Motion Control

Hitachi Brings Minority Report to Life

Hitachi Brings Minority Report to Life

Motion controlled computers aren't as fresh or new as they were a year ago, but that doesn't mean that when we see cool technology being demonstrated, we still don't get a bit weak in the knees. This time around, we get a brief glimpse into the future, thanks to Hitachi and their new motion-controlled interface. There are a few moments in the demo that doesn't seem to translate well between user and system, but in the end it looks like a great way for us to navigate our User Interfaces in the future.

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Sony Move $349 Bundle Rumored, Offers Smaller Hard Drive

Sony Move $349 Bundle Rumored, Offers Smaller Hard Drive

It wouldn't be a normal day if we didn't have some kind of rumor about an already announced product. Thankfully, we've got this new rumor about Sony's Move, the motion-based controller/wand that's due out in just a few months. It's not groundbreaking or anything, but it may be just enough to get people who thought the original $399 bundle was too pricey to jump on board the Sony-backed motion controller movement.

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Sony PlayStation Move Bundles Shown Off

Sony PlayStation Move Bundles Shown Off

While we may not have the final packaging to showcase for Microsoft's variation of their motion-based peripheral, we do know that Walmart's already bundling up the next piece of Redmond-based technology. Of course, we should have realized it wouldn't take much longer for the Sony version, better known as Move, to make some kind of appearance on the Internet, too. And sure enough, here we are with the final packaging images.

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David Reeves, Former Sony Europe Boss, Says New Sony & Microsoft Consoles Coming 2012-2013

David Reeves, Former Sony Europe Boss, Says New Sony & Microsoft Consoles Coming 2012-2013

We know that Sony's gung-ho about 3D, and Microsoft's obviously knee-deep in the motion-controller market now, but according to the former Boss of Sony Europe, David Reeves (who now works at Capcom), all of those new things are just stopgaps to what's actually coming. Speaking with GameIndustry.biz, Reeves suggests that both Sony and Microsoft are already looking at the future of their next console, even as they both prepare to launch the next big thing in the coming months.

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Activision: Sony’s Move and Microsoft’s Kinect Are Too Expensive

Activision: Sony’s Move and Microsoft’s Kinect Are Too Expensive

While listening to the executives at the major video game companies is fun (and revealing), it's also insightful to look at the world's major video game publishers, too. They're just as intrinsically wound to the market as the manufacturers of those consoles, too, considering that without the games, there wouldn't be much need for the consoles. And while E3 is over, we're still wading in some of the news from that major conference. Or, more accurately, some of the news due to its announcements.

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The Daily Slash: June 21st 2010

The Daily Slash: June 21st 2010

Hope your weekend went well. We had a pretty busy day here, especially for a Monday, but we're thrilled that you could stick it out with us. It's time to wind down, so welcome to Monday's edition of The Daily Slash. Tonight, in the Best of R3 Media, we've got a great app for your Android device, Sony's talking smack about the 3DS, and Verizon Wireless completes a round of LTE testing. In the Dredge 'Net, Nike's got a giant LED screen, AT&T and Verizon kind of agree on something, and Kinect gets priced by Microsoft -- still not officially.

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PlayStation Move Official for $49.99

PlayStation Move Official for $49.99

After all the speculation over the last few months, Sony's just announced the official release date of their motion-based accessories. Called PlayStation Move, it's Sony's gamble into the now exploding motion-controller universe, and they think they've got the best one (obviously). There's a few price points here, not just the $49.99 mentioned in the title, so jump in after the break to figure out what you'll be getting for the holiday season.

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Project Natal tipped for October; response lag measured

Project Natal tipped for October; response lag measured

A relative gush of Project Natal information today, with BBC presenter Jonathan Ross apparently tipping an October launch date for the motion-control gaming system, while MTV take on another timing issue by measuring the peripheral's lag.  Ross had been trying Natal at a Microsoft event this week, and proceeded to tweet "Natal on Xbox is impressive. Not quite there yet I think but they have until October and if they get it right... sky's the limit."

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