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

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.

Sony PSP firmware 6.00 tips games rentals

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

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

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.