Submitted by bubs78 1238d ago | opinion piece

Bone-idle : PS Move from Laughing stock to Game Changer

Bone-idle writes "Sony had to respond and in what seemed like a concept they had just slapped together, the Move was born, the initial on stage display introduced the motion controller to the world and to say it underwhelming is an understatement. What seemed like little more than a Wii controller with a glowing orb attached was shown off and while the features show remained very basic, the show ended with everyone very much in the belief that it was a bit of a joke and would be little more than a brief gimmick to cash in on Nintendo’s market" (Killzone 3, Playstation Move, PS3, SOCOM Special Forces)

Emilio_Estevez  +   1238d ago
May not be ahead of kinect in sales, but "the hardcore" seem to prefer move over kinect. I do.
Joni-Ice  +   1238d ago
Amen Dr.
LOGICWINS  +   1238d ago
Yeah..but don't "the hardcore" seem to prefer the DS3 and 360 controller over EITHER Kinect and Move?
zootang  +   1238d ago
Nothing wrong with choice my friend.
bubs78  +   1238d ago
For online i use the controller only because ill get my ass handed to me other wise, but in solo campaigns the Sharp shooter is amazing. It really adds to the game rather than just being a fun side piece.
LOGICWINS  +   1238d ago
^^Yeah, thats why I havent gotten Move yet. I play online ALOT and I don't feel like getting owned because I'm using Move. I hear people get better when they use Move online..but I hear the exact opposite from others.
bubs78  +   1238d ago
It has plus's and minuses, i find it harder to turn and look around but my accuracy is off the chart good with the move. So much so my head shot ratio looks like it was tampered with lol
LOGICWINS  +   1238d ago
Honestly, it seems like something that would work better with 3rd person shooters. I'd buy Move in a heartbeat if UC3 or Starhawk supported it.

Imagine doing Melee with Move in UC3. That would be sooo worth it!
Joni-Ice  +   1238d ago
It all depends on the game for me Logic. I used the Move for KZ3 and recently got the platinum. However I use the DS3 for Socom 4 singleplayer.
bubs78  +   1238d ago
Even the on rails Dead Space extraction game was very good with it and i usually get bored with on rails shooters.

Only problem with 3rd person shooters can be judging the cover, ive often snuck up on a guy thought i could shoot him but just shot the rock in front of me giving away my position lol !!
guitarded77  +   1238d ago
I have both Move and Kinect and at the end of the day I'm gonna use a regular controller for hardcore games. I think the motion controllers are better suited for multi-player party games like bowling and stuff like that. All that said, I prefer the Move and my wife likes the Kinect... I'm a core gamer and she's a casual gamer. I think the move provides a more accurate and less stressful gaming experience and the Kinect has the fun factor but less precision.
Emilio_Estevez  +   1238d ago
Yes, but that's not what we are talking about...The article is kinect and move only. Did u read it?
banjadude  +   1238d ago
I still need to get a sharpshooter, to complete my Move set!
math  +   1238d ago
I don't think the "core" gamers are playing with motion controllers. Motion Controllers are for casuals who think they are core gamers.
B1663r  +   1238d ago
Huh??? I just enjoy being able to wave my hands around to pause movies when I am not playing games. It is really nice not having to grab the controller.
claterz  +   1238d ago
Yh because if you're a core gamer you have to be using a pad and only play shooters...

Hardcore gamers can use motion controls, and it doesn't make them a casual gamer. Well if it does, I don't care, I'll still play with Move because it's fun!
maddfoxx  +   1238d ago
Some of the PS3 games are pretty good with move. I actually makes heavy rain a challenge to play and Killzone feels like it works better with the move. I can't to play No More Heros!
bubs78  +   1238d ago
Yip i played Killzone through once with dual shock, once with move then 3 times with the sharp shooter and its by far my favorite controller method.
jneul  +   1236d ago
lol try telling that to lots of us who converted to move with kz3 its just so much better than a ds3 and you get completely owned by move players, move is here to stay get over it
BabyTownFrolics  +   1238d ago
I still dont use MOVE as much as I would like, I am looking forward to that no more heroes game
Silly Mammo  +   1238d ago
I use the Move/Nag for KZ3 and while I'll never say I dominate in the game. Usually, I do end up one of the Top 3 players on my team at the end of a map.

I never understood the turning problem that others have had. I did do some fine tuning with the controller options though.
Tired  +   1238d ago
I think software:hardware sales for the kinect speak volumes.

I have 15 move or move enabled games-some great some terribly mediocre...but the tech works.

I do like the look of gunstringer tho...not enough to warrent a new console purchase.

Bring out a few more killer apps and maybe I'll be sold.

I am happy to be won over to the dark side but Alan wake/Limbo
is not enough...pull your finger out microsoft x
jrisner  +   1238d ago
hmmm Flame bait article anyone?
MasterCornholio  +   1238d ago
While Kinect has sold more than Move. Move is a lot more flexible than Kinect and thus can be used is a wider variety of genres. Move was designed with the core in mind while Kinect is really only for the casuals. Despite the so called core Kinect titles that microsoft has been showing off.

Again just an opinion no need to fret over it.
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DAS692  +   1238d ago
Very good article
Some grammar hiccups, but nonetheless a very good article, AND a very good point. Kinect may have a better marketing plan, but it fails to execute. People mention how the "sales" are better than moves, but never tell what happens after the unit has been purchased. (I'm guessing it collects dust as they realise how crappy it is and move back to playing their Wii's)

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