Archive for October, 2010

Playstation Phone Has been Leaked!!!

Special entry here, it’s hard to believe it but this is the actual picture of the Playstation Phone that has just been leaked today! From what has been said the device is running on Android and will be headed to the market soon! Here are a few discovered Specs.  1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 , 512MB of RAM, 1GB. The screen is said to be 3.7 to 4.1 inches long. It also does have an analog touch pad as seen below the S, and it’s looking quite similar to the design that was shown late this Summer. Well..so much for the PSP2 I guess. There is still a chance that this will hit stores this Holiday season, but at the same time we only have about 2 months till 2011 so we may see it early next year as well.

Check here for additional close up pictures! http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/26/the-playstation-phone/?utm_source=engadget&utm_medium=twitter

More PSP2 Rumors Roll In!

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Once again, I am sorry for the lack of posts, but I guess it really doesn’t matter since I’m lacking subscribers as well. Anyway, it’s been about month since we heard the developers of Mortal Kombat tell us that they have PSP2 kits on their hands that they’re looking amazing. Of course these are “developers” who have told the press that the PSP2 does certainly exist. With this being said their is a high chance that this information we are getting here may actually be true. Now to explain the more recent rumors that have been rolling out.  A certain eyewitness has said that they have seen the device, one thing the witness has stated is that he touch pad is a sort of “big mouse with a track pad” which supposably controls the game, along side the dual analog sticks…that’s right “Dual analog sticks”.  It has also been speculated that the Screen will be HD as well since everything is going HD these days. Other rumors state we could see this handheld as early as fall 2011, which isn’t that bad as lng as you buy the 3Ds to keep you occupied for a few seasons.

Disc Free Netflix Streaming Has Arrived!

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Yep that’s right, first the Xbox 360, then recently the Playstation 3, and now the Nintendo Wii has decided to join the party ridding those pesky disc needed to steam netflix movies. This new update also alows users to finally “search movies” browse entire catagoires for movies, tv shows, as well as add them to your queue. Gaming consoles are just getting more entertainment all around friendly as the months go by. The new Netflix app can be downloaded from the WiiShop channel onto the Wii menu, or an SD Card incase your out of space. Either way, throw out that disc, and get to watching some movies!

Project Announcement No.1: “Phase 2” Youtube Series

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Ok, so after some major stalling and thinking about Video Game related projects I wanted to get start it on for the gaming community, I came across a idea that I have once tried a long time ago. Yes that’s right, a youtube series. My old youtube series started with about say? 2 episodes and had no more than 10views. Why was this? Simply because the Videos were crap, I had no idea what I wanted to discuss, and my video game experiences were limited to Nintendo related games and systems only, therefore it would have been difficult for me to connect to a wider gaming audience. Now with every next gen console (Even though my Wii Broke) plus a brand new Dell computer, I believe this time around my Video series will be much more successful.

The Series will be called “Phase 2” I came up with the name, awhile back when I dreamed of starting my own RPG company called “Phase 2” though no matter how awesome that sounds there’s a very small chance of that happening as of now so long story short, I decided to you use as a video series title. The series will be uploaded on youtube, as I will also post links on Twitter, and Facebook. Even though I have decided to start this series, little thought has been put in into actually what I’m going to cover. It’s not that I have no clue, it’s just that there’s such a Variety of video game related topics to cover, and trying to cover all of them without boring to many audiences at once can be difficult. Which is why for part of the beginning development of this series I’m asking readers of this, whoever, wherever, whatever you are to feel free to send me suggestions on topics you would like to hear about and be covered, and things you would like to see. I also must mention as for my PC I do not have a webcam yet though I will be sure to get one a.s.a.p within the coming weeks. As there is a Macbook n my house as well with a built in camera, if I need to I could use that for my first few episodes though I will more than likely be using a PC/Windows Webcam. I do not want to make these videos always what on “my mind” which is why I am as well for viewers, users, etc’s feedback so I can discuss that feedback in some of my episodes. Sure this idea probably isn’t new at all but at least, I can slide away at least “a little” from all the other mainstream videos which are put out there. I want other gamers to be able to connect with these vids, express there views, and share their own part in this series. I want this series to be a little more…interactive shall I say from other video series. Of course it is difficult to do that over video, but in small ways it can be done at least. I also want to mention my video creating experience is at a minimum, as of now I am watching tutorials, and experiencing with my computers Video Creation program to get a head start on what I need to know and do, to make successful videos. Keep in mind at first these videos will not be as good as say..IGNs, or Inside Gaming, which I must say creates excellent videos with excellent quality. As much as I would like to call this a Vlog series to narrow it down to a more straight forward description of this series, it is not a vlog series because usually vlogs tend to express that creators view straight forward all of the time, then again it may change you never know.

In conclusion I also want to mention things that I thought of that I will be covering in these episodes, some being; Discussion on current video game scene news, Video Game competitions/cons, Occasionally video game reviews, Online Video Game Community discussion, breaking video game news, and large Video Game related topics that can be broken in large segments, as well as having viewers to have a chance in sending in questions, and views on discussions as well. With this said, these are only a small chunk of ideas I have came up with, and I am looking to readers, and viewers of this to come forward and send me ideas, I’m not the type of person to just throw suggestions out the window, and I get back to people a.s.a.p so please if you have any ideas feel free to contact me. Also along with the video series, I have thought that I should buy Shirts, and other apparel that represents other certain gaming communities so I can help spread communities names out there. Like I said before one of my main goals is still to help Video Game Communities thrive. Once I start the Video Series I plan on representing FC.com with an FC Shirt as well…so yea Go FriendCodes! Lastly on my ideas, I have also considered doing giveaways for certain video game related items, content, etc, and possible contest where viewers can win stuff. If this idea is carried out I will be sure to make these contests and giveaways as fair as possible to everyone has a chance at winning so don’t stress. Well that pretty much does it for the ideas, be sure to check back, and subscribe to my FC Blogs, or even follow me on Twitter or Facebook, to keep up with the projects I am working on and to learn about ways in which you can be apart of the projects. You can follow me on Twitter as I am XxMicoleXx, and you can follow me on facebook at facebook.com/MuRd3riNGQu33nX or you can hit me up wherever you can contact me. Future details will be coming about Phase 2 so be on alert, until then Peace!
~ Phase 2 first upload planning to be uploaded Late October – Early November.

(This entry was originally posted on the Nintendo Wifi Community FriendCodes.com)

Xbox 360 to get Live TV Streaming?

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It just might be, according to Endgadget, internal documents at AT&T plans to add support their U-Verse cable service bringing it to the Xbox 360 next month. The whole update is said to allow Xbox 360 users to view and record shows threw the service. The report saids while the service will be officailly announced for the Xbox 360 on October 17th, the actual service will not be usable until November 7th. Which is not to far off right? Though in order to use your Xbox 360 as a reciever, users will have to utilize an Xbox Connection Kit, which comes with a couple acessories to get you set up.  Subcribers will also be required to at least one standalone set up box in their home already to access the service. Sounds like a nice addition to the Xbox 360, though I hope it isn’t to pricey.

 

Price for Thought 3DS 300$? Cut the crap!

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Ok so this entery is going to be a little more self focused on my thoughts, on the recent 3DS price that is assuming to be 300$ here in the U.S Ever since the Japan related Press Conference which took place on September 29th in Tokyo Japan, U.S, and Europe gamers have been a little worried, and upset about the converted Japan to USD 3DS price. Well I’m here to tlak about that today. Ok so we know that Iwata stated the 3Ds set price was partly due to E3 2010 reactions. Thanks a lot fanboys..No I’m kidding, some say we have ourselves to thank for maybe getting a possibly high price for this sharp looking handheld, but really 300$? Well I’mhere to break it down. First and foremost, cut the over exaggerated “OMGZ THE 3DS‘Z PRICE IS GOING TO BE 300$ I CAN’T PAY FOR THAT!!!!” Calm down, the officail 3DS price for U.S, and Europe hasn’t even been announced yet. Secondly as far as I know along with many other gamers out there, Nintendo doesn’t convert prices from one region to another regions dollars. It just doesn’t work like that, I’m 99.99% sure (and probably correct) that Nintendo sets an individual price, for each regions based off on that regions market. Japan, and Europes market differ from the U.S’s so do not expect a straight up convert of the Japanese 3DS price to any other regions. Secondly, the 3DS is going March 2011 here in the U.S and Europe, which means one thing! Empty Wallets! The Holidays have ended, we have spent a fortune of gifts, traveling tickets, food, cleaning solutions to have our house prepared for ThanksGiving Dinner, and probably more based on your Holiday rush. So honestly if Nintendo wants sales they need to keep a reasonable price in mind since they plan to release it pretty much right after the Holiday rush. Third, guess what else in the gaming market has a price tag of 300$? That’s right! the mighty Xbox 360 Slim with 250GB, and the amazing PS3 Slim 120GB. Both of these consoles I’d say internal wise are probably 10x as powerful as the 3DS, most likely more. Why would Nintendo release a puny handheld the same price as of one these? Well…I don’t know why? Not to make money that’s for sure, if I had not already have owned an Xbox 360 I for sure would be buying the 360 slim for 300$ over a handheld with probably not as much power. It just wouldn’t make sense for Nintendo to put out a handheld the same price as a next generation console. I could go on all day, but lastly Nintendo has always been a “cheap selling” company. Ever since the console wars had begun Nintendo always had the cheapest handhelds, and consoles out on the market, and that has always satisfied their fans, and if they just now, right before they release this history channging, mouth dropping, eye candy handheld, decided to sell it for 300$ It would pretty much ruin that favored tradtion they kept going. So please everyone out their on the web, keep your panic to a minimum! Though at the same time let Nintendo know your not buying a handheld for 300$. I myself expect the handheld to range from 250-270$ no more than, and maybe a little less than that. Remember! Sony’s hidden PSP2 is soon to come on the rise as well, and Nintendo will have that to compete with. First impressions are important so it’d be best to put that handheld on the market for cheap to compete with Sony. Well this was my Price for thought, until next time Peace!

World of WarCraft Catalysm Hits shelves December 7th

That’s right, the long awaited expansion for the hit MMORPG series World of WarCraft, Catalysm hit’s stores this December. As hype as WoW fans must be right now, they better have a lot of time on their hands if they want to explore this new World as soon as possible. Catalysm is looking very hot, sharp, Catalysmic. The Story of Catalysm is based off the corrupted Dragon Aspect Deathwing, who of which is returning in the game to destroy Azeroth. This new expansion brings  two fresh charecter races, which are Worgen’s, and Goblins. As they level cap has now been pushed up to 85, players will have  new achivement to strive to get to. Catalysm will sell for 40$ at retail as well as being sold threw Blizzards online store, threw digital download. Also fans can pick up a Catalysm Collectors Edition, which includes bonus items, all being sold at the price of 80$ retail. Well WoW fans, are you ready to experience the new World? If not get prepared, you have about two more months to go. Well until next time! Peace! Oh!…and don’t forget to subscribe/follow me!

Source – http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/206913/world_of_warcraft_cataclysm_in_stores_december_7.html

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