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ZEN Unveils Planet MiniGolf

ZEN Pinball maker ZEN Studios today pulled the wraps off its next release, Planet MiniGolf, due to hit PlayStation 3 in downloadable form sometime this spring.

The company says that it is "applying its acclaimed ball physics engine used in top-selling ZEN Pinball to deliver the best golf experience on PlayStation."

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"I can't be the only one immature enough to snigger at "ball physics engine'"
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PlayStation Move Commercial Slams Competitors ...FROM THE FUTURE

Fresh off the official unveiling of the PlayStation 3's motion-sensing PlayStation Move controller, Sony has issued forth one of those humorous commercials that star fictional spokesperson Kevin Butler. This time around, he's "VP of Realistic Movements."

Along with extolling the virtues of the PlayStation Move, Butler takes several pot-shots at the motion-sensing competition, including a not-so-subtle jab at Wii Sports ("because real boxers don't hit like this") and the Xbox 360's Project Natal add-on ("[buttons] turn out to be pretty important to...anything that doesn't involve catching a big red ball"). Read more »

"Oh and I wouldn't say better. Chances are it will have some issue they will sort out in a ..."
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Deus Ex's Warren Spector Warns Against Going Overboard with Motion Controls

As hardware makers rush to embrace motion-controlled gaming--Sony with the PlayStation 3's PlayStation Move, Microsoft with the Xbox 360's Project Natal, Razer and Sixense with the "Ultra-Precise Motion [PC] Controller"--industry old-timer Warren Spector has warned "we have to be careful not to throw the baby out with the bathwater."

"I think it's kind of weird...that we've sort of said, 'We've got 20, 30 years of people learning how to do this--sitting on their couch and having a good time, and knowing where the buttons are--and we're saying 'You've got to stand up and wave around and gesture,'" the Deus Ex veteran warned during a GDC 2010 luncheon attended by Gamasutra. Read more »

"I like it a lot too... I don't get the complaints. Is twisting your controller, or giving it a ..."
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Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest Delayed Again, Coming to PlayStation 3 with 'Move' Support

Apparently that path to Mordor is even trickier than we previously thought, as publisher Warner Bros. now expects the "friendly action-adventure game" The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest to arrive in fall 2010--a full year after it was originally expected.

Along the revised release date, Warner Bros. also revealed that a PlayStation 3 edition of Aragorn's Quest is now due alongside the other versions and will pack support for the console's motion-sensing PlayStation Move controller. In the company's words: Read more »

"I wish there was a 360 version on the way, this game looks badass :("
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PlayStation Move Media Bonanza: SOCOM 4, Sports Champions, The Shoot, Party and More

Having just blown the lid off the PlayStation Move (a.k.a PlayStation 3 Motion Controller) and its Sub-Controller, Sony has now unleashed a plethora of assets for some of the compatible games that were shown during this evening's press conference.

"And so you prove my point. Total resistance to change even if it would benefit the experience as ..."
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PS3 Motion Controller Dubbed PlayStation Move; Starter Kit Under $100, Games Detailed

Sony's upcoming wand-shaped PlayStation 3 motion controller, previously know as the "PlayStation Motion Controller," is now officially titled the "PlayStation Move."

The announcement came during Sony's Game Developers Conference event today, with the company also demonstrating various games.

The PlayStation Move will be available in various forms, including a "starter kit" that includes the device, the required PlayStation Eye camera, and a game. Exact pricing wasn't disclosed, though Sony hopes the "starter kit" will be under $100. Read more »

"Oh sweet I've been waiting for some good 3rd party Wiimotes that I don't have to pay a game's ..."
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Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 Details: PlayStation Motion Controller Support, Ryder Cup and More

Though the PlayStation 3's impending Motion Controller won't be available until this fall, publisher Electronic Arts today confirmed that Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11--due June 8 on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and iPhone-- will support for the device .

In addition, the company noted that EA Tiburon's latest entry in the annual golfing franchise will include "The Ryder Cup" competition on all formats, and also revealed that Woods will be sharing the game's cover with European golfter Rory McIlroy Read more »

"So, aside from 'team" support it looks to be an incremental upgrade release. Maybe more info ..."
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Rumor: Killzone 3 for Holiday 2010 Supporting 3D and Motion Controller

Citing an anonymous source, CVG is reporting that Killzone 3 is in development and will be released around Christmas 2010, adding that the PS3-exclusive shooter will support stereoscopic 3D and the PlayStation Motion Controller expected this fall.

CVG was unsure if Killzone 3 was the game set to be revealed on GameTrailers TV tonight, but we now know that was Zipper Interactive's SOCOM 4. However, the information on Killzone 3 remains, according to CVG's source, "rock solid."

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"im gona call bullshit on this source right now. I highly doubt sony would keep a game such ..."
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No More Heroes Creator Suda-51 Interested in Natal and Sony Motion

Japanese game developer Goichi Suda (aka "Suda-51"), creator of No More Heroes (Wii), has expressed interest in an interview with GameSpot UK in creating games designed around Microsoft's Project Natal and Sony's unnamed motion controller.

Instead of porting No More Heroes to the new control schemes, Suda "will make some original [intellectual property] to fit that control system." No More Heroes was designed specifically around the Wii Remote through Suda's experimentation with the control method. Read more »

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Ubisoft Planning More Frequent Sequels for Splinter Cell, Prince of Persia, Ghost Recon and More

With Ubisoft planning to release a number of sequels and follow-ups across the next year, such as Splinter Cell: Conviction and Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, the publisher has now outlined a new strategy to produce more frequent entries in its top brands.

As Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot explained today in a conference call with investors: Read more »

"Some of these are surprising. Another Driver game? Hmmmm.. Thats one hot oven burner.. But ok.. ..."
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EA Affirms Project Natal, PlayStation Motion Control Support at Launch

Both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 motion-tracking add-ons coming in late 2010 will launch alongside support from publisher Electronic Arts, the company has affirmed.

"With respect to the motion control games on [Project] Natal / Xbox and the Sony Motion Controller, we will be supporting both of those platforms at launch," explained EA COO John Schappert in a conference call. "We don't have any titles to announce right now on those, but we will be supporting those and we are hopeful on those." Read more »

"Yeah, this seems like one of those games where the Arc would be much better suited."
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PlayStation Motion Controller Delayed Until Fall

The PlayStation 3 movement-sensing Motion Controller has been delayed until this fall to ensure it launches with the backing of a strong software lineup, Sony has announced.

"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," said Sony Computer Entertainment president Kazuo Hirai in a press statement. It was originally due to launch this spring. Read more »

"Can't argue with that. I'd like to see how dev's expand on rail shooters/FPS blend using the ..."
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PlayStation 3 Games Getting Motion Control Patch, Xbox 360 Games Probably Won't

With the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 both set to receive new motion-tracking controllers next year, it has been revealed that some existing PlayStation 3 software will be updated with enhanced control schemes via patches while Xbox 360 games probably won't.

Though Microsoft has demonstrated the Xbox 360's motion-sensitive Project Natal camera with retrofitted versions of existing titles, such as Burnout Paradise and Beautiful Katamari, project head Kudo Tsunoda told Destructoid that such efforts required a significant amount of code to be changed--presumably more than a patch could. Read more »

"Look at it from a business standpoint. The Wii is outselling the 360 and PS3. It's not because ..."
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Sony Motion Controller Demo: Dueling Domino Snakes

Motion controller maestros Richard Marks and Anton Mikhailov are back with wands in hand, demonstrating Sony's fancy controller with the help of their E3 demo.

The eight-minute video serves as a behind-the-scenes look at the demo, as well as a glimpse of some elements that were ultimately cut from the unveiling.

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"This blows Natal out of the water. I still, to this day, do not know why they bothered showing ..."
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PlayStation 3 Motion Controller: Behind the Scenes Vid

Sony's posted up a video featuring two developers behind the upcoming PlayStation 3 motion controller, Richard Marks and Anton Mikhailov.

The two R&D guys briefly explain what they're working on with the controller, and then wave the technologically-advanced sticks around for a bit.

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"I'm sure there's nobody at MS who cares about latency. Yep, I'm sure what you see now with ..."
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