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PS Camera attach rate around 15 percent, 'severely supply constrained'

Sony says it underestimated demand for the PlayStation Camera, and the PS4 peripheral currently has an attach rate of around 15 percent worldwide. That's according to SCEA's Chris Norden; SlashGear reports the senior staff developer revealed the figure during his GDC presentation yesterday. Sony...

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Ninja Bots invade PlayStation 4's free Playroom app

The PlayStation 4's free Playroom app has been updated with a new gameplay mode, allowing players to send their virtual robotic pals on a deadly trip through an augmented reality ninja training course. Ninja Bots is a brief, autoscrolling platformer in which up to four players compete for coins...

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PS4 voice commands limited at launch

Voice commands aren't going to wake up newly purchased PS4s from standby, nor will they do anything with the console's third-party apps. As Sony reps told our friends at Engadget, more interface functionality will be added eventually for the add-on PS Camera and its microphone, and they "hope" to...

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Not every headshot will make it to PlayStation 4 profile pics

Oh, cruel fate! The PlayStation Camera – previously known as the PlayStation Eye – can't be used to create a PlayStation Network profile picture for the next-gen PlayStation 4. Although having your real name displayed is happening, the only way to pull real-world photos of yourself for...

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Sony abandoned plans to bundle Eye camera with PS4 to keep price down

Sony attempted to include the PlayStation 4 Eye camera peripheral with the console at launch but dropped its plans after costs proved prohibitive, Sony Computer Entertainment president and Group CEO Andrew House revealed this week. SCE Japan senior vice president Masayasu Ito notes that the...

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Sony confirms PS4 camera supports commands via voice, face recognition

You can order your PS4 about without picking up a controller, thanks to the console's add-on camera. Revealed by Sony Senior VP and Business Division President Masayasu Ito at the Tokyo Game Show, you can use its voice and face recognition tech to do things like loading up Knack. Although, sadly,...

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Report: PS4 to support voice commands, recognition with camera

The PlayStation 4 will support "navigational voice commands" and "facial recognition" through the PlayStation Camera, according to YouTube user lex1020's recording of a slide from Sony's presentation at GameStop Expo 2013. At the GameStop Expo, SCEA's Group Manager of Retail Training and...

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PlayStation 4 uses both real names and PSN handles, DualShock 4 charges in standby

Chris Norden, Senior Staff Engineer at Sony, just concluded a talk about development on PS4 here at GDC. While mostly aimed at the improvements to the development environment over its predecessor, Norden also offered some interesting factoids for those of us lacking the know-how to create games....

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PS4 Eye has two cameras: One to watch you, one to make you pretty

Sony's PlayStation 4 Eye has two cameras each with a max resolution of 1280 x 800, four microphones and a field of view of 85 degrees, and all of these aspects work together in new ways, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida tells Engadget. The cameras, for example, mark a departure from...

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Take a closer look at the DualShock 4 and PS4 Eye

Sony has sent out some glossy close-up shots of today's newly-unveiled PS4 controller, the DualShock 4. It features a largely similar setup to its predecessor, the DualShock 3 – save for that front touchpad, light bar on top of the controller, redesigned analog sticks and the fact that it has...

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