159w ago - SCEE Senior Producer Mark Green has shared some videos today spotlighting TV Superstars for PlayStation 3: Behind The Scenes.
To quote: Behind the facade of celebrity is where the real work begins: TV Superstars was created specifically for the new Move controllers and the PlayStation Eye.
In these 'Making of TV Superstars' videos you can go behind the scenes with the development team to see just how they made the game.
In the first video the team talk about the design considerations behind making a Move game; what worked well and what was changed.
In the second video, the team discuss their inspiration for the game and the mechanics of how you can become the ultimate TV Superstar, and in the third and final video, the developers talk about the way in which the game captures your facial likeness and shout-out and presents you as an avatar in game.
159w ago - PlayStation Network Product Manager James Thorpe has announced today that users can now make watching TV a social experience through a new PlayTV Live Chat upgrade from the PlayStation Store.
To quote: Hi guys, just wanted to let you know that there is a great new upgrade available for PlayTV out now.
If you already own PlayTV then you now have the chance to get your hands on some really exciting new features, exclusive to PlayTV on the PS3.
These fantastic features include:
• Series Link*: Never miss your favourite series with the addition of series link to PlayTV in the UK. (*Not available in Australia or New Zealand)
• Live Chat with friends while watching TV: Enjoy your favourite shows together with this unique new feature. Set up your own chat room or join an existing one and text chat to your friends or anyone on PSN without interrupting your TV Viewing. Up to 64 people can be in a chat room at a time and you can choose if you want your chat room to be open to your PSN friends, everyone on PSN or just the people you invite.
• Recommendations: recommend programmes to Facebook and PSN friends. Share your favourite shows, films and soaps with your friends and get them involved. Send a recommendation to your Facebook wall with your own comments...
162w ago - According to SideQuesting.com (linked above), Google TV is rumored to be heading to Sony's PlayStation 3 entertainment system as part of a Spring 2011 update.
Currently Google TV is already integrated into upcoming Sony Blu-ray players including the NSZ-GT1, so although the rumor is unconfirmed thus far for PS3 it does seem to make sense.
To quote: "Sony currently provides both Netflix and Hulu Plus apps to its users, as well as Sony Pictures films over PSN. The PS3 also allows for networked streaming. It is clear that not only does Sony want the PS3 to be a gaming hub, but the premiere multimedia hub of the home as well.
GoogleTV provides the ability to view any media at any time, web or live, something that few other devices accomplish effectively and no other gaming device can do. This is a huge advantage for Sony of they can extend Android's reach.
With Google TV having the ability to include apps, this provides a quicker method of acquiring many of the same apps that the Xbox has (Last.fm, Twitter, Facebook) and more. The PS3 can more accurately become an "everything to everyone" product if it has access to all of the...
165w ago - TV Superstars Creative Director Jason Wilson has announced today that TV Superstars ships tomorrow for PS3 on Sony's PlayStation Move motion controller.
To quote: Apparently some retailers can't wait and we're shipping it early, so look for it starting this Wednesday, October 13th!
For anyone who hasn't heard of TV Superstars yet, here's a bit of background info to help you get excited about its release this week.
TV Superstars was developed by Sony Computer Entertainment's Cambridge Studio, the creative minds behind the popular Medievil series, Primal, Ghosthunter and the award winning LittleBigPlanet on PSP, just to name a few. TV Superstars lets you and your friends and family actually appear in the game and compete in a world of TV stardom.
It uses the PlayStation Eye camera to capture your likeness and the PlayStation Move motion controller to get you competing in a series of crazy TV show challenges, battling it out to become a famous superstar! Each of the TV shows within the game showcases a different use of the PlayStation Move controller and PlayStation Eye camera.
Here's a look at each of the interactive TV shows within the game:
170w ago - PS3 Brand Manager Mark Bowles has posted up three new PlayStation Move videos today taken from the latest PS3 TV ads, as follows:
As PlayStation Move launches across Europe next week, I wanted to share some of the new TV ads we've created to support it and give a taster of what we have in store for Move.
The first 'Move into the action' ad shows you how PlayStation Move puts you smack bang into the middle of the game.
It shows off Move's amazing precision and highlights some of the new games designed to showcase the motion controller at its best, including Sports Champions and the forthcoming The Fight.
Most of you guys on the Blog will know all about Move and what it can do already, but there are a lot of people out there who aren't as up to speed on all things PlayStation. The other ad you'll be seeing on TV is the 'Move into the Party!' ad.
We have many social gamers out there who love competing with friends on a night in and Move brings loads of new ways to beat your mates while having a good laugh at the same time, with new games such as Start the Party and the soon to be released SingStar Dance.