GP2X: the Linux handheld console
The GP2X is an open-source, Linux-based handheld game console and media player created and sold by GamePark Holdings of South Korea.
Released on November 10, 2005 in South Korea, the GP2X is designed to support video, music, photos, and games in an open architecture, allowing any user to develop software for the device. Room for expansion with future upgrades (new media formats, features, operating system, etc) has been made possible by upgradable flash memory firmware.
Nintendo Wii games region-free! Third-parties decide if they lock it or not
An interview with Nintendo's Perrin Kaplan, asks a few questions that weren â€™t addressed in yesterdayâ€™s New York Wii press conference. Questions like "Will the Wii be region-free?" and "Will games downloaded from the Virtual Console store be tied to an account like Xbox Live or a one-time-only download like iTunes?"
PlayStation 3 European launch delayed until March 2007
The launch of Sony â€™s PlayStation 3 games console in Europe has been delayed until March 2007. Ken Kutaragi, head of Sonyâ€™s global computer entertainment division, said the machine would still be launched in November 11th in Japan and November 17th in the US.
Microsoft talks Xbox 360 Live future features
Microsoft third-party account manager Steven Blackburn gave a presentation about the past, present, and future of Xbox Live on the Xbox 360 at the Leipzig Games Convention in Germany.
Microsoft statistics show Xbox 360 games and downloads are popular
The game attachment rate rose to almost 5 games for every Xbox 360 console owner. Not bad considering the PSP & DS owners hover around 3 games per owner on average. Microsoft also announced that 80% of Xbox Live Silver & Gold users have downloaded content from Xbox Live Marketplace, a total number of over 46 million downloads!