Portable Gaming Rules in Japan

One of the more noticeable differences between the East and the West is the prevalence of the handheld console. The popularity of handhelds in Japan is fairly understandable. For one thing, the high population density makes open space one of the island country's most precious commodities. Also, the widespread use of… » 10/25/12 7:30am 10/25/12 7:30am

The Number One Location For Portable Gaming Is... Home

A new survey of portable gamers has revealed that for the most part "portable" can be defined as "will work on the toilet or in bed". Around 79% of iPhone, DS and PSP owners surveyed by NPD Group said that they use their portable device in the home more than any other location. Researchers found that iPhone, DS and PSP… » 11/11/08 7:20pm 11/11/08 7:20pm

Gamer Builds Extremely Ugly Gameboy-Sized NES Portable

While I've long been a supporter of the custom console movement, sometimes I see a project that really makes me wonder what the point is. Take this portable, Gameboy-sized NES, based off of a Super Joy III Nintendo clone. Sure, it's slightly smaller than the original Gameboy and contains 72 built-in games, but oh my… » 11/05/08 3:00pm 11/05/08 3:00pm

Rumor Smash Galore: EA Not Interested in Epic, No Sega Portable

Often times it's more work to discover something is crap and shouldn't be posted than it is to find something that is. But we've heard so much noise about a couple things it's nice to put the rumor smash on two that couldn't pass the sniff test doused in Chanel No. 5. First, Electronic Arts is not buying Epic Games,… » 10/05/08 5:00pm 10/05/08 5:00pm

Gizmondo 2.0 DEFINITELY Out By Christmas (This Year!)

There is absolutely no way this will not happen. Rich Jenkins of Media Power has let a Swedish journalist see the new Gizmondo » 9/11/08 9:00pm 9/11/08 9:00pm and confirmed it will be on sale by the end of the year. This year, before you ask. The first Gizmondo was.. not very successful, but the new device - with its NVIDIA graphics and the option…

The PSP 3000 - How Different Is It?

James Yu over at GameSpot has just posted an excellent hands-on comparison of the old Sony PSP 2000 model and the shiny new PSP 3000, announced just last week » 8/28/08 5:40pm 8/28/08 5:40pm at the Games Convention in Leipzig. While we've already posted the comparison that showed up on , the GameSpot article has a few things going for it. More…