Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Engadget Have Released New GamePlay And Dev Chat Videos For Playstation Move

Engadget recently had a Engadget Show where the main focus was on the Playstation Move. there were live demos and some never before seen demos for the Playstation move. I Have included videos of these demos in the break.
However, Engadget have released some new videos of the Playstation move that were taken after the show. they played a couple of games from Move Party as well as having a indepth chat about Move, about people behind Move, how devs are using Move to make games, and some of the things that they want Move to be used for.

Other Playstation Move Videos from the Engadget Show

Microsoft Announces The Standalone 250 GB HDD Is Out Now For $129.99

Microsoft have announced that the Standalone 250 GB HDD For the Xbox 360 is out now in the USA for $129.99. Amazon.co.uk has the UK release as 16th April and it has a RRP of £79.99, but Amazon have currently priced it at £66.99.

Major Nelson has confirmed that the 250GB HDD does come with a transfer cable in this quick 12 second video.

The 250 GB HDD does come w/ the transfer cable on 12seconds.tv

Press Release

Available in stores today, Xbox 360 introduces the 250GB Hard Drive, which offers more space to store your favorite game and entertainment content. Available at the incredible value of $129.99 (U.S ERP), the 250GB Hard Drive offers more freedom to download the latest demos, Xbox LIVE Arcade games, full game titles with Games on Demand, TV shows, movies and more straight to your Xbox 360 console.

Xbox LIVE is the premier destination to download the best games and entertainment at the touch of a button, 24x7. With a growing library of more than 13,000 pieces of gaming content, and more than 25,000 movies, TV episodes and music videos available to download or stream instantly – you’re bound to find something you love.

Want to express your personality and style on Xbox LIVE? With the added storage space of the 250GB Hard Drive, it makes it easy to download and save new Avatar clothes and props from your favorite clothing brands and games, including Roxy, Quiksilver, Adidas, tokidoki, “Halo,” “Gears of War” and more. Or, download a pet to keep your Avatar company.

More detailed information can be found at www.xbox.com.

Nintendo Announce The Nintendo 3DS And That It Is Set For Release Before March 2011

In a out of the blue announcement, Nintendo have announced the Nintendo 3DS and that it is set for release before March 2011. The Name Nintendo 3DS is a temporary name that will most likely remain. the Press release also mentions that on the Nintendo 3DS, "...games can be enjoyed with 3D effects without the need for any special glasses". The Press Release details that the Nintendo 3DS will be able to play both Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi games, presumably Nintendo DSiWare games also.

There is wild speculation about the 3D effects that the 3DS will use. The Video below is one method where 3D effects can be achieved without glasses, but it is dependent on being able to sense movement. This game uses the DSi Camera to detect movement and create the 3D effect.

Using onboard sensors to create a 3D effect, like the video, is a cheap solution, and following the current trend from Nintendo of using "of the shelf" parts, makes this a highly likely solution. but its not the only solution. there do exist LCD displays that can produce a 3D image without the need for the viewer to wear glasses. this would be a more expensive option and limit the viewing angle, something that was highlighted in the Nintendo DSi XL, but it should work for the gamer as they would hold the 3DS close to their eyes.

Reports from Japan are saying that Nintendo have chosen the later and are going to use Sharp LCD's. these reports are also saying that whilst the Screens have been used in Japan on cellphones, they are unsuitable TV Sized. the reports say the LCD screens will be smaller than 4 inches diagonally, smaller than the DSi XL.

When the press release says that the 3DS will be compatible with DS and DSi Software it reveals that the the 3DS must have two camera's. the reports from Japan are also saying that the 3DS will have vibration, 3D Control Sticks (possibly a Analogue Nub or Two), Better battery life, and better Wifi. but those reports must be treated as rumour for now.

Patents have been found for a new version of a Nintendo DS Cartridge. The Patents show the cartridge being used on a current Nintendo DS, but it is possible that these are the cartridges for the Nintendo 3DS. as the 3DS is compatible with DS/DSi games, making existing cartridges fit with the 3DS makes sense. patent pictures show what could be a 3DS cartridge fitting in a DS, meaning DS games would fit in a 3DS.

Whilst alot of this is speculation, we won't know more information unitil E3 where Nintendo is set to release more information.

Press Release From Nintendo Japan Press Site (PDF)

Rumours from Engadget

Possible 3DS Cartridge From Siliconera

Audio Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)

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  • QTE Blog: Re-Cap of The Weekends News (oldest to newest) http://ow.ly/16RiXK

  • The Giant Gundam Statue has been re-assembled outside of Tokyo. http://ow.ly/1pl0H

  • PC: Steamworks are adding microtransactions to Steam and increasing Cloud storage limit http://ow.ly/1pl2h

  • The Australian Attorney General, Michael Atkinson, who stopped R18+ being adopted is stepping down in 2014 http://ow.ly/1pl5O

  • 360: Splinter Cell Conviction Demo runs at 1024x576 (not HD), suffers alittle from screen tearing, at 2x MSAA + more http://ow.ly/1ple4

  • PS3: God Of War III has outsold God Of War II by 2.65-to-1 in the UK, the PS3 install base is smaller than the PS2 was http://ow.ly/1plhj

  • UK Game Charts, God Of War III, Battlefield Bad Company 2, Final Fantasy XIII, Just Dance, Metro 2033 top 5 http://ow.ly/1plij

  • Its reported that EA is goign to sue South Park over their use of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 (copyright Infrigements) http://ow.ly/1pllj

  • 360: its reported that Microsoft is already researching Natal 2 http://ow.ly/1pln7

  • Codemasters say there is no DLC plans for F1 2010. the game is released late to cover driver changes so no need for DLC http://ow.ly/1ploO

  • Imagine, a UK publisher, has closed Total PC Gaming Magazine, Issue 31 is the last. it had been around since 2007. http://ow.ly/1pltm

  • QTE Blog: Sony Announce The God Of War Trilogy And Its Set For UK Release On 30th April For £64.99 http://ow.ly/16RjUb

  • QTE Blog: Audio Re-Cap of The Weekends News (oldest to newest) http://ow.ly/16RjUd

  • QTE Blog: Square Enix Have Released A New Dues EX: Human Evolution Trailer http://ow.ly/16RjUa

  • PS3: latest PS3 Slim retail boxes appear to have a slot for a game to be put into the box. future bundles speculated http://ow.ly/1plxf

  • Wii: Miyamoto has discussed a possible use of the Vitality Sensor in Zelda Wii. doesn't say if it does use the Sensor http://ow.ly/1plAk

  • QTE Blog: Sony Announce The God Of War Collection Is Coming Out 30th April For £24.99 In The UK http://ow.ly/1prXt

  • EA say reports that they are suing South Park are "nonsense" http://ow.ly/1ptHA

  • 360: Dark Energy Digital are set to reveal more information for Hydrophobia on Friday. http://ow.ly/1ptJX

  • Its believed the upcoming Jack The Ripper game from Visceral Games will be a PSN/XBLA title. http://ow.ly/1pu4y

  • Michael Pachter says he was told EA will release large Demos for $10/$15 on PSN/XBLA to see how how popular a game is. http://ow.ly/1pu89

  • Wii: Shigeru Miyamoto has said that Super Mario Galaxy 2 will feature traditional world maps and not a Hub World http://ow.ly/1pubf

  • The ESRB have rated Delta Force: Urban Warfare for PSP and PS3. its speculated this the PS2 shooter making a comeback http://ow.ly/1pucS

  • QTE Blog: Namco Bandai Announce Mr Driller: Drill Till You Drop For Nintendo DSiWare http://ow.ly/16RpVL

  • QTE Blog: Sony Announce Facebook Story Publishing Is Coming To Buzz! Quiz World http://ow.ly/16RpVJ

  • QTE Blog: TikGames Announce Hamsterball For The PSN http://ow.ly/16RpVK

  • QTE Blog: This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases http://ow.ly/16RsLs

  • BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger UK release date has been pushed back a week to 2nd April http://ow.ly/1pAHn

  • EA responds to paid demos by saying traditional demos will remain free. paid demos would be different. http://ow.ly/1pAM9

  • Square Enix is considering a Final Fantasy VII Remake, but don't even know what platform it'll be released on. http://ow.ly/1pAOk

  • Daisuke Amaya says there are no plans for a Cave Story Sequel http://ow.ly/1pAQN