A new patent from Sony has revealed a unique little idea that potentially hints at future PlayStation plans — a hybridized controller that blends both the DualShock and PlayStation Move into one gestalt beast. The quirk with the “MoveShock” (you can have that one, Sony) is the fact that it can be split through the middle to create two separate handheld motion controllers. A PlayStation Eye camera would, naturally, be required for use with what Sony’s called the, ” Hybrid Separable Motion Controller.” This particular patent was filed in May 2011, and made public in PDF format this week.
Like it or not, everyone is talking about the Wii U . Some people who hated the Wii seem to love the thing.
“And yeah, its time for another drink…” Dylan Jobe, president of Lightbox Interactive, posted on Twitter, Tuesday. Sony made a gamble when it invested in Lightbox Interactive to make a competitive multiplayer shooter called Starhawk . After mixed reviews and less than stellar sales, it’s fair to say that Sony nor Lightbox struck it big with this PS3 title
According to both Amazon and GameStop , a single battery charge on the Wii U Pro Controller will net you 80 hours of wireless frivolity, far outlasting the paltry efforts of the Xbox 360 and PS3 controllers. “Designed for accessibility and extended gameplay comfort,” reads the description , “the Wii U Pro Controller features the dual analog sticks and ergonomic button layout that you’ve come to expect, as well as a rechargeable battery that can last up to 80 hours on a single charge” With the actual GamePad managing between three and five hours , maybe having a Pro on hand to shoulder the burden isn’t a bad idea. In any case, it’ll set you back $49.99 if you’re interested, and it’ll be available in time for the Wii U’s launch. Anybody planning to pick it up?
2K Sports’ NBA 2K13 is reaping the benefits of EA’s inability to develop a basketball game, with publisher Take-Two announcing the game has surpassed franchise sales records. Although no specific figures were provided, NBA 2K13 reportedly sold 49 percent more worldwide during its first-week sales than previous record holder NBA 2K11
Something as niche as a full-price basketball rhythm game for Kinect sold only 3,000 copies in its debut month? While unfortunate, you can hardly be too surprised.