131w ago - While Sony is currently promoting Move, today Siliconera.com (linked above) has uncovered a patent for a Kinect-like PlayStation device filed by Sony Computer Entertainment America.
While it's not a controller-free environment, the new controller device does track the location of players.
To quote: It's equipped with a gyroscope, accelerometer, magnometer, and most interestingly an ultrasonic transmitter. The controller uses this to communicate with another device to determine the location of the controller and player through echolocation.
The controller is half of the gizmo. Users also place this device on the floor and it communicates with a console via radio signals.
Sony equipped the floor sensor with a motion detector, cameras, sound processor, and another ultrasonic processor. Image detection lets it know where players are and if it has been moved.
Like the PlayStation Move controller, it has LEDs on top that provide visual feedback for in-game events and when your batteries are low. An onboard sound processor and microphone are present for voice control."
131w ago - Today Sony's Senior Social Media Specialist Rey Gutierrez has posted up this weeks new PS3, PSP and PSN releases.
To quote: The third installment in the Assassins Creed franchise arrives on the PS3 this week and the blog boyz are ready to behead and slay some Templars -- Cesare Borgia, you're going down, son.
Igniting mass destruction and triggering powerplays goes portable this week when one my favorite racing games of 2010, Split/Second, comes to the PSP.
In other PSP news: A popular but previously delayed minis title has a new date; you'll be dribbling and shouting "Boom Shakalaka!"; and Criterion and EA are on Hot Pursuit for speed.
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood - The critically acclaimed single-player experience of Assassin's Creed is back and better than ever as Ezio returns in an epic struggle against the powerful Templar Order.
Now a legendary Master Assassin, Ezio must journey into Italy's greatest city, Rome, center of power, greed and corruption to strike at the heart of the enemy. Defeating the corrupt...
131w ago - Today Head of Production Ben Creasey has detailed this weeks VidZone PS3 updates for fans, as follows:
To quote: Well Halloween is over and all the fireworks have all exploded leaving us with... the dreaded C word to look forward to. No not that... Christmas!
Now a little early it might be, but we want to be totally prepared for the "festive period" by asking to send in your festive requests so we can compile the am all into the mother of all playlists. So get requesting!
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131w ago - Last week Sony confirmed that Hulu Plus was incoming for all PS3 users, and today PlayStation Network Senior Director Susan Panico has announced that Hulu Plus is live on PlayStation 3 via PSN.
To quote: As we promised you last week, Hulu Plus is now available to all PlayStation 3 users in the United States via the PlayStation Network.
Now, in addition to free access to a variety of content already available on the PlayStation Network, we're giving you even more options to the entertainment content you want!
A subscription to Hulu Plus will cost $9.99 per month, giving you access to full seasons of current hit TV shows from more than 100 leading content providers, including ABC, NBC and FOX, and movies from many of the most well-known studios in the U.S.
How does this change from what was already available? Well, you no longer need to have a PlayStation Plus subscription to gain access and you don't have to wait for an invitation from Hulu either. Beginning today, Hulu Plus is open to all PlayStation Network members in the U.S.
To get your subscription to Hulu Plus after downloading the free app through the PlayStation Store, visit www.ps3.com/hulu,...
131w ago - Today MUBI Founder & CEO Efe Cakarel has announced via Sony's EU blog that MUBI is now live on PS3 in all launch territories!
To quote: For all you film lovers, when the PlayStation Store updates today our new online movie theater MUBI will be offered in its remaining launch territories: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, and Portugal.
If you've happened to read our previous posts, you'll know by now that MUBI is a special kind of VOD service, offering a curated library of independent, international and classic films to stream directly to your TV.
We offer 7-day rentals and an all-you-can-watch monthly (30-day) subscription for our library of 400+ great films you may have already heard buzz about or may be about to discover. (We even have a free film or two available as well!)
MUBI isn't just about VOD though. Because we focus on independent cinema, great films that are more likely to have played at film festivals than at your local multiplex, we've built MUBI to be a social cinema, one of discovery and community.
We not only let you watch movies but also allow you and your friends keep track of each other's film activities, what they're watching and discussing, hating and loving.