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From Playstation Phone Blowout To A Very Pricey Helmet - News Roundup 7th January 2011

Jonathan Lester
3DS, Helghast Edition, iPhone, Killzone 3, News, Nintendo, PlayStation Phone, Sony, Zeus Z1
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Report: Playstation Phone Specs Revealed

From Playstation Phone Blowout To A Very Pricey Helmet - News Roundup 7th January 2011

Sony Ericsson and SCE have been coyly teasing us with the existence of the Zeus "Playstation Phone" Z1 for a few months now. It's currently the worst kept gaming secret in the industry- but a new report from Engadget suggests that the gaffe has finally been blown wide open.

Chinese site IT168 has extensively tested and put the Zeus through its paces- resulting in some fairly impressive specifications. A framerate benchmark of 59.1 FPS is made possible by a Qualcomm Adreno 205 GPU, backed up by a 1GHz Snapdragon QSD8255 CPU (which is currently used by the HTC Desire HD handset, suggesting similar basic performance). A five megapixel camera and a second noise-cancelling microphone on the rear of the unit provide some nifty hardware, along with 512 MB of RAM and ROM. Oh, and the Playstation App is now officially called Playstation Pocket. Just so you know.

Note that the demo model is just that: a demo model. As Sony still hasn't deigned to formally announce the device, there's every likelihood that the hardware and firmware will be changed or tweaked before release. We'll keep you posted. [IT168 via Engadget]

Are you excited about the Playstation Phone... or are you just getting bored of the whole thing? Is there room in the market- and your pocket- for it? Have your say in the comments!

Ninty: 3DS Will Beat iPhone By Offering "Great Content"

From Playstation Phone Blowout To A Very Pricey Helmet - News Roundup 7th January 2011

The iPhone has blossomed from a risible casual diversion into a bona fide gaming platform... much to Nintendo's dismay. Ninty's top brass have previously admitted to feeling threatened by Apple's surge into the games industry, but in a recent CNBC interview, NoA Boss Reggie Fils-Aime has shrugged it all off . When asked about the competition from Apple, Reggie casually dismissed their rivals by stating that the 3DS' software lineup would guarantee victory in the marketplace.

You win by great content. We’re fortunate to have franchises like Mario, like Zelda, like Donkey Kong. All of these great franchises motivate consumers to buy the software, and what they’re looking for is that in-depth, great experience – and that’s what we offer.

He's not wrong about the content. The 3DS has an insanely strong launch lineup and an unprecedented list of publishers who have sworn fealty to the device even at this early stage. [MSNBC.com]

Will you be buying a 3DS... or do you have an app for that? You known the drill.

Killzone 3 Helghast Edition Listed at £112

From Playstation Phone Blowout To A Very Pricey Helmet - News Roundup 7th January 2011

HMV has revealed the full details and pricing of Killzone 3's UK-exclusive Helghast Edition. It'll set players back the princely sum of £112; providing a replica Helghast helmet, Sniper figurine, art book and a DLC voucher full of maps, themes and a multiplayer head-start. We'll be watching this one like a hawk, but it might be worth saving a few pennies [11200 to be exact- Ed] before the February 25th release date.

Guerilla Games also released a truly epic new story trailer that shows off the conflict between the legendary Malcom McDowell and Ray Winstone... and because we didn't have room to include it yesterday, it's high time we did so. Are you sitting comfortably?

Add a comment 1 comment
Gunn  Jan. 7, 2011 at 17:24

So was the PSPGo a test in the water to see if people would go digital, once you add a phone to it, perhaps downloading games makes perfect sense.


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