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Sony Unveils Playstation “NGP”

1 Feb

Playstation NGP

Sony has finally unveiled it’s latest project, the Playstation “NGP” – which is it’s temporary name for this next-gen PSP. This device is jam packed full of technological goodies, and no doubt will provide a great experience for it’s users. It’s new sleek design is definitely an eye catcher, but will the NGP be an over-hyped gadget? Keep on reading, as I list out some of the known specifications of the Playstation NGP!

Battery Life

Sony has stated that the Playstation NGP will have comparable battery life to the current PSP and that users can expect an equal amount of battery life, if not more. Many estimates state that the device will have around a four to five hour battery life.

Specs

CPU – ARM Cortex a9 Core
GPU – SGX543MP4+
Dimensions – Approx. 182 x 18.6 x 83.5mm
Sound – Built in stereo and microphone

Controls, Screen & Games

The Playstation NGP will use a small flash based memory card in order to load/play games. This flash based memory card will definitely help with battery life as the UMD cards from the previous PSP devices were known for eating the battery. The NGP has a large 16:9, 5″ OLED touch screen display and has a 960×544 resolution. Another unique feature with the NGP is it’s touch pad on the BACK of the device which will offer new control experiences. The NGP also features TWO analog sticks (instead of the normal one), and the normal directional pad and action buttons. For motion control, the NGP contains an accelerometer, a compass, and a three-axis gyroscope.

Playstation NGP 2

Price

The price of the Playstation NGP is a tricky topic, as there are many speculations as to what it could be. As Nintendo has recently announced that it’s 3DS will sell for $249.99, many are estimating that the Playstation NGP will also be in the same price range.

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Jagex To Bring Back Free Trade & Wilderness – Runescape

30 Jan

Runescape

After a month of voting, Runescape Developers (Jagex) have confirmed that the Free Trade and Wilderness will be coming back. When these features were first taken away, many players quit and left the game behind. Now, with the Wilderness and Free Trade system being implemented back into the game on February 1st, Runescape will see an increase in it’s player count no doubt.

“Thank you to all those of you who took part in the historic RuneScape Referendum, which ended on Friday. We received an incredible 1.2 million votes, with a united 91% of you voting for the restoration of free trade and the Wilderness. We have heard your call and will be restoring these much loved features to RuneScape on Tuesday 1st February.

The clock is ticking and you have just two weeks to get ready for this monumental update. To help you prepare, we will be releasing a series of guides, FAQs and expert advice about the Wilderness and free trade, so that players both old and new can get ready for this epic release.

Now it is up to you to prepare for battle, level your account, gear up your armour and equip yourself for the ultimate Wilderness experience.

There is just one question left unanswered: are you ready?

Mark Gerhard and the RuneScape Team”

Definitely exciting stuff to look forward to. I for one can’t wait to see how this all turns out, as Runescape was the first MMORPG that I played.