MTV news writes: "On Monday, MTV News broke the story that Microsoft has been working on an Xbox 360 answer to the Wii remote since the summer. This story has provoked a lot of discussion and raised a lot of questions. How did we get these details? Why would Microsoft do this? Is this a late April Fools' Day hoax?
We can break it down for you and include some of your comments along way:
Q: Is this an April Fools' Day joke? "April Fools was a few days ago, guy." - BlackAdvent, commenting on gaming blog Kotaku
MTV News: MTV News has been doing background reporting on this story for several months, but only recently felt the facts were solid enough to file a report.
Q: Isn't that just a sketch made in MS Paint? There's no way that's a real Microsoft development sketch. (See the sketch for yourself.) "That pic is a joke. Nobody, let alone Microsoft, would file a patent or trademark with a pic like that." - Ron Workman, commenting on the MTV Multiplayer blog
MTV News: Correct. Our primary development source (who isn't an artist) couldn't produce a photograph of Microsoft's controller prototype without potentially compromising his position and studio. MTV News instead asked him to produce a sketch, to give us an idea of what the prototype looked like, which he then produced in MS Paint."