With both Sony and Microsoft targeting the casual gaming market,
Sony have jumped in first with their PlayStation Movie Motion
Controller that creates one of the world’s most accurate motion
controlled gaming experience, thanks to the PlayStation Eye
Camera. Using advanced motion sensors for increased accuracy,
the Move may be dubbed by some as a Wii clone, however at the
end of the day, Sony have taken this idea and revolutionised
it in ways that most of us were not expecting.
The first thing I noticed about the controller was how well it
felt to use which was quite ergonomic and relatively quite light.
Like the Wiimote, it features a strap in order to prevent any
injuries or unwanted damage to your equipment and a strange ball
on the end of the control which is called the dynamic colour
changing sphere which has the ability to change colours while
you play. We did joke at the office that the Move Motion
Controller looked like some strange adult toy, however after using this
for just over a week now, it truly created a unique, new and
entertaining experience on the PlayStation 3.
button placement is well thought out with the standard PS3
controller buttons on the front, a move button and PS3 button on
the front and finally a trigger on the back. Charging is done
via the USB port and because it uses Bluetooth, it keeps the
charge quite well and is relatively quick to charge.
The controller also supports vibration feedback for
additional gaming functionality and you can even use this
controller to navigate through menus in games, the PS3 O/S and
even movies which is reminiscent of the Tom Cruise movie
tested all of Sony’s release titles with the Move Motion
Controller such as Sports Champions and EyePet PlayStation Move and overall, it
was an interesting and thoroughly entertaining experience. I was expecting
another “been there, done that attitude” because the Wii has
been doing something similar for quite a few years but Sony have
actually improved on this idea and the future potential in
gaming will be quite amazing, once more developers jump onboard.
There are some great A-grade titles to be released in the coming
like Killzone and whether your singing
or dancing in a game, shooting aliens from another planet or
hitting the next home run for the New York Yankees, this new
control system will definitely change the
face of gaming on the PS3 and will in turn make it more
appealing for the casual gamer and even the hardcore gamer. Even
though the Move Motion Controller is in its infancy, I’m once
again excited to be a gamer and what the future holds,
especially on the PlayStation 3 which is now the most versatile
and powerful console.
PlayStation®Move motion controller works with PlayStation®Eye
USB Camera to accurately track player position.
Advanced motion sensors precisely track both fast and subtle
Motion controller's sphere uses internal RGB LED to provide
Vibration feedback is felt during specific actions
Includes DUALSHOCK®3 action buttons for advanced gaming.
Utilizes Bluetooth® technology for wireless gaming.
Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery
Charge the controller and automatically pair with the PS3™
system via a USB cable
Up to four motion controllers can be connected at once to the