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PS Move Precise Enough to Control StarCraft

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 42 comments

Sony has said the company's newly launched PlayStation Move peripheral is precise enough to play StarCraft on the PC.

Last week at GDC, Sony introduced Move and in a number of demos showed off just how Move worked. Among the little tidbits revealed during the demos by PlayStation researcher, Anton Mikhailov, and platform research manager, David Coombes, was that the peripheral uses just 2MB of system memory.

Kotaku reports that while demoing just how precise and accurately the Move can capture movements, Mikhailov said that they've been able to use the PlayStation 3 add-on as a device to control the PC version of StarCraft.

Do you think the precision of Move will be an important selling point for the device or do you think more people will buy it for casual gaming? Let us know in the comments below!

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    webbwbb , March 15, 2010 11:53 PM
    The real news here is that there is a possibility of using the Move on a PC.
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    matt314 , March 16, 2010 12:10 AM
    Am I the only one who is confused by the fact that this looks like a light bulb on a stick?
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    Pei-chen , March 16, 2010 1:21 AM
    But can it play Star Craft II?
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    Mizoguchi , March 15, 2010 11:50 PM
    No way in hell that thing can be usable for Starcraft if it has any bit of lag. 400APM? Hello?
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    webbwbb , March 15, 2010 11:53 PM
    The real news here is that there is a possibility of using the Move on a PC.
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    mlopinto2k1 , March 16, 2010 12:01 AM
    I say no.
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    Camikazi , March 16, 2010 12:06 AM
    webbwbbThe real news here is that there is a possibility of using the Move on a PC.

    Yea that caught my eye, seems interesting if they sell it as a controller for PC or someone hacks it to be usable on PC :) 
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    matt314 , March 16, 2010 12:10 AM
    Am I the only one who is confused by the fact that this looks like a light bulb on a stick?
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    Anonymous , March 16, 2010 12:11 AM
    Precision is one thing. Response time is completely different.
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    AMDnoob , March 16, 2010 12:15 AM
    what on earth is the little color bulb at the end of the primary controller for? I thought it was just a photoshopped effect on the print ads that was meant to convey like "fun". but then i saw an actual picture of one in use and they're like bulbs! are they just meant for identification purposes?
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    arhodes , March 16, 2010 12:17 AM
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    Am I the only one who is confused by the fact that this looks like a light bulb on a stick?


    That was the first think I noticed. Does the light have any purpose?

    Also, I think using the Move on a PC would be really neat, just not for SC.
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    AMDnoob , March 16, 2010 12:19 AM
    Never mind about my previous post. The bulb is used by the PS eye to help track its motion and location. it's a wonder what a little googling will get you :D 
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    alyon , March 16, 2010 12:25 AM
    I could see something like this on the pc being cool for indie games and art.... but for any other gaming it would just be a huge frustrating hindrance.
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    Yuka , March 16, 2010 12:42 AM
    Uhm... Why would Sony do that with the Move when they haven't done it with the PS controllers in years? At least, I don't know any official support from them like the X-Box controller has from M$. The Wii mote has more support so far :p 

    Cheers!
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    EntropyMu , March 16, 2010 12:45 AM
    The light is probably to aid the camera in tracking. I bet it is needed for high precision in tracking location, especially on the towards/away axis.
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    climber , March 16, 2010 1:19 AM
    Matt314Am I the only one who is confused by the fact that this looks like a light bulb on a stick?
    It's jose jalapeno
    on a stick.
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    Pei-chen , March 16, 2010 1:21 AM
    But can it play Star Craft II?
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    XD_dued , March 16, 2010 1:34 AM
    My mouse is precise enough to play starcraft, thank you very much.
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    Foxer57 , March 16, 2010 2:56 AM
    Even if you have steady hands, it will be really hard. Besides, I played Starcraft 64 on the N64 once and it was REALLY hard to get anything accomplished.
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    seraphimcaduto , March 16, 2010 3:07 AM
    From someone who always got a chuckle out of the "can it play crysis" comments, actually getting to say can it play starcraft 2 is hilarious. On a serious note without some hardcore fighting/shooting/realistic sports games, this add-on is going to be useless...so come on new star wars game, take what the wii did and make it better.
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    JohnnyLucky , March 16, 2010 3:10 AM
    Didn't we just have an article about this the other day?
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    eklipz330 , March 16, 2010 3:19 AM
    since last e3, ive been slowly convinced that MOVE will be better then NATAL... i was laughing at sony's presentation last year, but at least the lag can be under control


    webbwbbThe real news here is that there is a possibility of using the Move on a PC.


    i believe there is a motion control device called sixense being released for PC

    http://sixense.com/

    the best part is since it's wired... 0 lag
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    lpedraja2002 , March 16, 2010 3:43 AM
    Well is Starcraft ever happens on PS3 Sony would definitely try to negotiate a way of making Stracraft work with the lightbulb-stick only, instead of going with the more traditional mouse and keyboard combo. I mean really, Sony can really push boundaries if they put full keyboard+mouse as standard requirements for game developers.
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