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May 05, 2005

Sony PSP - awesome

I've been playing with the Sony PSP over the last few days, and I've got to say that it is a beautiful device.
The PSP gets released in Australia on September 1, for $430 (I believe), but you can get one right now from Lik-Sang in either the Value Pack or Standard Pack. The PSP is 'region free' when it comes to games, but not for movies (you can buy movies on UMD format, but I don't know why you'd do that so it doesnt really matter to me!)

I definately recommend having a look at the PSP - it's not for kids. Sony have built the thing with an eye on the iPod (although it's not as ergonimic as the iPod). Despite Nintendos best efforts, I think the PSP will win the handheld war simply with it's elegance and style.

Some of the games I've played so far:
Namco Museum - Old school gaming - always good fun, the remixes are pretty good.
Ridge Racers - Probably the best looking game on the PSP at the moment.
Archer MacLean's Mercury - This is an interesting puzzle game, definately worth a look.
Lumines - The definitive puzzle game for the PSP, the "Tetris" of the PSP
Need for Speed Underground Rivals - I'm not totally convinced by this game, I had more fun with Ridge Racers on the PSP (even though on the PS2 I prefer NFS:U2 to Ridge Racer)

Posted by Zaph at May 5, 2005 08:22 AM

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I've imported a region 2 PSP from Hong Kong and then later bought some UMD games and movies in the states ( region 1)

It's not possible to run with the error message :- Wrong region.

Fuck this so called free world. It's all about the money.

Now I'll bee one of the first to use coming Hacks, P2P, cracks, warez to fuck up the PSP

Posted by: DIamond at June 21, 2005 06:37 PM

I've got a Region 2 PSP and I can play games from the USA perfectly fine. However you are right in that you cannot play UMD movies from other zones (as I said in my blog)

If you have a game that won't work, please tell me which one it is so I can check it out.

Posted by: Zaph at June 29, 2005 07:33 PM

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