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Sony Unveils PS3 and PSP Tokyo Game Show 2008 Lineup

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324w ago - Kurosaki Ichigo of NeoGAF (linked above) has shared Sony's TGS 2008 lineup, as follows:

PS3 Playable Games Announced:

- Guitar Hero 3 Legends of Rock (Activision)
- FIFA 09 (EA)
- Street Fighter IV (Capcom)
- Biohazard 5 (Capcom)
- Lumines Supernova (Q Entertainment)
- Metal Gear Online (Konami)
- Way of the Samurai 3 (Spike)
- Sonic World Adventure (Sega)
- Socom: Confrontation (Zipper)
- PlayStation Home (Sony)
- Doko Demo Issyo (Sony)
- Motor Storm 2 (Sony)
- LittleBigPlanet (Sony)
- Resistance 2 (Sony)
- WWE 2009 SmackDown vs RAW (THQ)
- Gundam Musou 2 (Bandai Namco)
- Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm (Bandai Namco)

Not Announced:

1 Irem
1 Konami
9 SCEJ

PSP Playable Games Announced:

- Sengoku Basara: Battle Heroes (Capcom)
- Shin Sangoku Musou: Multi Raid (Koei)
- Musou Orochi: Maou Sairin (Koei)
- Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep (Square Enix)
- Dissidia Final Fantasy (Square Enix)
- Clank & Ratchet: Maru Hi Mission (Sony)
- Saru Get You: SaruSaru Daisakusen (Sony)
- Patapon 2 (Sony)
- Bleach: Soul Carnival (Sony)
- Mainichi Issho Portable (Sony)
- Yuusha no Kuse ni Namaikida Or 2 (Sony)
 

Speculation: PS4 could be Based on Cell Architecture

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324w ago - Some interestng speculation on ps3fanboy about the potential target date of the PS4 and cell processing. To quote:

Perhaps the PS3 was a bit too ahead of its time. The console was almost absurdly expensive when it launched -- and not just for consumers. In spite of an initial $600 price tag, Sony lost hundreds of dollars on every system manufactured.

The combination of Blu-ray drive and Cell processor made the PS3 a bit too bleeding edge, perhaps. A report from respectable Japanese site PC Watch suggests that Sony may be considering a cheaper alternative for the next-generation PS4.

Nintendo found great success (and profitability) with Wii by releasing hardware that was only marginally more powerful than the Gamecube. Sony may mimic that trend by having PS4 hardware based on the same Cell architecture as the PS3. Keeping the same architecture will help developers, many which have only recently come to grips with the complex processes of Sony's proprietary system.

However, one particular note in the report has us quite worried: according to PC Watch, the Sony wants to launch a new system, before the competition -- eyeing a 2011 release. With the PS3 still so relatively young, we'd hate to see Sony raise a white...
 

PSPColem: ColecoVision Emulator for PSP v1.2.0 Update out!

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325w ago - Zx-81 has updated PSPColem today, a Colecovision Emulator for PlayStation Portable. For those who haven't seen previous versions, ColEm is one of the best emulator of the ColecoVision videogame system, and PSPColem is a port to PSP of Colem (Unix version 1.0).

Download: PSPColem v1.2.0 for PSP CFW 4.x / PSPColem v1.2.0 for PSP FW 1.5

What's new in version 1.2.0:

- Cheat support !
- Memory monitoring engine to find your own cheat code !
- Zip rom files are now decompressed in memory (much faster !)
- New render modes and vertical shift feature
- Improve file requester with virtual keyboard to choose
sequentially rom files beginning with a given letter
- Add documentation for settings in help menu
- A thumbnail image is now displayed in the file requester
while selecting any file with the same name of a previously
saved game (roms, keyboard, settings).
It might be very helpful to recognize that game later if you
have thousand different games in your rom folder !
- The virtual keyboard is now usable in the file requester menu to
choose the first letter...
 

2K Games: BioShock for PS3 Goes Gold; Demo Arrives Thursday

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325w ago - 2K Games has announced BioShock for PlayStation 3 System has gone gold Gold. Additionally, a consumer demo will be available for download from the PlayStation Network starting Thursday, October 2, 2008.

Press Release: 2K Games announced today that BioShock for PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system has gone gold and will be available at retailers across North America on October 21 and internationally on October 17. Additionally, PlayStation 3 system owners will be able to experience their first foray into Rapture with the release of the playable demo, available for free download from the PlayStation Network starting Thursday, October 2.

Developed by 2K Marin, 2K Boston, 2K Australia and Digital Extremes, BioShock for the PlayStation 3 system contains all-new content that augments and extends the experience in exciting ways. BioShock for the PlayStation 3 system contains new features such as the inclusion of the Survivor difficulty mode, Trophy support and the addition of all-new Add-On Game Content that will be available for download shortly after launch. Pricing and availability for Add-On Game Content will be specified at a later date.

BioShock is a narrative-driven action experience that allows players to do the impossible as they journey through an amazing, immersive and terrifying...
 

Philips Demonstrates 3D on Blu-ray at IFA 2008

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325w ago - Philips has shown off 3D on Blu-ray at IFA 2008. A demo at the event shows that its 2D plus depth content format can be applied to Blu-ray, which has the effect of enabling a more life-like viewing experience on a variety of different display sets.

To quote: The demo shows that its 2D-plus-Depth content format can be applied to Blu-ray thereby enabling a great 3D movie viewing experience on a variety of displays.

With the growing amount of 3D movies currently on theater release, people now want to enjoy the 3D viewing experience in their homes as well. In order to bring high quality 3D content to the home, the 2D-plus-Depth format offers a solution that can be applied to Blu-ray. Subsequently, these discs can be enjoyed on both stereoscopic (special glasses needed) as well as auto-stereoscopic 3D displays, which do not require glasses.

Philips 3D Solutions provides end-to-end 3D system solutions ranging from 3D displays for professional use, 3D content creation and conversion tools to technology licensing.

Jos Swillens, CEO of Philips 3D Solutions stated: "This demonstration of 3D on Blu-ray is a clear proof point of the flexibility and sustainability of our 2D-plus-Depth content format. It can bring high quality 3D content to the home on a variety of displays and offers...
 
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