Technically, Microsoft & Sony didn't 'steal' the idea for motion control

Microsoft and Sony are positioning their motion control devices as innovative and game-changing. Is there more to the story? Perhaps this explains it.

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IRetrouk2738d ago

thats true to an extent sony were the first ones to put it to use in games for a popular console.


Didn't sony showcase motion tech to the industry 11 years ago?
Im pretty sure they did.

Brasi822737d ago

Didn't Nintendo have a motion control device 20 years ago? Wasn't a great one but they still had it. Nintendo Power Glove

IRetrouk2737d ago (Edited 2737d ago )

thats what i am saying, sony were the first company to put the motion tech to use in games. As a proper alternative to controling games with motion vs the early crap like the power glove.

rockleex2737d ago (Edited 2737d ago )

Anyways, Sony worked on motion gaming since the beginning of the PS2.

They even had motion controllers being demoed at events such as E3 and Games Con as early as 2000.

Sony ripped off the Wii 10 years ago? O_o


A glove is different from a controller. Plus, the very link you provided stated that it wasn't Nintendo's creation.

"Though it was an officially licensed product, Nintendo was not involved in the design or release of this accessory. Rather, it was designed by the team of Grant Goddard and Sam Davis for Abrams Gentile Entertainment (AGE), made by Mattel in the United States[1] and PAX in Japan."

sikbeta2737d ago (Edited 2737d ago )

These all are videos from long ago, with Dr Richard Marks demoing motion gaming with a camera:

this is with the 3dv camera that MS owns now:

These are videos of Dr Richard Marks demoing motion-stuff with the PS2 and the EYETOY (last gen) =/= PS-EYE (better camera)

So, technically Sony didn't "steal" the idea from Nintendo, Dr Richard Marks explained in the First video that the 3dv camera has issues and it's expensive for what it can do, the other videos show how much he could implement motion-based gaming with the PS2 and the EYETOY, Sony have Patented the "wand" as shown in those videos since 2004, so they were redesigning and making the device better as we see Move now

That doesn't take any merit to Nintendo for releasing the wii-mote, N came out first, Sony waited, made their proprietary motion-device better and now they're ready to release it...

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TheBand1t2737d ago

And the Atari had something called Le Stick.

cgspicer2737d ago

Does the Move and the Eye use the same camera?

PirateThom2737d ago

It's the same camera, the camera is called Eye.

mdee5552737d ago

That Miyamoto smile is hilarious.

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plstcsldgr2737d ago

@chspicer the move a controller that works in conjunction with the eye to make a better motion control. it is a combination of the sixaxis motion and a camera capture.

Nintendo created console motion control with the power glove over 20 years ago

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