LittleBigPlanet Karting Box Art confirms PS Move support

 

LittleBigPlanet Karting Box Art confirms PS Move support

Following a official announcement of LittleBigPlanet Karting, The new sony has revealed the state packshot for that game. The interesting factor relating to this packshot is it confirms Ps Move Support for LittleBigPlanet Karting.

LittlebigPlanet Karting

LittleBigPlanet Karting is schedule to produce at somepoint later this season for Ps 3. U . s . Front Games is developing the sport together with Media Molecule.

You should check out official LittleBigPlanet Karting below.

LittleBigPlanet Karting Box

 

Limited Edition Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Walkman


Limited Edition Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Walkman

Sony has announced a new wearable, water-resistant Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker themed W250 Series Walkman MP3 Player. The new Sony Walkman W Series, model NWZ-W252, features a convenient lightweight, wearable and water resistant design. New camouflaged styled KONAMI’s Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker version allows for exclusive access to original designed characters.

The Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker themed Walkman also comes pre-loaded with the video game soundtrack, available nowhere else in the U.S. Additionally, the limited edition version comes packaged with a coupon code, allowing gamers to unlock original designed characters and special Walkman apparel.

With 2 GB of maximum capacity, the new Walkman W Series can hold approximately 470 songs (4 minute length MP3 playback at 128 kbps). The model also features a quick charge function, allowing for up to 90 minutes of use from only three minutes of charge time. Full battery life is approximately 11 hours.

Additionally, the new Walkman comes with Content Transfer software, allowing you to move music files of playlists straight from your PC or iTunes library (not including DRM files). Just click on a file, then drag and drop into Content Transfer.

The Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker themed Sony W Series Walkman will be available in June for about $60 at sonystyle.com and Sony Style retail stores nationwide.

NHL 15 announcement on May 5, first details, exclusive PS4/Xbox One features and trailer expected


NHL 15 announcement on May 5, first details, exclusive PS4/Xbox One features and trailer expected

The first next-gen installment in NHL series will be revealed on May 5, 2014 i.e tomorrow, according to the detail in the teaser image just shared by EA Sports via Twitter.

NHL 15EA Sports NHL tweeted the text: “Are You Ready?” along with the following image. So guys expect to see and hear a lot about NHL 15 in coming week as its going to be the first NHL title on Xbox One and PS4 so don’t get surprised with the bullet list of next-gen features from EA Sports to hype the announcement.

Many fans expected NHL 14, the last installment in the franchise to be the first next-gen NHL title but at that time developer “EA Sports Vancouver” decided to concentrate only on PS3/Xbox 360 port. So this time around it will be interesting to see what the studio has in store for us in NHL 15 for PS4 and Xbox One.

So are you guys excited about the official reveal of NHL 15? Tell us in the comment section below what all next-gen features you guys want to see in the game?

NHL 15 Teaser Image

Watch Live Streaming of PS4 Japan Launch Event Now


Watch Live Streaming of PS4 Japan Launch Event Now

In just few hours time Playstation 4 will launch in Japan (the hometown of Sony). To celebrate this special ocassion, Sony Japan is holding a special event at Sony Building in the Ginza District of Tokyo

PS4This event will be streamed live and we have it covered for you, you will be able to watch it live below, it will being exactly at 1:30 PM GMT in the UK and 8:30 AM EST in the US.

Some big names from gaming industry will be attending the event, Andrew House, Hiroshi Kawano, Shuhei Yoshida, Hideo Kojima, Shinji Hashimoto, Naoki Yoshida and Toshiro Nagoshi.

Live streaming video by Ustream

Fallout 4 Dev Clarifies Top-Level Training Perk Confusion, No Timed Exclusive DLC Deal With PS4/XB1


Fallout 4 Dev Clarifies Top-Level Training Perk Confusion, No Timed Exclusive DLC Deal With PS4/XB1

Fallout 4 is the most awaited and highly anticipated games of 2015, and just a few months time is left for it’s launch. There are rumors and reports on the internet stating that Fallout 4 will have a timed exclusive DLC deal with a particular platform (especially Xbox One). Today, Bethesda’s Pete Hines via Twitter has clarified where exactly the things stand related to Timed Exclusive DLC deal for Fallout 4.

Fallout 4

Speaking to a friend on Twitter, Pete Hines clarified that there won’t be any timed exclusive DLC for Fallout 4 on any platform. When asked by a fan on Twitter: “Will Dlc come to Xbox One first or will they release at about the same time?” Hines replied: “we aren’t doing a DLC exclusive with anyone”

In another news, Hines announced that PC specs requirement for Fallout 4 will be revealed just a month before launch. “we usually release system specs about a month before launch” said Hines on Twitter.

Lastly, Hines provided some interesting information regarding working of Specials and Perks in Fallout 4. He clarified that when a player is leveling up in Fallout 4, he/she can either select to boost Specials or Perks, not both in a single “Level up”. Also, Fallout fans who pre-order Fallout 4 will receive a poster that will provide details on all the perks in the game.

Need for Speed 2015 trial now available, week before launch | Need For Speed


Need for Speed 2015 trial now available, week before launch | Need For Speed

Xbox One owners who have subscribed to EA Access can play a time limited trial for free.

Need for Speed, which is set to arrive on November 3, now has a free trial version for Xbox One owners who have subscribed to EA Access. The trial has an upper time limit of 10 hours. 

The game can be downloaded through the EA Access app on Xbox One or via Xbox.com. The download size of the game is a hefty 18.18 GB. Unlike other trials, this one will save your progress for the full game if you buy it.

The new Need for Speed, according to its description, will feature five game modes: Speed, Style, Build, Crew and Outlaw. It will also feature real-world icons of urban car scene like  Magnus Walker, Ken Block, Nakai-San, Risky Devil, and Morohoshi-San. The game will also require an internet connection to be played.

For those who do not know, EA Access is a subscription-based gaming service, which provides early access to upcoming EA Games. Subscribers also have access to an ever-growing library of games and a 10% discount on digital EA purchases on Xbox One.

Need for Speed is set to launch on November 3 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The PC version of the game, however, will arrive later in spring next year.

Watch Apple’s iPhone 5 event


Watch Apple’s iPhone 5 event

Apple has released a video of last night’s iPhone 5 event so you can watch the entire keynote, which ended with a performance from the Foo Fighters.

At the event, CEO Tim Cook and other Apple executives took to the stage to unveil the iPhone 5, which, as the rumours predicted, is taller, thinner, lighter, with an aluminium back, A6 chip, 4G capabilities and iOS 6.

Apple didn’t stop there though. The company also announced a new iPod touch, which now comes in a variety of colours. It also has the taller, 4in display that the iPhone 5 has, as well as an A5 chip, improved camera and thinner design.

Alongside the iPod touch is a redesigned iPod nano, which also comes in a variety of colours, has a 2.5in touchscreen and also has a home button.

All three new devices will ship with Apple’s EarPods, the redesigned headphones launched by the company last night.

Apple also unveiled a redesigned iTunes for Mac and PC, which is set to be released in October.

You can watch the keynote on Apple’s website here.

Microsoft Won "PS3 vs X360" War, Next-Gen Xbox rivals are Apple, Google and Samsung says Molyneux


Microsoft Won “PS3 vs X360” War, Next-Gen Xbox rivals are Apple, Google and Samsung says Molyneux

Microsoft has won “This Generation Concole War” against Sony and Nintendo and with next-generation of consoles on the horizon, Microsoft will be competing with Apple, Google and Samsung and not with Sony and Nintendo, according to former MS exec and Lionhead boss Peter Molyneux.

Next-Gen XboxIn a recent interview to BBC (via OXM), Peter Moyneus said, “2013 is proving to be the year of the console hardware refresh,

“Although it’s exciting, it’s not nearly as exciting as when the Xbox 360 exploded onto the gaming scene just over seven years ago.

“Back then, the 360 represented a huge leap forward in gaming, with a tangible increase in performance and fantastic multiplayer support. Gamers and game-makers were justifiably super-excited.

“Now it is that time again, but the world has changed. Tablet, mobile PC and smartphone makers are refreshing their hardware on what feels like almost a weekly basis. And on the horizon looms Valve with its PC-based Steam Box. Thereby hangs the problem for Microsoft: how to justify its new console, how to get us all excited.

“Its competition is no longer Sony and Nintendo, but rather Apple, Google and Samsung. Rightfully, Microsoft can claim it won the last console generation. However, it has always targeted the living room as the big prize. That’s why it packed the 360 with an array of “living room” features to try to persuade us that the machine could be a mix of set-top box, internet music streamer and Facebook browser.”

Molyneux further added that he wants next-gen Xbox console to just focus on videogame. When I used to work at Microsoft the key phrase that I used to hear bandied around was the next Xbox should be “input one” on people’s living room screen. Nowadays I’m an independent designer and I just want the next Xbox to be a great gaming machine.

“It should have great connectivity, so I can play spectacular games with my friends and be sold at a reasonable price, perhaps around $300 (£200). That should be Microsoft’s goal rather than persisting in trying to make it a box for everyone.”

Do you agree with Molyneux, Microsoft won this generation console war against Sony? and with next-gen Xbox console they will be competing with Google, Apple and Samsung?.

Let us know your views in the comment section below.

Source: OXM

Tory MP calls for hardcore porn sites to have age verification system


Tory MP calls for hardcore porn sites to have age verification system

A conservative MP has called for UK Internet service providers to protect youngsters by introducing an age-rated opt-in system for online porn.

According to Wiltshire MP Claire Perry, too many Internet users under the age of 18 are accessing online sex, either deliberately or by accident, with some consuming porn from ages as young as ten.

Her proposed solution is for the major UK ISPs – BT, Virgin, Talk Talk BskyB, Orange and O2 – to introduce a form of ratings system for online content similar to that used to classify movies, and to regulate TV content.

Perry doesn’t elaborate on how age verification might work in practice by referred to a system introduced by the last government to stop youngsters accessing gambling sites.

“I believe that time has come to stop ducking and diving on an issue that is of enormous concern to parents, teachers and carers across the country,” the MP wrote in an article on the Politics.co.uk website.

Many will have sympathy with the MP’s calls whilst doubting that what she is calling for is technically feasible. Others will oppose it on the grounds that even if it is possible such a system would amount to censorship.

Filtering sites for porn using IP blacklisting is tough work. The number of sites if huge and spotting them all is almost impossible. Many legitimate sites might be caught up if their IP was in the same address range. Sites can also be filtered using content analysis but this is prone to similar problems, especially false positives.

A better approach is whitelisting, where site access is restricted to all sites except given exceptions. This is easier to implement on home routers than at ISP level – no UK ISPs have such facilities to manage connections in this way at the moment – but would severely curtail Internet use.

As to the age verification system used on gambling sites, this limits access without the production of a credit card, but that is a special case. Gambling sites are small in number and require a credit card to gamble anyway. Porn sites invariably offer free content.

Perry’s call is a reversal of the current online porn regime which leaves filtering up to the Internet user. Some home routers allow certain search terms of sites tom be blocked, many don’t. Even those that do can be circumvented by a technically-proficient teen with relative ease.

The MP has put the proposal to the House of Commons during an adjournment debate, which is a technical way of saying that it was being raised as little more than a talking point.

Swedish company NetClean currently offers a system that directly identifies individual child porn images from an established database. The system is designed for use by police forces rather than consumers and would not begin to answer the huge technical issues raised Perry’s proposal.

Apple’s iPad Air 2 chip paves the way for new devices


Apple’s iPad Air 2 chip paves the way for new devices

Apple’s iPad Air 2 is faster than its predecessors thanks to the A8X chip, which could pave the way for the company to put its homegrown silicon in large-screen tablets, TVs, cars and even laptops.

iPad Air 2 review

The A8X, an ARM architecture chip built by Apple, has enough horsepower for the company to bring 4K screens, better cameras and advanced sensors to its tablets, industry observers said. The 64-bit chip was specially designed for the new tablet and is not simply an adaptation of its cousin, the A8, which is in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

Apple doesn’t share information about future devices, but there have been rumors about a larger iPad and an Apple TV set-top box. The company is also chasing opportunities in the automotive and health markets.

“As long as they can be competitive with their silicon development, I see no limit to where they can put their chips,” said Jim McGregor [CQ], principal analyst at Tirias Research.

Apple has made chips for iPhones, iPads and the Apple TV set-top box, but has relied on Intel for chips in Mac computers. Apple combines homegrown chips with software to ensure that mobile devices deliver the best performance and battery life.

The A8X is a monster chip for a tablet — it has 3 billion [B] transistors, compared to 2 billion [B] in the A8, and more than two times the 1.3 billion [B] transistors in Intel’s latest Core M chip for tablets and hybrids. Transistors are the fundamental building blocks for any electronic system, and the more you have, the more you can do with one chip. With more transistors, it’s possible to add larger, higher-resolution screens and better cameras to tablets, which is what Apple aimed for the A8X chip.

A strong visual experience is becoming important on large-screen devices, at home or traveling. Graphics in the iPad Air 2 are 2.5 times faster than in its predecessor. Meanwhile, the A8 chip in iPhones — which doesn’t provide the level of graphics of the A8X — is more about balancing performance and battery life.

“That is a reflection of Apple looking at the market more holistically and not only do they want to hit the high-end, but they also want to take a nuanced approach to targeting the market,” said David Kanter [CQ], analyst at The Linley Group.

Meanwhile, a new Apple TV set-top box could be on its way, and the strong graphics in A8X could add support for 4K TVs, said Nathan Brookwood [CQ], principal analyst at Insight 64.

“Apple wants to make sure it operates with 4K displays,” Brookwood said.

Apple’s mobile devices and laptops don’t stand out for gaming, but the A8X could lead to a separate product that enables 4K gaming on TVs, Brookwood said. And while it’s not yet clear whether Apple will ever release a TV set, the chip lays the groundwork for the company to build a 4K TV, Brookwood said.

There’s nothing to stop Apple from taking the A8X chip, packing more graphics cores and cache around it, and using it in a desktop or laptop, said Dean McCarron [CQ], principal analyst at Mercury Research, though he added that the possibility is remote.

Apple has shown a willingness to switch architectures and has internal resources committed to ARM. In 2006, the company stopped using Motorola’s PowerPC chips and transitioned to Intel chips in its Macs.

A transition to ARM in Macs, though, would require wholesale software changes since the architectures are different. Intel chips are still considered superior in handling applications such as Final Cut Pro X, which are critical to high-end users.

Tirias Research’s McGregor said the A8X could lead the way for Apple to develop custom chips for in-car entertainment systems. Apple’s CarPlay in-car entertainment software is already compatible with hardware from Pioneer Electronics. But if Apple gets deeper into this market, it most likely would want its software to be used with its chips. This could be a problem for car makers who might be wary about relying on Apple for software and hardware.

Meanwhile, Apple has the resources to develop custom chips for a variety of devices, but also wants to make sure the products sell in volume before committing, Kanter said.

An example is the wearable market. Apple will ship the Apple Watch early next year, but it’s unclear whether it developed its own chip for the smartwatch. Industry experts said extremely low-power chips are difficult to make, and need to blend with sensors. Apple likely acquired the chip technology from an outside vendor.

Apple is still testing the market with the watch, and won’t commit to making a chip until the device ships in the millions, Kanter said, adding that even some chip technology for the first-generation iPhone was borrowed from Samsung.

“That’s a sensible approach to take when doing a device when the volume is not clear,” Kanter said. “When I look at the Apple watch — the jury is still out on [wearables].”

Agam Shah covers PCs, tablets, servers, chips and semiconductors for IDG News Service. Follow Agam on Twitter at @agamsh. Agam’s e-mail address is [email protected]