What is your favorite Resident Evil game?

Do you have a favorite Resident Evil game? What about a game in the series that you think is absolutely, hands-down, the best in the long-running franchise? The interesting thing about opinions is that everyone has a different viewpoint and no two people will ever fully agree about all aspects of a title. So it …

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Play For Japan auctions ongoing. Bid on rare videogame items!

This Play For Japan DS signed by Shigeru Miyamoto closed bit at $4050 dollars!
Ever wanted to get your hands on rare autographed and unique one-of-a-kind videogame-related items? Well Play For Japan is your chance! And you will be helping Japan recover from their recent string of disasters and on-going hardship by doing so, as 100% of the money raised will go to American Red Cross disaster relief! It’s a win-win for everyone!

The list of items being auctioned off is large, unique and growing. With a couple of the items closing within the next couple of days, you STILL HAVE TIME to hop in and score yourself a unique piece of gaming history and help a great cause!

There are currently 54 items for you to choose from, with several of them ending today. More will probably be added in the coming days. Remember that these are rare items and the whole world is watching and willing to participate to help a good cause, so you can expect to pay a pretty penny for some of the items. There are several that have sold for well over $500! But if you’re crafty enough you may be able to score an item for much less, so don’t lose hope and keep bidding!

Here is a list of the items up for auction as of March 25th:

1. Killer7 (GameCube) signed by Suda51 – Ends: Today
2. Eddie Riggs Brutal Legend Statue signed by Tim Schafer – Ends: Today
3. Game Informer Bundles #1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 – Ends: Today
4. Super Mario Kart, signed & illustrated by Miyamoto – Ends: Today
5. Duke Nukem 3D, sealed & signed by Development Team – Ends: March 27, 2011
6. Virtua Fighter 2 (JPN Saturn) signed by Yu Suzuki – Ends: March 27, 2011
7. Eternal Arcadia Limited Edition Box Set, Autographed – Ends: March 27, 2011
8. Metal Gear Solid 3, signed by Kojima & Shinkawa – Ends: March 27, 2011
9. Knights of the Old Republic, signed by BioWare – Ends: March 27, 2011
10. Silent Bomber (PSone), signed by Piroshi – Ends: March 27, 2011
11. Final Fantasy Tactics (PSone, Japanese), signed by Yoshida & Inaba – Ends: March 27, 2011
12. Final Fantasy VIII (PSOne, Japanese), signed by Yoshinori Kitase – Ends: March 27, 2011
13. Death: the High Cost of Living, signed by Neil Gaiman – Ends: March 27, 2011
14. Evangelion laserdisc, signed by Kazuya Tsurumaki – Ends: March 27, 2011
15. Dark Chronicle (Dark Cloud 2), signed by Akihiro Hino – Ends: March 27, 2011
16. Katamari Damacy, signed by Takahashi – Ends: March 27, 2011
17. Life-size statue of Ghost from Modern Warfare 2 – Ends: March 27, 2011
18. Gears of War 2 LE, to be signed by Epic – Ends: March 28, 2011
19. Gears of War LE, to be signed by Epic – Ends: March 28, 2011
20. Xbox 360 “Zero Hour” hooded sweatshirt – Ends: March 28, 2011

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Splinter Cell live-action fan film episode 1

The first episode of a brand-new fan-made Splinter Cell movie has hit the web, and it is quite an entertaining piece! Called “Extraction”, the movie was created by Indie film company “Companion Pictures”, and tries to bring the Splinter Cell universe to life in a short nearly 12 minute live-action video. Which is only the …

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New RPG for PSP2 from Ys developer

The New Generation Portable (or NGP) is getting a new RPG from Falcom. Although Falcom isn’t a household name in the world of Japanese role-playing games, many people are fans as they have created some of the most revered and cult-favorite RPGs of all time, including the Ys series of games, the Dragon Slayer series, …

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Saints Row: The Third weapons overview

The Saints Row: The Third weapons list includes some all-new outrageous weapons, as well as some new traditional ones. Previous weapons in the series include the likes of: Pistols, Assault Rifles, SMGs, Grenades, traditional firearms, chainsaws, satchel charges, sledgehammers, samurai swords, Pimp Hands and the like. So what can you expect to see in Saints …

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Xperia Play release date announced. 50 games at launch

Xperia Play PlayStation Phone screenshot
The Xperia Play “PlayStation Phone” will be released in March 2011 and will include a whopping 50 games at launch.

The first concrete details on the device were revealed by “Sony Ericsson” CEO Bert Nordberg at the “Mobile World Congress” press conference in Barcelona.

Officially called the “Xperia Play” (nope, no “Sony” in the title), the device is the first ever “PlayStation-certified” device. Running on the latest version of Android, the phone will include the PlayStation Suite and PlayStation Certification program shared with the upcoming New Generation Portable (PSP2). These programs enable Android-devices, including but not limited to the Xperia Play, to feature PlayStation content.

That content will be downloadable via the PlayStation Store on the device along with coming pre-loaded with software including classic PS1 title like Crash Bandicoot. There will be at least 50 title available at launch with over 20 publishers pledging support. The first game shown was called “Dungeon Defenders” from Trendy Games, and Sony promises that the number of newly released games for the Xperia Play will increase on a weekly basis.

The device will be offered in black and white color-schemes with a 4-inch multi-touch screen that’s at 480×854 pixel resolution (FWVGA) with 16,777,216 possible colors. The screen can be pushed up to reveal the controls underneath, featuring the iconic PlayStation D-Pad and four face buttons (Square, Triangle, X and Circle) as well as a touchpad. Included in the box with the device will be a battery, stereo portable handsfree headset, 8GB MicroSD Memory Card, charger and Micro USB cable. Battery life is “up to 5 hours and 35 minutes” depending on what you are doing.

Here is the official trailer for the Xperia Play.

Companies involved include EA, Gameloft and Glu Mobile. Guitar Hero, Dead Space, FIFA, Assassin’s Creed and more are now confirmed for Xperia Play. With tech-company “Unity” also being involved and ensuring a “steady flow of premium content”. Sony is promising that the Xperia Play will offer “true console-quality games” so that you don’t have to “play just touchscreen Angry Birds the entire time”, taking a shot at the App Store and its content.

“This is a mobile device that can really stand up to rowdiness. You really expect a lot out of your game controller, oftentimes you’re just beating the crap out of it. You need a certain sturdiness to a game controller in order to beat the crap out of it and play the kind of games we want the end user to play.” In other words, the phone will apparently be able to take some punishment and keep on kicking more like a PlayStation DualShock controller than sensitive touch-screen device that can easily break.

Sony also confirmed that Xperia Play content will be separate from content purchased for other Sony devices. So if you bought something on the PS Store on your PS3 or PSP, you’ll have to do so again on your Xperia Play phone if you want to access it there. Sony also insists that the Xperia Play will not compete with the PSP2.

Here is a second trailer.

“We don’t see it as competition to a console like the NGP. That’s a dedicated gaming device you’ll use this more as a compliment, a different type of entertainment and for different situations,” VP head of product line, Christopher Bulcher, told PocketGamer.

Battery life
Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 8 hrs 25 min
Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 425 hrs
Talk time UMTS: Up to 6 hrs 25 min
Standby time UMTS: Up to 413 hrs
Talk time CDMA2000: Up to 7 hrs 40 min
Standby time CDMA2000: Up to 405 hrs
Game play time: Up to 5 hrs 35 min
MP3 playback: Up to 30 hrs 35 min

Here are the phone’s full specs:
5.1 megapixel camera
Auto focus
Flash / Photo light

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PSP2 aka NGP reveal on video

PSP2 Call of Duty screenshot
The Next Generation Portable or PSP2 was revealed earlier at Sony’s PlayStation Meeting 2011 event.

And now you can watch the unveil in sweet 1080p HD quality thanks to Sony.

Not only do you get the NGP reveal of the ultra slick new system with it’s beautiful screen, dual joysticks, two cameras, back touchpad and great wireless features, but you’ll also see the first gameplay moments for the system.

That includes the announcement of PSP2 Uncharted and Call of Duty.

Here is the first video, followed by five additional parts.

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PSP2 price will be $250, says analyst

What is the price of the PSP2 or New Generation Portable (NGP for short)? That’s the question on my mind, your mind, and the mind of everyone else, is it not? And while an official price point has NOT been announced, analysts are already speculating on what the price will most likely be. The PSP2 …

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What is the battery life of the PSP2 aka NGP?

Wondering what the battery life for the Next Generation Portable (PSP2’s codename) will be? When Sony first unvieled the high tech device, while everyone ooed and awed over the extremely high-resolution screen and all the new graphical power, others went straight to the REAL make-or-break issue of any portable gaming system; And asked, “So… what’s …

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2nd Portable Resistance game in development for PSP2 at Nihilistic

A new Resistance game is coming to the PSP2 (or Next Generation Portable) and the game is being developed by “Nihilistic Software”, not by Insomniac Games. Nihilistic isn’t an entirely well known developer, their previous work runs the gamet of quality, including: the cancelled StarCraft: Ghost, Vampire: The Masquerade, Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects, …

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PSOne Classics coming to Android phones under PlayStation Suite

At the PlayStation Meeting 2011 event, Sony officially announced the Next Generation Portable as the PSP2. They also revealed another interesting nugget, classic PS1 retro games will be coming to Android phones! Sony announced that the “PlayStation Suite”, as retro PlayStation games are known on the NGP, will be available for Android phones through the …

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NGP game lineup for New Generation Portable includes Uncharted, Call of Duty, Killzone and LittleBigPlanet

A number of New Generation Portable titles were shown off at the PSP2 “PlayStation Meeting 2011” event. These NGP titles included several big-names from both third-parties as well as from Sony themselves, although few of them had official titles. Along with a grip of known names that will be getting all-new entries, Sony announced five …

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Next Generation Portable announced by Sony as codename for PSP2

Sony officially announced the NGP or “Next Generation Portable”, which will be the official “codename” for the PSP2 or the follow-up to Sony’s current line of portable systems (the PSP 3000 and PSP Go). This was officially announced at the PlayStation Meeting 2011 event in Japan. As previously reported, the NGP is a super-advanced, high-tech …

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Plants Vs Zombies 2 release date coming after 2010

Plants VS Zombies 2 IS COMING . . . . sometime between 2011 and 2020. According to the developers who were interviewed the other day. Update: PopCap has announced the Plants Vs Zombies 2 release date is July 2013! To quote John Vechey of Popcap Games and the folks who brought you Plants vs Zombies, …

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