It was roughly 9 months since Playstations motion controller was officially unveiled at E3 2009 and the potential it offered. Then finally at GDC 2010 its official name, Playstation Move, was announced and a bunch of games ranging from Dukes to Move Party were shown to the public. The games finally showed Moves potential in actual gaming form, even though a lot of you will disagree (i'll save that for another blog), it was defiantly a 60 flight staircase (yes, that many steps) ahead of the Wii (and 360).
While GDC 2010 was happening, numerous sites got a chance to play the Move controller and some stated that the Move controller felt light, to a point being kind of cheap (like the first PS3 controllers did). Some people may think that’s a dumb move by Sony, but I’m the complete opposite of that, we’ll get use to the weight of the controller like we did the first PS3 controller and having a light motion controller means when you throw a punch in Dukes or trim some hair in Move Party, it’ll feel like you’re actually doing it, not some controller. It gives you the feeling of augmented reality, while still having the precision of Playstation Move in your hand. It’s something that goes beyond waggling or Eye Toy Plus (hint: I’m not talking about PS Eye ether).
Playstation Moves Weightlessness in my opinion will add a lot to augmented reality, changing the way we game (atleast for some of us), because having motion controls with such precision will make us feel like we’re in the game and having to make split second decisions to dodge out of the way and such. It’ll immerse us into games like never before. It’s just too bad we have to wait so long before we get our hands on Playstation Move.
Reader Questions: Will you be getting Playstation Move? Why or why not? What Playstation Move games do you expect to see at E3? What date do you expect Sony to launch Playstation Move? What’s the first Playstation Move game you want to play?
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