In recent years, surely to Sony's chagrin, the original PSP has become a hardcore gamer's machine. It has none of the playful, touch-me vibe of the Nintendo DS. It's a slick, black, cold machine that has always ached to be taken seriously. The new PSP go doesn't stray far from that traditional aesthetic. The machine is, again, all piano black and gun-metal silver, making it look like something that fell off the Batmobile. (It's also available in white.) The top slides open with a satisfying click to reveal a directional pad, an analog thumb-stick nub, and the familiar X, circle, triangle, and square buttons, along with Start and Select buttons.