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Sony on Sports Champions for PlayStation Move: By The Numbers

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190w ago - As a follow-up to our previous article, today Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios Producer Jeremy Ray has detailed Sports Champions for PlayStation Move by the numbers.

To quote: It's been just about two months since PlayStation Move introduced true 1-to-1 table tennis, archery, and gladiator dueling to your living room.

The team worked really hard at making Sports Champions easy to play for everyone, while still making sure it has loads of challenge and depth for all you hardcore enthusiasts.

You have played and played and played, in volumes way beyond our best expectations. So with the initial server shock faded, we can look fondly at our launch past.

Check out some of the cool global stats we put together for some insider information on what your competition has been up to over the first month of play. We've also recently released a new Reverse Course DLC, but more on than in a bit.

First, the numbers:

As mentioned earlier, the Reverse Course DLC is also now available on the Playstation Store. If you are hungry for more Disc Golf content this is definitely for you. We've taken all 18 holes and re-worked them for a fresh new...
 

Coming to PSN Tuesday: Sports Champions Haunted PS3 DLC

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197w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios Producer Jeremy Ray has revealed today that Sports Champions Haunted PS3 DLC is coming to PSN this Tuesday.

To quote: Let me bring you back in time to E3 2009, where we debuted a little tech demo for a brand new motion control platform, later to become what we now all know and love as the PlayStation Move.

In the tech demo you could sword fight with a skeleton (anyone remember tickling the skeleton's chin with the sword blade?), use dual handed throwing stars, and shoot arrows at an endless parade of skeletons. Most of the mechanics in the demo were the basis of a title that was, at the time, only a work in progress, but would become Sports Champions.

Well, our skeletons have finally been let out of the closet again with a brand new Sports Champions DLC pack called the Haunted Pack, available for sale through the PlayStation Store on Tuesday, October 5 for $4.99. The new content includes three new frightful characters that are playable in all six events, as well as new spooky equipment for each of the sports.

New Characters:

• Specter
• Deadmund
• Numbskull

New Equipment:

• Disc Golf - Phantom Disc Set
• Bocce - Skull Bocce Set
• Table Tennis...
 

Video: Sports Champions Table Tennis on PlayStation Move

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199w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has made available a video today spotlighting Sports Champions Table Tennis on PlayStation Move for the PS3 entertainment system.

To quote: If you've previously played a tennis or ping pong video game, you might have an idea of what it's like to play Table Tennis in Sports Champions. You might also be wrong

We wanted to wrap up Sports Champions Week with Table Tennis, because what might seem to be a very basic game proves itself to be quite complex when you factor in the precision of PlayStation Move.

In this video, producer Jeremy Ray demonstrates how the paddle is replicated in 3 dimensions, X, Y, and Z-axis tracking, and also shows off multiplayer and how you too can fend off a robot attack with ping pong balls.





That concludes Sports Champions Week, which will be available in the PlayStation Move bundle this very weekend. If you missed them, please take a look at our Archery, Gladiator Duel, and Disc Golf videos. The final game also includes Bocce and Beach Volleyball.
 

Video: Sports Champions Disc Golf for PlayStation Move on PS3

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199w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a video today spotlighting Sports Champions Disc Golf for PlayStation Move on PS3.

To quote: I've played disc golf once before, and the course wasn't anywhere near as nice as the one in Sports Champions.

After the rapid, manic action found in Gladiator Duel, an event like Disc Golf is a fun, relaxing way to wind down. That calmer place doesn't mean that it doesn't take full advantage of the PlayStation Move technology, however.

Producer Jeremy Ray shows us why Sports Champions presents the best "[Register or Login to view links]" experience you've ever seen in a video game.





I particularly like how you're not going through pre-determined motions - if you want to underhand toss your disc into the goal, you're free to do it (and it's a pretty good technique from 20 feet and under).

We wrap up Sports Champions week tomorrow with Table Tennis.
 

Video: Sports Champions Gladiator Duel on PlayStation Move

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200w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared the second video in their Sports Champions series today, this time spotlighting Gladiator Duel on the PlayStation Move PS3 motion controller.

To quote: Sports Champions Week continues here on the Blog with the hack 'n' slash action of Gladiator Duel.

In the Move demonstrations we've given at trade shows and Move meetups, Gladiator Duel has been the event that people have gravitated to immediately.

And it's easy to see why - bashing your friends in a head to head battle with one-to-one tracking is pretty awesome. Producer Jeremy Ray walks us through the features:

More than any other Sports Champions event, Gladiator Duel is the one that's going to get that heart rate up and a bit of a sweat going. Tomorrow we'll continue Sports Champions week with the comparatively mellow Disc Golf (a personal fave of mine).




 
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