Sony, the makers of videogames and the PlayStation 3 game console, have unveiled their version of a motion controller, dubbed Move. The PS3 will not be the only new contender in the motion sensor controller market; Microsoft Xbox 360 will soon have its own version of motion sensor, called the Nadal. Currently, the market leader in motion controllers is the Nintendo Wii. Ever since its release in 2006, the Nintendo Wii now enjoys a considerable lead in sales over the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. This is because of a much broader appeal across users, which the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 hope to tap into, with their own motion controllers.
This year at the Oscar’s it was all about The Hurt Locker and Kathryn Bigelow. The movie about a bomb disposal unit in Iraq trampled the giant that was Avatar. Sandra Bullock and Jeff Bridges enjoyed Best Acting Awards, respectively, whereas Christopher Waltz and Mo’Nique won for their supporting roles. Up took the award for the best animated feature and The Cove won for the best documentary feature. This year was different in the Best Picture category where there were 10 nominations, also this time around there were two hosts instead of one; Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin.
The Large Hadron Collider, LHC, is due to be shut down for over a year. The troubled particle collider — which will hopefully unlock the secrets of the big bang and many other mysteries of the universe — has been continually bogged down with trouble. The LHC is the world’s single most expensive and complicated experimental machine, which is designed to recreate conditions that existed during the Big Bang. The machine will have to undergo design corrections, which were left uncorrected.
New trailers for several of this year’s blockbuster movies have been released. Films like Tron Legacy, Iron Man 2 and Twilight Saga: Eclipse are all scheduled to be released this year. It surely is going to be a festive year for movies with all these blockbusters around the corner, but at the same time, Fox studio is considering re-releasing Avatar for the summer — which will surely boost the films’ already immense box office result. Avatar won’t be the only James Cameron re-release, the Oscar winning is already hard at work at re-working another of his blockbusters, Titanic, for a release in 2011. Cameron is using 3D technology used in Avatar to produce Titanic 3D. Now this is surely something to look forward to.