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PS3Eye Camera SDK for Use in Your Own Applications Available!

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310w ago - Just under a month ago we reported on the Sony PlayStation 3 EYE Camera running under Windows courtesy of AlexP.

Well since then, Alex Popovich has made significant progress which can be seen at his Web site (linked above). To quote from the most recent update:

Many of you asked me how can you use this camera in your applications. Besides the existing implementation of PS3Eye DirectShow filter, I developed the PS3EyeLib as well. This SDK library lets you get full access to the PS3Eye camera and allows you to configure the camera and grab video frames.

Download: PS3EyeSetup (2.0b81019, includes SDK) / PSEye TouchLib (Rev 400)

The latest setup file, besides the PS3Eye driver, DirectShow filter and test app, includes the following files in the SDK directory:

• IPS3EyeLib.h - Camera API include file
• PS3EyeLib.lib - Camera API library file
• PS3EyeLib.dll - Camera API dynamic library file

List of fixes/additions in the current release:

- Created DirectShow camera...
 

Microsoft, This is How You Blow Your PS3 Lead in Japan

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310w ago - So Microsoft is doing pretty good in Japan. Not great, but good. Good enough to beat the PS3 last month. This is the Xbox 360 display at Yodobashi Camera in Akihabara. Back in August, the Xbox 360 sold out in this very store.

If you've been to Akihabara, you know that this is a very large retailer. Lots of shoppers! So for Microsoft to sell out right here is a good sign, and it's great for the Xbox 360's reputation in Japan.

This demo set-up is not. Well, no, the set-up is fine, it's the upkeep. But just as Microsoft starts to gain ground in Japan, an old friend rears its ugly head...

Out of all the demo kiosk consoles Microsoft needs working in Japan... Doubt this will catastrophically affect Xbox 360 sales in Japan. Microsoft will most likely sell lots of consoles this holiday season. (So will will Nintendo and Sony. Everyone wins!)
 

LittleBigRipoff: Sony can Sell your LBP User-Created Content

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311w ago - Gamer Dean Longmore reports today that Sony recently made changes to their PSN Terms Of Use, most noticeably amending areas pertaining to user generated content.

The part that has frustrated many is this one - "You also authorize us [Sony] and our affiliated companies, without payment to you, to license, sell and otherwise commercially exploit your User Material."

To quote: Sony have recently made changes to their PSN terms of use, notably adding terms and conditions for user generated content. No doubt, this is a legal precaution leading up to the release of LittleBigPlanet, obviously there needs to be guidelines to allow Sony to define and take action again inappropriate content.

But what really got my attention were some of the rights Sony have concerning your generated content...

You also authorize us [Sony] and our affiliated companies, without payment to you, to license, sell and otherwise commercially exploit your User Material.

The document continues on outlining that Sony may sell subscription services or gain advertising revenue related to your content.
 

Spoil the First Level of The Conduit on Nintendo Wii for Yourself

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313w ago - IGN has posted footage of the entire opening level of The Conduit, a generous fifteen minutes of action in which hero Mr. Ford takes down enemy marines, shoots up bipedal "Drudge" warriors, and charges down corridors.

Then some more corridors. And then even more corridors. Seriously: there's a lot of corridors in this. A lot of conduits, even.

Videos courtesy of IGN can be viewed below.. Enjoy!






 

More Killzone 2 BETA Invite Confirmations: Check your E-Mails!

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313w ago - Recently there were reports of Killzone 2 BETA invites going out to a very limited number of European PlayStation 3 owners, and Play3-Live (among many others) now confirmed they have indeed received their code.

To quote, roughly translated: SCEE started to send a wave of e-mail to several European players. These messages contain codes which make it possible to take part in BETA of Killzone 2!

Do not forget to look at your e-mail box, even in the file "Spam".

Finally, Killzone 2 will leave in February 2009, of exclusiveness on the PlayStation 3.
 
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