Multiplayer out due to fractured community concerns
Remember when Sony wanted the world to wear 3D glasses? Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception was one of its big Bravia pushes, but now that we live in an age where stereoscopic sets are frowned upon, the forgotten functionality won't be making a return in the just-announced Uncharted: The Nathan Drake...
Finally, a new feature
That boring PlayStation 4 software stability update wasn’t the one that Sony teased after all, as 3D Blu-ray support is coming to the black behemoth next week. The platform holder revealed the snippet in a tweet overnight, proudly declaring that the eye-popping functionality will be made available
Guerrilla Games flattens hopes
Cast your mind back to the three-dimensional days of 2011 and you may recall Killzone 3 comprising a sizeable portion of platform holder Sony’s stereoscopic push on the PlayStation 3. Guerrilla Games worked hard to implement the hardware intensive technology, and it ended up being a real showpiece for the feature...
Delving a little deeper
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe executive Jim Ryan has confirmed that the company is still backing 3D, even if it rarely touches upon the technology these days. "I wouldn't read too much into its omission," he told CVG. "We spoke about it at E3 two years ago and everyone put their glasses on for the first time, and the...
Back to basics
For the first time in several years, attendees at Sony's E3 press conference this week weren’t forced to put on 3D glasses. In fact, host Jack Tretton didn’t even spend a single second talking about the technology on stage. But what has caused the company’s sudden change in attitude? According to SCEA's Scott Rohde, it’s just...
£449 for you
Sony's PlayStation-branded 3D display is available to buy in the UK at long last. Amazon has the 24" screen on sale for £449.99, complete with two sets of 3D glasses and copies of Killzone 3 and Gran Turismo 5. As well as offering 3D visuals, the screen has a feature called SimulView which allows two players to play...
Those of you in North America don't know how lucky you are
Not content with getting products for rock-bottom prices out of the gate, your nation hosts some of the greatest discounts in the history of, well, discounts. Take the recently released PlayStation 3D display (not yet out in Europe, we might add). Best Buy's already knocked $100 off the device's asking price. That means for $300 you can get..
Whether you were around day one for the release of the original Jak & Daxter or are only just learning about the series, it's hard to deny the legacy Naughty Dog's platforming duo have left on PlayStation. With the franchise's tenth anniversary quickly approaching, Naughty Dog's teamed up with Mass Media to produce the Jak &...
Are you one of those people that's yet to jump into the next generation? You've still got a PlayStation 2 hooked up to an old CRT television? Look, we're not going to judge, but we are going to let you know about a great upgrade path if you happen to be based in North America
Sony's announced a special promotion with US retailer Best Buy, which nets you a brand new PlayStation 3 for just $100 when..
Sony's pushed back the release of its PlayStation branded 3D display in Europe
The screen was originally set to release alongside its North American counter-part, but is currently without a date on Amazon.co.uk. As well as offering affordable 3D, the set includes a nifty local multiplayer feature that allows two gamers to view a full image on the same screen.
Until roughly ten minutes ago we'd never heard of PlayStation Move powered Nintendo Wii port, Order Up
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We've known about it for a while, but now it's official
Naughty Dog's gaffer Evan Wells has hopped onto the PlayStation Blog to formally announce the Jak & Daxter Collection for PlayStation 3. Developed by Mass Media — in collaboration with Naughty Dog — the Jak & Daxter Collection will feature all three PlayStation 2 titles in the...
With an abundance of really great 3D games launching this Fall, Sony's PlayStation branded 3D display looks more tempting than ever
The device — which is set to launch in North America this weekend — not only boasts affordable 3D gaming (at $499.99), but also features Sony's SimulView technology, designed to provide full-screen local multiplayer on the same device. In order to commemorate the..
Chirpy puzzle-platformer Toki Tori is set to release on the European PlayStation Network from November 16th, developer Two Tribes has announced
The GameBoy Color classic will score new levels, PlayStation Move compatibility, stereoscopic 3D support and more. It will also include an intuitive new easy mode for newcomers. The game will run you a super...
Sony's super swanky 3D headset will arrive in time for Christmas in the UK, with industry publication MCV slapping a December 8th release date on the device
The stocking filler will retail for a whopping £800, roughly a pound per inch of screen it simulates — with the headset capable of emulating a 750" 3D screen when placed firmly on top of your noggin. Hands-on impressions of the headset..
Konami's announced that a day one patch for Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 will incorporate stereoscopic 3D support into the game in addition to myPES, a new social network application that will allow players to share information between the game and Facebook
PES 2012's out next month on PS3.
EA's slapped an October 4th release date on the PlayStation Network version of Crysis
A European release will follow on October 5th. The remastered game boasts a "modified and enhanced" version of 2007's campaign, with optimised Nanosuit controls, stereoscopic 3D support and more. The whole game's been reworked using Crytek's brand new...
You may remember the Sony HMZ-T1 3D headset
We posted about it a few weeks back. The futuristic visor is designed to give its wearer the impression of playing on an enormous 3D television, and its out in Japan this November for a reasonable 60,000 Yen (that's about £480). In its latest product pitch, Sony's talked up the visor claiming that it has the potential to revolutionise gaming..
We hope you like omelettes, because developer Ratloop has announced that it's bringing its critically acclaimed Rocketbirds series to the PSN before 2011's over
A brand new title in the series — entitled Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken — puts you in the shoes of a heavily armed hen as he shoots up the city of Albatropolis in search of an evil...
SEGA's somehow managed to maintain the quality of its trailers despite House Of The Dead: Overkill spanning two platforms
Check out the latest trailer for the PS3's Extended Cut version after the jump. We actually got our hands on the game earlier in the week. You can read our to-the-point impressions through here.
Sony's announced PUMA After Hours Athletes for PlayStation 3, a collection of the platform holder's best PlayStation Move-powered PSN titles collected together on one disc
The set includes Top Darts, Hustle Kings and High Velocity Bowling — each of which also include stereoscopic 3D support. The game's out later this year.
We know what you're thinking: it looks nuts
But stick with us for a moment. Pictured above is the Sony HMZ-T1, a head mounted display due to release in Japan on November 11th. The display features two 1280x720, 0.7-inch OLED screens that are designed to reproduce the sensation of watching a 750ft screen in 3D from around 20 metres away. It also packs 5.1 surround sound in its head-phones. In..
Ratloop Asia has announced it's expanding its previously browser-based Rocketbirds series to the PlayStation Network with Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken
"Set in Albatropolis, a land full of birds taken over by a totalitarian penguin regime, Hardboiled Chicken, the original Coq of War, must assassinate the evil penguin leader Putzki," the...
What a deal
Sony's official PlayStation-branded 3D monitor is coming to North America soon, and if you're taken with it enough to put down money for a pre-order you'll get a nice little bonus. Put your name down before 30th September and as well as the 3D monitor, two pairs of glasses and MotorStorm Apocalypse you'll also get a free copy of...
Adding to one of numerous ways to get your Resistance 3 fix, Walmart, Amazon, and Gamestop have chosen to toss in a complimentary copy of Insomniac's first-person shooter for all those who preorder Sony's new PlayStation branded 3D display
Alongside a bundled HDMI cable, 3D glasses, and copy of Motorstorm: Apocalypse, the 24" TV comes branded with the Sony logo and retails for $499. $499 for..
Insomniac Games has taken to Twitter to confirm a new Resistance 3 single-player demo
The demo, unlike the beta, will support both Playstation Move and 3D play, two features absent from the beta that are set to be included in the final copy. The developer's Twitter page released a few further details. It will be available on the PSN...
Remember the "affordable" PlayStation branded 3DTV that Sony announced at E3? The platform holder's announced that the 24" stereoscopic display is making its way to Europe this year too
The TV will retail for 499 across Europe during the Autumn. Sony executive Jim Ryan boasted the television's ability to offer an "accessible entry to 3D gaming". The display will cost £499 in the UK..
Warner's just let us know that Batman: Arkham City will be playable in stereoscopic 3D on PlayStation 3
Those with high-end TVs will be able to experience Rocksteady's comic-book opus in 3D. If you're yet to purchase a fancy television, then the game will also support anaglyphic 3D "with technology compatible with all high definition TV sets and visible to players wearing 3D glasses available..
We all knew Child Of Eden was getting PlayStation Move and 3D support many months ago, but it's taken this long for Ubisoft to confirm things
Still, at least the word is out now — and with a September release date pledged, we've not got long to wait until we get out hands-on it. Child Of Eden — the spiritual successor to Rez — released on XBOX 360 with Kinect support earlier in the year. The..
EA's CEO John Riccitiello isn't hot on 3D gaming in the slightest
The company executive told shareholders overnight that it'd rather invest in social gaming than 3D technology at the moment. Frankly, we have not seen a big uptake for 3D gaming, he told Gamasutra. We havent seen a big uptake for 3D televisions in the home, at least not yet. And were not here trying to drive the market,..
With Sony so heavily invested in 3D content, you'd think they'd be pushing every visual media outlet to develop content in the extra dimension
But that's not the case. Speaking with Eurogamer at the Develop conference in Brighton, Sony's 3D gaffer, Mick Hocking, revealed that 3D needs to be done properly and appropriately to be truly successful. "It's been a good first year," Hocking said..
Sony is experimenting with virtual reality
Mick Hocking, senior director at Sony's Worldwide Studios, told Develop that that platform holder is experimenting with the technology in a variety of projects, including a first-person shooter. "We've got a new head mounted display that we showed at Consumer Electronics Show," Hocking said. "At the moment it's just a head-mounted..
As champions of original video game concepts, we were a little disappointed to see Q-Entertainment's ambitious audio-visual experience, Child Of Eden, bomb at retail
But with every cloud there's a silver lining, as Ubisoft has announced that the upcoming PlayStation 3 release of the title will retail for a cut-price £19.99. That's half the price of the XBOX 360 original. It gets even better when..
Ubisoft's finally confirmed a PlayStation 3 release date for Q-Entertainment's spiritual successor to Rez, Child Of Eden
The PlayStation Move-enabled trance 'em up will launch on September 23rd on Sony's platform, according to the publisher's updated release schedule. Earlier in the year a Ubisoft representative told us to expect 3D compatibility in the PlayStation 3 version of Child Of Eden. The..
When we say "purrrdy", we also mean "a bit gross"
But that's the whole point; House Of The Dead: Overkill is a nasty, gory on-rails shooter. And it's brilliant. Hot on the heels of yesterday's big blow-out, SEGA's sent us some brand new screens of the upcoming PS3 title. Embedded above is a shot from Overkill's Carnival level. Yes — there are zombies dressed as clowns. We told you this game was..
When an updated version of one of the best Nintendo Wii games gets announced for PlayStation 3, you should probably take notice
That's exactly what SEGA's House Of The Dead: Overkill Extended Cut is, a self-proposed "longer, harder and gorier" version of the ultra-sweary Wii light-gun shooter. Posting on the PlayStation Blog this afternoon, SEGA's revealed the game's official boxart —..
Microsoft did not money-hat Child Of Eden
That's the message of Q-Entertainment's James Mielke in the latest 8-4 Play podcast [a really good podcast by the way, give it a shot - Ed]. According to Mielke, the delay is simply down to Q Entertainment's small studio, with the 30-strong team switching their attention to the PS3 version now the XBOX 360 edition is on store shelves. Were doing..
Konami's released a double-barrel of information regarding its upcoming survival horror title, Silent Hill: Downpur
The first is not so offensive; Downpour will include full support for stereoscopic 3D televisions, potentially enhancing the game's gloomy, psychological experience. The second announcement is pretty disappointing for Silent Hill fans though. Korn's releasing a song for the game's..
Sony has confirmed the God Of War Origins Collection for PlayStation 3, a compilation package featuring both God Of War: Chains Of Olympus and God Of War: Ghost Of Sparta remastered in HD
The package will support 3D and will launch in September. Also due out in September is the Team ICO Collection, the hotly anticipated double-pack featuring Fumito Ueda classics ICO and Shadow Of The Colossus..
Who said 3D technology is too expensive: Sony announced a brand new PlayStation branded 3D television this evening for $499
But that's not all you get for your money: the 24-inch 3D monitor includes a pair of 3D glasses, an HDMI cable and a copy of Resistance 3. That's some deal. What's more, the television includes some fancy technology that allows split-screen multiplayer games to be played..
Capcom's opened the official website for Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD, confirming that the spruced up PlayStation 3 release of the PSP classic will include overhauled controls alongside 3D support, Ad-hoc Party and cross-compatible saves
Monster Hunter is famous for requiring players to master the "claw" grip, a position which allows camera and character control using both the PSP's..
Capcom's released the first trailer for Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD which was announced earlier today as part of Sony's PSP Remasters Series
The trailer showcases some of the game's visual upgrades. While the game is undeniable still a PSP title, the HD remaster adds clarity to the image that really highlights Monster Hunter's strong artistic...
That roar that you heard outside your window earlier this morning, that was not the rapture
That was the sound of jubilation coming out of Japan as Sony announced Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD as part of its PSP Remaster Series. The new product-line — due to release in Japan first — will bring spruced up PlayStation Portable titles to the PS3 with cross-compatible save support and other unique..
Insomniac Game's going all out with Resistance 3, confirming support for the PlayStation Move, Sharpshooter and 3D televisions at a community event over night
To be honest, after Killzone 3's fantastic implementation of both technologies, we'd be disappointed if they weren't in the game. It just makes sense to give players as many options as possible, and there are a lot of players that prefer..
Stereoscopic 3D support is like the new multiplayer
Sometimes it's not necessary, but if you've got the resources to do it — may as well have that tick on the back of your box, right? Anything those Marvel games can do, the DC ones can copy. Warner Bros has just announced stereoscopic 3D support for the upcoming Green Lantern: Rise Of The Manhunters. You'll need the compatible technology of..
Sony's been beating its chest regarding its commitment to 3D technology today, noting that there are "nearly 30" 3D enabled games coming to the PlayStation 3 this year. A post on the PlayStation Blog references the likes of Uncharted 3, SOCOM 4 and Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One as upcoming 3D releases. Sony additionally provided some...
Irrational Games' Ken Levine has ruled out any PlayStation Move support for the upcoming Bioshock Infinite, stating that gamers would feel "cheated" by it
"I'd never want to throw in Move support just because it's going to make some first party happy or because some marketing department wants it on the box because, at the end of the day, gamers know," he told Play magazine. "If you..
Y'know, you can't really say that there's a "lack" of stereoscopic 3D content out there anymore
It was a common criticism last year, but seriously, it seems like virtually every game supports the additional dimension these days. Take SEGA's Marvel tie-in games for Captain America and Thor. You'd assume that both games would just be cheap cash-ins, right? Well they probably are, but still, they're..
Heads up all ten of you with a three-dimensional television, Sony's beginning to support your fancy new screen with some spiffing new dynamic themes
As spotted by PSNStores.com, a 3D PixelJunk Shooter 2 theme is available right now from the HK PlayStation Store right now. Keep your eyes on the US and European store updates this week to see if the...
War gets beta
It's wall-to-wall betas on PlayStation 3 at the moment: just as many gamers are ripping through the Move-enabled Killzone 3 beta, Zipper Interactive is bringing a beta of upcoming shooter SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy Seals to PlayStation 3 owners soon. For a limited time, copies of Killzone 3 will contain access to the beta, which will be made...