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News: PlayStation Meeting 2011: NGP's "Near" Application Tracks Your Location

PlayStation Meeting 2011: NGP's "Near" Application Tracks Your Location

Amongst its ridiculously powerful specifications and control interfaces, Sony's NGP also has some pretty neat GPS functionalities

An application built into the device called "Near" is an ongoing map allowing you to track where you are and where you have been. Near connects with the PSN to find out what games are popular in your current location, allowing you to buy games on the spot and..

News: PlayStation Meeting 2011: Call Of Duty Confirmed For Lastest PlayStation Handheld, NGP

PlayStation Meeting 2011: Call Of Duty Confirmed For Lastest PlayStation Handheld, NGP

With the likes of Killzone and Uncharted heading to the NGP, there's certainly an emphasis on big blockbuster titles for Sony's new flagship handheld

Blockbuster titles don't get much bigger than Call Of Duty, an iteration of which has just been confirmed for NGP by Activision's Phillip Earle. Details were scarce, but Earle billed the game with the following anecdote: "We believe Call of Duty..

News: Tomorrow (We Think) The PSP2 Will Be Announced At Sony's PlayStation Meeting In Japan

Tomorrow (We Think) The PSP2 Will Be Announced At Sony's PlayStation Meeting In Japan

This time tomorrow, we're 99

9% sure we'll know a little more about the direction of Sony Computer Entertainment's handheld strategy. At 3PM JST Sony's scheduled an event in Tokyo, Japan deemed "PlayStation Meeting 2011". Last time Sony held a PlayStation Meeting (in 2005), details of the PS3 were revealed. With the 3DS months away from general release, it would be a fitting time to..

Rumour: PSP2 Longer Than Current Device But Not As Wide, Possible Specifications Leaked

PSP2 Longer Than Current Device But Not As Wide, Possible Specifications Leaked

French website 01

net</a> report that the PSP2 could be technically comparable to Apple's next generation iPhone and iPad devices. As the rumours grow in the build-up to Thursday, the site claims to have got its hands on a development unit of the PSP2 (and subsequently the specs). We've included all the technical gubbins after the jump. Perhaps most interestingly the site notes that the PSP2..

News: Heads Up: PlayStation Meeting Kicks Off 3PM JST This Thursday

Heads Up: PlayStation Meeting Kicks Off 3PM JST This Thursday

Sony's pinned a 3PM JST start time on this Thursday's PlayStation Meeting in Tokyo

Convert times as appropriate, but that makes it 6AM GMT here in the UK. Don't expect news to trickle out immediately though. We imagine it will take an hour or so before the good stuff hits the 'net. The event's like to see the unveiling of the PSP2 at long last. We imagine it might be a good idea for you to keep an..

News: Better Start Looking For That Third Job: Nikkei Pin OLED Touchscreen & Always-On 3G Functionality To The Mounting PSP2 Rumours

Better Start Looking For That Third Job: Nikkei Pin OLED Touchscreen & Always-On 3G Functionality To The Mounting PSP2 Rumours

Definitely sounds like Sony's being Sony again

Nikkei is reporting some colossus information on the PSP2 this evening. According to preliminary information on the device, Nikkei reports that Sony's next portable system will support 3G functionality and an OLED touchscreen. OLED screens are widely considered some of the best available on the market. Nikkei's report furthers that Sony's custom..

News: PSP2 To Be Announced At Japanese PlayStation Meeting On January 27th

PSP2 To Be Announced At Japanese PlayStation Meeting On January 27th

Six years ago Sony held an event in Japan called the "PlayStation Meeting"

The July 25th, 2005 meeting revealed some of Sony's early plans for the PlayStation 3. The January 27th, 2011 event labelled "PlayStation Meeting" is believed to lead to the long awaited unveiling of the PSP2. Andriasang's picked up on the name via a series of Tweets from analyst Yasuaki Fujima. Apparently Fujima..

News: Final Fantasy XIII-2 Announced For PlayStation 3 By Square Enix, Due 2011 In Japan

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Announced For PlayStation 3 By Square Enix, Due 2011 In Japan

The impact of a Final Fantasy announcement seems a little diminished after the relatively disappointing Final Fantasy XIII, but make no mistake, this is still huge

At their conference in Japan, Square Enix has just confirmed that Final Fantasy XIII-2 will launch this year (2011) in Japan. The game will be directed by Motomu Toriyama. Few details are known about the game, though it will mark the..

News: Catherine Demo Dated For January 27th Release On PlayStation Store

Catherine Demo Dated For January 27th Release On PlayStation Store

Atlus has finally revealed the anticipated date for the oft-teased Catherine demo

January 27th will mark the fateful day we all actually get to load up the bizarre looking title and get a glimpse of what it's all about. According to Siliconera, "players will be able to sample a section of the game's opening featuring event movies, anime movies and action parts." <span>Consider out..

News: Earth Defence Force 2 Portable Grabs Double-Pack In Japan

Earth Defence Force 2 Portable Grabs Double-Pack In Japan

Now here's a novel idea: D3 Publisher has announced that the limited edition for Earth Defence Force 2 Portable will include two full retail copies of the game

We know what you're thinking, "Why?" There's method behind the madness. EDF2P features plenty of co-op gameplay, and the limited edition double pack is available for ¥6,279 ($76). Buying two copies of the game separately would set..

News: Bomb-drop: Sony To Announce The PSP2 In Tokyo On January 27th [UPDATE]

Bomb-drop: Sony To Announce The PSP2 In Tokyo On January 27th [UPDATE]

VG247's running a stonking story this morning, speculating that Sony will announce the PSP2 in Tokyo later this month

According to the site's source, Sony will hold a “business overview and strategy meeting” in Tokyo on January 27th, and will use the event as a platform to reveal the PSP2. The date would certainly make sense, with Sony wanting to temper expectation for the soon-to-be-released..

News: The SEGA Toylet Has Nothing To Do With PlayStation But Is Just Too Good To Ignore

The SEGA Toylet Has Nothing To Do With PlayStation But Is Just Too Good To Ignore

SEGA may have stepped away from the console business, but if the "Toylet" is anything to go by, the Japanese giant's never stopped being awesome

If you didn't guess from the pun, SEGA's Toylet is a bizarre video game platform operated by the steady stream of your own urine. The device, which has been installed in four Tokyo metro stations, has LCD screens mounted above the urinal and is fitted with..

News: The Yakuza Shoot Zombies In The Head This Coming March

The Yakuza Shoot Zombies In The Head This Coming March

Famitsu's slapped a March 17th release date on SEGA's PlayStation 3-exclusive zombie shoot 'em up

The bizarre Yakuza spin-off, Yakuza: Of The End, is set to release in Japan on March 17th. With Yakuza 4 due out on PlayStation 3 in early 2011, we're crossing our fingers Yakuza: Of The End makes it over here by mid-2012. Never take anything for granted with the Yakuza franchise though. We're still..

News: Japan Sets Monstrous PlayStation Portable Sales Records

Japan Sets Monstrous PlayStation Portable Sales Records

The PlayStation Portable's recorded its biggest weekly hardware sales in Japan since launch, thanks to the release of Mosnter Hunter Portable 3rd from Capcom

The game managed sales of over 2.14 million during its first week on sale, while the PlayStation Portable knocked up a whopping 326,639 units — a new record in Japan. They say the PSP's dead. They say the PSP's dead.

News: PlayStation Dominates The Japanese Hardware & Software Charts

PlayStation Dominates The Japanese Hardware & Software Charts

It's been a while since we posted the weekly Japanese hardware and software sales numbers

We stopped posted them a while back because we were running out of things to say — the hardware charts in particularly nearly always occupy the same order of systems, with even the numbers staying fairly predictable. So why have we decided to post the numbers this week? Gran Turismo 5. Sony's banner..