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NGP (PSP2) Is Getting Near-er

The PlayStation Meeting is packed with details about the Next Generation Portable. A few new services have been announced for the device, including one that should help you get involved with the community.

Near is a new service that will feature “location-based entertainment.” Near tracks where you have been and will show it on a map. Tokyo was used as an example during the presentation. This feature will also show the most popular title that is being played in the area around you. Any activities that other gamers are doing in your area will be viewable. If you see someone playing a game that you are interested in, you can follow a link to buy it. Other features that are planned are location-based gaming elements, and ways to meet new gamers, with social gaming a key focus for Sony.