Home News Reviews Forums Shop


Anyone Buying a PSP

General discussion. Come introduce yourself. Talk about whataver you want!

Anyone Buying a PSP

Postby Ian on Tue Mar 22, 2005 1:42 pm

Anyone planning on buying Sony's new handheld? I'm still up in the air about it. I like the PSP's ability to play UMD movies, but I rarely played my GBA (or my XBox...)
"Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt." - Steve Jobs
User avatar
Ian
Grand Poobah
 
Posts: 14883
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2001 2:34 pm
Location: Madison, WI

Dunno

Postby shaun on Tue Mar 22, 2005 1:57 pm

I was all set to buy one, and the W I F E factor kicked in..."no toys for me".
"Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, boy"
User avatar
shaun
CD-RW PiMP
 
Posts: 62
Joined: Mon Dec 20, 2004 1:45 pm

Postby aviationwiz on Tue Mar 22, 2005 2:29 pm

I intend on getting one, looks pretty neat. I think it's something I'd actually use, and enjoy.
User avatar
aviationwiz
Plextor Fan(atic)
 
Posts: 4069
Joined: Tue Jul 16, 2002 2:55 am
Location: Home of the Red Tail

Postby Spazmogen on Tue Mar 22, 2005 3:28 pm

I'm not. They're $375 CDN.

But one of my trainee's bought one. He was all wound up about it.
It's kind of odd, watching a 28 year old male getting all excited about a toy that a teenager would love.

If I understand it right, the PSP does not even play the PS games at all.
User avatar
Spazmogen
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 1472
Joined: Tue Oct 23, 2001 8:00 pm
Location: Woodstock, Ontario

Postby Ian on Tue Mar 22, 2005 3:39 pm

I'm just waiting for all the "free PSP" spam.
"Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt." - Steve Jobs
User avatar
Ian
Grand Poobah
 
Posts: 14883
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2001 2:34 pm
Location: Madison, WI

Postby VEFF on Tue Mar 22, 2005 3:59 pm

My Xbox is collecting dust at the moment, so I'll pass.

Funny thing (in terms of coincidence, from my point of view) that you started this thread now, since I just noticed the PSP mentioned on another forum today; I haven't been keeping up with video game systems recently.
Burners only:
Pioneer DVR-115D
Pioneer DVR-111D
Plextor PX-716A TLA0304
Plextor PX-716A same TLA

LiteOn 52246S 52X CD-RW
LiteOn 52246S (another)
LiteOn 52327S 52X CD-RW
TDK 40X USB 2.0 CD-RW
TEAC CD-W540E 40X CD-RW
User avatar
VEFF
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 2025
Joined: Tue Jan 15, 2002 9:36 pm

Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:11 pm

I'm more interested in the Gameboy DS :D
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R

The Progression of Computer Media
User avatar
dolphinius_rex
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 6923
Joined: Fri Jan 31, 2003 6:14 pm
Location: Vancouver B.C. Canada

Postby jase on Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:48 am

I've got a DS, had one since December when I bought one while I was on holiday in Japan :)

It's great, but that PSP (I played it quite a bit at the Sony Centre in Tokyo) has to be seen to be believed. I'd have bought one but they were sold out everywhere :(

It's a great toy and a must-have if you have money to burn :lol:
jase
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 965
Joined: Fri Sep 21, 2001 8:00 pm

Postby aviationwiz on Thu Mar 24, 2005 10:40 am

I just got back from Target, got mine. They had plenty of PSP's. Best Buy had a line of about 25 people at 7:30 from what I hear (open at 8 ) and Target only had about 5 people at 8. Looks Great!
User avatar
aviationwiz
Plextor Fan(atic)
 
Posts: 4069
Joined: Tue Jul 16, 2002 2:55 am
Location: Home of the Red Tail

Postby Wesociety on Thu Mar 24, 2005 11:06 am

I'll get one once it can burn DVDs. :lol: :P :lol: :P
User avatar
Wesociety
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 1234
Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2004 11:33 am
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Mar 24, 2005 11:21 am

Wesociety wrote:I'll get one once it can burn DVDs. :lol: :P :lol: :P


Most people would say "when it can play burned DVDs" :lol:
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R

The Progression of Computer Media
User avatar
dolphinius_rex
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 6923
Joined: Fri Jan 31, 2003 6:14 pm
Location: Vancouver B.C. Canada

Postby Wesociety on Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:43 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:
Wesociety wrote:I'll get one once it can burn DVDs. :lol: :P :lol: :P


Most people would say "when it can play burned DVDs" :lol:

Not us! We need da burnzzz!
Mini DVD-R playability would be awesome though!
User avatar
Wesociety
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 1234
Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2004 11:33 am
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:10 pm

Looks like Canada got all the bad PSP units....

http://forums.redflagdeals.com/showthread.php?t=148262
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R

The Progression of Computer Media
User avatar
dolphinius_rex
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 6923
Joined: Fri Jan 31, 2003 6:14 pm
Location: Vancouver B.C. Canada

Postby Ian on Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:22 pm

Yeah, I think I'm going to wait to buy a PSP. The fact that Sony thinks dead pixels is acceptable is crap
"Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt." - Steve Jobs
User avatar
Ian
Grand Poobah
 
Posts: 14883
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2001 2:34 pm
Location: Madison, WI

Postby BoGMan1a on Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:59 am

Got mine this afternoon right before work at Toys 'R' Us. I got it just before the kiddies got out of school and finished snapping their stock up. Nabbed a copy of 989's NBA too and was dying to get home to power it up. It is prettty slick! Great screen and nice feature set. I would have picked up Tiger Woods Golf, but I have a $10 BB rewards cert and I am gonna buy a Gamers GC for another $5 off so I can get it for $35 instead of $50. I now have to decide which of my nephews will inherit my GBA SP and the 15 or so games I have for it. I already have too many toys to play with on trips with my laptop, my Archos , and now this - can't carry any more in my carry-on :-({|= . Hope we see a UMD burner someday as MemStick DUO Pro is kinda pricey for the 512Mb and 1Gb sticks that will be needed for MPEG-4 transfers, of course I do have 20 GB on my Archos but I just can't help myself in trying out a feature ](*,) . I imagine we won't see a burner though as they could have used MD format discs for this if they had chosen to and instead went with a new format for anti-piracy purposes. Anyways, enough rambling from me! If anyone else buys this and wants to review any of the launch titles please do so. I really want to hear about the sports titles and the Metal Gear Acid title but would like to know opinions on any others that you all may have.
Main Computer:
ASUS A7N8X deluxe
AMD Athlon XP2500
1Gb PC3200
6600GT AGP
BENQ 1620
NEC 3500AG
Lite-on 52246S
Lite-on LTC-48161H
1 Tb of internal HDD space
750+ Gb external storage
Dual Boot Win2000Pro/XP Home
User avatar
BoGMan1a
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 211
Joined: Fri May 31, 2002 9:57 pm
Location: Holland, Michigan (Texas transplant)

Postby TheWizard on Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:01 pm

I'll save my money, thanks. :) The only portable game system I ever bought was GameBoy...the thick, original one. It still works great too!

You know what the answer to the PSP is? The laptop. It can do everything the PSP can and so much more. Plus, it's portable as well.
No, I like women.
TheWizard
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 2074
Joined: Fri Jun 28, 2002 6:56 pm

Postby aviationwiz on Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:17 pm

Plus, it costs a crap-load more, and you can't use PSP games... Laptops were never very good for gaming, especially when compared to a desktop or something like a PSP or DS.

Anyways, my friend came over and I tried out Metal Gear Ac!d, not a very good game, since it's card based. We couldn't play online with Twisted Metal: Head On, but by reading different forums, it seems not many people can.

Also, there are no games that support game sharing yet, where you can use just 1 UMD for a multiplayer gaming session over WiFi. We didn't have multiple UMD's of games either, so we were out of luck.
User avatar
aviationwiz
Plextor Fan(atic)
 
Posts: 4069
Joined: Tue Jul 16, 2002 2:55 am
Location: Home of the Red Tail

Postby TheWizard on Sat Mar 26, 2005 8:43 pm

Laptops = bad when compared to desktops for gaming

Laptops = good when compared to PSP or DS for gaming

Reason: You can get newer, better technology in a laptop than a PSP or DS. Plus, although painful, laptops can be upgraded. Not true for the PSP. It's just like comparing an Xbox or PS2 to a computer; the computer will win hands down. It's dynamic, baby! Sure, puters cost more than gaming consoles, but you get what you pay for.

Game sharing is old hat on computers. While people are scrambling to find PSP games that support multiplayer, I'm whaling away on my laptop connected to my LAN. Let's not forget about WAN either. Quake, anyone? Yeah...so...I kick it old school.
No, I like women.
TheWizard
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 2074
Joined: Fri Jun 28, 2002 6:56 pm

Postby Ian on Sat Mar 26, 2005 10:53 pm

If you're gaming at home, you might as well use your computer, Xbox, PS2, etc. I won't disagree.. there are better options than the PSP or DS.

If you're on the road though.. something like the PSP is perfect. My laptop goes almost everywhere with me and for a number of years, so did my NGP and GBA. Why? Ever try hauling out your laptop on a bus, car or plane, let alone play a game? Total pain in the ass, even with a small laptop. With something like the PSP its easy to pull it out, play a little bit and then put it away.
"Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt." - Steve Jobs
User avatar
Ian
Grand Poobah
 
Posts: 14883
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2001 2:34 pm
Location: Madison, WI

Postby aviationwiz on Sun Mar 27, 2005 3:09 am

What I meant by game sharing was having 1 system, 1 PSP, to have the game, and the other doesn't need it. I'm not aware of any PC games like that either. There are plenty of PSP games that support multiplayer if you have multiple UMD's, and also, let's keep in mind, it just came out.

Gaming on a laptop... it would almost have to be a desktop like setting, having plenty of room for it, and the standard NW B752 seat pitch barely gave me enough room to comfortably play MS Pinball.
User avatar
aviationwiz
Plextor Fan(atic)
 
Posts: 4069
Joined: Tue Jul 16, 2002 2:55 am
Location: Home of the Red Tail

Postby dolphinius_rex on Sun Mar 27, 2005 4:35 am

aviationwiz wrote:What I meant by game sharing was having 1 system, 1 PSP, to have the game, and the other doesn't need it. I'm not aware of any PC games like that either.


Never heard of Diablo? Starcraft? Warcraft?

Blizzard specializes in games that can "spawn" multiplayer copies :wink:
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R

The Progression of Computer Media
User avatar
dolphinius_rex
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 6923
Joined: Fri Jan 31, 2003 6:14 pm
Location: Vancouver B.C. Canada

Postby Ian on Mon Mar 28, 2005 1:14 pm

It looks like Sony wants people to send in their PSP's if they see dead pixels.

http://www.joystiq.com/entry/1234000880037820/

This is going to suck if stores pick up on this. "Sorry sir.. you can't return your PSP for dead pixels. You'll have to send it in to Sony and wait a few weeks for a refurb."
"Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt." - Steve Jobs
User avatar
Ian
Grand Poobah
 
Posts: 14883
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2001 2:34 pm
Location: Madison, WI

Postby LoneWolf on Mon Mar 28, 2005 3:36 pm

MSI K8N Neo 4 Platinum just hit my doorstep and an ATI Radeon X800XL does tomorrow to go with it. That's my budget for awhile as far as toys go, especially as we have to find a realtor in the next couple of weeks (looking for that first house). I paid for it selling my Neo 2 Platinum, Geforce 6800, and some other miscellaneous parts, as well as a little freelance work.

The local Toys `R' Us had the PSP out the day before it was supposed to be released. Was getting a birthday gift for a friend's son and saw it.
Intel Q9450 @3.2GHz, Gigabyte GA EP45-UD3P, 4 x 2GB G.Skill @4-4-4-12
Antec P160SW case (modded), Xigmatek 750w PSU
3x 500GB (RAID-5), , OptiArc 7200S, ASUS E818A3T
Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer, Hauppauge HVR-1800, Radeon 4890
Dell 2407WFP
User avatar
LoneWolf
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 937
Joined: Thu Feb 06, 2003 4:41 pm
Location: Meecheegan

Postby aviationwiz on Wed Mar 30, 2005 6:48 pm

Ian wrote:I'm just waiting for all the "free PSP" spam.


Have fun, I noticed it on a few sites, including CDRLabs.
User avatar
aviationwiz
Plextor Fan(atic)
 
Posts: 4069
Joined: Tue Jul 16, 2002 2:55 am
Location: Home of the Red Tail

Postby MonteLDS on Fri Apr 01, 2005 3:00 am

Image
User avatar
MonteLDS
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 989
Joined: Fri Nov 08, 2002 2:32 pm
Location: San Fran Bay Area CALIFORNIA

Next

Return to The Beer Garden

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

All Content is Copyright (c) 2001-2017 CDRLabs Inc.