Sony Corporation today has announced the next-generation PlayStation Portable (PSP) codename NGP which feature a Quad-Core Cortex-A9 processor, and a Quad-Core PowerVR SGX543MP+ GPU.
The next-gen PSP is probably the most powerful handheld to date, but unfortunately, it wont be available until this holiday season.
Full specs sheet is as follows:
Press release is as follows:
SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES ITS NEXT GENERATION PORTABLE ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
Ultimate Portable Entertainment System Makes Its Debut This Year,
Further Expanding the PlayStation® Business in the Portable Gaming [...]
Robert sez, “As a followup to Cory’s post on the fact that New Yorker cartoons can be captioned with ‘Christ, what an asshole’ without compromising their comedic value: I discovered that it works on virtually every comic, old and new.”
I’m at the Coachella Oasis (a giant, sprawling, endless rave taking place at the lavish desert manse formerly inhabited by Merv Griffin) setting up a weekend-long webcast with Richard Metzger for Brand X, the alt-culture publication of the Los Angeles Times. From 12-5 today, Saturday, and Sunday, artists performing at Coachella will be dropping by, and I’ll be taking your questions and streaming video live all weekend. Here’s the Ustream link, mostly just ambient party setup Friday. It’s hot and sunny here, with a chance of frolicking models in the pool. Tomorrow at noon [...]
My latest Guardian column, “Digital Economy Act: This means war,” explains how the latest round of dirty tricks from the entertainment industry — perverting British law, proposing an American police state, building an oppressive global treaty behind closed doors — changes the game. We’re no longer merely arguing about the future of control over culture: now it’s about the fundamentals of a just and free society:
In the US, the MPAA and RIAA (American equivalents of the MPA and the BPI) just submitted comments to the American Intellectual Property Czar, Victoria [...]
“Granite State of Mind” is a rap about the wonders of New Hampshire. As a lifelong Midwesterner, I think I’m missing a lot of the jokes. What I do get, though—and LOVE—is the sequence that starts around 2:33.
(Thanks, Shea Gunther!)
Special Granite State of Mind shout-out to Nathan C. and Sarah K.—two awesome people who just moved to New Hampshire—and to Max and Clay W., who’ve been rocking upper New England for a while now. Miss you all
Richard Metzger interviews Kim Fowley, “record producer, rock impresario, songwriter and musician. Manager of The Runaways, Animal Man and the original Mayor of the Sunset Strip.” The video includes gossipy details about Sly Stone and Doris Day; Sonny and Cher; Cat Stevens, Led Zeppelin, Gene Vincent and more. (Dangerous Minds)
Classic Gojira clips cut to the Blue Oyster Cult anthem. Hope YouTube doesn’t yank it for copyright issues any time soon, because it’s making my day. Last night’s South Park reminded me (BA-BOO-RAAAAH, BA-BOO-RAAAHH!).
Nintendo has unveiled plans for its next handheld entertainment system, which features no-glasses 3D and bears the venerable DS pedigree. A brief press releases states that Japan can expect the “3DS,” as it’s being called, sometime in March of 2011. The announcement for the new handheld lands on top of the impending release for Nintendo’s other new DS, the DSi XL, which is a larger DS due out March 28th.
“[Nintendo] will launch ‘Nintendo 3DS’ (temp) during the fiscal year ending March 2011, on which games can be enjoyed with 3D effects without the need [...]
The Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA) will soon be known as the UK Interactive Entertainment Association, with the gaming body keen for its name to reflect its role.
ELSPA will continue as it is until the summer, with the association gathering feedback from its members before it is rebranded.
“The ELSPA Board proposed the change to the organisation’s name to reflect the evolving and expanding nature of the industry, which the association exists to represent, and to encompass the new areas of activity that will be undertaken,” said the official [...]
Valve has been teasing us with the suggestion that its game download service Steam was on the way for the Apple Mac and the company has finally confirmed that Steam will launch for Macs in April.
Additionally Valve’s top games – including Left 4 Dead 2, Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike, Portal and the mighty Half-Life series – will also be made available in April.
“As we transition from entertainment as a product to entertainment as a service, customers and developers need open, high-quality internet clients,” said Gabe Newell, President of Valve.
“The Mac is a great [...]