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Sony Unveils Move.Me at GDC 2011 for Aspiring PS3 Developers

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185w ago - Sony's Senior Engineer John McCutchan at Developer Support has unveiled Move.Me at GDC 2011 which is a PlayStation 3 server application that allows anyone with a PS3 to experiment with motion controls and is officially sanctioned and supported by Sony Computer Entertainment.

To quote: John McCutchan, Senior Engineer with SCEA's Developer Support team, here to tell you about an exciting initiative we're unveiling for PlayStation Move during [Register or Login to view links] this week.

Later today, I'll be giving a [Register or Login to view links] on Move.Me, a new software application that provides academics and hobbyists access to PlayStation Move's technology, enabling them to create entirely new applications using a PC, the Move motion controller, the PlayStation Eye, and the power of the PlayStation 3 system.

We know many of you might not be able to make the trek to San Francisco for the show, so we wanted to give you a quick overview of Move.Me here.

When we launched PlayStation Move last September, we knew it would set a new benchmark for precision in motion controlled gaming. Even before PlayStation Move was publicly available to all of you, we were talking about the device's potential implications for academics and researchers....
 

Open Source PS3 SPU IDA Analyzer Module is Now Available

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190w ago - Here is another open source PS3 SPU IDA Analyzer Module for PlayStation 3 developers.

Download: Open Source PS3 SPU IDA Analyzer Module

I didn't know about Jack Chen aka anita999's IDA SPU module until yesterday evening.

So we were actually working on the same.. Anyway I had to finish what I started, and saw that our internal structures defer quite a bit..

If you are interested, binaries and MIT licensed sources can be found here: [Register or Login to view links]

This is a IDA processor module for the IBM Cell Synergistic Processor Unit (SPU) (that can be found in the PS3 for example).


 

Sony Boss Reveals Developers Will Help Build Next PlayStation

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219w ago - In an interview with Develop-Online.net (linked above), SCE studio boss Shuhei Yoshida revealed that developers will be more integrated into their future hardware plans.

To quote: "So he wanted developers in meetings at the very beginning of concepting new hardware, and he demanded SCE people talk to us (developers)."

And when asked whether this change in philosophy will be applied to future PlayStation hardware, Yoshida replied: "Yes, we are undergoing many activities that we haven't yet been talking about in public. Some future platform related activities."

Yoshida also hinted that several activities are currently being worked on that are not public yet, to quote: "undergoing many activities that we haven't yet been talking about in public. Some future platform related activities."

Whether he is referring to the rumored PSP2 or an upcoming PS4, things will definitely be exciting for next-generation gamers.
 

Nintendo DS 2 Dev Kits with Motion-sensing Hit Developers

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239w ago - Select developers in Japan, including The Pokemon Company, have already received Nintendo DS 2 Dev Kits complete with motion-sensing capability from Nintendo.

According to [Register or Login to view links], while better graphics and sound for the new platform is no surprise, the real standout feature is the supposed addition of a tilt motion sensor - similar to that of an iPhone.

To quote: "It's genuinely the best thing I think I've ever worked with," said the source. "I can tell you that it's got a 'tilt' function that's not dissimilar to iPhone, but does a lot more.

We know that The Pokemon Company are getting special attention with it."

As for Nintendo's so-called 'DS2' with tilt sensor and Nvidia Tegra graphics chip, chances are good it won't make a GDC 2010 reveal or even an announcement by E3 this summer.
 

PS3 Motion Controller to be at Game Developers Conference 2010

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239w ago - Today SCEA's Kirk Bender of Developer Support and Research Manager David Coombes have confirmed that Sony's PS3 Motion Controller will be shown at the 2010 Game Developers Conference in a presentation on March 11th.

To quote: "The PlayStation 3 Motion Controller will be shown at the Game Developer Conference next month, it has been announced.

Titled 'Introducing the PlayStation 3 Motion Controller', the session description has confirmed the features of the devices, but does not specify what it will explicitly cover.

Recently delayed until the autumn, the controller has yet to be given an official name, release date or launch line up."

The GDC conference, based in San Francisco, will run from March 9 to March 13, 2010.
 
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