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Aussie LittleBigPlanet Public BETA Signup, Keys Already Gone

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309w ago - Update: Thanks for your interest, but unfortunately Sony has confirmed that all codes are now gone. Congratulations to all those successful entrants, and apologies to those who missed out. The good news is that I'm sure the success of this promotion will ensure Screen Play readers are offered similiar access to upcoming games in future.

Hey guys, I found out that there are 500 keys available for Australians to get into the LBP Public BETA. Good Luck!

From the source: Screen Play readers can get their hands on LittleBigPlanet, the year's most highly anticipated, exciting and innovative PlayStation 3 game, well ahead of the October 23 launch.

Sony Computer Entertainment Australia has generously (and exclusively) supplied Screen Play with codes for 500 lucky readers to access the LittleBigPlanet beta, which runs until October 12.

The PS3 beta software includes the entire first area of LittleBigPlanet - "The Gardens" - plus the Create mode so that you have plenty of time to tinker and experience the fun of making your own crazy creations.

Click here to read the terms and conditions of the trial and to register your PlayStation Network user name to participate.

Only the first 500...
 

Koller: The PSP will see Significant Growth Next Year

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309w ago - SCEA's director of hardware marketing, John Koller, has repsonded to an article that said third-party PSP software support has been on a steady decline since 2006.

"I think going into next year we're going to see significant growth. We're counseling retail to be ready for it. We have a number of very strong franchise games on the docket that will be launching next year. We haven't gone public with those, and many third-parties have not yet either because they're concentrating on holiday, but we have a number of very strong titles coming."

To quote: Koller also stated that publishers were not familiar with how demographics were shifting on the PSP, leading to improperly targeted games that did not meet sales expectations.

"When we launched the PSP it launched at a 28-year old, heavily male, New York subway [demographic], and that slowly trended down. Now we're in the mid-teens with a lot of tracking even younger than that. Our research shows that in the next 12 months young moms actually are set to have the highest propensity to purchase the hardware and software for their young children."

As a result, Koller says, "a lot of publishers that were making mature-rated games...
 

Future of Gaming: Designers developing Virtual-Reality 'Cocoon'

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311w ago - CNN has profiled a rather interesting concept, an immersive cocoon which serves as a walk-in virtual reality pod and when complete it will be a human sized dome. Once you step inside, you will become enveloped by a 360-degree display screen complete with full surround sound.

Better yet, there will be no controllers and it will have motion tracking sensors and it's envisioned to be used in computer games, online shopping, and many more entertainment functions.

To quote: When complete, the Immersive Cocoon will be a sleek and shiny human-sized dome. Step inside and you'll be enveloped by a 360 display screen and full surround sound.

When the software boots up, instead of using a joystick or mouse to navigate the screens, motion-tracking cameras will follow the movement of your arms, legs and face, and a motion-sensitive platform will detect if you're walking or jumping.

"You've got display, sound and interaction all combined to create this fully immersed digital experience," explains Tino Schaedler, the architect-turned-film designer who is one third of NAU.
 

PlayStation Teams Up with School for LittleBigPlanet Design Event

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311w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) and the prestigious Parsons The New School For Design today announced its partnership in hosting a 24-hour LittleBigPlanet(TM) Game Jam.

The event will take place September 21-22 in New York City at Parsons and will consist of a 24-hour video game design competition featuring more than 120 students from disciplines such as technology, music, fashion design, illustration and photography.

Participants in the Game Jam will be tasked with creating the most inventive and challenging game levels within a 24-hour period for the highly anticipated PLAYSTATION(R)3 title, LittleBigPlanet.

Press Release: PLAYSTATION(R) Teams Up With Parsons The New School For Design for a LittleBigEvent in NYC

"We are thrilled to be partnering with some of the most imaginative talents in the world at Parsons The New School For Design," said Scott Rohde, vice president of Product Development, Worldwide Studios America. "The LittleBigPlanet Game Jam is the perfect way to showcase the original and innovative aspects of LittleBigPlanet as well as the exceptional design abilities of the students at Parsons."

During the Game Jam, students will break off into teams of five. Each team will demonstrate their distinctive artistic talents by creating levels...
 

PlayStation 3 Home: New room or a re-design?

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313w ago - Update: The space is called the Media Event Room where Sony will be able to bring content from different conventions right onto PSN through Home. Now you can feel like your in the convention yourself without even attending! Now if we can get live coverage that would be the bit hit for this room. Regardless we got three news screens below showing off what's currently inside.

mbsaeger of the PlayStation forums found some interesting content in the Home video from Leipzig Game Convention.

The screenshots below were shown in the video for nearly a split second, and most users who commented have yet to see this room. If you view the images below you will notice that the room connects to several other spaces that specialize in different games.

One for example being Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty seen in the second picture. Also if you have a sharp eye you might notice the Resistance logo on the right side of the third picture.

Innervision96x who claims to be a BETA tester has posted in the thread commenting that the room is locked off to BETA testers.

"Nope, it's currently the only location locked off..."
 
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