Move.me app sounds great, but if they really wanted to encourage development they could have just let it out for free? How complex would it be to simply reroute the signals from the PS3 to the PC? A 100$ for that just seems a little too much. I was just as shocked when Apple released XCode for 5$ on the Mac App Store. The point of it is not the price, but the fact that there IS one. Development tools published by owners of the respective platforms SHOULD be free, because the apps made using them only serve to popularize and perpetuate the respective platforms. Dev tools should be an invitation to developers to "come, try our platform. Show us what it can do". Not a gate to be pushed aside only for select patrons. Tools developed by third-parties on the other hand are as good as any other stand-alone application, they have invested effort and resources to build a product appealing to a specific segment of users, which just happens to be developers; hence they can charge just like any other stand-alone application might. But when the OWNER of the platform demands a price for letting you experiment with and expand their own platform, it's just downright cheap or greedy. This is a very bad trend, and I hope it dies down very VERY soon.
Sony updates virtual storefront with software engineering tool, TimeGate's sci-fi shooter; Dragon Age II and Homefront DLC, Deadliest Warrior: Legends, and Back to the Future conclusion also out.
Leading the pack this week is the $100 Move.me application. Described by Sony as a software server application, the tool is intended for designers to create software using the PlayStation Move controller, PlayStation 3, PC, and PlayStation Eye.
According to Sony, the application is aimed at "academic researchers, university instructors, college students, programming hobbyists, and HCI developers." Move.me hooks up to the PC, which affords users the ability to use the PlayStation Move controller as an input device to "supply sensor data" for a PC application. For more on the Move.me app, check out the user's guide.
Also out now on the PlayStation Network is TimeGate Studios' Section 8: Prejudice ($15). Released on the Xbox 360 in April, the game includes two new multiplayer game modes: Skirmish and Assault.
Additionally, those who purchase the game this week will score the Blitz Armor pack and the Overdrive map pack for free. Further, the first 1,000 PlayStation Plus subscribers to purchase Section 8: Prejudice will be awarded the in-game Hunter Armor, as well as a digital copy of the well-received original Section 8.
Gamers looking to add to their copies of BioWare's Dragon Age II can grab the Legacy downloadable content ($10) today. In the content, gamers will suit up again as protagonist Hawke and travel to an ancient Grey Warden prison and uncover additional details about his family history. Additionally, Hawke will visit new environments, battle new and "improved" enemies, craft a deadly weapon, and ultimately come face-to-face with a terrible horror.
Players looking for new environments to battle in inside THQ's near-future shooter Homefront can grab the Fire Sale map pack ($3) today. The DLC includes two new environments set on American soil: Spillway and Big Box.
Also out now on the PlayStation Network is Deadliest Warrior: Legends ($10). A follow-up to last summer's tepidly received Deadliest Warrior: The Game, the new installment adds a host of classic combatants.
In Legends, gamers will control deadly warriors and take on famous figures like Alexander the Great, Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan, Hannibal, Hernan Cortes, Shaka Zulu, Sun Tzu, Vlad the Impaler, and William Wallace.
The last two new PlayStation 3 games out this week are Golden Axe ($5) and Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 5: OUTATIME (free with $20 season pass purchase).
A full list of the week's deals and new PlayStation Store content, including themes, wallpapers, demos, discounts, and add-on content, is available on the PlayStation Blog.
@sochio Section 8 prejudice is a good game, $15 a exellent price for a game like that, the only con about it is droped frame rate per second, so lower resulotin. Better buy it now while the offers still active! @pabloxiaoyi Yes you play with your clan and friends PSN: secret-agent-mii
fester420 "Anyone with a .edu email address can get it for free. Funny how gamespot always leaves out those little details" Gamespot..... yes you, you guys really need to update this artical with this info included.... seeing as you are a GAMING website i think its quite important you fulfill your role and let as many people as possible know they can get this to further their education, for free.
@DarkNeoBahamut Anyone with a .edu email address can get it for free. Funny how gamespot always leaves out those little details
Uhh, i know a few people that are getting move.me this weekend. It isnt just some novelty item, just because gamers prefer to complain about videogames rather than make them doesnt render move.me worthless.
Section 8 Prejudice came out in May for PC and Ps3 is just getting it? Sucks to get treated like us, the ones usually left out. Enjoy it, it's pretty good, especially for about $15. *P.S. not having any 'move' technology on my PC, no thank you, I think it won't sell too well for PC. I don't think many true/hardcore (non-social gaming) gamers on PC will be that interested; purchases will probably be a novelty bought for their kids (the games that come from the move.me tech for PC).
I'm a bit disappointed with this update. Not that much is being offered this time around. No More Heroes demo is the only thing worth this update. The engineering tool is only useful for those who are into developing. I'm kind of a sad panda right now...
Move.me should be for free unless you want to use it for commercial purposes. I don't think many academic researchers, university instructors o college students are going to pay for it.
$100 is just ridiculous. It better be insanely powerful and easy to use since Kinect is open source, but who is going to take a chance to buy it first? Not me, that's for sure.
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