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November2015

August2015

  • News This Portable PS4 Projector Will Let You Play Anywhere

    Never stop playing

    Even under the much more conservative leadership of former PlayStation president Kaz Hirai, Sony can't resist the odd pointless gimmick. Take this pocketable projector, which is about the size of a couple of smartphones and is being marketed alongside the PlayStation 4. Due out in October, the MPCL1 isn't exactly cheap at $350,...

December2013

November2013

September2013

  • News Sony's Latest HMZ-T3 Headset Will Cost You a Measly £1,300

    A sign of things to come

    Before the confusion kicks in, allow us to offer some clarification: the Sony HMZ-T3 is not the company’s rumoured PlayStation 4 headset. Instead, this is the latest version of its personal viewer line, which it’s been quietly dabbling with for a while. The space-age device was on display at the IFA 2013 convention in...

July2013

March2013

January2013

  • News Sony Bets the Bank on 4K Technology at CES

    Through the looking glass

    No, the PlayStation 4 was not announced during Sony’s widely publicised CES press conference in Las Vegas last night. But while the manufacturer failed to mention its range of PlayStation platforms in any meaningful capacity, it still offered a hint at what we can expect from its next console – and that’s 4K...

September2012

August2012

  • News Sony's LiveAction AR Will Blow Your Mind

    The future

    Sony’s been meddling with augmented reality for years, and this brand new LiveAction AR trailer shows just how far the company's come. The footage shows a poster being scanned with a smartphone, only for a lady inexplicably dressed as a schoolgirl to climb out of the display and pose for a photograph. It’s really creepy, but the...

July2012

  • News This Chinese Handheld Looks Pretty Familiar

    Copy cat

    Meet the DROID X360, a dodgy new device designed by Chinese manufacturer Long Xun Software. The handheld unit – which boasts a striking resemblance to the PlayStation Vita – runs Android 4.0 and comes pre-loaded with an array of illegal emulators. It has a 5" multitouch capacitive screen, front and rear facing cameras, and 8GB of...

  • News Watch Left 4 Dead Running on PlayStation Vita

    Endless possibilities

    If you thought PlayStation Mobile (formerly PlayStation Suite) was merely a limited software development kit designed to get indie titles running on the Vita, then you might need to adjust your expectations. One technical magician has managed to build a remote play-esque application that allows PC shooter Left 4 Dead to run on...

June2012

  • News Square Enix Reveals the Future of Final Fantasy

    Treat your senses

    If Square Enix’s real-time Luminous Technology demonstration is representative of the visual fidelity we can expect from PlayStation 4, then wake us up when the next console comes around. The Japanese company revealed the breath-taking demo below during a press demonstration at E3 in Los Angeles. Even more incredibly, chief...

February2012

  • News Epic Games to Demo Unreal Engine 4 at GDC

    Behind closed doors

    Epic Games has committed to showing off the next-gen version of its Unreal Engine 4 middleware technology at next week’s Game Developers Conference. Sadly, the presentation will be limited to “select licensees, partners and prospective customers” bound by strict NDAs. In short: we won’t be getting a glimpse at the new...

December2011

November2011

  • Rumour Microsoft Looking To Integrate Kinect Into Sony TVs

    Take this one with a serious pinch of salt

    According to a report on The Daily, Microsoft is looking to integrate its Kinect technology into next-generation televisions from the likes of Vizio and, erm, Sony. The report claims that Microsoft is looking to “aggressively push the Kinect into as many living rooms as possible", including those without an XBOX system. The implementation would..

April2011

  • News NGP Camera Utilised in Resistance and Uncharted

    What will you see?

    The NGP will feature two cameras, one front-facing and one in the back, and it appears that the Uncharted and Resistance titles coming to the NGP will make use of at least one of the system’s cameras in one way or another. According to sources “close to Sony”, Resistance NGP will allow players to use the camera to pick up...

March2011

February2011

  • News Move Can Be Used to Measure the Earth's Rotation

    Take that, Kinect!

    Move's not had quite as many cool non-gaming applications as Kinect, but this video does a lot to redress the balance. As you know, the PlayStation Move controller contains plenty of motion-sensing technology, including a magnetic field sensor and three gyroscopes, which make it accurate enough to detect something none of us...

  • News Guerilla's Move Groundwork Started with On-Rails Killzone 2

    Quickly abandoned

    Guerilla Games' Killzone 3 looks set to raise the bar for motion-controlled shooters, but how did the company set about sketching out ideas for its pointer-based system? Lead programmer Tommy de Roos explained to Ars Technica that the studio began its experiments with past title Killzone 2, looking to create an on-rails version of...

  • News SEGA: Move is the Most Accurate Way to Play Virtua Tennis 4

    So come out swinging

    As Sega's flagship sporting franchise, Virtua Tennis 4 isn't just coming to Move: you'll also be able to play Virtua Tennis 4 on Kinect and Wii as well, but the game's producer Mie Kumagai believes Move has the edge. In an interview with Computer and Video Games, Kumagai explained that only Move offers the precision of a hand...

January2011

  • News These Are the NGP's Technical Specifications

    Sony lifts the lid

    Plenty of gamers will be curious about the hardware powering NGP games, so Sony has released the impressive statistics for what's inside the console. Headlining is the quad-core ARM Cortex CPU, a hugely powerful processor that should provide developers with plenty of scope for realising their visions. CPU ARM® Cortex™-A9 core...

December2010

November2010

  • News Move's Lightsaber Game Will be "Damn Sight Better" than Kinect's

    Says Move engineer

    The demo of Kinect Star Wars caught the imagination of Jedi fans everywhere, and Move's augmented reality capabilities combined with its 1:1 controller tracking is surely a recipe for a great Star Wars game. But whose would be better? You'll never guess which one Sony engineer Anton Mikhailov would favour. In a brief chat with...

  • News Coldwood Interactive Sheds Light on The Fight

    Transparencies, first-person view and more

    Full body motion fighter The Fight: Lights Out is set to launch in Europe tomorrow with a North American release following on Tuesday, but previews have raised some issues with the game. One such gripe raised is the lack of transparent characters, making it tough to see what your fighter is doing from the...

October2010

  • News Making Move Work was Harder than Expected, says Designer

    Getting controller in under budget proved tricky

    It's not surprising to hear that PlayStation Move went through countless revisions before Sony settled on the design we all hold in our hands today: budget constraints, technical demands and more all contributed to Move's final form. Designer Yoshio Miyazaki, one of Sony's chief designers on the...

  • News Sony Warns Torne Users that Move May Cause Issues

    Video recorder has problems

    Out in Japan, Sony's Torne video recorder attachment for PS3 has been quite a hit, shifting 500,000 units over the past six months. More advanced than the PlayTV accessory seen in the West, it's about to encounter a major snag, however: PlayStation Move. Sony Japan has issued a statement to warn Torne users that using...

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