The lights are on
was very excited when the PSPgo arrived in the office. I had been
covering the handheld's exposure over the months, and was intrigued by
the prospect of a digital-only device. My enthusiasm persisted as I
contemplated tearing into the shiny box, but held off for the sake of
an epic unboxing video. After freeing the thing from its packaging, I
spent an entire day messing around with it. I downloaded games, videos,
pictures, and played the gamut of titles on the sexy handheld. Were my
expectations met as I explored the market's newest gaming device, or is
the PSPgo a handicapped device with a pretty new coat of paint?
inaugural video review. The PSPgo is first up to bat. I apologize in
advance that my mug is the first face you have to see in full motion on
the new site, feel free to squirm in your chair as you watch my
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man, there was a mess of typos on that one...
Ill just rewrite it since i believe there isnt a way to edit post (correct me if im wrong, and i dont mean any offense)
ARGH! One can only hope that there they get past the legal issues!
Im keeping my fingers crossed! Because the pspgo is a nice system, if you look past the price tag...
Sorry for any inconvience :p
The video isn't showing up for me, just a black box where it should be. I use Safari 4.0 via Mac BTW.
It looks like they could have just made it a cell phone?
I like the new site but I can't see the video for some reason. :(
A ton of info, thanks for taking on the treacherous task of testing the newest in hand held gaming. But seriously, I wanted to know about hand cramping, good coverage there. I think I will go with having a few memory cards an my psp slim, I dig my screen size more. The model that I would embrace would have to be more like the 3000, but an ultimate gaming media pda device with multi touch screen. It may cost around $600 I am sure.
No video in Safari 4.0. Works fine in FF 3.5.
Both on a mac.
i guess if sony goes all digital they will lose most of there costomers.the only people i've seen with it are people who don't know much about electronics and a few gamers who prefer digital. but theres going to be alot of kids who asked for a psp with non-tech savvy familys who get this thing on x-mas who are going to wonder where the umd disk goes. that would be depressing,yes it could happen if the clerk at the store knows nothing about what hes selling like wal-mart and on rare cases some gamestops where the clerks with there heads up there asses.
I think I'd be better off getting a PSP3000 now that the PSPgo is out.
I'm not really a hardcore PSP fan, I don't have a digital fetsih nor do I have spare change but I really want this. Oddly enough, the game that made me want to get a PSP was Half-Minute Hero. That game just looks fun.
As promised... gameinformer.com/.../oh-well-it-s-tim-turi-1.aspx
It looks really cool but I'm going to stick to my current PSP 3000.
I can't see video in either Firefox or Internet Explorer.
While digital-distribution is the future, physical media will not go away.Removing the possibility of using the UMD and not letting people redeem their UMDs for a digital copy is a risky move and i think spells the death of the PSPgo.
Forgot to mention the old standard 802.11b wifi it uses, also has long DL times and if you get disconnected you have to start all over plus you can't do anything with it until the DL is done(1GB takes about 1 hour or so). It also uses it's own proprietary plug so no more regular USB connections for devices and to PS3. Any UMD you may have is worthless plus you can't sell the games you DL like you could with the UMD. The smaller screen with same res as the PSP3000 and it's $250! Wow dumbass move sony. Sorry GI but the Ars Technica review was much more revealing.
The PSP GO might be a failure. Stupid move for Sony.
The PS3 has been selling terribly for years, Sony only just managed to outsell Wii in japan, 360 in US, and start actually making profit out of the Playstation3.
Ever since launch Sony has been doing well with the PSP, that's how sony has still been alive after selling PS3's for $200 less than what they're worth. IF the PSP GO suffers the same fate as the PS3 did in 2006/2007... I don't know...
Why is that I can clearly see the stupid non-necessity of upgrading and yet still have a huge log for this new system? I hate how this term is being constantly thrown around, but I really do like the samller form factor and no UMD's is just so convenient. What is wrong with me...
I actually think the whole design of the psp go is a mess period.The cable is the least of its problems.sony has been making alot of bad decisions ithink recently and this has to be a costly one in my eyes.this is my reasoning.First off we are in a recession,where a 250 dollar price point is high.a typical gamer is going to buy a 360, ps3 or a wii over this for that price,not to mention this whole down load only thing is a mess because people want physical game discs,people like to trade their games,they also like to have it so they can paly it at any time and maybe read the book.Second even if sony goes the road of xbox live where you can re-download your game after you purchased it in the event it gets erased.It still has the problem of memory stick space.No one wants to manage their memory stick all the time to make room for new movies or games or music,so they better make it to where you can re-download a game if you decide to delete it in the event you wanna play it later.then comes the fact you probably will lose your save place in the game.So yeah in short to me this whole thing is a really bad design in my eyes.les not even get started on leaving out the second analog stick.So do you join me as thinking it will end up in the gaming graveyard with the atari e.t. games and dreamcasts?Im sure people of a mass opinion think this same way.I dont see it lasting.
I really want one of these!
My main problem with this is this... what's in it for me? The only changes I see include cramped controls, lack of Umd compatibility, and slide screen... yay? Not to mention the lack of good games for the system... Sony needs to spend less money on making new versions aand more time making more games. Not to mention the crazy price. More than the Wii and only slightly less than the 360 and ps3? please. I think I will be sticking with my Ds and 360 for gaming purposes. and yes, I gave my psp to my brother months ago... otherwise it would just collect dust.
It's a beautiful system, but if I can't transfer my UMD's to a memory stick and play them, then this system is a no go for me. To bad Sony, I would paid whatever you charged for it to.