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03 April 2006
Bye UMD, Hello laser-like focus
The death of UMD could be beneficial: Sony will have more resources to put into developing the PSP as a game platform. This past Friday I browsed the PSP shelves at a local EB Games this past week and not a single game made me open my wallet. Had they had the Pinball Hall of Fame, maybe. Or perhaps Capcom Classics Collection Remix or Namco Battle Collection for a reasonable price. It's very sad, both for me and for Sony, that the only titles I want on the PSP are more than a decade old.

While I still find myself daydreaming about playing the PlayStation 2 or my GBA, I hardly ever long for the PSP. Except for Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee and Ridge Racer -- hardly titles that will sell the system to the masses -- the PSP has never evoked my addiction response.
--Matt Matthews at 23:49
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Ah! I am vindicated.

By Blogger JohnH, at 04 April, 2006 00:53  

I think it was a silly idea to go for UMD in the first place - I mean, seriously... WHY?

Thanks to Gigabyte Memsticks, HDDs and whatnot there is no reason to watch UMDs, you can watch all the DivX stuff and porn (actually, on the few PSPs I saw so far, there has always been porn on it... what's up with that!? Should I look for new friends?) you want from your disk/memcard/whatever.

Would love to see the PSP coming out of the shadows, and finally seeing some quality gaming on it - we get the Metal Slug Collection (which is pure awesomeness - but it's also basically a retro-collection) - but what else?

As a gaming device, the PSP is a complete failure SO FAR - I actually had more fun with the Atari Lynx than with the PSP. And that is plain sad.

In other news... the GBA still reigns supreme!

By Anonymous Aulbath, at 04 April, 2006 14:15  

Anyone looking for an addictive PSP game should check out Need For Speed Most Wanted 5-1-0. I haven't played anything else for 2 weeks now, including Hot Shots.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 07 April, 2006 23:12  

Hey, Anon, have you played Ridge Racer? I'm fairly pleased with it, but I'd like to hear a comparison.

By Blogger jvm, at 07 April, 2006 23:16  

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