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Sony unveils spectacular new NGP demo

PlayStation's favourite dinosaur is back

Sony took the wraps of a new NGP (PSP2) augmented reality tech demo at GDC 2011 in San Francisco this afternoon - and left the crowd stunned.

Having showed a virtual mini-monkey dancing on the real-life PS3 box for Ape Escape, SCEJ New Software Solutions exec Tsutomu Horikawa saved the best to last.

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He first reintroduced the crowd to an old dinosaur video, which Sony used as a tech demo to launch PSOne over a decade ago.

Having walked to the centre of the room, Horikawa then aimed an NGP towards an A3-sized image of a T-Rex on the floor. The rep then raised the camera of the NGP up towards the ceiling, to reveal a virtual jurassic monster as tall as GDC's Moscone Center.

As he moved the NGP down, it showed the beast's neck and body - drawing gasps and applause from the assembled audience.

CVG managed to capture a brief video of the demo in action, which you can check out below.

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[Update: IGN video added below]

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