Thursday, January 27, 2011

Atari Have Released A New Trailer For Test Drive Unlimited 2 Showing Jaguar Cars

Atari have released a new trailer for Test Drive Unlimited 2. the trailer uses in-game action to show several of the Jaguar cars in the game.

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EA Have Released New Screenshots And A Trailer For Shift 2 Unleashed

EA have released a new trailer and screenshots for Shift 2 Unleashed. the trailer focuses on the games campaign mode and has in-game action from several different classes. the screenshots are also in-game and show several different cars.

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Namco Bandai Have Released A New Trailer For Ridge Racer 3D

Namco Bandai have released a new trailer for their upcoming Nintendo 3DS launch period game, Ridge Racer 3D. no gameplay is shown in the trailer as it appears to be mostly from the opening cinematic.

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Sony Announce PS3 Firmware Update 3.56 And Its Out Now

Sony have announced firmware 3.56 update for the PS3 and i can confirm that the update is out now. Sony say the update is minor and just a security patch.

Source: USA Playstation Blog

Kotaku Have Released A Size Comparison Chart Featuring The PSP2, 3DS, iPhone, PSP And DS

Kotaku have put together a size comparison guide for the PSP2. the PSP2 ends p being the biggest, its the device on the right, with the iPhone 4 the smallest. if you go to the link below you can see this size chart much bigger.

Source: Kotaku

Sony Have Released A Concept Video For The NGP

Before the NGP was shown off, Sony showed a concept video for the device. The video shows a number of features like trophies and communicating with people near by, as well as some possible game teases like Motorstorm, Lemmmings, and Sly Cooper. A Number of sites now have the video and i have included Joystiq's below.

Source: Joystiq

Sony Reveal The Games Shown During The Playstation Meeting For The NGP

During Sony's Playstation Meeting event they revealed the NGP. The NGP will support trophies. several games franchises were shown running on the NGP, they include:
  • Killzone
  • Uncharted
  • WipEout
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Call of Duty
  • Resistance
  • Little Deviants
  • Hot Shots Golf
  • Reality Fighters
  • Gravity Daze
  • Smart As
  • Broken
  • Hustle Kings
Additional games shown include Dungeon Defenders, which took a week to convert from PS3 to PSP2.

Sources: USA Playstation Blog, Eurogamer

Sony Have Detailed The Technical Specs For The NGP

Sony have detailed the technical specs for the NGP Hardware, no specific details have been released regarding the game cards. Its also been revealed that the GPU will be a quad core. Engadget say they've "...never seen a handheld this powerful"

ARM® Cortex™-A9 core (4 core)

SGX543MP4+ (4 Core)

External Dimensions
Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)

(Touch screen)
5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colors, OLED
Multi touch screen (capacitive type)

Rear touch pad
Multi touch pad (capacitive type)

Front camera, Rear camera

Built-in stereo speakers
Built-in microphone

Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Three-axis electronic compass

Built-in GPS
Wi-Fi location service support

Keys / Switches
PS button
Power button
Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left)
Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)
Shoulder buttons (Right/Left)
Right stick, Left stick
START button, SELECT button
Volume buttons (+/-)

Wireless communications
Mobile network connectivity (3G)
IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1x1)(Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode)
Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR (A2DP/AVRCP/HSP)

Additional Tech Specs From Engadget

Sony Reveal The Successor To The Playstation Portable, Currently Codenamed NGP

Sony have revealed the successor to the Playstation Portable. its not officially called the PSP2 and currently is called NGP. The NGP is set to come out at the end of 2011. You can click on each of the pictures to see them much bigger.

The NGP is the first handheld to come with two analogue sticks, not the analogue Nubs the Playstation Portable came with. other new additions include 2 new cameras, a new User Interface and a 5" OLED Screen. Some software features that come with NGP and games include Near, A location based service that details where your PSN friends are and what they are playing. LiveArea comes with every game and details what your friends have done in it and recent accomplishments from users around you.

One of the biggest changes is the lack of a UMD Drive. all downloadable PSP games from the PSN will work on the NGP, whilst NGP games will be available on a game card. the cards will not only hold the game, but they will have enough space for game saves, DLC, and updates.


Press Release

Tokyo, January 27, 2011 – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced its next generation portable entertainment system (codename: NGP), which delivers the ultimate portable entertainment experience. NGP will make its debut at the end of the year 2011.

NGP is designed to offer unparalleled interactive entertainment that is only possible on PlayStation®. This new system offers a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context, made possible by leveraging SCE’s experience from both PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) and PlayStation®3 (PS3®) entertainment systems.

Deep and immersive gaming is at the core of PlayStation’s DNA, and NGP is the latest embodiment of this vision. By having both Wi-Fi and 3G network connectivity, together with various applications, NGP will enable infinite possibilities for users to “encounter,” “connect,” “discover,” “share” and “play” with friends wherever they are. Within the device are a range of features that provide a genuinely cutting-edge, next generation ultimate portable entertainment experience.

Stunning OLED and Revolutionary User Interface
NGP incorporates a beautiful multi-touch 5-inch organic light emitting display (OLED) as the front display. A high-performance CPU / GPU combined with OLED enables rich, visually striking graphics never seen before on a portable entertainment system, for both games and other digital entertainment content. The new system also incorporates a unique multi-touch pad on the rear, and together with the front touch display, NGP offers new game play allowing users to interact directly with games in three dimension-like motion, through “touch, grab, trace, push and pull” moves of the fingers.

Super Oval Design and Dual Analog Sticks
While succeeding the basic design philosophy of PSP, NGP adopts the Super Oval Design form factor, created to fit comfortably in users’ hands. For the first time, a portable entertainment system will feature two analog sticks, which enable a wider range of game genres to be brought into the portable experience.

Every game title for NGP will be provided with a space called “LiveArea™” where users can share the fun and excitement with other players. Users will have access to the latest information of games provided from SCE and 3rd party developers and publishers through PlayStation®Network. Additionally, NGP users will be able to view an “Activity” log that is constantly updated with accomplishments from users who are playing the same game, which in turn can trigger active real-time communication among users.

SCE will also provide location-based services on NGP as part of the basic features utilizing PlayStation Network. The new application called “Near,” developed specifically for this service and the network, will be pre-installed in the system to let users find out what their friends in the vicinity are playing now or what they were playing recently. Users can meet their friends and new players virtually, regardless of what games they are playing, simply by sharing their game information across different dimensions of time and distance.

New Game Medium
NGP adopts a new game medium, a small flash memory based card, dedicated for NGP software titles. Taking advantage of the flash memory feature, this innovative card can store the full software titles plus add-on game content or the game save data directly on to the card. By adopting flash memory based card, SCE will be able to provide game cards with higher capacity in the future, allowing developers to store more game data to deliver rich and immersive games.

NGP will also come equipped with two cameras on its front and rear, as well as three motion sensors, gyroscope, accelerometer and electronic compass, all of which are designed to enable users to enjoy the world of entertainment that is linked with real life experiences.

PlayStation®Suite (PS Suite), announced today, will also closely coordinate with NGP. The newly developed and released game content for Android™ based portable devices can also be enjoyed on NGP. As a result, users will have access to not only the most leading-edge content, but also some of the more casual experiences that typify the mobile market place.

SCE will vigorously promote NGP towards the launch as the next generation portable entertainment platform and deploy various measures to further expand the portable gaming market.

Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Wednesday 26th January

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Wednesday 26th January

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Tuesday 25th January
  • QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Tuesday 25th January
  • PSP2: Pictures of the Playstation Meeting invite leaked, it mentions OLED Scren, 3G, and Android
  • PS3: BioWare announce they are looking into reports of Mass Effect 2 save file corruption, asks fans for details on issue
  • PS3: The latest Call Of Duty Black Ops Patch adds an Xbox Live error to the game regarding party chat
  • EA will make a statement later regarding if disgraced Football Pundit Andy Gray will be in FIFA 12
  • Android: Google reveal changes are coming to Android Market, in-app payment system, illegal apps to be removed
  • The latest Famitsu reveals Platinum Games next game is Max Anarchy. PS3/360 online action combat game, Jack from Madworld
  • Android: Engadget have an in-depth hands on preview with a prototype Playstation Phone, some things not yet working
  • PSP: Final Fantasy Type 0 details, Multiplayer game, 0 used to show its new type of FF game, focus on Mythology + more
  • Namco Bandai teasing a game, speculation is its a localization of Tales Of Graces F
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks UK PSP Digital Comic Store Update
  • QTE Blog: Zero Punctuation - Minecraft
  • PC: Its reported Star Wars The Old Republic is set for a September release
  • Its reported some Kaos employees fear that once Homefront is released, THQ Will move them to Montreal or close the studio
  • QTE Blog: Capcom Have Released New Screenshots For Moto GP 10/11 Showing Co-Op and Championship Mode
  • QTE Blog: Insomniac Games Announce Resistance: A Hole in the Sky, A Novel Set Between Resistance 2 And 3
  • Video has emerged that shows Batman and Joker working together to defeat enemies, unknown if official or from Arkham City
  • Crytek's Cevat Yerli has admitted they have the plot for Crysis 3 plotted, will make game if 2 sells well
  • QTE Blog: Sony Announce A Single Player 2D and 3D Demo For Killzone 3 Comes Out On 9th And 16th February
  • Telltale Games have announced Back To The Future will get a retail release as are future games from them
  • 360: Microsoft reset Gamerscore and added Cheater to the gamercard of a 11 year old Autistic boy, it can't be reversed
  • QTE Blog: Sony Have Released A New Killzone 3 Trailer Showing Multiplayer In A Jungle Level
  • 360: Crytek say they are working to resolve multiplayer issues with Crysis 2
  • Square Enix have filed trademarks for Imaginary Range and Story of the Fairy's Journey