202w ago - Today a new Heavy Rain PS3 gameplay trailer video is available which includes all in-game engine footage.
The video comes courtesy of Vamatt99218 via GameTrailers.com and according to the caption was created using solely real-time in-game engine footage.
Also below is a leaked Heavy Rain gameplay video of Madison from Famitsu, which comes courtesy of SolidSnakeRD via YouTube.
To quote from the video's caption: "A new video of the Japanese version of the highly anticipated PlayStation 3 exclusive Heavy Rain has emerged online. It shows a level of the game which involves Madison Paige."
205w ago - Update #2: Mike Kebby from SCEE's PlayStation Store Team has now confirmed the Heavy Rain PS3 demo will be hitting the PlayStation Store on February 11, 2010.
Update: Sony has just confirmed that Heavy Rain will be hitting PS3 store shelves in North America on February 23, grace mainland Europe on February 24, and hit the UK and Ireland on February 26, 2010... meaning the initial date Qore set of the 16th was inaccurate.
Today Examiner.com (linked above) has revealed that Qore Episode 20 dates the Heavy Rain North American PS3 release for February 16, 2010.
Additionally, CVG has reported that the UK should see a February 26th street date for the PlayStation 3 title.
205w ago - IGN has shared their experience and a video from this year's CES show in Las Vegas while getting a peek at some Gran Turismo 5 PS3 (off-screen) 3D gameplay.
The GT5 video is available below, and to quote: "Sony had three demo stations set up, each with a brand-new 3D-enabled Bravia television and a pair of active shutter glasses.
According to the rep showing off the games, 1080p HD content does not work well with traditional 3D glasses such as Real3D lenses used at many movie theaters. Only active shutter glasses can properly "decode" the dual image and translate it into believable 3D.
The 3D Gran Tursimo demo, however, made better use of the 3D despite not looking nearly as crisp as Gran Turismo 5. There was a definite sensation of depth as your car drifted around corners with railings and signs sliding past you.
Following the demo lap, you get a replay of your performance. When the camera swings to look inside the car, your driver really appears to occupy 3D space inside the vehicle.
The steering wheel, the dash, the seat - they don't just look like they are operating on separate planes, like a Viewmaster. It all really comes together and looks as if you are peering in on a 3D scene."
209w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a video walkthrough today on the PlayStation Blog for BioShock 2 on PS3 which showcases some new gameplay features.
To quote: This week's Q1 PlayStation Showcase didn't just feature Sony-published games; a number of publishers brought along heavily-anticipated titles to show on PS3 and PSP.
I think that term - "heavily anticipated" - definitely applies to BioShock 2.
In this video, 2K Marin's Lead Environment Artist Hogarth Delaplante ("call me Hoagy") walks us through some of the new features and areas in BioShock 2, and details new gameplay features like setting traps, "dual-wielding", and the new hacking mechanic.
Hit the HD button underneath the video for best results.
219w ago - We caught our first glimpse of the PlayStation 3's new 3D Mode last month, and now a new video is available from this year's Tokyo Game Show.
Sony Computer Entertainment held a technology demonstration there showcasing once again WipEout HD being played in Stereoscopic 3D mode on the PS3 console... which requires the player to wear special glasses to see the effect.
To quote: The Director of the Software Development Department for SCE, Hideyuki Agata stated that, "Sony is looking to bring stereo vision to the home in 2010. We'd like to increase our content, in line with the start of 3D games in 2010.
So far, we've wanted to give players a more natural experience by converting 2D games into 3D. Bringing stereo vision to the game allows the player to feel more depth, and the game world becomes more real."
Check out the video below!