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zap2
May 11, 2007, 05:20 AM
http://psp.ign.com/articles/787/787040p1.html


That the lastest news that the PSP(and only the PSP) is getting a new Star Wars BattleFront. Its called "Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron", and as a HUGE FAN of BattleFront I will need to play it. This means I'll be needing to get a PSP.



My local FYE has PSPs for 140, so I might pick it up soon, even though this game is set for release in September. Also a PSP will be nice when I go to Europe in the summer.



Dagless
May 11, 2007, 05:36 AM
Good luck. I hope you have better luck than me, I bought the PSP for 1 game too and realised that the total cost was not worth this 1 one game.

Sky Blue
May 11, 2007, 06:18 AM
I'm waiting for the new model.

Osarkon
May 11, 2007, 07:06 AM
I bought my PSP for Metal Gear Solid : Portable Ops.

I haven't been dissapointed. :D

sikkinixx
May 11, 2007, 08:44 AM
Look into Ratchet and Clank, its got me hooked on my PSP again after months of not playing it.

GFLPraxis
May 11, 2007, 09:19 AM
I dunno; I can't see an FPS playing too well with only one analog stick.

I've actually been considering a PSP; the local Pawn One has five of them for $130 each.

On the current version, do you still have to revert to the old firmware every time you want to run homebrew?

DarkNetworks
May 11, 2007, 09:25 AM
I'll probably mnake a trip to somewhere in Asia where they do sell homebrew ready PSPs in stores.

JackAxe
May 11, 2007, 02:23 PM
I almost bought a PSP for Super Ghost 'n Goblins, then I played the demo... Then I didn't buy a PSP. :)

<]=)

Dagless
May 11, 2007, 02:52 PM
I almost bought one today but I'm out of touch with the homebrew side of things. DarkAlex's custom firmware to play PS1 isos is bang on what I need. As I've said a bajillion times before - the PS1 had boss games and lots of gems I missed out on (FF7, 8, 9 et al). But I'd probably either need a guarantee it worked perfectly or to see it in action. And with nobody here with a PSP any more I can't see with my own eyes :o

zap2
May 11, 2007, 03:21 PM
I dunno; I can't see an FPS playing too well with only one analog stick.

GoldenEye...enough said!!


(Not really, I the D-pad and Analog stick can't be used at the same time on PSP)

Also Star Wars BattleFront is normal played as a 3rd person shooter(although its possible to have a FPS mode I think)

Coded-Dude
May 11, 2007, 03:50 PM
And with nobody here with a PSP any more I can't see with my own eyeswith comments like yours, its no wonder nobody buys one.

Every Sony purchase thread gets cluttered with anti-sony bs.

Osarkon
May 11, 2007, 04:04 PM
. And with nobody here with a PSP any more I can't see with my own eyes :o


I have a PSP, but unfortunately the firmware is too up to date for me to have custom firmware on it. If I could get Grandia on my psp it would be priceless. :o

Dagless
May 11, 2007, 04:24 PM
"With my own eyes" meant local people with PSP's, of which there are none.

Coded-Dude
May 11, 2007, 04:26 PM
I know at least half a dozen people here with PSP's(go figure how our perceptions differ)
I guess some people only see what they want to see.....

JackAxe
May 11, 2007, 06:38 PM
Sony should probably remarket the PSP as "load bar -- simulator." :o

I "knew" a few peeps with PSPs. Nope, I didn't loose touch with my friends, they sold the dust-collector.

<]=)

Dagless
May 11, 2007, 07:28 PM
I know at least half a dozen people here with PSP's(go figure how our perceptions differ)
I guess some people only see what they want to see.....

WTF is that supposed to mean?

2 person at my college had a PSP. 1 lecturer and 1 student. I had a quick play on my mates PSP and decided to buy one myself, bought one straight away on eBay. Few weeks later the student needs quick money to fix his car and ends up selling the bugger.

There is no other perception to it, unless you magically know the same people I do. Have fun at Tameside College did you?

Sony should probably remarket the PSP as "load bar -- simulator." :o

I "knew" a few peeps with PSPs. Nope, I didn't loose touch with my friends, they sold the dust-collector.

<]=)

It's just your perception that they sold them.

mduser63
May 11, 2007, 08:50 PM
I've got a PSP and I really enjoy it. Lots of good games and the non-game features are cool too. I don't consider myself a "gamer" and really couldn't care less about the whole Sony vs. Nintendo vs. MS stuff. My PSP and PS3 are both quite entertaining.

As for PSP games, my favorites are Lemmings, Loco Roco and Wipeout Pure. The new Battlefront game looks really cool too.

Markleshark
May 12, 2007, 08:56 AM
I know at least half a dozen people here with PSP's(go figure how our perceptions differ)
I guess some people only see what they want to see.....

Yeah, thats the stupidest thing ive ever heard...

Dagless
May 12, 2007, 10:19 AM
A few questions myself-

How does the homebrew PS1 emulation work? Is it smooth? What about L2 and R2? Image stretching?
Can any PSP run the PS1 firmware, or are there official firmware lockouts?
Does it kill battery life?

God knows how much I would love a portable PS1 that could play my original games.

Osarkon
May 13, 2007, 11:20 AM
A few questions myself-

How does the homebrew PS1 emulation work? Is it smooth? What about L2 and R2? Image stretching?
Can any PSP run the PS1 firmware, or are there official firmware lockouts?
Does it kill battery life?

God knows how much I would love a portable PS1 that could play my original games.

I believe there are firmware lock outs in regard to it. You'd need to run custom firmware to do it, and I think the most up to date firmware that works is 3.00. Although it might be lower. That seems to be the milestone from where you can effectively 'down-grade' the firmware to work with home brew.

suneohair
May 13, 2007, 12:14 PM
Im my experience you will never be happy if you buy a console for one game. Once that game is over, you will be stuck with a piece of hardware. If nothing has sparked your interest thus far, I would say its a bad move.

kuebby
May 13, 2007, 08:13 PM
I'm not certain about this but I think the highest number downgradable firmware as of right now is 3.03. The highest custom firmware is (I believe) 3.30.

The best place to find a PSP with a low number firmware is a pawn shop, it's where I got mine. :cool:

Dagless
May 14, 2007, 11:46 AM
I had a look in a pawn shop today and they had nothing. Still, HMV had the best deal I could find, £134 with a (crap) free game.

ChrisK018
May 14, 2007, 11:52 AM
Im my experience you will never be happy if you buy a console for one game. Once that game is over, you will be stuck with a piece of hardware. If nothing has sparked your interest thus far, I would say its a bad move.

Probably correct due to the PSP's current age, but 'back in the day' I bought the Playstation for Final Fantasy VII and I'd have to say it was worth it, though there were other games I played afterwards.

I think that just about every platform and hand held has at least two or three games that even the most pickey gamer could enjoy. My PSP just gathers dust these days, but Jak and Dexter, Lumines and Katamari were all pretty fun in my own world of picky tastes.

Coded-Dude
May 14, 2007, 01:12 PM
they are remaking most of the old Final Fantasies for it as well as Star Ocean 1/2.
God War War for the portable is coming out, and sales reports show figures in the UK jumped 60% after the recent price drop. With a couple more games like MG:PO, GoW, and the FF remakes, Sony may have to increase production next time the drop the price.

Dagless
May 14, 2007, 02:12 PM
Anything new?

God War War sounds new...

Coded-Dude
May 14, 2007, 02:25 PM
http://www.us.playstation.com/GodofWar_ChainsofOlympus/


http://www.youtube.com/?v=sJrTVg-TG_M


Looks(Art/Animation) better than MGS:PO

JackAxe
May 14, 2007, 04:06 PM
That game looks cool, but it's not a game I would play on the go.

Sony price drop was the best thing they could have done and if Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts doesn't suck like Super Ghost 'n Goblins, I'll get one before I get my PS3. But it's all still too iffy.

<]=)

Coded-Dude
May 14, 2007, 04:11 PM
Are you wondering about the PSP version Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins?
Or saying the SNES version sucked? The names are not dissimilar enough(I always get confused)
the gameplay is extremely fast, and the enemies are everywhere.
It's like the classic......except on crack or steroids(or both)! :eek:

JackAxe
May 14, 2007, 04:17 PM
The PSP version SUCKED big time. The controls were a complete bastardization of the originals and toooooo sluggish. Even though the SNES SG'nG took out up and down shooting, which ticked me off at first, its controls are still way better.

If the PSP version had played well, I would have bought a PSP earlier this year.

<]=)

doctor newb
Jun 13, 2007, 08:38 AM
I dont really like the psp anymore the main reason i bought it was for videos and at the time flash memory was $100 for 1gb I soon realized that the psp wasnt ideal for lots of video.

e≤Studios
Jun 13, 2007, 09:41 AM
I dont really like the psp anymore the main reason i bought it was for videos and at the time flash memory was $100 for 1gb I soon realized that the psp wasnt ideal for lots of video.

And now you can get 2GB sticks for $30, whats your point again? ;)

Coded-Dude
Jun 13, 2007, 10:37 AM
You can find 4GB sticks as low as $45 now as well.............

Dagless
Jun 13, 2007, 11:13 AM
Cool. But to match the capacity of even a 30gb Video iPod you're looking at buying 15 2gb cards. Especially now in the UK where you can get a 30gb iPod vid for the same price as a 2nd hand PSP.

But that's here in England and cheap Sony Duo-whatever cards are in the US ;)

Coded-Dude
Jun 13, 2007, 11:45 AM
and I can get a PSP here for the same price as a second hand 30GB ipod.......:rolleyes:
16GB cards should be out this year, and not too long after they will be in the $50 price range.

Dagless
Jun 13, 2007, 11:59 AM
Oh cool, so half the capacity of 30gb iPod and at a decent price when the iPod ditches 30gb for a larger drive?

If the PSP was designed for Video it could probably compete.