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(Sorry if you guys have already discussed this, it is a new article though)
The fact that you might be able to download new tracks is really cool in my opinion. This could mean endless games and so on. The only thing I didn't like about it was the fee, but you can't expect them to make new things for free. I wonder were the new maps will be stored, maybe burned on the UMD or saved to the memory stick. If they save it on the memory stick the files have to be small as the memory stick will only hold 32 MB and there might be mny other games using this function.
yes this has already been mentioned somewhere but its no problem, its nice to see some1 different posting on here for a change, oh and welcome to the site
anyway i will go and grab my copy of edge and quote some of the interview relevant to wipeout pure for you
is there anything specific being planned with the first wave of sony-developed titles?
were going to be designing additional levels for wipeout pure that can be downloaded via wi-fi. hopefully a new track every month after release
what’s the proposed payment model for downloadable content like this?
in this case it will be absorbed by the cost of the game.
how will this content be stored, given PSP's lack of internal writeable harddrive, and the fact that UMD is currently a ROM-only format?
on memory stick duo pro. you can get memory sticks that store anything up to 1Gb[byte is meant here not bit] of memory. but we'll be designing these wipreout pure tracks so you can store several on a 32Mb[byte again] stick
Do you no if it wil cost anything to play wireless with other players on the ps2 or the psp. That is one of the things that I am looking forword to but I dont think i will have that much money after buying the psp and a few games. :)
with the PS2 it doesnt cost anything unlike the X box...im not sure about the...
i really dont think they will make us pay to play wirelessly on the PSP, but we'll probibly need to buy a small piece of harware...an add-on
Sony will most likely be charging for a service to use the PSP wirelessly. That's what's been said, anyway.
I hope they don't, maybe the charge to get an account is all I'd think should be done...
I really hope that we dont have to pay for the wireless play. I will have just enough money to buy the psp and a game. I really really dont have the money for anything else.
you wont have to pay to play in WiFi but to play wirelessly i dont see any other way than to charge. That would be like having free cellular phone service out of the box.
does nintendo charge for using the DS wirelessly?
the DS doesnt have wireless functionality. it uses bluetooth which is very simmilar to WiFi. Both of them only have a limited range of 100 feet or so.
o then you maybe right (about sony charging to play wirelessly)
Why would the charge for that? It's not like you connect to the internet and play online. The wirless feature is so 2 people with the same handheld and same game can play togeather.
think your confused mate or maybe im confused. The PSP to my knowledge has 2 ways of communicating. It can use its WiFi ability to play with other gamers near it and it also has the ability to go Wireless Online and play people from around the world. Thru the internet you can download new tracks and maps for games etc.
Think im wrong heres what im talking about.
"no word on multiplayer online play regarding the game, but Harrison did mention that new tracks will be made available for Pure on a monthly basis. Users would log onto the WipeOut Pure network with the game and wirelessly download these stages"
I figured he was trying to tie in the PSP's wirless play with the DS...either way you look at it both of us is confused.
I figure its going to be free to play with others, but to download content onto your psp may cost, they could have put the hard drive from the Ipod mini into the PSP but thats one of my ideas that they could have done...
the thing is, they would have to get some sort of a contract with Apple cause they're "Apple Ipods" . For sony to get em it would take a long time aswell...
Actually they were made by Hitachi, who made minature hard drives.. (or so i can remeber)
but then the PSP would be twice its current size. they packed that thing tight and plus i dont think it would run on the size battery pack they have now
True, there are other aspecs that are needed to be considerd, but a variable memory stick size i would welcome with open arms... up to 1GB i wounder how much they cost...
Like $159.99 developed by SanDisk.
PSI Next (http://psinext.com/itex.php?iid=484)
i cant believe there isnt a black memory card :( . oh, and i hope to get the 512MB memory stick cause i think 1 gb is a little too much for me, im not sure that ill need all that memory
the 512mb memory card was $120 i think
ps3 Wanna be
Sony has launched its official PlayStation 3 site, but it has raised further questions about its next generation console.
The website only features a picture, and a paragraph of text:
"PlayStation 3 will change the nature of gaming and entertainment forever. Its CELL technology is the digital soul and delivers the powerhouse, supercomputer-like processing power, unknown to today's machines. Blu-ray Disc ROM (BD-ROM) is the graphical heart that will provide entertainment content in full high-definition (HD) quality. It's a console that screams digital carpe diem and will redefine reality as you know it."
An interesting paragraph designed to hype up the PlayStation 3 in the run up to Sony's pre-E3 Conference, which takes place on Monday at 4pm PDT (GMT-07:00).
However, it's the image that is far more interesting. The PlayStation 3 logo appears in its standard silver, Spider-Man font, but the console itself is totally blacked out. Although the general shape of the console seems to be the same as we've seen since E3 last year, the fact that they've totally disguised the console in a black smog raises questions about whether the console's design has changed.
At Sony's conference, we could well see a new-look PS3. We'll keep you updated throughout next week, so keep checking PS3Land to find out the latest.
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By Bhavin Shah
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I went Live with this - I thought it needed to be put up quickly since it hasn't got around to a lot of sites yet.
Good work Bhav! I'm not sure it actually means the design is changing, but it's an interesting angle nontheless.
ps3 Wanna be
Yeah I guess - thought I'd make an article of it, didn't want to just link to it.
well you guys heard about the parts in the PS3 havent been able to fit in the current design of the console they have now. So maybe its true...
ps3 Wanna be
Yeah there have been a lot of rumours of overheating, and parts not fitting as you say.
It is pretty mysterious how they've hidden what we already know.
there is also word that the new controller will be shown at E3.
The image that is shown is just a marketing gimmick ;)