Wednesday, 14 July 2010
Historically, video game manufacturers have had it easy: roll out a snazzy new box every few years with more processing power and better graphics. But innovation was mainly limited to how many more sprites or polygons could be rendered on a single 2D screen at one time. Despite trends that are a comfortable blanket of predictability, the video game market is about to change in some radically new directions, from augmented reality to stereoscopic displays to motion control. But are gamers really ready for the transition to 3D displays? Is it a technology that we actually want?
We've seen many PSP clones over the years, but here's one we wouldn't mind actually getting our hands is the PXP-900. This jack-of-all-trades device is primarily an MP4 video player, but it also runs emulated retro games, plays music and comes with a built-in camera. One potential problem with the device is the price, which at $90 USD is a lot more expensive than what we are used to seeing with cheap PSP knockoffs.
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
So you just got your shiny new PlayStation 3. Of course you know it can play Metal Gear Solid 4 and Blu-rays, but there’s much more this beast can do than meets the eye. Well, as it turns out, the creative minds over at Sony have built in some great features that you may not be aware of. Some are gaming-related, some are there for ease of use and some are just downright brilliant. Here is a list of features that new PS3 owners may have overlooked.