Consoles

No wi-fi on full-speed PSP

SCEA has confirmed that PSP’s newly found ability to run games using the full 333Mhz power of its CPU compromises the machine’s wireless functionality – meaning developers will have to choose between full-blown processing power or wireless multiplayer. The PSP’s processor had until recently been limited to a speed of …

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Gran Turismo details skid into view

Patient fans of Sony’s seminal racing franchise Gran Turismo have received a double-whammy of good news today – with the apparent confirmation of a July ’08 release for the GT5 in Japan and the news that the PSP version GT Mobile will see the light of day even earlier. Unfortunately …

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WiiWare launches in US

Originally announced in June as an outlet for small-scale independent games, Nintendo’s promising WiiWare Channel has surprisingly arrived in the US today – albeit without any games. CVG reports that WiiWare currently offers a streamed preview video of Metroid Prime 3 – though its arrival could mean that original games …

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Sony to refund broken PSN downloads

Following Sony’s decision to withdraw PSOne trio Crash Bandicoot 2, Spyro 2 and MediEvil from the PS3 digital download service PlayStation Network, the platform holder has emailed customers to say that refunds will appear in the PlayStation Store wallet within seven days. The mail reads: You will be aware from …

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Call of Duty 4 dated

Famed for its cinematic interpretations of World War II, Activision’s Call of Duty 4: Modern Combat, which as the title suggests abandons the 1940’s in favour of contemporary battling, will hit UK and European retail on November 9th, Eurogamer reports . The news apparently emerged a press event earlier this …

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PS3 ad banned in UK

The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a Sony PS3 internet advert in the UK, reported Life Style Extra. The organisation said that the advert "could be deemed to condone or glamorize violence or anti-social behaviour.” After forcing it to be withdrawn, the ASA issued Sony with a warning regarding its …

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