210w ago - Here is a list of games that are confirmed for E3 2009.
There will be more, but they will be surprises.
• Fat Princess
• God Of War 3
• Heavy Rain
• Ratchet And Clank: Future A Crack In Time
• Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
• White Knight Chronicles
• Motor Storm Arctic Edge
• Socom: U.S. Navy Seals Fireteam Bravo 3
212w ago - Today 1UP (linked above) has published a report on the new PSP, indicating that the new, UMD-less hardware will ship this Fall in Japan and North America, with Sony bringing 100 PSP titles to the PlayStation Store.
Below is also also has an artists' rendition of what the new PSP Go! may look like.
To quote: Sources confirm the next PSP will gain an internal flash drive, ditch UMD, and nix the rumored second analog nub.
Rumors of a major PSP hardware redesign have repeatedly bubbled to the surface over the last several months - some claiming the removal of the system's UMD disc drive, and others pointing to a second analog stick and sliding screen.
According to sources directly involved with the new system, we have learned that Sony will quell those rumors by unveiling their revamped PSP at this year's E3 conference in June.
Many have speculated that the update would be called either the PSP 2 or PSP-4000, but our sources claim Sony will forgo a numerical moniker in favor of a subtitle.
We've heard various rumored code names for the project (including PSP Slide, PSP Flip, and PSP Go!), but given that Sony has introduced the Go! brand of add-ons...
To quote: The Blu-Ray movie comes in at about 30GB due to a video bitrate of 27.8Mbps, and audio bitrate of about 1.9Mbps.
The demo however comes in at a huge 5.09GB (including 256MB of PS3 Update Data), which is very worrying, especially for Xbox 360 owners as the demo only has about an hour of gameplay.
Further analysis of the files in the demo show that there are two big movie files, one of which is 2.04GB (z016_ps3.wmp), and the second is 2.37GB (z000_ps3.wmp). This means that 4.41GB of the demo is just video.
Final Fantasy games are known for having a lot very high quality CG rendered movies, this means that the Xbox 360 version of the game will have to have lower quality video. Or another option is to take the route of Lost Odyssey, which had only one or two rendered movies, and the rest were in-engine. Despite this, Lost Odyssey still ended up using about 27GB of data due to repetition of textures, character models, and environment models.
So does this mean that the Xbox 360 will be getting...