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Video: John Koller Admits PS3 Cross Game Chat is Still a WIP

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218w ago - With a new PS3 Firmware update arriving soon, JoyStiq (linked above) sat down with Sony's John Koller in an E3 2010 interview where he admits PS3 Cross Game Chat is still a work-in-progress despite recent rumors that it may be coming as part of PlayStation Plus.

During the video interview, John Koller discusses PlayStation Network Plus, PS3 Cross Game Chat and Steamworks along with what fans can expect from Sony's new partnership with Valve.

For those curious, the discussion about PlayStation 3 Cross Game Voice Chat begins at timestamp 7:55. Check out the video below!




 

Nintendo Wii E3 2010 Report, New Zelda Video Game and More!

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218w ago - Below is a report from the Nintendo Wii E3 2010 press conference, which unfortunately debunked the rumor of a Wii HiFi HD console announcement.

The first game "Zelda: Skyward Sword" was shown with huge technical difficulties (video below). The wireless controllers were not being received by the Wii and the presentation was cut a bit shorter than planned.

Then a new Mario game was announced called "Mario Sports Mix" which features Mario, and all of the characters we associate with him, playing games like basketball, Hockey, Dodgeball, and volleyball.

Then Nintendo introduced Wii party. Wii party allows families to play each other using their own personal Miis created by them.

After that a game by Ubisoft called "Just Dance 2" made its announced comeback to the Wii. Then a game which no one had heard about since E3 2009 was announced with gameplay and that is "Golden Sun Dark Dawn".

A huge announcement came when Nintendo showed an actual group of gamers being asked about a game which had not been mentioned yet.

That game, after the group said it invented multiplayer was revealed and it is "James Bond Goldeneye". It will be released this holiday season...
 

Michael Jackson: The Game Coming, Includes PS Move Support

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218w ago - Today Ubisoft has announced Michael Jackson: The Game is coming to PS3, XBox 360, PSP, Wii and Nintendo DS this holiday season and will include support for PlayStation Move.

Below is the official press release and screens, as follows:

Publisher Partners with The Estate of Michael Jackson for Ultimate Performance Experience

Los Angeles - June 14, 2010 - Today, Ubisoft® announced the development of an interactive performance-based video game, inspired by the legendary King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

The game is family entertainment at its best and will provide an interactive experience that enables players to step into the shoes of Michael Jackson himself and re-live his most iconic performances through their own singing and dancing.

The upcoming game will include the most famous tracks from Michael Jackson's extensive catalogue such as Beat It and Billie Jean, as well as an array of his awe-inspiring dance moves for players to learn and emulate within the game. Additionally, fans will be able to sing along and test their vocal skills while immersed in the performance.

Michael Jackson, one of the most widely beloved entertainers and the most popular global icons of all time, leaves an indelible imprint on popular music and culture. During his extraordinary...
 

ModNation Racers Spotlight: 6 Reasons Why This Game Rocks!

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221w ago - SCEA Associate Product Marketing Manager Chuck Lacson has spotlighted 6 reasons today why ModNation Racers for PS3 and PSP rocks.

To quote: I'm uber-stoked that everyone will finally get their hands on [Register or Login to view links] TOMORROW on both PS3 and PSP!

Actually playing the final version of the game you've been working on for so many months is probably the best part of being in this incredible industry.

That's how I spent my weekend and that's when I was reminded of why I love playing this game (and why the Photo Mode rocks!).

#1 The Chuck Wagon

It's not sexy, it's not even that cool, but it's MINE. There is no feeling like making and racing your own kart, and it's 100% yours. Look out for this kart online, you'll both know who to aim your weapon at. If it passes you up, you'll know who just smoked you!

#2 Mini-Me

Some racers will make their favorite characters, some will think of some completely original creations of their own. But if you're like me, you will put yourself in the game so when you showboat, you can say, "THAT'S ME!"

#3 Bringing the Hurt (and avoiding it too!)

We've covered this subject in past blog posts,...
 

Video: ModNation Racers PS3 Interview with UFG Game Designer

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223w ago - SCEE's Content Producer James Gallagher has shared a video interview today via the PlayStation Blog with United Front Games designer William Ho.

To quote: Much of our coverage has focused on how easy it is to create your own mods, karts and tracks.

Believe me, it's no exaggeration to say that you can be racing on your own unique course using your own character and vehicle in less than ten minutes.

So when William Ho, Game Designer from [Register or Login to view links], came into the SCEE office for an interview, I wanted to talk about the more advanced creation tools, as well as Career Mode and online racing via PlayStation Network, in greater depth.

Letting your imagination spill onto the screen is a doddle in ModNation Racers and, beneath the surface, there's an astounding array of creative options for you to get your teeth into.

Click below to watch the full interview.





I honestly can't wait to see what you do with them.
 
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