PSP User Blog

Memory too high or is yours low?

953d ago ... August 2005 I run over to Gamestop after birthing classes with my wife. The mission: Retrieve a PSP memory card for a decent price. I wish I could say that story was a happy one. My pregnant wife with swollen feet was wanting to make it fast. It was the first time I opted to buying something online. The prices of memory cards were outragous. You could find a 2 Gig stick online for $80.00 + s...

Some problems I have with Sony

1048d ago ... I am a proud Playstation fan. I own a PS1, PS2, PS3, and 2 versions of a PSP. Been gaming on Playstation consoles for a long time and am pretty satisfied with my experiences for the most part. However, there are some things that Sony does that really frustrate me. Omitting moments where it is crucial to have the most accurate and up to date information possible; my first problem is with Sony...

The PS Vita and the 3DS have a common problem.

1050d ago ... With the 3DS already released and the Vita on its way, it got me thinking about the place these devices have in my life. One common problem occurred to me. They are not phones. To bring my point across we must jump back in time when the PSP and the DS were released. I remember think this is quite cool. A console in my hand. They seemed perfect for travelling and great for passing the time. N...

5 Things the eShop Needs Now

1104d ago ... When Nintendo announced the eShop people got really excited. But then it opened. And while it is definately an improvement and Nintendo fans don't mind. I don't think that someone who owns a PSP would want to go from the PS Store to the eShop. So here are the things Nintendo should add to grab people's attention. 1). Linked Accounts Between Systems Unlike Xbox Live and PSN Nintendo has ne...

Apple is not killing the portable market

1115d ago ... Everyone can agree on this, that half the articles on N4G are about Apple taking over the handheld market and those articles are usually written by idiots. They say look at he sails of the Apple products, but there are a few reasons they are so high. 1. They is popular 2. People think they are good because the Mac and PC ads. 3. They break easily, and when people get a refund they count t...

The Disgusting Influence of Metacritic (Final Fantasy XIII Edition)

1128d ago ... Unfortunately, Metacritic has a large influence on the industry. It's sick really. Take Persona 3 for example. The original scored like an 85 average. People like me and you then went and played the game and found it to be in a class all of its own. Metacritic reacts when FES releases and the game goes up 2 whole points to an 87, despite receiving heat from the fans that the second episode lack...

Some Criticism for LA Noire

1133d ago ... Okay... E3's over, PSN's back up (even if my free PSP games are lost to the void because of a programming error a high school freshman studying BASIC would have picked up on) and the Rapture didn't happen. Now unless Battlefield 3 devs announce something like having one less texture in the PS3 version or something of equal earth-shattering importance, I should be able to make a post stay up on...

Hacking Game Companies: Who is to Blame?

1135d ago ... April 17th 2011, a day that will live in infamy in gaming history. Of course, this is the date that the Sony Playstation Netowrk (PSN) was first taken down due to unauthorized intrusion on the PSN servers from hackers. This event had two significant consequences: first it prevented nearly 50 million PS3 and 70 million PSP owners from accessing any of the network features of their respective sys...

A Tale of 2 Analog Sticks

1143d ago ... Its important to learn from our mistakes. Its better to learn from mistakes without making all new ones. As i patiently await my Vita preorder (don't judge me), i can't help but look back on what went wrong for my old friend, and on what pitfalls my new one must navigate. The troubles of the PSP have been well documented. For a compendium of reasons, the very promising launch of this console...

E3 2011 Sony Press Conference

1149d ago ... Ok this one definitely had me all over the place. Seriously lots of stuff announced some good, some bad... like the NGPs official name being PlayStation Vita... Vita? Man that's a sucky name! anyway her's my play by play. - They apologised and told us about the PSN's available content. Ok obvious start. - Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. Looks really good... as expected. It's also 3D -...

Blade Kitten, The game you didn't play

1177d ago ... Ok this is going to be one of THOSE kind of blog posts, you know the ones where a person bangs on about a game nobody bothered to play and the author rags on people for not buying it. Ok I hope it doesn't turn out like that but I thought I'd give a warning to be on the safe side. Let me tell you about Blade Kitten. It original started off as a game idea from Australia based Krome Studios' St...
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NPD: January Sales

1258d ago ... Via the NPD Group: January 2011 sales are down 5% from January 2010. Total US Games Sales reached $1.16B, versus 2010's 1.228B. Video games sales totaled $1.18B in January 2010 and are down 4% for $1.14B. Hardware sales: An 8% shift downward to $324.0MM. Software sales: 5% decline to $576.0MM Accessories saw a 6% rise to $235.1MM That brings the total software sales down 6% fr...

Buying a console a few years into it's "lifecycle"

1261d ago ... Have you ever bought a console years after it was first released? What are the very first things you do? Well, for me I have done this numerous times. My Wii and PS3 were late purchases, only my PSP and 360 were day 1(ish). The first processes into owning a new console are extremely daunting. You start by researching exactly what you'll need, and then you set it up. Those first steps are...

Most anticipated games of 2011

1271d ago ... This year is insane. No seriously, it's so insane that instead of a Top 10 list I had to make a top 20....and even that doesn't cover everything I'm super excited for in 2011. I'll make another link to my youtube channel at the bottom where hopefully you'll be able to find links to at least one trailer for each of the games. They are the best proof of why you should be excited. Here we go! 2...

NGP vs PS3 Price Point Speculation

1278d ago ... Although only rumored, and not officially announced as of yet, the most common supposed price point of the Sony's PSP2, dubbed NGP (Next Generation Portable) lies at $299. With a confirmed launch in at least one territory by holiday season 2011, could this possibly cause confusion for buyers new to Sony's line of gaming consoles? Currently the price of the least expensive PS3 model stands at...

I was right! NGP-PSP2

1279d ago ... This is a blog purely showing off I was right on quite a lot of the points I made with my blog on the PSP2's supposed features. http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/raendom/516210 I said it could possibly include Android, I said it wouldn't use TEGRA, I said it would focus on the hardcore market, I said it'd have console-esque power, I said they'd be going with their own Android-Store; I pretty m...

Captain Obvious vs the NGP

1280d ago ... So I missed the actual announcement and official reveal of the PSP2. Or the NGP as Sony's calling it. Regardless, thought I'd offer my initial reaction and get laughed at. Maybe make a few think "hm..." as you do. Anyway, my first thought is that the actual handheld should be called the PS3-nano. Launch titles for the bigger console were shown running on it with devs talking about how such w...

PlayStation Portable 2

1280d ago ... Sony just announced the PSP2, current known as codename NGP (Next Gen Portable?). So if you missed it, then you suck at life. Excuse me, if you missed then I got you cover WITH ALL THE DETAILS. Alright here it is. First things first let’s get into the specs. A 5 inch OLED screen 960 x 544 (if you have an iPhone 4 that’s what this screen looks like), ARM Corte-A9 core (4 core CPU), SGX5...

So, does 2011 new consoles now prove that future consoles will be handheld?

1317d ago ... So, here's a theory that no one seems to be thinking about, we've got our 'On Live' we've got our mobile phones, we've got our gaming laptops, we've got our tablets/iPads, and, soon we'll have our 3DS and PSP 2. Does this mean that the home consoles are dead because the normal '5 year' life span isn't taking place? In this post, I will give the reasons why home consoles are 'dead', and why w...

GOTY Awards

1323d ago ... Well I do this every year, because I don't agree with many of the choices the major websites pick, as it seems like they're trying to push certain games over others. So here's my GOTY awards. Best Action-Adventure Winner: God of War 3 Runner Up: Red Dead Redemption Honorable Mentions: Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, Bayonetta, Darksiders, God of War Ghost of Sparta, Metal Gear Solid...