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    CES: Sony's Wiimote

    Sixense remote improves on Wiimote game plan



    LAS VEGAS--Imagine playing baseball on Nintendo's Wii Sports and being able to pull the ball to left field or lay down a bunt instead of just randomly smacking doubles or home runs.

    A Silicon Valley company says its take on motion-control technology will offer far more accuracy to such games. CNET got the first look at the technology here at CES 2009.

    Sixense Entertainment, based in Los Gatos, Calif., makes the technology called TrueMotion, which was first developed to track the head positioning of F-16 and F-18 jet pilots. It consists of a handset and a base station. The controller tracks movement along six different axes, and the base station generates a very weak magnetic field. The data is used to determine the exact position of the cursor on the screen.

    Nintendo's Wiimote, by contrast, uses three axes and measures the acceleration of the handset, not the absolute position of the remote. Using the absolute position allows people playing motion-control games, such as baseball, bowling, or soccer, to "use real world skills," said Sixense CTO and Chief Architect Jeff Bellinghausen. As in, if you know how to play baseball, TrueMotion lets you make strategic plays, like hitting a bloop single to left or a double to right.
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    Is this for PS3 or for the Wii????

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    For the PS3. Sony has officially copied Nintendo.

    Something like this has been rumored for months, but has been confirmed for a December 09 release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e3NiNe View Post
    For the PS3. Sony has officially copied Nintendo.

    Something like this has been rumored for months, but has been confirmed for a December 09 release.
    Gee sony are dogs, Can't make their crappy console sell well so lets just go and copy some of Nintendos stuff to help it along. I hope it fails and burns miserably. Will teach them a###oles to think up their own stuff....


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    Haha, even WITH this Sony might sell enough to buy toilet paper for the company. Microsoft copied Mii's, why not have Sony copy the controller? PS3 is lagging pretty far in sales anyway.

    Ehh, even so, I'm not bothered by it. I ope to get a PS3 one day, and have all 3 consoles


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    Imitation is the highest form of flattery..

    I guess sony isn't creative like nintendo is.

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    Well I must say that this is what sparks innovation..

    This type of events are always happening like windows vista copying stuff from mac os x but in the end consumers win!

    Because now nintendo is forced to do something better than this sony remote and microsoft as to respond too.. So this leads to competition and innovation, in the end consumer wins.

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    Looool wtf? are they for real? Its an obvious rip off the wii loool sony must be reallly desperate.

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    wow that is nuts. I guess we'll see what games come out if any that make this controller a worthy purchase.

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    Well actually Sony already ripped Nintendo off in the start of this all, by adding motion sensors in the orginal controllers for certain games. At least Sony realizes Nintendo's genuis

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