Homestar to support GPS

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Impress Watch revealed today that Sega’s upcoming educational game, Homestar, will support the GPS peripheral announced earlier this year. Homestar will use the GPS device to gauge the players location and display a picture of the night sky that one would see at that location.

For those of you not in the know, Homestar is an educational “game” from Sega that will essentially turn your PSP into a portable planetarium. Homestar includes 5 million stars and other extraterrestrial objects as well as 15 guided tours of the heavens. There are even descriptions of different stellar bodies. A must have for astronomy enthusiasts! Homestar is slated to be released on 10/19 in Japan however no US release date has been announced.

[via IGN]

8 Responses to “Homestar to support GPS”

  1. 1 Mitchyd

    Cool. So it’s a go then, GPS.

  2. 2 Relentles

    Now, that is going to rock the PSP, stepping on up ot the next level!

  3. 3 Mitchyd

    Dear god, they should bring back the Top-Down GTA and use GPS for that! WOOT! lol…

    Running around my town would kick ass… kill that video store guy!

  4. 4 brianjr21

    interesting yes a next level no atleast they have one game to support the gps i guess wouldve been nice if it was acctually a game

  5. 5 ZephyrWest


    Sony is developing a new Hot Shots Golf game that will support GPS.

  6. 6 Mitchyd

    Whaaaaat? That would be mega kick ass to like…take a shot on hole 1 at home, then on the way to my ball, do it again in hot shots.

    That’d be one killer GPS system! :D

    Thing is, not everywhere has a hotspot, so very many places will be without GPS useage.

  7. 7 ZephyrWest

    I don’t think you understand how GPS works Mitchy. You don’t need wifi in order to use GPS; it works via satellite. :)

  8. 8 Davion

    Is there any way that I can be traced using a GPS reciver thorugh internet, like if am outside and my GPS is working is there any application by which anybody can trace me sitting on computer?

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