgar
09-05-06, 13:09
I have this helmet for my PC which is in fact a motion sensitive wireless controller. It is about 7 years old. Does transferring this to a console controller make it a new idea? So I'd say neither Nintendo nor Sony can claim this idea. ;)

illuminati30
09-05-06, 13:15
Doesn't matter who's first, really. Sometimes ideas are just "in the air" you know? People think of them simultaneaously. The only thing that matters is that Nintendo is really implementing it. Sonys use of it will be half-hearted at best... that's my guess, anyway. Nintendo is committed to making it work.

It really is an innovate controller, i cant wait to hold it on my hand and see how it plays :D

GoranAgar
09-05-06, 13:23
It really is an innovate controller
It has been. But not today. It is quite an old technique. :)

illuminati30
09-05-06, 13:26
It has been. But not today. It is quite an old technique. :)

Well if it is old, it is certainly not something i have experienced yet, so i am quite keen to see how it works.

interstellardave
09-05-06, 13:31
It has been. But not today. It is quite an old technique. :)

The implementation is the key here... and the fact it's being brought into the mainstream. Every idea that enters the marketplace has probably been around for years and years prior to that; sometimes just on drawing-boards and other times previously released in some limited fashion that didn't really take off. Nintendo is quite obviously taking the lead here, whether or not they thought of it first or even did it first.

tha_mattster
09-05-06, 13:35
I hope there is an option to deactivate motion sensors, what if you dont feel like waving your hands about or have an injury? It is a cool idea though.

GoranAgar
09-05-06, 13:36
Well if it is old, it is certainly not something i have experienced yet, so i am quite keen to see how it works.
http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0CGN/is_n3331/ai_20175155

http://images.hepsiburada.com/assets/Bilgisayar/200/bd33635.jpg

One does look quite stupid wearing that thing. :D

TRelic
09-05-06, 13:38
$500 for a 20gig HD version, and $600 for a 60gig.

Yeah, I can see the PS3 going far with those prices.

Muhammad
09-05-06, 13:52
The best thing about the new Nintendo console is it's name, it's stupid beyond reason, as if the design of its controller wasn't enough.

Muhammad
09-05-06, 13:53
http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0CGN/is_n3331/ai_20175155

http://images.hepsiburada.com/assets/Bilgisayar/200/bd33635.jpg

One does look quite stupid wearing that thing. :D

Indeed :p

illuminati30
09-05-06, 13:59
http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0CGN/is_n3331/ai_20175155

http://images.hepsiburada.com/assets/Bilgisayar/200/bd33635.jpg

One does look quite stupid wearing that thing. :D

LOL !

thanks.

GoranAgar
10-05-06, 09:28
But I am happy to own one. It is sitting on a skull at the moment. THAT looks cool. Ancient dead alien dude in his star ship. :D

I am a sucker for odd hardware. ;)