Arstechnica has played on Microsofts motion controller and loved it

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Motion sensing
There is a story on arstechnica today about them having demoed the yet un-announced Xbox 360 motion controlling hardware already. And thinking back I remember reading about it on their site last year after E3.

The difference was that back then it was called 3DV and was meant to be about to be released as a stand alone application for under $100, well earlier this year it was reported that Microsoft were in talks to buy 3DV and now we are hearing rumours about a motion sensing controller coming out.

On top of that some of the top guys in Microsoft have been more than happy to tell journalists that Microsoft have some major announcements coming at E3 this year that will change the way we game forever.

From what I have read so far I have to say that I am excited, purely from the home entertainment aspect you will be able to rewind, fast forward or pause your movie all with gestures and these same gestures will then be used to flick through your family photo album or music listings… can anyone say “Minority Report”.

According to Arstechnica the technology was mature and working incredibly well over a year ago so if Microsoft has purchased them and dumped a load of cash on top of it we could be in for some very exciting times.

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Source: Arstechnica

Last Updated: May 6, 2009

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • Yes, but will it come with a free Tom Cruise?

  • Fox1

    The question is how much will this cost? The current accessories for the XBox 360 are just so expensive :whistle:

  • Someone

    If its anywhere close to $100 for this thing then screw it.
    I’ll use a remote.

  • I think that if MS are smart they are going to fit it in with some sort of awesome-o bundle thingy. They will want to try and duplicate the success of the whole Wii Play +remote idea I reckon.

  • Banana Hammock

    How many times have console manufaturers made this same mistake?

    You cannot bring something like this out AFTER the console has been in the market for swo long, it has to launch with the console. When you pay $100 for this thing how many games are going to work with it? ZERO, so who’s going to buy it? No-one, and if no-one is buying it how many devs are going to dev for it? Zero.

    Rather let them work on the tech and bring it out with the next XboX, otherwise this is a sure fire sales dud.

  • WitWolfyZA

    Yeah a 20 GB HDD = R800 a 120 Gb HDD R1600… It just doesnt add up????

  • WitWolfyZA

    well not really maybe it will be able to work with “Your in the movies” or some how integrate the Xbox remote. now that will be awesome

  • banana, i’m tempted to disagree for 2 reasons
    1) The Steering wheel
    2) The Guitar controller.

    ALmost everyone xbox owner i know has a guitar controller.

    Do the bundles right and it’ll sell. If “You’re in the Movies” was actually good, loads of us would have Live Cameras now.

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