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If you haven’t picked up a PlayStation Move yet and have a serious hankering for some virtual golf, then the new Tiger Woods 12 Move bundle should be on par with your needs. Sony has officially announced a new SKU priced at $100 which will land you a full copy of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters, a PlayStation Move controller and of course a PlayStation Eye camera. There’s been a ton of Sony motion control bundles released since Move hit the scene, but this one actually looks like the best fit. It definitely beats the copy of Sports Champions that ships with the original bundle, but that’s just our two cents.
It’s been a rough past few weeks for PlayStation 3 lovers all across the planet and we definitely feel that some good news is long overdue. Though it’s not the news you’ve been hoping for, it’s still good news. Super mega gigantic retailer GameStop has placed a great bulk of PlayStation Move products on sale with their latest weekly ad. They’re currently offering a buy one get one 50% off for Move controllers and a buy one get one free for select Move games. If you’re too lazy to make the trip to your local store, you can head on over to their website and use coupon codes: HALFOFFMOVE and B1G1MOVE. Hopefully this will hold you over until May 31st.
Sony just pushed out some sales numbers and are boasting 50 million PS3′s sold and 8 million Move controllers sold worldwide. Sounds like a whole lotta hardware moving doesn’t it? Well not exactly. Sony is reporting units shipped to retailers, meaning these haven’t been purchased by actual consumers. We’re pretty sure they’ve sold a ton of units, but come on! Why not tell us what things are really looking like? Full press release after the break.
Do you consider yourself a hardcore gamer? Are you too hardcore for a motion controller? No the PlayStation’s Dualshock 3 doesn’t count! Looking back at 2006 when the Wii was released, motion controlled gaming was met with such hope and anticipation. Here we are almost five years later and it’s become somewhat of a running gag in the gaming community to use a motion controller. So how in the heck did motion controlled gaming go from the next big thing, to the Island of Misfit Toys? Let’s take a quick look back at a few things and see what’s the hold up.
In a world of shooters, there are many ways to taunt your opponent after shooting them in the face! Most are improvised button presses like crouching, leaning, jumping, even just shooting the corpse of your fallen opponent. SOCOM understands the importance of rubbing in a kill and SOCOM 4 will be no exception. Move past the break to get a look at some of the victory dances you can expect. It’s a celebration enjoy yourself!
In today’s edition of keeping up with the Jones,’ Sony just announced Move.me. Due out this spring, this new software application is aiming to bring the PlayStation Move to the PC. How the tables have turned? Sony has been tossing around lawsuits as if it was the thing to do. Potential users and trend setters for this application aren’t too keen on Sony right now. Perhaps they’ll let bygones be bygones? Remember we asked this question a little while back? It was bound to happen with all the interest Microsoft’s Kinect has been generating, Sony needed to do something to bring some interest to their new platform. We’ll have more on this as it comes.
For almost four years Nintendo’s Wii had a chokehold on the console gaming motion control market, but after last year’s E3 we knew everything would soon be changing. Almost similar to a game of Street Fighter, a set of new challengers entered and were ready to do battle. Sony’s PlayStation Move was first up to bat this past September. Some wrote the new peripheral off nicknaming it “Wii HD,” but some saw it as a must own. Microsoft’s Kinect launched a couple of months later and was also received with mixed feelings, being labeled as a gimmick to attract casual gamers. With Microsoft recently announcing plans for official Kinect drivers for Windows and Sony recently releasing what appears to be their final piece of the Move puzzle (see our Sharp Shooter unboxing), we decided to have the two go one on one. If you’ve played with or purchased one or both of the devices, please be sure to share your thoughts. Both platforms have their selling points as well as their setbacks. It really depends on what your style is. “Clowns to the left, jokers to the right,” we’re stuck in the middle! Help us out by voting and leaving a comment.
Have you been considering picking up a PlayStation Move and Sharp Shooter since we told you how much we heart Killzone 3? You just might wanna hold off for a couple of months. Sony has just announced the SOCOM 4 Full Deployment Edition. The bundle will run you $150 and have all the motion control fixings your heart desires: SOCOM 4, PlayStation Eye camera, Move controller, Navigation controller, and the lethal Sharp Shooter gun itself. This clever piece of marketing will ship on April 19th.
A little goes a long way with Modern Combat: Domination. For eight bucks Gameloft has concocted a decent FPS. Sure, it lacks originality and the controls are somewhat primitive, but all the fundamentals for a decent online experience are there. They’ve even tossed in an offline option, which gives you a chance to sharpen your skills for competitive play. One of the largest selling points attached to this title aside from its bargain bin price, is the fact that it supports the PlayStation Move. That alone will make you consider purchasing MCD, but is it actually worth your money? Or should you use your eight dollars to buy lunch instead?
Look and Feel
When you fire up MCD you’ll feel right at home. The menus are simple and easy to navigate, and getting into a match is pretty straightforward, but you will encounter some fairly lengthy load screens. Speaking of matches, you can play up to 8v8 and all the basics are there: deathmatch, domination, team deathmatch, escort, extraction, and attack and defend. Some of these game types are map specific. The game’s ranking system is simple and plain. You kill enemies and earn cash to buy equipment, which you unlock as your skill level increases. Now as far as the overall presentation the game looks more like a polished Wii title. This isn’t a bad thing, remember this is a PSN game and not a full retail title, so it actually looks alright for what it is. The standard controls are what you’ve come to expect from a FPS using the the PlayStation’s DualShock 3, but they can be a bit clunky at times. As far as using the PlayStation Move, it takes a bit of getting used to. The controls can be very sensitive and somewhat frustrating. I’d like to revisit them when the PlayStation Sharp Shooter becomes available, but for now I’d say stick with the DualShock.
Keeping it short and simple, the game is fun, but it can get repetitive. This is truly a meat and potatoes game, with no dessert. You will run around shooting people in the face and if that’s your pleasure there shouldn’t be a problem. I’d say don’t expect this to be a Call of Duty killer or replacement. This is the game you wanna pull out for a quick online fix. The game is also good if you wanna see how it feels to play a FPS with your new Move controller. If you’re the thrifty type download the demo first, but if eight bones isn’t too taxing on your pocketbook, just buy it. You’ll get your money’s worth for the most part.
Final Verdict: 7.0 out of a possible 10