Monday, March 31, 2008

PSP toughness test....this can be painful to watch. - PSP - Extreme testing from Broken Review on Vimeo.

The Slim & Lite model scored a modest 65% in the Broken Review test, with the unprotected screen and flimsy UMD drive letting it down, somewhat. The moral of the story being that if you have a PSP Slim & Lite then make sure you buy some screen protectors or a keep it in a case. That, or don't throw it from a moving vehicle.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Dog loves Frisbee, but sometimes....

Sometimes thing do go wrong....painfully wrong. Ouch!>.<

Arsenal finally ended bad run of games with a win...

Manager Ars�ne Wenger was proud of his team's performance at Bolton, after seeing them come back from 2-0 down to win the match 3-2 with only ten men.

The Gunners had midfielder Abou Diaby sent off for serious foul play in the first half, and saw their defence breached twice for the second match in succession.

It didn't look as though there was a way back for Arsenal until William Gallas scored in the second half, before a Robin van Persie penalty brought the match level.

A late Fabregas strike which was deflected into the Bolton match capped a magnificent comeback.

Wenger said: "I am very proud of our performance. The first half we didn't play badly but everything went against us.

So Arsenal next game will be against LIVERPOOL at home on Apr, 01.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Games Characters in real life?

Well, i am no big fan of Mario but i think he still is a cool game character. Always on a mission to save his beloved Princess Peach and what not. Mario has taken on the role of Nintendo's mascot and has since been extensively merchandised. Mario wears a short, stubby man wearing a hat with an 'M' on it, brown hair, black moustache, an abnormally large and bulbous nose, white glove. Overall, Mario is still a cool game character. But how will Mario look in real life? Just look below.....

So...the real life Mario don't look as cute or charming as Mario from the fact it look damn right creepy. I am sure this picture will give many Mario fan children nightmares for weeks hehe.

Next is Homer form the Simpsons. Homer, the father, works as a safety inspector at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant—a position at odds with his careless, buffoonish personality. He is married to Marge Simpson, a stereotypical American housewife and mother. But how will Homer look if he was in real life?

He will look like your worse nightmare....damn those eyes...

The Evolution of PlayStation

Sony lauched their own gaming console, that is the first PlayStation. It first available in Japan in December 3, 1994. After long 6 years, Sony launched the PS one, in launched in 2000. PS one is about one-third smaller than the original PlayStation.

Specs of the PlayStation
:CPU Custom MIPS R3000 at 33.8688 MHz.
:Media CD-ROM
:System storage Memory card
:Units shipped 102.49 million, including 28.15 million PS one units

During March 4, 2000, Sony lauched the PlayStation 2, the successor of the original PlayStation. Also in September 2004, Sony unveiled its third major hardware revision (V12, model number SCPH-70000). Available in November 2004, it is smaller, thinner, and quieter than the older versions and includes a built-in Ethernet port.

Specs of the PS2
:CPU 128-bit "Emotion Engine" clocked at 294 MHz
:GPU "Graphics Synthesizer" clocked at 147 MHz
:Media DVD, CD
:System storage Memory card
:Units sold 120 million (as of November 6, 2007)

Again after 6 long years, Sony lauched thier third generation of gaming console, that is the PlayStation 3. First available in November 11, 2006. After just 2 years, there are rumors that Sony will launch a Slimmer version of PS3 at the end of this year.

Specs of the PS3
:CPU 3.2 GHz Cell Broadband Engine with 1 PPE & 7 SPEs
:Media Blu-ray Disc
:Super Audio CD (20 GB, 60 GB, 80 GB models)
:System storage 2.5" SATA hard drive
(20 GB, 40 GB, 60 GB, or 80 GB included)
:Units sold 10.49 million (as of January 1, 2008)

During December 12, 2004, Sony launched their first handheld console the PSP (PlayStation Portable) to take on the all mighty Nintendo( Nintendo DS). After 3 years Sony lauched a redesign version of the original PSP, and was named PSP Slim & Lite. The new PSP is 33% lighter (reduced to 189 grams from 280 grams) and 19% slimmer than the original PSP system, and also added some new features such as more ram, video out, brighter screen.

Specs of the PSP
:CPU MIPS R4000-based; clocked from 1 to 333 MHz
:Media UMD
:System storage Memory Stick PRO Duo
:Connectivity Wi-Fi (802.11b),[1] IrDA, USB
:Units sold Worldwide: 20.25 million (sold between April 2006 and December 31, 2007)

New Soul Calibur IV Screens

Soul Calibur IV release date is on June 24, 2008. Soul Calibur IV will provide a ton of fast paced action with its memorable characters, numerous plotlines and balanced weapon systems. As you can see from the images above, the game looks stunning, and better than ever. The game delivers some stunning visuals, as the game was running at 720p at a solid 60 fps, which is really impressive. Also the two major new characters will be Yoda and Vader from the Star wars...cant wait to try out this game.

PS3 Slim coming this fall

Sony will be debuting a slimline version of the PlayStation 3 (a "PSThree" if you will). According to T3's "well-informed insider," the unit will be smaller and lighter than the current console.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G lauched in Japan...

Well this morning Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G went on sale in Japan...and guess what?? long queues! As you can see above, Japanese certainly loves lining up!At the Bic Camera in Ikebukuro, there was already over 200 people in line by 9:30am. In Yurakucho, 200 people also lined up in front of the Bic Camera. Something like 400 people waited at the Yodobashi Camera in Akihabara, while at the Yodobashi Camera in Shinjuku, a whopping 600 folks waited patiently to snag MHP 2ndG. Keep in mind that a Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G PSP bundle also went on sale, meaning that it wasn't only Capcom who had a big sales day.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Amazing The Linger In Shadows PS3 Tech Demo

The hard-working gang at Plastic, demoscene creators of the PlayStation 3 semi-interactive demo Linger In Shadows, have released the video they showed at this past weekend's Breakpoint. While not a game, the interactive demo is said by the creators to be released to PS3 owners at some point in the future via the PlayStation Network as an illustration of the machine's technical capabilities. Everything in the video is ruuning real time on the PS3, it is NOT CGI. So i hope to see future PS3 games looking this good.

Gears of War 2 Direct Feed Tech Demo

For those of you who missed GDC, the Gears of War 2 tech demos are available for free on Xbox LIVE Marketplace. For those of you who either don't own an Xbox 360 or are too lazy to connect it to the internet, the Gears of War 2 tech demo is above. It's direct feed and sweet. Another clip after the jump.

Final Fantasy, DoA babes fanvid showdown! MUST WATCH!!!

where hot babes from Final Fantasy and Dead or Alive were pitted against each other in one super kickass death match. ow, here's the sequel to that: animator Monty Oum gives us Dead Fantasy 2.More punches and kicks are thrown around, including the occasional magic too, with Rikku, Yuna, and Tifa representing the FF fandom and Kasumi, Ayane, and Hitomi for the DoA crowd. Just watch this video and get blown away! It is that good!

Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G: the final details

Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G will be featuring new monsters, Otomo Ailus, the expanded Item Box (with 10 pages), random skills in the Kitchen Ailus, new armors as well as more expensive Armor Stones.

Aside from those, it will also come with several new ornaments, a new mining spot, an additional bug field, and a new quest rule that requires players to hunt assorted monsters sequentially.

In addition to the things mentioned above, Torenya's Boat can now access map Jyukai and the maximum Pokke Points needed for sending your feline ally to collect item is 1,500.

As for items and storage, you can now take items directly from the Item Box so that it can used by the kitchen Ailu and items you buy and acquire can go directly go to the Item Box. The initial size of the Item Box now is 800 with a maximum capacity of 1000 and it can store herbs as well.

These improvements will surely be helpful to veteran and newbie hunters, don't you think? Do enjoy the the screenshots we have for you. We'll keep you guys posted on more news on the game as they come.

Hajime Tabata talks about fitting Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII in UMD

Square Enix's Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII was released yesterday. So that you guys might be able to fully enjoy what the game has to offer, you might want to read what Hajime Tabata had to say when they were still developing the game and fitting it onto a UMD.

Due to schedules and the memory concerns they had with the UMD, Hajime Tabata said, "a good deal of it ended up on the cutting room floor." The story they originally had featured episodes that were more detailed in nature. They also intended to add a multiplayer mode using the PSP network function, but that, too, wasn't fully realized in the final version.

Even if this was the case, Tabata is still proud of how they were able to come up with the game. In fact, he is generally proud what the game is able to bring to fans. He says:

Perhaps the most satisfaction I get from the game is that it functions extremely well as a prequel, and as such, moves seamlessly into FINAL FANTASY VII. After playing the game to the end, I am confident that fans will feel that they have “returned” to the world of FINAL FANTASY VII.

[Via Square Enix]

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Metal Gear Solid 4 "Steel" PS3 Selling Like Hotcakes!

Konami has to like its chances on the success of Metal Gear Solid 4, if the quick sell out of the "steel" edition PlayStation 3 are any indication. The Konamistyle web site, which handles all manner of Konami brand stuff, is already sold out of the limited edition 40GB console. It's going for 51,800 yen ($517 US) and should be available at other retailers soon, but the allotment given to Konami's own store has been quickly depleted.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots [ via NeoGAF]

Monday, March 24, 2008

Watch Bluray on your PSP with PS3 next update!

Still not yet official, but rumored that Playstation 3's next update, firmware 2.20, will include support of Portable Copy.

Portable Copy will give Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable owners the ability to buy a Blu-Ray movie, insert it into their PS3 and download a standard res version to their PSP.

While this would be pretty exciting news the fact that Sony has yet to mention it will be on this latest firmware update leaves me a little dubious about the whole thing. We know it's coming, I'm just not sure it will be with this firmware.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

PSP tops in Japan

1. PSP - 57,651
2. WII - 55,845
3. NDS - 53,266
4. PS3 - 14,934
5. PS2 - 9,930
6. 360 - 1,744

PSP tops Japan once again this week. Besting even Nintendo's almighty DS and Wii consoles. This is most likely because of Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G which will be releasing in Japan in a couple of weeks time.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue vs Real life!

Double click on image for full screen size.
This game looks so real sometime it is hard to see the differences between real like and the game...just by looking at these screen and you will come to agree with me.
The US release of Prologue includes the High Speed Ring track, which has appeared in almost every previous release of Gran Turismo. So while I won't go into too much detail on its layout or what have you, know that it's still fantastic fun to drive and is just one more reason to pick this up on release day.

Aside from the new rides, perhaps the biggest addition to the US version is the ability to tune your cars. You can only tune, not upgrade, so you can't add on a turbocharger or some such yet (we'll have to wait for GT5 proper for that). The tuning stuff here is reasonably robust, though you'll have to finish each of the events in the C, B and A classes before you're allowed to dive into its options. The game will release come mid-April.

Monday, March 17, 2008

First Ever official PSP Challege at the Curve, Piazza

This was the first day at the event...nothing much, just packed with people.

Some of the cosplay contestants, From left is Pirate(jack sparrow), Cloud(FF7), and...a character from Dynasty warrior game i think.

More Cosplay...dress as what i really not too sure. Maybe a character from Tekken?

Cosplay as a Maid....not bad. (sarcasm)

Cosplay as Lili from Tekken

Just some boring announcements...

This PSP Challege 3rd place winner.His total pints scored were 220(Prize was a Sony Cyber-Shot T70 and A PSP slim)

2nd Place Winner.His total points scored was 240. Prizes was a Bravia s Series 32" and a PSP Slim)

ok and this is me collecting my Prizes for 1st place during the PSP Grand Ch allege.:) My total points scored was 250...a real close fight with the second guy.(Prizes were a Vaio CR laptop and a PSP Slim)

Group photo holding the sample Laptop(my laptop no stock lol)

Different angle...everyone looks happy

Group Photo shoot of all participants of MGS: Po

Winner of Juiced 2( Prize was a PSP Slim)

Overall i think it was a successful event, being the first official psp challenge gathering all top psp gamers for a face off.The respond was great,the queues for joining the challenge was long and many did not manage to participate because of limited limited places.i think it was great fun but also very tiring for me. It was a 2 days event. For the first day, i was there from 10.30am to 5.30pm, because of bad weather and heavy rain...all PSP participates are force to come back tomorrow to continue the match. It really was a blessing in disguise because all psp gamers have extra time to train up for tomorrow. The 2nd day i was there from 11 am to 7.30pm...really tiring but also very happy because i won the Championship lol. Looking forward to futures events like this.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

NEW trailer Incredible Hulk Movie

Apple iPhone SDK beta breaks 100,000 downloads

Looks like we can expect a plethora of new applications and games for the iPhone and iPod Touch soon, as Apple just announced that over 100,000 developers have downloaded the beta iPhone Software Development Kit (SDK) which helps third-party contributors in creating apps for Apple's handheld platforms.

"Developer reaction to the iPhone SDK has been incredible with more than 100,000 downloads in the first four days,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing through press wire. He noted that the SDK's launch video on Apple's website has reached over one million hits, proving how many developers want their hands in the cookie jar.

Apple explained that its iPhone and iPod Touch are profitable platforms where devs gain 70% of revenue their software. AOL, Electronic Arts, Epocrates, and Sega were cited as developers that "already demonstrated amazing applications using the SDK."

Not long ago, Sega revealed its Super Monkey Ball for the iPhone utilizing the gizmo's accelerometer feature. Electronic Arts will also launch Spore on the handheld, marking a promising start for Apple game software. We're all eyes on the scene to keep you informed, so watch this space for updates!

Monday, March 10, 2008

PSP Game Show!!!

At the Curve Plaza, 15 &16 march 2008. There is going to be a cosplay competition and also a psp games challenge. Games such as Metal gear, Wining eleven , Juiced 2, TekKen etc will be play during the psp game challenge.Offering great prizes such as a Sony vaio laptop and a red psp...many more prizes can be won, such as Sony LCD TV, Cameras, Walkman, and many psp to be won. For full information and to download the event booklet just click here!!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

GT5 Prologue US version!

Bad news for people who already bought the Japan version of this game(i am one of them). Because Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, available in retail stores and on the PLAYSTATION Store, next month, is gaining a few new exciting features for its upcoming US release. North American consumers will enjoy features, such as Drift Mode, Car Tuning, and most excitingly, two-player split screen racing and a new set of offline and online Race Events. And also alot more cars! By the way, all pictures above is GT5 Prologue running realtime on the PS3, those are NOT CGI!