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The Shoot

The Shoot is an on-rails shooter in the vein of old-school arcade cabinets. Check out our screenshots for an idea of the tongue-in-cheek art style of this game. Andrew Pfister got a chance to play this proof-of-concept style game at GDC 2010, and judging from his preview, it may seem familiar:

"There’s a 96% chance that every single one of you reading this preview knows of a place where you live that has had the same arcade cabinet for the past 15 years. And there’s a 100% chance that that arcade cabinet is Midway’s Area 51. So describing the The Shoot demo on display for PlayStation Move should be easy: it’s the concept of Area 51, with more of a tongue-in-cheek approach of being behind the scenes on a movie set."

Check out the full preview for more information. And read our GDC site for all GDC 2010 previews, news, videos and more.

Motion Fighter

The world's introduction to the PlayStation Move title The Fight: Lights Out came only a day ago at the Sony GDC press conference, so these screenshots and the first previews are all we know about the game. According to Patrick Klepek:

"The game's making your movements look a hell of a lot cooler than how you'll look to people watching you play a game like The Fight: Lights Out, but in the moment, you can't help but feel cool. That's especially true when you have someone in a headlock and you're fist pumping (hmm, do I smell a Jersey Shore game?) an endless stream of punches into your enemy's bloodied face."

Check out the full preview at this link right here.  And for more GDC info, check out our GDC 2010 compound and website.

Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition Coming To PSN, Mac, LeChuck's Revenge: SE ConfirmedLucasArts has revealed that Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge: Special Edition is officially a go. The publisher just confirmed the game via the screenshot to the right that was just posted on Twitter. The game is scheduled for release on PSN, XBLA, Mac, iPhone, PC.

LucasArts also announced that Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition will be coming to Mac and PlayStation Network sometime soon.

These updates seem to be rolling at a steady pace, so all you Monkey Island lovers should keep your eyes and ears open.

Source: LucasArts

 As you might have noticed, Mafia II is one of the hottest games coming out of GDC. We previewed the game recently, and Adam Sessler also interviewed the Director of Creative Production. In this video, he goes one on one with Senior Producer Denby Grace, who provides some insight into how 2K's game is coming along. Want to know more? Take a look!

GDC 2010: The State of Development of Mafia II »



Screenshots For Sports Champions

I have a feeling a lot of PlayStation 3 owners will be playing PlayStation Move-enable game collection Sports Champion when it launches. This is total speculation, but it could be that Sony plans for the title to be as ubiquitous as Wii Sports was when Nintendo's motion system launched.

Anyway, check out this gallery for a look at some of the different games Sports Champion will feature.

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GDC 2010 Screenshots For PlayStation Move Title The Shoot

Sony’s GDC 2010 press conference included a video montage of some of the upcoming titles that will include PlayStation Move motion control support. One of the games that appeared ever so briefly during the presentation was a game called The Shoot. Not much is known about the game at this point, but it appears to involve participating in various movie scenes and meeting scene-specific challenges.

While we wait for Sony to drop some new details, head over to our slick new The Shoot photo gallery to get a sense of what this PS Move title brings to set.

Among the many titles on display during GDC, few are nabbing the spotlight quite like Mafia II. We got a glimpse of it during the show, and our very intrepid Editor-in-Chief Adam Sessler interviewed members of the team, including Director of Creative Production, Jack Scalici. Scalici offers plenty of insight into the ways that the team has worked to depict the world of Mafia II, from the post-World War II 1940s through the prosperous 1950s. Check it out below! 

GDC 2010: The Authentic World of Mafia II »


 

If you're a golf-y sort of gal or fellow, you may be interested in the videos contained within this post. This foursome of vids show off different exciting aspects of upcoming golf simulator Tiger Woods: PGA Tour 11. It's all in honor of GDC 2010, of course.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11: Celtic Manor Trailer »


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Sony Reveals Publishers Supporting PlayStation Move During GDC 2010The world now knows Sony’s motion controller is called PlayStation Move, and accompanying that news comes a list of major developers and publisher that will be throwing their support behind the device when it launches this fall.

Hit the break for the full list.

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GDC 10: Sony Pulls Curtain Back on Motion-Controlled SOCOM 4

If you didn't tune into the  Sony GDC Press Conference, you  missed out on some big live announcements. Aside from the big news regarding PlayStation Move, Sony unveiled a first gameplay look at SOCOM: US Navy SEALs 4, which will support motion controls. Just six days ago, the game was announced for this fall, and the publisher is poised to quickly capitalize on the news. Check out the new SOCOM and Motion Fighters in action in this video:

GDC 2010: SOCOM 4, The Fight: Lights Out on PlayStation Move »


Sony's Sr. VP of Marketing, Peter Dille, claimed that they're saving the best for E3. With the series back in Zipper’s hands and the news coming out of today’s conference, are you excited to get the clan back together?

GDC 2010: Sony Unveils Dukes, A Motion Control Boxing GameNext to light saber battles, hand-to-hand combat is the holy grail of motion control games, and Sony is not disappointing with their newly unveiled PlayStation Move. The company showed off Motion Fighters, a street-fighting game, at their GDC 2010 presentation. Motion Fighters allows for true one-to-one movement controls, including dirty moves, finishing moves and more fight-club style action. Finally, I'll be able to beat my enemies down and not risk any actual physical injury!

No word yet on a release date, but we'll keep you posted.

What do you think? Are you excited for Motion Fighters?

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PlayStation 3

At its GDC 2010 presentation, Sony revealed that the PlayStation Move motion control system will be used with Sports Champion a collection of mini-games analogous to, perhaps, Wii Sports for the Wii. 

The two games they showed off at GDC: A gladiator game featuring PvP combat action that allows you to use two motion controllers at once and a table tennis game.

Here, now, the video from the GDC 2010 Sony Press Conference.

Sony PlayStation Move Demos from GDC 2010 »


GDC 2010: Sony Motion Controller Officially Called PlayStation Move

Updated 4:20 PM: Sony just revealed that the PlayStation Move will be available in a variety of packages. The only price point Sony is sharing at this time is the PlayStation Move Starter Kit, which will include the motion controller, a PlayStation Eye camera and a game, all for under $100. The controller will also be sold individually, and there will also be a bundle that will include everything in the starter bundle plus a PS3 console.

Check out the video announcement from the GDC 2010 Press Conference.

Sony Debuts PlayStation Move at GDC 2010 »


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GDC 2010 Preview: Split/Second

Split/Second is one of those games that you just can’t help but want to see more of, because what it brings to the table is so inherently appealing that it’s impossible to resist (Fast cars. Explosions. Come on!). But don’t take my word for it. Andrew Pfister took the game for a bridge-collapsing spin during GDC 2010, and here’s what he had to say:

"The races in Split/Second are extremely tense – in my demo race, at least, the pack stayed together throughout most of the course, trading paint and destructive Power Play attacks (smaller explosions that you can set off after accruing enough power)."

Andrew's full preview can be viewed right here. More GDC info can be found at our GDC 2010 content mothership.

OnLive Gaming Service GDC 2009

When it was unveiled at last year's Game Developers Conference, OnLive made big waves and had everyone talking. After 12 months of speculation about the service, MCV revealed details on the service's release date and subscription model. According to the report, the service will launch on PCs and Macs on June 17 with a monthly subscription fee of $14.95. EA, Ubisoft, Take-Two, THQ, and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will support OnLive with titles from their library of games. The details were also made available during an event at GDC earlier this morning.

OnLive COO Mike McGarvey (no relation to yours truly, but nice name!) provided some details on what you can expect regarding game access, saying, "Individual titles will be available for purchase or rental on an a la carte basis. Specific game pricing, including rentals,purchases and loyalty programs, will be announced prior to the consumer launch event at E3. We’ll also be announcing additional loyalty and discount programs for consumers in the coming months."

MCV also indicated that more details on game titles and pricing for purchase will become available closer to the June launch. For now, the article states that McGarvey confirmed that Assassin's Creed II, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, and Metro 2033 will launch with OnLive.

So, there you have it. I find the prospect of OnLive intriguing, and it's telling that in light of Ubisoft's controversial DRM practices on PC, they're throwing a lot of weight behing the service. If you can play games on your PC without lag or concern for download times, will you give OnLive a spin?

Source: MCV

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