New PlayStation 3 Controller at E3

I got the chance to play Warhawks on a PS3 with the new controller. It was fantastic. The controller looks almost just lik the PS2 controller, but it can sense your movment. So when you tilt the controller to one side, it knows it. This makes flying so easy. I was able to control the aircraft without pressing any buttons or moving any sticks. It was so natural that there was virtually no learning curve at all. I just flew. The buttons, of course, fire missiles, thrusters, etc.
I can’t say anything about the Wii, because unfortunately I didn’t see it. Whereas the PS3 was on display for everyone to see and test, the Wii was shown only in a large presentation. You had to wait in line, which was too long anyway, and I missed it by not getting there early enough.
Besides that, I can report that the rumors of the end of the “booth babes” were false. There were tons of attractively-dressed women (and some men) all over the place.
I hope to put together a video podcast tomorrow to share some of what I saw.

Posted on May 12, 2006 at 12:19 am by Gary Rosenzweig · Permalink
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