Category: Gaming

Can Grand Theft Auto really ‘Corrupt Our Minds?’

So I’m sitting here, with my Mars Bar helping me work, rest and play today (as it does every day), and wondering just how much impact the ‘murder simulator‘ of Grand Theft Auto IV will have on the games players of today? I’m drinking a nice chilled glass of Coca-Cola (it is the real thing after all) and I’m going to Think Different. Maybe that’s not the question? Maybe I should be asking if you would give a Castlemaine XXXX if I got a guest blogger in for today? To tell you where you want to go, today? Only Smarties

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Nokia Giving Away EA’s FIFA 2008 for N-Gage Gamers

Who wants a free copy of Electronic Arts FIFA 2008? The only catch, if you can call it a catch, is that it’s part of Nokia’s N-Gage gaming system. Those of you with Nokia N95’s N95 8GB, N81’s or N82’s can get a free copy of the hit game by visting play.n-gage.com. Those new to the N-Gage platform can download the client (via computer or mobile phone) and then get the game, existing users get a link to download the licence key file. It’s not the free demo, although there is one available (Nokia are making a free demo version

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[TPN] The PSP Show, God of War

The PSP Show #73 – God of War: Chains of Olympus (MP3 6.96 mb 10 minutes 7 seconds) [audio:http://psp.thepodcastnetwork.com/audio/tpn_psp_20080418_73.mp3] Download MP3 – Show Notes – RSS Feed [Crosspost from The Podcast Network’s PSP Show] If all is well, you’ll be able to see this text – our server problems her at The Podcat Network continue, but it appears that while our website is having problems, The PSP Show is still making it down the podcast feed. Which means it’s finally time to turn my eye onto Sony’s Swords and Sandals epic, God of War: Chains of Olympus.

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Traveling With A Sony PSP – Part 2: Music, Audio and Podcasting

In part one I talked about using the PSP as a portable video device while traveling. One of the biggest iterative changes in the Sony Playstation Portable since its release has been in audio support. Bear in mind that in v1.00 of the firmware, the only option available to get music onto the device was to use Sony’s own Connect (nee SonicStage) software to convert music into the DRM locked ATRAC format. That didn’t last long, and the PSP now can cope with AAC, MP3 and WMA (and continues to have ATRAC support for the die hards). The memory stick

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Traveling with a Sony PSP – Part 1: Video

One of the most useful devices I’ve found for traveling with has been Sony’s Playstation Portable. Touted initially as a very high powered games console, the constantly updated firmware (now at 3.90) has kept adding features and functionality in over two years that I’ve had the platform. As I gear up for close to four weeks of travel in March, part of the routine is getting the PSP ready for the trip. This isn’t as drastic as it sounds – more a case of gathering media that I’ll want to have on the device (or side-loaded onto the laptop ready

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Sony’s Blu-Ray Format Battle on the Shoulders of Betamax and Mini-Disc

Just before the weekend, Warner’s announcement that they were dropping support for HD-DVD in favour of Blu-Ray in the high definition video format ‘war’ made some waves as CES approached. But I think the reaction from Toshiba (the main consumer company behind HD-DVD) and the HD-DVD’s association is telling. By canceling their press conference and media briefings at CES, to all intent’s and purposes the battle is over, Blu-Ray won out, and Sony finally have a mass-media format that they’ve always wanted. The timing of the announcement left the HD-DVD camp almost no room to maneuver. They were either going

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