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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 Wand headlines

  • Pro Evolution Soccer will have motion control in future installments

    Pro Evolution Soccer’s Shingo Takatsuka has confirmed to IGN that Natal and Sony’s wand will be implemented in future editions of the series. “Up until 2009 we believed all the platforms should have the same controls and features,” he told the site. “That’s no longer the case, because there are specific controllers for different machines, […]

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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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  • 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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  • Suda, Hino and Mizuguchi agree that E3 was all about motion control

    Grasshopper Manufacture’s Goichi Suda, Level-5′s Akihiro Hino, and Q Entertainment’s Tetsuya Mizuguchi chat about E3 in the latest Famitsu, and all seem to agree that motion control stole the show. “Hardware-wise, it was all about Project Natal,” Suda told the magazine. “It’s hard to really understand it unless you use it, and it remains to […]

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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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