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    Playstation Move: calibration issues, poor games annoy critics


    Nice hardware -- shame about the games.

    That’s the consensus from critics and consumers, anyway. Although praise for pack-in title Sports Champions’ table-tennis game is near universal (and with good reason), there’s a widespread sense of dissatisfaction with the launch lineup of Sony's recently released Playstation Move.

    Even Sports Champions is only averaging a lowly 76% on Metacritic. (It’s a heavily divisive game, though: a number of key outlets have given it scores in the 90s.) More casual, family-friendly fare like Start The Party has gone down like a motion-sensitive lead balloon -- and Kung Fu Rider is taking a punch or two, to put it mildly.

    Playstation Move’s hardware -- the ice-cream-cone-shaped controller, an auxiliary navigation controller, and the Playstation Eye camera -- gets a much smoother ride, but still doesn’t get off scot-free.CNet was one of several outlets to gripe about the controller’s need for “constant calibration” -- every time you fire up a game or switch events in Sports Champions, you have to recalibrate the remote. And if you leave the camera connected, you sacrifice a USB port -- potentially a big deal if you’re a power user with a PS3 Slim, which only has two ports compared to earlier models’ four.

    Hopefully, that hasn’t been enough to have new Move owners tearing up their new controllers. But many have been curious about exactly what’s inside that big vinyl ball on the end -- and fortunately, user-editable repair info site Ifixit has ripped up theirs, so you don’t have to.

    Aside from the coolness of getting a look at the controller’s innards, Ifixit uncovered a few nuggets of useful info: for one thing, swapping out the Move’s rechargable battery is as simple as removing a few screws, unplugging the old one, and connecting the new. Nice. They also discovered the controller’s LEDs (capable of displaying over 16 million colors, but we already knew that) are amply heatsinked, and that means gamers can expect plenty of life out of their units.
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    shame I always felt this particular review was slightly biased, sports champions is brilliant, so much better than wii sports resorts and there are plenty of good games for the move right now, please try out re5:gold, heavy rain, eyepet, start the party and sports champions, tumble and ruse.
    there are plenty of other move reviews which disagree with this one and are full of praise for the move, plus calibration really is not all that bad, it takes 5 seconds on sports champions and not every move game has calibration like sports champions infact most of them are simple point move at pseye and press your move button
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    Blog article: PlayStation Move: Review Round-up
    Posted on September 1st, 2010 by Robert Strick (ClearConscious)

    The embargo has lifted for Sony’s upcoming appearance in the realm of motion gaming and the initial reception has been extremely positive. You’ll have to wait a bit to view our take on the device, however I wanted to take this opportunity to round-up several reviews; good and bad, so you our viewers can make an informed decision about purchasing the device. To view the reviews of PlayStation Move hit the break and remember to let us know what you think in our comment section.

    What PlayStation LifeStyle said: “Whether you’re interested in motion controls on the PS3 or not, the PlayStation Move is here to stay. It’s going to become a staple addition to the PlayStation 3’s line-up and both casual and hardcore gamers are going to be better off because of it”

    What TechRadar said: “Sony itself credits Nintendo for its accomplishments with the Wii. But as with all technology, someone creates something good, and then competitors evolve it, make it better. And that’s exactly what Sony has done with the PlayStation Move wand and accompanying Navigation controller.”

    What IncGamers said: “At times it can feel like you are playing a Wii but with the use of the camera and the added buttons you feel like it’s the next evolutionary step in motion-controller technology, now it’s time for Microsoft to show me exactly what the Kinect has to offer.”

    What PCMag said: “Right now, if you’re willing to pay for the necessary hardware, the Move platform will bring a new dimension to your PS3 gaming experience. And the future should bring plenty of games that span a wide variety of genres to keep you pleased. It will be interesting to see how it fares against the Kinect and the Wii itself when the motion wars heat up later this year.”

    What NowGamer said: “There’s some serious underlying tech behind the Move control mechanic and from what we have experienced of the device, it’s accurate, reliable and takes little time to calibrate. The base Move unit is chunky, delivers vibration feedback and can be use to fluidly navigate the PS3 cross-media bar and while the price of a Move controller and PlayStation Eye may put some gamers off at the outset, the investment is worth it for what is already looking to be the leading choice for motion control enthusiasts, so until we see more of what Kinect can do, we’ll have to definitely say Move all the way.”

    What CVG said: “Even before those big must-have titles hit the shelves, though, PlayStation Move is a success in its own right. After all, it got us to play ’shovelware’, enjoy it – and even respect it.”

    What Kotaku said: “The Playstation Move is a keeper, offering up enough potential while absolutely nailing the basics of motion-control to make the relatively modest investment more than worthwhile.”

    What Joystiq said: ” The hardware’s great, and I can see it being used in a multitude of really cool ways, but of course it’s only as cool as the games that use it. I’ve mentioned Sports Champions and Tumble, two great games that make excellent showcases for Move’s potential. But considering everything on offer, it’s hard not to classify Move as anything more than a “cool toy” at launch. The best of Move is worth experiencing, but is it worthy of a day-one purchase – not to mention the full set of two controllers and a NavCon? No.”
    What IGN said: “At the end of the day, the PlayStation Move has the potential to be the best motion control system on the current crop of consoles; but unfortunately, the games offered at the moment just don’t do the technology justice. If you’re eager to buy into the system now, don’t expect a whole lot of great content straight out of the gate, but with time and certain kinks ironed out, the Move could prove to be a great way to add new gameplay experiences to the PlayStation 3 and attract new, more casual players.”
    As for right now these are the big ones, and you can expect many more reviews to release in the coming hours. Do these reviews sway you an either direction? Are you going to purchase the device? Are there any games you are looking forward too? Let us know in the comment section.
    Stay tuned. This page will be updated with more listings as they become available.


    Read more: PlayStation Move: Review Round-up | PS3Vault
    I will update this with more review's later as more come in, but promising feedback right here!!

    Review Table

    IGN AU
    PlayStation Move Review - Gear Review at IGN
    8.5 /10
    Engadget
    PlayStation Move review -- Engadget (rated down for price point only!!)
    7 / 10
    CVG
    Review: PlayStation Move Review - ComputerAndVideoGames.com
    9 / 10
    PC Mag
    Sony PlayStation Move Review & Rating | PCMag.com
    4 / 5
    IncGamers
    PlayStation Move Hardware Review | IncGamers
    9 / 10
    TechRadar
    TechRadar: PlayStation Move
    4.5 / 5
    ElectricPig
    PlayStation Move review | Electricpig
    4 / 5
    Stuff.tv
    Sony PlayStation Move review - gaming reviews and video
    4 / 5
    Gameinformer
    http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archi...s-evolved.aspx
    8 / 10
    Yahoo
    PlayStation Move: Better than Wii? |
    4 / 5
    Play3
    Google Translate
    9.5 / 10
    ExtremeTech
    Sony PlayStation Move Review - Reviews by ExtremeTech
    4 / 5
    TrustedReviews
    PlayStation Move review - Video Game reviews - TrustedReviews
    8 / 10
    PSBeyond
    PlayStation Beyond - Reviews - Playstation Move Controller Review
    9 / 10
    Empire
    Review of PlayStation Move
    4 / 5
    PSU
    PlayStation Move Review -- PlayStation Universe
    8 / 10
    The Associated Press
    The Associated Press: Sedentary gaming gets a shot in the arm with Move
    4 / 4
    PsThreeBlog
    PlayStation Move Hardware Review*|*PS3Blog.co.za
    9 / 10
    Dose.ca
    http://www.dose.ca/games/Review PlayStation Move Hardware/3523913/story.html
    8.5 / 10
    Examiner
    PlayStation Move Motion Controller review - Newark playstation | Examiner.com
    4 / 5
    PS4SONY.NET
    PlayStation Move Review - More Than Just A "HD Wii" | PS4Sony.net - Your PlayStation 4 console info site! [Sony PS4]
    8.5 / 10
    GamePro
    PlayStation Move Review from GamePro
    4.5 / 5

    Average Move Review Score: 83% still !! and going up lol

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    Well it was about time to follow the steps of nitendo .. but if you want my opinion .. Sony has only powerfull machines - Good Games ofcource ... But No new ideas- expensive machines... Thats Why Nintendo rules on Sales... .. Now i think it is too late for ps3 .... and Wii is a more close to Family Console.. ( Graphics are more Happy/ childish looking ) and the option to create and play with characters of your imagination ... is something amazingly Brilliant ... The crew of Nintendo have imagination ... and that makes something good ... Did you heard about the new Nintendo 3D'S ?? Nintendo rules i think ... 70 million consoles against 40 million for sony i think ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedemongr View Post
    Well it was about time to follow the steps of nitendo .. but if you want my opinion .. Sony has only powerfull machines - Good Games ofcource ... But No new ideas- expensive machines... Thats Why Nintendo rules on Sales... .. Now i think it is too late for ps3 .... and Wii is a more close to Family Console.. ( Graphics are more Happy/ childish looking ) and the option to create and play with characters of your imagination ... is something amazingly Brilliant ... The crew of Nintendo have imagination ... and that makes something good ... Did you heard about the new Nintendo 3D'S ?? Nintendo rules i think ... 70 million consoles against 40 million for sony i think ..
    Sony did not copy, they have been developing the move since early as 2000, as for your quote on creativity and innovation, ninty pumps out the same old titles in disguise with just tweaks, my evidence is super mario galaxy 2, i was very let down with it, shame on nintendo, and like i said echochrome is very innovative, the 3ds is just following the current 3d trend that sony started charging for again, which is not the first time this has happened either, i guess you never heard of stero 3d lolz
    anyway my proof of move not copying right here YouTube - Sony PS2 Motion Controller 5 years ago (2004)

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    actually i create stereoscopic raw interlaced 3d my self ..... well i will not disagree with you in some of your saying but you have to agree on something.. noumbers ...are noumbers.. ps3 is the king of power .... but its not a cosnsole for everyone .. specially for a child. Not because it cant be handled or something... but because it is really expensive.. Even now... Wii gives the air moving option from the start and it can be used on the most of the games it has .. but for ps3 you have to pay for it ...extra ... and the tittles with tis technology for ps3 now are quiet few..
    Last edited by speedemongr; 11-09-2010 at 05:13 PM.

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    yes i agree that ps3 is expensive still for some families, but i already beileve wii is in decline and people have started upgrading to ps3/x360 this year wii sales are in decline, but that will not change the fact that Nintendo always does cater to children the best, i know this as my kids still love ninty with all their hearts, they both have a ds and love mario, but one day ps3 will eclipse wii it will take a long time tho, ps is also good for children just remember the ps1-ps2 days, and ps3 still has the magic £200 and £100 price tags left, the others already played their main cards

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    well .. time will tell ..sooner or later ... i remember my sega master system II .. how things has change in a so ,short time period.

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