Five reasons to own a PSP


Sure — the Nintendo DS is leagues better than the PSP. But what about us poor schmucks who bought one at launch? Turns out there’s lots of reasons why we should be happy we sold our kidneys to buy a PSP, and the best might actually be yet to come.

Source: Five reasons to own a PSP
Originally published on Mon, 01 Jan 2007 07:30:02 GMT

Ever wonder why BF2142 process is named "pace2142?"


Apparently, the EA Downloader version of Battlefield 2142 has an anti-piracy wrapper around it that installs a kernel-level driver.

Source: Ever wonder why BF2142 process is named “pace2142?”
Originally published on Mon, 01 Jan 2007 03:00:02 GMT

Year in Review: August

August was an interesting month, especially for PSP news:
$149 PSP coming soon? CNN reports
Then: “The analyst expects that Sony will drop the price of the PSP to a mere $149, $50 less than what it is right now.”
Now: While this would be a smart decision, Sony’s still not budging from the $199 mark.

Fun = DS, not PSP, says EA exec
Then: “There’s no doubt that EA has historically bet more on PSP. I think we were excited by the technology, but the consumers have proven that actually what they want is fun. We must never forget that what we need to focus on is fun and so EA is putting more effort behind DS games.”
Now: EA may start supporting Nintendo more in the future, but with titles like Burnout coming in the future, it doesn’t seem like Sony fans have to worry.

PSP on Snakes on a Plane
Now: The PSP was prominently featured in the film, which failed to make the impact that the blogosphere had predicted.

Rumor: PSP redesign coming before March 07
Then: “Well, a very believable scan of PlayStation Magazine seem to suggest that Sony’s working hard on one, and it’s coming very soon: March 2007, two years after the US release of the handheld.”

Now: If a redesign is coming in three months, we’d know about it by now, wouldn’t we? Or will Sony do a surprise launch? Keep an eye on this one.

New questionable PSP rumors surface
Now: It’s interesting to note that all of the rumors came true, including the most specific one about the PSP Entertainment Pack. Guess some rumors are spot-on, huh?

DevHook reeled in by Sony?
Then: “The web host of DevHook has received a cease and desist order.”
Now: The homebrew scene is stronger than ever. Many sites are careful about the kinds of files they host, although its not uncommon to find other sites providing some very questionable content.
See entire year in review.

Source: Year in Review: August
Originally published on Sun, 31 Dec 2006 21:15:00 GMT

PSone review: Tekken 2


File Size: 534MB
Price: $5.99
Developed By: Namco
Published By: Namco
Original Release Date: September 15, 1996
Short Review
Not Recommended.
Tekken 2 unfortunately shows its age. There’s a great deal of gameplay to be discovered in this treasured arcade classic, but the advances made by Tekken: Dark Resurrection are so significant that it’s difficult to appreciate the technical shortcomings of Tekken 2. Gamers will have to choose if they’d rather spend $6 for a great classic game, or $40 for an even better modern one.
PSP Fanboy Retro Review: 5.5 out of 10
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Source: PSone review: Tekken 2
Originally published on Sun, 31 Dec 2006 20:00:00 GMT