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Xbox 360 Leaks

xbox 360 leaks

Lots of leaks concerning the Xbox 360 and Gaming Horizon has summarized them well:

16:9 HD Game Play
3 USB 2.0 Ports
Support for 4 Wireless Controllers
Detachable 20GB Hard-drive
Wi-Fi Ready
3 PowerPC CPUs at 3.2GHz
500 Mhz ATI GPU
512 MB GDDR3 Ram

(lots more at Gaming Horizon)

Xbox 360 First Photo

Xbox 360 First Photo

Engadget has scored a coup with the first photo of the Xbox 360, apprently taken by someone with a cameraphone at the Xbox 360 Revealed launch party in Los Angeles.

Looks vaguely mac-like to us.

(via Engadget)

Playing with Gizmondo

gizmondo

We got to play with the Gizmondo, is a gaming console?, is it a multi-function device?, were still not sure.

It is a lot smaller than we thought it would be, and the screen quality is good but hampered by it's 320x240 resolution.

Don't go buying this for it's camera (it sucks) or its wide range of games (there aren't many available yet, although Gizmodo reports than it may get Halo soon).

Reasons to buy it include instant messaging, built-in GPS, listening to music and watching movies, and bluetooth connectivity.

If Gizmondo is going to succeed they really need a larger range of unique games.

Posted January 5, 2005 in CES , Games | TrackBack (0) | Comments (0)

Waiting for the PSP

Sony PSP Playstation Portable Price and Release Date

The Sony Playstation Portable is now available in Japan, and SorobanGeeks has lots of photos of hundreds of crazy Japanese people (plus a few tourists) waiting outside at 1am for the stores to open.

Expectations of a US release date and price for the PSP are March and $150-$160.

In the bad news department Tim Rogers reports that the PSP has pathetic battery life: under 3 hours.

Photos at SorobanGeeks

Sony PSP Playstation Portable Price and Release Date

Sony PSP Playstation Portable Price and Release Date

Sony has announced the price and release date for the PSP Playstation Portable game/entertainment console, and it is better than anyone expected.

The PSP will be available in Japan on December 12th and will cost 19,800 Yen (about $185).

Expectations of a US release date and price for the PSP are March and $150-$160. (Comparable to the Nintendo DS which will retail at $150).

(via cnet)

Make Half Life 2 Run Faster

make half life 2 fun faster

Half Life 2 is going to be the second game this year to really push the CPU, processor, and memory requirements of your PC to the limit.

If you want Half Life 2 to run faster and look as good as possible graphically you could drop a couple of grand on new hardware or you could read IGN's Half-Life 2 Optimization Guide.

The Half-Life 2 Optimization Guide tells you how to make Half Life 2 run faster by tweaking your existing systems.

The tips start with the obvious: removing spyware, defragmenting your hard drive etc, then move onto more detailed graphics card driver settings and tweaking the windows XP memory and file system.

IGN Half-Life 2 Optimization Guide

Buy Half-Life 2 for $44.99 at Amazon.com

Posted October 11, 2004 in Games | TrackBack (0) | Comments (0)

Sony PSP Playstation Portable Pricing

Sony PSP Playstation Portable Pricing

Update: Yep, it was a fake. Don't believe the information below.

Playstation Magazine in the UK claims the scoop on pricing for the Sony SPS Playstation Portable. May be fake but here's what they say:

Package 1: Playstation Portable, Rechargable Battery, Battery Charger, 32MB MemoryStick: $199.

Package 2: Playstation Portable, Rechargable Battery, Battery Charger, 64MB MemoryStick, Strap with Headphones, Camera: $299.

Package 3: Playstation Portable, Rechargable Battery, Battery Charger, 256MB MemoryStick, Strap with Headphones, Camera, Aluminium Case, GPS, Translation Software: $399.

(thanks Dave, John, and gizmodo)

Tapwave Zodiac 2 Review

tapwave zodiac 2 review

The Tapwave Zodiac 2 games console has been reviewed by trustedreviews.

The Tapwave Zodiac 2 is an interesting use of the Palm OS: designed from the ground up as a game console not a PDA it features 128mb RAM, 200mhz ARM processor, bluetooth wireless, 2 sd card slots, and 3.8" 480x320 screen and costs $399.

There is also a Tapwave Zodiac 1 available with 32mb RAM for $299.

Trustedreviews thought it was ok but didn't like the small selection of games available for the Tapwave Zodiac 2.

Full review

Nintendo DS Launch Date

nintendo ds launch date

Looks like I was right in August 13th when I said the Nintendo DS game system would launch before thanksgiving.

Nintendo have just confirmed the DS will launch in the US on November 21st at a price of $149.

The Nintendo DS features two 3 inch LCD screens with the bottom screen touch sensitive like a PDA, it has a port for connecting a microphone, wireless connectivity (both 802.11 and a proprietary Nintendo system), 16 channel sound, and two processors.

(thanks portagame)

Tapwave Zodiac 1 Review

tapwave zodiac palm os games console

The Tapwave Zodiac 1 games console has been reviewed by hardextreme.org.

The Tapwave Zodiac 1 is an interesting use of the Palm OS: designed from the ground up as a game console not a PDA it features 32mb RAM, 200mhz ARM processor, bluetooth wireless, 2 sd card slots, and 3.8" 480x320 screen and costs $299.

There is also a Tapwave Zodiac 2 available with 128mb RAM for $399.

Hardextreme gave it 10/10.

Full review

Posted September 20, 2004 in Games | TrackBack (0) | Comments (0)

Sony Playstation Portable Info

sony playstation portable info information specifications

Sony has revealed some of the specs for the Playstation Portable game console.

The Playstation Portable will have a 333mhz CPU, a media processor (for handling audio and video), a 3D graphics engine (capable of 664 million pixels or 35 million polygons per second), a security processor and a power manager.

The Playstation Portable will support both USB 2.0 and MemoryStick expansion, and it will have 32mb DDR SDRAM memory.

The screen of the Playstation Portable will be a 4.3 inch 480 x 272 pixel widescreen LCD, and data will be stored on 1.8GB 2.4" optical discs.

The Playstation Portable will be 6.7" x 2.9" x 0.9" and will weigh 9.2 ounces.

It is rumored the release of the Playstation Portable will be delayed to the second quarter of 2005, and it is expected to cost around $400.

Posted August 25, 2004 in Games | TrackBack (0) | Comments (0)

Tapwave Zodiac

tapwave zodiac palm os games console

The Tapwave Zodiac games console, already available in the US and Asia, will finally land on European shores in the next few months.

The Zodiac is an interesting use of the Palm OS: 128mb RAM, bluetooth wireless, 2 sd card slots, and 480x320 screen.

Other news is that there will soon be a SD Wi-Fi card for the Tapwave as well as a PS2 style controller.

Nintendo DS

nintendo ds rumors specs

Rumors abound that the Nintendo DS will be available before Thanksgiving (November 25th).

The Nintendo DS is a big step forward in terms of features on a portable game system: it has two 3 inch LCD screens and the bottom screen is touch sensitive like a PDA.

The Nintendo DS also has a port for connecting a microphone, wireless connectivity (both 802.11 and a proprietary Nintendo system), 16 channel sound, and two processors.

It also features 2 slots for games, one for Gameboy Advance games, and a new one for DS games which can be over 1GB in size.

CompUSA Easter Deals

CompUSA has 10-20% off lots of things in their Easter sale (exp 4/12):

10% all Cameras* with code bunnyhop
10% all Games with code egghunts
15% all Movies with code cottontail
15% all Accessories with code easteregg
15% all MP3 Players with code basket
20% all Graphic Software with code bunnytrail

Posted April 11, 2004 in Games | TrackBack (0) | Comments (0)

Xbox price cut

Microsoft Xbox x-box price cut

Gamestop has the Xbox in stock at the new reduced prices: New Xbox - $149.99, Refurbished Xbox $129.99, Preowned Xbox $119.99.

They also have free 2 day shipping with code XBX2DAY (exp 4/14)

Posted April 1, 2004 in Games | TrackBack (0) | Comments (0)

Xbox price cut

Microsoft Xbox x-box price cut

CNN is reporting what a lot of people have expected for a while: The price of the Xbox game console is being cut to $149.99 next Tuesday.

Posted March 29, 2004 in Games | TrackBack (0) | Comments (0)
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