Rumor: Sony's PS3 Motion Controller Named PlayStation Arc

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222w ago - Update: Despite THQ CEO Brian Farrell recently calling it Arc, according to Geoff Keighley's Tweet, to quote: "FYI I'm hearing Arc is NOT the name of the Sony Motion Controller, but a code name." However, Sony has registered the Arc trademark in Japan.

Today VG247.com (linked above) reports that according to a concrete source speaking under conditions of strict anonymity Sony's PS3 Motion Controller will be named PlayStation Arc, of which a domain has also been registered in the same name at PlayStationArc.com.

This news comes just over a month after the previous rumor that the PlayStation 3 Motion Controller was dubbed Gem, which ended up being an early code name for the product.

To quote: "The company is now saying its Motion Controller - the official name thus far - will release "this year": global boss Kaz Hirai had previously claimed it would be out this March.

The Motion Controller consists...
 

Splitfish Announces Dual SFX Evolution Controller Shipping for PS3

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226w ago - Splitfish announced news that their Dual SFX Evolution Controller for Sony's PS3 console has started shipping today.

For those interested, below is the Press Release [PDF] in text format with some demo videos:

Press Release: CONSOLE EVOLUTION IS HERE! - SPLITFISH ANNOUNCES SHIPMENT OF THE DUAL SFX EVOLUTION CONTROLLER FOR PLAYSTATION 3.

What Could Possibly Make FIFA 10 and MADDEN NFL 10 any better to play? - How about Dual Analog adjustable split controllers - with motion button triggers!

Wireless PlayStation®3 Super Analog Split Controller Optimized for PS3 Action Titles, Arriving in Stores in Time for the New Year!

Zurich, Switzerland / Edmonton, Canada, DEC. 15, 2009 - SplitFish Ltd., will ship the much anticipated wireless DUAL SFX EVOLUTION, PC crossover controller in time to hit stores for CHRISTMAS 2009.

SPLITFISH first revealed this REVOLUTIONARY latest addition to its line of innovative controllers for PlayStation®3 at E3 and GAMESCON 2009, as part of SplitFish's brand-new Frevolution X System. SPLITFISH will have the new DUAL SFX EVOLUTION in stores by end of DECEMBER 2009.

The DUAL SFX EVOLUTION will be a sport, action and casual player's dream with the freedom...
 

Rumor: Sony's PS3 Motion Controller Named PlayStation Gem

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227w ago - Update: Despite a "Gem" of a slip-up reported on GameInformer.com by Disney president Steve Wadsworth during a keynote address, according to Kotaku, 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...
 

Sony's PS3 Motion Controller Wand Patent Reveals Attachments

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228w ago - A recent patent filed by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. has revealed what are believed to be some attachments for Sony's upcoming Motion Controller Wand PS3 accessory.

To quote: "The patent for an "Expandable Control Device Via Hardware Attachment" touches on a number of control options. According to details from the patent, Sony's motion controller may offer the option to join two motion control units together lengthwise or in an H-shape.

And as pictured above, a unique, secondary controller attachment may offer a solution to the one DualShock in one hand, one motion controller in the other hand scheme seen at Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference.

Other potentially interesting add-on possibilities are attachments shaped like a baseball bat, a the business end of a flashlight and a rattle-like sphere that's very maraca like.

Perhaps more interesting is a...
 

PS3 Bluetooth Controller Sync Issues Reported in Firmware 3.10

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228w ago - It's now been over two weeks since Sony released PS3 Firmware 3.10, however, according to several reports this weekend including Loot-Ninja.com (linked above) and the official PlayStation Forums it introduced a nasty Bluetooth controller sync issue.

Apparently many gamers who updated to PS3 Firmware 3.10 now have to use their PS3 controllers connected with a USB cable to play games, however, most reports are isolated to new PS3 Slim console although some early PS3 owners are also having issues it seems.

To quote: "Yesterday I ran into a troubling issue with my PS3 Slim where none of my three DualShock 3 controllers sync to my console via the wireless Bluetooth standard. Whenever I press the PlayStation button, all I get is four flashing lights as the controllers make a valiant attempt to sync with the PS3, but fail miserably.

After going through the troubleshooting steps provided by Sony, I did what any frustrated gamer would do: I searched Google. Turns out, there are quite a few people experiencing the exact same issue, some of which are having trouble with Bluetooth headsets...
 







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