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Hands-on with LittleBigPlanet 2's PlayStation Move PS3 Pack

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165w ago - Today Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman went hands-on with LittleBigPlanet 2's PlayStation Move PS3 Pack, with all the details below as follows:

Formally announced at PlayStation's E3 2011 press conference, the upcoming PlayStation Move Pack for LittleBigPlanet 2 will greatly expand the game's already prodigious creation suite and add countless new gameplay variants.

Based on my hands-on time, PlayStation Move support radically evolves the gameplay possibilities of LittleBigPlanet 2, whether it's flinging and manipulating objects using the new Brain Crane power-up, creating outlandish Move-focused minigames from scratch, or animating characters and props by recording your PlayStation Move gestures.

"It's the biggest update we've ever done," Media Molecule's Level Design Lead Kengo Kurimoto told me during a guided tour of the update last week in New York City.

When the Move Pack hits PSN this September, LBP2 owners will find six new Story levels in a Move-focused mini-campaign that picks up where LBP2 left off. One of the most significant gameplay enhancements comes as a potent new power-up called the Brain Crane.

Like a telepathic revamp of the Power Gloves, the Brain Crane enables Sackboy to pick up and manipulate objects with nothing but...
 

Video: Sony Announces Move.me App Hits PlayStation Store Today

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165w ago - Sony Developer Support Senior Engineer John McCutchan announced that their new PS3 Move.me software application hits the PlayStation Store today, and is free to both students and educators!

To quote: At this year's Game Developers Conference we unveiled Move.me, a new software application that runs on the PS3 system and gives researchers, students, and programmers access to PlayStation Move's technology for developing apps beyond traditional gaming – physical therapy, sports rehabilitation, or education.

Move.me enables anyone with a PS3 to experiment with PlayStation Move and create new applications using a PC, the PlayStation Move motion controller, the PlayStation Eye camera, and the PS3 system.

Later today, Move.me will be available as a complimentary download for members of Academia including Academic researchers, faculty, staff, and students. Interested participants can apply for the Academia Program here. For all other users, Move.me will be available later today on the PlayStation Store for $99.99.





We're already seeing a tremendous response to Move.me in the academic community. Some of those developers with early access to the application recently gave us an inside scoop on their work. Check out the video above for...
 

2K Games Reveals NBA 2K12 PS3 Covers with PlayStation Move

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166w ago - 2K Games Community Manager Ronnie Singh has revealed three NBA 2K12 PS3 game covers today featuring Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson complete with PlayStation Move support.

To quote: Today I am extremely excited to announce the cover for NBA 2K12, the latest game in the unrivaled basketball video game franchise that sold over 5 million units last year and garnered over 20 'Sports Game of the Year' accolades.

As a kid, I remember watching basketball religiously. Looking back, there were three icons in the basketball world that stood out for me, all for their different strengths. I imagine you late 20s-early 30s gamers know exactly who I am talking about.

Fast forward to 2011. Yes, this year we have not one, not two, but three cover athletes! And not just any three players. We're talking about three of the NBA's greatest legends: Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson.

As you can see, the new stylized NBA 2K12 covers are a unique, one-time departure from the traditional [Register or Login to view links] Sports brand artwork and spotlight each legendary athlete on his famous team: Michael Jordan on the Chicago Bulls, Larry Bird on the Boston Celtics, and Magic Johnson on the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Bird and Johnson...
 

The House of the Dead: Overkill Extended Cut - PS Move in 3D

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167w ago - Sega of America's Public Relations Manager David Bruno has unveiled the box art and details on The House of the Dead: Overkill Extended Cut for PlayStation Move in 3D.

To quote: Today we are proud to reveal the box art for [Register or Login to view links], the latest b-movie blood fest from [Register or Login to view links] and [Register or Login to view links].

We announced The House of the Dead: OVERKILL - Extended Cut just before E3 this year, and were amazed to see that there were so many who were eager to take aim at the mutant infection springing up in Bayou County.

This is the first time we have released The House of the Dead on an HD console, and we feel that the PS3 is the perfect home for an arcade-style shooter like OVERKILL. With 3D and PlayStation Move support, two brand new scenarios added, and all seven stages of the original remastered, the 'baddest' just got bigger! We are really working hard to make this the best in the series to date.

These posters and our box art pay homage to our signature retro b-movie look, and hopefully you recognized the legendary Agent G and Detective Washington. This time around, we also...
 

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 Masters Bundle Hits PlayStation Move

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167w ago - Today PlayStation 3 Associate Marketing Manager Ami Sheth has introduced a new PlayStation Move Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 Masters Bundle for the PS3 console.

To quote: What better way to enjoy the most realistic golfing franchise to hit a gaming console than with the PlayStation Move motion controller?

Starting next week, we're very excited to be offering you a new bundle that includes PlayStation Move along with EA SPORTS' Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters Edition.

The limited-edition bundle includes a PlayStation Move motion controller, PlayStation Eye camera and a copy of [Register or Login to view links] on Blu-ray disc, all for $99.99 (MSRP) at retailers nationwide. Now golfing fans and gamers alike can experience the most responsive motion controlled golf experience around!

Combining realistic, high-definition gaming along with intuitive control, PlayStation Move translates your real golf swing into virtual in-game strokes, putting you in the game like never before.

Now you can hit the links at the legendary Augusta National Golf Club and drive, chip and putt alongside the masters of the sport.
 
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