Category Archives: PSP
At 6PM PST we’ll be Live Blogging Sony’s press conference for E3 2012. Hopefully we’ll get some good surprises for the upcoming year in PlayStation gaming! Follow us past the break and share your thoughts as it happens!
Game Traders: Beware of Bad Deals!
To all you game traders out there, thinking of trading in their old consoles and games: I implore you to consider selling them outright. The price some of these shops (where you can STOP to purchase a GAME or two) are willing to pay are unbelievably low. I recently traded in some components along with an old console. I received $18 for a 360 wireless antenna that was sold for $50.
What could I have done differently to score a better deal?
The PlayStation network has been down for several days following last week’s outage. Sony is now rebuilding their network, and in a press release stated the cause of this outage is due to possible hackers. Rumours have been circulating that the person or people responsible is a group of hackers named Anonymous due to their recent declaration of war on Sony. Check out the threat after the Break!
[singlepic id=428 w=320 h=240 float=left] As many surmised, Sony today announced not just the oft-rumored PlayStation Android application (hmm, no iOS or WP7 support? Clever move, Sony, and telling. We know who’s in your sights!) but also the PSP2, which they’re currently referring to as “NGP”–short for Next Generation Portable.
Not too much is really surprising about the device (except that almost all the rumors turned out to be true), as it packs a quad core ARM9 processor and a quad core PowerVR GPU along with what will no doubt be a gorgeous OLED screen with a nice resolution of 960×544.
But what’s most interesting about PSP2 is that it seems Sony’s finally eschewed development of proprietary processors and graphics engines in favor of industry standard components. The ARM9 will appear in numerous devices launching this year and next (indeed, nVidia’s Tegra 3 is based around a quad core ARM9), making it a good choice for any new portable device, especially given that they’re aiming to launch the PlayStation Suite across numerous platforms including Android cell phones and tablets.
Hands on with psp go…feels a little cramped in the hands. Nice screen, but the lack of a 2nd analog stick still seems like an oversight. Menus are identical to existing psp, games look and play the same except that reaching the shoulder buttons is a tad awkward.
Worth $250? I’m not seeing the value proposition.