Sony has launched their Internet TV and they are a very interesting set of devices. Powered by Google TV, they range in price from US$599 to US$1399 and models include 24, 32, 40 and 46-inch screens. The remote control is a massive, two-handed affair with more buttons than an airlines cockpit, but Sony says that it’s a great way to control the Internet TV.
I’m still not sure about what to think about Google TV. It’s a very interesting product, but it may prove to be a difficult concept for the mainstream market to understand.
Read more about it at Engadget
Sony has launched a hard-balled attack on Microsoft Kinect, and it’s complete lack of buttons, with the launch of www.yaybuttons.com
It’s quite an aggressive and arrogant move from Sony’s marketing, however it’s the kind of thing Sony is known for. The fact it’s not even true, with Microsoft confirming you can use a standard controller along with Kinect, it makes Sony look a bit silly.
Check out the site to view rants from fictional PlayStation VP Kevin Butler:
“It turns out that buttons are pretty important. Not like “save the whales” important. More like ‘not play games that suck’ important. Cuz they help you … control stuff. Controller. Control. Kinda makes sense. Some people don’t think you need buttons. WHAT?! Craziness. Could you imagine gaming without buttons? Where would the control come from?”
Source - Joystiq