Sources close to Sony have revealed that the PlayStation Move controllers are to be powered by kinetically charged batteries. This initiative from the company means that it will now be impossible to simply replace worn out batteries with the normal alkaline types bought in the shops.

Instead it will require gamers to run and jump with their Move controllers to gain Watts in a similar fashion to the recently released Pokéwalker from Nintendo, the device that comes with Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.

This hasn’t gone down well in all quarters though. As self-described Sony fanboy Hanz Dhoft told Console Monster, “I think this is a terrible idea. Why should I have to frantically waves my arms about to charge my controllers, just so I can play the Move games?”, he continues, “I’ve been a Sony fan since before the PlayStation One, but this makes me think about selling all my stuff and getting an Xbox360.”

The idea is an interesting one and likely to be approved by the conservationists, however, it does mean that if controllers are left idle for too long, they might become inoperable due to lack of use.

Do you think this is a good idea? Let us know in the comments as usual.


Marty Greenwell

Marty has been gaming since the heady years of the ZX-81 and still owns most of the gaming systems purchased since those days, including the Atari 2600, ZX Spectrum, SNES, Jaguar, Dreamcast and GameCube. Being a collection junkie (or more accurately, hoarder), he buys more games than he can possibly play, far too many of which are still sealed in their packaging. Marty favours RPGs and Driving games when it comes to genres, and is possibly a little bit too addicted to Disgaea. When not gaming he’s out frightening OAPs on his motorcycle, clad in black leather.

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