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Miyamoto flattered, not worried by Sony, Microsoft motion controllers

If there was one driving theme behind this year's E3, it was that motion controls are too cool for school. However, even with both Microsoft and Sony jumping onto the bandwagon with their own gesture-based antics, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto tells the BBC that he's "not worried at all" about being...

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WSJ: Microsoft prepping Xbox 360 motion control camera

Rumors of Microsoft's intent to ride on Nintendo's motion-sensitive coattails are nothing new, and while nothing has been announced, the Wall Street Journal suggests that a new motion-detecting camera from Microsoft could be unveiled as early as next month's E3. Citing unnamed sources reportedly c...

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DualShock 3 supplies low; import cost high

Import retailers are warning non-Japanese consumers that the DualShock 3, Sony's contrition controller, will be in extremely limited supply when it goes on sale Nov. 11. Importers like Play Asia say they've already pre-sold their expected supply. Sony obviously doesn't like import retailers, but t...

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It is a last gen feature; DualShock 3 same tech as DualShock 2

Remember when Sony's Phil Harrison called rumble a "last generation feature?" Well, can't call the man a liar because he was absolutely right! GameDaily BIZ confirmed with Sony today that the technology in the recently announced DualShock 3 is identical to that in the DualShock 2. So anybody expec...

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Sony denies the rumble Sixaxis, admits upgrades

Sony is denying recent reports that rumble Sixaxis' are ready to shake things up for consumers. Sony spokesman Dave Karraker tells GamePro that they have not added rumble to the Sixaxis and have no announcements regarding the feature. Although, if we're going to get technical with the word play, w...

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SGD '07: Wii Sports-like bowling game for PSN

Sony revolutionizes the games industry yet again by introducing a sports game that detects your motion through the controller! Instead of pressing buttons, one can hold the controller and move it as if it were a real bowling ball. We love the idea! But in all honesty, we think that the SIXAXIS...

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The "Wii-Killer"

Having something dubbed the "killer" of your concept is a sign that you've arrived. Welcome to the Wii era, when any other motion-sensing technology will automatically be called the "Wii-killer!" Expect to hear this phrase a lot, particularly since Nintendo's innovative new controller is still view...

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360 to get Wii style control

We saw this article on Joystiq this morning, muttered a heartfelt "meh" and moved on. Lucky for us, a gut instinct told us we should look again. A company by the name of In2Games has created a new control method -- codenamed "fusion" -- that could be a potential Wii buster. The technology uses soun...

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Wii game testers wanted: must have flailing arms

An article on MTV News delves into the process of creating and testing gestures for the Wii version of Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (the one without hyper-realistic graphics) and highlights how videogame testing is affected by Nintendo's unique approach to gaming. Unlike traditional games that might po...

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Microsoft to pull a PS3, place motion sensors in Xbox 360 pad?

In a recent episode of Gamertag radio, Peter Moore speaks out about the increasing complexity of video game controllers, comparing today's gamepads to the simplicity of the Atari 2600's button-and-stick joystick. He didn't exclude the Xbox 360 controller's design from criticism, mentioning that his ...

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