Posts Tagged "PlayStation Move"

8 Ways to Save Money on Video Games

8 Ways to Save Money on Video Games

Good news: Video games are fun. Bad news: They cost money. Good news: Unlike many pastimes, you can indulge in gaming without winding up in the poorhouse. In fact, their affordability is one thing that makes video games an ideal family activity. What’s more, the video game industry is extremely competitive. Games distributed at retail have to compete with free-to-play online games and downloadable titles that are available for mere pennies. It’s easier...

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Top 10 Game Controllers and Accessories

Top 10 Game Controllers and Accessories

When PCs and video game controllers and consoles first came home, several engineers wondered “Hey, let’s try throwing extra bits of plastic at these things and discovering if any of it enhances the gameplay experience!” Thousands of years later, we still see extra PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii controllers, accessories and peripherals that stick to game consoles like parasites on a shark’s belly. Some serve as little more than dumpsters in which to...

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Why is Kinect Outselling PlayStation Move?

Why is Kinect Outselling PlayStation Move?

This time last year, many of us were snickering at Microsoft’s “Project Natal” (aka Kinect) and taking bets on the size of the crater the camera unit would leave behind when the concept inevitably bombed. Now, with ten million Kinect units sold since November, only Microsoft is laughing–not only at our sheepishly hung heads, but at Sony’s PlayStation Move. Despite seeming like a much surer thing than the Kinect a year ago, the motion...

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Why Do We Love Motion Controls?

Why Do We Love Motion Controls?

Kinect’s runaway success over the holiday season has helped Microsoft vault into record revenue for its second fiscal quarter (the three-month period ending on December 31, 2010). Eight million Kinects were sold within the hands-free controller’s first 60 days of life. Sony didn’t do too bad either with over 4 million PlayStation Move systems sold as well. What do all these numbers translate into? Undeniable proof that people love motion-based...

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2010 and 2011’s Top Game Industry Trends

2010 and 2011’s Top Game Industry Trends

The video games industry did a lot of growing up through the Aughts and into 2010–though some might argue that a bit of de-evolution occurred as well this year. But perspective is everything, and all teenagers must go through growing pains in order to reach beyond that awkward, long-legged stage that precedes maturity. With that in mind, we’re going to look back at some notable industry trends that started or endured through 2011. Take it upon yourself...

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