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New Sony Website Jabs 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, 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.

  • willgart
    are they afraid?
  • braneman
    how long ago was it that Sony was talking about motion control being useless?
  • hakesterman
    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............

  • tekk236
    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.
  • Gin Fushicho
    Eh, the PS3 was fine without this, they took their time releasing the PS3 and it turned out great, leave it alone.
  • mman74
    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.
  • theshonen8899
    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.
  • thechief73
    ^^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.
  • eddieroolz
    Not sure where to take a stance on this, but I'd rather give a technology that requires no controller to be superior though.
  • qwerty45
    Playstation Move = Glowing dildos. end of story