PlayStation Move

Hello Kinect, Hello Future

Hello Kinect, Hello Future

We are in a transformative time. Old paradigms a breaking down to be replaced with new usage models and interface enhancements. Touchscreens show how the mouse might be effectively retired in the future and last week Microsoft showed, with the launch of Kinect, just how the venerable game controller and TV remote just might become obsolete in the near future as well. The game controller is a true anachronism. Today's models are the direct evolutionary decendents of the original NES controller from decades past. I'd even argue they might even be the decendents of the Intellivison controller. Sure, we've added more buttons, control sticks and triggers but the core functions have remained unchanged (right down to the fact that most controllers favor left handed players) an anachronism that continues to this day.

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PlayStation Move controller gets ray gun accessory

PlayStation Move controller gets ray gun accessory

Really, this was inevitable. It took about an hour after the Wii was announced before we started seeing hoards of accessories to hold the controllers turn up on the market with things like golf clubs, bats, and guns for shooting games. Sony is generating its own accessory rush for the PS Move controllers unveiled officially this week at E3.

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The Daily Slash: June 15th 2010

The Daily Slash: June 15th 2010

It's a late Tuesday night, and you're probably trying to find something to do. Well, good thing we've got you covered here at SlashGear, because we're up late with you, bringing you the tail-end of a busy, busy day. Hopefully you're caught up on all your E3 news, because we promise there's only one bit of news here related to that. So, then you'll be caught up. First, in the Best of R3 Media, we've got instructions for you to root your myTouch Slide, we've got a Drone that you can buy later this year, and then Sony Ericsson adds Skype to some phones. In the Dredge 'Net, Move your way to pre-order status, US Apple Stores are (finally) sold out of iPhone 4s, and Verizon's on track with their LTE deployment.

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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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Stop Twiddling Your Thumbs and Stand Up

Stop Twiddling Your Thumbs and Stand Up

Originally, I wanted to title this story "Why Women Hate Consoles," but I'm sure there are many women who would take exception to that complaint. I'm not married to one of those women. My wife hates console gaming. She doesn't just hate playing games on my Xbox or Playstation, she hates when I play them, too. For a while, I couldn't figure out why.

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Why E3 won’t be as exciting as you think

Why E3 won’t be as exciting as you think

With E3 2010 just a few days away, it's now time to consider what Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, and all the major developers will be delivering. The show is the biggest gaming confab of the year, and it stands to reason that all the secrets that developers and hardware companies have been keeping over the past year (or more) will be unveiled. That's certainly the case in the past. E3 has been home to console announcements, additions to major franchises, and much, much more.

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PlayStation Move Could Hit Store Shelves as Soon as July

PlayStation Move Could Hit Store Shelves as Soon as July

Sony's placing a lot of hope in their upcoming motion controller, and considering the upcoming competition, that's probably a good idea. With E3 just around the corner, there's no doubt in anyone's mind that Sony's holding their tongue, at least in any official capacity, to make sure that they get to announce all the goodness on their own stage. That's not stopping video game outlets like BT Games from (possibly) ruining the whole surprise.

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Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3 Could See a Price Drop After E3

Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3 Could See a Price Drop After E3

Just in case you weren't aware, it's almost June. And, other than iPhone's getting released, that generally means that a huge trade show is going to take place. E3, the largest of video game-centric shows is about to kick off, and there's going to be a few huge announcements in store for the event. One of them that might slip through the gate, though, and merely show it's head afterward, is a rumored price drop for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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PS Move and Project Natal are “great honor” to Nintendo

PS Move and Project Natal are “great honor” to Nintendo

Nintendo have Microsoft closing in on one side with Project Natal and Sony on the other with PlayStation Move, but should they be worried?  Not at all, reckons Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto; he thinks the company should be too busy being flattered by the "great honor" of Wii inspiring the rival motion-control systems.  In fact, he describes Project Natal and Move as "intensified" versions of the Wiimote.

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