After the Microsoft announcement of its new technology controller-free control system called Project Natal, Sony has announced their rivalry gadget, the new Motion Controller for Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3). The Motion Controller for PS3 works in a similar way to Nintendo’s Wii controller.
There is a senor sits on top of the TV and detects the position, distance and movement of two controllers held in a user’s hand. The device can measure where the controllers are in relation to each other and how close they are to the sensor, aiming to create a true 3D movement within a game.
Nintendo has announced Super Mario Galaxy 2 for Wii at the E3 2009. Super Mario Galaxy 2 is the first full sequel to the 3D Mario game on the same system. It offers much more of the same splendid design and addictive gameplay the first game had to offer. Planetoids you run around, 3D puzzles, unique mechanics on various levels, flying pirate ships and bee suits.
“This upcoming adventure for the Wii console marks the first time a second 3D Mario game has arrived in the same console generation. In the game, Mario rides his trusty dinosaur companion, Yoshi, to new stars and the fantastic worlds found there. This 3D platforming adventure provides longtime video game fans with a fresh round of out-of-this-world challenges in the style introduced in the critically acclaimed original. The game is planned for 2010.”
Microsoft has launched a limited edition Halo 3: ODST-themed controller that comes with the $99 collector’s version of the game. It looks very cool, but it looks like Microsoft is exploiting ways to make more money out of fans of the game. Check out the full gallery of this new Halo 3 gadget below.