Posts Tagged "PSP"

Retro Gaming Strikes Back

Retro Gaming Strikes Back

Mortal Kombat, Contra, Frogger, Metroid, NBA Jam… stop us if any of these titles seem familiar. Amusingly enough, the aforementioned classic video game franchises, while fond reminders of millions’ misspent youth, are also among the hottest new gaming debuts of 2010 and 2011. Credit a resurgence in retro gaming, the practice of dusting off old games and bringing them kicking and screaming into the harsh light of today. But why the sudden rise in support...

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Get to Know Today’s Top Designers

Get to Know Today’s Top Designers

Sid Meier, Peter Molyneux, Warren Spector… ever wonder what today’s top video game designers are thinking, and just who these notable individuals are behind all the gala appearances and flashing lights? From Denis Dyack to Brenda Brathwaite and David Perry, we got to know some of the field’s most notable game development legends in a 2008 documentary dubbed Games That Push Boundaries. Viewable at the link above, it also explores the art of game...

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3G Coming to Handheld Consoles?

3G Coming to Handheld Consoles?

According to The Wall Street Journal, a Japanese wireless carrier is in talks with game console makers about adding 3G connection capabilities to their handheld gaming devices. NTT DoCoMo in Tokyo would not specify which companies they were talking with in the report. Nintendo’s DS and Sony’s PSP are already Wi-Fi capable, but lack the ability to connect to a 3G network. Both companies declined to comment to The Wall Street Journal and a Nintendo spokesman...

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Summer’s Hottest New Releases

Summer’s Hottest New Releases

Summer is traditionally a dead period for video games, as releases slow to a trickle in the wake of family vacations, school breaks and departures for more exotic climes. Alas, little seems to have changed here in 2010, despite publishers’ increasing awareness of the value of better spreading new game launches out across the entire 12-month calendar vs. simply cramming them into the spring or holiday months. Besides the almighty StarCraft II (sure to top wish...

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iPhone 4 Redefines Mobile Games

iPhone 4 Redefines Mobile Games

Continuing in our series of original feature columns on video games and gaming culture for CNN.com, we recently took a look at how Apple’s iPhone 4 and its new gyroscope and accelerometer combo promise to reinvent mobile games. The first of many new motion control systems to arrive (and potentially one of the most important), this hardware advancement adds entirely new dimensions to the smartphone gaming experience. Granted, melodramatic headlines aside,...

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