The rise of motion sensored gaming


This year, companies like Sony and Microsoft are taking the next step in gaming, a motion sensored experience bound to knock the socks off of the Wii. In this article, I will take a gander at any and all known information about the two add-on’s and give you my opinion on how successful either will be.

Kinect

Kinect

The Kinect has a very sleek design.

At E3 2009, Microsoft released their next big thing titled Project Natal. At first glance people were ecstatic, but as time grew and less and less information was released, people became less excited. Then at E3 2010 a whole bonanza of info was given, including a release date, its true name (Kinect) and a list of its launch titles. I, along with many, many other people, were now excited. The controls don’t seem entirely flawless, on an episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Miranda Cosgrove’s avatars arms started wildly flailing while she was standing still. Midway through the demonstration it was fixed. I’m not going to lie when I say that I am going to buy the Kinect the instant it comes out. You can expect the new Kinect experience November 4th in North America.

Playstation Move

PlayStation Move

It really does look like a lollipop.

For the Sony fans, the Playstation Move is the next best thing. It promises to provide and even better experience than the Wii. Sony also says that they will heavily advertise this as its own console, though it’s an attachment to the preexisting PS3. If it was its own console, I don’t know if I would buy it. In my opinion, it resembles that of a lollipop. You can expect the PlayStation Move out September 19th in North America.

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Both images were found on Wikipedia.

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