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SCEE to Detail PS3 Motion Controller at Develop Conference

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270w ago - SCEE's head of developer services Kish Hirani will be giving the coding keynote at this year's Develop conference, and he'll be giving much more detail on Sony's new PS3 Motion Controller debuted at E3.

To quote: He'll also be talking about new vision processing and advanced graphical techniques in the PS3 libraries, using real-world examples from recent and soon-to-be-released PS3 and PSP titles.

Also appearing at the conference will be Intel's Dr. Doug Binks, who'll present the coding session 'Preparing for Larabee', which will explore how developers can leverage their existing codebase while still exploiting the power of the new chip.

The Develop Conference takes place at the Hilton Metropole in Brighton from July 14th to 16th.
 

SCEE President: Wii Owners Will Upgrade to a PS3 Console

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272w ago - A few months ago SCEE confirmed news that Andrew House would be replacing David Reeves as president.

That being said, it appears the new president of SCEE isn't wasting any time taking over the reins from David Reeves and causing a stir.

After having been in his new office for only a little over a month, House is already making daring statements, telling Edge-Online in an [Register or Login to view links] that he believes Wii owners will eventually 'upgrade' to PS3, and that the PS3's lifecycle could "significantly" exceed ten years.

To quote: "If you look back at previous lifecycles, like PS2 versus N64 [sic], we have lots of data that suggests that lots of people bought into N64 as their entry level gaming device, and were happy to upgrade to a more powerful machine later in the lifecycle when the price point was right for them."

"I think we're going to see this later on PS3, and the fact that it's a Blu-ray player as well and that there's a [greater] wealth of network based experiences than are perhaps available on the device they already have will add to the proposition. I think that will...
 

SCEE and SPIL Games Team Up for Official inFamous Mini-game

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275w ago - Casual mini-games make for nice promotional gimmicks prior to the release of a real game, and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and SPIL GAMES have teamed up for one such [Register or Login to view links].

Press Release: The inFAMOUS Official Mini-Game Launches Exclusively to SPIL Games' Portals

Experience Fierce Action in Official Mini-Game of Upcoming PLAYSTATION®3 Title

HILVERSUM, The Netherlands - May 22, 2009

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and SPIL GAMES, the world's ultimate online game destination, today announced that the official mini-game for the upcoming title, inFAMOUS, will debut exclusively on SPIL GAMES online casual game portals from May 22-29.

Playable directly in the browser window on both PC and Mac computers, the mini-game will showcase the action-adventure gameplay style featured in the hotly anticipated inFAMOUS PLAYSTATION®3 game expected to launch in Europe in late May 2009.

In the inFAMOUS mini-game developed by Kerb, players get to extend their inFAMOUS experience through playing this free platform based 2D version of the PS3 title. The plot of the mini-game is based around the game's main character, Cole, navigating his way to a power generator located on the roof of an abandoned...
 

SCEE Unveils New PSP Go! View Bundle and Details

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275w ago - With rumors that an unveiling of the follow-up system to the PlayStation Portable (PSP) spreading across the Internet like wildfire, it appears that Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) see this as the perfect time to offer European consumers a brand new PSP hardware bundle.

With Go! View, you can watch sports, movies, and TV shows on your PSP. From Football to hit comedies, US dramas and a selection of Movies, everything is available to enjoy, wherever you find yourself.

Offering a range of top TV including LOST and Ugly Betty, blockbuster Movies and Sports including Barclays Premier League and UEFA Champions League football action from Sky Sports, Go! View is simply an on-demand TV on a portable games console.

Entertainment, Sports and Comedy Packs are available by monthly subscription, whilst Movies and a range of the latest TV can be downloaded via the rental service on Go! View.

The Go! View retail box includes a 4GB Memory Stick, Mini USB Cable & two month's free subscription to the Go! View service, retailing with a Recommended Retail Price of £29.99.

The PSP GO! View Bundle contains a Black PlayStation Portable 3000, 2GB Memory Stick, Mini USB Cable & two month's free subscription to the Go! View service, for the Recommended Retail Price of £149.99.
 

SCEE Details PlayStation Home Update 1.21, Arrives on May 21

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276w ago - Today Sony PlayStation Home Community Manager TedTheDog announced the following Home Update v1.21 details:

Here we are with our first bulletin in which we discuss changes to Home well in advance, as promised in our recent discussions. It's an interesting one to start with as it coincides with the release of patch 1.21

We'll come back to 1.21 in a moment, but first let's detail what else will arrive on the 21st

General

Threads will have another relatively small influx of fun and varied clothing for those of you who like to mix and match, and you'll also find a few more hairstyles available to you in the wardrobe. And we can't resist listing them: Sleek Crop, Crop, Forward Spikes, Short Hair, Spiky Hair and last but not least, Shaggy Sleek.

Home Square

Some elements of Home Square have been updated behind the scenes and as a result you'll need to download the new version of the space. We are assured you will not notice the changes but for those of you interested the elements updated are Draughts, Chess and Helicopter Hit.

EA Sports Complex

The EA Sports complex is receiving an update to add the following:

Poker

• Leader Boards - The two screens attached to the roof support...
 
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