210w ago - According to Hardocp.com (linked above), the British Royal Navy sailors in the UK are being issued with PSPs in order to help them with their training.
Apparently, the PSP units come preloaded with slides and commentary which are about 8-12 minutes per training session.
To quote: "While the US builds PS3-based grids for cracking passwords, the UK is buying Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) units and issuing them to Royal Navy sailors for use in training. The units come preloaded with study packages of slides and commentary and are about 8-12 minutes per session.
The first to receive the devices are marine warfare engineering technicians, who maintain the fleet's radar, sonar, VHF radio and communications systems.
If the PSPs are a success, their distribution could be widened throughout the Navy, starting with air and marine engineers but potentially to many other disciplines."
218w ago - It's only been a few days since the release of the PSPGo and the console is already getting an unofficial price cut in the UK.
Numerous reports indicate that a number of retailers have already slashed the price of the system, as follows:
UK retailers have already started dropping the price of PSPgo, with Amazon, Play, GAME and HMV now selling the machine for £199.99.
It was £224.99 when it launched last week.
SCEE said earlier today that PSP hardware sales have risen since PSPgo released on October 1st.
According to Eurogamer, Sony announced a PSP sales increase of 120 per cent following the launch of the PSPgo, although the new model only matched the existing PSP-3000 in terms of units shifted over the weekend.
219w ago - Last week Sony announced that several new PlayStation 3 250GB bundles will be hitting Europe, and today ElectronicTheatre (linked above) received confirmation on the UK retail pricing for them.
To quote: "The recently revealed 250GB PlayStation 3 will arrive in Europe this Thursday, October 1st 2009, and today the official UK Recommended Retail Price (RRP) and package contents have been revealed.
In addition to the FIFA 10 and Need for Speed SHIFT bundles announced last week, the 250 GB PlayStation 3 will be available as a stand alone unit from October 1st with an RRP of £299.99. The standard package comes bundled with a Wireless DUALSHOCK 3 Controller, an AC Power Cord (or Euro-AV cable, where applicable), an AV cable and a USB Cable, along with the new, small PlayStation 3 model.
Twelve of the fifteen retailers Electronic Theatre contact proposed their own bundles, or a reduced retail price of around £285. The 120GB PlayStation 3 retails with an RRP of £249.99 in the UK."
219w ago - We've previously covered the WODE which is set to revolutionize the Nintendo Wii modification scene.
USB Loaders have their downfalls as they don't boast 100% compatibility and are limited to the WBFS a file system designed for the loaders.
The WODE is a totally hardware based solution that comes with the compatibility and reliability of a modchip - something you can't get with software loaders. Anyway, the WODE Team have just launched a Web site for their upcoming modification.
It doesn't reveal much, but the opening animation is interesting. It seems the stand for the Wii houses a port and the intro shows it using a USB hard drive or an Ethernet card. That totally got my attention.
To quote: WODE will include a Flatmod type mainboard that attaches (solderless) to the Wii drive cable similar to other available chips.
It also comes with it's own vertical stand that harnesses a slave board with built-in LCD, USB, and SD slot. The SD card is used to house the powerful Linux-based WODE software.
WODE is compatible with WII DMS, D2B, D2A, D2C, D2C2, D3, D3-2 boards. The OS is LINUX and allow to manage WIFi connection and many...
224w ago - Zen Studios Managing Director Zsolt Kigyossy has announced that Street Fighter 'hadoukens' Zen Pinball today on PlayStation Network, as follows:
Get your flippin' fingers ready! It's my pleasure to announce that today ZEN Pinball Street Fighter II Tribute is making its worldwide debut as the first expansion table for ZEN Pinball.
That's right, we've coordinated our launch efforts with our friends over at Sony to make sure that our fans on both sides of the pond can experience on day one the legendary Street Fighter franchise as only ZEN Pinball can deliver. We also included a few screens below for a first look at the table!
And for everyone looking for a great value... well you can be the judge and jury! In the US you can grab the Street Fighter inspired table for only $2.49, and a mere 1.99 EURO in Europe. Not bad, right? For more information, be sure to check out the official site for ZEN Pinball at: www.zenpinball.com.