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Rumor: Sony's PS3 Motion Controller Named PlayStation Gem


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250w ago - Update: Despite a "Gem" of a slip-up reported on [Register or Login to view links] by Disney president Steve Wadsworth during a keynote address, according to [Register or Login to view links], the term "Gem" was "an early code name for the product," per Sony Computer Entertainment of America director of communications Patrick Seybold. "We haven't announced final name at this point."

Recently a patent surfaced on Sony's PS3 Motion Controller, however, excluding previous rumors the peripheral has yet to be officially named.

Today, MCVUK.com (linked above) may have found a clue... Sony's upcoming PS3 Motion Controller could be named simply PlayStation Gem.

To quote: John Riccitiello refers to new tech as the PlayStation Gem at UBS Media Conference.

Maybe he mis-spoke, maybe it was a slip of the tongue - or maybe, just maybe, EA boss John Riccitiello has accidentally leaked the name of Sony's upcoming WiiMote contender, which until now has simply been referred to as the PlayStation Motion Controller.

"In the coming year, both Sony and Microsoft have announced new controllers," he stated. "Motion sensor controls, Natal and Gem, these are likely to bring new consumers into the marketplace."



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#11 - jevolution - 249w ago
i think these designs are far from final... well i hope so... because they seem pretty clumsy to me.

plains203's Avatar
#10 - plains203 - 249w ago
I seriously hope they don't call it a "wand" maybe nintendo can copy and create a "wang" to go with it's wii

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#9 - corycooper09 - 249w ago
I saw a vid about this, its looks pretty cool but come on "gem"? Thats a lame name.

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#8 - semitope - 249w ago
Guess it was accurate to think it wasn't appropriate. Prototype names seem to always be weird.

edit: just thought its probably because its the engineers and not the PR ppl that come up with those prototype names.

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#7 - PS3 News - 249w ago
I updated the first post... as Sony Computer Entertainment of America director of communications Patrick Seybold stated now that "Gem" was just a prototype name and not the final name.

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