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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Revelation: The second Silent Hill movie is on rolling!



 I think i'm a bit too late for this, but still yeah, i should be putting the news for anyone who doesnt know it yet. So here it is, the second sequel of the Silent Hill 2, entitled with the Silent Hill Revelation, coming in 3D! After reviewing some trailers, the first thought that crossed my mind was, Oh God, this should not be what i think it is; a fake, because there's a lot of hardcore fans out there, trying to put into an effort to produce their own Silent Hill movie. But after googling a little, i just found the answers and decided to post it in here. :D

 First, we'll be covering the production team, okay, the film is produced by Konami, Samuel Hadida, and Don Carmody, the same producers of Drag Me to Hell and Resident Evil Afterlife, written and directed by Michael J. Bassett, the same director of Deathwatch, Wilderness, and Solomon Kane. Starring Adelaide Clemens as Heather Mason, the main character from the Silent Hill 3 video game, Kit Harington as Vincent, Radha Mitchell as Rose, Sean Bean as Christopher Da Silva but some reports claimed that he will play for Harry Mason, and Deborah Kara Unger as Dahlia Gillespie.



 Second, we'll be covering a little about the storyline. The story mostly revolved from the Silent Hill 3, where Heather Mason as the main character, and her father have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn't fully understand, The current plots will be telling a deepening story where Heather is on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discloses the truth that she's not who she thinks she is, and the complicated roots of her life will mostly covers the whole story.

Sounds significantly complicated, eh? Yeah, that is why the Silent Hill will always be in the top of the most mysterious place ever be. And oh, Heather will be meeting Rose for the first time! Ohh, i cant help to overwhelmingly excited about this.


And yeah, everybody should be expecting the appearance of the infamous Silent Hill's Pyramid Head. Well, the good news is, he'll be appearing, as confirmed by the production team. :D


 Silent Hill Revelation is reported to start the shooting on March 7, 2011, and will be hitting the theater approximately by the winter of 2011 to spring of 2012.

As usual, i've prepared the trailer, so please help yourself to buffer or download. Happy watching, peps. :)



Sources: IMDB, Silent Hill Portal

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Silent Hill 8: Things you need to know


 Konami definitely has been kicking ass with the all succession achieved from their games franchises. This includes the succession of the survival horror video game franchise, the Silent Hill, which have been released since the first debut in January 31st, 1999. The titles included in the franchise are:

1. Silent Hill (PSX-PSONE,1999)
2. Silent Hill 2 (PS2, 2001)
3. Silent Hill 3 (PS2,2003)
4. Silent Hill 4: The Room (PS2,2004)
5. Silent Hill: Origins (PS2,PSP,2007)
6. Silent Hill: Homecoming (PS3,PC,2008)
7. Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (PS2,PSP,2009)
8. Silent Hill: Downpour (2011)

Yes, this year it will be the 8th time for Konami to release the next franchise of Silent Hill, and it is confirmed already that title for this newly released would be "Downpour", extracted from a name of an area in the southeastern part of Silent Hill, and as the name itself suggests, water will be the main element and factor this time. Of course, it will not be a regular water but the creepy Silent Hill kind, meaning you'll find stuff like "bizarre water effects [that] look like an upside down river flowing across a ceiling" as reported by QJ.net.


 Apparently, the well-known Silent Hill landmark such as Alchemilla Hospital would not be appearing, but still the fans will be astonished by the appearance of more familiar places experienced from the previous adventures.The radius of the area is reported to be wide and massive and has a subway system.

One of the interesting things to know from the game, the developers will be working on the gameplay concerning the relevance of encountering the enemies just by fighting them alone. This means that it will revolves other strategy of surviving, like fleeing after hitting the enemies instead of beating them to their last twitch. Quicktime events will also take part during boss fights, as reported by the QJ.net.


 Fighting will be tougher than any previous franchise as the weapon inventory system will be no longer available. Guns have been degraded and potentially break after a frequent usage. Side quests have also been confirmed. This might be the reason of the developers want the players to experience the true survival in the horrifying world of the Silent Hill. I mean, what's the point of thrilled survival if you had loads of weapons and had nothing to be scared of.


Some rumors have already been circulating concerning the new approach of the gameplay feature, where the multiplayer will be available. Well, the answer for these rumors is, NO, there will be no multiplayer, confirmed by the producer himself, Devin Shatsky. 

According to the details extracted from the QJ.net, Devin Shatsky rebuffed all rumors pertaining to said multiplayer feature, pointing out that his colleage Marek's answer in an interview must have been a mere misinterpretation. 

 "Whoever that Italian interviewer was either took Radek's comments completely out of context, or it was lost in translation." he said, "As previously mentioned, we were (many moons ago) investigating a separate Multiplayer mode, but that was quickly extinguished when we costed it out and determined how much resource time it would detract from the core singleplayer experience."


The game will be released for PS3 and XBOX 360 later this year.


Here's a full 4 minutes trailer for the game. Help yourself. :)



Source: QJ.net

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Prototype 2: It's coming in hot!


 Remember the 2009's game produced by Radical Entertainment, where the only thing you need to do is to squash or destroy almost everything just to gain the magnificent power and mission objective? Yeah, the Prototype, and now, we'll be having the second sequel,entitled with the Prototype 2, pretty soon. Thanks to qj.net and the EGM Digital Magazine for such a great news! Arigato gozaimasu.

We'll be disclosing the details upon the game now.Let's see now...

Based on the sources, the game will be well prepared with:
  • Even more enhanced structures
  • Deepening storyline
  • New characters
  • New chicks
  • Storyline-connected side quests
  • Limited number of slots
  • Enemies and vehicles can be possibly dismembered.
  • and of course, it is the New York still, packed with 3 divided zones, literally based on the level of the infection; the green, yellow and red.
 However, there are things that would be permanently changed. For instance, the previous muscle mass power will be unavailable but being replaced with the tendril powers. Another change will be the power store reappearance, which will not be rolling on the next sequel, instead, an underground lairs will be used for a purpose of absorbing certain powers and upgrades from your nemesis.

Okay,that's it for now. I've prepared the trailer, so just help yourself. :)



*and oh yeah, there's nothing wrong with the released date on the trailer, it will be coming in the year of Mayan's, the 2012, be prepared. :D

Sources: QJ.net, EGM Digital Magazine

Friday, March 11, 2011

Xperia Play: Coming this March!


Despite of the mourning upon the strike of the massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and having the closure of six major factories throughout the mother country Japan, Sony somehow managed to come out with a statement mentioned the details upon the Xperia Play's released date on UK!

The Sony Ericsson's marketing director for UK and Ireland, David Hilton stated that the long waiting for the region will be last until this March 31st, packed with six pre-installed games! ( Bruce Lee Dragon Warriors, Tetris, Star Battalion, Crash Bandicoot, FIFA 2010, and the famous The Sim 3)

Also being mentioned is the news regarding more than 50 games will also be available for download via the Sony Playstation's Suite, which will include the classic PSOne titles and current smartphone games built exclusively according to the specification made for the phone.

The director also mentioned the massive commercial planning expected to coming on the following days, "We are currently still in commercial conversation, but I’d be surprised if we didn’t see Xperia Play appear in other channels.", he said. "All the mobile operators and retailers are selling it. It is rare these days to get a product that is sold everywhere, but this is one of those.This will be the biggest marketing campaign we have had in the UK".
 
The released date of the other regions will be announced sooner. Stay tuned.


Source: OJ.net, engadget

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The iPad 2 is here!


BREAKING NEWS!

From the Apple's iPad 2 event, the ultimate MacOS company starring Steve Jobs himself,  is currently releasing the latest official debut and information about the next generation of iPad, and yes, this is no joke! Full credits to the engadget teams for the news and the picture!

The iPad 2 will be packed firmly with the dual-core A5 chip, new CPU with twice the speed, enhanced graphic performance exceeded up to nine times better than its predecessor, HDMI output ready, and hell yeah, it finally comes with front and rear cameras

However, there are things that will be left untouched, such as the power requirements, and the 10 hours compromised battery power, exactly  the same as the first iPad. But what a surprise, the pricing will be statically unchanged and seemly unaltered at all! The price will be approximately at $499 (converted to Malaysian Ringgit, it will be RM1518.33)  at the least! Also, the gadget will comes in a rather thinner shape with two colors, the black and white.

The iPad 2 will be starting to sail and meet the stores at March 11, 2011.

(will be updated more, stay tuned!)

Source: engadget.com

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Nintendo 3DS hacked!


It's been only 5 days from the first Japan's shipment of the Nintendo 3DS; being wiped out of all 400,000 units for the first 24 hours of launching, and few days later, of course, something to be predicted already, booyah! The device ,somehow, is successfully hacked!

Nintendo does giving its best shot on the attempt to firmly secure 3DS from any piracy approach, however, things that happened suggest a rather more distraught and stressful outcome. Videos concerning a hacking demonstration through the use of an R4 card  has been world widely watched through Youtube, with an exceeded 77,524 viewers already! (based on the time this article is written)




"Dude,what is an R4 card?"

The R4 card is also best known as the R4 DS or R4 Revolution, commonly used for Nintendo DS or Nintendo DS Lite or Nintendo DSi to play game, music, and many other tasks. It works like the UMD for PSP, or the tape for Gameboy. The R4 card comes in a size of a regular Nintendo DS cartridge.

Although some of the community resisted to accept such demonstration is a way of the hacking procedure, but inevitably we have to admit that this will be assumed to be the starting line between the hacker lovers and haters. Let the game begins!

PSP Go is still alive!


Okay,we might probably heard the news that the first shipment of the newly released Nintendo 3DS, which has been launched just 5 days ago in Japan, sold out completely. Well, it is a common thing to happen (especially for the Japanese hardcore gamers) whenever new console arrived in town,isn't it? But here, we'll not be talking about the 3DS, but instead, the spotlight for now is the so-called-failed-product, Sony PSP Go, believe me guys, it got sales boost! Credits to QJ.net for such an awesome expose!

The list indicates the hardware sales for the week ending February 20th based on Media Create chart :
  • PSP – 63,330
  • PS3 – 25,242
  • Wii – 12,221
  • DSi LL – 10,037
  • DSi – 8,022
  • PSP go – 2,487
  • Xbox 360 – 2,183
  • PS2 – 1,863
  • DS Lite – 973

 For the sales of PSP Go, yeah, we know that 2,487 would be probably counted as shits, but hey, look at what happens to the sales of the same device last week!

  • PSP – 106,893
  • PS3 – 26,766
  • Wii – 15,028
  • DSi LL – 12,069
  • DSi – 10,039
  • Xbox 360 – 2,118
  • PS2 – 1,665
  • DS Lite – 1,003
  • PSP go - 10

For those who think that 10 is not a big deal, well, to my own rationality, it is a big number since we have the consistent rumors, saying people will waste no more dollars on PSP Go, unless they know nothing about the device at all. The purchasing are still going, at the least of 10 units last week!  it is the best thing could really happen to the device! Yet, from the list, the most easiest conclusion we could suggest so far would be the nigiyaka (lively) sales for the Sony's ultimate gaming device are due to the fact that people still love to play the PSP, even the Playstation 3 just managed to come out as the second.
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Meanwhile in another happening news, the SCEE (Sony Computer Entertainment Europe) is expected to come out with surprises for the PSP,of what they claimed as the "exciting PSP plan". However, there will be no telling about what could precisely included in the manifesto. Despite of not knowing the truth yet, some accounts from the source website have already predicted the possibilities of the content in the plan!

"The announcement for Europe is probably PSP drop price. $129.99 converted to pounds is £79.92 but it'll end up costing about £100.00 or so. I wish it'd really cost £79,92 (around this price) and not £100,00 but it's due to extra charges." - Owner1

"i bet they're gonna have a price drop of their own as well, but not the directly converted price from the US. but i do hope these "exciting plans" are indeed worth looking more into" - Glenn M

"gtfo troll. The NGP probably has the ability to play the lesser resource using ones and why would it have OOS when it is Sony you are talking about? Back on subject, I get the feeling that the exciting plans might include a price drop for PSP-Gos and probably something to do with PSN." - Etnas Prinny

Based on the comments, i'm pretty sure as well that the plan should be covering the strategy for the price drops. This is a great approach though since people are getting sick day by day just to wait for an original UMD without a jaw dropping price tag, especially the ones with PSP Go.

Sources: QJ.net, Media Create

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Xperia Play versus iPhone and NGP?


 From the way we're seeing the current issues regarding the smartphone competitions nowadays, to those who may concerns, it is obvious that the latest rivalry may be erupted between the newly upcoming Sony Ericsson's phone, the Xperia Play, and the one we may recognized as the world most ultimate smartphone so far, the iPhone. The official winner will be announced sooner the Xperia Play hits the store approximately next month (March 2011), but of course, we may yet to predict which one is better.

Xperia Play VS iPhone

Based on Sony Ericsson's UK Marketing Manager David Hilton, he stated that due to the few special reasons, the Sony Ericsson is firmly back on the track of smartphones games, "It puts our smartphones out there with the latest Android technology, the benefits of that coupled with the best of Sony technology that make using a Sony Ericsson much more satisfying, much more enjoyable and frankly much more cool than using an iPhone.", he added.

In another debatable point, he stressed that Xperia Play may not only concern by the looks and fabulous integrated technology in term of specification, but also through the pricing tagged on the mobile device. For now, there is no telling about the actual price yet, but Hilton did reveal some hints about it, saying that it will cost "the same or probably a little bit less" than the iPhone's. Of course, the winner will be determined by the technology AND the price relevance. Hence, if Xperia managed to come up with a lower better price, than it is obvious to see whose gonna be the one to burst out the champagne on the stage.

But hey, this is not the only main topic to be discussed here, since there will be another competitor that capable of challenging the Xperia Play; it is its own distant brother, the Next Generation Portable alias PSP2!

 
Xperia Play VS Next Generation Portable (NGP)


"If someone wants the ultimate gaming machine and is prepared to wait until later in 2011, then the NGP might be for them - but they would have to carry another smartphone and many people don't want to do that.", so David Hilton pointed out that way.

Some of the community said that the way Sony introduced both of the gaming devices at a nearly the same time, it might lead to the condition where the customers might be confused on which one to pick, since they are from the same company, with possibly within nearly the same specifications! Well, to give credits on which one should be purchased, it is a very hard job to be done, but within a few measurements we'll be discussing now, the customers will hopefully eventually find out the right one to have the rights to be in their pockets.


The customers will be given options of priority; first phase, are you more into the casual or hardcore gaming experience? If you chose to be the casual ones, then the Xperia Play will be the good thing for you. It comes with great specifications and features, including motion and gesture-based gaming features, and yeah, it should be enough to power up the 3D games. The released 50 titles for the phone aren't sound bad at all, especially the well-known Assassin's Creed, Battlefield, and Dead Space franchises. Of course, you can't expect the graphic to surpass the NGP, since the handheld portable will be using a different engine and features, but it is satisfying enough for a casual gamer. For more details on the Xperia Play, click HERE.

But if you're about to gain the hardcore gaming experiences, then NGP is definitely the right thing for you! Why? Because it comes with tremendous special features and capabilities, where from that point, you can pleasantly choose which pleasured you the most. For instance, you may choose to play the games with the d-Pad, or simply using the touch screen or track pad on the back of the device. For specific info about the NGP, click HERE.


Second phase, the price. If you got bunches of dollars in the wallet, then you will face no problem, go for both of them! But, if you're losing money, i'm suggesting you to wait for the NGP, since the price may seems to be a little bit higher than the former PSP and shouldn't be expecting to exceed the price of an iPhone. And, if you're ready to go for dollars, then pick the Xperia, since we have already known from Hilton's statement; the price might exceed or less than the iPhone. (in other word, it will stays costy)


To conclude these, we just have to wait for them to show up, and sooner the elimination of options will be taking the places. :D

The New MacBook Pro, with Thunderbolt Technology!


Since the moment Intel first announced the releasing of brand new processors for PC, i always wondered just why the MacBook Pro didnt jump through flows, but yeah, I know this was coming! Apple just released its new customized MacBook Pro with highly better specification, and yes, it also comes with a brand new technology which could potentially lead the new way of people seeing and speculating upon the Apple world!

Okay, let's cover the specification first, the new released edition officially comes with the new Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5 and i7 processors, AMD Radeon HD 6000M graphics,FaceTime HD cameras, and the newly released ultra super fast Thunderbolt I/O transfer speed! So here, we should be seeing the NVIDIA no more for now.


"What the heck is the Thunderbolt I/O transfer rate?"

Good question there, i believed the majority over here acknowledged the term poorly. So now i'm going to explain a brief introduction and include opinions from other people about the system. Need more details? Wisely use your Google toolbar.

It is the new technology that capable to challenge the USB 3.0, compromising of giving a transfer rate up to 10gb/second; in other saying from Intel itself, such rate allows the transferring of 10 to 20gb basis in size, full-length movie HD movie in less than 30 seconds! Apple stated also that the Thunderbolt will be running on copper and not the optical cables due to the reason of obtaining the capability to support bus-powered devices.

Based on the statement made by Imran Ghauri from engadget.com,

"Architecture - FireWire vs. USB 2.0

FireWire, built from the ground up for speed, uses a "Peer-to-Peer" architecture in which the peripherals are intelligent and can negotiate bus conflicts to determine which device can best control a data transfer


USB 2.0 uses a "Master-Slave" architecture in which the computer handles all arbitration functions and dictates data flow to, from and between the attached peripherals (adding additional system overhead and resulting in slower, less-efficient data flow control)


Thunderbolt is "Peer-to-Peer" architecture "


Get the picture already?
Sounds really shitty cool, isnt it? Now, are you ready for the prices?



13-Inch (RM3,699.00)
- 2.3 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
- 4gb 1333MHz
- 320gb of HDD (5400-rpm)
- Intel HD Graphics 3000
- Built-in 7 hours battery




13-Inch (RM4,599.00)

- 2.7 GHz dual-core Intel Core i7
- 4gb 1333MHz
- 500gb of HDD (5400-rpm) 
- Intel HD Graphics 3000
- Built-in 7 hours battery




15-Inch (RM5,499.00)

- 2.0 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
- 4gb 1333MHz
- 500gb of HDD (5400-rpm)  
- Intel HD Graphics 3000
- AMD Radeon HD 6490M with 256mb GDDR5
- Built-in 7 hours battery


 

15-Inch (RM6,799.00)

- 2.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
- 4gb 1333MHz
- 750gb of HDD (5400-rpm)  
- Intel HD Graphics 3000
- AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 1gb GDDR5 
- Built-in 7 hours battery



 15-Inch (RM7,699.00)

- 2.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
- 4gb 1333MHz
- 750gb of HDD (5400-rpm)   
- Intel HD Graphics 3000
- AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 1gb GDDR5 
- Built-in 7 hours battery

Start saving your money, people.  :)

Source: engadget.com

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Novel American: Zac is in the house!


 Before going any deeper, i want to express something; actually,i ain't a fanboy of Paramore, neither the Hayley, nor any of the members. I just happened to post this topic for the sake of the entertainment news, nothing exclusive,so do not expect me to hail something over here!  :D


So, i just caught the news about the former Paramore drummer, Zac Farro has joined his guitarist brother Josh's new band named Novel American! Josh, who happened to be in the team for the last few weeks ago, apparently disclosed the details regarding the new band earlier this month.

 The previous drummer of Novel American, Tyler Ward applauded the replacement based on his statement from the official blog, and now here's the full statement made by Tyler, happy reading! 

"We’ve got some exciting news! But first, I wanted to give you a bit of perspective in to the journey we’ve been walking out for the past few months as Novel American…

The NA guys are great friends with incredible hearts about to do great things. Unfortunately, all along the way, I found it abnormally hard to fully connect my passion to the drums and to the project. With a baby on the way, a slow attempt to redevelop my love for playing music and a schedule dominated by non-profit work that I love, bringing 100% of myself to the band wasn’t always manageable.

Throughout the process I’ve kept a conversation open with the guys about my unexplainable disconnect. And, in the end, I feel like to stay on board half-hearted is only going to hurt both them and I. So, in the very best interest of the band & my wife and I, I’ve decided to step away from Novel American and support them from a friendship level.

But the news doesn’t stop there. In fact, it’s just getting good. Turns out that the guy filling my seat happens to be an incredible drummer with an even more incredible heart. And, there’s no doubt in my mind that he is only going to benefit NA both onstage and off.

I assume some of you might have even heard his name before…

So please help me officially welcome as the new drummer of Novel American, Zac Farro!"

Enjoy the band, Zac~


Sources: NME.com, LiveTheScene.com, Pink Chucks: cool things

Monday, February 21, 2011

Final Fantasy: Another two titles coming for iPhone


You know what, i really hate to know the fact of something or anything good is on the way to the iPhone, due to these good things, the phone is acknowledged to be one of the best shitty gaming platforms ever made in history, except for the ridiculously expensive price.



This is one of the f-ing latest example; Square Enix decided to release two more titles for the iOS-based,(the previous two titles were Final Fantasy I and Final Fantasy II) making the franchise to exceed up to 4 titles till now. The titles are expected to be entitled with the names of Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions and Final Fantasy III, approximately coming to the Apple Stores in Spring. These titles have already been in the Playstation Network (PSN) from 2007, and to this date, it is the iPhone's turn to get the fame coverage.

According to V-Jump magazine, the Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions was supposed to be released last year, but due to some inevitable reasons, it was delayed for another date. The graphic gets ever better, and of course, the menu sizes have been enlarged for the ease of the players to access more options or commands.

This announcement has been made for Japan, but I'm pretty sure that the Square Enix will be releasing the titles internationally, and yes, the Europe and North America will not having the chance to miss these.

"iPhone is cool." There i said it.


Source: QJ.net

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

iPhone 5: Now with a slide-out keyboard?



June is just around the corner, but for the Apple freaks and fanboys, the feeling to wait for it just resembling a one year waiting time, it seems from my observation, they just failed to bear any patience and seriously cant wait any longer for the release of the next upcoming iPhone 5! Settle down boys, here comes the latest news for your 3-months-later gadget. "Throw your iPhone 4G away,it's a piece of shit~"  :D

The news exploited by a Taiwan website, concerning the shocking company's revealing. Surprisingly, many rumors bursting the saying of Apple has already done building three hardware prototypes, one of them suggests a different conceptual shape by adding up a real slide-out keyboard feature! How cool is that? This might be due to the reason of many demands on something other than the touchscreen feature have been made for the past few years.

Another prototype suggests a similar look of the previous iPhone 4, except for the improved battery life, empowered 8 Megapixel camera, and of course, the improved overall  internal hardware. However, there is no telling about the third prototype, instead the website just mentioned about the upcoming iPad 2.


There are also rumors concerning the expanding of the phone's screen resolution which may exceed up to 4 inches! Wow, guess Apple has already figured the fact that the they are a little much behinds the track in the "big is better" competition.

A full credit to the Tom's Hardware for such a fantastic news!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Xperia Play: The Playstation Phone is close!


As we had already been informed well about the existence of the newly made Playstation Phone, Sony has already come out with statements concerning the approximate day of releasing, the detailed specification, and the expected games to run through the phone!


Okay, first,we'll be covering the release date phase. Sony stated that the device will be hitting the market pretty much on the upcoming March of 2011, however they did not released any words mentioning the actions on whether they want to launch it worldwide, or just addressing few regions as early steps. Till this moment, the date will remains ambiguous. Well, March sounds better than December. I just hate to wait that long.

Second, the full specifications made for the phone. Okay, i'll be listing each one of them based on the list made by QJ.net, a full credit to them for such a fabulous expose.

Camera
  • 5.1 megapixel camera
  • Auto focus
  • Flash / Photo light
  • Geo tagging
  • Image stabiliser
  • Send to web
  • Touch focus
  • Video light
  • Video recording
  • Video blogging
Music
  • Album art
  • Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
  • Google™ Music Player
  • Music tones (MP3/AAC)
  • PlayNow™ service*
  • Sony Ericsson Music player
  • Stereo speakers
  • TrackID™ music recognition application
Internet
  • Android Market™*
  • Bookmarks
  • Google™ search*
  • Google™ Voice Search*
  • Pan & zoom
  • Web browser (Webkit)

Communication
  • Call list
  • Conference calls
  • Facebook™ application (from Android Market™)
  • Google™ Talk*
  • Noise Shield
  • Polyphonic ringtones
  • Speakerphone
  • Sony Ericsson Timescape™***
  • Twitter™ application (from Android Market™)
  • Vibrating alert

Messaging
  • Android Cloud to Device messaging (C2DM)
  • Conversations
  • Email
  • Google Mail™*
  • Instant messaging
  • Picture messaging (MMS)
  • Predictive text input
  • Sound recorder
  • Text messaging (SMS)
Design
  • Auto rotate
  • Keyboard (onscreen, 12 key)
  • Keyboard (onscreen, QWERTY)
  • Picture wallpaper
  • Touchscreen
  • Wallpaper animation

Entertainment
  • 3D games
  • Dedicated gaming keys
  • Flash Lite™
  • Gesture gaming
  • Motion gaming
  • Video streaming
  • YouTube™
Organizer
  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Document editors
  • Document readers
  • E-Manual
  • Flight mode
  • Google Calendar™
  • Google Gallery 3D™
  • Infinite button
  • Phone book
  • Set-up Wizard
  • Widget manager

Connectivity
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • aGPS
  • Bluetooth™ technology
  • DLNA Certified
  • Google Latitude™
  • Google Location Service
  • Google Maps™ with Street View
  • Media Transfer Protocol support
  • Micro USB Connector
  • Modem
  • Synchronisation via Facebook™**
  • Synchronisation via Google Sync™
  • Synchronisation via Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®
  • Synchronisation via Sony Ericsson Sync
  • USB 2.0 high speed support
  • Wi-Fi™
  • Wi-Fi™ Hotspot functionality

* The service is not available in all markets.
** Requires Facebook™ application installed on the device.

Google™ services*

* These services may not be available in every market Android Market™ Client

  • Gmail™
  • Google Calendar™
  • Google Gallery 3D™
  • Google Latitude™
  • Google Maps™ with Street View
  • Google Media Uploader
  • Google Music Player™
  • Google Phone-top Search
  • Google Search widget
  • Google Sync™
  • Google Talk™
  • Google Voice Search
  • Set-up Wizard
  • YouTube™
Screen
  • 16,777,216 colour TFT
  • Capacitive multi-touch
  • 4 inches
  • 480 x 854 pixels (FWVGA)
In-box
  • Xperia™ PLAY
  • Battery
  • Stereo portable handsfree
  • 8GB microSD™ memory card
  • Charger
  • Micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer
  • User documentation
Facts
  • Size: 119 x 62 x 16 mm
  • Weight: 175 grams
  • Phone memory: 400 MB
  • Memory card support: microSD™, up to 32 GB
  • Memory card included: 8GB microSD™
  • Operating system: Google™ Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Processor: 1 GHz Scorpion ARMv7

Talk time and Networks
  • Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 8 hrs 25 min*
  • Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 425 hrs*
  • Talk time UMTS: Up to 6 hrs 25 min*
  • Standby time UMTS: Up to 413 hrs*
  • Talk time CDMA2000®: Up to 7 hrs 40 min*
  • Standby time CDMA2000®: Up to 405 hrs*
  • Game play time: Up to 5 hrs 35 min*
  • MP3 playback: Up to 30 hrs 35 min*

Networks
  • UMTS HSPA 800, 850, 1900, 2100
  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • UMTS HSPA 900, 2100
  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • CDMA2000®, cdmaOne, EVDO

Colors
  • Black
  • White


    Okay, let's go to the next chapter, yet the most interesting part to me! Yeah, the expected games to run through the phone. Sony claimed that there will be at least 50 games to be introduced in the phone debut session. The 50 games will come from over 20  infamous developers such as Namco Bandai, EA, Gameloft, and PopCap. Well, how about the titles? It is very likely to see the sightings of Assasin Creed, Guitar Hero, Battlefield, and even the most wanted game, the DEAD SPACE. Not enough with the good news, here comes another better news, the phone is predicted to be capable on running the PS One games, just like the former PSP! 

    Yeah! It is about time to kick some iPhone asses! I'm pretty much annoyed to face the fact of Dead Space has gotten into the iPhone gaming list. Hopefully these news will turn to be the real things. Okay now, i've prepared the commercial ads for the phone, enjoy buffering the video first. :)


    Source: QJ.net

    Saturday, February 12, 2011

    iControlPad the savior



    Sick of getting your fingers blocking your view on the iPhone screen? Settle down, the savior is here. With the new iControlPad, you can leave the touch screen controls a goodbye kiss. Guess someone just did something upon hearing the complaints regarding how sucks an iPhone could be without the d-pad system. :D

    What is that thing anyway? It is a gamepad adaptor for iPhone exclusively, and priced approximately $75 (converted to Malaysian Ringgit, it will be RM228.34) . The adapter will comes with a digital d-pad, two analog nubs, six front buttons and two rear buttons.Please take a note, this is for iPhone only, sorekara, if you are planning to put this into your Blackberry phone, think twice.

    So what do you think? Are you buying? Well, just for your reference, i just put various comments from Gizmodo regarding this release. Happy reading. :)



    I really think Apple should release this kind of thing officially for the iPhone.You have the main phone doing just as it always has, which is great, but then you have the option to expand it's control with an official controller add-on that all developers can support in their control schemes for their games.I don't see how that could hurt any, unless Apple thinks it undermines the phone somehow that they even have to offer an extra control option, but I really just think it would be good...Like people having to buy arm straps so they can carry their phone in a useful way when jogging for example. - iNCEPTIONAL

    The only thing the Playstation phone has that the ICP doesn't is touch analog sticks. Which kinda defeats the purpose of putting buttons on the thing. The ICP has actual sticks. - Jason Dupree

    Not all emulators work.No shoulder buttons.The thing is HUGE.Why should anybody buy this? - Gary Blake

    The clamshell would limit the devices without it having a heavily engineered design. This is a design that allows for simple modifications by anybody and the most flexible device coverage rather than just a few phones with certain dimensions.At worst this is a expensive bluetooth gaming controller. At best, any future phone upgrades you have this will work with.- Noisome

    Holy crap, this is expensive - Eric Arrache Goncalves

    Aaaaw it's only $75. Not an arm or leg or anything SMH - Robhatesbuttons

    This looks like some old Nintendo from 20 years ago. I think I'll just wait for the Android/PSP hybrid thingie.- Chris Connor

    How cool would it be if you could (on a jailbroken phone) define geometrical spaces on the screen where the virtual controls for a particular game were present and then have button presses simulate a touch to that area? This wouldn't solve the problem completely since it would require jailbreaking but at least developers would not have to build in support for the device. Not sure how feasible it is.... - bensashi

    "we're told not all games and emulators will work with the thing"
    This is important. Game pads are not part of mobile device design, support will have to be added by each developer of each game... this is the same problem the xperia is going to have. I would love to see a list of game that WILL work with this for any and all platforms, I suspect it will be very very tiny... love the concept but they need to do some serious promotion with developers to make it actually DO something when you connect it up...- ima747

    For the size and price I could just use one of the Nyko mini Wii remotes with my Droid. It's cheaper, and I know that the 3 major emulators I play will work with it. - MaxwellMudd

    oh, this is gonna be awesome! - Spine

    Either thats a bad picture of it or that device is really overpriced. - Gregory Pierce

    Yup, looks like a $2 China gadget. That said, for $10 I'd buy one... hell, even $40 would be okay, because the battery can be used to charge the phone (great for extended gaming sessions). But with shipping to Germany they're like $100, so... no. :( - Simon Broenner

    Looks like it costs about $4 to make. - Xephrey

    Friday, February 11, 2011

    Hosni Mubarak resigned!



    After about 2 weeks of confronting the unstoppable massive public strikes and retaliations, the vice president of Egypt, Omar Suleiman has announced the president's official resignation via a live national television on yesterday's evening. (Egypt's time). The national administrative power will be conducted by the military divisions.



    "Taking into account of all the difficulties being faced by our country, President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak has decided to resign as leader of the country and handed the task of administering the Egyptian Supreme Council to the Armed Forces", based on the translation of Omar's speech last evening.



    The jubilant environment from the streets and Tahrir Field dominated the big picture, where people couldnt be happier after cruising into the streets with strikes for the last 2 weeks, in order to force the regime's president to perform an immediate resignation. Some of them praise to the only God, "Allah huakbar" multiple times, and some of them ignited the fireworks to demonstrate their celebration upon the news they had demanded.

    Moments before the announcement was made, Hosni made his way from the city center to Sharm el-Sheikh, which is the place for presidential retreat.

    Now, i really glad to hear the news, Egypt has been in the riot for quite a long time, and should be stopped at once before anything worse happens. Hopefully nothing will go wrong after this. Let us pray for the good of our middle east brothers. By the way, i've included the video of the celebration. Please take a look. :)



    Source: mstar online

    Sony Playstation Portable stays


      Usually, when Sony announced a new enhanced device of gaming platform, we can easily predict what would happen to the previous version of the console. Well, they'll just sack them away eventually. For instance, look at what happened to the noble Playstation the 2nd once the 3rd one hit the market. The games got lamer and lamer, and most of the famous ones will cease to exist. But hey, things aren't work the same in the Playstation Portable legacy. Why the hell was that? Keep reading.

    The president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studio stated to Edge that although the NGP will comes by the end of this year, the company doesn't plan to halt the business standpoint of the former PSP, which has been six years in the sales since the first debut made on 2004. Although the sales of the handheld weren't quite in the picture of Sony might want it to be, but based on the statement made by the company previously, claiming that they have the ten-year plans for their gaming console, they just want Sony PSP to be a part of it.

     Another thing to be discussed is about the specific pricing of NGP, which hasn't been mentioned by Sony yet. But indeed, the president just spoke a word or two, "In terms of pricing, we can't sell the NGP for the same price as a PSP. The PSP has become very affordable and popular, especially with younger generations," he said. 

    Yeah, we know, it would be ridiculous to sell NGP at the price of current PSP, but we'll definitely have no tolerance with any handheld console at a price of an iMac for sure. Bear that in mind, Sony.


    Source: QJ.net

    Thursday, February 10, 2011

    Arkham City: Professor Hugo Strange's turn!



    Guess what? I've been waiting for this quite a very long f-ing time, it is the turn for psychotic Professor Hugo Strange to strike! But hey, my favorite villain of all time is still here, and this time, The Joker will imperial the whole Gotham City, and one of the factors for the current state of the city to turn into the one they pronounced as the Arkham City!

    The battlefield is wider in term of radius; we're talking about the the whole squares of the city, in any necessary meaning, has turned into the city of villains, thugs, and crime masterminds. Instead of running the Arkham Asylum once again, the warden Quincy Sharp whom has been elected to be the next Mayor, decided to close down the institution for an unthinkable reason; by establishing the Arkham City, the new maximum security home for all of Gotham City's criminals!


    In order to sustain the criminal rate, Sharp has setup an extremely heavy fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, where the thugs capable to roam around freely, and they are allowed to do whatever they want, as long as they do not put any attempt to escape. Far greater than that, Dr. Hugo Strange has been appointed by Sharp to run this newly innovated prison, the man who knows the fact of Bruce Wayne is behinds that mask! Dark Knight is forced to face his old classic villains, including the Penguin,  Sionis, Catwoman, and even Two Face! Trust me, it is going to be huge and earthly greater than the previous sequel!

    The release date will expected to be by the end of this year, which is September 30, 2011! (damn, that's still far ahead, i cant wait any longer!!!). It will be available for PC, XBOX 360, and PS3.

    A trailer for you guys to enjoy!




    Sources: Gamestates, IGN

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011

    Acer ICONIA: Double Screens for Double Goods?



    Oh God, it is true? Am i the only one to miss the spotlight of Acer's latest innovation so far? Or can i just assumed that the newspaper is lamer and outdated? I was shocked to know that there's a new invention from Acer via a today's newspaper (which i didnt even know), and instead when i perform the double check on Google, then news has been alive like months ago, and listed on Wikipedia already! What the...?



    Never mind that, here's Acer ICONIA, the not-so-latest invention of "touchbook" from Acer, and where's the real spotlight here? Well, to those who thinks it is obvious, the laptop comes with a DUAL SCREEN; one on the top, and another one is on the surface where keyboard was once there. To my first glance, i was thinking about Nintendo, why? It is because the portable gaming console Nintendo Dual Screen works just the same. Except for the stylus.

    Based on Acer's official website, the touchbook comes with a package of new applications like Acer Ring, Social Jogger, Gesture Editor, and Virtual keyboard.  The Acer Ring works just like the Window's Media Player, or iTunes, except for the capability to move our fingers around the player window. Social Jogger allows us to view a website twice the size of a regular window! Get the picture? Next, the Gesture Editor allows us to make our own gestures on the screen, works just like editing your own shortcut on the keyboard. Last, ICONIA do own a keyboard, but a virtual one.

    However, there's a bad side for this kind of innovation. For instance, engadget reported that the screens are glossy, leading to the factor of light reflection on the second screen, and yeah, it annoying to see glares on your virtual keyboard, no?

    Here's a footage for the actual ICONIA in action. Check it out yawl~



    (P/S: ICONIA has been announced on engadget since November 23rd 2010)

    Back to The Stage

     


    Terribly sorry for the almost-a-week absence,currently working on my flooded assignment, guess cant really find the right time to spend on writing here...but hell yeah, those assignments are well moderated by now, and i just rescheduled the time to burn some candles for you guys!  :D

    (well, i'm a little bit envy with a friend of mine right there, just happened to keep the consistency of updating his blog and his fan club thingy whatsoever to the max! Guess he's capable to reserve a lot of time for those. Well, as long as he put both of assignments and blogs on the priority list, they will work just fine.)

    Oh boy, you know, i'm currently an art student, taking graphic design as the major department for my bachelor degree. It's really fun to acquire the knowledge of stuffs like tweaking this and that on the images, and yeah, i've taken a lot of times to properly mastered most of it.

    Cant see my artwork around here? Haha, well, sincerely,i AM an extra super mega lazy guy, just cant afford the enthusiasm of consistently designing something just for fun, unless i am obliged to do so. (well, at least you can see some of my effortless designed  buttons on the right of this website)

    However, it is not like i cant recognize how a good design should looks like. I've seen hundreds,opps no, thousands of graphical-based design artworks for the past few years, and i can tell ya, most of tricks are really easy to achieve, you just need the right mood, the right time, and the right enthusiasm. Or else, you'll end up just like me; observing an artwork and comment something like this, "This banner looks really sucks and loathing everyone, i can make it better. Kid stuff.", and moments later, nothing happened.  :D

    I can say, nothing much going on for the past a week, no? Well, based on the latest entries from my source sites, i just happened to assume that way, nothing blows enough though. But wait! Maybe i just missed the interesting parts somewhere. I'll come back with that later. Chills for now.

    Here i am again, writing for some entries...

    Friday, February 4, 2011

    The Misfortunate of Mine



    Okay, it took almost half of a day travel to reach Shah Alam from Kota Bharu, and yes, it's been a very, very cold night, with the air-conditioner being switched,i dont know, maybe to the max? I WAS shivering to death, man! I just cant help myself getting jealous seeing the girl that sat next to me covering herself in a blanket, gosh, i wish i could be in the blanket too! (hey,dont get the wrong idea :D )

    Arrived approximately at 6.30 am in the Shah Alam's basu noriba (bus station), i met these seniors, which i considered as the arrogants (except for one or two of them), i shook their hands, successfully made some hypocrite smiles, and off  i queued up to do my subuh prayer at a nearby surau. I dont get it, the radius of the place is ridiculously small, just merely able to fit 4 persons at a time, why cant anybody do something to make the place bigger? This is so wrong, supposedly, the admins should be considering this even more, unless they just dont give a damn about how much people actually do their prayers.

    The Commercial Center

    Finished with that, i made my way to the cabs, looking for  a ride to the commercial center (my residential place). After couple of minutes passed, an uncle just showed up, offering a ride into the campus. Since it just takes a few minutes to reach the campus from the commercial center, i raised my hand and asked him, "Bang, pergi ke seksyen 7 tak?" (Do you take the road to the 7th section?), and how disappointing, he just simply... ignored me? WTF, cant you speak a word? I'm a customer here,duh? You cant just make yourself speechless when it comes to a customer, asking for your service? I left the moron uncle and looked for another reliable drivers.

    Luckily, i met one. Together with two girls, happened to have the same direction, we took off to the commercial center. The cab charged us every RM3 for the first 1km, and add-on 10 cent for every 15 meters onward, i always thought that the charging meter reacted ONLY if the cab moved, and how disappointing again, when the cab stopped at a red light, the meter didnt stop AT ALL. Is this some kind of cheating? You just charged us for an immobilized cab!

    I reached the commercial center at 7.40am, and paid that guy RM6, although the actual charge was RM5.70. Fucking cheater. I paid him, but i wish the God will punish him with something. Yeah, i didnt complain. I realized that. Taking few steps to the house, another misfortunate stroke me,again! Those housemate guys just locked the grill door with a padlock, which i didnt have any key for it! WHAT THE FUCK? What on earth is happening to me? I yelled, cursed, and punched a nearby wall. I just pissed! I'm the earliest house member to arrive, and i cant grant any access to the door! Who on their right mind wouldnt blast any anger?

    So here i am, taking my breakfast at a nearby fast food restaurant, typing these, waiting for those fuckers to open the gate, or the only solution i could think of so far, pay another RM30 for the padlock eliminator. Hell to the no.

    Thursday, February 3, 2011

    Playstation Phone official commercial leaked!



    Now, now, i think everybody must expecting to know better about the so-called Playstation Phone,no? Well, it seems to me that Sony Ericsson shouldnt be the one to attempt much efforts of announcing the device since it has been leaked for months, yeah,i said it,for months already! So basically we have already know what should a Playstation Phone looks like, and the overall knowledge about its benchmarks.

    Just to get yourself clear, there's been a number of pictures, details, and hand-on impressions have been made few months for the one they called as the Xperia Play. Now here comes the latest one, being uploaded to the youtube by a Norwegian site (Droidnytt.no), the first commercial ever,leaked! As the video shows,it features an Android mascot is currently going through a surgery of getting extra thumbs in order to use the phone's analog touchpad!

    Buffer the video below to see it for yourself.



    Well, Sony will be expected to announce the device official revealing this Valentine's Day, when the Mobile World Congress expo taking place on February 14 to February 17 in Barcelona.Go for it people!  :D

    Source: 1up.com

    Wednesday, February 2, 2011

    Japanese's cutest ads!



    For the last 20 minutes, i just had this feeling: boring, clueless, i need something to watch and make me excite, and guess what? While browsing my friend's page,( he had this discipline of updating his blog once a week, leading to the relevance of me,taking a quick tour, to find out what just happened in a week ), i just saw a video, the same with my other friend, farey, publishing exactly the same video!Hahaha, stumbled upon Farey's and Aizul's posts about the Japanese McDonald's tv commercial ads, i just figured an idea about what should i write this time! But first, please do me a favor to watch the so-called epic tv ads ever!  :D





    Now this is an easy mark for us to give a prove that kids are always hyperactive, cheerful, and sometimes retards exaggerate, they just give us the unexpected way of returning the favor! (What the hell am i saying anyway?) Notice the one with the blue shirt? Well, as quoted by Aizul; "Beware with the kid in the blue shirt. His face might haunt you in your nightmare",yeah,he's right, and this is my opinion - he's the real deal, do not attempt to approach this kid by any means necessary. Do contact the nearby security administration within a safe range, just dont get close to him, he'll bite you while making those f-ing googly eyes!  :D

    Other than that, those extra ones are the blue shirt kid wannabes! But hey, i think the little pony tailed girl is really kawaai!! Dont you think?

    Apart from that, i just love the Japanese people, they are the real talents, even the small guys like the ones you saw in the video could make you laugh like hell! Just imagine what might they turn into when they grow up? I can see the next Super Juniors are on the move!

    One more thing, SPONGEBOB turns into SPONG-GI-BO-BU in Japanese? Wow,now that's the toughest part in the syllabus, turning an alien word into theirs!  :D

    Tuesday, February 1, 2011

    F.E.A.R. 3: The IGN review



     Sorry guys, i've been busy with my study, guess cant find the right time to update something in here, and i'm pretty blank right now, seriously, got nothing in mind. God, save me!

     Actually, i got nothing at all to write about the title, i just happened to write because i want to see and make sure, that at least an entry update will be made per day.Anyway, played the franchise before? Hi-fi for you guys! Yeah, i've been in the game since the first episode, and i did play the expansion packs, it is really a series of fantastic games! You need to experience the environment of both war and ghost haunting in the same time; that's the major key to the succession of the game!

     By the day, i just prepared a footage gameplay of the 3rd sequel of the game ; just enjoy yourself while i'm doing some more research about the incoming latest topic.  :D

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