Last week Sony invited my good friend Zev Green -- of Dads On Tech -- and I to take a first look at Move for Sony PlayStation. I was actually rather excited to experience Move - mainly because I have already played with a nearly finish Kinect for XBOX 360; last month. I was very anxious to see how Move compared to Kinect.
As many of you know PlayStation Move is not simply a wireless controller - it's an ecosystem. The game play is primarily focused on the Move motion controller -- color changing sphere, vibration feedback and simple to use button interface. The motion controller is also fitted with a three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer and terrestrial magnetic field sensor. All the while the Move Eye camera detects the position of the controller in 3D space -- producing a very tight game play. I experienced some minor calibration issues but I will caulk it up to user error.
We played a number of games but the most exciting was Sports Champions. The game consists of -- Golf, Gladiator Duel, Beach Volleyball, Archery, Table Tennis and Bocce. Gladiator Duel was one of our favorite games and we worked up a sweat with Table Tennis.
Sony is trying to make your decision to purchase a PlayStation Move as simple as possible. Here is a list that might be able to assist you in your decision:
- Your Situation - I don't yet have a PS3 system - PS3 Sports Champions Move Bundle - $399.99
- Your Situation - I have a PS3 system and nothing else - PlayStation Move Bundle - $99.99
- Your Situation - I have a PS3 system and a PS Eye camera - PlayStation motion controller - $49.99
- PlayStation Move motion controller
- PlayStation Eye camera
- Sports Champions game
- PlayStation Move game demo disc
- PlayStation Move motion controller - $49.99
- PlayStation Eye camera - $39.99
- PlayStation Move navigation controller - $29.99
- PlayStation Move charging station - $29.99