Why PlayStation Move Could Give ‘3-D Games’ a Whole New Meaning | GameLife | Wired.com
Forget about 3-D graphics: With technology like Sony’s PlayStation Move, your whole living room might become a videogame. At first blush, Sony’s new motion controller for PlayStation 3 seems like a straight-up rip-off of Nintendo’s Wii remote. It’s a one-handed controller with an accelerometer and a gyroscope that you can point and click at your TV screen or wave around like a tennis racket
… But the PlayStation Move does boast a distinctive feature that could be a serious game-changer. The controller is tracked by a camera, called PlayStation Eye, that sits atop your television set. The Eye tracks the position of the glowing sphere at the business end of the Move, and it does this so accurately that it can know the exact position of the controller in 3-D space.
This allows Move to do augmented reality, adding virtual upgrades to real-world images of you and whatever’s in your living room.