Kevin Butler: VP of Explosions Promotes PlayStation Move

Sep 5, 2010 by  

PlayStation Move

Why doesn’t Kevin Butler have a TV show deal? Seriously, if some guy who merely posts his father’s musings on Twitter can get one, why can’t a guy who literally sets things on fire?

In this new trailer, hoping to increase anticipation for the upcoming PlayStation Move release, Kevin Butler brings us a montage of epic Move game play, both in-game and in-living room, while spicing things up with his trademark sense of humor.

The video mixes a mostly slow motion video with up tempo opera music playing behind – upping the cool factor significantly. But in my opinion, while the trailer may be entertaining, it doesn’t sell gamers on the experience nor does it showcase games that would be original or fun to play.

Kevin Butler only bookends the video rather than starring.

Check out the trailer below:

In my opinion the PlayStation Move isn’t as appealing as Sony was hoping it would be but they still believe that, in the long run, the peripheral will be popular. For me, the precision of the controller makes most of the game experiences I have had more frustrating than you would find on a Wii game. I don’t doubt that eventually Move will find its niche, I just find it hard to believe that it will come anywhere close to what Nintendo has done with their motion controls.

Move is only a few weeks from launch and the marketing blitz is already upon us. The newest trend with PlayStation games has been to try to either include Move support before launch or, in the case of a few games, retroactively make it available by way of a patch. No matter where you fall, with regard to Move, it’s likely you’ve already made up your mind. And, for the love of all that is good, give Kevin Butler a TV deal!

What camp do you fall into in regards to PlayStation Move? And how much do you love Kevin Butler? Let us know in the comments below.

PlayStation Move launches on September 19th.

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  1. I’ve actually got an open mind about the Move. I totally disagree about it being less immersive than the Wii. Any decent Wii game (of the last two years) barely uses Motion Controls. Everything else is shovel-ware.

    I’d love a great FPS with motion controls that actually work – similar to Metroid Prime but with online multiplayer, etc. Sony isn’t shy about admitting that the move isn’t breaking new ground – but I think they may actually succeed in refining the tech into something that hardcore gamers might be able to appreciate in the coming years.

    I’ve had hands-on with both Move and Kinect, and while they’re totally different things – I think the Move tech at least works at a level that could, in the future, produce really great games. I think that standard is farther off for Kinect – which is likely to be overrun with shovel-ware the next two years.

  2. Haha I love Kevin Butler. I think the Move will be okay once it gets some decent games… only question is how long will that be?

  3. You are aware Butler’s an actor, right?

  4. Yes I did. Still doesn’t mean he needs a tv show any less

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