Gaming on the PC is not what it used to be. Even though quality games are still coming out for the PC the number of releases have dropped. This could be because of the growing popularity of gaming consoles. Game consoles are easier to maintain, have plug-and-play functionality and you don’t have to worry about the hardware so much. But PC gaming has its own unique qualities that make it perfect for certain types of gaming. Real time strategy is the perfect platform for PC gaming, and so is flight simulations. [Read more…]
3D is the next big frontier in home entertainment if we are to believe Sony and what it has been saying in various tech conferences and expos. The company is investing heavily on 3D that it is coming out aggressively with 3D related products like 3D-ready LCD TVs, 3D glasses (the company recently announced more affordable 3D glasses at the last E3 Expo), and has already made available a firmware update on the Playstation 3 to enable 3D gaming and content. [Read more…]
Athletes rely on their immense talents to excel in the sports they participate in. These athletes practice and devote their time on the sport so that they can improve on their strengths and eliminate their weaknesses. But even the best athletes still need to rely on equipment so that they can perform at their optimum best. It’s the same thing with gamers. Hardcore gamers will invest lots of man hours playing a game so they can hone their skills but even then, good equipment will give them an advantage over their opponents. [Read more…]
Touch screens are now considered almost de rigeur for any device that needs some kind of graphic interface. It’s the new Bluetooth! But even though touch screens have introduced tactile articulation for control and in many cases it is really the best way to manipulate things on screen, there are some things where an actual button would still be appreciated. [Read more…]
Confession time: I’m never really much of a PSP guy. I know, there’s that vast library of top-notch games to consider, and the fact that six years on, the PSP still is the gadget to beat when it comes to portable gaming. Although, personally, I’m stupid enough to go for the iPod touch just for the handheld version of Street Fighter IV. Waiting – very impatiently, I might add – for the 4th generation to come out this September.
But if there are any truth to these rumors about the PSP2, I just might change my mind about the gaming console. According to VG247, PSP2 is going to have a touchscreen, two cameras (one front- and the other back-facing), and a powerful CPU. More tidbits:
- Sony “could” announce PSP2 at E3.
- PSP2 NDAs have been in place at publishers and developers for many months.
- The PSP2 is based on a four-core Cell CPU. That’s just… wow. Powerful stuff there.
- There have been “finished units” in the UK, but there aren’t any confirmations about this just yet.
- The PSP2 could be released late 2010 or 2011, depending on the source.
- Multiple PSP2 games are being made in Britain right now.
The picture above isn’t the PSP2, but rather a mockup. I wouldn’t mind it going in that direction. And if they manage to get touchscreen gaming right, imagine how amazing that will become. Heck, I’d even drop all my iPod touch dreams just to go for the PSP2. But remember, these are all rumors, so you better take it with a grain of salt.
Logitech has today announced two new music game controllers designed for use with music games on the Nintendo Wii.
The Wireless Guitar Controller for Wii is constructed with a maple neck, rosewood fingerboard and metal frets, so it both looks and feels more authentic.
It features a noise-dampening design and fret buttons, plus a touch-sensitive slider on the fret board.