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Hands-on with The Playroom, Sony's robot-filled AR pack-in

Pre-installed on every PlayStation 4, The Playroom is an augmented reality tech demo and toy box that fills your living room with tiny, dancing robots, assuming you've got the new Eye camera handy. It's pretty adorable and, as a piece of AR technology, is incredibly responsive, as we discovered...

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Food Practice Shooter: TGS 2013's nutritional AR chewing/light-gun game

Attending the Tokyo Game Show is like hunting for treasure without a map. Invariably, somewhere on the show floor is a hidden gem that makes the whole trip really special, and for TGS 2013 that diamond in the rough was Food Practice Shooter. Abbreviated to FPS (get it?), Food Practice Shooter...

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Sony patents 'Eyepad,' a Move-enabled PS3 tablet controller

It's important to remember, especially in situations like this, that the existence of a patent does not necessarily correlate to the existence of a product, or even a company's desire to build what it has patented. So, with that in mind, let's take a look at Sony's ridiculously named PlayStation 3...

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Rumor: Next-gen Xbox details spilled in penultimate issue of Xbox World

Xbox World will stop revolving come December, but it plans on going out with a bang. Specifically, the UK publication's second-to-last issue claims to have all the inside deets on Microsoft's next console. The new console's name, for instance, will be simply "Xbox," with no numerical modifiers to...

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Sony Gamescom media megapost: The Last of Us, Assassins Creed: Liberation and more

Welcome friend, to Joystiq's Sony Trailer and Gallery Wildlife Preserve. Here, you will find trailers for upcoming Sony games and/or games exclusive to Sony systems, cohabiting in a forced amalgamation of their natural habitats. Take for instance, The Last of Us' Gamescom trailer, chilling...

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Vita 'AR Hockey' works without cards

All right, so the existing Vita AR games aren't hits. But Sony's still trying, demonstrating a new AR game at GDC that's more impressive than the current lineup. It's Pong. AR Hockey, which the Sony staff assured me was currently only a tech demo, is an air hockey game in which two players face off...

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PlayStation Vita augmented reality comes in two very different flavors

Sony Computer Entertainment head of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida has a carpet with a little monkey in it. Except the monkey's virtual, and he's using a PlayStation Vita to make the little guy appear. Thus is the Vita's "Markerless AR," an augmented reality application that Yoshida...

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Report: 3DS Fatal Frame spinoff uses 3DS cameras as in-game camera

It's kind of the perfect idea: match the Fatal Frame series, in which characters see and fight ghosts through a camera lens, with AR tech like that in the 3DS. And, if early reports out of the latest Famitsu are accurate, we'll soon get the opportunity to see if that idea is executed perfectly. ...

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Sony shows off markerless AR technology

Sony Computer Entertainment's dabbled in the Augmented Reality space with titles like Invizimals and Eyepet, but if a recent Sony press release is any indication, its parent company is investing a bit more into AR technology. The release explains the company's in-development "Smart AR"...

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Arttoo: 3DS fan gets AR card tattoo

Most people who don't happen to have their Nintendo 3DS AR cards handy just, you know, load them up on a smartphone. But a fellow who goes by the handle Cranberryzero decided to go for a more permanent solution -- he got a tattoo of the Mii AR card on his arm. As you can see above and after...

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