Behold the Official PlayStation Move Trailer

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Behold the Official PlayStation Move Trailer

The PlayStation motion controller finally has a name and an official debut trailer.

Yep, we were right: It's the "PlayStation Move". The merits of the name are sure to be a topic of discussion and debate going forward. On the one hand, let's start with the good: It's simple, it communicates the idea clearly, and it neatly matches the "PlayStation Eye."

On the other hand, it just isn't that memorable - it's not "Wait, what?" like "Wii," and it's not cool-sounding like Natal or Arc. Hell, even Gem would have been a bit more evocative (albeit outrageous). Plus, it's going to make writing news posts seem potentially even more grammatically clunky.

The above trailer does show off what the Move can do, and it certainly bears mentioning that Sony's Wii Sports equivalent looks a hell of a lot better than Nintendo's (duh), but is that really a selling point for the casual gaming marketplace that this is designed to capture?

Sony needs to really stand up and make the case for itself that the Move is unique and different from the Wii + Motion Plus. That's how the Move is going to succeed (if at all) - I'm just not sure that it's done that yet.

The PlayStation Move is going to be out on shelves in Fall '10 (that's this year, in case you'd forgotten) and should really just have been named the PlayStation Kevin Butler.

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PlayStation Move... meh. That's one extremely bland name.

The only thing remaining is to hope that controller is precise. Then it could be useful (as in, not suck).

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Fanboys of Yahtzee will be all over this in three... two... one...

I'm staying away from this, I see no point

Not a bad trailer but it would of been ten times better if it had Kevin Butler in it.

Wait, did they just try to insinuate that the Move can do FPS? Because I could have sworn a saw a generic WWII shooter in their list of game videos.

And what's with the Monchichi monkey-thing that was being groomed?

Hello Playstation Wii. If it really is more accurate etc then the Wii, it should be all good but otherwise, it just looks like the Wii through and through.

Also I don't like the name at all. sounds aimed very at the casual gamer. Which i'm not saying is bad. It's just Natal sounds more universal.

Gah, sony, you used to be so cool. what happened? Did I grow up or did you?

Personally, I think that the Move is hideously ugly. And with the giant ball on the end... it looks like a sex toy more than a game remote.

It only rips off the Wii.

cavannarose:
Personally, I think that the Move is hideously ugly. And with the giant ball on the end... it looks like a sex toy more than a game remote.

Damn it you beat me to it. It does look like a sex toy! A glowing one, although meh, ive given up on my consoles. Good luck with that sony.

SUCKS! The name I mean, couldn't they have come up with something better?

I'm completely underwhelmed by this "controller".

I think it's probably because I PREFER having big, 30mm buttons to bash while playing.
But also because this controller stinks of desperation.

xmetatr0nx:

cavannarose:
Personally, I think that the Move is hideously ugly. And with the giant ball on the end... it looks like a sex toy more than a game remote.

Damn it you beat me to it. It does look like a sex toy! A glowing one, although meh, ive given up on my consoles. Good luck with that sony.

I think the very worst part is, that even Nintendo avoided making theirs look like one. We expect more from Playstation, and they just failed. What they should have done is look for something beyond an uglier wiimote. You know, stayed relevant? Move the video game world forward? Or do we not do that anymore...

Could we just drop this whole motion sensitive movement in gaming? I want the normal handheld controller to prevail at the end of all this.

I'm on the fence with this one as yet.

If it turns out to just be a gimmick, like the Wiimote, then I'll write it off with the rest of you.

But if it turns out to be able to actually augment traditional gameplay without resorting to stupid minigames or psuedo-QTEs, it could actually improve certain gameplay elements. The fact that it's much more accurate (or claims to be) than the Wiimote also works in it's favour.

P.S.: Beat you to it guys :D

cavannarose:

xmetatr0nx:

cavannarose:
Personally, I think that the Move is hideously ugly. And with the giant ball on the end... it looks like a sex toy more than a game remote.

Damn it you beat me to it. It does look like a sex toy! A glowing one, although meh, ive given up on my consoles. Good luck with that sony.

I think the very worst part is, that even Nintendo avoided making theirs look like one. We expect more from Playstation, and they just failed. What they should have done is look for something beyond an uglier wiimote. You know, stayed relevant? Move the video game world forward? Or do we not do that anymore...

Or they could have just been honest and sold it to hustler as a sex toy...interactive sex games, wave of the future! Oh well this fad will hopefully crash and burn in a very expensive fire...just like 3d television.

No Kevin Butler = Me Not Caring

Honestly...it looks like a uglier version of the Wiimote and Nunchuk.

And that song is terrible!

http://www.gamesradar.com/f/quiz-wiimote-or-playstation-move/a-2010031018145354069

Ok, putting aside the name issue...because, honestly, I don't think it's all that bad...that was totally a Wii commercial. From the look of the people playing the games, to the decor of the room...make the controllers white instead of black, and you could barely tell the difference.

Is Sony deliberately trying to equate the Move with the Wii in consumers' minds? Odd choice, in my opinion.

Susan Arendt:
Ok, putting aside the name issue...because, honestly, I don't think it's all that bad...that was totally a Wii commercial. From the look of the people playing the games, to the decor of the room...make the controllers white instead of black, and you could barely tell the difference.

Is Sony deliberately trying to equate the Move with the Wii in consumers' minds? Odd choice, in my opinion.

Considering how much moneyz Sony lost with the PS3, they might have gotten desperate.

I still find it a cardboard-thin cutout of the Wii though.

I can't wait for [Playstation Exclusive title] Resort.

Susan Arendt:
Ok, putting aside the name issue...because, honestly, I don't think it's all that bad...that was totally a Wii commercial. From the look of the people playing the games, to the decor of the room...make the controllers white instead of black, and you could barely tell the difference.

Is Sony deliberately trying to equate the Move with the Wii in consumers' minds? Odd choice, in my opinion.

Umm.. yes?

They know most dedicated gamers are not going to be very interested in the kind of stuff they've been showing so far, and the Move itself is basically just a grab at the Wii fan base, so that really is who they are aiming this at.

I see what you did there, "Gem is outrageous"

here's to hoping its more intuitve than the wiimote or the 6 axis, but I can't see me ever buying this, i like the feel of a controller.
now if these things had the orange hologram things in the advert, i'd be saying sign me up

Doxcology:
Could we just drop this whole motion sensitive movement in gaming? I want the normal handheld controller to prevail at the end of all this.

It's not going to happen. Motion control is here to stay, like it or not.

It may never replace traditional controllers - and I hope it doesn't - but it's here to stay, because it DOES do some very interesting things when used well.

To be honest, "Move" is the first time I actually like the name for this motion control nonsense. Move actually describes what it makes you do. Its motion control. pre-Natal is the infancy ward at a hospital and arc is what my welder does when properly grounded.

The problem for sony is, I have no want to buy this product at all. Its the same reason I don't own a wii. If I wanted to go boxing or bowling or skeet shooting or table tennis, I would rather actually go play those things.

Armored Prayer:
Not a bad trailer but it would of been ten times better if it had Kevin Butler in it.

lol, then it would have been sold instantly!

Although, the name can still do with improvement ><

What a ugly thing. Agree it looks like a sextoy, but worse.. it looks like a cheap plastic lowtech glowstick. It looks like nothing more than a matt-black stick with a pingpong ball on the end.
The commercial conveys nothing about why its better than the Wii. Its just a lot of feelgood emotional crap already cornered by the Wii.

Someone should fire that product designer.. Out of a cannon. Into the sun.
And while they are at it, fire those morons that agreed to that commercial.

So, sorry if I sound a little bit fanboyish, but that's pretty much a Wiimote. For the PS3.

Did they not know one exists or something?

Everything looks prettier than on the Wii (shock, horror!) but not particularly different.

I don't see how any of the motion sensitive hardware can be overly immersive when only your upper half will be getting involved? (I mean you can't walk etc, nothing filthy, before any jokes are made!)

What's wrong with wanting to sit in my boxers, be lazy and play games?

I think the target audience are going to just view it as a knockoff Wii even though it is better in pretty much every aspect. I forsee this product not doing very well.

IT
ONLY
DOES
NOTHING

It looks like a vibrator, I hope this idea fails. Sony should leave motion controls to nintendo and focus on possibly making the sixaxis do something.

Wow, I was expecting Sony to at least try and pretend they weren't ripping from the Wii wholesale. That advert completely killed all interest I ever had in controller based motion sensors there wasn't a single original use of motion control in there. Boxing, golfing, drawing, swordfighting & archery looked like the Wii HD.

So... minigames and SOME normal games... but play them for more than an hour and you're just tired, not relaxed.

Also, did anyone else find it pathetic that someone would buy a Playstation, a motion controller and a game just to play table tennis? It doesn't even feel or look like the real thing, even though it desperately tries to.

dumb name, horrible song, ugly remote.
It could be more precise than Wii and make people thinking they need two consoles just choose PS3 instead, but marketing needs to get their asses handed to them. such an utter Fail

People have said it before, but.... it reminds me of a glowing sex toy. D:

Besides I'm not really sold on the idea of motion control. It's never really been very impressive.

Susan Arendt:

Is Sony deliberately trying to equate the Move with the Wii in consumers' minds? Odd choice, in my opinion.

No this is a direct response to Microsofts "Natal" The timing is too coincidental.

Natal seems....more original then Sony's bland move.

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