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The third video game console developed and produced by Sony, and the successor to the PlayStation 2. Its direct console competition includes Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii.

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PS3 controller with Unity on Mac

I am trying to use my PS3 Controller with Unity but it has been unsuccessful. I followed this video to do so: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcettC1QHu4 I have done the same thing as the video but ...
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Can't set up a PS3 controller in Unity

So I connected a ps3 controller to my computer via USB cable, when I press play I am able to move by using arrows on the left of the ps3 controller and also I am able to shoot and aim by triangle and ...
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What are the risks of targeting Steam, XBLA and PSN for game releases? [closed]

Say that I spend 6-12 months working on a game, submit it to Steam, XBLA, and PSN and I get rejected. Does that mean I just wasted 6-12 months for nothing? Seems like a really big risk in my opinion. ...
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How can I go about testing games on a console

I was wondering how I could play a game I've made on a console (PS3). I don't want to sell it or anything I just want to test it for now, also do I still have to do that whole registration thing to do ...
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Can I use Node.js on consoles?

I was wondering if Node.js was suitable for making games and apart from threads and engines, a big problem is can I port my game to Xbox or PS3/PS4?
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How can I support PlayStation 3 controllers in my Java game?

Is there a way to interpret the input from a PlayStation 3 controller, and use it in a Windows and MacOS program that I am writing in Java? I have been looking at SDL and OIS, but they aren't coded in ...
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What do I need to program games for the PS3? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do I need to develop for the Playstation 3? How can an amateur programmer have access to learn programming on PS3, and test the developments on own PS3? Not only use of ...
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Why do console versions of multiplayer games support fewer players than PC versions?

source http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20111205162848AAb1sl9 64 Players on P.C ( 32vs32) & bigger maps with more vehicles & buildings. 24 on Consoles ( 12vs12) ( It ...
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Use my computer as a controller/keyboard for the PS3

I imagine that I should be able to pair my computer to my PS3 via bluetooth and use my computer as a controller for the menus and for typing. Are there any open source projects that have done this? If ...
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How are games created for different platforms?

How are games created for different platforms? For example, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is available on PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and PC. Are they completely reprogrammed with no common code? Is there ...
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What's a good alternative to buying a console devkit?

I don't have the cash to stump up for a PS3 or 360 devkit, but the G3, G4 and G5 macs are running with PowerPC chips, which I believe is virtually the same architecture as the 360, and only missing ...
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Using PS3 controller for input on Mac OSX

I've managed to find a USB driver to connect to the PS3 controller in OSX, and as reported here, can connect to the controller via Bluetooth. I've verified that the input is working properly via ...
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How to achieve programming experience with PS3 or Xbox360? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get PS3/Xbox 360 experience without having access to Dev kits? Is there a way to achieve programming experience with PS3 or Xbox360 systems without the development kit ...
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What are some effective methods for implementing downsampled transparency?

It seems that some games have managed to implement downsampled transparency, and presumably gained a significant performance boost. (Examples: Uncharted 2, Crysis 2) A while back I attempted to ...
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What would be the level of effort required to implement a screencapture command on a PS3 game?

Looking to see what the level of effort is for implementing a screen capture command into PS3 game by a mid-level PS3 game developer. Bonus for a description of what is involved in the process... ...
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Homebrew development for 7th gen home consoles

I'm looking to do some homebrew development for either the Wii, Xbox360 or PS3. I'll be developing from a Linux system. The programming language doesn't matter. Wii - devkitPPC and libogc look fairly ...
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Are there existing forums/QA sites specific to PS3 or Xbox360 development?

I'm wondering if there are existing forums, or sites similar to this one, that are targeted specifically to PS3 developers, or possibly, targeted specifically towards Xbox 360 developers? Is all of ...
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How to integrate PS3 & Xbox 360 games to Facebook?

After some research online, I am unable to find any concrete references for how to go about implementing Facebook functionality from either Xbox 360 or PS3 games. There is apparently some degree of ...
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How much does it cost to produce a major video game?

I asked this same question here, but was closed and told to ask it on this site instead. How much would it cost to develop a video game. I mean like a major PS3/360 video game. I know there really is ...
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SoA Vectors on SPU

I've read a lot about the benefits of organizing data into 'Structs of Arrays' (SoA) instead of the typical 'Array of Structs' (AoS) to get better throughput when using SIMD instructions. While the '...
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How do game developers target multiple platforms (Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Linux)?

How do game developers target multiple platforms at once? For example, Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Linux. For 2D games, is it possible to also target the iPhone? I'm be interested in engines used (2D/3D, ...
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Does PS3 have a program similar to the "Xbox 360 Creator Club"?

Wondering if the PS3 has a way for game developers to make free / affordable games available to their consumer base? Is the only way to get your game on the PS3 to go through an approval process ...
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What do I need to develop for the Playstation 3? [closed]

I made a game, and I want to port it to the Playstation 3. What do I need in terms of hardware, money, licenses and such?
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