13w ago - Today Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida Tweeted confirming several new aspects of their upcoming PlayStation 4 console including details on PS4 HDD game installations, the camera, controller and language support.
Below is a summary, as follows:
On PS4 / PlayStation 4 HDD Game Installations:
Jay (_Tracid_): Hello Mr Yoshida, can we use external hard drive to install games without having it on the main internal hard drive?
Shuhei Yoshida (yosp): no
Anders Lauritsen (LightningAnders): Dear Shuei. Will we be able to do full game installs to HDD from disc (Disc present in tray for verification) on PS4?
Shuhei Yoshida (yosp): yes
On the PS4 / PlayStation 4 Camera:
According to Sony, the PS4 Camera supports Navigational Voice Commands. Sony has nonchalantly confirmed (via playstationlifestyle.net/2013/08/29/ps4-camera-supports-navigational-voice-commands-sony-confirms/) that the PlayStation Camera supports navigational voice commands during their GameStop Expo Conference.
Sony sent a statement to Polygon yesterday, saying, "Sony Computer Entertainment can confirm that PlayStation Camera allows for voice recognition and we will look forward...
30w ago - Following up on his previous updates, PlayStation 3 developer deroad (aka Wargio) has updated the PS3 homebrew store via PSChannel to version 1.10 adding language support followed by v1.11 with details below.
226w ago - Valve's Gabe Newell appears to have recently conducted a focus group with deaf individuals in order to learn more about sign language and how it can be applied to games, notably the upcoming Half-Life 2: Episode 3.
Why? To help develop Alyx's character, and further the animation technology implemented in the Half-Life games.
Newell explains, to quote: "[Alyx] had a crush on someone who was hearing impaired, so she taught Dog how to sign so she could practice. Something happened, maybe, the person is off fighting the Combine someplace else, but that's why she and Dog would start signing with each other when they wanted to communicate without making noise, or communicate without other people knowing ... It gave us the excuse to build the technology for signing."
The focus group responds by noting the importance of facial expression whilst signing. While the Half-Life franchise has been known for its believable facial animation, it might take even more to fully realize the nuances necessary for authentic signing. It'll be interesting to see if Valve is up to the challenge.
288w ago - OldPrisoneR and Andy_maN have updated FuSa today, a Custom Firmware Plug-in that enables Slim owners to play PSP games on any television regardless of the input cable used - composite, component, S-video, D-terminal.
In addition to multi-language support and various optimizations, Build 45 features an additional full screen mode and allows users to toggle the FPS/priority values by simply holding right or left on the D-pad.
- Now FuSa support 6 languages (ENGLISH, RUSSIAN, GERMAN, ITALIAN, DUTCH, POLISH)
- Fullscreen mode 2 was added (REAL FULL SCREEN!)
- You don't need dvemgr.prx now
- Now you can just hold RIGHT and LEFT buttons while setting up FPS/priority - values will scroll automaticly
- NEW: menu hotkey was added - hold R-TRIGGER while setting up FPS/priority - 10x scroll speed
- And a few code improvements