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PlayStation 3 to Feature Head Tracking Technology

You motion sensor controllers were the wave of the future? Well, as soon as Sony makes their head-tracking technology official for the PlayStation 3, all of that will mean absolutely nothing. Stephen Totilo over at MTV Multiplayer (MTV's videogame site) put up a video of him demonstrating this exact technology on a PlayStation 3 at last week's Game Developers Conference.

In the video, Totilo moves his head around and the PlayStation 3 Eye-Toy follows his every motion, and also displays the tracking parameters, showing you just how the camera performs its technique. It's extremely impressive to watch, and it will likely end up being used in first person shooters initially, with other genres following suit.

What's more is that this doesn't require any complicated hardware to wear or install, just plug in the PlayStation 3 Eye Toy camera, face it towards yourself and that's it. Take a look at the video embedded below. Now the wait for the official announcement.

2/27/2008 Arnold Katayev

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dillonthebunny
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 @ 6:48:08 PM
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did it work for anyone? it didnt for me :(

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 @ 6:55:07 PM
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Works for me. They were having issues before, though. Check to see that your Java and other playback settings are up to date.

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dillonthebunny
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 @ 7:17:02 PM
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yeh, it says the video is not accessible. i'll try it at work tomorrow...

cool though, i can imagine this being used as you say for FPS's.. certainly a genre of game that needs to be shaken up a lil.

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Bugzbunny109
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 @ 8:58:17 PM
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it would be sooo cool if they used this for a game like cod4

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OtisFeelgood
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 @ 9:37:36 PM
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Nice

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smotpoker420
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 @ 10:17:59 PM
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it worked for me that is awesome i was waitin to see what they would do with this camera, i wanna buy one just for the scan and play feature maybe some of you have seen. too cool

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dillonthebunny
Thursday, February 28, 2008 @ 3:32:28 AM
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the cameras are rare in the UK!

really stange, because they shouldnt be! seems that Sony pushing the Eye of J means no one is getting the normal stand alone pseye.. I had to import mine just to get one. Play and Amazon always out of stock, and not one shop in my town (we have 10 potential gaming shops) have even seen a PsEye this year in stock.

Anyway, I love it, its a great piece of kit, just wating for something like this motion sensor built in to games to make this a must have toy.

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joequincy
Thursday, February 28, 2008 @ 3:57:20 PM
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Motherf---er... I hope Johnny Chung Lee sues them to death.

look at the bottom video
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~johnny/projects/wii/

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smotpoker420
Thursday, February 28, 2008 @ 8:45:01 PM
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he can't sue them because nintendo hasn't even tried this with the wii, that guy just rigged his wii to do that with led lights...

not at all what the ps3 does

besides no one who reads this website cares about the wii or nintendo anyway..

Wii sucks

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