Next Generation Playstation Portable Announced

Speculation has been running wild lately about a successor to Sony’s portable gaming platform, and today many of the rumors were laid to rest. Unfortunately, a few more questions were raised.

While not officially calling it ‘PSP 2’, the NGP or Next Generation Portable, was trotted out on a Tokyo stage with an army of developers and publishers backing it up.

Past the break, we’ll share the details as we know them.

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Game Of The Year Awards 2010

Over the last month we’ve spent a lot of time catching up on titles we missed, taking notes, and debating the virtues of our favorite titles.

It all culminates in our annual list of worthy titles.

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Game Review: N.O.V.A. (Android/iOS)

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A good FPS on a mobile platform is very hard to come by. Typically, the touch controls don’t work for me, especially on smaller devices like the iPhone or my Android. So when I decided to pick up N.O.V.A (Near Orbital Vanguard Alliance), I was a expecting more of the same in terms of control, visuals, stuttering as well as poor battery performance, etc.

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Hardware Review: Samsung Captivate

Samsung CaptivateRecently I made the decision to break up with Apple as far as what device I would use for my personal mobile phone (Sorry Steve, it’s you not me). I decided to try out an Android based device and with my contract still being with AT&T, the only Android phone worth checking out was the Samsung Captivate.

The Samsung Captivate is part of the Galaxy S line of phones finally available in the US. Each carrier is getting  a version with minor hardware differences but fundamentally the same phone. Getting used to the Android OS was a major adjustment, not because it was hard, but because iOS is so simple in comparison. You pretty much have to switch your thinking to “what CAN’T I do to customize it?”

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The New Droid X From Motorola

motorola-droid-x-01I just happened to walk into Best Buy and decided to go see if they had a Droid X in. To my surprise they said yes so I said gimmie.

I personally have been trying to decide if I wanted the Droid X or the HTC Incredible. In the end it came down to screen size and pure power. From what I looked into the Droid X it had what I wanted.

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Game Review: Inception – Mind Crime (Android)

Does A Good Movie Translate Into A Good Game?

Type: Puzzle / Map Search (Metal Gear-esq)
Platform: Mobile – Android
Current Cost: Free

The movie Inception has been a Box Office smash since its release a little over a week ago. So, when I saw a commercial for a free downloadable game, I decided to give it a shot.

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Game Review: Pocket Empires Online (Android)

PE1Is There A Good Civ Building Game that’s FREE???

Name: Pocket Empires Online
Type: MMO – Timed Actions
Platform: Mobile – Android
Current Cost: Free

Having recently converted from carrying a Blackberry to using an Android phone on my daily commute, I needed to find a couple of distractions that could help fill the void left by Brick Breaker and several other tower defense style games.

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