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GDC 2010: Sony unveils PlayStation Move

by on Mar.11, 2010, under Gadgets, Gaming, News, Technology

At the on-going Game Developers Conference 2010 in San Francisco, Sony Computer Entertainment revealed the much awaited Motion controller for PlayStation 3 console “The PlayStation Move”. Like with the Wii, you even have an additional, optional controller called the Sub- Controller. Sony will sell the Move controller separately and also as a bundle including PlayStation eye camera, Move controller and a game would be made available.

PlayStation Move

PlayStation Move controller will remind you of Wii’s Nunchuk but with a colored sphere on the top. It’s this sphere that helps PlayStation Eye detect the whereabouts of Move controller. Sony will offer the Move controller with spheres in sky blue, yellow, light green, pink and while color options. Alongside that, Subcontroller with direction buttons, analog stick and home button will also be paired with the Move. This Subcontroller comes handy in shooting and action games like dropped the word Arc for the Motion Controller.

PlayStation Move

Sony had already announced a lineup of Move controller friendly games last year at the GDC 2009. About 36 game developing and publishing companies will support Move controller. As a result, 20 game titles, Move-centric or Move-supporting, would be announced in the year of 2010-2011.

Microsoft’s Project Natal, a gesture control system for Xbox 360, is due for arrival in this Holiday season but by that time Playstation Move would have taken over. It would be a very interesting war between – Nintendo Wii’s MotionPlus, Sony PlayStation Move and Microsoft’s Project Natal. Let’s see comes up to the top

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Sony Uncovers BDP-S470 Blu-Ray 3D-ready Player

by on Feb.12, 2010, under Gadgets, Technology

Sony BDP-S570 Player

Innovation is their motto, Sony has recently removed the covers off all-new BDP-S470 stand-alone Blu-ray 3D-ready player. This can be upgraded to play Blu-ray 3D content with a firmware update available this month.

Sony has also proclaimed that the previously introduced BDP-S570 Blu-ray Disc model and the BDV-E770W and BDV-E570 Blu-ray Disc home theater systems will be Blu-ray 3D compatible with firmware updates available this summer.

When they are connected to a broadband Internet network, all these new models instantly stream movies, videos, music, and more from Netfix, Amazon Video on Demand, YouTube, Slacker Internet radio, Pandora, NPR, Sony Pictures, Sony Music, and over 25 total providers through the Sony Bravia Internet Video platform.

“Consumer excitement for 3D is unbelievably high and Sony is poised to deliver the best possible in-home experience”, “Involved in every facet of the 3D chain from professional equipment to content production and hardware, Sony is the one company that can lean on its broad expertise to deliver 3D to the home that truly captures consumer imagination.” stated Chris Fawcett, vice president of Sony’s Home Division.

The new models come equipped with Sony’s Entertainment Database Browser utilizing Gracenote technologies that enables users to browse details from a Blu-ray Disc and access related content found on Bravia Internet Video content. In addition, all these entertainment devices bring forth enhanced start up and disc loading performance. When the quick start feature is turned on, the start-up time is quicker and disc loading is faster when placed on a comparison scale with the previous models. Additionally, the stand-alone Blu-ray Disc players can start-up from power off in about three seconds.

The new models alongside the previously announced BDP-S370 are now shipping and will be available at national retailers and Sony Style next month. The pricing details are not yet announced. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Sony Delays Launch Of PS3 Motion Controller

by on Jan.20, 2010, under Gadgets, Gaming, Technology

PS3 Motion Controller

Sony has just announced that its motion control peripheral for the PlayStation 3 will not be shipped in Spring 2010, as originally planned.

“We have decided to release the Motion Controller in fall 2010 when we will be able to offer an exciting and varied line-up of software titles that will deliver the new entertainment experience to PS3 users,” says Kaz Hirai, boss of Sony Computer Entertainment.

“We will continue to work to have a comprehensive portfolio of attractive and innovative games for the Motion Controller, not only from SCE Worldwide Studios but also from the third party developers and publishers, whom we have been working closely with. We look forward to soon unveiling the exciting software line-up that further expand and define the PS3 platform as the ultimate entertainment system for the home”.

Its not the biggest shock, spring is around the corner and nothing much is seen/herd about the device, but if the delay brings in better games for the Fall, then ALL IS WELL.

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