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Sony talk “Snackable” mini-games for PSP and PSP Go

Sony talk “Snackable” mini-games for PSP and PSP Go

Sony have revealed plans for "snackable" titles that gamers could download to their PSP Go in less than a minute, taking on Apple's iPhone and iPod touch in the process.  Speaking at a closed-doors event at E3 last month, Sony's head of developer relations Zeno Colaço told Develop that the company envisages the move appealing to non-traditional gamers familiar with micro-downloads.

Sony CEO calls Activision threats “a lot of noise”

Sony CEO calls Activision threats “a lot of noise”

Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer has struck back at Activision chief Bobby Kotick, claiming his calls to cut PS3 prices are "a lot of noise" and that there's no "logic" in discounting the console.  Speaking to Reuters, Stringer suggested that "I (would) lose money on every PlayStation I make - how's that for logic."

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PSP2 “exceeding the original Xbox” in development?

PSP2 “exceeding the original Xbox” in development?

Time to roll out the old render, as news emerges about what could be considered the true PSP2.  According to Eurogamer Spain, they've acquired the spec-sheet for Sony's in-development successor to the current PSP, a long leap ahead of what's on offer with the PSPGo

Sony PSP Phone rumors resurface; team being formed next month?

Sony PSP Phone rumors resurface; team being formed next month?

Rumors regarding a PSP phone have circulated for almost as long as the gaming handheld itself has been available, and despite Sony's best efforts they refuse to die down.  According to the Nikkei business daily this weekend, Sony is looking to set up a department that would explore gaming/phone hybrid devices; the team could be established as early as July, suggests the report.

Sony admit PSP Go price inflation

Sony admit PSP Go price inflation

It's perhaps saying a lot about our opinion of big businesses like Sony when admitting you purposefully milk early-adopters wins you kudos for honesty.  SCEE's Andrew House, current president and former chief marketing officer, has done just that, telling MCV that the PSP Go's high price is partly the result of "a certain premium" associated with a new device.

Activision CEO threatens to drop Sony PS3 and PSP

Activision CEO threatens to drop Sony PS3 and PSP

Game developer Activision have set their sights on bringing Sony down a peg or two, threatening to cease development for the PS3 and PSP consoles if the company does not reduce royalty fees.  CEO Bobby Kotick has accused Sony of "losing a bit of momentum" and complained that the company does not "make it easy for me to support the [PlayStation 3] platform".  Kotick is now asking for a PS3 hardware price-cut.

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Sony PSP Go! demands new accessories by ditching mini USB

Sony PSP Go! demands new accessories by ditching mini USB

Sony's PSP Go! might be a masterpiece of miniaturization, but it'll bring with it a shrinking feeling in your wallet, too.  Set to land in the US on October 1st, the all-digital companion to the existing PSP-3000 will not only cost nigh-on twice as much as its bigger sibling, but require all new accessories thanks to a sneaky change of port type.

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DIY PSP Laptop

DIY PSP Laptop

The PSP Go! is shaping up to be great, but it doesn't have a full QWERTY keyboard, does it.  Acidmods forum member folklord36's PSP Laptop does, though, courtesy of an Xbox Chat Pad, together with relocated speakers, LED lighting and more.

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Sony PSP Go! gets official at E3

Sony PSP Go! gets official at E3

Sony have officially announced the PSP Go!, and as expected it's the smaller, entirely-digital sibling to the PSP-3000.  Rocking a sliding form-factor with a 3.8-inch LCD display, 16GB of onboard memory, WiFi and Bluetooth and a M2 Memory Stick Micro slot, the PSP Go! drops the UMD slot from previous versions and as such is 50-percent smaller than the original PSP and 40-percent lighter.

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Sony PSP Go leaks ahead of E3

Sony PSP Go leaks ahead of E3

Sony's new handheld gaming console, the much-rumored PSP Go, has leaked ahead of its official E3 2009 launch.  Bearing quite the resemblance to the fan mockups seen during the ongoing rumors, the PSP Go will have a 3.8-inch display, 16GB of flash memory, Bluetooth (with support for headsets and wirelessly tethering cellphones) and a Memory Stick Micro card slot.

Video demo after the cut

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Sony tipped to announce PSP Go at E3; PS3 Slim to follow

Sony tipped to announce PSP Go at E3; PS3 Slim to follow

Sony are preparing to announce the latest version of their handheld gaming system at E3 in a few days time, claims a trusted source, but will wait until August or September to launch their slimline PS3.  According to the tipster - whom Ars Technica describe as having a 100-percent success rate for previous leaks - Sony's UMD-free PSP Go will take the headlines at E3, but the company wants to shift more existing PlayStation 3 stock before announcing the new model.

Sony PSP digital game rental service tipped

Sony PSP digital game rental service tipped

Sony are tipped to be considering a digital game rental service for the PSP, supposedly having been in talks with developers since March.  The company is believed to be running an online survey through TNS Interactive, that suggests various levels of subscription with new titles added potentially as soon as a month after their general release.

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