249w ago - With the announcement of some stellar titles arriving on the PSP this year, it would appear that owners of the device finally have a good reason to charge it up again and book a long train journey.
With the idea of creating a cutesy LBP level during rush hour headaches-ville and ripping through Motorstorm's snowy, mountainous terrain while sitting on the toilet firmly processed in our brains, it seems only fitting that we discuss which games should also be brought to the device.
1. Dead Space
Having just been revealed as an upcoming release for the Nintendo Wii, Dead Space is clearly a franchise that EA are taking very seriously. Its blend of horror and action was well received when it was originally released for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2008. The sound was also remarkably well implemented, helping it to be one of the most talked about games of the year.
Its eerie music, snarling monsters lurking around every corner and random spaceship noise had me on the edge of my seat. It would be very interesting to see how the game's intensity could be scaled down for the handheld, while it would represent a superb opportunity to push the PSP's sound capabilities to the limit.
As far as I'm aware, FPS games on the PSP haven't...
249w ago - Was waiting for this.. here we go again, courtesy of PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen today:
Hey, everyone. It's time again for the weekly PlayStation Store update.
PULSE PULSE 2/26 Edition (free)
PULSE presented by the PlayStation Network is a free high definition video showcase of what's happening right now on PlayStation. Featuring new game releases, demos, movie and television arrivals available for your PS3 and PSP systems, PULSE is a fast-paced new source to keep you connected and informed about the world of PlayStation.
Hosted by Christina Lee.
File size: 207 MB (HD) 346 MB (1080)
Downloadable Games No Gravity: The Plague of Mind for PSP ($9.99)
In a distant future, a mysterious mind disease is spreading and the road to the cure lies somewhere in the depths of space. Choose between the best pilots and complete a wide range of missions in this fast paced 3D space shooter.
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 51 MB
Digital Guides Killzone 2 Strategy Videos ($5.99)
This features video strategy on how to obtain the toughest trophies in Killzone 2 and provides the perfect tactics with which to complete the final boss battle.
250w ago - In a recent Twitter post (linked above), Earthworm Jim creator Dave Perry hinted that Sony is planning to remove the UMD drive from their next PlayStation Portable console.. which he dubs simply PSP2.
To quote: "I hear Sony FINALLY has the PSP 2. And thank goodness, they've removed the stupid battery-sucking UMD disc drive.
11:04 PM Feb 23rd from Web
Only time will tell if this rumor pans out, however, it sounds feasible based on the recent PSP-4000 news.
250w ago - As first announced earlier today, Media Molecule confirmed the long speculated rumors that the adorable SackBoy will be making his way onto the PlayStation Portable sometime this Fall.
Over the last several months and shortly before release of the PlayStation 3 version, there was an enormous amount of belief that these rumors were true, and finally they've come to fruition.
Sony declared that LittleBigPlanet will hit the PSP while offering new levels and the ability to play, create, and share with users much like its PS3 counterpart. It wasn't disclosed if cross-platform functionality would be included, but who are we kidding, it would be a no brainer.
If the PlayStation 3's DLC wasn't draining your wallets enough as is, we're sure the company has more content planned on the way for its Mini-SackBoy as well.
250w ago - Earlier today, a buzz was being made about "PlayStation palmar hidradenitis" after a girl developed painful red lumps on her hands after playing PlayStation for a number of hours per day.
Sony has responded to the matter by indicating there are possible consequences if gamers do not follow common sense and the guidelines.
To quote: Sony has issued a statement following an earlier report linking use of its PlayStation console to a skin disorder.
Earlier today the British Journal of Dermatology released a report in which it named a skin disorder "PlayStation palmar hidradenitis" after researchers at Geneva University Hospital in Switzerland studied an afflicted 12-year-old girl.
She had developed painful red lumps on the palms of her hands after using her PlayStation for several hours a day before symptoms first appeared.
Sony has stated that it will study the findings, but points out that this is the first time it has heard a complaint of this nature.
"We firmly believe that video gaming is a legitimate entertainment pastime like watching movies, listening to music, or reading books," reads the statement.
"As with any leisure pursuit there are possible consequences of not following...