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New Sony Website Jabs At Microsoft's Kinect

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Sony takes a jab at Microsoft's Kinect.

What are we, mimes? That's the question Sony's Kevin Butler is asking gamers in the latest PlayStation Move promotion. Located at Yaybuttons.com, the site presents a Flash-based Move controller and entices visitors to press the six buttons.

"See what you did there? You clicked it," the site teases when any one of the six buttons are clicked. "It turns out that buttons are pretty important. Not like 'save the whales' important. More like 'not play games that suck' important. Cuz they help you... control stuff. Controller. Control. Kinda makes sense."

The site goes on to say that some people don't think gamers need buttons, taking an obvious jab at Microsoft. It then offers an example of gaming without buttons, indicating that sniping could be performed by turning your fingers into a makeshift gun.

"Pew! Pew!" Butler teases.

Butler's website goes on to explain the benefits of having buttons, but then rambles on into belly button territory and lint. He eventually explains why voice commands are a bad idea--other players could shout commands that may effect your game simply by passing through. Buttons instead keep the control in your hand.

To partake in the virtual PlayStation Move button mashing, head here. We're actually anxious to see Microsoft's response.

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    braneman , September 9, 2010 12:05 AM
    how long ago was it that Sony was talking about motion control being useless?
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    qwerty45 , September 9, 2010 2:35 AM
    Playstation Move = Glowing dildos. end of story
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    willgart , September 9, 2010 12:04 AM
    are they afraid?
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  • 15 Hide
    willgart , September 9, 2010 12:04 AM
    are they afraid?
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    braneman , September 9, 2010 12:05 AM
    how long ago was it that Sony was talking about motion control being useless?
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    hakesterman , September 9, 2010 12:23 AM
    Sony has no rights to say anything, they drug their feet forever releasing the PS3 and they haven't done anything yet to enhance it. So if Microsoft wants to try something new i'm happy for them. I am a PS3 fanboy but i think the Kinect will be a sweet assesory for the crashbox. Go Kinect............


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    tekk236 , September 9, 2010 1:19 AM
    From what I've been hearing from the recent PAX convention...Move was very sluggish, jerk and unintuitive to play testers. Kinect was much more fluid, though it also nearly resulted in a few people getting knocked out. As with any motion sensing console...someone gets knocked in the face.
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    Gin Fushicho , September 9, 2010 1:40 AM
    Eh, the PS3 was fine without this, they took their time releasing the PS3 and it turned out great, leave it alone.
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    mman74 , September 9, 2010 1:57 AM
    The proof of the pudding is in the eating. Whilst I have the PS3, I am not going to claim anyone is better until we have tried both of them.
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    theshonen8899 , September 9, 2010 2:03 AM
    As much as I love my PS3, I hate it when companies outright bash each other. I remember listening to an interview earlier about the Playstation Move where Kevin Butler was criticizing the Wiimote for it's inaccurate motion sensor. How ironic that one would insult someone they were directly copying.
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    thechief73 , September 9, 2010 2:08 AM
    ^^Ditto^^ Both posts above me.

    All the mudslinging and hype mean nothing until they're both in the hands of the gamers. I for one think that this could be a cool and important step in the evolution of gaming for both Xbox and PS3, but what are the chances either will be perfect the first try? But its a step forward none the least.
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    eddieroolz , September 9, 2010 2:32 AM
    Not sure where to take a stance on this, but I'd rather give a technology that requires no controller to be superior though.
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    qwerty45 , September 9, 2010 2:35 AM
    Playstation Move = Glowing dildos. end of story
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    tayb , September 9, 2010 3:48 AM
    I already have a Wii. Thanks though Sony. At least the Kinect is something new. I'll buy a Kinect for my 360 and if I want to play motion control games I'll do it on my Wii because I'll know the game was actually designed with motion controls in mind.
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    tsnorquist , September 9, 2010 4:15 AM
    How will this improve my Blu Ray Player (AKA PS3) =P
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    falchard , September 9, 2010 5:06 AM
    qwerty45Playstation Move = Glowing dildos. end of story

    Why is that the end of the story? I thought that was the beginning.
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    Simple11 , September 9, 2010 5:29 AM
    hakestermanSony has no rights to say anything, they drug their feet forever releasing the PS3 and they haven't done anything yet to enhance it. So if Microsoft wants to try something new i'm happy for them. I am a PS3 fanboy but i think the Kinect will be a sweet assesory for the crashbox. Go Kinect............


    Haven't done anything to enhance it? When it first came out it was pretty enhanced. They just keep upgrading the HDD cause there isn't much to enhance. Everything is already snazzzy!
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    bearracuda , September 9, 2010 6:40 AM
    falchardWhy is that the end of the story? I thought that was the beginning.


    Giggidy.
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    Vladislaus , September 9, 2010 7:26 AM
    They just pissed that the Xbox360 sells more than the PS3 even though the Xbox360 is older.

    Also Move is basically a Wii controller. Worse still the Wii Nunchuk has sensor on it so I can use it as a second motion controller, the PlayStation Move navigation controller doesn't. So I need two PlayStation Move motion controllers to play a boxing game for example, four if I want to play against a friend. I also need to buy the Playstation Eye. These reasons makes it more expensive than what Wii is offering, so no thanks.
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    shinmalothar , September 9, 2010 8:38 AM
    I like the way that they are completely ignoring the fact that gamers can still use gamepads while being tracked by the kinect cameras, kinect isnt just a new way to interact, it can also be used to enhance gamepad based gameplay.
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    tinnerdxp , September 9, 2010 8:40 AM
    To be fair... it makes sense... Haven't thought about it previously... but how the hell am I gonna play a game on X360 late at night when I need to be quiet and not to disturb anyone in the house? Voice commands? Fail... whole body movement - fail... bright lightness in order to do that? Fail... I really wanted Kinnect... but now... it sort of makes sense not to...
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    moeswow , September 9, 2010 10:01 AM
    considering i dont play my games in a cave i think ill get the connect, mainly for the novelty of being able to do voice commands with netflix and my movies. And also, I actually got a chance to test it out at an xbox event out in Santa Monica, and in that demo they had a way to use both kinect and a controller.... i really liked the idea, just seems like they're barely tapping the potential of kinect, where as the wii style motion controller has been tried, and tested and pretty much advanced to its near potential.
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    renami9 , September 9, 2010 10:19 AM
    for crying out loud, all motion controllers are bad, for me anyway. i like to sit down when i play video game, i dont like to move my hand or body around to play video game. i like my regular controllers just fine, thank you.
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