Nintendo Wii Hardware Architecture Diagram available!

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304w ago - Bushing has posted a Nintendo Wii Hardware Architecture Diagram recently.

To quote from his page linked above: Inspired by henke37's idea of making a diagram that shows how the different processors on the Wii relate to each other, I took a stab at it. I got a little carried away I guess.

I can't promise everything here is right - there are just too many things we don't know, and even some of the things we do know, we don't all agree on.

So, here's my first attempt at summing it all up...
 

Fatal Inertia EX Goes Gold, Hits PSN June 19

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305w ago - Koei have announced that Fatal Inertia EX will be coming to the PSN on June 19 for $29.99 (they will not be releasing the product at retail).

The game was meant to be a PS3 launch title, but the team at Koei Canada encountered development issues. The game supports Dual Shock 3 and Sixaxis tilt control.

The PS3 version of the game will feature a number of enhancements over the 360 original, including a "re-tuned" control set designed to take advantage of the DualShock 3, upgraded visual effects, and eight additional tracks.

Press Release: FATAL INERTIA®EX COMING EXCLUSIVELY TO PLAYSTATION® STORE ON JUNE 19, 2008

KOEI's futuristic racer reaches gold status. The free demo and complete version will debut simultaneously and exclusively on PLAYSTATION Network on June 19, 2008.

Burlingame, CA - June 11, 2008 - KOEI, recognized worldwide as the premier brand of strategy and action games, today announced that Fatal Inertia®EX has reached gold status and will be available on June 19, 2008 exclusively on PLAYSTATION® Network, and only for PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. A free demo of Fatal Inertia EX which includes an online multiplayer mode will also be available on the same day.
 

WWDC 2008: iPhone Games Hit in July

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305w ago - At its Worldwide Developers Conference today, Apple announced that the first full-fledged games for iPhone will be released alongside the launch of iPhone App Store this July.

SEGA's Super Monkey Ball will be one of the initial launch titles, featuring a whopping 110 stages spanning five worlds. Pricing is set at $9.99.

Other titles shown at the conference include Enigmo, Cro-Mag Rally, and a God of War-like 3D action game. Games less than 10 MB in size can be downloaded directly via the iPhone.

If larger, you'll have to use WiFi connection or iTunes on the PC. Pricing for future games will be ultimately up to the developers themselves, with Apple taking a 30 percent royalty cut.
 

Too Human: Flop or Xbox 360's Next Big Hit?

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305w ago - Too Human is produced by renowned Canadian developer Silicon Knights. The masterminds behind critically-acclaimed hits such as Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes and Eternal Darkness, Silicon Knights brings a wealth of knowledge, story-based design and gameplay expertise to usher in the next-generation of video gaming.

Too Human has been in development for well over a decade dating back all the way to the PS1 era. Now after all this time it is finally nearing it's release. The development road seems to have been full of stumbling blocks related to the Unreal Engine 3 initially. Along the way the UE3 powered Too Human even led to a lawsuit between Silicon Knights and Epic.





With Silicon Knights citing their discontent with Epic's technology they eventually scrapped the engine in favor of their own build. The early game previews were met with mixed results. So the real question is will Too Human be the next big hit in the action/RPG genre that Xbox 360 enthusiasts have been waiting for?

Xbox 360-exclusive, Too Human's August release is playing on Silicon Knights president and founder Denis Dyack nerves. Poor initial previews are apparently the cause. But these, he insists were down to the Epic engine initially used in the demos. Silicon Knights is, of...
 

Metallic Blue PSP Hits Japan This July

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306w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment Japan today announced plans to release two new PSP hardware bundle packages on July 17.

The value pack consists of a Metallic Blue colored PSP, along with a pouch, hand strap, cloth, a 32MB Memory Stick, and a D Terminal AV Cable.

Then there's the 1 Seg Pack, which includes the same PSP, in addition to a 1GB Memory Stick and 1 Seg TV tuner. Both packs will retail for 23,800 yen and 29,800 yen respectively.

Press Release: Tokyo, June 3, 2008 - Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ), a division of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) responsible for business operations in Japan, today announced that it would release two PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) packs in "Metallic Blue" color, "PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) Metallic Blue Value Pack" and "PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) Metallic Blue 1 Seg Pack," featuring a new color for the summer season. Beginning Thursday July 17th, 2008, "PSP Metallic Blue Value Pack" and "PSP Metallic Blue 1 Seg Pack" will be released as a limited offer at recommended retail prices of 23,800 yen (including tax) and 29,800 yen (including tax) respectively.

"PSP Metallic Blue Value Pack" comprises a new "Metallic Blue" PSP, pouch, hand strap, cloth, a 32MB Memory Stick™ Duo, as well as a "D...
 







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