Sports Champions Features for PS3

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Last week Sony allowed us to get our first hands-on with the highly-anticipated PlayStation Move control system, as well as six of the games that have been announced for the platform so far.

A Quick Recap

PlayStation Move is Sony's new motion controller for the PS3, due to be launched at some point towards the end of the year. To a certain extent it's a direct rival to Microsoft's Project Natal, but there's a key difference between the two products: where Natal dispenses with a physical controller altogether, Move uses a wand-shaped peripheral with a large globe-like section at one end. This sphere lights up during play, allowing the controller's movements to be tracked by the PlayStation Eye camera, which sits on top of your TV. Due to this arrangement and the sensors inside the device, the PS3 is able to determine the wand's exact movements in a 360 degree radius.

A large action button is located at the upper end of the Motion Controller, just where your thumb sits naturally, and this is surrounded by miniature versions of the four PlayStation "shape" buttons. On the underside of the controller there's also a rather chunky trigger.

In addition to the Motion Controller, some Move games also involve the use of the Navigation Controller – a small handheld device with a single thumbstick, in a similar arrangement to Nintendo's Nunchuck. However, unlike the Wii's control setup, the two devices communicate wirelessly. Compared to the standard Sixaxis, both controllers feel solid and weighty in your hand. Still, let's hope that Sony comes up with a snappier name than "the Navigation Controller"; for now I'll refer to the smaller device as the NavCon.

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altaranga

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Under. Under. Under. Underwhelmed! Ho!

Underwhelm me with the Move,
Casuals on the loose,
Only one game, SOCOM 4,
Looks of any use.

Under, under, under, underwhelmed!
Under, under, under, underwhelmed!
Under, under, under, underwhelmed!
Under, under, under, underwhelmed!
Underwhelmed!

(I know it's early days but really this just looks like Wii HD).
Posted 13:21 on 29 April 2010

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mrgarrettscott's Avatar

mrgarrettscott

Seriously, you guys wasted a preview on this? HD ping pong with motion controls sounds exciting. I can't wait.... yeah, whatever
Posted 04:59 on 02 May 2010
Machetazo's Avatar

Machetazo

Oh. :( Didn't they let you play Slider? Ask them about that, next time?
Posted 18:08 on 30 April 2010
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wannabefree

Look at it this way: This is the Wii done right.
Posted 21:14 on 29 April 2010
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pblive

On the one hand from the small selection of games here I agree with Altaranga, on the other hand an HD Wii and PS3 console in one package sounds great!

This and Natal will live or die by the games titles released in the first 6 months.
Posted 21:05 on 29 April 2010
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A1J2P3

i still think natal will wipe the floor with this
Posted 19:28 on 29 April 2010
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strickers66

I think I'll listen to Neon.This is the 3rd decent review of Move in last couple of days.See Stuff Tv.
Posted 18:20 on 29 April 2010
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altaranga@ Mr_Ninjutsu

It doesn't really matter either way, but thanks anyway. :D
Posted 15:10 on 29 April 2010
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SexyJams

Lol, I agree man.
Posted 15:03 on 29 April 2010
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Mr_Ninjutsu@ altaranga

No probs :P btw I didn't thumb down or up lol
Posted 15:03 on 29 April 2010
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altaranga@ Mr_Ninjutsu

Thanks for the feedback. :lick:
Posted 15:00 on 29 April 2010
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Mr_Ninjutsu@ altaranga

Fail
Posted 14:28 on 29 April 2010
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mydeaddog

You and PbLive should release an album, methinks...
Posted 14:07 on 29 April 2010
altaranga's Avatar

altaranga

YouTube Video

Under. Under. Under. Underwhelmed! Ho!

Underwhelm me with the Move,
Casuals on the loose,
Only one game, SOCOM 4,
Looks of any use.

Under, under, under, underwhelmed!
Under, under, under, underwhelmed!
Under, under, under, underwhelmed!
Under, under, under, underwhelmed!
Underwhelmed!

(I know it's early days but really this just looks like Wii HD).
Posted 13:21 on 29 April 2010

Game Stats

Release Date: 17/09/2010
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Genre: Sports
No. Players: 1-2
Rating: PEGI 12+
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