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New PS3 screensaver to utilize PlayStation Eye

While LocoRoco Cocoreccho wasn't necessarily the interactive screensaver we were all expecting (it was much more!), it looks like Tori-Emaki will fill its shoes nicely. Additionallly, the screensaver will put the PS3's upcoming PlayStation Eye to use by allowing gamers to control a flock of birds around ancient Asian settings with a wave of their hand.

Developed by PlayLogic, it's hard not to compare the "game's" art direction to Okami – arguably one of the very best PS2 titles of all time. There's no word yet on when it will be available, but we can only cleverly deduce it will be after the PS Eye's Oct. 23 release date.

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1. pretty cool ..i wonder if we will be able to control the xmb with the ps Eye?

Posted at 1:50PM on Oct 7th 2007 by Lega-c

2. This actually looks like a decent concept for an game(well, downloadable game) but a good game none-the -less!

Wander if the people who made the screensaver know that. Or Sony, at least.

Posted at 2:13PM on Oct 7th 2007 by Metacore

3. This game makes me feel very wierd inside, I'm completely mesmerized.

Posted at 2:18PM on Oct 7th 2007 by Sean

4. There's also more PS EYE screensavers/play-things/tech demos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae6nfH-lGD0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYo9qWcPbLU

Don't forget about Aqua Vita and Sky Blue (?)

Seems like Sony is going the relaxing direction with the EYE rather than the opposite on EyeToy


on xmb use: Don't forget this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PzvcsLIQg0

Posted at 2:31PM on Oct 7th 2007 by Nymo

5. I'm having high hopes for the Playstation Eye, I'll pick this up when I have it.

Posted at 2:55PM on Oct 7th 2007 by Broken Haiku

6. I'm really looking forward to some good eyetoy like games though, for that other console the camera is just a gimmick. I hope for the PS3 there will be some really good games so it wont turn in a gimmicky thing.

Posted at 4:20PM on Oct 7th 2007 by Egster

7. Whoever said that PS gamers were Japanophiles was totally off! [/sarcasm]

Posted at 10:49PM on Oct 7th 2007 by Edge

8. Remember about that article asking who would actually JUST buy the eyetoy, and not the bundle? Well, I will buy the eye toy just to run this program on. I find this "casual" interaction very compelling. But how casual is it to be able to interact with an active art piece, in real time, with the motion of your hand? This with the eyetoy could totally be an amazing interactive artistic installation. So I'm going to have that installation in my home, where I or anyone else can interact live with the art on the screen.

Posted at 12:37AM on Oct 8th 2007 by John

9. There not really screensavers. LocoRoco Cocoreccho is fun but after you've finished everyone like myself will most likely quit the game going to the xmb. Is everyone really going to load this game to use as a screen saver. It would be better if you've left the PS3 idle and after say 5 mins, a screensaver like LocoRoco Cocoreccho starts and it does all sorts of things and is interractive. Even better if you paused a game and a screensaver started, with the power of cell its not impossible.

Posted at 10:17AM on Oct 8th 2007 by bamf

10. what's up with these screensaver games?

Posted at 6:33PM on Oct 8th 2007 by ArmorForVictor

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