Opera Software is developing a special internet browser for DS, enabling handheld gamers to navigate the web on the move. The system will feature a PDA style touch-screen keyboard and comes packaged as a normal DS card.
A TV tuner has also been unveiled at a DS meeting in Japan. Developed with a Japanese company the tuner will fit into the DS game card slot, with an external aerial.
"Adding web browsing capabilities was a natural evolution" for DS, says Opera, and the browser will certainly
DS Lite will come in a range of three colors when it launches in Japan on March 2nd, with buyers of the trimmed-down handheld able to choose from a deep navy blue, bright turquoise, or stark white body color.
Recently we saw some unofficial images of DS Lite, but today Nintendo has officially issued a new batch of photos showing the new stylus slot and power-switch, as well as the redesigned D-pad and buttons.
Nintendo still hasn't confirmed any details regarding a US launch for DS Lite, so
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.
In between staggering under a nametag that reads '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
Capcom has confirmed that Resident Evil 5 will be released on next-gen consoles PS3 and Xbox 360 - but not Nintendo's Revolution.
The sequel's action will take place in sunlit urban environments rather than the series' usual doom and gloom-laden interiors.
Early screenshots have also revealed a Chris Redfield look-alike in the lead role hinting that the plot might a take a turn back towards the Racoon cityscape of Code Veronica and, most importantly, mark a return for the zombies, according
The Marie Celeste of gaming has heaved into view again with two new multiplayer screens from that piece of spectral software, Starcraft:
Players of World of Warcraft are about to find themselves caught up in a flurry of passion. From tomorrow (11 February), a love sickness will begin to infect non-player characters, and the fantasy world will celebrate Valentine's day by decorating Horde and Alliance capital cities with frilly ribbons, flowers and streamers.
To solve the doting mystery, players must keep an eye out for doe-eyed guards, innkeepers and townsfolk who have become amorous, which is indicated by a small heart
Here's a duo of images for New Super Mario Bros, the platforming plumber's handheld outing, which show just how the DS touch screen will be used while smashing, stomping and leaping through the nostalgia-tastic 2D levels.
The touch screen works as a scoreboard and inventory, and you can select power-ups with the stylus for instant mushroom energy. There's also a progress bar to flag up Mario and Luigi's position in the level - great for tracking a wireless rival as you race through the levels
From this Wednesday players of Counter Strike: Source will be able to download the VIP Mod, an independently developed add-on for the game which resurrects VIP mode, a much loved match-type from the original Counter Strike that wasn't included in the Source-powered update.
One counterterrorist player acts as the VIP, a pistol-carrying character who must be protected by team mates and shepherded to an extraction point on the other side of the level.
Terrorists, on the other hand, need to
Today Konami fired a broadside of PSP shots and details from its forthcoming WWII naval strategy game, Steel Horizons.
Designed for DS and PSP, the game takes place around the major battles of WWII but offers a fictional set of 20 watery missions and a secret, shadowy enemy who is armed with lots of fancy, futuristic weaponry.
And being positioned midway between Advance Wars and Command & Conquer-style titles, the game mixes both real-time elements and turn-based battling.
Along with the
Take 2, parent company of publisher Rockstar, has announced that Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, originally a PSP exclusive game, will be released for PlayStation 2 later this year.
Also confirmed for release in 2006 are Rockstar's controversial school game Bully and two PSP games, one of which is described as an "all-new" Grand Theft Auto.
These announcements are part of Take 2's financial report to the City in which it outlined its release schedule for the upcoming year.