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Gaming News: "Copy Cats"
Posted: Friday May 19th, 2006 by

Recently, David Yarnton, General Manager of Nintendo UK, suggested that Sony's new PS3 controller is basically copied from ideas they put forward for their own controller at the Tokyo Game Show last year. Yarnton claims that, at the time, Sony expressed a negative view on motion sensing technology. And now, a few months away from the PS3's release, Sony has shifted their perspective. Yarnton also claims that Sony has copied Nintendo's ideas from the past as well saying, "I think if you look back, any innovation that has come in gameplay has come from us.
Source: MCV [ more info ]

It's unlikely that the intent of Yarnton's statements was to lay claim to all gamplay innovation. But, he's a corporate figure; he needs to choose his words more wisely. And if he really believes his statements, maybe Nintendo should direct their "innovation" more carefully for uhmmm... maximum effectiveness.

Between Yarnton, Ballmer, and Katuragi it seems to me that every company has its share of execs that haven't quite learned how to conduct themselves in public.


Correction from 5/18:
Yesterday, despite using a version ZeStuff's NPC shirt design on Ted, I forgot to add a "Today's Pimpage" to the bottom of the post. Just wanted to correct that error today. Please click the link to help me make up for the mistep. Thanks.

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