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Did THQ CEO spill the beans on Sony's PlayStation Arc name?

Sony is most certainly not going to call its new wand-like game control device a “Sony Motion Controller.” That has been the placeholder name since the company talked about it at the E3 trade show last summer.

The device, which lets gamers control a game using gestures with a high degree of accuracy, will reportedly be called the PlayStation Arc. Sony tipped its hand by registering the web domain, playstationarc.com. And today, THQ chief executive let slip the name Arc several times during the company’s earnings call.

Analysts asked if THQ was going to make games that utilize the new Sony controller for the PlayStation 3. Sony’s job is to design controllers and consoles that are attractive to third-party publishers such as THQ, which can choose which game platforms it supports.

The device went by the code name Gem, which was also leaked by a loose-lipped chief executive, John Riccitiello of Electronic Arts. It will debut this fall. Now if only Microsoft could give a real name to its code-named Project Natal, a gesture-control system that also arrives this fall.

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