Harrison denies Wii influenced PS3 controller, says PCs unnecessary

Sony exec says accusations of next-gen copycatting are "stupid," says the console will render traditional PCs moot in the home. When Sony revealed the PlayStation 3 controller would be able to sense certain types of motion, skeptics scoffed. That's because Nintendo announced last September that its recently rechristened Wii console would also have motion-sensing controls, leading many to believe that Sony had added the functionality at the last minute as a gimmick. A report in the New York Times didn't help, as it said that some of Sony's own developers had were not given the PS3 controller's tilt-sensitive controller until just weeks prior to its unveiling at E3 2006 in May.

Now Sony has come out swinging. In this week's edition of German magazine Der Spiegel, Phil Harrison, president of Sony Computer Entertainment's Worldwide Studios, aggressively denied his company appropriated the motion-sensing idea from Nintendo. "In a certain way, I understand why people would say [such things], but it is stupid, if you'll forgive me saying so," said Harrison.

Harrison went on to say that the PS3's motion-sensitive controller had been in the works for some time. "We have already worked on it a long time, and Nintendo almost certainly has done likewise with something similar," he said. "It is perfectly naturally for two companies to work on [nearly] identical devices. It's like that with technology." He reiterated that the PS2's Dual Shock controller is the "de facto-industry standard for video games. ... We define the standard for the man-machine interface for playing games."

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Wotbot6332d ago

This is more crap again. The PS3 looks like a cool console, but the bullsh#t that comes with it is very sad.
I quote from Harrison "We have already worked on it a long time" What like 2 weeks before E3?

And its funny how none of the devolpers new anything about until 1 week before E3.

RelloC6332d ago

they are killing themselves.

Clic6332d ago

Whatever is better wins.

FamoAmo6332d ago

Sure Sony needs to clarify things but what did he say about the article in NY times? They didn't show the developers the controller until a week before E3? WTF! I think Sony is blowing smoke and mirrors.. MS is big time competition and Sony needs to get on the ball. "We define the standard for the man-machine interface for playing games." - We'll if so enough with excuses lies and crap show us a console release it now damnit!! lol

clayton6332d ago

If Sony thinks people are seriously going to replace their pc's with a ps3, they are smoking crack!!! I for one will never get a ps3 or replace my pc. They can keep on dreaming.

DG6332d ago

Politics at its fines...theres more money to be made (and lost) here than "Bush the Douche" family will ever see!

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5 Of the Most Unlikeable Video Game Protagonists

There are good video game protagonists, and there are bad video game protagonists.

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GhostScholar1d 12h ago (Edited 1d 12h ago )

I disagree that max is unlikable. Chloe is infinitely more unlikable in my opinion.

gold_drake1d 4h ago

omg chloe was awful. i really hated her at the end haha

Cacabunga23h ago

Abby was absolute trash protagonist in every way..
Tidus was so meh to me..
On villain side, the one i didn’t like wa Micah, because they wanted him to be that way and it was brilliant👍🏽

Rancegamerx1d 1h ago

I agree, I liked Max, Chloe was a horrible friend and a bad influence.

Cacabunga18h ago

Everyone agrees on chloe, I’m sure even ND do.

H921h ago

Both are horrible, granted Chloe is infinitely worse, it feels like Chloe is just fanservice for people who too over the edge and wasn't written to be a character that makes sense

GooGobbler1d 12h ago

What about that Forspoken Tw*t

MrChow66623h ago

exactly I was expecting it to be a the top of the list

ravens5222h ago

Ye I was expecting her too. Guess they actually played the game. Unlike you and whoever agrees.

gpimlott3h ago

I played through the whole game and think she is one of the worst character Ive ever played as

ravens521h ago(Edited 1h ago)

gpimlott. How?

Christopher21h ago(Edited 21h ago)

She's actually not bad. It's the writing itself that is bad overall, but she's fine overall. She's no worse than Miles Morales IMHO. Both thrust into a spotlight and receiving both praise and blame and dealing with it.

Forspoken is a bland game because it's 75% bland, boring, repetitive going through the motions and diversions that add nothing of the value with purposefully gated memory moments that don't feel organic or like you're discovering things but waiting for others to reveal things.

ravens5219h ago

Exactly Chris. Even though I liked the game. I kno u played it. People who actually played it and went thru her dream saw she was a good likeable person who really just acted out due to being alone and unloved. I think your problem is it was open world, I think if it was more linear you may have liked it better.

savedsynner17h ago

Oh no she's bad. Very unlikable even before you add on the bad dialogue. The game could have been quite good with a good protagonist