A delay on final specifications for PS3's super technology is threatening to push back the launch of the next-gen platform, although Sony isn't budging on its spring launch plans.
"We're aiming for spring, but we haven't announced specific regions," a Sony spokeswoman has stated. The company is still waiting for final hardware specifications on key PS3 parts, such as the Blu-ray DVD drive and sound and video inputs, which come from mysterious sounding "industry consortiums."
Sony will show off PlayStation 3 at the Taipei Games Show in Taiwan next week, allocating a quarter of its show-floor space to the super-hardware.
It'll be the first outing for the next-gen console since last year's E3 event and hopes are high that the machine will be available for a hands-on experience.
A playable version of PS3 would undoubtedly be the star of the show and could potentially affect the impact of Microsoft's big Xbox 360 push in Taiwan, which is due to get underway on March
A top Sony exec has confirmed that both Sony's own Warhawk and Lair from developer Factor 5 are already lined up as launch titles for PS3.
When not staggering under a nametag that read "Co-Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and Corporate Executive Officer of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc", Mr Jack Tretton was the man who let the feline flee from its fabric encasement during an online interview.
Answering a question about PS3 power and the previously seen demos, Tretton said,
Valve has confirmed today that Half-Life 2: Episode Two is in development, continuing Valve's drive into brand new episodic content for Half-Life 2 after announcing Episode One last week.
Episode One - which was originally titled Aftermath - will follow in the "more questions than answers" style of Half-Life 2, with no all-encompassing conclusion to tie up the hundreds of plot-lines. Instead, the expansion will explore what has happened to both the Combine Citadel and Dr Breen after Gordon's
Microsoft chief Bill Gates has been speaking about Halo 3 for Xbox 360 and believes that it will be a "super great product."
Bill also revealed that Bungie will be given all the time it needs to make the intergalactic FPS a killer-app for Xbox 360.
"It's up to the team when it wants to ship Halo 3 and it's going to take its time to make the game a super great product. So even we don't know when it will come out," he told Engadget.com.
He also took time to discuss the upcoming hardware battle
On March 3rd, Xbox 360 owners will be able to download a multiplayer demo of Nazi-blasting shooter The Outfit from Xbox Live, enabling them to experience the game's WWII-set team-based skirmishes.
The demo features the "Strategic Victory" match type, where you must secure command points and objectives scattered throughout the environments.
Up to eight players can get involved with the action, picking between Axis and Allied characters and using the game's "Destruction on Demand" feature to
Empire Interactive has released details and shots of FlatOut 2, the sequel to its extreme racing game that combined detail and tight physics with over the top action.
Developer Bugbear Entertainment has taken the predictable bigger and better approach to FlatOut 2, and so has included twice as many new cars, nearly double the number of tracks, a new and improved Championship mode and six new minigames, which usually involve hurling your driver through the windscreen so you can admire the
Nintendo has announced that it will soon launch two "major new initiatives" for its dual-screen handheld DS, namely free downloadable demos and the ability to chat using the machine's Wi-Fi capabilities.
The downloadable demos will be available from participating retail stores, where a kiosk will beam wireless content out to DS devices. All the user has to do is click through the DS menu screen and select which demo they want to access. The content will automatically download and will remain
That gaping GBA slot that blighted the look of the original DS won't trouble the slimmed down version: DS Lite comes with a port "plug" that slips into the GBA cartridge slot.
We first thought that Lite would have a letterbox-style flap over the hole, but from these brand new screens of the streamlined handheld you can clearly see just how the gaping problem is solved.
With the Japanese launch date rapidly approaching, we'll be hunting down a real-life DS Lite to give you a hands-on report
We've received an official confirmation that Football Manager 2006 for Xbox 360 will require wannabe coaches to install a hard disk drive into their machines.
"We wanted to give Xbox 360 users a superior game experience with the same richness and tactical depth that Football Manager has traditionally offered," a Sega spokesperson informed us. "We asked Microsoft whether we could develop Football Manager 2006 to be a hard drive-only game."
Microsoft agreed to the request, enabling developer