Archive for the ‘PSP’ Category

PSP Go review

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

PSP Go review

I’ve just posted my review of the PSP Go over at Gizmag. If you’ve already invested in the PSP platform, I’m not sure if the Go will appeal, but it’s a likely choice for people who don’t mind paying a premium for downloadable games (and sweet hardware). Check it out.

PSP Go Review [Gizmag]

E3 Preview - Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

 

One of the big E3 games that have gotten some more information was Metal Gear Solid. Although it’s not Metal Gear Solid 5, Peace Walker is set for the PSP. The game itself takes place in the 1970s which is ten years after MGS3.  I will admit that graphically it’s not PS3 caliber, but I can imagine this game being so big that it would also make it to the PS2.

Here are some images from the E3 Trailer.

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Free Clank figurine with Secret Agent Clank pre-orders

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Clank figurine available from GameStop.

PlayStation.blog brings news of this cute Clank figure. Unfortunately, in order to get one, you’ll need to pre-order Secret Agent Clank at a GameStop, or stoop to checking eBay and paying for one if you’re outside the US.

God of War PSP Entertainment Pack announced

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

God of War PSP bundle arrives in June.

Sony has unveiled a $199.99 God of War PSP bundle, dubbed the God of War PSP Entertainment Pack. Here’s the contents:

  • Deep Red PSP with Kratos silkscreen in white
  • God of War: Chains of Olympus
  • Syphon Filter: Combat Ops (free download from PlayStation Store)
  • Superbad (UMD)

The downside? You’ll have to wait until June 3 to get it, despite God of War: Chains of Olympus hitting shelves on March 4.

Pre-orders are now available at Amazon.

fl0w for the PSP gets a release date

Friday, February 8th, 2008

fl0w for the PSP gets a March release date.

SuperVillian Studios has officially announced their PSP port of That Game Company’s amazing PSN title fl0w will be released on March 6. Interestingly, price is yet to be announced - perhaps Sony recognize that this will make or break the port in terms of sales. Despite loving fl0w on the PS3, I’d be hesitant to spend any more than $2.50 on a portable version.

Trailer after the jump.

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PSP Skype Delayed in Japan

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

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Japanese PSP owners will be disappointed to hear that they will not be using Skype this month, while the rest of the world does. The plug was pulled at the last minute, due to a problem with the PSP microphone peripheral.

While Sony Japan had originally prepared two first-party PSP compatible mic packages, they had failed in checking if the microphones actually met the Skyhpe specifications necessary for certification. As PSP users in North America and the rest of the world are using the PSP headset as the standard input device, they are not affected by this little blunder.

via 1UP

SNK Arcade Classics: Volume 1 does the classic compilation right

Monday, January 21st, 2008

Volume 1 does classic compellations right

We are so used to classic compilations consisting of three or four shoddily ported games, and costing an arm and a leg - but not so with SNK Arcade Classics: Volume 1, bringing 16 awesome SNK games to the PS2 and PSP. There is plenty of variety in this pack with games ranging from 2D platformers to fighters to sports games. The best fix we have on a release date is the first half of this year. Check after the jump for a full list of the games.

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Japan gets Mint Green PSP

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

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February 28 sees the release of yet another color PSP-2000 for the Japanese market - Mint Green. Personally, I like my portable systems like I like my T-shirts - black - but those who feel otherwise (and live in Japan) can get their hands on one of these for ¥19,800, or just over USD$181.

jp.playstation.com via Engadget

Skype on PSP demonstration video

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Just when you thought you couldn’t love your PSP any more…

Sony shows transfer of Blu-ray movies to a PSP

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

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Sony has revealed one damn good reason to like Blu-ray Profile 2.0 - at least if you own a PSP. Studios releasing movies on Blu-ray will have the option of including a version of the film optimized for portable devices like the PSP. Sony demonstrated using the Portable Copy feature of a PlayStation 3 to copy a Blu-ray to a PSP memory stick.

Gizmodo tells us the movies will be around 1GB, and will take approximately 3-5 minutes to transfer to a PSP over USB - and apparently the process could be made available for all existing Blu-ray titles.

Does anyone else feel like their investments in PSP/PS3 hardware just keep paying off?

via Three Speech