Sony Takes Bow For Technology Emmy It Didn't Win

from the hallucinated-awards dept

Earlier this week Sony proudly announced that the company had won a Technology and Engineering Emmy Award for their motion sensitive SIXAXIS PS3 wireless game controller. Gamers were dumbfounded, since it's the Nintendo Wii controller that first made strides in innovative motion sensitivity, and it's debated that the SIXAXIS's less sexy motion sensitivity was included as a late development cycle rush job in response (at the cost of force-feedback). Someone decided to ask the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences what the hell was going on, and apparently Sony won no such honor. The award Sony received was actually for their dual shock analog controller, released years ago. Sony took most of today to address the award hallucination as people debated whether the company was just confused, or was intentionally misleading the public in order to re-inflate what has been a difficult launch cycle for their PS3 game system. Ultimately the company issued a brief statement that blamed the mixup on "miscommunication between the two organizations."

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    Dave, 11 Jan 2007 @ 8:18am

    Blu-Ray vs. HD-DVD

    The discussion over which format will win is useless. Remember the Zip vs. LS-120 floppy drive discussions? iOmega was all the rage. Then the Re-Writeable CD came along.

    The same will happen to DVDs. Why go to the store and rent/buy a DVD when you can download the content at home?

    DVD media will be largely displaced by internet-based technologies. Then, you'll be stuck with a $1000 LaserDisc - er (sorry, wrong decade)... Blu-Ray disc player

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