Posts Tagged With 'Sony'

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Nintentunes: The anti-Nintendo edition

Nintentunes: The anti-Nintendo edition

Video game music has come a long way from the bleeps and bloops that populated most game at the inception of the medium, and seems only right to take a look back at not only game that have appeared on Nintendo consoles, but ones that have appeared on consoles that do things that Ninten-don’t (see what I did there?). With that said, I hope you enjoy this weeks walk down memory lane in this edition of non-Nintentunes!

Eugene Allen

Eugene Allen

Eugene Allen enjoys long walks on the beach.....the beaches of Normandy because he's a gamer! All kidding aside, there isn't much to me. I like to play and write about video games, I hope to get a job doing so when I grow up.....anyone hiring?

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Posted by Eugene Allen 18.12.2011 in All
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Regarding the recent news about Vita’s battery…

Regarding the recent news about Vita's battery...

Hmmm. Three to five hours…and that’s with online capabilities disabled. Sounds awfully familiar, doesn’t it? I wonder how Sony fans are adapting to the news. I’d like to send them all a card: “Misery loves company, guys. Welcome aboard the S.S. Recharge.”

Posted by Richard 16.09.2011 in All
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How do PS Vita details change how you feel about 3DS (if at all)?

How do PS Vita details change how you feel about 3DS (if at all)?
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Sony named, dated, and priced its new handheld today. Dubbed PS Vita, the touch and control enabled handheld is as powerful as modern consoles. It supports interoperable multiplayer with PS3, and has a street pass like feature called “near.” Oh, and it’s $250, just like 3DS, and launching this fall.

That said, it’s being reported that Sony will lose money in releasing Vita, whereas Nintendo is already turning a profit on every 3DS sold. Does any that change how you feel about 3DS? And would you buy a PS Vita, given its comparable price, while knowing its predecessor sorely lacked games?

Posted by Dan 06.06.2011 in All
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Name that company

Name that company

Hey! A little game to start off our Tuesday. What fun! Here it goes. It’s pretty simple: Guess the mystery company using the clues provided.

Did you say Sony, circa the launch of the PlayStation 3 or PSP Go? Wrong answer.

Posted by Jack 17.05.2011 in All
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PlayStation CEO trolls for headlines by calling 3DS “babysitting tool”, probably needs his diaper changed

PlayStation CEO trolls for headlines by calling 3DS "babysitting tool", probably needs his diaper changed

What do you do in the dog-eat-dog business world when the competition has left your mangled corpse in the dust in terms of sales figures? Inform the press that your rivals are a bunch of poopoo buttfaces , clap the dirt off your hands and pat yourself on the back for a job well done, of course. Total self-delusion is doing wonders for Charlie Sheen — when your career takes a huge nosedive, just fly in the face of all logic and reason, adamantly repeat that you’re still “Winning, DUH!” and they’ll believe you. Why not Sony too?

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Posted by Chelsea 11.04.2011 in All
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Portable gaming, now with more cellphone contracts!

Portable gaming, now with more cellphone contracts!

So Sony is allegedly readying a PSPGo with a cellphone bolted on, courtesy Sony Ericsson. Gaming is changed forever! The 3DS is doomed!

I kid, I kid. I think. More seriously, word is Nintendo and Nokia had a similar arrangement back in the day that never materialized, for reasons unknown (the device even went through the R&D process!). This isn’t exactly new territory, in other words.

Still, it led me to ponder how portable gaming would look if the major players (Nintendo and Sony) suddenly started selling cellphone contracts alongside their portables. Sony, obviously, is seriously considering it, perhaps as some kind of new tactic to crack Nintendo’s multi-decade dominance over the portable space. If there’s one thing customer surveys and consumer trends show, it’s that gamers want more 2-year contract lock-in with their portable gaming experiences. Good luck.

As we already know, Nintendo, with the 3DS, is going to go with an always on wifi platform where 3D portables will talk to one another like chatty best friends, should they sense their own kind nearby. No subscription plans there—but what if there were?

What if we lived in a world where two-year cellphone contracts were the norm for portable gaming? How would you feel? What benefits would there be, in your opinion, with this arrangement? The iPhone and Android devices have a ton of games, true, but they still remain Leatherman devices incapable of making a serious play at Nintendo’s piece of the portable pie. At least, that’s how I see it. Weigh in, won’t you?

Posted by Jack 12.08.2010 in All
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