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CES 2012: PS Vita's Augmented Reality Transforms Table to Arena


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133w ago - Today Sony's Senior Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared some video footage from CES 2012 spotlighting PS Vita's Augmented Reality, which transforms your table into an arena!

To quote: A couple of months ago, [Register or Login to view links] that showed off some cool-looking augmented reality apps running on PS Vita.

Since then, it's been confirmed that Vita will come with six AR Play Cards and a voucher to download a handful of free augmented reality mini games via the PSN.

Today at CES, we were able to see one of these games in action: Table Football (it will be called Table Soccer in the US, because we already have football).

Backstage, Sony Santa Monica Sr. Manager Dave Thach dealt the AR Play Cards on a table, and a soccer pitch sprung to life through the window of the PS Vita's luscious OLED display.

The actual game is kind of like a turn-based soccer match - it reminded me of a 2012 version of paper football. But enough talk, let's see it in action:





Bonus points if you spotted the Men in Black 3 alien who walked through the frame. Vegas is weird.

Table Soccer is just one of the augmented-reality games you'll be able to play for free if you pick up a new PS Vita on February 22nd.



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DaedalusMinion's Avatar
#8 - DaedalusMinion - 132w ago
I'll be getting a Vita soon for review. I'll try this printing thing lol.

Bartholomy's Avatar
#7 - Bartholomy - 132w ago
Uhm no. As much i understood, you need Sony's AR cards or will not work.

zyo's Avatar
#6 - zyo - 132w ago
So its a portable gaming device that requires a large flat space to play... good idea.

jesterking1's Avatar
#5 - jesterking1 - 133w ago
Interesting concept. But I don't like how you are tied to one location, or that you have to carry around these cards as markers for your game. Vuzix is coming out with a similar Augmented reality glasses in about a year or so.

GrandpaHomer's Avatar
#4 - GrandpaHomer - 133w ago
No AR cards in Japanese Vita's though ... However cards aren't in any way that complex like for example already mentioned EoJ (actually - they're pretty ugly and I was expecting a little bit more from Sony than that) so it's not a problem to print out your cards - you don;t even need to scan then, simply reproduce them manually in Paint and print or I bet it would even work by painting the black squares on paper.

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