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Move.me Available Today on PlayStation Store, Free for Students and Educators

John McCutchan's Avatar + Posted by John McCutchan on Jul 26, 2011 // Senior Engineer, Developer Support

At this year’s Game Developers Conference we unveiled Move.me, a new software application that runs on the PS3 system and gives researchers, students, and programmers access to PlayStation Move’s technology for developing apps beyond traditional gaming — physical therapy, sports rehabilitation, or education. Move.me enables anyone with a PS3 to experiment with PlayStation Move and create new applications using a PC, the PlayStation Move motion controller, the PlayStation Eye camera, and the PS3 system.

Later today, Move.me will be available as a complimentary download for members of Academia including Academic researchers, faculty, staff, and students. Interested participants can apply for the Academia Program here. For all other users, Move.me will be available later today on the PlayStation Store for $99.99.

Move.Me for PSN

We’re already seeing a tremendous response to Move.me in the academic community. Some of those developers with early access to the application recently gave us an inside scoop on their work. Check out the video above for more details.

We encourage any of you interested in developing applications to check out the Move.me webpage and the new forum on the Move.me community page. This forum will serve as the Move.me hub, giving researchers, students, and other programmers a place to share ideas and discussions, as well as to post video demos for showcasing the applications they create.

Do you have a great idea you’d like to share? What are some of the Move.me applications you’d like to see? We’re very excited to make this application accessible to you all and we’re looking forward to seeing the great applications you make with Move.me.

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+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on July 26th, 2011 at 12:30 pm said:

JLP_M’s trolling XD


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+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on July 26th, 2011 at 12:32 pm said:

yeah todd567 u r right!


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+ AndrewGaspar on July 26th, 2011 at 12:42 pm said:

@49/roseofmayix

The regex they use for checking e-mail addresses doesn’t allow for e-mail addresses with any periods in the user name and more than one period in the domain name. NEED BE FIXED.


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+ Scarface3010 on July 26th, 2011 at 1:34 pm said:

Sweet, I was wondering when this was releasing. So glad they decided to release it free to people affiliated with academic institutions. Just waiting on my email with voucher now.


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+ angelspawn77 on July 26th, 2011 at 1:46 pm said:

Im a game design student, I will definitely get that free version and delve into learning and hopefully creating some cool stuff.


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+ UNIT-TRB on July 26th, 2011 at 2:30 pm said:

I am not cheap. I am just curious about the tech and use my hobby dollars to buy games currently. I would be nice if my edu email would work though. Seems to be a common problem so this whole announcement is sort of anticlimactic.


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+ xjordan93 on July 26th, 2011 at 3:22 pm said:

my .edu email also does not work :(


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+ MarsB22 on July 26th, 2011 at 4:45 pm said:

NEEDS TO BE FIXED It does not check e-mail addresses with any periods in the user name and more than one period in the domain name. Just reiterating what AndrewGaspar is saying. I hope this if fixed soon.


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+ sephiroth10000 on July 26th, 2011 at 5:14 pm said:

My email contains a hyphen which I can not enter when trying to apply.


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+ Rick1220 on July 26th, 2011 at 5:14 pm said:

When I enter my .edu address is says it is not valid. Please fix this. Thank you.


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+ mikedo2007 on July 26th, 2011 at 5:17 pm said:

Cool, well both Wii and Kinect have non-gaming appliances so why not the Move, I think this is a cool thing to see. I wonder what the Move can be use beside this and health application. By the way, I’m a summer student at NIH studying Parkinson, maybe I could try this. Can NIH summer student get this for free? I want to see if I can create something to combat Parkinson’s Disease.


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+ Uraizen on July 26th, 2011 at 5:28 pm said:

Not working for me either, email validation needs a fix.


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+ Chuckbait on July 26th, 2011 at 5:45 pm said:

Your link to apply for the Academia Program seems to be broken.


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+ Gill_Figno on July 26th, 2011 at 7:19 pm said:

Yeah, the form doesn’t seem to work. My e-mail is formatted like “my.name@mymail.mycollege.edu,” so it does end in .edu like the form requires, but it doesn’t want to confirm. I may just e-mail Sony about it.


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+ Azerach on July 26th, 2011 at 7:27 pm said:

What’s with the price? Should be just a nominal 5-10$ price for this app, we are basically supposed to pay a high price for creating advertisement for the move (a lot of the apps will go viral once the community figures out cool ways to use the move).


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+ Back4Revenge on July 26th, 2011 at 10:19 pm said:

Fix the @school.email.edu to allow for all .edu please!


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+ JetTone on July 26th, 2011 at 11:38 pm said:

I think the reason why it is not working for .edu address is because the program has ended. Under the terms and conditions it states “Program begins at 8:00AM Pacific Daylight Time (“PST”) on May 10, 2011 and ends at 11:59PM PST on June 30, 2011.” Prevents a lot of people who probably didn’t hear about this till today not be able to sign up and get it.


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+ Thrakadral on July 26th, 2011 at 11:52 pm said:

@66 Well why would they advertise signing up for it in their blog post if it had already expired. More sloppy work by Sony. I’m trying to be patient with this company but more and more I get the impression that they care little about the product they produce and even less about their customers.

A broken link in the blog post? An email form that accepts some valid addresses but not others? This is the work of an international and multi-billion dollar company? The “Welcome Back Program” was a joke. The PSN updates get more tepid every week. And one of the great “features” of PSN+ is playing a game for free for an hour? Seriously? I could go to Best Buy or Gamestop and play a game for an hour as well.

Shame on me I guess for still giving them money. It’s too bad really, because I dreamed of getting a PS3 for a long time. When I finally got it I was delighted, but the last few years are just draining away all the joy.


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+ coldenhas on July 27th, 2011 at 12:16 am said:

so my school email has the – symbol in and it won’t let me type that character… what should i do?


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+ DrAcoustic on July 27th, 2011 at 6:08 am said:

@66.. You might want to re-read the terms and conditions…”Program begins at 8:00AM Pacific Daylight Time (“PST”) on May 10, 2011 and ends at January 15, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.”
Nice try though…


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+ Gards on July 27th, 2011 at 8:16 am said:

I want to sign up as well but neither of my emails will work. I am a teacher and my @sarasota.k12.fl.us address won’t work. I am also a graduate student and my @mail.usf.edu also will not work. I am looking forward to downloading this…hopefully the sign up gets fixed soon!


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+ RomeoDude on July 27th, 2011 at 8:46 am said:

I’m a bit disappointed that a PS3 is required (unlike the Kinect SDK which only requires a Windows PC). I was hoping to pick up a Move to do some NUI research for my thesis, though neither me nor my university is willing to invest $300 in one.


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+ NissanFlyboy on July 27th, 2011 at 8:58 am said:

I’m having issues trying to sign up for it. My .edu address is “invalid”.

It looks like this ****_****.*****mail.*******state.edu.

* for privacy.


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+ brolol07 on July 27th, 2011 at 9:21 am said:

I bought this just so I could create Move games. I am going to college to become either a game designer or communication major. So would anybody take me under their wing and explain how to code so I can do this?


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+ Kirkpad on July 27th, 2011 at 12:23 pm said:

Lol I love it when people like @26 take my troll bait way too far. He bit that bait like a guppy. I was hoping a staff member would take the bait, but oh well.


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+ RaymondBel on July 27th, 2011 at 2:56 pm said:

Sony expects you to pay for giving them development ideas and applications! Wow, where do I sign up?


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+ Kangimo on July 27th, 2011 at 3:42 pm said:

For anyone who could not submit their email before, the page is fixed because my email was finally accepted. Thanks Sony!


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+ Gill_Figno on July 27th, 2011 at 5:49 pm said:

It’s fixed, guys. Nice work, Sony!


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+ Razrsharp on July 27th, 2011 at 6:01 pm said:

Cool, but has anyone gotten the voucher code yet?


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+ thebat991 on July 27th, 2011 at 6:53 pm said:

@John McCutchan If you could answer this that would be great if not that’s fine also. Do you know if they are going to make this available for High School students also? Next year, I am taking a CADD class and this would be an interesting thing to use as a tool for the subject. I just think $99 is a bit high. Maybe if it were $40- $60 would be fine.
This seems to be a great tool though. It’s nice that it is for multiple things- Physical Therapy/ PE sort of feel, learning, and than a tool that lets you create almost whatever you want considering this probably has a limit to what it can do. I just wish it was cheaper than my parents would probably let my buy it. Im only 17 lol.

Anyways, Nice post.


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+ Techni on July 27th, 2011 at 8:28 pm said:

$99 is an insult. It guarantees that almost no one will ever use the programs we make.
Kinect got so popular cause it’s SDK is free.
At most this should be is the same.


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+ Kangimo on July 27th, 2011 at 8:35 pm said:

@Razrsharp- In the Terms and Conditions, it states the vouchers take between two and five days to receive in your email. Thanks again, Sony!


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+ amak111 on July 27th, 2011 at 10:39 pm said:

Sony im in a Canadian College taking a programming program! We have .edu addresses, but they are all .ca at the end. My school has had them for 2 years…So why isnt ALL TYPES of .edu addresses accepted?


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+ CrusaderKnight on July 28th, 2011 at 7:20 am said:

They fixed the forum now so all .edu types should work now. I just used mine and it worked.


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+ Eromu on July 28th, 2011 at 7:34 am said:

@83

If you read the page you would notice the Academia Program is only open to the U.S. right now.


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+ AndrewGaspar on July 28th, 2011 at 2:41 pm said:

Sooo…. it finally took my e-mail address, but now I’m not getting an e-mail. GRAAAH!


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+ siriusbee on July 29th, 2011 at 1:23 am said:

Lolwut? Just saw this — how are you NOT making this free to software development enthusiasts/hobbyists as well? What crazy business angle are you coming from that asserts a $99 price tag for this type of sdk is even going to fly? Once again, you shoot yourself in the foot.

Rubbish!


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+ Tyrfing16 on July 29th, 2011 at 9:07 am said:

I would like to join to this program, I’m a computer science student in Universidad de Costa Rica, how do I do to join?. Do someone of the university have to contact sony or something like that?

I need to know because I want to propose this proyect to the University.


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+ sonicjosh on July 30th, 2011 at 12:38 am said:

Well I guess I can’t get it for free, considering that my college, while they own a .edu domain, they give out .net addresses to the students.


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+ pasword12 on July 30th, 2011 at 7:43 am said:

Now what about that High School students who are playing sports and got injured. Are they not allowed to get it free considering that we are in high school does that not make us students? Now I am a high school Cross Country runner and I hurt my knee on the last day of the season and this years season I been having trouble with it, I think that MOVE-ME would be a benifital to all injured athletes and reguler students intrested in gaming and programming.


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+ pasword12 on July 30th, 2011 at 7:49 am said:

Well I am a senor in high school and I plan to go into game design and programming this would be a great program to help with my protfolio but the price is way to much for me to afford. Now what about that High School students who are playing sports and got injured. Are they not allowed to get it free considering that we are in high school does that not make us students? Now I am a high school Cross Country runner and I hurt my knee on the last day of the season and this years season I been having trouble with it, I think that MOVE-ME would be a benifital to all injured athletes and reguler students intrested in gaming and programming.


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+ elchorno on August 1st, 2011 at 12:19 pm said:

I was finally able to get my mail.school.edu to be accepted into the form last Weds but still haven’t received the email from Sony yet.


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+ Kangimo on August 1st, 2011 at 6:09 pm said:

Same here so you probably shouldn’t worry. If we both submitted the same day and haven’t received yet, I am sure that it will eventually come.


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+ Eromu on August 3rd, 2011 at 5:24 am said:

Has anyone gotten it yet?

It’s been a week now and no code, no confirmation, no anything…


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+ Kangimo on August 3rd, 2011 at 1:06 pm said:

No, I have not received the code, either. My email was taken last Wednesday but still no code.


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