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    Sony to Win Emmy for SIXAXIS

    Granted, Sony did incorporate motion sensor and wireless technology into SIXAXIS, but it's ultimately less of a controller revolution than evolution of the existing Dual Shock -- yet the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences decided SIXAXIS worthy of Technology and Engineering Emmy Award at CES this year. The actual event takes place later tonight in Las Vegas, California.


    To the PlayStation diehards on 1UP: what does the tear of an N-fan taste like?
    Sony's XMB interface has also been nominated for "Outstanding Innovation and Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for the Best Use of Personal Media Display and Presentation Technology."
    Gaming board moderators are having a field day with this topic!

    Meh, I don't think there's been any real innovation in videogame control since the mouse and keypad. Everything is merely an evolution of an existing platform or idea, including the Wiimote.

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    Re: Sony to Win Emmy for SIXAXIS

    Arrogant peice of work- whoever wrote that.

    I am a Nintendo fan- I would never, under any circumstance shed a tear or otherwise give a rodent's arse about this.

    Whatever-

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    Re: Sony to Win Emmy for SIXAXIS

    I'm reminded of a line from the Simpsons:

    Lisa:This award show is the biggest farce I ever saw.
    Bart: What about the Emmys?
    Lisa: I stand corrected
    Out of the NIGHT....
    When the full moon is BRIGHT!!
    Comes a horseman known as ZORRO!!!
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    Re: Sony to Win Emmy for SIXAXIS

    Just to add on, Nintendo wasn't at the CES so thats why they didn't win.

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    Re: Sony to Win Emmy for SIXAXIS


    Someone on another forum found a great find. Most of the stories about Sony winning were posted in the morning, and this guy found out that the awards were awarded at 7:00 PM yesterday, and who would have guessed, Nintendo won too!
    http://www.emmyonline.org/emmy/advme...s_release.html
    So it looks like the winners found out before and Sony went and told the media and forgot to mention that Nintendo won too.

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    Re: Sony to Win Emmy for SIXAXIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Disneyphile View Post
    Interesting! Good for them!
    *rolls eyes* Taking years old technology and upon seeing the innovation that is the Wiimote, decide to add in some accelerometers. Yawn. Somehow that's enough for some "award". Hmm. Interesting indeed...

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    Re: Sony to Win Emmy for SIXAXIS

    Wait, Sony made an assumption. They did win an award, just not for best new controller. Check this out.
    http://www.joystiq.com/2007/01/09/oo...mys-say-uh-uh/

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    Re: Sony to Win Emmy for SIXAXIS

    Imagine that-Nintendo wins an award as well- not a word. No- just Sony fans acting like fools.

    Whatever-

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    Re: Sony to Win Emmy for SIXAXIS

    Turns out also that the SixAxis never actually won the award. The Dual-Shock did. The Academy guys actually came out and cleared the air over it.

    http://www.hydrapinion.com/index.php/create/2007/01/09/

    Quote Originally Posted by NATAS
    I understand you had contacted Cheryl Daly, Director of Communications at NATAS to confirm if Sony won for their PS3 controller. This is incorrect, Sony won for their dual shock analog controller. The award is from the Video Game Technology Group. It was nominated by our internal group and considered along with the Nintendo D-Pad both of which were considered Emmy worthy for the development of the generation of controllers that followed the classic joysticks.

    I would like to confirm that Sony did not win for their PS3 controller, they won for their Dual Shock Analog controller.

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    Re: Sony to Win Emmy for SIXAXIS

    do you think the emmy looks nice sitting next to those unsold units?
    Be controversial

    Be outspoken

    Be outrageous

    Just don't be boring

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    Re: Sony to Win Emmy for SIXAXIS

    why does everyone think the wiimote is some advanced technology?

    I remember when it was on the NES and called the power glove.

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    Re: Sony to Win Emmy for SIXAXIS

    Ya know, I have to say it's kind of entertaining to see this whole "My fave toy is better than your fave toy!" attitude that's running amok in these threads. People can't even discuss anything anymore without someone coming in and saying, "But my toy's better! So neener!"

    It's like a trip back to elementary school. I feel young again!

    I think I'll submit this concept as a reality show:

    "Toy Wars"

    It's controller versus controller in this playground war! Watch as opposing game system fans battle it out to prove who is the most technologically knowledgeable while the world keeps spinning on its axis. Each week, the most mature response is voted out of the battle, until it becomes a sudden death match of 5-year-old wit!


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    Re: Sony to Win Emmy for SIXAXIS

    meh- I'm apathetic.

    If a controller works on a game I want to play- cool. I will buy systems as I need them to play the games I want to play-it's not about the hardware for me- just my games.

    I think I may give in and buy Twilight Princess today for GC

    Oh- my ONLY rave about controllers was when I got wavebirds for my GC- I love being wireless. PS has them too- I will get them someday too-


    whooppee huh?

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    Re: Sony to Win Emmy for SIXAXIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Disneyphile View Post
    Ya know, I have to say it's kind of entertaining to see this whole "My fave toy is better than your fave toy!" attitude that's running amok in these threads. People can't even discuss anything anymore without someone coming in and saying, "But my toy's better! So neener!"

    It's like a trip back to elementary school. I feel young again!

    I think I'll submit this concept as a reality show:

    "Toy Wars"

    It's controller versus controller in this playground war! Watch as opposing game system fans battle it out to prove who is the most technologically knowledgeable while the world keeps spinning on its axis. Each week, the most mature response is voted out of the battle, until it becomes a sudden death match of 5-year-old wit!

    You've obviously never been to a video game forum. Its about 1,000 times worse than this.

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