315w ago - Zx-81 has released an update to PSPCAP32, a Amstrad CPC emulator for the PSP. Version 1.3.1 represents a major upgrade from the previous release, featuring massive speed improvements and enhanced sound emulation.
- Major Speed improvements, it's really fullspeed even using GU rendering !
45 fps at 222Mhz using the fast mode, >50 fps for any mode at 266Mhz.
- Games on disk are now automatically loaded on startup !
- Menu to explore the disk content and possibly load files with
Basic RUN" command
- Sound improvements
- Add several news options such as one to display (or not) the border,
or to select disk startup mode etc ...
- Bug fix in the keyboard settings menu
(when the virtual keyboard is displayed, then you can still use the
d-pad to select menu items)
- Other bug fix and code cleaning
315w ago - PS3 to live 10 years: Sony's Dille on firmware updates, Competition & More
With the holiday shopping season about to be in full swing, we sit down with the big three console makers, get their thoughts on their 2007 year, why consumers should want their respective console this year, plans for after the new year and much more.
We wrap up our series with an interview with Sony's senior vice president of marketing, Peter Dille. While Sony may be in third place in the console horse race, behind Nintendo and Microsoft, don't count it out yet. As Dille is quick to point out, the PlayStation
3 is holding its own when it comes to core features and exclusive titles. While Microsoft grabbed headlines after grabbing previously exclusive PS3 titles like Assassin's Creed and Virtua Fighter 5, you're still only going to be playing games like Heavenly Sword, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune and Ratchet & Clank Future on Sony's machine. We talked with Dille about exclusivity, the embattled Blu-ray format and the company's plans for 2008.
Note: We originally intended this story to run Nov. 21, and after several delays and false starts, we finally got our questions answered. We apologize for the tardiness, Sony fans.
Game Informer: You face some serious competition this holiday season...
315w ago - Ubisoft may have released a patch for the PS3 version of Assassin's Creed, but unfortunately a number of gamers are reporting that the patch did nothing for them and the game is still freezing in various places.
To quote from the link above:
LOL - dont expect too much guys.
I was skeptic - and rightfully so. I downloaded the 25 MB update. Game launched and I tried to continue my game.
Altair froze on the blue loading screen - AS USUAL.
315w ago - Monthly sales of Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3) games console in Japan have overtaken those of rival Nintendo Wii for the first time.
Boosted by price cuts and the introduction of a cheaper version, PS3 sales totalled 183,217 in November, compared with 159,193 for the Wii.
The closely-watched figures from game magazine publisher Enterbrain will come as a welcome boost for Sony.
But analysts predict that the Wii will continue to dominate globally.
"Overseas, I don't really see the PS3 doing that much at Christmas time primarily because it's still more expensive than the other machines and has less software," said KBC Securities analyst Hiroshi Kamide.
Both the PS3 and the Wii were launched towards the end of last year.
Since then there have been some months in which five or six times as many Wii consoles have been sold in Japan.
"It's nice to see the PS3 selling much better than six months ago," added Mr Kamide.
"But is it a sustainable trend? Is it going to really escalate from here? I'm not so sure."
The Wii has benefited from a much lower price compared with both the PS3 and Microsoft's XBox, but also from the novelty of its handset, which is fitted with a motion sensor.