145w ago - Sony's Senior Engineer John McCutchan at Developer Support has unveiled Move.Me at GDC 2011 which is a PlayStation 3 server application that allows anyone with a PS3 to experiment with motion controls and is officially sanctioned and supported by Sony Computer Entertainment.
To quote: John McCutchan, Senior Engineer with SCEA's Developer Support team, here to tell you about an exciting initiative we're unveiling for PlayStation Move during GDC this week.
Later today, I'll be giving a presentation on Move.Me, a new software application that provides academics and hobbyists access to PlayStation Move's technology, enabling them to create entirely new applications using a PC, the Move motion controller, the PlayStation Eye, and the power of the PlayStation 3 system.
We know many of you might not be able to make the trek to San Francisco for the show, so we wanted to give you a quick overview of Move.Me here.
When we launched PlayStation Move last September, we knew it would set a new benchmark for precision in motion controlled gaming. Even before PlayStation Move was publicly available to all of you, we were talking about the device's potential implications for academics and researchers....
195w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a video interview today with Blade Kitten PSN Developer Steve Stamatiadis, as follows:
Last month, Krome Studios Steve Stamatiadis introduced you to Blade Kitten, an upcoming hi def 2D action game coming exclusively to PSN this Spring. It's about time we hear more about the cat-girl with the pink hair, yeah?
Good thing "Space Captain" Steve flew in from Brisbane, Australia to show off Blade Kitten to us during GDC.
In this interview, Steve talks about the game's origins as a comic-book-meant-to-be-the-origin-for-a-game, the game's vivid art style, and when you're going to get to play it - along with some never-before-seen video.
Let us know what you think so far, and I'll pass your feedback to Krome!
196w ago - Previously we reported on PlayStation Move's confirmation and official specs from GDC 2010, and now SCEE's Product Marketing Director Mark Hardy has confirmed more details alongside a video!
Jack Tretton of SCEA also revealed that PlayStation Move will be available in a range of bundles, from stand-alone controllers, to a starter kit and even the 'Ultimate Bundle' which will include a PS3 console as well as the starter kit.
He noted that this will be the biggest effort of the Sony year and promised huge TV exposure!
To quote: By now you may have seen the update on our new PlayStation 3 motion controller, via our live video stream at GDC. In case you missed it, let me introduce you to 'PlayStation Move'.
We first showed the 'Move' controller prototype at E3 in 2009 and we're now ready with the final design, along with an early look at just a few of the upcoming games...
Take a look at our trailer below, which aims to explain PlayStation Move in more detail.
Our launch games are designed to appeal to all PlayStation 3 fans. We've got our own take on social games such as 'Sports Champions' and 'Move Party' (both working...
196w ago - Update: If anyone missed it, the video of Sony's 2010 GDC can be rewatched below!
The Sony Press Conference at the 2010 Games Developer Conference (GDC) will be streamed live on G4TV, and among other announcements it will likely include fresh details on the upcoming PlayStation 3 Motion Controller.
Below is a GDC 2010 video on it via GameSpot with SCEA's Rick Marks alongside tonight's broadcast details, as follows:
"G4TV.com will be streaming the entirety of Sony's GDC Press Conference starting at 7PM ET on Wednesday, March 10.
What does Sony have up their collective sleeve? We could see some possible game announcements, and a new demonstration of their new motion controller, but the only way to find out for sure is to tune in and watch it unfold live... so... do that.
Attack of the Show will be the only exclusive television coverage and will be breaking in live to the press event as well on Wednesday, March 10 at 7PM ET. If you feel like watching some of the press conference on your TV, then G4 once again has you covered."
196w ago - Today Sony has announced at GDC 2010 that PhyreEngine is expanding to the PSP for developers.
For those unaware, PhyreEngine for the PS3 is an advanced graphics rendering engine used by developers on a number of Blu-ray disc based titles as well as downloadable games from the PlayStation Store.
It has been used for titles including Critter Crunch, Flower and Shatter.
To quote: "We're very happy to see the continued popularity of PhyreEngine with the global game developer community" SCEI senior VP of technology Teiji Yutaka said.
"PhyreEngine for PSP was developed in response to requests from the game developer community, and we hope that the release of the PSP version demonstrates our commitment and support for game developers on all our platforms."
PhryeEngine for the PSP and a game demo "Tunnel Vision" will be on display all week at the SCE booth at GDC.