Saturday, July 15, 2006

What Nintendo Invents, We Steal

First off, let's have a brief history of the ripping-off:

NES - PlayStation
GameCube - PS2
Wii - PS3

That's right my friends! Right when we thought Nintendo was safe from being ripped off, Sony went and stole the motion-activated controller idea. I can see the wheels turning (or not turning, as the case may be) in the Sony execs' dense little minds:

"If they come up with a new feature that we haven't thought of because we've just been ripping theirs off, we'd better implement it." (sweating attendant runs up to exec and whispers between gasps for air) "What's this? They are implementing motion sensitivity as the main selling point in their new game console? Quick, make an announcement: we're doing that too!"

The Nintendo Wii controller incorporates a motion-sensitive element as its key feature.

The thing is, Sony has completely missed the point. Motion sensitivity isn't a feature of the Wii controller, it is the feature of the Wii controller. Every game for the Wii will be obliged to take this ability and milk it to its last drop, and if they don't, they'll fail miserably (not unlike Sony).

The PS3 controller did not originally have motion-sensitivity, but because Nintendo is doing it, Sony has to as well in order to keep up.

Meanwhile, Sony is implementing motion-sensitivity into its PS3 controller, but only so they can say, "we can do that too!" They won't take advantage of it like the Wii games will. It will simply be there, doing nothing. Not unlike Sony.


Anonymous X-Termin8or said...

cool article... but how did the ps2 rip the gamecube and how did the psp rip the ds?? they were completely different. The nes and the Wii however i can understand.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 4:16:00 AM PST  
Blogger Mr. Levingston said...

too true... too true... i'll agree with x-termin8or, about how the wii and nes are correct, but i'm just a sony hater, so idc. xP

Thursday, July 20, 2006 8:35:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Incorrect. Sony had patented the technology about six years ago. They are unveiling it now because they lost the rights too the rumble feature in the controller so they are adding this new feature. If you really look at the two they are very different. The Wii uses full motion-sensing while the Ps3 only uses tilts in the controller.

Sunday, August 27, 2006 3:23:00 PM PST  

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