Sony has announced a PlayStation Classic — a smaller version of the original PlayStation, which debuted about a quarter of a century ago.
New copies the look of the classic model of PlayStation. The device was approximately 45% smaller. The package includes two joysticks.
To connect to the TV is HDMI cable. Console and manipulators is designed in grey color. The kit also included a USB cable.
Sony PlayStation Classic will ship with two dozen pre-installed games. This, in particular, hits like Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, Wild Arms, and others.
It is noted that all loaded into memory the game will run in its original format.
Buy Sony PlayStation Classic will be at an estimated price of $ 100. Sales will begin on 3 December this year.
Add that to the original PlayStation console was released in Japan on 3 December 1994. In the US, the console appeared on 9 September 1995, and in Europe — 29 Sep 1995. Device support was discontinued in 2006. Sales of the console have exceeded 100 million units worldwide.
Nintendo has announced a limited edition Nintendo Switch with Diablo III: Eternal Collection. It will go on sale November 2, at the same time with the game.
The kit will include:
Nintendo Switch with the dock, which depicts two characters from Diablo III.
case Nintendo Switch with a picture of Diablo from Diablo III.
code download Diablo III: Eternal Collection for Nintendo Switch (includes Diablo III and Reaper of Souls, and Rise of the Necromancer);
an exclusive set of armor Ganondorf.
The plot of Diablo III long ago the angels and demons formed an Alliance and created the human world. But now the time has come to take what they are owed. You will fight against the forces of good and evil on the territory of sanctuary, Heaven and Hell to save his world and defeat powerful enemies.
In Diablo III you can choose a character from one of seven classes in the spirit of dark fantasy and go to the extermination of evil. As you travel in the story campaign you happen to be in all corners of the sanctuary and collect powerful equipment. The game also offers opportunities for repetition: new levels of complexity, equipment, testing, and flexible system of character development.
Diablo III came out on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
In the mobile operating system Apple iOS identified a bug that allows you to crash the iPhone and force restart the device by sending a single text message.
As noted, the reboot happens when you receive a message with a specific set of Latin and Arabic characters. Such a message can be sent via iMessage or SMS.
Interestingly, even after rebooting the machine crashes continue. So, if the Messaging in recent times was opened in list mode, it is crashing whenever you try to start. If the program was started in viewing mode of chat with the ill-fated message, the crash occurs when I attempt to switch to another conversation.
However, it solves the problem quite simple. When the application is running in list mode it is sufficient to send yourself (or ask a friend) a new message. It can be done, for example, via Siri. In the second case, when the program was opened in the view mode of conversation, it is only necessary to respond to an unwanted message.
It is noted that technical support Apple is already aware of the issue and is working on a fix.
Right now your PlayStation 4 can break just because of one read messages. Something similar happened on iOS a few years ago.
The system’s many owners reported that the receipt of certain messages may also damage the console because of some based on the characters vulnerability. And the only way to “cure” the PlayStation 4 is a complete reset to factory settings, which will lead to the complete destruction of all your data.
It happens like this: someone who wants to break your console just sends a message with defined characters that your PlayStation 4 can’t read or recognize, and this leads to system crashes. Some users claim that deleting via the mobile app message saves the day, but it doesn’t always work.
At the moment the only thing you can do in this situation is not to read messages from strangers, or better yet — first check out their mobile app PlayStation. It should also set your console to send messages to you could only be friends. You can do this in the privacy settings.
Note that Sony is already aware of the problem. “We know about the situation and planned system software update to resolve this problem,” she said.
Published on 2 October, the Sony patent describes the future of console gaming and backward compatibility. Patent application entitled “Updating by emulation” is owned by Sony Interactive Entertainment of America. However, you should pay attention to the filing date of 22 November 2016.
Patent complicated, but, in fact, describes a technology that offers real-time remastering the textures from the old games, substituting them directly during the performance of the improved versions, more suitable for high-resolution displays. “Each resource kind of texture required BY the old, for example, legacy the game has a unique ID associated with it, — explained in the patent. Artist refines texture for display with a higher resolution than the original, and saves it back to data structure with the same IDs”.
“Original is then reproduced on the screen with a higher resolution, when this occurs, the interception of calls to resources (such as textures), determination of the possibility of extracting from the data structure of the updated resource with a specific ID and substitute it on the fly when rendering the game”, — is reported on. The patent also contains information on the “sound requests”: we are talking about a similar system for the replacement audio files on an enhanced version by analogy with the textures.
The patent sounds like a description of the system emulate games of the past generation to the current generation of consoles, but you need to consider the timing of application. In 2016, Sony could think about the emulation of games on the next-gen system and not on the PlayStation 4.
Sony is developing a game console of new generation. It became clear from the statements of the CEO, Kenichiro Yoshida (Kenichiro Yoshida), which he made in an interview with The Financial Times. However, the details of the head of Sony was not to go.
In an interview, Yoshida stated the need for the release of “iron of the new generation”. That is, he has not indicated that it will be a PlayStation 5, but our colleagues believe that it was just about the successor to the current PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro. Details on when conditional the PlayStation 5 will be presented and what it will consist, of course not.
Currently on the market of consoles have a rather interesting situation. Over the past few years PC gaming become more popular especially with the development of eSports. In addition, the current console is quite similar to PC in terms of architecture. The new console will likely also continue to use computer hardware, only the new generation. Therefore, recent reports about the possibility of backwards compatibility with old games looks reasonable.
Furthermore, it is now gaining popularity of cloud services, allowing users to play even on slower hardware running games on the capacity of the remote servers. And they clearly will have an impact on the gaming industry. Against this background, quite interesting are the rumors that Sony could develop a console, something similar to Nintendo Switch that will work with the cloud and does not require powerful hardware and a good Internet connection.
But we assume that the PlayStation 5 will be a traditional console. Most likely it will be based on single-chip platform, AMD new generation. It will include a Central processor architecture Zen or its newer versions, Zen 2, for example, and a graphics processor of the new generation, most likely Navi or later.
It is difficult to say when exactly Sony could introduce a game console of new generation. According to analysts, it will not happen until the spring of 2020, but perhaps will have to wait until 2021.
One of the most attractive aspects of competitive team shooter Overwatch — even for those who are are the short animated films, made on a different level and talk about certain heroes. The second season of the cartoon long, but the first episode was finally presented in the German Gamescom 2017.
Curiously, instead of the standard of the previous season duration 6 minute duration of the cartoon “Rise and Shine” was as much as 10 minutes — maybe future episodes will be just as intense. Cartoon action takes place at the ecological station “Antarctica”, which is familiar to players on the same map-the arena for arcade modes “1 × 1” and “3 × 3”.
Costanzia was built to study the weather anomalies that occurred after the Uprising of the machines. It worked there 30-year-old climatologist Mei Lin Chou, along with five other scientists from different countries. Once at the station erupted unusually strong snow storm, lost explorers from the outside world. When food supplies dwindled, the scientists decided to take in cryostasis, confident that Overwatch will soon find them.
However, this did not happen, because soon the team Overwatch was declared criminals and collapsed, and the rest of costanzia closed. After 6 years of cryogenic sleep could leave only one may. The world has changed and accumulated over time station data give the chance to save millions of lives. Energy and resources are almost out, antenna connection broken, and there is no help. Then the Chinese decided to try to escape from the trap with the help of science, and the first thing it occurred to her to create an endothermic Blaster. These events, as well as relations academic and a small droid Snow and dedicated to the cartoon.
Droid Snowball became the best ally of climatologist Mei Lin Zhou after the tragic death of five of her friends-scientists at the ecological station “Antarctica”. In a competitive shooter Overwatch he follows the hostess and can cause real ice vortex, turning opponents into frozen statues.
May is a pretty popular character, so it’s no surprise that the developers decided to release to fans accessory in the form of a flying robot figures of Snow. Players will be able to put on the shelf LEVITATING SB-9. It is curious that this robot is not only own magnetic flying over the icy stand, but can Express different emotions and stand apart from the backlight also includes a USB charger, which makes it functional. Pre-orders are already accepted.
To learn more about cheerful Chinese woman to learn about her relationship with the charming droid Snow, as well as the history of the invention endothermic Blaster can in the short cartoon “Rise and Shine”, which was released a year ago to the Gamescom event in 2017.
Of course, LEVITATING SB-9 is not the first example released on the motives of the Latest accessories and figurines. In September, for example, Blizzard introduced a collectible sword Genji. He in addition to authentic appearance also included lighting, sound effects, movements and decorative stand:
Nintendo Game Boy — one of the most iconic portable gaming systems of all time, and one of the most recognizable mobile devices. Currently, Nintendo has shifted the focus to more relevant series of handheld consoles, the DS and of course Nintendo for the Switch, but maybe the company is considering the revival of the Game Boy in one form or another?
According to the patent, Nintendo is considering the idea of creating a special case for the smartphone that turned the device into a kind of Game Boy. On the images captured, essentially, flip case for smartphones, where the front side of the cover has a square cutout for the display, and the rest of the front part includes real buttons that allow you to control like a game controller.
The patent case is clearly designed with an eye to the recognizable style of the Game Boy, including the design and placement of the d-pad with buttons. Came accessories that can be connected to smartphones, transforming them into gaming system with physical controls. In this sense, the idea is not new, but in the case of issue official cover in the style of the Game Boy product that is certainly get certain popularity, especially if it is supported by quite an interesting part of the program.
Of course, this is only a patent, so there’s no guarantee that Nintendo is really going to implement something similar in life. However, fans can still hope for such a development, especially in light of rumors that Nintendo is considering the release of the Game Boy Classic after the huge success of Classic NES and SNES Classic. View whether these rumors are groundless.
On the Internet there were already rumors that Nintendo is preparing to release superior games console Switch. Now this information confirmed the authoritative edition of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).
Hybrid Nintendo Switch recall, went on sale in March last year. This console can be used as stationary and portable gaming devices. As at 30 June 2018, the world has sold about 20 million copies Nintendo Switch. A detailed overview of the console can be found in our material.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the announcement of the updated version of the Nintendo Switch scheduled for the second half of next year. It is not excluded that improved the console debuted in the summer of 2019 — in July or August.
What changes will undergo the device is not yet clear. While noting that Nintendo is considering the installation of improved display (now used a 6.2-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels).
Earlier it was reported that an updated model of the Nintendo Switch can get 8 GB RAM, 128 GB of flash memory and support for 4K.