99w ago - Today Sony's Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared an updated list of all 3D games and movies that support Stereoscopic 3D on the PS3 entertainment system.
To quote: Affordable 3D gaming was a reoccurring theme at this year's PlayStation E3 keynote, whether it was the announcement of PlayStation's upcoming 3D Gaming Display and redesigned 3D glasses.
But even with more sophisticated and affordable 3D technology, we need 3D games to play and 3D movies to watch. That's where this list comes in: I've collected almost every piece of stereoscopic 3D-capable PS3 content here, from Blu-ray to PSN. If I missed a game, let me know in the comments!
3D Games for PS3
• Call of Duty: Black Ops
• Cars 2: The Video Game
• de Blob 2: Underground
• Enslaved: Journey to the West (via PSN software update)
• The Fight: Lights Out
• Gran Turismo 5
• High Velocity Bowling
• Hustle Kings*
• Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao*
• James Cameron's Avatar: The Game
• Killzone 3
• MLB 11: The Show
• Mortal Kombat
• MotorStorm: 3D Rift*
• MotorStorm Apocalypse
125w ago - Today two more studios, namely Fox and Universal, have signed on to bring PlayStation Network movies to PS3 and PSP console users beginning this coming January.
The news comes according to a report in the Nikkei newspaper, and to quote from Variety:
"Starting in January, Fox and Universal will join Sony and Disney in supplying pics online to users of Sony PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable machines for either unlimited-time purchase or limited-time rental.
The aim is to boost use of Sony game gear with popular Hollywood titles. The exact number and titles of the pics has yet to be announced."
130w ago - Sony Network Operations Americas VP Eric Lempel has announced that as of today you can officially stream HD movies instantly with the VUDU PS3 application and shared a video walkthrough below!
To quote: Last week, we announced a partnership with VUDU that will bring you the ability to stream thousands of movies straight from the cloud to your PlayStation 3.
Today, that announcement becomes reality as the VUDU application launches in the United States on PlayStation Network. VUDU delivers a cinema-quality movie experience in the comfort of your home theater, complete with full 1080p HD with 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus sound, and video on-demand without downloading.
No subscription is necessary to browse their library of more than 4,000 HD movies, including many new releases the same day they are released to DVD and Blu-ray.
The movies are available on-demand and you only pay for the movies that you watch. Also, when you sign up for a VUDU account, you will receive a $5.99 credit on your account for one free HD rental.
• Support for Blu-ray 3D
• 'Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity' - New icon [Music]. Although this service is not yet available, the icon will be shown in this section.
• Control 'Direct Pointer' in the browser via PlayStation Move.
• PlayStation Plus User Interface in the PlayStation Store updated.
• 3D Display to warn of 3D content.
• Calibration of PlayStation Move motion control will be possible the menu [Game]
• Reports about users may...
150w ago - In a recent interview with CVG, SCEE's Mick Hocking confirmed previous reports that 3D Blu-ray movie support will indeed be coming to the PlayStation 3 this year along with support for 3D Photos via two PS3 3D Firmware updates.
The first PlayStation 3 3D Firmware update will arrive in September, while the second doesn't have a date set yet.
To quote: "In September this year, we're launching another Firmware upgrade - and this one is going to upgrade the PS3 to support Blu-ray movies in 3D," said Hocking.
"Again, you won't have to do anything - just connect your PS3. For the film market that's a very significant event. Then later in the year - we're not going to date it yet - the PS3 is going to support 3D photos.
Of course the popularity of 3D isn't just going to come from movies and games. There's 3D cameras on the market, there's 3D camcorders coming on the market in the next 12 months as well, and 3D broadcasts."