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Sony PlayStation Move: your questions answered

What you need to know about the Wii-style PS3 accessory

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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.

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The Sub-controller?

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.

Sony PlayStation Move

Is there a wrist strap like there is on the WiiMote?

Yes.

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.

Sony PlayStation Move

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.

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