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Sony Has Open Net as Kinect Fails to Impress

June 14, 2010 Written by Mike Hartnett

Fans and media alike were present earlier tonight as Microsoft decided to go ahead and present their upcoming motion sensor, essentially EyeToy clone, Kinect. Well, it appears that things got very strange very fast and may have just cemented the PlayStation Move’s victory.

According to reports, the Kinect presentation began with all attendees having to put on white robes followed by an odd Circe de Soleil-type presentation and then finally followed by gameplay. Many of the titles bore an awfully close resemblance to the titles included with Nintendo’s Wii Sports title, accompanied by supposed lag issues and an overall lackluster experience. One new Star Wars title did make it’s debut, although many have stated that the preview was almost definitely pre-rendered. Some of the on-screen actions were done before the actors even moved, which has caused many attendees to claim that the show was pre-recorded. Is this because Kinect is still too laggy? Or were they afraid the system would Red Ring of Death in the middle of demonstration?

What does this mean for Sony? It means that Sony has a breakaway with an empty net wide open, all they have to do is tap it home, and by “it” we mean the PlayStation Move. If Sony can manage a solid presentation while making the key component of their presentation quality games, they will most definitely have earned big points in the motion controller (or lack thereof) battle.

Earlier today, actress and former Dancing with The Stars beauty, Brooke Burke, managed to get her hands on PlayStation Move and tweeted the following:

I’m totally blown away by the new game we just previewed. Play Station Move. So cool my kids loved it!!!!

Seems like positive press thus far, as the key to Move’s success will lie in the ability to attract gamer’s young and old, and it certainly appears to be succeeding in that right.

Stay tuned to PlayStation LifeStyle, as we’ll be sure to bring you absolutely every piece of Sony-related E3 news the second it breaks.