According to our sister site Next Generation, a PSP price drop to $149 may well be in the cards. Sony's handheld been getting spanked by Nintendo since the DS Lite was introduced, and high-paid analysts peg the company as likely to slash $50 from the system's price this fall. Well, those godawful thumb theater commercials can't be helping sales, but saving more than the price of a new game might... particularly now that gamers have to buy a Memory Stick, too, since the accessory-laden
Monday 14 August 2006
Soft drinks giant Coca-Cola has parodied Rockstar game Grand Theft Auto for its latest advert, which sees a rugged computer game character spreading the love in a Liberty City-type setting once he's purchased a bottle of the fizzy drink.
The advert takes place in a computer generated world and begins with a man in a leather jacket - who looks a lot like Fido from GTA III - tearing up the streets in a car and generally causing chaos. This all changes when he stops to buy a
Concave vs convex
In a Newsdump first, we're linking to ourselves. Today, we brought you the first images of the PlayStation 3 in the same room as the Xbox 360 - perhaps even doing naughty things together (they're much closer than we ever envisioned.) As Neo GAF poster Wario64 eloquently pointed out, "It's huge lol" - the PS3 is significantly larger than Microsoft's new console, in a distinct role reversal from the prior generation, when the original Xbox threatened to crush the PS2. We're
We've got a PS3 - and here it is rubbing shoulders with Xbox 360 for the first time ever!
Created by Sony as an accurately proportioned replica, the PS3 model may be made entirely from wood, but it takes more than a cursory glance to realise that it's not the genuine article and gave us a good impression of what the Sony powerhouse will look like nestling next to our TV.
The unit is certainly big, although not drastically bigger than an Xbox 360. Positioned vertically side-by-side, the PS3
Friday 11 August 2006
Gamers will have forgotten all about the lack of rumble in console pads by next year, reckons Matt Southern, producer of PlayStation 3 racer MotorStorm.
"By 2007 we'll say 'no rumble? What of it?'" Southern told Official PlayStation 2 Magazine. He believes "the many positives of PS3 far outweigh the lack of rumble".
Sony took the decision to remove the rumble feature, which was included with previous PlayStation controllers, as it said the vibration would interfere with
Bet you never expected the worst affliction you'd pick up from slaughtering zombies is eyestrain. Most reviewers are in agreement with us - Dead Rising is a hell of a lot of fun. What isn't fun is trying to read the game's tiny text if you're playing the game without a crisp, clear and huge HDTV. If you're stuck in standard definition, the text in the game is so tiny that - even on a decent-sized TV - it's hard or impossible to read, rendering some of the game's content
Between F-Zero and Wipeout, you'd think the future-racing genre would be well covered - well, Fatal Inertia hopes to carve out its own hovercraft-loving niche when it launches right alongside the PS3 this fall. Today we've got several new screens to unleash, most of which feature the game's offensive
Cheap HD? We'll see
According to statements made during the latest podcast from Microsoft's number one paid fanboy Major Nelson, the HD-DVD add-on for the Xbox 360 will be the cheapest HD-DVD player on the market when it comes out. Since you can pick one up for about 500 bucks these days, we're more than a little skeptical that this is true. We're guessing you don't figure in the price of the Xbox 360 hardware - Microsoft may well be pretending that isn't a factor. Unfortunately, they're not
We got a hot video from Ubisoft this morning featuring Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas producer Alexandre Parizeau dishing out the dirt on the gameplay behind the upcoming Clancy combat-simulator. Granted, most of the in-game footage shown is stuff that we've already seen from their E3 trailer, but it's definitely nice to have a little explanation from one of the bigwigs at
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PlayStation worldwide studios captain Phil Harrison told British newspaper The Guardian that he would be "amazed if the PlayStation 4 has a physical disc drive." Seems odd talk from a man still struggling to convince the world it needs the PlayStation 3 - and its Blu-ray drive.
According to Harrison, there are "right now more than 100 Blu-ray movies available today, in the US." Problem is, Phil, even when we give you credit for instant classics like Ultraviolet and Basic