Saturday, January 29, 2011

AMD HD6990, the 2-headed monster

Days ago, AMD showed the press his new video card, the Radeon HD 6990. This is a two-headed monster, literally because of his great power and its 2 cores. This card in the future replace the HD 5970 in the title of top model. He should have come to light late last year, but for some reason moved to March 2011.

A recent presentation held by the vice president of AMD, Matt Skinner, everything was dry, because no details were required in any presentation but as there is always speculation. That is why information on HD 6990 is still very small: some speculate about its characteristics based on the information provided above, others are trying to do something with the spy shots.

NGP, here is the official video

Footage from the PlayStation Meeting 2001 and dubbed into English Published by Engadget, here's the official video of the PlayStation Meeting 2011, the event which was held in Tokyo on January 27 and saw the presentation of the NGP, the new portable console that Sony PSP will replace and whose final name has not yet been announced.

Various alternate personalities on stage, showing the interesting features of NGP and some of the titles that will be part of the launch line up.

Nvidia GTX590

NVIDIA has informed the introduction of a new flagship graphics card, which is said to be named GeForce GTX 590. In aa supposedly be integrated card dual GPU GF110 with a combined total of 1,024 core CUDA and 3 GB of memory. According to rumors his name would be the GTX595, but for now have to wait a while until an official announcement.

This video card doubles the number of cores of the current CUDA GTX 580, which includes only a single GPU. The new model brings a significant leap in efficiency, with fewer tensions and a probable decrease in clock frequency. The configuration also said to be paired with a memory bus 2 x 384-bits.

Sony wants to bring in digital games released on UMD

With the ability to download already purchased The CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, Kaz Hirai has stated its intention to work with publishers and developers to allow the fullest possible coverage of the games previously released on UMD in digital. The intention, in essence, is to translate all the titles in UMD in digital form and allow those who have the issue on optical media to download a digital version of NGP, so do not miss the collection of games in the passage from the new PSP handheld console.

The pre-orders for 3DS surpasses the Wii in UK

It 'requires a constant supply of consoles on the market in the UK, apparently, the level of waiting for Nintendo 3DS is even higher than that which marked the launch of the Wii, according to comments on pre-orders came from MCV. According to several vendors, the demand is so high as to force a plan of tight supplies to ensure a satisfactory supply of consoles.

The pre-orders for 3DS would be higher than that at the time were recorded before the launch of Wii. Source: MCV

The cloud-saving on the PS3 will only be for Plus users?

Option coming with firmware 3.60 According to some rumors, fueled in particular by Kotaku, the future of cloud-saving option that should be introduced with the next firmware updates for PlayStation 3, could be a feature exclusive to PlayStation users Plus . Sony has already sent to the developers of the first instructions for using the function, which essentially allows you to save game progress no matter what platform you're using, going to save remotely.

Still on the Nintendo friend code system 3DS

A solid structure come some details about the new online capabilities linked to the friend codes, Nintendo 3DS, analyzed in more detail by Nintendo 3DS Blog. The codes for the new console will apparently be 12 digits, and as mentioned above will be specific to each account, so it is not different for each game.

The "Buddy List" also seems much more advanced and the system can at any moment to see if their friends list are online and what they are playing. The main interface of the console is accessible at any time of the game and also lets you write memos and receive notifications related to the Street and Pass Pass Spot.

Chime Super Deluxe on PSN

Chime Super Deluxe, a "pumped" out of rhythm-puzzle for a long time on PC and Xbox Live Arcade will arrive on PlayStation Network. The exact date is not, unfortunately, was announced by the development team Zoë Mode. The PSN version will include two new multiplayer modes and 10 new tracks, five of which have already been announced:

Xenoblade is still TBA on the schedule for Nintendo

But what comes after the sudden drastic change of name, there were no further updates on Xenoblade Wii, originally called Monad: Beginning of the World. Basically, since 2009 there are no updates on the game in question and it seems there are not even coming, but the title appears in the next issue of Nintendo.

As reported by Siliconera, the Monolith RPG for Wii is out by 2011, but his date is still a vague "TBA."

Open beta for Battlestar Galactica

The team BigPoint announced on his forum that the open beta of Battlestar Galactica Online will start on 8 February. Three servers will be available to players, one for Europe and two for the United States. Additional infrastructure will be made available "if necessary". The developers hope that Battlestar Galactica Online is able to broaden the horizons of browser-MMO and free to let us come a little 'desire to have released this trailer.

PayPal with Blizzard to defeat the gold farming

The gold mine bloody battle against 'industry "gold farming, real social scourge in some parts of the world, linked to the expansion of MMOs in Asia in particular, may encounter with this new initiative as a significant stop. PayPal has decided to agree with Blizzard to stop the illegal sale of gold produced in-game within World of Warcraft, assessing as a "violation of intellectual property" such a procedure made famous through the online payment system.

Nintendo announces Wii and DS records

In less than a month Returns Donkey Kong Country sold the beauty of 4.21 million copies around the world. Even Kirby's Epic Yarn, due out in late February in Europe, has built up a nice "nest egg", touching (between Japan and the U.S.) to 1.4 million copies. Meanwhile, Super Mario Galaxy 2 has exceeded the momentum of 6 million units sold since he came out last summer.

Of course no one could miss the Pokemon, that with the last two incarnations, Black and White, have delighted 30.5 million Japanese gamers, and that short-term, March 4, preparing to land in Europe. Other records were set by monstrous Wii Party (5:07), Art Academy (1.52) and the two New Super Mario Bros.

Dragon Quest IX to share 1 million in the West

The Hero of Two Worlds After reaching the top in the rankings of preference on the chapters of the series, according to the Japanese public, Dragon Quest IX is confirmed evidence of success in the West. According to Nintendo, the units sold in American and European markets, at the time, reached one million.

1.02 million copies sold, to be precise, they represent the spread of the new Square Enix RPG in the Western world from July to today. Source: Siliconera

DSi Black and White in Europe

Nintendo has made official the release date in Europe dedicated to the special DSi console Pokemon Black and White, which will be available on the shelves by March 4. The Black version will be exclusive to some chain stores and will be stamped images and Reshiram Zekrom. The same will also be in the White version, which will be available but a bit 'everywhere.

Some dealers also distribute for a limited time an object that the lucky owners will meet a new legendary Pokemon, Victini.

A new weapon to those ends Dead Space 2

Obviously, in hardcore mode ...! (SPOILER) Attention, rich news content SPOILER. He has appeared on the web an interesting movie, which reveals the special weapons of Dead Space 2 by completing the game on hardcore (one short with only three saves available.) Without ruining the surprise too, I am attaching directly to a video demonstration.

You can find it at the bottom of the article. Source: VG247

Sony asks PSP games "download"

Sony PSP has asked developers to make versions available for download "their games so they can also be played on NGP. To make this formal request was Kaz Hirai in an interview with Japanese site Impress Watch, translated by Andriasang. The boss explained that the new Sony handheld console will be backward compatible, but only those titles that will be available for download.

Hirai also explained that the "old" PSP games will run on new hardware using emulation and internal users can easily transfer to all NGP games already downloaded on the previous console, provided they do not exceed the usual limit imposed by PlayStation network. Much of the PSP line-up is already currently available for downloading from the PSN, but there are still major titles including the recent (to us) Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep.

Battlestar Galactica: beta incoming

Plants vs. Zombies confirmed for PSN

The hottest Plants vs. Zombies wins a new platform and soon will arrive on PlayStation Network. Confirmation was given directly by Sony, which at the same time also announced five new titles for PSN, but without specifying the date of departure: The descriptions do not say much, but for some reason seems to be the most interesting of Sideway, smelling slightly of Jet Set Radio.

[Updated] Marvel vs. Capcom 3 for the PS3 Superdirective today!

[Updated] The live streaming will not be available due to technical problems, we apologize for the inconvenience! Back to the Superdirective Multiplayer. it, from our studies of Terni. In today's episode show vs Marvel again. Capcom 3 for PlayStation 3 and answer any questions from users! Connect at 17 Friday, January 28th at this page to interact with us.

The maximum number of users that can connect simultaneously is equal to 5000, to see the direct non-stop you have to have an ADSL connection of at least 1.2 Mbits, we recommend that you do not download anything while watching the live itself.

Ringo: The Videogame coming?

According to rumors, it seems that the famous drummer of the Beatles, Ringo Starr may soon tread the gaming landscape with a title dedicated to his extraordinary musical career. Or at least that is what it appears based on the recent registration of a trademark. As reported by Gamespot, the registered name was "Ringo", accompanied by a brief description: "computer game software" and "computer games downloadable via the Internet and wireless devices." At the time the information is unfortunately reduced to bone, but it is very likely that in the weeks to leak out more news on this.

Increased Support for the PS3 version of Portal 2

It is now clear ... As a matter of fact, today: the PlayStation 3 version of Portal 2 will be the best of those consoles, and thus higher than the Xbox 360. Or rather, not as regards the technical aspect, in this context the two parties will be absolutely identical, but rather for updates and opportunities provided to players.

This, in essence, the thought expressed by Chet Faliszek of Valve Software. Recall that one of the many possibilities "granted" only to the PS3 version will be the so-called cross-platform to the user PC. Source: VG247

Online Wiki LittleBigPlanet

Media Molecule has announced the development of online Wiki LittleBigPlanet, a new resource that will put the franchise community to share ideas, projects and opinions in complete freedom. According to the indications given on the official website, this online encyclopedia will be managed by a group of people of pre-existing community, but also the Media Molecule team will contribute to its development and its dissemination.

LEGO Star Wars III is late

In about a month ... LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars will experience a slight delay on the release date originally planned. In fact, the production will debut on the market by next March 22 in the U.S. and the UK territory in March 25, after about a month earlier than the reference dates (15 and 18 February).

Source: VG247

Set aside the weekend for free on XBL

Despite forecasts that Microsoft has recently announced an initiative to make the service available to all Xbox Live Gold, free of charge, for a weekend has been officially canceled. The announcement came directly from Twitter Graeme Boyd, Community Manager for Xbox Europe. The reasons for this change of heart has not been disclosed, but Microsoft nevertheless stressed that the initiative will be canceled only in some European countries, players residing in Russia, Poland, Greece, South Africa, Czech Republic and Hungary, it will not be any change in plans, and so, apparently, is called for the American audience.

Microsoft Xbox 720 anticipates 2012?

This would be a real bomb ...! This is clearly speculation, but it is worth pointing out. According to a feature article published by GameGuidedoc, it seems that Microsoft would be nearly ready to spread on the market Xbox 720, namely the coveted console that basically sets himself the task of replacing the Xbox 360 on the market.

The site in question, of course, only through their own considerations and not tangible data, claims that Redmond would be thinking as much as possible to anticipate the release of the new platform, even in 2012, so as to surprise with its likely Sony PlayStation 4 . The Xbox 720 should propose hypothetical at this point is fully compatible with the 3D, full integration with Kinect, the physical support for Blu-ray (after the defeat of HD-DVD) and, of course, specific hardware at least triple the current generation console.

Visceral think a movie about Dead Space

According to the latest rumors seem to Visceral Games is currently considering whether to make a film inspired by the universe of Dead Space, but this time it would not be one-off SPINN along the lines of Downfall and latest Aftermath, but a true and its live action. "We'd love to make a movie and we're talking a lot lately," said Ian Milham Visceral in an interview with the BBC.

"If we ever decide to implement this idea will certainly be a big-budget film and not a second-rate film." Simple hypotheses or assumptions behind many there is something really concrete? We look forward to learning more.