Monday 14 August 2006
PSP will not drop in price, Sony has confirmed, despite recent reports by US analysts that a price cut is imminent.
"There is a [PSP] price cut coming in the second half of the year," said PJ McNealy of American Technology Research, as he reasoned that PSP has "lost momentum" and Sony needs to chase the runaway success of Nintendo's DS. However, when we contacted Sony we were told: "There are no plans to cut the price of PSP at this time." Although, this doesn't rule out
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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
Friday 11 August 2006
Sega is to release Sega Mega Drive Collection for PSP, which, as the title suggests, is a collection of Mega Drive games in one simple package.
There will be over 30 classic games that first appeared on Sega's 16-bit console squeezed on to one UMD and the line-up will include Altered Beast, Sonic the Hedgehog, Shinobi III, Phantasy Star and Golden Axe.
Many of the games will make use of PSP's wireless connectivity so gamers can team up or play against their mates.
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
Today, Sega's primarily known for its Sonic the Hedgehog games, but back in 1989, the company's first hardware powerhouse made Nintendo quake in its market-dominating boots. The Sega Genesis remains one of the most revered consoles of all time, and later this fall you'll get a crack at 28 classic games on the Sega Genesis Collection.
The 16-bit compilation will include, obviously, Sonic again, but the inclusion of Shinobi III and Ristar hint that this may actually be a collection worth looking
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
You know that insatiable need we all have to violently explode evil clowns and mutated gorillas? You'll be able to fuel that fire early next year with arcade-shooter Cash Money Chaos, which, on paper, sounds like a pretty hot blend of PlayStation classic Loaded and Smash TV.
Chaos is offering up 50 overhead levels swarming with grotesque enemies, collectible prizes and, of course, all sorts of belt-fed power-ups. You'll be running though an alien playground, made up to look something like a
Companion site Next Generation has compiled a list of the 50 best-selling handheld games of the 21st century, and it's no surprise that Nintendo's mark is all over it. As you're probably aware, it's only 2006, so we've still a few years to go until a definitive list of this century's games can be crafted, but honestly, who wants to wait that long?
Despite its relatively short time at retail, the PSP has several games that made the cut, but make no mistake, the Game Boy Advance and DS dominate
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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
Tuesday 8 August 2006
Square Enix, the developer behind Final Fantasy and a host of other successful RPGs, has decided to start work on its own games machine.
It seems Square has been liaising with Japanese coin-op giant Taito to produce some sort of games related hardware. If that sounds vague, that's because Squre Enix president Yoichi Wada doesn't seem too clear on what the product will be either. "In our talks with Taito [which was acquired by Square Enix in September], ideas for an actual