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Retro Gaming => Handheld & Tabletop Chat => Topic started by: Rogue Trooper on September 21, 2013, 20:15:06 PM

Title: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: Rogue Trooper on September 21, 2013, 20:15:06 PM
Could'nt find a dedicated PSP thread (see it's listed on the handheld thread listings, but in black, clicked on it, got nothing) so thought i'd best start one, as seems like a decent number of PSP owners on here.

Thought i'd start by talking about unreleased/not finished/canned, call'em what you will PSP titles, just been looking at the 7 screens Behesda gave 'Pure' magazine of PSP Oblivion, which if actual PSP screens, did'nt look half bad, touch murky, but detailed enough to impress.

Bethesda had promised a game more suited to constraints of PSP, so no massive open game world, but something focusing on dungeon exploration with new setting and story, so in essence an original Elder Scrolls game for PSP, but offering similar things in places to the PC/PS3/360 game.

It was down for a spring 2007 release and that single preview was the 1 and only time i ever saw anything on it......


Then there was PSP Resident Evil, annouced pre-2009 E3, said to be a totally new Res.Evil game, something both Capcom+Sony had wanted for a very long time, designed with PSP:Go in mind...due 'sometime in 2010'...Capcom working closely with Sony...and...not a damn thing came of it.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TrekMD on September 21, 2013, 21:51:53 PM
Yes, that's because we did not have a thread for it yet.  You just started it!  :)

I've never really kept track of games that have not launched on the PSP so this will be interesting to discuss.  Looks like there are several games that were promised but were never released. 

I am aware of one, though, that was announced but was not released:  Superman Returns.  It made it to many other systems but never to the PSP. 
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: Rogue Trooper on September 21, 2013, 21:59:54 PM
Well, you know what they say, if you don't see the thread your after, create it yourself.

Did a touch more digging on unreleased/unfinished PSP stuff:


Elder scrolls Travels:Oblivion was how the PSP game would have been known.In development for approx. a year by Climax Group, tech demo's of game engine shown, game suddenly cancelled it seems.


Few other titles that caught my eye:

Black and White:Creatures-But this looked to be more of a Tamagochii-like game, rather than the PC/planned DC game.

Streetfighter:Fury

Xmen Vs Streetfighter II

BloodRayne (new game?)

Painkiller:Hellwars

Genkido:The Dark Angel (DMC style game).
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TrekMD on September 21, 2013, 22:09:00 PM
How many of these games were cancelled because of the PS Vita?
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: Rogue Trooper on September 21, 2013, 22:19:39 PM
Always been rumoured that the 3DS put paid to PSP Resident Evil....

Not just the software that made for interesting reading, some of the patents for hardware raised an eyebrow in my case:

Sony filed patent for a touch panel accesory (which would have sat on top of PSP) around same time as they did the GPS device and Camera.....

Madcatz filed patent for a motion detecting gun controller for PSP (basically you mounted PSP in the 'shell' of the gun unit) a trigger was used for firing, motion sensoes for movement, idea being device would bring extra degree of realism to FPS on PSP, but it'd either required addt.batts, thus making PSP even heavier or would have drawn power from PSP itself, PSP not exactly known for great batt.life, so can see why idea never quite made it....
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TrekMD on September 21, 2013, 22:22:26 PM
Those are several interesting ideas for the system but I can't them being practical to use.  I'm guessing the touch screen idea was moved over to the Vita and abandoned for the PSP.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: onthinice on September 22, 2013, 02:48:51 AM
Good idea, RT!

The PSP is an amazing little unit. 
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TrekMD on September 22, 2013, 03:16:53 AM
Yes it is!  Let me put this review here.  I like Classic Game Room's reviews.  :)

[align=center:1an1mbr1]Classic Game Room HD - Sony PSP review (http://http)[/align:1an1mbr1]
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: onthinice on September 22, 2013, 03:32:14 AM
Nice review! I have never had read problems or UMD skipping. I was unaware of those problems.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TrekMD on September 22, 2013, 03:45:12 AM
Quote from: "onthinice"
Nice review! I have never had read problems or UMD skipping. I was unaware of those problems.

Yeah, when he said the one problem the system has are the UMD's, I was surprised.  I have never had a problem with mine but I do take good care of them.  I actually like the format also. 
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: onthinice on September 22, 2013, 03:48:05 AM
I do as well. The cover seems to protect the disk better. I know it holds the UMD in place but it was also smart thinking to avoid most scratches.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TrekMD on September 22, 2013, 03:50:06 AM
Quote from: "onthinice"
I do as well. The cover seems to protect the disk better. I know it holds the UMD in place but it was also smart thinking to avoid most scratches.

Yes, the exposed surface is very small so damaging the discs is not as easy.  Not that it can't happen but the case protects them pretty well.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: Rogue Trooper on September 22, 2013, 11:03:46 AM
Quote from: "onthinice"
Good idea, RT!

The PSP is an amazing little unit.

Thank you.Thought it deserved a little love, some fantastic Retro compilations on it and i'm playing more on it these days than ever (deleted 360 Dishonored, just boring me to tears..went off and played Miami Vice on PSP) and do feel that it's ripe with potential for discussion.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: guest4770 on September 22, 2013, 15:00:01 PM
I picked up a PSP a couple of years back and I think its fantastic, especially with emulation.

In fact, I spend more time gaming on handhelds, the anything else.

Great thread RT - hopefully more folk will drop by and post interesting stuff...

Football Manager on the PSP is costing me my social life...
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: Rogue Trooper on September 22, 2013, 15:29:12 PM
Again, kind words much appreciated.

Looks like Ubisoft had at one point thought about bringing Far Cry to PSP (i loved the 2 Xbox versions as well as PC original), but judging by reports on how bad the Wii version turned out, might have done us a favour by not bringing it to PSP after all...

Seemed like odd choice though, as they'd previousily stated PS2 could'nt handle it, hence Xbox Only at time and i know some developers got more out of their PSP games than they did PS2 versions (Deadline Games doubled the no.of on-screen enemies in Chili Con Carnage PSP over PS2 Total Carnage), but Far Cry on PSP, phew that'd been some achivement.....



Codemasters had shown off PSP Cannon Fodder (new version given a graphical make-over, with new features:You could call in airstrikes, carry out radar scans etc, new weapons like sniper rifles and flamethrowers, plus had wireless play for upto 4-players, in deathmatch and co-op modes), but to me it looked pretty generic, lacking any of the charm of the original, so i did'nt really miss it, when it was canned.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TrekMD on September 22, 2013, 16:04:14 PM
The retro compilations is one of the things I really love about the PSP.  I can have the best of both worlds with this handheld.  One of my most favorite:

[align=center:csd8sv9f]Cyber Watch TV - Activision: Hits Remixed [gameplay][PSP] (http://http)[/align:csd8sv9f]
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: onthinice on September 22, 2013, 21:32:43 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
The retro compilations is one of the things I really love about the PSP.  I can have the best of both worlds with this handheld.  One of my most favorite:

[align=center:2zu33q8i]Cyber Watch TV - Activision: Hits Remixed [gameplay][PSP] (http://http)[/align:2zu33q8i]
Me too! I am still finding out just how many retro comps they made. Glad Sony did not do a couple and quit. The ones I own have really been done well.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TrekMD on September 22, 2013, 22:10:24 PM
Then there is this...

[align=center:1al1ydc1]CGR UK Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Collection for PSP (http://http)[/align:1al1ydc1]
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: Rogue Trooper on September 22, 2013, 22:49:41 PM
Retro comp wise i've picked up:

E.A Replay
Midway Arcade Treasures:Extended Play.
Sega MD Collection.
Namco Museum Battle Collection.
Powerstone Collection.
Capcom:Classics Colection (Remixed and also:Reloaded), plus:Puzzle World.
Metal Slug Anthology
SNK Arcade Classics 0
Tatio Legends Power Up.
Tatio Memories Pocket (Jap) has Bubble Bobble on it, reason i bought.
Paridous Portable.
Star Soldier.


That's just the Retro comps...and folks on internet were saying PSP had no good games?

:-)

Bit of PSP triva:

Mercury actually started life as nothing more than a PS2 physics demo, PSP was annouced and someone thought, ahhh! we could use this in a smart little PSP game.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TrekMD on September 22, 2013, 22:51:55 PM
I have no idea what people were looking for in the PSP library.  It has a lot of good games.  The compilations alone are superb.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: Rogue Trooper on September 22, 2013, 22:55:31 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
I have no idea what people were looking for in the PSP library.  It has a lot of good games.  The compilations alone are superb.

If Sony got just 1 thing right, from a gaming point of view with PSP..it was fact it's region-free.

Some of the Jap.comps (pricey as they may be) have been fantastic.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TrekMD on September 22, 2013, 23:08:22 PM
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
Quote from: "TrekMD"
I have no idea what people were looking for in the PSP library.  It has a lot of good games.  The compilations alone are superb.

If Sony got just 1 thing right, from a gaming point of view with PSP..it was fact it's region-free.

Some of the Jap.comps (pricey as they may be) have been fantastic.

I don't have any Japanese compilations but I do have one Japanese games based on Mazinger, etc.  :)
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: Rogue Trooper on September 22, 2013, 23:12:27 PM
Last Jap Import on PSP i bought (yet to try as well...)

Gunhound Ex.Just looked like my 'bag'.

:-)
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: onthinice on September 23, 2013, 10:15:54 AM
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
Retro comp wise i've picked up:

E.A Replay
Midway Arcade Treasures:Extended Play.
Sega MD Collection.
Namco Museum Battle Collection.
Powerstone Collection.
Capcom:Classics Colection (Remixed and also:Reloaded), plus:Puzzle World.
Metal Slug Anthology
SNK Arcade Classics 0
Tatio Legends Power Up.
Tatio Memories Pocket (Jap) has Bubble Bobble on it, reason i bought.
Paridous Portable.
Star Soldier.


That's just the Retro comps...and folks on internet were saying PSP had no good games?

:-)

Bit of PSP triva:

Mercury actually started life as nothing more than a PS2 physics demo, PSP was annouced and someone thought, ahhh! we could use this in a smart little PSP game.

PSP goodness! Thanks for the trivia!
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: guest4770 on September 23, 2013, 10:54:07 AM
Don't forget Gradius Collection....

That list is exactly why the PSP is awesome... long haul flights FLY by.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: Rogue Trooper on September 23, 2013, 11:21:53 AM
Thought i'd continue with a theme i touched on earlier, with Chilli Con Carnage having twice as many enemies on screen as the PS2 game (Total Carnage) and start looking at other PSP games that are 'enhanced' in some way over PS2 versions.


PSP often seen as having 'cutdown' versions of it's bigger Brothers games, but it's clearly not always the case....


Take Gun for example:  i love Neversoft's western on Xbox, picked up the PSP version and whilst the horses that were hanging around itching to be stolen are gone (you just get a horse of your own), Rebellion who did the PSP version saw fit to add 5 new missions to extend the story, extra weapons:throwing Knifes and remote denonated mines, plus a stack of mini-quests, plus there's a multi-player mode, allowing upto 6-players to shoot it out in your usual deathmatch/capture the flag modes.


Also the poker playing now also turns up in multi-player and mini-games, not just the main quest stuff.

Now if only all conversions were handled with such thought.....


Prince Of Persia:Rival Swords had multiplayer mode (timed vesus races), so they took the chariot races from the console versions, not only expanded on them, but them on main menu, so you could jump straight to them.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: Rogue Trooper on September 23, 2013, 19:59:31 PM
Mark Cale, talking to media just after Gottieb Pinball Classics had launched on PSP (and was 1st PSP game to use the 'game-sharing' tech.) said System 3 had plans to resurrect Epyx's 'Games' series, starting off with California Games.Also planeed for PSP were new versions of:IK and The Last Ninja.

All would make use of the game sharing tech, so groups of PSP owners could have multi-player games, with only 1 copy of the game needed.


Sadly nothing came of it...but then, this was System 3 here.....
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TrekMD on September 23, 2013, 21:06:42 PM
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
Mark Cale, talking to media just after Gottieb Pinball Classics had launched on PSP (and was 1st PSP game to use the 'game-sharing' tech.) said System 3 had plans to resurrect Epyx's 'Games' series, starting off with California Games.Also planeed for PSP were new versions of:IK and The Last Ninja.

All would make use of the game sharing tech, so groups of PSP owners could have multi-player games, with only 1 copy of the game needed.


Sadly nothing came of it...but then, this was System 3 here.....

Having the ability for multiple players to play with only one player having the game would have been cool.  I wonder if the reason for this not happening was financial (not as many copies of the game would sell due to the sharing ability) or something else.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: Rogue Trooper on September 23, 2013, 21:22:15 PM
Cale did mention there were technical limits (something about how much data could be transfered at any given time and at what speeds), but i seem to recal a PSP magazine quite regularly showed you how to play one of the PSP Wipeout games on 2 machines with just 1 copy of the game.

Know likes of Pure were quite happy to guide you through running homebrew/CFW on PSP and how to play any PSP game online using internet tunneling, which might explain why it was'nt long in production, going from PSP specific to PSP+PS3 then dissapearing.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TrekMD on September 23, 2013, 21:38:43 PM
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
Cale did mention there were technical limits (something about how much data could be transfered at any given time and at what speeds), but i seem to recal a PSP magazine quite regularly showed you how to play one of the PSP Wipeout games on 2 machines with just 1 copy of the game.

Know likes of Pure were quite happy to guide you through running homebrew/CFW on PSP and how to play any PSP game online using internet tunneling, which might explain why it was'nt long in production, going from PSP specific to PSP+PS3 then dissapearing.

Interesting!
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: Rogue Trooper on September 23, 2013, 21:41:28 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
Cale did mention there were technical limits (something about how much data could be transfered at any given time and at what speeds), but i seem to recal a PSP magazine quite regularly showed you how to play one of the PSP Wipeout games on 2 machines with just 1 copy of the game.

Know likes of Pure were quite happy to guide you through running homebrew/CFW on PSP and how to play any PSP game online using internet tunneling, which might explain why it was'nt long in production, going from PSP specific to PSP+PS3 then dissapearing.


Interesting!

Ahhh.those were the days of videogames magazines, hell even  some Dreamcast Magazines were showing you how to chip your machine, run Imports, hell one even gave away a demo.version of the CD-X disc that you could use to bypass the DC security check.

Great days.....sadly missed, sniff....
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: onthinice on September 24, 2013, 01:13:38 AM
Activision Hits has game sharing on the back of the case. Does that mean it could be played with one UMD?
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: Rogue Trooper on September 24, 2013, 01:38:45 AM
Quote from: "onthinice"
Activision Hits has game sharing on the back of the case. Does that mean it could be played with one UMD?

Apparently so.It seems a quick load to the 2nd PSP is all that's needed yo send every 2600 game to the 2nd PSP, with the 1st PSP always maintaining the role of 'host' so in terms of the single player games, all player on 2nd PSP would be able to do is view action, but in terms of the 2-Player games, 2nd PSP is considered 'Joystick 2' and as long as you remain connected by wi-fi, the 2600 2-Player games are said to be superb.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: onthinice on September 24, 2013, 01:45:39 AM
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
Quote from: "onthinice"
Activision Hits has game sharing on the back of the case. Does that mean it could be played with one UMD?

Apparently so.It seems a quick load to the 2nd PSP is all that's needed yo send every 2600 game to the 2nd PSP, with the 1st PSP always maintaining the role of 'host' so in terms of the single player games, all player on 2nd PSP would be able to do is view action, but in terms of the 2-Player games, 2nd PSP is considered 'Joystick 2' and as long as you remain connected by wi-fi, the 2600 2-Player games are said to be superb.
Nice! Thanks for the heads up, RT! Might be nice to try someday 8)
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: Rogue Trooper on September 24, 2013, 01:57:51 AM
'Full' list on PSP with game-sharing gubbins:

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_PlayStation_Portable_Gamesharing_games (http://http)
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: onthinice on September 24, 2013, 02:09:50 AM
Nice list, with some decent games. 12 players racing would be cool to see and try.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TrekMD on October 22, 2013, 03:18:32 AM
Found this video looking at the "top 50" Sony PSP games...

[align=center:1yx9y3my]TOP 50 PSP PlayStation Portable Games OF ALL TIME (http://http)[/align:1yx9y3my]
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TrekMD on November 02, 2013, 17:39:34 PM
Metal Jesus has posted two videos looking at game gems for the Sony PSP.  So, what do folks think of his selection?

[align=center:82opk3ub]PSP Collecting - Hidden Gems (http://http)

PSP Collecting - Hidden Gems 2 (http://http)[/align:82opk3ub]
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: zapiy on November 02, 2013, 21:21:42 PM
Crush looks a great little puzzle game, will be looking out for that..

Sid Meier's Pirates is a great game, i did get bored after a while but its a great port of the game.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: HomerRamone2084 on November 03, 2013, 17:12:19 PM
I think you can run MAME on PSP. I fancy giving it a blast with mine since it never gets used. (And I have a vita now so that aint likely to change anytime soon :S )
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: Greyfox on November 03, 2013, 17:18:27 PM
Mame is incredible tricky to get working on the PSP, I have near all the rest of them running on mine, but decided against MAME because of it's super touchy nature, MAME version are bang out of date to other emu, also the rom sets have to be exact for the release your using, and it can't run any real games you'd like to play, the likes of Out-Run ran terribly on it, so don't expect much if and when you get it going on your PSP.

I whole hearty recommend Mame on Android, far superior in every way. and it work 8/10 games also.

emu I have runing flawlessly on my PSP are

Sega Game Gear / Master System
NES
SNES
Megadrive / Mega CD
PC ENGINE
Atari ST
Atari 8-bit
Atari Lynx
c64
Capcom CP1 / CP2 all working
Gameboy Advance
PSUAE Amiga (a500 only working alot of games)
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TrekMD on November 03, 2013, 17:19:14 PM
Quote from: "HomerRamone2084"
I think you can run MAME on PSP. I fancy giving it a blast with mine since it never gets used. (And I have a vita now so that aint likely to change anytime soon :S )

I've never tried MAME on the PSP.  I need to find me some homebrews for the PSP also and try them out. 
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TL on November 03, 2013, 17:20:53 PM
Quote from: "Greyfox"
emu I have runing flawlessly on my PSP are

Atari Lynx

You definitely don't have this running flawlessly! I have tried PLynx and it's far from perfect.

It runs much slower than a real machine and the sound is really off.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: Greyfox on November 03, 2013, 18:11:35 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Quote from: "Greyfox"
emu I have runing flawlessly on my PSP are

Atari Lynx

You definitely don't have this running flawlessly! I have tried PLynx and it's far from perfect.

It runs much slower than a real machine and the sound is really off.

 I don't this PLynx you are talking off?, I use a excellent port of  "Handy" on it, sound is only affeced by cpu pressure, but can be adjusted on the emulators cpu timing feature.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TL on November 03, 2013, 18:19:40 PM
PLynx is what the PSP port of Handy is called.

Sound can not be adjusted, Handy just doesn't emulate the Mikey chip properly. It's just as as bad on a PC.

It's a shame that Handy was never developed further as I am sure these issues could be sorted out eventually.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: Greyfox on November 03, 2013, 18:38:43 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
PLynx is what the PSP port of Handy is called.

Sound can not be adjusted, Handy just doesn't emulate the Mikey chip properly. It's just as as bad on a PC.

It's a shame that Handy was never developed further as I am sure these issues could be sorted out eventually.

No mate you wrong again, the PSP release of Handy I'm using is Handy 0.95 not PLynx

link for it Here (http://http) and was created Akop Karpetyan,  the emulator you have mention is not it, Plynx sub seeded this one by a year previous in 2006 ported by Plynx himself but discounted it some time ago, the handy Lynx emulator for the PSP is documented here for what's in and what's not over Here (http://http)
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TL on November 03, 2013, 18:48:47 PM
Quote from: "Greyfox"
Quote from: "The Laird"
PLynx is what the PSP port of Handy is called.

Sound can not be adjusted, Handy just doesn't emulate the Mikey chip properly. It's just as as bad on a PC.

It's a shame that Handy was never developed further as I am sure these issues could be sorted out eventually.

No mate you wrong again, the PSP release of Handy I'm using is Handy 0.95 not PLynx

link for it Here (http://http) and was created Akop Karpetyan,  the emulator you have mention is not it, Plynx sub seeded this one by a year previous in 2006 ported by Plynx himself but discounted it some time ago, the handy Lynx emulator for the PSP is documented here for what's in and what's not over Here (http://http)

PLynx was a port of Handy, I know, I have used it. Newer versions or not they are still all derived from the PC version of Handy. And as I said, Handy is still a long way from perfect on a PC and so likewise on the PSP, especially the sound.

There is no accurate Lynx emulator out there for any platform right now. Real hardware all the way here.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TrekMD on November 03, 2013, 18:52:23 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
There is no accurate Lynx emulator out there for any platform right now. Real hardware all the way here.

This is why video of Lynx games posted on YouTube is sometimes messed up.  It's done using emulation and it just doesn't work right. 
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: Greyfox on November 03, 2013, 18:54:59 PM
lol..of course as you said..real hardware is the way to go period!

the PSP emu of handy is a far more enhanced and improved on version of the old and out of date Plynx, is why i mentioned it, but owners of real hardware of course the emu will not compare to it, but for those of us who at one stage had one and no longer do now, well it's a little trip down memory lane none the less, we'll except this glitches..
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: Fin on November 03, 2013, 19:19:00 PM
lol a PSP thread all about Atari :)

So my favorite psp game... cant quiet decided between  FFVII advent children or GTA Liberty City stories or Little Big Planet.

I have recently got Lemmings but have yet to play it.

What else should i be looking out for?
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: Greyfox on November 03, 2013, 19:27:28 PM
Quote from: "FinMK"
lol a PSP thread all about Atari :)

So my favorite psp game... cant quiet decided between  FFVII advent children or GTA Liberty City stories or Little Big Planet.

I have recently got Lemmings but have yet to play it.

What else should i be looking out for?

Little big Planet never came out on the PSP, only on the PSP Vita wasn't it?, but for me

God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta and Metal Gear Solid : Peace Walker, really showed that the PSP was as powerful as a PS2 in your hand, stupidly badly marketed and promoted, this was the hand held of choice for serious gamers, even now it's still great, but Sony screwed it up as they have more or less with the Vita, and I won't mention the PS1 emulation on it, another reason to own a CFW PSP!.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: Fin on November 03, 2013, 19:31:02 PM
Little Big Planet definately hit the psp, pretty late though.

Little Big Planet PSP Gameplay (http://http)

Gonna have to google god of war
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TrekMD on November 03, 2013, 19:32:30 PM
Quote from: "FinMK"
What else should i be looking out for?

Check out the Metal Jesus videos I posted.  He has some good recommendations there.  One that I've enjoyed playing is Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep. 

[align=center:16k5g9uq]Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (PSP) trailer [High Quality] (http://http)[/align:16k5g9uq]
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: HomerRamone2084 on November 03, 2013, 19:51:21 PM
so.. after my post i thought id look into it. First step is putting a custom firmware on there - its a real old Jap PSP so thats dead easy to do apparently... If I only knew where my charger was. Doh.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: zapiy on November 03, 2013, 20:35:28 PM
It is dead easy pal, and well worth it too..

I never purchased many games for the PSP.. Like GF said, most games i dont know exsist on the bloody thing.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TL on November 03, 2013, 20:36:41 PM
He has a ton of cheap PSP games in the shop down the road guys.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: Fin on November 03, 2013, 21:02:36 PM
Sounds like i'm off to Dunstable at the end of the month :)
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: zapiy on November 22, 2013, 01:23:20 AM
Get us a list.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TrekMD on January 10, 2014, 18:32:22 PM
Just watched this video from Metal Jesus looking at UMD movies for the PSP.  Does anyone collect these?  I actually have several that I got cheap ($5 or less). 

[align=center:26bq53dz]PSP UMD Movies - Who Collects These?! (http://http)[/align:26bq53dz]
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: Shadowrunner on January 10, 2014, 19:41:46 PM
I have exactly one movie for my PSP  :21: National Treasure 2 and it came with the system when I bought it. I've seen a lot of really cheap ones for sale but knew I would never watch them so never bothered buying anymore.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TrekMD on January 10, 2014, 20:14:54 PM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
I have exactly one movie for my PSP  :21:
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: tomwaits on January 10, 2014, 21:22:29 PM
I have 4 or 5 UMDs that I bought when they were on clearance for $1/$2. No movies, just animated shorts and concert films. The shortsplay compilations have some interesting shorts and I don't think they were ever released on DVD.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TrekMD on January 10, 2014, 21:27:11 PM
Some of the UMDs I have are music videos.  I have two for Michael Jackson. 
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: Fin on January 13, 2014, 18:48:44 PM
Its a shame UMD came out so late, the shield on the disc just makes them kick ass. Anyone know their capacity?
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TrekMD on January 13, 2014, 18:51:06 PM
Quote from: "Fin"
Its a shame UMD came out so late, the shield on the disc just makes them kick ass. Anyone know their capacity?

According to Wikipedia:  Maximum capacity: 1.80 GB (dual layer), 900 MB (single-layer)
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: Fin on January 13, 2014, 18:52:30 PM
Thats not bad at all.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TrekMD on January 13, 2014, 18:52:59 PM
Not at all.  :)
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TL on January 15, 2014, 20:03:55 PM
[align=center:33yqbay8]PSP Collecting - RPGs Galore! (http://http)[/align:33yqbay8]
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TrekMD on January 16, 2014, 02:24:44 AM
Out of all those games he mentioned, I only have Ultimate Ghost'N Goblins.  Mach actually look interesting! 
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TrekMD on April 10, 2014, 23:05:28 PM
Time to revive this thread.  I was looking at Metal Jesus videos and found this retrospective look of the PSP...

[align=center:e064iibr]Sony PSP Retrospective (http://http)[/align:e064iibr]
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: onthinice on April 11, 2014, 15:26:48 PM
Both good videos on the PSP. I recently beat Lunar on the PSP. Different enough from the Sega CD version to make it worth playing.

I do not own any of those 10 ten games. Must make me a fringe PSP player. :21:
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TrekMD on April 11, 2014, 19:17:37 PM
I only have 4 of the games he included on the video.  Mind you that I have a large library for my PSP!  Mine is a PSP 1001, so I'm thinking of getting a 2001 model so I can play on my TV.  That would be awesome.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: onthinice on April 12, 2014, 15:37:22 PM
I think the PSP would look great on a bigger screen. Hey, 4 out of 10 makes you a PSP player in good standing. LOL.

You have an amazing collection of PSP games TrekMD and that only helps to show how massive the game support was for this handheld. Glad Sony supported it as long as they did.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: Shadowrunner on April 12, 2014, 19:36:13 PM
I have a PSP that can connect to a TV, and the cable to do so. I tried it once and thought the picture looked terrible blown up on the big screen! I only tried a couple games and then quickly turned it off, so it's possible some games look better then others, or maye there's settings that can be changed to improve the picture, but I wasn't impressed. Maybe others have had better success but I wouldn't recommend buying another system just for that feature. Just my two cents  :)
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TrekMD on April 12, 2014, 22:06:22 PM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
I have a PSP that can connect to a TV, and the cable to do so. I tried it once and thought the picture looked terrible blown up on the big screen! I only tried a couple games and then quickly turned it off, so it's possible some games look better then others, or maye there's settings that can be changed to improve the picture, but I wasn't impressed. Maybe others have had better success but I wouldn't recommend buying another system just for that feature. Just my two cents  :)

Good to know.  Thanks.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: onthinice on April 14, 2014, 18:21:03 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
I have a PSP that can connect to a TV, and the cable to do so. I tried it once and thought the picture looked terrible blown up on the big screen! I only tried a couple games and then quickly turned it off, so it's possible some games look better then others, or maye there's settings that can be changed to improve the picture, but I wasn't impressed. Maybe others have had better success but I wouldn't recommend buying another system just for that feature. Just my two cents  :)

Good to know.  Thanks.

What size screen did you try it on Shadowrunner? A 60-inch LED would be great to play on but if it looked better on a 20-inch LED, then it might be worth it to play on a bigger screen then the PSP offers.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: Shadowrunner on April 14, 2014, 19:08:21 PM
It was a while ago but I'm pretty sure I had my HD TV at that point, so it was a 32" LCD. Guess I should try it on my CRT TV sometime and see how it looks on it.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TrekMD on April 14, 2014, 21:31:28 PM
Well, do let us know.  :)  Maybe on a 20" screen it doesn't look too bad.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: Shadowrunner on April 14, 2014, 22:19:01 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Well, do let us know.  :7:
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TrekMD on December 28, 2015, 15:11:52 PM
Metal Jesus posted this video...

[align=center:2z8vqdxp]http://youtu.be/PeOszDTJ53M[/align:2z8vqdxp]
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: onthinice on December 30, 2015, 16:33:27 PM
Great video that explains the PSP very well and it does seem like an excellent system for racing games.

The PSP has become my choice platform for the Genesis Road Rash games. If it only had better battery life.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TrekMD on March 15, 2020, 17:32:04 PM
This thread has not seen any action in a while.  John Hancock just released a video going over some of the games of the PSP.  Check it out. These are pretty good game compilations for the system that he reviews...

https://youtu.be/jdznMw6u7Fc
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: Ryuhi on May 03, 2020, 20:17:09 PM
A game I really loved for the PSP is Motrostorm Arctic Edge. Don't usually like racing games but this one I got on the cheap at the time and thought it was fantastic.

Also really likes the PSP version on Marvel Ultimate alliance. Mostly because Hawkeye is one of my favourite marvel characters and he was exclusive to PSP.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TrekMD on May 03, 2020, 20:20:52 PM
I'm not familiar with Motorstorm Arctic Edge but I have Marvel Ultimate Alliance.  I really enjoy the latter.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: Ryuhi on May 03, 2020, 21:10:47 PM
Motrostorm is well worth a look if you have a PSP just amp great off road racer. It came out for ps2 as well but that version costs a bit more to get than the PSP version.
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: TrekMD on May 03, 2020, 21:42:17 PM
Cool, will have to check it out.  Thanks!
Title: Re: The Sony PSP Thread
Post by: DeadVoivod on May 04, 2020, 07:08:15 AM
With latest versions of PPSSPP you can now run the games in 4k and do a lot of video calibration, so that the games actually look good on bigger TVs.
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