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Postby Baseball Tonight » Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:11 am

I think I'll buy the PSP soon, but for use as more of an mp3/video player, instead of getting an ipod video player or something like that.

Some PSP games I'm interested in are Killzone, Daxter, Lumines, and the 2 Socom games.
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Postby Robinson » Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:24 am

I like getting the occasional demo game sent to me from the psunderground too. I just got the demo for the new metal gear( I think thats the game :-? ) game.
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Postby Sonray » Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:24 am

Robinson wrote:As far as original games go DS does have psp beat, as far as "mature" level games psp beats ds hands down. Whether they are ports or not. Additional features of the psp put it in another league than the ds because of the movie, and music aspect, internet connectivity, as well as additional features that get added with new firmwares. I dont know if DS does the firmware updates like psp because nintendo just started them with the wii.


Exactly. PSP offers console-quality gaming in the palm of your hand, DS is just another gameboy upgrade. If you like "original" games for children with crappy graphics then the DS cant be beat. Like everything Nintendo does is just an upgrade or a gimmick, and the DS is the biggest gimmick of em all (besides the debacle that is the Wii) with the lame touch screen and games (most of which dont even fully use the PDA style feature).

I will say that the PSP has been lacking in the interesting games department in the past, but then again i have been away from the portable gaming scene for some time and i may have missed out on some new and interesting titles. Last PSP game i bought was GTA:VCS (again, another reason to PSP is better, GTA IN YOUR HANDS!), but future titles like God Of War cannot be ignored and by default beat the crap out of ANYTHING the DS has to offer. That said id rather a handheld port over endless lame brain age stupid mario touch screen crap all the time.

Not to forget you can watch transformers on your psp, and listen to "the touch" and look at pics of your transformers collection :p. DS doesnt do that. Then theres the internet and wireless connectivity the PSP has.

In a way, the PSP is the last thing Sony ever did right.

Hey shadowman, looks like im a Sony fanboy as well eh? :P
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Postby Shadowman » Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:27 am

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Postby Robinson » Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:30 am

Sonray wrote:... and listen to "the touch"


I don't know if I would brag about that necessarily. :P
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Postby Sonray » Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:36 am

Robinson wrote:
Sonray wrote:... and listen to "the touch"


I don't know if I would brag about that necessarily. :P


I have it blasting out of my car at full volume...i aint ashamed! I like the cheesy 80's hair metal for a mid 80's cartoon!

Hell if i had the money id pain t my car up like a TF and add autobot faction symbols over it.
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Postby Robinson » Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:43 am

Sonray wrote:
Robinson wrote:
Sonray wrote:... and listen to "the touch"


I don't know if I would brag about that necessarily. :P


I have it blasting out of my car at full volume...i aint ashamed! I like the cheesy 80's hair metal for a mid 80's cartoon!

Hell if i had the money id pain t my car up like a TF and add autobot faction symbols over it.

geek :grin:
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Postby Sonray » Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:32 am

Robinson wrote:
Sonray wrote:
Robinson wrote:
Sonray wrote:... and listen to "the touch"


I don't know if I would brag about that necessarily. :P


I have it blasting out of my car at full volume...i aint ashamed! I like the cheesy 80's hair metal for a mid 80's cartoon!

Hell if i had the money id pain t my car up like a TF and add autobot faction symbols over it.

geek :grin:


Yup, and proud of it. I think it turns the wife on too....
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Postby Robinson » Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:10 am

Sonray wrote:
Robinson wrote:
Sonray wrote:
Robinson wrote:
Sonray wrote:... and listen to "the touch"


I don't know if I would brag about that necessarily. :P


I have it blasting out of my car at full volume...i aint ashamed! I like the cheesy 80's hair metal for a mid 80's cartoon!

Hell if i had the money id pain t my car up like a TF and add autobot faction symbols over it.

geek :grin:


Yup, and proud of it. I think it turns the wife on too....


Key word "Think"
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Postby Sonray » Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:22 pm

Robinson wrote:
Sonray wrote:
Robinson wrote:
Sonray wrote:
Robinson wrote:
Sonray wrote:... and listen to "the touch"


I don't know if I would brag about that necessarily. :P


I have it blasting out of my car at full volume...i aint ashamed! I like the cheesy 80's hair metal for a mid 80's cartoon!

Hell if i had the money id pain t my car up like a TF and add autobot faction symbols over it.

geek :grin:


Yup, and proud of it. I think it turns the wife on too....


Key word "Think"


Key word indeed. It definateley has some sort of effect on her thats for sure, lol
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Postby Robinson » Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:35 pm

Sonray wrote:
Robinson wrote:
Sonray wrote:
Robinson wrote:
Sonray wrote:
Robinson wrote:
Sonray wrote:... and listen to "the touch"


I don't know if I would brag about that necessarily. :P


I have it blasting out of my car at full volume...i aint ashamed! I like the cheesy 80's hair metal for a mid 80's cartoon!

Hell if i had the money id pain t my car up like a TF and add autobot faction symbols over it.

geek :grin:


Yup, and proud of it. I think it turns the wife on too....


Key word "Think"


Key word indeed. It definateley has some sort of effect on her thats for sure, lol


lol. mebbe its a mystical "touch"
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Postby Sonray » Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:45 pm

A fist to the face count as a "mystical touch"? lol
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Postby Robinson » Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:54 pm

Sonray wrote:A fist to the face count as a "mystical touch"? lol

Now you're just getting kinky
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Postby Sonray » Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:55 pm

Robinson wrote:
Sonray wrote:A fist to the face count as a "mystical touch"? lol

Now you're just getting kinky


Hehe, have i gotta post up a pic of Quagmire again? :P
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Postby UltraPrimal » Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:58 pm

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Meh. They still didn't wow me. Sure, it's nice to have a choice in colors and I thought the ability to use it as a movie player for you TV is cool, but it's still a slight improvement on a broken system. The fact that he used Spiderman 2 to demonstrates how it works is evidence of that.

On a related note, I was hoping Nintendo would have revealed that rumored DS with the closer together screens and more comfortable grip. Definately would have upgraded to that from my old DS "Phat".
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Postby Sonray » Thu Jul 12, 2007 5:31 pm

UltraPrimal wrote:Meh. They still didn't wow me. Sure, it's nice to have a choice in colors and I thought the ability to use it as a movie player for you TV is cool, but it's still a slight improvement on a broken system. The fact that he used Spiderman 2 to demonstrates how it works is evidence of that.

On a related note, I was hoping Nintendo would have revealed that rumored DS with the closer together screens and more comfortable grip. Definately would have upgraded to that from my old DS "Phat".


How is the PSP a broken system and why does playing Spiderman two prove that?
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Postby Megatron Wolf » Thu Jul 12, 2007 7:45 pm

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If my PSP os still going strong then ill pass on this. Now if it had internal memory or a 2nd stick then id get it. But theres just not that much more for me to want it right away.
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Postby UltraPrimal » Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:08 pm

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Sonray wrote:
UltraPrimal wrote:Meh. They still didn't wow me. Sure, it's nice to have a choice in colors and I thought the ability to use it as a movie player for you TV is cool, but it's still a slight improvement on a broken system. The fact that he used Spiderman 2 to demonstrates how it works is evidence of that.

On a related note, I was hoping Nintendo would have revealed that rumored DS with the closer together screens and more comfortable grip. Definately would have upgraded to that from my old DS "Phat".


How is the PSP a broken system and why does playing Spiderman two prove that?

It's broken b/c it's not being used to play games like it's intended to. It is, afterall, a PlayStation. What would the PS3 be if people only used it to surf the internet and listen to music and watch movies. It would be a crappy PC, but at least there are games for PCs. The PSP is more like an iPhone except without the phone. There are only a hand full of decent games for PSP, which has been out for a few years now. And none of them are system sellers IMO.

And as for showing Spidey 2. It's one the first movies available for the PSP. Heck, everyone that owns a PSP probably has b/c it came in the box. Why not show something a little more recent like Spidey 3? I know it was just in theaters, but still. Maybe do a little cross promotion and give us a release date for Spidey 3 on DVD, UMD, and Blueray? And speaking of UMD, I don't see that advertized anymore. For the first year of PSP life, I saw every movie that came out on DVD advertize that it's on UMD too. But less and less so now.
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Postby ashe5k » Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:29 am

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I've only got two UMD movies (bought them on sale for $5), but I've got something like 12 games now for the PSP, so no one can tell me there aren't games that are worth it on the PSP. I only regret buying one of them, Prince of Persia Revelations, as it's buggy as hell but that's hardly the PSPs fault.

I use it to play games, watch movies, listen to music and surf the web. It's a handy little device to have when I'm not near my PC or PS2.

My wife and I were talking about getting the Battlefront pack when it comes out so I can get the slim PSP with the video port. She'll get my old one to play some games on it and listen to music and so on. My only complaint is that the TV out cord won't come with the system so you have to get it seperately.
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Postby DesalationReborn » Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:45 am

UltraPrimal wrote:Meh. They still didn't wow me. Sure, it's nice to have a choice in colors and I thought the ability to use it as a movie player for you TV is cool, but it's still a slight improvement on a broken system. The fact that he used Spiderman 2 to demonstrates how it works is evidence of that.

On a related note, I was hoping Nintendo would have revealed that rumored DS with the closer together screens and more comfortable grip. Definately would have upgraded to that from my old DS "Phat".


It's called the DS Lite. It's something like 2/3 smaller and 30% lighter than the original.

As for 'mature games,' if people mean guts and gore, that doesn't make a great game (though I've played plenty good ones with it), and I've never been a fan of GTA. I find, if anything, 'mature' should apply to players who look don't look at 'rated E' as a condemning mark for a game, and idolize good solid gameplay over empty, brain-numbing violence.
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Postby Sonray » Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:08 pm

DesolationReborn wrote:
UltraPrimal wrote:Meh. They still didn't wow me. Sure, it's nice to have a choice in colors and I thought the ability to use it as a movie player for you TV is cool, but it's still a slight improvement on a broken system. The fact that he used Spiderman 2 to demonstrates how it works is evidence of that.

On a related note, I was hoping Nintendo would have revealed that rumored DS with the closer together screens and more comfortable grip. Definately would have upgraded to that from my old DS "Phat".


It's called the DS Lite. It's something like 2/3 smaller and 30% lighter than the original.

As for 'mature games,' if people mean guts and gore, that doesn't make a great game (though I've played plenty good ones with it), and I've never been a fan of GTA. I find, if anything, 'mature' should apply to players who look don't look at 'rated E' as a condemning mark for a game, and idolize good solid gameplay over empty, brain-numbing violence.


No, thats not how it goes. When we say mature games, we dont mean stuff with simple mindless blood and violence, we mean we want stuff that isnt obviously aimed and designed for 5 year olds. I.E. Mario and its endless spin offs, starfox and stupid kiddy character based games like that which is all the DS ever has and all Nintendo ever comes out with.

We want an intelligent, exciting, realistic, adult experiance. If swearing and blood make it into the mix then thats just an added bonus.
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Postby Robinson » Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:36 pm

Sonray wrote:
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UltraPrimal wrote:Meh. They still didn't wow me. Sure, it's nice to have a choice in colors and I thought the ability to use it as a movie player for you TV is cool, but it's still a slight improvement on a broken system. The fact that he used Spiderman 2 to demonstrates how it works is evidence of that.

On a related note, I was hoping Nintendo would have revealed that rumored DS with the closer together screens and more comfortable grip. Definately would have upgraded to that from my old DS "Phat".


It's called the DS Lite. It's something like 2/3 smaller and 30% lighter than the original.

As for 'mature games,' if people mean guts and gore, that doesn't make a great game (though I've played plenty good ones with it), and I've never been a fan of GTA. I find, if anything, 'mature' should apply to players who look don't look at 'rated E' as a condemning mark for a game, and idolize good solid gameplay over empty, brain-numbing violence.


No, thats not how it goes. When we say mature games, we dont mean stuff with simple mindless blood and violence, we mean we want stuff that isnt obviously aimed and designed for 5 year olds. I.E. Mario and its endless spin offs, starfox and stupid kiddy character based games like that which is all the DS ever has and all Nintendo ever comes out with.

We want an intelligent, exciting, realistic, adult experiance. If swearing and blood make it into the mix then thats just an added bonus.


Yeah by "mature" I mean, no pokemon blue diamond fom the bottom of the ocean crap, If I wanted to raise an animal I would buy one. And not every other game needs to be mario or wario. I know ds has other games that are not that but the "bulk" are those types of games in one form or another.
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Postby Wigglez » Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:59 pm

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It's cool that they got a slimmer psp. But, that's not i wanted. The thing i would want the most is a right analog stick, because turning with the same stic to use for walking is really difficult for me.
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Postby DesalationReborn » Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:33 pm

Sonray wrote:
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UltraPrimal wrote:Meh. They still didn't wow me. Sure, it's nice to have a choice in colors and I thought the ability to use it as a movie player for you TV is cool, but it's still a slight improvement on a broken system. The fact that he used Spiderman 2 to demonstrates how it works is evidence of that.

On a related note, I was hoping Nintendo would have revealed that rumored DS with the closer together screens and more comfortable grip. Definately would have upgraded to that from my old DS "Phat".


It's called the DS Lite. It's something like 2/3 smaller and 30% lighter than the original.

As for 'mature games,' if people mean guts and gore, that doesn't make a great game (though I've played plenty good ones with it), and I've never been a fan of GTA. I find, if anything, 'mature' should apply to players who look don't look at 'rated E' as a condemning mark for a game, and idolize good solid gameplay over empty, brain-numbing violence.


No, thats not how it goes. When we say mature games, we dont mean stuff with simple mindless blood and violence, we mean we want stuff that isnt obviously aimed and designed for 5 year olds. I.E. Mario and its endless spin offs, starfox and stupid kiddy character based games like that which is all the DS ever has and all Nintendo ever comes out with.

We want an intelligent, exciting, realistic, adult experiance. If swearing and blood make it into the mix then thats just an added bonus.


Second Paragraph sums me up exactly. And why GTA never cut it for me. But, as well, Prince of Persia and God of War are amoung my favorite titles. Violence is cool if it backs a good story and intense gameplay. What I'm just not cool with is why some people seem to instantly condemn games without the blood and gore as something strictly for the kiddies.
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Postby Homer » Sat Jul 14, 2007 4:00 pm

wigglez323 wrote:It's cool that they got a slimmer psp. But, that's not i wanted. The thing i would want the most is a right analog stick, because turning with the same stic to use for walking is really difficult for me.


Exactly. Without a second analog stick, a revamped PSP is pretty pointless imo. I'll just keep my old one. I don't play it enough for the battery life to be a problem anyways.
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