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Emmy awarded to the PS3

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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   Paul_Sjordal

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Posted January 09 2007 - 07:14 AM

I think the people in charge of the Emmys have lost their collective minds. Even if there was any reason for an award associated with TV shows to be given to a gaming console, why did they give it to the PS3 and not the Wii?

http://www.gamespot.....stnews;title;4

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#2 of 11 OFFLINE   Jason Harbaugh

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Posted January 09 2007 - 05:56 PM

You do know that there are many different categories in the Emmy's which are not what you see on your typical Daytime Emmy and Primetime Emmy awards right? They are given out by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Sony won in the Technology & Engineering category. Why didn't the Wii win? Maybe they didn't even submit their controller to be considered? Who knows?

#3 of 11 OFFLINE   BrianB

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Posted January 10 2007 - 05:23 AM

Apparently they didn't.
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Posted January 10 2007 - 07:48 AM

This is all a little silly, but I have a theory. Because the Sixaxis Controller applies motion-sensing technology to an *existing* and very popular design - maybe then the predicted "ramifications" of such a technology are seen as "larger" than those of the more interesting, quite popular, and yet still somewhat niche Nintendo Wii (at least in the mass public consciousness - and the Emmy is nothing if not "Mass Public"). Besides, the Wii is still so difficult to find on store shelves that it may have escaped the attention of the Emmy committee because no one can get their hands on one!

#5 of 11 OFFLINE   Dave_Brown

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Posted January 10 2007 - 07:59 AM

It appears the Emmy was not for the sixaxis controller, but instead both Sony and Nintendo were awarded for changing the way games are played by replacing the joystick to the more user friendly handheld designs in use today.

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Posted January 10 2007 - 08:12 AM

Hmm. The official Emmy website doesn't mention the PS3 or Wii at all. A GUI for the PSP was a nominee, though:


http://www.emmyonlin....m_release.html

Did they decide to hand out more awards that were previously unannounced?

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Posted January 10 2007 - 09:05 AM

I'm still scratching my head too.
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Posted January 10 2007 - 12:32 PM

Update: The SIXAXIS did NOT win an Emmy. It was for the DualShock, which for its time was certainly groundbreaking and remains a great controller design, but Sony trying to pass it off to the SIXAXIS ... well, that's typical Sony. Absense of rumble and addition of yet-to-be-fully-utilized technology, regardless of basic aesthetic similarities between both generations of controller, does not an Emmy make.

Sony has retracted the original statement.

http://www.destructo....is-29164.phtml

The story in the original link (above) has been corrected, too.

#9 of 11 OFFLINE   Paul_Sjordal

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Posted January 11 2007 - 08:35 PM

That explains a lot. Is there a large multinational corporation out there that isn't a bunch of soulless bastards?
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Posted January 11 2007 - 08:50 PM

Short answer........no.
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Posted January 12 2007 - 04:40 AM

This was complete fluff, plain and simple. Sony is also a movie studio and this is just an example of a PR award that's B.S. and nothing more. Most all writers are saying the same thing and making fun of the award so really it's backfiring on Sony.





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