Posts Tagged "Motion Controls"

Can PlayStation Move Survive?

Can PlayStation Move Survive?

A year or so before the Wii controller was unveiled, I had the chance to sit down with Satoru Iwata, president and CEO of Nintendo. As I expect every other reporter did that day, I bobbed and weaved with him about what was so “revolutionary” about the company’s next product – and why they were guarding that secret so closely instead of getting consumers excited about it. His answer always stuck with me. Competitors, he said, tend to copy the company’s...

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Reinventing an Entire Industry

Reinventing an Entire Industry

The irony of discussing and debating issues of relevance to gaming these days is that there is no one single “video game industry” to speak of; you’re actually talking about dozens of individual and equally diverse businesses. Likewise, endlessly opining about when retail software revenues will cease slumping is all but irrelevant, as outside of specific tentpole AAA releases, the field’s mot promising growth areas (social, mobile, free-to-play, etc.)...

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Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony’s Strategies

Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony’s Strategies

The fight for the family room became even more heated at the 16th annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), which once again served as a battleground between the three major video game console companies: Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo. Each of the Big Three unveiled new hardware, games and services to the crowd of roughly 45,000 industry attendees who crammed into the Los Angeles Convention Center and surrounding venues to catch a glimpse at tomorrow’s trends...

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Motion Controls: Guess Who Wins?

Motion Controls: Guess Who Wins?

It’s a question we’re commonly asked by members of the media: Between Sony’s PlayStation Move and Microsoft’s Kinect (Softkinetic’s iisu and Apple’s iPhone 4 much less often), who wins the battle to bring motion controlled gaming home? Amusingly, the answer may be irrelevant, as we suspect that when it comes to home consoles, the ship has largely sailed with Nintendo’s Wii and Wii MotionPlus accessory. But there’s...

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The Threat to Microsoft, Sony’s Motion Controls

The Threat to Microsoft, Sony’s Motion Controls

The first round in the motion control wars will be fired this fall, as Microsoft’s Kinect and Sony’s PlayStation Move angle to seize territory from current industry titan Nintendo and its Wii/Wii MotionPlus empire. But as our friends at Popular Mechanics are kind enough to point out, Brussels-based firm Softkinetic (a surprise latecomer to the party) will also be entering the fray with its original iisu gesture-tracking technology shortly. The plan: To...

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