Nero Kwik Media is a light and free media manager with which you can organize, edit, and share your music, photos, videos, and data. Imagine iTunes and iPhoto rolled into one, then trimmed in half. While this download is technically "free," there is one caveat: you'll have to purchase some of its functionality in the form of "apps" listed in Nero's built-in store. Sure, most of these add-ons aren't too expensive, but it's a shame that a few of them (like Nero Kwik Play, a video decoder) don't come with the … Read more
Sony's PlayStation 3 console and PlayStation Move motion-gaming peripheral have hit milestones, the game company announced today.
According to Sony, it has shipped 50 million PlayStation 3 consoles worldwide since the console's launch in November 2006. The tally includes shipments through March 29. In addition, Sony announced that there are 75 million registered PlayStation Network accounts around the world.
Since Sony launched the PlayStation 3, sales have continually been on the upswing. A page on its corporate Web site reveals that Sony shipped 3.5 million PlayStation 3 units in its 2006 fiscal year, 9.1 million shipments in its 2007 fiscal year, 10.1 million in 2008, and 13 million in 2009. Last month, the company said it had shipped shipped 47.9 million PlayStation 3 units worldwide.… Read more
MenuEverywhere helps power users--and anyone else with multiple monitors, or just a very large monitor--get quick access to an application's menu bar, from any window or any screen.
MenuEverywhere works in the background, with a slim CPU footprint and an extensive set of preferences to control its appearance and behavior. You can set MenuEverywhere to put a complete menu bar on the top of every window associated with an app (for example, the Photoshop menu bar on every Photoshop window, no matter which monitor the window appears in), or you can have it just place a single "Menu&… Read more
The PlayStation Move will soon be used for more than just gaming.
Sony announced a new software application at the Game Developers Conference today called Move.Me that uses its PlayStation Move motion-gaming controller with a PC. The program will be available via the PlayStation Network and act as a server application running on the PlayStation 3. When it's put into action, the program "sends the complete state of the PlayStation Move and navigation controllers to the PC, giving you the exact same data that licensed developers typically have access to," Sony said in a blog post … Read more
Don't expect to see the PlayStation Move working with PC games.
Sony's Richard Marks, who was instrumental in the development of the PlayStation Move, spoke with Ars Technica in an interview published yesterday and told the publication that the company's motion-gaming peripheral is really only useful on the PlayStation 3.
"I think the Move is a good PlayStation 3 product," Marks told Ars Technica. "It makes sense for that console; it doesn't make sense as a product for PC. It's just not the right kind of form factor to sit in front … Read more
Sony may soon unveil plans to bring its PlayStation Move motion-gaming accessory to PCs.
John McCutchan, who heads the game systems team in developer support at Sony Computer Entertainment America, is scheduled to discuss PlayStation Move development at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco in early March. According to an online description of his talk, he will focus in part on a new Move Server project at Sony.
"We will discuss the new Move Server project that will make it possible for academics and hobbyists to develop software using the PlayStation Move controller on their own PCs," … Read more
File transfer protocol (FTP) tools are among the oldest Internet software, yet they're still some of the most useful programs to have around, especially since today's FTP clients do so much. Case in point is BitKinex, a free FTP manager from Barad-Dur. It's a full-featured FTP client that not only transfers files but also synchronizes directories and performs server-to-server mirroring and backups; a Secure FTP (SFTP) client that accommodates all available secure protocols and also offers multiple connections and automatic download resumption in secure connections; and a Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) tool with all the … Read more
Nyko has had a strong showing at CES over the past few years by introducing innovative third-party accessories for game consoles. Last year the company beat Nintendo to the punch by releasing the Wand+, the first Wii controller to feature MotionPlus built in.
We've gotten a look at the 2011 lineup, and this year Nyko has shifted its focus to target support for PlayStation Move. While we've already seen the two- and four-port Charge Stations for Move, also available in March will be a rifle-shaped Move accessory that should make first-person-shooter games a lot more realistic. Also coming … Read more
Backbreaker Football 2: Vengeance ($2.99) is the sequel to Backbreaker Football (99 cents), a game that put you in the shoes of a football player running and dodging tackles to get to the end zone. Just like the original, beautiful 3D graphics and solid animations give you the feeling of powering your way down the field. But in BackBreaker Football 2: Vengeance, you now have the ability to play on the other side of the ball as a defender who needs to dodge blockers and ultimately tackle the ball carrier. You start off by customizing a player with a … Read more
Proving that its PlayStation Move controller won't focus only on casual games, Sony has unveiled a Sharp Shooter attachment for the peripheral.
The Sharp Shooter features a machine-gun design and holds both the Move motion controller and the separate Navigation controller. The mostly gray attachment offers "easily accessible buttons, a responsive digital trigger, adjustable shoulder stock, and convenient access to the Navigation controller," Sony said in a company blog post yesterday. To add even more realism to the Sharp Shooter, Sony has included a reload button and "pump action." To make it less realistic at … Read more