241w ago - Sources close to Sony PSP development have hinted what Sony's planning to stick in its rumored smaller, sleeker PSP Go! console.
Remember the CES 2009 Press Release back in January? The one where SanDisk revealed a panoply of tinier, higher-speed memory products? Think those.
Think specifically the trailing bullet point, the one where Sony and SanDisk "have co-developed two expanded Memory Stick formats." Think something like the Memory Stick HG-Micro, with a 60MB/s transfer rate, approximately 40MB/s faster than original Memory Stick Duo.
As for all the folks reporting the PSP Go!'s will include dedicated internal flash memory, they may want to think again.
Ask yourself this: Why would Sony bother?
Think about pricing. Think about forcing consumers to eat the extra memory cost when Sony needs to be price-competitive with Nintendo. Think about obsolescence if memory card speeds and capacities increase in the near term. 16GB of internal memory? That's pretty much nothing at all once you've pulled down a handful of movies and games and loaded up most of your music collection. Look at Apple's iPod Classic....
241w ago - I predict the new Xbox, whatever it may be called, will be announced before years end and furthermore will be available sometime (probably second-half) in 2010. Here is why...
Phooey To Those Who Say It's To Early For A New Release Being so dominant in the computer world for so long now, Microsoft already has deep-seeded roots in a culture where people are willing to spend anywhere from $150 to $450 on a new graphics card, just one singular component of a PC.
As such, I am thinking the way they see it, why would people not be willing to upgrade to an entirely new console for around the same amount of money? The 360 is after-all already going to be four years old this November, and lets not forget, the first Xbox launched in November of 2001. Yep, that just four years prior to the 360's launch.
Still, plenty of people would definitely be upset by the news of a new console for a plethora of different reasons. Number one being that for whatever reason, people see consoles as being immune to the plague that affects all other technology: once something is released it is already dated.
I believe Microsoft knows this is the mindset, and the main reason I believe they are going to be able to pull off the release of a new console in the mind of many consumers "so soon" is...
241w ago - The upcoming MotoGP videogame promises to take the series in a totally new and exciting direction, whilst remaining faithful to the world's premier motorcycling championship.
Players will be rewarded for more than simply crossing the finishing line first and the game is set to include full and in-depth gameplay modes that deliver compelling online and offline content above and beyond the standard race experiences.
Press Release: CAPCOM ANNOUNCES NEW MotoGPTM GAME IS IN DEVELOPMENT
Monumental Games working on the forthcoming title in the MotoGP gaming series
London- April 28, 2009- Capcom┬® a leading worldwide developer and publisher of videogames, today announced that a new MotoGP title is in development. A continuation of Capcom's exclusive five year agreement with Dorna Sports, this latest addition to the MotoGP videogame franchise is being developed for the PLAYSTATION┬®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360┬® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft┬® by Monumental Games.
Rik Alexander commented "We're working very closely with Capcom to take the MotoGP franchise to new heights. No-one would question the experience of our team - what's amazing is the sheer energy which they're bringing to the project. Like Capcom, they want...
241w 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...