Tuesday, April 19, 2011

PSP Go No Longer in Production for Japan and Europe

- The PSP Go is no longer in production for Japan and Europe, but America will charge on.
- SCEE and SCEJ to focus on PSP-3000 until the NGP ships.
- Playstation.com announced as much, for Japan at least.
- Joyqtiq got word from SCEA that they aren't stopping the Go just yet.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Xperia Play Set for March, Specs Announced

- The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, aka the PlayStation Phone, will be out globally in March. It will arrive in the US first, shortly followed by Europe.
- The specs include 400 MB RAM and a 1 GHz Scorpion ARMv7, running Google's Android 2.3, aka Gingerbread.

Phone memory: 400 MB
Processor: 1 GHz Scorpion ARMv7
Operating system: Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Memory card support: microSD, up to 32 GB (8 GB included)
Size: 119 x 62 x 16 mm
Weight: 175 grams
Connection: Micro USB

Legacy PlayStation games to be released, (i.e. PSOne games downloadable through PlayStation Suite)
Dedicated gaming keys
Flash Lite
Gesture gaming
Motion gaming

Battery life
Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 8 hrs 25 min
Gameplay time: Up to 5 hrs 35 min
MP3 playback: Up to 30 hrs 35 min

5.1 megapixel camera
Auto focus
Geo tagging
Image stabiliser
Video recording

Album art
Bluetooth stereo
Google Music Player
Music tones (MP3/AAC)
PlayNow service
Sony Ericsson Music player
Stereo speakers
TrackID music recognition application
Polyphonic ringtones
Sound recorder
3.5 mm audio jack

Android Market
Google search
Google Voice Search

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sony Ericsson Xepria Play or PlayStation Phone Revealed

- At the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona yesterday Sony Ericsson finally officially revealed the Xperia Play, the worst kept secret of 2011's tech world so far, a.k.a. the PlayStation Phone.
- Check out the video of the unveiling yourself:

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sony NGP Gameplay Footage

- Take a look at these two minutes of gameplay footage of games in development for the Sony Next Generation Platform.
- Big names are shown off, including Killzone, Uncharted and Resistance, as well as new features like the touch screen, gyroscope and touchable back, (yes, the back of the console is like a laptop's trackpad.)

Sony's Next Generation Portable Announced

- After all of the rumours, we finally see an announcement for Sony's Next Generation Portable, or NGP, which we might more commonly have dubbed the PSP2.
- There are videos of the PlayStation Meeting 2011 held on January 27 now up on Sony's website to see the unveiling for yourself.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

TN Hen 6.20

- Wololo.net has a great section on Total_Noob's Homebrew Enabler, or TN Hen as it is known.
- TN Hen is a piece of software that allows you to run unsigned software, (i.e. homebrew software,) directly from the XMB on a PSP Official Firmware.
- It currently supports the PSP OFW v6.20.

ISO Loaders released for PSP Go

- The PSPGo has no UMD drive, so any games that do not have a downloadable version released, (or any games you already paid for on UMD and don't want to buy again,) are unplayable.
- Not anymore thanks to two ISO Loaders, now available. Wololo.net has both of them:
-- Prometheus Iso Loader by Liquidzigong
-- OpenIdea ISO Loader by Dridri

PlayStation Phone Pictures and Videos

- The PlayStation Phone is getting hard for Sony to deny at this point.
- Chinese website IT168.com has a 10 page article, (link is translated to English via Google,) with images and impressions of the rumoured phone.
- There are videos too, but only viewable in China. Engadget has copies viewable from elsewhere.
- It appears to be a Sony Xperia branded phone, roughly comparable in size to a PSP-Go. The specs seem pretty good too, with:
-- Android 2.3, (expected to be Android 3.0 by the time the phone launches)
-- Qualcomm Adreno 205 GPU
-- 1GHz Snapdragon QSD8255 CPU
-- 1500 mAh battery
-- 854 x 480 4-inch LCD
-- 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash
-- 512MB RAM
-- 512MB ROM
-- microSD slot
-- micro-USB
-- second mic on the back for active noise cancellation
- TGBus.com (link is translated to English via Google,) has more images, comparing the phone to several other gadgets including the PSP-1000, the PSP Go, DSi, GBA SP and several other Xperia models.