Move - News

October2010

  • News More LittleBigPlanet 2 Beta Invites On the Way Next Week

    Keep your eyes peeled

    If you missed out on the first round of beta invites for LittleBigPlanet 2 then worry not: Sony will be sending out a fresh batch of invitations next week. If you've bought previous downloadable content for the original LittleBigPlanet, are a big community contributor or subscribe to PlayStation Plus, don't take your eyes off...

  • News This Week's UK All-Formats Chart Light on Move Games

    Down from seven to five

    It's that time of the week again: the UK sales charts are in and it's time to see how the Move is faring in software sales. Last week's line-up saw seven titles across the top 40, whereas this week sees a slimmed-down proportion with five motion-supported titles in the chart. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 is the biggest-selling...

  • News Sly Cooper Collection Screenshots a Bit Hit and Miss

    Go behind the mask

    The Sly Collection is set to revamp all three Sly Cooper adventures from the PlayStation 2 in brand new HD-o-vision, with some 3D effects and PlayStation Move minigames thrown in for good measure. Now we've got some fresh screenshots of the pack to share with you, but they may not be quite as polished as you'd expect. Whilst the...

  • News THQ Working on Expensive Move Game After All

    All is forgiven!

    Back in September, THQ CEO Brian Farrell said his company would be developing cheaper games for Move and Kinect than its core range for traditional controllers, a statement that angered many. Now the head of THQ's Core division, Danny Bilson, has begun to extinguish the flames with the news the company's working on a big budget Move...

  • News Stranger's Wrath Continues to Look Better and Better

    More developer diary shenanigans

    Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath is shaping up nicely from its Xbox roots, with the latest developer diary from Just Add Water revealing hte hard work that's gone into revamping the graphics to today's standards. The entire article might open a few eyes of gamers who view conversions from older consoles to today's machines...

  • News SingStar Dance Burns up the Dance Floor on November 9th

    Value bundle revealed

    The SingStar franchise is changing: the gaming world's pre-eminent karaoke experience has had its market share nibbled away in recent years by a slew of other singing titles, so the next SingStar will add a new string to its bow. SingStar Dance, as the name suggests, will let gamers groove and warble to a brand new...

  • News Heroes on the Move Imaginatively Renamed PlayStation Move Heroes

    Oh yes, that's much better

    It's official: the tentative title of Heroes on the Move has been swept away, replaced by the new monicker of PlayStation Move Heroes. Quite a change, we're sure you'll agree. Although the official Sony websites still refer to the game as Heroes on the Move, the new name was revealed at an exclusive New York event ahead of...

  • News Yuji Naka Working on Secret Move Game

    Gaming legend branches out

    Yuji Naka, the man commonly (though erroneously) credited with creating Sonic the Hedgehog, left the Sega nest some years ago to create his own company, Prope. Since then, he's worked on Wii party title Let's Tap and bird-rescuing Ivy the Kiwi? on DS and Wii, but he's also spreading his wings on other formats, including...

  • News Auditorium Coming to PlayStation Network with Moving Results

    Musical puzzle game to support controller

    Fans of Flash gaming may already be familiar with Auditorium, a soothing blend of music and puzzles that sees you diverting beams of music into an equaliser (yes, really). The game itself is getting a PlayStation Network launch next month, and publisher ZooGames has confirmed it'll support PlayStation Move...

  • News Be Part of The Shoot from October 19th

    Your chance to shine

    Sony's upcoming movie-themed shooter, the snappily titled The Shoot, is an attempt at making a kid-friendly shooting game, blasting through familiar scenarios from movies and television to impress the director with your action chops. A brief demo is available on the Starter Disc or PlayStation Network, but those of you eager to...

  • News Head to London Next Sunday to Watch Mel B Work Out

    Creepy as that sounds

    Former Spice Girl Mel B is going all-out to promote her upcoming fitness game Get Fit with Mel B, including making a personal appearance at a meet-and-greet event next Sunday at London's Oxford Street GAME. Those who make the trip to the capital can meet the Scary one, get an autograph signed and watch an exclusive...

  • News MAG Move Developer Video Light on Details, Big on Knifing

    Behind the scenes with Zipper

    Despite being filmed in what looks like a level from an early Tony Hawk's Pro Skater game, this developer video from Zipper Interactive gives a few insights into Move controls in MAG. The whole video comes off as slick and more like a promotional video than an informative developer diary, but it does give you some...

  • News Move Can be a Bridge Between PC Gamers and DualShock Lovers

    Controller is mouse and keyboard-friendly

    We already know that DualShock players best Move users when it comes to Killzone 3, mostly due to the unfamiliarity of the Move technology compared to the well-worn DualShock controllers we've all been using for the best part of fifteen years. One part of the gaming population may find the adjustment easier...

  • News Move Submachine Gun Looks Like it's Made of Lego But Isn't

    Another suitably manly gun

    Whilst the Wii received endless gun attachments, their white plastic made them look rather less menacing than some of the add-ons we've already seen for Move. Accessory manufacturer CTA Digital has just released shots of its new submachine gun attachment for the Move, and it's a masculine piece of plastic and no mistake...

  • News The Official Reason for LittleBigPlanet 2's Delay is a Little Patchy

    Doesn't really add up

    So LittleBigPlanet 2 isn't out until next year: disappointing news, especially combined with the revelation that the game's Move features will arrive later via DLC. "Why was it delayed?" you have every right to ask, and Media Molecule wants you to know it's because it didn't want to put out an unfinished game...

  • News Take a Look at Aragorn's Moves on PS3

    Trailer for Tolkien adventure

    It may already be out in North America, but Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest is still questing across the Atlantic Ocean to reach Europe at the end of October – the 29th, to be precise – and this trailer shows off Aragorn's new Move-powered attacks in full flow. According to publishers Warner Bros. Interactive:...

  • News Sony Holding VIP Move Event in New York

    Get your game on

    Sony's marketing plan is covering coast to coast, taking in San Francisco and now arriving in New York. Regular readers of the official PlayStation US blog have been invited to check out a new event tomorrow, October 6th, to play some up and coming new games before launch. A new build of the highly-anticipated The Fight: Lights Out...

  • News Sports Champions Gets Spooky DLC Today

    $4.99 for new characters and items

    When Sports Champions made its first appearance in front of the world, it was a very different beast to what we see today: Gladiator Duel saw you face off against a skeleton for one thing. Now those days can return, with Sony launching the first pack of downloadable content on the US PlayStation Network. Called the...

  • News DualShock Players "Run Rings" Around Movers in Killzone 3

    Balancing issues ongoing

    A month ago we reported that Guerilla Games was unsure if DualShock 3 and Move gamers could face off online, and although it still hasn't made a decision it sounds as if the balance lies firmly with traditional controls. Speaking at Eurogamer Expo, producer Steven Ter Heide said that gamers experienced with DualShock 3...

  • News More Move Games Break Into UK Chart

    EyePet and Resident Evil 5 jump in

    Sports Champions continues to be the biggest-selling Move-specific title, occupying 7th position in the UK all-formats game charts, but it's not the only Move-enabled title hanging around the charts, with two titles re-entering this week. EyePet: Move Edition brought the monkey-cat-dog creature back to the charts...

  • News Go Behind the Scenes with John Daly's ProStroke Golf

    Move features detailed

    John Daly's ProStroke Golf is set to grip and rip retail across North America from tomorrow, making it the perfect time for a little behind-the-scenes video discussing how the Move controls made for a more accurate golfing experience. Lead designer Derek Hartin of developer Gusto Games speaks a little in this video about the...

  • News LittleBigPlanet 2's Move Support Comes Later via DLC

    Demo taster on the disc, however

    Here's a move that's likely to divide opinion: the recently delayed LittleBigPlanet 2 won't feature full Move support from day one, with implementation for the controller added in later via downloadable content. Media Molecule made the announcement today at Eurogamer EXPO, stating that there would be a sample of the...

  • News PlayStation Blog Hosts a Pair of Move Developer Videos

    Heavy Rain and Killzone 3 detailed

    Sony's official PlayStation blogs for Europe and North America are treasure troves of information: not just run by community managers, they also include posts from developers and staff from other publishers, giving a unique look into PlayStation games from all corners of the development world. This week's updates...

  • News Get Fit with Mel B Gets Detailed with Press Release

    More info on Spicy workout

    The news you'll soon be able to get sweaty with a Spice Girl in the shapely form of Get Fit with Mel B rocked our world, and Black Bean has followed up to create a boxercise-style one-two punch with this press release. With 199 individually tailored exercises – you'd have thought they'd have been able to come up with one...

  • News EA Aiming for Family Success with Create for Move

    Powered by imagination

    EA's Create is, as the name suggests, a creative title that aims to get gamers of all ages and skills involved in making things. EA producer Justin Manning spoke to MCV about the title, revealing a little more about the thought process behind the game. Create allows everybody in the room to get involved. It’s aimed at...

September2010

  • News Hope You Look This Good Playing John Daly's ProStroke Golf

    The Lion shows us how to Move

    Just yesterday we brought you news of John Daly's ProStroke Golf's release date, and now we have these killer photos of the Lion himself getting to grips with his own game. Daly also had time to pass comment on the upcoming Ryder Cup whilst pretending to make a few shots, though he stopped short of suggesting the...

  • News Patched for Move: MAG

    A huge line-up of improvements made

    MAG is enjoying something of a resurgence lately, with a sizeable price drop in North America and now the launch of a brand new 2.0 patch adding plenty of new features, including support for PlayStation Move. With an increased level cap, new skill trees as well as around 100 extra tweaks and changes, it's one of...

  • News Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath Too Big for 360, Just Right for PSN

    Size limits keep the game "exclusive"

    Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath looks as though it's coming along nicely on PS3, and currently that's the only platform able to contain the sheer size of the game. Developer Just Add Water has confirmed the game is simply too big for Xbox Live Arcade, which places a 2GB size limit on downloadable titles. Oddworld, in...

  • News Move Is Not a Peripheral Killer, says Activision Boss

    Surprise surprise

    Move can become a huge number of in-game items – not shovels or whips though, remember – but that doesn't mean Activision boss Bobby Kotick is worried it spells the end for his company's wide array of plastic gameplay enhancers. Speaking to Edge Online, Kotick said that although Move offers some fantastic experiences it can't...

  • News Take to the Links with John Daly Next Tuesday

    Can The Lion beat Tiger's Move display?

    Sports Champions may not feature a golf game – a surprising omission, it must be said – the Move isn't going to miss out when it comes to licensed versions of the sport. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 is already out of course, butsimilarly controversial golfer John Daly is set to launch his own title in the form...

  • News Show Your Magic Moves in the Aragorn's Quest Sweepstakes to Win a PS3

    Hit Sauron in the ring

    If you fancy yourself as a bit of a gaming wizard, now's the time to put those arcane arcade skills to good use. Warner Bros. Interactive has launched a sweepstakes to promote its upcoming Tolkien epic Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest, asking fans to create their own augmented reality videos showing off their magical skills...

  • News EA Believes Move Can Snaffle Wii's Audience

    Snaffle, verb: to snap up, to take cheekily

    Take Two boss Ben Feder had his say about Wii gamers jumping ship to Move, but now EA's European senior Vice President Jens Uwe Intat has thrown his hat in the ring too. UK industry magazine MCV recently spoke to Intat and asked him if Move could convert Wii's audience: We’ve always hoped Nintendo would...

  • News Sports Champions Outsells Guitar Hero 6 to Stick in UK Top 5

    Slight dip for flagship title whilst others climb

    Sports Champions made it to number 2 in the UK charts in its first weekend of sale, a surprising but pleasing achievement for Sony's top Move title. Now the perennial slew of high-profile releases has begun in earnest, with last week seeing F1 2010, Dead Rising 2 and Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock all...

  • News Battle Rifle Joins the Ranks of Extravagant Move Accessories

    $29.99 for replica firearm

    If a piddly little pistol just doesn't cut the manly mustard for you, this forthcoming battle rifle should fulfil pretty much all of your plastic gun needs. Priced up at $29.99 and due for release on November 10th, the rifle has space for a Navigation around the back and a "break away" design to allow you to...

  • News PlayStation Move Makes Itself at Home in Dublin

    Dedicated space for controller

    San Francisco became PlayStation HQ a few weeks ago, but gamers in Ireland who don't want to make such a long journey can head over to the dedicated Move space in Dublin, open until November 14th. Anyone who heads to 50 William Street can get their hands on Gran Turismo 5 and Killzone 3 ahead of their respective...

  • News PlayStation Move was Too Expensive to Launch Alongside PS3

    Tech was just too costly

    We know that Move has been in development since the days of PS2, so some gamers have naturally posed the question "why wasn't it available sooner?" President of Sony Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida has heard these questions, and he wants you to hear the answer. We couldn't have made Move when we launched PS3. We...

  • Talking Point Can Move Conquer Kinect in the Long Run?

    Who will emerge on top of the HD motion wars?

    PlayStation Move has been around for a week now and, if user feedback and technological reviews are anything to go by, has impressed a great deal of people with its versatility and accuracy, if perhaps not its software line-up. The response from the majority of users is the fidelity of motion is far in...

  • News Time Crisis: Razing Storm Goes Gold, Hits October 19th

    Namco shooter on the way

    Time Crisis: Razing Storm is packing a lot of heat into a single Blu-ray disc when it launches in North America on October 19th, as it features Time Crisis 4 (Arcade Version) and swashbuckling shooter Deadstorm Pirates. The package will naturally utilise the Move controller for precision shooting, although the Guncon 3 is...

  • News MCM Expo Will Show Off Its Moves

    Another London event for Move fans

    Eurogamer EXPO is taking place in London across the first weekend of October, kicking off the capital's Games Festival, with the month-long shindig ended by the MCM Expo. Online retailer ShopTo.net has just confirmed it'll be bringing ten – yes, ten – demo pods to the event packed with gaming delights, with...

  • News New LittleBigPlanet 2 Trailer Will Bring a Smile to Your Face

    Cheer up with Sackboy

    So LittleBigPlanet 2 is coming in January 2011, not this year as previously thought. Media Molecule understands the disappointment it's caused many anticipating gamers, so it's put together a new video showing exactly how versatile the new game will be. YouTube is already filling up with videos from the LittleBigPlanet 2 beta,...

  • News PDC Darts Pro Tour Aiming for PlayStation Move Bullseye

    New darts game out in November

    Darts games have had a mixed heritage on consoles, but we'll soon see if PlayStation Move can help their fortunes do a 180. PDC World Championship Darts: Pro Tour is set to land on PlayStation 3 on November 26th. The PlayStation 3 version will also allow one-on-one online matches as well as future downloadable content...

  • News Get a Move on at Eurogamer EXPO in London Next Week

    Trial new motion games before release

    Next week's Eurogamer EXPO in London is set to play host to a pile of new games across all platforms, with PlayStation 3 having a strong presence. Attendees this year can get their hands on titles that use both Move and DualShock 3, with Heavy Rain's Move Edition, Killzone 3 and The Fight: Lights Out all...

  • News Ongoing Talks to Bring Epic Mickey to PlayStation Move

    Wii title may not be exclusive forever

    Warren Spector's upcoming Disney Epic Mickey for Wii is getting many Nintendo fans hot under the collar with excitement, but Disney producer Raul Ramirez has spoken about the game's chances of heading over to Move or Kinect, and it's looking as though the game won't be Wii-exclusive for ever. Ramirez spoke of...

  • News THQ Likes to Spend Less on Motion Games than Core Titles

    Flagship games receive the lion's share

    THQ is spending a fortune to ensure its upcoming games match up to output from the likes of über-spenders EA, Activision and Ubisoft, so it's naturally going to investigate the areas of smaller investment for larger return. Speaking at a New York financial conference, company CEO Brian Farrell laid out the...

  • Interviews VooFoo Studios - Hustle Kings

    We go poolside with the developers

    Two weeks ago we reported that PSN pool title Hustle Kings was set to receive an update bringing Move and stereoscopic 3D support. We tracked down the developers VooFoo Studios and fired a few questions their way. Movemodo: First of all, please introduce yourself and your role on Hustle Kings. John Kearney: Hey, my...

  • News Move + Fishing + RPG = Our Most Anticipated Game of 2010

    Good news all-around

    The upcoming fitness game from former Spice Girl Mel B may sit at the top of the imaginary Odd Move News leaderboard for today, but the announcement from Japanese firm Recom that it's bringing an online-enabled fishing roleplaying game to PlayStation Network isn't far off. Called Tsuritore, the game will allow up to four players...

  • News Fulfil your 1990s Dreams by Getting Sweaty with a Spice Girl

    Former Scary Spice Mel B, that is

    Motion gaming has ushered in a new generation of fitness titles, with PlayStation Move about to receive its first in the slender form of Get Fit with Mel B. The former Spice Girl has teamed up with Fitness First, Black Bean and Lightning Fish Studios to bring a combination of gaming and fitness to the PS3. Boasting...

  • News No LittleBigPlanet 2 Until January Next Year

    Sackboy won’t be in Santa’s sack this Christmas!

    One of the most anticipated upcoming Move-enabled games has to be Media Molecule’s LittleBigPlanet 2 which was due for release in November 2010. It’s all set to build on the excellent LittleBigPlanet from 2008 and add tons of new level-building functionality that will knock your socks off. So...

  • News Brighten Up Your PS3 with Sports Champions Avatars and Theme

    Amongst this week's downloadable delights

    Whilst this week's update may not quite match last week's in terms of Move content overload, it does bring some brand new additions to the discerning Move gamer's options in the form of (nearly) chart-conquering title Sports Champions. For £1.59/€1.99 you can grab a Sports Champions Dynamic Theme, or...

  • News Eagle3 Enters the Battle for Best Plastic Move Accessory

    Some strong contenders

    Hyperkin's Sporting Victory accessories were squarely aimed at those gamers who wanted a bit of Sports Champions action on the Move, but that's not to say there's a huge wealth of as-yet untapped peripheral possibilities. Rival accessory manufacturer Eagle3 has zeroed in on some of the possibilities with a new range of snap-on...

  • News Browse the Internet Using a Move Cursor in Update 3.50

    Get online with the glowing ball

    The PS3's Internet browser isn't bad – it works great for Movemodo for a start – but it doesn't make sense that you can't use the Move controller as an on-screen cursor for clicking links and so on. Well, now your prayers have been answered and all your dreams have come true, as the firmware update 3.50 adds Move...

  • News Richard Marks Discusses Designing PlayStation Move

    Enlightening interview at Edge

    Dr Richard Marks, Sony's R&D wizard and head designer on PlayStation Move, may dream of a super-gory zombie game on Move but he's also an articulate and thoughtful kind of chap. An interview with Edge magazine about the development of Move has thrown up plenty of interesting discussion about the controller, the...

  • News Naughty Dog's Next Title Too Far Gone to Feature Move Support

    Maybe next time

    Whatever Naughty Dog is working on, whether Uncharted 3 or something completely different, it's already too far into development for PlayStation Move controls to make an appearance. Naughty Dog joint president Christophe Balestra said in an interview with GameInformer: Maybe in the future. Right now, it's kind of difficult because...

  • News Sony says Thanks for the Extra Coverage, Kinect

    Move would be worse off without rival

    Kinect or Move? Move or Kinect? The two motion rivals seem locked in an eternal struggle to generate the most column inches in the gaming and mainstream press, but PlayStation head honcho Shuhei Yoshida is grateful it has a competitor in the field, as it wouldn't have been able to generate such interest on its...

  • News Last Guardian May Include Optional Move Support

    Team Ico keeping coy

    Team Ico's The Last Guardian was undoubtedly one of the highlights of this year's Tokyo Game Show, wowing many with its bizarre dog-eagle character and beautiful graphics. It's currently heading towards a release date around Christmas 2011, leaving director Fumito Ueda and team plenty of time to discuss whether Move controls...

  • News Sports Champions Grabs the Silver Medal in UK Charts

    Only outsold by Halo: Reach

    It probably wouldn't be unfair to say the European Move launch line-up wasn't exactly full to the brim with must-have new releases, but one title that obviously stood out from the crowd was Sports Champions, as it raced to the second slot in the UK All-Formats Charts. No other Move new release featured in the Top Ten,...

  • News Move and Masses More Comes to MAG in a Month

    Big 2.0 update on the way

    MAG, aka Massive Action Game, is Sony's online multiplayer game on a brand scale, pitting hundreds of players against each other simultaneously. The game receives new content on a regular basis, but it's about to get one of its largest updates yet, adding Move controller support amongst other new features. Although...

  • News North American Stores Jump the Move Gun, Start Selling Early

    Official release dates be damned!

    Forget official information and the likes of our North American PlayStation Move Launch Extravaganza: PlayStation Move is a precocious beast, doing what it wants, when it wants. Some US retailers have started selling the Move today, two days before the unit's official launch date. Far from being a move to irritate...

  • News Just Try to Forget the Music from this Ape Escape Fury Fury Trailer

    It's impossible

    First-person net 'em up Ape Escape Fury Fury is about catching monkeys with flashing lights on their heads, but that's got nothing on the musical madness in this Tokyo Game Show trailer. It's no surprise the monkeys are so furious, it's likely caused by over-exposure to sugary game pop, so this trailer comes with a health warning...

  • News Dead Space: Extraction Lies in Wait on Dead Space 2 Blu-Ray

    Special edition comes with extra game

    The Wii's Dead Space: Extraction was an excellent but sadly overlooked sci-fi shooter that deserved a bigger audience and a better home. How pleasing, then, that it's on the way to PlayStation 3 owners via the special edition of Dead Space 2. Playable with Move – although also compatible with Dualshock 3 –...

  • News PlayStation Move Kills Miis in Bizarre Video

    Watch and be mystified

    We're big fans of Nintendo's Mii characters here at Movemodo – what would you expect from the team behind Nintendo Life? – so we're not ashamed to say it pains us to see them meet such an unfortunate end as the big-headed mope in this video. This isn't an official advertisement for Move, as Sony's branding is nowhere to be...

  • News MCV Compiles Move Price List for Stingy Brits, Tesco on Top

    Get more Move for your money

    Recommended Retail Prices are all well and good, but nobody really sticks to them, do they? With that in mind, games industry magazine MCV has collated prices from High Street and online retailers to find out exactly who's got the best offer. Unsurprisingly topping the list is Tesco Direct, with the PlayStation Move...

  • News Extra Extra, Get Your SingStar Dance Tracklist Here

    "Bust a Move" takes on a whole new meaning

    SingStar Dance may not be high on your list of most anticipated Move games, but we're betting one look at this tracklisting will bring a sparkle to your eye. The idea of getting a Move on to MC Hammer, Sir Mix A Lot and Shaggy is surely too alluring for many to resist, with a fairly wide variety in between...

  • News Resident Evil 5 Move Trailer Lurks Behind this Creaky Door

    Classic mansion and helicopters in Move-o-vision

    The Move-enabled update for zombie slayers is now available, and to celebrate Capcom has put together a launch trailer for Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition, showing the new controls in all their waggle-tastic glory. Don't forget this update will only work with Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition, not the...

  • News PlayStation Store Updated with Move Content A-Go-Go

    Demos, patches and more good stuff

    Today's the day that users all across Europe – except the UK, that is – can Move into the next generation of motion controlled gaming, with the controller and games launched across the mainland continent. If you haven't made it to the shops yet, or your pre-order hasn't popped through the post, consider whiling...

  • News San Francisco Becomes PlayStation HQ this Friday

    Play games and eat pizza in the company of Sony

    Sony's US Move tour takes in the sights of San Francisco this Friday night, with the PlayStation HQ setting up shop from 6pm to let 200 lucky gamers get hands on with a wide range of games, including LittleBigPlanet 2, Time Crisis: Razing Storm, The Fight: Lights Out and more. If you can make it down...

  • News Those Embarrassed by Wii Will Flock to Move, Reckons Take-Two CEO

    Users "graduating" to HD devices

    The Wii has brought a huge number of people into gaming, from undergraduates to granddads, but many see the PlayStation Move as the next logical step: more precise and with greater graphical power behind it, it's more an evolution than a revolution. Take-Two's CEO Ben Feder spoke at a conference recently about how...

  • News Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition Move Patch Now Live

    And for free too

    The onslaught of Move-enabling patches is building up to a deafening roar, with two available in the past two days: first Hustle Kings and now Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition. The free patch adds support for Move – released today across mainland Europe, don't forget – but no extra content, although being the Gold Edition it's...

  • News Move Out Now in Australia, Down Under Tour Underway Soon

    Get on your kangaroos! etc.

    Despite earlier claims that Move's Australasian release was set for September 16th, Sony's official European blog has dropped the bombshell that the controller is available now across Australia and New Zealand. It won't just be letting the controller sit on store shelves waiting for people to pick it up though, as it's...

  • News Tumble Developer Claims Move is "Too Precise"

    Had to dial down the detail for blocky tumbler

    We know Move is good: under the right conditions it's capable of stunning precision, as these tech demos prove. Supermassive Games, the team behind upcoming brick-stacker Tumbler, claims the controller is a bit too precise, as it had to smooth out some control kinks to get the game up to par. The amount...

  • News Move, 3D and More Content Coming to Hustle Kings

    You won't even need deep pockets

    Hustle Kings isn't about conning monarchy: it's a pool and billiards simulator, with incredibly shiny balls. It's been available on the PlayStation Store since early this year, but it's about to make a big break in the form of brand new content, including support for PlayStation Move. A post over at the official...

  • News Heavy Rain Gets Move Patch and Demo on September 22nd

    A downpour of information inside

    Heavy Rain: Move Edition is the updated version of Quantic Dream's seminal interactive drama, and it's set to arrive soon in two mouthwatering flavours. If you already own the original Heavy Rain, you can expect to experience all the fun of downloading a new patch for it on September 22nd, which will add in all the...

  • News Sony Admits It Will Never Outspend Microsoft on Marketing

    Doing its best, though

    Sony's got a £2m marketing campaign lined up for the UK, but it's admitted rival Microsoft will always have greater spending power in the console wars. Sony America's senior vice president of marketing Peter Dille spoke to the Seattle Times about the company's plans for Move's launch in the coming weeks. Seattle Times: Are...

  • News Select Move Launch Titles Include Demos on the Disc

    Truly start the party with demos and games in one

    You won't be able to escape Move demos at launch: available in the Starter Pack, free to download from PlayStation Network and now confirmed as shipping on the Blu-Ray discs of certain launch titles. Put Start the Party or Kung Fu Rider into your PS3 and hop over to the What's New menu, where you'll...

  • News Move Tour Taking in the Sights of Major US Cities

    Chicago, New York, LA and San Fran gets to Move

    Sony might be flashing the cash in the UK to get the Move name out to people next week, but it's laying on a big campaign in the US too, taking a large-scale tour to major cities on a mission to put Move into as many hands as possible. Kicking off next week, four cities will receive dedicated stores...

  • News David Cage: Move Needs More Support from Core Titles

    Quantic Dream boss emphasises importance of AAA games

    Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain is undoubtedly one of the Move's AAA titles over the launch period, with the studio having devoted a huge amount of its workforce to the development of a free Move-enabling patch and bonus video content too. Studio founder recently David Cage spoke to GamesIndustry.biz...

  • News Move Update Rattles into the Planet Minigolf Cup

    And it's free as well

    Planet Minigolf is a blessing to gamers and journalists alike: a game that does exactly what it says on the tin. You play minigolf around the world, customising characters and even designing your own holes to share with the rest of the planet. Soon you'll be able to get to grips with its charms using Move, as a free patch is...

  • News Sony Coughs Up £750,000 to Advertise Move in First Week

    Part of a £2m marketing push

    The PlayStation Move marketing machine is gearing up for a full-on assault, with £750,000 set to be spent on pushing the controller in the UK within its first week on sale. Rather than hitting the traditional hardcore gamer hotspots, Sony is taking its campaign to supermarkets and shopping centres as well as booking...

  • News High Velocity Bowling Aiming for a 3D Move-Enabled Strike at Retail

    Listing pops up for ten-pin title

    You may already have High Velocity Bowling, the PlayStation Network title that offered Sixaxis motion control at a time when that was still considered to be a good thing. Now retailer Gamestop has listed the title for a full retail release, complete with 3D and Move support. But what if you already have the game and...

  • News New Zealand Stores Suffering from Low Move Stocks

    May not be able to meet demand

    And so the struggle to find Move commences. Retailers across New Zealand are reporting that their stocks of Move won't be enough to satisfy their customers when the controller is launched on September 16th. Sounds like Sony has a monster hit on its hands then, right? Well, no: Simon Barton, of retail chain Mighty Ape,...

  • News Move vs Stuff Site is Misleading But Contains Enough Kevin Butler to be Forgiven

    Comparisons funnier with KB onboard

    We already know what PlayStation Move does and how, but Sony is keen to crow more about the controller's capabilities in comparison to its motion control rivals. That's why it's created Move vs. Stuff and the comparison table within to show off exactly where Move leads and others follow. Except, of course, that...

  • News Killzone 3 Developer Video Sheds More Light on Move Controls

    Zoom lock, grenade throwing and more

    Killzone 3 looks set to be a blockbuster whether playing it with Move or not, but this video showing the game's Move controls makes us think it might be a tough decision to make. Guerilla Games's Steven Ter Heide, who recently admitted the studio hasn't decided if Move and DualShock 3 gamers will meet online,...

  • News Race to the United Arab Emirates to Get Move First

    But be quick: controller released tomorrow in UAE

    With all the confusion around Move's release date – and eventual resolution of said confusion – there's now another territory's release information to add to the mix: the Middle-East. Our lucky readers in the United Arab Emirates are about to become very happy indeed, as the controller will be...

  • News The First Wave of Move Titles Will be Cheaper to Entice You

    $39.99 for select titles

    Worried that all this new technology is going to break the bank, and you won't have enough moolah left over to grab a few games? Fear not! Sony has confirmed that several Blu-Ray launch titles for North America will retail at a wallet-soothing $39.99. Acclaimed athletic anthology Sports Champions, oddball family fun Start...

  • News Move-Enabling Patches May Cost You

    Don't expect them all to be free

    Looking forward to the Move-capable updates of Heavy Rain and Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition? We imagine there are several more updates on the horizon, but you'd imagine having already bought the game and controller you wouldn't have to shell out again to use them together. Well, you might be wrong. The Official...

  • News Release Confusion Finally Resolved, Gamers May Now Rest Easy

    The truth finally uncovered

    We already reported the ongoing confusion surrounding PlayStation Move's launch date, and finally after a lot of journalistic rooting around and emails back-and-forth we've put the issue to bed. The confusion lay in the fact that Sony classes Europe as a separate territory to the UK, hence the conflicting dates. Here, for...

  • News Move Starter Disc Contents Laid Bare

    All eleven demos named

    We reported earlier today that the Move Starter Disc demos will be free to download on the PlayStation Store, but at the time we didn't know what the demos actually were. Well, now we do. Taking in everything from single-player puzzlers to multiplayer party games, the disc looks to provide something for everyone without giving...

  • News The Motherlode of European PlayStation Move Launch Information

    Updated with launch titles!

    Mainland Europe receives the Move on September 15th; Australia and New Zealand on September 16th; and the UK is the last of the bunch on September 17th. Your Move options: PlayStation 3 320GB Move Bundle (£284.99/€349.99) – Replacing the existing 250GB model in Europe, this 320GB machine comes with a PlayStation Eye...

  • Features Why Not Create a Fitness RPG?

    When genres collide!

    Recent comments by Yoshinori Kitase about the Move's unsuitability for RPG play due to masses of motion-controlled fighting over 40 or 50 hours of gameplay got us thinking here at Movemodo. Some games are marketed purely on the level of their physical exertion and its benefits – Zumba Fitness will no doubt fit into this...

  • News Richard Marks Dreams of a Gory Zombie Game on Move

    Telekinesis and axes in Dr Marks's ideal game

    Blood-letting zombiefest Left 4 Dead missed the PlayStation 3, but Sony's R&D whiz Dr Richard Marks has described his ideal undead experience for PlayStation Move and it makes quite exciting, if unsettling, reading. In an interview with C&VG, Dr Marks went into some detail about a game where...

  • News Final Fantasy Boss says Move is Awkward for RPGs

    But could be used in future Square Enix titles

    We've already made our case for why certain Western RPGs wouldn't work with Move, but Square Enix's Yoshinori Kitase believes that Japanese RPGs aren't a great fit for Move, either. Speaking to Eurogamer, Kitase explained why Move is an "awkward" fit for the genre: an RPG, you have to...

  • News Starter Disc Demos Will be Available to Download Too

    Just in case you don't buy the disc

    Whilst Movers on the West side of the Atlantic Ocean get a copy of Sports Champions and a Move demo disc in their starter packs, European gamers only get the demos on a so-called "Starter Disc". But wherever you live, what if you already have the camera and just want to buy the Move separately – won't...

  • News Move Tech Demos Show War, Robotic Puppets and Chameleons

    See what it can do

    Last week we brought you a look at the PlayStation Move's origins on PlayStation 2 in the form of some early tech demos, but now we have a collection of bang up-to-date demos showing how far the technology's come in six years. As well as an updated form of the original sorcery demo showing the extra range of control afforded by...

  • News Don't Expect Motion-Controlled Castlevania on Move

    Move cannot do whips or other objects

    Move is a versatile piece of kit, with titles lined up that turn the plastic into everything from a beam katana to a lasso, but it seems it has its limitations. Sony recently held a press conference in Japan to explain the controller in more depth, detailing its ability to portray pens, torches, nets and...

  • News Guerilla Yet to Decide if Move and Dualshock Owners Can Face Off Online

    Will controls be fair for both?

    With the recent confirmation that Killzone 3 will support the Move controller in online play as well as offline, discussion naturally arose about whether gamers using the super-precise motion controller will have an advantage or disadvantage when playing against opponents using dual analogue controls. Steven Ter Heide...

  • News Move Gets a Space in Your PlayStation Home

    Let your virtual you have a look

    There are already some pretty oddball ways to interact in PlayStation Home, but dressing up as a PlayStation Move controller to take part in team tasks probably takes the biscuit. Move's dedicated space opened up in PlayStation Home this week, letting you learn more about the peripheral through your PS3 – though,...

  • Hands On High Lighting Our Move Concerns

    We get to grips with Move and experience "technical difficulties"

    Yesterday we had our first opportunity to go hands-on with the Move controller, and our feelings were mixed about the experience. The Good: Navigating the PS3's CrossMediaBar menu with the Move is intuitive and very pleasing: the controller picks up sweeps and swipes to pass through...

  • Features Five Games We Don't Need to See on Move

    Begone, foul beasts!

    Unlike other platform holders, Sony has a concept approval process, meaning a game has to receive a thumbs-up from Sony before it can go into development for a PlayStation platform. Although this should limit the amount of low quality titles released for the company's consoles, the odd one or two still sneaks through the net...

  • News Digital Foundry Gives its Verdict on PlayStation Move

    Eurogamer team impressed by add-on

    Digital Foundry, Eurogamer's crack team of technology experts, has been testing Move to see how it stacks up against other motion controllers. The result? A very positive write-up and plenty of fascinating history of the device, including some of the information we brought you in our recent Witness PlayStation...

  • News Oddworld Returning to PlayStation with Move-Enhanced Stranger's Wrath

    Title heading to PS Network

    It's been a long old time since an Oddworld game appeared on a PlayStation format – the last time was Abe's Exoddus on PSOne in 1998, fact fans – with the last de facto title in the series released on Xbox in 2005. Now the series is returning to its spiritual home, with Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath heading to...

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