Sony Europe announced today that the PSP will be released on September 1, 2005. Similarly to the United States release, the European PSP will only be available in a Value Pack bundle, however the Spider-Man 2 UMD will not be included in the box. Instead, Europeans will need to register their PSP online to score Spider-Man 2.
“PlayStation Portable will revolutionise portable entertainment, giving users the freedom to play full 3D games, watch movies, listen to music and connect wirelessly on their terms, wherever and whenever they wish to do so,” said David Reeves, President of SCEE. “More than ever, today’s consumer demands access to their personal entertainment outside the home, without compromising quality. With more than 100 PlayStation Portable game titles currently in development worldwide, and the ability to download and listen to music, and view feature films with breathtaking screen quality, PlayStation Portable lets users control their entertainment options, all in a single package.”
Read More | Sony Entertainment Europe Press Release
Ubisoft has announced today that Prince of Persia 3 is currently in development. The story of this release takes place after the Warrior Within, as the Prince returns home to find that his people are against him. It turns out that a being known as The Dark Prince has come into the story and will conflict with the real Prince.
“Prince of Persia 3 promises to be THE best installment in the legendary franchise,” said John Parkes, Director Marketing at Ubisoft. “By combining two playable characters in a masterly balanced gameplay, with the perfect mix of acrobatic moves and a compelling storyline, the Prince of Persia will appeal to both Sands of Time and Warrior Within fans alike. The Prince is back to reclaim his kingdom, and he has a few surprises in store…”
Prince of Persia 3 is slated to be released in the second half of 2005 on Xbox, PS2, Gamecube, and PC.
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Wow, who would’ve though that these to heroes from years past would come back as one? Certainly not us. In a very complex procedure, the old school Game Boy can be hacked to read from a floppy stocked with ROMs. This setup puts approximately 10,000 games at your disposal - kind of like an iPod for games, except, not. Pretty cool, but who the heck would want to carry that around?
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Following in the footsteps of the successful Resident Evil movies, TriStar is planning on releasing the Konami video game hit series on the silver screen.
Mitchell will play Rose, who is desperately searching for her lost daughter in the mysterious, terrifying town of Silent Hill, where they are trapped. The screenplay was written by Roger Avary (“Pulp Fiction”).
Actress Radha Mitchell has been in such films as Finding Neverland, Man on Fire, and Phone Booth. The budget is speculated to be around $45-50 Million. Lets see them create some creepy looking mannequins with this budget.
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This week there are a bunch of games coming out, keep an eye on Playfeed for all the latest gaming news. The major release being Midway’s Area 51 for Xbox and PS2. Area 51 has been hyped up and now it’s time for everyone to find out if the hype matches the game. If you’re not into that type of alien game and want something a little more toned down, you can go for Lego Star Wars. This game goes through Episodes I and II and gives you a quick glimpse at Episode III.
Okay, this one might be a bit late, but it;e good to see nonetheless for those frightened of upgrading their PC’s. The Windows XP Setup Simulator basically walks you through the setup process you would go through if you were actually installing the OS, but without making any changes to your PC. It allows you to get acquainted with the steps involved before taking the dive. We should just be hearing about this a bit sooner than a year and a half before Longhorn drops. Nonetheless, you can download it here.
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Samba is currently working on perfecting an EV-DO USB modem which would allow those who don’t want to purchase a PMCIA card to access an EV-DO networks to still get online using their laptop. Of course, if you have a 12-inch PowerBook like I do, then you don’t even have a slot to put the standard EV-DO card into. This CDMA/EV-DO device supports 800 Mhz and 1900 Mhz bands and data rates up to 2.4 mbps. I cannot tell you how much I would like to see this hit the market.
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Don’t get too exicted, there is nothing concrete about this. That being said, how awesome would this be? The digital camera add-on is a nice touch as well. A 6 GB iPod mini/digital camera hybrid would certainly sell nicely.
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The students at Southern California’s School of Cinema-Television has the unique opportunity to earn either $5,000 or a 4-week internship at EA’s Maxis Studios. The students are to use the video creation tools which are a part of The Sims 2 to come up with the best 3 minute (or so) family-friendly film starring The Sims. You can check out the complete guidelines here.
Read More | Gamespot
This is the kind of place I would image just about every Gear Live reader would love to spend an extended vacation. It’s the Emerates Palace, where some staff get around on Segway units, and their private beach is Internet ready - and check out the amenity list:
- The most advanced hotel multimedia system, including touch screen control panel, will allow guests full control of all room appliances such as lights, air-conditioning and in-room entertainment
- Interactive TV provides high speed Internet, games, access to room bill, shopping, room service, telephone directory, videos on request, instant rewind and pausing of programs
- 50-inch plasma screens in all rooms
- 50 and 61-inch plasma screens in the suites
- All suites equipped with a laptop and a scanner/printer/fax unit
- Language preferences are set at reception upon check in which can be easily operated as soon as the guest reaches the room
The cheapest room is 2,000.00 AED, which comes out to about $545 USD per night. Spendy!
Read More | USA Today
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