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TGS 2009: Motion Controller and GT5 |

For all of you wanting to know what the final design is, here you go.


So, you heard about that price-cut for the wii? Well don’t waste your money (Or time) on that, and wait for something along the lines of this. The Playstation UI: Motion Controller. At TGS, they showed demos of Resident Evil 5 Alternative Edition and LittleBigPlanet running with the motion control scheme, which, to me, is exhilarating.

For RE5, it sounds like one person is using the analog sticks to move and the other guy aims and shoots. Sounds awkward for when you want to play alone though; hopefully they describe the controls more later on. As for LBP, when you’re by yourself its no different, but with co-op, the other player moves around and shoots objects out the way and collects bubbles for you. Maybe I should take back what I said about the Wii. The Motion Controller is to be out by Spring.


Gran Turismo 5 out in Japan March 2010, and heres a list of features.

  • Cars and Tracks: Over 950 vehicles, 20 locations and 70 tracks.
  • Physics: new physics, damage, movable objects on the track, and the newest hybrid and electric cars.
  • Arcade Mode: Single Player, split-screen two player
  • GT Mode: World Map, My Garage, Car Dealer, Tuning Shop, Championship Race, and License Test.
  • Online: Open Lobby, Text/Voice Chat, Private Room, Online Photo Album, Online Replay Album, and you can export replays to YouTube.
  • Photo Mode: Photo Drive, Photo Stage
  • GT TV: Improved UI, export of videos to PSP, and progressive downloading.
  • Mercedes Benz SLS AMG.(!)

Courtesy of the Live Blogging from G4TV.
And Pictures from Joystiq.

  • JimmyMagnum

    didnt want to change it too much, but I added in the title of the RE5 version (giving it the Alternative Edition, which is the official name). ALso, from what IGN was saying, you use one hand to control movement with the standard dualshock and use the motion controller for aiming, though, the 2-player way would work as well lol.

    I guess its really no different than running and gunning with the wii controller and nunchuk, except in this case, the nunchuk is replaced with the left portion of a dualshock lol (but I’m sure aftermarket accessory folks like madcatz would make standalone controllers that act as that half of the dualshock 3)

  • Eddie

    and you have to hold the controller vertically…

  • No Kill Tayler

    That’s still awkward..

  • Meh. Not interested at all.

  • Don’t they have an analogue stick on the motion controller? It’d be more useful (moving could have been attributed to the stick) Shame, then.

  • hobbes

    big bummer bought GT5, guess i’ll finish up burnout, NFS shift is lacking on the cars IMO

  • I’ll wait for the games announce before I Splurge for on of these setups. But there are a few Wii ports that would be great.
    Zack and Wiki come to mind. A Ratchet game would do it. BUt I;m sure that EA or Sega will come out with a “wii resort” tye game to take advantage of the wand.
    Hot Shots Golf. and a bunch of sports games will get the “wand-grade” Sega Tennis seems a natural.

    And I have to wait till March to play GT5. Damn. How about a nice Demo come December. Make it a download on Dec 24th. Nice Christmas gift.

  • i just hope that the level editor in LBP supports it. it could make level creation much quicker imho.

  • I’m looking forward to this! We’ve come a long way since the Power Glove. The Wii is certainly great, but I’m excited to see what motion controls + video capture + HD output can do. Looks like this retro gamer is going to be putting down his vintage consoles for some first generation gaming for a while.

  • No Kill Tayler

    I think LBP really benefits from this and i’ll buy it again around when this controller hits.
    I really hope sony just puts a nunchuck t6ype deal like the wii, except sell it together not apart.

  • The only people complaining about the $80 controller are the core gamers who have allready probably bought an extra remote and nunchuck or two over the course of the last three years. And most people have friends who either have Wiis, amd/or bought their own controllers.