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Video: Kung-Fu Live for PlayStation 3 - You Are the Controller

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222w ago - Virtual Air Guitar Company's CEO Teemu Maki-Patola has revealed today on the PlayStation Blog that Kung-Fu Live is coming to the PSN Store later this year and will utilize technology specially developed for PlayStation Eye to create an experience like never before.

To quote: As some of you may have heard, we announced Kung-Fu Live with a playable sneak preview last week in New York. The reception from journalists, as well as gamers, has totally overwhelmed us!

We also found ourselves in the middle of the rising motion gaming discussion as many of the stories call out that our game already does what Natal is trying for: Kung-Fu Live uses full-body skeleton tracking to track the player's moves in real-time.

Thus, people have been saying that our game and tech using the PlayStation Eye is stealing the thunder from Natal. LOL!





With our Freemotion technology and the awesome quality of the PlayStation Eye camera, full-body motion gaming is already here. Kung-Fu Live also scans you inside the game world where you literally become the hero of the game.

There you are boosted with super human abilities, such as being able to jump flips without actually making flips, do high jump kicks, shoot lightning from your hands,...
 

Canadian Retailer Prices PlayStation Move Controller at $59.99

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224w ago - Update: Gadget Show head Jason Bradbury has also [Register or Login to view links] that PlayStation Move will launch this September, to quote: ".. another thing I was meaning to say. Sept for Playstation Move!!! I'm sure of it. Can't say why. Just.. September 2010."

Today Engadget.com reports that Canadian retailer [Register or Login to view links] has priced Sony's upcoming PlayStation Move Motion Controller at $59.99, however, the premature listing now appears to be mysteriously removed.

Sony previously stated that the pricepoint of a PlayStation Move starter kit will be around $100 US and will include a PlayStation Eye camera, a game and a Move controller... meaning the listing above likely referred to a single Move controller.

To quote: Sony's been pretty fuzzy on pricing for the PlayStation Move - we've only really heard "under $100" for the full package with controller and camera - but it looks like the numbers are starting to solidify, as Gamestop Canada has the controller itself now listed for $59.99.

How that number will translate into a US price is obviously up in the air, but Sony's MSRPs tend to be the same or similar across the US and Canada, so we'd say we've...
 

PlayStation Move Subcontroller CECH-ZCS1U Navigation Controller

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228w ago - A few weeks back Sony's PlayStation Move hit the FCC, and today Engadget (linked above) uncovered the subcontroller dubbed the Navigation Controller.

The [Register or Login to view links] state that it will be officially known by Sony as the CECH-ZCS1U.

To quote: "Sony part number CECH-ZCS1U just hit the FCC's database, and "Navigation Controller" is written in nice bold letters right there on the label.

It's looking like this is official, as the Sony US Web site has been quietly updated with the change, and we think it makes a certain amount of sense, as most 3D games let you aim the camera with your dominant hand and relegate navigation to the other. Like the Motion Controller, Sony's opted for confidentiality on this one."
 

Video: Taliban Use PlayStation Controller as Detonator Device

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235w ago - It appears Sony's PlayStation really does do everything like their TV commercials state, as recently gamingtarget shared a video on YouTube of Taliban militants who use PlayStation Controllers as a detonator device in Afghanistan.

To quote: "Veteran war correspondent for Fox News Channel Steve Harrigan discovered that militants got their hands on a familiar game controller-turned-detonator while he was embedded with U.S. and Afghan troops last year in Jaji, Afghanistan.

There, troops raided a suspected bomb-making house thanks to an Afghan informant who was paid $2,000.

"A farmer's house, in a locked shed: jackpot," he exclaims before almost poetically listing what troops found inside. It is an enemy, they can build weapons even out of garbage.

The garbage Harrigan refers to includes a clear-blue original PlayStation controller, one that's so old it pre-dates the dual analog sticks.

"Something as simple [that] a solider may've thrown out, because their Sony PlayStation was broken, can be used as an initiator device," explains an unidentified U.S. Army Ranger who was holding the controller and involved in the operation."




 

Rumor: Sony's PS3 Motion Controller Named PlayStation Arc

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240w ago - Update: Despite THQ CEO Brian Farrell [Register or Login to view links] calling it Arc, according to Geoff Keighley's [Register or Login to view links], to quote: "FYI I'm hearing Arc is NOT the name of the Sony Motion Controller, but a code name." However, Sony has [Register or Login to view links] the Arc trademark in Japan.

Today VG247.com (linked above) reports that according to a concrete source speaking under conditions of strict anonymity Sony's PS3 Motion Controller will be named PlayStation Arc, of which a domain has also been registered in the same name at PlayStationArc.com.

This news comes just over a month after the previous rumor that the PlayStation 3 Motion Controller was dubbed Gem, which ended up being an early code name for the product.

To quote: "The company is now saying its Motion Controller - the official name thus far - will release "this year": global boss Kaz Hirai had previously claimed it would be out this March.

The Motion Controller consists...
 
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