Posts Tagged "PlayStation Move"

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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Motion Controls: A Bad Move for Gaming?

Motion Controls: A Bad Move for Gaming?

With Sony’s PlayStation Move now on sale and Microsoft’s Kinect coming soon, we recently connected with CNN to take a look at whether or not motion controls were the future – or even a wise move – for video games. You can see the results in recent story Will Motion Controls Reinvent Gaming?, which brings up a few worrying questions, at least from our perspective. Check out the list of a few key troubling issues below, and see just how many...

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Just How Screwed is the Gaming Business?

Just How Screwed is the Gaming Business?

* Editor’s Note: Article syndicated in partnership with Gaming Business Review. Console game sales had their worst August in four years according to the latest retail receipts released by NPD Group, putting 2010 one step closer to going into the record books as a down year. Yet with the industry still holding out hope for the fall, traditionally a time of generous spending by game buyers, eyes are turning to see if the first sign of salvation might come with...

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5 Ways to Fix Complicated Gamepads

5 Ways to Fix Complicated Gamepads

You don’t have to own a Wii to appreciate the fact that traditional controllers have become unnecessarily complex. Both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gamepads have 17 depressible buttons. Yes, you read that right – 17 buttons.* Having been a gamer for 23 years now, even yours truly has to momentarily pause sometimes to keep them all straight. As a result of the controller clutter, unseasoned players are thrown to the wolves, something many...

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The New Definition of Video Games

The New Definition of Video Games

When it comes to critics and the video game industry, sometimes, you have to draw a line in the virtual sand. Case in point: Our recent column for CNN entitled What Does ‘Video Game’ Mean, Anyway?, which explains why it’s ludicrous to look to falling retail sales as some sort of canary in a coal mine indicating that the hobby is on the decline, or worse… destined for extinction. The reason why? More people are playing video games than ever...

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