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Introducing Snipers, Hydravision’s First PlayStation Move Compatible Multiplayer Shooter

Announced last May among a triptych of PlayStation Move compatible products by BigBen Interactive, Snipers is silently approaching its release date. And yet, we know very little about it. What gives? Time to shed some light on the first PlayStation Move compatible shooter of 2012. Coming from French gaming accessories vendor BigBen Interactive, one would…

Turkish Developer Lamagama Entertainment Announces PS3 Exclusive Quadratum Mortis [UPDATE: Not Move-Only, But Requires 2 Moves]

Lama-who? Quadra-what? From the deepest recesses of the unknown quantity comes a young development team brave enough to be working on a PS3 project of the rarest breeds: a 3rd party Move-only game. [UPDATE] Lamagama informed iWaggle3D that Quadratum Mortis will not be a Move-only game. As a matter of fact, it will be playable…

Under Siege Patch 1.02 Out Now

Seed Studios’ Combat RTS game Under Siege finally got its first post-release update today. And it’s a meaty one. Now deployed in both US and EU, the 139MB patch includes the following changes and additions (Move-relevant ones in bold): – ADDED: Antialiasing in both 720p and 1080p display modes – ADDED: Players can now continue…

Move / 3D Content PlayStation Store Update [Dec 27-28, 2011 / Jan 03-04, 2012]

PlayStation Move and stereoscopic 3D compatible content added to the US and EU PlayStation Store between 27-28 December 2011 and 03-04 January 2012. For the full content list check the US or EU Official PlayStation Blogs. US PlayStation Store Games  Carnival Island | Move required Price: $39.99 (free trial available to PS+ members) Motorstorm Apocalypse…

Naughty Dog On Move Support For The Last Of Us – Second Part (With Bonus…) [UPDATE: Bonus Removed]

Here is another snippet taken from my interviews with Naughty Dog. This time I asked Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann (respectively Game Director and Creative Director for The Last Of Us) about their experience with the PlayStation Move. I didn’t suffer from a brain fart this time around, so the conversation went better than the…

Possible Reference To The Last Of Us Found in Uncharted 3 Drake’s Deception

The latest installment in the Uncharted series by SCEA developer Naughty Dog hosts a suspicious reference to a “deadly fungus”. Coincidence? As reported a few days back, a snippet from a BBC wildlife film documenting the behavior of the “killer fungi” known as “cordyceps” was posted at www.lastofus.com, a website for a “PS3 exclusive you…

No PlayStation Move Support At Launch For Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD [UPDATE: Patch "In About 3 Months Time"]

Just Add Water remake of the 2005 classic originally developed by Oddworld Inhabitants will not support the PlayStation Move on release. The omission will be rectified at a later date via a free software update.   Developer Just Add Water informed iWaggle3D that the Move implementation had to be postponed in order to meet the…

Borderlands Developer Wants Move In Their Games (Thanks To Resistance 3)

By no means an official declaration of intent, a comment from President and CEO of Gearbox Software in relation to his experience with the PlayStation Move lights a glimmer of hope for device support in Borderlands 2. To celebrate the five-year anniversary of the PlayStation 3’s launch in North America, the US PlayStation Blog published…

Sorcery To Be Re-Unveiled Next Month

Sony confirmed through IGN that the once announced and then gone missing Move exclusive game Sorcery is bound to be showcased to the press next month. The Harry Potter-ish adventure game in development by The Workshop was first unveiled and demonstrated during Sony’s E3 2010 Press Conference (watch the video embedded below). Despite the great…

More Biohazard Coming To PlayStation Move

High definition and PlayStation Move compatible remakes of previously Wii-only on-rail shooters Biohazard: The Darkside Chronicles and Biohazard: The Umbrella Chronicles will be released exclusively on PlayStation 3 in one handy package called “Biohazard Chronicles HD Selection”. Capcom just announced it in Japan, Famitsu reports. No release date, price nor delivery methods were revealed, apparently.…

EA Sports Has "Best-In-Class Move Integration" For Grand Slam Tennis 2

Reporting from an EA preview event which took place in New York last week, Eurogamer published some interesting quotes from Gran Slam Tennis 2 producer Thomas Singleton concerning Move implementation in the upcoming EA Sports tennis sim. According to Singleton, the sequel to the tennis simulator exclusively released on the Wii in 2009, aims at…

INTERVIEW | PixelJunk 4am (Q-Games)

Formerly known as PixelJunk Lifelike but since renamed PixelJunk 4am, the first (and hopefully not the last) foray into the wild lands of motion controls by Japanese studio Q-Games is quite unlike anything you’ve ever “touched” with PlayStation Move before. Coming from such an inventive protagonist of modern videogame industry, responsible for some of the…

Plastic Confirms "Datura" As The Name Of The Mysterious Santa Monica Studio Production

Polish demoscene group Plastic confirmed to iWaggle3D today that “Datura” is indeed the name of the mysterious Move game we have been guess working around these last few weeks. Since earlier this month, three mysterious videos have popped up online, hinting at some yet unannounced Move-related production.  The first one, published via YouTube on September…

New Video Of The Mysterious Move Game Shows More About The New Santa Monica Production [UPDATE: Game Title Might Be "Datura"]

Remember the mysterious video hinting at an unannounced Move game first revealed here on iWaggle3D a few weeks ago? Well, here is another one… This time the video (entitled “Second Forest Movie”) comes from Plastic itself and shows quite a bit more than the previous one. Things to notice: – You can apparently walk around…

Resistance 3 Move ADS System To Be Revised With Next Patch (1.04) – First Details

Insomniac Games is reworking the PlayStation Move aim down sight (ADS) mode for Resistance 3 in response to players complains that it feels slow and unresponsive. First details point at a KZ3-like solution (detached sight). As I’ve mentioned in my analysis, the ADS mode currently implemented in Resistance 3 has every weapon sight or scope…

Why PlayStation Move Support For inFAMOUS 2 Matters More Than You Might Think

Sony has recently announced that both inFAMOUS 2 and the upcoming PSN stand alone spin-off inFAMOUS 2: Festival of Blood will be fully compatible with the PlayStation Move motion controller. The former will be patched in October, ahead of the release of the latter, scheduled for October 25. But there is more to this than…

iWin | LittleBigPlanet 2 Move Pack

Pay attention people. You like free games don’t you? Good, because that’s exactly what you might be getting by participating to this iWin contest! Sony Computer Entertainment Europe was kind enough to send iWaggle3D TWO European LittleBigPlanet 2 Move Pack PSN codes, and iWaggle3D is going to give them to TWO lucky winners of the herewith…

RUMOR | Mysterious Video Hints At Unannounced PlayStation Move Game [UPDATE: Makers Of Linger In Shadows Behind This]

An anonymous source pointed us to a video entitled “Odd Forest” depicting what seems to be an unannounced Move title. The source didn’t provide any details, but said info will come very soon. As you can see for yourself in the video embedded below, the mysterious off-screen footage shows a virtual hand floating before a…

GamesCom 2011 | SCEE Press Conference [Update: Now With Video]

Join iWaggle3D later today for a live blogging reportage of the upcoming Sony Computer Entertainment Europe press conference in Cologne. [UPDATE] Video added below. It’s the whole conference, minus the PR talking. That’s why it lasts 37 minutes instead of an hour ;) Enjoy! [ORIGINAL] We know there are other (and likely better) means to…

GamesCom 2011 | Germany Here We Come!

Hello kind readers! Here is a quick post to let you know iWaggle3D will be attending the upcoming GamesCom 2011 event in Cologne! This marks the first outing of yours truly to such exhibition as the editor of iWaggle3D. If everything goes as planned, in the next few days we should be able to provide…

PlayStation 3 Version Of Child Of Eden Detailed. Watch Tetsuya Mizuguchi Play It With The Move

Ubisoft has finally unveiled the PlayStation 3 version of Child of Eden to the public via the herewith embedded video demonstration conducted by Tetsuya Mizuguchi himself holding a PlayStation Move. During the demonstration, Mizuguchi also confirms stereoscopic 3D support for the PS3 version of his latest, mesmerizing creation, which will be released on September 27…

MotorStorm: Apocalypse Replaces Resistance 3 In PlayStation 3D Display Bundle

The upcoming PlayStation Move and stereoscopic 3D compatible first person shooter from Insomniac Games won’t be included in the PlayStation 3D display bundle after all. Contrary to what was announced during last E3, MotorStorm: Apocalypse will be bundled instead. The announcement comes from Insomniac Games via its Twitter and Facebook accounts, and is corroborated by…

Move.Me Now Available On US PlayStation Store

The PlayStation 3 tool which allows to create Move-based applications on PC has just been released on the North American PlayStation Store for $99.99. Announced last March during the GDC 2011 and originally expected for this Spring, Move.Me is a server application for PS3 which allows to program code which utilizes the PlayStation Move motion…

INTERVIEW | Air Conflicts: Secret Wars (Games Farm)

Being the first arcade flight simulator for PlayStation 3 to fully support the PlayStation Move, Air Conflicts: Secret Wars is undoubtedly an inspirational example of how the genre can benefit from the flexibility of Sony’s device. In the following interview, developer Games Farm explains how they did it.  Could you please introduce yourself and describe…

RUMOR | The Last Guardian To Support The PlayStation Move? So Says Sony Press Site…

Now this is interesting. The PlayStation Move section of the official SCEA press site lists the long awaited The Last Guardian among other Move games. Mistake or… Here is a screen capture taken from the above mentioned SCEA press site (click to expand).  Does that mean The Last Guardian is definitely going to support the…

Happy Birthday iWaggle3D!

Yep, today is that day.  It was in the afternoon of the 6th of July of one year ago that I published my first piece of news here (about the Japanese PlayStation Move promotional video), effectively bringing iWaggle3D to life. Born from the excitement around the then yet to be released PlayStation Move technology as…

Everybody’s Golf 5 "The Best" Edition To Feature Move and 3D Support. PlayStation Move Bundle Coming As Well In Japan

Already expected to receive a free software update later this month enabling both Move and 3D support, the latest edition of Everybody’s Golf will also be re-released in Japan next September as a budget title along with a dedicated Move bundle. Originally released in July 2007 in Japan as Minna no Golf 5 (Everybody’s Golf…

PlayStation-Branded 3D Display: A Step In The Right Direction?

At this year’s E3, Sony Computer Entertainment introduced a new PlayStation-branded 3D display that leverages its inner 3D technology to deliver a special functionality possibly worth wearing the glasses for. Scheduled to go on sale this fall worldwide, the PlayStation 3D display houses a Full HD 24″ LCD LED panel (an industry first for its…

First LittleBigPlanet 2 PlayStation Move Pack DLC Details Emerge

During the “LittleBigPlanet 2 Move Pack Game Jam” session held last month at Media Molecule studios, a selected group of LBP creators spent a whole day playing and creating with the upcoming LBP2 Move Pack under NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement). That NDA has now been lifted… Since there is no “official” announcement or features list available at…

iWin | Under Siege

Pay attention people. You like free games don’t you? Good, because that’s exactly what you might be getting by participating to this iWin contest! Developer Seed Studios was kind enough to send iWaggle3D FIVE Under Siege PSN codes, and iWaggle3D is going to give them to FIVE lucky winners of the herewith explained contest.   It’s very…

Sharp Shooter Original Design Featured "Universal Mount Points" For Sights And Laser Pointer (Plus: Some Rants)

Published these days on the PlayStation Blog, a two parts article looking at the origins of the Sharp Shooter attachment offers some interesting information about how Sony came about releasing the PlayStation Move rifle peripheral. Unsurprisingly tho, it doesn’t really tell the whole story… If you pay attention to the pictures complementing the PlayStation Blog…

World First PlayStation Move Compatible Flight Simulator Takes Off This June

To my surprise, I’ve just found out that World War I and II flight simulator Air Conflicts: Secret Wars will feature PlayStation Move compatibility as well as stereoscopic 3D support. A first in the genre on PS3. Published by German company bitComposer Games, developed by Slovak studio Games Farm and scheduled for release next month,…

House Of The Dead OVERKILL Extended Cut Announced And Dated

Originally released on the Wii more than 2 years ago, rail shooter House Of Dead OVERKILL is coming to the PS3 this October as an “Extended Cut” version featuring remastered HD graphics, stereoscopic 3D support, PlayStation Move compatibility and additional content. To date, this is the second Wii rail shooter getting a PS3 re-release. The…

RUMOR | Platinum Games In Charge For MGS Rising Development (Hideki Kamiya As Director). Plus: MGS Series Goes Multiplatform (PC Included)

A reliable source told iWaggle3D today that the Raiden-based MGS spin-off Metal Gear Solid Rising has switched developer, escaping Kojima Production to infiltrate Platinum Games (Bayonetta, Vanquish). Viewtiful Joe and Bayonetta creator Hideki Kamiya is apparently directing the game. But wait, there is more… While unable to confirm nor deny Move support for Rising, our…

PSP Remaster Series Announced: Play PSP Games On PlayStation 3 With HD Graphics And Stereoscopic 3D Support! [UPDATE: Video added]

Sony unveiled today a new line of PlayStation 3 Blu-Ray games labeled “PSP Remaster” which are PSP games re-engeneered to feature HD graphics, Sixaxis/DualShock 3 support, cross-platform compatibility of save files and (possibly) stereoscopic 3D support, Ad-hoc Party support (for cross-platform multiplayer) and “new add-on content”. The first title to be re-published under the new…

Resistance 3 Box Art Revealed

British artist Olly Moss delivers a quite unique cover art for the box housing the third installment in the Resistance franchise. Bye bye dudebro render. Hello chimerian-skull-with-New-York-skyline-teeth.  A pretty nice cover, one that is unaffected by the inevitable logo clutter and that shouldn’t go unnoticed when it lands on the store shelves across the globe…

Bigben Interactive Goes Fitness, Hunting And Sniping With PlayStation Move

French accessories manufacturer and publisher Bigben Interactive will introduce three new PlayStation Move compatible games (along with dedicated accessories) at the upcoming E3 in Los Angles. Or perhaps I should have said “three new PlayStation Move accessories (along with dedicated games)”. We shall see…   My Body Coach 2 is a dance and fitness program…

PlayStation Move Compatible Top-Down Shooter Wanted Corp Announced

Zoo Entertainment, the publisher behind the PSN release of the fascinating music puzzle Auditorium HD, is to deliver this Summer the first ever PlayStation Move compatible top-down shooter via the PlayStation Network. In Wanted Corp, players will take the roles of two bounty hunters tasked with capturing fugitives from a prison ship that crash-landed on an…

Hydrophobia Prophecy Coming to PlayStation 3 in May with PlayStation Move Support

Released last December on Xbox 360, third person shooter Hydrophobia is coming to PlayStation 3 (and Steam) as a quite enhanced version of the original. So enhanced indeed, developer Dark Energy Digital describes it as “version 1.5”. On top of the PlayStation Move support (“the navigation controller controls player movement, and the Move controller is…

The Shoot Developer Cohort Studios Shuts Down

Dundee based Cohort Studios, responsible for one of the PlayStation Move launch titles, The Shoot, has closed its doors due to “difficulties of being a console developer in a declining console marketplace”. “It really is with great sadness that we have been left with no alternative but to start winding down,” Cohort Studios CEO Lol…

Under Siege Improvements and Fixes Explained

More than three months have gone-by since I published my analysis of Under Siege, three months during which developers at Seed Studios have continued working on the game, polishing and improving it until they felt it was ready for public consumption. Now it is, and Lead Programmer Bruno Ribeiro kindly shares with iWaggle3D some insights…

INTERVIEW | John McCutchan (Senior Developer Support Engineer at SCEA – Move.Me Server Project Lead)

Officially announced last March during the GDC 2011, the Move.Me project will make it possible for anyone with a PlayStation 3 (and some programming knowledge) to experiment with the PlayStation Move technology with as much control over its functions as that granted to licensed PS3 developers.  To learn more about the way it works, iWaggle3D…

Definitive Under Siege Release Date Announced

After quite a few postponements, the long awaited PlayStation Move compatible “Combat RTS” Under Siege does now have a firm release date. Two actually, as it’s coming to both the EU and US PlayStation Store on April 27th and May 3rd respectively for €14.99/£11.99/$19.99. To apologize for the delay, developers Seed Studios have made the…

Child of Eden Will Support the PlayStation Move (and maybe also stereoscopic 3D)

It has been rumored and then sort of confirmed, but today I can finally report with absolute confidence that the PS3 version of the “multi-sensory shooter” Child of Eden is indeed going to support the PlayStation Move. The definitive confirmation came from the game creator himself, Tetsuya Mizuguchi, during a recent visit to the UK…

iWin | StarDrone

Pay attention people. You like free games don’t you? Good, because that’s exactly what you might be getting by participating to this iWin contest! Developer Beatshapers / Orb Games was kind enough to send iWaggle3D THREE StarDrone PSN codes, and iWaggle3D is going to give them away to THREE lucky winners of the herewith explained contest.  …

Resistance 3 Gets PlayStation Move and Full Stereoscopic 3D Support

Insomniac Games has just announced that their upcoming Resistance 3 first person shooter will join the likes of Killzone 3 and SOCOM 4 in supporting the awesome. Move and S3D compatibility confirmed! Here is the official statement straight from Insomniac Games’ Senior Community Manager James Stevenson: “Today we are finally able reveal, due to overwhelming…

DICE ‘Thinking About’ PlayStation Move And Stereoscopic 3D Support For Battlefield 3

Published on the latest issue (59) of the Official PlayStation Magazine, an interview with Swedish developer DICE hints at a possible implementation of PlayStation Move and Stereoscopic 3D in the next installment of the Battlefield series. Asked about it, VP & General Manager at DICE Karl Magnus Troedsson said: “We are thinking about it, yes,…

SOCOM 4 Multiplayer Beta FAQ

As we approach the release of the SOCOM 4 Beta I thought about putting together all the related info in a short FAQ. Hopefully this brings all of you up to speed on the subject. If you have any questions, post them in the comments section below and I’ll try my best to answer them.…

PlayStation Move Ape Escape coming to US and EU (via PlayStation Store and retail respectively)

Sony announced today that the Move-exclusive Ape Escape game released last December in Japan will land on the North American and European markets this summer under the inventive title of “PlayStation Move Ape Escape”. Oddly enough, while SCEA plans for a digital release via the PlayStation Store, Europe will get it on Blu-Ray disc instead…

[GDC 2011] Move.Me unveiled. PlayStation 3 server allows to create Move apps via PC [UPDATE: It begins this spring]

As anticipated a few weeks back, today Sony has indeed unveiled a new application which will allow anyone with a PlayStation 3 to fiddle with the PlayStation Move technology via PC.  It’s called Move.Me. And it sounds awesome. Senior Engineer at SCEA’s Developer Support team John McCutchan describes the application as follows: “Move.Me is a…

First Stereoscopic 3D Dynamic Theme Spotted

Friends at PSN Stores have discovered that the upcoming PixelJunk Shooter 2 Dynamic Theme is going to support stereoscopic 3D. This is according to the theme description on the Hong Kong PlayStation Store website. Pictured above, not only does the description indeed mention “3D”, but so does the item icon as well (it says “3D…

INTERVIEW | Killzone 3 (Guerrilla Games)

Senior Game Designer at Guerrilla Games, Floris Kooij, answers some questions about the PlayStation Move implementation in Killzone 3 and possible future tweaks. Enjoy the read! How did you go about developing your Move controls solution? Did you look into other motion based shooters for “inspiration” during prototyping? Floris Kooij: For anything we develop we…

First non-Sony Move exclusive StarDrone lands on the European PlayStation Store this week

The first 3rd party PlayStation Move exclusive game will be published on the European PlayStation Store this Wednesday for 7.99€ (or 4.99€ for PlayStation Plus members). No information yet about the US release, but should be just around the corner. Developed by Beatshapers and Orb Games, StarDrone is a quite unique and addictive action-puzzler released…