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PS3, Xbox 360 Motion Controller Rumors Spread

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Rumors of motion controller-related announcements for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are beginning to propagate once again in advance of E3.

Variety cites several sources in a report that claims Sony is preparing to announce a new motion controller for the PlayStation 3. The purported device uses a webcam and LEDs to achieve an accuracy of motion greater than that of the Wii.

Meanwhile, a tipster writing into Engadget says that Microsoft is readying a full-body motion sensing device. The rumor would see a high-tech sensor bar detecting a full range of movement without the use of an actual handheld controller.

As many motion controller rumors have certainly been proven false in the past, the Shack doctor recommends taking two grains of salt and calling us after the show.

From The Chatty

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    May 1, 2009 5:36 PM

    A full-body motion sensing device without any controller in your hand sounds very exiting. I never gave a tough to consoles, but if they don't manage to screw this one up, and make it work, i just might get a post PlayStation 2 console.

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      May 1, 2009 5:49 PM

      ah, I holding to nothing would bug me also having no buttons anywhere would limit your range of games alot

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        May 1, 2009 9:48 PM

        yeah, it would be limited to more casual and gimmick based games. I want something that will feel more natural than a gamepad for a full featured shooter, maybe not up there in the movement and speed of a mouse/kb but quicker aiming, and turning depending on what's in the left hand