Rumor: Sony's PS3 Motion Controller Named PlayStation Gem
Update: Despite a "Gem" of a slip-up reported on http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/02/17/disney-kicks-off-dice-drops-possible-name-for-sony-motion-controller.aspx by Disney president Steve Wadsworth during a keynote address, according to http://kotaku.com/5423269/sony-gem-was-a-prototype-name-for-ps3-motion-controller, 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."
Maybe they call it something fancy like "MotionShock".
So the "DualShock" would have it's descendant.
Thats what I was thinking too, something functional and somehow related to what sony has out already. They could even work around the sixaxis name since its, in a way, an extension of that controllers function. "Gem" says nothing, but if thats what they call it, it will catch on I guess. Unless ppl just completely ignore that name and call it whatever they want. lol
Originally Posted by PS3 News
Agreed... although it's not spelled the same, it reminds me of the 80's cartoon Jem (see pic below).
lol. I think sony needs some help with PR really. They should have a survey on names ppl like.