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Mercenary Announces The Amazing Spider-Man Swings to PS Vita

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46w ago - Mercenary Technology Executive Producer Bill Chinn announced that The Amazing Spider-Man is swinging to PlayStation Vita.

To quote: Look out! With New York Comic Con just around the corner, I'm swinging by to let you know more about the upcoming PS Vita release of The Amazing Spider-Man from Activision, a hand-held version of the original PS3 title.

For those of you new to the series, The Amazing Spider-Man takes place after the events of the movie and features a new, original story. It mixes all-out, freeform brawls and stealth-based, stalk-and-strike challenges with a fast-paced momentum that puts Spidey front and center in the action.

If you caught the game when it first launched on PS3, you already know The Amazing Spider-Man gives you free roam and free reign over the isle of Manhattan, a bustling and beautiful open world teeming with sights to see, citizens to aid and colossal bosses to rip down.

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The PS Vita release of The Amazing Spider-Man is a virtual playground in your pocket, maintaining that same spirit of the console edition while adding new energy through Vita's special features. Tying it all together is the...
 

Sony Introduces a Better, Faster PSN Video Streaming Technology

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66w ago - Sony Senior Marketing Specialist James Cullen officially introduced a better, faster PSN video streaming technology service today alongside a request for testers below.

To quote: We've incorporated a new technology that will greatly enhance your viewing experience by providing you a more adaptive, faster stream whenever you rent a movie from the PlayStation Store on PlayStation 3.

But, before we roll out with our entire catalog, we want to test the technology out and get your opinion. For a limited time, we're discounting some HD and SD movie titles. Check them out and let us know what you think.

Here's how to cash in on the deal and help us out along the way:

•Log on to the PlayStation Store on your PS3.
•Scroll down to the Movies section where you will immediately find our beta test in the first section.
•Rent one of the five movies for only $1.99 in HD or 99 cents in SD.
•Fill out the brief survey that will be emailed to you after you purchase and watch the movie.

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Video: The Making Of Sorcery: The Magical Technology of PS Move

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121w ago - Sorcery Creative Director Brian Upton of Santa Monica Studios has shared a video today showcasing the making of Sorcery, which spotlights the magical technology of the PlayStation Move controller.

To quote: This is the first post in a four-part series from the development team about the making of Sorcery.

In this video we talk about how artists, engineers, and designers at The Workshop designed the game to take advantage of the unique capabilities of the Move controller in order to create a completely original spell-casting experience.

While some motion-controlled games feel like you're playing "Simon Says", the gestures in Sorcery are fluid and organic.

Aiming spells and chaining them together into powerful combos requires both creative thinking and quick reflexes. Here's a look...





Sorcery will be available in stores in North America on Tuesday, May 22nd.
 

Videos: PlayStation Move SCEK Conference Technology Demos

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213w ago - A few days back we reported on some new PlayStation Move footage from Taiwan, and today some fresh PS3 motion controller demos have surfaced from a recent Sony Korean (SCEK) Conference.

To quote, roughly translated: "The new PlayStation Move videos are made during a Korean events and show you, among other things, scenes of Resident Evil 5.

The action blockbuster from Capcom is played in a video with the new motion control. Even the magical action-adventure Sorcery is presented extensively in the videos.

In the game you can control a young wizard who freeze enemies with his magic wand around or cause a fire storm. The magician can turn into a rat to explore every little corner."












 

Sony is Developing New Laser Technology Far Superior to Blu-ray

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214w ago - While it may not be used for the PlayStation 4 which may utilize optical storage discs, Sony is currently developing new laser technology that is reportedly far superior to conventional Blu-ray discs.

According to Examiner.com (linked above), the new Sony laser tech is said to offer roughly 20 times the capacity of current Blu-Ray discs.

To quote: "The development team of Tohoku University and Sony has completed work on a new laser technology offering 20 times the capacity of current Blu-Ray discs.

The most difficult aspect, if I can [Register or Login to view links] of the Google translation as well as I think I can, was reducing the size of the equipment needed to produce such a strong beam of light down to the size of commercial products.

Currently the technology can only be used in experimental prototypes costing over $100,000 to produce. Sony plans to have the laser available to consumers within a few years."
 
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