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Logitech developing UMD drive add-on for PSP Go?

Today’s PSP Go rumor strikes us a little bizarre, but we’ll admit that stranger things have happened.  According to a lone source speaking to gaming site CVG, Logitech are apparently developing a UMD drive add-on which could be fitted to the PSP Go, enabling UMD media playback though “it’ll make the PSP a little bulky”.

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Nintendo DSi LL sized-up with PSP-3000: it’s vast!

Nintendo DSi LL sized-up with PSP-3000: it’s vast!

Nintendo's DSi LL hit Japanese shelves this weekend, and we hope those who braved the stores to pick up the new, oversized handheld had been doing their arm exercises; as Game Watch's comparison photos show, the "LL" moniker isn't just there for show.  Shown here next to a Sony PSP-3000, the DSi LL looks, frankly, huge.

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Tegra 2 confirmed for next-gen Nintendo DS say sources

Tegra 2 confirmed for next-gen Nintendo DS say sources

It's almost as much fun speculating about new gaming hardware as it is playing on current-gen consoles, so color us intrigued at DigitalFoundry's "credible sources" who are saying that the next-gen Nintendo DS will run NVIDIA's Tegra 2 and that it's "not unrealistic" that the handheld will out-grunt the current Nintendo Wii.  Problem is, Sony's next-gen PSP2 has also seen a few spilled details, and that's looking even more impressive: think along the lines of potential GPU power in-between the original Xbox and the Xbox 360.

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PSP Go Bluetooth tethering added in new v6.10 firmware

PSP Go Bluetooth tethering added in new v6.10 firmware

While integrated 3G connectivity was tipped for inclusion in the PSP Go back in its rumor days, in the end Sony went for the simple route and just gave their handheld WiFi and Bluetooth.  Thanks to PSP update v6.10, that Bluetooth can be used to tether the Go to a cellphone, meaning connectivity isn't just limited to wherever you can find a WiFi hotspot.

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Sony PSP mini games fast-track approvals strips out networking, multiplayer

Sony’s PSP “minis” download games for the upcoming PSP Go are already prompting confusion, not least because of the company’s own guidelines for developers hoping to fast-track their submissions.  Sony has revealed its policies for PlayStation Network approval, including details on the “accelerated approvals process”; unfortunately, for titles to qualify for that process they must be single-player, have no network or downloadable content, and no peripheral support.

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Sony PSP firmware 6.00 tips games rentals

Sony have released their latest firmware update for the PSP, and while v6.00 may look relatively innocuous at first glance, more careful reading of the changelist does suggest the company is paving the way for rental gaming.  Among the tweaks, Sony list “games can now be grouped and displayed in folders based on their expire date”; however until now the company has only offered expiring video content, not gaming titles.

Full changelist after the cut

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Sony announces PSP Gran Turismo entertainment pack

Sony announces PSP Gran Turismo entertainment pack

I am not too sure about the PSP Go that will shed the UMD game capability. My broadband connection is not that great and it takes too long to download full video games for that to be viable in my house. I have to wait a good 30 minutes to download demos on the PS3 typically.

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Super USB Mobile Phone Charger Charges More Than Your Mobile Phone

Super USB Mobile Phone Charger Charges More Than Your Mobile Phone

While we hate to admit it, a universal charger doesn't seem to be something that's going to happen any time soon for the mobile phone industry. And while we don't expect anything from the other personal gadget manufacturers, it's pretty ridiculous that we usually need to buy a new charger when we get a new phone. Making a standard seems to be the obvious thing to do, but hey, what do we know? Then again, if we had a universal rule of thumb for charging our phones, we wouldn't get cool devices like this.

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Sony PSP-4000 rumors re-examined after tipster proves mettle

Sony PSP-4000 rumors re-examined after tipster proves mettle

With the veracity of his information seemingly corroborated by accurately tipping the Sony PS3 Slim back in June now that the skinny console has been made official, tipster Super_Secret's next prediction - regarding Sony's portable gaming line - is now under the microscope.  In June the anonymous source suggested that rather than phasing out UMD-based PSP models, Sony were instead preparing to replace the current PSP-3000 with a new PSP-4000.

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Sony PSP Go new firmware emerges, plus further hardware disappointment

Many have argued that Sony’s upcoming PSP Go is more a shameless marketing and cash-grabbing exercise, lacking the segment-shift that a truly innovative device might deliver.  We’re holding off from judging until the review units come in, but hearing the latest feedback from pre-launch prototype models isn’t exactly putting us in the most positive frame of mind.  Eurogamer got their hands on the early PSP Go, and found that not only does the new handheld require all new video cables but little things like the AV port have changed, too.

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PSP gets DualShock 2 controller mod [Video]

One of the regular complaints about the Sony PSP is its lack of dual analog sticks.  Rather than berate Sony about it, however, one enterprising gamer over at AcidMods hacked together a workaround, connecting a DualShock 2 controller to his PSP.

Video demo after the cut

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Sony finances still dire: PS3 and PSP sales crash

Sony have announced their latest financial results [pdf link], and given their last set of figures revealed a dire 95-percent crash in profits a quarter ago, all eyes are on the Japanese giant to see if they’ve managed to turn things around.  Unfortunately, it’s still not looking good: sales decreased 19.2-percent compared to the same quarter 2008, and an operating loss of 25.7bn yen ($268m) recorded.  That’s 99.1bn yen down from the previous year.

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