PSP versus iPod: What’s better for video?

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part two of a head-to-head comparison of the Sony PSP and the iPod with video. The first installment was a hands-on comparison of the technical specifications. Two of this season’s hottest portable entertainment systems are Apple …

The PSP FAQ

What you already know about the PSP is that it is a machine built to go out there and kill it in the portable arena. What you may not know is the who, what, where, when, why and how of the system’s plan for domination. That means that you are in …

Nintendo unveiling a new portable

The Nintendo DS — short for dual-screen — will be unveiled Tuesday morning at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo game industry gathering. You might be able to fool people into thinking your Nintendo DS is a PDA. But turn off the volume …

PS2 Online FAQ

One of the most popular topics in our PS2 Mailbag these days is the PlayStation 2’s imminent leap online. Starting in just over a month, you’ll be able to play PS2 games with and against gamers all over the nation and even the world, via the …

PS2: PlayStation 2 FAQ

Will it be backward compatible with all older PlayStation games? Yes, the PlayStation 2 will be able to play original PlayStation games. Because the system’s I/O (input/output) processor is essentially the core (main processor) of the original …

Gamecube Versus PlayStation 2

There are a lot of common misconceptions about how powerful PlayStation 2 and Nintendo’s next-generation Gamecube console really are, and exactly which one is able to do more from a technical standpoint. Read the Internet newsgroups and you’ll …

PlayStation 2 makes its North American debut

Matt Collins, 23, was already contemplating how much it would cost to ship it overnight … expect PS2 to eclipse its sales. The craze over PlayStation 2 boiled over at a suburban Atlanta Wal-Mart, where a crowd of about 70 people got angry …

PS2 Launch: Backward, But Not Forward?

Much has been made of the PlayStation2’s backward compatibility and its ability to sweeten textures. Originally Sony announced that the system would not use the higher horsepower of the system to clean up PlayStation games, perhaps so as not to …