Archive for September 3rd, 2008

Not all is lost in Japan…yet

Rumor: Kingdom Hearts A PS3 Exclusive, Will Be Seen At TGS

The Tokyo Game Show is the next big gaming event on the calendar (WoW fans will argue that Bizzcon is the next gaming event) and it seems that Sqaure-Enix is busy trying to comfort die hard Sony fans that all is not lost with their favorite franchise.

Sure we’ve heard of Kingdom Hearts for the DS and the PSP. But get this on the PS3!! Not only that. It’s playable.

The unlikely marriage of Disney and Square in 2002 has proven to be one of the most lucrative team ups in gaming. I don’t see anything bad out of this but only good things. Another game to tide us over until Final Fantasy 13 is released.

Final Fantasy XIII Agito: Final Fantasy XIII For PSP Is Way, *Way* Off

Downside, FF13 Agito for the PSP will not be coming out until it’s console cousins FF13 and FF Versus 13 come out. They may change their minds. But I haven’t seen that happen. Well with the exception of FF13 going to the 360. It’s such a long way off. By that time a new PSP version might be out already and I would be playing my PS2 games on it and still FF13 isn’t out yet.


What should’ve been there in the first place

PSP Online Access: Shit Just Got Real

When Sony launched the Playstation Network store on the PS3, the PSP store was also launched but only for the PC. Yes, mac users were left out in the cold. It seems that times have changed and they will now be bringing that very same store to the handheld. I wonder where they got that idea?

Before, you had to buy the game on your PC or on the PS3 then hook up your PSP via USB and transfer it to the memory stick. Soon you’ll be able to shop directly on the PSP and download it there. Be prepared with your power cord since some downloads may take a while, of course that’s just from my experience.

There are more functionalities announced such as ad hoc gaming and such with the PS3. All I can say is that it’s about time.

Does it come in aluminum?

Google Chrome – Download a new browser

Sorry Google, aluminum has already been taken by Apple. Will chrome do? Google enters the browser fray with Chrome. Currently it’s only available on Windows. But you can sign up to be notified of any mac developments. I have no windows machine to try it on but based on some twitter posts I’ve seen so far rate it above IE, FF and Safari.

Chrome uses less RAM than other browsers. A little context, it uses 1/3 the power needed to run IE. How will this play into Google’s strategy into mobile devices? From what I’ve seen, people are looking for a mac version.

I must say that I’m very excited about this but I’d like to see if it will support plug-ins which the main reason why I’m currently using Firefox. If it does, I’m pretty sure that it will give Firefox an interesting challenge.