Two big exclusives for PlayStation 3 last month, as well as the fantastic Mass Effect 2 port. What can we expect for this month, surely not more exclusives? Here's the full list of game release for PS3 in February 2011 (dates are subject to change):
Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 (PSN)
Kevin Van Dam Fishing
Tales from Space: About a Blob (PSN exclusive)
Explodemon (PSN exclusive)
You Don't Know Jack
Test Drive Unlimited 2
Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll (PS3 exclusive)
Hyperdimension Neptunia (PS3 exclusive)
Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
Marvel Vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds
De Blob 2
Killzone 3 (PS3 exclusive)
Kevin Butler sure knows how to sweeten a deal; even though bacon-wrapped cupcakes are mighty fine.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was excited to announce that Xbox LIVE has 30 million users at this year’s CES. The number of users is up by five million since November, 2010. Not to be outdone by its main competitor, Sony was quick to whip out the ruler during its own keynote presentation, boasting 60 million PlayStation Network users.
The larger number of PSN users can be explained in part by the fact that it is free, while Xbox LIVE requires a subscription fee for its most premium features. It’s also worth noting that Sony’s Kazuo Hirai told Reuters Japan recently that the PlayStation Network has yet to turn a profit.
Chinese website IT168 got its hands on a version of the phone (which it carefully points out may not be the final, production model) and put it through its paces, detailing not just the device's hardware specs but some other interesting tidbits as well.
First, the specs (at least as they stand on the model reviewed): it's got:
1GHz Snapdragon QSD8255 processor
Qualcomm Adreno 205 GPU, giving the handheld a benchmark frames-per-second count of just under 60.
It has 512MB RAM
512MB ROM and slots of a microSD card, SIM card and micro USB cable.
The phone's screen is capable of a 854 x 480 resolution on its 4-inch screen, and there's a 5 megapixel camera.
Interestingly, on the phone's screen, it appears games are launched via the "PlayStation Pocket" application. Before it's selected, the phone is running in "phone" mode, but once you hit the PlayStation Pocket app the display changes to Sony's trademark "XMB", making it look much more like the user interface of a regular PSP.
Remember, while there's certainly enough material here to indicate this is real, since the phone (or its specs) are yet to be officially unveiled by Sony, this should be taken with a pinch of salt.