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HP Swing motion controller ships with Pavilion PCs in India

Posted in HP by Conner Flynn on April 25th, 2010

This oddly shaped device is yet another motion controller. We don’t have many details, but the HP Swing is being bundled with HP Pavilion desktop PCs in India (for about 29,990 Rupees, or $670).

The controller won’t be available separately, and looking at that design, we doubt it will be released in the states. And even if it was, you wouldn’t want it. It looks a bit like a gel insert with left and right buttons.

Sony Motion Controller dubbed PlayStation Move, launches Fall 2010

Posted in Sony by Conner Flynn on March 10th, 2010

Sony’s motion controller finally has a name, the PlayStation Move. As in it makes you get off your butt and move. As in they hope to move many of them and make lots of money. Sony will have multiple packages available. A standalone Move controller, or a package with PlayStation Eye + Move + a game, or an entire console bundle. The Eye and Move and game combo will be under $100 and they ae looking at a launch window of Fall 2010.

Looks like they are going full on Wii too, as one of the games for it is called Sports Champions, a game with a bunch of smaller mini games. Another is a swordfighting duel game with a sword/mace and shield.(Sound familiar?)

Sony delays PS3 Motion Controller

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on January 20th, 2010

Sony has announced that its motion control peripheral for the PS3 will not be shipping in Spring 2010 as originally planned. Instead it will arrive in the fall, when they will have “an exciting and varied line-up of software titles that will deliver the new entertainment experience to PS3 users,”.

No big deal. We’d rather have a delay of the device with more quality games to play when it does arrive. It is a bit scary that this controller somewhat resembles a vibrator though.

PS3 Motion Controller coming in March?

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on September 22nd, 2009

PS3 Motion Controller coming in March?Above is a Microsoft Word document from SEGA America’s official FTP site in SEGA’s news directory. It could be there as a joke, but if it’s real, then it reveals some interesting details. Mainly that Sony will be launching its PS3 motion controller in Japan in March of 2010, then elsewhere in the Spring.

There are also details of PlayStation 2 emulation on the PS3 and that “SCEA wants to sell all PS2 titles on PSN (GTA Vice City/Sonic/etc).” Want more? Maybe they will announce it at the Tokyo Game Show which starts Thursday.

Details on PS3’s Motion Controller

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on June 22nd, 2009

Details on PS3's Motion ControllerAccording to Kotaku, Sony is touching base with developers and apparently the controller will launch in Spring 2010 (Next year’s E3 sounds right.) . Sony says that the controller will function “with any games across all genres from casual to [hard]core”.

To refresh your memory, the controller will work with Sony’s Eye camera and microphone, which will add face and voice recognition and make the motion tracking more accurate. Sony apparently told developers that the DualShock “could” be used along with the motion controller, much like how Nintendo uses the Wiimote and Nunchuck.

PlayStation Motion Controller launching in 2010

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on June 2nd, 2009

PlayStation Motion Controller launching 2010Sony’s rumored PlayStation Motion Controller is real. Well, we knew that much. It will be launching in 2010. Sony showed it off at Sony’s E3 press conference and SCEA’s Jack Tretton claims it’s an experience “closer to real-life than anything you’ve ever seen.”

The Controller will work in conjunction with the PlayStation Eye, which will capture it’s movements for “true one-to-one tracking.” Sony showed off a bunch of demos for use with the motion controller, including sword swinging, tank-based third-person shooting, archery, tennis and drawing.

Microsoft announces “Project Natal” motion controller for Xbox 360

Posted in Xbox 360 by Conner Flynn on June 1st, 2009

Microsoft announces "Project Natal" motion controller for Xbox 360The Xbox 360 motion controller is real. Today at E3, Microsoft unveiled the motion controller we’d been hearing about for awhile. The device is codenamed “Natal” and will allow for a very wide range of actions by using a group of sensors.

The accessory will even be capable of handling multiple users during single sessions. The demo Microsoft showed off at E3 included a skateboarding game and a family playing a racing game (tires were changed by the dad while the daughter handled the driving).

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3DiJoy FlingPC Motion Controller for Asian babies

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on December 2nd, 2008

3DiJoy FlingPC Motion Controller for Asian babiesNintendo really hit the mark with the Wii. Now all they have to do is sit back and laugh at every lame attempt by others to capitalize on their motion controller. Take this thing for instance. 3DiJoy has unveiled its FlingPC motion controller that is basically an accelerometer-equipped Bluetooth remote and a USB dongle.

For your $99 you’ll get ten custom (and rest assured crappy) 3D games. Just look at the image above. Asian babies love Wii knock-offs. They are a cheap gateway to the overpriced highs they’ll get from higher quality game systems once they reach puberty. This thing is compatible with both Linux and Windows platforms, but somehow we don’t see a large market outside of the Asian baby demo.