Archive for September 9, 2009

Konami shows off Mocap Sports at private show (updated)

September 9, 2009
click on the link below for the video

click on the link below for the video

So far we have not seen much on Mocap Sports other than a few static screenshots or 3D models but now thanks to KonamiTV, they have added a brief video onto that site which shows a quick rundown of the titles which were recently shown at Konami’s Private AM Show Asia. You get to briefly watch a clip of two people in a boxing match on Mocap Sports and they also show some footage from the new BishiBashi (thanks for clearing that up editor and nestlekwik) 18 and Jubeat(known outside of Asia as uBeat) Ripples. It’s still hard to tell how accurate the motion sensors are on MS without seeing it in person but from this clip it looks like you can just waggle the thing and it will take it from there.

I would post the video directly to the post here if I could but since we don’t have that ability on our account here anymore, here is the link:
http://www.konami.co.jp/ja/tv/news/1244/br.asx

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Sega shows off more Heat Up Hockey

September 9, 2009

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When I posted about the innovative Heat Up Hockey game a short time ago, there was one crucial piece of information missing on the game – who was releasing it? We happen to know that now and it’s none other than Sega. Heat U Hockey changes the dynamic behind the classic game by adding a video projector that is placed perpendicular to the playfield and the game involves hitting virtual targets with the puck (as you can see in more detail by clicking on the images below). HUAH will be making an appearance at the upcoming JAMMA show in Japan.

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While many games shown at shows like JAMMA will not see a general release outside of Japan, I don’t see any reason why HUH couldn’t since air hockey is a game that is universally understood by players everywhere and something like this adds an innovative angle to air hockey, enough so that I wouldn’t doubt that we’ll soon see other companies taking a crack at the same idea.

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