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Rumor – LEGO Harry Potter Game In Development

This post is syndicated with permission from GamerFront.net

I still haven’t gotten around to playing LEGO Batman, but I loved the Star Wars and Indiana Jones games. I don’t know if it’s the nostalgia of those little bricks, or the love of the movies they are based on, but I can’t seem to get enough of them. Well according to the latest rumors, we may have another successful franchise turned into a LEGO game. This time around, it’s Harry Potter.

I can’t actually say that this is surprising in the least. First, Harry Potter is still huge, and will likely remain so for many years to come. Not to mention the fact that there have been LEGO Harry Potter sets available for some time. Aside from naming Warner Bros. Interactive as the publisher, there really aren’t any other details to go along with this rumor.

[ CAV ] VIA [ GamerFront ]

Rumor – New Nintendo DS To Include Camera And Music Playback

This post is syndicated with permission from GamerFront.net

Before I upgraded to an iPhone, there were always three gadgets that went everywhere with me. My cell phone, iPod and Nintendo DS were all essential to day-to-day life. I still know several people that carry around a similar trio of gadgets, however, if the latest rumors are to be believed, you’ll be able to ditch at least one of these.

No, Nintendo isn’t branching out into the world of MP3 players, but rather integrating music playback into their already popular DS. A Japanese economic newspaper is claiming that Nintendo will be releasing a new DS which will include not only music playback, but a camera as well. Surprisingly, the new device would only cost a mere $30 more than the current Nintendo DS Lite.

While we’re still labeling this as a rumor, we do know that Nintendo is hosting simultaneous media briefings in Tokyo and San Francisco this Thursday. If a new DS really is in the works, this is where we’d most likely hear about it.

VIA [ GamerFront ]

Rumor: New Tony Hawk Game For The DS Could Include Motion Sensor Controls

Tony Hawk\'s American Sk8land (Images courtesy The Armchair Empire)
By Andrew Liszewski

According to gaming site Maxconsole, the next Tony Hawk game for the Nintendo DS could incorporate a motion and tilt sensing control scheme.

A new game has appeared at the Australia Ratings Classificatiosn board (OFLC) and it’s called “Tony Hawk’s Motion’ which carries a G rating. Activision has previously said that this game will launch a with a new technology that has not been seen on the DS yet. So we’re speculating that such a technology could be a motion/titlt sensor…

Now I’m not entirely sure how big the motion & tilt sensing hardware is, but I assume it will be incorporated into a peripheral that needs to be inserted in the Nintendo DS’s GBA slot, rather than in the DS game cartridge itself. The rumor also leads to speculation about whether or not the game will be seeing a release for the motion & tilt sensing iPhone too, since I’m sure most of us have had our fill of Super Monkey Ball.

[ Maxconsole – New Tony Hawk game for DS to include motion/tilt sensor? ]

Sony Ericsson Might Remake The Classic T610

Sony Ericsson Phones (Image courtesy the Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog)
By Andrew Liszewski

The Sony Ericsson T610 was the first GSM phone I ever owned, and even though it was released over 5 years ago, I still see a lot of people using them today. (Mine was sold to a friend and eventually met an untimely death in a washing machine.) It was probably one of SE’s most popular handsets to date and the Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog is reporting that the company is actually planning a remake. There’s no official product name yet for the T610 sequel, just the codename Remi, but I think something like T610-2: Judgement Phone has a nice ring to it. Other details about the phone are a bit scarce, but since it will apparently be based on the W890 platform, the Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog has made a few guesses.

The new T610 is a slim candy bar phone based on the W890 hardware platform. This means we’re looking at a phone with a waistline at about 10 millimetres, and it will probably end up at 10.5 centimetres in length, and 4.7 centimetres in width, but my assumptions are based solely on W890’s dimensions. Parts of the body are apparently aluminium, which seems rather nice, and much T610-like as well.

So… specifications. It’s running the A2 software platform, like the W890 and many others, and it’s an HSDPA-enabled phone. The camera on the back is a 3.2 mega pixel one, unfortunately only with fixed focus.

Of course at this time there’s also no information on pricing, release dates or where it will actually be made available.

[ Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog – Exclusive: Sony Ericsson’s T610 remake ] VIA
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Is This The Ocean 2?

By Luke Anderson

A while back I made the switch from a Helio Ocean to a Mysto. The Mysto is a great device, but I’ve been missing the full QWERTY keyboard like crazy. I keep telling myself that I’ll just wait for an Ocean 2 to come along, because I know that the minute I go and purchase another Ocean, they’ll release an upgrade.

It seems that the gang over at Engadget have spotted what they believe to be Ocean 2. The believed specs on this phone include a 3MP camera, dual-slider function, 1GB of internal storage (with a microSDHC for external storage) in-browser Flash support, 30fps video recording, touch-sensitive directional pad and the ability to sync with your PC.

Hopefully most of this rumor ends up having some truth behind it. Heck, maybe they can get around to releasing it before the 3G iPhone comes out. Here’s to hoping!

VIA [ Engadget Mobile ]

Rumor – Nintendo To Offer Downloadable Game Boy Titles For The DS

Cyclo DS Evolution Backup Cart (Image courtesy CycloDS) By Andrew Liszewski

Pay particular attention to the word ‘rumor’ in the title there, because I don’t want any Nintendo fans breaking down my door (again!) if it doesn’t come true. In a recent post about Animal Crossing for the Wii, UK magazine Edge is claiming that Nintendo will soon be releasing an official DS flash card that will allow the company to sell their back catalog of Game Boy and Game Boy Color games to DS users. Basically like the virtual console on the Wii does for old NES, SNES and N64 titles.

I’ve heard rumors that some DS owners actually buy something called ‘backup’ cards that let them download and play homebrew or other DS ROMS on the portable system. While an official Nintendo DS flash card is probably not going to stop those people, it does offer users a publisher-supported method to enjoy some of the classic portable titles they played years ago. (The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening comes to mind.)

And again, since this is still in the rumor stage there’s no word on what the pricing for the games will be, or how buying them will actually work, but odds are a PC will be required since the DS doesn’t have a built-in web browser.

[ Edge – Animal Crossing Wii Goes MMO ] VIA [ Wired ]