- Sony's Manager of Content Services Nino Kalogeropoulos
has shared details of Australia's new PSN video store today alongside highlights of the exclusive OZ community event.
To quote: A special community event entitled 'PlayStation Life in 2010â€² was held on May 18th at an exclusive location at Sydney's Coogee Beach, to usher in the arrival of the PlayStation Network video delivery service for Australia. Yay!
Now available, the PS Video Store allows Aussie PS3 and PSP owners to rent or buy hundreds of SD and HD movies, including the latest releases like Avatar, Inglourious Basterds, Up In The Air, Ninja Assassin, Sherlock Holmes, and Twilight New Moon.
New movies will be added to the Store on a weekly basis for the movie junkies in us all, and you can browse the available movies right [Register or Login to view links]
on the new PS Movies Web area.
Hollywood Actress Radha Mitchell
(star of the recent film 'The Surrogates' alongside Bruce Willis) was a special guest at the event, along with Alison Turner, the Marketing Director of Sony Network Entertainment, and Michael Ephraim, Managing Director of Sony Computer Entertainment Australia.
But the PS Video store isn't the only product that was experienced at this exclusive event. Those who were lucky enough to attend also got the chance to experience true 3D gaming on PlayStation for the first time, using a prototype Sony Bravia 3DTV and Sony 3D glasses.
With demo versions of Wipeout 3D, MotorStorm 3D, and Super Stardust 3D all running on PlayStation 3 in true 3D, it was a real blow-away experience that no one was expecting.
Of course the experience wouldn't be complete without a 'hands-on' taste of the new PlayStation Move motion controller, which was also present at the event in all of its 'prototype' glory.
Attendees were able to play a selection of the launch titles planned for the PS Move, of which table tennis, and a bow-and-arrow 'tech demo' easily proved to be the most popular.
PS Move with its 'pick-up-and-play' accessibility means fun for everyone, but we must admit... we have a sneaking suspicion that many people are simply attracted to the 'light-sabre' like glow of the luminous sphere that sits on top of the device.
For those who aren't aware, it has the ability to 'illuminate' in a variety of colours depending on the game or application it's being used with. Cool no?
Oh, and did we mention that world renowned DJ, 'Kid Kenobi' was in da house mixing some of his latest material to help the PlayStation team celebrate the birth of the Australian PS Video Store? What a night!
The motto of the story......PlayStation Life in 2010 is going to be 'big'. 'Movies on demand' have now arrived, and 3D gaming + motion controlled experiences are just around the corner... It's all happening folks!