Kinect Failed, But That Doesn't Mean Cool Game Controllers Are Dying

Microsoft's dream of a Kinect-controlled future has hit the skids. The Wii was basically a really, really long fad, and the Wii U just isn't taking off. Are cool, innovative game controllers on the way out? Not quite. They've just moved to new places, is all. » 5/27/14 6:31pm 5/27/14 6:31pm

Motion-Controlled Gaming Is Flailing

I played the Wii for the first time at a trade show in Leipzig, Germany. The consoles were set up in tents, shielded from outside view. Standing in the queue, you'd watch people lift the folds of material in front of the entrance, walk in, then walk out with huge smiles on their faces after about ten minutes. » 5/14/14 4:30pm 5/14/14 4:30pm

Is this a new PlayStation Move? There's a newly-published Sony patent for a certain "flat joystick controller" which seems to look a lot like a PlayStation Move, but with a touchpad on the front. » 12/10/13 6:50am 12/10/13 6:50am

Motion Controls, The Most Popular And Most Broken Idea Gaming Ever Had

It was an idea so good that it vaulted Nintendo into first place last-gen with a console using last-last-gen technology. It was an idea so flawed that a Kotaku reader—the moment this series of best and worst features of the outgoing console generation was announced—shredded it. Motion controls... boy did they mostly… » 10/15/13 2:50pm 10/15/13 2:50pm

Thank Goodness: Octodad Sequel on PS4 Uses PS Move Motion Controls

I don't always enjoy motion controls, but if there's one game that I feel shouldn't be without them, it's the one where you control a wildly flailing octopus masquerading as a human husband and father of two. » 9/01/13 3:00pm 9/01/13 3:00pm

Portal 2’s PS3 Version Gets New, Free Co-Op DLC Today

A while back, Sixense Studios delivered the InMotion DLC—which consisted of a bunch of new levels optimized for for the system’s Move controller—to the PS3 version of Portal 2. Now, that version of Valve’s hit sequel will be getting new co-op content, rolling out to today as a free update. » 6/06/13 2:30pm 6/06/13 2:30pm

Sony Could Be Making A PlayStation Controller That Can Split In Half

Yesterday, a patent filed by Sony Computer Entertainment way back in May of 2011 was finally published, revealing designs for a new PlayStation Move controller that's essentially a Sixaxis crossbred with the OG Move and given the power to split in twain. Combiform team, eat your heart out. » 11/30/12 10:40am 11/30/12 10:40am

That Harry Potter-like Spellbook for PlayStation Move Is On Sale in…

Wonderbook; The Book of Spells, the not-really-Harry-Potter-but-endorsed-by-J.K.-Rowling-so-you-think-it-is bundle of game and hardware, is gonna hit shelves in November, Sony said earlier today. » 9/06/12 10:00pm 9/06/12 10:00pm

Until Dawn Is A Gorgeous Horror Game That Uses PlayStation Move

There's a new horror game coming to PlayStation 3 called Until Dawn. It's sort of built like a teen horror movie; you play as seven characters that you have to keep alive throughout a long night. » 8/14/12 2:00pm 8/14/12 2:00pm

Portal Picks Up a PlayStation Move Controller, Returns to the PS3 With…

Developers Sixense have announced that a bunch of new Portal content is coming to the PlayStation 3. It's called Portal 2 In Motion, and is DLC for the existing game that takes full advantage of Sony's PlayStation Move peripheral. » 6/05/12 3:46pm 6/05/12 3:46pm

Harry Potter's Author Helping Sony With an Interactive…

It's either the cutest or the most ridiculous thing we'll see at this year's E3, but it's a thing: Sony has developed an interactive book. » 6/04/12 9:52pm 6/04/12 9:52pm

The Game That Got Me Excited About the PlayStation Move Quietly Arrives

Nearly two years ago at E3 2010, Sony showed off a game that demonstrated the true potential the PlayStation Move. Today it quietly slips onto retail shelves. Anyone excited for Sorcery? » 5/22/12 9:00am 5/22/12 9:00am

So How's That PlayStation Move Controller Treating You?

In today's moving edition of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter Aikage teases us all with stop motion porn. Oh, and he mentions the PlayStation Move controller as well. Which is more exciting? Both, probably. » 4/27/12 5:30pm 4/27/12 5:30pm

The Toxic, Psychedelic Drug Behind Sony’s Newest PlayStation 3 Game

People do recreational drugs for a lot of reasons: addiction, boredom, energy, depression, relaxation. But there are just some drugs that no person would ever want to do, drugs that are outright unpleasant and dangerous. » 4/20/12 1:00pm 4/20/12 1:00pm

Time to Play "What the Hell is This Thing Sony Just Patented?"

What the hell is this? A steering wheel? A jet fighter's yoke? It's certainly a peripheral for the PlayStation Move, with swing-wing handle grips out at the side. Why is that feature necessary? » 4/18/12 10:00pm 4/18/12 10:00pm

How to Make 10 Million Sound Like an Unimpressive Number


At GDC, Sony engineer Gabe Ahn proclaimed that 10 million PlayStation Move units have been shipped to retailers since the motion-control system was released in late 2010. » 3/08/12 9:30pm 3/08/12 9:30pm

House of the Dead Arcade Games Coming to the PS3

Sega announced this morning that both House of the Dead 3 and House of the Dead 4 will be coming to the PS3 as downloadable titles on the PlayStation Network. Both will include Move support. » 1/05/12 9:00am 1/05/12 9:00am

Resistance 3: The Kotaku Review

After the flawed Resistance 2, a game that drained the joy from the PlayStation 3's once very promising shooter series, Insomniac Games comes closer to hitting its target with its third game set amongst the human-Chimera war. All it took to get Resistance 3 back on track was a bullet in the head. » 9/16/11 5:30am 9/16/11 5:30am

This Fall on PlayStation Move...

Remember that PlayStation Move controller you bought last year? Well, they're still making games for it! Resistance 3, for example, is fully playable with PlayStation Move and that just came out. » 9/15/11 3:30pm 9/15/11 3:30pm