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Video: GDC 2012: Sound Shapes for PS Vita - Hands On Tour

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145w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein is here with a hands on tour video demo of Sound Shapes for PS Vita from GDC 2012 below today.

To quote: It's Game Developers Conference time once again, and while headlines are a bit light, it's a great place to find game developers (of course).

We'll be bringing you videos, interviews, and conversations over the next several days, as well as a mega GDC Blogcast on Thursday.

The first game we got ahold of here at GDC is upcoming PS Vita musical platformer Sound Shapes. The game is best seen (and heard), so we present here Jason deGroot of Queasy Games.

In this video, deGroot takes you on a tour through a never-before-seen level, as well as sharing the in-game tutorial, so you know exactly what you'll be seeing when you load up Sound Shapes for the first time.

So when do you get to play Sound Shapes on your own personal Vita? The Queasy Games team doesn't yet have a release date, but they confirmed that a pre-release demo is in the making. We'll keep you posted.




 

Touch Controls in Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition on PS Vita

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150w ago - SEGA Executive Producer Mie Kumagai has detailed the touch controls in Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition on the PS Vita today.

To quote: When we were developing the game we wanted to incorporate the new features of the Vita into Virtua Tennis as much as we possibly could, whilst obviously making the best game possible.

One of the key features for the PlayStation Vita is front and rear touch. Virtua Tennis takes full advantage of this technology and allows players to play the most precise and responsive shots with a touch of their fingertips.

With a single touch of the screen you can tell the player where exactly to move to on the court, before taking one of a variety of shots by swiping your finger across the screen towards the area of the court you wish to hit the ball to.

A simple forward slide with your finger will play a top spin shot, a backward slide will play a backspin shot and a sharp backwards movement followed by a forward slide will play a lob shot.

Virtua Tennis also includes a match momentum system which rewards players for good shots by slowly filling the match momentum bar.  Once your match momentum bar has completely filled up you can also play a 'special' shot by hitting the shot with two fingers.

There is also the option...
 

Video: BurgerTime World Tour Serves Up Retro on PSN Tomorrow

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161w ago - MonkeyPaw Games Marketing Manager Ray Almeda has announced today that BurgerTime World Tour will be serving up retro evolution on PSN tomorrow.

To quote: It's been 29 years since [Register or Login to view links] hit arcades, but there's still there's a legion of fans waiting for a modern revival of one of the tastiest puzzle games ever.

BurgerTime World Tour isn't just BurgerTime with HD graphics; it's a maturation of the arcade classic with evolved elements and platform features that make for a whole new game. BurgerTime World Tour has been re-built from the ground up on a rotating cylindrical 3D world upon which you build your burgers from top to bottom.

Follow famed burger chef Peter Pepper as he traverses four different culinary countries (New York, Paris, Mexico, and Tokyo) and creates giant burgers while dodging zany condiments and frenetic foods like Frank Furter, the splenetic sausage or Sonny, the indelible edible egg.





Peter Pepper will have his way with these ingredients as he drops burger pieces onto them to include them in the burger (bonus points and custom burgers!), flips them off the screen with a tornado spatula attack, or engulfs them with flames...
 

Video: PlayStation's 3D Display Hits This Weekend, Full Tour Demo

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162w ago - Today Sony Senior PR and Hardware Specialist Abby Reyes has made available a full video tour demo of PlayStation's new 3D display that is arriving this weekend!

To quote: It's officially dark at 6pm and the crisp, woodsy smell in the air lets me know that the holidays are just around the corner. With so many great 3D-compatible titles, such as UNCHARTED 3: Drake's Deception, Batman Arkham City, and Assassin's Creed Revelations, recently launched and coming, there's no shortage of 3D entertainment on the PS3 system this holiday season.

That being said, the 3D Display is sure to be a hit under the tree, so we thought we'd give you all a personalized tour of the product.

Featuring a luminous 24" LCD screen with full HD 1080p 3D presentation, the 3D Display delivers an incredible high-definition stereoscopic 3D experience, offering best-in-class visuals in both 2D and 3D for all of you gamers.

As our first official gaming display, the 3D Display is enhanced for gaming with SimulView, a special feature that allows you to view individual, unique, full-screen images of gameplay in two-player mode.





We're very excited to be able to deliver a comprehensive 3D package at an affordable price. ...
 

Video: Sony Unveils PlayStation Home Redesign Tour Trailer

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163w ago - Sony PlayStation Home Director Jack Buser has unveiled a PlayStation Home redesign tour trailer today, which spotlights new content including games, genre-based districts and more below.

To quote: As you might recall from my previous post, I revealed the big plans we had in store for a complete redesign of PlayStation Home- including a brand new Hub, genre-based districts, Total Game Integration, and a new questing system that turns Home itself into a game.

Now that we're getting close to launch, I thought the best way to show off all the new features we've packed into the upcoming new core experience would be to give you a tour of the redesign. Check out the below video for a rundown on some of the most exciting new features you'll be experiencing soon in PlayStation Home:





As you can see, PlayStation Home's new genre-based districts include a number of diverse and exclusive games that cater to players' different interests and styles.

For example, in the Action District, you'll be able to enjoy the free and exclusive first-person shooter game that runs inside Home itself,...
 
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