185w ago - Yesterday Niraj Khadka (aka bluemimmosa) TweetedGeoHot (who is currently entering a university level competiton at NASA in Florida) that he has started work on support for the PS3 Cell SPU (Synergistic Processing Unit), and has shared a PS3 Cell SPU Cheat Sheet WIP with other PlayStation 3 developers.
191w ago - Sanuk Games Manager Yan Marchal has announced that starting today PlayStation Hysteria Project is now available on both PSP and PS3 Minis via PSN.
To quote: Today we are releasing the "Minis" version of an award-winning horror game: Hysteria Project.
In Hysteria Project, YOU are the hero! Step into the shoes of the main character and take part in an unforgettable adventure! Will you make the right decisions and make it out in one piece?
Hysteria Project is a groundbreaking gaming experience where you are the hero of an entirely filmed adventure. Keep a sharp eye on what's going on around you and make the right choices at the right time. Have you got the guts to be next on the list?
The original version of Hysteria Project, released by Bulkypix, won the "Revelation 2009" Milthon award in Paris, and was praised by fans of new experiences and thrill-seekers.
Levi Buchanan of IGN.com wrote: "HYSTERIA PROJECT reminded me of those old FMV games I used to play on my SEGA CD as a guilty pleasure – but this one only cost me two bucks for the same level of enjoyment".
Hysteria Project is available today for PSP and PS3 at the price of € 1.49 / £ 1.24.
201w ago - Sega has unveiled Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I, previously Project Needlemouse, on Gamespot (linked above) which will be downloadable on Sony's PS3, Microsoft's XBox 360 and the Nintendo Wii console.
While the game retains the classic 2D gameplay that made the series great, Sonic 4 will include 3D visuals, and be digitally released over Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network, WiiWare and the iPhone.
Due this summer, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 will take place after Sonic & Knuckles, but is "a brand-new adventure... what you are looking at is the beginning of a new story arc," says associate brand manager, Ken Balough to GameSpot:
"I think the best way to view it is as a first part in a much larger adventure. When Sega released Sonic 3, ultimately it was the part 1 of a story that saw its conclusion in Sonic & Knuckles.
In that same spirit, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 is a bigger story, and this is that first chapter. I think it's also safe to say that by the end of the episode one, fans will be very excited to see what's in store for episode two!"
"We're going to deliver a Genesis-era Sonic game as if it were created today that goes to the core of what classic Sonic fans desire. All the Sonic favorites [are] here for sure!
204w ago - According to Capcom's VP of strategic planning and business development Christian Svensson, Capcom is working on a hardcore Project Natal game based on an old franchise.
Outside of tech demonstrations and modifications of several existing Xbox 360 games, we haven't seen what Project Natal is capable of.
Microsoft is keeping those games under wraps, however, G4TV caught up with him at CES last week and learned the following, to quote:
"I can't talk about what we're doing on Natal right now yet because we haven't announced it, although we have announced that we're working on stuff," said Svensson, emphasizing his vagueness.
He was willing to tease a little more about one unannounced game, however.
"I think you'll see again a brand focus on what we're doing there [on Natal], perhaps a brand we haven't seen in a while," he said with a coy smile, as Capcom public relations eyeballed us. "That's exciting."
Microsoft announced Project Natal would be released during the holidays at CES, but Svensson made it clear to me that Capcom was not rushing this one out the door to meet that deadline.
"We're not going to be at launch, just to temper the expectations," he said. "We're gonna cook something and it's gonna to take a while to cook."
205w ago - Below is a Project Natal video, courtesy of MixxedbaggDotCom via YouTube, for XBox 360 from Microsoft's presentation at CES 2010 dubbed Concept to Reality.
It showcases Project Natal as a ground-breaking technology, where the body replaces ordinary controls.
During Microsoft's financial analyst briefing, President of Entertainment and Devices Division Robbie Bach was asked to explain who the targeted demographics are for Project Natal, due out this holiday.
Bach explained Natal was for everybody, including hardcore gamers expecting to play Halo: Reach, to quote:
"Take your hardcore gamer, they're going to love Natal,"Bach explained. "Now, they'll play a different style of game on that when they're doing it. When they play Halo: Reach, they might be back with their controller doing some very, you know, targeted things. But the style of game they will play will be different."
"But they will absolutely love Natal," he added.
Bach also stated that 70 percent of the publishers are now developing titles for Project Natal. The company revealed a modest listed of Natal developers during this past Tokyo Game Show. The list included names such as Bethesda, Capcom, Konami, and Ubisoft."