Sports Champions - PS3

Game Description: Turn your Playstation 3 into a sport revolution using the Playstation Move Motion Controller to hit a tennis ball over the net or knock your enemy out with Motion Fighters. Battle against gladiators with your brother in Gladiator Duel. Experience a new way to play and become the sport champion
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E3 2010: Sports Champions Preview

E3 2010: Sports Champions Preview

By Joe Rybicki - Posted Jun 18, 2010

What We Already Know

Sports Champions is Sony's answer to Wii Sports, a series of sports-themed minigames that will come packed with new Move controllers.

What We're Seeing Now

Hands-on time dispels some of the concerns about the Move. When playing table tennis, for example, the paddle moves in time with your hands, with only the most infinitesimal delay. Moving toward or away from the screen moves the paddle forward or back across the table, which will be necessary if you're competing against an opponent who's learned how to drop shots just over the net. In Archery, the arrow-grabbing gesture (reaching back over your shoulder as though pulling an arrow from a quiver) is fluid and reliable, and drawing and releasing the bow seemed to work exactly as you'd hope, every time. Only the Gladiator Duel seemed a bit less responsive than expected, in part because while your weapon tracks pretty accurately to the Move controller in your right hand, the shield in your left has a more limited range of motion.

Sports Champions also includes disc golf, volleyball, and bocce. It's perhaps not quite as strong a lineup as Wii Sports...but it's hard not to be intrigued by the thought of how this hypersensitive controller might handle tennis or baseball.

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  • incantator

    Can you tell us a little more about how many controllers of what type you are using to play these demos? Its still not clear how many games require 2 of the bulb controllers and whether you can play with a single controller or not. If this is the game that is part of the $99 bundle that includes the bulb, the analog stick, and the camera, are half of its games going to require another bulb to be playable? Is there a mode that allows some of the games that require 2 bulbs to be played with just one?

    Posted: June 19, 2010 12:57 AM
  • CLFresh

    sweet so hi def wii sports w. some innovation, spice, and less kiddy-ish

    Posted: June 18, 2010 12:54 PM