Sony PlayStation Move
Sony's Move is the first motion-capture game system accurate enough to attract the hardcore gamers who consider the Wii and Microsoft Kinect to be kids' stuff. A camera near the TV tracks a glowing sphere on top of a wand to follow a player's horizontal and vertical movement, as well as the distance from the screen, while accelerometers and gyroscopes sense rotation. All this translates into the ability to take out zombies in Resident Evil with dead-on accuracy.
How can you call this most immersive game controller? Hasn't this been already done? All Sony did was steal two ideals from other companies and merged it together and called it their own. The sad thing is that the camera only tracks the ball. I would say its more impressive when a camera can track a multitude of bodies, tell who it is and it is able to discern all movement at once. So Sony stole the Wii controller and crossed it with a camera that can only do a half-ass job of what Kinect does better. Who ever made this judgment was A, has no ideal of what initiative means. B, Works for Sony and is a planted spy in your company. C, Paid by Sony some large amounts of Money and Bret Butler autographs. D, a Sony FANBOY, or E, a moron that need to do a little more research.
Wow guy. Calm down and read. The award is for most IMMERSIVE controller not the most innovative. Also, if you check out some of the videos Sony published on the device, you'll find it tracks more than just the orbs. I own all three systems and I will have to agree with PopSci on this one. Also, even if Move is simply a mashup of the Wiimote and Kinect, isn't it still different from both. Does not each have its own appeal? Your post makes you seem not only ill informed but also juvenile with the insults over someone elses OPINION (Moron? Someones projecting!). Oh, and its KEVIN BUTLER fool! If you don't like it, either don't buy it or off yourself, your chioce. Personally, I love grapples... wait what?
Or...you could try reading his article first instead of looking at a playstation move controller and going off on a kinect fanboy rant. First off he makes a great point. if you have ever played the wii you will notice that the motion tracking is very inaccurate.Also because it uses IR when you point the controller up or down or left/right it loses track of the controllers position and that makes for very unstable game play. it is because of the lack of precise tracking in the controller as well as the underpowered gaming console it connects to there really arent a whole lot of good games available on the system. it has been reduced to gloried mini games and countless mario reboots. As for kinect yes it is kind of cool that the camera tracks your body and manipulates an avatar onscreen. however this is by far an original concept and nothing new. the problem with kinect is number 1 lack of buttons, and number 2 the limited ability for the camera to track your body. because all of the control is done with the body there are a limited number of actions that you can perform and thus games are limited to a certian number of actions. this is fine for playing some rally ball on kinect adventures but anything beyond that is going to be very hard to do ex. shooters. number 2 when the kinect was project natal it had the ability to track not only body movements, but individual fingers as well. because microsoft wanted to reduce the price of the system they fitted a lower resolution camera into kinect that takes away the ability to track fingers which severely limits the developers in what games they can make. sonys method of combining the two techs may seem like a ripoff (which it clearly isnt both techs have been around since way before the wii and kinect.) but in reality it is the smartest choice to make. because it combines the super accurate sixaxis tech that was in their dualshock controllers with the true 1 to 1 tracking of the ball with the camera it allows for not only augmented reality games (ex. the move controller becomes a sword onscreen that it looks like you are holding) but it allows for a wide range of gaming generas that the other two systems dont allow for. it has the ability to have those fun casual games that the other consoles offer but it also has the ability to incorporate the technology into hardcore games as well ex. killzone 3. he says it is the best for a reason. it is the best because it doesnt limit the gamer in terms of game play options like the other consoles do. it is truly the best of both worlds and appeals to everyone. not to mention the tech is crazy accurate.
"Sony’s Move is the first motion-capture game system accurate enough to attract the hardcore gamers who consider the Wii and Microsoft Kinect to be kids’ stuff."
Except virtually every hardcore game (most of which are first party Sony titles) are deemed unplayable by gaming critics.
And it doesn't help that the Wii has already beaten the Move to the punch in the 'hardcore' area. Resident Evil 5 supports Move? Wii already has Resident Evil 4. Killzone 3? Wii already has every Call of Duty title, save for Modern Warfare 2, as well as titles like the Metroid Prime Trilogy.
I'm also not convinced that the better tech = better games yet. The footage I saw for Killzone 3 using Move showed extreme amounts of lag with the pointer, way more than you'd see on the Wii (which is almost nonexistent). It doesn't matter how good the tech is if developers don't know how to use it, and judging by the poor reception of virtually every game in the library, I don't think it's going to get any better for a long while.
personally i like this better then the kinect i cant see were the kinect could be fun but i see possibilities for the move
I'm kind of late to this, but I felt I had to comment. I will say I favor Sony's stuff a little bit more than the competition, but I try to work with the facts.
"The footage I saw for Killzone 3 using Move showed extreme amounts of lag with the pointer, way more than you'd see on the Wii " both controllers function on bluetooth, and Sony estimated the response time to be about 22MS.
I only just bought the Move controller and I love it. It is extremely accurate. In my opinion, Xbox will never be this accurate or this usable without a predetermined constant (the orb) or buttons. I have not used the Kinect yet as I dont have an Xbox, and I have not used the new WiiMote because I sold my Wii.