The Motion in the Ocean
Microsoft's inFamous strategy of going first proved to
be pretty effective at this years E3. Their vision of the future
involves no controller which kind of trumps the PlayStation's Motion
Sony's Motion Controller doesn't have a catchy name. For the sake of this article, lets call it the vibrator. The vibrator is cool though because it has the ability to change into various things during a game such as a baseball bat, crossbow, and a golf club to name a few.
Sony took a different route in declaring it's jump into the motion control phenomena. They tried to show the connection the vibrator has with the gaming community as a whole. Instead of showing a video of a family playing with the vibrator, they had a guy who represents the 18-35 demographic play with it live on stage. They didn't bring out a big name to tell you not be afraid of it. They told you right off the bat that yes the vibrator is for the casual audience, but the possibilities are endless.
Sure you can build blocks, paint, and play dominoes, but Sony is hoping to enhance other aspects of gaming with the vibrator (it really needs a catchy name.) They insist that a controller is necessary for motion sensing because some genres require buttons such as a first person shooter. It would be kind of weird to use your arm to aim and not be able to press something to pull the trigger is what Sony's thinking. They're also hoping the vibrator can also enhance other genres such as sports games and real time strategies to name a few. I guess we'll have to wait until the next decade to find out just how important motion is as the PlayStation Motion Controller is slated for a Spring 2010 release.
... and where is the price cut Sony???