Sony Talks PlayStation Move's Games, SOCOM 4, Third Party Support and Its
Written Wednesday, March 10, 2010 By Dan Webb
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On stage at GDC, after announcing the name and the rough price of their PlayStation Move device, Sony got on to what is essentially going to make or break the device... the games.

The games showed on stage consisted of:

"Sports Champions" which consists of a Table Tennis and a Gladiator Duel - one on one arena combat - title amongst others. It sounds like this is the free game with the starter kit.

Move Party - the demo on stage showed them playing a series of casual mini games that saw them swatting flies, colouring in shapes, cutting hair in a wacky barbershop and guiding dropping hens into a nest with a fan.

LittleBigPlanet - the device was used to help navigate a path for another player who was using a controller - it basically looked like a glorified grab tool here.

EyePet - the video showed a group of younglings scrawling various objects on-screen, which then sprang to life as an in-game object for your EyePet to interact with. Cool - y'know...for kids!

Motion Fighters -  a one on one, HD version of something like Wii Boxing, but with a fight club vibe. A lot grittier with dirty moves included as well. Not as responsive as the other games by the looks of it.

In addition to those games, Sony also announced the Sub Controller which has an analogue stick on it and is designed to be used with genres like... the shooter. On that note Sony announced that SOCOM 4 will also be playable all the way through with the PlayStation Move.

The Zipper team also showed a good chunk of gameplay of the title using Move, but how it reacts is hard to tell from watching a demo.

Sony also announced that "virtually all" third party publishers are working on titles  for the PlayStation Move; a list that included Activision, SEGA, Capcom, Ubisoft, EA, Square Enix, Warner and more.


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Comment #2 by mksystem74
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 @ 07:08:47 PM
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SOCOM 4 demo was terrible. Guy sat around using the Move like a regular control. And the guy talking said it was easy to get the Move to work with the game, my guess is cause there really isn't any motion to it at all.

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Comment #3 by matt2005usaf
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 @ 07:28:15 PM
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You use it to aim the gun LOL. Have you ever fired a real gun? You are more accurate in a static position. Sure you could stand up and jump around while firing if you really wanted to...but the most accurate is actually in the sitting/prone positions.

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Comment #4 by phoenix696902
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 @ 07:29:27 PM
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i would love to see older games get an update for the move, imagime half life with the move

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Comment #5 by DrakeHellsing
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 @ 07:33:20 PM
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@3 I myself figured it would be something to do with using it to aim and firing a gun or something like that anyway in regards to socom 4. But then, why don't they bring back the old arcade style guns? That would be awesome I reckon.

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Comment #6 by mksystem74
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 @ 07:38:12 PM
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Cause the government and parent groups will get all pissy that the games are teaching kids how to shoot real guns then.

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Comment #7 by DrakeHellsing
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 @ 07:45:26 PM
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Hey, I'm not so worried about the government, I'm more worried about the parent groups instead....they're more dangerous imo in regards to this sort of thing....they believe anything could be dangerous nowadays XD

But yeah, this thing might be interesting in the end. I'm all for it myself, I mean, I gave the EyePet a go and thought it was not too bad, so this Move thing might be good.

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Comment #8 by RobRoks
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 @ 07:48:58 PM
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Sports Champions - tech demo/ blatant wii sports / sports resort rip. (slightly matured)
Move Party - All the usual crap you get on the EyeToy
Motion Fighters - Looks quite good - definately showing potential for future fighters *fingers crossed Mortal Kombat*. Having a distinct Fight Night feel (well picked up and kudos to Webb).
Socom looks again like its got good potential
LBP will utilise this function well
& finally Eye Pet doesn't need it.

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Comment #9 by acerazer1
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 @ 07:53:36 PM
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And by working on games, they mean porting Wii titles over.

If those included games are like Wii Sports with Online, I will definitely get them. But I'd probably rather play a shooter with just a regular controller to be honest.

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Comment #10 by mksystem74
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 @ 08:00:00 PM
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Nailed it.

I might try out SOCOM but I won't need the stupid Move to enjoy it.

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Comment #11 by manoj93sharma
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 @ 08:06:37 PM
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Im looking forward to similar compatibily as the wii on the ps3 and some games like the wii

i own wii and ps3 and obviously i like ps3 better but would like similar compatibily such as the wii on the playstation 3.

Anyone else intrested in this technology? it will give a great challenge to the wii as the project natal and the sony motion controller comes out.

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Comment #12 by XBOTS SUZORX
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 @ 08:25:26 PM
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secondary move controller = wii numchuck

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Comment #13 by KingOfZer0
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 @ 08:33:13 PM
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i dont like the idea of motion controls. i want to be lazy and relax. i hope this doesnt ruin some games. devs need to worry and work on gameplay with a reg controller b4 even think about supporting this crap

but this is my opinion.

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Comment #14 by Strideur
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 @ 08:46:15 PM
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Oh boy... a Ps3ii. I can barely stand games that use sixxaxis motion.

I say leave those gimmiky controllers to the wii.

This will end up like the eye... useless.

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Comment #15 by jqtaxpayer
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 @ 09:04:46 PM
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I had heard indications that the PS3 Ape Escape game will utilize the PS Move, which makes it a must-buy peripheral for me.

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Comment #16 by Cruore
Thursday, March 11, 2010 @ 05:54:20 AM
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@8: Eyepet doesn't need it? Have you ever played the game?` It's a huge hassle to find 200 sheets of paper to draw on, it is MUCH easier to just draw it on screen.

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Comment #17 by mjc0961
Thursday, March 11, 2010 @ 07:19:20 AM
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Yeah, SOCOM 4. I bet it was just like playing any FPS game on the Wii...

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Comment #18 by Haseo106
Thursday, March 11, 2010 @ 05:28:57 PM
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It's a Working Title!

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