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PlayStation Move Wins Popsci's "Best of What's New" Award

Posted by James Newton

Nabs "most immersive game controller" gong

We know Move works great, you know Move works great, and now Sony's controller has been honoured with an award in Popular Science magazine's "Best of What's New 2010" issue.

Honoured in the always hotly-contested Home Entertainment category, Move was called the "most immersive game controller", with the editors saying:

Sony’s Move is the first motion-capture game system accurate enough to attract the hardcore gamers who consider the Wii and Microsoft Kinect to be kids’ stuff. A camera near the TV tracks a glowing sphere on top of a wand to follow a player’s horizontal and vertical movement, as well as the distance from the screen, while accelerometers and gyroscopes sense rotation. All this translates into the ability to take out zombies in Resident Evil with dead-on accuracy.

All that technology, all those millions of man hours of research, all to win an award for most accurate zombie headshot tool. What a wonderful world we live in.

[via popsci.com]

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User Comments (5)

danschemen

#1

danschemen said:

really! i thought kinect would get that but i guess it's only all a camera with a microphone inside.... no an overpriced camera with a microphone inside

Token_Girl

#2

Token_Girl said:

It's not really odd to say Kinect is kid stuff. Sony has really walked the walk by releasing/patching core titles for Move. There's not really anything out on Kinect yet that could be considered a core title. Companies talk about using it, yes, but there's not that much that has really been confirmed in how Kinect will work with genres outside workout/dance/sports/augmented reality titles.

MARl0

#4

MARl0 said:

Ironically, Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition plays better than Resident Evil 5 Move Edition. And that came out years ago. : /

I will admit that Move is the better controller, but RE5 is a horrible example.

swapnilgyani

#5

swapnilgyani said:

I have nothing against the Kinect, but that thing was hacked almost as soon as it hit the markets. A bunch of them are being bought only to interface with computers, robots and vacuum cleaners!

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