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Analyst says “Arc”, Riccitiello says “Sony Motion Controller”

EA CEO John Riccitiello has been careful not to repeat THQ boss Brian Farrell’s performance in his investor call last week, calling Sony’s Motion Controller exactly that. Not Arc.

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Sony Motion Controller headlines

  • THQ Brian Farrell calls PS Motion Controller ARC

    Holy Shit. Looks like THQ CEO Brian Farrell just called Sony’s Motion Controller the PlayStation Arc.

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  • Report: Sony Motion Controller to get 10 titles this year

    A Nikkei report has surfaced stating that Sony’s Motion Controller will have 10 games compatible with the new peripheral by the end of the year.

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  • Capcom: Sony montion control delay does not affect RE5: Gold release

    Capcom has said that Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition’s release date will not be changed, just because Sony’s has delayed the release of its motion controller.

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  • Sony trademarks four new game titles

    Sony has filed trademarks for four new game titles.

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  • Sony says "Gem" was a prototype name for its controller

    Sony has said that its motion controller is not called Gem, but it was an early prototype name for the product. “The term ‘Gem’ was an early code name for the product,” SCEA bossman Patrick Seybold told Kotaku. “We haven’t announced final name at this point.” This comes to light after John Riccitiello slipped up […]

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  • Sony: There are several candidates for Motion Controller name

    Sony head Shuhei Yoshida said during TGS that for now, the motion controller debuted at E3 is being dubbed the Wand Controller. Until Sony can come up with a proper name, that is. “There are several candidates for the name of the controller,” said Yoshida. “The SIXAXIS and the DualShock 3 — while great product […]

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  • TGS 09: Kaz whips out Sony motion controller at keynote

    Sony bossman Kaz Hirai has shown attendees at his TGS keynote the new motion controller demoed at E3. He didn’t demo it, but spoke a bit about it instead, showing a wand with changing colors of yellow, blue, and purple. “The controller has image recognition and depth perception and it’s accurate and can trace user’s […]

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  • Sony Motion Controller video series Part 3 dissects E3 Demo

    Part 3 of Sony’s motion controller Blog series is up, and we have it posted for you after the break. In it, Richard Marks and Anton Mikhailov break down their E3 on-stage demo into more detail discussing plasma whips and drawing, abstract domino snakes and real time strategy games. Stuff that was left out of […]

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  • Sony’s R&D Team talks about its new motion controller, Part 2

    Sony has posted Part 2 of its inside look at its new motion controller. Part 1 can be found here, and Part 3 is expected next week. In it, the R&D team’s Anton Mikhailov breaks down the PVC origins and some of the possible applications for the new controller. Please give us a name Sony. […]

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  • Take-Two: Natal dev kits "embedded in just about all of our studios"

    Take-Two CEO Ben Feder told investors during the company’s Q3 2009 financial call today that motion sensor kits are currently in-house and in the hands of its development teams right now. “Natal motion-sensors – yes we have dev kits, yes we’re working on them,” he said. “Obviously, we can’t comment on games we haven’t announced. […]

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  • Motion games on PS3 only need one wand, says Sony

    Sony bossman, Shuhei Yoshida, has told Eurogamer that the launch titles coming for the new PS3 motion controller only need one of the motion controller to be played. “The ultimate goal or wish for us is if you have two controllers, like we demoed at E3, we can do something really amazing,” he said. “It’s […]

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  • Sony Motion Controller: Handheld controls greatly increase precision

    PS3 special projects manager Dr. Richard Marks has been talking up Sony’s new motion controller to PC World. While the company has yet to make an official announcement for the peripheral, Marks did provide information as to why it’s important that you hold something in your hand. “We learned that while people definitely enjoy physical […]

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  • PS3 motion controller has force feedback rumble, other nifty things

    Sony has been showing off its new motion controller to devs and publishers lately, and apparently it can do all sorts of things. For starters, it has force feedback rumble, works across all genres of titles, face and head tracking will be realized with the camera that it comes with, and it can track up […]

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  • Tretton: It's "absolutely conceivable" motion controller will work with current games

    Sony bossman Jack Tretton says that it’s “absolutely conceivable” that company’s new motion controller will be compatible with the present library of games on PS3. “I think our [motion] controller can be used with every game that’s on the system now,” he told CNBC, “and every game we’re working on.” He also says that the […]

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  • Iwata: Nintendo tried camera-based controllers, went different direction

    Satoru Iwata has told the Financial Times that Nintendo previously fiddled around with camera-based motion controls and decided to pass on ‘em. The firm eventually decided that “accelerometer-based technology”, like what’s in the WiiMote, worked better. Iwata admitted, however, that the company will wait and see what Microsoft and Sony do before regretting the decision. […]

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  • Riccitiello: EA almost invested in a platform extension like Natal

    EA boss John Riccitiello has stated that the firm’s development team almost invested in motion control similar to Natal, but Microsoft were the first out of the gate with it. “We almost invested to create a platform extension like that for some of the games we’re working on,” Riccitiello told Kotaku. “We’re very pleased, frankly, […]

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  • Development kits for PS3 motion-sensing already being handed out

    Sony has already started handing out development kits for its new motion-sensing controller. Marketing exec Peter Dille confirmed this to Gamspot during E3, and also told the site that the technology is a lot further along that what has been presumed. “We’re a little bit past the research phase,” said Dille. “We’re having conversations with […]

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  • Moore says "gesture control" is important factor for Sony and Microsoft controllers

    Peter Moore says that EA already had a look at both Natal and Sony’s motion controller months ago, and the company is already scouting ways to take advantage of both in the fitness realm. “We’ve seen both Natal and the motion controller from Sony several months ago,” he told Gamasutra. “So we’re already looking at […]

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