284w ago - Sony is apparently working on touch screen devices with gaming firmly in mind. One such device, according to the EETimes site is named Phil Harrison.
From our past news, according to the US Patent Office a patent referenced to 20080150911 refers to a "A hand-held electronic device..."
The inventor is stated as Phil Harrison... can't be the same Phil as the one who has recently departed Sony for Infogrames/Atari? Can it?
"The device may comprise a case case having one or more major surfaces; a touch screen disposed on one of the major surfaces, the touch screen; a processor operably coupled to the touch screen; and one or more tactile pixels disposed proximate the touch screen."
Section of the USPO's page mentions, "22. The method of claim 19 wherein the user input to the touch screen corresponds to user input to a video game."
Section 23 refers to, "23. The method of claim 22 wherein the predetermined state reflects a change in state of the video game or one or more particular game events.
Also included in the patent are references to 'gesture'...
284w ago - In response to a purported sceenshot showing PS2 game downloads for PlayStation 3, Sony says the image "must have been mocked up by an excited consumer."
I'm not sure where the image came from," said Sony's Patrick Seybold, when questioned by GamePro on visible allegations that PS2 games would be coming to the PlayStation Store.
"At this point, we haven't made any announcements, and there are no plans for PS2 downloadable titles on PS3."
Earlier yesterday, an unverified user of the N4G Forums posted the shown photo, claiming to have received the image directly from Sony Europe by way of an insider contact.
According to the anonymous source, Sony will unveil PS2 game downloads while attending E3 next month, this in response to Microsoft's Xbox Originals which debuted on Xbox 360 last year. Despite Sony's denial, said expansion to include PS2 games will happen later this summer, the forum poster said.
The alleged screen shot showing PS2 game downloads for PS3 below.
284w ago - Bonus Round Episode 23: Part 2 - E3 Preview is part of GameTrailers ongoing coverage of the 2008 Electronic Entertainment Expo, which is more recently referred to as the E3 Media and Business Summit.
For those who didn't know, it is an annual trade show for the computer and video games industry presented by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). It is used by many video game developers to show off their upcoming games and game-related hardware.
This weeks Bonus Round covers "What does Sony have in store for the PS3 and PSP for the remainder of 2008?" Enjoy guys!
284w ago - Greenpeace has produced it's report on green elecronics companies and Sony Ericsson appears to have come out on top. Although from their graph, Sony looks to be in the same postion but only the joint venture gets a mention and quite frankly I was too bored to read any deeper!
Sony Ericsson are the cream of Greenpeace's Greener Electronics Guide for exceeding Energy Star requirements, making all its models PVC-free and banning the most harmful chemicals from phones launched since January 2008. Although victory isn't so sweet as all the competition seem to have given up the race in favor of new features (are you listening Apple and Microsoft?)
To quote: Greenpeace "The Greener Electronics Guide is our way of getting the electronics industry to face up to the problem of e-waste. We want manufacturers to get rid of harmful chemicals in their products. We want to see an end to the stories of unprotected child laborers scavenging mountains of cast-off gadgets created by society's gizmo-loving ways."
So we should all be buying using our green conscience and not who has the coolest gadgets... I think Greenpeace may struggle to get that one past most folks on PS3News.com.
285w ago - Lets face, E3 is only a short while away, 2 weeks today actually it kicks off with Microsoft's press conference. But what can we expect before E3 with the pre-E3 conferences.
First off, there are some pretty big changes. While Reggie Fils-Aime is still at Nintendo, Phil Harrison and Peter Moore have now bitten the dust from Sony and Microsoft and are now at EA Sports and Atari which means no fun with them this year (Especially Peter).
But what can Sony pull out of the bag for their conference this year? Well, we tell you all here what could possibly happen at that conference on July 15th.
Hardware: This will most likely be the PlayStation 2's final appearence at E3 after the short time they had on it last year. There could be one final swansong game for the PS2 unveiled at E3 to send the console off to Videogaming heaven but that is very doubtful sadly.
As for the PSP, it needs a shunt in the back-side. Not since May of last year have I got a PSP game which was Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops. Since then, nothing has come close to interesting me for the PSP (Bar God of War: Chains of Olympus but I'm too poor to get it right now) and now the PSP is dying because of a lack of games so maybe some new games should be coming out of E3.