Ragnarok Online is one of the longest running anime-inspired MMORPG in the world, has announced that it is once again coming to the handhelds. GungHo Online Entertainemnt has announced that it will be making a PSP version of the game following the DS-exclusive Ragnarok Online DS. The Ragnarok Online DS was designed to be a single-player version of the original Ragnarok Online MMORPG.
The game is reported to be titled Ragnarok: Hikari no Yami to Koujo, will be an entirely original version with only small ties to the original storyline from the original MMORPG. Although Hikari no Yami to Koujo does not have a release date yet, and an English version also has yet to be confirmed.
Ragnarok: Hikari no Yami to Koujo is currently being developed by Apollosoft and Chime. SRPG means Strategy Role Playing Game.
Just a quick heads up, after SCEJ’s confirmation of its termination of the PSP Go’s production in JAPAN. SCEA reports that the production of the PSP Go will continue in America.
News from Joystiq.com indicates that even though the PSP Go maybe finished in Japan and in Europe, Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) reports that it’s not yet done with the UMD-less handheld console. And as for more clarification about the recent events, the guys from Joystiq were reportedly told by Sony that: “We are continuing production of PSP Go for North America.”
Maybe the PSP Go is still going strong in the US. Ending the production of the PSP Go in Japan maybe is just a sign that Sony is now going to start focusing on the NGP which is expected to be released this year.
Earlier, Amazon has updated its the product page of the PSP Go noting that the device was “discontinued by manufacturer.”
Tech4idiots just got news that the PSP Go is Dead. =(
Report confirms the Sony handheld has been put to rest. A report from IGN reveals that Sony Japan (SCEJ) has officially announced that it has ceased the production of the PSP Go and that the only ones that can still be for sale will be from the current available stock.
Here’s qoute from the IGN report:
A Japanese report from Phileweb (translated by Andriasang) says the company has formally announced it is ending production of the digital-only handheld, confirming a rumor that surfaced yesterday from an alleged Sony Store employee. This will allow Sony to shift its focus to the NGP, which is expected to ship in at least one territory by the end of this year.
The PSP Go was released on January 11, 2009, originally sold at 26,800 yen in Japan and at $250 in the US market. With the absence of a UMD slot, it attracted some attention to adopt a new style for downloading games while utilizing a built-in memory but it never really got off.
Sony has released a new official firmware update for the Playstation Portable. You can use your PSP’s Network Update feature to download firmware version 6.38 via wifi.
This new update does not really include any exciting features. The only thing Sony said about the update is that it’s just an improvement on the system’s software stability. This just a small security update by all means. For the PSP-1000, 2000, and 3000, you can download the US update here and the EU updates here. And for the PSP Go, you can get your update here.
And if you want to keep your homebrew on your PSP and since there’s really nothing new in this update except for some small security patches, you might to skip this update.
We know you’re used to seeing training montages, so here’s a video game death montage for you. The guys at Boingboing are the ones responsible for compiling these game death for your viewing pleasure. The games are old so its a bit nostalgic so why not try if you can name every single game featured in the video. Prize? Freedom from eternal damnation from bad video games. Lol
Check out the video after the break.
Sony Ericsson has finally ended its long streak of information leaks and stupid ads with a series of, uh, new ads for its “PlayStation Certified” Xperia Play phone.
Comedian and now seemingly the spokeswoman Kristen Schaal presents you some of Xperia’s strongest features in a series of 5 ads. So far it presents that the Xperia Play is the perfect phone for downloading apps, looking at kitten pictures, editing spreadsheets, and watching YouTube? Who knew!
Watch it all after the break
Yes you read that right, Yahoo Mybloglog is going to shutdown. Come what May, Mybloglog is toast, May 24 that is. Tech4idiots got news about Yahoo to discontinue MyBloglog. Tech4idiots has received the following email from Yahoo:
Dear MyBlogLog Customer,
You have been identified as a customer of Yahoo! MyBlogLog. We will officially discontinue Yahoo! MyBlogLog effective May 24, 2011. Your agreement with Yahoo!, to the extent that it applies to the Yahoo! MyBlogLog, will terminate on May 24, 2011.
After May 24, 2011 your credit card will no longer be charged for premium services on MyBlogLog. We will refund you the unused portion of your subscription, if any. The refund will appear as a credit via the billing method we have on file for you. To make sure that your billing information is correct and up to date, visit https://billing.yahoo.com.
If you have questions about these changes, please visit the Yahoo! MyBlogLog help pages.
We thank you for being a customer on Yahoo! MyBlogLog.
The Yahoo! My BlogLog Team
Yahoo acquired MyBlogLog back in 2007 for a measly $10 million. But the problem was when Yahoo bought it, they never really did anything to it, and now Yahoo is just gonna stop the service and Mybloglog to be discontinued.
Mybloglog’s concept was to help blogs to link to each other in their corresponding category and help keeps track of their readers, its help small blogs grow and helps add new members and enabled site owners to keep track of websites visitors.
Tech4idiots has been using this service for some time and now has also taken out the mybloglog widget from the footer area of the site.
Come May 24, Mybloglog will be discontinued.
Yes you read that right, its obviously a sign that the Next-Gen Portables are coming soon to your nearest store shelves, and Sony is probably starting to show signs that its gonna begin shifting its focus to the NGP. Here we get news that Sony will slash the price of the PSP-3000 down to $130 starting this weekend. The previous price of $170 MSRP gets a $40 cut, a very considerable amount especially during these financial times.
Also, all 3000-bundled Entertainment Packs will be also down to $160. The PSP Go price however, will still remain at $200. boo!
Sony has announced the first PSN Gamers Choice Awards, nominees have been pre-selected by Sony, however, this will allow PSP and PS3 users to vote on their favorite downloadable game for each platform.
Starting from Feb. 22 until March 1, users will be able to vote for their favorite downloadable PSP or PS3 game, Mini, and PSN-exclusive games by downloading a free XMB theme of that game. The games that will win in each of the categories will be discounted 50% for Plus members and 30% for all PSN users during this year’s Spring Fever promotion. Free XMB themes will be available for games like Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Costume Quest, and God of War: Ghost of Sparta and others more.
Best PS3 Downloadable Game
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game
Best PSP Downloadable Game
God of War: Ghost of Sparta
Lunar Silver Star Harmony
Phantasy Star Portable 2
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable
Valkyria Chronicles 2
Best PS3/PSP Mini
A Space Shooter for Two Bucks
Age of Zombies
Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess
Best PSN-Exclusive Game
Sam & Max Ep. 1