Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
I want develop for 3DS and NGP(PSP2). But still considering.
The series did pretty well in two outings on the PSP and was one of the better looking games on the platform. It is good to see the head honchos taking an interest and making public statements about the NGP already, I'll have to look and see who else is murmuring about developing games for it.
But how could they use the unique PSP2 features like the rear touchpad to enchance the experience?
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Using virtual buttons, it looks like most simple games will play okay, but its going to get kind of busy with button-heavy games. So, Sony is now offering:
- 1st gen games on Android phones (os 2.3 and above)
- Its own Android Phone with some PSP+ class gaming sytem
- NGP with current console-class games and more to come
That pretty much covers the market and the in-effect "free money" it gets from flogging old PSOne games will help keep prices down on the NGP, possibly. Of course, there are the old licensing issues that keep lots of games out of particular territories, but hopefully Sony's army of lawyers have been earning their keep on that one.
- A non-final hardware design, (every picture [gallery here] says design and specifications subject to change).
- NEW - Only some models (probably sold by phone shops) will have 3G enabled, the base version will be Wi-Fi only.
- NEW - Backward compatible with PSP games - digital and boxed copies of old titles likely for PSP2.
- Some lovely looking games technology demos from many industry big hitters. What I think will happen is lots of game+ editions (MGS4+, MHP3Turbo, etc) with new content, extra levels and so on.
- A code name - NGP will not be the final system name.
- Battery life is being quoted at 4-5 hours
- Sony will sell the unit at a loss, so price could be lower than expected
- Initially available in Black and White
- Some big names still not on the publishing list (near the bottom of this post)
- The slightly bigger design and obvious appearance of some western-oriented games covered suggest Sony is aiming this more deliberately at the west.
- No sign of a HMDI-out, if this thing can play HD content, then outputting it to a big screen has to be a must.
After having a couple of hours to digest everything, here are a few thoughts:
- Call of Duty
- Uncharted Portable
- Monster Hunter
- Lost Planet
- Gravity Daze
- Little Deviants
- Hot Shots Golf
Ready At Dawn (which is a shame as they gave such great service to the PSP with God of War)
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
So, the power inside this beast, that is now showing some roaring benchmarks according to the post, remains hidden until Sony unlocks its own special little store and the rest of the PSP part of the equation. A mild round of applause to Sony Ericsson for keeping that part well wrapped up, so that even with the inevitable leak, it still has a bag of tricks for the real launch.
Not surprisingly a bit of a quiet week, given the news to come tomorrow. Still, a couple of new games and a couple of videos if you haven't got a clue what these games are.
- Spectral Souls: Resurrection of the Ethereal Empires £13.99 (video below)
- Ys: The Oath in Felghana £19.99
- Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation £7.99
- greenTechPLUS+ £2.49 (Video below)
- Denki Blocks! £3.49
- 5" OLED multi-touch screen (12.7 cm)
- Multi-touch trackpad
- Resolution: 960 x 544
- Quad core ARM Cortex A-9
- PowerVR SGX 543 MP4+
- 512MB LPDDR2 RAM (1GB devkits)
- 16GB flash + SD slot
- Wifi, 3G, bluetooth
- Acelerometers, GPS, gyroscope, front and back camera
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Please add your reasons in the comments!
Tsuku Monogatari – 8/8/8/7 (official site link)
Saturday, January 22, 2011
In that spirit, are there any tools that can run through whole site structures on the hunt for handy strings, like "psp2", "launch", "playstation meeting" and so on? Some massive companies have cocked up like this, so Sony or the big developers must be in with a chance.
Just a thought, comments welcome.
Posted from my iPhone
Now, hopefully, smaller developers will see a gap in the market for lots of quick and fun games, remember how long THQ and a few others stuck by the GBA? But the big boys will start to follow the herd and cull anything that's not a guaranteed seller.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
So, I would imagine a custom new card format that has a bunch of copy protection features built into the chip would be the way to go. Perhaps registering the code for that copy of the game with your PSN account and stopping more than three or four other users from running it. So, you can lend it to friends, but can't torrent it (theoretically).
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
- PS3-class gaming machine
- Playable on big and small screen
- Vast catalogue of emulators and games
- High quality store with good price range
- New IP games to encourage western multiplayer gaming (get the HMP effect going)
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
PlayStationStore only available for download to PSP, such as titles and HomeBrew AppsAdopted as the main display touch screen Android can do, similar to smart phonesPSP is equipped with a standard emulator, PSP compatible emulation by invoking TitleLaunch in February at Mobile World Congress officially announced
Monday, January 10, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
- Xbox 360 - 378,773
- Wii - 294,017
- Nintendo DS(i) - 279,268
- PlayStation 3 - 159,941
- PlayStation Portable - 80,427
- PlayStation 2 - 65,843
Friday, January 7, 2011
- Monster Hunter Freedom 3 (PSP) - 283.931
- Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii) - 107.487
- Wii Party (Wii) - 102.933
- AKB1/48: If I loved an Idol (PSP) - 63.513
- Mario Sports Mix (Wii) - 58.109
- Pokémon Black / White (NDS) - 57.576
- Ni no Kuni: The Ebony Wizard (NDS) - 53.295
- Inazuma Eleven 3: World Challenge!! The Ogre (NDS) - 45.306
- The 3rd Birthday (PSP) - 45.105
- Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 (PS3) - 43.283
- PlayStation Portable - 108.786
- Nintendo DS(i) - 99.578
- Wii - 77.307
- PlayStation 3 - 76.422
- Xbox 360 - 3.708
- PlayStation 2 - 2.480
Our sources tell us that existing PSP titles will be ported to the phone which makes much more sense, but this introduces its own challenges: firstly it requires a substantial investment from Sony in bringing over its flagship titles, and secondly it means that third-party publishers will need to splash the cash in order to port over their existing catalogue of PSP titles.Apart from the top 10 on metacritic and a few usual suspect brands, most of these games have sold next to nothing. Porting them to a new device which is most likely to attract gamers who have played from before is, largely a waste of time. Sure, if these can be played on all Android phones then fair enough, but, then, what's the point in the specialist gaming phone?
The world, his dog and its fleas were expecting the PSP Phone (or Xperia Play) to be announced by either Sony or Sony Ericsson yesterday at CES show. Instead a Chinese leaker has done all the launching for them with pics, gameplay footage and other details that are now splashed across gaming sites around the world.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Super Netherworld (free)