ConsolesAndGadgets.co.uk RSS Feed http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/ en-US Datel&apos;s Action Replay got a date with the Xbox! Order now.. http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=3 &nbsp; <P><BR><IMG height=90 hspace=8 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/xbox_actionreplay.jpg" width=90 align=left border=1> <B>Datel just announced a last minute delay of the release date till March 26th of 2003. We apologize for any inconvenience.</B> <BR><BR>If you&apos;re after a way to beat Xbox games, Action Replay is the lone solution, and now available to order! Preloaded with hundreds of game busting cheats, Action Replay for Xbox gives you total control of the action. <BR><BR><B>Click here to order your Action Replay for Xbox now - shipping starts this week!</B> <BR>Choose from the huge range of specially created Powersaves for extra weapons, ammo and energy. Load special levels, features and more; access all areas and unlock hidden characters and vehicles. <BR><BR>Action Replay comes complete with its own specially enhanced 8 megabyte memory card which can be used to update your code library. Use Action Replay?????s memory card and high speed USB docking station with any PC computer to download the coolest Powersaves for the latest games, as soon as they?????re released. <BR><BR><IMG height=304 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/arxb-screen.gif" width=431 border=0> <BR><BR>This is the main screen for Action Replay, letting you easily swap Powersaves and Community Saves between your Action Replay memory card, PC hard drive, and Codejunkies.com. <BR>The code cracking team at Codejunkies.com is working hard to produce game-busting power saves for the latest titles. Soon you&apos;ll be able to check out the latest saves online, only at Codejunkies, the home of Action Replay. Or why not prove you?????re the best gamer by uploading your own top saves and sharing them with the Codejunkies community? <BR><BR>Action Replay for Xbox costs GBP ????? 32.99 and is available to order now, our delivery is expected before the end of the week and early orders will be shipped instantly when stock is received! Be quick to secure your copy within this very first batch! <BR><BR>Features: <BR><BR>- Preloaded with game busting cheats for the latest and greatest Xbox games <BR>- Easily updateable with new cheats <BR>- Save new power saves to Action Replay&apos;s 8mb memory card <BR>- High speed USB docking station for PC link up <BR>- Dedicated support site www.codejunkies.com <BR>- From the makers of the best-selling cheat code system for PlayStation2 and GameCube <BR><BR>The only cheat system for Xbox <BR><BR>Please note: To download new Powersaves via the internet, you need a PC computer with Windows 98 operating system or higher and 1 free USB slot <BR><BR>&nbsp;</P> Action Replay Cube: What can it do for you? http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=4 <P>&nbsp;<BR> </P> <P>After a couple of weeks of shipping Action Replay orders to the already converted aficionados, we thought if you are still hesitating, you might be interested in reading a quick overview of what the Action Replay Cube can do for you. <BR><BR>First of all, the pictures of the Freeloader menu page seem to have pleased many of you a couple of weeks ago, so let&apos;s just do this again for the Action Replay Cube... Here are some explicits screenshots which speak for themselves: <BR><BR><BR><IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/gc-ar-screen.jpg" width=170 border=0> <IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/gc-ar-screen1.jpg" width=170 border=0> <IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/gc-ar-screen2.jpg" width=170 border=0> <IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/gc-ar-screen3.jpg" width=170 border=0> <BR><BR><IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/gc-ar-screen4.jpg" width=170 border=0> <IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/gc-ar-screen5.jpg" width=170 border=0> <IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/gc-ar-screen6.jpg" width=170 border=0> <IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/gc-ar-screen7.jpg" width=170 border=0> <BR><BR>Furthermore, Action Replay is the only cheat code system available for GameCube, and it&apos;s preloaded with unofficial, exclusive codes for the latest and greatest &apos;Cube games including Super Mario Sunshine, Star Fox Adventures and Resident Evil Zero. <BR><BR>Here are some pics of the Mario Sunshine codes (Walk in Water Code, Max Spin Code, Moon Gravity Code, Jet Pack Code) in action...and remember, you won&apos;t find these anywhere else! <BR><BR><IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/mario-ar.jpg" width=170 border=0> <IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/mario-ar1.jpg" width=170 border=0> <IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/mario-ar.jpg" width=170 border=0> <IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/mario-ar.jpg" width=170 border=0></P> Gameboy Advance SP - Accessories Compatibility Round-up http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=7   <P>Today, our Technical team got the Gameboy Advance SP in a room alone with tons of accessories of all kind. They played around for hours to answer the compatibility questions which might go through your mind, with pictures support for the lazy ones who hate to read ;) <BR><BR><B>Batteries and Lights</B> <BR><BR>As it has been said and written everywhere already, the new Gameboy Advance SP comes with built-in Li-ion battery and front light. Therefore all Gameboy Advance batteries and lights suddenly become completely obsolete, no exception to this simple and obvious rule. <BR><BR>Involved categories: <BR><BR><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/default.php/cPath/24_79">Batteries</A> <BR><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/default.php/cPath/24_85">Lights</A> <BR><BR><B>Obvious Shape Problems</B> <BR><BR>Many products were designed, based on the shape of the previous Gameboy Advance and will therefore be clearly no use for the new Gameboy Advance SP: it goes for specifically designed bags, protection cases, ergonomic adapted joysticks (eg. Stickboy Advance), etc <BR><BR>Involved categories: <BR><BR><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/default.php/cPath/24_82">Cases & Protectors</A> <BR><BR><B>All Other Testings!</B> <BR><BR>Then the real tests started with a couple of surprises... <BR><BR>1. Link Cables - OK <BR><BR>As expected, everything went ok with all types of <A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/default.php/cPath/24_80">Link Cables</A>. <BR><BR><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/default.php/cPath/24_80"><IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/gbasp-acc-link1.jpg" width=170 border=1></A> <A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/default.php/cPath/24_80"><IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/gbasp-acc-link3.jpg" width=170 border=1></A> <A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/default.php/cPath/24_80"><IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/gbasp-acc-link4.jpg" width=170 border=1></A> <A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/default.php/cPath/24_80"><IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/gbasp-acc-link9.jpg" width=170 border=1></A> <BR><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/default.php/cPath/24_80"><IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/gbasp-acc-link5.jpg" width=170 border=1></A> <A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/default.php/cPath/24_80"><IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/gbasp-acc-link6.jpg" width=170 border=1></A> <A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/default.php/cPath/24_80"><IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/gbasp-acc-link7.jpg" width=170 border=1></A> <A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/default.php/cPath/24_80"><IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/gbasp-acc-link8.jpg" width=170 border=1></A> <BR><BR><BR>2. Music Stuff - OK <BR><BR>Both the 3rd party Radio FM adapter <A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/default.php/cPath/24_86/sort/2a/page/2">Music Box Boy</A> and the <A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/24_86/products_id/934">Officially Licenced by Nintendo Music Recorder MP3 from Kemco worked flawless. </A><BR><BR><IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/gbasp-acc-mp1.jpg" width=170 border=1> <IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/gbasp-acc-mp2.jpg" width=170 border=1> <IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/gbasp-acc-mp3.jpg" width=170 border=1> <IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/gbasp-acc-mp4.jpg" width=170 border=1> <BR><BR>3. The bad surprises <BR><BR>Two items which are supposed to be plugged into the Gameboy Advance cartdridge port to work properly brought us some disappointments. Their complete design is made in such a way that it cannot fit completely (just a few millimeters missing there...) with the new slot (the thin plastic case is longer and the cartdridge adapters we are talking about, have angles). The two products in question are the innovative <A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/24_86/products_id/935">GBA Mini Camera</A> and GBA TV Tuner NTSC (and of course PAL as our test Gameboy Advance SP was NTSC version) <BR><BR><IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/gbasp-acc-mp5.jpg" width=170 border=1> <IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/gbasp-acc-cam1.jpg" width=170 border=1> <IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/gbasp-acc-cam2.jpg" width=170 border=1> <BR><BR>Each individual peripheral product page will be updated with either &apos;compatible Gameboy Advance SP&apos; or &apos;not suitable with Gameboy Advance SP&apos; within the next 24 hours. <BR><BR>After we have talked with their manufacturing partners, we can confirm that some specific accessories for Gameboy Advance SP are already in progress and could be released, for some of them as early as end of february or beginning of march! <BR><BR>As a side note: we are receiving tons of comments for the previous news post and we would like to answer some small questions we have been reading around: we lost only one single screw in the process and when re-assembling the unit, it worked perfectly. We needed three different screwdrivers to perform the trick :) <BR> </P> X2:LITE final design http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=5 <P>Since posting our first picture of the X2:LITE final design we&apos;ve been inundated with enquiries asking what the various sockets and jumpers were for, and why we chose these particular designs. Hopefully we have answered all of your questions below.</P> <P align=left><B>A:</B> This socket is for two wires. Ground and the d0 onboard flash disable point. Only 1 wire needs to be soldered here as the ground point will be a screw on clip. The reason these two wires are on a separate socket is so if you connected to the board via the PIN HEADER ADAPTER (B) you would never need to solder ever again - you simple unplug. The female pins will also be included in the package.</P> <P align=left><B>B:</B> This is the PIN HEADER Block. We decided to put this onto the PCB instead of a separate adapter for a number of reasons. First of course is cost. By doing this a separate adapter does not need to be manufactured and it comes as standard. You don&apos;t have to use it but at least you get the option. Using the PIN header is what we absolutely recommend. It is a far better solution than no solder pogo pins or wires. Its stable, quick and easy to install, the mod can be removed with ease and replaced in seconds. No alignment, no setting up. The main benefit is that once your pin header is fitted you NEVER need to solder ANY mod into your XBOX ever again! . It&apos;s not just for Xecuter - its a design that should be encouraged with all LPC mods. In hind sight we feel that we should have implemented this design with Xecuter1, but that is what R&amp;D is all about. Processing feedback, listening to customers and delivering what they ask for. We believe this is it. If other mod developers simply follow the path of using the same adapters, then only the customer benefits - they never have to worry about compatibility again.</P> <P align=left><B>C:</B> This is the connector if you wish to use the wires adapter (supplied). Can also be used to connect to the pogo pin adapter - or any adapter design. We encourage third party designers to step forward and design their own addons. As long as its a good idea and good quality then we&apos;re happy :)</P> <P align=left><B>D:</B> This is the 512k Bank selector. The mod is designed to read 2 x different 512k BIOS&apos;s. This can include 2x256k or simply 1 x 512k per bank (The 2x256k will simply read as one mirrored BIOS - it is not for two different ones). Again you can add an external switch if you wish.</P> <P align=left><B>E:</B> This is the mod disable jumper. The first thing we hear is that its not the best adapter to use - why not use DIP switches. The answer is simple - we want to make this as easy to use as possible. The jumper pins are not only for jumpers, but you can also add your own NON SOLDER external switch. Now can you see why we used these ?&nbsp; :)</P> <P align=left><B>F:</B> This is the Flash Protect jumper. A bit silly of us not to have added this in the beginning, so thanks to those that reminded us :)&nbsp; This is to protect the mod from any malicious erase or flash attempt. Again you can add an external switch if you wish.</P> <P align=left>One final note is this. It has been of some concern that if you programmed the mod with the wrong flash, or you made a mistake that it would kill the mod. Yes this is true but this is why its called LITE with less features and a much cheaper price. Most of you won&apos;t attempt to flash this anyway, and you should always be careful when doing so. However, we are designing an addon cable that will simply plug into the PIN HEADER BLOCK (B) where you can program from your PC much similar to the PRO version. This will not be available yet and will not be supplied with the mods. This will be an add-on cable (which we will probably release as HOMEBREW for free - similar version of cheap lpc but designed for 1MB flash) for those that have had an accident. I hope this makes some of you happy :)</P> <P align=left>No doubt this has answered a lot of your questions and hope we&apos;ve been as clear as possible.</P> Xecuter2 Pogo PRO Final Pics http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=6 &nbsp; <P>We also have some pics for you of the X2:PRO kit that is being shipped out. Note the jumper is for Flash Protection.<I> </I></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<IMG height=304 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/x2-pro.jpg" width=400 border=0></STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <IMG height=363 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/x2-pro2.jpg" width=408 border=0></STRONG></P> <P></P> Gameboy Player & Hori Digital Controllers released. Play Gameboy http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=8 &nbsp; <P><SPAN class=headlinedunkel><STRONG>Gameboy Player &amp; Hori Digital Controllers released. Play Gameboy (Advance) Games on your GameCube</STRONG></SPAN> &nbsp; - <A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/default.php?cPath=25">GameCube</A> <BR><BR><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/925"><IMG height=90 hspace=8 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/gameboy-player3.jpg" width=90 align=left border=1></A>The <A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/925">Game Boy Player</A> is a device for the GameCube console that enables gamers to play the whole library of Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance games on the console, using a GameCube controller or a GBA system plugged into the control port to control the on-screen action.<BR><BR>&nbsp;</P> <P><IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/gameboy-player2.jpg" width=170 border=0>&nbsp;<BR><BR>The unit is placed under your GameCube console and comes with a start-up disc. Gameboy, Gameboy Color and Gameboy Advance games can be plugged in at the front of the unit and games can be played on the TV screen. The built-in menu allows changing several settings, like the brightness and size of the picture, as well as filter to make the display quality better can be applied. The Joypad buttons can be reconfigured, so that the button mapping matches your expectations.<BR><BR>The Gameboy Player is available now for GBP?????59.98, in the following colours: <A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/938">Platinum</A>, <A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/25_59/products_id/924">Black</A>, <A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/25_59/products_id/926">Orange</A>, <A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/25_59/products_id/925">Indigo</A>.<BR><BR>The Gameboy Player is not compatible with Panasonic Q (for physical reasons, as the feet of the Q makes it impossible to fit the Gameboy Player in the expansion slot), and needs the <A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/25_64/products_id/591">Freeloader</A> to boot with PAL GameCube and USA GameCube (tested successfully).<BR><BR>&nbsp;<IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/gc_gbpb.jpg" width=170 border=1> <IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/gc_gbpo.jpg" width=170 border=1> <IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/gc_gbpp.jpg" width=170 border=1><BR><BR>The Hori Digital Controller is the perfect accessory to order along with the Gameboy Player system, as it?????s specially designed to work with the Gameplayer and is also a good choice for fighting games (Soul Calibur 2 is coming!) with digital control. <BR><BR>Brand new "Digital Controller" for the GameCube, is a scaled-back controller for the console that reproduces the original Super NES&apos; control pad feel for gamers who want more retro control over their Game Boy games when played on a GameCube Game Boy Player.<BR><BR><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/937"><IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/hori-digital-controller-blue.jpg" width=170 border=0></A> <A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/936"><IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/hori-digital-controller-black.jpg" width=170 border=0></A><BR><BR>In stock and shipping <BR><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/936">Hori Digital Controller (black)</A><BR><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/937">Hori Digital Controller (blue)</A></P> No-Solder Frontlight solution available for GBA http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=9 &nbsp; <P>&nbsp;</P> <P align=left><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/default.php?cPath=24">GameBoy</A> <BR><BR>The <A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/24_85/products_id/944">Halo Light</A>, from Gametech Japan, is an alternative front-light to the Afterburner which requires no soldering and can be installed in four easy steps.<BR><BR>Where it is easier to install and totally no-soldering solution, on the other side, it is a little bit more expensive than the Afterburner solution and is definitely much less bright and does not perform as well as its predecessor.<BR><BR>Please note there is only one small step of the installation which needs to be handled with extra care and patience: removing the protective film from the front lens.<BR><BR>Bottom line is: <A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/24_85/products_id/203">Afterburner Kit</A> remains by far the best frontlight solution for your Gameboy Advance, but if soldering is not an option for you, the <A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/24_85/products_id/944">Halo Light</A> from Gametech is Now Available.<BR><BR>&nbsp;</P> <P align=center><IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/gba_stickonlight.jpg" width=170 border=1> <IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/gba_stickonlight1.jpg" width=170 border=1> </P> <P align=center><IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/gba_stickonlight2.jpg" width=170 border=1> <IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/gba_stickonlight3.jpg" width=170 border=1></P> PlayStation 2 Online Gaming: USB 10/100Mbit Ethernet Adapter http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=10 &nbsp; <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG> </P> <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD vAlign=top width="100%" colSpan=2> <TABLE cellSpacing=10 cellPadding=10 width="100%" border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD> <P class=textdunkel><B><FONT face=Verdana><SPAN class=headlinedunkel>USB 10/100Mbit Ethernet Adapter &amp; step for step setup guide</SPAN></FONT></B></P> <P class=textdunkel><BR>Wed Apr 2 2003 17:22:31&nbsp; - <A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/default.php/cPath/22">PlayStation2</A> <BR><BR>Play Tony Hawk&apos;s Pro Skater (3 and 4) online today! If you have high speed Internet access, a Playstation 2 console, and Tony Hawk ProSkater 3 or 4, all you need to play online is the USB 10/100 Ethernet Adapter!<BR><BR>Furthermore, the 10/100 USB Ethernet Adapter provides affordable, easy-to-use connectivity for your USB-equipped desktop or laptop. Connect to Ethernet/Fast Ethernet networks or cable/DSL modems. This adapter is fully compliant with IEEE Ethernet and USB specifications, and it supports Plug and Play for Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000 and Windows XP.<BR><BR>No hassle installation, and no more need for costly PCMCIA cards or the hard to find Sony Network Adapter. This adapter truly is an incredible value! <B>This works WORLD WIDE, as long as you have access to the Internet.</B><BR><BR><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/945">The USB 10/100 Ethernet Adapter is in stock&nbsp; and usually ships within 24h.</A><BR><BR><B>Official Network games for the Playstation 2 (Please post comments if you know more games!):</B><BR><BR>The following is a small list with PS2 network games. We&apos;re a bit confused by the many NFL&apos;s, NBA&apos;s and NCAA&apos;s, but that is what we could find so far ;-)<BR><BR>SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals <BR>Madden NFL 2003 <BR>Tribes: Aerial Assault <BR>Tony Hawk&apos;s Pro Skater 3 <BR>Tony Hawk&apos;s Pro Skater 4 <BR>Auto Modellista <BR>Frequency <BR>NBA Live 2003 <BR>Sega Sports NFL 2K3 <BR>Sega Sports NBA 2K3 <BR>Sega Sports NCAA College Basketball 2K3 <BR>EverQuest Online Adventures <BR>ATV Offroad Fury????? 2<BR>Amplitude<BR>NFL GameDay 2003<BR>NCAA????? Basketball 2K3<BR>NBA Live 2003<BR>NBA 2K3<BR>My Street?????<BR>Midnight Club 2 <BR>Twisted Metal:Black????? ONLINE<BR><!-- __product__2895__ --><BR><B>Step for step installation for Tony Hawks Pro Skater 3 and 4</B> </P> <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width=681 border=0> <TBODY> <TR vAlign=center> <TD width=320> <DIV align=center><IMG height=240 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news10/plugethernet.jpg" width=320></DIV></TD> <TD width=341> <DIV align=center><IMG height=240 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news10/linksys2.jpg" width=320></DIV></TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel> <TD width=320> <DIV align=left>Connect the USB Ethernet adaptor to the USB port on the front of your PS2 using the included USB cable.</DIV></TD> <TD width=341> <DIV align=left>Connect one end of a standard Ethernet cable (CAT-5) to the Adaptor, and plug the other end into the open port on the hub or router connnected to your network.<BR>&nbsp;</DIV></TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel vAlign=center> <TD width=320> <DIV align=center><IMG height=240 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news10/network_setup.gif" width=320></DIV></TD> <TD width=341> <DIV align=center><IMG height=240 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news10/hardware_setup.gif" width=320></DIV></TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel> <TD width=320> <DIV align=left>Boot up you PS2. Select Options from the Main Menu and then Network Setup. Select Hardware Setup</DIV></TD> <TD width=341> <DIV align=left>Select USB Ethernet Adaptor from the list.</DIV></TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel vAlign=center> <TD width=320> <DIV align=center><IMG height=240 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news10/netsetup.jpg" width=320> </DIV></TD> <TD width=341> <DIV align=center><IMG height=240 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news10/typestatic.jpg" width=320></DIV></TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel> <TD width=320> <DIV align=left>At this point, if you know your network is running DHCP, then you can just select DONE and begin to play the game. If you are not sure, check with the person who set up your network. By default, THPS3 and THPS4 is set to AUTO DETECT (DHCP). DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) means that the network automatically assigns IP addresses to the devices connected to it. <BR>&nbsp;</DIV></TD> <TD width=341> <DIV align=left>This next section assumes that your network IS NOT running DHCP. If this is the case, you will need to manually assign an IP address to your PS2. </DIV> <P align=left>Go to the Network Setup and select Connection Settings. Select TYPE. Select Static IP Address.<BR>&nbsp;</P></TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel vAlign=center> <TD width=320> <DIV align=center><IMG height=240 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news10/IPenter.gif" width=320></DIV></TD> <TD width=341> <DIV align=center><IMG height=240 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news10/gwenter.gif" width=320></DIV></TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel> <TD width=320> <DIV align=left>From the Connection Settings menu select IP Address. </DIV> <P align=left>Enter the IP address of your PS2 in the format XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX in the IP address entry screen. </P> <P align=left>Talk to you network administrator to find out what IP address you should use.<BR>&nbsp;</P></TD> <TD width=341> <DIV align=left>From the Connection Settings menu select Gateway. Enter the Gateway for you network, in the format XXX.XXX.XXX.XXXX. </DIV> <P align=left>Talk to you network administrator to find out what Gateway address you should use. If you are plugging into a router, then you will probably want to enter the IP Address (WAN) of the router.<BR>&nbsp;</P></TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel vAlign=center> <TD width=320> <DIV align=center><IMG height=240 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news10/subenter.gif" width=320></DIV></TD> <TD width=341> <DIV align=center><IMG height=240 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news10/testing.gif" width=320></DIV></TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel> <TD width=320> <DIV align=left>From the Connection Settings menu select Subnet Mask. Enter the Subnet mask in the format XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX. </DIV> <P align=left>Talk to you network administrator to find out what subnet mask you should use. </P> <P align=left>The default subnet mask is 255.255.255.0 and this may work for most home networks.<BR>&nbsp;</P></TD> <TD width=341> <DIV align=left>Return to the Main Menu. Select Network Play from the main menu. </DIV> <P align=left>The game will now test your hardware and settings. If you get an error message, please go to the Troubleshooting section.<BR>&nbsp;</P></TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel vAlign=center> <TD width=320> <DIV align=center><IMG height=240 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news10/internet.gif" width=320></DIV></TD> <TD width=341> <DIV align=center><IMG height=240 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news10/welcome.gif" width=320></DIV></TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel> <TD width=320> <DIV align=left>Once your setup is tested, you will be at the Network Play menu. Select Internet.</DIV></TD> <TD width=341> <DIV align=left>Next, you should see the Message of the Day. If you get the Message, congratulations, you&apos;re online!</DIV></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE> Sony PSP (Playstation Portable) information including pictures http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=11 &nbsp; <P><STRONG>Sony PSP (Playstation Portable) information including pictures of the Disc</STRONG></P> <P align=center><STRONG><BR></STRONG><BR>After dominating the gaming console market, Sony has just announced that they would release their own portable gaming device dubbed "PSP" in late 2004. The PSP, as it is promised right now, will be full of bleeding-edge technology ("screen capable of showing 3D images, stereo sound, USB 2.0 connectivity ... optical disc ... holding 1.8GB of data"). Straight attack on Nintendo&apos;s gameboy franchise. <BR><BR>We found it interesting that watch.impress.co.jp posted a few pictures of the new UMD discs, which will be used by the PSP.<BR><BR><IMG height=164 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/psp03.jpg" width=250> <IMG height=164 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/psp04.jpg" width=250> <IMG height=164 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/psp05.jpg" width=250><BR><BR>More pictures of the press conference (Japanese):<BR><A href="http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/game/docs/20030514/psp.htm" target=_new>http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/game/docs/20030514/psp.htm</A><BR><BR>Although there won&apos;t be any products for quite a while, we have just opened an own category for the PSP. Feel free to head over and subscribe to our Product Alert in order to receive first hand information once we make it available.<BR><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/default.php/cPath/128_129">PSP (Playstation Portable) Category at consolesandgadgets.co.uk</A></P> How to load Gamecube games and or Homebrew over a LAN: V2.0 http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=12 <TABLE height=6254 cellSpacing=2 cellPadding=2 width=572 border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width=812 height=62> <P style="MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px"><FONT face=Verdana><STRONG>How to load Gamecube games and or Homebrew over</STRONG></FONT></P> <P style="MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px"><FONT face=Verdana><STRONG>a LAN: V2.0</STRONG><BR>Thankyou to Ange&nbsp; for this Info</FONT></P></TD></TR> <TR> <TD width=812 height=6180>&nbsp; <P style="MARGIN-TOP: 1px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 1px"><FONT face=Verdana><B>Summary:</B></FONT></P> <P style="MARGIN-TOP: 1px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 1px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN-TOP: 1px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 1px"><FONT face=Verdana>Basically if you follow the instructions below using a BBA</FONT></P> <P style="MARGIN-TOP: 1px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 1px"><FONT face=Verdana>&nbsp;and PSO1&amp;2, once you have setup your GC as bellow you</FONT></P> <P style="MARGIN-TOP: 1px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 1px"><FONT face=Verdana>&nbsp;can run Games and HomeBrew Apps from your pc hard </FONT></P> <P style="MARGIN-TOP: 1px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 1px"><FONT face=Verdana>drive( don&apos;t ask us for any games this is purely for your</FONT></P> <P style="MARGIN-TOP: 1px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 1px"><FONT face=Verdana>&nbsp;information try searching the newsgroups)</FONT></P> <P><FONT face=Verdana><BR>Files needed: <BR>============== <BR>Download needed files from here </FONT></P> <P><FONT face=Verdana size=2><A href="http://x-he.party-site.nl/" target=_blank>http://x-he.party-site.nl/</A></FONT></P> <P><FONT face=Verdana size=2>Or get the latest versions of the files listed below</FONT><FONT face=Verdana><BR>* PSUL 1.1 - Gamecube Code Uploader (c) Titanik/CZN <BR>* EUR-ACL1.EXE - Eurasia PC Animal Crossing Loader 1.1 <BR>* EUR-ACL1.DOL - Eurasia GC Animal Crossing Loader 1.1 <BR>*.*.GCM *.*.iso - The Gamecube image (.iso .GCM) You want to play <BR><BR>Extra Hardware/software needed: <BR>============== <BR><BR>. Phantasy Star Online 1&amp;2 &apos;PSO&apos;(USA,JAP,EURO) <BR><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/25_59/products_id/1539">. Nintendo Broadband Adapter</A> <BR>. PC Ethernet Card, Or Router <BR>. PC Ethernet Cable, Or Crossover cable <BR><BR>Initial Setup For NIC to Gamecube method: <BR>============== <BR><BR>Assuming you have already physically installed the pc network card and drivers head on over to the windows control panel and into "Network and Dial-Up Connections". Once there highlight the network card you just installed and choose properties. <BR>After the properties dialog box appears highlight TCP/IP and then click on the properties button. Now you will be able to choose and have windows auto assign the IP address, DNS, and gateway for the NIC but you will need to choose "use the following ip address" and enter in 192.168.1.100 for the Ip address and 255.255.255.0 for the subnet. Don&apos;t worry about the gateway or DNS and just Click Ok. <BR>Now connect one end of the crossover cable to the Gamecube Broadband adapter and the other end to your newly configured network card. <BR>Proceed to the PSO network configuration. <BR><BR></FONT><IMG height=464 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news12/191003195512nicconf.jpg" width=620><FONT face=Verdana> <BR><BR>Initial Setup for Router to Gamecube method: <BR>============= <BR><BR>Using a router can be either tricky or painless depending on the type you have. I will use a Linksys router (befsx41) for this tutorial. To get into the router configuration menu open up your browser of choice and type http://192.168.1.1 into the address bar. <BR>You will be prompted for a username and password. If you have never done this before the default is admin/admin. Once in there click on the advanced tab and then DMZ Host. Choose "enable" and after that choose "specify and Ip address behind DMZ host". <BR>Enter in 192.168.1.100 and hit apply then reboot your computer. After that is done connect one end of your ethernet cable to the DMZ port of the router and the other end to the Gamecube Broadband adapter. Proceed to the PSO network configuration. <BR><BR><IMG height=464 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news12/191003195618routconf.jpg" width=622> <BR><BR>Initial Setup For Phantasy Star Online: <BR>============= <BR><BR>Fire up your copy of Phantasy Star Online and head on over the to options menu. Choose network option, provider option, and then yes to go into the network configuration screen. When you are at the configuration screen select network setup and choose "manualy set an IP address". Press the next button and enter 192.168.1.32 for the IP address, 255.255.255.0 for the subnet mask, 192.168.1.100 for the default gateway, and finally 192.168.1.100 for primary DNS. After entering in the info press next and save your settings to memory card. <BR><BR><IMG height=240 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news12/191003195208netconf1.jpg" width=320> <BR><IMG height=240 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news12/191003195234netconf2.jpg" width=320> <BR><IMG height=240 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news12/191003195253netconf3.jpg" width=320> <BR><IMG height=240 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news12/191003195312netconf4.jpg" width=320> <BR><IMG height=240 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news12/191003195448netmeow.jpg" width=320> <BR><IMG height=240 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news12/191003195348netconf6.jpg" width=320> <BR><IMG height=240 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news12/191003195407netconf7.jpg" width=320> <BR><IMG height=240 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news12/191003195424netconf8.jpg" width=320> <BR><BR>**If you already have played this game online then this next step is not needed, however if you have not you will need to do this otherwise PSO will annoy you everytime you try to connect for user registration data.** <BR><BR>Saving Hunter Guild information: <BR>============= <BR><BR>Lets assume you have all the files needed for this tutorial as well as your games and or homebrew apps in the following directory (c:\gc) Open up a windows command Prompt by typing cmd.exe in the run box. To change into the directory type "cd gc" and press enter. Next type "psul.exe -s" and you should see the following. <BR><BR><IMG height=305 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news12/191003195128mem1.jpg" width=619> <BR><BR>Now on PSO choose the Online Game option at the title screen. Follow the onscreen directions and create your character. After you have created your character and saved it to the mem card and the game asks if you agree to the user terms say yes. The game will begin to load and you will see a warp hole type screen. At this point the game is initializing the Gamecube BBA for connection and you should pay attention to your command prompt screen to verify you have received the following message. <BR><BR><IMG height=309 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news12/191003195147mem2.jpg" width=622> <BR><BR>If you saw the following everything is setup and ready to go. If not start this tutorial over and bang your head on the desk. <BR><BR>To upload a Gamecube game or homebrew app: <BR>============= <BR><BR>Lets assume you have all the files needed for this tutorial as well as your games and or homebrew apps in the following directory (c:\gc) Open up 2 command prompt windows by typing cmd.exe in the run box. Go into the directory where all the files are by typing "cd gc" and press enter. In the first command prompt window type "psul.exe eur-acl1.dol" and press enter. By doing this the Eurasia loader will be sent to the Gamecube once the connection has been made. In the second command prompt window type "eur-acl1.exe eur-acgc.gcm" and press enter. This will send the game/homebrew iso to the Gamecube after you have selected the boot method on the Eurasia loader screen and pressed start. <BR><BR>After putting both the loader and iso/gcm in standby mode boot up your Gamecube with PSO in. At the title screen choose Online game and agree to their terms of service. Again you will see the warp hole screen and the bba will once again initialize. At this point the Eurasia loader will be sent to your Gamecube and wait for you to make your selection. Select between boot mode A or B by pressing right or left on the controller d-pad. Use boot method A for animal crossing and boot method B for anything else. <BR><BR><IMG height=240 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news12/191003195552readyup.jpg" width=320> <BR><IMG height=240 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news12/191003195640warphole.jpg" width=320> <BR><IMG height=308 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news12/191003194846dolsenddone.jpg" width=617> <BR><IMG height=240 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news12/191003194939eurloader.jpg" width=320> <BR><IMG height=308 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news12/191003195035gcmsenddone.jpg" width=623> <BR><BR>On some sytems the entire game will load in 1 minute and on other systems this process may take several minutes! Please be patient, As long as dots are filling the command prompt screen then Animal Crossing is loading. <BR><BR>If you are having problems with hanging, or the console is filling up with X&apos;s and or transfer rate is very slow, try using the delay switch to slow down transfer rate from PC. <BR><BR>To delay usage at the command prompt type "eur-acl1.exe eur-acgc.gcm -d10 -f16" Delays 10ms every 16 packets. <BR><BR>If no -f switch is given the frequency of delay will default to every one packet which is far slower and perhaps no more reliable that of a given frequency value. Experiment with different values for both to find the best option that works best for your current set up. </FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT face=Verdana>That&apos;s all for now if you want to add or write a news story then let us know<BR>&nbsp;</FONT></P></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE> Sony&apos;s design plans for their upcoming PSP handheld console http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=13 <TABLE id=AutoNumber1 style="BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" borderColor=#111111 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="49%" border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width="65%"><FONT class=content face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size=2><FONT face=Verdana size=2>While Sony&apos;s Corporate Strategy Meeting in New York, Ken Kutaragi unveiled his vision of the company&apos;s entertainment future. A vision which included our first glimpse of Sony&apos;s design plans for their upcoming PSP handheld console. <BR>PSP handheld console is an all-in-one handheld game system that includes a digital music and video player and could even act as mobile telephone. The PSP&#58808; promised versatility and processing prowess will make it a hard contender against the GBA, Nokia N-Gage and Apple iPod. </FONT></FONT> <P><B>Bigger picture for you all</B></P> <P><FONT class=content face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size=2><FONT face=Verdana size=2><IMG height=277 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news14/psp.jpg" width=300 border=0></FONT></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P></TD></TR> <TR> <TD width="65%"><FONT class=content face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size=2><FONT face=Verdana size=2>The PSP concept presented by Kutaragi has a letterbox 16:9 LCD screen that is 4.5 inches in diameter, a directional pad, and 4 traditional Playstation buttons all flush with the unit front. Instead of using ROM cartridges like the GBA, the PSP will use 1.8GB, 60mm-wide Universal Media Discs.<BR><BR>While keeping in mind that the plans are purely a concept design and therefore, by no means the final product design, it is certain that the screen will maintain its dominant position on the PSP&apos;s surface, making it the most impressive as well as powerful, handheld video game console, or so it will be once it is launched in a year&apos;s time. <BR><BR>Here is the lowdown on the PSP including its hardware specs and a photo of the prototype.<BR>UMD (Universal Media Disc)<BR>60mm<BR>Laser Diode:660nm<BR>Dual Layer :1.8GB<BR>Transfer Rate:11Mbps<BR>Shock Proof<BR>Secure ROM by AES<BR>Unique Disc ID<BR><BR><B>PSP CPU CORE</B><BR>MIPS R4000 32bit Core<BR>128bit Bus<BR>1 - 333MHz @ 1.2V<BR>Main Memory :8MB(eDRAM)<BR>Bus Bandwidth :2.6GB/sec<BR>I-Cache, D-Cache<BR>FPU, VFPU (Vector Unit) @ 2.6GFlops<BR>3D-CG Extended Instructions<BR><BR><B>PSP Media Engine</B><BR>MIPS R4000 32bit Core<BR>128bit Bus<BR>1 - 333MHz @ 1.2V<BR>Sub Memory:2MB(eDRAM) @ 2.6GB/sec<BR>I-Cache, D-Cache<BR>90nm CMOS<BR><BR><B>PSP Graphics Core 1</B><BR>3D Curved Surface + 3D Polygon<BR>Compressed Texture<BR>Hardware Clipping, Morphing, Bone(8)<BR>Hardware Tessellator<BR>Bezier, B-Spline(NURBS)<BR>ex 4x4, 16x16, 64x64 sub-division<BR><BR><B>PSP Graphics Core 2</B><BR>&apos;Rendering Engine&apos; + &apos;Surface Engine&apos;<BR>256bit Bus, 1-166 MHz @ 1.2V<BR>VRAM :2MB(eDRAM)<BR>Bus Bandwidth :5.3GB/sec<BR>Pixel Fill Rate :664 M pixels/sec<BR>max 33 M polygon /sec(T&amp;L)<BR>24bit Full Color:RGBA<BR><BR><BR><B>PSP Sound Core:</B> VME<BR>Reconfigurable DSPs<BR>128bit Bus<BR>166MHz @1.2V<BR>5 Giga Operations /sec<BR>CODEC<BR>3D Sound, Multi-Channel<BR>Synthesizer, Effecter, etc<BR><BR><B>AVC Decoder</B><BR>AVC(H.264) Decoder<BR>Main Profile<BR>Baseline Profile<BR>@Level1,Level2,Level3<BR>2Hours(High Quality) - DVD movie<BR>4Hours(Standard Quality) - CS Digital<BR><BR><B>I/O</B><BR>USB 2.0<BR>Memory Stick<BR>Extension Port(reserved)<BR>Stereo Head phone Out<BR><BR><B>Communication</B><BR>Wireless LAN (i802.11)<BR>IrDA<BR>USB 2.0</FONT></FONT> <P><FONT class=content face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size=2><FONT face=Verdana size=2>More info as we get it don&apos;t forget to sign up to our newsletter just Create a Profile,</FONT></FONT></P></TD></TR> <TR> <TD width="65%">&nbsp;</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE> Sony&apos;s new PSX high-end electronics device opened up and exposed http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=14 <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD> <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 width="100%" border=0> <TBODY> <TR height=40> <TD class=pageHeading>Sony&apos;s new PSX high-end electronics device opened up and exposed</TD> <TD class=pageHeading align=right>&nbsp;</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=pageHeading colSpan=2>&nbsp;</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR> <TR> <TD>&nbsp;</TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=main> <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 align=right border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD class=smallText align=middle><!-- //iPLANIT Change - 28/11/2002 //Only display image if it exists //--><IMG title=" Sony\&apos;s new PSX high-end electronics device opened up and exposed " height=170 alt="Sony\&apos;s new PSX high-end electronics device opened up and exposed" hspace=5 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/psx-7000.jpg" width=170 vspace=5 border=0> <SCRIPT language=javascript><!-- //document.write(&apos;<a href="javascript:popupWindow(\&apos;http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/popup_image.php/pID/14\&apos;)"><img src="images/psx7000.gif" border="0" alt="Sony\&apos;s new PSX high-end electronics device opened up and exposed" title=" Sony\&apos;s new PSX high-end electronics device opened up and exposed " width="196" height="93" hspace="5" vspace="5"><br>Click to enlarge</a>&apos;); //--></SCRIPT> <NOSCRIPT> <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/psx7000.gif"><img src="images/psx7000.gif" border="0" alt="Sony&apos;s new PSX high-end electronics device opened up and exposed" title=" Sony&apos;s new PSX high-end electronics device opened up and exposed " width="60" height="60" hspace="5" vspace="5"><br>Click to enlarge</a>psx7000.gif</NOSCRIPT></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P class=textdunkel><SPAN class=headlinedunkel>Sony&apos;s new PSX high-end electronics device opened up and exposed - lots of pictures inside</SPAN><BR>&nbsp;</P> <P class=textdunkel>&nbsp;</P> <P class=textdunkel>Mon Dec 15 2003 - <A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/default.php?cPath=22">PlayStation2</A> <BR><BR><B>About the console - hype, hopes and hi-fi</B><BR><BR>The PSX is a high-end electronics device designed to run PS2 and PlayStation games, connect to broadband and record both DVDs and television. The unit is also be capable of receiving analogue television broadcasts to an included TV tuner. Two versions were released on Saturday the 13th December in Japan, one with 160GB hard drive (<A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/1561">PSX DESR-5000</A>), and one with 250GB hard drive (<A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/1562">PSX DESR-7000</A>).<BR><BR><IMG src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news15/1.bmp" border=0>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <IMG height=150 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news15/2.bmp" width=200 border=0><BR><BR>&nbsp;<IMG height=168 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news15/3.bmp" width=200 border=0>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <IMG height=150 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news15/4.bmp" width=200 border=0> <BR><BR>&nbsp;<BR>&nbsp;<BR>While the PSX does not come with a Dual Shock controller, a PSX compatible controller is available separately. An all new remote control is also included. The remote control, which is incompatible with the standard PS2, features the standard PlayStation brand "shape" buttons along with a button that allows you to instantly stop a game. You&apos;ll also be able to control recording and playback via the Dual Shock using on-screen menus that allow for quick access to recorded programs, pictures and games, as well as video editing features.<BR><BR>While Sony suggests that the PSX controller may not be compatible with the Playstation One or Playstation 2, we tested using the PSX controller on a PS2 console and vice-versa and it worked fine with Guitar Freaks 4 and Winning Eleven 6. We opened the controllers and while there are some differences in the design, they seem to be compatible. Also while some websites were reporting that the PSX comes with a USB2.0 port, it is in fact only USB 1.1.<BR><BR>&nbsp;<IMG height=70 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news15/7.bmp" width=200 border=0>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <IMG height=100 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news15/8.bmp" width=200 border=0><BR><BR>Recording is compatible with the DVD-R and DVD-RW formats. Initially, the system will not support recording to the DVD+RW format, but future upgrades downloadable via the system&apos;s network adapter, are expected to add this support. Users will be able to dub between DVDs at a rate of 12x.<BR><BR>In order to release the PSX before the end of year Sony have dropped a number of features from the console which were originally announce. Features that were originally announced but are not available on release include:<BR><IMG height=150 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news15/11.bmp" width=125 border=0>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <IMG height=150 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news15/10.bmp" width=200 border=0><BR>&nbsp;</P> <LI class=textdunkel>MP3 Playback support - Sony currently uses ATRAC, similar to their Minidisc format instead of MP3 format <BR>&nbsp; <LI class=textdunkel>BB Navigator - The BB Navigator software is not included and incompatible with the PSX. You can still access online games however using the included network adapter but cannot access games channels. <BR>&nbsp; <LI class=textdunkel>DVD dubbing at 24X - This has now been changed to 12X for recording from HDD to DVD. DVD+R/RW support is also not included in the initial release. <BR><BR>Sony has promised that all of these features should be available early next year once testing is complete and existing users will be able to update the PSX using the included Ethernet adapter.<BR><BR>A complete list of the final specifications is listed below:<BR><BR>&nbsp; <TABLE cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=5 width="60%" border=1> <TBODY> <TR class=textdunkel> <TD align=middle width="20%" bgColor=#f1f1f1 colSpan=2><B>Model </B></TD> <TD align=middle width="40%" bgColor=#f1f1f1>DESR-7000 </TD> <TD align=middle width="40%" bgColor=#f1f1f1>DESR-5000 </TD></TR> <TR> <TD align=middle width="20%" bgColor=#ffffff colSpan=2>&nbsp;</TD> <TD align=middle width="40%" bgColor=#ffffff><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/1562"><IMG height=93 alt=DESR-7000 hspace=0 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news15/psx7000.gif" width=196 vspace=20 border=0></A></TD> <TD align=middle width="40%" bgColor=#ffffff><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/1561"><IMG height=93 alt=DESR-5000 hspace=0 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news15/psx5000.gif" width=196 vspace=20 border=0></A>#</TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel> <TD width="20%" bgColor=#f1f1f1 colSpan=2><B>Hard disk capacity </B></TD> <TD align=middle width="40%" bgColor=#f1f1f1>250GB </TD> <TD align=middle width="40%" bgColor=#f1f1f1>160GB </TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel> <TD noWrap width="20%" bgColor=#ffffff colSpan=2><B>CPU and graphics processor </B></TD> <TD align=middle width="80%" bgColor=#ffffff colSpan=2> <DIV align=left>90nm EE+GS </DIV></TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel> <TD width="20%" bgColor=#f1f1f1 colSpan=2><B>Recordable media </B><FONT color=#666666>*1 </FONT></TD> <TD align=middle width="80%" bgColor=#f1f1f1 colSpan=2> <DIV align=left> <TABLE class=textdunkel cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0> <TBODY> <TR vAlign=top> <TD>DVD-R (video mode), <BR>DVD-RW (video mode, VR mode) </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV></TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel> <TD width="20%" bgColor=#ffffff colSpan=2><B>Reproducible media </B><FONT color=#666666>*2 </FONT></TD> <TD align=middle width="80%" bgColor=#ffffff colSpan=2> <DIV align=left> <TABLE class=textdunkel cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0> <TBODY> <TR vAlign=top> <TD>DVD-VIDEO, <BR>DVD-R (video mode), <BR>DVD-RW (video mode, VR mode), <BR>Music CD <BR>CD-R <FONT color=#666666>*3 </FONT>?????A <BR>Memory stick, <BR>"PlayStation" standard CD-ROM, <BR>"PlayStation 2" standard CD-ROM / DVD-ROM </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV></TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel> <TD width="20%" bgColor=#f1f1f1 colSpan=2><B>Time which 4.7GB DVD can be recorded on videotape </B></TD> <TD align=middle width="80%" bgColor=#f1f1f1 colSpan=2> <DIV align=left> <TABLE class=textdunkel cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0> <TBODY> <TR vAlign=top> <TD>HQ about 1 hour, <BR>HSP about 1.5 hours, <BR>SP (standard) about 2 hours, <BR>LP gas about 3 hours, <BR>EP about 4 hours, <BR>SLP about 6 hours </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV></TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel> <TD width="20%" bgColor=#ffffff colSpan=2><B>Time which can be HDD recorded on videotape </B><FONT color=#666666>*4 </FONT></TD> <TD class=textdunkel noWrap align=middle width="40%" bgColor=#ffffff> <DIV align=left> <TABLE class=textdunkel cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD>HQ about 53 hours, <BR>HSP about 81 hours, <BR>SP (standard) About 107 hours, <BR>LP gas about 164 hours, <BR>EP about 217 hours, <BR>SLP about 325 hours </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV></TD> <TD class=textdunkel noWrap align=middle width="40%" bgColor=#ffffff> <DIV align=left> <TABLE class=textdunkel cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD>HQ about 33 hours, <BR>HSP about 51 hours, <BR>SP (standard) About 67 hours, <BR>LP gas about 103 hours, <BR>EP about 137 hours, <BR>SLP about 204 hours </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV></TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel> <TD width="20%" bgColor=#f1f1f1 colSpan=2><B>Image record system </B></TD> <TD align=middle width="80%" bgColor=#f1f1f1 colSpan=2> <DIV align=left>MPEG2 </DIV></TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel> <TD width="20%" bgColor=#ffffff colSpan=2><B>Voice record system </B></TD> <TD align=middle width="80%" bgColor=#ffffff colSpan=2> <DIV align=left> <TABLE class=textdunkel cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0> <TBODY> <TR vAlign=top> <TD>Linear PCM (at the time of HQ mode), <BR>Dolby Digital 2ch (at the time of HSP, SP, LP gas, EP, and SLP mode) </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV></TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel> <TD width="20%" bgColor=#f1f1f1 colSpan=2><B>Receiving channel </B></TD> <TD align=middle width="80%" bgColor=#f1f1f1 colSpan=2> <DIV align=left> <TABLE class=textdunkel cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0> <TBODY> <TR vAlign=top> <TD>Ground analog (VHF:1-12ch / UHF:13-62ch / CATV:C13-C35ch), <BR>BS analog <FONT color=#666666>*5 </FONT>(1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15ch) </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV></TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel> <TD width="20%" bgColor=#ffffff colSpan=2><B>Dubbing function </B></TD> <TD align=middle width="80%" bgColor=#ffffff colSpan=2> <DIV align=left>HDD-&gt;DVD high-speed Dubbing (12Xmax) </DIV></TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel> <TD width="20%" bgColor=#ffffff colSpan=2><B>Reproduction function </B></TD> <TD align=middle width="80%" bgColor=#ffffff colSpan=2> <DIV align=left> <TABLE class=textdunkel cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0> <TBODY> <TR vAlign=top> <TD>In-variable-speed reproduction<BR>Simultaneous Record and Playback. </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV></TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel> <TD width="20%" bgColor=#f1f1f1 colSpan=2><B>Edit function </B></TD> <TD class=textdunkel align=middle width="80%" bgColor=#f1f1f1 colSpan=2> <DIV align=left>A-B elimination (GOP) <FONT color=#666666>* </FONT>Unit <BR>&nbsp; <TABLE class=textdunkel cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0> <TBODY> <TR vAlign=top> <TD noWrap><FONT color=#666666>* </FONT></TD> <TD><FONT color=#666666>GOP:Group Of Pictures </FONT></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV></TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel> <TD width="20%" bgColor=#ffffff colSpan=2><B>Reservation function </B></TD> <TD align=middle width="80%" bgColor=#ffffff colSpan=2> <DIV align=left> <TABLE class=textdunkel cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0> <TBODY> <TR vAlign=top> <TD>Electronic program table (EPG) reservation (G guide), <BR>Time specification reservation, <BR>Reservation program&nbsp;30 programs (programs may be reserved for 30 days in advance) </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV></TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel> <TD width="20%" bgColor=#f1f1f1 colSpan=2><B>High definition and sound quality</B></TD> <TD align=middle width="80%" bgColor=#f1f1f1 colSpan=2> <DIV align=left> <TABLE class=textdunkel cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0> <TBODY> <TR vAlign=top> <TD>3-dimensional Y/C separation, <BR>Time Base Correction (TBC), <BR>Video D/A converter (12 bits 108MHz), <BR>Ghost reduction tuner, <BR>DNR, <BR>Variable Bit Rate (VBR) record, <BR>Audio D/A converter (24 bits 96kHz) </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV></TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel> <TD width="20%" bgColor=#ffffff colSpan=2><B>Photograph function </B></TD> <TD align=middle width="80%" bgColor=#ffffff colSpan=2> <DIV align=left> <TABLE class=textdunkel cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0> <TBODY> <TR vAlign=top> <TD>File format: JPEG (DCF standard), <BR>Memory stick (only Sony digital still camera) <FONT color=#666666>*6 </FONT>?????A <BR>USB (only Sony digital still camera) <FONT color=#666666>*6 </FONT>?????A <BR>Slide show display, <BR>Rotation of a picture (90 degrees, 180 degrees, 270 degrees) </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV></TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel> <TD width="20%" bgColor=#f1f1f1 colSpan=2><B>Music function </B></TD> <TD align=middle width="80%" bgColor=#f1f1f1 colSpan=2> <DIV align=left> <TABLE class=textdunkel cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0> <TBODY> <TR vAlign=top> <TD>File format: ATRAC3, <BR>The media which can be taken in: Music CD (it changes and records on ATRAC3)</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV></TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel> <TD width="20%" bgColor=#ffffff colSpan=2><B>Game function </B></TD> <TD align=middle width="80%" bgColor=#ffffff colSpan=2> <DIV align=left> <TABLE class=textdunkel cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0> <TBODY> <TR vAlign=top> <TD>"PlayStation" standard software <FONT color=#666666>*7 </FONT><BR>"PlayStation 2" standard software <FONT color=#666666>*7 </FONT></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV></TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel> <TD width="10%" bgColor=#ffffff rowSpan=3>&nbsp;&nbsp; </TD> <TD width="10%" bgColor=#ffffff><B>Disc </B></TD> <TD align=middle width="80%" bgColor=#ffffff colSpan=2> <DIV align=left>O </DIV></TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=textdunkel width="10%" bgColor=#ffffff><B>HDD </B></TD> <TD class=textdunkel align=middle width="80%" bgColor=#ffffff colSpan=2> <DIV align=left>O </DIV></TD></TR> <TR> <TD class=textdunkel width="10%" bgColor=#ffffff><B>Network </B></TD> <TD class=textdunkel align=middle width="80%" bgColor=#ffffff colSpan=2> <DIV align=left>O </DIV></TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel> <TD width="20%" bgColor=#f1f1f1 colSpan=2><B>Network function </B></TD> <TD align=middle width="80%" bgColor=#f1f1f1 colSpan=2> <DIV align=left> <TABLE class=textdunkel cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0> <TBODY> <TR vAlign=top> <TD>Firmware upgrade, <BR>PS2 correspondence network service </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV></TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel> <TD width="20%" bgColor=#ffffff colSpan=2><B>Antenna input </B></TD> <TD align=middle width="80%" bgColor=#ffffff colSpan=2> <DIV align=left> <TABLE class=textdunkel cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0> <TBODY> <TR vAlign=top> <TD>Ground analog: VHF/UHF 75ohmF type connector, <BR>BSIF: 75ohmF type connector </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV></TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel> <TD width="20%" bgColor=#f1f1f1 colSpan=2><B>Input-and-output terminal </B></TD> <TD align=middle width="80%" bgColor=#f1f1f1 colSpan=2> <DIV align=left> <TABLE class=textdunkel cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0> <TBODY> <TR vAlign=top> <TD class=textdunkel>D terminal output (D1/D2) x1, <BR>A composite image / S image / stereo sound Output terminal x1, <BR>A composite image / S image / stereo sound Input terminal x1, <BR>Optical digital voice output (SPDIF) x1, <BR>Ethernet 100 base/TX x1, <BR>USB (Ver.1.1) terminal x1, <BR>"Memory stick" slot x1, <BR>"PlayStation" and "PlayStation 2" -- "MEMORY CARD" slot x2 <BR>Controller terminal x2 </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV></TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel> <TD width="20%" bgColor=#ffffff colSpan=2><B>Size </B></TD> <TD align=middle width="80%" bgColor=#ffffff colSpan=2> <DIV align=left>312 x 88 x 323mm</DIV></TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel> <TD width="20%" bgColor=#f1f1f1 colSpan=2><B>Mass </B></TD> <TD align=middle width="40%" bgColor=#f1f1f1> <DIV align=left>About 5.8kg </DIV></TD> <TD align=middle width="40%" bgColor=#f1f1f1> <DIV align=left>About 5.7kg </DIV></TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel> <TD width="20%" bgColor=#ffffff colSpan=2><B>Power consumption </B></TD> <TD align=middle width="80%" bgColor=#ffffff colSpan=2> <DIV align=left>80W </DIV></TD></TR> <TR class=textdunkel> <TD width="20%" bgColor=#f1f1f1 colSpan=2><B>The main accessories </B></TD> <TD align=middle width="80%" bgColor=#f1f1f1 colSpan=2> <DIV align=left>Remote control, AV cable, an antenna cable, the AC code, a handling description, etc. </DIV></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE> <P><BR><BR><BR>&nbsp;</P> <TABLE class=textdunkel cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=700 border=0> <TBODY> <TR vAlign=top> <TD class=textdunkel width=20><FONT color=#666666>*1 </FONT></TD> <TD class=textdunkel width=680><FONT color=#666666>the disk recorded and edited by other recorder/drives</FONT></TD></TR> <TR vAlign=top> <TD class=textdunkel width=20><FONT color=#666666>*2 </FONT></TD> <TD class=textdunkel width=680><FONT color=#666666>In order to play the disk recorded by other recorder/drives, processing is required of the apparatus. <BR>Depending on a record state and record conditions, it may be unreproducible. </FONT></TD></TR> <TR vAlign=top> <TD class=textdunkel><FONT color=#666666>*3 </FONT></TD> <TD class=textdunkel><FONT color=#666666>It corresponds to music reproduction of a CD-DA format. </FONT></TD></TR> <TR vAlign=top> <TD class=textdunkel width=20><FONT color=#666666>*4 </FONT></TD> <TD class=textdunkel width=680><FONT color=#666666>It is at 0GB about a game domain at the selection time. </FONT></TD></TR> <TR vAlign=top> <TD class=textdunkel><FONT color=#666666>*5 </FONT></TD> <TD class=textdunkel><FONT color=#666666>The decoder of WOWOW is not connectable. It does not correspond to BS Hi-Vision. </FONT></TD></TR> <TR vAlign=top> <TD class=textdunkel><FONT color=#666666>*6 </FONT></TD> <TD class=textdunkel><FONT color=#666666>Only the Sony make corresponds at the beginning. </FONT></TD></TR> <TR vAlign=top> <TD class=textdunkel width=20><FONT color=#666666>*7 </FONT></TD> <TD class=textdunkel width=680><FONT color=#666666>When the number of USB ports was set to one, the combination which cannot use peripheral equipment with some software exists. <BR>Moreover, this machine is not equivalent to the multi-tap only for "PlayStation 2", "PocketStation", and a multi-AV cable (VMC-AVM250). </FONT></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE> <P><BR><BR>One main fault with the PSX is that the unit only contains one USB port, meaning any controllers or devices which require 2 USB ports are incompatible.<BR>On the eve before the PSX was released, Sony revealed the following hardware/software combinations were not compatible with the PSX:<BR><BR>&nbsp; </P> <LI class=textdunkel>SideWinder V - Flight Force Controller <BR>&nbsp; <LI class=textdunkel>Shutokou Battle 0 - GT Force Controller <BR>&nbsp; <LI class=textdunkel>Maaru De Jigsaw - USB Mouse <BR>&nbsp; <LI class=textdunkel>Zero 4 Champ Series: Drift Champ - GT Force Controller <BR>&nbsp; <LI class=textdunkel>Puchi Copter - Special USB controller <BR><BR>Also due to the orientation of the PSX controller ports, Playstation 2 Multitap units are not compatible therefore ruling out any 4-player action.<BR><BR><IMG height=150 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news15/15.bmp" width=200 border=0>&nbsp;&nbsp; <IMG height=150 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news15/14.bmp" width=200 border=0><BR><BR>General navigation through the menus is fairly simple however there are many options and without some understanding of Japanese, many gamers will find it hard to find the correct settings they are looing for.<BR><BR>Both versions of the PSX are now in stock and available for immediate shipping.<BR><BR>&nbsp; <LI class=textdunkel><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/1562">PSX DESR-5000 (160GB hard drive)</A><BR>&nbsp; <LI class=textdunkel><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/1562">PSX DESR-7000 (250GB hard drive)</A><BR><BR>A page with 5 TV commercials of the PSX to watch via Windows Media Player or Real Player is <A href="http://www.psx.sony.co.jp/cm/index.html" target=_new>here</A>.<BR><BR><B>Inside the PSX</B><BR><BR>Now we know what the PSX is all about, what features it has, what features are missing, it was time to take it apart and see what makes it tick. We have taken a series of photographs of the mainboard, the Seagate IDE HDD, TV Tuner and DVD drive and the new EE+GS combination processor. To see a larger version of the images below, simply click on any of the below links:<BR><IMG height=150 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news15/31.bmp" width=200 border=0>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <IMG height=150 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news15/32.bmp" width=200 border=0>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <IMG height=150 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news15/33.bmp" width=200 border=0>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <P><IMG height=150 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news15/34.bmp" width=200 border=0>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <IMG height=150 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news15/36.bmp" width=200 border=0>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <IMG height=150 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news15/37.bmp" width=232 border=0>&nbsp;&nbsp; </P> <P><IMG height=150 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news15/38.bmp" width=200 border=0>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <IMG height=150 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news15/39.bmp" width=200 border=0>&nbsp;&nbsp; <IMG height=156 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news15/16.bmp" width=200 border=0>&nbsp;&nbsp; </P> <P><IMG height=150 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news15/17.bmp" width=200 border=0>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <IMG height=150 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news15/18.bmp" width=200 border=0>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <IMG height=150 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news15/19.bmp" width=200 border=0></P> <P><IMG height=150 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news15/20.bmp" width=200 border=0>&nbsp;&nbsp; <IMG height=150 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news15/21.bmp" width=200 border=0>&nbsp;&nbsp; <IMG height=150 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news15/22.bmp" width=179 border=0>&nbsp;&nbsp; </P> <P><IMG height=150 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news15/23.bmp" width=200 border=0>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <IMG height=150 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news15/24.bmp" width=170 border=0>&nbsp;&nbsp; <IMG height=150 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news15/25.bmp" width=179 border=0>&nbsp;&nbsp; <IMG height=150 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news15/26.bmp" width=200 border=0> <IMG height=150 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news15/27.bmp" width=170 border=0>&nbsp;&nbsp; <IMG height=150 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news15/28.bmp" width=200 border=0>&nbsp;&nbsp; <IMG height=150 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news15/29.bmp" width=200 border=0>&nbsp;&nbsp; <IMG height=150 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news15/30.bmp" width=200 border=0></P> <P><BR>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Please write a review and let us know what you think</P> <P>&nbsp; </P></LI></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE> SmartJoy FRAG Play First-Person Shooters with Mouse/Keyboard http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=19 For all of you out there waiting for Halo 2, Killzone, Doom 3, Unreal Championship 2, Half-Life 2 or any other of the highly anticipated First-Person Shooters, we have good news for you. For all of you who still couldn&apos;t dare to step back into the real life from HALO, Counter Strike, Medal of Honor, SOCOM II, Rainbox 6, Return to Castle Wolfenstein or any other addiction keeping you away from daylight, we have got good news for you as well.<BR><BR><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/26_38/products_id/1830"><IMG height=211 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news19/1.bmp" width=350></A> <P class=textdunkel><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/22_44/products_id/1831"><IMG height=211 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news19/2.bmp" width=351></A><FONT face=Verdana><BR><BR><BR><BR>SmartJoy????? FRAG????? is a unique adapter that allows you to connect standard PS/2 compatible mice and keyboards to your PlayStation?????2 or Xbox????? console. You will be able to enjoy First-Person Shooters (FPS), or any other game where targeting is important, the way they are meant to be played.<BR><BR>Both versions, for PlayStation?????2 and Xbox?????, are fully programmable and come with pre-installed key configurations for the best games available on PlayStation?????2 and Xbox?????. Advanced features such as Deadzone adjustments and mouse control inversion guarantee best gaming experience with your favorite titles.<BR><BR><B>SmartJoy????? FRAG????? for Xbox????? and PlayStation?????2</B><BR><BR></FONT><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/26_38/products_id/1830"><IMG height=170 alt="SmartJoy FRAG for Xbox" src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/smartjoy-frag-xbox.jpg" width=170 border=0></A><FONT face=Verdana><B><U> <A style="COLOR: blue; TEXT-DECORATION: underline; text-underline: single" href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/1830">SmartJoy FRAG for Xbox</A></U></B></FONT></P> <P class=textdunkel><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/22_44/products_id/1831" target=_self><IMG height=170 alt="SmartJoy FRAG for Ps2 " src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/smartjoy-frag-ps2.jpg" width=170 border=0></A><FONT face=Verdana><B><A style="COLOR: blue; TEXT-DECORATION: underline; text-underline: single" href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/22_44/products_id/1831"> SmartJoy FRAG for Ps2</A></B>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <BR><BR>Team <A style="COLOR: blue; TEXT-DECORATION: underline; text-underline: single" href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/">Consoles &amp; Gadgets </A>has been playing with both versions of the SmartJoy????? FRAG????? for a couple of days. Not only have we doubled hit rates in all tested First-Person Shooters (you&apos;ll never want to lead your squad without it again!), we have also given other games such as Rez ("music shooter") a test run using the adapters to experience them as never before. The adapters survived our Xbox Life Marathon tests without problems, including using of up to four adapters per console!<BR><BR><BR>Advanced Features<BR><BR>You will love the advanced features and the available options (such as the programming mode). The SmartJoy????? FRAG????? adapters are probably some of the most sophisticated gaming accessories ever built. Gaming can be as simple as loading a built-in preset (for instance hitting F3 loads a perfect preset for The Chronicles of Riddick), or advanced users can customize any keyboard and mouse control or even adjust deadzone, inverse mouse buttons and control sticks and save their own presets in available memory slots. SmartJoy????? FRAG????? was built by pro gamers for only one reason: pure game enhancement.<BR><BR>The retail version of the Xbox????? and PlayStation?????2 units of the SmartJoy????? FRAG????? adapters are supposed to hit the shelves before the end of October, perfectly timed for the upcoming big titles. Place your pre-order now.<BR><BR>&nbsp;</FONT><IMG height=241 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/news19/in-game-action-screen.jpg" width=350></P> <P class=textdunkel><FONT face=Verdana><BR>The tested beta units of the SmartJoy????? FRAG????? came pre-programmed with the following game presets. According to the developers, there will be a page where gamers can exchange experiences and game presets very easy. New presets can be entered (and saved!) by simply typing a key sequence from the site. And of course there are instructions coming in the box (multi lingual, English, French, German and Spanish).<BR><BR>Presets for Xbox?????<BR><BR>HALO<BR>Medal of Honor: Frontline<BR>The Chronicles of Riddick<BR>Counter Strike<BR>James Bond 007: Nightfire<BR>Tom Clancy?????s Rainbow Six 3<BR>Return to Castle Wolfenstein<BR>Unreal Championship<BR><BR>Presets PlayStation?????2<BR><BR>SOCOM II: US Navy SEALs<BR>Medal of Honor: Frontline<BR>Time Splitters 2<BR>James Bond 007: Nightfire<BR>Tom Clancy?????s Rainbow Six 3<BR>Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm<BR>Return to Castle Wolfenstein<BR>REZ<BR><BR>Closing Comments on Keyboard/Mouse vs. Joypad<BR><BR>We know that not all gamers agree on the usage of keyboard and mouse with a console. So do many with playing a First-Person Shooter with a Controller. Some might not understand the point in using a mouse and a keyboard with a console, others would make some ridiculous claim like "I&apos;d rather have my hands cut off with a rusty axe than play an FPS with a joypad".<BR><BR>But in the end, using a keyboard and a mouse, completely changes the way the game is played. Use of the mouse takes away the need to concentrate on aiming and leaves you free to concentrate on pure tactics. Also, the speed of the mouse opens up new tactics which are not available with a pad.<BR><BR><BR>About SmartJoy????? - Approved by Gamers Worldwide<BR><BR>The original SmartJoy????? Adapter appeared in 1999 and was the very first Dual Shock????? to USB adapter. It satisfied thousands of gamers worldwide, even though it wasn&apos;t perfect: for example, rumble was not supported, and the driver did not allow you to press left and right at the same time (nowadays required by for dancing games). Several years later, by the time of writing this, SmartJoy????? is the most innovative developer for what they call advanced game adapters. SmartJoy????? products let you play your PC stuff with PlayStation?????2, Xbox????? or even Super Nintendo????? joypads and joysticks - and now your Xbox????? and PS2????? titles with Keyboard and Mouse.<BR><BR>The SmartJoy????? project was started two years ago, with the intention to drive the whole concept to a new level. After launching Smartjoy-X (world&apos;s first Xbox????? to USB controller adapter) in early 2003, SmartJoy PLUS (The Ultimate PS2????? compatible USB Adapter) right in time for PC based dance applications, and Super SmartJoy????? (compatible with SNES9x, ZSNES, MAME, etc) after many emu fans asked for a decent way of playing their classics, the new SmartJoy????? FRAG????? marks the next big step on the projects road map. The next useful advanced game adapters are already in development, these guys just can&apos;t stop. <BR>&nbsp;<BR>Highest Ratings<BR><BR>Because they are developed with usability and pure gameplay in mind, original SmartJoy Adapters are usually rated 5 stars by <A style="COLOR: blue; TEXT-DECORATION: underline; text-underline: single" href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/">Consoles &amp; Gadgets</A> customers (SmartJoy PLUS &nbsp;great reviews by the time of writing this, Super Smartjoy&nbsp; great reviews, SmartJoy X &nbsp;great reviews).<BR></FONT></P> GBA SP Memory Stick http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=15 <FONT face=Arial> <DIV align=center><FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><IMG height=200 src="http://www.success-hk.com/review/gba_memory_stick/images/GBA-0138_6.jpg" width=200></FONT></DIV> <P><FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><BR>The Super Memory Stick (SMS) is a fairly new device which allows you to backup your GBA game saves. The SMS contains either 4Mb or 8Mb of flash memory and is much like the USB Memory sticks on your PC. The length of the SMS is approx two and a quarter inches so its small enough to fit in your pocket, keyring or GBA case. Included in the package is the SMS and a wrist strap, no extra software is required to be installed as this is all contained on the SMS. A simple manual is printed on the back of the packaging. </FONT></P> <P><FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">The SMS is compatible with all types of saves, these include 4Kb/64Kb EEPROM, 256Kb SRAM and 512Kb/1Mb Flash. It is also compatible with both the GBA and GBA SP.<BR>&nbsp;</FONT></P> <P><FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Using the SMS is very easy. You simply connect the SMS to the EXT port on your GBA/SP and insert the game cartridge into the GBA/SP as normal. When you switch on the GBA/SP you hold SELECT+START to initiate the multiboot and after a few seconds the SMS will load the software onto your GBA. </FONT></P> <P><FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">You are then presented with a menu with five options (see screenshots at bottom of this page), these are:</FONT></P> <P><FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">1. SMS File Manager - This is the main function which allows you to backup/restore/delete saves to and from the SMS.<BR>2. SMS-SMS Copy - This allows you to copy save(s) to another SMS if you have one.<BR>3. Cartridge Auto Detect - This gives some information about the currently inserted cartridge.<BR>4. Format SMS - This will format the SMS<BR>5. Run Game in Cartridge - This will start the game on the currently inserted cartridge.</FONT></P> <P align=center><FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><IMG height=150 src="http://www.success-hk.com/review/gba_memory_stick/images/GBA-0138_1.jpg" width=150><IMG height=143 src="http://www.success-hk.com/review/gba_memory_stick/images/GBA-0138_5.jpg" width=150><BR><FONT size=2>GBA Memory Stick is really small</FONT></FONT></P> <P><FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Everything on the menus is straightforward to use and I had no problems backing up/restoring/deleting/copying saves without checking the guide on the back of packaging. It does exactly what its supposed to do with no problems. </FONT></P> <P><FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">It takes just a few seconds to back up/restore a save to/from the SMS and GBA as the saves are fairly small and also the SMS uses fast Flash memory. </FONT></P> <P><FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">This would have been a short review unless some people asked some questions on the forum. So as part of the review I have answered most of these to give a better judgment of the capabilities of the SMS.</FONT></P> <P><FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">First is compatibility with Flash Cartridges. Unfortunately the SMS isn&apos;t fully compatible with these, if you have a multiboot cartridge (more than one game on it) the SMS will only recognise the first save. It works fine on a single game though. This should easily be fixed with a newer software update. </FONT></P> <P><FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">The SMS can be upgraded with new software, no details on how this is done are available at the moment but my guess is that this will be done via a Flash Cartridge and an upgrade ROM. There are plans to update the software to support more features at a later date. Again, my guess is that the very cheap price for the SMS means non Flash Cartridge owners will just buy a newer SMS.</FONT></P> <P><FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Compatibility with programs using non standard saves. I tried a few homegrown games which use non standard save methods and they worked fine. This looks to be the way the SMS acts when reading the cartridge, it just reads whatever is in the save memory. So while it may not be efficient (it sometimes just defaults to 64Kb size when it may only be 8Kb size) it should work no problems. </FONT></P> <P><FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">I tried PocketNES and the SMS found the save size as 64Kb. It says on the SMS packaging that it supports up to 1Mb Flash Saves so my guess is that if PocketNES uses larger than 64Kb it *should* work. I copied the backed up save to another cart and the save worked fine (probably same reason as above with the non standard saves).</FONT></P> <P><FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">I unfortunately couldn&apos;t try PogoShell because I don&apos;t have any older Flash cartridges to hand at the moment (I used an EZ2 for this review). My guess is that it will see the save as 64Kb size because of the way PogoShell&apos;s save management works. This is untested but it should be possible to back up all of the saves due to the save management of PogoShell. This is done by loading a game in pogoshell so that its save bank is in the first memory block, switch off the GBA/SP and then you then back up this save as normal. If you want to back up another save then you simply load the respective game again, switch off GBA/SP and back up the save. Again, this is untested but *should* work. </FONT></P> <P><FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Number of saves you can fit on the SMS depends on the size of the saves. The SMS uses &apos;blocks&apos; as its reference of storage. The 4M version has 1899 blocks and the 8M version has 3798 blocks. A 64Kb save will require approx. 249 blocks so you can fit around seven 64Kb saves on the 4M version, on the 8M version around fifteen saves. </FONT></P> <P><FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Conclusion:<BR>The SMS is a nice device, it will probably appeal more to non flash cartridge owners as they can back up their saves for a very cheap price. The SMS retails for under ?????10 so its a very cheap buy if you are looking for a way to back up your saves, its also cheap enough to buy as gifts for friends and what with Christmas around the corner it makes an ideal gift. My only fault with the SMS is not being fully compatible with Multiboot Flash Cartridges, hopefully this will be support in future updates/version.</FONT></P> <P><FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">I give the SMS a big thumbs up, if you want a score then its 9 out of 10. <BR>&nbsp;</FONT></P> <DIV align=center><FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><IMG height=250 src="http://www.success-hk.com/review/gba_memory_stick/images/GBA-0138_2.jpg" width=250><IMG height=250 src="http://www.success-hk.com/review/gba_memory_stick/images/GBA-0138_4.jpg" width=250></FONT></DIV></FONT> UK bans PlayStation &apos;chipping&apos; http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=16 <B>The selling of "mod chips" for Sony PlayStation 2 game consoles has been ruled illegal by a UK high court. <P>A PlayStation 2 with a modified chip installed can play imported or pirated copies of the console&apos;s video games. <P>Mr Justice Laddie backed Sony&apos;s legal argument that its intellectual property was being infringed by people selling the chips to console owners. <P>The ruling is thought to be one of the first brought under a controversial European Union directive on copyright. <P>Sony brought its case against a man called David Ball who was accused of selling about 1,500 "Messiah" mod chips. <P>In the High Court, Mr Justice Laddie ruled that Mr Ball was acting illegally in selling the chips which get around the built-in copy protection system on Sony&apos;s console. <P>As well as declaring the sale of the mod chips illegal, Mr Laddie said that the use, advertising or possession of them for commercial purposes should be considered illegal too. <P><B>Thrown out</B> <P>Sony brought the case under the EU Copyright Directive which was enacted in the UK in October 2003. <P>Under that directive, it is illegal to circumvent copy protection systems. But some cyber-liberties advocates claim that such laws only enshrine existing monopolies. <P>They say that neither professional criminals nor technically savvy users will be deterred by such legislation. <P>The ruling is not the first victory Sony has won against makers of mod chips. In Belgium it also won a similar case against another mod chip seller. <P>However, in Italy a judge threw out Sony&apos;s case saying it was up to owners of a console what they did with it. <P>Similarly in Spain, mod chips are seen as legal despite the EU copyright legislation. <!-- E BO --><BR></P> <P>Seems you can kill your ps2 but not put a chip in it.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Let us know your views</P></B> Xbox Video Chat hits Japan November 25 http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=17 <FONT face=Arial>Microsoft announced today that it will release Xbox Video Chat in Japan on November 25. The peripheral, which works with Xbox Live, allows up to five users to simultaneously communicate with each other on the TV screen. The Xbox Video Chat kit will retail at 6,800 yen (approx. ?????35)and includes a small video camera called the Xbox Cam, an Xbox voice communicator, the Xbox Video Chat Disc, and an Xbox Live starter kit with 12 free months of basic subscription to the service. <BR>Xbox users in Japan who already subscribe to Xbox Live will not be left out in the cold-- they will be offered a special package that includes the camera and software for only 1,800 yen (approx ?????9). The special package, available starting November 12th, is limited to a production of 3,000 units. <BR>The Xbox Video Chat will be launching in Japan first because the project was developed by the Japanese Xbox team. Also, broadband infrastructure in Japan is at a higher level than in other countries, and Japanese consumers tend to require and utilize new communication devices on a more frequent basis than Europe.</FONT> PSTwo: New Smaller version of PlayStation 2 to be released by So http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=18 <P><FONT face=Arial><STRONG>Update: Sony confirmed the new model, read&nbsp;below for real pictures and further news.<BR><BR></STRONG>As you might know by now, hundreds of news sites are reporting that Sony will release the PSTwo, a new, smaller PlayStation 2 console on October 26 (Anniversary of the PlayStation 2). Sony has yet to confirm the speculations, but it is very likely that importers will soon be able to grab a 30% smaller more compact version of a redesigned PlayStation 2 console.<BR><BR>Some sites even went so far as to predict the machine&apos;s design will be similar to the Sony DVP-F41MS DVD player (picture), which is about three quarters the current PS2&apos;s size. But while there has been talk of a reworked PSTwo for weeks, all the recent reports trace back to one report by American Technology Research analyst PJ McNealy.<BR><BR>Here are some details from a Japanese retailer, who claims the system will be announced on the Sony Conference around the Tokyo Game Show this week:<BR><BR>- The power supply will be external, similar to the GameCube.<BR>- The PSTwo comes with built in BroadBand Adapter.<BR>- The PSTwo will be available in the colors silver and blue.<BR>- The drive will be using Slot-in Disc Mechanism.<BR>- The price in Japan will be around Yen 15,000.<BR>- PS1 games are still supported.</FONT></P> <P><FONT face=Arial><STRONG>Update: We have added some unofficial pictures, scroll down.<BR><BR></STRONG>The rumors that went through the Internet like a thunderstorm yesterday , were today proven to be partly true. There is a new PS2 console coming, it&apos;s nearly half of the PlayStation2&apos;s original weight, and nearly 30% smaller. The Japanese version of the unit will go on sale as soon as the price is confirmed by Sony. Import gamers worldwide will benefit from the smaller weight and size. Shipping will be definitely cheaper and the system will be easier to hide in a suitcase or backpack when going through customs ;-)<BR><BR>Here are the pictures of the new model that will be released worldwide in November:<BR><BR><IMG height=475 src="http://image.lik-sang.com/content/scph70000/consolebox.jpg" width=600 border=1><BR><BR><IMG height=475 src="http://image.lik-sang.com/content/scph70000/040921a.jpg" width=600 border=1><BR><BR><IMG height=475 src="http://image.lik-sang.com/content/scph70000/040921b.jpg" width=600 border=1><BR><BR><IMG height=475 src="http://image.lik-sang.com/content/scph70000/040921c.jpg" width=600 border=1><BR><BR><IMG height=475 src="http://image.lik-sang.com/content/scph70000/040921d.jpg" width=600 border=1><BR><BR><IMG height=600 src="http://image.lik-sang.com/content/scph70000/040921e.jpg" width=475 border=1><BR><BR><IMG height=475 src="http://image.lik-sang.com/content/scph70000/040921f.jpg" width=600 border=1><BR><BR>Here are the unofficial pictures received by one of our visitors:<BR><BR><IMG height=800 src="http://image.lik-sang.com/content/scph70000/unofficial/1.jpg" width=600 border=1><BR><BR><IMG height=450 src="http://image.lik-sang.com/content/scph70000/unofficial/2.jpg" width=600 border=1><BR><BR><IMG height=450 src="http://image.lik-sang.com/content/scph70000/unofficial/3.jpg" width=600 border=1><BR><BR><IMG height=450 src="http://image.lik-sang.com/content/scph70000/unofficial/4.jpg" width=600 border=1><BR><BR><IMG height=450 src="http://image.lik-sang.com/content/scph70000/unofficial/5.jpg" width=600 border=1><BR><BR><IMG height=450 src="http://image.lik-sang.com/content/scph70000/unofficial/6.jpg" width=600 border=1><BR><BR><IMG height=800 src="http://image.lik-sang.com/content/scph70000/unofficial/7.jpg" width=600 border=1><BR><BR><IMG height=450 src="http://image.lik-sang.com/content/scph70000/unofficial/8.jpg" width=600 border=1><BR><BR><IMG height=751 src="http://image.lik-sang.com/content/scph70000/unofficial/9.jpg" width=600 border=1><BR><BR>Here is a copy of the original press release by Sony:<BR><BR><CODE>TOKYO, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI)<BR>announced today its plans for the global release of a new, redesigned<BR>PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system (SCPH-70000 CB) in time for the<BR>year-end peak-selling season. The new model will be in stores on November 3<BR>in Japan, and by November 1 in Europe and North America.<BR><BR>While inheriting the basic functions and design philosophy of the current<BR>PlayStation 2 (SCPH-50000), the internal design architecture of the new model<BR>has been completely overhauled, resulting in a slimmer and more lightweight<BR>form. Internal volume has been reduced by 75 percent, overall weight has been<BR>halved, and thickness trimmed down to 2.8 cm (thickness of current model is<BR>7.8 cm). Its size is almost as small as a hardcover book, making it easier to<BR>carry around and enjoy games and DVD videos anytime, anywhere.<BR>Equipped with an integrated Ethernet port for network gaming, the new<BR>PlayStation 2 sets new standards in the fusion of design and functionality and<BR>will enable the company to maintain market momentum as it expands its online<BR>console gaming community, the largest in North America with more than<BR>1.4 million users. Approximately 40 percent (*1) of North American<BR>PlayStation 2 online gamers use dial-up connections and to satisfy this base,<BR>the North American model is equipped with both Ethernet and modem ports.<BR>During the year-end peak-selling season about 80 online game titles are<BR>expected to be available in Japan, with 120 titles and 65 titles respectively<BR>in North America and Europe. With the launch of the new network-ready(*2)<BR>PlayStation 2, the company expects to continually expand the world of online<BR>gaming in this generation.<BR>"The introduction of the new PlayStation 2 is part of our long-term vision<BR>for the platform," said Jack Tretton, executive vice president, Sony Computer<BR>Entertainment America. "We are pleased to bring the sleek, redesigned product<BR>to market in time for the holiday season, and expect consumer enthusiasm for<BR>the new model to translate into robust sales. As the market leader, with an<BR>existing installed base of more than 27 million PlayStation 2 units in North<BR>America alone, we will continue to provide solutions that expand our consumer<BR>base and grow the category as a whole."<BR>Gaining an overwhelming support from a wide range of users from all over<BR>the world, more than 72 million units of PlayStation 2 have been shipped as of<BR>today. Strongly supported by software developers and publishers, PlayStation<BR>2 is indisputably the most popular computer entertainment system in the world<BR>and the new design will position it for even greater success over the next<BR>half of its life.<BR><BR>(*1) According to SCEI&apos;s DNAS (Dynamic Network Authentication System)<BR>data.<BR><BR>(*2) Internet Service Provider and appropriate Internet access (e.g. ADSL,<BR>cable, fiber, etc.) required. For further details regarding network<BR>connection, on-line games and peripherals supported with the new model<BR>(SCPH-70000 CB), please visit our customer support website<BR>http://www.us.playstation.com .<BR><BR><BR>Product Outline (for Japan Model)<BR><BR>Product Name PlayStation(R)2<BR>Color Charcoal Black<BR>Product Code SCPH-70000 CB<BR>Release Date November 3rd, 2004 (Wednesday)<BR>Recommended<BR>Retail Price Open Price<BR>Dimensions 230 mm (W) x28 mm (H) x152 mm (D)<BR>*internal volume about 23% of the current model<BR>Weight Approximately 900g<BR>*weight about 45% of the current model<BR>Power requirements DC 8.5V<BR>Electrical current<BR>consumption (power<BR>consumption) Approximately 5.3A(approximately 45W)<BR><BR><BR>Product Outline (for Japan Model) (continued)<BR><BR>Compatible format PlayStation format CD-ROM<BR>PlayStation 2 format CD-ROM<BR>PlayStation 2 format DVD-ROM<BR>Audio CD<BR>DVD-Video*<BR>DVD-RW (VR mode)<BR>*the term "DVD-Video" is used to refer to DVD-R,<BR>DVD-RW (Video mode), DVD+R and DVD+RW discs.<BR>Interfaces Controller Port x 2<BR>MEMORY CARD slot x 2<BR>USB connector x 2<BR>NETWORK connector x 1 100BASE-TX/10BASE-T<BR>DC IN 8.5V connector x 1<BR>AV MULTI OUT connector x 1<BR>DIGITAL OUT OPTICAL connector x 1<BR>Included PlayStation 2 console x 1<BR>Analog Controller DUALSHOCK(R)2 x 1<BR>AV Cable (integrated audio/video) x 1<BR>AC Adaptor (AC power cord included) x 1<BR><BR><BR>Separately Sold Accessories (for Japan Model)<BR><BR>Product Name Vertical Stand (for PlayStation(R)2)<BR>Product Code SCPH-70110 CB<BR>Color Charcoal Black<BR>Release Date November 3rd, 2004 (Wednesday)<BR>Recommended<BR>Retail Price 1,500 yen (1,575 yen tax inclusive)<BR><BR>*The Vertical Stand for the current model cannot be used with the new<BR>model PlayStation 2 (SCPH-70000 CB), due to difference in design.<BR><BR><BR>Product Name Multitap (for PlayStation(R)2)<BR>Product Code SCPH-70120<BR>Release Date November 3rd, 2004 (Wednesday)<BR>Recommended<BR>Retail Price 3,600 yen (?????99)<BR><BR>*The Multitap for the current model cannot be used with the new model<BR>PlayStation 2 (SCPH-70000 CB), due to difference in design. The new Multitap<BR>offers the same function as the current Multitap.</CODE><!-- __product__5450__ --></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Nintendo Play-Yan (MP3/MPEG4 Player) Now Shipping: Japan Exclusi http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=20 <P> <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD vAlign=top width="100%" rowSpan=2> <TABLE cellSpacing=10 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD vAlign=top> <P class=textdunkel><SPAN class=headlinedunkel>Nintendo Play-Yan (MP3/MPEG4 Player) Now Shipping: Japan Exclusive Tech Gadget for the GBA/NDS</SPAN><BR><IMG height=1 src="http://image.lik-sang.com/pixel_red.gif" width="100%" border=0>Tue&nbsp; <A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/default.php/cPath/24">GameBoy</A> - <A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/default.php/cPath/161">Nintendo DS</A><BR><BR><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/1900"><IMG height=170 alt="GameBoy Movie Player" src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/gba-movie-player.jpg" width=170 align=right vspace=4 border=0></A>Nintendo&apos;s Play-Yan is an SD Card based MPEG4/MP3 player for your Gameboy Advance or Nintendo DS. The unit is normally only available through Nintendo&apos;s online store in Japan, and comes with Japanese display, instructions and software. Unfortunately, Nintendo had to call back the first batch of units in Japan, due to a technical problem with the sound output.<BR><BR>Consolesandgadgets now has the newly released units in stock and we took some extra time to compare it with the other available movie players, give it a try from the non-Japanese user perspective, and point out what&apos;s good and not good about it.<BR><BR><B>Play-Yan vs. The Rest</B><BR><BR>As you might know, Nintendo&apos;s latest addition to the accessories market is not the first movie player for handheld systems. The officially Nintendo licensed and Smart Media Card based <A href="http://www.am3.jp/" target=_new>AM3 Player</A> was a big disappointment and failed to impress international and Japanese users when it was released. The unit started off with a couple of Detective Conan cartoons for&nbsp; more than 18 months ago, and in the meantime they have a hand full more including Pokemon. Unfortunately it doesn&apos;t let you create or convert your own content, and if you are not a big fan of Detective Conan or Pokemon (and you are not near one of the Kiosks in Tokyo to download stuff), it is basically useless to you.<BR><BR>Majesco Inc in America went another way with their "movie players". They released 24 movies so far, in the shape of standard GBA cartridges , which are available in US retail chains. Unfortunately, this was invented for parents who want to keep their kids quiet on the backseat of a car, not for multi media applications and people who want to watch their own content on the go.<BR><BR><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/1900"><IMG style="BORDER-LEFT-COLOR: black; BORDER-BOTTOM-COLOR: black; BORDER-TOP-COLOR: black; BORDER-RIGHT-COLOR: black" alt="Nintendo Play-Yan" src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/play-yan.jpg" border=1></A><BR>Nintendo Play-Yan<BR><BR>Unlike one might believe, the Play-Yan was not released by Nintendo to compete with the MPEG4 capabilities of the Sony PSP. Ken Toyoda, PR head of Nintendo, also confirmed that the Play-Yan was designed for the Gameboy Advance and that it works with the Nintendo DS is a coincidence. The fact that Nintendo announced the Play-Yan just a week after the Sony PSP was released does not relate, according to Toyoda. Don&apos;t take this wrong, the Play-Yan and any other movie players for the GBA or NDS are great devices on their own, but comparing it with the huge and expensive display of the Sony PSP, with its Universal Media Disc, the Memory Stick which is accessible through USB2, and many other multi media capabilities, is simply impossible. It&apos;s two different things for two different applications and different uses.<BR><BR><B>The GBA/NDS Movie Player</B><BR><BR>The only item that you can really compare the Play-Yan with is the Compact Flash Card based <A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/1567">GBA Movie Player</A>. While the GBA Movie Players was originally not designed for the Nintendo DS, it is 100% compatible, and does exactly the same as the Play-Yan: it works in the GBA mode of the Nintendo DS. Both devices, Play-Yan and GBA Movie Player, don&apos;t make use of the Nintendo DS capabilities and are native Gameboy Advance units. We will compare these two from the technical standpoint and the usefulness standpoint.<BR><BR>&nbsp;</P> <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 bgColor=#9cafbc border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD noWrap> <TABLE class=textdunkel cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=4 width="100%" border=0> <TBODY> <TR bgColor=#ffffff> <TD noWrap>&nbsp;</TD> <TD noWrap><B>Play-Yan</B></TD> <TD noWrap><B>GBA Movie Player</B></TD></TR> <TR bgColor=#ffffff> <TD noWrap><B>Release</B></TD> <TD noWrap>March 2005</TD> <TD noWrap>September 2004</TD></TR> <TR bgColor=#ffffff> <TD noWrap><B>Compatible</B></TD> <TD noWrap>GBA SP, NDS</TD> <TD noWrap>GBA, GBA SP, NDS</TD></TR> <TR bgColor=#ffffff> <TD noWrap><B>Media Type</B></TD> <TD noWrap>SD Card</TD> <TD noWrap>Compact Flash</TD></TR> <TR bgColor=#ffffff> <TD noWrap><B>Video Format</B></TD> <TD noWrap>SD-VIDEO (ASF)</TD> <TD noWrap>GBM</TD></TR> <TR bgColor=#ffffff> <TD noWrap><B>Sound Format</B></TD> <TD noWrap>MP3</TD> <TD noWrap>GBS</TD></TR> <TR bgColor=#ffffff> <TD noWrap><B>Software</B></TD> <TD noWrap>MediaStage</TD> <TD noWrap>Media Converter</TD></TR> <TR bgColor=#ffffff> <TD noWrap><B>Language</B></TD> <TD noWrap>Japanese</TD> <TD noWrap>English</TD></TR> <TR bgColor=#ffffff> <TD noWrap><B>Mini-Games</B></TD> <TD noWrap>Yes</TD> <TD noWrap>Yes</TD></TR> <TR bgColor=#ffffff> <TD noWrap><B>Firmware Upgradeable</B></TD> <TD noWrap>No</TD> <TD noWrap>Yes</TD></TR> <TR bgColor=#ffffff> <TD noWrap><B>Image Viewer</B></TD> <TD noWrap>No</TD> <TD noWrap>Yes</TD></TR> <TR bgColor=#ffffff> <TD noWrap><B>E-Books</B></TD> <TD noWrap>No</TD> <TD noWrap>Yes</TD></TR> <TR bgColor=#ffffff> <TD noWrap><B>Demo CD w/ Movies</B></TD> <TD noWrap>No</TD> <TD noWrap>Yes</TD></TR> <TR bgColor=#ffffff> <TD noWrap><B>Direct Headphone</B></TD> <TD noWrap>Yes</TD> <TD noWrap>No</TD></TR> <TR bgColor=#ffffff> <TD noWrap><B>Price</B></TD> <TD noWrap>$79.90</TD> <TD noWrap>$24.90</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE> <P><BR><BR><B>Using the GBA Movie Player</B><BR><BR>As you can see above, the GBA Movie Player which is way cheaper than the Play-Yan. , you receive a player that comes with English instructions, English Windows Software, and a demo CD with some trailers and other demo movies. All you need to do to get up and running is hook up a Compact Flash Card Reader to your PC and store some of the demo movies on your Compact Flash Card. If you want to convert some of your own movies, you can simply install the slightly engrish Windows Software and use one of the easy options to convert your movies into the right format. Apart from just playing movies, you can also convert music, e-books and pictures to be displayed on your GBA Movie Player. Of course this is just a quick summary and the world of the GBA Movie Player Nintendo Revolution Controller finally revealed at TGS 2005 - Pi http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=22 <P class=textdunkel><SPAN class=headlinedunkel>Nintendo Revolution Controller finally revealed at TGS 2005 - Pictures, Details and Videos</SPAN><BR>&nbsp;<A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/gamecube-c-25.html">GameCube</A> - <A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-revolution-c-190.html">Nintendo Revolution</A><BR></P> <P>So IGN was able to film what we presume is the promo video for the Nintendo Revolution controller at what we also presume was the Nintendo event at the Tokyo Game Show. We encourage you to watch it for yourselves, but let us just say this: whereas it does indeed seem like a good idea, it&apos;s pretty idealistic for Nintendo to assume this controller can accurately track the device&apos;s position in real space as demonstrated in the video; and maybe even assumptive that gamers would rather flick their wrist a thousand times making Mario jump rather than pressing a button. That said, we can&apos;t wait until the moment when we too can wirelessly drill video game teeth like that one dude.</P> <P class=textdunkel><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-revolution-c-190.html" target=_new><IMG style="BORDER-LEFT-COLOR: black; BORDER-BOTTOM-COLOR: black; BORDER-TOP-COLOR: black; BORDER-RIGHT-COLOR: black" height=403 alt="Nintendo Revolution" src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.com/catalog/images/news/nintendo_revolution/nintendo_revolution.jpg" width=250 align=right vspace=4 border=1></A></P> <P class=textdunkel>The entire industry has been clamouring for a taste of Nintendo&apos;s so-called next-generation &apos;revolution.&apos; So have we. Every time Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has opened his mouth, he underscored time and time again Nintendo would not be following the traditional path of a new console. Rumours have persisted for weeks about touch screens, gyroscope functions, virtual headsets, and everything else under the sun.<BR><BR>Today at the Tokyo Game Show, Nintendo finally revealed their big secret to the world. IGN and 1UP.com have seen it, touched it, and played games with it. <BR><BR><B>More Pictures:</B><BR><BR>Looks like a simply remote control, but it&apos;s trickier: there&apos;s high tech inside. Click on the images to view <B><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-revolution-c-190.html">Nintendo Revolution</A></B> section.</P> <P class=textdunkel>&nbsp;</P> <P class=textdunkel>&nbsp;</P> <P class=textdunkel><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-revolution-c-190.html" target=_new><IMG style="BORDER-LEFT-COLOR: black; BORDER-BOTTOM-COLOR: black; BORDER-TOP-COLOR: black; BORDER-RIGHT-COLOR: black" height=188 alt="Nintendo Revolution" src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.com/catalog/images/news/nintendo_revolution/nintendo_revolution_1.jpg" width=250 border=1></A><A target=_new>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </A><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-revolution-c-190.html" target=_new><IMG style="BORDER-LEFT-COLOR: black; BORDER-BOTTOM-COLOR: black; BORDER-TOP-COLOR: black; BORDER-RIGHT-COLOR: black" height=279 alt="Nintendo revolution controller" src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.com/catalog/images/news/nintendo_revolution/nintendo_revolution_2.jpg" width=250 border=1></A><BR>&nbsp;</P> <P class=textdunkel><BR><BR><A target=_new><IMG style="BORDER-LEFT-COLOR: black; BORDER-BOTTOM-COLOR: black; BORDER-TOP-COLOR: black; BORDER-RIGHT-COLOR: black" height=403 alt="Nintendo Revolution" src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.com/catalog/images/news/nintendo_revolution/nintendo_revolution.jpg" width=250 border=1>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </A><A href="http://image.lik-sang.com/content/revolution-controller/large/tgs5.jpg" target=_new><IMG style="BORDER-LEFT-COLOR: black; BORDER-BOTTOM-COLOR: black; BORDER-TOP-COLOR: black; BORDER-RIGHT-COLOR: black" height=279 src="http://image.lik-sang.com/content/revolution-controller/small/tgs5.jpg" width=250 border=1></A><BR><BR></P> Gameboy Micro- 4 Colors plus 20th Anniversary Mario Famicom http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=24 <B> <P class=textdunkel><SPAN class=headlinedunkel>Gameboy Micro- 4 Colors plus 20th Anniversary Mario Famicom Edition (incl TVCMs)</SPAN><BR> <A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/game-boy-advance-nintendo-gameboy-micro-c-24_194.html">GameBoyMicro</A><BR><BR>Back in 1987, Gunpei Yokoi and his R&D team at Nintendo of Japan wanted to combine the &apos;limitless&apos; cartridge system with the portability of their successful Game & Watch handhelds. Knowing they were onto a winner with the new Gameboy, sales were predicted to hit around 25 million in three years. An impressive goal, although even that was an underestimation for the success of the console. Along with topping all sale expectations, back in the late 80s, who would have thought we&apos;d still be playing on a Gameboy in the year 2005? Although obviously a more powerful edition than the original, Gameboy Advance titles are still in 2D, and aside from the addition of two shoulder buttons, still retain the controls of the original Gameboy, or even further back, the original Famicom.<BR><BR><BR>Now, a few days before its Japanese release date, we have the next evolution of Gameboy, the Gameboy Micro. With interchangeable face plates, the console comes in black, blue, purple, silver, and Famicom color. The Famicom edition is of course a Japan special, and the back is adorned with the Mario 20th Anniversary logo. Being a tiny 10 cm (4") by 5 cm (2"), and a stunning 1.7 cm (.7") thin, the Gameboy Micro is around the same size as an iPod Mini, but just two thirds of the weight. This is something that you can just slip into the pocket of your jeans, and at under 80 grams (2.8 ounces), it&apos;s half the weight of a GBA SP, or just for a fun comparison, 1/5 the weight of the original Gameboy.<BR><BR>Celebrating the release of the <A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/game-boy-advance-nintendo-gameboy-micro-c-24_194.html">Gameboy Micro</A> and Mario&apos;s 20th Anniversary, Nintendo are currently running TV commercials across Japan:<BR><BR>Further comparing it to the Gameboy Advance SP, the units 5 cm (2") screen has adjustable controls that go far brighter and display colors much more vividly than in the past, and as such Nintendo claims this is best looking Gameboy screen ever, more akin to that of the NDS. While the size is reduced to match the machine, because the resolution remains the same, your games should look even clearer. Heading under the hood, there&apos;s the usual GBA processor, with a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and much to the rejoicing of fans, a standard headphone port. Nintendo have also stated that all of the GBA&apos;s 700+ titles will run just fine.<BR><BR>As for the &apos;hood&apos; itself, like a cell phone, the <A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/game-boy-advance-nintendo-gameboy-micro-c-24_194.html">Gameboy Micro</A> features removable and customizable face plates. Beyond the many available with the consoles launch, more choices will continue to flood in for ever after, ensuring your console always looks unique. Upon powering on the system too, the start and select buttons glow a cool blue, and all buttons along with the d-pad have been re-designed with a much softer feel than that of the GBA SP. So not only does the Gameboy Micro look good, but it feels good too.<BR><BR><BR>All those who pre-ordered the Gameboy Micro can rest easy knowing yours are already on the way, but for everyone else, new orders are welcome anytime. We also have a range of accessories coming up soon, including the new link cable, Micro Wireless Adapter, and something surely even Gunpei Yokoi couldn&apos;t have imagined being used in his handheld, the Play-Yan Micro, unlocking the ability to play movies and music on the go. <BR><BR>Please note that Nintendo has changed the power connector on the Gameboy Micro, making all power cables from previous generation GBAs incompatible with the unit. The Gameboy Micro Japanese edition comes with a 110V power cable, and you should consider buying a separate <A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/gameboy-micro-stepdown-p-2069.html">Stepdown Converter</A>, if you are in a 220 Volts country like the UK.<BR><BR> </P> <TABLE cellSpacing=10 border=0 width="527"> <TBODY> <TR align=middle> <TD class=textdunkel width="176"><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/gameboy-micro-famicon-colour-110v-p-2068.html">Gameboy Micro<BR>(Famicom Color</A>) 110V<BR><BR> </TD> <TD class=textdunkel><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/gameboy-micro-silver-110v-p-2074.html">Gameboy Micro<BR>(Silver)</A> 110V<BR><BR><BR> </TD> <TD class=textdunkel><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/gameboy-micro-black-110v-p-2065.html">Gameboy Micro<BR>(Black) </A>110V<BR><BR> </TD></TR> <TR align=middle> <TD width="176"> </TD> <TD> </TD> <TD> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE> <TABLE cellSpacing=10 width=530 border=0> <TBODY> <TR align=middle> <TD class=textdunkel width=180><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/gameboy-micro-blue-110v-p-2066.html">Gameboy Micro<BR>(Blue) </A>110V<BR>&nbsp;</TD> <TD class=textdunkel width=180><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/gameboy-micro-purple-110v-p-2067.html">Gameboy Micro<BR>(Purple)</A> 110V<BR>&nbsp;</TD> <TD class=textdunkel width=135><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/playyan-micro-with-mediastage-42-for-nintendo-p-2072.html">Play-Yan Micro with<BR>MediaStage 4.2</A><BR><BR> </TD></TR> <TR align=middle> <TD width=180> </TD> <TD width=180> </TD> <TD width=135> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE> <TABLE cellSpacing=10 border=0 width="531"> <TBODY> <TR align=middle> <TD class=textdunkel><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-micro-conversion-connector-p-2070.html">Micro Conversion Connector</A><BR><BR> </TD> <TD class=textdunkel><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-micro-communication-cable-p-2071.html">Micro Communication Cable</A><BR><BR> </TD> <TD class=textdunkel width="137"> <P><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-micro-wireless-adapter-p-2073.html">Micro Wireless Adapter</A><BR><BR> </P> <P> </P></TD></TR> <TR align=middle> <TD> </TD> <TD> </TD> <TD width="137"> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE> <P>Many More items for the <A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/game-boy-advance-nintendo-gameboy-micro-c-24_194.html">Gameboy Micro</A> coming soon</P> <P> </P></B> PSP Firmware Downgrade Option Soon http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=25 <P><FONT size=2><STRONG><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/sony-psp-c-162.html">PSP Firmware Downgrade Option</A> Soon</STRONG></FONT></P> <P><FONT size=2>The good folks at WAB and PSP-Dev have just released a video of their new downgrader software in action. For those of you hooked on your homebrew apps for PSP that have kept well clear of Firmware v2.00 this might make your life easier. <BR><BR>For those of you not that involved with the fledgling PSP scene, WAB and PSP-Dev are two promising European groups that have joined forces to work on a Universal PSP Firmware Downgrader which, when ready, will be able to change your firmware from V2.00 back to V1.5x. <BR><BR>The ability to downgrade firmware at will, would allow PSP owners to use the new connectivity functionality introduced by V2.00 but also to have the option of running the various applications and games created by the newly formed PSP community. The video released is blurry and does not clearly demonstrate a firmware downgrade on a PSP but the community seems unanimous in its support of the two groups behind the video. <BR><BR>This news has increased the volume of calls from PSP owners to Sony to stop trying to block <B>homebrew</B> PSP software but it would seem that Sony is either putting up a fight or playing hard to get in order to make programmers feel challenged.</FONT></P> <P>Discuss this on our <A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/forums/">console forum</A></P> Play Sony PSP Games on TV: Adapter Kit with Dual Shock 2 Support http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=26 <P><SPAN class=postbody><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">Play Sony PSP Games on TV: Adapter Kit with Dual Shock 2 Support for Sony&apos;s nextgen Handheld</SPAN> <BR><BR>When the GBA was still the non-plus-ultra of handheld gaming, a small Japanese company called Gametech got overexcited, and developed a GBA2TV Adapter called TV de Advance. The adapter was not just a plug-and-play type device, it had to be installed inside the GBA, by adding a second flat ribbon cable to the original GBA LCD display. Furthermore, the case of the GBA had to be replaced with a new one, that now had the new TV out ports on it. <BR><BR>Another accessories developer is now following their path, and announced a TV Adapter that connects the PSP to your beloved TV. The TV Adapter Kit for PSP (PSP2TV) lets you hook up your PSP to your home television (NTSC and PAL) via Composite or S-Video and Stereo connectors. It also lets you connect and use a PS2 controller on your PSP. By supporting a 16:9 and a 4:3 screen mode, it promises to keep the PSP&apos;s screen proportions as realistic as possible. <BR><BR><A href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/sony-psp-other-c-162_179.html"><IMG height=170 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/psp_2_tv.jpg" width=170 border=0></A> <BR><BR><IMG height=276 src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/Psp_tv.jpg" width=416 border=0> <BR><BR>Unfortunately, the installation requires you to open and modify your PSP console, and you need to replace the front face plate with a new one. This TV Adapter is recommended only for advanced D.I.Y. technicians, and installing the kit will definitely void your warranty. <BR><BR>If you prefer to play your PSP games on the big screen, handling a screwdriver and opening your PSP doesn&apos;t make you afraid, you can now pre-order the TV Adapter for approx 99.99. According to the manufacturer, the item will be released before end of October. <BR><BR>Important: <BR><BR>Please note that Consoles and Gadgets will publish installation instructions as soon as the developers make them available. We will inform each customer who places a pre-order prior to shipping of the installation procedure, and of Consoles and Gadgets test results. We understand that the installation might be too difficult for hobby technicians and won&apos;t blame anyone who changes his mind. <BR><BR>Let us know your Thoughts</SPAN></P> <P> </P> </SPAN></P> Third-Party Cables for Xbox 360: Component Hi-Def, S-Video, RGB http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=27 <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD vAlign=top width="100%" rowSpan=2> <TABLE cellSpacing=10 cellPadding=0 width=610 border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD vAlign=top width=630> <P class=textdunkel><FONT size=2>We have received end of last week a delivery of all audio-video cables you need for your brand new Xbox 360. </FONT></P> <P class=textdunkel><FONT size=2>Four different cables are available, offering each a different type of video connection and signal. From S-Video to RGB Scart, that most UK and European gamers will be happy to finally get their hands on, we got it covered. We also have Component cables for HDTV sets and VGA adapters for computer monitors and screens. All of them offer both Stereo jacks and digital Optical output for enhanced sound quality. 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Lightgun for HDTV..." /></a><b>Initial Set-up</b><br /><br />Connecting the LCD TopGun to your console necessitates a couple of steps:<br /><br />1. Plug the controller cable to your first Xbox joypad slot or the USB cable into your PC/PS2<br />2. Plug either the USB cable or the second controller cable into a separate socket to collect power<br />3. Connect the cable with the LED bars<br />4. Place the LED bars at the left and right sides of your screen/monitor<br />5. Make sure the switch under the gun is on X if you play on Xbox or on P otherwise<br /><br />Alternatively both the LED bars and the gun itself can be connected to an external power supply rather than being all tied up all together (for step 2 and 3 hereabove).<br /><br />Note that the LED bars can be placed to the left and right either hanging from the angles, thanks to two little pieces of plastic supplied with the LCD TopGun for this purpose, or, they can be sticked with scotch tape to make sure that they are exactly where you want them to be and that they won&apos;t move away from their position. There is also a keyhole on the top of each LED bar, making it possible to use screws for the disposal. Make sure the LED bar with the red "on/off" light goes to the right. The IR receiver in the gun will calculate its position thanks to the LED (Light Emitting Diode) infra-red rows located on the stands.<br /><br />The first thing you ought to take care of, when you play with the LCD TopGun, is the calibration. Press A+B for 3 seconds, until your laser ray is ON all the time and everywhere, including completely outside of the TV screen. Target the LED bar at the top left of the screen, then the center of the screen, followed by the left-up, right-up, right-down and left-down corners of your screen. This defines your playing surface. If you somehow messed something up while calibration, press START+SELECT to get out and start again by holding the A and B buttons again.<br /><br />Please note that you should stand at a given distance from the screen, the reference point being 2 Meters for a 29 inches screen. Changing the distance will affect precision greatly. Stepping to the side, holding the gun upside down or sideways won&apos;t. If you experience problems aiming at the corners, it might be that the actual game area is larger or smaller than the TV display. If you aim at the four corners of your TV screen during the calibration instead of aiming at the four corners of the actual in-game screen, you will experience problems when aiming away from the center. To solve this problem, please aim at the four corners of the actual in-game screen during the calibration. <br /> <br /> <b>Xbox and PlayStation 2 Impressions</b><br /><br />We tried the LCD TopGun with The House of the Dead III on the Xbox and with Time Crisis 3 on the PlayStation 2, to get a feeling of how it performs. <br /> <br /> Compared to the <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/ps2-guncon2-p-1503.html"> GunCon 2</a>, it comes slightly under par. Extremely close in accuracy, it still is a tiny bit off the mark (by millimeters really) compared to the legendary Namco weapon, but it&apos;s nearly there and we definitely got ourselves a fair fight. That&apos;s of course on a TV screen that would be compatible with both guns, as the LCD TopGun works on all these sets that would earlier just not recognize the GunCon 2 or <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/topgun-compatible-p-2246.html"> any other gun</a> for that matter. The truth of the matter is that the previous generation of lightguns stopped working when the 100 Hertz norm came out and it just got worse ever since. In our gaming room, the LCD TopGun has been enjoyed flawlessly on Plasma, on LCD and on DLP Television sets, on which there is simply no reference point to compare with.<br /><br />When giving it a go on the Xbox, the rendering is about the same, except that the competition is much weaker on the MS system. As a matter of fact, most <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/topgun-compatible-p-2246.html"> lightguns released for the Xbox in the past</a> had some accuracy problems that seem to be caused by software discrepancies. The LCD TopGun is about the same precision on Xboxen as on PS2s, which means close from Guncon 2, and loads better than any other third-party effort so far, since it uses another technical approach, no longer relying on software at all. It definitely gets the job done. And here again, it works with all screens you can think of, unlike the aforementioned competing equipment.<br /><br /> <br /> As said in the first section of this article, the LCD opGun comes with a laser beam that is useful for calibration but that can also be turned on or off during gameplay. This might help you with your aiming but can sometimes be disturbing: if you are the violent kind, like some of us here, you&apos;ll be moving your piece fast and harsh in no time, sometimes with both hands attached to it, and you might shake the laser off the center in the process. There are two dialers to point your laser beam optimally, one going from right to left and the other from top to bottom. They are both located on the gun itself, touching or hitting them while shooting at the screen is what will provoke problems. Either calm down, or, like I did, switch off the laser, it&apos;s for cheaters anyway ;)<br /><br />Also, the LCD TopGun offers a Turbo feature that allows you to shoot rifle salves without sweat. Just put the Turbo on and the LCD TopGun will keep firing as long as you keep holding the trigger. No more click-click, clack-clack. Just focus on pointing at the enemies and finish the damn game that&apos;s been lowering your self-esteem for so long already. <br /> <br /> The LCD TopGun also offers a kickback feature. That means the top part of the gun will keep going backwards with noise, everytime you fire it, similar to what you would experience with a real-deal Beretta (the kind that comes with bullets and kills people, you know). Cool and funny at first, it can get annoying with time. I personally turn it off when I am bored, simply by removing the second power cord.<br /><br />Last but not least, the LCD TopGun is fairly lightweight (245 grams) and did not tire my arm excessively quick. All in all, it feels good enough and quite precise, I don&apos;t expect to blame a lot of my defeats onto the LCD TopGun in the future, except maybe for final boss confrontations, but that&apos;s just because I am dishonest in that context ;)<br /><br /><br /><b>Two Players Action</b><br /><br />While testing the LCD TopGun, I couldn&apos;t help disrupting the complete work premise. After a couple of minutes blasting and shouting "taste my steel, bitch!", I soon had friends. Indeed, for the first time in my sorry-ass career, my colleagues spoke to me, and I was surrounded by geeky hardcore gamers asking if "you could play co-op&apos;". "Right on", I answered, feeling a confidence boost in my chest, after grabbing a second unit off its box. <br /> <br /> We started going through the maze of cables and plugged everything together. Unlike what is said in the FAQs of the Chinglish web site of the product&apos;s manufacturer, one set of LED bars wouldn&apos;t recognize two LCD Topguns properly for us here. We really had to use two LED bars one next to each other, and that&apos;s where scotch tape became a requirement for this hands-on feature. We also needed to calibrate our blades accordingly, with the proper LED bar, each his turn. Once you&apos;ve gone through this little hassle (a matter of 10 minutes tops), you&apos;re prepared for double trouble.<br /><br /><b>Moving on to the Bigger Screens</b><br /><br />If everything went on without problems so far, the first complications are reached when bringing the action to a 42 inch screen, or larger. Putting the LED bars at both extremities of a widescreen HDTV, we faced difficulties reaching the far left and right, as well as the lowest part at the bottom of the screen. Taking steps back, then smaller steps forward, adjusting the distance while calibrating again and again, we finally got the stuff into place. In order to tackle the conflicts from the excessive span of your 16:9 ratio, the distance from which you stand to the screen is definitely the key factor: for 42 inches, 3.5 meters gave perfect results. At 2 meters or 2.5 meters from the 42&apos;&apos; monster, we could only play with 4:3 ratio. So keep trying until you are exactly where you are supposed to be and everything should be alright. <br /> <br /> From 3 meters range, only 50 centimeters away from the perfect spot, we could play full-screen but with the LED bars slightly inside the screen and not completely at the extremities (this is actually the recommended technique from the manufacturer when facing gigantic screens over 50 inches, such as wall projectors and such). Using scotch tape to hold the LCD TopGun in place was enough to perform the stunt. Voila, we&apos;re playing with full accuracy on any screen ever since. Naturally, using scotch tape might leave traces on your beautiful television and you will need to clean up behind you. Of course, some will not call that perfection yet, it needs a bit of patience setting things up, and it&apos;s not the ideal set of circumstances you could think of. But, hey, that&apos;s much better than not being able to use any gun at all on my plasma, don&apos;t you agree?<br /><br />TThe larger the screen gets, the farther you are supposed to stand away from it. We recommend making use of joypad extension leads to put yourself at ease, or even the use of a separate power source for the recoil function and/or for the LED stands (plug is standard and fits with these sockets you get with universal power supply - AC adapter output requirements are 600 mA or above, 5V, negative polarity on the outside). According to the text on the box, the LCD TopGun is compatible with screens sized between 14 and 60 inches in diagonal.<br /><br /><br /> <img style="border-color: black; width: 527px; height: 402px;" src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/lcdtopgun-projector.jpg" border="1" alt="vLightgun for Plasma TV. Lightgun for 100 Hz Television. Lightgun for LCD screen. Lightgun for VGA monitor. Lightgun for DLP projector TV. Lightgun for HDTV..." /><br /><br /><b>Playing with AME on PC</b><br /><br />In the beginning, we simply installed the driver supplied in the box. Driver that, in some of the boxes we opened, comes on a simple CD-R on which has been hand-written TopGun v3.0 with a permanent marker. You gotta love Hong Kong for these personal touches on products. I would love Hong Kong even more if the drivers on the CD-R were working fine. That&apos;s not the case, I could not get anything out of it. It&apos;s only after a bit of research on the world <i>wild</i> web that I could get myself a winning freeware or two: Acorn&apos;s WinGun and Smog&apos;s Guncon2 driver. I went ahead and played a bit of Operation Wolf and the likes for hours, followed by a quick Duck Hunt on FCE-Ultra. So far playing 1up with the LCD TopGun has worked in every game that has been tried, while two players co-op mode is possible in some games, but not in others. I&apos;ve been feeling like a teenager who had skipped school to go to the arcades again today ;)<br /><br />By the way, I managed to play MAME with TFT, LCD and CRC monitors and, at the end of the day, I see no reason why the LCD TopGun wouldn&apos;t work with any homemade arcade cabinet running the emulator. 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Developers Shown Video Chat, Possible New Design Surfaces New LCD TopGun for PS2, Xbox and PC</a> - First Lightgun Compatible with Plasma, LCD, TFT http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1124 New TopGun Review:<a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/topgun-compatible-p-2246.html"> LCD TopGun for PS2, Xbox and PC</a> - First Lightgun Compatible with Plasma, LCD, TFT & DLP Full <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/article_info.php?articles_id=28"> LCD TopGun Story</a> Xbox 360 cracked without a 360 Modchip http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1125 The Xbox 360 has been cracked, known as 360 Firmware Hack, no need for a 360 Modchip you simply update the drive and away you go. Xbox 360 Controller Faceplates http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1126 These are fast becoming one of our best sellars see the full range of Xbox 360 Controller Faceplates Wii Price Hint from Nintendo Financial Report in Japan - Televised Revolution http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1128 This would convert to 222 US$ or 174 Euro, or ??120 but again that is the maximum price tag, not the final SRP. New DS Lite Accessories added http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1129 We have now added over 30 products for the newest Nintendo DS Lite from DS Lite Cases to DS Lite Screen Protectors No PS3 for Xmas For UK Customers as Sony Delays till March http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1131 The Sony press release says it all rather concisely: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Announces New March 2007 date for European Launch of <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/playstation-3-c-189.html">Playstation 3</a> Lik-sang shuts up shop http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1132 Lik-sang closing is a great loss to the Gaming world, we are saddened to hear that lik-sang has closed its doors read more and comment on our forum Nintendo Wii Shortages in UK http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1134 You may be a lucky one that has got a Wii on preorder but seems most of the UK will not be able to get there hands on one, at least before Xmas. Nintendo Wii Component cables now in stock http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1136 We just got our first shipment of Blaze Nintendo Wii Component cables now in stock, as the official versions are still unavailible. New Nintendo Wii Controllers and Nintendo Wii Accesories http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1138 We have been busy adding more new Nintendo Wii Controllers and Nintendo Wii Accesories, and even some PS3 Accesories. Sony PS3 Release Just Days away http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1140 So Close the day we have all been waiting for, the release of the Sony PS3 in the UK is nearly here lets hope ther&apos;s plenty to go round R4DS Revolution for Nintendo Ds and DS lite in stock http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1141 The R4DS Cartridge is a DS SLOT-1 flash cart. This amazing little device matches the original DS cart size. It is a complete solution with no need to purchase any additional components or deal with any messy software and truly a easy media enhancer for DS and DS Lite. Happy Easter to all http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1142 Happy Easter, We hope you enjoy the few days holiday, our phone lines will open back up on Wednesday At 10am New Wii VGA XCM V-Box now in Stock http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1143 Wii VGA XCM V-Box now in Stock Microsoft has begun banning modified Xbox 360 http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1145 Microsoft has begun banning modified Xbox 360 consoles from being able to access Xbox Live. <br>A Microsoft spokesperson described the move as "an important part of our efforts to try and maintain a fair gaming environment for the large majority of gamers that play by the rules<br><br> Microsft has increased its warranty due to the Ring of Death up to 3 years http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1147 Microsft has increased its warranty due to the Ring of Death up to 3 years "Microsoft said Thursday that it will take a $1 billion charge as it extends the warranty on the Xbox 360, after an investigation showed the game console can be prone to hardware failures. " <br> We have had tons of calls asking for info on this please call Microsoft on 0800 587 1102<br><br> XCM 1080P Component VGA Box http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1149 <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/1080p-component-p-2511.html">XCM 1080P Component VGA Box</a> are now in stock, these really are the ultimate VGA box for psp, Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360 More about <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/1080p-component-p-2511.html">XCM 1080P Component VGA Box</a><br><br> We can now UNBRICK any psp Console and Change to any Firmware http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1150 Yes at last we can now UNBRICK PSP Consoles so if you bricked your PSP let us unbrick it for you Only ??20 charge and we can also downgrade any PSP to the firmware of your choice.<br><br> Sony PSP Slim Component cable, play Games on your TV http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1152 Enables AV output via Component Suitable only for the new Slim & Lite Series (PSP-2000), Allow to display videos, photos and play music as well as games on TV. For playing games, a TV with progressive scan support is required. <br> The Official Sony version and third party ones will be added to our site in the next few days.<br><br> Nintendo DS Lite Replacement Cases http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1154 We pretty much have every Colour now of the Nintendo DS Lite Replacement Cases, so you an either use the case to Repair the broken parts on your console or replace the whole case with a cool colour. <br> We also offer a repair and a full replacement case fitting service simply send your console in with your details or give us a Quick Call.<br><br> Our New Layout and logo is now Live http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1155 Members will have already noticed, that just in time for a massive increase in Sales, we have launched a new layout for Consoles and Gadgets site. We say goodbye to our old logo which has served us well for 4 years, we would love to read your comments on our new logo etc please feel free to let us know New Sony PSP Slim Accessories http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1156 New Sony PSP Slim Accessories at last more goodies for the PSP Slim proving to be most popular so far is the silicon skins. we are adding new stuff everyday so please check back.<br><br> Full range of console repair parts Added http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1157 We have now added a full range of console repair parts from PSP Lcd Screens and Umd Drives, to DS Lite Top Screens and DS Lite Touch Screens.<br><br> Sony PSP Slim Batteries and Earphones added http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1158 We have just added 3600 mah Sony PSP Slim batteries, and some really smart Deluxe Sony PSP Slim Headphones, based on the original Sony Design.<br><br> DDR Madness on PS3 and Nintendo Wii http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1159 At last we have Nintendo Wii Dance Mats and PS3 Dance Mats Both for under ??20, dont pay the ??40 for the Official ones as these are as good and still have 12 mths Warranty. Nintendo Wii gets software sales record http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1161 Nintendo of America&apos;s VP of sales and marketing Cammie Dunaway has announced that the Wii has already sold over 50 million units of software since its launch (18 months ago) and that the figure is a new record. The previous record, 42 million units sold in 18 months, was from the launch of the PlayStation 2 in late 2000. As a comparison, in the first 18 months of their lifecycles ,the Xbox 360 had 30 million units sold, 20 million were sold for the PlayStation 3 and 28 million were sold for the original Xbox. Making the figure even more impressive is that the figure does not include WiiSports which is bundled in every Wii console sold. The figure does however include "WiiPlay" (which comes bundled with a Wii remote) and "Link&apos;s Crossbow Training" (which comes bundled with the Wii zapper.) Thanks to Afterdawn for this story Hope everyone enjoyed the summer hols http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1162 Hope everyone enjoyed the summer hols, now that the kids are back to school, we are offering free standard delivery on all orders at present. Thanks Consoles and Gadgets Review on <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/lite-full-replacement-case-yellow-p-2429.html"> DS Lite Full Replacement Case Yellow</a> http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1163 <p>Product: <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/lite-full-replacement-case-yellow-p-2429.html"> DS Lite Full Replacement Case Yellow</a><br/> From: Nick Thornton Date: 08/26/2008 I bought this case because the right hinge on the DS Lite was broken. Looks cool and my son is well chuffed with his <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/lite-full-replacement-case-yellow-p-2429.html"><strong>"new" unique DS</strong></a>. The New <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-dsi-c-258.html">Nintendo DSi</a> Announced. http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1164 The <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-dsi-c-258.html">Nintendo DSi</a> is the long-awaited replacement to Nintendo s popular handheld video game console. Compared side by side to the Nintendo DS Lite, the NDSi features a 17% larger screen and a 12% reduced size at a weight of only 214 grams More info on <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-dsi-c-258.html">Nintendo DSi</a>. <br />Also we have now added a side by side comparison <br /><a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-dsi-black-p-2950.html"><img height="80" alt="Nintendo DSi Comparison" src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/DSi_small_comparison.jpg" width="90" /></a> Nintendo DSi Titles are region locked ( no imports for us then :-( ) http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1165 <br>Here&apos;s a recent statement from Nintendo The Nintendo DSi Titles are region locked but not the DS DS Lite titles Nintendo has issued a statement to us to stop the rumours on the internet refrence region locking, on the new Nintendo DSi. "DSi software (software that is only compatible with DSi) is region locked, eg: European DSi software can only be played on European DSi&apos;s" a Nintendo spokesperson has told us but you will be able to play all current DS and DS Lite titles on any DSi. CandG Yes yet again us here in UK will of course get the bum deal. Lots of New Arcade Sticks due http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1168 Feb will see the release of at least 10 new Arcade stick for PS3 and the 360, Hori and Madcats are releasing new sticks, and also some Limited edition one handed Controllers, stay tuned for more info we will put these on the Site asap. Nintendo DSi released in the UK http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1169 We managed to get hands on today with the UK Version of the Nintendo DSi, if your lucky enough to get your hands on one, We were surprised just how good the camera is and of course the voice changing option was a hit with the lads making ranson demands on it. We have got our first stock of DSi parts and now we can offer DSi Repairs, DSi Top Screens, DSi Power Supplies and so on. Xbox 360 Rapid Fire Controllers UPDATE http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1171 Xbox 360 Rapid Fire Controllers UPDATE For our customers that purchased there controller before the latest update to WAW and MW2 Online Oct 2009 ( remember all our chips are installed in sockets we simply remove and reprogram if needed. so get in touch if you have one that needs re-done) Just send your controller into us and we will update your chip for FREE NEW 6 and 8 Mode controllers will be ready soon we will also be able to upgrade as above if you have bought a controller from us before we will charge a small upgrade fee for these, details will be on the newlestters and site very soon, we have managed to create the fastest rapid and burst code for these than before and totally undetectable on xbox live. Xbox bans over 1 million 360s from xbox live http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1172 Hopefully you would have heard about this on the news and not been banned yourself, great timing as MS did this last November as well, great way to sell 1 million + 360s pre xmas... <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-dsi-dsi-xl-all-dsi-xl-products-c-258_308.html"> Nintendo DSI XL</a> and Accesories Now In Stock http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1176 The New <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-dsi-dsi-xl-all-dsi-xl-products-c-258_308.html"> Nintendo DSI XL</a> will only be available in two colours?? to start - wine red and dark brown. The <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-dsi-dsi-xl-all-dsi-xl-products-c-258_308.html"> Nintendo DSI XL</a> will come pre-loaded with the DSi Ware software like Dr Kawashima&apos;s: Two 4.2 inch screens which are 93% larger than those on a DS Lite and larger than the PSP. The two screens also have an improved wider viewing angle so your family Thanks to The Official Nintendo Magazine site for this article. Full Range of <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-dsi-dsi-xl-dsi-xl-repairs-c-258_309.html"> DSI XL Repairs</a> Sony&nbsp;<a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/playstation-ps3-move-c-189_307.html">PS3 Move</a> Out on Friday 16th Sep 2010 http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1177 We are pleased to announce stock of the new <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/playstation-ps3-move-c-189_307.html">PS3 Move controllers</a> and accessories will be in stock on Friday, all pre-orders will ship place your order now to avoid disappointment. Pre Orders now being taken for Xbox 360 Kinect http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1178 Pre Orders now being taken for <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/xbox-360-kinect-project-natal-p-3629.html">Xbox 360 Kinect</a> Release Date is we have limited stock of the <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/xbox-360-kinect-project-natal-p-3629.html">Xbox 360 Kinect</a> so dont delay place your preorder asap. Sony PS3 Move and Add ons Now In Stock http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1179 All Preorders for the Sony<a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/playstation-ps3-move-c-189_307.html">PS3 Move</a> Controllers and Accessories are now shipping. Full Range of DSi Parts and DSi XL Repairs http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1180 <br><p><strong>Nintendo <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-dsi-dsi-xl-dsi-repairs-c-258_289.html">DSi Repairs</a> Parts and<a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-dsi-dsi-xl-dsi-xl-repairs-c-258_309.html"> DSi XL Repairs</a> now Available </strong></p><p><strong>**Please note Quotes for<a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-dsi-dsi-xl-dsi-repairs-c-258_289.html"> DSi XL repairs</a> are Free of charge</strong></p><p>We carry out Nintendo DSi Repairs to the UK version and imported ones Turn around time usually 2 - 3 days <br> Common Repairs we do <br /><a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/dsi-touch-screen-p-3379.html">DSi Touch Screen </a>Replacement<br><a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/dsi-replacement-internal-game-slot-slot1-p-3412.html">DSi Gameslot</a> Replacement ( DSi not Reading Games or freezing )<br><a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-dsi-dsi-xl-dsi-repairs-c-258_289.html">DSi No Power Issue</a><br /><a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/dsi-bottom-lcd-p-3377.html">DSi Bottom LCD Screen Replacement </a> <br /> <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/dsi-top-lcd-screen-p-3378.html">DSi Top Screen Replacement </a> <br /> <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-dsi-dsi-xl-dsi-repairs-c-258_289.html">DSi Broken Hinge Replacement </a> <br /> <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-dsi-dsi-xl-dsi-repairs-c-258_289.html">DSi On/Off And Charging problems </a> <br /> <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-dsi-dsi-xl-dsi-repairs-c-258_289.html">DSi Full Case Changes</a> ( Check out are range of <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-dsi-dsi-xl-dsi-full-replacement-shells-c-258_297.html"> DSi Full Shells</a> in different colours) <br /><a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-dsi-dsi-xl-dsi-repairs-c-258_289.html">DSi Water damage</a> </p><p>The average <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-dsi-dsi-xl-dsi-repairs-c-258_289.html">DSi Repair</a> cost is £25 - £45 <br />You can simply contact us by phone or email if you want to ask any questions etc Simply send your <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-dsi-dsi-xl-dsi-consoles-c-258_262.html">DSi console</a> to us the quote for <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-dsi-dsi-xl-dsi-repairs-c-258_289.html">DSi Repair</a> or <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-dsi-dsi-xl-dsi-xl-repairs-c-258_309.html"> DSi XL Repairs</a>If you just want to send it in but don&apos;t want to go thru checkout and pay £4.99 that&apos;s fine simply send your <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-dsi-dsi-xl-dsi-repairs-c-258_289.html">DSi Console Repair</a> or <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-dsi-dsi-xl-dsi-xl-repairs-c-258_309.html"> DSi XL Repairs</a> to us with your name and details an a note of fault, we will charge you the return post before we send it back to you.<br /> <strong>Please </strong><b> <a href="https://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/contact_us.php">call</a> or <a href="https://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/contact_us.php">email us</a> for more info.</b><strong> 0844 478 0141 - 0141 280 0149 if you have any questions, we have repair parts on our site for customers wishing to repair there own.</strong></p><br> Black Ops Released Today http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1184 At last <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/xbox-360-rapid-fire-controller-for-black-ops-cod-mw2-mode-black-p-3466.html ">Black Ops</a> is out and is set to be at least the biggest game release this year, with a past to present background and then future we are sure all COD fans will love this, and don&apos;t forget the <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/xbox-360-rapid-fire-controller-for-black-ops-cod-mw2-mode-black-p-3466.html"> Xbox 360 Rapid Fire Controller for Black Ops</a> is now available. The Nintendo 3DS Console Release date and price http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1185 The <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-3ds-console-p-3634.html">Nintendo 3DS Console</a> is an upcoming portable game console by Nintendo, which can produce 3D effects and no need for 3D Glasses. Release date for the<a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-3ds-console-p-3634.html"> Nintendo 3DS Console</a> is to be 23rd March in the UK and the rrp seems to be £219.99 - £239.99 The Nintendo 3DS Console is out Now http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1186 The Nintendo 3DS Console was released today, all our preorders shipped to customers yesterday all 3DS should be with you by 1pm today, so listen for your doorbell. We will post a 3DS Unboxing Article and in the next few days we will strip the console down to its component parts and add the 3DS Disasembled Articled to our site. Enjoy your 3DS it really is the next step in handheld gaming well done nintendo, whats the chances that sonys new psp2 will have 3d tech by the time it comes out end of this year. ConsolesandGadgets The 3DS Console Un Boxed http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1187 <html> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="en-gb"> </head> <body leftmargin="30"> <p align="center"><b>The Nintendo 3DS Console out the box</b><br> <br> Finally after months of waiting we got a chance to unbox and take some photos of the new Nintendo 3ds Console</p> <p align="center"><img border="0" src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/3DS_unboxing_1.JPG" width="300" height="198"></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">SO 1st look at the 3DS Console and you notice the 2 cameras to enable 3D photos, this is something we are all looking forward to seeing.</p> <p align="center"><img border="0" src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/3DS_unboxing_2.JPG" width="300" height="188"></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">When you 1st open the 3DS Console you notice the 3D slider to the right and the front screen protector covers the hole of the inside cover so be careful of scratching your 3DS console or you will be needing us to do a 3DS Repair on the hole front cover not just the size of the screen like older Nintendo DS.</p> <p align="center"><img border="0" src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/3DS_unboxing_3.JPG" width="300" height="286"></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">Once you remove the foam protector you notice a fairly familiar layout on the Nintendo 3DS apart from the new Thumb stick and the Home buttons, looks like 3DS Repairs will be interesting on such a compact unit.</p> <p align="center"><img border="0" src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/3DS_unboxing_4.JPG" width="300" height="266"></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">The 3DS has a welcome addition with the Select Home and start keys at the bottom of the 3DS Lcd Screen Repairs</p> <p align="center"><img border="0" src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/3DS_unboxing_5.JPG" width="350" height="204"></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">Within seconds of turning the 3DS Console on you get a 3D demo, not able to take photos for you but&nbsp; its your 1st look at 3d when you turn the 3DS Console on.&nbsp; The 3D Demo on the 3DS the + slip away into the background and the Nintendo 3DS Logo moves forward and backwards very impressed, the 3DS 3D Camera is also very good, sorry we ant show but just looks flat on photos, we tested Ridge Racer on the 3DS all the team at Consoles and Gadgets were impressed, lets hope there&apos;s a few good games out for the serious gamer we will see, if not great gadget none the less.</p> <p align="center"><img border="0" src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/3DS_unboxing_6.JPG" width="300" height="222"></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">As well as the 3DS Console, Charger, Manuals and 3D Reality cards you also get a 3DS Charging Cradle, which you can sit your 3DS in there&apos;s a flap at the back to allow you to change the 3DS Games without taking the console out of the Dock, you can charge your 3DS Console with the mains charger or in the stand with the 3DS Power Supply, our 3DS USB Charge Cables will also work with the just the 3DS Console or the 3DS Charging Cradle.</p> <p align="center"><img border="0" src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/3DS_unboxing_7.JPG" width="300" height="191"></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">Back End of the 3DS Console you can see 3DS Charging Port, 3DS Game Slot and 3DS Stylus left to Right.</p> <p align="center"><img border="0" src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/3DS_unboxing_8.JPG" width="350" height="171"></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">Back End of the 3DS you can se the hole of the back cover with 4 screws holding it in place</p> <p align="center"><img border="0" src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/3DS_unboxing_10.JPG" width="300" height="204"></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">Top side of the 3DS Console you will notice a improvement on the 3DS Shell, with stronger looking 3DS Hinges, and of course the 2 Cameras to take 3D Images.</p> <p align="center"><img border="0" src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/3DS_unboxing_11.JPG" width="300" height="152"></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">The Right Hand Side of the 3DS Console has just a 3DS Wifi Switch and a small Led to show you Wifi on or off, and you can also see the 3DS Slider which you can slide 3d to 2d for us we just keep on full 3D</p> <p align="center"><img border="0" src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/3DS_unboxing_12.JPG" width="300" height="315"></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">Left Hand Side of 3DS Console has a volume switch and the SD Card a 2 Gig SD Card is supplied already in the console</p> <p align="center"><img border="0" src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/3DS_unboxing_14.JPG" width="300" height="270"></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">Front Edge of the 3DS Console has a standard 3DS Headphone socket and Power and charge leds, not sure we like the 3DS Headphone socket placement bang in the middle, maybe been better to right hand side as there was space.</p> <p align="center"><img border="0" src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/3DS_unboxing_15.JPG" width="350" height="179"></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">Nintendo 3DS Repairs are now available, Spares for 3DS Repairs are now also available on our website. for more info on 3DS Repairs got to the 3DS Repairs Section.</p> <p align="center">Next News we will show inside 3DS back cover and Battery Comparison, then we will do a full 3DS Strip down and show the inside workings of the 3DS</p> </body> </html> Nintendo 3DS Battery Side by Side and Inside 3DS back Cover http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1188 <html> <head> </head> <body> <p align="center"><b>Nintendo 3DS Battery Side by Side and Inside Back Cover</b></p> <p align="center">The New 3DS Battery is almost the same Voltage as the DSi and DSi XL so Chargers are the same, the 3DS Battery has a higher Watt output and a slightly larger Capacity.</p> <p align="center"> <img border="0" src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/3DS_Battery_Comparison.JPG" alt="Nintendo 3DS Battery Side by Side" width="450" height="352"></p> <p align="center">From Left to Right<br> DS Lite Battery, DSi Battery, DSI XL LL Battery, 3DS Battery</p> <p align="center"> </p> <p align="center"><b>Inside 3DS Back Cover</b></p> <p align="center"> <img border="0" src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/3DS_Battery_Cover_1.JPG" width="450" height="319"></p> <p align="center">The 3DS Back cover has 4 Screws to hold the back cover in, don&apos;t worry the screws have c-clips so they will not fall out ( sorry about my image I am no david bailey )</p> <p align="center"> </p> <p align="center"> <img border="0" src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/3DS_Battery_Cover_2.JPG" width="450" height="313"></p> <p align="center">Gently lift from the screw side and remove the 3DS Back Cover, you can now see the battery and various Nintendo info.</p> <p align="center"> </p> <p align="center"> <img border="0" src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/3DS_Battery_Cover_3.JPG" width="450" height="330"></p> <p align="center"> </p> <p align="center">A small tab like on older DS Consoles but on the top of the battery will allow you to lift the battery out, The Replacement or spare 3DS Battery&apos;s we sell come with a free 3DS Screw Driver just in case you don&apos;t have a very small Philips driver handy, we also sell a set of 3DS Screwdrivers for those wishing to carry out there own 3DS Repairs or 3DS Case Changes, don&apos;t forget we can Carry out any 3DS Repair.</p> <p align="center">Tut and Photos by Charly</p> </body> </html> Sony has Annouced PSN Back Online Via Twitter http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1189 Sony has Annouced Via Twitter that the UK EU PSN accounts will be starting to come back online over next few days. Sony Europe begins phased rollout Microsoft has annouced it will replace any Xbox 360s affected by latest update problems http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1190 The latest Update from Microsoft has caused a small number of consoles to not read or will encounter disc reading problems, so if your one of the unlucky ones make sure you get your console fixed for free. Xbox 360 Slim Replacement Shell Calibur 11 Base Vault http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1191 <body> <center> <b><a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/xbox-360-slim-replacement-shell-calibur-11-base-vault-mlg-edition-p-3847.html"><img src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/vault-banner.jpg" width="580" height="161" alt="" border="0"></a></b><br> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="589" id="table1"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="589"> <a class="lrTitle" href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/xbox-360-slim-replacement-shell-calibur-11-base-vault-vampire-red-p-3850.html" style="text-decoration: none"> <b><font color="#000000">Xbox 360 Slim Replacement Shell Calibur 11 Base Vault</font></b></a><b><br> <br> </b>Every so often a new product comes along, that really is New, These Vault Shells will protect, enhance performance, and uniquely customize your 360 slim console. 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href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/xbox-360-slim-replacement-shell-calibur-11-base-vault-mlg-edition-p-3847.html"> <img src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/vault-banner2.jpg" width="580" height="588" alt="" border="0"></a> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> </b><span style="font-weight: bold;">PRODUCT FEATURES:</span><b> X<a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/xbox-360-slim-replacement-shell-calibur-11-base-vault-mlg-edition-p-3847.html" style="text-decoration: none"><font color="#000000">box 360 Slim Replacement Shell Calibur 11 Base Vault</font></a><br> <br> </b><span style="font-weight: bold;">Promotes cooling for optimal performance.</span><b> <br> <br> The engineering team at Calibur11 has spent extra time to ensure your console with Vault on it will not suffer from heat exhaustion. As a matter of fact the Vault actually provides superior airflow by lifting it off the ground giving the fan the ability to do its job better. <br> <br> </b><span style="font-weight: bold;">Better stability and footing with chassis support.</span><b> <br> <br> Keeping the Xbox 360 Slim stable when standing it up is a challenge, for this reason exactly we designed the chassis. The chassis not only looks cool but snaps the vault securely in place around the Xbox 360 slim providing that much needed stability. The chassis also has neoprene on the base to keep your Xbox 360 Slim in its original place so no one can bump it off the counter, including the cat! </b></p> <p align="center"><b> <img border="0" src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/vault_diag.jpg" width="580" height="260"><br> </b><span style="font-weight: bold;"><br> Docking and cradle accessories for organization.</span><b> <br> <br> Want to know where to put that headset or controller? Not on the floor for someone to step on but in the cool looking utility cradle Calibur11 has designed for you. The Utility cradle was specifically designed for the official Xbox 360 controller but can also hold your expensive gaming headset. No longer will you be looking for your gear, it&apos;s right next to the system you are about to enter battle with. <br> <br> </b><span style="font-weight: bold;">Vault bodies provide better console protection.</span><b> <br> <br> Why do I need console protection you ask? Why not? You go out and spend hundreds of dollars on a system that you spend a lot of time on. You deserve, no, the system deserves to be protected. We here at Calibur11 have heard too many times of people dropping stuff on them, scratching stuff in them, or spilling stuff on them…is this the way to treat your gateway to fun? Make a statement, protect your system and while you are at it show off how cool it is with the vault on. <br> <br> </b><span style="font-weight: bold;">Endless possibilities of customization to suit your unique style.</span><b> <br> <br> You know who you are better than anyone else out there so why not display it on the one thing you spend most of your time on? With the Vault from Calibur11 you can define your gaming style to convey to the world what kind of gamer you are, not to mention make the room look that much cooler. <br> <br> </b><span style="padding:2px;"> <a rel="lightbox[item]" href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/xbox-360-slim-replacement-shell-calibur-11-base-vault-mlg-edition-p-3847.html"> <img src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/mlg-vault-eyes.jpg" alt="" class="addimg" style="border: 0px solid #cccccc;" border="0" width="450" height="450"></a></span><b><br> </b></td> </tr> </table> <br> <br> </center> </body> Modern Warfare is back. On November 8th, http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1192 "Modern Warfare is back. On November 8th, the best-selling first-person action series of all-time returns with the epic sequel to the multiple Game of the Year award winner Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2." We expect our Current Rapid Fire Controllers will be fine we will offer a free update if you buy a controller from Today, simply send it back for a update once the new game comes out. New Black Ops PS3 Limited Edition hardware bundle http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1193 Sony America has announced a New Black Ops PS3 Limited Edition hardware bundle. Set for release on May 31, ( in the USA ) the Black Ops Special edition Pacl will contain a 160 GB PS3, and of course a copy of Black Ops and the First Strike DLC pack. Assuming you&apos;re one of the few gamers who hasn&apos;t played Black Ops - and wants to - it&apos;ll cost you $299.99. There&apos;s no word on a UK or European release for the bundle as yet. A Legend Has Returned - Wii http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1194 <html> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=windows-1252"> <title>The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword</title> </head> <body> <p>Nintendo fans of all ages from the NES days to the SNES, right through to the Gameboy and now the Wii, are probably aware of one of the very first great fantasy games to burst onto the gaming market for the <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-wii-c-190.html" style="text-decoration: none"> Nintendo Wii</a>. This week we have been luckily enough to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the legend that is Link and the epic <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/12-in-weapon-kit-bronze-for-wii-p-2867.html" style="text-decoration: none">Legend of Zelda</a>. To mark such an event as remarkable as battling Gano, Nintendo have treated Gamers to the 25th Anniversary special, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.<br> <br> With the help of Link, and the <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/official-wii-remote-plus-controller-blue-p-3692.html" style="text-decoration: none">Nintendo Wii MotionPlus</a> technology, you start the adventure from where it all started back in 1987 for link, Skyloft. It is here where you will be united with your trusted Loftwing and set out on your adventure which will ultimately see you try and conquer Ghirahim the Demon lord. Battling through Faron Woods and Skyview Temple you meet many friends and foes on your way, and with the <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-wii-controllers-remotes-c-190_232.html" style="text-decoration: none">Wii MotionPlus</a> you really get a feel for adventure unfolding, which would go on to seal Link’s future as an heroic warrior.<br> <br> Nintendo have served up some truly thrilling and equally exasperating Legend of Zelda games in the past, from the very first Legend Of Zelda, to SNES’s ‘A Link To The Past’ and the irrepressible Majora’s Mask on the N64. In case your Wii is unable to read this epic new game you can use our <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/wii-laser-repair-wii-laser-repairs-service-p-3846.html" style="text-decoration: none"> Wii Laser Repair Replacement</a> hopefully your Wii is reading games ok,&nbsp; This one however is a fitting tribute to celebrate 25 years of Zelda, as it brings gamers back to the very start of the adventures; and with the Nintendo Wii MotionPlus, it delivers a modern more sophisticated chapter to the incredible legend that is Link and The Legend of Zelda.<br> <br> If you need to purchase a <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=&x=28&y=6&categories_id=190&inc_subcat=1&manufacturers_id=&pfrom=&pto=&dfrom=08/01/2011&dto=" style="text-decoration: none">Nintendo Wii</a> for Christmas or update your <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/nintendo-wii-controllers-remotes-c-190_232.html" style="text-decoration: none">Wii controllers</a> or <a href="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/wii-laser-repair-wii-laser-repairs-service-p-3846.html" style="text-decoration: none"> Wii Laser Repair</a> to maximise your Legend of Zelda gaming experience, then you are in the right place; Consoles &amp; Gadgets have all the equipment you will ever need.<br> <br> Author : James ConsolesandGadgets<br><br></p> </body> </html> Black Friday News; Limited Edition Xbox 360 Call of Duty, MW3 Console has landed http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1195 Don’t get squashed in the Black Friday crush, all those extra shoppers can be a bit of pain so shop online instead at Consoles and Gadgets ;). You can find Fresh off the Chinnock, armed and ready for battle, the hardy war veteran Xbox 360 Limited Edition Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Console. Xbox have teamed up with Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games to bring fans, of arguably the greatest ever war game series ever made, the Modern Warfare themed games console. This beautifully battered looking piece of kit will be a must for all game fans this Christmas, and with Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 practically assembling its very own army of players. Here at Consoles and Gadgets, we expect the Xbox 360 console to sell out very shortly after going on sale. The Limited Edition Console has an impressive 320GB detachable hard drive and also comes armed with two customised wireless controllers, an Xbox 360 Wired Headset, and one month’s subscription to Xbox live. <br><br>This mean-looking Limited Edition Xbox is a must for all Modern Warfare fans, and Consoles and Gadgets can offer some excellent armoury to add to the Modern Warfare Console; such as the amazing Xbox 360 Rapid Fire Controller, with a fitted rapid fire chip installed it allows you to use both triggers at the same time, which in Modern Warfare 3 language, is like walking around with your very own platoon - and is the difference between reaching Prestige and not.................Also take a look at our amazing Vault Base’s for the Xbox 360 which include bases for Battlefield 3 and Apocalypse face, which are excellent value and great for arming your current Xbox 360. <br><br>Author : Scott ConsolesandGadgets PS Move ships 10m units worldwide http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1196 PS Move ships 10m units worldwide More than 10m units of Sony`s motion controller have made their way to retail since it launched in the UK in September 2010. Sony believes that the attach rate of Move devices is about one for every six PlayStation3 consoles. Sony hopes that going forward sales of PS Move will get higher as more game developers adopt it for their incoming titles. At present, there are 85 games to support PS Move. According to Gabe Ahn, field developer support engineer at Sony Computer Entertainment America, "PS Move has been successful for Sony and the device remains important to the company". PS Move offers a realistic gaming experience for the PS3 system by fusing realistic, high-definition gaming along with accurate and easy-to-use controls. By incorporating the PlayStation Eye camera with PS Move, the user’s full range of motion is captured, resulting in ultimate control over how one plays the games, as well as the opportunity to project the player’s image into select games for new augmented reality experiences. Wii U at E3 2012 http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1197 Wii U at E3 2012 Yesterday, at the E3 2012, Nintendo showed off the upcoming Wii U system with the announcement of several new games. Nintendo has announced that the Wii U supports multiple controllers, allowing gamers to play together. Wii U will also enjoy widespread media support, with YouTube, Netflix and others. Nintendo has confirmed that it is working on a method that will allow gamers to transfer Wii content to the Wii U. This will include existing game downloads and save game information, but it is possible that the transfer system won’t be in place by the time the Wii U launches later this year. Also announced, is that the Wii U GamePad will run for between three and five hours per charge. The GamePad weights 500g, making it lighter than an iPad. Its screen is 6.2 inches but does not support multi-touch, meaning users are restricted to one digit at a time. It has a standard 16:9 ratio, just like an HD TV. The resolution of the display has not yet been revealed. The Wii U game line-up will feature a special version of Just Dance 4, plus Assassin`s Creed III, Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth, Rabbids Land, Rayman Legends, Sports Connection and Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013. All of these games will make use of Wii U`s touch screen tablet controller. Also introduced in E3 is the new Batman titles, Mass Effect 3, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Trine 2, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Lego City, Nintendo Land, Zombie U, Pikmin 3, New Super Mario Bros. U, and Nintendo Land. The date of the official launch is not yet announced, but most likely it will be later this year. Everybody is waiting to Nintendo`s official announcement. Black Ops 2 Has Sold More Than £300 Million In First 24 Hours http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1198 For the fourth year in a row, the Call of Duty® franchise has delivered the biggest entertainment Game launch of the year. The highly-anticipated sequel has achieved an estimated sell-through of more than £300 million worldwide in the first 24 hours of it being released.<p>"We believe Call of Duty is the biggest entertainment launch of the year for the fourth year in a row," said Activision Blizzard CEO "Life-to-date sales for the Call of Duty franchise have exceeded worldwide theatrical box office receipts for "Harry Potter" and "Star Wars," the two most successful movie franchises of all time." <p>Millions of fans attended more than 16,000 midnight openings at retail stores worldwide. The game was a top trending topic globally on Twitter in 23 cities worldwide in USA and UK, and there have been more than 30 million YouTube views of the video trailer. <br>Call of Duty: Black Ops II is available on all Game Consoles Xbox 360, PlayStation®3, Wii U and PC. New PS4 Controller Pictures allegedly showing the new PS4 controller http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1199 Thanks to the Daily Mail these new PS3 Controller Pictures allegedly showing the new PS4 controller reveal the device will incorporate a touchscreen built into the middle of the familiar DualShock layout. <br><br> <img border="0" src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/Second%20PS4%20controller%20leak-580-75.jpg" width="250" height="141"></p><br> <p> <img border="0" src="http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/images/news/PS4-Controller-1.jpg" width="250" height="141"><br><br> Excitement over the next-generation console is building after Sony sent out invitations to an event on &apos;the future of the Playstation&apos; to be held next week. A supposedly leaked image posted by games website Destructoid shows what appears to be an updated DualShock controller plugged into software development kit. Touch me: This apparently leaked images show the controller for the highly anticipated PlayStation 4, which Sony is expected to announce at an event to be held in New York City next Wednesday The touchscreen is at the front, where the start and select buttons are found on the current generation of PlayStation controllers. The image appears to back up rumours circulating earlier this week which added L2 and R2 buttons have also been remodelled and improved. All eyes in the video games world are on Sony right now ahead of next Wednesday&apos;s event in New York City where the Japanese tech firm is expected to unveil the new PlayStation. Sony PS4 has been officially announced http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1200 The PlayStation 4 PS4 was officially announced in New York City last night. The Sony PS4 will launch at Christmas holiday season. Exact date and price are still unknown.<br> <br> Here are its main features:<br> Hardware - An improved engine and 8GB of fast GDDR5 memory. This will allow speedy background downloading, and games will even be playable as they’re being downloaded. It includes have three USB 3.0 ports, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Ethernet, Bluetooth 2.1, HDMI, Analog AV-out, and optical digital audio output.<br> <br> Game Playing - PlayStation 3 games will be compatible on the PS4, and there also might be PlayStation 1 and PS2 retro gaming as well. there will also be a trial-based way of playing games before buying. <br> <br> DualShock 4 Controller - The new controller has an enhanced rumble, a touch pad, a share button, a standard headphone/microphone jack, and light-up bar. <br> Camera - The PS4 bar has stereo cameras, and works with the light bar for motion controls.<br> <br> Online - you’ll be able to scan the last few minutes of your gameplay, upload screenshots or clips and chat during other people’s games. <br> <br> PlayStation Vita and Remote Play - remote play second-screen gaming on the Vita. <br> <br> Smartphones and Tablets- broadens PlayStation support via Sony tablets, phones and electronics. <br> <br> Can&apos;t wait for this to come out in time for Xmas this year <br> <br> ConsolesandGadgets Microsoft have just announced A New Generation of Xbox - XBOX ONE The Xbox One, The One and Only http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1201 <p>Microsoft have just announced A New Generation of Xbox - XBOX ONE<br> The Xbox One, The One and Only<br> <br> Microsoft announced yesterday the next generation of Xbox technology, called the Xbox™ One. It is set for release by the end of 2013.<br> The new system will include live TV support, a new Kinect, upgraded specs, and a series of new next-generation games.<br> <br> The Xbox™ One hardware will introduce 3 innovations:<br> 1. Game console functioning as set-top box as well - features an HDMI pass-through so the console can sit between your cable or satellite operator`s set-top box and your TV. You can tune channels with your voice, use a TV guide directly from the Xbox™, and multitask between gaming, TV, Skype, Internet Explorer and more.<br> 2. A new Kinect - featuring voice control, upgraded microphone and camera, recognition of the new controller for simple player syncing as well as adding &quot;additional interaction&quot; to games.<br> 3. New Controller - with more than 40 &quot;technical and design innovations&quot;, a set of triggers that will provide vibration feedback, updated directional pad, new thumbsticks, and an integrated battery compartment.<br> <br> In terms of specs, it will include:<br> 1. 8 Core CPU<br> 2. 8GB System Memory<br> 2. 500 GB HDD<br> 3. Blu-ray Drive<br> 4. 802.11n Wireless with Wi-Fi Direct<br> 5. HDMI In/Out<br> 6. USB 3.0</p> </body> Newly announced Nintendo 2DS http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1203 Newly announced Nintendo 2DS The newly announced Nintendo 2DS is a real console that works just like the current Nintendo 3DS, just without the system&apos;s defining glasses-free 3D capabilities. Why get rid of the primary feature that set the 3DS apart from its portable and mobile gaming brethren? One likely reason is cost. The new system will retail for £99.99 when it launches in North America on October 12. That&apos;s £40 less than the basic 3DS and £70 less than the 3DS XL (and the newly reduced PlayStation Vita as well). The PS4 Screen Follows You http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1204 We have known for a while that the PS4 will track both the controller, as well as the players face, since the consoles announcement in February. But during the GDC talk Play Station revealed some interesting news about the technology and how it will be used in game. An example of this is the old multiplayer split screen, now with the new technology splitting the screen will be aided with the tracking software. If a player moves left or right their ½ or ¼ of the screen will move with the player. The Xbox One Voice Recognition http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=1205 With voice recognition all you can now simply turn on the Xbox One by walking over and talking to it. It turns on very quickly and thanks to the new and improved Kinect will recognise you and take you to your own personal home page. There you can access your games, movies, music and you can jump straight into your game. 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