Following Sony's Move E3 press release a short while ago, Sony has made available a bunch of press shots showing off its ray gun attachment for the "Move" motion controller and it sure looks funky.
The controller slides into the compartment up top and the analog "T" trigger button lines up with the trigger of the ray gun accessory. At the same time, the Move's controller buttons remain accessible via a window cut-out up top.
Rumour is beginning to circulate about a plan Microsoft was hoping to keep quiet in making Windows Phone 7 more appealing for mobile gamers. Word's gotten out that Microsoft wants to make the new platform successful not only in terms of its general user environment, but also from a gaming perspective and is going so far as to entice iPhone game developers to produce Windows Phone 7 ports for them with $$$ being waved in the air.
Whilst this could very much be a win win situation for both parties when looking at revenue potential, the issue is that WP7's underlying development environment is substantially different from that of the iPhone's, making the porting process a lot more involved than one would first think.
We've known bits and pieces about Sony's 'Move' controller for a while now. Some more specific details about it were revealed during Sony's keynote at E3 a short time ago, but unfortunately left a bit of a sour taste in the mouths of many members of the audience.
Sony seems to think that despite Mirosoft pricing its highly anticipated Kinect at under 150 bucks (making it just under $300 if you include an Xbox 360 Arcade Edition console in the deal) and Nintendo offering its Wii console with Wiimote and Wii Motion Plus for $199, $400 is still an ok asking price for its Playstation 3 Motion Bundle.
At CES a few years ago, I had a chance to try out the 3RD Space Vest and it was cool. The vest simulates bullet hits and other strikes in games by inflating little air bladders inside the vest. The vest was only for PC gamers until E3 this week.
TN Games has announced its new 3RD Space Trigger. The device is a hardware adapter that allows the vest to work with compatible games on gaming consoles. The console system works with the trigger, software drivers, and compatible software.
Nintendo just minutes ago officially unveiled the much talked about 3DS portable game console during its E3 press conference in LA.
Soturu Iwata is on stage introducing the 3DS right now, which is able to produce flexible widths of 3D graphics without need for special glasses. Nintendo are pushing the new unit, that is backward compatibility with Nintendo DS series software, as being a device you can take on the road and experience 3D with ease and without spending too much money.
It has not only one, but two cameras, and you are even able to take photos using the device and see them in 3D - pretty cool. More to follow.
Wow. Nintendo finally announced something actually exciting at its E3 press conference this afternoon. But, Wii Party is kind of cool.
Remember GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64 that was released all the way back in 1997? If you are old enough, of course you do! I remember playing it endless back in the day when I was much younger than I am today.
Good news for JB fans, GoldenEye 007 is coming back in 2010 for the Wii. It will go on sale these holidays just in time for Christmas.
We got done with Microsoft's new announcements yesterday at its E3 2010 press conference. Yep, we love Kinect just a bit.
Today it is Nintendo's turn to shine in the LA spotlight, along with Sony three hours later. So, what is Nintendo going to announce? Word on the street says 3D related technology.
We will all find out soon enough. You can watch the live stream here yourself and see the announcements as they happen.
In further support of their range of 3D capable LCD TVs, Sony is readying up the PS3 for 3D and will officially unveil the technology for the console at its E3 press conference in a matter of hours from now. There will be a decent batch of 3D ready game titles available for download straight off the bat including Wipeout HD, Super Stardust HD, Pain and MotorStorm Pacific Rift (a demo).
The Fight: Lights Out which was first demo'd at GDC with Sony's Move controller is also said to be on the list of available titles with 3D support. In a press conference earlier today SCEA president Jack Tretton stated that there will be 20 games in total built for 3D over the next year alone.
3D this, 3D that; as time goes by the push for 3DTV in the household looks to be cementing itself deeper and becoming a new standard. There are several early adopters already in the way of 3D-enabled displays and Blu-ray player updates. Even Sony is getting all serious about it with firmware updates for the PS3.
But how about Microsoft and its more beloved than ever Xbox 360 (thanks to a little known add-on called Kinect)? - Well, in Microsoft's opening press conference at E3 they made no mention of making 3D a standard feature on the 360 and were 100% focused on Kinect.
This is not to say they've turned a blind eye on 3D, but apparently their reasoning for not showing interest in it at this time is due to slow adoption rates. Microsoft don't feel 3D support would be demanded enough on a whole and would rather leave the decision up to game developers to implement it for their specific titles.
In the future as 3DTV grows Microsoft promises to take notice and add support. "We closely and constantly evaluate consumer trends. If there is demand, we've demonstrated in the past that we are able to quickly dedicate resources to respond to consumer interest."
We just got done telling you about how Microsoft will begin selling its new and improved Xbox 360 later this week, but let's go over some of the Kinect for Xbox 360 details right now.
Kinect pronounced like 'konnect' will go on sale starting November 4th in the United States. It was interesting that Microsoft did not announce a price during its recently concluded E3 2010 press conference. That may suggest that a price has not yet been confirmed by the software giant.
What we can tell you about Kinect or as it was formerly known Project Natal is that it totally kicks ass. Using the Kinect sensor that includes not only three cameras (by the look of the below press image) and microphones, it is able to really change the way you think of gaming. You see all kinds of futuristic movies and see some cool (yet fake) technology and wonder how far we are away from reaching it. Well, I'd say around 5 months and we'll be there.
Folks, I can safely say look for Microsoft shares to sharply rise after a fantastic demonstration of the newly named Kinect (formerly Project Natal) technology. Think of it as Nintendo Wii technology on enough steroids to send a man into space. In a word, incredible!
Anyway, right at the end of the press conference that just concluded, Microsoft unveiled the brand new Xbox 360 Slim. It's a new, sleek, smaller and sexy 360 console that will go on sale at the end of the week (it's already shipping to shops) for the same price as the current 360, yep - 299 USD.
The model unveiled comes in a glossy black finish and comes with a 250GB hard drive and built-in 802.11n wireless networking. Of course it is also Kinect ready, but so are all existing 40 million Xbox 360's that have already been sold.
We will follow-up with a Microsoft Kinect summary article this week, but come November 4 when it goes on sale, they will surely fly out of stores at record pace. The future is here. Microsoft just showed it at E3. Take what you know of current gaming and throw it out the window.
I have had my PS3 for years and it is one of the first generation devices with WiFi and the 60GB HDD. The machine runs very hot and the clutter of cables drives me crazy. A new dock for the PS3 called the TwistDock has surfaced.
The dock lifts the PS3 off the surface and holds it on its side at an angle. It looks like the stand would let more air get to the bottom of the PS3 making it run cooler too.
In collaboration with gaming partner IGN, YouTube will be giving full live streaming coverage of E3 across all four days at the official E3 Channel, ensuring you won't miss a thing; be it press conferences, product demos, developer interviews and everything else in between.
Not able to watch it live? No problem, there will be playlists made available with all the event highlights thanks to IGN's heavy involvement and lots of hot-from-the-floor E3 reports by games-media partners like Machinima.
The lucky folks at Gizmodo got a chance to go back stage after the opening E3 party last night where Microsoft officially lifted the curtain on Project Natal, now known to be finalised as "Kinect". It was whilst backstage they were able to get up close to Kinect and take some nice shots as well as trying out some of the initial release titles to support the new technology.
Looks like it would be better suited to the Sony camp, but at least it will match up with most plasma and LCD TVs.
You can check out Gizmodo's full gallery of pics at the source link.
In hastily fashion, 2 days prior to E3, Microsoft has already let loose some of its tricks it plans to reveal at the show through several posts and video advertisements.
This short advertisement below, posted up by an international gaming site gives everyone a first look at a new Slim Xbox 360 console coming out.
This upcoming model won't only be smaller, but is also shaped differently with a more angular design on the front and back to give more of an X shape. Not only this, but it's said to come with WiFi built-in, saving people from buying a costly adapter for what should have been a standard feature to begin with. The internal HDD capacity will also be larger at 250GB as standard.
It's been a while now since we have seen any updates to the PS3. The newish PS3 Slim was the last major change to the Sony console. A new listing over the FCC shows that some new models are coming.
Details are scant on the new models right now. What we do know is that there are four new versions including the CECH-2501A and the CECH-2501B. These two are identical save HDD capacity.
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E3 is just around the corner and Nintendo has been saying or a while now that it will unveil the 3DS at the show officially and offer up more details on pricing and specs. The machine is very anticipated and thought to be landing on the market in time for Christmas.
IGN has offered up a list of everything that it knows about the 3DS. Much of it is stuff we already heard like a 3D screen that needs no glasses. However, the publication has talked to several developers who have stated that the device is more powerful than the Wii.
With Computex 2010 behind us, gamers in particular now have something to get excited about. E3 is just around the corner, set to kick off at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 15 through 17.
With this, game developers have been rushing to get current projects polished off enough to impress the crowds with pre-release demos of their next big hits. This means trailers and teasers are starting to show up on the web now, too.
Below in order are some fresh trailers for a few blockbuster titles many are holding out for; Crysis 2, F.E.A.R. 3 and Red Faction 4 :-
Way back in 2008 Sony got a lot of us excited when it started to talk about the PlayTV add on for the PS3. The device let you turn the PS3 in to a DVR and watch over the air programs. The big catch was that the device landed in Europe but never came to the US.
Kotaku reports that Sony is now at work on the PlayTV and is working on a new PlayTV 2 according to a Sony producer at Cambridge Studio. There are no details on the PlayTV 2 system to share at this time.
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