How does the controller talk to the console?
The controller communicates with the PS3 wirelessly over the same Bluetooth link regular wireless controllers use. The Move sub-controller does the same.
Yes, it's a secondary controller with O and X PlayStation keys, direction controls and a thumb-facing analogue joypad. It's Move's answer to the Nintendo Nunchuk.
What controls does the main controller have?
It has the four PlayStation 'shape' keys, plus a Move button on the front and a trigger-style control on the underside.
Is there a wrist strap like there is on the WiiMote?
So is it just a case of swinging it around to control on-screen tennis rackets and such?
That's undoubtedly one way Move will be used, but Sony seems to have designed the controller to provide much more data, allowing games not simply to query where it is at a given moment, but to track it over time, so they can implement 3D gestures. Because it's also looking for the globe, if the globe disappears, that can be used to trigger an action. Couple that with a gesture and you can, say, spin round to launch a certain kind of attack in the game.
Quite how far this kind of thing can go is really going to be shown over time as developers take this technology and implement clever uses for it in their games.
Really? You have seen Nintendo games I haven't seen then...
"Nintendo have a track record of making brilliant and very enjoyable games to play."
Really? I'm not saying Sony has a lot of innovative games on the PS3 (the video game industry seems to have some creativity issues at the moment) but to say Nintendo has more innovative games seems silly. Yeah they came out with a novel controller. Yeah Wii Sports resort is cute. The big improvement about the Wii is it encourages multiplayer gaming. Not sure that's innovative. That award would have to go to Atari with Warlords on the 2600 that got four people playing at the same time.
Questions you didn't answer
If people are watching whilst I wave around something that's 6" long with a red knob on the end....will I get arrested?
Looks pretty awesome to me.
If you think this is just a Wii remote copy then watch the tech demo on You tube.
This is waaaaaaaay better.
Looking forward to it.
would not sit idly by and watch this if he ran Nintendo! He didn't get where he is today by sitting idly by!
re: Who is copying who
whoops, wrong link... This is the real one. Playstation Move from way back, predating the Wii...