Update @ 19:26 - VG247 are reporting that the name Playstation Arc - what was commonly thought to be the official name of Sony's device - has been dropped
</em> Sony filed a trademark for the name "Playstation Move" in Europe yesterday. Apparently, the name's for a control device which might hint at yet another name for the Playstation Motion Controller. Other rumoured names include..
It's been a while since we've seen Sony's Playstation Motion Controller
In many ways, the hugely impressive tech Sony showed at E3 has been forgotten. Well prepare to remember the serious potential of 1:1 augmented reality control folks, because this first in a series of developer diaries is seriously impressive. More news is expected during this week's GDC. Get the video right here.
Sony's Patrick Seybold has told VG247 that the Playstation Motion Controller will get an "aggressive" push at launch
Seybold was also quoted as claiming that the Playstation Motion Controller is a "step ahead of anything" currently or soon-to-be available, i.e. Nintendo's Wiimote and Microsoft's Project Natal camera.While I wont comment on rumors of pricing for our product or anyone..
It's GDC and Playstation Motion Controller speculation is at an all time low
Namely regarding the Playstation Motion Controller's nunchuk accessory, which we reported on earlier in the year. Already aware of the accessories existence, Develop has practically shut the lid tight on the peripheral, stating that Sony's new Playstation Motion Controller will work in tandem with a nunchuck-esque..
Stocks in Tiger Woods may have dropped in recent months, but golf video games with well implemented motion controls have become no less fun
Thus, it's extremely exciting to hear that Tiger Woods 11 will include support for Sony's upcoming Playstation Motion Controller to "give gamers an authentic interactive swing experience". There aren't any concrete details on the implementation yet,..
According to VG247, Sony will release information on the Playstation Motion Controller and its partners tomorrow
The announcement will come just a day before Sony host a GDC-related press conference in San Francisco. We're still clutching at straws for more concrete information here, but we do believe the controller's going to be compatible with some kind of wireless nunchuck. More when it hits, we..
Without being smug: we told you so
Sources coming out of GDC are confirming that, yes, Sony's Playstation Motion Controller will have a wireless nunchuck device. One GAF poster, "ichinisan", claimed to have seen images of the Playstation Motion Controller and its nunchuck. He wrote:"Nunchuck has an analog stick at the front, below that X and O and below that a D pad. Underneath is..
News coming out of CVG this afternoon suggests that Killzone 3 will support Playstation Motion Controller and stereoscopic 3D as Sony embark on showcasing their new tech with a serious killer-app
Whether or not this Killzone 3 rumour ties into tonight's big "secret sequel" announcement is unknown, but it certainly sounds possible. When it comes to pushing new tech, Sony couldn't really..
Perhaps fuelling the fires that Sony's Playstation Motion Controller will eventually be called the Playstation Arc, Siliconera's found a Japanese trademark filing for the name
Couple that with a website registration a few weeks ago and you have your name. It doesn't really take a genius, eh?
There's no denying that as Sony faithfuls we've seen the Playstation Motion Controller lose all its buzz since E3 because of a barrage of Microsoft press regarding the Natal motion controller
Interestingly, shortly after both Sony and Microsoft's presentations at E3, gamers perception was little different — most coming away extremely impressed from what Sony had to show of Playstation Motion..
The first Red Steel game on Nintendo Wii was a bit of disappointment
The follow-up looks hella awesome. And Ubisoft reckon it "could work fantastically" well on Sony's upcoming Playstation Motion Controller. He told VideoGamesDaily:I think it could work fantastically with the Sony wand, he said. With this kind of game you need a thumbstick, thats the only real constraint. For..
We like Michael Pachter
We don't think he's particularly biased, and we don't often disagree with his opinion. But the dude is unreal when it comes to Microsoft's much-hyped but not-so-much-shown camera device "Project Natal". In his latest report, the American analyst has once again declared his love for the Microsoft philosophy, claiming Natal will outsell Playstation Motion Controller..
We've been led to believe that developers of the Playstation Motion Controller have received a wireless nunchuck component in addition to the "wand-like" device Sony has already shown
Our source, who wishes to remain un-named, has backed up claims made by PSUni, that Sony are to include a wireless nunchuck as part of their motion control solution. Apparently the nunchucks feature an analogue stick..
Sony's announced that they'll be bringing their Playstation Motion Controller, commonly referred to as Arc, to GDC next month
As part of an hour-long session, "Introducing The Playstation 3 Motion Controller", it's likely we'll get a better look at Sony's upcoming motion technology. Despite being a convention for game developers, it's probable Sony will show off some further tech demos,..
2010 shall hereby be known as the war of the motion controller
With Sony due to release the Playstation Motion Controller (rumoured to be entitled Arc), and Microsoft their body-cam Project Natal, the war for second place appears to really be hotting up between XBOX 360 and Playstation 3. As ever where there's a sniff of the console war, Michael Pachter has dropped by to weigh-in with his opinion..
Jamie MacDonald was the former vice president of Sony Worldwide Studios, and was directly involved with the launch of the Playstation 2's EyeToy unit
In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, the former Sony man has given some pointers to both his previous employer and Microsoft regarding their respective motion control devices. He told the website that gamers expect "more than the Wii"..
Well that rumour popped up and was quashed in minutes wasn't it? We like it that way
TheSixthAxis reported this morning that Guerrilla Games' Killzone 2 is due a Playstation Motion Controller patch. But SCEE says, "Uhhh. No it's not." And that's the end of that, valued reader.
Smashing consensus that Sony's Playstation Motion Controller is a "Wii copy", EA Sports' Peter Moore has claimed the experience with Sony's device is "different" to that with Nintendo's
Its a different experience than Wii and were watching it with great interest. As you might imagine, were working on stuff in particular on what sports can bring to it, said Moore. One thing weve..
In some nice, none-hype lead news, The Conduit's developers High Voltage are rather taken with Sony's Playstation Motion Controller, rumoured to be entitled "Arc"
All we can say is we have development kits in-house and it is an amazing device, said CEO Kerry Ganofsky told IGN. It works exactly as advertised, added CEO Eric Nofsinger.</blockquote> It's neat to hear. Playstation Motion..
The guessing game goes on
Despite us being fairly certain that the Playstation Motion Controller is to be entitled the Playstation Arc; SCEA's Patrick Seybold has thrown a spanner in the works - suggesting that name is just a "rumoured codename". The exec Tweeted last night, "<span>No. We haven't announced the name of our Motion Controller. He [THQ's boss Brian Farrell at a..
A report from Nikkei (via Andriasang
com</a>) suggests that the Playstation Motion Controller will launch with 10 games this year. Sony delayed the controller earlier this month, and our own columnist "Twiggy" discussed the advantages of the move from Spring to Fall here. No other details were given by the report, but "pet and sports titles" were touted. We're still hoping..
Inevitably the Playstation Motion Controller was delayed until Fall this week
No surprises there, we're still reporting on rumoured names here in the PushSquare office, and aside from that very impressive E3 tech-demo, we have nothing at all to go on. But what effect will that delay have on Sony's new hardware? More time will ensure better prepared...
Yo, you know we told you that the Playstation Motion Controller was almost probably going to be called the Playstation Arc? Well, erm, yeah
Sony has filed for the domain PlaystationArc.com. The domain's empty but the WhoIs totally says it was purchased by none other than Sony Computer Entertainment. We expect Sony will announce the name at GDC. [Ta, PSLS]
They have to be pissed though, right? Being one of the first titles to take advantage of the Playstation Motion Controller, Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition had the opportunity to get an extra push by Sony for using the new peripheral? Alas, what's believed to be entitled the Arc has been pushed back until Fall, leaving Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition's main selling point well
.. not very saleable..
Sony's just sent us word - not so surprisingly - that the Playstation Motion Controller, tipped to be named "Arc", will not launch until Autumn 2010
The controller was previously believed to launch in Spring.We have decided to release the Motion Controller in fall 2010 when we will be able to offer an exciting and varied line-up of software titles that will deliver the new entertainment..
VG247 are reporting based on "good authority" that the final Playstation Motion Controller name is "Arc"
There's been much speculation for Sony's secret tech since its unveiling at E3, with names such as "Wand", "Sphere", "Gem" and, plain old "Playstation Motion Controller" all being contenders. But VG247's "concrete source speaking under conditions of..
Following the delay of Gran Turismo 5 in Japan, Polyphony Digital boss Kazunori Yamauchi has told USA Today that, well, About 90% of the game is done
We are just working on the last 10% and polishing up everything. Don't shoot the messenger, ok! Kaz also revealed that the game could use the Playstation Motion Controller, but only for menus,...
Sony exec Patrick Seybold has reiterated that the company are set to launch their Playstation Motion Controller "this year," but, erm, that Spring 2010 date is seemingly getting a little more unlikely
The date was originally announced by SCEA boss Jack Tretton at last year's E3. We're sure the controller will be at GDC.
We'd put £0
11 of our hard earned cash on the following game title copyrights being Playstation Motion Controller supported releases. Superannuation has dug up the trademarked names, which include: Digitiles, EarthShield, Legend Of Kunoichi, and Smashbreak. We betcha Legend Of Kunoichi involves swords.
In an interview with MCV, EA's Jens Uwe has confirmed that the company will have games ready for the launch of the Playstation Motion Controller
Our studios are working with the first parties to create some interesting games for those controllers. We can expand the audience for an existing game, but its also a good time to come up with brand new ideas and way to play, Intat said. Were..
We've given the Playstation Motion Controller a fair amount of thought recently
When the hell are Sony going to have their big reveal for the peripheral? It's due out in Spring, which would be ahead of E3, and assuming it hits shelves later than suggested, if it's still coming this year Sony have to blow the doors off soon. Surely? Well hey, guess what, it's CES (the Consumer Electronics Show) this..
According to retailer and reader votes in Japan's super-gaming Bible, Famitsu, the relaunch of the Playstation 3 in September was the biggest gaming story of 2009, with Final Fantasy XIII's release date and PSP Go's announcement all filling out spots in the top five
We can't disagree with the PS3 Slim's announcement; Sony's effective platform relaunch has propelled the Playstation into a much more..
A happy new year to you from PushSquare
It's 2010, and if you can take a break from riding your hover-boards through neon-futuristic skylines, perhaps you'd like to read our thoughts on the year ahead, and what it means for Sony and, most importantly, the Playstation. With our thinking caps firmly on, here's our list of predictions for the year...
At the end of the day, marketing is what counts
But it's reassuring to hear a developer talk positively about Sony's seemingly "forgotten" Playstation Motion Controller tech. The Natal talk since Microsoft's no-show "this is what it maybe can do" has stuck, but while Playstation Motion Controller widely impressed at E3 with a real-time demo, Sony's silence on the technology has..
Beyond the smoke and mirror's of Microsoft's marketing department (there we said it
), Sony actually had a genuine answer to motion control that worked and did things. For reals. Live. Of course, with a shaky, yet genuinely impressive, tech demo and no Stephen Spielberg, everyone seems to have forgotten how awesome Playstation Motion Controller looked in real time. The thing has potential. But..
It's great to actually hear something about the Playstation Motion Controller
The project is still due for release this coming Spring and all we've really seen is an (impressive) tech demo at E3. Word from Sony's John Koller in an interview with GamePro suggests Sony have plenty to show though. And in that regard, it's kinda nice that we're still in the dark about Playstation Motion Controller..
Worry not folks, it doesn't sound like the Playstation Motion Controller will end up marketed as "Gem," like we rumoured earlier
The term Gem was an early code name for the product, SCEA bossman Patrick Seybold told Kotaku. We havent announced final name at this point.</blockquote> So the debate rages on. What the hell are Sony...
So, we've been referring to Sony's motion control solution as the Playstation Motion Controller for months now
Why? Because, it doesn't really have a name. The word "Sphere" has been thrown about in previous months, but it hasn't really stuck. Now it seems, John Riccitiello -head of EA - might know a little more than the rest of us. Speaking at the UBS 37th Annual Global Media Conference..
It's been a while since we heard about the Playstation Motion Controller (there's no way it's releasing in Spring, right?), so it's perhaps good timing to see some new patents filed by Sony Computer Entertainment
The patent for "Expandable Control Device Via Hardware Attachment" deals with a series of control options. The patent seems to suggest the ability to join two motion controllers..
It's been a while since we heard anything about the "Spring-launch" Playstation Motion Controller
But Ubisoft's lead dude, Yves Guillemot, has been quick to pledge his companies support to the platform - and of course Microsoft's fabled Natal controller."We have about ten games that will come for Natal during the first six months of the launch of Natal, and we expect between four to five games..
Playstation 3's studio boss Mike Denny reckons the Playstation Motion Controller is being treated as a platform by Sony
In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Denny said of the Playstation Motion Controller: The motion control system were putting in place going forward is were treating as more of a platform." Youre right that here in Europe we have a lot of experience helping..
Weirdly, Sony's Playstation Motion Controller is due for release in like, what, under 6 months
We still don't know much about it, but we have to assume the boffins at Sony HQ are working round the clock to get the thing ready. And Ubisoft clearly have their eye on the platform, stating at a consumer call for the companies Q2 earnings that they are "ready" for the Playstation Motion..
It was not long ago that our very own columnist, Twiggy, was ranting about the lack of analogue sticks on the Playstation Motion Controller
Looks like Sony kind of listened, as they've just filed a patent for a "Nunchuck" like controller for the PS3. Interestingly though, while looking like a nunchuck, the controller has no analogue stick. Meaning it can't be a nunchuck at all! We're as..
Michael Pachter, famous video-game "analyst", is back to drop some predictions on the home console motion control "war"
As usual, his predictions side in Microsoft's favour, but without shouting bias — we assume as Playstation fans we're all used to that from Pachter. When guaging the prices of Sony and Microsoft's new motion control tech; Pachter has confirmed that he thinks Microsoft's Natal..
If you're one of the two people itching for motion control on your Playstation 3 before Sony release their solution, then you should probably take a look at Blaze's own answer to Playstation Motion Control; the Motion 3D Controller
Yes, it looks like a Wii-Remote. Alas, Blaze promise it works with Tiger Woods 10 and SEGA Superstars Tennis. We suppose if you're way into those games, this product..
Sad one this for all those Americans that were hoping to get their hands on their very own Eye Pet this Christmas -- the game's not going to make its window
The game has been pushed back to 2010 in the States. SCEA explained that their marketing team "will spend additional time to continue educating consumers and retail channels, setting the table for a successful product launch"..
And just like that, we fell in love with the Playstation Motion Controller
We've been writing about the un-named product for a while. But Playstation Motion Controller is such a generic name, as soon as Sony reveal the real product title, everyone will adopt it. And a name we might well have for you; interviews with SEGA producer Yasuhito Baba and Polyphony Digital's Kazunori Yamauchi have revealed..
Sony's Playstation Motion Controller is actually really not that far away
Seriously, it'll be here within the next 6 months or so. And developers are having to prepare for that. Take Konami and their Pro Evolution Soccer franchise; honcho Shingo 'Seabass' Takatsuka said his team are "looking at integrating [Playstation Motion Controller] into our games very aggressively". And we doubt..
This Resident Evil 5: Director's Cut has us totally sold on Resident Evil 5 again
A new chapter where we get to play as Jill Valentine, dude, we're all over that. Plus the new version will have Playstation Motion Controller support — functionality which should make Resident Evil 5 as fun to play as RE4: Wii Edition. We're so all over it.
When we heard the Playstation Motion Controller was going to be supported by LittleBigPlanet, we instantly thought of Super Mario Galaxy's bobble collecting solution
But in practice, LittleBigPlanet's solution is much more refined. It looks as though levels can be designed with the controllers in mind, offering an experience where one player can play as Sackboy, and the other can manipulate the..