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Epic Mickey 2: Behind the Mouse Ears with Warren Spector

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101w ago - Sony Blog Manager Fred Dutton is here with details on Epic Mickey 2: Behind the Mouse Ears with Warren Spector.

To quote: As gaming resumes go, few can compare to that of Warren Spector. After starting his career on the fabled Wing Commander series back in 1990, he went on to work on massive franchises such as Ultima and System Shock, before re-inventing the stealth genre with Deus Ex and Thief. In short, he's a true giant of game development.

And this week sees him return to the fray, with Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two - an ambitious sequel to his epic 2010 platforming adventure, packing in full co-op play and PlayStation Move support.

The [Register or Login to view links] founder was kind enough to lend PlayStation.Blog a few minutes of his valuable time to discuss the game - read on to find out what he had to say.

PlayStation.Blog: There are a lot of PlayStation gamers out there who might not be too familiar with the first game. What did they miss?

Warren Spector: What did they miss? Only the greatest game experience of all time! No, okay, seriously... what they missed was the reintroduction of Mickey Mouse as a game hero the equal of Mario, Sonic, Link or any other platforming or adventure star.

They missed...
 

Dust 514 Update Adds Eve Online Integration, Keyboard and Mouse

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115w ago - Dust 514 Executive Producer Brandon Laurino has announced today that their new PS3 update a dds Eve Online integration, keyboard and mouse controls as outlined below.

To quote: Greetings from Shanghai and the DUST 514 development team!

I'm Brandon Laurino, Executive Producer for DUST 514, here to let you know what's going on in development, and bring you a sneak preview of the improvements coming to the DUST 514 Closed Beta with our "Precursor" release on August 21st.

Whether you're a hardcore beta tester or just casually interested in the game, next week's update marks another significant milestone as the game moves towards Open Beta.

The first live DUST 514 / EVE Online integration
Linking the intense front-line combat of DUST 514 with the galactic ship warfare of EVE Online has always been our keystone to building a vibrant community, and now that keystone is coming into place.

With the Precursor release, we move DUST 514 from its standalone testing server over to the long-standing EVE Online test server, Singularity (aka "Sisi"). This means DUST 514 on PlayStation 3 and EVE Online on PC/Mac will be officially running on the same server.

When the Precursor Closed Beta build goes live, players on the Sisi server in DUST 514 and EVE Online...
 

Video: PS3 uDraw Tablet Accessory as a PC Mouse / Tablet Demo

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140w ago - Today PlayStation 3 developer BrandonW has shared a video demo and driver along with source code for a PS3 uDraw Tablet accessory being used as a PC Mouse / Tablet.

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To quote: The PS3 uDraw tablet/accessory comes with a USB dongle which shows up as a standard HID device when plugged into a PC, so I threw together some documentation and a "driver"/application to allow using it on a Windows PC as a standard mouse.

Documentation (Where ambiguous, assume little endian.)

There are 0x08 bytes that can be sent on the device's OUT interrupt pipe -- I don't know what these are. There are 0x1B bytes constantly received on the device's IN interrupt pipe, described below:

Offset Description

0x00 Button status information:
Bit Description
0 Set means square is being held down.
1 Set means cross is being held down.
2 Set means cricle is being held down.
3 Set means triangle is being held down.
4 No idea, but it set itself while playing around. More playing around reset it.
5 Unknown / nothing.
6 Unknown / nothing.
 

PlayStation Branded PS3 Keyboard and Mouse Controller Incoming

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158w ago - Today Sony has announced news of a PlayStation branded PS3 keyboard and mouse controller slated for release on November 2, 2011.

Manufactured by HORI, the Tactical Assault Commander 3 peripheral set will sells for 9800 ($127 US) and is officially licensed by Sony Computer Entertainment.

To quote: "The Tactical Commander 3 consists of an optical right-handed mouse and a keypad for the left hand with WASD-style keys. The pad also includes an easy-access D-Pad comes attached with a palm rest.

Tracking resolution on the optical mouse is unclear, but it's doubtful that the mouse can match the capabilities of a true gaming mouse for the PC. However, the mouse will come equipped with a DPI/sensitivity toggle for more precise aiming.

Sony has not yet announced what games it plans to support with the peripherals at this time. It's curious to see if the company plans to offer mouse and keyboard support for first person shooters like Killzone 3 and Resistance 3, which would undoubtedly benefit from the precision offered by the peripherals."
 

Video: Sixaxis Emulator Plays PS3 Games with Keyboard & Mouse

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178w ago - Today Matlo has updated his PlayStation 3 project which allows users to identify (spoof) a PC as a PS3 controller in order to use PC peripherals to control a PS3 and shared some videos followed by version 0.23 and v0.24 updates.

Based on the early work of [Register or Login to view links], the application emulates the PS3's Sixaxis controller and sends commands via Bluetooth dongle plugged into a Linux computer allowing you to play all PS3 Games with keyboard and mouse.

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Features:

  • up to 7 controllers - requires 1 bt dongle or 1 usb converter for each controller
  • up to 8 configurations per controller
  • on-the-fly configuration switch with switch back mode
  • supported devices: mice, keyboards, joysticks (gamepads, wheels, ...)
  • multiple joysticks
  • multiple mice
  • multiple keyboards
  • configuration GUI with automatic event & device detection

 
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