Today, multiple sources has reported that Nintendo will reveal a new console of E3 event this June. This new console will be capable of running games at HD resolutions. According to Game Informer, who first reported the news, this new console will be more powerful than PS3 and Xbox 360 and is capable of running games at 1080p resolutions.
It seems Portal 2 will be made available on Steam, several days before the official release date. According to Kotaku, It was also rumored that, Portal 2 is already available for pre-loading, which is usually restricted until around 48 hours before a game’s release.
The Nintendo Wii will cost $150 from May 15th, but we are waiting for the official announcement. The timing would make some sense, Nintendos profits have tanked for a while due flagging hardware sales, and just a month Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils Aime hinted that the Wiis price might be potential variable to change that in an interview with Gamasutra. Still, we are not fully convinced that Nintendo would announce a price cut then, we can confirm it on the Electronics Entertainment Expo in June, and not the company to let this sort of announcement leak out, but if you find a shiny new copy of Mario Kart Wii in a $150 console bundle this time next month, we will be happy that we told the price already.
The China Consumer Electronics Fair inspires tired cliches about mating gadgets. It took a wild night between Windows 7 tablet and a portable gaming console to spawn Era Think EraPalm. The handheld runs on Windows 7 and has a 5-inch touchscreen with 800*480 resolution that slides out full QWERTY keyboard- all of which is reminiscent of OQO model o2, except for the gaming controls flanking the display. It got netbook line specifications including Atom Z Processor, 3G connectivity, and Ethernet, HDMI, VGA and USB ports. Its got a GPS and 1080p video support.
The Dells leaky website got today the full user and factory service manuals for Alienwares M14x, confirming a number of juicy rumours. There is no mention of a Full HD and 1080p LCD screen for the 14-inch visitor from another planet, but there will apparently be both 1366*768 and 1600*900 option on tab, both driven by NVIDIAs GeForce GT555M switchable Optimus graphics with up to 3GB of dedicated memory. You will also find Intels latest Core i5 and i7 Sandy Bridge CPUs and up to 8GB of RAM, Gigabit Ethernet, SATA 6GBps and optional 3G/4G connectivity, optional wireless HD, a 2MP webcam, and even a 8-cell 63Whr battery to make portable gaming possible.
Sony has just slashed its price of the PSP3000 model by 15 percent there by bringing the price down from Rs.9450 to Rs.7990. The official announcement came from Atindriya Bose, country manager for Sony Computers Entertainment Europe, during an Interview with Financial Chronicle. Along with the price slash, the Sony will also release three India centric games like Cart Kings, Battle Royal and Chandragupta Warriors. Trine Entertainment, Gameshastra and Immersive Games will publish all three games.
The official announcement today is PSP will get a taste of Sonys Music Unlimited streaming services starting on April 14th. The service is titled as Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity by Sony requires a PlayStation Network ID to access all that digital audio. Sony promises a synchronized music experience across your PSP, PS3, PC and other network enabled Sony devices like Bravia TVs and Blue-ray Players: a claim backed by cloud based catalog of some 7 million tracks supported by music sync functionality that will organize your Music Unlimited library. Check the video overview of the service while you ponder the $3.99 basic and $9.99 for premium accounts.
The upcoming Ninja Gaiden 3 series will have a multiplayer mode, said Project lead Yosuke Hayashi in the April issue of PlayStations official magazine. He offered no details on the multiplayer mode, other saying that it will be complex. Unlike the previous versions Ninja Gaiden 3 will release simultaneously for both PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.
The next generation Xbox 360 development, with shockingly small amount of fanfare, Microsoft has ushered in striking new Xbox Development Kit which is designed to increase efficiency and reduce cost of Xbox 360 development teams. Boasting an undisclosed uptick in RAM, built-in flash memory, capacious hard drive and a slimmer form factor, this XDK will also be sold at significantly reduced price.
AMD has another refresh to its graphics card portfolio this spring. Radeon HD 6970 is the new one, the card will be with more specifications, and the new mid-tier card will be retail at $149. The performance offers no threat to AMDs single-GPU flagship, but the 6970s 840MHz graphics and shader clocks speed plus 1 GB of GDDR5 running at an effective 4.2 GHz data rate dont seem like anything to sniff at either. Reviewers agreed that its AMDs slightly delayed answer to NVIDIAs GTX 460, and with latter card existing retail availability to make room for the less powerful GTX 550 Ti, the 800 stream processors and 16 ROPs does expose the HD6970 to being cannibalized by AMD s own Radeon HD 6850 and that turns out to be exactly what happens.
An Indian gaming website leaked the images of Elena in Uncharted 3, they said that the pictures were sent by an anonymous tipster and it looks like a screen grab from the game. They also dont know from where and how he got it. They are sure about the pictures are of Uncharted 3.
GameStop is now beating heavily on a digital distributed future; it has announced the acquisition of Spawn Labs and got the agreement to acquire the Impulse game distribution platform. While Spawn Labs may not be the familiar name you may remember the HD-720 set-top box essentially a Slingbox for your gaming consoles. GameStop may got some grander ambitions for the technology than that, the company press release says its testing some new consumer interface that will give users immediate access to a wide selection of high-definition video games on demand on any Internet-enabled devices.