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Sony's High Velocity Bowling started before Nintendo Wii Sports' Bowling

MTV ninja Stephen Totilo infiltrated the tooth-decaying sugar-fluff of Sony Gamers' Day and shoved his mic into High Velocity Bowling developer Scott Rohde's face, asking him the tough question: Dude, like, you know everyone's sayin' you just copied Nintendo ... so, like, you did, right? Maybe not. With the lens carefully trained on his San Diego tan, Rohde's fired back with a little-known factoid, "Before we knew that Wii Bowling was coming out we were building [High Velocity], absolutely."

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PS360WII3720d ago

he said she said is all this amounts to really, but power to him for thinking of it as well then

ChickeyCantor3720d ago (Edited 3720d ago )

so what if?.....it doesn't matter who was first that comes up with the idea, but the first that delivers.

" "Before we knew that Wii Bowling was coming out we were building [High Velocity], absolutely."

and Nintendo wasnt working on Wii-sports?.........what?

How many FPS are out there? how many platform games are out there?.....does it really matter who stole what? I mean if the one can make a great game, why should we complain?

ITR3720d ago

I remember seeing a video on this and the guy couldn't even get spin on the ball.

Since the PS3 has no wrist strap are we going to see some damage tvs now?

calderra3720d ago (Edited 3720d ago )

Just so we're all on the same page, things Sony was "already working on":
-Motion control (working on it before Nintendo filed their patent, so they're not ripping off Nintendo at all)
-A service to counter Xbox Live (which they were imagining before PS2 launched, so obviously they're not ripping off Xbox at all)
-Rumble for PS3, which only months ago they said was last-gen and would never be included on the PS3, yet they were 'always' working toward it after they settled with Immersion (so they're not ripping off everyone in the universe who said they'd do well to include it the moment they settle).
-And now, Wii Sports' bowling (again, they're totally not ripping off Nintendo at all)

Am I missing any more there?
Yeah, it's fine to say that working on a bowling game is an old idea. No problem. But when you're building toward the half-dozenth instance of your company doing so on this console, it's time to just own up to it.

They saw Wii Sports was good, and wanted to make it on Playstation. What's so wrong with just saying that as opposed to pretending it was their idea all along?

EDIT: Ah, and I forgot- having an included hard drive on a console. Which, last generation, they said was a terrible idea beacause it made Xbox too expensive and consumers would never need such a thing, and the hard drive made Xbox too much like a PC, which no console should ever do. (PS3 is a computer. -Kenny)

Whoops, and having two base SKUs for a console, which they said was a terrible idea when 360 did it, only to do the same thing a few months later. How could I be so forgetful?

VirtualGamer3720d ago (Edited 3720d ago )

Calderra you seem to harbor such resentment. Lets look at what your saying.

-Motion control (working on it before Nintendo filed their patent, so they're not ripping off Nintendo at all)

First off the only thing the 2 controllers have in common is motion sensing to which MS was actually the first company to patent a controller based on that years earlier. All three devices while using motion sensing are different enough that no one can sue anyone else for patent infringement so all thats left is for people to argue over semantics.

-A service to counter Xbox Live (which they were imagining before PS2 launched, so obviously they're not ripping off Xbox at all)

First MS hardly has a lock on using the interent to provide online gaming. The PC has been doing for far longer. XBL is far different then what Sony is offering even Chris Satchell, general manager of Microsoft's Game Developer Group thinks so. "I think they've definitely taken some concepts that we originated like achievements, but I think they're pushing in a different direction and we've sort of fundamentally got two different approaches going on here."

http://news.softpedia.com/n...

-Rumble for PS3, which only months ago they said was last-gen and would never be included on the PS3, yet they were 'always' working toward it after they settled with Immersion (so they're not ripping off everyone in the universe who said they'd do well to include it the moment they settle).

Well they have settled and yet where is the controller? You act like they had the controller ready to go to market the second the settlement was reached and yet here we are months later and nothing so far. Again the reason Sony went without rumble this time was because of the lawsuit with Immersion. Once they showed Immersion that they truly where prepared to go without Immersion settled for far less. Originally Immerson was to be awared 91 million but settled for 22.5 million.

http://biz.gamedaily.com/in...

-And now, Wii Sports' bowling (again, they're totally not ripping off Nintendo at all)

Wow I never knew Nintendo was the very first company to make a Bowling game. They are the first to make one that uses their controller. Now perhaps Sony did rip off the idea or maybe they came up with it on their own. I mean how hard would it be to put some people in a room and say ok come up with games that could take direct advantage of a motion sensing controller and I bet you Bowling would be one of them.

- Ah, and I forgot- having an included hard drive on a console. Which, last generation, they said was a terrible idea beacause it made Xbox too expensive and consumers would never need such a thing, and the hard drive made Xbox too much like a PC, which no console should ever do. (PS3 is a computer. -Kenny)

Whoops, and having two base SKUs for a console, which they said was a terrible idea when 360 did it, only to do the same thing a few months later. How could I be so forgetful?

I would love to see a credible link to your first comment in regards to Hard drive. In any event just because a company says they feel more then one SKU is a bad idea and then comes out with 2 SKU because of what their competition has done does not mean they still don't feel that way. Hence why in Europe they never launched with 2 and in NA they where quick to drop the 20GB model due to lack of demand. So as far as I know Japan is the only country in the world that is being offered 2 SKU.

CaliGamer3719d ago

calderra does seem bitter, but you have torn his argument to shreds. Kudos to you my friend, positive feedback for sure.

VaeVictus3720d ago

Everyone copies off of everyone else. Everyone also tends to bend the truth when pressed about something they'd rather not be questioned on. For people to even care is retarded, as long as the product is good wgaf? You're [email protected] if you do, [email protected] if you don't. I'm just happy to have choices available to me.

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