It’s been a long time coming for many but, at the PlayStation Meeting 2011 in Japan, Sony Computer Entertainment have at last announced news and information on their upcoming device codenamed the NGP, thus confirming the existance of a successor to their handheld gaming device, the PSP (PlayStation Portable).

Technical specifications for the NGP are as follows:

*  CPU ARM® Cortex™-A9 core
* GPU SGX543MP4+
* External Dimensions Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth)
* Screen size – 5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, approx. 16 million colors
* OLED Multi touch screen (capacitive) and Rear touch pad Multi touch pad (capacitive)
* Cameras Front camera, Rear camera
* Sound Built-in stereo speakers
* Built-in microphone
* Sensors Six-axis motion sensing system
* 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)

Game releases confirmed by Sony are as follows:

* Call of Duty
* Uncharted
* Killzone
* Monster Hunter Portable 3
* LittleBigPlanet
* Resistance
* Hot Shots Golf
* WipEout
* Gravity Daze
* Reality Fighters
* Smart As
* Broken
* Little Deviants
* Dynasty Warriors

We’re excited, it seems like a lifetime ago that our PSP was glued to our hands. There was even a rumbling belief that Sony would ‘give up’ and abandon handheld gaming. Clearly Sony have other plans and with a powerful new handheld like the NGP, they are out to pummel their rivals in the future. The NGP (Next Generation Portable) will take over the reigns as Sony’s number one handheld gaming device from the ‘aging’ PSP at the end of 2011.

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Eurogamer have published their latest chat with Sony regarding the PlayStation Move controller system. In this latest revelation Sony have admitted that they can make the Move even more accurate than it is currently through a potential upgrade of the units firmware. Although the source, Anton Mikhailov from SCEA, doesn’t believe an improvement in accuracy is necessary:

“So far we haven’t had any real requests from studios to improve the accuracy.  There are a couple of issues here and there we can fix, but the majority the games are not even taxing it to its full accuracy.”

What do you think, is the Move accurate enough for you? I personally think it is a very accurate system, I’ve never had any issues with the accuracy of the PS Move but, it’s good to know that there is a plan for the future all the same and firmware updates if we need them.


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Gaming website VG247 have declared that the ‘official’ release date for the next incarnation of the PlayStation handheld device, the PSP 2, will be “in time for Christmas 2011”.

Sony themselves have said nothing about a firm release date of a PSP 2 but, it they intend continuing with their PlayStation Portable gaming range then the PSP 2 will come at some point and a pre-holiday release would seem to make sense.

Apparently developers and publishers have been informed about the release date and the VG247 source told them that, “We’ve been told it’s coming in late 2011”. We will wait for the official word before getting too excited however.


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Apparently there are two versions of Nier in Japan and we are only getting one. When I say we, I am talking about the US. It’s an adult themed action/RPG and the main charachter is supposed to be a hermaphrodite but we don’t get that version.We aren’t grown up enough to handle it as well as Japanese gamers.

This game is only on PS3 and Xbox 360 so far.

Want to know more about the game check out the site here.

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Can’t put down your new phone while playing your PS3? Well now you don’t have to. A new hack has come out for the Nokia N900 to turn it into a controller for your PS3. The hack in question is in fact a new application currently still being improved and is in its early stages. Its known as BlueMaemo Bluetooth emulator and allows the N900 to mimic bluetooth devices.

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