Angry Robot

I Got a PSP By Accident

I was not aware of EB Games’ vigorous used games policy. I stumbled in with a stack of 360 games that I had come to hate, and strutted out with a PSP, barely a dollar changing hands. I’m glad it happened, if only because there was no way I’d convince myself that I needed to pay for two different portable game consoles.

The little bastard is certainly a great gadget. I’m disappointed that the homebrew scene is waaaay weaker than on the DS, but then the PSP does a lot more out of the box. I don’t think I’ll use the browser much, or skype, but the video capability might come in handy. The screen is sure nice.

That said, the part that really gets me excited: games. There are a number of Sony-affiliated franchises that I miss from my PSone / PS2 days, and I see they’re all well represented on the PSP. I only have FF Crisis Core right now, but my shortlist of games I want includes: God of War, Syphon Filter Dark Mirror and Logan’s Shadow, Final Fantasy Tactics, Armored Core, Disgaea, Field Commander, Flow, Patapon, and Echochrome. It’s awesome that I can probably find the lion’s share of these for less than $20 each.

2 comments on "I Got a PSP By Accident"

  1. smbm says:

    Nice one D.

    are they still making new release movies for the PSP?

  2. D says:

    I don’t think so, seems like the UMD as a film format has been abandoned. To tell you the truth, there isn’t even a whole lot of development going on for the PSP – or rather, there is plenty from Japanese developers, but very little from western ones.

    No wait… Superbad is out on UMD.. maybe it’s only Sony releases that are getting put out on it these days.

    You know what? I’m going to write something up about this, it’s kinda interesting.

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