We were excited back in December when someone hacked a Microsoft Kinect controller to power a tiny human-shaped android's arms. Now the tech's been advanced and motion control has come to a robot's legs too. Avatar and Evangelion never seemed less like science fiction.
This month, Western-meets-Samurai Anime game "Red Steel 2" takes a giant leap forward in translating players' movements into epic on-screen swordfights. Creative director Jason Vandenberghe gives us an inside look at the making of an action game with detailed motion controls and shares his enthusiasm for PlayStation Move and Microsoft's Project Natal.
Jack Tretton, the CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America, discusses how Sony is reorganizing, the motion-control competition with Microsoft, and how Sony ignored naysayers and found gaming success.
Sony's Computer Entertainment head Kazuo Hirai has been speaking to the media about his company's gaming plans, and one little nugget slipped out: The PS3 Motion Controller is due next year. Is Xbox 360 beginning to lose to the PS3?
Nintendo Wii's role as king of motion gaming consoles is at risk. Sony and Microsoft have both previewed motion control systems at the E3 video game expo, and both systems knock Wii clean off the throne—even though neither has announced when their controllers will become available to the public.