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PSP2 Revealed

Code-named NGP (Next Gerneration Portable) this successor to the PSP was announced at the PlayStation meeting in Tokyo. I’ve always been in Nintendo’s corner when it comes to handheld gaming but Sony’s NGP does turn my head a bit.

No word on a price or a release date yet.

Here are some features and specs…

Via PlayStation.com

CPU ARM® Cortex™-A9 core (4 core)
GPU SGX543MP4+
External Dimensions Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)
Screen
(Touch screen)
5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colors, OLED
Multi touch screen (capacitive type)
Rear touch pad Multi touch pad (capacitive type)
Cameras Front camera, Rear camera
Sound Built-in stereo speakers
Built-in microphone
Sensors Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Three-axis electronic compass
Location Built-in GPS
Wi-Fi location service support
Keys / Switches PS button
Power button
Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left)
Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)
Shoulder buttons (Right/Left)
Right stick, Left stick
START button, SELECT button
Volume buttons (+/-)
Wireless communications Mobile network connectivity (3G)
IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1×1) (Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode)
Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR (A2DP/AVRCP/HSP)

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXR1MbAOGLM

Now I don’t do a ton of handheld gaming. But for those who do I’d say this upcoming portable looks epic. The graphics look stunning and you’ll be able to carry around games like Uncharted and Little Big Planet. The device will also support the PlayStation Trophy system so you’ll be able to earn on the go!

Thoughts on this announcement? Planing to get your hands on one?

 
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Posted by on January 27, 2011 in Handheld, Uncategorized

 

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3DS to cost an insane amount of money

Of course I want a 3DS. But a Day 1 purchase is not in the cards for me. Not with the hefty price tag the upcoming handheld will have. The 3DS will drop on March 27th in the US and will set you back $250. Yes that right this new handheld will cost around the same price as the current consoles on the market.

I knew it was going to cost a pretty penny but $250 is a little out of my range for a handheld. I know it’s a sweet piece of new tech but to me personally, it’s not worth that much. Maybe I’ll sing a new tune if I get a chance to test drive one. Getting a feel for it might change my mind.

But for now, I’ll sit tight and wait for the price to drop in a year or so.

 
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Posted by on January 20, 2011 in Handheld, nintendo ds

 

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Angry Birds to take over Sony this week

Ok not really, but Angry Birds is coming to PSP this week according to PlayStation’s Blog. So if you have totally missed the Angry Birds boat because you still have a crappy flip phone, now is your chance.

Angry Birds — The survival of the Angry Birds is at stake. Dish out revenge on the green pigs who stole the Birds’ eggs. Use the unique destructive powers of the Angry Birds to lay waste to the pigs’ fortified castles. Angry Birds features hours of gameplay, challenging physics-based castle demolition, and lots of replay value. Each of the 63 levels requires logic, skill, and brute force to crush the enemy.

Somehow I feel that Nintendo and Microsoft will soon follow suit, but no word on this awesome game coming to DS, Wii, or 360 yet. With the numbers it’s putting up on the mobile phone market they would be foolish not to get in on it.

 
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Posted by on January 3, 2011 in Handheld, Mobile Game

 

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3DS could cause eye damage to young’ins

Word from Nintendo is that children under the age of six should only play the 3DS without the actual 3D feature. Due to the fact that the child’s eyesight is still in development any 3D viewing could impact and damage their eyesight. As for you “adults” it is recommended that you enjoy the 3D feature in 30 minute increments to prevent eye fatigue possible damage. (Warningshave your translator ready)

Eye damage is just one of the many reasons I’ve never really been on board with 3D gaming. With the number of hours that hardcore gamers sit in front of the screen, it’s bound to have an effect on their vision. How many of them do you think will take those breaks after 30 minutes?

One of my favorite features of this upcoming 3DS is the ability to toggle the 3D on and off. I’m sure I’ll give the 3D mode a try but at least I’ll always be able to have to option to turn it off. I love video games and all but 3D images are, to me, not worth ruining my 20/20 vision.

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2011 in Handheld, nintendo ds

 

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