PlayStation Move Sharp Shooter In Da House!

Sony Canada was super nice to send us a surprise package this morning, it’s the PlayStation Move Sharp Shooter, or Sharpshooter as I call it.  This reminds me of the Super Scope, for all those old enough to remember.  Here’s a quick picture to remind all those children of the 90’s or those still playing games in the 90’s at least ;)

The Super Nintendo Bazooka...AKA The Super Scope!

While certainly bad ass back in the day, it was only playable with a handful of titles and never came close to matching what the original NES’ Zapper did.  Remember that light gun?

That's right baby, the Zapper! Pew Pew Pew!

Alright enough with the trip down memory lane.  Let’s take a look at what Sony sent us this morning.  Behold the Sharpshooter!

Here it is with the stock closed. It fully extends as you'll see in the next image...which makes this caption virtually useless, but not useless enough!
The oh so different fully extended stock Sharpshooter picture. See how original we are here at COE?

Why didn’t I put a navigation controller in the lower portion?  I have no clue, I just saw the Move controller beside my PS3 and so I grabbed it, put it into the Sharpshooter and took some pictures.  I like doing things half-assed apparently.  If you visited the site at all yesterday you can testify to that ;)

Included with the Sharpshooter are three sets of decals which can be used to nerdify your Sharpshooter, as if you really needed to do that.  I’ll take a picture later showing what I look like actually playing with this thing.  Let’s just say, it’s not pretty.

There are some pretty cool features on this bad boy though.  It has several shooting modes, which is handy, all the buttons are located around the trigger for easy access with your thumb, and the pump action grip as Sony calls it is bloody awesome.  All that remains now is a game.  The gun is compatible with Killzone 3, SOCOM 4, Time Crisis: Razing Storm, and Dead Space: Extraction.  Considering I don’t own the two games that are already out, and the other two get released shortly I can’t test it out.  That’s just the news you were hoping for, I know.  Fear not though, I’ll be using this gun to review Killzone 3 which should arrive early next week.  So be sure to look forward to that, and the picture ;)

If any of you have picked up the Sharpshooter, what are your impressions of it?

6 thoughts on “PlayStation Move Sharp Shooter In Da House!”

  1. i was actually thinking of getting that to play extraction and was thinkin of getting time crisis i shall be waiting to hear about the feel of it when you’ve tried it :)

  2. Ah….the Super Scope. I actually have that bad boy too! Battle Clash and Metal Combat anyone? The former is a joke to finish…..the latter, not so much. The plot was pretty cool though, and I remember how difficult the final boss with the multiple mech parts was.

    This Sharpshooter thing reminds me a lot of the peripheral used in the Ghost Squad arcade game. Quite the ‘transformer’ there!

  3. I’ll be sure to let you know what I think of it when I get my hands on Killzone 3 Skull.

    Justin, I remember both Battle Clash and Metal Combat like no one’s business. My brother and I had a blast (get it) with those games ;)

  4. Yeah I was planning on getting it for Killzone 3, SOCOM 4 and Dead Space: Extraction myself.

    I really hope it turns out to be as awesome as it looks!

  5. Looks like it the slot for it huh?

    Yeah it took me 40 minutes to become good with the move itself. (By good I mean bettter than the DualShock controller)

    And then it took me 2 hours to get comfortable with the Sharpshooter.

    Now that I’m all comfortable with it though, I can tell it doesn’t bring any advantage over the move itself except a little more stable to aim and a little worst for turning. But it sure is a hell of a lot more fun :D !!

    Holding a gun, pulling the tricker, hitting forward with the gun for melee and pump action to reload!! It’s awesome!

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