Sam Machkovech from Publicola writes: I'm standing in a small crowd at Sole Repair Shop in Capitol Hill, and a Sony game designer hands me two wireless remotes with glowing, colored bulbs at each tip. He points me toward a boxing game, currently listing real-life gestures that I can do with these remotes to make my character fight dirty. Two hands swinging from left to right will make my guy swing elbows into my opponent's face. Two hands slamming downward will deliver a head butt.
Anticipating my next question, as I look at the Wii-like controllers, the Sony rep insists that I'll never see this kind of game on the Nintendo Wii.
I've come to the invite-only Sony event to play with this motion-sensitive gizmo, dubbed the PlayStation Move, because it won't be in stores until this fall. (I'm also here to talk to some designers at Redmond's Zipper Interactive, but more on them later.)