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Sony's New PSP Go! Portable Storage Technology Revealed

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291w 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 [Register or Login to view links] 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....
 

Rumor: Sony Unveiling Motion-sensing PS3 Controller at E3?

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291w ago - Variety's CutScene [Register or Login to view links] has spoken to several sources who have said that Sony will be revealing a motion sensing controller for the PlayStation 3 at E3 this year.

Reportedly, the PlayStation 3 motion-sensor will use LED lights and a webcam to track movements. Because the camera reads the shape and angle of the lights, the PlayStation 3's motion sensors will be more accurate than the Wii.

Sony filed a patent for this tech in January of 2007, and it has apparently taken this long for the work to be finished and the controller ready for public consumption.

Sony is apparently reaching out to developers and publishers to get some early software coming, and the thing will hit shelves reportedly later this year or early next year.

To quote: What we heard: Less than 48 hours after a geyser of speculation erupted about a new PSP reveal at next month's Electronic Entertainment Expo, the Sony rumor volcano is rumbling once again. This time, Variety's game blog, The Cut Scene, is citing "several sources" as saying that Sony will unveil a new motion-sensing controller...
 

Patapon 2 PSP Demo Arrives on Sony's PlayStation Network

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291w ago - SCEA Associate Producer Chris Hinojosa-Miranda has let us know on the PlayStation Blog that the Patapon 2 PSP demo has arrived today.

To quote: The long-awaited much-anticipated PlayStation Network Patapon 2 Demo has been released for mass consumption (i.e. everyone!), so set your PSPs to download and get ready for the war-tastic ethereal musical bliss known as Patapon 2.

What you get, get, get with this fantastic free download is five levels of pure greatness full of Hero Patapon, Patagate, Mater the Tree of Life and all the evolution you can shake a Darwin-sized stick at.

So let's rewind a bit: back in the glorious days of Patapon 1, this majestic perennial (above) was the birthing (and reviving) spot of all Patapon warriors. If you had a couple of rare items and coffers full of ka-ching, you could grow yourself some Rarepons...but it was a bit of a gamble.

Enter Patapon 2, and introducing Mater 2.0, now with Evolution System! It's Patapon creation and reanimation minus the guess work! With the new Evolution System you can clearly see your Patapon's potential and work towards getting him there.

The Evolution System can be simplified into two separate portions: transformation and brawn. The transformation portion is fairly straightforward and linear.
 

Introducing .deTuned for Sony's PlayStation 3 Console

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291w ago - Today Sony Santa Monica Studios Sr. Producer Rusty Buchert introduced .deTuned for Sony's PlayStation 3 console.

To quote: I'm here to talk to you about another experiment from the [Register or Login to view links] that will be coming down the pipeline later this year. This one is called .deTuned and is made by [Register or Login to view links], who has been involved in the demoscene for quite a while now. They have done some interesting pieces, which includes [Register or Login to view links], an FPS that is all done with one 96k file.

.deTuned is a bit of an odd beast that offers an abstract and surreal interactive experience like nothing else. It is not exactly a game or an art piece like Linger in Shadows.

It allows you to create your own visual to accompany your favorite music tracks on the XMB, and using the SIXAXIS™ Wireless Controller, you will be able to manipulate the given scene by interacting with and modifying a man and his world. It even lets you tweak your music as you play with it.

Check out some of the photos below. It's all in your hands!
 

Sony PlayStation Store Update for April 30, 2009

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291w ago - PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen brings us yet another PSN Store update today as follows:

Hey, everyone. It's time again for the weekly PlayStation Store update.

Fighting fans, be sure to check out this week's free MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 2 Demo, exclusive to PSN!

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