Thursday, 30 September 2010

Check Out PlayStation Move!

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of PlayStation MOVE. All opinions are 100% mine.

PlayStation Move is a motion controller system with sensors to detect the player's movements and translate them into gameplay. The primary remote is just about the size of the Nintendo Wii remote / attached MotionPlus combination. Where Move departs from the Wii is that while the Wii detects movement with its built-in accelerometers, pointing (with the sensor bar) or even detecting exact orientation (with the addition of MotionPlus), Move can be tracked precisely within real 3D space instead of just inferring relative movement based on your previous position. For gameplay, this means you'll be performing fewer of those cute little flicks Wii pros have become so fond of... most gameplay motions require a full and complete movement on Move.

If I had to compare this to the similar motion-centric bundles being offered by the competition... Wii Sports, Sports Resort... right now I'd rank this pretty high on the list. Every game felt like something worth multiple playthroughs, and the HD visuals felt like a value-added. It's a pretty fun for playing with your friends, and provides a pretty good showcase for Move's capabilities.

PlayStation Move is a product that needs to be sampled. You need to get your hands on it. You need to understand it. You need to try it. And it's true; motion controls are nothing new in the games industry, but PlayStation has really learned from its competitors and delivered a compelling and entertaining experience complemented by the hardware's ability to push HD visuals. But like its rival, the success is going to be largely dependent upon the games that support it. What I've seen so far is very promising, but whether or not the $100+ cost of entry will dissuade one too many customers remains to be seen. The traditional console cycle seems to have been eschewed by all players in favor of new methods of interactions. It's shaping up to be one of the most interesting eras in the history of console gaming, and make no mistake, Sony's got all the right ingredients here.

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  1. Following you from the Thirsty Thursday Blog Hop!~Lisa

    I am all a twitter about life

  2. Hey that sounds cool. I wonder if I know anyone with a playstation? Hmm...

    Thanks for sharing, I found you via Trendy Treehouse New Friend Friday.


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