158w ago - There have been countless PSP2 rumors in circulation, from forecasted features to the graphics chip, but according to MCVUK.com (linked above) it appears that analysts may be correct as the PlayStation Portable 2 is rumored to be Sony's big surprise at E3 2010.
To quote: "MCV has been informed of a significant increase in marketing spend at two key publishers for Q4 2010. At a time when the PSP is languishing in Western markets - and its most recent iteration, the PSPgo, is falling flat - it is being speculated that publishers are laying the ground for an offensive on a brand new iteration of Sony's handheld.
Another publisher has also told MCV that it is waiting on a specific announcement from the platform holder before it can reveal of its future PSP plans until, though it did allude to the ongoing development of several unnamed titles behind closed doors.
The PSP is currently in its sixth year on the market, and despite having undergone a number of revisions remains...
182w ago - Update: JoyStiq.com has now confirmed that The Fort (video below), a brand new multiplayer map supposedly based on the "Fortress" chapter of Drake's Fortune, will arrive on Black Friday.
Changes include adding Global and Friends list Leaderboards to the Multiplayer menu with the following categories: Global Competitive Wins, Global Co-op, Global Kills, Global Money, Friends Competitive Wins, Friends Co-op, Friends Kills, and Friends Money.
They also added a player card to the Multiplayer menu and "The Fort" multiplayer map.
Today Seesmic of Naughty Dog has Tweeted that a special surprise is coming for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves PS3 fans later this week, as follows:
"Things are looking up that we're going to have something quite awesome lined up for multiplayer at the end of this week."
Perhaps it's new multiplayer maps, new modes or fresh downloadable content (DLC)... we'll know soon enough!
To quote: "With DLC promised for the title, this could be the first batch of potential free DLC for the game.
While it's likely new maps, it should keep players entertained for some time. Whether...
201w ago - Gavin Price, Principal Designer at Rare Ltd./Microsoft Game Studios, is working on an "as yet unannounced project" from January 2009 until present.
Perhaps this will debut at Comic-Con International this year, which is set to run from July 23-26, 2009. To quote:
Rare Ltd. / Microsoft Game Studios
(Privately Held; Computer Games industry)
January 2009 -- Present (7 months)
Following a reshuffle at Rare, I've taken on further responsibility in a new principal designer role on a very exciting new project.
Price also worked on Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. So it's unlikely it's a brand new title in that franchise.
Could we finally see the re-emergence of Perfect Dark? Or even Killer Instinct? Maybe even Kameo? How about Jet Force Gemini? Meanwhile, we pray Grabbed by the Ghoulies 2 most definitely doesn't happen.
211w ago - Hardware requirements are always a concern among PC consumers since manufacturers scrounge to put the lowest possible hardware specs while still promising all the bells and whistles on them.
Something tells us this might not be the case with Windows 7 though.
To quote: Back in January, Windows 7 Beta came out with the first preliminary hardware specifications. Based on feedback given by the owners of various systems, Microsoft firmed hardware requirements with the recently shipped RC version.
According to Microsoft, minimum hardware specs for running Windows 7 are as follows: 1GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB of disc space for 32-bit version, 20GB for 64-bit version and a DirectX9-compliant graphics card.
This means almost every PC manufactured after September 2002 should run Windows 7 - something that we haven't seen in the past. If this is true, owners of older computers can delay the purchase of their machine until they are able to save up for the DirectX11-compliant, multi-core computer.
The much praised and criticized "XPM" (e.g. virtual WinXP on Win7) minimum memory requirement is set at 2GB, additional 15GB of disc space, and of course - a processor with hardware support for virtualization.