165w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared Split / Second PSP hands-on details today in what they call 'Feeling the Burn' of the upcoming title.
To quote: I know what you're thinking, and yes, the airplane still crashes onto the track in the middle of the race on the Airport Terminal track.
Track layouts also distort dynamically, environments crumble realistically, and towers teeter and topple majestically under the destructive spark of Split/Second's signature Power Plays.
In short, despite the smaller screen size, Split/Second's PSP incarnation does not skimp on the spectacle. The PSP version releases on November 16th with four-player ad-hoc Wifi multiplayer, and this week I took a pre-release version of the game for a spin.
Thanks to some dazzling real-time lighting and particle effects, Split/Second on the PSP looks remarkably similar to its PS3 big brother. The tracks layouts are nigh-identical, and the gameplay zips along at a speedy clip, blasting energetically through every one of its 30 frames per second no matter how many fireworks are on the screen.
The controls have been been subtly tweaked to accommodate the mobile nature of PSP gameplay, and they feel tight and responsive on the analog stick and d-pad. You can still slipstream...
228w ago - For the first time, the economic downturn appears to have caught up with the maker of the Wii, as sales and profits plunge.
Nintendo continues to operate profitably, something that can't be said for Sony, which faces the same conditions that Nintendo does, but announced another losing quarter today.
To quote: Japanese electronics companies face two significant issues when it comes to the current economy. The first is that the crisis has caused the currencies of larger, stable economies to increase in value.
The strength of the Yen has meant that overseas sales, which constitute the majority for many of these companies, are worth less; both Nintendo and Sony have been hit with this problem.
The second issue is that consumer spending has dropped, which means fewer products sold. So far, this hadn't been as severe a problem for Nintendo, but the trend finally caught up with it this quarter.
Compared to the same quarter a year ago, handheld sales dropped by nearly a million units, to just under 6 million total (over half of those were the DSi). Wii sales dropped by more than half, with only 2.23 million sold in the previous quarter. Software didn't fare as badly,...
To quote: It is here finally. Note that the library is incompatible with old version. Now all Add function return a pointer (an opaque type), not an integer. Intrafont.prx has also changed slightly, so make sure to use new intrafont.prx.
There are two version of the library, one with png support, and other without it. The one with png support additionally exports png and zlib functions in vlfutils.
Plans for future versions are like this:
1.1 C++ and D oop wrappers,add some missing functions and add other style to central menu,
2.0 Sound support, fix position bugs, and implement messagedialog natively.
There may be other versions in between. Also at some point I will look at how the new waves are drawn, it is not a gmo model.
257w ago - We're all looking forward to God of War III on PS3, and are especially excited by the prospect of taking Kratos on a Cell processor powered adventure through Hell.
But it seems there's one person in the world who's more excited than everyone else, and that's Fallout 3 lead producer Gavin Carter.
Speaking on the official PlayStation Web site, Carter said he was most looking forward to upcoming instalments of PlayStation series that haven't seen a true next generation debut, and chief among these is God of War and Final Fantasy.
He said: "Everything I've seen on the new Final Fantasy games has looked fantastic, and I feel faint when I think of the potential of a PS3 God of War game."
High praise indeed, especially when you consider it's coming from the lead producer of a game that for many was the best of 2008.
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