Posts Tagged "iPhone and iPad"

PSP2: Some Strange New Features

PSP2: Some Strange New Features

The home console market may be lumbering along like a grazing pack of apatosauruses, but the handheld market is red hot right now. The iPhone is blazing, anticipation for the Nintendo 3DS is sky-high, and now we have rumors galore about Sony’s PlayStation Portable 2–or the PSP 2, if you like. The original PSP fared decently against the Nintendo DS, but still came in a distant second. It looks like Sony is gearing up again to take another shot at...

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Should the Nintendo 3DS be a Smartphone?

Should the Nintendo 3DS be a Smartphone?

Smartphones, smartphones everywhere. Cell phones and gaming were once separated by a vast chasm, at least in North America. Phones were for business, games for pleasure. Now we’re constantly plugged into the Internet and slowly losing our ability to just tune out and wind down. It’s no wonder Sony and Microsoft are poised to make a grab for Apple’s territory with the PlayStation Phone and Windows Phone 7: We’re obsessed with flipping between...

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Multimedia Consoles: Biggest Mistakes

Multimedia Consoles: Biggest Mistakes

If you could perform some time-travel wizardry and put together a Tweetcloud for popular ’90s buzzwords, the boldest, largest word in the group would be “multimedia.” Society was obsessed with the idea of all-in-one wonder consoles that could play movies, music, games, and teach kids how to tie their shoes. The lure of compact entertainment stations even predated the widespread release of CD-based game systems: Sega’s Game Gear, for...

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Is There Any Hope for DSiWare?

Is There Any Hope for DSiWare?

Nintendo has its work cut out for it as far as Apple is concerned. The company is not afraid to admit it. It’s specifically rising to challenge Apple with the Nintendo 3DS, which features a tilt sensor, a gyroscope, an A+ game lineup, and nifty 3D gaming capabilities. While that’s neat and all, Apple’s main strength is arguably the App Store, which entices indie studios with cheap development costs and easy distribution. It also offers gamers huge...

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Can Sony’s PSP Phone Succeed?

Can Sony’s PSP Phone Succeed?

We’ve heard the rumblings and the rumors, and now it’s pretty much confirmed: The PlayStation Phone (PSP Phone) is coming. Maybe not today, and maybe not tomorrow, but presumably in time to give the iPhone, Android handsets, and Nintendo 3DS something to think about. In short, the smartphone and handheld gaming market is going to get a wee bit more crowded. That’s why Sony should think very hard about its reasons for developing and releasing the...

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