149w ago - SCEE Community Lead Alex Weekes has revealed today that Toy Story 3 is hitting PlayStation Home alongside this weeks content update, as follows:
The inner child in me went "squee!" when I first saw the personal space based on Disney-Pixar's Toy Story 3.
So it's with much joy that I can confirm the much-asked-for "Andy's Room" personal space releases this week! Upon entering the space you'll be transported to the world of Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and the other toys owned by Andy Davis.
Packed with mini-games and fun interactive elements, Andy's Room is a must-have addition to your personal space collection. To get the ultimate experience, pick up a costume of one of the much-loved characters from the movie.
The Midway carnival space has proved a massive hit since release, with huge numbers of carnival rewards being picked up every day. This week we release the Trigger Happy In-A-Box arcade cabinet, which you'll be able to place in any of your personal spaces to bring the fun of the carnival home. If you've already bought the key to unlock access to this cabinet in Darla's Den, you'll get a discount.
Elsewhere in Home, we have a large variety of new content available from the stores. Those who have previously picked up the Neptune Suite...
152w ago - PlayStation Home Online Community Specialist Locust_Star has shared a video today highlighting the PlayStation Home E3 2010 Booth, Toy Story 3 and more!
To quote: Last week, PlayStation Home took a huge step forward in connecting gamers to their favorite PlayStation titles by bringing the E3 experience directly to their PlayStation 3 consoles via our virtual E3 Booth.
We wanted to take a moment to thank each and every one of you, the nearly quarter of a million gamers that have visited the booth since we launched it last Tuesday.
In the first day alone we had over 60,000 visitors (compare that to the 46,500 real world attendees -- more people visited the PlayStation Home E3 Booth in one day than did the Los Angeles Convention Center for the E3 festivities last week!)
Needless to say, the virtual E3 Booth event space has been a tremendous success. And we have you, the 14 million users that make up the illustrious PlayStation Home community, to thank for that.
After all, it was your idea to recreate the PlayStation E3 Booth for the hordes of gamers unable to attend in the flesh. It was your requests for bigger and better rewards that led to the development of all the awesome commemorative items associated with the space.
154w ago - Today Housemarque CEO and Co Founder Ilari Kuittinen has detailed his thoughts and concerns about Super Stardust HD 3D Story for Sony's PS3 entertainment system.
To quote: We first heard of Sony's 3D plans when our producer, Phil Gaskell, asked us to think about a stereoscopic 3D version of our PSN hit Super Stardust HD (SSHD) in summer 2009.
Our first reaction was that it sounded interesting, but we were doubtful whether 3D would ever work or be even possible to do for SSHD for a couple of main reasons. The first one was that we were really concerned over whether we would be able to develop a proper 3D version of the game without compromising full 60 frames per second gameplay.
Also, we hadn't personally seen proper 3D images in action and the premier of Avatar was half a year away. So, we got to work and thought about how on earth we are going to be able to render TWICE the amount of stuff than before as now we basically needed to get the refresh rate from 60fps to 120fps to produce stereoscopic pictures.
For the more technologically inclined people reading this blog, here's some insight on what we had to do.
We had been working on our next version of our game engine for over a year and replaced the core engine with a newer one. As the engine is highly...